Friday, August 31, 2012

I hope you dance...

I hope it's not too cliche to use this song title for yet another ballet scrapbook page...

I love the meaning behind the well as the obvious statement it makes, and this photo of my daughter was so fitting, especially in her pointe shoes...Last year she was forced to choose between cheer and pointe she went to the director of the dance studio to ask her what other options she had and they allowed her to take a lower level of dance class, completely on pointe (a full 1/2 hour longer than her regular class and all floor work)..this was so NOT easy for her, but she was totally commited and stuck to it and in the end was so much more advanced for all her efforts.  I am so proud of her for making the choice to NOT sit it out...

"When you get the choice to sit it out or dance...DANCE!"

Products Used:
Sports and Activities- #1408 Ballet (banner)
Girls Rule #1392 Prom (banner)
Girls Rule #1388 Dance (banner and butterflies)
The Sport is #1346 Music (die cut leaves and flowers- misted and glittered)
Down on the Farm #1300 Pigs (the perfect ballet mat and butterflies)
Classic Sports #1148 Cheerleading (layout mat)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School

and time to get caught up on school pictures from LAST school year! :) Last year my daughter earned her first letter, which was really exciting. She had an awards breakfast and was kind enough to let me take one quick picture of her with her prize! Scrappin Sports & More has such a colorful sports line that it was easy to put papers together to match her school colors!!

One more school picture done!! Are you caught up?

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Products Used:
#1363 Sophomore
#1359 3rd/4th Grade

Monday, August 27, 2012

Riddell {football} Helmet

My son's football helmet had to be sent back to Schutt so he is currently using a different brand, Riddell, for the first time - so naturally I had to record his loaner helmet. :)

Products used:
Sporty Words - Supersized Clear Football Sticker
Sports & Activities - Football Paper
Name of the Game Cardstock Stickers - Football
Title Sports - Football Paper

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Friday, August 24, 2012

School Time Again :)

Now that most students are back in the groove of school, I thought it would be appropriate to share a Kindergarten layout I did for my youngest.  I can't believe how the time how flown as she just started 7th grade this year.  Makes me miss those special days of Mr Funny Feet and Field trips to the Fire Station!  That's the fun of going back and scrapping an older picture, you get to relive those special times.

Scrappin' Sports & More Product Used:
#1356 School is Cool - Kindergarten
#1358 School is Cool - Second Grade (orange stars)
#1359 School is Cool - Third Grade (yellow dots)
#1367 Title Sports - Baseball (red stars)

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two wonderful layouts from Guest Designer Lana Day

Again today I get to share not one but two wonderful layouts from our August Guest Designer Lana Day.  As summer starts to come to a close, it's fun to look back and scrap those great memories.  It seems the kids always have the biggest smiles when in the water and you can tell by the photos just how much fun these two are having!  I love the little turquoise brads that she used to add some movement to this page.

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1425 Sports & Activities Swimming

What kid doesn't like to get on the slip and slide?  These photos bring back memories of my children not that many years ago enjoying this same activity.  Love summer!!

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:
#1411 Sports & Activities Slide
#1427 Sports & Activities Tball (striped paper)
#1416 Sports & Activities Golf (green dots)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Make a Splash!!

Even though we are back to school already, with the temps still in the 90's we feel like it's still summer, so I'm happily scrapping pics from summer (while enjoying the nice cool air conditioning in my scrap room!).  Today I am using the Sports Head on Watersports paper and the new Sports and Activities Swimming paper to scrap a few pictures of my daughter enjoying our friend's pool. 

I fussy cut the waves and bubbles from the Watersports paper, then used the wave as a template to create the wave cut on the swimming paper.  I added some splashes of glimmer mist in the background and some stickles on the the bubbles for some bling then topped it off with a few rhinestones, too.  A quick and easy, multiphoto page that came together in under an hour...just how I like them! 

Bagging It Times Two!

Decorating paper bags for gift giving is one of my favorite 
ways to present a gift.  You can decorate the bag just like 
you would a card, in the style of the person you are giving the gift.

Lily went to a birthday party this weekend for two dear friends.
They just happen to be twins.
Twins with two completely different looks, styles, and personalities.
I kept that in mind when decorating their gift bags.

Bri's gift bag is streamlined with summery colors & a matching layered flower.

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
"Title Sports"
Cross Country Paper (#1370)
Tennis Paper (#1381)

Bai's gift bag is a bit busier & is accented with pops of pink washi tape & butterflies.

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
"Girls Rule"
Tennis Paper (#1395)
Gold Paper (#1390)

Friday, August 17, 2012

I Pledge Allegiance...

Hey there, everyone!

Today's project was inspired by a card design that I saw on Pintrest.  What a wonderful place to find inspiration!  I used the basic design of the card that I saw and created a wall hanging.

First, I cut the side off of a cardboard box and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  Then I dug through my Scrappin' Sports stash to find just the right papers.  And, sure enough- I did!!  The Preschool and Kindergarten papers from the "School is Cool" collection are the perfect colors for this flag project!

 Products Used:
#1355- School is Cool: Preschool (red)
#1356- School is Cool: Kindergargen (blue)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wardrobe malfunction

Nothing is worse when you are on the swim team than when you lose your goggles. Luckily, this only happened to my son once this season, but when it did, he just kept swimming til he reached the end of the race. Mom, of course, was there with the camera to document!!

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Products Used:
#1427 Teeball
#1250 Swimming Game
#1378 Prom
#5511 Swimming cardstock stickers

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Football layout

Oh yes, it's that time already - two weeks of camp and two weeks of practices so far and I swear the chill of fall is in the air!  I absolutely love football season!!  In anticipation of the upcoming season and all of the photos I will be taking I better start scrapping my favorites from past seasons!!

