Monday, May 25, 2009

Sneak Peek: Sporty Accessories


Finally, the set to perfectly accessorize your attire and those sporty words from "Just So Sporty" is here! I've also incorporated gear to compliment many of the sports in the "Tee Talk" set. :) "Sporty Accessories" features stuff for sports year round and is perfect for boys, masculine cards, teens and tweens and even some very girly cards (let's see if we find some in our blog hop today!), it's one of my most versatile sets ever! You will have a blast creating scenes with all the stuff. If you're not a sports fan now, you will be once you start playing with these stamps, look at this little scene below!

A really unique image in this set is the single locker (although my fave is probably these shoes!), there are so many things you can do with that stamp! Here I've stamped them in a row, very simple to line up with a gridline block, and placed my different balls, each punched with a 1" circle punch, along the top like a shelf. All the balls in this set are great for making background or just when you need a little popped up something in the corner of your sport cards! I wanted to represent a lot of different sports in this sample (to give you more peeks!), so I chose the greeting "All Star" from "Just So Sporty".

Of course I have some new words in this set for you, too , there's one hiding in here, can you spot it? (AND, I also have a peek here of another set that will be released this week, a great compliment to "Sporty Accessories", what might that be....? hmmmm) Cardbase is the new Gina K Pure Luxury Rocket Red (with a beautiful striped texture, front AND back!) and the die cut star is the new Pure Luxury In the Navy releasing this month! Images are colored with Copics. Coloring the basketball was fun, if you click for a closeup, I added some dots with my orange marker to give it some texture.

Be sure to check out more peeks of Sporty Accessories from our Gina K team of All Stars:

Jessica Fick-
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Erika Martin
Theresa Momber
Gina K
and our In the Spotlight Designer this Melissa Shultz!


Please leave me a comment about your favorite image from this set from the peeks and what your favorite sport is or what you're hoping to find in here! :) I will choose one comment at random to win a signed "Sporty Accessories" set from me, winner announced Thursday!

One more thing: Gina K and I are also hosting a challenge over at Stampin' Out Alzheimer's using the sketch I created for the card above, she has sponsored it with a very generous prize! For a small donation, you can have access to the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site and play along with this and many other challenges for a chance at over 30 different prizes, I hope you'll donate and join in the fun, it lasts til June 1st! :)


More peeks tomorrow, can't wait!!!!

91 comments:

Carolyn King said...

AWESOME girl---LOVE your new set!

Gina K. said...

This card is fantastic Melanie! WOW! I absolutely LOVE working with this set!

Theresa said...

Fabulous, Mel! I sooooo love this new set. So many possibilities!

Sandra said...

this set is great - I have 3 active kids (don't suppose you have any rugby or wrestling images in there?)
I will have to say, I love the sneakers - and the 'you stink' as I said I have 3 active kids and there is nothing worse then on the trip home from practice/game and them taking their shoes off in the car!
thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Crazy Creations said...

I love the lockers there great you did such a great job on that card its to cool I would love to have that set.Thank for the chance to win Sarah

waltermouse said...

Another great set, Melanie! (I've had to start a second binder of Melanie sets already!) I love those shoes, too. But after seeing all the samples today with that cute locker image, I think that's my favorite (at least for now!). :)

Carolina said...

CONGRATS on another fab set Mel! You never disappoint and always excited to see what you come up with. All the samples with it are just so fun!

Carolina said...

Oh oops, forgot to mention LOVE the sneakers!

LauriP said...

I love the baseball glove. My boys were in baseball, and I love the game!

nina said...

Very cool! I love the lockers, and the 'Go Team' banner from Gina's cupcakes.

NinaB said...

It looks like another winner from you, Melanie. My favorite image has to be the sneakers. I see so many paper piecing and color combo possibilities with them.

Karinn said...

Awesome! I love the lockers! So many clever possibilities to make with those! Cna't wait to see the whole set!!

Anonymous said...

I usually don't get excited about sport items. but the lockers are just darn cute! my fav sport would have to be basketball. what I need to find in this hopefully is football! my hubby, sons, son in laws, father, brother, grandsons are all football fanatics! thanks for the chance to win!

