Monday, October 7, 2013

Practical Scrappers: Fall Equals Football

I have to admit that one of the reasons I look forward to fall so much is because it means football is here. Growing up it didn't matter so much, but as a mom with a kid who loves every aspect of the game it has grown on me and I can even say I understand a good deal of what's going on on that field! Now that Nathan is in high school and playing for his school it has become even more fun to watch him play and to be involved in something that is so important to him. I admit the late and long practices, the time commitment, the injuries, the stuff that adds the extra to our life during football season can be stressful and take a lot of work, but the pay off of watching him do what he loves worth it in the end. Last night I sat in the kitchen with other parents from the team as a roomful of boys watched the video of the game they had just finished. Seeing him interact with this amazing and fun group of guys and watching them hanging out and being part of a team made my heart so happy. He is part of something he loves and he is growing up so fast I know that I need to enjoy it now before he is gone and taking that next step towards independence.
Anyway, today I was featured on Practical Scrappers and shared just a couple of the layouts I've made since Nathan started playing football. If you are coming from there, welcome! If you are just joining me here you will have to head over there to check out what I shared there.
Here is the latest layout I've just finished. It is from last year of high school ball for Mountain Vista. I dug deep into my stash and used part of an older Little Yellow Bicycle line that I had. I love the fun design of the paper and it lent itself perfectly for the larger professional photo I had from the year. I had a few pictures (just some of the over 400 I have sitting on my computer from the season! and that's widdled down after deleting and sorting through loads of pictures to keep the really good ones.) printed that showed him in action so I chose to turn this into a two page layout. I'm loving how it turned out.

And a few close ups. Got my Heidi Swapp arrows that I sprayed to make green and cut out my title several times with my Cricut to layer so that it pops off the page a little.

Do you see those awesome hashtag chip pieces? One of the friends that I have met through this fun craft just started a business with her husband making some amazing chipboard and wooden embellishments. It is called Creative Embellishments and they have made some very cool designs and more are coming in each day. I made the "mistake" of following them on FB and they keep posting their newest sets. Let me tell you it is not helping me with the idea of being content with what I have...just saying.

I'm off to bed and hopefully to sleep. I'm on my second wave of whatever nasty bug has gotten ahold of me. I have been taking some antibiotics and thought maybe I was on the mend but I guess I was wrong. I'll be checking in with the dr. tomorrow for sure.

Have a super Monday!


  1. Awesome 2 pager!! You altered the chippies perfectly! xoxoxo

  2. A super 2 page layout! Great job using the large professional photo with your action shots of the game! I scrapped for my two daughters when they were in high school.....cross country, basketball & track, also scrapped their music, etc. I, too, have way to many photos to scrap all of them but love what I have scrapped! Good luck to your son & his football team this season and hope to see more layouts!

  3. great 2 pages and sports page too!!!! way to go!!! wonderful work


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