Monday, August 15, 2011

BBTB2 Baseball Challenge


Another Monday, another BBTB2 challenge, chosen this time by our fab sister, Karen. The baseball cut she suggested is on the Life's a Party cartridge, but I didn't have that one so I used Sports Mania, an oldie I may have used, maybe...once? Remember, you can always substitute a similar cut because we want everyone to have a chance to play along. I made a shaped card using the mitt, also on SM and the "have a Ball" sentiment from Birthday Bash. I chose the colors of the SF Giants, they DID win the World Series last year, after all. I wasn't thrilled with it at first because it looked unbalanced. Thought about putting the SF logo at the top left but it wasn't working. I asked DH and he suggested a pennant. WooHoo! That did the trick. The pennant is also from SM and I welded "Yea" using Plantin Schoolbook RolyPoly font. Thought this could be used for a number of occasions.

The mitt looked best all glued together to show the stitching detail, so I really hadn't planned on this many layers, but as usual, it just grew. Conveniently, I was able to stick the pennant under the baseball and shadow because of the way I'd placed the foam underneath. Then I just added a few adhesive beads from M's. My DT sisters have come up with super creative takes on this challenge, so be sure to stop by BBTB2 and have a look. We'd love to have you play along with a "new" project, and remember, you have 2 weeks to complete it. I'm also entering this in the Cards for Men, Anything Goes Challenge, the 365 Cards Sports Team Color Challenge and Sentimental Sundays Shaped Card Challenge. For some reason, blogger has decided to screw up my Blog so at the moment, all my sidebar stuff is at the bottom of the posts. I'm quite frustrated with it all but afraid to mess with it further, hoping it will come to it's senses and go back the way it was on it's own. When I go into "DESIGN", it still shows my original configuration so I'm hoping it's them, not me. Oh, and if you'd like a chance at some "Card Candi" and would like to see what Jacob has been up to, click HERE.

23 comments:

  1. Great job, as always. I truly like your take on the challenge - makes me want to go see the Braves lose (I mean play!!). The mitt looks awesome and the ball looks sooo real. You are an artist, chickie!!

    xx Susan

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  2. Love it... you always do an amazing job.

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  3. Fabulous card love that design and your papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  4. Another awesome design, Miss Donna. Nice job taking hubby's advice on that pennant--perfect touch.

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  5. Fantastic, as always. I so love how you layer and design.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  6. Great guy card- love the dimension! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck!
    Hugs, Alison x

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a fantastic card! It all looks so real! The stitching looks fantastic on the glove and the colors you used are perfect for it! LOOOOVE it!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  8. NEATO! Way to go DH with the pennant idea! You sure can whip up these DS cards, girl! I'm determined to play along this week, so nagging is encouraged!

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  9. Oh this is just fantastic!! I love it! :)

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  10. I love this shaped card! You always make the most awesome creations! :)Amy

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  11. Super fun! Great details!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  12. Don't you love it when they finally give us some good advise. lol.. tell dh he did good with the pennant idea. hugs

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  13. The perfect masculine card. My father would LOVE this. I would have to make it blue and white though..huge Yankee fan. I always struggle with masculine cards, so I always get excited when I see something really fun, that triggers an idea. Great inspiration here! Thanks:)

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  14. I think your hubby's suggestion for the pennant is PERFECT! Like you said this can be SO perfect for SO many occasions!!! Love that mitt cut :)
    Sorry you are having Blog problems...

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  15. Donna, perfect pitch!! Love the card as it comes at a great time of year. Baseball is hot right now, and DH gave you an awesome tip with the pennant. So glad your blog is back to normal, tried to call you today, but I guess you were out.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  16. This is such a great and fun card Miss Donna!SUPER JOB!!:)

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  17. Probably a good suggestion on the hubby's part because that is some cute card; however, it probably wasn't as unbalanced as it looked to you!

    Donna, you do such a fantastic job on the layering on all your cards!
    This card is a fun card and you did a great job on it!

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  18. LOVE the baseball mitt shaped card!! What a great idea! This is soooo adorable, Donna!! I love it!

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  19. ahh very cute and so many lovely details...really cute card ..love this....I am also joining the challenge from cards for men, my card is number is 59, would you mind to see it on my blog? many thanks before, Hugs,, Harry :)

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  20. Another great card Donna. I just don't know how you do it but you are amazing. Great tip from hubby to add the pennant...it's the perfect touch.

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  21. What a fun shape! Great job!
    Thanks for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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  22. Love all the layers, awesome card!

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