Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sketch Support Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Sketch Support Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of this.....it is my very first blog hop, ever! Here is how it works........

The hop starts at the Sketch Support Blog! That is where you need to go first. You will find all the details you need there. After visiting the Sketch Support blog, you will hop from each design team members blog (the order will be mapped out for you) and get to know them a little better. They each have a little bio and a layout they have created using a sketch that was designed by Allison, just for this blog hop.

Leave a comment at each of the blogs and you will be eligible to win some fabulous prizes. I am sure that you will leave each blog with lots of inspiration and a few new cyber friends.

Here are a few things you should know about me.....
  • When it comes to paper crafting I am obsessed. It is one of the first things I think about when I wake up and one of the last things I think of before I go to sleep.
  • I usually create in my scrapbook room (a shared space with my hubby, although I think I technically have more space than he does) but you can find supplies in every room in our house.
  • When I am creating I must have: lots and lots of paper, distress ink, and my stitching supplies.
  • When I am not creating you can find me at the hockey rink or on my computer. In the summer I spend a lot of time outside. We also have a boat and I love to spend time on the water with my family.
  • When it comes to sketches I highly recommend them. They give you a place to start. It takes the guess work out of creating and allows more time to play with photos and embellishments.
And now the sketch..........

I am a huge hockey fan......especially where my son is concerned. I have done many, many layouts of his hockey over the years, but when I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to do. This layout is all about his name and his number.

I stuck really close to the sketch design. It really worked for my photos and the stars were perfect. I used felt stars and added buttons to the center of some of them.

I wanted my title to be his name! I added a large star to match the colours in his jersey!

Here is my journaling.......I know that he will appreciate this. Right below my journal strips is his jersey number.

I can see myself using this sketch again and again. I hope you find time to use it too.


Allison has generously provided me with an extra copy of her new sketch book (Volume #7) and I am going to give it away to one lucky visitor! Leave a comment and you will be entered into a random draw to win this sketch book for yourself! I will do the draw and post the winner on Monday, February 28th.

The next stop on your blog hop journey is Mireille! Enjoy the inspiration from her blog!


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180 comments:

  1. LOVE your layout Carolyn! The way you matched the colours to the photos is SO AWESOME! Fabulous take on this sketch!!!

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  2. I love how your colour scheme matches exactly with your photographs. great job.

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  3. This page makes me wanna go to a hockey game right now! Love the texture you have on this LO and the sporty colors!

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  4. Wow Carolyn, this layout is just perfect: beautiful pictures, great sketch and perfectly coordinating papers! Just one look was enough to see I absolutely love this layout! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  5. Really like the clean look of your page.

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  6. Love all of the colors you used! Great LO!! :)

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  7. Great layout! I love the colors!

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  8. weep weep.. now I feel dumb.. can't remember if I commented before since I have been hoppin' around a lot..
    urgh..
    anyways..
    love your "stuff"
    =D
    so cool!

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  9. Love the LO - thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win the grand prize. I already have 7, so share it with another lucky gal. I have teenage boys and love your LO's look and feel!

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  10. FABULOUS JOB! It's like this sketch was built just for your LO! Great work...TFS!
    I have book seven so please let another gal have a shot at that fabulous prize!

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  11. This layout is so neat! The colors are so striking with the pictures. Perfect!

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  12. I love the felt stars on your LO! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. WOW! Love the colors you used on this layout! They are wonderful! Great take on the sketch too. :) TFS!

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  14. Your layout turned out amazing. Love the colors and all the felt stars.

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  15. Oh my gosh I LOVE IT! I love love love those felt stars and your take on the sketch is perfect! I can tell you are his biggest fan!

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  16. thanks for letting us hop on over. Loved your early rendition of the sketch, "photo shoot".

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  17. I love the colors of this layout!! Great job!!

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  18. Your layout is wonderful-the colors you used go so perfectly with your pix & I LOVE those stars with the buttons-cool!

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  19. What a great layout!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  20. Great LO as always Carolyn....love the felt stars.

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  21. what a cute hockey page! my boys have just started lessons so I am happy for the inspiration!

