Friday, February 27, 2015

More About the Scrapbook...

…this year, DD and I decided to make a scrapbook for a Milwaukee Admirals' player. We were able to choose and Viktor Ardvisson is our player. It is totally voluntary to make a scrapbook and we are not financially funded by the team. The scrapbook is our gift to the player to remember the year with the Milwaukee Admirals. It is my understanding, that the players' Moms really enjoy the scrapbooks and look forward to seeing their sons' year in review. Many of the players are from European countries so they don't have very many visitors during hockey season. For me, it is a gift from one hockey Mom to another.  :) As a scrapper, I attend games and other events hosted by the Admirals' and take way too many pictures! Events that I can't attend, usually another scrapper will attend and is happy to share pictures. Some of the events are open to the public and some are for season ticket holders only…one incentive to buy a season ticket, right?!

Viktor is from Sweden so this is my rendition of his flag in fabric.

His book is really growing fast!

I usually start with a picture/name/number page.

Next are pictures from a few games.

The players carved pumpkins.

Here they are at the Christmas Party.

Special Camo jerseys were worn than auctioned. I believe the money raised supported veterans.

Also, purple jerseys were worn than auctioned. This money raised supported cancer research.

New this year, a score board of games played.

Goofy calendar pages are my favorite! The tackier the better. :)

In a nutshell, this has been my project since January 1, 2015. One of the last events of the year is the Player-Scrapper banquet where we present the scrapbook to our player. This year the Banquet is in April! And only two (2)! regular season games are scheduled after the banquet!  That makes for one happy scrapper here! because Viktor's scrapbook is basically done then…unless he wants the last two games scrapped! Totally up to the player and scrapper to agree. :)

Only a little bit of sewing on this Whoop! Whoop!


Nancy said...

A true labor of love! You certainly have some great photos of Viktor playing. Do you sit close to the ice to get them?

Viktor AND his mother are going to love this scrapbook. Well done.

Alycia said...

That is awesome!!!