Scrapbook Layout: Big Game

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The Story:  I used two layouts for the Big Game, the tailgate Mr. P and I hosted, and the rally the night before.  A on of stuff to fit on two pages!

Collage it Up:  I went back to my teenage-collage-making roots with this one.  I couldn’t figure out how to get everything on the page to be cohesive design-wise.  I decided to screw it and make a collage.  Done and done.  I love how it turned out!

Previously: I’ve covered a ton of Cal football here before!  Check out my scrapbooks menu for more!

Big Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerBig Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Klinic Slab Italic | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: tickets, schedule, envelope.

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Scrapbook Layout: Football Season

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The Story: Football.  Need I say more?

Key Ephemera: I have to have someplace to put my season tickets and our fridge magnet.  I love mixing them up with photos.  See more on how I scrapbook with fridge magnets here.

Changing up the Fonts: I’ve used Bebas almost exclusively on older football pages.  I decided to go with a smaller, more sleek headline this time.

More Football Layouts: I’ve done similar layouts for every year that I’ve been a season ticket holder.  They’re similar, but each have a slightly different take: 2004 part 1, 2004 part 2, 2005, 2006.

Go Bears!

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Fonts: Futura, Nevis, Cambria | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: Season tickets, fridge magnet.

 

Scrapbook Layout: Summer Misc

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The Story:  Lots of bits and pieces about 2007 that didn’t necessarily need their own layout.  In some cases, I had a bit of ephemera.  In others, I had just a couple of photos.

Multi-Event Page: As with the pages for my friend’s wedding, I could have made so many pages with this.  I didn’t want to spend that much time/space on any one of these so it made sense to combine them.

In the end, I thought this was a pretty effective way to use up stuff and tell a story!

Summer Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Teen | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Blue & Ivory Chevron by Canvas Corp. (patterned paper)  | Ephemera Included: event tickets, thank you card, basketball schedule.

Scrapbook Layout: All-Star Game

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

The Story: San Francisco hosted the MLB All-Star game in 2007.  We didn’t actually go to the game, but we participated in some of the activities.  The ballpark was five years old at the time and it was a big deal to host the game.

Printed Ticket: I’ve gone on record before about being sad that we print more tickets at home because I rarely put them in my scrapbook.  They just don’t look as cool.  However, this time, I included one of our Fanfest tickets and it worked really well with the design (after I cut off the sponsor messages and whatever other fine print they manage to fill an 8.5×11″ page with).

Team Logo: I traced and cut this out with my Silhouette.  Again, not making it available for download because it’s not my intellectual property to give away.  If you have questions about how to trace sports logos, let me know!

Patterned Paper: I rarely, if ever, include patterned paper in sports layouts.  I don’t know what’s coming over me!

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

MLB All Star Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Klinic Slab | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines & logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Bella Blvd/Daily Chevies/Chevy Carrot (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Fanfest ticket, newspaper.

Scrapbook Layout: Giants Games

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It’s baseball season y’all!  I’m still sitting over here in kind-of-actually-sunny London but my social media feeds are abuzz in baseball.  I’m also finding myself trying to explain the appeal of baseball to my British coworkers.

Side note – I’m amused when the page I have to blog about actually comes up at the right time of the year to show it.  I’m not a seasonal scrapbooker, as you know.

The Story: Cataloging the Giants games Mr. P and I went to in 2007.  This includes the always-important magnet schedule (learn about how I use magnets in scrapbooks here).

Number 750 / Lift-Up Tickets: Just by chance, we ended up at the game where Barry Bonds hit his 750th home run.  We took our tickets to the Giants Dugout Store to get a special pin a few days later and they stamped the back of the tickets.  I wanted to show the stamp and didn’t want to glue down either side of the tickets.  I hinged them just by gluing a strip at the top so they lift up.

Lots of Tickets: I love using tickets in my scrapbooks.  Want some tips about how to include them in your layouts?  I did a roundup of all sorts of examples here.

Previously: 2004 Baseball Layouts, 2005 Baseball Layouts, 2006 Baseball Layout

Got enough baseball yet?  No?  See: New York Trip/Yankee Game Layout, New York Trip/Baseball Hall of Fame Layouts.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerSan Francisco Giants Baseball Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Klinic Slab | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: baseball tickets, baseball magnet schedule.

Scrapbook Layout: Weekend in Vegas

Las Vegas Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

Las Vegas Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

Las Vegas Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

Las Vegas Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

The Story.  We saw one of our favorite standup comedians was doing a show in Vegas.  We picked up tickets to the show on a whim and made a weekend out of it!

No pictures.  At this point, I stopped taking pictures in Vegas since we’d been on several weekend trips together.  I’m not bothered by it at all.

Glad I kept the room key.  I don’t always use room keys in layouts, but I’m glad I did here.  We’d stayed at the Monte Carlo a couple of times but this was the last time before the fire.  I didn’t realize that until I was writing this post!  Oddly, we’d be in Vegas again the following year a couple of days after the fire.

