Now that I have finished the series from our Summer 2015 Europe trip I need to go back a little bit in time and show you the spreads from the 2014-2015 year. It was a fairly uneventful year for us since I was saving up for our trip to Europe, and therefore there are not a lot of pages for me to show you from this time frame. But lets start with football!
This was my son’s sophomore year playing football and he was the kicker for the varsity team. At the end of the season he earned his letter jacket which was cool and you will see a spread about that later. The reason I mention that is that you noticed the big “HILL” at the lefthand side of this spread. We ordered his name for the back of his jacket and it cam back with a white background instead of a dark blue one. I didn’t want to waste these letters, so I used them on this first spread of the football season. It makes the page a little bit bulky, but it looks really cool! Also on the spread are the professional pictures taken on media day.
In this spread highlights pictures taken at the various games during the season. I lost track of which pictures where from which games and so I picked the best ones from the collection to put in this spread.
This spread showcases newspaper articles, tickets, and other ephemera from the the football season. The helmet at the top of the right hand page is a picture that I took of his number on the fence and cut to shape. The “Oak Hill” was actually cut from his practice jersey which was a mess at the end of the season and I used modge podge to affix it to cardboard with I then cut and put on this page. At the bottom of the page are two rubber Oak Hill Pride bracelets that we wore all season in support of the team.
This spread shares the Fall sports awards program, a picture from the awards ceremony, and a color copy of my son’s letter. I used strips of cardboard to create a holder for the awards program so that it can be taken out and read. The strips are held in place by two brads at either end.
This final spread, is one that I am fairly proud of, not because it looks terribly cool, but because of the ephemera that I was able to save on this page. The left hand page has all of the stickers off of my sons helmet. I used an exacto knife to carefully remove all of the stickers and then I put them on this copper/gold metallic paper. It is important to use a metallic paper so that the sticker will stick without picking up the paper threads from a normal piece of cardstock.
The right hand side is actually part of my son’s practice jersey that I cut to make this pocket to hold the programs from all of the games. I had to slice about 1/4 inch off of each side of the 12×12 background paper so that I could wrap the shirt around the edges. I used normal scotch tape to affix it to the back of the cardboard and some brads to help make it a little stronger. It slide into the plastic protector sheet very well, and allows the viewer to take out the programs to look at them.