Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cheer Book 2 of 3 posts

Continuing from yesterday - I have a few more pages to share.  I will admit having a kit and doing the bulk cutting was key to getting this done.  I filled up a 12x12 page with a bunch of cuts I liked, and cut them in both red and black (some is tan and white as well). I did not use them all in this book, and I have a bunch left over that I can use this year - so I feel like I am already ahead of the game :).


The 6 squares pages are actually (6) 3-1/8" x 3" (again wonky sizes.  The way I survived these pages was creating a template in Photoshop where I clipped my pictures to squares/rectangles I created in the sizes that matched these pockets.  so I would fill them up and they looked normal.  I did a lot of combining squares to make one large photo, I just like how it looks. (personal preference and it allowed me to capture the entire team). The cut file on the left is a Karla Dudley word stacked cut, from The Silhouette Store (here).  The FCA#1 I just created via the Silhouette software.

(I covered up the faces that are not my child, and are close enough to make them out - the fuzzier group photos I felt were ok).

The Amazing divider is all pieces from the Theresa Collins"Hello My name is" collection, rub-ons, the bingo card, brads, etc... the heart cut file is from Just Jaimee storyteller collection (2014), and the word "amazing" is a Wilna Furstenburg design freebie from her Art Class 2.

The full page LO is just a again a combo of kit papers, elements and paint splatters.  The Win ticket was created in design studio with a ticket cut and "bebas" font.

Below left is how simple some of the cards were - just using the papers from the kit and a few brads. (yes that is a long day at comp for both Sam & dad).  The card on the right uses a little more product, a cut file from Just Jaime (and the 2 hearts from the cut file above) Add some journaling, and page is done.  I love pocket pages for this album.  It makes assembling so easy (if the pockets were a normal size I would be in heaven, sigh...).


"Live your story" I created in Design studio, and the on the right is a square right out of the kit papers. (There were days where the creativity just wasn't happening - thank goodness for a good kit).

I added this page because I wanted to remind ya how great it is to just  use a social media clip..

And a tip on the photos.  At first I thought this book had to be all about Sammy.   But in reality it is a memory book for her about her team.  I am so glad I had taken all the other team shots, so I could incorporate everyone in the book.
 Below is a Fantastic that I cut from black paper earlier in the bulk cutting day, and then I embossed it with gold powder I had from forever from Stamp It up.  I mean like 10 years or more.  It was one of the first scrapping supplies I ever bought.  The floral cut file is from Wilna Furstenburg.  So delicate and pretty, it broke up the gold from the bold stripes.  Add a few sequins, and done.

Another hint, there were many dividers and cards I wanted to toss out  - but there a little patience and creativity can save them.  This was one of them, and in the end I loved how it turned out.
 Sorry the team is "vellumed" out, but this is just a page added in - random size, team photo from one of the comps.  The page is less than 6.5" x 9", and I hole punched and added it in the book.  I love the randomness of the sizes of the pages scattered in the book.

Above is another 6-pack of photos, and a close up of the square.  Not that it is anything amazing, but just layers of scraps, ticket die cuts, staples, washi, whatever I had to create a square to break up the busy photos and keep with the color theme of the book. below  left is a again a quick tag created from cut files and the kit,

I am going to close today with a few pages from an away comp in Atlantic City, NJ.  The travel comps I added more pages to include the rest of the trip and things we did, places we ate, etc....

 The number file I cant locate where it came from - I think it is from The-lilypad's Memory Pocket Monthly kits.  but I am not positive.  I deleted it from my Silhouette library, so I can not locate it.

I love the tweet with the location map. for the away trip.  I always try to add maps where I can to my pockets.  And black and white is also a great tip to ease up the busy-ness of the pages.  I actually put two 3x4 photos for this 4x6 pocket - no rules - so why not?

The next pockets included a photo of the tickets for the weekend, and a layered tag.  and below is a pocket card from the kit with a QR code of the routine I found someone posted on you tube.  I love QR codes, what a great way to add motion to a scrapbook!

I know most of the next page (above right) is covered faces, but I just wanted t stress the importance of team photos and fun antics/photo shoots in between routines.  There is so much down time, but it seems these girls are always up for photo ops!
Below is a 2-page spread of the downtime of the comp.  I got to mix in some more pocket sizes, and still throw in some traditional lay-out looks.  All cards and papers and elements came from the kit collection, minus the letters - they are simple stories.


Last page for today is a team pic and the kit is from a Gossamer blue kit - I think the chipboard is from the "I am" collection.  Some more ink splatters, and the perfect ending of a weekend trip. Tomorrow I will share the last few comps and a few more pages.

**I am not affiliated in any way with any of the designers, I found cuts that I liked that represented cheering and the kits that matched the colors I needed.

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