I have such fun looking back at some of my completed scrapbooks and going down memory lane. Lots of times I like to do it for inspiration in creating new layouts, but mostly I love reminiscing about the past. It can be so fun to just feel nostalgic sometimes.
I was looking back at this soccer layout from when my son was 5 years old. He played in youth YMCA soccer then and it was in the Spring and it is often COLD up here in the north! My hubby and BIL coached his team (my nephew was on it too). I can't believe those 2 boys in the upper right hand photo (my son and his cousin) are now going to be playing high school soccer. Yikes! Does that make me feel old.
I do my kiddos sports in their school years albums and in my family albums as well. This layout is in my family album. Can you see how cold it is in that background. No leaves on the trees yet. Early Spring in the northwoods can often still have snow! Bbrrrr! I love the layered look with papers - as I did on this page. I used a fun pack that went together with matching papers, stickers and die cuts. I used the cloud back drop paper and then layered a polka dot and striped one on top. Throw in an adorable boy soccer player and it's perfect!
Here's the full layout all together. In a lot of my kids' school or sports scrapping pages I like to use these cute kid packs or stickers. I believe they're "Me and My Big Ideas" brand which have the cute little kids stickers or die cuts and back drops that look like a kiddo drew it. I love that!
We're big into soccer season now. In high school for my son they've started practices (it's a Fall sport for boys in H.S.) and my daughter's community youth soccer has begun as well. I really enjoy watching soccer and it reminds me how close Autumn really is now! At one of my daughter's games I've already had to snuggle under a blanket and some geese even flew over. True signs of my favorite season!