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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop

Good morning!  I am so excited to take part in Sketch Support's first blog hop this year.  If you are just reading tuning in here, I suggest going to Sketch Support's blog to start at the beginning. 
Sketch for the blog hop

Design team members were all given the same sketch and of course in Sketch Support fashion we all have our own interpretation! A chance to win a fabulous grand prize by Sketch Support is up for grabs as long as you enter a comment on Sketch Support's and each designer's blog that is participating in the hop.  Also, some team members will be hosting a separate prize give-way (with their own requirements) on their individual blogs.

For my personal blog giveaway, I am excited to give away Allison Davis's new Travel Sketch book!  This travel sketch book is loaded with inspiration and ideas galore to scrap your travels plus there are helpful journaling tips along the way.

To win the Travel sketch book from me, please be a follower of my blog  (just click the 'follow' button on the side bar) and include in your comment what your dream or favourite travel destination is...easy peasy!  I will be closing my giveaway on Friday April 20, midnight EDT.  A winner will be randomly drawn and announced here on Saturday April 21.  Good luck!



Here is my page based on the blog hop sketch.  I used journal tag pages from My Minds Eye Lush collection.  There were 2 of the same diecut journal tags in the book so I bookend them behind the photo to make it look like one piece all the way through.  Instead of the journal block on the left I used it in the middle in between the photo blocks.  Looking at this page make me hungry for those tasty beaver tail pastires! Hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the sketch.





A little bit about me.  I have been scrapbooking for 8 years and it has really been my passion and creative outlet ever since the first day I learned to cut a photograph in a circle with a Creative Memories consultant.   My family is always my inspiration to scrapbook.  I am a night owl, some of my best ideas are created at the oddest times!  Here is a photo of my scrap space, it is in my basement.  Everything is on open shelves because I have to see my supplies to create.  It does tend to get messy but in a good creative messy kind of way!


It has been an absolute joy being on the Sketch Support team this year.  I really love the monthly assignments along with the creative freedom to interpret the sketches.  I am so inspired by all the other uber talented girls on the team.  My favourite sketch I have worked with so far is the add-on sketch in March using banners.  Here is the link to read more about it.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope you have fun hopping to the other gals, your next stop is the very creative and talented Ashley Horton!

113 comments:

  1. Love your take on the sketch. The colors are great!

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  2. Great layouts - I love your take on the sketch! My dream vacation would be to Australia...there's so much I'd love to see there!

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  3. Love the bright aqua it goes great with the kraft paper!!

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  4. I now want to try beaver tails. Great layout and I love to go to Michigan.

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  5. Love your layout ideas. I like to scrap the ordinary moments and places. The special things are fun to do too, of course. But I want my kids to remember the everyday places we went as that is what they will most likely remember. I like the cute details with the little beaver and the curly arrow. Very cute! And, I am super jealous of your scrapping place!! I sit at the kitchen table and always have to clear down at every meal time. :)

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  6. Love the aqua and kraft together.

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  7. Great job, I love the banner picture cut in the second one.

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  8. Loving your color choices! Thanks for sharing your work! I'm a new follower!

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  9. Love the colors of your layout- and the cutre little beaver!

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  10. Glad I stopped back by, I missed on my first hop thru, your page is YUMMY,lol. And your scrap room rocks, too!

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  11. My dream travel destination would be somewhere in Africa. I would love to experience some place very different from the U.S.

    Love your layout!

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  12. your work is awesome! very much inspiring and motivating! I am a new follower! I would love to travel to Greece and back to Ireland.

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  13. Love your huge scrapping table!

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  14. Great layouts Virginia! I love how you cut the photos into ribbon tails. Thanks for sharing :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  15. My dream destination would be to go back to Germany with my girls and show them where their father and I got married at and then on to Scotland! Very cute layout!

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  16. love the layout and how you cut the picture into ribbon!

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  17. A very cute layout! Thanks for sharing for ideas and scrap space!

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  18. Such a fun layout! Love the combination of red and aqua on the kraft background. I have to say, I LOVED your layout using the banner add-on sketch! You totally rocked it!!!

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  19. Following you now...and if I had to choose a destination I would love to visit...it would have to be Egypt! But that will NEVER happen as I'm too chicken to set foot on an airplane!

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  20. Great sketch use - what a lovely colourway.
    I'd love to visit Canada in the Autumn and see the leaves turning - always fancied that famous train journey across country too.

