Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just for Kicks!

Soccer moms know the truth...pretty much every soccer game starts to look the same when you are a scrapbooker. I decided I should mix it up a bit and scrap a practice instead of a game for the week this was taken (it helped clinche my decision that I had a crop to go to during the game that weekend, tee hee!).  My daughter certainly mixed it up color wise for her practice outfit that day, didn't she?  So scrapping the pictures was a bit of a challenge.  I went with the pink of her shirt for a little contrast and I actually love the look against the green, white and black of the soccer papers.

  Notice, too, that I used the mini soccer balls popped up on the larger ones for my little banner. I love a little dimension on my pages! So next time you're faced with the same old weekly game photos, mix it up and photograph a practice instead, just for kicks!!

Products Used:
Sporty Words- Soccer #1405
Sports Head On- Soccer #1330
Name of the Game- Soccer Balls #1259
Girls Rule- Soccer #1393
Soccer Stickers #5541
Soccer Ball Stickers #5530

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dance All Day!

Our family spends every New Years Day with a group of our friends kicking off the new year 
with snow activities (if we have snow) and games.  Last year was the year of "Just Dance."
Lily & her friend, Kate, spent hours dancing.  I took pictures of them dancing to Tina 
Turner's "Proud Mary" and then tried it myself.  I have no idea how these girls did this over
and over again as it wasn't an easy routine, but they did it and smiled the whole time! 

I used a sketch from ScrapFreak for this layout.  

I love that these SS&M dance papers are a neutral black and white.  It really allows me to 
add color without taking away from the great dance papers.  

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Girls Rule Line
Dance Paper #1388
The Sport Is... Line
Dance Paper #1341
Title Sports Line
Hockey Paper #1375

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wild About Tigger!

I am having so much fun playing with the new paper lines!  I think it's really fun to come up with ideas to use the papers other than the way they were intended.  And, today's project is no exception!

First, I used the zebra print on the Cheer paper from the Girls Rule Collection.  Then,  I got comfy with American Idol and a marker and went to town. (Yep! I'm a lefty...)

 Before I knew it, I no longer had zebra paper-- I had TIGER paper.... make that TIGGER paper!

Seriously!  Is that fun, or what?!!?   Here's a close up of the paper.  I cut the word "WILD" out of the paper with my cricut to make my title.
 I have so many fun ideas swirling around in my head of what to do with all of this fun paper!  I can't wait to show you more!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you were inspired!


Products Used:
#1387: Girls Rule- Cheer

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I know it's a little late, but I finally scrapped some of my daughter's homecoming photos.  The SS&M Title Sports paper made it easy to capture those special moments.  I paper is so beautiful it doesn't need much embellishment.  The paper is a muted blue/grey so it acts as a great neutral background not matter what color the dress or suit!

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper
Title Sports #1376 Homecoming

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let's Have a Party!

Year end team parties are so much fun...the awards, the cake, the slide shows!!  This Cheer Banquet for my daughter was no exception. The moms that helped host it did a phenomenal job with decor, all the way down to tickets personalized for each girl!  I had to scrap this banquet to capture it all in one place, the certificate, the ticket, the team photo...all of it!

I hand cut the title Cheer from the Girls Rule paper and popdotted it for some dimension. The stars are mounted on chipboard and also pop dotted and given a little bling.
Products used: The Sport is Cheer #1339
Title Sports Baseball #1367
Girls Rule Cheer #1387

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I love this game!

I love capturing moments such as the last huddle of the regular season; here my son's football team is celebrating another win to close the regular season at 8-0! What a great accomplishment!

When I use the Super Size Stickers, I like to keep the layout simple so the sticker really pops. I also added a small pop of color by using the Girls Rule Gymnastics paper for my journaling strips.

I also added the scores of all of the games on the back of the layout.

