Well I had planned to post this yesterday but the rest of the day got away from me.  Sorry about that…

I actually made these scrapbook pages last month – in September for my scrapbook class.   The two-page 12×12 layout was easy to adapt to any sport.  I made the Soccer layout for my class sample and then created the Tennis layout during the class.  At the class the ladies did a variety including baseball/softball layouts and football/cheer layout.   If you didn’t want sports at all you could have used  Circle Circus or other circles or flowers.  The layout itself was an old one from a magazine that has been in my stack of layouts to work with.  I also created the same layout using My Digital Studio – I was able to play around with the photos in the layout  before printing them.  My Digital Studio has the Sporting stamp set with all the words but not the individual Just sports sets.  But you could do a hybrid version and print the My Digital Studio version and then add the stamped sports images.  One cool thing about the My Digital Studio that didn’t really work with the traditional scrapbook page was putting the words directly on top of the picture.  In my traditional layout I cut my picture shorter and put the GO TEAM underneath it.    The tennis layout doesn’t have pictures on it yet – I’ll be adding those as soon as I get them printed.


Soccer - left page

Soccer - right page

Supplies used include:

– Sporting stamp set

– Just Soccer stamp set

– My Way Punch

– Circle Punches – several sizes

– Spiral Punch

– Big Shot & GoGo Boots Alphabet die

– Night of Navy, Real Red, Summer Sun card stock and ink

The one thing I couldn’t do in My Digital Studio was the Spiral Punch – I’ll have to look at that more and see if I can find that – if may have been there and I missed it.  So you see that here in my traditional layout.


The Tennis version uses the same supplies except the Just Tennis stamp set for all the accent pieces – here it is without pictures on it.


Tennis - left page


Tennis - right page

For the Tennis layout I may add some White Gel Pen lines by the tennis balls at the bottom of the page – I wanted them to look like they were bouncing and right now they look kind of out of place so I think I’ll add that when I put my pictures on.

So then the My Digital Studio version is done with the Soccer pictures – I’ll show you the Left page – it just has white circles where the soccer balls should have been.  I didn’t actually print the My Digital Studio version as a 12 x 12 but I was able to export it to a jpg file so I could share it here and I printed it just on paper to take to my craft room as my sample.  So the My Digital Studio software can be used for a design tool – where you can play around with elements and photos without cutting card stock or printing photos until you know what size and where you want everything.

Soccer Layout-001

Soccer - My Digital Studio

I didn’t finish adding all the stamped words in there but wanted to have an idea for comparison. The font is different since the Big Shot dies aren’t actually in My Digital Studio – you can add text by using the fonts that you have loaded on your computer and you can change them to any of the Stampin’ Up! colors.

So what do you think?  How do they compare?

I have this month’s scrapbook pages ready to share later this week so come back again.

It’s a rainy day (again) and a good day to stay inside and stamp (no one really wants to clean house so go stamp instead).