Thursday, January 13, 2011

Football is Life - layout

This is the companion, so to speak, layout for the one I posted yesterday. The pictures were taken the same day, just later that night. It was really hard to choose pictures for the layout but I narrowed it down to the ones I felt my daughter would appreciate the most, and of course the ones I liked the most *okie always scraps pictures she likes but figures it sounds better if she at least acts like she considers what her daughter might like*.

I think sometimes it is hard to see a two page layout when it is photographed with both pages in the picture but I like showing the overall effect of the two pages next to each other *okie wonders if she should mention they can click the pictures to make them bigger but then decides she won't because she says that all the time*.

But I also like showing each page close up, so that is what I am doing here. I used Sports Mania for all the cuts, except the "ada vs ardmore" and that is with Base Camp. I love the font of Base Camp because it is a good solid font and the shadow on it is nice. The patterned paper is DCWV High School stack.

I liked this cut for the main title since it seemed nothing else needed to be cut for it and it pretty much summed up the pictures and the night. I cut the shadow base from grey and then the layer with brown Stardream Mica. I decided to add a few brads to just add some extra embellishment.

I don't know if you can see in the picture but I did use a background stamp and a versamark pad to stamp the maroon paper since it looked a little too simple. I liked it better after I added the light grey ribbon also.

I think this football is what made the layout! If you have me on facebook you might have seen the preview picture that I posted the other day of this cut. I used the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles to emboss the brown layer and make it look more realistic and it turned out great! I inked with dark brown to add some shading around the edges and then also lightly, every lightly, over some areas of the football. I inked before layering so I didn't get the ink on the white areas.

The next two days will also be layouts. Featuring one of my favorite subjects....MY LUCY LULU!! *okie knows that to know Lucy is to love Lucy*.


  1. Love your layout!! You are right - your detail on the football make this layout WOW!! TFS

  2. Love it! Love the football...That looks so great!

  3. We are foot ball fans what a great layout.

  4. LOVE it!!!!!!! Football is big here for Tonkawa Buccaneers too. My niece is a football cheerleader. Last year the boys won state.


  5. LOVE the Layout Okie! I Love all the details especially the footballs... very cool! And the brads on the "Football is Life" adds a neat touch! AWESOME!!!

  6. What a great layout!! The embossing on the football is awesome!! TFS

  7. What a great idea for the ball...I know I would not have thought of that. Great job on the whole layout. I love Lucy too ;) hehe!

  8. Love the LO ... and you're right, that football looks AWESOME! But then I like you football player too! Great pics!


  9. Okie,

    I'm totally loving this layout. The detail on the football makes me realize how much I NEED to get the Bubbles Cuttlebug folder.