Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make it Monday 20/Yankees BDAY




We have a birthday party for a little boy coming up and tis the season for baseball so I thought this would be a perfect fit especially since he is a Yankees fan.  I was looking at the Label Baisics, I knew I wanted to use it but it was feeling kinda blah but when I masked off the outer part and turned my notebook paper stamp on the side to make YANKEE PINSTRIPES, I was not blah anymore.
  Spencer is going to be 7, Mickey Mantel's number, so that is the perfect number to create an UBER fun birthday card for a Yankees fan. 

 I generated my wording on my Mac using the Team Spirit font.
  My coloring needs help but the glove does kinda look like it has seen some fun days in the ballpark.  


This is close up of the masking but also of a baseball that Joe DiMaggio sent me
when I worked for American Airlines.  
I walked him on the aircraft and sat beside him ...... tough work ya know!!
He was such a sweetheart.  He asked me for my address and I thought maybe he would send me an
autographed photo or something.
I took it out of the case for this fun backdrop.

HAPPY SUMMER!!

xoxox
Sue Ann








19 comments:

Kara said...

love your card...such a cool story too:) have any more wierd dreams about me? funny!! you know it was a dream because we definitely would have talked about PTI!

Jen said...

How extraordinary is this post! Wow! A Micky Mantel kind of inspired card. I love your pre-crafting insight. I mean, the rotating and the masking worked a charm. Who knew? Now what about that other thing...wWwWoW! An autographed ball from "the" Joey D?!!! Amazing! Fab card, great post!

Lindsay said...

What a fun card Sue Ann! Perfectly done!

christy compton hall said...

CRAZY story!!! And, this card is just FANTASTIC!! You hit a total home run here. Love the pennant made with snippets of stapled denim - too cool!

Laurie said...

How awesome is this? Both the card and the baseball! I love that shiny 7! What a fun card and a great story!

Amy said...

Sue Ann! Ive never shown Tim a blog post before but when I read this, I had too! His mouth literally gaped open...stunned. Have I ever told you how much if a baseball NUT my hubby is? He and Brett are going to Boston this summer for baseball games and are going to Cooperstown for a couple of days!! Your card is absolutely fantastic! I desperately need the all star stamps from PTI....since I have so many uses for it in my house!! Hope you are enjoying the summer!!

Kristii said...

What an awesome card!!! I too am an avid baseball fan!!! I will be keeping this card in mind for future reference for sure!! Thanks for the inspiration! You rock!

Terri said...

Great card! I bet he will love it. Great story about how you got the signed baseball too.

Sara Mac said...

What a wonderful card Sue Ann! I think your coloring looks just perfect. Love the way you created those pinstripes. How awesome is it that you have a DiMaggio signed baseball?!

Cammie said...

Great story, wonderful treasured baseball, and fabulous card, Sue Ann! I love that you shared your
creative journey with this card. You are one creative cookie!

Curt in Carmel said...

There is so much awesome going on here I don't even know where to start! The pinstripe you created is so perfect. What a stroke of genius. LOVE the font. . .again, perfect. And what the heck are you talking about "your coloring needs help"???? That was the first thing I noticed (the glove) and thought "omgosh! that coloring is amazing. . .it looks like it is a really used glove. What a great baseball too. Fun story behind it. Great post! Best, Curt

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous little guy card...perfect for that special baseball player!!!! I have two grandsons who would love this awesome creation!!!!

jen said...

what a great card- love the yankee stripes (even though I DON'T love yankee stripes-ha!!!)
and what a treasure- the baseball and the memory of a legend- wish they still made 'em like that!

Cyndie said...

Wow, what a great card for a 7-year old kid, and I loved your story too! Your glove is really a work of art!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a fabulous masculine birthday card Sue Ann! Love the pennant and your stitching looks awesome! Holy Smokes GF! An autographed baseball from Joe DiMaggio!!!! What a collector's item!!!!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Sue Ann, this is just awesome! I admit I would love it more if it were themed for the Tampa Bay Rays, but I guess the Yankees are a good second choice. ;-)

The card is great! Definitely a keeper and will likely be the only card that 7 year old keeps! Great job!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Hehe, fun card Sue Ann! Love the different elements that went into it, very unique!

Jen Carter said...

Wowzers girly!! I LOVE your coloring on the glove! You don't need work on the coloring, it is fabulous!! It looks like a worn glove, perfect!! The pinstripes were perfect too!! GENIUS!! :) what a fun story about the ball too!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Perfectly awesome card for a little baseball loving guy!!