This is from Molly's softball game last week. The opposing teams pitcher didn't get off to the best start and was throwing balls left and right (quite literally). I managed to catch the one shot with the ball bouncing just in front of home plate. Molly was pretty good about not wildly swinging at everything (even balls that were less obvious than that one) and ended up getting walked.
Kerig listened to the Paperclipping Roundtable last week when I was on. One of the questions that was asked was "What's your favorite part of the process?" and I talked about that moment just after you have the "a-ha" moment and you have something that grounds you and gives you direction, so you still have lots of little decisions to make, but the big decision is made. While I was working on this layout he kept asking me "Did you have your a-ha moment yet?" and honestly, it took a while. But I was scrolling through my Silhouette library and saw the word "Calm" and everything jiggled into place. While I think "Keep calm..." is way played out right now, I liked the idea of using it since it tied into the idea that Molly was, in fact, remaining calm and doing what she needed to get on base. (And if you haven't watched the movie Moneyball, you should!) For this, the color scheme was nice and easy. So it was just a matter of coming up with a title and some decorative space fillers!
For the millionth time I used the stacking technique for the title where I did the bottom layers in a fun color and the top in black. I should find a new trick pony to ride, but I just love the way this looks!
You can't see it in this photo, but I used two photo corners that I colored black with a Sharpie. I talk about this technique in a blog post here, and while it's the world's simplest thing, I love that one package of photo corners has managed to be used so many times without feeling like I'm compromising because of the color. And I was really pleased when my oldest daughter looked at the layout she specifically pointed them out and said she liked the way they looked. Oh, la, la! They got a notice by a real live art person. (Maggie is studying industrial design, which is sort of like if an artist and an engineer had a baby. One day she'll design some funky lamp or clock or children's toy that you look at and say "ooh, that's cool!")
Okay, this has rambled all over the place! And for the record, the "best woman" was Molly and Maggie. The cupcakes were delicious! And now it's way past my bedtime! Thanks for stopping by!