Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rebel Coach

I seem to be on a roll lately making layouts of my husband!  Given Father's Day is coming up, I felt he deserved to be honored in a few layouts.  In this case, he was being his typical self - a rebel who hates conforming.  On a dare, my husband shaved his head into a Mohawk for the girls soccer team he coached.  Little did they realize that he doesn't need to be dared to do such things - if it is a bit off center, he's all in!

The sketch is from Cheryl's Challenge #11 at Sketches4All.  I will also submit this to CropStop who have a banner challenge this week (#76 - It's a Celebration!) and to Cooking With Cricut #90 - Fathers Day (anything but a card).

So how did I do it? 
  • I used several strips of red and printed paper from my scrap pile (why did I keep strips less than 1" wide?  No idea.). 
  • I cut the banners from two of those strips using the Art Philosophy Cricut.  The rest of the strips went to the vertical panels, some layered, and one with a ribbon from Michael's. 
  • The primary printed paper is from 7Gypsies Paddington collection
  • The graph paper tags are actually a stamp from Verve
  • Brads are everywhere - two kinds from Spare Parts (Paper Studio) and two kinds from Recollections, and one set from JoAnnes
  • "Coach" title is from Thickers; I mounted them on red paper and fussy cut around the Thickers to get better definition against the printed paper.
  • The frame was created in Make the Cut and cut on Cricut - it's just small squares cut out of the white frame and then that white frame mounted on a solid black mat.
  • And finally, faux stitching around the edge between the square biker brads. 

This is the sketch I used:


  1. Wow! Awesome LO, Lisa! Thanks for joining our CropStop Banner Challenge.

  2. Love the layout and the fun pictures
    Thank you for joining CropStop Banner Challenge.

  3. Amazing layout. I love the red, white and black. Thanks for playing at CWC this week.

  4. Wow, this is so well done. I love the design and all the paper choices. TFS and thank you for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT

  5. Great masculine page! Thank you so much for joining us at CropStop this week!

  6. Love this! Thanks for sharing at Cooking With Cricut!

  7. I LOVE it! The colors, layout, everything is just fabulous. I really like the ribbon strips! Thanks for sharing at CWC.

  8. Fantastic LO, Lisa! And your hubby definitely rocked the "hawk"! Thanks for linking up to our Father's Day Challenge at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  9. This is an awesome LO!!! Love the banners and your color choice!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CropStop this week.

  10. SO cute! Thanks for joining us at CWC! SMiles, Jill