Jonathan was very excited about playing football, and it took up a lot of time in our first three months together. I ended up creating several pages dedicated to the football season, and I have decided to showcase all of them in one post:
2012: Football – Exchange Student – 1
This first page highlights the official pictures taken on Media Day – both the individual shot of Jonathan and the team photograph. I carefully cut his number “11” out from a page that had multiple numbers on it in athletic fabric print. The “Oak Hill Football” ephemera is actually the graphic from their football t-shirts this year that I printed on glossy paper. I used the same paper to create a border on the left hand side as to frame the photographs and Jonathan’s number. To give the page a little more interest I used my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite Punch to attach two brads to Jonathan’s individual picture.
2012: Football – Exchange Student – 2
This spread contains pictures from media day on the left and the top right, and a picture with Jonathan, my son, and a good friend after the first home game. On the left hand page I staggered the photographs to the right to show the progression of the collapse of the pyramid.
2012: Football – Exchange Student – 3
This spread highlights a special game for the conference that was held at the stadium of a nearby College. The team was very excited to play in a “real” stadium. On the left hand page is the program for the day which I attached to the outside of the plastic protector so that the viewer could read it. Next to the program is a photograph of the ticker that I had to purchase to go to the game. They would not let me keep the ticket so I took this picture quickly before I turned my ticket in. On the right hand side are pictures from the day. Notice the placement pattern that I used that created a space in the middle of the pictures.
2012: Football – Exchange Student – 4
This spread showcases Jonathan during several different games, and the scoreboards at the end of some games. Jonathan was a kicker for the team and played JV and had several varsity plays as well. The right hand page has pictures of the team singing the school song at the end of the game and a post game meeting under the lights.
2012: Football Awards Banquet – Exchange Student
This spread commemorates the Athletic Awards Night and the Football Banquet and Awards Ceremony. These were two different events that I combined into one spread. The left hand side is the Athletic Awards night. I affixed the program to the outside of the plastic protector so that the viewer could look at it. The right hand side is from the Football Awards banquet. Notice the placement of the photographs on the right hand side to make room for the round picture of the cupcake in the middle.
This spread highlights the Homecoming football game and Jonathan’s official school picture. For the “Homecoming” title I used my Gypsy to kern the letters to blend together so that I could cut it out in one cut with my Cricut machine.
2012: Football Memorabilia – Exchange Student
This last spread was fun to create. The helmet on the left was made by the cheerleaders for the cafeteria and it was given to Jonathan at the end of the season. At the end of the season the players were asked to take all of the stickers off of their helmets when they turned them in, so we very carefully peeled them off and then placed them on plastic sheets until I could mount them on this shiny gold paper for the scrapbook. If you look carefully at the “11” you will notice that I had to make some repairs to it as it did not come off of the helmet with all of the colors. I carefully cut blue card stock to match the “11” and placed behind the sticker.