Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coaching Volleyball!

I was again coaching volleyball this fall! I did this with a wonderful friend named Jeanine. I wanted to make her a special gift to thank her for doing this with me. Her favorite color is orange so I used some Dusty Durango to create this purse and cards. Dusty Durango isn't available any longer but check out the great new color, Cajun Craze! I think you will LOVE this new burnt orange color!

Stamps: Lovely Letters
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Gray satin ribbon, Basic Gray DSP, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Big Shot embossing folder and die

Our team learned A LOT this season. We were coaching 5th and 6th grade girls. We taught them to serve over hand and didn't even show them how to serve underhand. We were nervous about doing this as serving is everything at this age but we wanted them to be prepared to keep playing volleyball as they get older. We didn't win many games because of this decision but we started the season with only 2 girls serving over hand and at the end every one of our 11 girls were able to succeed with an over hand serve! That's something to be proud of!

We did only win one game but it was the most exciting game to have won! At the end of the season, we played in a tournament that was based on the record for the season. Well, because we didn't win any matches, we were ranked 8 and had to play the number 1 seed of the tournament. We WON!!! They won the first game and we won the second two. It was really exciting and fun.

We had an end of the season party for the girls. We played Queen of the Court with the 7th and 8th graders and had tons of fun. I made each of the girls an ornament to hang on their tree. I like the way they turned out and they were pretty  happy with them. What do you think?

Stamps: Have a Ball
Ink: Stazon Black and Hunter Green
Accessories: Green Sharpie and ribbon

Sorry I have been missing. I'm going to work on posting more often! Feel free to email me to remind me to post again!



Yapha said...

What a gorgeous card set! Those are fabulous colors together!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I bet she will love it!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

lilpunkinsmimi said...

Love these star awards! How did you make the stars, or did you purchase them? Where, please? I can think of 100 uses for these star awards! Thanks for sharing!
Chesapeake, VA

Kelli P. said...

I love the tote bag for the cards you made. Would you mind sharing the tutorial? Thanks, Kelli

Cindy said...

That is so sweet! Will you post a tutorial?

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Very sweet ornaments! How cool!