Products used:
Football Reflections paper #1198
Girls Rule - Gymnastics paper #1391
Super Size Stickers - Football #5566

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Orange you glad I didn't scrap bananas? :)

Last February, I traveled to California to visit with one of my best friends, Christy. While we were there, I literally walked down the street to a PARK with tons of orange trees...and even passed several orange groves. This Midwest girl was in HEAVEN! So I snapped a bunch of pictures and here is what I came up with...

Using a circle punch and some red ink, I made these orange embellishments for my layout!! The Cousin paper was absolutely the PERFECT color!! I might have to try to make some other fruits now!  Have any ideas? Share them!!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Leprechaun Dust

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!  
I made some Leprechaun Dust for some of my little friends.  
The Golf Paper (#1390) in the "Girls Rule" was just perfect 
green for decorating this little recycled drink container.

To make the shamrock, I just punched 3 hearts out of the back side of
 Golf paper and glued the edges together.  

To cover the top I cut out a cardboard circle and covered it
with the Golf paper.  Isn't it a cute way to make sure 
the Lebrechaun Dust doesn't spill?   

The Leprechaun Dust is a sugar and glitter mixture.
Have your children spread it on your lawn 
for Good Luck on St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Duffy the Defuzzinator

We had a new addition to our family this summer, Duffy the Goldendoodle.  We love, love, love this dog!  He is so sweet and funny!  One of his favorite activities is to completely destroy a squeaky tennis ball.  First, he squeaks it until the squeaker doesn't work anymore.  That part takes a while, trust me--  "SQUEAKA, SQUEAKA, SQUEAKA...."    Once the squeaker has died a long, painful (for us!) death, he proceeds to rip the fuzz off of the ball until it's just a poor nekkid, squeakless ball.  Then, he comes to me as if to say, "Can I have a new ball?  This one is broken!"
So, of course, I had to take photos of his favorite activity!  My favorite is the one where he has the fuzz hanging from is lip!  The Tennis Paper from the "Girls Rule" Collection was just perfect for this layout!
Products Used:
#1395- Girls Rule: Tennis

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We'd love to know what you think of our fun new Girls Rule line!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi There!

Well, hello there! It's me, Lisa!  I'm so excited to be on the team and be creating my first post for you...  So here goes!
My middle daughter is on Junior Varsity Cheer at our High School and it's Basketball season so our afternoons and evenings have been spent in the bleachers of the gym.  Last week was our "homecoming" of the basketball season so the girls performed half time as well as their usual cheer routines.  I created this layout to highlight the many pictures from the game.

Title Sports-#1374 Gymnastics
Game Day #1233 Basketball Game
Title Sports #1369 Cheer
Girls Rule #1387 Cheer
The Sport is #1339 Cheer
(I created the title from the letters on the "cheer" paper..lucky us, our high school initials are ECR!)
Thank you for looking! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

SuperBowl party!

Here are some photos from my son's first pre-game SuperBowl party - awwww look at him back in first grade! :)

The journaling reads:  A tradition began here at the Shearon's house on Nov. 17, 2007 - our pre SuperBowl party - good food, game face painting, car painting and team bonding!

I love that the backside of the NEW Girls Rule Gymnastics paper is my son's football team colors - red, black & white ... I am sure I will use this paper a lot!

Products used:
Title Sports - Football #1372
Girls Rule - Gymnastics #1391
Cardstock Stikers - Football #5549

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Huntin' Dogs

When I saw this new line of paper, I thought to myself...nice, but I don't hunt anything. Then I heard the distant sounds of my beagles yelping at the squirrel in the back yard. I may not hunt, but they sure do...I own HUNTIN' DOGS!

So here is a layout to showcase my howling hunters! Aren't they cute?


Products Used:
1327 Hunting
1403 Hunting

Thursday, February 9, 2012

These Girls Make Me Laugh!

Apple picking always leads to some fun pictures.  This year we had some friends join us.  The girls are so in awe of Lily and follow her around.  They are also so darn funny!  I have never met a girls, including Lily, so quick whitted and funny. I really enjoy being around them. 

I went  bright for the background so the black & white of the "Girls Rule" papers really popped in contrast.  Don't you just love the animal print? I know I do!  

