Friday, October 28, 2011

Thanks, Coach!

As the soccer season winds to a close, it's time to think of a way to say "Thanks" to the coaches to give their time to our kids.  Both of my kids play for a "rec" league where the coaches are all volunteers.  I think they deserve a little something speical at the end of a long (WET!) season. 

So, I made this card (three of them, actually) as a token of my appreciaton for what they've done for my kids.  This could easily be adapted to any sports season using the wide variety of papers that Scrappin' Sports has to offer!

Here's the front:
 And, here's the inside.  I created a pocket to put a Dunkin' Donuts gift card in.  Based on the weather forecast, they are going to need a nice, hot coffee to warm them up after this weekend's last game!  I also put a blank spot at the top (using non-textured cardstock) to write a note of thanks.
Products Used:
#1370- Title Sports: Cross Country
#1379- Title Sports: Soccer
#1349- The Sport Is... Soccer

So, as the fall seasons wind to a close, don't forget to thank the coaches!  Scrappin' Sports makes it SO easy!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fifth Grade

The back sides of the Title Sports line is so flexible, you can mix and match it with anything!  

Products used:
Early Years Cardstock Sticker #5574
Title Sports - Softball #1380
Title Sports - Wrestling #1384

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sketch Inspiration

Hope you all got a chance to visit Sketch Inspiration this past week and particpate for the SS&M prize package.  I know we all had a great time working with the sketch.  Here is my take....

I used the backs of the Title Sports papers, which I absolutely LOVE!!  If you haven't tried them you need to, they are the best!  Stay tuned as you will have another chance to win this line & more soon as we team up with Becky Fleck!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketch Inspiration!

This week we are honored to be hosting the sketch challenge over at Sketch Inspiration!  Just look at this fabulous sketch that we all got to work with:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:

#5544 - Cardstock Stickers Baseball
#1337 - The Sport is...Baseball
#6500 - Baseball Album Emblem
#1145 - Classic Baseball

Be sure to visit Sketch Inspiration today and play with this week's sketch!  You could be the winner of this fabulous prize:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Santa's Little Helper

Ok, perhaps it is too early to be thinking about Christmas, but when I saw this picture of my dog, Jenny, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the sketch at Sketch Inspirations!!  Scrappin Sports & More is hosting this week's sketch so make sure to go on over there and give it a try!!!


Products Used:

1272 Grandma/Nana
1237 Baseball Game

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sorry Mom....

This week we get to share the fabulous sketch at Sketch Inspiration!  Scrappin' Sports is giving away a FABULOUS prize package of papers and stickers, so get on over here and post your take on the sketch!

We had a new addition to our family in August...Duffy the Goldendoodle.  He's about the sweetest, most mellow puppy I've ever seen.  He's only a little naughty, but that's a part of his charm!  I love taking photos of him although he usually tries to chew on my camera strap during our "photo sessions" so the photos aren't always the best.  This photo is a bit of an "out-take" but it truly made me laugh out loud when I saw it.  What are the chances of getting this shot again?  I can just pictue him saying, "Sorry, Mom!  I think I blinked!"

**I created the camera using just a corner rounder, some circle punches and som foam tape for dimension!  Isn't it CUTE?!

Products Used:

#1328: Sports Head On- Music (gray)
#1330: Sports Head On-Soccer (green)
#1362: School is Cool- Freshman (black)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to share your take on Sketch Inspiration's sketch on our facebook page so we can oooh and aaah over it!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Game Face

Scrappin Sports & More is hosting this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration!!  Here is my take on their fabulous sketch!

Products used:
#1198 Football Reflections
#1324 Sports Head On - Football
#1136 Sports on Fire - Football
#5549 Football Cardstock Stickers
#7520 Spring Rubons

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Dance Diva

We all had the pleasure of designing examples for this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration.  The sketch this week was exactly what I needed to pull together a layout using this picture of Lily right before last year's dance recital.  

All of the patterned papers I used for "Dance Diva" are from the Title Sports line.  Don't you just love how bold and fun the colors look together?  They are a great compliment to the yellow in Lily's dance costume.

"Title Sports" supplies used:
Tennis Paper (1381)
Dance Paper (#1371)
Prom Paper (#1378)

Adding the white dots on the right side, under the title, helped make the colors of the SS&M papers pop even more.

Since I wanted a bit of dimension when I created the dots, I used a simple technique often seen in multi-media art with the items below.

To create the textured dots place the punchinella on the paper where you want your dots and hold firmly.  Dip your sponge/brush into the Gesso and simply dab the sponge/brush directly over the punchinella and onto the paper.  Once you have the desired effect just lift the punchinella straight up (as to not smear the Gesso).  Let the Gesso dry completely.  

This is a messy technique, so be sure to put something like a splat mat or newspaper underneath your work area.  You can mix any color paint into the Gesso for a colored dot effect. I also recommend creating the dots on the paper and then adhering that layer to the rest of your layout/card/project since Gesso is a wet medium.

