Sports is just what we do here in my house - and basball lingo is our second language. As the boys get older, I have been starting to accept that it won't always be that way. Soon, they will be out on their own and their families will come first and their love of baseball will have to find a new spot in their hearts. But, it does my heart good to see Emma pick up a baseball and fall in love with the game too. Time for another generation of ball players!
Cardstock Stickers Baseball
The Sport is...Baseball
Title Sports - Baseball
Down on the Farm - Pig
School is Cool - Preschool
My son was ecstatic to be invited to test for his Yellow Belt after just three months of Karate classes. He was so focused and worked so hard throughout the two hour test and was all smiles as he posed with his Sensei wearing his newly earned belt.
My favorite part about this layout (besides my son's big smile) is the belt progression that I created with the punched circles. Because SS&M has such a wide array of colors, I didn't have to dig very far into my pile of SS&M goodies to come up with a paper for each belt color!
#1336- Sports Head On: Wrestling (black)
#1323- Sports Head On: Fishing (blue)
#1333- Sports Head On: Track (green)
#1341- School Is Cool: 7th/8th Grade (brown)
#1359- School Is Cool: 3rd/4th Grade (yellow & purple)
#1358- School is Cool: 2nd Grade (orange)
The thing I love most about Scrappin Sports & More products is the versatility! My son recently underwent a 2 hour graduation ceremony where he earned his First Degree Black Belt (and yes...it was a loooooong morning! LOL). But when it was time to scrap it, the Graduation Paper was what I turned to!!
My son's football team is truly 'an all for one and one for all team' - it sure is amazing to see such a strong bond between 10 year old boys. About half of this team has played together since first grade!
Here is a photo at our traditional pre-Super Bowl party - what a great team shot!
Football Cardstock Stickers #5549
Title Sports paper - Wrestling #1384
Title Sports paper - Softball #1380
Title Sports paper - Golf #1373
Football Reflections paper #1198
I am not sure about all of you, but I am always grabbing for a little notebook. I always carry one in my purse for remembering little tidbits I when I am out and about; from family memories to great quotes to crafty ideas. These notebooks whipped up in no time at all!
I am throwing the "Life Is Beatiful" notebook in my purse today. I die-cut the flowers, spritzed them with mist, crinkled and layered them. Love how well the "Title Sports" papers hold their shape to give the flowers great dimension.
The "Memory" notebook is a gift for a co-worker who just had a baby. It will accompany a memory jar to store all the little slips of memories about her newborn son. The upside down banner was simply created by punching 6 circles out of the paper, layering the circles, & them cutting them in half. Again, it added great dimension.
I just love the new Title Sports Football paper from Scrappin' Sports & More. I combined it with some of the blue patterned paper from the School is Cool line and this layout really came together. I did cut out the "football" letters from a second piece of the paper so I could put them over the added paper and maintain a nice even look to the layout. I can't believe football is over for another season :( I guess it's time for basketball!
Scrappin' Sports & More Paper Used:
#1360 Sixth Grade (blue)
It's that time again, time to start to plan our Christmas cards. I love quick & easy cards that my kids can help me make and that don't cost me more than a few dollars! After all, we need all the time and money we can get at Christmas time! So, I always turn to my scraps. With all the different sport papers from Scrappin' Sports & More, I have more than my share of scraps in all different shades of green. Perfect for a cute Christmas tree card!
All you need to do is cut those green papers into strips, punch out some stars and hearts, and add in some brown strips and blue squares.
Then all you have to do is glue them on to your card base! Cute & easy for sure!
...when we crafty folks need to start thinking about, and creating, those homemade holiday gifts. I stopped by the dollar store today for some candles (which I did NOT find...), but found some super cute glass jars. I figured they would be perfect for altering into gifts! For this one, I don't know what i'll put in it yet-- maybe those red and green M&M's, or maybe even a small candle (if I can find one!). Either way, I think it came out really cute, and I think I know just who it's going to be a gift for!
#1370- Title Sports: Cross Country (green)
#1355- School is Cool: Preschool (red)
I know we can't!! My daughter and I LOVE to hit the mall and do a little shopping and just have a good time (and maybe a latte!!). Scrappin Sports & More has an awesome family line that allows me to scrap our fun times at the mall so easily. The papers are 2-sided. The "me" was cut from the word "mother"...how handy, huh?
What special things do you do with your kids? I'll bet we have paper for that!!
This year when it came time for our son to get his 'play-off mohawk' in football ... my DH decided to join the boys and sport a mohawk of his own! In this photo, five of the six boys have been getting mohawks together since the first grade (they are in 5th grade this year!) Great memories!
Ever have your child play a sport and after the season ends he/she tells you they didn't really enjoy it? That is what happened after Lily played basketball. She had skills, she was fast, she got a lot of play time. Every season since a coach has invited her to play and she kindly turns them down.
Scrappin' Sports & More supplies used in "Not Her Game" "Title Sports" Line:
Basketball paper (#1368)
Gymnastics paper (#1376) "Name of the Game" Cardstock Stickers:
We all had such a great time working with the Fabulous sketches that Becky Fleck created for the November Page Maps newletter. I really love the baby bird & the tree so I knew I wanted to keep true to the sketch. Stop by the Page Maps blog to see all the wonderful monthly sketches!
I feel so fortunate that we got to be a part of the awesomeness that is PageMaps!! I LOVE the sketch that Becky gave me to work with and I look forward to using it over and over!! Be sure to check out all of the November PageMaps (including this one)! They are amazing to work with!
I decided to do the photo of my son wearing his Rally Cap at the Portland Sea-Dogs game. He was there with the team that he was the bat-boy for (all 7th graders) and had a blast just being "one of the guys." Unfortunately the team got absolutely creamed! But, he did is part to cheer them on by putting on his Rally Cap and getting the rest of the boys to do the same!
#1367- Title Sports: Baseball
#1375- Title Sports: Hockey
#1196- Baseball Reflections
#1337- The Sport Is....Baseball
#1363- School is Cool: Sophomore
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out all of the November PageMaps!
Did you all see this month's PageMaps? The designers here at Scrappin' Sports & More had the honor of using Becky's sketches and being showcased in the November PageMaps. Using an 8 1/2" x 11" sketch, I created "Sanford Soccer." I used papers from several different Scrappin' Sports & More lines to achieve this totally soccer layout.
I loved the sketch Becky assigned me, but I am more of a 12" x 12" scrapper. So I took the 8 1/2" x 11" layout and simply added it to some white cardstock giving me the size I needed.
Scrappin' Sports & More supplies used in "Sanford Soccer"
It's hard to believe that another football season has come to an end. Alex had an amazing season, almost went undefeated, darn last game!! I wanted to focus on his picture for this layout as it shows me how fast he is growing up. I used the Football Title Sports paper as my background and used some scraps form the School is Cool line and Title Sports lines for some fun color!