The word "laugh"was fussy cut from the Cheer paper.  After crinkling and lightly sanding the cut letters, I misted it with Glimmer Mist.  The effect is a pretty shimmer.  

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Girls Rule Line
Cheer Paper (#1387)
Track/Cross Country Paper (#1396)
Homecoming Prom Paper (#1392)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Calendar Preview!

I am so excited to be teaching a class this month at Wholly Scrap!, a scrapbooking store in New Hampshire!  I'll be teaching a calendar class using, none other than Scrappin' Sports & More's Calendar collection.  Today, I want to share with you what the January page of the calendar will look like!

Isn't he just the cutest?!  There will be a fun and simple page for every month.  I'll have several more to share with you next time, so keep an eye out!

Products Used:
#1280-Calendars Made Easy- January

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We'd love to see what you've done with our Calendars Made Easy collection!  Share them with us on our Facebook page!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Calendar Line

Its been a long time since I posted a layout using the calendar line!  This line was perfect for scrapping my Christmas pictures.  I combined the December paper with some scraps I had left from a couple of the other lines and this layout was complete.  I love how well the papers compliment each other.  I got the amazing Christmas Tree off of Pinterest. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


I love making cards from scraps - so today I have some fun cards for you using all using scraps & a similar design!

First up - this card fell together while I was cleaning up my scrap room - I just had to stop & glue it all down! :)

Products used:
Football Cardstock Stickers #5549
Title Sports - Softball paper #1380
Title Sports paper - Golf #1373
Title Sports - Cheerleading #1369
Football Reflections paper #1198

Secondly, I made this one since I wanted to share the card above and then I noticed how similar they were in design lol:

Products used:
Girls Rule Soccer paper #1393 (both sides)

Finally, I decided to continue the design & my son loved this one, so I told him I'd give it to him this summer when (if) his baseball team wins the World Series! :)

Products used:
Sporty Words Golf paper #1400
Cardstock Baseball stickers #5544
The Sport is ... Baseball paper #1337

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Think Spring!!

The weather here in Indiana has been so mild...even on the day when the Groundhog saw his shadow and predicted more winter. Well Mr. Groundhog...scrapbooking predicts there is gonna be SPRING...

By going through my scraps and running them through my Sizzix and varies punches, I was able to create the feeling of the tree that my daughter was climbing in.

What's the weather like where you are??


Products Used:
1274 Aunt/Uncle
1296 Horses
1331 Softball

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Meet Our Newest DT Member Lisa Spiegel!!

First of all, I want to THANK all of you who submitted to our DT call.  We had an amazing group of talent and it was extremely difficult to choose just one designer. 

I want to welcome Lisa Spiegel as the newest member to the Scrappin' Sports & More Design Team.  I am really excited for Lisa's first post with us.  Of course, we will have to wait a little while until she gets her first shipment of Scrappin' Sports goodies!! 

So...here is a little bit about Lisa

Hi all, I'm Lisa and I live in Southern CA with my husband of almost 20 years, and my three wonderful daughters, two crazy dogs and a fish!  I have been scrapping in some form all my life, but the “safe” way since 1995. I really feel that scrapbooking is my legacy to give my daughters, and the bonus is it provides me with some sanity in my otherwise hectic life.  Besides my full time job as Mommy, I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Newborn Hearing Screener and Girl Scout Leader. My girls are involved in school, dance, cheer, band, soccer, scouts and more and I am their biggest cheerleader!!  I hope you enjoy my view of them through my scrapbook pages.  I am privileged to have been published many times and be on amazing design teams and this is no exception!  I am thrilled to be working with Scrappin Sports and More!

We are thrilled that Lisa is joining us, but we have also decided to give 6 additional designers a chance to be guest designers for Scrappin' Sports & More.  Over the next 6 months, you will also see wonderful creations from the following ladies:

Lynette Daniel
Suzanna Lee
Lana Day
Lisa Moen
Julie Rainbolt
Jill Utrup

I hope you will all join me in congratulating all these wonderful designers!!