Monday, October 1, 2012

Football Birds

Pop Quiz:  How many football teams in the NFL are named for birds?  Answer will be at the bottom of this post. : )
But if you want to know which football bird you should root for - answer: Seattle Seahawks.  Oh, my goodness.  Can you even believe all the chatter about Monday night (9/24) game: Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers?  Growing up in and around Seattle and living most of my life in the Pacific NW,  I must be loyal to the Seahawks.  I watched the game with my 10 year old grandson, who should be, and usually is a Seahawk fan.  But his favorite team is Green Bay so it was a very fun last few minutes for us watching the Monday night game.
Why all the football talk?  Because Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry created the cutest football bird digital set.
It comes with the outline version, which I used on this card, trying to re-create some of the aspects of the uniform and helmet.  If you don't want to do the coloring, there are  pre-colored images in the set.  Also included are several background papers, one of them being the footballs used on this card.
After you have checked out the answer to the quiz question and after you have left a comment ( another smile )click onto this link to see all the new sets for October.

Back to the card for a minute:  I created the banner, pennant, and footballs  with a Creative Lettering program, everything is is Doodle Pantry.

Sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketch


Simon Says - anything
Di's Digital - animals acting like people
Pile it On - for a Child

Answer: 5
Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks


  1. Love Love your card. THis is the height of football season here too for all the men in my life. Some support the USC Gamecocks. This isn't a gamecock but it is a bird and I know I could dress him up. Gosh....I don't know which on to buy.

  2. Marsha, you have done an amazing job turning this fun football birdie into a Seahawk. Gorgeous coloring and color choices! Love everything about this fabulous card. Way to go!

  3. Gotta say, I'm tired of all the talk about that Seahawks/Packers game. What I'm most thrilled about is your card!!! It's adorable! Love how you made it into your team! I'll have to do the same, but for the Steelers!


  4. Hey Marsha, I got the answer right...does that mean I watch too much football? Your card is perfection, what a great design and I am sure you won't have any problem finding someone for this special card. Love the fonts in your banner and pennant. Great job or should I say "SCORE"!!!

  5. How totally awesome this is - I think I am going to use this image (different team!!!) for my husband birthday card which is in Oct. Great design and great coloring.

  6. wow - this turned out so great and the patterned paper is terrific on this card.

  7. 5 - now that was fun. I didn't guess 5. =) I love how you colored your birdie to match your team! Great job with that!! Your card is adorable and I can't wait to get to coloring him too! Fun card girl! Great creativity!
    Hugs, Sarah

  8. Aw how cute is that little birdie! I'll have to find a football team in Australia that I can dress him up as - perhaps Magpies, crows, hawks or swans? I love that you added little pennant flags too!

  9. Wonderful card, Marsha! Even though I am not a Seahawks fan you did a marvelous job of recreating their uniform for Football Birdie. Love those pennants too. I think Football Birdie will get a lot of use around my house!

  10. Great sporty card! Love how all the elements tie into the theme! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  11. This is so cute!! I love the customized helmet!

  12. What a great job turning Birdie into a Seahawk! He is just amazing. LOVE your card!

  13. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  14. Marsha
    This is so adorable!!!
    Love your colors!!