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Saturday, July 30, 2011

District Champs LO (How Neat Is That Blog Hop)

Welcome to the How Neat Is That Blog Hop!  This hop is all about interactive scrapbooking!  If you found me first, please go HERE to begin the hop!  For my project, I created a 2-page layout with 9 4x6 photos, some of them hidden.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete lineup!

Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​

Lori - www.scrappinmystressaway.blogs​  YOU ARE HERE!!

Patricia - http://pattyandcharlie.blogspo​


Amy V--

Leticia -

Yolie -

Brynn- http://www.flairandfrillscreat​

Dawn- http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight​

Lori Brown​/

Jennifer R. www.craftycardgallery.blogspo​

Kristen -http://huneebcreations.blogsp​


I started with a lot of photos of my son's baseball district final game.  They won districts!  I wanted all of these photos, but really wanted to use only 2 pages since we were headed to state and knew I would have a ton of new photos coming (664 to be exact)!  So, I had to get creative!

I started with something I designed a while back and new I would use during baseball season.  This design came from a t-shirt catalog (of all places) and I re-created it out of paper!  I can not create (or live for that matter) without my gypsy and I create and save projects all the time.  Some I cut right away and use, others I come back to and tweak to fit a current project.  I welded leters from Base Camp to a baseball bat from Baseball. 

For my photo mats,  I put a rectangle sized to 4.25 x 6.25 on my Gypsy mat.  This way I can mount the photos and put them in the pocket.

I welded a circle sized at 2.96w x 2.76h from George to the top of the rectangle so I could journal on it.

I cut out an additional circle in white to adhere on top of the photo mat.

I cut out the mat shape in black and adhered my photos on them.

I used a red fine tip marker to "stitch" the laces on an used brown ink to dirty up the baseballs.

For my hidden photos, I took a piece of white cardstock at 8x6 and folded it in half at 4 inches.

I scored it and used my bone folder to crease it.

Now it looks like a card, so if you will....I adhered a picture to the outisde of the card and two photos inside the card.
Normally, I use a ribbon under the outside photo so you can easily pull the flap open.  Ribbon did not really fit my theme here.  I used two baseball stickers instead.

I used Base Camp for my title.  Everything is sized at 1 inch except for "CHAMPS"  is 1 1/2 inches.  I put the shadow letters on the top half of the mat and the letters on the bottom half.

I cut the letters out in our school colors.  I kept the shadow letter "negative" piece  to help me align the words on the layout.

Here is my pocket (the blue cardstock) with one photo on it.  This is the dog pile photo at the end of the game!  I put the program in the pocket.

Here is the pocket with the photos in it (in front of the program). 
I took the "negative" piece and used it as a template for my title.

In this photo, you can see the baseball sticker I used as a flap.

When the flap is closed, it looks like an embellishment.

I made a baseball cap from the Baseball cartridge sized at 3.12 inches.  The "T" is from Varsity Letter sized at .88 inches tall.

I cut out the cap in blue and black, and trimmed the bill off of the black one.

I cut out BigStick from Baseball at 1.71 inches in the same brown (floral if you look close enough) paper but I wanted it darker so I inked it while it was still on the mat.

This page has a total of 4 photos on it.

This page has a total of 5 photos on it.  All 9 photos are 4x6.

I used a little twine to "tie" it all together.  No blog hop would be complete without some blog candy, so in order to qualify for mine you need to #1 be or become a follower, #2 leave me a comment telling me how many photos you usually put on a page (or 2-page spread) and how many you wish you could put on it!

Thank you for stopping by!!  Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous Patricia!


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hi Lori ...

First of all, OF COURSE I am a follower of your fantastic blog. I love how you perfectly describe your work! Your "recipes" are more detailed than Julia Child's!

Two page layouts -- hmmm... not that I've done that many because they're SO much work! Thinking back, I typically put no more than 4 photos unless I use some cut-outs of the photos as embellishments. How many would I LIKE to include?? ALL of the ones I have on the subject, so I'm not stuck making more layouts!! LOL. That's a semi-serious answer, as I often just want the project DONE so I can move onto something else.

Thanks for asking!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey


I am already a follower!! Great job with the layout, love how you open up flaps and there are more pictures. I usually put 4-5 pictures on a page depending on the size of them, i wish I could fit way more but i think it would look cluttered, but doing what you did i could fit more, hummm.... something to think about!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Patricia said...

Very cute I love the hidden pictures I wouldn't have thought of doing it that way.

shersl84bed said...

I'm already a follower, but all the way through looking at the photos, I seriously kept thinking "That is neat" I love how many photos you can get on the pages and the way you put the flap on.
I usually put 4 photos of a page. Will definitely give this a try with some of the graduation photos of my son this year.
Smiles Sher

Eva said...

I am already a follower, Great Baseball layouts...I love the pocket full of pix with journaling on each baseball...great job. I usually only get 4 tops on a 2 page layout...maybe 5, but I really love the way you did yours to get more.
TFS, Eva :0)

sweetlilscrapper said...

very cool! i usually fit 4-6 pics on a 2 page spread!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

sonyaeverding said...

