Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What does Comfort mean to me?

Just like Nicole, it took me a while to decide what I would scrap using the word Comfort.  I finally settled on the one person I have chosen to spend the rest of my life with, my husband of 20 years.  Looking back over the years, he is the one I turn to over and over again.  He is my strength, my comfort, my everything.  This picture was taken a couple of weeks after we celebrated our anniversary. 

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper Used:
#1335 Watersports
#1221 In the Garden
#927 Custom Varied Spirit Names
#1277 Grandchildren/ Grandchild

Monday, September 27, 2010

This month, the Design Team has been sharing layouts using the word "Comfort" title.  It took me a little while to find direction with this challenge and then the photo and the paper just came together for me.  All my life I have worked toward bettering myself and have lived by the words, "If you are going to do it, then give it 110%."  In taking some time to reflect, I realize that I am comfortable being ME.  I am a mom to two great kids, a teacher to wonderful middleschoolers, I have surrounded myself with great friends and I get to spend my spare time doing a hobby that I love.  Even though I still have room to grow, I am comfortable with myself.

When I saw this paper from the "Young and Active Seasons" line, I knew that I wanted to find a way to pop those gorgeous butterflies off the page.  So, I cut out the butterflies from a second piece of paper and glued just the middle down right on top of the existing butterfly.  Then, I bent the wings up to give the page dimension which gabve this already beautiful paper, a beautiful effect. 

Products Used:
#1223 Young and Active Seasons- Defining Summer Paper

Friday, September 24, 2010

Game On!!

I love the motion that the Sports Head On line brings to the page.  I cut the socccer balls out of the paper and used them to draw the eye to my main photo.  I paired it with some custom paper & the blue from the Four H paper.  It was perfect for our school colors. 

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers Used:

#1330 Soccer from the Sports Head On line
#1295 Four H from the Down on the Farm line
#927 Custom Varied Spirit Names
#1144 Soccer On Fire from the Sports on Fire! line

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AAA Tryout

After spring baseball, my son decided he wanted to play a more competitive level of baseball.  This meant that he would have to tryout and be offered a spot on a team.  He tried out for two teams this summer - one was a AAA & Tournament team and the other was a Tournament only team.  This layout is about his tryout to the AAA & Tournament team in August.

Baseball Double Sided Paper #1255
Baseball Reflections Paper #1196
Classic Baseball Paper #1145
Baseball Rub-ons #636
Baseball Rub-ons - At Bat #7501

Thanks for stoppin' by! 


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Talk about Comfort!

We have an 85 pound baby who lives at our house and he runs the show.  He has taken over my favorite chair and every morning I wake up to find him lounged out with his head on a pillow!  Cooper is my Golden Retriever and he loves to make himself at home on my furniture!

Products Used:

New Summer Release Sports Line
Down on the Farm Papers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ultimate Comfort

As you may have read earlier, this month the DT was challenged to use the word "comfort" on a layout.  Well, with a lazy beagle in the house, it wasn't hard to find pictures for this challenge!! 

I used the B side of the new Wrestling paper (#1336) and Football paper (#1324).  I then added some paw print stamps and a few embellishments and well...don't the pictures say it all?  LOL


Monday, September 20, 2010

A Winning Equation

I am so glad that Lucy from My Sketch World provided us with this sketch.  When you combine MSW & SS&M your get a winning combination!  That's what I got too when I combined Lucy's sketch with my photos  - WOW! We've all come out winners.

Don't forget, you have until October 1st to enter our sketch layout contest.  Make sure to use at least 50% SS&M products and link your layout both to the is blog and MSW for a chance to win the entire Calendars Made Easy line!

Products used: 
#7023 Softball Album Emblem
#1329 Racing Sports Head On 12 x 12 paper
# 1331 Softball Sports Head On 12 x 12 paper

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I am just LOVING the Sketch that Lucy Chesna created for us to use in our sketch contest this month. (Check out all the details of the contest HERE!!)  Her sketches are so versatile!  I flip-flopped a few of the elements and used one photo, and POOF!  I have a great layout that I love and, more importantly, my son loves!  Getting a shirt with a number on it was so important to him!  His daddy's first jersey number was #22, and it's been his "lucky number" ever since.   So, Colby couldn't wait to get his new lucky number!

Products Used:
#1330-Sports Head On- Soccer (soccer balls)
#1329- Sports Head On- Racing (white/gray)
#1336-Sports Head On- Wrestling (black/gray)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First High School Win....PRICELESS

I just LOVE sketches and this one from Lucy at My Sketch World was no different.  I choose to replace the two photos with a photo collage I made on my computer to capture my daughters first High School Soccer Win.  I was able to combine some of the Scrappin' Sports & More custom paper with some from the Down on the Farm Line to make a perfect match to our school colors.  What are you going to create with Lucy's sketch?  Remember, you just have to link your layout to our blog and you could win the Entire Calender Line.

Scrappin' Sports Products Used:

#927 Custom Varied Spirit Names
#1294 Ducks Down on the Farm Line (Yellow)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Game Day Jerseys

Check out all of the sketch contest details: HERE!!

