Wednesday, June 30, 2010

School's out for Summer!!!

I can't believe that another school year is over, not that I'm complaining!!  Bring on Summer!!!  I love the lazy days that summer brings, no homework, not too many scheduled activities, everyone is just happier :)  This year we celebrated the last day of school by adopting our first dog, Delta.  It should be a fun summer!!
Scrappin' Sports papers used:
#1080 Writing Paper Primary
#1190 Girls Dance (blue stripe)
#1226 Frozen Treats
#1271 Brother/Sister

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer's Heating Up!

So, I wanted to cool us down with a Summer Splashdown! I made this layout using some of Scrappin' Sports & More's custom papers! They are so much fun! You can check them out HERE!  You will be seeing lots more about these super fun papers very soon!  *wink, wink* 

Products Used:


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Frolicking in the Sun

My dog loves to play and frolick around in the backyard, especially in the summer when the grass is lush, green and soft.  The summer paper from the Young & Active Seasons line were a perfect choice for displaying Toby's playfulness in the summer sun.

Products used:
#1223 Defining Summer 12 x 12 dbl sided paper
#1193 Girls Soccer 12 x 12 dbl sided paper
#1271 Brother/Sister 12x 12 dbl sided paper
#7523 Climbing Rub-On
#5523 Summer Carstock Sticker

As you frequently see when looking at the products used in all of our Design Team layouts and projects, we combine papers, stickers and rub-on from many of our various lines.  This layout for example uses product from 4 different product lines. Mixing and matching the colors and styles of the various papers always produces amazing results.  Don't be afraid to try it - you'll have fun and love the results!

Hope you all have a great summer!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bring on Summer Vacation!!!

Living in the Midwest, summer is special because we don't have warm weather all year 'round.  So when we get warm is swimming pools and parks!!  One of the main reasons I fell in love with Scrappin Sports and More is because of their Young and Active line.  It's an older line...but a staple in my collection!  A perfect collection to document all my favorite park pictures!!  If you haven't checked it out...make sure you do!!


Products Used:
#1105 Jungle Gym Paper

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sweet Summertime - Finally!

Here is Washington State, anything over 65 degrees is considered warm & toasty and summer usually starts in May sometime. But, it's been on of "those" years - cold, wet, and dreary and we are already at the end of June! 

We are trying to be patient and wait -- wait for the temperatures to warm up so that we can hang out at Grandma's pool.  That is our absolute FAVORITE summertime activity.  This year we haven't been there even once this year --- but we remember last year!

All Summer Long

Here's hoping that we can get back in the pool really quick --- I just love all the laughter and smiles that happen there!

Products Used:

#1041 - Umbrella Stripes and Tiles
#1040 - Defining Swimming
#1300 - Pigs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

School is OUT!

I remember the thrill of the last day of school and now I am experiencing it again with my son.

Here is a layout of my son on his last day of third grade this year.  My journaling is going to be pretty sappy, so I left it blank for online purposes. :)

Products used:
Defining Third Grade paper (both sides) #1209
Defining Third Grade Cardstock Stickers #5020
Cousin - Cousins double sided paper #1275
Fishing Game paper #1242

Thanks for stopping by the Scrappin' Sports & More blog, hope your summer is off to a great start!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!!

I hope everyone is getting to spend some time with that special Father figure in their life.  It's a beautiful day today and we are enjoying just being together as a family. 

Today I am sharing my take on the Project 12 May sketch from Scrapbooking and Cards Today.  I LOVE how easy it is to get an entire month summerized in 2-pages.  The sketch didn't quite have enough room for my photos, so I added a couple more and diveded some of them into two.  The result, a 2-page layout, with 9 pictures summerizing my month.

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:

#1222 Spring Showers Paper (both sides)
#1226 Frozen Treats Paper (yellow)
#5523 Summer Cardstock Stickers

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gardening: We Dig It!

I created this layout for May's Project 12 Challenge.  I used the left side of the two-page sketch and made a layout about planting our garden.  Every May we plant vegetable and herbs in our two raised bed gardens in our back yard.  This was our third year doing it and we love planting and tending our garden together as a family!

Products Used:
#1221 Young and Active Seasons: In The Garden
#1095 Young and Active in the Back Yard: Tire Swing

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Congratulations Graduates!

Living in a small town and working and coaching in our school system, we get invited to our share of graduations in May and June.  This is a framed layout made for a dear friend's son.  For all those who have graduated this year or will be graduating, I'm joining with Shannon to say congratulations.

The base of this layout uses a custom paper from SS&M.  You guys will get the chance to see a lot of new projects in July featuring these papers.  You're going to love them!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Project 12 and Graduations

It's that time again...May is filled with graduations.  This year we had 3.  For the past few years we have had at least one every year.  It will only be four short years before I will be (sniff) hosting my own daughter's  graduation.  By then, I should have plenty of practice scrapping the pictures!!  This time, I used the sketch from Project 12.  It fit the pictures for my niece, Brianna's graduation just perfect.  She is a graduate of Shirley High School is the town of Shirley, Arkansas.  Go Bri!!!

I used both sides of the Scrappin Sports and More Defining Senior paper for this layout.  Both sides are so completely different, but work so well together. 


Products Used:

#1218 Defining Senior paper

Monday, June 14, 2010

Here fishy fishy

Happy Monday Everyone! It's been a slow start to the summer as far as good weather is concerned, but I think we are finally there! Summer vacation has started, summer sports are underway and I am finally getting time to work on some fun scrapbooking projects!

This layout has been in my head for awhile - ever since developing these cute pictures!

