Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Customer Rewards Program

We are now offering a Customer Rewards program. The new customer rewards program works on a point system. For every dollar you spend at Scrappin' Sports Stuff, you will earn 1 (one) point.

From time to time we will also be offering other promotions where you can earn extra points. Check Out our Monthly Point Specials page for more details.

Once you have accumulated 100 (one hundred) points, you may redeem your points. Or, you may save your points toward larger rewards. Points will have NO EXPIRATION DATE! The longer you save, the bigger reward you can earn.

Click Here for a list of the current rewards that are available. Product rewards may change from time to time. Any time you would like to redeem your reward you can go to the Redeem Your Reward page.

Reward points are applied to the price of product only. Customer will still be responsible for all shipping and taxes where applicable. Reward points are only good for future purchases in the store and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Sign up Now for our Rewards Program

Monday, April 28, 2008

Searching for a Camera

So, I've been wanting to purchase a new Digital Camera. My kids are more and more active in sports and I want to make sure I don't miss those all important shots! So I've been researching which digital cameras are best for sports. I thought I'd share my findings with you. Still not sure which one I'm going to get so if you have some comments on any of these cameras I would love to hear them!

Sony Alpha A700K 12.24MP Digital SLR Camera

Product Description
A unique combination of superb picture quality, quick response, creative shooting and sensational viewing
make the Sony Alpha 700 DSLR a superior value for serious photo enthusiasts. Its newly designed Exmor CMOS image sensor captures 12.24-megapixel resolution with on-chip noise-canceling before and after A/D conversion. Advanced performance features include continuous shooting at 5 frames per second, an 11-point center dual cross AF system with f2.8 sensor for enhanced precision, and the Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization system that works to minimize blur with every lens you use. For sensational viewing, there’s a photo-quality 3.0-inch LCD screen and direct HDMI output to Sony Bravia HDTV and other compatible HDTV screens -- and Sony puts all this together in a rugged magnesium-alloy body.

Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera

Product Description
Great pictures used to require complicated and cumbersome equipment along with years of experience. Not any more. The D40 is compact, lightweight and designed specifically for ease of use, yet contains all the top-quality,
high-performance technologies that you
expect from a Nikon digital SLR. And with world-famous Nikkor lenses, you know you have the sharpest and most reliable optical performance available. All in a camera light enough to carry with you everywhere. Beautiful photography has never been easier.

Fast startup with instant shutter response: Fast startup combined with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 2.5 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.

Includes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this ultra-compact 3x zoom offers Nikkor sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.

Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second The D40 can fire continuously at a speed of up to 2.5 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.

Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera

Product Description
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera now has a new, faster, even smaller big brother. Sibling rivalries aside, the 8.0-megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR adds resolution, speed, extra creative control, and enhanced comfort in the hand to one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras in its class. Even with its advancements in ergonomic design

The new Rebel XT camera also features the next step in the evolution of
evaluative, through-the-lens exposure control, E-TTL II. Though compatible with all Canon EX-series Speedlites, this smarter new E-TTL II system helps ensure that, even in situations with highly reflective subjects or backgrounds or when shooting in most other similarly difficult lighting situations, the image will be optimally exposed.

The E-TTL II system compares the ambient light with the reflected pre-flash off the subject reported in all 35 metering zones and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation. This system also helps eliminate or underweight areas with large differences, recognizing them as an extremely reflective object in the background or a highly reflective subject.

Fuji FinePix S5700 Digital Camera

Product Description
Ideal for families seeking to kick it up a notch with a more advanced, compact SLR-style digital camera without losing operational simplicity, the FinePix S5700 is feature-packed, yet affordable and easy to use. Additionally, its powerful 10x optical zoom will ensure that you capture great close-up action shots of your kids playing sports or candid shots of the family on vacation.

Rounding out its powerful feature set is a seven-MegaPixel CCD, a 2.5 LCD plus .24 electronic viewfinder (EVF) and ISO levels of up to 1600 at full resolution. The FinePix S5700 also utilizes many of Fujifilms unique and
innovative technologies such as:

Picture Stabilization mode: A selectable mode, Picture Stabilization uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix S5700 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by hand-shake or subject movement. It allows the camera to automatically choose the correct light sensitivity and optimal shutter speed to produce clear, blur-free images.

i-Flash Intelligent Flash: i-Flash Intelligent Flash detects subtle lighting differences within a scene and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the FinePix S5700 to enable the camera to use less flash, resulting in an image that displays pleasing, natural tones without a washed-out effect. And with an automatic pop-up flash, its always ready when you need it.

May is National Photo Month, check back on May 1st for some tips on taking Sports Photographs!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Win A Bike For Kids & Adults With Special Needs

There is a great contest going on right now at 5 minutes for mom. On Monday May 5th they will be giving away a Morgan Caboose Trailer Bike.

