The same sweetie from yesterday made for some great baby scrapbook pages like this “Snuggle Baby” page:
Snuggle Baby Scrapbook Page
Please pardon the lack of a good quality scan. I wanted to be sure you got to see it before I gave it away. It is a birthday present I am giving next week.
Soccer Scrapbook Page - Numbers
Yeah…so…I needed to fill that space and the big numbers worked. 🙂
Soccer Scrapbook Page 3
The opposite page you’ll see the journal stamps revived and made their way into this scrapbook!
This simple 8×8 scrapbook page below could just as easily be adapted for any collage of photos.
Soccer Scrapbook Collage
I love how these cut down photos turned out and the action shots aren’t all bad. That font still isn’t right and I went looking all over for the perfect font for her name. It’s not gritty enough for the page and I wish even now that I had mounted them on white.
The contrast between the flourish and “soccer” is so perfect for women’s soccer, don’t you think? I liked using this rub-on here to lead your eye all the way through all the photos and the bracket frames Patti nicely.
A few years ago I started 8×8 scrapbooks for my sister-in-laws. They are not very easy to buy for and I thought that this would be a nice thoughtful gift that we could give. This year the soccer star Patti got these pages from me. I took a little trip to see a few games in Colorado and had a chance to catch these moments and try out the sports mode on my camera.
Scrapbook Soccer Page 1
I like using big photos. Big photos can show the size and scope of something that you don’t get from a 4×6. Don’t get me wrong, I print a lot of those too, but I find that I am now printing a lot more 5×7, 8×10, and wallets. Notice that one whole page of this double layout is only photo. I wanted to set off the gloriousness of the location on it’s own. In this little 8×8 scrapbook it was easy to do.
My journaling on this page was a little more personal too. It was a special thing to get to watch Patti play and I didn’t want to put Place/Date again, so I thought about what I was feeling that day and what it meant to me personally. I tried to reflect on our relationship and note the things that made me feel close to her and made her special in my mind.
Sometimes keeping it simple results in some awesome pages. It also helps if you use a smaller page for bigger punch. It seemed perfect to wrinkle up and age the tag in the first layout below. I used a stamp to make the lines and added the embellishments on the side with brads and fibers.
This paper is so versatile I used it again for our trip to AZ, but it works just as well here!
You’ll also note that I add a title by stamping in brown on brown and it looks like it came like that. Check for the “Everest” title next to the tag.
Below is the first time I have actually EVER used the journal stamps I bought. How ridiculous. I’ve had them for at least a year. More on that later. Enjoy:
This last one was just plain fun. There are some subtle additions here including rub-ons by Doodlebug, one of my favorite lines!
Yesterday’s post included some of the pages from an 8×8 album I did for my sister-in-law. I find myself doing more and more pages for friends than for myself lately!
You’ve probably noticed that I kept things very simple (I had to do like 50 pages for the holidays, okay?), but I tried to make them cool when possible.
For added, but subtle, effect I used the Cricut machine to cut the various Mickey ears (thank you Lindy-friend!). It is the Mickey font, but also includes all those great Mickey ears that Disney fans love.
Personally I think that the cricut is worth it just for those ears! And to prove it…here’s a few more pages with those great Mickey ears:
Here’s just a quick look at what I gave my sister-in-law for Christmas…she met up with us for our annual trip and these pages were the result: