Wednesday, July 13, 2011

State Gymnastics Layout

    Scott's first year on his gymnastics team finished when they won the state runner up title. Which was amazing considering it was the first year for the team to exist!  By the time the second year rolled around the team won the State Title! And Scott won the State Title on the high bar! Gymnastics was a real positive for him. It was a place that his small stature was a plus. And his strength plus his ability to walk on his hands for more than 15 minutes, do six to ten back flips in a row, or do a giant on the monkey bars gave him the opportunity to be a star on the playground. Which definitely helped his self-esteem because school was a challenge although he excelled in reading.

We did eventually run into a period of time where he became sensitive to the fact that his toe nails were deformed from the fetal alcohol syndrome, but we solved that problem with gymnastics shoes. And later when it no longer bothered him, he got rid of the shoes.

So when I saw the July 1st Challenge for Once Upon a Sketch I knew right away the paper collection and picture I wanted to use.  The stars on the sketch made me think of his first team because they were the "Stars". And since the ribbon on their gold, silver and bronze medals were red, white and blue, Best Creation's I Love America Collection was the perfect fit!

I put a star fireworks sticker above Scott to identify him:)

Supplies: Best Creation I Love America Collection Kit, Paper Patch AllStars Paper

Ink: Colorbox Royal Blue

Dies; Spellbinders Nested Stars, Just Rite Spellbinders Charms Dies

Embellishments: Red Buttons (stash), Best Creation I Love America Stickers and Chipboard, Jillibean Red Twist Twine

Once Upon a Sketch July 1st:

This was a fun sketch!!!

Have a wonderful day filled with special memories! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great layout!!!
    Love your star banner!!!

  2. wonderful page!
    Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

  3. Lovely layout dear.


  4. love this page and what a great accomplishment! Thanks for all your well wishes, too :)

  5. What a beautiful LO about such a special memory! :o) You must be so proud. Perfect elements for this theme.. you do really lovely work. :o) I Love all those stars and of course the journaling. Gorgeous!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  6. You did an awesome job! Love the colors and everything flows together so well :)

  7. That star banner ids so cute. Thanks for sharing at OUAS!

  8. I absolutely love your layouts!!! Yeah for Scott, he sounds like he found the perfect outlet for himself.

    My daughter is self conscious of her toes too, only thing is that there is nothing wrong with them except that the baby toe kind of overlaps on to the next toe, lol

  9. This is really nice! Love your colors and mix!


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