Friday, December 30, 2011

Simple Thank Yous

It is that time of year when an abundance of "Thank You" cards is a must!  This morning I whipped up these cards in less than ten minutes from the scraps of a few Scrappin' Sports & More projects I have created.  I love that the striped back sides of the "Title Sports" papers are unisex.

What do you do with your scraps?

Supplies from "Title Sports:"
Cross Country Paper (#1370)
Homecoming Paper (#1376)
Prom Paper (#1378)
Hockey Paper (#1375)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

National Championship Frame

This fall my friend and colleague coached his men's college soccer team all the way to the Collegiate National Championships!  He came to me a short time ago with a photo and the tournament program and asked me for "scrappy advice" to make a frame for his office.  After chatting and advising, I collected the materials from him and told him I'd take care of it because I had "just the thing" to do it with.  And, of course, Scrappin' Sports soccer papers are what I had in mind!
I wanted to keep the design simple.  Coach wanted to include the team roster, the team photo and the logo of the tournament.  That didn't leave a lot of room for much else.  But, I did go online, got the logo for the school, printed it and added it in. 

Products Used:
#1379- Title Sports: Soccer
#1349- The Sport is....Soccer

Although the didn't win, they are number one in their coaches heart, for sure!  Congratulations, guys!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Design Team Call!!!!

Design Team Call 2012

 Scrappin’ Sports & More (SSM) wants YOU to become a member of our Design Team!

Are you running from one sporting event to another?  Are your children or grandchildren school age?  Do you have lots of family photos & everyday life photos?  If you answered yes, this is the team for you.  SSM is looking for one enthusiastic, dedicated scrapper or paper crafter to serve a six-month term beginning  February 1, 2012. (Continuation of the term will be determined by both parties at the end of six months.)

As a Design Team member, you will receive:

*Monthly supply of SSM products of your choice.

*Advance releases of new product lines!

*Endorsement fees for published layouts and projects!

*Payment for projects used for trade shows!

*Personal on-line gallery on the SSM website

 Design Team members are required to complete a minimum of three projects each month, to be uploaded to our blog and website and to retailer websites as assigned. Members are asked to submit their monthly SSM projects for possible publication in crafting magazines and idea books. Members will also complete special projects as requested by SSM to be used for trade shows, catalogs, promotional items, and various other venues. (Members do not need to be exclusive to SSM.)

Interested applicants should send the following in a single email:

1.     Full name, address, daytime & evening phone numbers, and email address (US and Canadian applicants only, please)

2.     Short biography

3.     List of other design teams in which you are currently or were previously a member (It is not a requirement to be part of another team, we just want to see what you’ve been up to recently.)

4.     A brief paragraph stating why you would like to be a member of the SSM Design Team and how your style would complement our designs.  

5.     Three example projects (layouts, cards or other paper crafting items).  SSM product does not have to be used in your examples, but would be beneficial to see your use of our products.

6.     Links to any on-line galleries and/or blog (If you do not have one, please include a couple of more examples of your work.)

Please submit the above information to by Sunday, January 22nd. No late entries will be accepted. The new Design Team member will be announced on our blog & Facebook page on Wednesday, February 1st.

For additional information on our products, visit our website at

Football MVP Layout

At the end of each season, I like to take a photo of my son with all of his game MVP metals and his team trophy.  Here are the photos from this past football season.

Products used:
Cardstock Stickers - Footballs #5528
Cardstock Stickers - Football #5549
Title Sports paper - Football #1372
The Sport is paper - Football #1343
Title Sports paper - Cheerleading #1369
Reflections paper - Football #1198

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just Dance!

In our house it isn't a family event if some kind of game isn't played.  Any game from Scattegories, to foozball, to Wii games. It all brings fun and laughter!  During a family event recently my neice and sister had quite the competition going while playing Wii "Just Dance 2."

Now, I think both of these dance papers are just perfect for this particular event. Clearly I was pointing out the obvious using them, but they are just so fun & the colors complimented the fun photos.  

Products Used:  
# "Title Sports" Dance Paper (#1371)
# "Title Sports" Hockey Paper (#1375)
# "The Sport Is..." Dance Paper (#1341)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is my last post for Scrappin' Sports & More before Christmas, so I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone the happiest of Holidays!  I have throughly enjoyed sharing my work with you this year, and I hope that you have enjoyed seeing it.

