Saturday, August 02, 2008


I am continuing to make progress with my nephews baseball album. I don't know why I have been putting this off for so long!!!!! I am rediscovering with every page how much I enjoy scrapbooking.

This album does have its own set of challenges. There are not sofar many pictures. It's mainly newspaper and internet articles. I do have lots of pictures on my computer that I downloaded from his dad's computer and I do need to go through them and have some printed up. But until I get to that project here hare two more pages that I finished this week.

These are pages from stories and games in April. The plan of the pages at least was determined by my sister in that she nicely gave me an accordion folder of stuff sorted by month. That solved the problem of determining the flow of the album. And the mice thing is I don't have to work on the pages in order as long as I work on them a month at a time I can go in what ever order I want. So far I have February and now April. I still have one more April page to finish.

Once again these pages use papers and embellishments from the Fall Craft kit. On the second page you will notice that there seems to be a green tab just floating in the middle of a page of writing. There are actually two pages to this particular story and I wanted to come up with a way that I didn't have to put them side by side. The front page was shorter than the back one and so I layered them and put this little tab at the bottom of the first page. (Punched out using the SU tab punch of course.) Personally I thought this was rather ingenious. Of course if they want to read the whole story they will need to slide the page out of the page protector.

Just for fun I have included a close up of one of the elements on the second page. It is one that actually does have a photo. (By the way Ben was a pitcher.) I purposely placed the cut out picture so the flower at the top looked like a halo around his head. (Not that he is an angle or anything! Though he is a good 22 year old guy.) But I didn't really like how it looked with his feet covering up the bottom flower so I got out my craft knife at cut around some of the flower petals so I could slip the photo behind them. I did like how this turned out.

Okay enough chatter on my part. It's your turn if you would like to leave a comment. And thank you for visiting and putting up with my ramblings.


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow you have been busy!!! And such wonderful layouts....I love how you're able to add some cool embellishing, and yet the pages keep their masculine feel!! Way to go on cruisin' with this album!!!

Christi said...

Your layouts are fantastic Suzanne!! I am hoping to get some pics printed soon and get back to scrapbooking.

Susan said...

I really enjoyed seeing these pages of yours, Suzanne. I agree with Lee that you have been able to embellish beautifully and still kept the masculine theme going strong! I love that idea with the green tab page. This is one special album.