Wednesday, June 8, 2011

~~" Enjoy the Simple Things in Life"~~

Go Morning Everyone!
I want to say thanks to everyone so far who has entered my 300 Follower Giveaway. If you haven't yet you have until next Friday 6/17/11 to enter.
~~IF~~ I get 30 more followers~hit 350 I will add to this giveaway. Yummy!!

So before I show you my card for today's post I want to share some GREAT news!
Yesterday my son's baseball team~The Nationals had a game. They play so well together but have only won 1 game and have lost the other 4. The kids are so fine with not winning (even though they want to) what makes it great is they are such a great bunch of kids. Very encouraging and always complementing each other on a job well done.
So last night before the game my son tells me he is going to hit the ball (they use a machine and it is his first year on the machine) and catch the ball in outfield.
I said great..go for it!
Well wouldn't you know he did hit the ball...a GREAT hit non the less. But wait it gets better!
He is playing 2nd base and wouldn't you know a fly ball comes his way....the bases are loaded and the other team has 2 outs. They are also up by a run. We all watch the ball as my son not only catches it...tags the runner coming to second with the ball and tags the base getting the player on second going to third out also.
We are all screaming...I have tears in my was the most exciting minute of baseball their team has had.
To make it even better the coach comes running out, picks him up and twirls him around... all the while his entire team circles him and high fives him.
It was truly an amazing moment for him and such a proud moment for us!
And yes they ended up winning 9-4 :)

More good Memorial Day card I made for the Kraft Journal was chosen as a top 3 challenge winner...Woo Hoo!!

Ok so now onto my card for today.
I made this card for the Papercraft Star Challenge #49- Sketch

I used kraft cardstock for the base and Jillibean Soup Pattern Paper. The Flowers are from the Paisly Cartridge and they are cut at 2.5"
The sentiment is from My Creative Time~This & That set.
I used my white gel pen for some details around the flower petals
Memento ink in rich cocoa for the sentiment and Tim Holtz distress ink in peeled paint for some sponging around the pattern paper and flower petals
Also added are some pop dots to the sentiment to give it some wave.

I hope you like my card!
Thanks for stopping by and see you all later!


  1. Great story !! And a wonderful memory he will have for a life time. The card is cool too - the white gel pen is a fun item, and adds so much ! We are always so happy to see you at Papercraft Star.

  2. How awesomely wonderful for your son and his team!! And congrats on placing top 3 for you card. Love the flowers and paper on this new card. So very very pretty!! :)

  3. Whoa! I have tears in my eyes!! Reminds me of that movie "The Bad News Bears." Uh oh.. I might have just dated myself. :-) Great card. Those are hard colors to work with. (for me anyways) You did it fab!!

  4. Awesome story Jessica! I am so excited for you and your little guy. That is such a huge moment for him and the team:) Congrats on being chosen top 3 for your card. That does not surprise me..your work is fantastic. Another great card that you posted today too! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  5. Great story! Way to go, Parker! Love your card - not surprised you won at all!

  6. AWWWWWWW, that were his moment, one of a lifetime, you must have been sooooooo proud of him, can just imagine, there is very little that can give one such an emotional rush as seeing your child reach for someting and achieve it, another WOW!!!
    Congrats on the top 3, well deserved!!
    Love the new card, everything complements each other.
    lotsa luv

  7. What a sweet sweet story. A memory to cherish forever. I am sure you are so proud. So excited that you placed to three over at the Kraft Outlet. You know how much I love that store and blog!