Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unwrapping Gifts

Here's my take on the sketch on this month's sketch. 

I love that this sketch has such clean lines.  I loved being able to use a variety of papers.  I love incorporating journaling strips (I came to this conclusion while putting this layout together - you may be seeing this technique utilized a lot more in the future).  I love how this layout came together.  I hope you like it too.

I knew this sketch would be perfect for pairing together the December calendar paper along with some custom varied spirit names paper with December printed in red and green!  A wonderful combination for holiday photos.

Products used:
#1290 December Calendars to Go 12 x 12 paper
#927 Custom Varied Spirit Names (December) custom paper
#1237 Baseball Game Day 12 x 12 paper
#1269 Mother/Mom Family & More 12 x 12 paper

Thanks for looking.  Hoping you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let it SNOW!!

Here in Maine, we finally got our first snowstorm of the winter!  We had barely had enough to call it a "white Christmas."  Then, only a few days after Christmas, 16 inches of white stuff fell overnight!  My kids are having a great time in it, and it's put me in the mood for snow.  Give me a week or two, and I'll be begging for warm sand and palm trees, but for now, I'm embracing the cozy feeling of being snowed in.

I used the January Calendars Made Easy Papers and created this snow banner.  The photo doesn't do it justice- it came out SO cute!  I cut the big snowflakes on my cricut, using the January paper and then went to town adding more snowflakes!

Here's a close up so you can see some of the details of the paper!

Here is the paper that I used for the background snowflakes that inspired the whole project:
Where ever you are I hope that you are warm and cozy today!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us here at
Scrappin' Sports & More!

May your New Year be full of blessings and creativity!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Three time Super Bowl Champs!

Here is my take on the sketch for this month!

My son's football team has gone to the Super Bowl all four years, however they lost in 2009.  Winning three Super Bowls in four years is quite the accomplishment for any team!

Products used:
Classic Sports Classic Football Paper #1150
Name of the Game Footballs Paper #1257
Football Reflections Paper #1198
Down the Field Rub-ons #7506

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Traditions

With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to focus my layout on one of the traditions we have as a family.  My husband Mark grew up in England, so we make sure we have Christmas Crackers every year.  In fact, I thought about skipping it this year, but my 14 year old daughter told me I wasn't allowed :)  One of the challenges this month was to only use one line.  Not only did I only use one line, I only used one paper from the Calendar Line.  I first created an 8 1/2 by 11 layout, inked the edges and then applied it to my 12 x 12 sheet of paper.
Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy and happy Christmas. 

Scrappin' Sports Paper Used:
#1290 December Calendar Line

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Dance!

My daughter has been dancing since she was 3 years old.  We were talking the other night amongst the moms at dance class about how different they all looked when they started and about all of the different costumes that they have had throughought the years.  Just for old time's sake, I pulled out her dance pictures from the past few years and realized that the "wallet" sized photos would work perfectly on the Becky Fleck sketch that we are playing with this momth!  I made a a few changes to make it work, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

Products Used:
#1148- Classic Cheerleading
#1171- Defining Dance

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December Sketch Fun!

Ahh...the middle of December and life is crazy busy with planning for the coming holiday!  My mind seems to wander constantly during these busy times, always thinking of  another thing before even finishing my current project! So, when we decided to play with a sketch this month, I was thrilled!  Nothing keeps me on task like working from a sketch!  Even if I have to walk away from creating for a few minutes, a few hours, or even a few days, I can get right back on track just by looking at my sketch!  I love the help it gives me! 

An this month's sketch is fantastic!  It comes courtesy of Becky Fleck and Page Maps!  You can find so many wonderful sketches to inspire you on her blog!  Make sure to head on over and check them out!

The sketch we are playing with this month is:

Here is my layout for you:

Products Used:
#1221 In the Garden
#1107 - Round & Round
#1022 - Teed Up
#1026 - Hooked

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Begging Burros

One of our favorite stops on our South Dakota road trip was in Custer State Park to see the Begging Burros!  If we would have had more food for them we would have stayed all day - but they quickly ate the two loaves of bread we brought for them and a box of graham crakers!  At one point we had eight burros around our car! The white one at my window would nibble on my coat if I didn't feed him fast enough!

Products used:
Down on the Farm: Tractors #1302
Defining the Game: Soccer #1035
Defining the Game: Gymnastics #1025

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Using up those scraps...

and scrapping really fast!! 

