Friday, January 28, 2011

Live from CHA!

Okay, not really!  I pre-scheduled this post --- but while you are reading it, the ladies will be busy setting up the Scrappin' Sports and More Booth to showcase all this fabulous new paper that is being released to your local stores really soon!

I am lucky enough to get to attend the Craft & Hobby Association's Winter Trade Show and I can't wait to check out the booth!

The new sports line is amazing --- and I am loving the new soccer papers!  Here is one of my latest designs for you:

Enjoy!  Keep an eye on the blog for more fun papers in this latest release!

Kim :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

You make me so proud!

I have been so proud of my son this year.  He has tried 2 sports that are totally new to him, cross country and basketball.  Cross country for a sprinter is a big undertaking, but he stuck with it and had some really good times.  While he may not have the best shot yet in basketball, he is tall and has done a wonderful job rebounding.  Of course, Scrappin Sports & More new papers were perfect to capture both of these sports. 

Scrappin' Sports Products Used:
1340 The Sport is Cross Country
1266 Name of the Game Stop Watches
1240 Game Day Cheerleading (gray stars)
1303 On the Edge Sports Soccer (light green)
1322 Sports Head On Cross Country (shoes)

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used
1338 The Sport is Basketball (words & small basketballs)
1320 Sports Head On Basketball (brown dots)
1256 Name of the Game Basketballs (large cut out basketball)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Papers & Super-Sized Stickers!

You are going to love the new patterned papers debuting at CHA this week!  The new line is called "The Sport is ..."  and in this case it is BASKETBALL! :)  I also used the new super-cool super-sized basketball sticker!  These stickers are going to be so much fun to add to scrapbook pages!

Check back for more projects featuring new CHA releases!

Products used:
The Sport is ... basketball paper # 1338
Sports Head On - Wrestling paper #1336
Super-Sized basketball sticker #5565
Basketballs cardstock stickers #5527
Basketball cardstock stickers #5550

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

When I saw the new "The Sport Is...." line of papers, there was one paper in particular that popped out at me.  The "Homecoming" paper is beatiful black with white script and a lovely font on the back that says "prom."  It was, of course, intended to scrap the high school dances, but when I saw the Homecoming paper, it meant something else.  There is a very special family that I know who was missing one family member from April until November of 2010.  The father of three, and wonderful husband, of this family was stationed in Saudi Arabia during that time with the Maine Air National Guard.  In November, his family was so excited to greet him at the airport to welcome him home.  So, to honor this incredible military family, and ALL military families, I created this layout about his "Homecoming."  Welcome home, Mike!

Products Used:
#1347 -The Sport is Homecoming/Prom
#1328 -Head On Sports- Music

Monday, January 24, 2011

And the previews keep coming...

Can I just say, it has been SO MUCH FUN to work with the new lines of paper!!!  They go well with the other lines of paper and even some of the custom papers!!  So here's a look at a couple of layouts that I finished up.  (If you want to see a closer look...come see us at CHA Winter in Los Angeles!!)

Products Used:
#1344 The Sport is Golf
#5546 Golf Balls Stickers

Products Used: 
 #1342 The Sport is Fishing/Hunting
#1309 Fishing
Did I mention, as always, the papers are TWO SIDED?  (as seen on the Glow Golf layout)  So you get more bang for the buck!!  Who doesn't love that??  Stay tuned all this week to see more great ideas using the new "The Sport Is..." line!!  You'll be glad you did!!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Another Sneak Peak!

Super-sized cardstock stickers!  Yep, that's what I'm talkin' about.  SS&M will be debuting their newest over-sized embellishment at CHA this coming week - 10 super-sized ball stickers!  I love these.  I could use them on every sports layout I do for the rest of my life and never grow tired of them.  They are the perfect size for layering with a photo, your journaling or your page title.  They just look fantastic. In the following examples, I've used the golf ball super-sized sticker and (for all you music lovers out there..) I've also used the music super-sized sticker!  I hope you give these a try.  I know you'll love them and be as excited about them as I am.

Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yummy New Papers!

CHA -- the Craft & Hobby Association's trade show is only about 10 days away and that means some fun new papers coming your way from Scrappin' Sports & More!  I love to created with bright and cheerful papers and the new Swimming Paper is perfect for that!  Now we all love to swim at my house but Cooper loves it the most by far!  LOL --- he is a golden retriever after all!

Isn't that paper fun?  The background paper is from the Down on the Farm line --- perfect for  coordinating backgrounds!  I love that both sides are so much fun and coordinate so well.  In addition, the colors are a perfect match for the past swimming lines so they go great together!  Here is another design using this line:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Summer Vacation-New CHA Paper

I love to scrap my summer photos when it's cold outside.  It allows me to relive the fun times we have as a family during the warm summer months.  Scrappin' Sports & More new swimming paper being released at CHA this winter is perfect for capturing my memories.  I love the swirls as it gives the layout such movement.  Here is what I created....

Scrappin' Sports Papers:
#1351 The Sport is Swimming
#1335 Watersports (Sports Head On)
#1275 Cousin (Orange)
#1294 Ducks (Yellow sun) Down on the Farm line

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eye on the prize ...

I love this black & white photo of my son during football practice last summer.

My journaling reads:  It's hard to watch you guys practice in the August heat - but you have  your eyes on the big game in November , so  you tough it out!  Aug. 2010

Products used:
On the Edge Sports - Football paper #1310
Baseball Rubons -At Bat #7501
Football Cardstock stickers #5528
Football Reflections paper #1198

Be sure to check back soon to see our CHA RELEASES - you are going to love them!! 


Monday, January 17, 2011

It's THAT time of year!!

It's the time of year when we get to start sharing some peeks of our new lines coming out this winter!  This new line is VERY exciting!  It's called "The Sport is..." and there are TONS of sports and activites represented in this line!  Today, I'm going to show you the FISHING paper.  The Red, White and Blue is so easy to work with and coordinates well with Scrappin' Sports & More's other fishing papers. On the back side of the paper is a hunting design.  So fun!

Products Used:
#1342- The Sport is Fishing/Hunting
#1309- On the Edge Sports- Fishing

Friday, January 14, 2011

Meet Kennedy...

Yep, my neice went and had this adorable little guy this summer and made me a GREAT aunt (I always knew I was bound for greatness!!).  Here he was only a week old and my little cuddle bug!!!  It was just perfect that Scrappin Sports & More has a Family line of papers (especially since I now have a Great NEICE that just arrived for New Years!!).  I'm having a hard time keeping up with everyone!  They need to slow down so Aunt Shannon can scrap!  Ha! Ha! (no, seriously guys...if you are reading this...)

If you haven't checked out the "Family and More" totally need to!  There is literally something there for the WHOLE family!!

Stay CHA products are arriving as I type...


Products Used:
#1277 Grandchild/Grandchildren
#1274 Uncle/Aunt

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Toby

Our family dog recently celebrated his 16th birthday!  I will have to admit parenting a teenage dog is a lot like parenting teenage children. Both want to be independent, but both still need their mama!  Today I'm sharing a few photos taken of Toby this fall.

When SS&M first came out with their Down on the Farm line last year I knew this dog paper would be getting a lot of use in my house.  With it's brown and cream tones and the coordinating solid on the back side and the coordinating stickers... well, perfect for Toby pictures!

Thanks for looking.

Products used:
#1293 Dogs (Down on the Farm) 12 x 12 dbl sided paper
#5554 Dog Cardstock Stickers (Down on the Farm)
#1299 Steer (Down on the Farm (12 x 12 dbl sided paper

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Getting Ready!

Oh my, Scrappin' Sports and More has some amazing new papers coming out at Winter CHA --- I can't wait to get them in my hot little hands and start working with them!  You are going to love them!  I'm planning my next couple of posts using the new lines, so you will all have some fun sneak peaks really soon! I know that once they arrive, I won't have time to make my Valentine's Day cards, so I thought I would get a head start on them while I'm waiting!

