Thursday, March 29, 2012


I just love when I capture these fun shots of my kids just being silly and enjoying their friends.  I took these photos before the start of one of Alex's football games.  I love the combination of the red, black and yellow on the layout, I think it gives it a really fun bright look and feel.  I used paper from several different lines to create this layout.  The background paper is the baseball paper from the title sports line.  I combined it with the black circle from side 2 of the Girls Rule soccer paper.  The word Laugh is cut out from the Cheer paper also from the Girls Rule line and the yellow tag comes from the Calendar Made Easy line.  Love how well they combine together.

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper Used:

#1367 Baseball Title Sports (red stars)
#1393 Soccer Girls Rule (black circles)
#1387 Cheer Girls Rule (Laugh)
# 1286 August Calendars Made Easy (yellow sun on tag)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dreams Do Come True!

My cousin will be marrying his beautiful bride in just a few weeks on the shore of Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans.  It promises to be a beautiful day uniting to beautiful people.  I wish I was going to be there and I truly wish them all the best life has to offer.
Even though I can't be there in person to wish them well at the wedding, we were able to throw the bride a shower here in Maine and I was happy to be in attendance!  I was thrilled to be able to make her this beautiful card using some Scrappin' Sports paper and some stamps from my stash.  Doesn't it look like they were MADE to go together?!

I am so in love with the dance paper from the Girls Rule collection!  I love the black and white color pallette because you can pair ANY color with it and it will be beautiful.  I also used a simple masking technique to make the hearts look as though one is slightly behind the other.

Products Used:
#1388- Girls Rule: Just Dance

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Chilly Homecoming Game

This year's Homecoming Football Game was VERY chilly for Southern California!  When we arrived at the game, the cheerleaders were wearing their sweatshirts and *still* freezing as it was only about 45 degrees at 4pm!  The girls looked so pretty with their hair all curled with flowers tucked in, and I'm so glad I got photos at the beginning of the game!

By halftime, it had began to rain, and then hail. The temperature dropped down to 39 degrees and the girls were sopping wet and freezing..not exactly the great look they were going for...but I was so proud of them for sticking it out with the football players despite the weather and they will never forget this Homecoming game!
Products Used:
Girls Rule #1386 Cheerleading
Title Sports #1369 Cheerleading
Classic Sports # 1150 Football
Name of the Game #5549 Cardstock Stickers Football

Monday, March 26, 2012


We are knee deep in baseball fundraising for spring and summer tournaments!  This past weekend we had a raffle drawing for lots of fantastic prizes!  I decided to use some SSM papers in my Silhouette Cameo to make goodie bags - SSM's papers worked like a charm in the Cameo and it was even better that they were double sided!

Products used:
Name of the Game - Baseballs paper #1255

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Little Cheerleader

Last week I decided to do some spring cleaning. While purging items that hadn't been touched in my craft closet since I had closed my daycare (over 2 years ago), I found a drawer full of sports photos of my girls from when they were little.  This one is of Kass in 2002.  What a find!

Kass is no longer that cute little cheerleader.  She is now 19, a freshman in college.  She hung up her poms in 6th grade for soccer cleats and a swimsuit.  The picture in this layout reminds me of how much fun she had cheering with her little friends.  

I used SS&M papers to make the banners and tags.  Again, I used my square punch for the ends of and gave them a curl at the end for a little dimension.

To make the tags I cut out 2"x 4" strips of paper and snipped the top right corner off all five tags at one time.  Then I used the cut off piece to template the other side...I wanted them to be even.  I decided I didn't want the tags to be the same height, so I just placed them where I wanted and trimmed off the excess paper.  Little blue eyelets were added to match Kass' uniform.

Do you have any older sports photos of your children or even yourself?  I'd love to see them scrapped and on Scrappin' Sports & More Facebook Page.   Please do share!

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
"Girls Rule" Line
Cheer Paper (#1387)
Cheerleading Paper (#1386)
Track/Cross Country Paper (#1396)
"The Sport Is" Line
Cheer/Gymnastics Paper (#1339)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

How 'bout a little football?

Well, since the football world (at least in Indiana and Colorado) are all a-buzz with the news that Peyton Manning has left the Colts and is now a Bronco, it seemed fitting to post a layout I did documenting the last Super Bowl. With so many football supplies to choose from, I just had to use a few! And because the papers are so easy to use together, it was easy to mix and match!!


