Monday, July 30, 2012

Don't be jealous...

Early summer brings recital time to our family...and the new Sports and Activities papers are just perfect for those dance recital photos!  I used the Tap papeer and soccer papers to create this layout of my middle daughter during her tap number "Don't be jealous of my boogie".  I just love to watch her tap, it is her favorite style of dance and she is SO good at it, too!!  Just look at that smile!

I was honestly a little afraid to use a whole sheet of the Sports and Activities paper at first, but I found it really lent itself to layering and made my photos pop!!  So don't be afraid to try it...and don't be jealous of her boogie! ;)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tappin' Good Time

What to do with those annual dance, softball, football, soccer pictures?  Do you struggle with making them pop in a cute layout?  I know I do!  The new "Sports & Activities" papers totally inspired me to move beyond boring with this year's dance photo.

Think color and clean lines....I wanted the color of her costume to stand out on this page so I pulled out the fun red dotted Cheerleading paper and I wanted to follow through the clean look of the photo onto the layout.   I think I accomplished both!

Scrappin' Sports & More Papers:
Sports & Activities Line
Ballet/Tap paper (#1408)
Cheerleading paper (#1412)

We would love to see what you do with these new awesome "Sports & Activities" papers.  Please do share them with us on the Scrappin' Sports & More Facebook!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Time for a card!

Hey there, everyone!!  How about a simple, beautiful card today?  This beauty shows the versatility of the Scrappin' Sports Papers!  This card used the Prom paper from the Title Sports line.  Isn't the blue just gorgeous?!

I simply cut a wave shape with my scissors and attached the blue to my card base.  Then, I punched 14 white flowers, layered them together and adhered them to the seam between the card base and the blue, following the shape of the wave.  Then, I added some pretty yellow pearls.  Finally I added my sentiment and used a pen to put some tiny yellow dots around the sentiment and the top of the card to tie in the yellow from the flowers.  Simple.  Easy.  Beautiful.

Products Used:
#1378- Title Sports: Prom

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the project today and that you are inspired to try one of your own!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

100 acre fun!

The new Sports and Activities has some adorable "B" sides...or should I say "bee" sides. While at Disney, we had dinner at the Crystal Palace and met up with all the Winnie the Pooh Characters. When I went to scrap it, I found that the Sports & Activities line had the perfect colors to create this layout...

Who knew that Scrappin Sports & More would be my go-to papers for all my Disney needs?!


Products Used:
#1417 Gymnastics
#1430 Workout
#1424 Softball

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Love of the game ...

I love after-the-game photos of my son's sports teams.  These were taken at the end of their regular season last year, where they finished with an 8-0 record!  Such an exciting time for them!

I absolutely love SSM's new Sports & Activities papers - the brown and green color combo on the football paper is awesome!  And who knew I could mix it with red and black! :)

Products used:
Title Sports - Baseball paper #1367
Sports and Activities - Football paper #1415
Cardstock stickers - Football ##5549

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Monday, July 23, 2012

What a Kick!

Ever since I went Christmas shopping last November and saw The Gap with string art signs, I've wanted to incorporate it into my scrapbook page.  I started out with a simple L shaped design and used different colors of twine to make the design.  Once it was finished, it reminded me of a soccer net, thus the inspiration to make this page.  I think it adds some fun dimension to the page.  I cannot wait to try another shape in the future!
Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:
#5580 Super Sporty Words Soccer Clear Sticker
#5541 Soccer Cardstock Sticker
#1379 Title Sports - Soccer (green stars)
#1378 Title Sports - Prom(blue stripe)
#1417 Sports & Activities - Gymnastics

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thank You to Guest Designer Suzanna Lee!!

We want to thank our wonderful guest designer for July, Suzanna Lee!  She has provided us with some amazing layouts to share with you and today is no exception.  Today she has created a beautiful dance layout.  I love the embossed paper on this layout, it just screams ballet dance to me!!  The pink, black and grey combination provides the perfect backdrop for these adorable dancers!!
Here is a close up of her title work.

Thank you again Suzanna!! We really appreciate you sharing your talent with us!

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1371 Title Sports - Dance
#1388 Girl's Rule - Dance
#1369 Title Sports - Cheerleading (grey stars)
#1375 Title Sports - Hockey (grey stripe)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We've got Spirit!

We've got SPIRIT and we've got the best new sports and activities papers out there!  I just love this new Cheer paper....great colors, fun words and it coordinates perfectly with so many of the "b" sides of the other can't help but create a great page quickly and effortlessly!

