Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sports Mania Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sports Mania Blog Hop. If you are coming from Jen's Scrapping at the McCalley House, then you are at the right spot. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to start at the beginning, then head on over to Kathryn's Creations With Kathryn.

I am so excited to be here. This is my first time to participate in  a Blog Hop. I was happy to learn that it was a sports theme. My nieces are involved in cheerleading - high school and competitive, basketball, soccer, cross country, pole-vaulting, hurdles, mile relays... They keep me on the go watching their competitions. I knew I would have no trouble coming up with a project.

I made 2 different binder clip picture holders for my niece Holly. 
<3 My Team!
Holly's team won the Morrison Invitational and the North Country Invitational in January. Her team had not won an invitational in like 18 years. Not only did they win one, but they won two. I decided to take their team picture and make a holder. 
*<3 MY team - Sports Mania cut at 2 inches. 
*Shadow is black cardstock I had on hand. 
*Words are in orange cardstock.
*I mixed Triple Thick Brilliant Bursh-On Gloss Glaze and Martha Stewart Orange Sorbet glitter together to paint on the heart. I got this idea from Linda at The Paper Boutique. She has a tutorial Making Glitter Paste That Will Not Flake Off. I could not find the stuff she used, but the Triple Thick seems to work just fine for me. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.
She Shoots She Scores!
Just last weekend Holly was fouled while shooting. She made the basket and the extra point. Holly made the first points of the game for either team!!
*She Shoots She Scores! - Basketball Solutions cut at 2 inches

*Shadow is black cardstock I had on hand. 
*Words are in orange cardstock.
*scores & she - same glittler paste at the <3

My mother found some 9x6 clipboards at Staples. She knew my middle two nieces (ages 10 & 5) would love the clipboards. They are always looking for something to draw on at their house. I asked if I could alter the clipboards. She was happy to oblige. She then went and bought two more so I could make one for my other two nieces (ages 16 & 2).

Basketball Clipboard
Hannah (10) also plays basketball. Her rec season just finished and she is getting ready to play on a traveling team. I made 2 of these - one for Holly and one for Hannah. (Heidi and Henley's are made out of Pink and Black Zebra Print Paper.)
*9x6 clipboard - from Staples
*Basketball paper - from Hobby Lobby
*Black paper - from Hobby Lobby
*Glossy Modge Podge
* Brown ribbon from - Hobby Lobby

Thank you for checking out my Sports Mania projects. Next you will be visiting Jen's Roxybonds Scrappin'.

Here is a list of all participants - just in case you get lost along the way:
1) Creations with Kathryn
2) TX Scrapper Mom
3) Tina Time 
4) Dee's Special Things 
5) So Many Crafts, So Little Time 
6) Crafty Scentiments 
7) Believe, Dream, Create 
8) Life on the Bright Side
9)  Fairy Craft Mama 
10) Beyond Scrapin 
11) Scrappin at McCalley House 
12) VinDeeLoo's This 'n That <--------You Are Here!!!!!

13) RoxyBonds - Scrappin <-----<-----<-----<-----<-----NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14) Peanuts & Pepper Paper Crafting 
15) LuvToScrap 

Well, if you are still around then you deserve some Blog Candy!!!!!
All you have to do to have a chance at my Blog Candy is: 1) Become a FOLLOWER or be one already.  2) Leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you (email at provider dot com). Comments will remain open until to Monday night. On Tuesday I will a winner!! Good Luck!


Debc06 said...

Love your projects. TFS
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Anonymous said...

I like your idea, I love the clipboard!

Jennifer said...

Wow! The clipboards and picture holders are super cute!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing,

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Lillian Child said...

What fabulous project ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Karelj said...

What great ideas! You must be so proud of your nieces--great athletes all! Your projects certainly showcase that--and they'll love the clipboards! You know I love your blog--and I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing! ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

shersl84bed said...

Love your clipboard. Very clever. I bet they will love them.

Nicole said...

What a great idea! Love the clipboards and the pictures turned out great. I love black and orange together. TFS

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Lisa said...

What great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Robin said...

love your projects!
my nephews and neices were involved in all sorts of sports too .. now they're out of high school so I have to wait for the "greats" to get old enough :)

LisaLisa said...

You and I are in the same boat! My niece plays basketball and I try to keep up with all of her games! I will be definitely casing your projects!

TX Scrapper Mom said...

I can't pick just one - I love them ALL! Good job! :)

Liz said...

love the idea of altering the clipboards, I will have to check out the modpodge thanks for this great idea

I am now a new follower

Brenna said...

those are great projects!! I love how you altered the clipboard! what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

Great project. I love the basketball pictures. I was just looking for the clipboards when they were on sale at Staples and they didn't have the right size. :(

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Vicki said...

Great projects. Love the clipboards and picture holders. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a follower.

Sandy S. said...

Love all your work. Following now and look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Anna said...

Wonderful project!!! Just wonderful. I just checked out your blog and read about your friend's daughter and was hoping she is better. Will pray for her.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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scrapperbecka said...

Great projects, love those photo holders

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*Star said...

Awesome projects! Tfs and have a great day! :)
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roxybonds said...

Those are super cute!

Care n Texas said...

We are a basketball family. Our GD who is 17, had been playing since 3rd grade. Love your ideas, I will use them for her. Thanks, Janet


My prayers are with the Martin family.

Anniebee said...

These are great and your nieces are fortunate to have such a loving and creative auntie! You did a great job on your projects and I know those girls will just love them. Thanks for sharing and for offering us a chance to win some great blog candy!

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WAM Family said...

AWESOME!!! Love the binder clip with the titles, so very creative. The clip board is great, I will have to do something like that for my daughter for her Chior music. TFS and thank you for participating in this hop.


Addicted to Crafts said...

Love your projects...I'm a new follower.

Amanda said...

Nice job! Wonderful projects!

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Karen said...

Hi, i am an old follower, not old cause I am sure I am very young, I mean I was already a follower, and your nieces are very lucky!! Thanks for sharing, Karen<3

scraphappybette said...

How cute!! TFS

PS If you send me your address I'm sending a little treat to everyone who participated in this blog hop!!

lovescrapreflect said...

cute projects

Scrappy Jackie said...

cute projects! Great pictures to work with too!:) I am a happy new follower and look forward to seeing more of your fun projects... I think you did a great job today on the hop! The clip board is so cute... pjritsema at gmail dot com

jcinokc said...

Love all of your projects. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

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Yolonda said...

I love the idea of the clipboard holder. TFS!!!


scrapaholicjen said...

Great projects - the binder clip photo holders are so cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Trisha said...

Love the way you did the binder clip photos and your clipboards. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

You really did a great job. TFS

I'm a new follower.

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Scrappin' Sista said...

I love all three of your projects. The clipboard is so cute! TFS and the chance to win.


Ms_Dee said...

and you got the perfect shot...Great LO....Love the chipboard and binder clip projects....Enjoyed the bloghop....TFS

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great projects!! I'm sure your niece Holly will love the binder clips:) Thanks for sharing!!

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Great stuff! I love your projects!


BunnyFreak said...

Great projects.
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DanielleP said...

Great projects! Love the altered clipboards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing!

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