Products Used:
5578 Super Sporty Words Clear Sticker Football
1343 Football
1198 Football reflections

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another Wonderful Layout from Lynette Daniel

We have some more amazing work from our guest designer Lynette Daniel to share with our fans today. I love the hand drawn title, the letters add a lot of movement to the page.  Her handwriting is Wonderful, should be a font!  I love the little picture of her son's feet; such a great idea!  If you love it too, make sure you leave her some love :)
Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:

#1349 The Sport Is Soccer
#5530 Soccer Balls Cardstock Stickers

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Apple of My Eye

I went deep into the archives for this picture of Maddy.  This was her first week of Pre-School.  She was so excited to finally get to go to school like her older brother & sister.  The apple paper from side 2 of the September Calendar paper was perfect for this page. 

Scrappin' Sports Paper Used:
#1287 September Calendars Made Easy line

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Dance!

My daughter LOVES to dance!  She's always on the move and nearly every pass down the hallway or through the yard includes a twirl, or two.  Throughout her years of dance, her costumes have run the gammet from frilly to funky, but she never seems to get into any other "character" but her own.  I love that about her!

This "Just Dance" paper from the Girls Rule Collection is perfect for so many occasions.  I love that it has a black and white color scheme so that no matter the color of the photos, the paper will fit it perfectly!  Together with some cardstock, ribbon, bling and chipboard stickers from my stash, and the layout came together quickly, and beautifully!

Here's a closeup of the title.  Believe it or not, the words "Just Dance" are a part of the paper!  I just added the butterfly and a little bling-- after all, no dance layout is complete without some bling!

Products Used:
#1388- Girls Rule: Just Dance

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


Friday, March 16, 2012

Hey Batta Batta!!

The "Blue Cheeze" sure didn't stink!  The girls on this team made it all the way through playoffs for an impressive 1st place standing!  In this particular playoff game, my daughter scored a run which didn't happen all that much as she was typically "RBI girl" due to her fantastic "eye"...she was SO excited to score a run in this very important game!

Products used:
Sports Head On- Softball #1331
Game Day- Cross Country #1291
Title Sports- Wrestling #1384

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Home Run!

Last weekend my son had his first baseball tournament with his new baseball team and his first time up to bat he smacked a home run to the fence!  Love that!!  His team also qualified as one of the top 8 teams of 19 teams to play in the Majors division this spring / summer! WHOO WHOO!

Products used:
Girls Rule Dance paper #1388
Girls Rule Soccer paper #1393
Title Sports Gymnastics paper #1374
Baseball Rubons #636
Classic Sports Baseball paper #1145
Cardstock Stickers Baseball #5544

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Swim Team Buddies

During last year's Maine YMCA State Swim Meet Scott volunteered on the swim deck as a runner.  This allowed him to get some great pics of Lily and her swim team buddies.  I think the comraderie of these girls just shines through in the photo!

Wanting to play on the yellow swim caps, I used the Tennis paper (#1395) from the new "Girls Rule" line.  I spritzed it with some Tattered Angels' mist so as to pull in the blues.

To create the blue banners I cut out 1 and 1-1/2 inch strips out of the Watersports paper (#1335) from the "Sports Head On" line.  I used my square punch to cut the banner ends out and then curled up the edge of the banners to give them some dimension.  Such a quick way to create a banner!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

She loves the beam

My daughter has enjoyed her gymnastics season. Even though it was filled with injury (hence the back brace) she fought through the pain and still managed a few blue ribbons!! So to celebrate, I had to break out the Scrappin Sports and More papers to document her victories!!

The thing I love best about Scrappin Sports & More is how versatile the papers are!! Here I used several difference lines, but they all flow together so well (and in school colors, I might add).


Products Used:

1387 Cheer
1388 Dance
1393 Homecoming/Prom
1359 Third/Fourth Grade
1339 Cheer/Gymnastics

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Beware! We're gonna kick your booty!"

I love how Lynette used the pirate theme for her soccer layout.  What a fun idea!!  The distressing technique makes it look rough and tough; perfect for a picture of young boys.  The title is hand drawn and painted; she did such an amazing job on the letters!  What an inspiration!!

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper
#1349 The Sport Is...Soccer

Friday, March 9, 2012

Maddy Girl

Unlike this February, last year we were covered in snow most of the month.  I love how the simple things still make Maddy happy, like a snow day from school and an icicle.  I combined the January paper from the Calendar line with the beautiful blue stripe on the back of the Prom paper.  The result is a simple yet striking winter time layout.