These photos are of my son chatting with his team after a game - I can still hear it ! :)

Products used:
Title Sports paper - Football #1372
Title Sports paper - Baseball #1367
Cardstock stickers - Football #5549

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Always in our Hearts

My mom wanted something to auction off at the family reunion and I knew the perfect thing to do.  I had pinned this wonderful inspiration piece from the Studio Calico blog.  My picture was not the best quality as it was taken many years ago and faded.  I scanned it in and printed it fairly small, therefore I choose to use an 8 in. by 8 in. frame.  I used the side B papers from a couple of the Scrappin' Sports lines and here is the result.  The butterflies are brads.

Scrappin' Sports Product Used:

#1379 Title Sports Soccer (Green Stars)
#1371 Title Sports Dance (Purple Stripe)
#1378 Title Sports Prom (blue Stripe)
#1381 Title Sports Tennis (yellow stripe)
#1357 School is Cool First Grade (green dots)
#1417 Sports & Activities Gymnastics (yellow dots)
#1395 Tennis Girls Rule (yellow circles)

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Worth The Wait?? Worth The Wait!!

This week I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the B sides of our new paper line.
I used them on a two-page spread of my sweet grandson and his birthday cupcake.  

"Worth the Wait?" was created as my sample for this week's Helmar Live Ustream.

The focus of my Ustream class was simple distress techniques. SS&M are great 
papers to distress because the distressing shows the wonderful second side of the paper.  

"Worth The Wait!" is the layout I created on Helmar Live Ustream. 

Scrappin' Sports & More Supplies:
Sports & Activities 
"Worth The Wait?"
Fishing Paper (#1414) - B side: blue dotted paper
Wrestling Paper (#1431) - B side: red chevron paper
"Worth The Wait!"
Teeball Paper (#1427) - B side: teal/green striped paper

I have embedded the Helmar Live Ustream class from Tuesday in 
which I create "Worth The Wait!"  Hope you enjoy! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

2 Great Baseball Layouts by Guest Designer Lana Day!

I am excited to share 2 wonderful baseball layouts created by this months guest designer Lana Day.  I love how she cut up the baseball paper to use as her accents.  The red white and blue stripes are a perfect backdrop for these pictures.

I love how she cut up the paper on this layout to add some fun movement to the page. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summertime is Slurpee Time!

I'm sure you'll all agree that there is nothing better on a hot day than a cool drink...and sometimes, a Slurpee just fits the ticket of tasty and cold...mmm...

I had fun layering a bunch of new papers and this whimsical photo my daughter took of herself enjoying her slurpee...I used Summertime, Tennis and Pool papers with a pop of the Gymnastics stars for this bright and colorful look.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Make a Wish!

Despite my best efforts to keep her from growing up, my sweet little girl will turn 10 this week.  She keeps reminding  me that she's "hitting double digits."  There's no going back after this.  While I'm excited about the young lady she is becoming, I miss the sweet little girl that she used to be.

So, to honor my girl, I decided to make her a birthday card that is as sweet as she is.  Who would have thought that gymnastics paper and prom paper would be just the combination I needed!  Scrappin' Sports papers have fantastic "A" sides that have great themes of sports and activites, but the "B" sides are super versatile and wonderful to play with!

Products Used:
#1378- Title Sports: Prom (blue)
#1417- Sports & Activities: Gymnasics (yellow)

And, I even broke out some stamps that I just HAD to have... about three years ago!

Here's to wishing all of the little girls out there (and their mommies who hate to see them grow up) a very, Happy Birthday!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Scraplifting for inspiration

Do you ever see something so inspiring that you just have to scraplift it? Isn't that why we all have tons of pins on our scrapbooking board? Well, Creating Keepsakes hosts a monthly scraplift challenge and I just had to try it out with our new Sports & Activities line.

Check it out...

Here is the layout that inspired me to create this...

Thank you so much for the inspiration!!! So blog fans...what inspires you? Is there a project on the Scrappin Sports & More blog? If you scraplift a project, come back and tell us about it. Share your layout. We love hearing from you!!  And remember, we are now on Pinterest!!!

~Shannon Blinn

Products Used:
1423 Soccer (Sports & Activities)
1259 Soccer balls (Name of the Game)
1393 Soccer (Girl's Rule)
1379 Soccer (Title Sports)
5570 Soccer (super sized sticker)
5541 Soccer (cardstock stickers)
1405 Soccer (Sporty Words)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hey Batter Batter ...

The spring baseball season might be over, but I still have a lot of great photos from a fun season!  :)

Supplies used:
Name of the Game Paper - Baseballs #1255
Title Sports Paper - Baseball #1367

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Welcome Guest Designer Lana Day!!

Scrappin' Sports & More is happy to show the work of our newest guest designer Lana Day.  But first a few words from Lana :)

Hello! My name is Lana Day and I'm excited to be able to create a few layouts for Scrappin' Sports &More.

I have been scrapping for years. With each year that comes along my scrapbooking style changes. Right now my main focus for scrapbooking is my two boys, they are total posers so I always have lots of pictures of the boys that I can create with.

I guess I would describe my scrapbooking style for them as "Simply and Real". I love lines and circle so I am often drawn to those types of papers but my real passion in paper is to be able to use it as my embellishment. I love to be able to cup up my papers and decorate my scrapbook layouts with it! I hope you enjoy.

If you want to see other cards and layouts I have created, check out my blog

Cheers and Scrap On!
And now a layout from Lana using our latest line Sports & Activities.  How adorable is this little girl! 

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