more new Art Warehouse (CHA Winter 09): Sports



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.



95 Responses to “more new Art Warehouse (CHA Winter 09): Sports”

  1. Marjon Kostwinder says:

    Love the soccer release, have been looking for such beautifull stamps a long while.

  2. audrey says:

    So important for children to be involved in some form of sport and what a better way to encourage this than by documenting their actions! So let the ideas loose!

  3. laura j says:

    The new sports line looks great! Have a great time at CHA!

  4. carla says:

    I can’t wait to get the sports stuff. I’m hoping it will be out pretty soon, as I am making a football scrapbook for my daughter(she’s a high school trainer). Super cute stuff!!

  5. cindy says:

    LOVE that you’ve done sports again. I knew there was as reason I was sitting on three years of baseball pictures!! Can’t wait to see it in person!


  6. Silence Robinson says:

    Your sports line is my FAVORITE. I think I own everything that can out in this line! I can not wait to get my hands on all these new goodies!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. michelle maclellan says:

    Would you do a hockey line too???!!!

  8. Cindy F says:

    Great sets! Will be looking forward to seeing them in the stores.

  9. Love the new sports line. We play softball here, now it is competitive for the girls -high school !!

  10. Kelly S. says:

    Your sports are so unique and different that all the others that look alike. I love the KICK IT stuff. But Football is still my main sport. Ever think of doing something with fishing?

  11. Bonnie Bauer says:

    I love these mini albums from CI the monochromatic look is awesome!!! My Fav’s are the pink & lime green.

  12. Maggie says:

    These are very nice. I would love to see volleyball though. Thank you.

  13. Sonia says:

    I will uae the football line for my son. It’s “THE SPORT”.

  14. Ivon says:

    Lovin’ that sports line. I think its awesome. I’m definitely on my way to refer a friend!

  15. Kate Burroughs says:

    Wow, thanks for the CHA update. Nice to see all the new things coming out!

  16. Beth Warren says:

    I’d love to enter!

  17. Peggy Biggs says:

    The sports line is just fabulous…. I love the stamps. Your layout is wonderful. I can’t wait to use the stamps on pages for my soccer photos of when my sons were younger playing. Thanks for the chance to enter to win. I’m going to tell my friend Debby Avraham to stop over and tell you hello too! Enjoy CHA… I’ve been before and it is just the GREATEST! Peggy Biggs

  18. jean says:

    The sports themes are fantastic. Any chance you’ll be doing Lacrosse? My son is now in love with that sport.

  19. Love them! My sons both play sports and these papers and coordinates are perfect! I can’t wait for the release!

  20. [...] Danelle Johnson has been posting sneak peeks of her new lines with Creative Imaginations and Hampton Arts.  Check out "Radiance II" here (also a photo is shown at left).  And, there is a giveaway on her blog for the new Sports Collection! [...]

  21. Lana Day says:

    love these!!!!!!! awesome sports line I want them all.
    Hint Hint

  22. wendy lust says:

    I now want to go back and re-do the LO’s of my son’s high school sports pics! There just wasn’t much to use ten years ago! LOL

  23. Shermin says:

    So glad to see something different!

  24. Rike says:

    Oooh!! beautiful photo’s!!! I realy love the soccer line!! my son will join the “gnome” club, here in holland you may join when you are 5!! all those little men!!
    (by the way… love your large number stampset also!! it’s an oldie,
    but melodie makes beautifull books with it!!)

  25. Tina S says:

    Love, Love, Love the sports line… Thanks for the info….

  26. Terribeth says:


    Thanks for all the great Sports lines! I can’t wait to get the soccer and baseball/softball items. My kids will love them!

  27. Sharon says:

    Love the new sports line and also the Radiance line. Great pics.
    Have fun at the CHA show!

  28. Marilyn M says:

    Wow love this new line especially the soccer items. will certainly be getting some .thanks for the chance to win .

  29. emily says:

    Multiple athletes in this family! So you know if it’s SPORTS, it works for us!

  30. Melinda says:

    Love this line. My hubbie and I are both athletes and I’m always looking for new products to use on my LOs. These look super easy to use and and fun.

  31. Melinda W says:

    Love the sports . . . baseball and basketball are my favorites!!!

  32. Denise L. says:

    You always have the best ideas! I’m glad that you continue to stay with your style and not cave in to become similar to other companies/products. It makes my pages stand out and your products stand out to me when I am out purchasing what I need. You are outstanding!!

  33. My girls are just getting into sports, so these new lines are great to see what I will be able to use!!

  34. Jodi says:

    Love, love, love your new sports stuff. I have the cricut cartridge, so this collection is perfect!!

  35. Elena says:

    I love the pictures of the girls!

  36. Lana says:

    I need some sports papers for my son he started kindergarden this year and I want to scrap those memories!

  37. Gale says:

    My family is big into sports so I do a lot of sport pages. Thanks for doing this release.

  38. Rike says:

    love the soccer line!!! and I’m curious what melody can make with those!!
    I am really in love with your old line too… the large numbers!! no one
    ever done that gorgious numbers!!!

  39. Melissa says:

    Thanks for sharing your new line of stamps coming out.

  40. Jean Marmo says:

    Awesome sports lines! Love the photos of the gymnastics. Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Karey says:

    Love the new stamps. I always enjoy seeing how Mellie Langworthy uses them. She does a great job with them.
    Have a great time!

  42. These are just too gorgeous! I need to start collecting these for my son!

  43. Janice says:

    These products are perfect for the sports books I am doing for my 6 grandkids. I think I have all your other sports lines and these would be a perfect addition.

  44. Ramona says:

    Oh, these are wonderful! I have 2 kiddos who play sports….baseball and soccer. These would be perfect. :)

  45. Sara Stephens says:

    I just love the “sports mania” cartridge you designed for provo craft. I have six kids and five of them are old enough to be active in sports…needless to say I use it a lot!!! However, someone (probably not you since you really love sports) forgot a football scoreboard and it would have been so great to have a welding of the words “offense” and “defense.” I love your new paper designs, my sister picked some up from a sale and I can hardly bring myself to put pictures on them. Keep up the great work!

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