Lorene
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

Betty Benton said...

What a great new set, Melanie! I just love the baseball mitt and ball!!

Amanda said...

So excited! I love this set and it's potential. My favorite image so far is the locker. It makes everything else so much more versatile.

Rebecca Ednie said...

My favourite sport is show jumping. Or any other horse sports!

scrappintlc said...

The blog hop was great. Love this set, Mel. A must have truly for me as my sons are into sports bigtime plus my oldest is going to junior high this fall. Pick me purty please, I'd love to have an autographed copy seeing how I am your biggest fan. ;) Now as I love each and every image I've seen so far, it'll be hard to pick a fav..but here goes...I love the locker and the pennant you can personalize, I see so much potential for that from a ton of different Mel sets. Favorite sport for me is baseball.

Savor the Journey said...

Melanie,
My little ones aren't quite old enough for sports, but I wish you could see what my DD (Jessica) is working on in my DH's Man-Shack. She has rounded up some old lockers, and they're ready for renovation & shelves to be added to her sons' bedrooms. Oh so cool! It's almost like you've peeked into her 'vision'!

Smiles,
Bev

Tracey said...

I am loving this set!! Not sure what I love best about it since it is all fabulous with so many possibilities!! :)

Book Bling said...

Love this set. You are so talented. With three gandsons I will have to have this set!

Lisa H. said...

I love those sneakers! (and the lockers!) It's impossible to choose, but I think the sneakers win by a smidge. What a great set - can't wait until the full release!

catdidit said...

LOVE it Mel! Awesome card as usual! I am so loving this set, and I just LOVE the sneakers, lockers, pennant that you can put the sayings on, and the....ok ok, ALL of it! I'll hush before I tell everything in it, haha!!

Jessica said...

Great card, Melanie!! Your set has been so much fun to play with - I know it's going to get rave reviews from everyone!!!`

JennyM said...

Great sports set. My fav is the locker. It is soo cute and can be used for more than just sports. Jenny M

Adeline E. Brill said...

You can't miss with this terrific sports set! My fav is the locker trio! Perfect for both cards and scrapbookers alike!

Jennie said...

Oh wow! This set is amazing...love the sport accessories set you have created! What a cool locker and hhhmm, could the STAR be a hint of something to come? :o)

Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog.

Allison said...

The set looks great and I love how you made the lockers look like shelves. I think the different styles of balls would be great!

buggin2stamp said...

Melanie, your card is fabulous as always. The basketball looks awewsome. I really like how you incorporated several sports in one.

Your set is so much fun to play with. The sneakers are my favorite too. Seeing them makes me want to go out and buy a pair of converse. LOL!

Donna said...

What a great set! You've done it again. I love the shoes, they look so detailed. My favorite sport is football so I'm sure you have one of those in the set. Happy Memorial Day!

Amy Johnson said...

I really love this new set based on all the cards I've seen so far on yours, Cammie's, and Gina's blogs. I love the locker image and sneakers. Those are my favorite images. I don't have a favorite sport. I don't even like sports. But just about everyone I know does like sports, so it would be a great set for me to have.

Betty Meyskens said...

I just LOVE the sneakers, but the lockers are a very close 2nd. You did a great job designing this set - I can see alot of uses for it. Way to go!!

scrapfancy said...

Love your new set-I will have to say that the volleyball and basketball are my favorite, but the shoes are great. Congrats!!!

Lori said...

Great set! Great card! I really like all of the samples, but Theresa's really stands out, being a gift card, pull out. We are a huge soccer family, so that is my favorite sport.
thanks for the chance, Lori

Janet Z said...

Great set! All the men in my family are golf fanatics. Got any golf items?

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is looking like an awesome new set, Melanie! Your card is fantastic! So far, I have to say my favorite image is the sneakers (and the locker, too)! So many possibilities! Golf is the favorite sport around my house, but for the nieces, basketball is the thing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Sue said...

