Sports Memories with Jill Sprott

Did you participate in a sport as a child that influenced the person you are today? Jill Sprott did, and she’s documenting a photo and her experience with soccer on a beautiful, introspective layout that she created using the July Kit and add-ons. Let’s see what she created.
With its bright, summery colors and bold designs, the July Kit from Elle’s Studio is ideal for sporty, outdoorsy pages, especially when paired with patterns from the Live Laugh Love collection.

Supplies | July 2017 Kit; Wood Veneer Cameras; Snapshot Acrylic; Cork Tags; Everyday Circle Stickers; AM PM Journaling Tags; Live Laugh Love 6 x 6 Paper Stack; Live Laugh Love 12 x 12 Paper Collection; Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers; Acrylic Stars – Spring Mix
Although it’s been nearly three decades since I last played a sport, my memories of playing soccer on multiple teams throughout my childhood are still very fresh in my mind. Even though I come from a soccer-obsessed family, the only photographic proof of that obsession is found in old albums featuring awkwardly-posed photos (like this one, taken during a drought in the mid-80s, which explains the lack of green grass and the reason that the photo works oddly well alongside the cork accent and woodgrain paper).

I usually prefer using candids on my scrapbook layouts, but this photo deserves attention nonetheless, as it brings to mind so many memories, which I documented here in list form. The journaling is prompted by the “Remember When” tag from the July 2017 Kit — in fact, those two words start off the list, with the word “when” repeating at the beginning of each phrase, and a question mark ending the list of recollections.

The title, which combines the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers and the Snapshot Acrylic, does not just add dimension to the page, but also functions meaningfully in two ways — the page contains a literal snapshot of me, but the journaling also serves as a snapshot of my experience participating in a sport that transformed my childhood and no doubt influenced the person I am today.

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