Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Heart" My Team - layout

Living in rural Oklahoma football is a big thing in my town. I mean BIG. If you guys have ever seen the movie Friday Night Lights you will understand.

Actually odd thing about that movie. When I was working on my Masters Degree there was a guy in classes with me telling us about a book coming out that was about his high school football team. Of course we just laughed at him. I had forgotten about it until I went to see the movie Friday Night Lights and I could have been knocked over with a feather when they said "Don Billingsley". I called a girlfriend of mine who was friends with Don after the movie and told her "OMG! Don wasn't lying to us!". Now with that said I would like to interject I believe there was some added dramatization as there are in most movies.

Anyway back to the layout. My daughter and youngest God Daughter Amber were getting ready for the big rival game and I was able to snap a few pictures of their little ceremonial activities.

I had a few football layouts I was wanting to do and also I have some softball ones I need to do of my daughter and I knew Sports Mania would be the cart I would want to use. It was another eBay score, touchdown, and whatever else pun might be appropriate at this time.

The patterned paper is from the DCWV Highschool stack.

On the title cut, using Design Studio *okie thinks it is awfully redundant saying this since everyone knows okie can't use the Cricut without Design Studio* I welded a rectangle to the "heart" My team so I could put my journaling there. I think it worked out nicely. I used a cut from Hannah Montana to do the facet heart and adjusted it to fit the one from Sports Mania. I was too cheap to a little square out of a full sheet of gold cardstock so I just cut it from white and then used gold embossing powder to make it match the patterned cardstock.

The footballs were from a border cut on Sports Mania and the ticket is from a Mickey cartridge. I have to tell you that I did have this designed in DS and then transferred to my Gypsy thinking I would save time by not switching out carts. Well I couldn't get the design to cut right so i ended up just making the border larger so I didn't need to overlap and weld. That Gypsy is going to be the death of me yet!

I think it still turned out okay. I did have to use a white gel pen to do some of the stitching on the football border though because since it was small the stitches didn't cut well. I also used the hide contour feature to make a white border cut to layer under the brown. I used dark brown ink to shade the border and it seems to give it a nice realistic look.


  1. Love the LO! Looks like they had a blast.

  2. Rhonda H said...
    Loving all the LO's. Esp. Pecan Pickin! I have good memories of doing that, too. Keep it up!
    Still having a learning curve with my GYP, too, and I have had it a year. I couldn't use it much for 8 months of that, though.My mom was sick.

    The "girl next door" (in Arkansas!) I'm waving. Can you see me?

  3. love the layout! great embellie touches too!!!

  4. Such a CUTE Layout Okie! Love all the cuts! And I totally agree about that Dang Gypsy.... It will be the death of me! I don't see what all the fuss is about with that darn thing... it just gives me a headache every time I try to use it... But my Design Studio doesn't give me a headache at all!! Gooo figure! :o)

  5. Love your layout = great ideas about layering the two different hearts!!! As usual Okie - you make me smile!

  6. Nice layout. I am pretty new to your site so did not know that you are always using design studio. I have a mac computer and don't think it is compatible with DS. I do love my gypsy and use it every time I cut anything. I like how I can put all my different colors of paper on the mat and cut several layers at one time. Provocraft make some wonderful products!

  7. Another Great LO! Ahhhh, I do remember those days, getting ready for the football games was always an event ... not to mention oodles of fun! =)

    Ohhh the stories I could tell about the times we had! Too bad I wasn't smart enough back then to take pics so I could scrap them!