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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bowling Layouts

I am plugging away on Tyler's senior year in his scrapbook - totally taking advantage of a snow day today!!!! 

Bowling season is coming to a close as the Varsity State Tournament is this Saturday.

Because Bowling is not a High School Sponsored sport, the teams do not get their pictures in the yearbook.  I have volunteered to take the photos each year and we create a Senior Page in our Yearbook (we pay to say congrats to our seniors as well as promote the bowling program).  I also take individual photos and put together a keepsake for the parents who want one.  I will post them next month as they are still in the works.

Every now and then, I want to make a personalized mat for a photo - especially a 5x7 or 8x10.

I start by putting a square or rectangle on my Gypsy mat.  I typically use George and Basic Shapes.  I unlock the chain between Width and Height and select Real Size (the box with the a and arrows in it).  

***Note the box should be yellow when you use Real Size - I took it off Real Size when I added the letters.

I size the Width to 7.25 inches and the Height to 5.25 inches.

I put the word Titans on my mat using Varsity Letter (shadow).  I sized the letters to 1.31 inches.  I typically put the word on my mat and grow the size until I like how it looks - it is that easy!

I position the word to overlap the top of the rectangle, then weld it together.

I cut the shape out in black cardstock.

This is a 5x7 of the entire group of bowlers.
I opened another layer (leaving the first layer open) to configure the rest of the layout.

  I put TEAM on my mat.  I sized the letters to 1.35 inches and placed them vertically to the right of my photo mat.

I added Strike from Baseball sized to 1.82 inches.

I added the bowling pin and ball (and layers) from Nifty Fifties sized to 2.65 inches.  I created a welded image with the pins and ball (shown below).

After I moved the bowling pin and ball, I spread out my images by color.
I used orange, red and blue cardstock to cut out the images.

I kept the extra piece (aka template) from the word Team.

I placed the template next to my photo mat.

I adhered the letters inside the template.

I gently peeled away the template - and I have a perfectly centered and straight word!!

Back to the pins, I copied a second image and rotated it a little.  I overlapped the bowling balls and welded the images together.

I cut out the pins and ball in white cardstock.  

I had to use an orange ball since Tyler throws an orange ball!!  I glued the stripes on the pins.  I used my black fine point marker to draw in the side of the pin.

I adhered the pins onto the corner of the photo.

I love the paper - I did not want to cover up much of it!!

I made a coordinating page:
 I did not take the photos used for this page - these were taken by Kevin Keyser.  He took Tyler's senior pictures and did an awesome job!

I also did not create the pin border - I bought it at my LSS.  Cricut has very little bowling images in its library!!  I used red twine to represent the stripes on the pins.  I used my white gel pen to date the ball.

Here is to my bowler - good luck at State Tyler!!


Design Originals by KC said...

What an exciting album this is turning into ... your son is VERY active in his senior year which is nice! Thanks for sharing what you did and HOW you did it! Kathi Great layout :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Great layout!!!

Hello, my beautiful Lori! I've missed you so and thought of you often. So good to see you and another of your wonderful projects -- so like you!

Wanted to drop in to say hello -- still working my way around blogland trying to "touch" all my family-friends so I'll be back again soon my friend!


Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

What a great layout!
I love the distressed look of the background and the colors you used!
Lisa H.

TeresaK said...

Thank you for all the great tips you gave for the Cameo! I am a newer user and just know the very basics! Your layout is so cool... your son's album is going to be a great one!
Thanks for visiting my blog too!