Tuesday, October 28, 2008

GridIron Supremacy...documenting the history

Well, although nothing free to give today....kind of in a creative crunch right now, I was moved by getting some of my son's football career documented for his GridIron Supremacy album. Long before this little guy could even throw a football, he was on the field. While at Bethany College, his dad played nose guard and I was the athletic trainer (but when it got cold, I was up in the press box documenting the game's play by play). As part of Derrick's album, I'm documenting a few "snip its" of his documentation while playing for the Bethany Bison football team. Ironically, and we all saw this coming, Derrick has expressed a great interest to return to Bethany College as a freshman next fall. (gosh, and it seems like only yesterday I just left there....as a matter of fact, I'm reminded every month still as I'm paying off my student loans!!!) He said he was highly impressed with the freshman dorms stating that they have dorms specifically for the football players. Man, has things changed!!! I've gotta see this. But the college has undergone drastic renovations and it does look fabulous. However, the town of Bethany still has no gas station....just a little grocery store, post office, fire station and the great ol' Bison Inn.

So what I did was cut out this newspaper article, scanned it, and saved it as a jpeg (300 dpi should be sufficient for the news article). The photos were scanned at 1200 dpi. Made the layout, and overlayed the news article to cover the entire page spread. I then choose the "multiply" blend mode to make the article similuate a transparancy. Placed my photos (which were scanned, and edited using Boutwells' Old Skool action)...and there you go....cute huh? Yea, Derrick was a very a cute baby...boy do I miss his little hands and feet.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kelsie - PlayBall!! Album

Just completed Kelsie's PlayBall!! album from her late spring softball season. Such fun captures and what fun it was to watch these girls play their hearts out!!! Here is a sneak peak from a full page spread...can't show the rest it until I fully release the book to dad and Kelsie with their permission. This album template is still available with GridIron Supremacy on its way in a month!!!

To view all pages from this template design, click HERE this template can also be used for baseball as well...click HERE to see both versions. enjoy!! contact me at mommyandmephoto@sbcglobal.net if you are interested. Must have photoshop knowledge and use of masking & Layers to use this template :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weir Red Riders get Shut Out by Magnolia

I hate documenting loses, which is why it has taken me a week to post this shut out. The Weir High Red Riders lost 31-0 to Magnolia. Magnolia was overdue for some action on the account of their last two previous loses; they utilized the game play well to their advantage. I believe that Weir just did not expect such a blow coming from a 4-3 team. So out of your system now boys, huge challenges are awaiting with Claymont next week and cross town rival, Brook the following.

Weir Daily Times article for more game details HERE
Video Highlights HERE (courtesy of WTOV9 Stuebenville)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Out of the Tunnel {GridIron Supremacy Freebies 1}

Hi all, for you football moms, here you go. I was first inspired by watching ESPN while running on the treadmill at the gym, "Out of the Tunnel" feature that they usually have during college football previews. Then, when I was in Minnesota visiting my family, a thunderstorm was approaching while we were outside enjoying cold drinks on a hot hot terribly humid day and the clouds were turbulent and full of fire. I made a png file from the photos of the clouds. The coloring was added by using my texture created by my wonderful Pampered chef stoneware cookie sheet. Well used and full of various ambers, reds, golds, yellows and blacks (from burning some of my baked goods :) Pieced everything together using lots of blending modes, layers and etc. to create one of my first pages for my GridIron Supremacy Album (coming towards the end of the season!!).

(Sorry for the dead links....working on it right now!!! Got IT...email me if you any problems - mommyandmephoto@sbcglobal.net. Thank you!!)
Here are the links for Out of the Tunnel.png and Out of the Tunnel words.png: "GridIron Supremacy Freebies 1 - Click HERE"

Please Note: The links are only available for 7 days starting today. Can be used for limited commercial use for customer's finished prints only. Not to be resold as is. Thank you!!!

The fonts used are "Trashed" and "OptimusPrinceps".


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weir High Shuts out John Marshall....