With the holiday season upon us, there are so many things to do that I find my scrappy time being sparse.  That is why I try to take short cuts and get in a little scrapping when I can.  For this layout, I down into my stash of scraps and made a bunch of die cut trees in various shades of green.  I never realized how MANY shades of green there were!  Add a title and a little rub-on "journaling" and BAM!  one holiday page done!!
I also got to take a pretty good chunk out of my stash of scraps!!  DOUBLE SCORE!!!  So what are some of your shortcuts?  How do you use your stash??

Happy Holidays!!

Products Used:
#1224 Summer Wishes
#1245 Hunting Game
#1274 Uncle/Aunt

Monday, December 13, 2010

True Love

I really love this picture of my parents.  They are still so much in love after 49 years of marriage.  I am so lucky to have such inspiration!  This picture was taken last Christmas Eve.  They have been driving to our house on Christmas Eve so they can see the tree and house all decorated for Christmas.  My daughter has already asked if they are coming again this year :)  I love them so much and I am so grateful for all the time were have spent together.

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers Used:
Calendars Made Easy #1290 December
Down on the Farm #1299 Steer (red)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Avenue of Trees

This year our community held a fundraiser during it's annual winter festival, The Avenue of Trees.  A dozen trees, each decorated by a different person or local business.  The organizers talked me into decorating one of these little 3-ft. trees.  As a school employee, I decided to decorate it in our school colors and use a school theme.  Well, it turned out to be the BIG WINNER of the evening bringing in $230 in the auction.  What a fun night!

Products used:
#5538 -  Calendar Topper Cardstock Stickers
#1290  - December Calendars Made Easy paper
#1329 - Head On Sports Racing Paper

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Game Time!!!

My kids LOVE to play board games together!  So, when I saw this paper, I knew just what I needed to do with it!  The paper is super fun, and the rub-ons are perfect for the occasion!  And the primary colors are perfect for scrapping kids!

Products Used:
#1165- Young and Active In the Game Room: Board Games
Board Game Rub-ons


Monday, December 6, 2010

Good Form

The art of bowling --- I've never figured it out.  I bowl different every time I step on the lanes.  I have a great time, but form and skill have nothing to do with it!  My son, Luke, on the other hand, he is all about how he looks when he bowls.  He has perfect form!  He works hard to perfect his release and follow through.  He is determined to do it right!

Products Used:

#1147 - Classic Bowling
#1010 - Defining Bowling
#7503 - Strike Rub-ons
#1291 - Cats
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1253 - Volleyball Game

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ten years old

Our Great Dane recently turned ten years old so I wanted to create a layout celebrating her birthday.  My 9-year old son took this fantastic photo of her and I combined Scrappin' Sports & More's fun papers and stickers from two of their new lines: Down on the Farm & Calendars Made Easy.

Products used:
Calendars Made Easy: February paper #1280
Down on the Farm: Dogs paper #1293
Down on the Farm: Dogs stickers #5554

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Family and More...

Have you seen Scrappin Sports and More's "Family and More" line??  It comes in  several different colors and has different family names on each side.  It is also perfect for when you are in need of those solid colors (as seen here).  A special thanks to Pencil Line Sketches for this sketch inspiration!!


Products used:
# 1276 Niece/Nephew
# 1272 Grandma/Nana

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Playing with Paint!

The joy of a empty paper towel or toilet paper tube!  I know, sounds strange, right?  But anyone who loves art knows the magic that can be found in them as a art supply!  Even as a scrapbooker, I love to play with them!  For this layout, I used my empty tube as a paint applicator! 

I love to play with paint - almost anything around the house can be turned into an art supply.  Some other fun things to use with paint are:

old toothbrushes

Paper Used:

#1045 - Volleyball
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1163 - Working Puzzles
#1246 - Marching Band
#1291 - Cats

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lots of photos...

Do you ever go on a field trip or vacation and have a ton of pictures that you want to scrap?  For my daughter's field trip, I had a bunch and I just didn't want to narrow it down any further, so I went old school and added them all!! 

Scrappin Sports & More has an AWESOME Down on the Farm line of papers that are perfect for those heritage or "back in time" kinds of pictures.  The field trip was of Souder Village, which takes place in the early 1900s.


Products Used:
#1301 Cows Paper
#5563 Tractors Cardstock Stickers

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Little Candy Corn

I love Fall & I love going to the pumpkin patch each year!  I took these photos of my son at the pumpkin patch in October and when I saw the Great Pumpkin Paper by Scrappin' Sports  & More I knew I'd use it with these photos!

Products used:
Great Pumpkin paper #1231
In the Garden paper #1221
Calendars Made Easy - October paper #1288
Calendars Made Easy - November paper #1289
Custom Varied Spirit Names paper - October #927

Thanks for stoppin' by! 


