Monday, November 17, 2014

TKJ#198 Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends,

Today we have a sketch for you at The Kraft Journal. I kept it pretty simple and followed it pretty closely.  A little over a month ago we had the privilege of meeting Miami Marlins Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia when they were in town playing our beloved Washington Nationals.  Mr. Saltalamacchi actually arranged for our tickets through a friend of ours even though we are HUGE Nats fans. He is a class act. He invited us to come to their dugout and meet him. He knows my husband is in the military and wanted to thank him for his service. What an honor! We love baseball, and there is enough baseball love to go around!!!

I made a card to show him our appreciation, and my husband also gave him a military coin. He was so appreciative and so down to earth and he spent a lot of time with us visiting and encouraging my son to always be positive in the game and to remember it was about having fun. He really took an interest in our family and did not seem put out or rushed to get back to the clubhouse.

It was a day we will always remember!  
I started with a base made from Blackboard Stock Paper.  I layered my card with patterned paper from DCWV Citrus Stack and bright yellow cardstock to coordinate with the Maimi Marlins focal image. Following the sketch, I added a blue banner down the center.  I then wrapped the card with Orange Baker's Twine several times and finished it in a bow. Lastly I added the oval focal image to the center to complete the card. 

Here is the sketch
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Sketch creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Here are some pictures from our special day!

 He signed my son's catchers mitt!
As if that was exciting enough to meet son met the local sports newscaster.
We are missing baseball right now. Both playing and going to National games. Come on Spring!

Have a GREAT week!


Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, what a fabulous day for all of you! And what an amazing card, Tammy! You nailed this design with the perfect colors to match the Marlins logo and the perfect masculine layout. Awesome!

Maria said...

Wow, Tammy! What a fun day for your family! Looks like lots of fun! A day to remember for sure! Your card is perfect with wonderful logo!

Charlene said...

What a day to remember!!!! I love the ty card he will love it!!

Sherrie K. said...

What a great day for you guys! I am sure it will be something your little man will talk about for a very long time! Thanks for sharing all the pictures :)
Your card is perfect and I am sure your friend will love it and the military coin your hubby gave him.
Have a super day my friend! TFS!
Sherrie KJ

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful day you had!! He sounds so amazing...what a role model for your son to meet!! The card you made is so gorgeous!! I love the logo and the colors!! It looks like something you would buy in the souvenir shop!! Fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

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Benzi said...

Oh my gosh, what a day for your family. I can only imagine how excited your son was that day.

The card is fabulous and looks as if you spent a good deal of time making it just perfect.

That catcher sounds like a class act. I'm sure your son loved getting a photo with the sportscaster, too. Awesome day!

Lisa said...

I'll bet your little man is still on cloud nine after such a special day for him, OMGosh how fun!! Your thank you card is fantastic and I love the pics, your son is so cute!

jessica said...

What a special day for you guys!!! LOVE the pictures!!!!!
Your card is AWESOME!!!!

Shelly said...

Tammy, Awesome card and what an amazing day! These pictures are so special and I'm sure a day that will be remembered forever :)
Thank you for sharing!

Greta said...

Oh how wonderful! Seems we always hear about the celebrities who are problems & not the good guys like this. Thanks for sharing the story & pictures, Tammy!