Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sports Mania Blog Hop

Welcome to the start of the "Sports Mania" Blog Hop. There are 15 total blogs with spectacular Sports themed projects to help you pass this Super Bowl Sunday. Please make sure you hop on to each of their blogs to be inspired by their creations. If you get lost, you can come back here to get the blog address of the next person to continue on your creative journey. My links are not working, I have an email into the blogger tech people, but it may take a while.  So please just copy and paste the blogs address in your link line and continue on your journey. Sorry for the inconvienence. The list is at the end of this post.

Blog Candy:

I am offering a brand new in package Cricut Cartridge that the winner will choose from. Here is the list of the selection the winner will chose from:

1) Wall Decor & More
2) Preserves
3) Sentimental
4) Simply Charmed
5) Toy Story

To be able to win this is what you need to do:

1) Become a follower if you are not already one.
2) Leave a comment on todays "Sports Mania" post or yesterdays "Think Spring" post. If you leave a post on both that will give you 2 chances at winning.

The winner will be choosen using Please leave a way for me to get ahold of you just in case you are the lucky winner.

My Project: 

"Kick This"
Soccer/Futball Layout

My son in his younger days play Futball/Soccer with the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization). Well I decide this was a good one to do a project on. I had to redo this cause my son said the one I was originally making didn't look boyish enough. So he proceeded to pick the papers that I used in the double page layout. Not that happy with his choice of backgrounds, but he wanted something really grungy.

Page 1

Page 2

Title raised with Pop Dots

Player and ball both raised using Pop Dots

Frames were cut with words welded using Design Studio


Pattern Paper - Kaiser Craft - Grunge collection - "Rebel"
Cardstock - Green - Provo Craft - 12x24 Basic Brights
Cardstock - White & Black - Close To My Heart
Cardstock - Yellow - From stash, unknown Manufactor
Gel Pen - White - Sakura - Gelly Roll Fine
Ink - Versa Magic - Chalk Ink - Jumbo Java
Machine - Provo Craft - Cricut Expression
Cartridges - Provo Craft - Cricut Sports Mania and Cricut Soccer
Cuts - Sports Mania Cartridge
Title - "Kick This" size is 6.5 wide by 4.0 high
Ball - size 3.0 wide by 3.25 high
Player - size 4.25 wide by 4.5 high
Cuts - Soccer Cartridge
Flags - size 1.25 wide by 2.5 high
Nets - size 4.25 wide by 3.0 high
Frame - "Goalie" size 4.5 wide by 6.5 high
Frame - "Team" size 4.5 wide by 6.75 high
Field - size 10.5 wide by 18.0 high (using a 12x24 Cricut Cutting Mat)
Glues - ATG tape runner
            Pop Dots
            Zip Dry

This project was designed using the Design Studio software by Provo Craft. The sizes listed are the approximation of what they would be if cut with just the dial size on your machine. The field cut was cut on the Expression to be able to use the 12x24 mat. The white detail on the field cut was done using the white gell pen. Each of the white cut were inked on the edges and just a bit on the rest. The frames were cut using the weld feature to put the words "Team" and "Goalie" on them. The letters were at .5 inches in height.


1) Creations with Kathryn – You are here.

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 –

13) Roxy Bonds - Scrappin –

14) Peanuts and Pepper Paper Crafting –

15) LuvToScrap –

Thank you for coming along and hopping with us. May God Bless you all.

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  1. Wonderful soccer layout.

  2. Cute LO. Makes me wish my girls were old enough to play soccer. Few years yet. TFS.


  3. Yes totally a boy layout. Cute TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  4. I almost drug out the one season of soccer he played just so I could do a "kick this" layout, lol

  5. Kathy,

    What a fun idea for a blog hop on Super Bowl Sunday! I love your layout!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (such wonderful, generous blog candy!),

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  6. Great LO Kathryn! You did a fabulous job with the line chalking to make it look just like the field!

    I would LOVE to win Simply Charmed! That is the cartridge I was trying to hunt down during the M's $9.99 sale with no luck! :(


  7. Can't believe I'm you first comment!! LOL Love your layout!!
    Looking forward to this blog hop today!!

  8. Great sport's layout! I'm sure your son will like it too!
    Enjoying the blog hop. Thanks

    trepanierm at comcast dot net

  9. Awesome soccer layout- I like the colors. I use a lot of the "team" colors but I can see this is definately more boyish. thanks for sharing

  10. I had such fun yesterday with the hop and am really looking forward to some "manly" layouts in today's hop. Thanks so much for putting this together! Your layout is fantastic!

  11. Thanks for the sports page! It is often hard to find page ideas for my boys. Thanks for the chance to win too! I am following via the Networked blogs! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  12. Love this, Kathryn! I'll bet you've got tons of pictures that would work here! You know I love your blog--and I'm a follower! ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  13. very nice layout!! thanks for sharing!! :)

  14. Kathryn, I love this layout! My youngest son played Soccer and I still have pictures I need to scrap. You have given me some great ideas!

  15. Great layout Kathryn! What a fitting subject today. TFS

    croppinmommadesigns at wowway dot com

  16. cute layout
    I think I need the design studio

  17. What a great layout! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  18. Love your LO and what a wonderful idea for a hop!!! Thanks
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  19. Great soccer layout!!! Love the details!

