Saturday, March 6, 2010

#1 Fan

As a latecomer to the scrapbooking hobby, I know that I will never be able to scrap all of my pictures. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to combine more than one story on one layout. Recently, I came across a picture from Mark's first baseball game and I immediately thought to juxtapose it with one from a more recent game. Instead of creating a layout about going to two individual games, I decided to tell a story about what these games had in common -- the concession stand. Here's my layout:

The journaling reads: From your very first baseball game in the Summer of 2000 to your first game in the new Yankee Stadium, you have always been a Yankee fan just like Dad. But I think you love the concession stand more than watching the game. In just 9 innings, you can eat a hot dog, pretzel, popcorn, peanuts and ice cream. No matter what the score is at the end of the game, you always come home the winner!

The inspiration for this layout came from a beautiful layout titled "how" which I saw on the talented Stephanie Howell's blog. You can see my inspiration here: When I saw the layout featured again as Studio Calico's Sunday sketch (, I knew I had to give it a try.

You may notice that I've been using a lot of different patterned papers on my layouts lately. Thanks to my friend Lissette, I've been challenging myself to use as many different patterns on one layout as possible. I love how this transforms the page and uses up some of my stash! In this layout, I used five different patterns from five different manufacturers! Since I wanted to journal right on the page, I used a Cosmo Cricket ledger print for my top layer. Since the original was a little more yellow than I wanted it, I whitewashed it with white ink and finished of the edge with the notebook punch. The chipboard embellishments came from a K & Company set that I got on clearance last summer. The colors were just perfect with that spice-colored background. What a happy accident! I made the inaugural season embellishment by cutting the image from the computer-printed ticket and covering it with Glossy Accents. i used two journaling stickers as accents. The one on top of the store gave me a spot to add a rub-on. The other one grounds the chipboard accent in the title. A little faux stitching around the star and lines drawn around the page were the finishing touches.

Card Stock: American Crafts

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler (spice); Basic Grey Boxer (zig zag); Cosmos Cricket The Boyfriend (ledger); and Bo Bunny Back to Basics (navy)

Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers; K & Company (Wild Saffron); October Afternoon jouraling stickers (Cherry Hill); and 7 Gypsies rub-ons (Calais Fortunes)

Tools: Stampin' Up punch (Spiral); EK Success (Corner Rounder); Cricut (George and Basic Shapes); Glossy Accents

Pen: Stampin' Up!


Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE this page, Linda. Your journaling is so fun and original. Great layout and way to pull the time line together!

Niki Estes said...

What a great layout, Linda! I love the colors, patterned papers, and embellishments you chose!

Leslie Miller said...

You are so good at scrapbooking! One would never know you're a latecomer to the craft. It's been a long time since I did scrapbooking with my funky old papers and stickers. They were sure fun at the time, though, and still fun to look through. Your idea of combining these two photos and journaling is brilliant!