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  22. You did a great job with the sketch. The colors you choose with a white background just make them 'pop' even more. I am loved all your designs on sketch support so thanks for all the inspiration this year and thanks for the chance to win!
    Smiles from PA!

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  23. I really like the colors you used for this layout and the white background - makes everything pop.

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  24. Carolyn, this is a gorgeous layout! I love the big focal photo of the back of his jersey. I also love how you matted the photos. Really pops them of the page.

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  25. Love those felt stars with the buttons. Great job and this blog hop is the most fun ever!!

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  26. Gorgeous layout as usual! I love all the stars! I'm having so much fun on this blog hop, I've never done one before - it's so inspiring!

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  27. Great take on the sketch! The colors really pop!

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  28. I love the graphic, clean look of your layout!

    jaimejulius at yahoo dot com

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  29. great layout! The hockey theme fits perfectly!

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  30. What an amazng layou! I love how you used the felt to makethe stars, the color scheme..wow!

    I am sure your son loves this amazing layout aa well!

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  31. What a great Layout!! I love your felt stars and black and gold theme! TFS :O)

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  32. Oh I always love what you do with the sketches and this is no exception. I love the felt stars and how you used the name and number as a title and subtitle. Great take on the sketch. :)

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  33. We are big hockey fans at our house, too. I can only hope that when our son grows up we see his name on the back of a jersey (either hockey or football). Great layout!

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  34. Love the layout. The stars match your theme perfectly. I can see how proud you are of him!! Go mom!

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  35. Carolyn...another great sports take on the layout. I am planning to do this same sketch for my daughter's volleyball team!! I have liked all of your takes on Allison's sketches and they have given me a lot of inspiration.

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  36. Really like this layout, it really came out nice with the colors, photos and embellishments (stars)!

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  37. I love the bold colors and how the pictures stand out. I scrap a teenage boy and love to see these manly pages.

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  38. Love your take on the sketch Carolyn and what a great way to remember his number.

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  39. There may be a problem with the link from the last blogger, I went back to the original blog and entered from there.
    I love the tones you used for the LO!

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  40. I can't believe I am the first post... Yeah!! My son is in the band and the football team went to state finals.. This is a perfect layout for these pictures!!

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  41. Love the layout!! My boys play hockey and I always need fresh ideas. I think the link on the blog before yours is not working.

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  42. What no comments yet? Am I missing something..I LOVE this layout Carolyn! I vicariously lived through my younger brothers sport events and his state championship in baseball and I miss it so! I think all the elements and colors are perfect. This will be something he will treasure when this part of his life is over. I always love everything you do..TFS!

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  43. I knew you must have comments..they just don't automatically pop up! Ignore that part of my post : )LOL

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  44. Love the black and gold.....my college colors so I use a lot! Thanks for the great layout!

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  45. Hi
    It is odd that I am the first to leave a comment... the other sites had so many already. Hope it goes through...Love your big boys hockey page. This is my 7yo 4th year playing hockey. It is so much fun. Thanks for an inspirin hockey layout.
    Michelle C Bittner

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  46. Great layout, love your take on it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. I love those felt stars. I'll ahve to try cutting felt in my new spellbinders star dies.

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  48. A Hockey LO! I love it!! They are so had to come by. The gal before you has a broken link! I had to go back and find your blog off the SS blog. Give her a heads up so she can fix it. I'm glad I went and found the link, well worth the stop. New Follower!!

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  49. Great job on the LO. Love the button accents on the stars. Thanks for sharing.

    http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love the white background beacause it makes the pictures and colors pop.Great job!

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  51. Gorgeous take on the sketch - love all those felt stars!

    v.lau@comcast.net

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  52. Oh wow, your two pager turned out outstandingly beautiful. Such a wonderful way to scrap these awesome pics!

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  53. Love the lettering for the title! So cool! Great layout- the stars are very cute too! Thanks for the chance to win- I love creating with sketches!

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  54. Love the layout you did. It is so hard for me to do sports layouts for my kids but you rocked it. I adore the felt stars!

