I went to an all day crop Saturday as a fundraiser for a high school baseball team. It was AWESOME because the baseball players carried in all of our stuff (and back out at the end of the crop), the baseball moms cooked us some great food and there was a snack cart that came by several times with snacks and drinks.
I went last year too and will continue to go because it falls at a great time of year for me - BEFORE baseball season starts!!!
Many of you know I have a High School senior this year and have been working hard to get his album up-to-date and get some graduation decorations completed before baseball starts.
My layouts are simple because Tyler likes no-fuss and because it is more important to me that they be COMPLETED than perfect!
Today is a quick overview of my layouts. If you want more details, leave me a comment and I will provide a separate blog post with them!
The two-page layout at the top is something I do each baseball season. I trim photos to 3x3 or 3x6 and make a collage. I leave some spaces open to put a title on. Our Boys Varsity Baseball Team took 3rd place in Legion Baseball last year. It was a great summer for them!!
For this page, I made a pocket for some of the newspaper articles. The page on the right was purchased at CKC Kansas City (I changed the background page) and the company EZ Lazer Designs.
This layout design is one of my own. I shows Tyler batting and catching.
This page is next to the previous page (I really am a freak about coordinating 2 page layouts) and I used cuts from the Baseball cartridge.
I added a quick page from my cousin's wedding this August.
Tyler played tennis again this year. This page goes next to his Letter certificate. You can see that layout HERE.
These next two pages were photo highlights.
I like including the coach - Love Coach Cooley!!! I used a chipboard sticker set to embellish.
Homecoming pages!! I did add the ribbon and ribbon flower after I got home. I typically don't bring a lot of extra things to crops unless I have them already planned out for a specific project.
I used 3 Girl Jam Cherry Lipstick crinkle ribbon.
Page 2 is pretty simple - I wanted the focus to be on the pretty people in the pictures!!
Tyler loved holding the animals and birds for photo shots while we were in Mexico.
I used bright papers and solid cardstock mats for these layouts.
Here are my crop hints:
Pick a subject/family member/event to work on.
Make a list of pages in order that you want to work on.
Sort and organize photos.
Gather patterned papers you want to use (bring extra - you may change your mind!)
Gather solid color cardstock.
KISS (keep it simple silly) - you can embellish and journal later
Bring extra adhesive.
If you scrap each child separately, re-use layout ideas!
Cross off your list as you complete each page!
I was super motivated because I want to get his album done before Graduation.
I also did a free MITI from Close to My Heart, ate lunch and dinner, talked with my sister-in-law and friend Linda, and showed a lady how to use the cricut. It was a great day!!
Please leave me a comment with your crop hints! Also, let me know if you want more information on my layouts. I typically have a detailed tutorial but I wanted to get these all posted. I am willing to share if you want me to!