Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Dose of Humility

Let's be honest-- we love to see our kids walk away with the gold.  I'm no different- I love to see my kids succeed at what they love.  But, in this case, I think that my son's losing what the best thing that could have happened.  He's been lucky that sports have come easy to him.  He easily won his age division of the soccer shoot out.  Then came regionals...  We tried to get him to practice, but he thought he had it nailed.  Even during the wait before the event started, he didn't practice (although he was being a nice guy and retrieving balls for other boys who were practicing.). 

When it came time for his turn, he missed once and then again, and again.  It was hard to watch him lose, but it opened up a conversation about working hard to succeed. I hope that he will take this "dose of humility" and use it as an inspiration to work hard and do even better next year!  Win or lose, I'll always be his #1 fan!

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


Products Used:
#5580- Super Sporty Clear Stickers: Soccer
#1375- Title Sports: Hockey
#1379- Title Sports: Soccer
#1349- The Sport is... : Soccer

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Take me out to the ballgame...

My girls love to go to the Dodger games.  It doesn't matter that we usually sit in nosebleed seats...they just LOVE the experience of it all.  Most of the time they go with my husband and his father and neither one of them carry a camera other than their cell phones so this is the kind of photo I get texted to me and am expected to scrap with...maybe you experience the same thing??  I still find these blurry photos "scrap worthy" though..and this one was no exception.

I used the Title Sports Baseball and Gymnastics papers for this layout and kept it pretty simple...I just love that I've documented this special memory despite the blurry photo and the Scrappin Sports papers were a perfect fit for my layout!  Hope you make some time to enjoy a baseball game this summer!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Patriots Lucky Charm

We are big Patriots fans in our house.  Each week they play, DH was insistant that Chase be there.  He kept saying that Chase was their lucky charm. Not sure that is accurate, but it sure was cute.  During a SuperBowl break I took some pics of Scott and Chase in their Pats attire.  

I finally used some of my Scrappin' Sports & More football stash.  I love the browns of the "Title Sports" Football Paper (#1372) and the Football Cardstock Sticker  (#5549) was a perfect accent. I used the front and back of the "School Is Cool" Fifth/Sixth Grade (#1360) Paper because the red and blue are perfect Pats colors! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Great Track Season

I can't believe another track season has come and gone!!  Alex had another wonderful year, sprinting his way to a lot of ribbons & medals :)  These pictures were taken of him running the 100 meter dash.  I can't believe how far out in front he was for such a short distance. 

Scrappin Sports Papers Used
Girls Rule Track
Title Sports Softball
Title Sports Volleyball

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soccer Season

A few years ago Logan was really into soccer. As an officially soccer mom, I can remember running around every Saturday to watch him play in rain, sun and freezing winds. It is certainly not a sport for the weak at heart. But he always looked so cute in his uniform and he always tried so hard. I sort of miss those days as we move on to other sports. That's the best part of scrapping...pulling out those older pictures to scrap or looking at a layout you did from a few years back!


Products Used:
#1248 Soccer Game
#1375 Hockey
#1379 Soccer
#5541 Soccer cardstock stickers

Congratulations Cards

I needed several cards for recent grads this past weekend so here are a few quick and fun cards using the amazing backsides of SSM's papers!  

Products used:

Girls Rule - Prom Paper #1392
Girls Rule - Dance Paper #1388
Girls Rule - Cheer Paper #1387
Girls Rule - Track / Cross Country Paper #1396
Sporty Words - Soccer Paper #1405
Title Sports - Dance Paper #1371
Title Sports - Wrestling Paper #1384

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Monday, May 21, 2012

2 more great projects from our Guest Desinger Lisa!

I am very excited to share two more projects created by our May Guest Designer Lisa!  First is this adorable patriotic card.  This is a perfect way to use up all those little scraps from other projects.  Love the stitching on the card too!

And last is this Super Cute flower pot.  Look at the detail on the flowers!!!  This would brighten any one's day!

We want to thank Lisa for sharing her talent with us this month!!  We hope you have enjoyed Lisa's projects too!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Need a card for your graduate?

Try something like this...

Scrappin Sports & More has a wonderful line of Graduation papers and stickers that are easy to whip up a card for your special graduate!