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  55. I love your LO! Having boys and loving sports (especially hockey;), this is some great inspiration! Thanks!

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  56. Love your take on the sketch! Cute photos too!

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  57. Great layout. We are a hockey family too and now my grandsons play. Love the felt stars & buttons and the color scheme coordinating with the uniform!

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  58. Love your layout. Fun to see hockey layouts.

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  59. Love the colors you used and the texture of the felt stars and buttons!

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  60. Love your layout. It should really be a thing for you son to treasure.

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  61. I love that you did a hockey layout and the colours are a perfect match to our local teams colours. I will definitely be saving this page!

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  62. I love the hockey theme and the stars and colors you used. Very interesting and fun!

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  63. I've been following your blog since you began with Sketch Support. You've got some great projects.

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  64. Love your version of the sketch.

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  65. Love your layout. Im working on a "school" scrapbook for my niece. Thanks for the insperation.

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  66. I am loving this sketch..very nice layout!

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  67. love your layout! so pretty! thanks for sharing

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  68. Hi Carolyn! I kove your work. I notice you are an inker like me! Paper seems so naked and unfinished without ink! beautiful layout and thanks so much for sharing your talents! You layout went right into my faves file!

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  69. Carolyn, your work is gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  70. Love your take on the sketch and the colors you used!!!! beautiful work!!!

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  71. Awesome sports page! I love the white background with the colors and your photos. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  72. I love your layout! It is so fabulous!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  73. I really like your hockey layout. Is your son a professional player?

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  74. What a perfect LO for your son! My kids are grown, so I really miss going to their sporting events, but have tons of LOs commemorating their games and even their practices!

    Great job!

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  75. Very cool layout. The pictures and stars really pop off of that white background. The stars are very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Loved the colour way on your take and also the felt stars. Great texture touch! Great blog! (hkstarflower@gmail.com)

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  77. Nice take on the sketch. Love the stars. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. I really love this--nice masculine page. I always like blacks and browns together, too.
    Stephanie
    scrapadelic@gmail.com

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  79. great layot. I love the colors you chose to go with the photos.

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  80. I love, love, love your layout using this sketch!! The colors are perfect and the fact that you used your sons name for the title in perfect....a wonderful sports layout!!! I am still working on my DDs' album from high school, I'll come back for more inspiration!!

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  81. Your LO is spectacular! I love the clean lines and white background!

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  82. Very Nice! Love the colors.... The link to you from the previous poster doesn't work!
    Connie O.

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  83. Love the "clean" look of your layout using the white background and the uniform colors. The felt stars are a great addition of texture. Thanks for sharing!

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  84. I am going to scraplift your layout only change the sport. I have some football photos waiting to be completed.

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  85. Love your take on the sketch! Those felt stars are awesome!

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  86. As usual a lovely layout.Love the hockey player too.

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  87. I really love your layout, great colours, and a lovely tribute to your son!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  88. Well hello stranger ... There was a problem with one link in the hop to your page , but I knew where to find you. I love your ideas and it makes me want to sign the kids up for hockey!

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  89. Carolyn I think the link from Katrina to you is bad... I went straight to Sketch Support to get to your blog...

    I LOVE love love your layout from the colors to the stars to the topic. It is fantastic!
    -Suzanna

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  90. Wow. I can't believe I'm the first one to comment and it's 6:38 p.m. est. Anyhoo... I absolutely LOVE your layout! At first glance I thought it was a Pittsburgh Penns layout because of the colors. lol!

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  91. Ooops! I guess I'm not the first to comment after all probably. I didn't realize the comments needed to be approved first. I bet that's where all the comments are. duh. lol!

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  92. Me again, I lied... It was only the link in the list that is a dud, the one below works just fine. Sorry...
    -Suzanna

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  93. I love your use of stars with the buttons it is very clean looking and can be used with so many themes! Thanks for inspiring me!!

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  94. OMG Carolyn, that is one of the BEST layouts I have ever seen for a child in a sport. Love the colors and the way you really highlighted your son and I'm sure he will always treasure this page. Great job on your very first blog hop! Thanks for sharing.