  20. LOVE your layout! I am the guest designer today on OBO and y card is super simple.
    Became a follower which I love to do when I amon a team.
    Have an awesome day!
    God Bless


  21. love the idea

  22. Absolutely love your layout Kathryn!

  23. Your layout is great! Your son did a good job picking out the paper!

    Thanks for another chance to win a cartridge! :) Off to the rest of the blogs!

  24. that is an awsome layout! I love the edges of each paper for the ends of the field! thanks for sharing!

  25. I love this layout, my son finshed playing soccer this past spring. I love the colors Thanks for shareing

  26. Love the soccer LO - such talent! I am a follower already. TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  27. Wow, the layout looks amazing! Great work! Thanks for sharing :)

  28. What a cute layout. I have just a couple of pictures of my son's one soccer season. I think I may be scraplifting this one. Thanks for sharing, Dallas

  29. Love your full of great details! TFS!

  30. I love this layout! My nieces (all 4 of them) and my nephew all play soccer so I will definitely be doing something similar. Thanks for sharing!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  31. Nice layout. Funny about your son wanting it more boyish. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  32. I think your son did a great job picking out background! soccer IS grungy..speciallly playin in the rain :-) am now a follower...

  33. this is realy neat my wife got me into this and i am glad to see some guy stuff

  34. this is good my husband saw it and wanted to craft now that he can do manly stuff lol

  35. Love your layout! My oldest daughter plays club and high school soccer and I have soo many pictures to scrap! Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  36. Kathryn, I sent you an PM...but I guess you haven't checked your CMB inbox yet.....Your links posted on the blog are not active...They take you back to blogger...You may want to activate them..

    Sorry..I did not want to leave you a message here...but I wanted to make sure you received it.....You can delete this as soon as you receive it......

  37. Hi Kathryn...... Love your soccer layout. My boys have all played soccer. I need to make one of these.


  38. Hmmmm.....could have sworn I left a comment earlier!! Please send me your address (I have a little treat for everyone who is participating in this bloghop)

  39. What an awesome layout. Just too cute!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  40. Cute LO! I wanted sports mania for a long time and finally got it and am ashamed to say I haven't used it yet!!!
    carriedan1 at live dot com

  41. Love your layout! You inspire me to start scrapbooking!

  42. Love your layout!! Thanks for the blog!

  43. Love this. We play basketball and any ideas help!

  44. Awesome LO! I have 5 kids in soccer and this Lo is great inspiration. Tfs and have a great day. :)

    Star24601 at gamil dot com

  45. Super fun! Thanks for hosting another super blog hop.

  46. Very cute layout. I love the soccer balls

  47. Great sports layouts. Lots of uses for those layouts when you have kids.


  48. This is a great soccer layout. My son played American Football when he was young. Glad to have this hop to pass the time until the big game starts! Thanks for sharing!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  49. Your layout is absolutely adorable!

  50. I think your son did a great job picking out the papers for this soccer looks great!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  51. Super cute layout! I think I need the Sports Mania cart :)

  52. I have several grandchildren in soccer. Love the layout.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  53. Great layout Kathryn! I love the soccer nets!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  54. Awesome job!! i love the Soccer lo... fantastic!! Thanks for hosting this blog hop! So much fun!!

  55. Don't know what there is not to like about this. I love the background. With my husband being a soccer official, I sometimes feel soccer is my life.

    Thanks for letting me be apart of this awesome hop!!!!!!

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  56. Love your layout... it inspires me... I have a daughter and many times I can't come up with a boyish layout cuz I have no boys..thanks for sharing. New Follower.

  57. This is wonderful! I haven't used my Sports Mania nearly enough and this is great inspiration!

    Amanda (

  58. What a nice LO! I love the colors and how you brought all the elements together. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

  59. Super soccer layout. It so brings back memories of my boys. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Love this layout! My son plays soccer and this has the creative juices flowing. :)

  61. Thanks for having me in your hop. I love your layout. I started to do a layout, but I always change my mind at the last minute.


  62. Great layout.
    hurdlori at sbcglobal dot net

  63. Fantastic soccer layout.... I love seeing projects with a sports theme!! I have two boys & you really don't see a lot of the sports route taken in projects!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  64. We are a soccer loving family at my house... lots of soccer layouts! Thank you for sharing yours with us. Thanks for the chance at a cartridge! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  65. I think it looks great! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  66. such a cute layout

  67. Great 2 Page LO!
    new follower
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

  68. Kathryn,

    Love the layout and the colors that you chose they are so Vibrant.
    We're a Football family in my house.

    I'm so gald I got around to doing this hop. You've got one of the cartridges that I've been wanting up for grabs..... here's hoping.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  69. Love your layouts. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  70. Great layout. I have grandchildren that this would be perfect for. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  71. Love your layout!!!

  72. This is a great layout. I had 3 children play soccer this past fall season and I have not scrapped their photos yet. I need to get to work on them. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win a cart.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  73. great layout! I like the papers!!

  74. Fabulous soccer page!! LOVE it!!

  75. This is really great. I love new ideas for soccer pages since my daughter has played for several years now.

  76. Great lay-out! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  77. Cute LO. I love the design of it. Cute!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  78. Enjoyed the Blog hop...Thanks for the invite...Love your Layout...This was soooo much fun...Thanks again


  79. Great layout! I will be scraplifting this for sure. All 3 of my kids play soccer and I am always on the lookout for great soccer layouts. Thanks for sharing!!! Thanks also for the chance to win.
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

  80. Great lo. Thanks for doing the blog hop. It's a gret way for me to find new blogs to follow!