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial.  Now go on over to Sketch Inspiration to grab this week's sketch & enter your take on it to be eligble for an awesome prize package from Scrappin' Sports & More!  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SS&M is sponsoring Sketch Inspiration

This week SS&M is teaming up with Sketch Inspiration and sponsoring this weeks sketch!  Each member of the Design Team had the privilege to work with this weeks sketch and provide inspiration for all the members of Sketch Inspiration.  For those of you who are not members yet, now is a great time to hop over to the Sketch Inspiration site and sign up.  Each Sunday a new sketch is revealed and the members of the site have one week to upload their projects and be eligible for the weekly prize.  What is this week's prize?  You get the Entire Title Sports line AND the Entire School is Cool line!!!  How fabulous is that??  Just so you have an idea of what it would look like showing up in your mailbox, below is a picture of everything that you could win :)

So....hop on over to Sketch Inspiration for your chance to win!  The site is filled with wonderful sketch's and lots of great ideas!

Each Designer will be featuring their take on the sketch this week so stop by for some great inspiration!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Best Friends

The new Title Sports line from Scrappin' Sports & More is a perfect match for fun, silly friends photos with it's brigt colors.  I love that the cell phone camera's are so much better now, that I can use the photos Victoria & her friends post to Facebook to have fun scrapbook layouts!  These are pictures that were taken over the past couple of months and I can't believe how old they look!  I remember when they met in Kindergarten....seems like yesterday :)

Scrappin' Sports & More paper
#1378 Prom Title Sports (blue stripe)
#1371 Dance Title Sports (pink stripe)
#1381 Tennis Title Sports (yellow stripe)
#1359 Third Grade School is Cool (yellow with circles)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Goodbye Summer!

With the recent warm weather, I have certainly been reminded of why I love summer so much. So it was only fitting that I scrapped some of my summer photos!


Products Used:
1335 Watersport
1351 Swimming
1284 June

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tales from Fourth Grade....

I can't believe that Elizabeth is already in Fourth Grade.  When it was time to get her school pictures done, she really wanted to have a purple background for her photos.  She even wore a white shirt so that she wouldn't have to worry about matching their shade.  I was super excited because the Fourth Grade paper from the School Is Cool collection is purple and it was going to be perfect!

I really like to have Elizabeth do her own journaling on her school layouts.  She likes to write the important info about the year, as well as what she's into right now.

Products Used:
#1357: First Grade (green)
#1359: Third Grade/Fourth Grade (yellow/purple)

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Baseball!

This is the second year my son is playing both football and fall baseball - while things are crazy busy, he loves it and I would totally miss either one!

Here are some baseball photos from this fall - when I see photos of my son at bat I always hear the crack of his bat against the ball, man I love that sound! :)

I was inspired by Kim to cut SSM's Super Size baseball sticker - great way to frame my photos and to show off the background of the Title Sports baseball paper!

Products used:
Title Sports - Baseball #1367
Title Sports - Volleyball #1383
Super Size Stickers - Baseball #5564
Cardstock Stickers - Baseball #5544

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wrap it up!

I love to decorate plain colored paper bags for gift giving.  Having enough scraps to decorate a bag to match the card I am giving is even better!  The bag and card below were made for a co-worker's baby shower.  She just had her baby boy last week.  

Baby showers are always an excuse for me to give away my favorite gifts...books. A few of our family favorites were tucked inside the bag.  The altered tag on the bag doubles as a bookmark.    

I punched the yellow laced trim out of the Tennis (#1381) paper from the Title Sports line.  You would not believe how nicely it punches! 

I am very much loving the contrast of the blue starred Gymnastics (#1374) papers and the yellow striped Tennis (#1381) paper from the Title Sports line.  They compliment eachother so well and are so boyish together.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Last Day

Almost every year I scrap the FIRST day of school.  For some reason, I never really thought to take photos and scrap the LAST day of school!  Maybe it was because I was so excited to get to the beach and start enjoying the summer.  So, this past June, I remembered to bring my camera and had the kids pose outside the school as I picked them up.  The smiles were big and the sun was bright!

I used a mix of the "School is Cool" collection and the "Title Sports" collection to create this page.  It was only a few months ago that these photos were taken, but I can't believe how much they've changed already!

Products Used:
#1357- School is Cool First Grade (Green)
#1357- School is Cool Third/Fourth Grade (Yellow)
#1361- School is Cool Seventh/Eighth Grade (Gray)
#1380- Title Sports Softball (Red Stripe)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Love this Boy!

After seeing Nicole's post where she cut out the fun title letters from the patterned paper and re-arranged them to create her own title, I just had to give that a try too!  Here I used the title "Volleyball" and after some creative re-arranging, I ended up with:

Supplies Used:
-The Sport is ...Volleyball
#1239- Bowling Game
#1360 - Fifth, Sixth Grade Paper
#1291- Cats - Down on the Farm