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Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Back To Basic, Georgeous Grunge, Layered Letters | 4 comments

Gorgeous Grunge and Layered Layers Make for a Perfect Football Saturday!!!!!

Such a exciting time…Watercooler Wednesday Challenge picked my card as a winner!!! I am so very honored.  If you would like to see the card I created for this challenge please click hereWinnerBadge1


I am so very happy that today is the Start of Collage Football.  I am ready for the fun to begin.  I just love spending a Saturday watching ball!  Especially when the Alabama Crimson Tide are playing.  I can’t really explain it to you.  I just know its apart of who I am.  As long as I can remember football was apart of my life.  Being raised by two high school teacher (one of witch was a Band Director) I was always at games on Friday Night.  Tagging along behind my Dad….  I loved the band kids and they really did help in still a love of the game in me.    When I was real young and living in Selma my Mother was the Cheerleader Coach.  So, I would tag along with them some also.  I still know the cheer they tough me. And I will never ever hear the song “rock steady” with out thinking of the Selma High Saints Cheerleaders.   Being in band myself, I continued to attend football games through out high school.  Back then I really don’t remember being as some would say “fanatical” as I am now!!!! In college at UNA I attended as may football games as possible.  UNA won 3 national championships while I was in school.  I think this time at UNA sealed my fate as a football crazed person!!!  Though, it could have come from my Dad (Band Director and Avid Alabama Football Fan)  As a young child I tried to root for that other team in Alabama (Auburn) and It did not go so well.  For so many this would have left a bad taste in their mouth. But, I don’t know…. somehow it made me love loving  the Crimson Tide.  My family ( I mean all of my family) are Bama fans so I’m a Bama Fan. (Just a little of the Blind Side in me)  But, it goes deeper that that.  Game day is a day to relax, have some fun,  sometimes add a few friends in the mix, and root on your favorite team when it comes time.

My card today celebrates the beginning of Collage Football.  Not a ball fan.  No worries.  You just change up the colors and the words.  Make it a Name and Last Name.  Make it Happy Birthday.  Make it Thank You….The options are endless.


My picture is not the best!  I will add more pictures latter today.  When light is better :>

Here are the details:

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The layers are Basic Black (5 3/8 by 4 1/8), Cherry Cobbler (5 1/4 by 4), and Thick Whisper White (5 by 3 3/4)
  • The strips are Cherry Cobbler (5 by 7/8) and Thick Whisper White (5 by 5/8)
  • On the Thick Whisper White layer stamp Gorgeous Grunge using cherry Cobbler ink.  Then stamp the desired words using Layered Letters and Basic Black ink.
  • On the Think Whisper White strip stamp your desired words using Back to Basic Alphabet and Cherry Cobbler ink

Now in all fairness.  I originally made this card for a friends son who was off to Auburn University this fall.  When I made his card I decided to change it up a bit for the upcoming football season. I’m just getting around to it!!!!IMAG1530

For those of you who are wondering what a game day schedule is like for me.  I roll out of bed in time to watch collage game day and drink some coffee in the recliner.  Then depending on the game schedule I may get out and about for a bit. If it is a big game day I can’t just sit and wait!!! My head might explode or something…, I am staying in all day…I just got supplies in for the blog hop next week and I am going to work on that and watch football all day.  If I get out and about, I have to be home and back in “my chair” by the time the game is own.  I also, have to have the radio on tuned to the Alabama network so I can lessen to the pre-game, game, and post-game…..I like to have all the grocery’s bought, errands run, and things done before kick off (or before Saturday if I am planing to stay in)  Anyway……Happy Saturday!!!!


This is my better Pic :>

Here is the supply list:

Happy Football Saturday! Good luck to all the teams!! You know who I am rooting for.  Who will you be rooting for on this glorious football Saturday.  Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations.  Each and everyone of you mean the world to me.  I am here for you!!!  Take care and see you back here soon….and Roll Tide…..



  1. What fun cards, Jennifer! Love that you can make one of each. 🙂 Congrats on the win!

    • Thanks! Brian…

  2. These are both wonderful and gives me ideas for my beloved Cornhuskers! I love it that you are a loyal fan also to your team! My day also starts out watching Game Day and getting pumped up for the game! Thanks for sharing! Deb

    • Deb- I am so glad you like. I love the idea of making them for the Cornhuskers. Hope ya’ll have a great season.

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