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of ours friends at Scrappin' Sports & More.  We wish you all a safe & happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  I hope you get to enjoy the day with family & friends.  In celebration of the holiday, we have been focusing on what we are thankful for and of course my family is #1 on my list.  The only thing missing from this layout is our two furry felines :)

Scrappin' Sports & More Product:
Calendars Made Easy #1283 May (yellow flowers)
Family & More #1278 Family
Down on the Farm #1299 Steer (Red)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful

I came across this poem online and I thought that it was an incredible lesson for my children on the simple things in life that they should be thankful for- things that they might not always remember to be thankful for.  I paired it with this great photo of them together and these beautiful papers from Scrappin' Sports & More and this layout came together.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Products Used:
#1095- Young & Active in the Back Yard: Tire Swing
#1321- Sports Head On: Bowling


Monday, November 22, 2010

A time to give thanks...

With the Thanksgiving holiday on it's way here in the states, it is a time for us to stop and reflect on our many blessings.  This has been a year of challenges and triumphs for our family and I am truly grateful that we have made it this far.  When looking for a picture to scrap for this theme, I remembered a picture I had taken of my son, Logan, as he made his First Reconciliation this past Spring.  It just really demonstrates how I feel and reminds me to stop and give thanks!  I am thankful for so many things, and I have to mention how thankful I am to be a part of this Design Team.  Scrappin Sports & More is a wonderful company to work for.  The staff really makes you feel like family and the team are an awesome group of gals!!

Products Used:
#1293 Dog
#1324 Football
#1321 Bowling
#1278 Family/Generations

Friday, November 19, 2010

Custom Papers

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to reflect on the things we are thankful for.  Obviously the one thing I am most grateful for is my family, my kids, my husband, my parents, all of my family. 

I'm thankful to have been introduced to scrapbooking - it's such a wonderful way to show those we love most what they mean to us and to document our lives.  Today I'm sharing a layout of my son.  He's a rough 'n tumble kind of guy, not one that you would think cares a lot about "mom's hobby", one who would rather the camera  not be pointed at, at any time.  But I've discovered that "mom's hobby" really does matter to him.  When he comes home from college, many times I see him looking thru the layouts I've done in his absence and when he see's one about him I see him smile.  I know he is touched by it, I know he appreciates it.  It's those moments I am most thankful for. 

Let SS&M help you document those that you important in your life. 

#902 Custom Scuffed Stripe
#1148 Classic Cheerleading

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Awww --- I love Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year, right next to summer --- and spring --- and sometimes winter.  Okay, I love them all!  I love that I live in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest where we have 4 distinct seasons and climate changes!  I love to document the changes in the scenery and having my kids in the pictures just make them so much better.  I am so thankful for their willingness to have their pictures taken!  So today, that is what I am most thankful for --- fun fall photos!

Products Used:
#1229 Defining Fall
#5524 Fall Cardstock Stickers

Monday, November 15, 2010

Custom papers, etc.

Do you have a favorite sports team, school, etc.?  Scrappin Sports and More has an amazing line of custom can choose the words and colors to really make your layouts yours

Here, I used a custom paper along with an older baseball line and our new sports stickers to highlight our town baseball team...the Fort Wayne Tin Caps.

But you don't have to stop there...Scrappin Sports & More even has a way to add flair to our regular Sports On Fire line...see the name in the flames?  Does your team have a mascot?  Scrappin Sports & More might even have that I used the Horse paper to go with my Colts layout!!  Thanks to My Sketch World for the inspiration for this layout!!

So what custom papers can you think up??  Check out the website and start making your own today!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've Got Sunshine....

June 2009 was the wettest month I have ever lived through! We spent the first three weeks of summer vacation looking out the window at the rain and wishing we could go out and play. One day, I gave the kids the OK to put on their ponchos and go out and play in the rain! They splashed and sloshed and laughed and played until they were soaked through and had a BLAST! Mother Nature might have made it wet and soggy outside, but we weren't going to let it dampen our spirits!

I got this wonderful photo of my kids that day, and I have been waiting for just the right opportunity to scrap it. Scrappin' Sports & More's August Calendar paper is PERFECT for this layout! Check out the super cute SUNS on the background paper!

Products Used:
#1286 -Calendars Made Easy- August

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you have made any projects with the Calendars Made Easy papers, feel free to leave a comment linking us to your blog!  We'd love to see them!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Time Together

'Tis the season to be Thankful and I am most thankful for the time that we spend together as a family.

Both my husband and I are lucky enough to be able to volunteer at our son's school, with his sports (as a coach and as the team mom) as well as just hangin' out as a family ... when we look back we will surely treasure the time we spent together.  I added my personal journaling on the back of the layout.