There is such a big variety of pinks and reds in the Scrappin' Sports & More paper lines, that they make creating Valentine's super easy!

I love how the Baby Girl paper has the sweet monochromatic floral print in the background, it just adds so much dimension to the card! 

If I don't get a chance later, I want to take this time to wish you all a fabulous Valentine's Day a month early!

KIM  :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tennis Lessons

You may recognize this Becky Fleck sketch that the DT members used as inspiration a couple of weeks ago.  This sketch was perfect to capture the few photos that I had of my daughter taking her first tennis lessons.  I'm glad I was able to get these photos, as she decided maybe tennis wasn't really her thing :)  I was able to use several of the SS&M lines to create this layout.  The background is from the game day line, while the smaller patterns come from the Name of the Game, On the Edge Sports and Sports Head On lines. The stickers coordinate with the Sports on Fire line. Just one of the reasons I love SS&M papers, they can be combined to give you more options when scrappin'. 

Scrappin' Sports & More Products Used:
#1263 Tennis Balls (Name of the Game)
#1316 Tennis (On the Edge Sports)
#1332 Tennis (Sports Head On)
#1251 Tennis Game (Game Day)
#5534 Tennis Balls Cardstock Stickers

The end of another Football Season

It's hard to believe another football season has come to an end.  Fortunately they had an amazing year, undefeated until the last game.  Alex got a lot of play time, which is great for a 7th grader.  He loved the games when he was able to sack the quarterback :)  I wanted to keep this layout simple, to keep the focus on his picture.  I can't believe how grown up he looks!!  I used the football paper from the Title Sports line as my background paper and added my scraps from the same line & the School is Cool line to come up with the colorful circles.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's all about baseball

It's all about baseball!  I have so many photos from baseball - I love ones like this where my son is talkin' it up out on the field!

Products used:
Baseball Reflections Paper #1196
Baseball Cardstock Sticker #5544

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Card Friend-zy!

Did you know, that in the U.S. in the year 2011, there are 303 days that the mail will be delivered?  That's right!  That's THREE HUNDRED AND THREE opportunities for a handmade card made by YOU to brighten someone's day!  Scrappin' Sports & More papers are perfect for cards for any occasion!  I made a few simple cards to inspire you to make some cards and brighten someone's day!

Now it's your turn!  Grab your SS&M papers and brighten the day of someone you work with, someone you haven't seen in a while, or even someone you see every day!

Products Used:
#1239- Bowling Game
#1148- Classic Cheerleading
#1283- Calendars Made Easy: May
#1280- Calendars Made Easy: March
# 1281- Calendars Made Easy: April


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Photo Op

Who doesn't like the chance to have their picture taken with their favorite wrestler...oh...just me...well...  LOL  Well, I know I am not the only one that is drooling over the possibility of being able to CUSTOMIZE their own papers to go with their favorite celebrity photo ops!!  Scrappin Sports & More gives you SO MANY options!!  And don't forget to wear that big cheesy grin while you pose for the camera!! (as seen above!)


Products Used:
#998 Custom Cheer Pep Rally
#1181 Defining Wrestling

Monday, January 3, 2011

Project 12, December

We started out the year with the challenge to do the Project 12 monthly layouts sponsored by Scrapbooking and Cards Today.  I'm pleased to say the I have now completed the December sketch and am even happier to be able to share it with all of our blog readers.

These are photos of my family on my husband's side taken at our annual family Christmas.  We got together for brunch at an old hotel that has been recently restored.  Let me be the first to say this place is beautiful.  Can you believe it even has a 2 lane bowling alley in it?  To say the little kids were in heaven would be an understatement. 

Thanks for looking.  I hope you all were closed out 2010 surrounded by people you love and may 2011 bring great joy and blessings your way. 

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