Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Moments Inked

Papertrey Ink is adding a fantastic sports and fitness stamp set to the Moments Inked line. Active Symbols will be releasing tonight at 10 pm, along with the rest of the March release. With three kids all involved in different sports and activities, I'm already getting a lot of use out of this one!

First, a few ways I'm using these icons and stamps in my planner:

I've stamped both directly onto the planner pages (weightlifting), as well as on sticker paper (volleyball).

I love the little karate guy! My youngest just started a  karate-related activity, too!

The past couple of weeks have been super busy, so the weekly pages are crowded. I wanted to highlight the semi-finals and championship basketball games my younger son played in, so I did that with the basketball icon. The icons are a great way to make something stand out, plus they're cute and colorful, too!

Whenever a new season of sports begins, it take me a while to remember everyone's schedule. To help, I created a laminated card insert (die-cut with the medium Binder Page die) with the days of the week (stamped with Monthly Moments: Tabbed) and then a whole bunch of circle stickers for the icons. The stickers are removable, so I can reposition if anything changes during the season, and I can swap out next season. (The empty ones are placeholders for horseback riding and music. I'm going to use the little horse from Petite Places: Barnyard for the horseback riding, but that set is out on loan at the moment.)

I've got a few more things to add once schedules are set, and then I'll have a nice cheat sheet when doing the weekly planning.

Of course, many of these little icons will work for other projects as well, such as cards:

We have friends whose daughter has had two exciting basketball achievements recently -- passing 1,000 career points for her high school and signing with a college team for next year. I made her a congratulations card using the new Paper Clippings: Congratulations and then just added a few basketballs for "confetti." Blue and gray are the colors of the college she'll be attending.

Visit Nichole's blog for links to more Moments Inked: Active Symbols inspiration!

Thanks for visiting,


Gina said...

Love how you used the icons to create confetti on the card! Great tip!!

jan metcalf said...

Looks like you are super organized!

Ericka Strange said...

Love your planner so pretty and fun.

Kathy Mc said...

You are one busy woman, Amy! How do you support three active kids and create all these beauties for multiple design teams? Perfect congratulations card with the added basketball icons.

Leigh Penner said...

Jedi-academy sounds like something my son would love! I was tempted to get this set just for the martial arts stamp -- we take taekwondo. :)