Saturday, May 30, 2015

It's Not All About the Bases...

Yes, that is my title for this fun layout -- I love to use word plays with my layouts whether they derive from song titles, movie titles or catch phrases!  For this layout, I couldn't resist playing off of the title of Meghan Trainor's "All About the Bass" song.  The layout was created with the Elemental Paper Collection and it's coordinating Dimensional Elements.  To add some flair, and a little more color, I added our trending Paper Fundamentals paper in the shades of Olive (green) and Cranberry (red) - both really gave the layout some pop!  Flip Flaps added the option for additional photos.  These could be added if desired, or left out, if there wasn't a need for more photos.  If you scroll down, you will see my layout that I used for my son's baseball journey.  I took hundreds of pictures (if not thousands) so the Flip Flaps were certainly a necessity!

Supplies used:  Elemental Paper Collection (retired), Elemental Dimensional Elements (retired), Houndstooth Irristibles (retired), Z2031 Enchantment Paper Fundamentals - Olive, Z2032 Adventure Paper Fundamentals - Cranberry, Z3027 3" x 4" Flip Flaps.

left page

 left title details

left details

right page

right title page

right page details

This layout is available for purchase as a class kit.  Not your choice of title?  No worries, with this kit you will receive a full set of the Houndstooth Alphabet so you can create your own sassy title!  In addition to the Chipboard Alphabet (which you can ink if desired to coordinate with your layout), the kit includes the papers needed to create the layout, 1/2 set of the Elemental Dimensional Elements, the needed Flip Flaps, detailed instructions and a color guide.  The kit cost is $15.00 and is available with limited quantities.  Shipping, if applicable, is $8.00.  Shipping can be combined with In All Sassiness Designs Class Kits to save of shipping cost.  To see additional In All Sassiness Kits available, click here.

Here is my completed layout.

Complete layout inside page protectors (please pardon the glare) with Flip Flaps attached.

 Left page with flip flaps closed

Left page with Flip Flaps open

Right page

The journaling reads:  "Gabriel is one passionate little baseball player!  I have delighted in witnessing his growth from the beginning of the season until the end of the season. During his first game, he shied away from hitting, or even swinging at the ball – he exclaimed that he was scared of being hit with the fast pitches.  In a matter of a few games, he was out there on a mission to not only hit that ball but to “nail it out of the park”!  I love watching his focus and concentration when he bats – he is completely driven.  He wants to hit that ball – and quite often he does!  As the season has progressed, he is more confidant in his skills and he has become equally driven to steal from base to base—he thrives on pushing it, and taking the risks and from the look of his pants after each game, he equally loves to slide into the base for a dramatic finish!  His team hasn’t won a single game this season but they have more heart than any team I have seen – I am thankful that they are learning that it isn’t all about the base, or scoring, but of the journey they are making, as individuals, and as a team.  Gabriel, I am so proud of you!"

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