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  21. Following you now. Love the layout. My dream trip would be Australia. Love to scuba dive there.

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  22. Love the No Limits!

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  23. I love how you used journaling tags, what a great idea. And that little beaver embellie, too cute!

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  24. my dream travel would be to Germany to see where I was born. Nice layout

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  25. Love your layout Virginia :) and I make beaver tails--my kids love them! Your bannner layout is great too :) and I love your work table, lots of room.

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  26. What a great layout. I have never heard of beaver tails before, was fun to see your layout. Love the way you switched up the sketch just a bit.

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  27. Bright colors always catch my eye and aqua was perfect for the Beavertails layout. Cutting the pictures and using banners on "no limits" was something I've never tried before but am looking forward to trying it. On my bucket list, I would like to go Italy and Ireland. I'm following you now and thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Your scrap space looks like mine after a late night!! LOL!! Your color combination is so fun! Your little die cut beaver is adorable!

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  29. The LO with the banner photo is so creative!
    Can I come scrap in your room? It would twice as messy if we were both working!

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  30. Like your use of the journal tags as your background pieces. Janelle H.

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  31. Love the red and aqua together!

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  32. So cute! I love the little beaver--it's adorable! I haven't traveled much but anywhere that I can go with my husband is perfect!

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  33. i love what you did with the photo on your second layout!

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  34. Beavertails? Interesting. Love the layout and the colors.

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  35. gosh, your scrap area is almost as big as my house, lol! It looks like an amazing place to create in and your layouts are awesome...

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  36. I just love your no limits layout. How in the world did you cut those trees?

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  37. I love the "pennants" on the No LImits LO....
    And, the colors on the Beavertails LO are GREAT! The look so good together.

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  38. I really like the no limits layout. ANd I was thrilled to see the washi tape post right below this one!

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  39. Love that cute beaver on your layout - now I want a Beavertail! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Beautiful, beautiful LO's! The 2nd one with the banners cut into the photo is particularly genius! Beautiful work!

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  41. Fun layout! My dream destination right now is Alaska. We're saving for an Alaskan cruise in 2014. :-)

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  42. I love your placement of the journalling strip, great inspiration!

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  43. Your favorite sketch layout is also one of mine....LOVE the way you stretched the photo over the banner!

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  44. that is a gorgeous aqua & red on kraft and now I want a beavertail...can't wait until the summer

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  45. Virginia, I love the little changes you made to the sketch, especially separating your photos with the journaling in the center! And that pop of blue against the kraft background is really awesome!!

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  46. Oh wow! Love love love the No Limits layout!!

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  47. Wow, I love both of your layouts! That little beaver is just too cute! I honestly can't narrow down a favourite vacation destination because after living overseas for 11 years, we visited some amazing places and met some fantastic people. I can say that Sri Lanka holds a special place in my heart though.

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  48. love both of your layouts but now I want to know what a beaver tail is, ha ha

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  49. Great layout and I, too, want to know what a Beavertail is! Is it like fry-bread? LOL! I love the way you used the journal blocks! I'm going to have to try that! I think ONE of my favorite places to go is the Canadian Rockies! It's so beautiful up there! ~Bev~

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  50. I love how you did the pictures on your No Limits layout.

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  51. The photo banner is getting saved to my must scraplift file! I loved Hawaii and hope to someday go back.

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  52. I love your take on the sketch! It's nice to see some scalloped edges! My dream place to travel to I think would be Europe...I can't narrow it down, but definitely Europe! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! I'm a follower!

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  53. Love your layout, especially the color choices. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

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  54. I loved Egypt, so many photo ops and so much history.

    I'm a follower.

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  55. Oh, the papers you used for the background strips are just great. Very creative.

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  56. Hi Virgina-love how you cut your photos into the banners for the add on sketch! It looks very nice.

    I'd love to take a trip to Bora Bora someday...pure relaxation! :)

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  57. love how you mix up the sketch and your banner one was awesome, i remember it from the sketch support blog.

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  58. I'd love to go to Paris !!!

    Thanks for the chance to win !!!

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  59. Love your interpretation of the sketch AND pics of your space. Too cool! THANKS!

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  60. I've always dreamed of going to England and Ireland and would love to see the countryside and the coast... ahhh! Thanks for posting your layout. It's very cheerful. I like where you placed your journaling block.

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  61. became your follower. I've always dreamed of taking kids cross country of USA. I'm hoping someday we will...
    love your layout!

