Monday, February 22, 2010

Themed Papers

You can quickly and easily create a layout by using themed papers. Here I only used three double-sided papers to create a layout with many layers. I cut out the elements that I wanted to highlight such as the title, the flags and the red, yellow & green stripe then I used larger parts of the patterned papers such as the flag pattern and the definition. I added some die cut letters, three brads and a journaling tag ... this was a very fast and easy layout to create with minimal supplies.

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers used:

Sports on Fire Playing the Game #1137
Game Day Racing Game #1247
Defining the Game Defining Racing #1182


We found Action Go-Karts while looking for a place for Seth's 9th birthday party. Of course Rick & Seth had to take a test drive! Feb. 6, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day Four of Project 12 January Sketch

Today, it's Shannon's take on the Project 12 sketch by Becky Bleck at Scrapbook & Cards Today.  I just love the black & white combination she has on this layout.  Beautiful pictures of her & her family make this a really special layout.

SS&M Products Used:
#1176 Defining Winter Sports
#1248 Soccer Game Paper
#1258 Hockey Pucks

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 3 of Project 12

As promised, today is Carolyn's take of the January Project 12 sketch sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today.

January 2010
brought us warmer temps without any snow! We spent a lot of time with Seth's basketball; I started exercising six days a week again; Seth received a buzz cut because the gal at Floyd's didn't listen to Rick; Rick & I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary; Rick & Seth shot their BB guns; we played lots of games, puzzles and of course with Legos! January was a nice calm month - a great way to start 2010!

Products used:
Winter Fun paper #1234
Snowman paper #1235

Stop by tomorrow for Day 4!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 2 of the Project 12 Posts

As mentioned yesterday, we are all participating in the Project 12 challenge at Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  Today, Kim Holmes took the sketch in a bit of a different way and used only the left hand side of the sketch. She chose to use the sketch to highlight her most recent trip to CHA this past January.

Again, here is the sketch provided by Becky Fleck.

Here is Kim's take on the sketch.

Journaling Reads:

The highlight of January was the trip to Anaheim for CHA. I loved hanging out with Sherry, Brenna, Robert, Robyn & Carla. I got to meet some online friends too – Christine and Tanisha to name a few! It was fun seeing my art up in a few places and meeting all the great people who run the DT’s. Tons of fun!

Products used:

#1291 – Cats – Down on the farm
#1015 – Defining Cycling
#1254 – Wrestling
#1164 – Cards, Anyone?
#1246 – Marching Band

Stop by tomorrow to see Carolyn's layout.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Project 12 Layout Week at Scrappin' Sports & More

The Design Team decided that they would like to participate in the Project 12 challenge at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.  The idea behind Project 12 is to create a layout on a monthly basis which recaps what you’ve been doing. Whether you took 31 photos, no photos, or 100 photos, simply choose your favorites that best described what you were doing that month, and create a layout. And the best part, the sketch is provided for you each month.  Here is the January sketch created by Becky Fleck

Here is Peggy's take on the sketch.

Product Used:
#1106 Diamonds & Flowers (Young & Active Line)

Make sure you stop by each day this week to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for this wonderful challenge.  If you want to participate, just stop by the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and click on the Project 12 icon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrappin' Sports & More sponsors My Sketch World

I mentioned earlier in the month that Scrappin' Sports & More was sponsoring My Sketch World this month to help celebrate their 4th anniversary.  Today, all the members from the Scrappin' Sports & More DT created some wonderful layouts using the February 15th sketch.  Here is the fabulous sketch that we were given.

Now, what did our design team create with this wonderful sketch?  Well, let's start with Carolyn.

How many of you have these same lego's at home?  I know my son has his star wars lego displayed proudly in his room. 

Product Used:
blocks paper #1166
blocks rubons #7534

Next up, Kim. 

Don't you just love this page for your cowboy?  Scrappin' Sports new Down on the Farm paper is the perfect fit for any cowboy.

Down on the Farm Product Used:
1296 Horses
1293 Dogs
1297 Rabbits
1032 Karate

Now it's time to see what Peggy came up with using the sketch.
This sketch is perfect for college age kids too.  Here Peggy's bold & bright layout touches on her feelings as she leaves her son at college for the second time. 

