Thursday, September 06, 2012

U8 - soccer

Again I've been watching the adventure of glitter girls on Two Peas In A Bucket and she was discussing, "to theme or not to theme". Basically wether or not you should use theme paper, embellishment, etc for certain picture. Birthday, Christmas, and so on. She was mostly against it.

At first I didn't agree. But as I was making my son's soccer page today. I wanted to concentrate the color scheme on his team colors. Burgundy. And using up my scrap stash and practicing matching my own papers from different collections and manufacturers.

I had a pack of soccer embellishment and I did use some of them, however the black and white soccer ball just didn't fit.

I really liked the metallic "SCORE" letters and wanted to use them. That was however the only metal embellishment I had pulled out. I wanted to make it fit in a little better without having to go out and purchase expensive additional metal embellishments. So instead I decided to use staples and sequences.

I never thought of using sequences in a scrapbook layout. But it's a great inexpensive way of adding bling and color. I came across that idea on a video on Two Peas in the Memory Keeping Monday series.

For this page I also dusted off my cricut imagine cutter. I wanted to use lots of tags, decorative shapes and journaling blocks and I had a very limited supply on hand and nothing that really fit. So I took my imagine more cartridge and printed and cut out three pages worth. It doesn't take a long time to build up the bills with adding the small embellishments to your collection of scrapbook supplies and even more if you try to have a variety for different color schemes and occasion. That's why I like the cricut, although there have a hefty price tag. Combined with pattern paper, stamps, ect you can pretty much make any embellishments in any colors for any occasions. The potential is HUGE!!!

This is what my pages originally was planned to look like. It's just sitting there nothing was glued yet.

But as I was putting it together I ended up changing a few things (like removing the plastic soccer balls) and filling a few holes.


1 comment:

  1. Melanie, Thank you for the nice comment on my back to school layout. I love your layout and all the colorful embellishments.


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