Friday, March 23, 2012

Baseball Subway Art

Baseball makes me think of spring just as much as any flowers or singing birds!  We are baseball fanatics around our house!!  Which all led me to my next project....

Just right before Valentine's day, I made my son a baseball subway art for his college apartment.  I thought he might like it, but not really sure how much.  He was home one weekend while I was working on it and  I noticed he kept looking at it when he would walk through.  It wasn't long until he said, "Hey, do ya think you could make one of those for my girlfriend for Valentine's day?"  :)

Well, of course.  I would love to do what I can to save you money on her Valentine's present.  :)

So here we go.  I didn't take too many pictures, so I'm posting the only decent ones I have.  It was my first project with my new cricut and I was IN LOVE!


I made his red to match his room, and it's driving me C R A Z Y that the streeeerike looks crooked, but he left with it before I had a chance to do anything about it.  One of these days - in May actually - he will have to move home for the summer and I'm going to see if it's really crooked or if it's the angle of the picture.  And if it really is crooked - I'm fixing it!!!  Is it just me or does everyone else learn a major lesson the first time you do a new project?!

My son says his girlfriend has all colors in her room so I just went with gold since that's part of the school colors.  I guess you can figure out she's a softball player.  :)

 I didn't notice until now how I just happened to hang his - with red on it - on the red wall, and hers - with gold on it - on the yellow wall!

Hopefully soon I'll learn how to take decent pictures.  :)

I have a few other projects I worked on this winter that I'll blog about soon.

Stay safe until next time!

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45 comments:

  1. So cute! I like both of them and for a first go they look great!

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    1. Thanks Keri! They were fun to make!

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  2. very cool! Love it..

    Found you on TT & J and would love for you to come by join us on our linky party and link this up! :)

    http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/03/create-inspire-party-features_23.html

    Thanks!!!

    Angie from ALI

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    1. Thanks for the invite Angie! I just linked up! :)

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  3. They are both so cute! Love the pop of color in each one! Great job!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

    ~Angela

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  4. What a great idea! I love the colors of it. :) Megan

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  5. Love it! I did a similiar one for my daughter's sorority. Her boyfriend liked it but I was at a loss for what I could make for him. He plays baseball so I'm thinking one of these would be just the thing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I would love to see it if you do!! And I clicked on your blog and did you know I'm a high school math teacher, too? You gotta love those pi day celebrations!! And I love your spring mantel!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  6. I'm visiting from Debbie Doos and I love this project! What a creative idea for baseball lovers everywhere! Love the colors, too!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you Karianne! I'm a regular reader of your blog so this really means alot coming from you! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. You are so sweet to help your son out on Valentine's Day! Those are really cute. I really do have to buy a Cricut one of these days. I made a subway sign using those sticky letters from the craft store, but it took forever and the fonts aren't as cute as yours.

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    1. Thank you Pam! I received a $150 stipend for something related to work and I had noticed Joann's had a cricut for $150. I bought it, but I was worried how much I'd use it. Now it doesn't matter - I love it! But now I keep wanting to buy different font cartridges... :)

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  8. My hubby is a baseball lover and this is perfect for his room!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. Hi Misti
    I found your blog via Between Naps on the Porch linky party. I love love love your subway art project. I'd love to try this but I don't have the cricut so I'd have to do something like a transfer. It's going to become just anothe 'to do'! Yikes.

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    1. I've got one that I painted that I hope to get up this weekend... you could use a stencil possibly. And my to-do list keeps growing, too!! And so does my housework, because I prefer the crafty to-do list instead! lol

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  10. Oooh, I love these! My boys have a baseball themed room so this would be a great project to make for them. And as a former softball player, I love the girl version, too! Great job!

    Visiting from the It's a Cinch party!

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sara!! I have a little vignette in my living room that's baseball. We love it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch. Love love love this. I'm a huge baseball fan. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! They were really fun to do!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Just love it! My husband would love it if I hung one front and center in our living room!

    Thanks for linking it up at our party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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    1. It sounds like a good idea to me too! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I LOVE the baseball sign!! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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    1. I just did! Thanks for the invite and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. How perfect for a boys room! So great. Thank you so much for linking up. :)
    Karah

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  15. Hi Misti! Those look so cute and perfect for boys! Thanks for visiting my blog! To answer your question about the jars I use for my spices: I got them at Ikea. They're 4 for $3.99 here in Canada.

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    1. Thanks Jo! I am no where near an Idea! I have to go sometime, but I don't even know where the closest one is!

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  16. I'm craving peanuts and hot dogs!! What a fun project.

    So glad you joined our Cinch party.
    Kelly

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    1. Oh they do sound good! lol!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  17. This is great! I featured it today on the blog.

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

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    1. Thank you Erin!! That's awesome!

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  18. i'm in love with these. totally following you now. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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    1. Thanks Dani! I hope I live up to your expectations! lol!

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  19. I love these signs, my boys are in baseball and would love these. I didn't notice the crooked steeeerike until you mentioned it! LOL

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    1. I've got another project I worked on and it's funny how things don't show up until you take a picture of them! SOOOO aggravating!! lol! I am definitely fixing that thing this summer! :)

      Thanks for coming by!

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  20. Misti,

    Thank you so much for linking this up to our party! I loved it the first time I saw it and I am so glad you linked up :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  21. Another awesome project! What a cool idea for sports players.... Very creative!

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  22. These turned out so good! I love subway art, but haven't made any yet. Hope you have a terrific day. :-)

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    1. It was alot of FUN! Thanks for coming by!!

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  23. Love these. They would be great for my baseball fanatic nephews. Would you consider doing some for others? if so please email me at mrebec4@hotmail.com.

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