Thursday, July 29, 2010

I love watching Blake play ball...

And, I LOVE scrapping his baseball photos, too!

You've seen me use the Generation Z line from Little Yellow Bicycle several times already. I just fell in love with it the first time I saw it at Scrappin' {Sports} Stuff. (The line is currently 25% on in the store!) I loved how it matched Blake's Tigers uniform this season.

I recently took advantage of a photo sale on 5x7 prints and may have gone overboard on ordering the baseball shots! Then I realized that I had 5x7 transparencies with the Generation Z line, so I went to grouping photos together and matching them up with papers/products for layouts.

The result was four layouts in one night this weekend. And, I love everyone of them!

It might be weird to use a guitar on a sports page, but since Blake "rocked the mound" I thought it was fitting! The gears in the line also fit with my "100% Catching Machine" title. I took two die cut papers and overlapped them "off" just a bit and raised the black top layer with pop dots to add dimension. The original photo was really dark, so I edited it and it came out a little washed out, but I loved the effect.
You might be getting tired of layouts of Blake pitching, but I'm not yet. His many faces inspired yet another layout - "the Faces of Determination." I love this kid!
Speaking of love, photos I snapped of Blake "taking a knee" (ok, so he sat on the bag...) while he was on 2nd base during a break in the game really brought a smile to my face. His buddy from school was on the opposing team, but you see them sharing a laugh at 2nd. The photo I opted to enlarge just speaks to me about Blake and his personality. Instead of journaling, I decided to pull words from the rub-ons and sticker sheets from the Generation Z line. I thought it was a neat way to describe this boy that is so special to me.
Sometime before school starts, I need to scrap more Kevin layouts before he starts to feel left out!


Addie said...

You do such a great job on sports layouts! I still need to get baseball pictures printed!

Anonymous said...

I am loving all of your LO's about baseball!!!! :)

Melanie said...

I LOVE all of these!! You are so perfect for the SSS team. It is cool to see how you use products on your sports pages.

Lynette said...

I love how easy you make manly layouts look!