Saturday, January 1


Happy New Year everyone ! Today is 1/1/11 ! What a cool way to start the New Year ! It's always nice to start off fresh with new resolutions, new goals and new perspectives. It's also a great time to reflect on the past year ... to forget the bad memories ... the Flood in March that hit us really hard in New England, last week's snow storm - the worst in five years ..., and to remember all the wonderful times  ... time with family and friends, vacations, accomplishments, and all the fun scrappy times !! So, GOODBYE 2010 and WELCOME 2011 !!

My creative start to 2011 begins with a new sketch from Inspired Blueprints !! There are some great sketches coming up so please stop by for a dose of inspiration. The first sketch for 2011 is so FUN !! Sketch #63 allows for 3 photos ... but why stop there !! I added a few more and here is the result. First the sketch ...

Sketch 63 ~Hey, Coach~IB sketch 63 

These photos are courtesy of my great friend Shelley, who has helped me out with my DSLR camera choices and photography skills !  Her family is quite athletic, including her hubby who is an inspiring baseball coach. Both of Shelley's sons and great athletes as well and they will make their debut in layout form soon !!

I substituted the small 3x4 photo for three smaller ones to capture more of Dave's role as a coach. I popped up many of elements and even a photo to add more dimension to the page.

Hey coach popped up closeup
Shelley has so many baseball related papers and embellishments she could easily open a store  LOL !! These elements, like this adorable felt banner, made creating the page fun and oh so easy !! TFL and enjoy the start of 2011 !!!

Hey coach closeup 



Jennifer Yates said...

Happy New Year my friend! LOVE this layout...great paper and that banner is so cute!

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