It was Weir's first win over John Marshall since 2004. The Weir High Red Riders picked up their fifth win of the season defeating the Monarchs 40-0. Quarterback Bryant Davidson (Weir #25) scored 4 touchdowns and racked up 189 yards on the ground while fellow senior Derrick Rovira (Weir #11) picked up a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Weir is now 5-1 and faces Magnolia this coming Friday. Good luck gentlemen!!

Game highlights can be viewed here (courtesy of www.wtov9.com): Weir High vs John Marshall Oct. 3, 2008

Class AA West Virginia HS Football Rankings (as of September 30th)

1. Grafton 4-0 11.75 1
(tie) Keyser 4-0 11.75 2
3. Chapmanville 5-0 11.00 t3
4. Wayne 5-0 10.60 t3
5. Philip Barbour 4-1 8.00 6
(tie) Shady Spring 4-1 8.00 t7
(tie) Weir 4-1 8.00 t10
8. Ravenswood 3-1 7.75 5
9. James Monroe 3-1 7.50 t15
10. Frankfort 4-1 7.20 t13
11. Wyoming East 3-1 7.00 t15
12. Webster County 4-1 6.80 t15
13. Greenbrier West 3-1 6.50 t13
14. Scott 3-2 6.40 t7
15. Tolsia 3-2 5.80 t10
16. Braxton County 3-2 5.60 9
(tie) Point Pleasant 3-2 5.60 20
18. Liberty Raleigh 3-2 5.40 t10
19. Magnolia 2-3 4.40 18
(tie) Tyler Consolidated 2-3 4.40 -

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kudos to my former Softball Coach

While attending Bethany College years ago, I had the opportunity to play softball for a season. With coaches, Jan Foresty and Peggy Fillinger as my guides for not only the wealth of the game, but for having my back on life's challenging events. Thank you ladies for a wonderful and fun time!!

And this weekend, my former softball coach, Peggy Fillinger, is being inducted into the Bethany College athletic department's Hall of Fame....
courtesy of the Wheeling Intelligencer: "Peggy Fillinger played two years for the Bison softball team. She earned team MVP accolades in 1984 and then received Pennwood West Conference Honors in 1984 and 1985. Fillinger set a school mark for most putouts and helped Bethany set a record for victories in 1985.

Off the diamond, Fillinger was a member of the Phi Delta Psi Physical Education Honor Society.

After graduating from Bethany in 1986 with a degree in physical education, Fillinger became an athletic trainer and returned to her alma mater. She was the athletic trainer for Bethany's 1994 men's soccer national championship team and the 2002 softball team which reached the NCAA Division III World Series. She also earned the West Virginia Hero Award from the West Virginia Legislation after she saved the life of a Bethany College student. Currently, she works for Excela Health Orthopedics in the Greensburg/Latrobe area east of Pittsburgh.

Fillinger, who graduated from Notre Dame High School in Batavia, N.Y., resides in Jeannette, Pa., with her husband Gary Gallagher and they have three children: Scott Gallagher (22), Kady Fillinger (19) and Shane Gallagher (16).

Congrats, Coach Fillinger!! Well deserved!!!

Weir Wins Homecoming Game

4 and 1 now with win over DC's McKinley Tech, 56-19. Straight out of Charleston, the Weir High Red Riders went into the game tied for a 10th place in the West Virginia AA HS Football Rankings:


1. Wayne
2. Keyser
3. Grafton
4. Chapmanville
5. Ravenswood
6. James Monroe
7. Scott
8. Magnolia
9. Tolsia
10. Frankfort (tie) Weir

Because of their win, their ranking jumped up to 5. Congrats fellas!!! Well deserved.

Of course I have throw in some stats of my boy!!!
Senior running back, Derrick Rovira, scored three touchdowns and racked up 66 rushing yards with just five carries; lots of tackles and sack or two thrown in there too!! go D!!!

The Weir Red Riders face John Marshall this Friday. The game will be featured and can be viewed on WTOV channel 9 at 11:45PM Eastern Time. (for those of us out here in Cali, that would be 8:45PM).....
Click here to find the game in action tomorrow Night.. Weir vs John Marshall