Supplies used:
Sports Head On Wrestling paper #1336
Sports Head On Racing paper #1329
Spring Showers paper #1222 (the birds)
Defining Football paper #1020 (the branches)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010


There is nothing I love more than going back in time and scrappin' pictures from when my kids were younger.  Just one photo can hold so many wonderful memories and make me smile for hours!  This photo did that for me.  I was about 4 years ago and Jordan had just gotten home from a very wet and muddy soccer practice at the park behind our house.  The phone rang and some of the girls decided to spend a few more minutes at the park in the mud --- of course Jordan was all for it!  She put her cleats back on and headed back to the park.  They must have slid and rolled in that mud for at least 30 minutes!  I was thankful for one of the mom's taking this photo!  This is Jordan all the way -- never afraid of doing what it takes for a little but of fun!

Products Used:

#1115 - Cheerleading Star
#7509 - Kick it Good Rub-on
#1248 - Soccer Game
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1161 - Playing Video Games

Friday, November 5, 2010


Does anyone have a teenager like I do?  Do you think their hands are permanently glued to their cellphones?  Well, we decided (as any good scrapping mom would...) to document this in an impromtu photoshoot.  Thanks to Becky Fleck at Pagemaps for this amazing sketch!!
What I really liked about this sketch was that I was able to use a lot of my scraps up.  Don't we all have about a million of them?  They are perfect for a die cut butterfly and a strip of paper here and there!!  


Products Used:
#1336 Wrestling
#1334 Volleyball
#1328 Music
#1269 Mother/Mom
#1246 Marching Band Game

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Playing Center

My son has always played on the line in football, but this is his first season playing center - he is lovin' it!

I cut out the footballs of the New Sports Head On Football paper and pop-dotted them on top of another piece of Sports Head On Football paper - love the effect!

Supplies used:
Sports Head On- Football #1324
Football Rub0on #633

Thanks for stoppin' by! 


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm getting into the Holiday Mood....

....and the December Calendars Made Easy paper makes it SO easy!  I picked up a cone shaped piece of floral foam at the dollar store and cut my December paper into 1/2" strips and then into 2 1/2" pieces.  I folded them and stapled them and then attached them to my styrofoam cone.  Before long, my cone became a Christmas tree!  I added a ribbon at the top and some pretty pearls as ornaments.  It's so easy, and so pretty! 

Products Used:
#1290- Calendars Made Easy- December


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Twister Anyone??

I just couldn't resist when Maddy asked for the Twister costume this year.  I have many fond memories as a kid playing this game.  Silly, simple fun...Love it!!  I kept this layout simple and used the back side of the Racing Paper for my background.  I love how Scrappin' Sports has paper for every occasion, if you just look :) 

Scappin' Sports Product Used:
#1329 Racing Sports Head On (background)
#1148 Classic Cheerleading (polka dots)
#7529 Video Games Rub-on (play)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fit by 50

After all these years I've come to the realization that I need to get in shape.  So, I started walking..... 10,000 steps a day is the goal.  To help document my journey from fat to fit, I'm using the newest sports line from SS&M, Sports Head On . As I was trying to decide what paper to use for this layout those shoes just jumped out at me and I knew the Cross Country paper would be perfect!

Thanks for looking!

Products used:
# 1322 - Sports Head On Cross Country
#1336 - Sports Head On Wrestling
#1246 - Marching Band Game Day
#1148 Classic Cheerleading

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cards for You!

Instead of a layout, I decided to share some cards with you today.  The Scrappin' Sports & More papers are fabulous to create cards with especially the Down on the Farm solids. I love the way they coordinate with all the other paper lines and the prominent color families!

Products Used:

Down on the Farm
Calendars Made Easy

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More "Punkin" Carving!

My daughter always likes to put silly faces on her "punkin," while my son usually goes for the scary look.  This year was no exception and she was very, very happy with how her "punkin" came out.  Scrappin' Sports & More's October paper was perfect for scrapping her "punkin" carving adventure.  She calls herself a "punkin artist!"

Products Used:
#1288  -Calendars Made Easy: October

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

Do you have your pumpkins ready to sit out for Halloween?  We had a wonderful time carving pumpkins this past weekend with friends.  I can't believe Trick or Treat is on Thursday already!  The months are flying by :) 

Scrappin Sports Product Used:
#1298 Sheep
#1288 October
#1231 Great Pumpkin
# 1276 Nephew (purple)
# 1229 Defining Fall
#5524 Fall stickers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baseball Teammates

I love capturing photos of the boys on my son's sports teams bonding - I caught this great shot of the boys in the dugout during their play-off double header games last spring ... once they saw me in the dugout with the camera they couldn't squeeze together quick enough to be in the photo! :)

I decided to keep this layout simple by using one of my all time Scrappin' Sports & More paper lines - Reflections; I love the simplicity of the reflection side and I am a sucker for the side with words.  This paper line makes a great addition to any sports page!

