Saturday, August 29, 2009

Long Overdue...

Well, Pam at 365 Cards tried to convince us that we are long overdue for a Sports theme card. Our orders from headquarters were to use a ball on our cards. No problem! I had a choice of a golf ball, a baseball, and a football. Since the football was the biggest, and I would have less card to fill with 'other stuff', I chickened out and chose the football! Pam, if you are reading, we tease you a lot, but your ideas are endless and fun! Keep on keepin' on!!!

My card is really simple. I started with Gina K. Design's downloadable paper (on Stamp TV, in the Freebies section - really!). The football is Inkadinkado, and the stopwatch is clip art. The sentiment is a fun quote from Erma Bombeck.

If you can't read the sentiment, it says, "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-time takes twelve minutes. This is no coincidence".

How true!

And...can you believe that football season is upon us already? I think I would love football as much as I love baseball if the Referees would let the players play ball. I get tires of those flags flying on every play!

Let the games begin...

Have a blessed Sunday!

Patti J.

Baseball players really are smarter than football players - how many times have you ever seen a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?

20 comments:

Nilla said...

Simple maybe but beautiful, love the clock and the brown tone! Love it! Left you something in my blog! Hugs Nilla

Maria Matter said...

Oh I love it....as much as I love football!

I watched the redskins and patriots the other day and was hooping and hollering during an interception and touchdown and the kids were yelling to dad...."oh no football season started!" lol tis the season, yay!

Have a wonderful weekend Patti!
Blessings, Maria

Tasia D. said...

Excellent sentiment! What a great card!!

One4Joy said...

oh ain't that the truth! My sweet MIL and I slave away every holiday to have it gobbled up in that span of time. what a nice card for the challenge

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Love it Patti. Nice freebie from Gina K too. I usually watch her weekly videos but have not seen any lately. She must be falling behind. It didnt look like you had much trouble completing the challenge today Patti.
Hugs
Michelle

Sherry said...

Patti, great card love the sentiment you put with the football and clock. It is football season here too, but we are waiting for college hockey to begin in about a month.

Rose said...

oh how true is that quote!!! fantastic card. luv the papers and that clock :)

Georgia said...

Love the sentiment! How true! I don't think I have any sport stamps???

Chrissie said...

Cute quote, great card.
Chrissie

Pat said...

Great card Patti. I love the sentiment and the clock looks so real! Not a great fan of football here, i despair when it's on telly :))
I will be posting a necklace later, takes me some time!
Hugs xx
Pat

Caryl P said...

I just love football season, that quote is perfect for the card! For the time being though, enjoy the baseball....Go Yanks!

Suzanne said...

You are so funny! Great card!

Vicky said...

awesome card!!!

Bridgett said...

I looooooove me some football! My team is not so great and I get teased mercilessly but I will love them always! True blue all the way! Go Dolphins! LOL

Great card! I love how the football and clock tie in with the theme and it just works! Love it!

Hugs,
Bridgett

Anne said...

LOL!! Cracks me up that Erma!! Very cool printable paper, I'm totally impressed. Especially with the stop watch clip art -- from where I sit, it looks like you glued the real thing to your card!! How creative you are my dear!!

findinghandmadehappiness said...

That sentiment is too funny and so true! lol. Great card!!
smiles,Deena

Steph said...

Patti this is fan-freakin-tastic! I absolutely LOVE this!! How true is that sentiment too?! Lucky for the boys in my family, us girls are football fans too. :) Great card my friend! *hugs*

Cat said...

Such a beautiful card! Perfect "man" card!

kssdesigns said...

Oh this is hilarious and couldn't be more true!! TFS

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a cool card! And great sentiment! So true.

I'm not a football fan, but my boys sure are. That game confuses the heck out of me. Give me baseball any day... or basketball during the final minutes.

Hugs,
Lisa