Love your new stamp set. I think I would have to choose the cheer leading stuff.Looking forward to the rest of the preview.

Tamara said...

I love the lockers. You and Theresa have both done fantastic projects using the lockers, and I can see so many possibilities.

Betty said...

What a great set for young people in my life....I love it.

Laurie said...

Melanie: My favorite is the high tops! What potential for those shoes. And Erika's card is SO cute. Can't wait to see more samples and the whole set.

Diana L said...

This set is fantastic! My kids are involved in so many different sports and this set seems to have it all. I just love the lockers. I'd love to have this set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Nicole said...

Another awesome set, Mel! I love the little Converse Hi-tops. So cute. My son is just four, but I'm hoping he's heading into the world of sports. Thanks for the chance to win.

lisa808 said...

I really like the locker stamp. It has so many possibilities besides sports, i.e., first day of school, graduation, etc. My favorite sport is baseball--love the Yankees! Something for Lacrosse would be nice to see in the new set.

Elaine said...

What another fantastic companion set! I can't decide; I like the pom poms, shoes and locker images!

Deborah said...

This is another set destined for my stamp collection! Yippee!

Sue D said...

The sneakers are my favorite so far and I don't have a favorite sport but most of my family members love baseball and I know from the peeks it is in there!

Annette Snyder said...

I love this new set. I really like the locker and the shoes. Thanks!

mclesliemom said...

I love the basketball and the shoes! I have a son that I had the hardest time making cards for - well never again. This set will make cards for him for a long time! thanks so much for the great set.

Anonymous said...

Melanie, this set is an all star! I am loving the shoes. I just got the Just So Sporty set and can't wait to mix and match.

Christy
"cpine"

reeree62 said...

Lovein' this set! Cannot WAIT to see the rest! Hope there's some hockey stuff in there!

Marsha said...

Another wonderful set Melanie! Love the sneakers...so cute!

Brenda said...

Fabulous set Melanie!! Fantastic card! I just finished surfing through the design teams peeks, they really rocked with you set. I would say that so far my favorite is the lockers. I am sure this will be on my order later this week, unless I am lucky enough to win it. ;) Thank you for the chance.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Such a FAB card, Melanie! LOVE, love, LOVE this awesome new set, girl!!!

Ravengirl said...

I think my favorite image in the peeks has been the sneakers, although I love what Erika did with the pom poms! My favorite sport is soccer and I hope to see a "score" sentiment!

Michele Zwart said...

Thanks for another great set! I have been waiting all weekend to see it! I am so excited that it is not just a "boy" set!

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

Awsome....You know I LOVE this set Melanie!!!!!! :)

Sharri Seffens said...

Wow Melanie! I love this set! I can't believe you want me to choose one image! Oh boy, how about the lockersneakerpompomsbatglovebaseballsoccerballtennisracket. hee hee!

AG said...

Awesome new set, Mel! So far I'm loving the sneakers the most! Can't wait to see the entire set!
~Angie

harrahx2 said...

Totally Cool! Love it.

Selma said...

What a great set Melanie. I can't pick a favorite because I love them all. Have to agree though, the sneakers are very, very cute.

bobnpatty said...

Great set...I love the locker, I have a cousin who will be going into high school, she is a sports nut, just think of the cards I can mae for her.

Mary said...

You are oh-so-clever! LOVE the locker!!

Carolyn Miller said...

Love the card! Baseball is my favorite sport. My husband coached baseball for many, many years. And now, our younger son is teaching high school English and coaching baseball.

Carolyn Miller
tchs2nd@yahoo.com

Starla said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the converse (ok....dh LOVES converse and I have been known to have a couple of pairs in my closet too!!) so this set is a must just for those....of course, we eat, breathe and dream basketball here (well, DH does....this will make next years cards for the coaches easier!!) so that is another must...and the lockers!! TOO cute!! (ok....I think that I've established that this set is a must)

Toni K said...

You've done it again! Another fantastic set! You so rock!!!

Jan Castle said...

I have to say the sneakers are my favorite in this set...so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win too!
Jan Castle

jonim52 said...

