Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Playing with Paint!

The joy of a empty paper towel or toilet paper tube!  I know, sounds strange, right?  But anyone who loves art knows the magic that can be found in them as a art supply!  Even as a scrapbooker, I love to play with them!  For this layout, I used my empty tube as a paint applicator! 

I love to play with paint - almost anything around the house can be turned into an art supply.  Some other fun things to use with paint are:

old toothbrushes

Paper Used:

#1045 - Volleyball
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1163 - Working Puzzles
#1246 - Marching Band
#1291 - Cats

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lots of photos...

Do you ever go on a field trip or vacation and have a ton of pictures that you want to scrap?  For my daughter's field trip, I had a bunch and I just didn't want to narrow it down any further, so I went old school and added them all!! 

Scrappin Sports & More has an AWESOME Down on the Farm line of papers that are perfect for those heritage or "back in time" kinds of pictures.  The field trip was of Souder Village, which takes place in the early 1900s.


Products Used:
#1301 Cows Paper
#5563 Tractors Cardstock Stickers

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Little Candy Corn

I love Fall & I love going to the pumpkin patch each year!  I took these photos of my son at the pumpkin patch in October and when I saw the Great Pumpkin Paper by Scrappin' Sports  & More I knew I'd use it with these photos!

Products used:
Great Pumpkin paper #1231
In the Garden paper #1221
Calendars Made Easy - October paper #1288
Calendars Made Easy - November paper #1289
Custom Varied Spirit Names paper - October #927

Thanks for stoppin' by! 


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of ours friends at Scrappin' Sports & More.  We wish you all a safe & happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  I hope you get to enjoy the day with family & friends.  In celebration of the holiday, we have been focusing on what we are thankful for and of course my family is #1 on my list.  The only thing missing from this layout is our two furry felines :)

Scrappin' Sports & More Product:
Calendars Made Easy #1283 May (yellow flowers)
Family & More #1278 Family
Down on the Farm #1299 Steer (Red)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful

I came across this poem online and I thought that it was an incredible lesson for my children on the simple things in life that they should be thankful for- things that they might not always remember to be thankful for.  I paired it with this great photo of them together and these beautiful papers from Scrappin' Sports & More and this layout came together.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Products Used:
#1095- Young & Active in the Back Yard: Tire Swing
#1321- Sports Head On: Bowling


Monday, November 22, 2010

A time to give thanks...

With the Thanksgiving holiday on it's way here in the states, it is a time for us to stop and reflect on our many blessings.  This has been a year of challenges and triumphs for our family and I am truly grateful that we have made it this far.  When looking for a picture to scrap for this theme, I remembered a picture I had taken of my son, Logan, as he made his First Reconciliation this past Spring.  It just really demonstrates how I feel and reminds me to stop and give thanks!  I am thankful for so many things, and I have to mention how thankful I am to be a part of this Design Team.  Scrappin Sports & More is a wonderful company to work for.  The staff really makes you feel like family and the team are an awesome group of gals!!

Products Used:
#1293 Dog
#1324 Football
#1321 Bowling
#1278 Family/Generations

Friday, November 19, 2010

Custom Papers

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to reflect on the things we are thankful for.  Obviously the one thing I am most grateful for is my family, my kids, my husband, my parents, all of my family. 

I'm thankful to have been introduced to scrapbooking - it's such a wonderful way to show those we love most what they mean to us and to document our lives.  Today I'm sharing a layout of my son.  He's a rough 'n tumble kind of guy, not one that you would think cares a lot about "mom's hobby", one who would rather the camera  not be pointed at, at any time.  But I've discovered that "mom's hobby" really does matter to him.  When he comes home from college, many times I see him looking thru the layouts I've done in his absence and when he see's one about him I see him smile.  I know he is touched by it, I know he appreciates it.  It's those moments I am most thankful for. 

Let SS&M help you document those that you important in your life. 

#902 Custom Scuffed Stripe
#1148 Classic Cheerleading

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Awww --- I love Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year, right next to summer --- and spring --- and sometimes winter.  Okay, I love them all!  I love that I live in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest where we have 4 distinct seasons and climate changes!  I love to document the changes in the scenery and having my kids in the pictures just make them so much better.  I am so thankful for their willingness to have their pictures taken!  So today, that is what I am most thankful for --- fun fall photos!

Products Used:
#1229 Defining Fall
#5524 Fall Cardstock Stickers

Monday, November 15, 2010

Custom papers, etc.

Do you have a favorite sports team, school, etc.?  Scrappin Sports and More has an amazing line of custom papers...you can choose the words and colors to really make your layouts yours

Here, I used a custom paper along with an older baseball line and our new sports stickers to highlight our town baseball team...the Fort Wayne Tin Caps.