Product Used
#1242 Fishing Game Day 12 x 12 paper
#1247 Racing Game Day 12 x 12 paper
#1079 Writing Paper High School 12 x 12 paper
#1084 Field Trip 12 x 12 paper

Moving on....up next is Shannon.
Are these photos adorable or what?   Don't you just love all the arrows? 

Product Used
#1269 Mother-Mom
#1015 Defining Cycling

And finally, Karen.

If you have furry friends, the Down on the Farm cat & dog paper and cardstock stickers are a must have.

Product Used
Down on the Farm #1291 Cats
Down on the Farm # 1298 Sheep
Down on the Farm Cardstock Stickers #5552 Cats

And there you have it.  Five totally different themes plus one great sketch equal five amazing layouts!!  So, what are you waiting for?  It's now your turn to create something fabulous with this sketch and you could be a lucky winner of product from Scrappin' Sports & More or another wonderful manufacturer.  Check out My Sketch World for all the details.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day Winner

Happy Valentines Day :)

We Have a Winner!!!! Congratulations to Jennifer Marusarz, you have won the wonderful layout created by Kim Holmes. Please send me your address to and we will get your layout mailed to you.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I don't normally scrap too many pages with me and my husband, but being Valentines Day it seemed wrong not to celebrate our love.  This picture was taken on a date night with some friends last summer.  Hard to believe we celebrated our 19th anniversary. 

So, what Scrappin' Sports goodies did I use for my Valentine's layout, the Steer & Pig paper from Down on the Farm of course!!  I just love the red and the pink combination. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this week with the Design Team.  Don't forget about your chance to win the layout posted by Kim this past Wednesday.  We will have Random Org pick a winner on Sunday.   On Monday, check out the blog for the newest sketch from My Sketch World and the design team take on the sketch.  You won't be disappointed. 

Say I Love You with a special card

What do cheerleaders, pigs, steers and basketballs on fire have in common with Valentine's Day? ... Well the Scrappin' Sports & More papers make a GREAT combo to create Valentine cards for your special someone! :) Here are two Valentine cards I created using an unexpected combo of Scrappin' Sports & More papers!

Love you card uses:
Classic Cheerleading Paper #1148
Steer Paper #1299
Pigs Paper #1300

I love you card uses:
Pigs Paper #1300
Baseball on Fire Paper #1133
Basketball on Fire Paper #1134
Cheerleading Game Paper #1240

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Giveaway!!

I love to celebrate Valentine's Day year round in my layouts. I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate hearts into my designs. When the idea popped into my head to make a patchwork heart, I knew I needed to give it a try!

I gathered all the papers from my stash that had red/pinks in them. The beauty of the papers from Scrappin' Sports & More is that they all coordinate so nicely together! For this project, I used:

Baseball Game Paper - #1237
Wrestling game Paper - #1254
Steer Paper - #1299
Pigs Paper - #1230
Defining Recital Paper - #1172

Then you want to cut your paper in strips --- I made mine wavy strips, but straight strips work great too!

Next you want to glue your strips randomly on a piece of 12 x 12 paper.

Next cut your newly made piece of paper into strips again --- straight cutter only --- making sure to cut them perpendicular to the strips that you glued down.

Next cut a heart shape out of another piece of scrap paper. Glue down your strips moving them randomly up and down so that they do not line up with any adjoining strips.

Now turn over your shape and trim the overages along the edge of your heart shape.

Then finish your design! To finish off mine, I added a dark background (#1043 - Defining Tae-Kwon-Do) and a photo mat (#1045 - Defining Volleyball).

There are no pictures! Can you guess why?

Scrappin' Sports and More is now on Facebook and we want you to become a fan! Everyone who becomes out fan on Facebook and/or signs up as a Follower on our blog here will be put in a random drawing to win the above layout. Sign up for both and have two chances to win this completed layout all ready for you to add a picture of the love of your life!