I found a tutorial online for an origami star and thought it would make a fabulous Christmas ornament.  I used 3X3 inch sqares of the Preschool paper from the School is Cool collection and created this fun star.  The creases were distressed slightly to give it a vintage, country feel.  I added a button with some embroidery thread in the middle and a pretty velvet ribbon as a hanger.  I hope you enjoy it! 

Products Used:
#1355- School is Cool: Preschool

Thank you for stopping by today!  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Baseball - sittin' out Layout

During the first week of summer this year, my son injured his foot needing stitches therefore missing his first sports game ever.  He was so bummed sitting out during his baseball game that he was determined to play the next game; so of course I had to capture him sittin' out of this game.

Supplies used:
Sports on Fire - Baseball paper # 1133 (black star)
Classic Baseball paper #1145
Title Sports - Volleyball paper #1383
Title Sports - Softball paper #1380
Sports Head On - Baseball paper #1319
Cardstock Baseball stickers #5544

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thank You Santa!

Our family has been spoiled for over 25 years.  Santa Ed has been at every Christmas Eve celebration in our family for so long, in fact, I can't remember him not being there.  So many children, grandchildren and now even great-grandchildren have sat in his lap and felt the true love and joy that he has for making children smile.  He is a man with a gift, a gift that he freely shares by making over 100 Santa appearances every season.  It's a sad day for us this year, as Ed has retired and no longer wears his red coat.  We will miss you Santa and we will be forever grateful!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Down & Back

Last year was Lily's first year swimming competitively.  She took to it just like a fish in water.  The pics in this layout are of Lily doing the backstroke in the Maine YMCA State Meet.

I used both sides of "The Sport Is..." Swimming paper (#1351).  The word side of the paper was cut into a wave as a play on the waves in the water.  To pull the yellow out of Lily's swim cap, I used the yellow Tennis paper (#1381) of the "Title Sports Line" as accent paper.

Happy Swimming!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spread some Holiday Cheer!

I played with a super-fun technique today to create a simple, but eye-catching card.  And, it's a great design to show off Scrappin' Sports and More's great colors and patterns!  I combined four different papers into a herrinbone pattern to create the card background and then just added a simple sentiment sticker and a small embellishment from my stash.

Products Used:
#1380- Title Sports: Softball (red)
#1381- Title Sports: Tennis (yellow)
#1333- Sports Head On: Track (green)
#1248- Game Day: Soccer (black)

Isn't that fun?!?! Now that I have it all figured out, I definitely want to make more of these for every season! We'd love to see your take on this design! If you try it out, share it on our Facebook page so we can shower it with love!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Championship 2011!

Hi everyone, I have another team photo to share with you today!

This photo was taken after my son's football team won their fourth SuperBowl in five years - and we have a shot like this each year!  But, what I especially love in this photo is that you can see the score board!  Very cool!

This  layout features one of my all time FAV papers made by Scrappin' Sports & More - the Reflections line!   It also features papers from recent releases such as The Sport is ... and Title Sports - see how well the different lines by SSM work together!

Products used:
Football Reflections paper #1198
The Sport is ... Football paper #1343
Title Sports - Softball #1380
Cardstock Stickers - Football #5549

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Athlete in Action!

We had such a great time while Emma was here visiting last fall.  The boys couldn't get enough of her and were alwasy fighting for her's not surprising that they taught her every sport imaginable while she was here.  What is surprising is how fast she picked them all up!  Just look at that form with the soccer ball - arm back, head down - perfection!

Supplies Used:
Title Sports - Soccer
The Sport is...Soccer
Name of the Game Stickers...Soccer
Title Sports - Cross Country
Down on the Farm...Pigs
Sports Head-On...Soccer
Sports Head-On...Wrestling

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sophomore Year 2011

It's hard to believe that summer is gone and we have already experienced the first snow fall of the "winter".  It seems like the first day of school was just a couple of days ago.  I had fun using up my scraps of paper to create this fun colorful layout.  I can't bear to through away any piece of these bright fun papers!  What do you create with your scraps?

Scrappin Sports Paper Used:
#1357 First Grade (green)
#1359 Third Grade (yellow)
#1378 Prom (blue stripe)
#1369 Cheer (gray stars)
#1371 Dance (purple stripe)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame!

We went to watch baseball a lot this summer and had fun taking pictures while we were there. I couldn't part with many of them, so I wanted to add as many to the layout as I could. To bring it all together, I used a Super Sized fun!!

Products Used:
1377 Marching Band
1367 Baseball
5564 Baseball Super Sized Sticker