Last Saturday was Mia's first game of the 2013 soccer season! And her last game for a few weeks... (more on that in a bit.) She has been playing with Coach Mike for a few years now... I am not quite sure how many, a few. Many of the girls have moved up through the ranks together too. Once again, they are the Asteroids, as they were last season. They are the green shirt wearing gals this year.
Later that same day, Mia fell in the backyard. Despite her Physical Therapist Mum's lessons on falling without putting your arm out (a hard lesson to teach or learn), the arm went out to brace her fall. I got a text from Michael, they went to the on call doctor and sure enough, broken! Third broken bone in just under a year. Fortunately, this one is not at the growth plate. Unfortunately, it's her right hand. Fortunately, it's a short arm cast and not above her elbow as last time. Fortunately, it's only three weeks. Fortunately, we paid for the waterproof cast again.
Back to the soccer. Michael took some fantastic pictures at my request. I couldn't narrow them down and really loved the action shots bigger. Thus resulting in the necessity for a two page layout. Something I don't do on a regular basis. Despite being a bit rusty, it came together lickity split by pretty much sticking to one collection from one manufacturer.
I love this new collection from Jillibean Soup called Chilled Cucumber!! It is right up my alley! Just the right colors to make the vibrant green of the soccer pitch pop! I love that it's a soccer layout without being a soccer layout. What I mean by that is, it's feminine and girly with fun embellishments. The topic is soccer but the page isn't dominated by the sport. Get my drift?
The support players in this layout are stamps. I used a stamp set from My Favorite things and Elle's Studio. I even used a tag from Elle's Studio. The placement of the stamps really took the boxiness of the layout down a notch, something that always irks me about 2 pagers.
I created a watermark for my layouts. I love the arrow as it stays true to the "theme" of my blog. I don't know how I feel about the whole watermark thing... Actually, I do know how I feel about it: I have mixed feelings. I don't want to use it as it adds yet another step to the blogging process. I feel like it's my signature on my craft. I am torn. What are your opinions? Would love to know.
I hope you are having a great weekend! Mia and I went to the neighborhood Spring Carnival yesterday. It was beautiful outside. Perfect. Just me and my girl and lots of our neighbors, known, famliar and unknown. The pictures will look perfect on the Ruby Rock-It Carnival Queen line that I won over at CK this past week! Can't wait!