Products used:
Baseball Reflections #1196
Baseball on Fire #1133
Baseball Rubons #636
Baseball At Bat Rubons #7501
Baseball Cardstock Stickers #5501

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

I've been trying to catch up on all of my sports photos this fall and this is one that I absolutely had to scrap!  Over Labor Day, our 2006 softball team had a reunion.  They were one of the most fun teams, I ever had the pleasure to coach.  Every time I look at this photo I'm reminded of how much fun they had playing together during high school and how the fun continued this day as they got together on a field once again. 

Whether you are current or continually playing catch-up like I do, I hope whenever you look at your scrapbook pages they make you smile as much as this one makes me (of course, using paper from SS&M makes me smile too)!
#1038 Defining Softball

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Scarecrow!

I love this time of year -- the temps are falling, the leaves are dropping and the kids are gearing up for the harvest party at church.  I love the effort that they put into their costumes!  Luke the scarecrow - this is one of my all time favorites!

November Calendar Paper
#1297 - Rabbits
#1294 - Ducks
#1295 - Four H
#1299 - Steer

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keeping Goal!

My son is playing his first year of soccer with the town rec league (as you may be able to tell by all the soccer layouts!) and he's loving every minute of it.  He's super aggressive and wants to be where ever the ball is.  Well, every player has to do their time playing goal.  He gets excited to be playing goalie, until the game wanders down to the other end of the field.  I was watching him try to stay focused on the game and when he struck this pose, I knew just what to do with the photo!  And, I'm super lucky to have access to all of these fabulous Scrappin' Sports and More soccer papers and embellishments to play with!!
Products Used:
#632- Large Soccer Rub On
#1199- Soccer Reflections Paper
#1259- Double Sided Soccer Paper

Sketch by Lucy Chesna

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1st Day of School

We got our dog on the last day of school, so for 3 months she had the kids home everyday.  She did not know what to do with herself on the first day of school.  She went from room to room, flopping down on the floor and sighing.  Luckily now, she has learned the routine :)

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:
#1293 Dogs Down on the Farm Line
#1302 Tractor Down on the Farm Line (Dark Brown)
#5544 Dogs Cardstock Stickers

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

On Friday when the weather was absolutely gorgeous, we took our annual trip to a local pumpkin patch;  I knew I would use the October paper from the NEW Calendars Made Easy line for my photos!

Products used:
Calendars Made Easy Paper - October #1288
Sports Head On Paper - Track #1333
Defining Football Paper #1020

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Look who's on the Cover!!!

Look who is going to be on the cover of the Nov/Dec issue of Scrapbook Retailer!!  There is also an ad on the backside of the issue too!!  Way to go Scrappin' Sports & More and the ladies behind it!!  From left to right Dawn Walker, Lori Brown & Lois Benham (President).  Congratulations ladies for all of you hard work!! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

Gosh, that is a common question in our house in the fall.  My son has been strappin' on the pads and pullin' on the uniform every weekend in the fall since he was in 7th grade.  He's now a junior in college I can't count how many weekends we've spent in the bleachers cheering him on from those early days as he was learning to play, to his senior year in high school as the team made a run toward a state championship and now during his college career.  So to answer that question.... why YES!  We are ready for some football in this house.

#1198 Football Reflections
#7506 Down the Field Rub-on
#5506 Football Player Cardstock Sticker
#1257 Footballs
#1025 Defining Gymnastics
#1294 Ducks

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween is coming!!

What ways have you found to dress up your pets???


Products Used:

#1269 Mother/Mom Paper

Monday, October 11, 2010

Year Round Baseball

I'm so thankful for all the different paper combinations that will work for scrapping baseball pictures!  With 4 kids playing baseball and one of them on 3 different teams year round, I always have a huge stack of basball photos to scrap.  Scrappin' Sports always comes through!  Not only do they have a wide range of papers just for baseball, but a lot of the other papers are versatile enough to use too!

Take for example this layout:

I used a mixed match combination of products on this one:
#5501 – Cardstock Stickers
#5544 – Baseball Stickers
#1087 – Hop, Skip & Jump Paper
#916 - Custom Paper
New Golf paper

Kim :)