Not my best design.  I’m not the biggest fan of  how this turned out and that’s okay.  The tickets were hard to match with the other elements.  But, the story always wins.

Other Vegas layouts.  Seeing a theme?  2004 Vegas trip, 2005 Vegas trip, Bachelor/Bachelorette weekend in Vegas.

Las Vegas Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Governor | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Fancy Pants/The Good Life/Good Times, Heidi Swapp/Color Pop/Yellow Pop (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: show tickets and room key.

Scrapbook Layout: USC Football Roadtrip

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The Story: We traveled to southern California to watch our team.  They lost, we were disappointed, but we still had a great time.  Check out my tips for how to have a great football roadtrip here.

Orderly Disorder: Totally my personality and this would probably be the name of a band if I ever had one (which is a hint I should never have one).  Anyway, I tried to make this a general collage and I just couldn’t. get. it. right.  I looked at my pinboards for some help and got the idea to arrange everything on an axis.  See how everything hugs an invisible line down the middle of the page?  Ha!  You can’t un-see it now.

Tickets: What I love about this design is how well the different photo sizes and tickets marry well together on the page.  Ephemera doesn’t have to work against the design.

USC Football Roadtrip Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Bebas (headline), Arial (headline) | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera: football tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: 2006 Football Season

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The Story: Chronicling Cal’s 2006 football season.  This included the trip to Tennessee that I posted earlier about, but that was so epic it deserved its own layout.  These layouts cover the season generally and showcase little bits I want to remember (like that time Marshawn Lynch, now of the Seattle Seahawks, drove an injury cart out onto the field to celebrate an overtime win).

Reusing a Design: This design is very very similar to the design I used in 2005.  It’s very challenging to include tickets, a fridge magnet, clippings, and photos all onto one page, especially when the tickets have to be lined up horizontally.  I liked the design so hey, why not?

Season Specs: I’ve included a win-loss record and other key information for the season in every football layout since I became a Cal fan.  The seasons run together in my mind and I like how I can instantly get a feeling for that year, who the coach was, and who the quarterback was.

Earlier: See other Cal football season layouts – 2003 Football Season (when I was still in college), 2004 Football Season Part 1 and Part 2, 2005 Football Season.

Football Season Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFootball Season Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Bebas (headline), Nevis (photo captions), Cambria (photo captions), Ostrich Sans (tall thin letters), Microsoft Yi Batiti (text boxes)| Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages) | Keepsakes Included: Season tickets, magnet schedule, newspaper clippings, parking permit, pocket schedule.

Scrapbook Layout: Tennessee Football Roadtrip

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The Story: Our football roadtrip to see Cal play at Tennessee in 2006.

Inspiration: The left page is Project Life-ish.  The right page is inspired by this layout from this post.  I love all the text down the right side of the page.

Two Pages, For the Win: This trip could have easily been 4 pages.  Even 5.  For a trip that was just over 24 hours, it seemed kind of excessive.  I’m giving myself a big pat on the back for getting into 2.

Just the Right Orange: I had to make a special trip to Michaels to find cardstock that is just the right color orange.  If you’re scrapbooking about a school, this stuff matters.  In case you were wondering, according to the University of Tennessee, it is Hex F77F00 or CMYK 0 50 100 0.

Lots of Little Squares: The strips on the left page match the endzones at Neyland Stadium.  I could have printed the design but I cut all of the little orange squares out on the Silhouette and glued them with tweezers onto white cardstock.

Back in the Day when You Used a Map: This was pre-GPS, so we had our driving directions printed, but we picked up a map of Tennessee from AAA just in case.  I cut Knoxville out of the map and added a map pin to it.

Football Roadtrip Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFootball Roadtrip Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Century Gothic (headlines), Calibri (text) | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, squares), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Map Pin: Kelly Purkey Geotag | Keepsakes Included: tickets, boarding pass, map.

Scrapbook Layout: Baseball Games

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The Story: Gathering all my pictures and ephemera from going to Giants games in 2006.

Tracking the History of the Ballpark: The ballpark is always changing.  The new name of the ballpark shows on the tickets.  The pictures show new changes inside the park: adding a Build-a-Bear Workshop and renaming the splash landing in right field.  I love how these pages show the passing of time.

Still Keeping it Interesting: It is challenging to scrapbook the same type of event every year.  This year, I got everything on one page (’04 and ’05 are two pages each).  I thought it was going to look too cluttered but I think everything fit together very nicely.

Team Logo: I traced it and cut it out with the Silhouette program.  I’m not making it available here for download because it’s trademarked but I believe my personal use of it is okay.  You can trace your own sports logos using Silhouette Studio, just don’t try to give them away or sell them (this isn’t legal advice, just my opinion).

Earlier: 2004 Giants baseball layouts, 2005 Giants baseball layouts.

Giants Baseball Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis (headline, photo captions), Cambria (photo captions) | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: tickets, magnet schedule.