Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Using those scraps!!

Every scrapbooker has the dilemma of deciding if it's worthwhile keeping those extra scraps of paper, especially if you're not a card maker.  On this layout, I used several small scraps of paper left over from previous projects.  The result is a time & money saving project, that still incorporates 3 pictures and room for journaling.  So next time your short on time and/or money, put those scraps to good use.

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1176 Defining Winter Sports
#1233 Defining Winter
#1234 Winter Fun
#1170 Defining Homecoming

Monday, March 29, 2010

Title Trouble?

With seven kids and tons of sports photos -- I am always on the lookout for a new and creative title for my layouts.  I found that I was reusing titles for my sports pages --- most frequently -"SCORE" - "PLAY BALL" - "TIME TO PLAY" - you get the idea! 

So I decided I needed a change and that my sports layouts needed a bit of creative title work so I went on an internet search!

These are some of my favorite sites for sports quotes: - The Brainy Quote with a search for SPORTS. This is where I found the title for my page today --- it's a quote for sports legend Vince Lombardi. - Simple Sentiments with a search for SPORTS. - titles with a search for SPORTS. - quotes with a search for SPORTS. - Quoteland with a search for SPORTS.

Bookmark these great sites and never be lost for words again!


#1253 - Volleyball Game Paper
#1133 - Baseball on Fire Paper
#5501 - Baseball Player Cardstock Sticker
#1045 - Defining Volleyball Paper
#1015 - Defining Cycling Paper
#5544 - Baseball Cardstock Sticker

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Racing Thank You Cards

Since my son had his 9th birthday party at  a local Go-Kart racing place, I thought it would be fun to make his Thank You cards from Scrappin' Sports & More's Racing Game paper and Checkered Flags cardstock stickers.

For three of the cards (for Grandparents), I used Racing Game paper as the background, layered with two of the Checkered Flag cardstock stickers, stamped 'thank you' on the yellow side of the Racing game paper and added a red brad.  Easy & Fun!

For the boys that attended the party, I used these old photo cards to add a photo of each boy riding in his Go-Kart, stamp 'thank you' and then added two Checkered Flag stickers on the inside.

Products used:
Racing Game Paper #1247
Checkered Flags Stickers #5545

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pets and Sports

Many of us have family pets.  In our family, we have 2 sweet beagles that often find their way into my scrapbooks.  Our youngest dog, Annee, LOVES to play catch with a tennis ball.  It's probably a good thing we don't actually play tennis around her!  :) 

When scrapping some of my pictures of Annee the tennis playing dog, I turned to Scrappin Sports & More paper.  Not only do they have sports papers, the new release for this year included ANIMAL papers!! 

Scrappin Sports and More products used:

#5554 dog stickers
#1263 tennis paper

Friday, March 19, 2010

Last Project 12 Layout for February

Can I say just how much I loved the sketch this month from Becky Fleck?  It was so fun to work with and my layout came together easily.  I also love how I was able to capture so much about our month in one 2-page spread.  If you want to play along, check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.

Here is my layout....

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
Down on the Farm #1299 Steer (Background Red)
Down on the Farm #1300 Pigs (Pink)
#1148 Classic Cheerleading (Black Polka Dot)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Project 12 - February!

My goal with my Project 12 layouts this year is to focus on the month as a whole -- about what that month in general means to me. For January it was a special event, CHA, that I attend every January and look forward to all year. For February, it's more about the month in general -- the end of the long Winter season. Living in the Pacific Northwest, the months of January & February can be pretty dreary! So, I am always on the lookout for little things to brighten my day and bring a smile to my face. One thing that always does that for me is a trip to Starbucks for a Cinnamon Dulce Latte! Then I bring it home and pour it into one of my cute mugs and I have instant happiness! Funny how the little things in life can help you get through a long, dreary winter!

Here is areminder of what the February Project 12 Sketch looks like from over at Scrapbook & Cards Today.


I focused on the right side of the two-page spread:

latte heaven

The fun products that I used from the Scrappin' Sports & More Store are:

#1237 Baseball Game
#1148 Classic Cheerleading
#1015 Defining Cycling
#1171 Defining Dance
#1300 Pigs
#1299 Steers
#1308 Camping

Monday, March 15, 2010

February...focus on Friends & Family

February is known as the month of love so why not spend it with those friends and family you love most? As I looked back on the photos I'd taken over the course of the month, that's what I found I'd done and enjoyed most of all. Here's my layout using the February sketch - thanks for looking!

products used:

# 1237 - Baseball Game Day 12 x 12 paper
# 1221 - In the Garden 12 x 12 paper
#1269 - Mother/Mom 12 x 12 paper
#1297 - Rabbit, Down on the Farm 12 x 12 paper

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Project 12: February Sketch

I am having a lot of fun with the sketches for Project 12 at the Scrapbook Cards & Today blog.

Here is the fabulous February sketch:

Here is my take on it - so much fun with all of the hearts & different borders!