Products Used:
#5575 High School Cardstock Stickers
#1366 Graduation paper

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Powder Puff Football!

The Annual Powder Puff Football game at our high school is always a well attended's so much fun to watch the girls play football and the boys cheer and dance...everyone gets a good laugh out of it, and the bonus is, the kids find out where prom is to be held this year.  My oldest daughter attended the game as a Junior and my middle daughter was cheering with her squad from the sidelines this year.

I used our new clear sticker to back the banner pieces for a little more pop.  I just left them on the backing so they would stay white and shiny.  I like the subtle shimmer it gives, too!

Products Used:
Sporty Words Football Sticker #5578
Classic Sports Football #1150
Game Day Football Game #1243
Title Sports Football #1372
Title Sports Baseball #1367
Name of the Game Cardstock Sticker Footballs #5528

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

There is no off Season

It's seems with most sports there is really no off season.  In soccer we play all year long.  Maddy did a great job playing indoor this year; even scored a goal, which is pretty good for a defender!  I used the super-sized soccer ball as the background for my main picture.

Scrappin' Sports Product Used
#1378 Prom Title Sports (blue stripe)
#1374 Gynastics Title Sports (blue stars)
#1349 The Sport Is..Soccer
#5530 Soccer Balls Cardstock Sticker
#2270 Soccer Super Size Stickers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thanks For Making Me Wiser!

I was so happy to be inspired to make this cute owl 3-d card from a paper bag owl I saw on Pinterest yesterday. I needed a quick teacher gift and this was just the thing!  The inside is filled with a bag of smarties. 

 Before I wrote this post, I went through all great projects my fellow designers had created on the Scrappin' Sports & More Blog over the last few weeks.  Clearly I was none the wiser to the super cute owl card Shannon shared with us a couple of weeks ago.  How cute is her owl!!
Hopefully one of us inspired you to use your left over scraps of Scrappin' Sports & More basketball and football papers to create a cute owl! 

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Sporty Words
#1398 Basketball
#1399 Football
School Is Cool
#1364 Junior Paper
Sports Head On
#1320 Basketball

Friday, May 11, 2012

Home Plate layout

Who doesn't love capturing action shots -  so you know I was thrilled to catch these sequenced photos of my son stealing home during baseball tournament in April!  


Products used:
Super Sporty Words Clear Sticker - Baseball #5576
Cardstock Sticker - Baseball #5544
The Sport is ... Baseball paper #1337
Girls Rule Track / Cross Country paper #1396
Title Sports - Gymnastics paper #1374

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Volleyball Layout by Guest Designer Lisa Moen

I am so excited to share another Amazing layout from our May Guest Designer Lisa Moen.  I really love how she cut out the Volleyball and moved the title up and then backed it with the orange stars to make it pop!!  The machine stitching mimics the stitching on the ball creating a really cohesive look.  I love the ribbon made from the orange star paper too and the addition of the small volleyball sticker as a scalloped border.  I hope she inspires you as much as she did me!!

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1368 Title Sports Basketball (orange stars)
#1383 Title Sports Volleyball
#1369 Title Sports Cheerleading
#5543 Volleyball Cardstock Stickers
#5573 Volleyball Super Sized Cardstock Stickers

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I {heart} my Mom!

Another Mother's Day is almost upon us!  Have you remembered to make your mom a card yet?  If you haven't, I have a quick, simple and very pretty card that you can put together in just a few minutes (and win you some bonus points with your mom! *wink, wink* )!  I love simple, pretty cards almost as much as I love my mom!

It's simple; I ran some cardstock through my embossing folder, matted it and then chose four different pretty colors of our Girl's Rule collection.  I punched four hearts of different colors and added them to the card using foam tape for dimension. 

The sentiment for my card (a stamp that says "A Mother's Love") is on the inside of the card.  Then we will write her a message and sign.
Isn't it pretty?!  If you make one, I'd love to see it!  Link it up here on our blog, or share it on our Facebook page!

