Thursday, March 31, 2011

Working with Scraps!

I'm thrifty by nature - in fact, there is nothing that makes me happier than getting a bargain!  I'm not just talking about when you have to buy something --- another way to be thrifty is to use what you have.  This is the theory I apply to my scrappin'!  I love to use my scraps and I my rule of thumb is "If it's big enough to stamp an image on, then it's a keeper! 

Once in a while, my scraps start to take over my space.  That is when I know that I need to get to work making some cards!  I decide on a design and then I start mass producing them with any and all scraps that I have hanging around!  Scrappin' Sports & More papers are perfect for doing this because all the paper lines have coordinating color families! 

For this set of cards, I worked with this basic sketch:

and created these three cards made from various scraps and papers from all different
Scrappin' SPorts & More paper lines!

I'd love to see what you create with my card sketch!  Feel free to leave a comment here with a link to your creations so I can leave you some love!

Kim :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My All-Star

Hi, everyone!!  I'm so excited for baseball season to start, that I decided to take a break from working on my calendar and play with the baseball paper from the new "The Sport Is..." line.  The red in the paper is just fabulous and worked beautifully with my son's baseball photo from last year.  And, the strip of baseballs is just a strip cut from the back side of the paper!  Isn't it cool?!  Colby truly is baseball's number one fan! 

Products Used:
#1337 - The Sport Is...Baseball

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Go Kart Racing

Whe we were visiting relatives this past summer, we caught the bus right next to the go-kart track.  We told the kids if we didn't spend too much time in town that we would take a ride when we were done.  As you can see, we had plenty of time for racing.  It was pricey, but a lot of fun :)  Scrappin' Sports has some really wonderful racing papers & stickers.  It was fun to finally get to use them.
Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1348 The Sport is Racing (Racing words & tire tracks)
#1247 Racing Game Day (Yellow Dots)
#1329 Sports Head On Racing (background paper)
#5536 Racing Flags Cardstock Stickers (checkered & black & white stripe)
#5545 Checkered Flags Cardstock Stickers

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Training 2011

Here is another baseball layout from me - I love scrapping baseball photos! :)

Since my son started practicing with his new team in December, I wanted to scrapbook the amazing catching & pitching coaching he is receiving from this one particular coach - whatever my son will learn from him this season will be worth the move to this team.  It's wonderful to have a catcher / pitcher only coach in 10 year old baseball.

So, when I saw them warming up together at a seeding tournament earlier this month, I grabbed my camera!

Supplies used:

Baseball on Fire paper #1133
Baseball double sided paper #1255
Defining Baseball paper #1005
Baseball cardstock sticker #5544

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Grandpa...

For those that know me, you know I am extremely close to my Grandpa.  I am an only grandchild and have been "Grandpa's girl" my whole life.  Last year, Grandpa had to go into a nursing home, but that only presented an opportunity for us to grow stronger.  I am so thankful that Scrappin Sports and More has a family line of papers as well as this custom paper! 


Products Used:
#906 Custom Spirit Names
#1273 Grandpa/Papa

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bring on More Baseball!

I just can't get enough of the new baseball papers from Scrappin' Sports and More.  Of course, having 3 boys on 5 different baseball teams could have something to do with it!  I'm forever grateful that the new sports line is so versatile and works with any color uniforms!  And check out that new oversize baseball sticker!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Year's Worth of Fun- Part TWO!

As promised, I have more pages of my calendar to show you!  I am having so much fun making these pages, and they are turning out to be tiny little layouts!

I'll share more pages of my calendar with you in my next post! I'd love to see you make your own calendar! If you do, leave a comment and link your blog or gallery so we can be sure to leave you some love!

Products Used:
#1279 Calendars Made Easy- January
#1286 Calendars Made Easy- August
#1288 Calendars Made Easy- October
#5538 Calendars Made Easy Calendar Topper Cardstock Stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pirates Baseball

We are already in the full swing of baseball around here and I love baseball action shots!  Here are some photos from my son's fall baseball league.

This layout features Scrappin' Sports & More's Custom Marbled Paper (#901) and Scrappin' Sports & More's Custom Spirit Names Paper (#906).  You can check out the custom papers HERE!  I also added a couple Baseball Cardstock Stickers (#5544) and Baseball Rub-ons (#636).

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Practice

I'm still loving playing with all the new styles of papers that SS&M debuted last month at CHA.  I've been wanting to use the title from a favorite Kenny Chesney song for a while now.  When I saw the new papers, I knew it was the right time to do a layout of our Boys of Fall.

Products used:
#1343The Sport is Football

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hooray for March Madness!!!

March Madness means different things to different people.  Although we don't have any basketball players in the family, we can certainly root on the home team!!  Luckily, Scrappin Sports & More not only carries all your favorite sports, there's something special for all you cheerleaders!!


#1305 Basketball Paper
#5550 Basketball cardstock stickers
#1388 Basketball Paper (CHA Winter release)
#1291 Cats Paper (backside)
Cheerleader Custom Paper

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Training!

Spring Training is in full swing at our house and it's not even spring yet!  But, spring training is all about baseball and we eat, sleep, and dream baseball 12 months of the year!  All the boys have started practicing and even with his broken heal, Austin is at every practice, meeting and game that the High School team has.  He has high hopes to get back in the game as soon as he is healed!  In the meantime, I have some pics from some previous years to scrap with and a layout to share with you!  This new baseball paper is the perfect color scheme for the Alderwood Little League Juniors!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A year's worth of Fabulous!!

I decided to make a calendar to use as a gift, but I'm liking it so much, it may end up staying right here!  The Scrappin' Sports & More Calendars Made Easy line is perrfect for this project.  And, the line has a set of cardstock stickers that fit perfectly on my blank calendar with the names of the months.

Today I did small layouts on three of the pages on my calendar.  Throughout the month, I'll share a few more pages!

Products Used:
#1281- Calendars Made Easy March
#1283- Calendars Made Easy May
#1287- Calendars Made Easy September
#5538- Calendar Topper Cardstock Stickers

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check back later in the month to see more pages from my calendar!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Freshman Year Homecoming

It is still unbelievable to me that Victoria is a Freshman this year.  She was very excited to go to Homecoming this year.  I wanted to do a special layout to focus on her hair and dress.  I used the newest line from Scrappin Sports and More...The Sport Is to create this layout.  Here is what I came up with..hope you like it :)

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper:
#1347 The Sport Is Homecoming
#1328 Sports Head On Music

Friday, March 4, 2011


My son participated in a local wrestling league for one season.  Of course the photos from the crowded & poorly lit gymnasiums aren't great but I am still thankful to have them.

My layout features Scrappin' Sports & More Custom Wave Paper (#907) and Scrappin' Sports & More Custom Cotton Paper (#905) - Scrappin' Sports & More's Custom papers really personalize your scrapbook pages!   You can see the Custom papers Here!

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In honor of standardized testing week...

I thought I would try out a school layout and the new customized papers!!  These new papers are AMAZING!!  You can add your school name or pretty much anything else.  As this is my daughter's freshman year, what better way to highlight her school picture?  And you can even change the background color.  I chose white because of the teal shirt she was wearing, but you can choose one of many colors!!

Be sure to check out the catalog as you can even add images such as school mascots to some of the papers!! 

Oh...and for those of you students taking standardized tests this week (at least they are here in Fort Wayne)...GOOD LUCK!!!


Product Used:

#1809 Locker