Just a few layers, some circles and a punched banner (just punch circles and cut in half) and voila!

Products used:
Sports and Activites- Cheer #1412
Sports and Activites- Fishing #1414

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Water Trampoline

I knew when I saw the new Trampoline paper in the "Sports & Activies" line that I would be using it for a layout of the kiddos at camp. The water trampoline at camp is a favorite activity.  It was so easy to get fun action pictures of them using the water trampoline, as they were constantly on it.

I had a little fun with the word "trampoline." If you look closely you will see I highlighted the word by adding a chipboard "t" to the first letter each time trampoline is printed on the paper.  The photo below shows up close of this in the title work.  

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Sports & Activities Line
Trampoline/Swing paper (#1426)
Soccer paper (green chevron paper, #1423)

Doesn't this make you want to go play on a water trampoline?  


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sweet 'N Sassy

My daughter LOVED her tap costume for this year's recital! And, it was perfect for her- sassy, sparkly and red with stars! Every year before the recital, we stop at the park for a quick photoshoot. This year's photos came out gorgeous and I just can't get over how beautiful my little girl is!

The new SS&M collection, "Sports & Activities," has a great "dance" themed paper with tap on the front and ballet on the back. I love that the tap one is black and white because no matter the costume, the paper will go with it!

Products Used:
#1408- Sports & Activities: Tap/Ballet
#1430- Sports & Activities: Workout

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Slam Dunk!

That's what the new Sports & Activities line is. So fun and so versatile!!! I am just in love!!! Here is a layout I made with the basketball line...


Products Used:
Basketball (Supersized Sticker)
Basketball (Sports on Fire)
Basketball (Sports & Activities)
Baseketball (Name of the Game)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Are you ready ...

... for some football?!  That's right football season is about ready to start!  On Monday, my son starts football camp!

Supplies used:

Football Cardstock Stickers #5549
Game Day - Football Game Paper #1243
Title Sports - Cheerleading #1369

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Final Season

These pictures were taken during Madalyn's final season playing in Findlay.  We are in the process of moving to North Carolina, so I wanted to make sure I captured a couple of photos from here last season playing in Ohio.  I'm happy to say it's not the end of her soccer career, just changing teams. 

I love the new trend using hexagons, so I decided to create a layout using some of my favorite papers.  I love that this layout can be created completely from leftover paper from other projects.  Next time though I need to invest in the Sizzix die to make it easier :)

Scrappin' Sports & More product used:
#1379 Title Sports - Soccer (green stars & words)
#1374 Title Sports - Gymnastics (blue stars)
#1417 Sports & Activities - Gymnastics (yellow polka dots)
#1423 Sports & Activities - Soccer (green chevron & figure with words)
#1395 Girls Rule - Tennis (yellow stripe & yellow circles)
#1393 Girls Rule - Soccer (black/white stripe & black circles)
#1349 The Sports Is - Soccer (words & soccer balls)

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ballroom Dance Partners

I'm fairly certain that the experience of Ballroom Dancing wasn't as pleasant for the kids as it was for the grown-ups to watch, but it is offered as part of the curriculum in 4th and 5th grade at our elementary school thanks to a grant.  All year the kids worked on their Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and other ballroom dances with their dance coach and the last class the parents were invited to watch.  They all did very well, and in fact, kids from our school won the 1st place trophy in the Ballroom Dance Competition that was held for our cluster of schools!  I was so excited to see the Ballroom Dance paper in the new release and got right to work to record this momentous (and sweaty palmed) occasion!
Can I just say that I love how well all the papers work together-again?  How perfectly the greens in the soccer paper match the dancing paper is no accident!  I also think one of the things that allows all of these papers to work so well together is the addition of black cardstock to help the photos "pop"...try adding some black cardstock to your next layout and see what happens!

Products Used:
Sports and Actvities #1413 Dancing
                                  #1418 Hockey
Title Sports               # 1379 Soccer

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Suzanna Lee shares a wonderful Soccer layout!

We have been very blessed to have some amazing Guest Designer the past several months and Suzanna Lee our guest for July is no exception.  I love all the layering she did on this layout.  She created the perfect backdrop for pictures of her daughter.  I love all the stitching and the "ribbon" she created out of the blue patterned paper.  Excellent job!!

Here is a close up of some of her work. 

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1379 Title Sports - Soccer
#1374 Title Sports - Gymnastics (blue stars)
#1393 Girls Rule - Soccer (blue/white stripes)
#5570 Super Sized Cardstock Stickers - Soccer
#5541 Soccer Cardstock Stickers

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Hip Hop 2012

I hope you have had a chance to check out new SS&M "Sports & Activities" line of papers.  It is full of fun colors and trendy backsides! This just might be my favorite line yet.  

