Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I had mentioned before that my daughter Katie was finishing up her fall softball season.  Last night was the team party and what a good time had by all.  The typeset on this frame was created using Word and text boxes as I recently discussed in several blog posts.  After printing, I used the Cricut to cut a square frame out of the cream cardstock to make the picture frame.   I used Distress Ink to alter the frame and soften around the edges.  The girls obliged by signing the frame making it unique and special. Each of the four coaches received their own picture.  This has been a running gift for the 12 or more seasons that Katie has been in softball.  Dan's pictures are hung on Katie's bedroom walls along with her medals earned.  It makes for a nice decoration and good memories.

I once again created picture books for each of the girls.  The photo albums contain pictures taken during the games and are a smattering of individual shots along with group photos.  This year the team was fortunate to work hard and pull together to win the end of season tournament.  In a hard fought battle, the Angry Birds overtook the AZ Heat in a 5-4 nail biter.  The win took at least one good play from each of the girls and definitely spoke to the coaches and girls about the importance of team play. 

 There is a considerable amount of work involved if you consider that I have to take 10-12 pictures to get one good action shot.  Besides the sorting of the pictures, I also create the front and back covers that are inserted in each book.  However, the fun of looking through these memories and the joy at capturing that picture that *looks* just like each girl more than pays for any effort expended.  The album is also a tradition, so Katie has a whole box full of albums to go along with her wonderful memories.  My hope is that in the years to come these girls will cherish and enjoy the albums as much as I had fun and joy at making them.

Congratulations to the Tempe Ladyhawks 14U Fastpitch softball tournament champions!


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous gifts for the team and such a wonderful keepsake for them all. Amazing:-) TFS


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