Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Put me in Coach!

I feel very fortunate that both of my boys had fantastic, dedicated, and talented baseball coaches this season.   If I could be given a guarantee that they could get them again, I would be a happy Mommo.

This of course is not the way life goes, so I will just be thankful for the great season they had.  And I will share the thank you gifts I made for their coaches.

 One of my first posts ever, was about this clipboard.  My husband suggested I make one for each of the coaches. 

I took the same steps for both clipboards.  They were painted with acrylic paint after a quick light sanding.

  Since I was team mom for this team, I had created a roster with the names and numbers of the boys. The parents received a laminated card at the beginning of the season.(Yes. Really).

 I put a copy of that on the front with a picture of the first team huddle of the season.

The name of our team was the Bulldogs, so my husband found this graphic, along with the Mets image (thanks!).  These went onto the back.  All of the pictures were glued and sealed with Mod Podge.

Clipboard number two is fairly similar.

I love this picture of the team checking out the field before a Red Wings game. 

This coach is a Yankee fan...go Yankees!

I like to think of these projects as "working scrapbooks." 
Catchy, right?

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  1. How creative! I bet they will love them. And what a great memory.

  2. Love it! How awesome! Going to share this with my Facebook friends.

  3. Those are completely awesome!

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  4. What a cool idea. I always struggle with what to give Men who have helped my children. This is a fantastic and functional gift.

    Thanks for linkig to Transform Tuesday!

  5. I did up some personalized clipboards for all of the coaches of a local little league. Super easy and they all loved them. You can check 'em out on my blog: 733blog.blogspot.com


  6. Great idea and I love how you included the coaches personal interests.

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  8. Super cute idea. My boys are a little young right now but soon they will be in baseball and that such. thanks for the idea

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  9. Very cute idea...I am linking up with you from Trendy Treehouse friend thingy today -- I am below you! Cutie blog too --- love your background. :)


  10. Perfect idea for a coach!!

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  11. Hello! I am a new follower from New Friend Friday, so glad to have found your blog. I look forward to reading more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  12. Hello!
    New follower from one of the friday blog hops!!! Hope you have a wonderful friday!


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  13. This is a great idea for teachers too! I received a clipboard last year and I use it all the time. Thanks for showing something really creative!
    I'm visiting via "the girl creative" new friend friday, and I'm now a follower!

  14. What a great idea, I am sure the coaches absolutely adored them!! :) Hazel

  15. I love the idea of handmaking a 'random' present like this. It's really special.

  16. Hi Christine!

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  17. Great idea! I bet the coaches love them! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  18. Very cute idea...I am linking up with you from Trendy Treehouse friend thingy today -- I am below you! Cutie blog too --- love your background. :)



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