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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Play Ball Layout

Hi All! Have you all had a great summer too? Sorry I have been so neglectful! We have been running a mile a minute around here. All kinds of stuff and activities going on. I am sure it's the same with you though, right?

One of our favorite summer activities is going to the local minor league baseball team's games. The franchise is called The Salt Lake Bee's. Although we went this summer, the pictures used in the layout are actually from last year. I had already printed these pictures some time ago, but didn't know what I was going to do with them. When I pulled them out and they were black and white, inspiration struck. I used the team's colors, black and yellow.

Here is what I came up with:

All of the die cuts are created from my Cricut. See below for the cartridges used.  I used my Cricut to cut out the circles on the black cardstock. Then I took punched circles, slightly larger, and glued them from behind. 

This is my favorite part of the layout. I loved layering all the small little pieces together and then the circle cutout behind.  The different little words and phrases are from a piece of patterned paper made by My Mind's Eye. 

I don't have a Silhouette, but that didn't stop me from using my Cricut to come up with the title for the page! I used the darling font from my Cindy Loo cartridge, all in lower case and then used the negative space. Even though the font is pretty girly, I was able to make it work with the theme of the page by using the negative space. I also eliminated the holes in the letters p, a and b. For the tiny little banners, I cut them actually out from some super cute paper from My Mind's Eye. It's from the line designed by Rhonna Farrer. It was too cute not to use. 

I used the cream and black numbers from a piece of pattern paper from lily bee. I cut them out and placed them in order to represent the number of strikes or outs allotted, as well as the number of innings in the game. The other thing that I liked about this page was using my scallop border punch in a different way. I only punched a portion of each side on the top left and bottom right corners. Then I mounted a full piece of white cardstock behind, so that it showed on each corner. I added some details to tell about the time and place of the pics. 

I love this picture of the three of us in our little family having a great time at one of the things we love to do every summer. 
Here are the supplies used:

Cardstock - Bazzil Basics textured black 12"x12"; Stampin' Up! Whisper White 12"x12", Basic Gray textured
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up; Lily Bee, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paisley
Cardstock Stickers - Lily Bee (some of the pennants on left side)
Punches - Stampin' Up! Scallop Border, 1" Circle, Pennant builder
Cricut Cartridges - George and Basic Shapes (circle outline, circles on left side and full circle for journaling), Forever Young (large flourish at bottom of page and small flourish inside circle outline - both same shape), Cindy Loo (title)
Marker - Stampin' Up! Basic Black
Clear Button - Stampin' Up!
Adhesives - Stampin' Up! Dimensional foam; glue stick

Well, I am off! Hope you all are enjoying your summer! I am sad it's almost over but I am looking forward to fall.

Stay Crafty!


Amber said...

I always know when you leave me lots of comments on my blog, that you have posted on yours!!! I love your pages, they are so cute! Oh, and I will send you a price list for teaching you how to use your camera! LOL!!!