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  62. Great LO's Love the little beaver.I'm following you now.(that sounds really stalkerish)I really really want to go to Italy. So much history.(and great food)

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  63. Cute! Love the little beaver! I'm on the other coast in BC and I think that is what we call here a Whale Tail. LOL :D TFS

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  64. Great layout, love your open shelving in your scrapspace

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  65. I love how you used the MME journaling spots as your background on your layout. That looks so cool! :)

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  66. Super layout! Just love the way you have used up your Washi Tape! Am definitely going to try it!

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  67. Love your use of color

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  68. Virgina, I am so glad that I came back and got to see your take on the sketch! Thanks so much for the chance to win and I am looking forward to the posts from your blog.

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  69. Lol! I love that you took a pic of your desk "in process"... That's what mine looks like usually, too!

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  70. Great layout. I love the colors.

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  71. Nice LO...Cute Beaver.....That's a great desk!
    Connie O.

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  72. Great layout. I love the graphic simplicity and structure of your layouts.

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  73. I love how you used the journalling strips as your background. Very eyecatching!

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  74. Suzanne S.April 15, 2012

    My favourite vacation spot is Europe!

    (Pick me, pick me!! LOL!!)

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  75. Love love love your "No Limits" layout. Awesome. Can't wait to see more.

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  76. I love your swirly arrow! I would love to go to the Greece and see the ruins.

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  77. Wow! Love the bright colors on the kraft background.

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  78. Fab layouts!

    My dream travel location is New Zealand.

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  79. I like how you made the center strip slightly larger...it really draws your eye in...thanks for sharing.
    Michelle

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    1. I also forgot to comment that my dream destination is Australia...

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  80. Wow how cute! Love the looks of both layouts.

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  81. I'm a new follower - don't know why I hadn't clicked the button before - I love your work!
    Have to say that your "no limits" page is one of my favorites too. :)
    Thanks for letting us get to know you better!

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  82. Great sketch and I love your take on it!!

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  83. Love both of these layouts, amazing and fun!

    My dream is to have a table like this to craft on one day, love it.

    Would love to travel to Hawaii one day with my family. I could always love a trip to Disneyland though.

    Thanks for the chance to win and I will follow you know too.

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  84. Your layout is so sweet! I love the colours!

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  85. What a great way to use those tags! Love the layout! Thanks for sharing a picture from your studio!

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  86. Thanks for sharing a pic of your messy craft room. Makes me feel better..I'm not the only one who seems to need to spread way out! Lol.

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  87. Lovely LO... I have to say No limits is also one of my favorites LOs that I have seen to date.

    I've been wanting to go Alaska for ages. The other places next will be Japan, Europe and Ireland. Can't make them happen yet but hopefully some day.

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  88. thanks for sharing your great layout

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  89. Love the colors - that blue is so pretty and goes so well...but mostly, jealous of your scrap space! ;-)

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  90. Great layout- I love all the pictures on your page- the beaver is so adorable.

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  91. Love your beaver. It fits the theme of your LO! FAB!

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  92. Love the layout. On my bucket list I would love to travel to Vegas and New York stateside and I would love to travel to Italy as well.

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  93. Thanks for sharing your take on this sketch. I liked how you switched up the placement of the journaling.

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  94. Such inspiration!!!! Thanks!!!

    Selenaintx

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  95. Great color combo and I love the little beaver embellie... so stinking cute!
    One of my dream travel destinations is Australia but I could go on and on! :)

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  96. Great page. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Great LO, thanks for sharing!

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  98. Great pictures, love your LO's

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  99. Great layouts!

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  100. I would love to make it to the orient. (That's a dream travel spot)... :) but, I have a long list... :)
    Your layout is just amazing!!! I love it! But, I think your March banners l/o is FANTASTIC!!!! I just have to try it! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  101. Virginia, your beautiful work always inspires me! The No Limits page is one of my absolute faves!

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  102. I have no idea what a beaver tail is, but after seeing your layout...I WANT ONE!!!!
    Pam

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  103. I'm already a follower. My current favorite destination is the Bahamas because I'm going there in June!

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  104. Hi Virginia, don't know if you'll see this since this is a few months later but I do have a question. Is that a border punch across the top of your photos? If so which one? And how did you cut the trees above? Love this page. And my dream vacation would be to Australia. (PS I'm the lady from SC asking about the pink folders and I love your blog!)

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