Here is my geeky share for the week, when I get the new Stampin' Up catalog each year, I am so excited to see what new boy images they have. Having three boys myself, I use tons of male appropriate images in my cards and in my scrapbooking. Last year, Stampin' Up came out with the stamp set Simply Sports. I LOVED it!! I think it went on my first order! With all three boys playing sports, all types, I have gotten a lot of use out of this stamp set. The best part of this, the stamp set also includes accessories so that you can make your little "sports guy" a GIRL!!! Now I can do a soccer themed card for my niece that loves soccer! Best yet, it is a carry over stamp set! This stamp set will be around at least for another year!
I chose my colors of this layout because my son's school's colors are black and green. I used Gumball Green on this layout but I am excited that the new Stampin' Up Incolors includes a new bright green this year!!!! I will be using it a lot in the future! Cucumber Crush- that's the new green colored incolor name. I always wonder how Stampin' Up comes up with their color names. I imagine when a new color comes out, they have a meeting, and all sit around a table shouting ideas for color names. LOL!! I have no idea how they come up with them, but I can only guess that their are some bad ones and some really good ones. I would be AWFUL at naming colors, I don't think I am that creative. Grass Green. Sky blue, yup, they would NEVER use my suggestions!!! ;)
I got to use some of my soccer washi tape. I picked this up somewhere along the way. It is a huge roll of washi so I was excited to use it. The soccer ball is a brad that I have hoarded.....I mean collected.
One of my favorite framelits ever, Starburst framelits. I seriously heart these framelits!!!! I am so sad they were on the retiring list. If you don't have these, grab them NOW while you can. I use these over and over! They make the best bases to show of my stamps as embellies, my favorite way to use stamps. I only justify all my stamp purchases by saying to myself that I don't buy stickers for my scrapbooking. Using stamps instead of stickers: gets use out of my stamps, lets me customize my colors to match my layout, and I rationalize it saves me money on stickers that will be out of style in a year or two!!! (and please, don't try to convince me otherwise if I don't save money......I like to live in denial!!!!! ;) ).
Looking at this reminds me I need to order another white pen! I love writing on black paper for my journaling. I don't think every scrapbook page needs a huge journaling section, sometimes just a note of when, where and who is enough. And yes, the who part is very important when you have three boys!!! I swear I would always remember who's baby pictures where which boys'. Yup, that went out the window this weekend. I was sorting pictures and realized, I had no idea which of my kids this one picture was. Not a clue!!!! Yeah, not my best mommy moment!!!
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- Basic Black 12" X 12" Card Stock 
- Gumball Green A4 Card Stock 
- White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen 
- Starburst Framelits Die 
- Circles Collection Framelits Die 
- Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad(retired) 
- Stampin' Dimensionals 
- Simply Sports Clear-Mount Bundle