August 27, 2009

Layout of the Week – Gymnastics

Delaney has been a gymnast since she was two. These pages commemorate her 2007-2008 year. Her individual & group photos are included along with coach & friend photos.

I was excited to find gymnastics paper that matched her Mini Olympic leotard for that year. Reminisce’s Gymnastics papers in Perfect 10 and Gymnastics were fun to work with. I designed my layout to fit in as many of the “I Love Gymnastics” sayings as I could.

When I set my photos on the blue textured paper, I realized they would look find without mats. Not using mats made this a quick, easy layout.

First, I created the left page. Then I measured everything and created a mirror image layout for the right side.

This is a quick, simple, economical layout, using just two textured cardstock sheets, 2 printed sheets and one set of epoxy stickers as embellishment. For approximately $6, you can create a beautiful double-page spread, with some gymnastics papers leftover for more pages.


When using a solid background paper coordinates well with the subject matter of your photos, try laying them out on the paper to see what they look like. If they stand out nicely, consider not matting them. I love matting, but it does take extra time and it increases the cost of your project. So consider going without every once in a while!

Try creating the left side of a layout and then using its mirror image on the right side. This works best when you have photos that are the same size or photos that you can crop to the same size.

Use printed paper as an embellishment. I embellished my page with, not only the epoxy stickers, but with pieces of the gymnastics designed papers.

Supply List

Textured Royal Blue Cardstock (2 sheets)

Reminisce Gymnastics Collection Papers – Perfect 10 and Gymnastics

Creative Imaginations Epoxy Gymnastics Stickers from the Sportz Collection by Danelle Johnson

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  1. How talented. I’ve tried scrapbooking and have sadly found that I’m not very good at it.
    I love what you did with your photos. This is something for your daughter to hang onto.

  2. This is so cute! I was a gymnast. What level is she in?

  3. I love your tips! The layout looks great. I got my balloon scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby. Don’t know the brand. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Happy VGNO. Have a great weekend!

  5. What a fun layout!

    Happy VGNO!

  6. Great layout and tips!
    Happy friday and happy GNO!

  7. Looks great!

    That is one thing I wish we had in town…gymnastics!

  8. Very creative! Love it! Happy VGNO ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. That is so cool!

    Happy VGNO!

  10. I admire your scrapbooking. I tried to do this–but after the third child I just didn’t find time. I have about half of our photos in albums and half in boxes awaiting the day I can tackle the project again!

    Happy VGNO–great site!


  11. Hi Julie!
    Checking in a bit late but, I hope your had a fun VGNO!
    And- I hope you had a great b-day!

  12. I wish I had more time for scrapbooking! Your work is awesome!

  13. Dang you make me miss scrapbooking!! If I only knew what box (ok, boxes) all my stuff was in I would be unpacking them as we speak ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Love that one – very sporty!

  15. For quick and easy, it turned out fabulous! I love double page layouts.