What with school coming back around and the olympics on, I feel like sports is all around us. And I miss the days of Friday night high school football.

So I guess until we have grandkids of our own (that’s still quite a few years away), I’ll have to live vicariously through others…like this fantastic page from Miss Laura!


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What a way to capture a season, right? Wow! Look at all those photos! I love it! I especially love how she kept everything balanced–in design and in the photo templates. I always took a heckuva lot of photos and this is an awesome way to include a bunch of them on a two page spread.


And check out that title. Laura incorporated the ‘Freakin’ Awesome’ stamp with other letters. What a cool idea!

Let’s hear what Laura has to say:

I’ve had sports on my mind lately, when it comes to layouts! One layout that I’ve been wanting to make is this one here, documenting an awesome season – a freakin’ awesome season – our high school girls varsity soccer team had. Our school mascot is the buffalo, so the varsity soccer players are referred to as the “Lady Buffs”. My youngest daughter, Sarah, was part of this team that accomplished so much this past spring. Seeing as how they took home not one, but two major championships, I knew I wanted to create a layout filled with photos taken throughout the season. 

All but three of my photos are cell phone photos, taken by either myself or my daughter. I had this thing going, where at the start of each game, I would snap a photo of the team getting ready to take the field. I would Instagram them each time as well. So I managed to collect a good amount of photos by the end of the season. I was able to get Sarah to send me some photos she took during the season as well, with a little begging and pleading. I gathered up all of these photos, and arranged them into two collages using a template from Kerri’s Storyboard: Instagram Style kit. My two main photos, both taken by the newspaper photographer, were printed as 4×6″ photos to include on either side of the collages. All in all, I’ve got 24 photos on this two page spread!

I’m sure you all know by now that I love creating white-on-white backgrounds for a lot of my pages. Since I only needed to cover about half of each page with the die cut background, I was able to use a smaller sized background from the Life Additions: Backgrounds kit. Usually, I just cut full 12×12 backgrounds, and then save the extra parts I don’t use for other projects. But it was nice to be able to use just two 8.5×11″ pieces of white cardstock for my two background pieces. 

For my title, I turned to the Weathered Door [all] kit for the “Lady Buffs” part of my title. This kit comes in so handy when you need a word that Kerri doesn’t have in kits. I went back and forth on the first part of my title, and finally settled on “celebrate”, from the July Four kit. I had every intention of using small alpha stickers for the middle part of my title, the “an amazing season”. I’m glad I stopped, just before adhering my stickers, and checked out Kerri’s stamps I have on hand, because the “freakin’ awesome” was perfect for this title! I knew I wouldn’t be able to stamp it directly to the page, with my die cut background, so I stamped it onto a scrap piece of cardstock and simply cut it out and adhered it in place. 

That page packs some serious punch!
I love it Laura!