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  95. I love your take on the sketch. Everything just pops off the page!

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  96. This is a terrific sketch. Love your layout---especially the focused color scheme and the stars. I've loved all of your work so far on SS and find your projects very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  97. I always love your layouts. This one is very eyecatching.

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  98. This is a great interpretation of the sketch. And I love the subject matter! Even though as a Penguins fan, we're really missing Sid.

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  99. Love the felt stars! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. Very nice layout... I love ice hockey!

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  101. Such a great layout! I totally love the colours!

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  102. Since I usually follow sketches pretty closely, it's nice to see a layout that does the same. Love the felt stars!

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  103. wow. I love your layout. Love the use of felt for the stars. Cool.

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  104. I love love this layout. This is exactly what I needed to do a page on my son. He is on a travel soccer team this year so it's his first official uniform and name/number and I've been wanting to do something special with these photos, thanks so much for the inspiration. Your layout looks great and the pictures. It's funny I feel the same way about paper crafting, it's the first thought in the morning and the last at bedtime, sometimes I lay there awake and think of what pages to do the next day, there's a little notebook next to my bed so I can write down notes. Thanks so much for sharing and the giveaway. Also noticed your yummy recipes and going to follow your blog now. Have a good weekend.

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  105. Great job Carolyn! Love that you used your son's name as your title.

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  106. I think your layout is my favorite! Love it!

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  107. Thanks for the chance! I love your sports layout! floresfour@aol.com

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  108. Awesome page! I love the colors and the felt/button combination. Great layout for a guy! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a yummy prize!

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  109. I love the layout, Carolyn. Thanks for highlighting the journal strips. I love reading that stuff! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  110. Carolyn I love what you did with this sketch! I think I'll have to lift your lift when I do my Penguin hockey pages. Even the colors will be perfect! :)

    http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

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  111. Fabulous layout - as usual! I love the colors and all your little details! Thanks for the chance to win Volume 7!
    Joanne xo

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  112. What a wonderful layout- so sharp and clean!!!

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  113. Very nice, as always. Love the felt stars ... it's great the way the colours match his jersey perfectly.

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  114. Carolyn, I love how you are just as passionate about Jason's "hobby" as you are about yours!! Awesome layout as usual!!

    A :)

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  115. So cute!!! i know he will love it too! I just love how unique these are, even with the same sketch. THANKS!!!!

    slotr04 at yahoo dot com

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  116. Hi Carolyn! I was so excited to see your name on Ali's DT! I was a fellow student in her first Sketch class. Your layout is fabulous, as always! I always print your layouts to go with the sketch. I admire your work!

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  117. Love your layout! The clean lines and combination of colors really pop.

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  118. The colors are wonderful in this layout. I also like the felt stars!

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  119. Of course the sketch is fabulous and your take on it too - the clean white space, the color scheme, the felt stars...but I have to say I truly appreciate your journaling! How sweet that his number has become your favorite. You're right, I'm sure he'll appreciate reading what his mom wrote too! :)
    BTW - please don't count me in on the sketches book giveaway - I already have one, so some other lucky scrapper can enjoy the book too. TFS today!

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  120. i like the felt stars!

    hop hop hop

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  121. I love hockey too!!! Great LO.
    hippolito@gmail.com

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  122. I love the clean look of your page. This LO will be such a nice one to have in his album!

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  123. Your layout is beautiful. I guess you can use that word with hockey. You are the first person who scrapbooks and likes hockey that I know of. Sports and the water are both great. I just can't do them anymore because of health reasons. Great job again on the sketch.

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  124. I love your layout!!! I have 2 favorites so far on the blog hop and yours is one of them!!! But then I stop by your blog often, it's bookmarked, because I love your take on sketches soo much!

    Thanks for shraring your art with me!!

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  125. Great layout, love the colors.

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  126. I love your layout!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with me!!

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  127. Great colors and I love those felt stars. I'm sure it gives it a nice dimension. I appreciate the chance to win!