Here are a few detail shots:

Products used:
Defining Volleyball paper #1045
Down on the Farm - Pigs #1300
Down on the Field Football Rub-ons #7506

February 2010
February brings us a lot of birthdays - mine, Seth's, both of my parents, Angi & Lance. We found out Angi is expecting #4!  Seth's basketball ended and baseball began.  Seth is still doing Speedstacks at school.  Seth's 9th birthday party was at Action Go-Karts with Peyton, Michael & Rudy.  And just a few great photos of Rick & Seth, Seth & Oswald and Seth with Legos.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Project 12 February Sketch's that time again!! The Scrappin Sports and More team has completed another month of Becky Fleck's wonderful Project 12 Sketches!! Here is Shannon's take on it this month. Rather than staying with the traditional reds and pinks, Shannon added a touch of tan to bring out the elements of her pictures.  And guess what?  The papers used on this page are SPORTS themed!  Gotta love the versatility of our papers!!

Scrappin Sports & More Products Used:

#1251 Tennis Game Paper
#1237 Baseball Game Paper

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Last Day of March Madness

It took me a long time to decide what March Madness meant to me.  It is the one month from fall until summer that we are not slammed with sports.  We still have basketball and indoor soccer and track starts at the end of the month, but it's not crazy busy with sports.  So, since I have more time at home during March, I get ready for Spring.  Yes, you guessed it, cleaning.  While I was cleaning my son's room, I decided to take a picture of his diverse task in reading.  Then I decided I should capture his entire space at age eleven and the result is the 2 page spread you see below.

Scrappin' Sports Papers Used:
#1296 Horses from Down on the Farm
#1271 Brother from the Family Line
#1240 Cheerleading Game from the Game Day line
#1237 Baseball Game from the Game Day line
Make sure you stop back on Thrusday as the Design Team takes on the Project 12 February Sketch from Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More March Madness!

March Madness only means one thing at our house --- the start of Baseball Season! We are so excited this year for the season to get underway - we have new milestones in our house! My youngest is starting in Farm Level this year which means he will get to hit pitching from kids his own age. My middle son is starting his Junior Level and that means "real" baseball with 90 foot bases and metal cleats. My next son has a couple new things happening this year. He not only is playing his first year on a select team but he made the JV team at the local High School and those are some intense training sessons. All in all, we are in for some fabulous baseball over the next 5 months!

My March Madness layout is another layout documenting all the fun years of baseball that we have had around here!

real baseball

I love all the versatile baseball product in the Scrappin' Sports & More Store. Check out the link and you can see it all!

Products that I used:

#1004 - Dotted Baseball
#1237 - Baseball Game Paper
#1035 - Defining Soccer
#5501 - baseball Player Cardstock Stickers
#5544 - Baseball

Play Ball! Happy March to you all!
Kim :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

For Love of the Game

Bracket-ology, Diaper Dandies, conference tournaments and the NCAA basketball tournament all come to mind when sports fans think of March Madness. In our house we too think of the NCAA and tournament play but we are thinking more about the start of the college softball season. The season kicks off for our daughter and her teammates on Saturday.

This spring's pre-sason ratings have the team ranked 5th nationally. There are some big expectations on these kids. They are anxious to get started chasing after that D-III National title. The kids on this team truely are student-athletes. They don't receive athletic scholarships. They play
For Love of the Game

If you love the game, you'll love everything from SS&M, whatever your favorite sport. I was able to combine a couple of paper lines, stickers and rub-ons for this layout. The diversity of their products amaze me every time I pull them out to do a layout. I know you'll love it all too.

#1260 Softballs
#5531 Softball Cardstock Stickers
#1038 Defining Softball
#7510 Girls at Bat Rub-on
#5510 Softball Player Cardstock Sticker
#640 Softball Rub-on

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Madness

What does March Madness mean for me - I sure did a lot of thinking on this topic ... the obvious reply is basketball but I don't really follow any basketball and my son's basketball season ended in February ... March is definitely does not symbolize spring for us since I think it's our snowiest month! lol!! But usually baseball starts for my son in March ... so that brings me to my layout "it's baseball season". Although this year they had three practices in February, they don't start a regular three times a week practices until March. Hopefully we won't have a long cold late winter and we can enjoy the baseball practices, because I love to watch the boys develop their skills!

This layout was a lot of fun mixing the papers, stickers and rub-ons! I also want to add, that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Scrappin' Sports & More's rub-ons! They go on as smooth as butter! I had actually quit using rub-ons for a while out of frustration of non-working rub-ons ... but now I reach for Scrappin' Sports & More's rub-ons FIRST and make sure I work them in on my layouts!!

Journaling: on your way to your second practice of the 2010 baseball season. Feb. 20, 2010.

Products used:
Dotted Baseball paper #1004
Baseball on Fire paper #1133
Baseballs cardstock stickers #5526
Baseball cardstock stickers #5501
Baseball rub-ons #636

Monday, March 1, 2010

Who's ready for March Madness week on the Scrappin Sports and More Blog!

Up first, Shannon Blinn.....
Not many basketball players in March for us, but it is tournament time for my son, Logan. How lucky am I that Scrappin Sports and More carries Karate paper and rubons to help me scrap the many pictures I take of my little guy in full fighting mode! Add some awesome paper from the Family and More collection (one of my favorite collections) and that's a layout with KICK! Hi-yah!!!

#877 Karate Rub on
#1272 Grandma/Nana
#1032 Defining Karate