Monday, August 6, 2012

Softball Memory Mate

Now if your mom is not a scrapbooker, you have these sitting in your room maybe on a dresser.  My kids just know mom takes them and they get "gussied" up.  Here is L's softball memory mate:

The photo of the bats worked perfectly with (my favorite neutral) Sahara Sand.  I layered that onto Basic Black to make it stand out even more.  I wanted to include the names of the girls on the team, but didn't have much room....that's where a hidden pocket come in.  If you pull the ribbon, out comes the names.  I used the Apothecary Accent Framelits to back the list of names.  I used the new Silver pen to write the group and year on.  LOVE that I remembered I had that, and it worked perfect with the silver accent around the photos. 

Here's how I did the title: I cut chipboard using the Alphabet Typeset dies and then used my Real Red craft ink to color them.  Once dry, I then applied a layer of Crystal Effects on them.  They are super shiny and you'll always have the letter you need.  For the softball I cut out the O and then traced it.  I started with Daffodil Delight card stock and then pierced holes to stitch it.  I dyed my Bakers Twine using my Real Red reinker and Rubbing Alcohol.  After stitching it, I decided to carefully use my Daffodil marker and color it also.

I'm linking this up to Create with Connie and Mary, a challenge site that I haven't played with in quite some time.  I just happened to use this week's it when that happens.

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  1. Great page. Love the detail on the lettering. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  2. Love this!! I have to confess that I am "that" mom that has these memory mate pictures from various sports just sitting around - yikes!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! And thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What a great scrapbook page...clean and simple and accents what you want accented...the pictures! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. These colors work great on your scrapbook page! Like Deb, I love seeing sports pages like this...reminds me of when my boys were younger and playing. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Great job with the photo's and layout for your scrap page. The colors look great for a little boy's page! Thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!

  6. Great layout. That sepia image of the bats fits in perfectly with the challenge. What a wonderful way to commemorate your daughter's softball team! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  7. Very exciting to see a scrapbook page. I want to do that for one of the challenges too - but haven't so far. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary. I hope to see more of your creations.
    Monika Davis