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


Products Used:
#1371- Girls Rule: Dance (Purple)
#1376- Girls Rule: Homecoming (Lt. Blue)
#1378- Girls Rule: Prom (Royal Blue)
#1381- Girls Rule: Tennis (Yellow)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jr. Varsity Cheer

Another Cheerleading layout from me today!  This time, the photos I took of Jillian the day she brought home her uniform.  She was so excited to try it on and pose for me and I was so proud of all her hard work to make the team!

A simple block pattern keeps the focus on the photos but still looks festive. :) Don't be afraid to mix and match sports to get the color story you want..SSM papers play very well together!
Products Used:
Girls Rule- Tennis
Title Sports-Gymnastics
The Sport Is- Cheer

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen...START YOUR ENGINES!!

That is definitely a common sound around my neck of the woods this time of year. Of course, you may have guessed that I live in Indiana...home of the Indy 500 race. But to my surprise, when we went to Disneyworld last December, there is a race track that is modeled after the Indy 500 Speedway. It was nice to feel a little bit of home even when we were on vacation. So of course, we had to ride. My son, who was 9, LOVED it because he was just tall enough to ride AND he got his own Disney Driver's License. My daughter had just gotten her real driving permit. So it was off to the races for us!!

And just how perfect was it that Scrappin Sports and More carries a WIDE variety of racing papers and embellishments? was meant to be!!


Products Used:
1375 Hockey
1329 Racing
1247 Racing Game

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Love To Dance

Kass spent years participating in Hip Hop and Pom classes at Jazz Tappin' Dance Academy.  She danced right through her senior year in high school.  She had no designs on becoming the best. She just really enjoyed it!  

I found these wallets tucked away in a folder of older sports photos so I decided to put them to good use.  They are from 2006.

To add a bit of dimension to the Girls Rule "Just Dance" (#1388) paper I traced Glossy Accents around the lettering.  Hexagons were cut out of the Girls Rule "Dance Life" paper (#1389) and embellished.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring into Soccer

I just love spring time!  The birth of new life, the beautiful flowers, fresh spring air after a rain; it just really renews the soul.  But in our house it also means the start of a new soccer season.  I decided to combine lots of bright fun springtime colors when creating this Spring into Soccer layout for Maddy.  It was easy to do using left-over pieces from previous projects.  I can never bear to throw away those beautiful little scraps and it always makes me feel better to use them up!  Here is the layout I created.

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring season!!

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1379 Title Sports Soccer
#1371 Title Sports Dance (Purple Stripe)
#1378 Title Sports Prom (blue Stripe)
#1381 Title Sports Tennis (yellow stripe)
#1369 Title Sports Cheerleading (gray stars)
#1357 School is Cool First Grade (green dots)
#1359 School is Cool Third Grade (yellow circles)
#1349 The Sport Is.. Soccer
#1395 Girls Rule Tennis (yellow & white circles)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

For the Love of the Game layout by Carolyn Lontin

I love the Sports on Fire line by SSM especially when you mix it with a little bit of the Reflections paper, some stars from the Title Sports line and of course a layout just isn't complete without at least one card stock sticker! :)  

Tonight we had a  baseball game near our home football field - makes me really look forward to another football season this fall - even the hot sweaty dog days of summer tournaments in late August to prepare the boys for another exciting season!

Products used:

Sports on Fire - Football #1136
Football Reflections #1198
Title Sports - Wrestling #1384
Football Cardstock Stickers #5549

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome Guest Designer Lisa Moen!!

I am excited to introduce SS&M guest designer for the month of May.  I'm sure you will be just as inspired and I have been with her work.  First though, a little about Lisa :)

Hi, my name is Lisa Moen and I am so excited to be a guest designer here at Scrappin' Sports & More! I have been scrapping for a little over 15 years now and I enjoy it more now than I did back then, if that's possible. My husband, Greg and I live in Wisconsin and have 2 children, Sierra, 14 and Austin, 12. We also have a very rambunctious yellow lab named Bender. My kids enjoy playing baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and my DD surprised me this year and is out for track!

I have really enjoyed playing with the Scrappin' Sports & More product and are so grateful they gave me this opportunity!

And now, Lisa's first creation for us :)

I love all the movement that Lisa created by the little stars and the balls!  Just wait to you see her next project :)