Enter Dwyer the Umpire giving Shane hugs of encouragement to run the bases as fast as he can, telling him to follow the paw prints. Now Dwyer knew he shouldn't play favorites among the baseball players, but he knows how soft hearted Shane the Dane is and his feelings are easily bruised whenever Queenie the Weenie barks at him. Therefore, Dwyer the Umpire felt compelled to run out to give Shane puppy hugs of encouragement and love, telling him that he could do it.
Armed with this love and support, big ol' lumbering Shane the Great Dane put that baseball stick in his mouth and hit the ball outta the ball park on the first pitch! Woo-hoo! He turned his baseball cap backwards and ran those bases with his head held proudly high and his tail waggin' to the beat of the band. When his paw touched the home base, scoring the 42,000th run for his team, he cried tears of joy. He jumped up and placed his paws on Dwyer's shoulders, knocking him to the ground, and slobbered him with wet doggie kisses out of gratitude.
I made this card as a part of Teapot Tuesday on Splitcoaststampers for a ten year old boy, Andrew, who has multiple brain tumors and is not doing so well right now. He loves baseball and loves his fellow team members. And they love him! They are so good to Andrew that they all shaved their heads in his honor and are referring to themselves now as the Elm Grove *Bald* Eagles!
If you'd like to play along, check out the details at Teapot Tuesday. Bertie plans to be there flingin' hot dogs to all the fans.
My baseballs were made with the 1/2" circle punch, and I drew the stitches with a marker. The bases were made with the spiral punch with the ends snipped off.
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobler, Denim, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copic markers, blender pen, 1/4" and 1/2" circle punches, ticket corner punch, double rectangle punch, spiral punch, dimensionals, marker