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: 109th Big Game

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The Story:  The annual rivalry football game between Cal and Stanford is called The Big Game and it has been played for over 100 years.  I haven’t missed one since 2000.

Big Numbers: The rest of the page is quite simple, so I experimented with BIG BIG numbers.  I love it!  I layered some blue under the gold letters to make them stand out.  Details, my friends, details.

Handwriting Overload: Do you ever have one of those moments when you’re writing a story and it turns out way longer than you’d planed?  I meant for the handwriting to tuck neatly under the newspaper photo but it got out of control!  But you know my rules, when it’s story versus design, the story always wins.

Previously: 106th Big Game (2003 – in college), 107th Big Game (2004), 108th Big Game (2005).

Big Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

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

Scrapbook Layout: Big Game Week

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The Story: This is the big rivalry week at my alma mater.  Mr. P and I participate in some activities and go back to help the students with the bonfire rally.

Project Life Style: Noticing a pattern?  I was hit hard by Project Life inspiration recently.  You don’t have to do Project Life to use its ideas.  I like that it’s given me a new way to think about displaying a lot of items at once.  Here, I was going to do three rows per page but settled on two when I counted up the number of pictures + ephemera.

Black & White + Color: I can’t believe this worked out so well.  Truly.  It’s like I planned it that way.  Usually I go uniformly one way or the other but the mix really works here.  Expanding my style again!

Trimmed Ephemera: In order for this design to work, I had to be okay trimming down ephemera to fit the space.  I won’t do that all the time but it was no problem here.

Negative Space: What I really like about experimenting with Project Life design is flexing my design muscle when it comes to headlines.  You won’t see anything like this in my previous books.

Previously: I’ve scrapbooked Big Game Week for a few years now, each one of them different: 2003 (still a student), 2004 (layouts here and here) , and 2005 (layouts here and here).

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

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 Layout: Bonfire Rally

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The Story:  Mr. P and I helping students build the Big Game Bonfire, the big culminating event of the rivalry week (aside from the football game, of course).

Previously: I’ve been attending this event for years and I take a differing amount of photos each time and save varying levels of ephemera.  See prior year’s layouts here and here.

Ephemera on the left, Photos on the Right: There was just so much stuff to include here.  I made a collage of ephemera on the left.  On the right, pretty much in a diametrically opposed style, I went with a photo grid.

Walking Bear Logo:  I traced and cut the walking bear logo with my Silhouette the same way I do other sports logos.

Varying the Font Size a Little: Laying out this event year after year, coming up with something interesting is challenging.  I experimented with cutting the headline out of two different font sizes and colors and put it in a box instead of having it float by itself.  I like how it adds a clean line to the collage page.

Do you ever scrapbook recurring events?  Any tips to keep it interesting?

Bonfire Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Bebas | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline & bear), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Backstage passes, parking pass, program schedule, poster.

Scrapbook Layout: Hockey Game

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The story: A trip to a college hockey game to watch our alma mater play her rivals.

On an angle: This was a bit of an experiment.  I thought having everything in a horizontal row would look boring so I used a slight angle.

Stripey boxes: I made the box with stripes painstakingly by hand.  I used long eighth-inch strips and glued them carefully with tweezers.  I love how it turned out.

More stripes: I had more eighth-inch stripes leftover from the football season pages, so I repeated the theme here.

Hockey Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Bebas | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Hockey tickets.

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: Giants Games

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Keeping it Interesting: As long as we still keep going to Giants games, I’ll still be coming up with a new way to scrapbook it every year.  It’s kind of refreshing actually — I know I can try something different this year without it being the end-all-be-all.  There’s always next year!

Small Headline: I struggled with this page for a while.  It clicked when I realized I didn’t need a huge headline.  I designed a small one and glued it over top of one of the photos.

Scrapbooking an Autograph: That’s Omar Vizquel’s autograph on the back of my ticket.  He was a great player and I hope he makes it into the Hall of Fame someday (he won 11 Gold Gloves).  I thought for a while about whether I should scrapbook it or keep it in some safe place.  Said safe place would be in a box in the closet and not on display.  Whatever.  If it’s in the scrapbook people may actually see it.

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).

Baseball Scrapbook Layouts by Natalie ParkerFonts: Geared Slab (headline), Century Gothic (text on photo) | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Ephemera Included: game tickets, player’s autograph, newspaper clipping, map of ballpark.

Scrapbooking Sports

Superbowl Sunday is coming up!  What better time to show a bunch of sports layouts?

When scrapbooking sports, I always try to include game tickets and programs where applicable.  I add in photos to round it out.  If I don’t have photos, I get creative by adding more ephemera or looking online for photos.

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My First NFL/49ers Game

49ers Football Layout by Natalie ParkerStill miffed they aren’t in the Superbowl.

I used game tickets and the game program for this layout and sized my not-great photos down to fit in between.

2004 College Football Season

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I didn’t have a lot of my own photos for this season, so I used news images of plays from the season for the first page.

107th Big Game

Big Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerA page for a single game that includes a newspaper clipping, tickets, and photos (and Aaron Rodgers).

Basketball Season

Basketball Layout 10It’s basketball season, right?  This layout uses a dominant photo and lots of little touches on the left side.  On the right side I used a magazine cover and some pocket schedules.

Baseball Season

San Francisco Giants Scrapbook PagesAnd because pitchers and catchers will be reporting very soon (or so Mr. P likes to remind me) here are some baseball layouts!  These are tickets from the games we went to that season, photos, and some ephemera.

Baseball Game as Part of a Vacation

Yankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerOur trip to old Yankee Stadium.  I used our tickets here plus pictures from the game.