One of my best selling collections to date, was my original SPORTZ collections, which have been a good thing. You can now even get them at Designer Digitals in download format and buy most of the original items for scrapbooking and paper arts here if you are still interested in finding them.
However, it was time for something new. So I created new SPORTS collections there are 4 collections releasing with Creative Imaginations at the Winter show in California. Also, releasing with Hampton Art are coordinating clear stamp sets. Both of these collections could be used with my recently released SPORTS MANIA Cricut cartridge, which has been several years in the making from Provo Craft.
I came from a small high school where Sports were our life in small town America. I played just about every sport offered in high school, from volleyball, basketball, track, softball. I lived for sports when I was young and surprisingly for a small school grad had several basketball scholarships. Even my coach was surprised the schools would notice me, from such a small school. I turned them down to walk on and try out for softball instead.
It seemed hard to get sports out of my veins, as I added a coaching endorsement to my COLLEGE degree as well, which meant I had to take every sports class in college there was, including gymnastics, soccer and tennis, all 3 sports I had very little experience with. I can still remember being 21 and trying to bring my body full circle on the bars in gymnastics….what a laugh. Soccer as well, was totally foreign to my feet and my mind since dribbling to me was something I wanted to do with my hands. But I managed to make it through all the classes.
I graduated college and coached volleyball and basketball for both high school and junior high in a variety of different situations. It was a great experience, but when I left teaching to move states and start a family, I left my coaching behind too.
Fast forward 10 years and now I have girls entering the sports arena. It’s quite the funny conversation when the topic comes up that mom used to play sports and coach. They can’t imagine the idea of me being skilled at going the length of a basketball court and scoring (actually that thought is a little funny to me even.) But I think maybe they are starting to come around, especially because they want to play hoops and catch and they both want to learn the skills and it seems that mom just might not be as inept as they thought. However, I am more than technically rusty and my body sure needs a refresher course down through every muscle.
I am looking forward to scrapooking and taking lots of photos of whatever sports the girls decide to try. Here are some recent sports photos from our house this past week AND a peak at the new Art Warehouse Sports Collections debuting at the CHA Winter Show.
Stamps from Hampton Art
I am not certain of the ship dates for these collections, but for a chance to win your choice of favorite sports collection papers, embellishments and stamps, comment here for a chance to win, once the items are in my hands and available!
RETAILERS or those attending CHA
If you are going to the show, you will want to be sure to stop by the Hampton Art booth #1535 and do this project that Melodee Langworthy will be doing. It’s sure to be worth your time. There’s a different project each day.