Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's almost baseball season...

Today was our league's baseball draft. Yay!!! That means practices are right around the corner. And yes, I am VERY excited! In our house, we live for baseball season!

However, this year Kevin will be moving up to Minor League (kid pitch). That means our days of Rookie League (machine pitch) are gone. Forever. Rookie League has been my absolute favorite.

I starting thinking back to when Blake played Rookie. (And made all-stars both years.) And then about Kevin's three years in Rookie. We moved him up a year early. He was also a 7 & 8 year old all star.

Last Saturrday, my latest design team package arrived from Scrappin' {Sports} Stuff. The timing was perfect. I had selected the new Teresa Collins Sports Edition II products to work with this month. I decided it was the perfect time to scrap some of Kevin's photos from his last weekend all-star tournament last summer. These layouts document the end of his Rookie "career."

This 2-pager documents the teamwork the boys had in the dugout helping Kevin in and out of his catcher's gear. It also shows Kevin leading the team in the cheers.
I mixed a couple American Crafts Thickers for the title.
To embellish my page, I cut different shapes/designs out of the patterned papers and layered them. I like adding pop dots for dimension. Here's another 2-pager. I love the ledger and grid patterned papers that came with this paper line. They made great background papers and allowed me a lot of space for journaling.
It was sad documenting the final photos of Kevin's last Rookie game. The coordinating brads from the line made great embellishments for this layout of Kevin catching.
I even used one of the coordinating trims.
Kevin's team had the best all-star season. They went undefeated and he brought home six championship trophies/medals.
I hand cut this label accent from a patterned paper and added mini Basic Grey alphas for the year.
I used a mix of Pink Paislee and American Crafts alphas for title with a chipboard word from the paper line. Although "Run Forest, Run!" comes to mind when I see this photo of Kevin running in his gear, I asked Tom to come up with a title for me. He selected "hustle" which was more than appropriate. Kevin really does hustle. You can tell he loves to play baseball.
And I love to layer embellishments...And alphas, too...
Oh, and more embellishments.If you have sports layouts to scrap, this new line is a must have!


Melanie said...

Wow! You rocked the TC line! Love seeing all of your sports layouts. So inspiring :)

Lynette said...

I love to see your sporty layouts...and I can just imagine how much you are looking forward to baseball season.