Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome to the Big House!

This is a phrase coined by the University of Michigan to welcome fans to their football stadium in Ann Arbor Michigan. I've always dreamed of going to a U of M game but tickets are hard to come by and expensive to boot. My brother in law is a graduate of the U of M and is a season ticket holder. My son, husband, and many nephews have been to games thanks to uncle Steve :) Alas, no tickets left for football crazy sisters in law :(

Because the tickets are so precious, I'd never had a chance to go to a game until last fall. One of my patients and her husband were U of M fans too and we had some lively conversations about football while she was being induced. Much to my surprise, her husband returned a couple of weeks later and gave me 2 tickets to a game!!! Awww...and they thought of me. I was floored! After I picked myself up and hugged the heck out of him, I ran to make sure that I wasn't scheduled to work! Lol!

My son was rather disgusted by my enthusiasm, in his terrific teenage way, and rolled his eyes a lot (as you can see in the photos) but he had a great time too ;)

This is one of those loaded with photos layouts. I just couldn't choose! Thank goodness for Sketch Support, Allison Davis has the greatest multi photo sketches.

Traditional themed paper was just too predictable, so I spritzed spray ink onto the background cardstock and then stamped the letter "M" randomly, to create my own patterned paper.

A good rummage through my stash turned up some appropriate goodies. Like the tickets from Little Yellow Bicycle and diecuts from SEI.

Basic Grey chipboard covered in paint and then stamped for texture.

 The American flag looked so beautiful against the sea of people :) 

Who'd of thought that Basic Grey "PB&J" would look good with Authentique "Genuine"?! Love those chevrons!

Off to dinner. My husband the chef made T- bone steaks with sauteed mushrooms and onions, oven roasted garlic butter and chive potatoes and...Oops, he forgot the vegetables. Guess I'll have to whip up a tossed salad. A woman can't have everything :)


Ashley Horton said...

LOVE this page Beth!! You did an awesome job with the colors on this one and the sketch worked perfectly for all of your photos!! Looks like you guys had a fun time! And your dinner sounds yummy...hope you enjoyed it!! :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

I love everything about your layout! I truly love multi photo layouts, sports in particular, and this one is awesome! I like that you included the ticket...great job with the sketch!

okanogangirl said...

Don't know where to start! The thing that really stands out though is how you added the pop of red to the page! I love it. It's completely perfect - another fantastic page by you (wait, do I see misting? ;) ).

BabyBokChoy said...

That is a heartwarming story on how you got those tickets!!! And what a terrific two-pager! You always knock those out of the ball park!! better sports analogy: TOUCHDOWN!!!

Pamela said...

Love love love this!! :)