Design by Jeri Hoag
Jeri mimicked the shape of a soccer ball by adding circular elements to this scrapbook page about her son playing soccer.
Editor's Tip: Reinforce shapes with text. Jeri used one of the circles as a baseline for her title to draw attention to the soccer page theme.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (polka dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (stripe, "victory" circle). Stickers: Heidi Swapp. Chipboard accents: Fancy Pants Designs. Button: Autumn Leaves. Paint: Making Memories (black), Ranger Industries (white). Pen: EK Success. Circular template: Provo Craft.
Design by Candi Gershon
On this scrapbook page showing off her daughter's soccer skills, Candi left a large space at the bottom to include lots of journaling and then accented the space with a soccer-ball sticker.
Editor's Tip: Plan ahead for journaling. Write out your story before you complete your scrapbook page design to be sure you have enough space to tell your story.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View. Patterned paper: Me and My Big Ideas (colorful stripe), KI Memories (all other). Font: Minion Pro off the Internet. Die cuts, stickers: Carolee's Creations. Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations. Rhinestones: Junkitz. Punch: EK Success.
Design by Kelly Goree
Kelly backed her scrapbook page title with a soccer ball pieced together from patterned-paper shapes and then used stitching to define the seams of the ball.
Editor's Tip: Repurpose your scraps. Even the smallest bits can become stunning -- and low-cost -- scrapbook page accents.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (blue, white, red), Archivers (black). Patterned paper: K&Company (cream, red, blue), Zsiage (black). Die-cutting tool, die: Sizzix. Ink: Colorbox. Pen: Uchida. Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp (letters), BasicGrey (arrow). Floss: DMC Corp.
Design by Polly Maly
Mounting a mini file folder on this scrapbook page gave Polly additional space to include photos and stories she has gathered throughout her daughter's soccer career.
Editor's Tip: Tie it all together. Decorate your file folder to match the theme of your design so it feels like it belongs on the scrapbook page.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (red), KI Memories (green). Patterned paper: Love, Elsie (doodle), Scenic Route Paper Co. (blue). Stickers: Doodlebug Design (tab), American Crafts (letters, numbers). Chipboard accents: Magistical Memories. Pen: American Crafts. Ribbon: Stemma. Photo corner: 3M.
Design by Heather Thompson
Heather arranged her photos at the bottom of her scrapbook page in an off-kilter row to heighten the sense of movement in the design.
Editor's Tip: Keep chaos at a minimum. Though the angled shots add life to the page, having too many angled items can feel crazy. Heather solved this by keeping the top portion of her scrapbook page clean and orderly.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (black, green). Making Memories (ledger). Chipboard accents: Queen & Co. (letters), Heidi Swapp (black star, white star), Li'l Davis Designs (green star). Rub-ons: BasicGrey. Pen: Sharpie.
Design by Jamie Harper
Jamie was able to include lots of soccer-action photos on this two-page layout by keeping the page background simple and picking embellishments that match the colors in her photos.
Editor's Tip: Don't let embellishments steal the show. Jamie used lots of fun accents on her scrapbook page but used them to draw attention to -- and not detract from -- her photos by placing them near the prints.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (stars), CherryArte (all other). Die cuts: CherryArte. Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
To draw attention to her main photo, Shannon used layers of ribbon with angled ends that point directly to the shot of her son on the soccer field.
Editor's Tip: Use embellishments to direct your eye across a scrapbook page or create movement. Craft lines and arrows from brads or eyelets, or look for shaped embellishments that make the task easy.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, acrylic accents: KI Memories. Stickers: Doodlebug Design (letters), K&Company (words on photos). Paint: Making Memories. Pens/pencils: Sharpie. Metal accent: K&Company.
Design by Lisa Storms
Lisa added a flipbook to her scrapbook page by binding sheets of cardstock together with brads. The extra space allowed her to document her daughter's experience at a summer soccer program.
Editor's Tip: Look for other ways to add more info to pages. Purchased minibooks, envelopes, and pockets are all great ways to pack in details.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations (grass), Hot Off the Press (blue). Fonts: Century Gothic (journaling), Dirty Headline (title) off the Internet. Sticker, corner rounder: EK Success. Rub-ons: Chatterbox. Brads: Creative Impressions. Mesh: Magic Mesh.
Design by Summer Fullerton
Summer printed the journaling for her energetic soccer scrapbook page on yellow cardstock, sliced it into strips, and mounted it on a green background to make it really jump off the page.
Editor's Tip: Let your journaling shine. Try different techniques like adding borders or using embellishments to make your story stand out.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Font: AvanteGarde off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Chipboard letter: Heidi Swapp. Tab: Arctic Frog. Button: Making Memories.
Design by Kim Crothers
Kim emphasizes that it's not just about the game by dedicating an entire page to the snacks after her son's soccer game.
Editor's Tip: Remember to document the little stuff. Those are the things you are more likely to forget later.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Font: LD Letterpress by Lettering Delights (title), Times (journaling) off the Internet.
Design by Erin Roe
Erin put her journaling about Anabelle's soccer skills on curved strips of cardstock to give this scrapbook page more oomph.
Editor's Tip: Using strips of paper or embellishments can help lead your eye around the page. Strategically place your designs to draw attention to the most important parts of your layout.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View. Patterned paper, chipboard letters: Heidi Grace Designs. Font: Watson by Chatterbox, Acrylic paint: Plaid. Punches, shape template: Fiskars. Photo: Mindi Bartell.
Design by Polly Maly
Polly included action shots of all 13 players on her son's soccer team on her two-page scrapbook layout by cropping them to the same size and creating a grid.
Editor's Tip: Add some spice to your traditional grid by tilting some of your images. It will allow you to make your layout more playful while still keeping it organized.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Times New Roman by Microsoft. Alphabet rub-ons, acrylic paint: Making Memories. Printed transparency: Karen Foster Design.
Design by Jlyne Hanback
Jlyne chose the close-up of her son as her main attraction in this scrapbook page but included four smaller action shots throughout the layout to show off his talent.
Editor's Tip: Picking one focal point will help attract attention to the page, so find ways to make it stand out.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stickers: Memories Complete. Patterned paper: Mustard Moon (green), KI Memories (stripes). Font: Stencil (title), Adler (journaling) off the Internet. Date stamp: Making Memories.
Design by Mary-Catherine Kropinski
Mary-Catherine designed this two-page spread to show the difference two decades can make in her soccer games. The left page is themed appropriately to fit the '80s and the right page shows her playing in 2000 and is more modernly designed.
Editor's Tip: Find a way to tie them together. Mary-Catherine used the same orange-striped pattern paper on both pages to make it feel like a single layout.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Li'l Davis Designs (numbers), Scrapbook Wizard (orange stripe). Font: Bell Bottom (retro font), Destroy ("baby") off the Internet, Trebuchet (Nike ad) by Microsoft. Epoxy stickers by Li'l Davis Designs. Metal-rim tags, brads, ribbon, photo turns, metal word charm: Making Memories.
Design by Becky Novacek
Becky chose a bold palette of red, black, and white to show off the team's colors on this two-page soccer layout.
Editor's Tip: If using all of the colors is making your page overwhelming, pick one to use as your background color and use the others as accents.
SOURCES: Stickers: Sticker Studio ("22"), FoofaLa ("home"). Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves ("last"). Chipboard letters: Li'l Davis Designs ("game"). Photo turn: 7Gypsies. Tag: American Tag Co. Label maker: Dymo.