It was a scorcher here yesterday.  Ann bailed on me & went to see my favorite ball player, Just about 95 or soClaire, play in a fast pitch tournament.  Claire's the catcher & kept cook with a wet towel over her head when she wasn't on the field.  (That hat must be hot!)  (psst!  Claire started stamping when she was 4.)

Just so you know – if your dog gets hot, lay a cool towel on his chest.  We don't sweat like you do & it's the fastest way to help us cool off.

But the dog digresses….

Claire-Catch Only the best ball parks let dogs in, so I stayed at home & got ready for Ann's appearance at the Yuba Sutter Fair on Saturday.  There is much to do, but they won't let me in there either!

It was a good time for Ann to try out the new zoom lens for my camera.  You can click on any of these photos for a close up, but this next one shows you what a good bunter Claire can be.  She should come over here & practice throwing MY ball, don't you think?  Don't you think that this would be an excellent page for Ann to scrap?  She doesn't see Claire much because we live 8-10 hours apart.


Besides getting ready for Ann's fair appearance, I also put the finishing touches on Gail's birthday card.  Gail's an EXCELLENT pitcher when she comes to play ball with me & she deserves only the finest.

Easy Peasy!

Which brings me to the subject of this post!  This is a great style card to mass produce.  The strips are 1" wide & 4" long.  The border piece is 4-1/8" square.  The ribbon is three to cover up any paper that doesn't layer exactly straight.

And here's the home run on this one… if you took a few sheets of Designer Series Paper – especially ones that you got for FREE when you purchased THREE – you could make TONS of these cards!  One 12" square sheet gives you 36 of these strips!  So just a few sheets would give you 36 cards! 

Just perfect when you don't have a lot of time & have a long list of friends who need a kind word when they're aging gracefully.  (BOL – Bark Out Loud!)

It's a grrrrreat time to be the blog dog of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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