Friday, August 5, 2011

SPORTS MANIA & BLACKLETTER & VARSITY LETTER 100+ HOP

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even though my youngest of five children, twin boys graduated from high school 5 yrs ago, i (we) still attend sporting events when it's home.  i miss those cold football games with a thermos of hot chocolate, or ......cider with a little surprise.  we don't do much of 'that' anymore, but still love to see the kids out there in their varsity jackets bringing us some fond memories of yesteryear.  i like to make little mementos for the local boys who some still call me mom.  and for those who don't know me, well their moms can buy these from me for their own scrapbooks.  i've made a few of our area schools whom we compete with 'to the death', or so the kids say...here are a few:  cut from SPORTS MANIA @ 5", you can also put a magnet on the back for your fridges!  the letters are punched from an alphabet punch set.  the highschool letters are cut from VARSITY LETTER @ 2".  layering is so easy.


next, i made a layout of my son and his fiance'.  there will be a big 'lighthouse' wedding.....oh, i'll tell ya'll about that later, right now, this is just one of my favorite pics of them.  they both love the outdoors and i wanted to make something with neutral, but outdoorsy and glamerous at the same time.  that proved to be a challenge, but i think using the frames from BLACKLETTER made it much simpler than i'd expected.  cut on my gypsy @w 9.11 h 9.59, i reduced the inside frames smaller to fit around the 5"x7" picure.  doesn't really matter what the size is as long as you can hide the white border from the actual picture.  i chose these colors to tie in the pics and the feel of outdoors.  a few rubons, tim holtz elegant flourishes, martha stewart elegant fence border punch, (hard to see along the edge) but it's there. a couple of branch punches and some primas from ?  note the flower centers.  i even added a little 'fiber' to the diet...some bling, and there you have it.  easy peasy nice and easy!  (my grand-daughters favorite saying)....and ya'll thought i was gonna do the old english letters from this cart?  HA!  i fooled ya didn't i?  i thought it turned out nice.  hope they'll like it!


here's a close-up of the fibers in the flower centers



i hope you enjoyed my pictures along with everyone elses along the way.  i'm happy you stopped by. i would love for you to leave a comment, and if you would, but don't have to, become a follower.  thank you for stopping by:  your next stop is JENNIFER:  http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com

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23 comments:

Connie Layman said...

Ahhh, fond memories of the football nights! The varsity jackets are great! You 'nailed' it on combining outdoorsy and elegant! Beautiful job Kat!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow! KAT I LOVE IT!! I am also a twin myself, we are mirror image twins! How cool! The Picture frame is just stunning!

Janet's Planet said...

love the football things, but the flower is AWESOME!

heatherhammen said...

Love ALL of it - that flower page is stunning!

smyiow said...

I love the colors you choose for your layout! The flowers are amazing!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love the letterman jackets!! And the LO is beautiful!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
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Jenny R said...

Love your LO...you definitely accomplised what you were going for. I didn't even realize there were frames on Blackletter. Learn something new every day. Thanks for the tip. :)

Courtney Larson said...

How sweet of you to share these memories and to make gifts for the local boys. I can see that you are so loving and nuturing.

I love the layout of your son and his fiancee. Cannot wait to see the pictures of their wedding - I know you are doing an amazing job with some of the decor. PS - he is pretty darn cute..hehe.

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing all your craftiness. Great projects! You are so creative!!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great projects
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

What great projects. Love the varsity jackets and the layout is beautiful! TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

I love this very good job. the layout with your son very beautiful thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

PattieMcginnis said...

love the little lettermen jackets... going to have to borrow that cartridge and try them out...
Thanks

Yvette said...

All of your creations are lovely! You are making me miss high school :)

Lyd's Creations said...

Your "works" are great. Your little Varsity Jackets are very cute!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

ahhh love your projects! Varsity jackets are awesome! The layout is just beautiful!

Connie Gail said...

I enjoy looking at your projects because you give attention to fine details ~ love it! I understand about those football games. Youngest son Dan (now 19) played football for 4 years, captain of his team......we really enjoyed his high school years (even though we are OLD parents!). Love the varsity jackets and beautiful scrapbook page. thanks kat....:O)

gshrader said...

Great projects! Love the varsity jackets! Great layotu too! Thanks for sharing

Suzys Crafts said...

oh Kat I so love your projects. You did awesome.

the purple muse said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Kat! TFS! So excited to be on the team with you!

~Tammy S

Maria said...

Such a great picture and frame! :)

Lori Comeau said...

Your projects are amazing.
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Lori Comeau said...

I'm trying to follow you but it's not working. You can let me know when it is and I'll come back to follow and check out any other creations you make.

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