February 2013 Hip Kit… A special keepsake for our soccer coach…

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far.  I know that my blog posts have been a bit sporadic lately.  Life around our house during the spring is always crazy.  As many of you know our teenage daughters play both club soccer and run track for their high school.  During this time of the year both of these sports overlap – which keeps us on the move as we watch and cheer them on at all of their games and meets. 

This year I offered to make a scrapbook for our oldest daughter’s soccer coach.  Several of the girls from her team aren’t going to continue to play after this season ends.  He’s coached many of these girls for 5 or 6 years, so we thought it would be nice to give him a special keepsake from his team.  I had each one of the girls give me a soccer photo from when they first started playing… at 5 or 6 years old, along with a few more current photos.  They also wrote thank you letters, and wrote down one of their favorite memories from being on this team. 

I took all of the photos and other memorabilia and used the products from our February Hip Kit along with a few other bits and pieces from my stash to create a layout for each girl.  I wanted to include all of the photos and letters, but I didn’t want the pages to be too busy.  So, I added a pocket or two on each page to hide the letters and extra photos.  After putting each page into the page protectors I cut slits where the pocket openings were so that extra goodies can be accessed without having to pull the page out of the sleeve.  I also added pull tabs to each of the extra photos and letters so they can be removed from the pockets.

Boy, it was a lot of work, but I am really happy with the way all of the layouts turned out – so I thought I would share them with you.  I think these pages are perfect examples of how you don’t need soccer themed paper and stickers to create great sports layouts.  Enjoy!!!

Amanda 1


The dark brown Thickers from my stash were just too dark for this layout.  So, I sanded them with a nail file and painted them with School House Red Mister Huey Mist using a paint brush.  This was a really  simple fix and the font for all of the titles remained consistent throughout the entire book.Anna 1

Brielle 2

Brooke 1

Emma 1
Emma 2

Julia 1

Juliana 1

Kaitlyn 2

Katie 4

Kourtney 2

Morgan 1

Sydney 1

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope that perhaps you are feeling inspired to pull out some of your sports photos and create a few “sports” layouts with some of your Hip Kits.  Remember, more inspiration is just around the corner.  Make sure to come back again tomorrow to see our next amazing collection of projects that were created with our March 2013 Hip Kit.  Have a scrappy day!!!  xo – Kimberly –

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