Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scrapbooking Sports: A Soccer Glossary on a Two-Page Layout

"Take the Field" Two-Page Soccer Scrapbook Layout
I'm not a sports fan, but I've always loved working on sports-themed scrapbook layouts. The action-packed photos, team colors and spirited crowds can make scrapbooking those memories even more exciting.

ScrapTiffany recently challenged the design team to create layouts and cards geared around sports. This was an easy one for me since I had several photos that I wanted to scrapbook of my oldest daughter playing soccer.

I don't get many chances to photograph soccer games, but when I do, I end up taking A LOT of photos. And I don't just snap pics of team players and soccer balls. I get distracted by trees and the way the sun shines down on the field.

There's something breathtaking about capturing the sun's beams in our photos and I wanted to display that feeling of warmth on the day of the game.

After I chose the photos and decided where they were going to go, I picked out coordinating cardstock and began putting it all together. I wanted a big bold title, but the letters I had chosen didn't match the layout. I pulled out black acrylic paint, painted it on and then applied a thin coat of black, sparkly Stickles.

I didn't feel like writing the typical journaling since I had recently completed another soccer scrapbook layout, so I opted for a soccer glossary. Figured it would also help my daughter (and me) learn more about the sport she plays.

To finish off the layout, I added two pieces of ribbon and 14 buttons in honor of the two teams, 7 players each, that play during the game. And that was my soccer scrapbook page.

Visit the ScrapTiffany blog to see other sports-themed scrapbook layouts and cards and feel free to share yours with her too!

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  1. The glossary idea is fantastic. Did you just find those online and print them to fit? Or did you cut them out from somewhere?

    Glad I'm not the only one who scrapbooks sports. I've done 15 sports pages for my current scrapbook and have 2 left to go! Sometimes it's hard to get inspiration when doing that many sport pages!

  2. super sports layouts.. amazing detail and accents
    ..hugs Bev ST DT

  3. Love your selection of photos and the journaling glossary idea!

  4. Danielle, you did an awesome job with this challenge. I love the way you captured important moments. That makes it extra-special!!

  5. Superb soccer layout. I really like how you used the terminology as journaling strips.

  6. Thank you! I found a soccer glossary online, copy and pasted into WordPerfect in two columns and then printed the document.

  7. I just may have to scraplift some ideas off of this page!!!!

  8. such a clever idea! even though soccer is THE game over here, I think I could do with reading your glossary to learn some of the rules!

  9. Love your layout... and my nieces that play soccer will love it if I createa page like yours TFS

  10. This surely is a fun way to learn soccer glossary since reading directly from a dictionary or perhaps a sports magazine might be too boring, especially for young ones!

  11. Exposure to the soccer terms where it is applied can move a very long way. It is best to regularly watch soccer games so you're able to effectively connect a word on the way it is utilized in the sport.

  12. Love the idea! If your kid loves soccer, he would definitely enjoy reading and reminiscing his games together with his team through this soccer-themed scrapbook you compiled!