Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pedro Returns

Here are pages 14 & 15 complete for my baseball scrapbook. Man am I on a roll. I only have to make one page this week to be caught up on my goal. :) 15 pages completed of 52 --- only 37 to go!!!

For those of you not familiar with baseball the "K" is the symbol used for a strikeout and not some sort negative symbol. I guess it's negative if you're the batter who has struck out but as far as my scrapbook is concerned its not negative.

The journaling reads:
"And what a return it was. Not only did Pedro make is debut return from calf and rotator cup injuries but he pitched his 3000th strikeout and led the team to victory. Although I was really excited to see history being made by the Mets, I couldn’t help but think of Jody and how he always seems to miss out on all the great moments. If it weren’t for Jody’s love of the Mets and David Wright’s good looks I probably wouldn’t have gone to Cincinnati to see the Mets play and as a result I wouldn’t have seen Pedro make history with his 3000th strikeout. It was amazing to be in attendance for such a wonderful baseball moment and I hope that I’ll get to experience even more in the future."

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, Basic Black
Accessories: SU Photo Corners Punch, Cricut - Opposites Attract Cartridge

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Wright Stuff!!!

Here is yet another 2 page spread that I've done. I made it last night and decided to go ahead and share it with you because all I have left to do is glue down everything. I think I might move down the letters a bit and add something along the lines of Apparently, David Wright has been giving lessons because it appears that ... THE WHOLE TEAM HAS THE WRIGHT STUFF! Anyway... regardless if I add the additional journaling or not... I'm proud of the outcome and I hope you enjoy the pages!

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Only Orange
Accessories: SU Corner Rounder, Eyelets, CM Oval Cutter, Cricut Cartridge - Opposites Attract

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Warming Up the Wright Way!!!

Here is the next two pages for my baseball scrapbook. These pages were inspired from a layout I found online and since I had so many pages with David Wright warming up before the game in Cincinnati I needed to find a way to use the majority of them so I wouldn't have to actually pick a few of them. David Wright clearly is one of my favorite baseball players.

Pictures are 3x3 and there are 9 of them mated with Whisper White. I then used Only Orange & Brilliant Blue. I don't recall which Cricut cartridge I used to cut out the title but that's how I got the title and then used the photo corner punch by SU to punch out the photo corners that I put in just the 2 opposite corners on the two pages. I needed a little something for down the sides to spice up the pages so I took just pieces of paper that were 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 and put them down the sides to make the illusion of stripes.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Go Reds --- Kinda Sorta, Not Really!!!

This is the 4th 2 page spread for my Cincinnati Game/Trip section of my baseball scrapbook. I'm on a roll and just can't seem to stop scrapbooking, however it will be placed in the 2nd spot in the section as far as order of pages goes. If that makes sense. Anyway... like I said I'm on a roll. I've set up a goal to scrapbook a single page a week so that I can get 52 pages done by the end of the year. Currently, I have 9 pages done and need to get 6 more done so I can be on track for my goal. This really shouldn't be that hard but we'll have to wait and see how it all goes. Even if I don't reach the goal it won't matter because at least I'll get quite a few pages done in the attempt at reaching the goal and I'll be proud with the final outcome of the scrapbook.

The journaling reads:
"Okay so the fact that Scott is wearing a NY Mets jersey in the picture makes the title a bit far fetched, but I thought I would at least give a small shout out to the home team. After all they lost badly & their fans were extremely outnumbered. It just doesn’t seem natural to me that the away team would have more fans in attendance then the home team. However, it didn’t seem to bother the Reds’ fans that much because they still were super nice to us, even though we were clearly cheering for the Mets."

Page Recipe:
Stamps: Sporting Goods
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Non-SU Vellum & Baseball DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Actual Tickets & Seating Chart, Photo Corner Punch, Cricut Cartridges -- Going Places & Basic Shapes & George, Glue Dots, Xryon Machine

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fireworks the Night before the Game

I got another 2 page spread done for the Cincinnati section of my baseball scrapbook. I am definately on a roll and enjoying every moment of making these pages. Well maybe not every moment but pretty darn close to it. I am hoping and planning on getting another two pages done tonight after work, but since my photo sorter didn't arrive yesterday like it was suppose to and was rescheduled for delivery today I'm hoping I get it early enough to get a bit of the sorting done and the another page at least some what done. We'll see ... I never know for sure until I'm there working on something.

