Monday, December 3, 2012

Alex's Confirmation Pictures :)

What an amazing day!!!  I am so happy that we got to celebrate back in Findlay with all Alex's friends.  It was the perfect day!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First NFL Game

Today my post is featuring my son Alex's first NFL football game. He was lucky enough to get to see his Dallas Cowboys beat the Carolina Panthers earlier this year. It was an amazing day for both Alex and Mark. I found this sketch posted on Pinterest and knew it would be perfect for this layout.


Here is the layout I came up with using the sketch.


The Cowboys paper was a custom paper from Scrappin' Sports & More that I had made a couple of years ago and was just waiting for the perfect layout to use it on.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Alex Football Picture

When I got Alex's 8th grade professional football picture, I couldn't believe how old and muscular he looked! When did my little boy grow up into a young man!! I layered lots of Scrappin' Sports & More papers & stickers to create this bright fun layout. I love that the focus is still Alex and the mountains in the background. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Manchester United Museum Tour = AWESOME

Besides seeing our family, which is always a wonderful thing, the best part of our trip to England was visiting Old Trafford.  We became official fans so we could buy tickets to a game while we were there and decided to do the museum tour too.  It was Awesome!!  They take you into the locker rooms,  through the player tunnel and you even get to sit where Sir Alex Ferguson sits.  If you get the chance and are soccer fans, I would highly recommend the tour. 

When I saw this sketch from Let's Scrap, I knew it would be perfect for doing a collage of photos from our tour.  Here is the sketch from Let's Scrap for 10-31-12 :) 

Here is my take on the sketch. 

If you are interested in a great sketch site, check them out!! Also, the members have been super nice and welcoming!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Kick - Madalyn Soccer Layout

I know I have said it before but I really love how easy it is to mix and match all of the Scrappin' Sports & More papers. On this layout I used 6 different papers and 1 set of cardstock stickers. I love the look of the chevron with the stars and the colors were perfectly matched to Madalyn's soccer colors.

I have done so many soccer layouts over the past 12 years and I love how Scrappin' Sports & More papers keeps them looking fresh and new!

Here is what I came up with...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween...a little early

Here is my latest post on the Scrappin' Sports & More blog.

We decided it would be fun to create something with either a fall or Halloween theme. I found this cute little tray at Michael's and decided it would make the perfect place for a mini-page decoration. The inside of the tray is 12 by 4.5 making it the perfect size for a mini-page. It was already decorated with the rhinestones, again making it the perfect backdrop for my page. Here is what I came up with....

The side B patterns were perfect for creating this Halloween layout. I just love the black chevron pattern on the back of the Volleyball paper and the orange & black stripes of the Basketball papers. It just screams Halloween to me.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Scrappin' Sports & More papers:

#1410 Sports & Activities - Basketball (orange/black stripe)
#1429 Sports & Activities - Volleyball (black chevron)
#1368 Title Sports - Basketball (orange stars)
#1379 Title Sports - Soccer (green stars)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

School Pictures :)

School pictures of the kids :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

10 Years of Football

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am so excited to share this post with you today. I had so much fun looking back at the past 10 years and remembering all the fun I have had watching Alex play football. It all started when he was 4 years old and got his first Dallas Cowboys outfit. I just love that photo of him all geared up on Christmas.

This is the first 2 page spread I have done in awhile and I am really excited about it. I just love how all the Scrappin' Sports & More papers work together. I used two lines of the football papers and combined it with some of the side B papers from other lines to add some color. A few buttons, chipboard letters, stickers and twine and the layout came together better than I envisioned. I hope you like it!

Here is the two page spread.

Here are some close ups :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Maddy Soccer

Just wanted to add some pictures of Maddy playing soccer last weekend.  Today she actually got to play in the mid-field, not just defense, so I will have some new photos to add :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Love this Game

For several years now Victoria has been in love with all things soccer. She plays pretty much year round and when she isn't playing it we are watching it on tv. Go Manchester United!!   I have to say that her passion for the game has rubbed off on me too. I absolutely love going to the games and watching her play. My hope is that she will continue to keep her foot on the ball long after high school is finished.

I love that I was able to get 5 photos on one page and you can still see all the action of the game. I love the combination of the red, blue & green from the SS&M papers. And while the zebra print is a neutral, I love how it pulls everything together.  Here is my latest layout for Scrappin' Sports & More.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Updating my blog..

Just updating my blog with some recent Scrappin' Sports & More layouts.


Kindergarten Readiness

This is my now 8th grader his first year at St. Michael's School. He looks so excited in the pictures it's hard not to smile and remember those simpler years of school. No homework, just fun times!! I love looking back and seeing just how far he has come. They grow up so fast; it's hard to believe that this was only a short time ago.

I used a fun star border punch that always works well with school themes and added a few star brads. I also braided 3 colors of twine together for the banner topper.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Waiting for Daddy

I am sure that these photos are not new to many of you. Our pets show such love for us. Delta will wait forever by the back door waiting for her Daddy to come inside. She will sit and whimper if he takes too long. And then...once that door opens....she is just a wiggly mess. LOL We are so fortunate to be able to be shown this unconditional love by our pets.
It may be hard to tell but I curled strips of the blue stripped paper to create some flowers in the left hand corner of the layout. I also roughed up the sides of my two background papers.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and hug those faithful pets!