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: 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.

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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.

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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: Bowl Game

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The Story: Less than 24 hours in Vegas.  We went on a whim, following our team.  We both had demanding jobs at the time.   We managed to find a flight that left after work on the day of the game and a flight home in time for work the next day.

Ephemera I didn’t use: The second pic above is of all the stuff I saved from the trip.  I don’t use every piece of ephemera I save.  It’s important to me to include some ephemera but I don’t force myself to use all of it.

Experimenting with the Headline: I tried not to make everything so BLUE AND GOLD.  Not sure I love the result but the exercise was fun.  I like the fonts and how the score is there.

Lots of Type: It was challenging to get the entire story on the page.  But 24 hours in Vegas?  I had to explain how that worked.

Bowl Game Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Font: Century Gothic (main headline), Cambria (sub-headlines), Microsoft Yi Baiti (story) | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Game tickets, room key.

Scrapbook Layout: Big Game

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The Story: the annual football game between my alma mater and her arch rival.  This is the game we throw the tailgate for and this page sits opposite the layout for the tailgate.  It’s actually called The Big Game in case you wanted to know.

Repeating the Headline: I liked the headline so much from the tailgate that I repeated it here.  It makes everything matchy matchy.

Not Great Photos: I don’t have great photos from the game, but three was enough and I sized them to work with the ticket and newspaper pieces.

Newspaper: There is one newspaper photo I cut out plus a long headline that runs up the side.

Stripes: I reused the stripe motif that I have on other layouts from this football season (here and here).  It ties everything together nicely!

Big Game Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Font: Bebas | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Newspaper photo and headline, game ticket.

Scrapbook Layouts: 2005 Football Season

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The Story: Another year and there’s another football season to document.  It’s challenging to come up with ways to display season tickets, a fridge magnet, photos and other bits of ephemera.

Previously: See my 2004 football season layouts here and here.

Stats: I designed a little card with the season win-loss record, the name of the coach, and the names of the quarterbacks.  I’ve been including this information on my football pages since I started going to games in 2000 and it adds great context.

Lots of Newspaper: Every year I decide to save different things.  This year I had a lot of newspaper articles to work with.  I spaced them throughout the pages and they cover some very key events.  Hindsight is always fabulous because I already know that these articles would have big implications a few years later.

Write in the Dates: When I use newspaper articles, somewhere around the article I’ll write the date in very small writing.  It’s probably the archivist in me, but I like to have record of when the piece was published.

Vertical Stripes: I added some flair by cutting eighth-inch stripes out of blue, gold, and white cardstock and glued them down the side of the page.  I like how it adds a little something without being distracting.

That’s it, a whopping 4 layouts for the season (not including the Big Game, that will come later!).

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Fonts: Bebas (yellow headline), Nevis (white headline, photo captions), Ostrich Sans (tall thin letters), Microsoft Yi Batiti (short thin letters)| Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Season tickets, magnet schedule, newspaper clippings, parking permit, pocket schedule.

Scrapbook Layout: Football Season, Part 2

Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFootball Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFootball Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThere’s more football!

These are the second two pages that come after the ones I posted a couple of days ago.  There isn’t a headline because these are just part of the set.

Same theme: keepsake heavy.  This is where I put our actual season tickets (see left page at bottom).  I also added some text summarizing the season.

Like last time, hopefully the image below helps sort out everything I managed to glue down to the page:

Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThere is still more football before I finish this scrapbook, but those will come later.

Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFonts: Ostrich Sans (tall thin letters), Microsoft Yi Batiti (short thin letters & body text)| Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Newspaper photo and headline, season ticket set, magazine cover.

Scrapbook Layout: Football Season, Part 1

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I hope so, I have a lot of football to cover in some pages that have a lot of stuff going on.

Football seasons are keepsake-heavy.  There is no way around it and I like it that way.  It’s a challenge to get everything on the page and have it look cohesive.  Still, I love the busy look because football season is a busy part of our lives!

A feature I like to have on any football season page is a box that shows the win-loss record and who the coach and quarterback were.  It took me for-ev-er to find a combination of fonts I liked.

I’m trying something new here: instead of trying to explain what each thing is in the picture, I created an image that explains it.  It’s quite a lot of stuff!

Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerWhat do you think?  Yes, it’s a lot!

Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFonts: Bebas (headlines), Ostrich Sans (tall thin letters), Microsoft Yi Batiti (short thin letters)| Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, walking bear), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Season ticket mailer, newspaper headlines and photos, fridge magnet, pocket schedule, stadium map, magazine clipping.

Scrapbook Layout: NFL/49ers Game

49ers Football Layout by Natalie Parker49ers Football Layout by Natalie Parker49ers Football Layout by Natalie ParkerI sat with this layout for a long time trying to get it right.

Most of the items on the layout itself were fine, I was just struggling with the headline.  Normally, I would have cut a simple headline out of one font and glued it down horizontally above the program.

Inspired by type that looks cool and awesome from other scrapbookers and on Pinterest, I decided to try something new.

And I tried and tried and tried and tried to get it to look right.  It took quite a while.

Finally, I found the fonts and figured it out.  I love how it turned out!

One key thing I learned here is that if something doesn’t seem quite right, I shouldn’t rush things.  The better idea will come to me eventually and I just need to be patient.  It’s hard sometimes when I want to just get a page finished.

49ers Football Layout by Natalie ParkerFonts: Arial, Blanch Condensed | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Game tickets and program.