But you don't have to stop there...Scrappin Sports & More even has a way to add flair to our regular Sports On Fire line...see the name in the flames?  Does your team have a mascot?  Scrappin Sports & More might even have that covered...here I used the Horse paper to go with my Colts layout!!  Thanks to My Sketch World for the inspiration for this layout!!

So what custom papers can you think up??  Check out the website and start making your own today!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've Got Sunshine....

June 2009 was the wettest month I have ever lived through! We spent the first three weeks of summer vacation looking out the window at the rain and wishing we could go out and play. One day, I gave the kids the OK to put on their ponchos and go out and play in the rain! They splashed and sloshed and laughed and played until they were soaked through and had a BLAST! Mother Nature might have made it wet and soggy outside, but we weren't going to let it dampen our spirits!

I got this wonderful photo of my kids that day, and I have been waiting for just the right opportunity to scrap it. Scrappin' Sports & More's August Calendar paper is PERFECT for this layout! Check out the super cute SUNS on the background paper!

Products Used:
#1286 -Calendars Made Easy- August

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you have made any projects with the Calendars Made Easy papers, feel free to leave a comment linking us to your blog!  We'd love to see them!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Time Together

'Tis the season to be Thankful and I am most thankful for the time that we spend together as a family.

Both my husband and I are lucky enough to be able to volunteer at our son's school, with his sports (as a coach and as the team mom) as well as just hangin' out as a family ... when we look back we will surely treasure the time we spent together.  I added my personal journaling on the back of the layout.

Supplies used:
Sports Head On Wrestling paper #1336
Sports Head On Racing paper #1329
Spring Showers paper #1222 (the birds)
Defining Football paper #1020 (the branches)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010


There is nothing I love more than going back in time and scrappin' pictures from when my kids were younger.  Just one photo can hold so many wonderful memories and make me smile for hours!  This photo did that for me.  I was about 4 years ago and Jordan had just gotten home from a very wet and muddy soccer practice at the park behind our house.  The phone rang and some of the girls decided to spend a few more minutes at the park in the mud --- of course Jordan was all for it!  She put her cleats back on and headed back to the park.  They must have slid and rolled in that mud for at least 30 minutes!  I was thankful for one of the mom's taking this photo!  This is Jordan all the way -- never afraid of doing what it takes for a little but of fun!

Products Used:

#1115 - Cheerleading Star
#7509 - Kick it Good Rub-on
#1248 - Soccer Game
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1161 - Playing Video Games

Friday, November 5, 2010


Does anyone have a teenager like I do?  Do you think their hands are permanently glued to their cellphones?  Well, we decided (as any good scrapping mom would...) to document this in an impromtu photoshoot.  Thanks to Becky Fleck at Pagemaps for this amazing sketch!!
What I really liked about this sketch was that I was able to use a lot of my scraps up.  Don't we all have about a million of them?  They are perfect for a die cut butterfly and a strip of paper here and there!!  


Products Used:
#1336 Wrestling
#1334 Volleyball
#1328 Music
#1269 Mother/Mom
#1246 Marching Band Game

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Playing Center

My son has always played on the line in football, but this is his first season playing center - he is lovin' it!

I cut out the footballs of the New Sports Head On Football paper and pop-dotted them on top of another piece of Sports Head On Football paper - love the effect!

Supplies used:
Sports Head On- Football #1324
Football Rub0on #633

Thanks for stoppin' by! 


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm getting into the Holiday Mood....

....and the December Calendars Made Easy paper makes it SO easy!  I picked up a cone shaped piece of floral foam at the dollar store and cut my December paper into 1/2" strips and then into 2 1/2" pieces.  I folded them and stapled them and then attached them to my styrofoam cone.  Before long, my cone became a Christmas tree!  I added a ribbon at the top and some pretty pearls as ornaments.  It's so easy, and so pretty! 

Products Used:
#1290- Calendars Made Easy- December


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Twister Anyone??

I just couldn't resist when Maddy asked for the Twister costume this year.  I have many fond memories as a kid playing this game.  Silly, simple fun...Love it!!  I kept this layout simple and used the back side of the Racing Paper for my background.  I love how Scrappin' Sports has paper for every occasion, if you just look :) 

Scappin' Sports Product Used:
#1329 Racing Sports Head On (background)
#1148 Classic Cheerleading (polka dots)
#7529 Video Games Rub-on (play)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fit by 50

After all these years I've come to the realization that I need to get in shape.  So, I started walking..... 10,000 steps a day is the goal.  To help document my journey from fat to fit, I'm using the newest sports line from SS&M, Sports Head On . As I was trying to decide what paper to use for this layout those shoes just jumped out at me and I knew the Cross Country paper would be perfect!

Thanks for looking!

Products used:
# 1322 - Sports Head On Cross Country
#1336 - Sports Head On Wrestling
#1246 - Marching Band Game Day
#1148 Classic Cheerleading