The journalling on this page reads...
After sitting in traffic for an hour heading into Cincinnati we finally arrived and got checked into the Westin. While checking in we encountered several of the NY Mets players which was absolutely amazing. However, my curiosity got the best of me so we followed the crowds of people toward the river like a bunch of lemmings. Once by the river we were surprised to find out that there was going to be a fireworks show, which Cincinnati has every Labor Day weekend. So we decided to stick around and enjoy the incredible fireworks show.

Paper: basic black, whisper white
Accessories: CM Oval Cutter, SU Corner Round, SU Large & Small Star Punches covered in a variety of glitter & embossing powders, silver metallic marker
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2

Monday, April 7, 2008

Navy Day @ the Ballpark

Here are the next 2 pages for my scrapbook. They probably will not be going in the next spot but they are the next ones I made for the trip to the game in Cincinnati part of my scrapbook. I hope that makes sense. I didn't like what I came up with at first but after playing around with it some more I finally came up with a product I liked.
I had no clue that it was going to be Navy Day @ the Ballpark but it was sort of nice because my husband is in the Navy and enjoyed seeing all the other guys in their uniforms and such. It was a great day at the ball park even though it was 110 in the shade.

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Ink: Brilliant Blue SU Marker
Accessories: CM Wavy Cutter, CM Oval Cutter, Sticker Letters
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1

Friday, April 4, 2008

Road Trip Summers - Title Page for Baseball Scrapbook (1)

This is the title page for my first scrapbook in which I've decided to document all the summer trips I've taken over the years to see baseball games. I'm also going to include pictures of baseball games that family & friends have taken that I didn't necessarily attend but since they're baseball I'm putting them into this book as well. I'm very excited about the whole book and everything I've thought up so far for it. The list is a list of all the ballparks I've been to in my life. Part of me says I don't remember having been to the old Milwaukee Brewers ballpark but my dad insists I have been. He also insists I've been to the Cleveland Indians ballpark but I know for a fact that I've never been to Cleveland. I am 100% sure I stayed home that year because I've never been to Kings Island Amusement Park either and that's the summer which my dad, mom, & brother went there. I stayed home because I had to work. :( Anyway... I counted the Milwaukee ballpark since I somewhat recall it but I didn't count Cleveland because I'm so sure I haven't been there. I'm not worried about it because I'm sure I can make it to Cleveland at some point and mark that ballpark from the list anyway and have pictures to prove it. There are no pictures to proof the old Milwaukee ballpark. ****After talking to my parents it apparently wasn't Cleveland that they claim I've been too. They thought it was the old Cincinnati Ballpark. I'm not sure if it was actually a different ballpark or just the same ballpark with a different name since they change names fairly frequently. But my mom agrees that she didn't think I went because I was already away for college that summer and she didn't recall me having went to Kings Island with the family.

I came up with the name for the book because of two things... 1 because I grew up hearing about how the home team always had the advantage and that "road trips" were always tough because the away team lost the advantage of being at their home stadium. 2 because not only was the away team on a road trip when they played the game I am documenting but I'm on a road trip as well. Road trips for me are much more fun though and I always enjoy watching baseball in person especially when my favorite team or now teams are playing. I know it is totally wrong but I'm a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets. I grew up being a Cardinals fan and then I blame the recent obsession with the Mets on my friend Jody and the Mets absolutely amazing in every way imaginable third basemen David Wright. Not only do I have this weird combo of favorite teams but my husband does too... though is is slightly more unusual because he grew up a Chicago Cubs fan and it was the Mets that beat the Cubs to make it the World Series back in like 1969. As you can somewhat see the Mets are the only team that my husband and I agree on. This also applies to every other sport imaginable. We don't agree on anything. He likes Iowa... I like Illinois... He likes the Bears... I like the Packers... The List just goes on and on.

The page above was really simple to make. I didn't do any stamping and used my cricut and computer for the most difficult parts. Below is the recipe for what I used. If you want more exact details let me know, but I think it's pretty self-explanatory.

Scrapbook Page Recipe:
Paper: DP Azure, DP Criese, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Going Grey
Ink: computer laser printer ink
Accessories: Small & Large SU Star Punches, Cricut with Print Press Cartridge, SU Markers (Bashful Blue, Real Red, Basic Black)
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1