We will draw the winner on Valentine's Day evening, the 14th! What do you have to lose?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What does love mean to you?

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Show the people you love what they mean to you. Our Family And More line of papers will work perfectly with any project you do about those we hold most dear.

Here's a layout using a quote from a favorite book of my kids' as they were growing up, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

Products used:

#1269 Mother-Mom 12 x 12 paper
#1278 Family-Generation 12 x 12 paper
#1169 Defining Prom 12 x 12 paper

Monday, February 8, 2010

Using your scraps...

Cards are always a good way to use up some of those scraps that you just hate to throw away. Here is another way you can do that and get a few valentines done at the same time.

Begin by choosing some of your favorite scrap papers. Tear them into small pieces and glue them onto a piece of cardstock. You can then cut them out or run them through your die cut machine. I used my Sizzix to make these hearts. Arrange them onto your card and you have a fun card! You can also save your embellishments for your favorite layout...or use the negative part of your die cut paper for another card. The sky is the limit to your creativity!!

Paper used: #1237 Baseball Game Paper and #1254 Wrestling Game Paper

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tag, You're It

The other night as I was playing around with some of the new Down On The Farm papers and stickers, it struck me. How fun would it be to make a little tag book using this stuff? I mean, haven't we all, at one time or another, said to our kids, "What does a duck say?". The Down On The Farm line can certainly help answer that question!

Here's just a small sampling of the tags I made using the duck, pig and cow papers and cardstock stickers. I think they are just as cute as any baby animal you'll ever see down on the farm.

Hope you like 'em. Thanks for lookin'.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monthly Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our monthly sketch challenge! This is a new feature for us here at

Scrappin' Sports & More and we couldn't be more excited! Your first sketch was created with hearts with Valentine's Day just around the corner, but those embellishments can be replaced with anything! I love the flexibility of a sketch --- use it all and work from it exactly or go with the basic shape and shape it to be your own!

I hope you have a lot of fun working with it --- we would love to see what you come up with! Post a comment with a link to your creation by the end of February and we will send out a RAK to one lucky winner!

Our Design Team spent some time with the sketch too ---

Carolyn's design:

using the following papers:
On the Edge Sports - Football paper #1310
On the Edge Sports - Red Stars paper #1312
On the Edge Sports - Music paper #1314
Football Reflections paper #1198

Peggy's design:

using the following papers:
#1293 - Down on the Farm - Dogs
#1295 - Down on the Farm - Four H
#5554 - Down on the Farm - Dogs Cardstock Stickers
#1251 - Game Day - Tennis
#1250 - Game Day - Swimming

Karen's design

using the following papers:

Down on the Farm - Ducks #1294
Down on the Farm - Four H #1295
Classic Sports Series - Classic Soccer #1153
Cardstock Stickers - Soccer #5541
Shannon's design

using the following papers:

Game Day:  Marching Band #1246

Leave your Mark - #1096

Monday, February 1, 2010

SS&M is sponsoring My Sketch World

Scrappin' Sports & More is excited to be sponsoring My Sketch World to help celebrate its 4th Anniversary.  If you Love sketches, like I love sketches, this is a great blog with bi-monthly sketches posted.  They have something for everyone creating both layout & card sketches.  In celebration of their anniversary, My Sketch World is having a Sketch-A-Thon starting on Feb 1st until Feb 20th, that's 20 brand new sketches!!  For Each Sketch you do your name will be put into the drawing- a random drawing will be done on March 5th.  If you name is chosen you will win some fabulous goodies from some wonderful sponsors.  You will have until March 3rd to upload your creations in the gallery then post it to the My Sketch World site.  Please see the complete instructions for linking you page at My Sketch World's blog.  Scrappin' Sports & More is sponsoring the February 15th sketch, so stop back and see what the DT has created with this fabulous sketch.

Stop back on Wednesday too, our very own Kim Holmes has created a wonderful sketch especially for Scrappin' Sports & More.  We will be posting the DT interpretations of the sketch & giving away a RAK for one lucky person.  We also have some fun items planned the next two weeks as well.  At the end of the month, check out our very first challenge for the month of March.