I am a follower. I love the layout. Would love to do something similar for my daughters as thy are HUGE softball fanatics. Thanks for inspiration.

Doris P. said...

wow!! you rock!! loving the details. so a question: do you not put the plastic overlay over the Lo? if so.. did you slice for the pics?? I so love the details.
I put about 6-8 pics - been known to put as many as 15 (all wallets). WOULD love to put a whole lot more like 12 that are all 4x6's.. already a follower.. wishing you had e-mail still :)

sonyaeverding said...

I left an earlier comment but forgot the layout info. I usually put 3-5 pics on a 2 page. I like your sometimes it would be great to put in enought to get the entire gest of the game....
Thanks .....

Crafty and Green said...

What a Wonderful Layout! Your attention to details are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm a new Follower!! :) Glad I found your blog!

Normally I put two, sometimes three photos per layout, however I would love to cover the whole page with my kiddos pics! I have two toddlers and the number of pictures I have are endless!! But in order to share my creations on my blog, I usually just do two! :)


Anonymous said...

Great layout. thank you so much for sharing.

rhayhurst said...

I am a new follower, and I must say that your recent blog really lives up to the theme, "How Neat is That!" I try to get 4 photos on a two page layout, but I wish I could get 9 like you did! This layout has given me great inspiration to scrapbook my 4th of July photos. Thanks for the ideas and the "challenge" to get more photos per layout!! :)

rakiya32 said...

Love your layouts! Thanx for the great instructions and pictures. I am new to scrapbooking so I havent tried anything yet. Iam just trying to get my supplies and information!..Iam a new follower

Patti B said...

This is a wonderful layout and it capture my heart. Im a huge softball fan. I have tons of pic of my girls. This is a great idea.
I normally get 4-5 pic on a page and sometimes I wish I could get 10 or more.
I am a new follower and will be back to get some more great ideas.


Darlene said...

Wow! Great job. Love the hidden photos.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Scraps2treasure said...

OMG I never knew a gypsy did so much - ok now I want one and loved your layout and how you did everything

Peggy Sue said...

wow, now thats a lot of work! looks fantastic! I only put 4 on a a page and unless they are really small would keep it at 4.

ReinasMomma said...

Very cool! I have put as many as 4 pictures on a page. Thanks for sharing! just became a follower.

Judy said...

WOW -- fantastic job!! I am very impressed! I almost always go for 4 pics on each side of the 2 page lo. If I get too 'happy' making the page 'decorations', I might be cut down to 2 or 3 per page:-) When I am over loaded with pics, I would love to use at least 10-12 per lo! You did such a great job not crowding up the pages! BRAVO....
jaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Designs that Delight said...

Wow! Great way to include so many hoots! Thanks for sharing. -Dawn

Lori Apgar said...

I wanted to address Doris' question. She asked if I leave the page unprotected, cut the paga protector or just put the page inside the protector....I have done all 3. The problem with cutting the flap is my youngest has torn the flap right off when "reading" the scrapbooks. If the page goes in a strap hinge album I somwtimes skip the protector. The pockets go behind the protector....I use mostly top loading ones now.

I will find a way to add feedburner this week so you can subscribe now that we are back from the state tourney! Our boys took 2nd place!!!

Lori Apgar said...

Yikes! Sorry for my typos!! I am responding from my cell phone!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!!

Carrie K said...

Great LO! I usually only put 4 or 5 pictures on a LO, depending on the pictures and size. Sometimes just one or two. It all depends on the subject. I love your idea.

Pammie Kay said...

Another new follower! I love your much attention to detail I almost always make 2-page LO's and average about 5 per page (I print them at home so I make them 2x3 or even smaller)

Thanks for the inspiratio
memorieskeeper56 at yahoo dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great page Lori! Love how you can use so many photos with this. TFS

Lady Fair said...

Wow, awesome scrapbook pages, especially love the red stitching you added to the baseballs. I would like to fit 8 or more photos per scrapbook page, with most of them hidden. I've been a follower for awhile, love your blog.


Sandy S. said...

Hi Lori,
Wonderful layout. Love all the details and the hidden pics idea. =)


Anita Braddock said...

very cool layouts I have never tryed to make a interactive layout I will have to try it out. it is very cool to see the end results thanks for sharing. thanks for the cahnce to win. great job. love it

A Creative Journey said...

OMG! THAT IS AMAZING! I LOVE EVERYTHING about it! And teh TUTORIAL! SERIOUSLY! I feel like you are personally telling me what to do right next to me! TFS! I am a fan, follower and I hope you come by and check out my blog at and do the same :)

A Creative Journey said...

OOPS... I realized I didn't answer you.. cuz I don't have enough responses on this post already! LOL Sorry, typically I put 3-4 pictures but have put as many as 15 on a one page layout using a waterfall method or pockets etc... LOVE YOUR IDEA!!

shelly said...

what a great layout. i like the hidden photo part, saves a lot of page space plus is just neat :) thanks for sharing this :) have a great weekend :)

Cyndi S said...

Great layout. I usually will use 2 pictures on a page.
cstephenson at q dot com

Angie said...

