Thursday, April 5, 2012

Go, Team!!!

Good evening, crafty friends!  Today I have a layout I created using Wow! Embossing Powders. I have been promising my sweet grandson that I would do a layout using some of his football photos and I did exactly that for this project.  I usually prefer making more feminine pieces but I have so many men in my life that I find myself doing almost as many masculine or androgynous pieces as I do feminine ones. 

My grandson has been playing league football for a couple of years now and I have decided it would be a cute idea to make a layout for each year that he plays.  Now watch... he'll decide he doesn't want to play anymore! LOL!  These photos are actually from this past season but I have some really cute ones from his first year as well so look for another football layout in the future! You can see the detail a little better in the next two photos, especially if you click on them to enlarge them.

Most scrappers don't think of using embossing powders in the creation of their layouts but let me tell ya, you really should give them a try.  I used only the basic Opaque Bright White and Primary Ebony on this one (their team colors were black, red and white) but I could have used Cable Car Red and Metallic Silver just as easily. The parts I embossed are the black sideline stripes, the jersey number and year and the chipboard letters for the title. I embossed the numbers on both sides of the playing field in Opaque Bright White onto red cardstock, then outlined the shapes in with a black fine point Copic Multiliner.  

For all of you sports moms and grandmoms, scrapping those sports pictures is lots of fun and very rewarding as the kiddos seem to really enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy making the layouts.  I'm waiting for my son to send me some photos from this boy's martial arts classes so I can do a layout with them too.  I really need to make two of each one of these pages; one to frame for his room and the other for me to keep!  If you haven't done so yet, you should visit the Wow! Embossing Powders Blog for tons of inspiration from my talented design teammates.  

I'll be posting another card this coming weekend and a couple more projects, at least, next week.  I wish you all a very happy Easter or Passover and hope you'll visit me again soon.  Until then....

Happy crafting!


  1. Wow! what a fab LO, love all the wonderful details.

    Donna x

  2. Hi Anne, the flowers you asked about were made with Spellbinders Bitty Flowers dies, they are so easy to make. Have a lovely weekend hun.

    Donna x

  3. Anne, I heard from Dana! She had been in a bad way for a while but is on the mend. She said to send you some hugs!


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