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Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Slugger!

Here is a birthday card that I made for Parker's best friend Joseph.  Joseph is also the son of our good friends Joe and Angela.  His birthday was last Friday and Saturday was his first baseball game of the season.  He was so excited last week to show me his new team uniforms!  They are the Lugnuts and their uniforms are black and red (DISNEY colors!!!),  We love Joseph and we love going to his baseball games.  We were there in the cold, blowing wind on Saturday for his first game and although his team lost, Joseph played an AWESOME game!  He is a sure bet for the team MVP this year!  Game two is tonight and we will be there cheering him on once again!  GO LUGNUTS!!! 

This card was pretty plain, but it ended up with exactly the look I was going for!  I wanted the outside framing with the stitching to resemble a baseball.  I cut the baseball player out of black at 5" from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge.  After matting the baseball player onto a piece of red, I matted it again on top of a piece of black before stitching with the white thread.  Then I took a piece of white cardstock and cut it just a little smaller than the card base and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder before using the red thread to stitch it onto the card.  The sentiment was computer generated. 

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Don't forget to stop by Patches of Pink and vote for my Yeti Expedition Everest Layout (entry #37) or my Disney dog treat jar (entry #38)!  You can click here to vote>>>  Patches of Pink Link up Party Voting is only open until Noon EST Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop Day 1 with Blog Candy (Still a chance to enter until 11:59 PM EST 5/2/11)

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop Day 2 with Blog Candy (Still a chance to enter until 11:59 PM EST 5/2/11)

1000 Followers Celebration Blog Candy (Can enter until 11:59 PM EST 5/6/11)

By the E2 was delivered on Friday!!!  I didn't get a chance to get it out of the box until Saturday night and I did get it all Sync'd and updated along with my Gypsy.  However, that is all I got to do with it at that time since I still had to finish up my blog hop post for yesterday and hop through my fellow crafters posts from Saturday.  ...but I did finally get a chance to play with my E2 yesterday and I'm in love!!!  I have to say that the number one thing I noticed and fell in love with IMMEDIATELY are the little mat guides built in so that the mat stays right on track when you load it!  LOVE THIS FEATURE!!!  I have been working on a couple of cards using my E2 that I will be sharing within the next couple of days! 


Glora said...

Awesome, awesome card! I love it!!! That red zig zag sewing is perfect on it almost looks like the red stitches on a baseball. AMAZING! Hugs- Glora

Mad Crafter said...

Melissa, this is Madison's mom, Cindy. I have been reading tributes to Brock that I found online. What an amazing young man. I am not sure of your connection to him but I pray that he is at peace as you said. My son Dalton is in the Navy and I was very moved last night as I was Skyping with him and watching him as he watched from his Naval base as President Obama deliver the news that Bin Laden had been killed. God Bess all the families of those who experienced personal losses on 9/11.
Cindy Womack

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Nothing you do is plain Melissa... I think it's definitely a "WOW" card..

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Nothing you do is plain Melissa... I think it's definitely a "WOW" card..

Lynda said...

Love your card! Thanks for taking part in my challenge!

Crafty Hugs,


Kari T! said...

Voting for you, CHECK!!!!!
Hope you win!!!!

The Cropping Canuck said...

I love the red stitching!

Nati Tristan said...

That's a cute card! Happy Birthday to Joesph!

Kim said...

This card is way too cool! What a great masculine card. TFS


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