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 :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thinking Ahead!

It's October and it's time to start thinking ahead to making your Christmas cards!  Here is one that is super easy to reproduce time and time again.  I just painted a piece of white cardstock with red acrylic paint and dried it quickly with my heat gun.  Then, I used an embossing folder to emboss the snowflake pattern and then sanded the paper lightly to reveal the white snowflakes.  Then, I used Scrappin' Sports & More's December Calendars Made Easy paper to create the trees and to mat my sentiment.  Just a few tree trunks and some bling for the tree tops and, there you have it!  It's easy, it's quick and it looks great!  Have fun!

Products Used:
#  1290-Calendars Made Easy- December


Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Already??

It doesn't seem possible that it is already fall!!  The kids are now settled into school, the days are getting shorter & cooler...can only mean one thing...Halloween is coming!!!  I love this time of the year!!  I decided to mix some of the older Fall line with our new Calendar line to create the layout below.  Gotta capture these days while I can, they are growing up so fast!
Scrappin' Sports & More Product:
#1288 October (pumpkins)
#1289 November (leaves)
#1231 Great Pumpkin Paper (tags)
#1229 Defining Fall Paper (dots)
#5524 Fall Stickers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Several years ago when my son started baseball and they spent an entire practice learning how to slide, take a lead and dive back to the base - my son felt like he hit the jackpot!

Could it be that an adult was teaching him how to slide?  Could it be that the same woman who complains about holes in the jeans during their second wear would be cheering for him to slide in the dirt?!  Could it be that the numerous practice pants and game pants never get a raised eyebrow but the jeans and athletic pants get lectures ... then the decision in a boy's 6 year old mind was made that baseball was his game!

I often joke that you love to slide in baseball because I cannot complain about the dirt or the holes in your pants.  It's no surprise that you have perfected your slide!  Sept 2010

Big Red Slide 12x12 Double-sided Paper #1097
Baseball Reflections Paper #1196
Baseballs 5.5"x11.5" Cardstock Sticker #5526
At Bat Rub-on #7501
Sports Head On - Wrestling Paper #1336

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wearin' the War Paint

Football.  It's a game of toughness, physcially and mentally.  If wearing eye black like an Indian Warrior is what it takes to look fierce on the field, then I'm all for it!  As you can see, so does my son.  We call it his War Paint.

When you are looking for sports themed papers to document your little warriors on the field, I sure hope you think of SS&M first!

#1329 Racing, Sports Head On
#1335 Watersports, Sports Head On
# 1310 Football, On the Edge Sports
#1243 Football Game Day
#7506 Down The Field Rub-Ons

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 4, 2010


One of my favorite things to do lately is emboss!!  For this layout, I used 2 different types of embossing.  For the title, I placed some chipboard behind the cardstock and gently rubbed it with some sandpaper.  It works best if you temporarily adhere the chipboard to avoid slipping. 

The 2nd form of embossing that I used was with an embossing folder.  I wanted to mimic the tracks that the snowmobile would leave behind, so I ran the cardstock through my Sizzix using an embossing folder and again, lightly sanded the raised part. 

To add more dynamics to the page, I used torn scraps of our new sports line and popped out some bright yellow from the pictures for a little more pizzazz.  Although none of these papers were originally designed for a snow page, they worked together perfectly because Scrappin Sports & More is so versatile!! 

So tell me, what is your favorite way to emboss??


Products Used:

#1271 Brother Sister Paper
Wrestling Paper (Summer 2010)
Music Paper (Summer 2010)