Lily has groove.  She naturally has rhythm.  She can pick up the beat and move like nobody's business!   It is no surprise that Hip Hop is her favorite dance class.  I took these fun photos of her in her Hip Hop costume right before her evening recital.  

I knew I wanted to use the fun Hip Hop paper from the new line for this layout, but didn't want to leave out the pink in Lily's costume.  Totally love the contrast of the blue & black from the SS&M papers with pops of pink. 

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Sports & Activities Line
Dance/Hip Hop Paper (#1413)
Music Paper (#1420)

Hope you add a little bold color to your life today!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Easy Peasy Birthday Cards

I am so loving the new collection from Scrappin' Sports!  It's so fun and versatile and the "b" sides of the papers go with absolutely ANYTHING!!  Today I want to share two quick birthday cards I put together:  one for a boy, and one for a girl.

The boy card uses a classic red, white and blue color scheme:

And, the girl card uses a softer yellow, white and light blue:

And, the cards look great together, too!
Products Used:
#1414- Sports & Activities: Fishing (navy blue)
#1471- Sports & Activites: Gymnastics (yellow)
#1425- Sports & Activities: Swimming (lt. blue)
#1431- Sports & Activities: Wrestling (red)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We can't wait to see what you are doing with the new collection!  Be sure to link up your creations here on the blog, or share them on our facebook page!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Time for a Swim!

If you are like us, this summer has been HOT!!! So what better way to cool off than to hit the pool? For us, this is a daily occurance because my son is on the swim team. When I found out that Scrappin Sports & More were releasing new swimming paper (complete with a B side that is just as awesome as the A side) I was so happy!!


Products Used:
1425 Swimming (Sports and Activities)
1427 Teeball (Sports and Activities)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Baseball Paper!

Here is another layout featuring SSM's latest line - Sports and Activities!

I used the words on the baseball paper to create a title, I lined my photos to be framed on both the left side and the bottom by the word "catcher" - how easy and fun is that! :)

Sports and Activities - Baseball #1409
Title Sports - Volleyball #1383
Baseball Cardstock Stickers #5544

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hello Summer Fun!!

I just LOVE the newest release from Scrappin' Sports & More - Sports & Activities.  It is 24 pages of bright, fun patterns!  For this layout I used the side 2 of several of the papers and created a bright fun layout to highlight the kids having a Blast at the Lake. 

The blue chevron background is the side 2 of the swimming paper.  It is so bright and fun, I'm sure you will see it appear a lot on the blog :) 

What's your favorite paper from the newest line?

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:
#1425 Sports & Activities Swimming (side 2 - blue chevron)
#1417 Sports & Activities Gymnastics (side 2 - yellow dots)
#1430 Sports & Activities Workout (side 2 - red dots)
#1395 Girls Rule Tennis (Yellow/White circles)
#1379 Title Sports Soccer (green stars)
#1378 Title Sports Prom (blue stripes)

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Meet our Wonderful Guest Designer for July, Suzanna Lee

I am very exicted to share with you today a layout created by our fantastic July guest designer Suzanna Lee.  Let's get to know Suzanna a little bit better first!

Hey! I am Suzanna Lee, wife to Michael and Mummy to Nikolas and Mia. These 3 are not only my life but the subjects all things crafty. Scrapbooking is not only my creative outlet but a means to preserving my insanity (and memories)! Equally important to me is the photography. I spend as much time with my Nikon as I do at my scrappy desk. When not with my family or scrapbooking, I work part time as a Physical Therapist. Somebody has to support this addiction! LOL!! I am honored to be the guest designer  here at Scrappin' Sports and More this month and can't wait to share my work with you! More of my work can be found on my blog

And now, it's time to reveal a layout created by Suzanna that I'm sure you will enjoy!  With the 4th of July just a couple of days, I thought I would share her patriotic baseball layout first!  I love how she mixed so many Scrappin' Sports lines to created this layout!

Here is a close up of her title work!
Make sure you check back with us later this month to see more wonderful designs by Suzanna!

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:
#1367 Title Sports - Baseball
#1374 Title Sports - Gymnastics (blue stars)
#1337 The Sport Is - Baseball
#1389 Girls Rule - Dance Life (red stripes)
#1388 Girls Rule - Dance (grey swirls)
#5544 Baseball Cardstock Stickers