Scrappin' Sports & More Paper
Title Sports #1378 Prom (blue stripe)
Calendars Made Easy #1279 January

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Laces OUT!

I saw some really fun cards on the Fiskars website a while back and it was a fun idea that I tucked into the back of my head.  I knew I could adapt it to make some fabulously simple and cute cards with Scrappin' Sports papers!

These cards are perfect for a party invitation, a thank you for the coach, or even something sweet for your football fan (I get a kick out of you....).
Here's how I made the laces....

First, cut a strip of cardstock about 1 3/8" wide.  Then, punch one side with your Notebook Edge punch (mine is from EK Success).

Then, flip the strip of paper around and punch the other side.  Try to match the notches up as best as you can.

Then, using a sharp pair of scissors, cut the "nubbies" off.
Do the same on the other side and you have perfect football laces!
Just affix them to the front of your card made with some Scrappin' Sports football papers and you have a super sweet, simple card!  Isn't it so cute?!?!
Products Used:
#1330- On the Edge Sports: Soccer
#1373- Title Sports: Football

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crowd Control!

Another peppy Cheer layout from me this week!  This time, I let the great paper do most of the work for me.  I first trimmed 1/2 an inch from each side of the Girls Rule- Cheerleading (the Crowd Control side) taking care to cut around the letters and then handcut a second one to create the title and I pop dotted it up.  I used Title Sports Gymnastics (blue stars side) for a great framed look.

Here's a close up of the title...

And there you have it!  Crowd Control! 
Products Used:
Title Sports Gymnastics #1374
Girls Rule Cheerleading #1386

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I LOVE LOVE SSM's Custom papers - they are such a fun way to really personalize your projects!
I added my son's football team name 'Warriors" and their colors of black, red & white! With of this going on, it's really easy to leave lots of 'white space' on your layout to show off the cool custom paper & your photos!

Supplies used:
Custom Football paper #929A
Football Reflections paper #1198
Cardstock Stickers - Football #5549

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Monday, March 5, 2012

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LOVE these stickers!!!

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Pee-Wee Lily

I was searching for some swim photos of Lily and came across this cute photo of her when she played Pee-Wee Soccer back in 2004.  What has changed? She is no long that precocious five year old.  What hasn't changed?  Her ability to kick some soccer grass!

I dabbled in a little bit of a few different SS&M lines for this layout. It is so awesome to be able to put them all together and have them coordinate! The oveall effect of combining SS&M lines is lots of soccer and lots of color.

Scrappin Sports & More Products Used:
"The Sport Is..." Line
Soccer Paper (#1349)
"Title Sports" Line
Soccer Paper (#1379)
Baseball Paper (#1367)
"Sports Head On" Line
Soccer Paper (#1330)
Cardstock Stickers 
Early Years (5574)

Friday, March 2, 2012


And just in time to celebrate those basketball memories, Scrappin Sports & More has SUPER SPORTY WORDS to add to your page (the large transparent basketball on my page). They are SUPER FUN to work with and SUPER EASY!!

Also... Scrappin Sports & More is giving away a prize next week during the Scrapdango Crop. If you want to win...go HERE and sign up to play! The crop starts off with a Blog Hop on Saturday, March 3rd (check it out for some sneeks at getting started on the challenges) and runs through Sunday, March 11th.


Products Used:
5577 Basketball SSW
1320 Basketball
1368 Basketball
5550 Basketball Cardstock Stickers

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Introducing our First Guest Designer....Lynette Daniel

We had such an amazing response to our DT call that we decided to ask some of the ladies to be our guest designers.  I am excited to show you work from our first guest designer Lynette Daniel.  But first, a little about Lynette...

Lynette Daniel is a widow and has two beautiful children. She owns Scrap That Moment, Central Illinois' largest scrapbooking store. She is a talented photographer, graphic designer and has been a nationally published scrapper since 2003. Lynette has had the privilege of working with over 20 scrapbooking manufacturers and is thrilled to design for Scrappin' Sports & More. In Lynette's spare time she coaches in city programs for kids, sponsors local sports teams, and photographs and writes editorials for different IL newspapers. 

And now a little sample of her work :)

The first one is a gift tag on a bottle that says, "you been served."
Her nickname is "Net" and the tennis paper was her inspiration.
  Below is a little Easter (basket) flower pot Lynette painted and put little football Easter chocolates & green skittles in the cardboard grass.

Stayed tuned this month as we will have some Amazing layouts to share from Lynette as well!