Here is my layout using the sketch provided by Lucy at My Sketch World:

On the Edge Sports - Football #1310
Down the Field Rub-ons #7506

Thanks for stoppin' by the Scrappin' Sports and More blog!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Workin' the Sketch!

I was thrilled to learn that this month we would all get a chance to work with a Lucy Chesna Sketch!  She rocks the sketch world and I am always inspired by her!  This is the sketch she created just for Scrappin' Sports & More:

This sketch holds so many possibilities!  Here is what I did with it:

I had to follow along with the banner trend and add my title in a banner!  The Scrappin' Sports and More papers are perfect for banners - so sporty and fun!

Products Used:

#1147 - Classic Bowling
#1237 - Baseball Game
#1300 - Pigs
#1299 - Steer
New Bowling Paper!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Sketch Challenge!!

Scrappin Sports and More has teamed up with My Sketch World for a SKETCH CONTEST!!!  Excited?  I knew you would be!!  So here are the details...

Using this AWESOME SKETCH...and at least 50% Scrappin Sports and More Products, create a layout between NOW and October 1st.  Then come back here and post a link to THIS POST AND on the My Sketch World Blog.  A winner will be chosen and recieve the ENTIRE CALENDAR LINE that was just released at CHA Summer!! 

Here is a peek at what you will win...

Aren't they AMAZING???  For a little added inspiration, the DT has had the opportunity to work with this sketch and will be posting their layouts throughout the week.  Here is Shannon's take on the sketch using the new Music papers (also Debuted at CHA Summer)...

So those are the details.  Are you inspired and ready to scrap?  Don't know where to get the products...check out the Scrappin Sports & More's newly updated website!  Good luck to everyone and thanks again to Lucy at My Sketch World for the awesome sketch!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010


What brings comfort in life? That was the question I asked myself this week as I started work on this layout.  The obvious answers to me were those I love most, my husband, kids, family.  But I wanted to do something different than that with this layout.  Then I thought about the peace and serenity I feel when I enter my bedroom after a long day.  Ok, that brings me comfort.  I'll focus on that.  So I went about taking some photos.  When it came time to print the photos I realized the majority of the things that make me feel good and keep me grounded are items either made by my grandmother or skills she taught me.... the lace doilies she crocheted, the pillowcases she tatted the edging on, the cross stitch she taught me, and the quilts she was always working on - those things and thoughts of her have brought me comfort this week.

I hope you find comfort in your life, no matter what form it takes.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tee Ball Mini Album!!

Anyone who knows me will hit the floor when I announce that I MADE A MINI ALBUM!  There are those that never thought they'd see the day!  But, I did it and I almost dare to say that I am hooked!  I saw the cutest chipboard album that was in the shape of a baseball cap at a local scrapbook store's going out of business sale. ( So sad to see another LSS close... ) When I saw the album, it screamed "Scrappin' Sports and More" at me!  So, I printed out the photos of my son's tee ball season, covered the pages mostly with the new "Sports Head On" papers, added some Scrappin' Sports and More Cardstock Stickers, added a few captions and a little bit-o-journaling and BAM- I actually did it!  So, here you go!

The Cover:

Pages 1 and 2:

Pages 3 and 4:

Pages 5 and 6:

Pages 7 and 8:

Back Cover:
Products Used:
#1335 Sports Head On- Watersports (blue)
#1336 Sports Head On- Wrestling (black/gray)
#1320 Sports Head On- Basketball (brown)
#1325 Sports Head On- Golf (green)
#5526 Cardstock Stickers Baseballs
#1175 Defining the Game- Competition (stars)
#1005 Defining the Game- Baseball (words)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

comfort over style

For the month of September, each Scrappin' Sports & More Design Team Member is going to create a layout using the word 'comfort' in the title.

I decided to use comfort over style as my title in this layout of my son - he is his own fashion statement sometimes. :)
I just love that he made the effort to put on a hat, gloves & boots but not a coat or long pants after a spring snow storm in March 2010.

Supplies used:
Sports Head On - Music Paper  #1328
Sports Head On - Wrestling Paper #1336
Family and More - Cousin - Cousins Paper #1275
Baseball Rub-ons - At Bat #7501

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Music Man

I am musically challenged but it makes me so happy that my boys aren't!  They can all keep a beat, carry a tune and play an instrument! Scrappin' Sports & More paper is perfect for all things music!  I love the new papers from the Sports Head On Series - so versatile!  Love the focus and determination on my son's face in these photos! 

Sports Head On Music
Playing Video Games
Down on the Farm - Steer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Start Your Engines

Nothing like having a birthday at a Go-Kart Track!!  And nothing like having RACING paper and rub-ons to document it!  Top it off with Custom Birthday Paper...and you have the perfect ingredients for a fun layout!!  The hardest part was accepting that my daughter wanted a Teddy Bear birthday cake for her Racing themed party!!


Products Used: 
#1329 Racing (Sports Head On Collection)
#1265 Racing Flags (Name of the Game Collection)
#637 Racing Rub-Ons