This stable, two-wheel Trailer Bike is a great way to introduce young riders and kids or adults with special needs to the thrill of cycling!

With its cool look and increased stability, the Caboose Trailer Bike is a big hit wherever it goes!

The Caboose has literally changed the lives of many handicapped children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities.

So make sure you pop on over to 5 minutes for mom and be sure to enter the contest.

Also, be sure to check out Our Store for some great biking related scrapbooking products for the amazing pictures of your bike rides.

We've added some more sketches.....

...to our ever growing gallery of sketches.

Here's today's sketch. To see more of our layout sketches, be sure to visit our Sketch Gallery

If you want to keep updated on when we add new sketches, you can subscribe to our Blog, (see the link on the left)!

I also think we've got the Gallery issues fixed. So don't forget about our April Contest we'd really like to get some more sports layouts in the Gallery.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Volleyball Layout

My daughter's volleyball coach wanted to give the girls something to remember the season by. I created this layout then we framed them in the black 12" x 12" photo frames.

Products used:

Scrappin` Sports - Grubby Volleyball Paper

HOTP - Black Screen Paper

Prima - Petites Flowers Jar (Charcoal)

7 Gypsies Arrow Photo Turns

HOTP Volleyball Brads

Sports Definition Block (Free Scrappin' Sports Stuff download)

EK Success - LetterPress Chipboard Diecuts

On the numbers (which are plain chipboard), I first inked them with a black Colorbox Cat's Eye Inkpad. Then I sprayed them using Tim Holtz's pearlized-distress recipe. For my recipe I used Black Soot Distress Reinker and Perfect Pearls Pearl.

Here's the layout in the frame

Monday, April 7, 2008

We've added some more sketches.....

...to our ever growing gallery of sketches.

We will try to add new sketches daily as I know they are a source of inspiration for many. Also, by request, we have broken out our Sketch Gallery by page size and pictures per page so it's even easier to find a sketch for your photos.

Here's today's sketch. To see more of our layout sketches, be sure to visit our Sketch Gallery

If you want to keep updated on when we add new sketches, you can subscribe to our Blog, (see the link on the left)!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

We're having a contest!

We really need to get some more Sports Layouts in Our Gallery, so in order to get everyone motivated we decided to hold a contest. For the month of April, all you need to do is upload your layout and include a list of products used. Each week we will pick a winner from the layouts uploaded that week.

The weekly winner will become a "Featured Designer" on our blog and we will highlight your layout along with a small bio of you. For winning the weekly contest you will receive 15% off any order you place in Our Store and we will also mail you additional products for you to make another project. You get to keep the project, all we want is pictures of the project to show on the website.

On April 30th we will pick a Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $30 Gift Certificate to use in the Store!

Tell all your friends to come check out the blog! So now get those Sports Layouts uploaded!

Now onto the Rules:

  1. This MUST be YOUR OWN Work! Do not submit someone else's work. By submitting your projects you give us the express permission for our to post your project on our website & blog.
  2. Go to Our Gallery to uploaded your projects.
  3. You can enter as many times as you wish, we just ask that you don't duplicate your projects each week. Any duplicate projects will be deleted from the Gallery and disqualified.
  4. It can be any type of project. Layouts, Altered Items, Cards, etc. The only requirement is that it is Sports-related.
  5. All entries are due by Friday of each week at 12:00 am central time. The winner will be notified by email and asked for a short Bio and any other info they want included in their "Featured Designer" blog post. "Featured Designers" will have their projects highlighted on our blog on Sundays. Winners will receive their free products in the mail within a week of winning. Your 15% discount in our Store must be used within 6 months.
  6. The free products we mail to you will be products of our choice. You MUST send me a picture of the
    completed layout, project, etc within 2 weeks.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome to Scrappin' {Sports} Stuff!

The new store is up and we are adding new products daily. We strive to be your #1 source for Sports-related Scrapbook Supplies!

Make sure to check out our Clearance Section. We are discounting all of our non-sports related scrapbooking supplies. You can save up to 75% on some items!

Check out the New Products we have added to the store this month.

Beginning in May we will begin our Monthly Kit Club.

Each month we will create a pre-designed double page layout with a sports theme. These layouts will be very versatile and will be able to be used with pictures of any sport. These Page Kits will be limited edition kits and once they are gone they will not be offered again.

Each monthly page kit will include everything you need (excluding tools) to create a 12" x 12" page kit with step by step instructions and a color photo to help you create the layout.

Our monthly page kits are not a subscription club, so visit us on the 1st of each month to see our new kit selections.

Check back soon for more updates!