Today's card was inspired by a great book that I recently read.
When our children were growing up, we often went to Vet Stadium to watch the Philadelphia Phillies play. It wasn't long before Glenn Wilson became a favorite player of mine. He was an amazing and enthusiastic athlete on the field, and we all loved watching him play. We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet him in person back then. We haven't been to a baseball game in years, and I decided to do a search to see what he's been up to since retiring from baseball. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he'd written a book, so I immediately got a copy and read it the same day I received it. His book is called "Headed Home" and it's such a wonderful and inspiring story that I'd recommend it for anyone to read.
The August challenge for Words2ScrapBy is to make a card that's inspired by a book, so I chose Glenn's book! I used the House Mouse image because it's a baseball player, and the red & white herringbone background was done with strips of red & white cardstock to represent the Phillies home uniforms. I embossed it with arrows, and added a sentiment (that combines with the background) to represent the book title. The #12 was Glenn's jersey number, and the little gold-embossed "believe" oval at the bottom is something that you'll understand once you read the book yourself. I added some gold mini stars and white mini brads to finish the card.
I'm also going to enter this into the Snippets Playground #189 (must use snippets) as well as the House Mouse HMFMC#200 challenge, where I've opted for the "anything goes" choice.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend!