Check out fun and energetic basketball scrapbook pages. Each layout gives scrapbooking inspiration for all-star plays, teammate bonding, and fun times on and off the court.
Design by Janna Wilson
Using the basketball in her photos as inspiration, Janna played up the circular theme by journaling inside paper circles and choosing circle-pattern papers and embellishments.
Editor's Tip: To give sports photos extra oomph, frame them in a few freehand lines and doodles as Janna did here.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Making Memories (kraft), Hobby Lobby (black). Patterned paper, stickers: SEI. Font: Plastique off the Internet. Chipboard accents: Making Memories ("game"), Heidi Swapp ("got"). Rub-ons: Daisy D?s Paper Co. (arrows with words), Jenni Bowlin Studio (all other). Photos: Susan Shisler.
Design by Cindy Tobey
Instead of using traditional basketball shapes, Cindy traced a hand to imitate shooting hoops. She emphasized the basketball in each photo by encircling it in a dotted ring.
Editor's Tip: Use creative shapes as a canvas for journaling. Cindy filled in her hand shape with a description about her daughter's quest to make baskets.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Office Max. Fonts: Uncle Charles (journaling), Hairbrained ("baskets") by Autumn Leaves. Sticker: EK Success. Ink: Clearsnap. Rub-ons: Doodlebug Design. Paint: Making Memories. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Floss: DMC. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. Digital elements: Round & Round Circle Brushes by Rhonna Farrer.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Colorful papers and embellishments capture the excitement of Shannon's NCAA basketball tournament tradition with her family. Three photos capture bracket-buster moments, while a creative title and stamping design complete the page.
Editor's Tip: Use a mixture of materials to create an interesting title. Shannon combined stickers and rub-ons to complement her March Madness theme.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: American Crafts (circles, stripes), Scenic Route Paper Co. (polka dot). Stickers: Scrapworks ("March"), American Crafts ("2005," "m"). Rub-ons: Doodlebug Design ("-adness"). Stamps: FontWerks. Ink: Stampin' Up! (orange), StampCraft (all other). Pen: American Crafts.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Shannon scrapbooked basketball photos using a quick and easy collage design. She framed four photos with bright strips of patterned paper.
Editor's Tip: To make a simple photo collage, crop and combine images in photo-editing software, then print as one sheet.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories. Stickers: American Crafts (letters); Love, Elsie (epoxy). Rub-ons: Love, Elsie. Pen: American Crafts.
Design by Alison Beachem
Alison used a wide aperture to capture this interesting shot of a sharply focused basketball and a blurry background.
Editor's Tip: When using this technique, keep photos large. Alison's over-sized photo plays up the distinction between the blurry background and sharp foreground.
SOURCES: Photographer: Alison Beachem. Camera: Canon EOS 10D. ISO: 400. Exposure: 1/4000. Aperture: f2.8 (layout). Lighting: Natural light, evening. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (multicolor stripe), KI Memories (letter, black stripe). Font: Typewriter by EK Success. Rub-ons, stickers: Making Memories. Die cuts: Autumn Leaves. Paint: Delta.
Design by Melanie Bauer
Melanie scrapbooked all aspects of a college basketball game in this layout -- from the players to the cheerleaders to the scoreboard. She used school colors as inspiration for her color scheme, then tied her tickets to the page with ribbon.
Editor's Tip: To keep memorabilia safe, scan the items you want to include on a scrapbook page instead of using originals.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Canson. Vellum, rub-ons: KI Memories. Stickers: American Crafts. Brad: Lasting Impressions for Paper. Ribbon: Me and My Big Ideas.