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.blogspot.com
Lori - www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!!
Patricia - http://pattyandcharlie.blogspot.com/
Leticia - www.craftyamiga.com
Yolie - www.justyolie.com.
Lori Brown http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Jennifer R. www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.cm
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!