Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unwrapping Gifts

Here's my take on the sketch on this month's sketch. 

I love that this sketch has such clean lines.  I loved being able to use a variety of papers.  I love incorporating journaling strips (I came to this conclusion while putting this layout together - you may be seeing this technique utilized a lot more in the future).  I love how this layout came together.  I hope you like it too.

I knew this sketch would be perfect for pairing together the December calendar paper along with some custom varied spirit names paper with December printed in red and green!  A wonderful combination for holiday photos.

Products used:
#1290 December Calendars to Go 12 x 12 paper
#927 Custom Varied Spirit Names (December) custom paper
#1237 Baseball Game Day 12 x 12 paper
#1269 Mother/Mom Family & More 12 x 12 paper

Thanks for looking.  Hoping you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let it SNOW!!

Here in Maine, we finally got our first snowstorm of the winter!  We had barely had enough to call it a "white Christmas."  Then, only a few days after Christmas, 16 inches of white stuff fell overnight!  My kids are having a great time in it, and it's put me in the mood for snow.  Give me a week or two, and I'll be begging for warm sand and palm trees, but for now, I'm embracing the cozy feeling of being snowed in.

I used the January Calendars Made Easy Papers and created this snow banner.  The photo doesn't do it justice- it came out SO cute!  I cut the big snowflakes on my cricut, using the January paper and then went to town adding more snowflakes!

Here's a close up so you can see some of the details of the paper!

Here is the paper that I used for the background snowflakes that inspired the whole project:
Where ever you are I hope that you are warm and cozy today!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us here at
Scrappin' Sports & More!

May your New Year be full of blessings and creativity!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Three time Super Bowl Champs!

Here is my take on the sketch for this month!

My son's football team has gone to the Super Bowl all four years, however they lost in 2009.  Winning three Super Bowls in four years is quite the accomplishment for any team!

Products used:
Classic Sports Classic Football Paper #1150
Name of the Game Footballs Paper #1257
Football Reflections Paper #1198
Down the Field Rub-ons #7506

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Traditions

With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to focus my layout on one of the traditions we have as a family.  My husband Mark grew up in England, so we make sure we have Christmas Crackers every year.  In fact, I thought about skipping it this year, but my 14 year old daughter told me I wasn't allowed :)  One of the challenges this month was to only use one line.  Not only did I only use one line, I only used one paper from the Calendar Line.  I first created an 8 1/2 by 11 layout, inked the edges and then applied it to my 12 x 12 sheet of paper.
Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy and happy Christmas. 

Scrappin' Sports Paper Used:
#1290 December Calendar Line

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Dance!

My daughter has been dancing since she was 3 years old.  We were talking the other night amongst the moms at dance class about how different they all looked when they started and about all of the different costumes that they have had throughought the years.  Just for old time's sake, I pulled out her dance pictures from the past few years and realized that the "wallet" sized photos would work perfectly on the Becky Fleck sketch that we are playing with this momth!  I made a a few changes to make it work, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

Products Used:
#1148- Classic Cheerleading
#1171- Defining Dance

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December Sketch Fun!

Ahh...the middle of December and life is crazy busy with planning for the coming holiday!  My mind seems to wander constantly during these busy times, always thinking of  another thing before even finishing my current project! So, when we decided to play with a sketch this month, I was thrilled!  Nothing keeps me on task like working from a sketch!  Even if I have to walk away from creating for a few minutes, a few hours, or even a few days, I can get right back on track just by looking at my sketch!  I love the help it gives me! 

An this month's sketch is fantastic!  It comes courtesy of Becky Fleck and Page Maps!  You can find so many wonderful sketches to inspire you on her blog!  Make sure to head on over and check them out!

The sketch we are playing with this month is:

Here is my layout for you:

Products Used:
#1221 In the Garden
#1107 - Round & Round
#1022 - Teed Up
#1026 - Hooked

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Begging Burros

One of our favorite stops on our South Dakota road trip was in Custer State Park to see the Begging Burros!  If we would have had more food for them we would have stayed all day - but they quickly ate the two loaves of bread we brought for them and a box of graham crakers!  At one point we had eight burros around our car! The white one at my window would nibble on my coat if I didn't feed him fast enough!

Products used:
Down on the Farm: Tractors #1302
Defining the Game: Soccer #1035
Defining the Game: Gymnastics #1025

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Using up those scraps...

and scrapping really fast!! 

With the holiday season upon us, there are so many things to do that I find my scrappy time being sparse.  That is why I try to take short cuts and get in a little scrapping when I can.  For this layout, I down into my stash of scraps and made a bunch of die cut trees in various shades of green.  I never realized how MANY shades of green there were!  Add a title and a little rub-on "journaling" and BAM!  one holiday page done!!
I also got to take a pretty good chunk out of my stash of scraps!!  DOUBLE SCORE!!!  So what are some of your shortcuts?  How do you use your stash??

Happy Holidays!!

Products Used:
#1224 Summer Wishes
#1245 Hunting Game
#1274 Uncle/Aunt

Monday, December 13, 2010

True Love

I really love this picture of my parents.  They are still so much in love after 49 years of marriage.  I am so lucky to have such inspiration!  This picture was taken last Christmas Eve.  They have been driving to our house on Christmas Eve so they can see the tree and house all decorated for Christmas.  My daughter has already asked if they are coming again this year :)  I love them so much and I am so grateful for all the time were have spent together.

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers Used:
Calendars Made Easy #1290 December
Down on the Farm #1299 Steer (red)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Avenue of Trees

This year our community held a fundraiser during it's annual winter festival, The Avenue of Trees.  A dozen trees, each decorated by a different person or local business.  The organizers talked me into decorating one of these little 3-ft. trees.  As a school employee, I decided to decorate it in our school colors and use a school theme.  Well, it turned out to be the BIG WINNER of the evening bringing in $230 in the auction.  What a fun night!

Products used:
#5538 -  Calendar Topper Cardstock Stickers
#1290  - December Calendars Made Easy paper
#1329 - Head On Sports Racing Paper

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Game Time!!!

My kids LOVE to play board games together!  So, when I saw this paper, I knew just what I needed to do with it!  The paper is super fun, and the rub-ons are perfect for the occasion!  And the primary colors are perfect for scrapping kids!

Products Used:
#1165- Young and Active In the Game Room: Board Games
Board Game Rub-ons


Monday, December 6, 2010

Good Form

The art of bowling --- I've never figured it out.  I bowl different every time I step on the lanes.  I have a great time, but form and skill have nothing to do with it!  My son, Luke, on the other hand, he is all about how he looks when he bowls.  He has perfect form!  He works hard to perfect his release and follow through.  He is determined to do it right!

Products Used:

#1147 - Classic Bowling
#1010 - Defining Bowling
#7503 - Strike Rub-ons
#1291 - Cats
#1269 - Mother/Mom
#1253 - Volleyball Game

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ten years old

Our Great Dane recently turned ten years old so I wanted to create a layout celebrating her birthday.  My 9-year old son took this fantastic photo of her and I combined Scrappin' Sports & More's fun papers and stickers from two of their new lines: Down on the Farm & Calendars Made Easy.

Products used:
Calendars Made Easy: February paper #1280
Down on the Farm: Dogs paper #1293
Down on the Farm: Dogs stickers #5554

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Family and More...

Have you seen Scrappin Sports and More's "Family and More" line??  It comes in  several different colors and has different family names on each side.  It is also perfect for when you are in need of those solid colors (as seen here).  A special thanks to Pencil Line Sketches for this sketch inspiration!!


Products used:
# 1276 Niece/Nephew
# 1272 Grandma/Nana