Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sketch Support NSD Blog Hop!

It is National Scrapbook Day! A day dedicated to a wonderful hobby! I hope that all my scrapbook friends are finding at least a little bit of time to enjoy something I know they love to do!
Sketch Support and the design team have joined together for another amazing blog hop to celebrate this fabulous day. If you want to join in the fun, you need to visit the Sketch Support blog to start the hop! Click here to get all the details.

Along the hop, you should arrive at my blog from Jill Sarginson's blog! By now you have seen the two-page sketch that Allison designed just for NSD. Each creative team member will have their own special spin on it and that is what makes these sketches so much fun!

Here is the sketch........

And here is my take.......

In the summer, we spend a lot of time on our boat. On one of our trips out to the lake we saw this car/boat. On land it ran just like a car but you could drive it into the water, and then it was a boat. Strangest thing I have ever seen.

I used my Cricut machine to cut out these wave borders and then I added the stitching for dimension.

I just love these corrugated letters from Jillibean and I also worked in some new alpha stickers from My Mind's Eye to finish off my title.

The lake we visit is surrounded by lakefront cottages. These little houses reminded me of some of them, so I just had to add them to my layout.

One of the reasons why I love to scrapbook is the ability to recreate a memory that is surely going to fad away. Although these photos were only taken last summer, it seems like a distant memory. So many things have happened since this day spent on our boat. While putting this page together I was able to go back and re-enjoy (if that is even a word) the fun we had and the memories we made.

From here you will hop over to Christina Hoffman's blog. Make sure you leave a comment here and 'collect' the item you need for the scavenger hunt! As a bonus for leaving a comment on my blog, I will be giving away a copy of Sketches For Scrapbooking (volume of your choice). I will do a random draw on Monday morning and post the winner!

Good luck to everyone and I hope you have a great National Scrapbook Day!


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115 comments:

  1. As usual, I love your layout! The stitching on the waves is perfect and adds such a great touch! The mix of alphas is great and I love how you added the little "cabins" to add to the memories you created on this page. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Awesome layout Carolyn, as usual.

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  3. Great layout! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitched wave border, so creative and love the story of the car/boat, never heard of such a thing!

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  4. I always look forward to your layouts and this one is no exception. I "discovered" you when taking the online class with Allison. Loved your work and still do. Happy Day!

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  5. Getting so many ideas from the hop! Your layout is adorable.

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  6. wonderfully done! Love yours stitched waves!

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  7. I love your layout, great use of color and patterned paper!

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  8. What an awesome layout -- great take on the sketch as always. Love the colors and that wave is too cool!

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  9. Wonderful layout. We saw a similar car/boat combination on a trip to the mountains last year. It is certainly a conversation piece!

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  10. What a great layout! I love the stitching on your embellishments... really does add the perfect touch to them!

    Happy NSD!

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  11. Cute layout, I love the the wave boreder.

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  12. What a great layout! I can't believe how perfect the stitching on the waves is.

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  13. Love the colors and the wave border!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. Your layout makes me hope that summer will be coming back & soon (hopefully) as it is still cold here in Minnesota.

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  15. Love your layout as usual, not only that but really enjoy your stories that go with your projects. I look forward to them each reveal.

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  16. I love the stitching on the waves! What a great layout. Happy NSD!

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  17. Love the details on this layout!

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  18. Love your layout! I can't believe you have a car/boat - they are sooooo cool. :)

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  19. Carolyn, your lo is absolutely adorable!! Love the wave and the stitching you added was a perfect touch! I have a slight addiction to those Jillibean corrugated alphas too! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I love the waves. They make the layout.

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  21. Oh the little details are so great. I really like the fun title and those cute little houses added. :)

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  22. I have never seen a LO from you that I didn't fallen in love with!!!! I love the mix of styles you used for the Alphabets. I wish I would remember that when I sit down to scrap! LOL

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  23. Great layout! I love all the details. kah2000@msn.com

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  24. Very nice! I too like to scrapbook to relive the memories and hope that when the kids are older they will enjoy them too!

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  25. Adorable! Those lil houses are perfect and your waves are great!!

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  26. Great layout! I love all the stitching details that you added. I've seen one of those car/boats and it was the strangest thing the first time I saw one! lol!

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  27. Love the stitching and the title!

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  28. Great layout. Happy National Scrapbooking Day.

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  29. Love your layout. The stitched waves are a great touch.

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  30. I looooooooooooove the stitching on your waves, that looks so fantastic!!

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  31. What a fun thing to document. Love this page.

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  32. I love how you popped up a few letters in your title. Also love the stitching on the wave border. Excellent!

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  33. love it! I want to learn to stitch, wanna come and teach me? LOL!

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  34. Love the stitched waves and the dimension in the layout!!!

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  35. