Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Not All Athletes Wear Shoes

 When I first pulled out the patterned paper with football schematics and field outlines, I was sure I'd use it for some sort of page about football, maybe a Superbowl Party or Saints game. But then I went a completely different route, and used the paper with a witty t-shirt slogan to contrast such sports with the sport my son loves, swimming. I had the perfect picture, Kevin with his teammates standing around the pool deck, barefeet and all. Yes, not all athletes wear shoes. These boys swim:


On one side of the page, the title takes center stage. On the other side, I layered a few papers and embellishments. The chipboard alarm clock has special meaning for me and my son. During the high school swimming season, their team practiced twice a week, in the early morning, before school. They were in the water at 5:00 AM. Oh my, those were some dark rides to the pool in what seemed like the middle of the night!


But the boys persevered, and his 8th grade team won first place in the boys metro middle school swim meet. Way to go team!

All papers, stickers, and embellishments are from the Scraptastic February kit, Mr. Big Stuff, with the exception of the large blue letters, leftovers from a previous kit.

8 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome page, Madeline! Love how you used the background paper!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i just LOVE this layout- the background is soo cool! awesome

Melissa Smith said...

WOW!! That's a great page! I really love the background paper and your design - wonderful job!

lil gik said...

What a fab layout, love your title and the mix of alpha stickers, and those chipboard borders are too cute!

Amanda said...

Love the title you used! Super fun.

Margie H said...

OMGOSH, Madeline!! You are SO clever!! LOVE this idea - my nephew swims for his HS varsity team since frosh yr (he's a junior) - and I would LOVE to do this for him!! THANKS for the inspiration!!!!

Tanya Ham said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! So awesome to use the background paper this way, LOVE that title, and the way you layered all the embellishments - I just LOVE it!! :)

Lisa LeClair said...

Love that title treatment! I just used those same orange Daily Flash letters on a layout, such a great font