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  128. What a rockin' sports layout with the perfect colors and the embellies are awesome!!

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  129. i sooo love this layout. i really love the colors. you don't see those colors too often and they so work. it makes me feel like trying those colors together now! thanks for sharing

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  130. Lovely layout and super fab sketch!

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  131. I love the monochromatic look, very striking!

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  132. your pictures just jump off the page! great use of colors! WOW!

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  133. My son plays hockey too, but he isn't lucky enough to have his name on his jersey or get to wear the same number every year... I wish I could do a page with this theme but "just hockey" it is! Love our journaling (I am sure your son loves it!)

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  134. LOVE all of those stars - how fun!

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  135. Carolyn....this is a wonderful hockey layout!!!! The colors are just perfect!!! hugs, Katrina

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  136. Hello from snowy Buffalo, NY!! I love checking out all "THE GIRLS" of sketch support all the time!! MY Hubby said this is his fave layout!! LOL Lisa Z

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  137. Love this layout, but then I ama hockey fan too.

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  138. OH Carolyn, this is awesome! Love the colours in the papers and photos and how closely you followed the sketch. It looks so streamlined and neat. I have great memories of spending lots of time in arenas, sometimes I miss it.

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  139. Looks great!
    Such a fab color combo with the golds and gray!

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  140. Carolyn, I love your layout! I LOVE the pictures and your papers and embellishments complement them so nicely.

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  141. What a perfect layout! Everything matches and the felt stars are the best.
    2goofy at cox dot net

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  142. Great layout. I love how you used his name as the title.

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  143. I love the colors in your layout. It is beautiful. I am going to try that on a baseball layout. I am a baseball mom and have done many, many, many baseball layouts. Enjoy your hockey.

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  144. Love your colors...very striking against the white background~~

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  145. This sketch would work great for any sports layout. Love the hockey! Go #31! thanks for th chance to win!

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  146. your layout is awesome, so clean and cris. love it!

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  147. I love the crisp take you took on this sketch! So clean and beautiful! Very eye catching. I hope I am picked as the winner for the book, I can't wait to see more of the sketches!

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  148. This layout is so clean and masculine. Great job!

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  149. Great LO! I love how masculine you made it. The stars with the buttons are perfect! I grew up in a hockey family so I understand completely! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  150. Great LO! Love the colors of it and how they match the photos! Great work!

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  151. Oh, wow!!! Love, love, love the white background. You talk about making your layout pop off the page. It couldn't have been more perfect.

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  152. what a striking layout! love those colors and the felt stars!!! thanks!

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  153. Great, fresh colors! It is nice to see a more guy layout!

    grace2-8@hotmail.com

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  154. I love your layouts and your blog. Your layouts are very creative and make me want to go scrapbook.

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  155. I just love this color scheme - colorful and classy!

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  156. A true fan of your work Carolyn. Your so inspirational.

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  157. great hockey layout...as yours always are. i think i'm scraplifting this to do a layout of my nephew. the playoff games have been too exciting to take any pictures recently.

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  158. Wow!!! What an impressive layout! I look forward to following your work!

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  159. luv the colors. am going to use thesketch for my son's soccer layout!

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  160. luv the colors. am going to use thesketch for my son's soccer layout!

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  161. Fabulous sport page. you did such a great job with the sketch.

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  162. Awesome layout!
    jillbill94@msn.com

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  163. Love this! Great colors and very cool stars with buttons.

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  164. Great layout...and I think you may be the only one on the hop that actually used stars. It looks awesome.

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  165. Love those yummy felt stars and your take on the sketch!

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  166. The best thing about sketches is that you can make it your own and it looks so different! I love your layout!

    Kristan G.

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  167. Love this lO. the colors, the stars, the title! all of it. Thanks
    kdm29@sbcglobal.net

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  168. This is a great layout in everyway! Love looking at sporting event layouts because I'm always in need of fresh ideas.

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  169. I love your layout and those felt stars! I can relate to the favorite number line in your journaling. The number 19 will always be my favorite due to it being my dad's race car number. Thank you so much for being a part of Sketch Support! :)

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