Great job!! I love your layout!! said...

I love this, my son plays baseball and always looking for ways to make a page! This is 2 thumbs up!

joni said...

Wonderful layouts!!! Wow, I'm amazed at how many photos you were able to fit on these two pages!!! I normally use anywhere from 2-8 depending on the size of them. I love my Gypsy too and can't live without it!!! TFS

Shawnee said...

I love your wonderful layout. Thank you for explaining everything so perfectly. I am a follower of your wonderful blog.


Aly's mom said...

You gave me such awesome ideas! Thanks! I have thousands of pics of my daughter already (and she's only 6). I always end up with 12-18 pics that I want on a layout and try to get it down to 8 or 10 max. Sometimes, I crop them really small and have them peeking out of something or have a pile of different sized pics that I sort of collage. Narrowing them down is the hardest part! Thanks for sharing. New follower.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, awesome layout!! I love all the details and I can't believe how many photos you used:) I usually use around 4 -8 depending on size..Great job!
I am a follower already:)Thanks for a chance to win
Sherrie K

Cathy said...

I love your layout, a lot of work and love went into it I can tell. I am a follower already, love checking to see what you are up to. For layout page I like to use t..3 max pics.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

What an incredible layout!! So many details..I to cover my pages with the clear sleeves but had never given thought to slicing so the pics could come through. For me the more pics on a page the merrier because I tend to take alot of pics and hate to have to choose..

Laura (tweetyb) said...

New follower here! LOVE your LO!! I don't do much scrapping anymore (cards & gifts kind of took over!!) but I used to only put maybe 4-6 on a 2 pg spread!
♥ Laura ♥

Heather said...

I just became a follower of your amazing blog!! I LOEV the baseball scrapbook layout!! My son made playoffs this year also so I also have a ton of pics to scrap!!
I normally try to get at least 2-3 photos on each page when I do scrapbook but It is really hard to sometimes narrow down what pictures I want!! I would love to be able to put 6-7 on a page but that may still not be enough!!! LOL

Jani said...

Cool idea for the photos. I usually put 4 picts on a 2 page LO. I wish I could put about 10 :)
On the last page of every album, I make an accordian fold out that will hold 8 pictures. (since I can't bare to not include all my picts :)

new follower

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, this came out GREAT!!! I'm more than impressed!!! Girlfriend, you're getting better and better, and I love it!!!

deedoodle said...

Scrapbook pages are really great.

funnygirl13 said...

Very Nice!!!!

Lori said...

Cool layout! Love it!

Angie said...

I love the idea of the photos flipping up or hiding another!! I usually only put 2 or 3 on a page. Now I think there will be a whole lot more!!

I am a new follower and so glad to have visited. Thank you for sharing such a cool idea!

mjblahnik56 said...

New follower and I found your gypsy tute cool. I just bought a gypsy. Love your layout. TFS

Scrappin1 said...

Love your layout and really like the baseballs to lift up pictures by what a cute idea! When I do alot of heritage work I find I don't tend to add alot of extra pictures because I want them all to be special, but on everyday modern layouts I lvoe to try and get as many as possible into one layout...typically 4-6 but sometimes more. Love the ideas so far on this hop to do just that!! TFS

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous Lo! Love the pockets and all the die cuts! I usually like to put at least 4 photos on a page. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Amy E said...

WOW!! Nine pis on two pages?!? That's awesome! I'm lucky to get five on two pages! Thanks for the tutorial!!

I'm a follower

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Scrappin Melissa said...
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Scrappin Melissa said...

Great LO! Love it! Great instructions. I have been a follower for a while.
I usually get between 5 and 8 photos on a 2 page spread depending on the sizes and design.
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I am now a happy follower, glad to have found you. When I do a page I try to get at least 2 photos on the page but it all depends on how many go with the theme I have done a single page layout with 6 photos on it and a double page Lay out with only 2 it all depends. Thanks so much for sharing

God Bless

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome baseball layout. I am a follower of your blog.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

SueNJ said...

New follower here and I have to say that this idea is AMAZING! Thanks for the gypsy tips and I am going to have to try this for my vacation pics. I am so looking forward to quality time with my Gypsy :) Thanks for sharing this!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

been following 4 a little while via GFC! I love "how-to's" u give! I'm definitely gonna try some of your techniques! I usually put anywhere from 4-8 pics per 2 page layout~depends on the size of the pics. I used 2 have an HP printer that I could insert my memory card & print & could easily fit my pics better! I have 2 lil boys (3 & 6) & used 2 take alot of pics. I don't have a digital anymore & haven't quite kept up as much I want 2! Love the LO! Thanks!

Jodie R said...

I usually only put two or three trimmed photos on a page, but with this brilliant tip I can do many more. I love how you used the baseballs both as a pull tab and a journaling spot. Very clever.

jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

puffinliz said...

Lovely layout, thanks for sharing. I usually put 4 pages per page, but have been known to use only one!

smyiow said...

love the baseball layout! I have one I need to do and this is great.

Ann said...

This is great! I'm so glad you added it to the Frosted Design Challenge!

BugBites said...

what a great layout and clever take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.