I love the cheerleader!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Favorite sport...volleyball...but the mitt, soccer ball, basketball...all perfect as I have FOUR children that have all (and some still do) played just about every sport out there! I need this!

Teresa H said...

My favorite image from the set - the pompom! The Fry Guys by Erika totally rocked! Ok, really - I love all the images - this would be a great set for teen cards! Awesome job once again!

Cammy said...

Love the new set! I love the pom poms. I'm assuming there is a football floating around in there somewhere, which definitely be another fave.

JessicaK said...

Way to rock the new set Mel. The sneak peeks are great. And was the hidden word "champs?" 'cause that would be cool. So far though, I think my fave image is the pompon - the googly-eyed pompon pyramid from Erika made me laugh out loud.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

This is sooooooo fun Mel!!!! But then it's impossible for you to design something that's NOT fun!!!! :) I love your "locker room"!!!

Janet S said...

Gosh, I don't know which image is my favorite from your sample. The shoes are great, but I love the locker and the balls, too. Heck, I love ALL of it! As for my fave sport, it is hard to pick just one since I live in the Detroit area. We have several great teams here from the Tigers to the Red Wings(Go Wings!!!). I just cheer for the home team which ever one is playing at the moment. Thanks for the chance to win your signed set! WooHoo!

Anonymous said...

Awesome artist Melanie!
I love the sneakers! I could use them on cards & in scrapbooking!
KimmieK
Thanks for the chance to be a winner!

Darlene L said...

Just a great set--I saw the little word CHAMP--I hope that is a part of the set--it is what I call my little gs who is now 5 months. Must say the shoes are also a favorite. Just so darn cute!

paradise45 said...

Love the set Melanie!!! My favorite is the sneakers, however this set has endless possibilities.

Marsha said...

I think the sneakers are so cute.

onewinron said...

Another great set. It is diffiuclt to say which is my favorite, I like them all; but if pressed, I would say the locker.

Anonymous said...

This set is awesome. I guess my favorite sport is bull riding.
Those sneakers are awful cute but maybe the locker will have to get my best pick.
Nan G.

scrappingnana said...

What a great set. I like the volleyball image as there is not too many stamps for volleyball. My 17yr. old granddaughter has played volleyball since she was in the
5th grade. They have won many tournaments and we are very proud of her. Would love to use this set on some scrapbook pages of her. Thanks for the chance.

Penny K said...

Looking forward to seeing the entire stamp set! Love the sneakers and the locker!

Lori said...

So cute, Melanie! Can't wait to see the full set. So far, my favorite image is the pair of sneakers. And, my favorite sport--hockey.

Maxine said...

Awesome new set - thanks
for the opportunity to go in the draw.

Karen S. said...

Love this card!! Love the locker and am so glad you included volleyball too. My daughter plays soccer & volleyball so I definitely need this set!

Tina Gilliland said...

HOW cool!!! I LOVE this set!!! Your card rocks!!!

Deanna C said...

These are fabulouso' for sports enthusiasts. I love the lockers and all the balls from the different sports. But the sneakers are definitely the big winner. How cute with the word stinky. I am amazed at your work.

Anonymous said...

Love what I am seeing. My grandkids participate in almost all the available sports. It's nice to see the different balls in one set. The word "Champ" can be used in other applications. This looks like a great set!!
stamperjf@comcast.net

Terri E. said...

I like the penant so far, but I have more blogs to check out.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This set is terrific and I LOVE the layout of your card (it is perfect for your new set!). I played volleyball in college (check) but I am most excited about the soccer ball image since both my niece & nephew play. Thanks for the chance to win.

~Meredith

Anonymous said...

Love the locker and the shoes! I've just ordered the "So Sporty" along with a couple of others of yours and am patiently waiting for them to arrive.

Melisa Hunter

jean w. said...

Like the lockers...and pom-poms! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kristina G said...

I love the locker. I have some sports balls from a retired stamping up set and they would go perfectly with the locker in your set. I can't wait for the full set and I did find your hidden word. Congrats on another great set.
Kristina