Here Fishy

She could sit and watch that fish for hours!

Scrappin' Sports and More has the perfect paper, of course!

For this layout, I used: the Classic Softball paper (#1154) for my deep red background; the Defining Karate paper (#1032) for my black border strips; the Down on the Farm Cats paper (#1291) for more border strips; the Fishing Game paper (#1242) for the photo mat paper; and the On the Edge Sports Fishing Paper (#1309) for that cute little fish cut out!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Project 12: May Sketch

WOW!  I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by!  It's time to share my Project 12 May 2010 layout already!!

Here is the sketch:

I altered the sketch a little bit by adding additional photos:

Products used:
Young & Active on the Playground Jungle Gym 12x12 Double-sided Paper #1105
Young & Active on the Playground Balancing Act 12x12 Double-sided Paper #1101
Young & Active Seasons In the Garden #1221
baseball Rub-ons #636
Up & Down Rub-ons #7521
Swing Rub-ons #7520

Thanks for stoppin' by the Scrappin' Sports & More Blog!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

10 Reasons Why I Love My Dad

Continuing our tribute to the special men in our lives, I decided to do a layout about my husband and son. They are so alike in so many ways, that I wanted to do a special layout to capture those similarities.

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers
#1087 Hop, Skip & Jump
#1186 Defining Boating
#1269 Mother/Mom (red)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

For the "Handy Man"....

My dad is the ultimate "handy man," always puttering and fixing.  So, what better Father's Day card than a card that looks like a measuring tape?  I made a simple box out of black cardstock and then decorated it with my Scrappin' Sports & More papers.  I cut two strips of the Racing Paper (yellow), put them together end to end, marked the "ruler marks" and stamped "lots and lots, and lots, and lots...." on it.  It's actually almost two feet long when it's pulled out.  I also rolled up some of the Cheering Paper (gray) and attached it to the tape as a little handle to pull on.  We will sign the back before giving it to him!
Products Used:
#1240- Cheerleading Game
#1247- Racing Game

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

He Loved Farming

My dad  loved to farm.  He was never able to own his own farm or work his own land, but every spring and fall he could be found in the fields, making round after round in that tractor as he farmed for a dear friend.  I remember spending hours riding along with him in the tractor and when my kids were old enough they would do the same. I miss those days.  With Father's Day right around the corner thoughts of him are frequently on my mind.  When I first spotted the Tractors  paper from SS&M's "Down on the Farm" line, I knew it would be perfect for a tribute to my dad and his love of farming.

Supplies include:
#1302 Tractors 12 x 12 paper
#5563 Tractors Cardstock Stickers
#1148 Classic Cheerleading 12 x 12 paper
#1237 Baseball Game Day 12 x 12 paper
#1248 Soccer Game Day 12 x 12 paper

Thanks for looking.  Happy Father's Day.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scrapping out of context

The photos on the layout were taken at an outdoor concert last year.  They were not intended to document a relationship or any other emotion, but when I started looking at them, they showed a very candid moment between my husband and my son.  So many times these moments happen and we don't think to take a picture.  I call this my happy accident. 

Another element to this layout is the quote.  I searched high and low for words that would express their relationship.  I finally found it in this quote found at .  Instead of adding a title, I enlarged the quote and emphasized a few words to convey the meaning of the layout.  No journaling needed. 

Another happy accident is the shirt my husband was wearing.  The writing on the shirt was camoflauge.  I added simliar paper to bring the colors across the layout.  How wonderful that Scrappin Sports and More had just the right papers.  Who knew a paper with a hunting theme could work so well on a Father's Day layout? 


Scrappin Sports and More
Products Used:
#1273 Grandpa-Papa Paper
#1274 Uncle-Aunt Paper
#1245 Huntin Game Paper

Friday, June 4, 2010

This Man of Mine

Father's Day is right around the corner and I was excited for the chance to showcase my husband in a layout!  He is an amazing father and never ceases to amaze me with the things he does - he is an wonderful teacher, a tiehard cheerleader, and a fabulous example for my children.  There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful he is the father of my children. 

I wish him and all the fathers out there a wonderful Father's Day!

our dad

Products Used:

#1306 Blue Stars
#1295 - Four H
#1253 - Volleyball Game
#1250 - Swimming Game
#1087 - Hop, Skip & Jump

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Celebrates Special Men

This month we are going to honor the special men in our lives.

I decided to honor my husband, who is a fantastic father and husband - who probably isn't thanked nearly enough for everything he does for our family.

I have two layouts I want to share with you today.

The first one is called 'you give him wings'.  I love the butterfly trails on this paper so to emphasize them I hand-stitched over the trails.

you guys spend so much time together being pals yet still being a great father teaching Seth to become a great man.  May 2010

Products used:
Defining Summer Paper #1223
Classic Cheerleading Paper #1148

My second layout is called 'coach dad'.  I created this layout as a tribute to my husband who is an assistant coach on all three of our son's sports teams.  Being a coach isn't easy but season after season he commits to the team and to the athletic growth of our son.


I know Seth really enjoys having you as an Assistant Coach on all three
of his sports teams -- football, baseball and basketball.  I know it isn’t 
always easy - working at every game and every practice or the
complaining parents but you are setting a great example to Seth while 
creating a wonderful relationship with lots of memories!  Photos: 2009

Products used:
Football Double Sided Paper #1257
Baseball Double Sided Paper #1255
Basketball Double Sided Paper #1256

Thanks for stopping by our blog and be sure to come back to see more layouts by our fabulous Design Team!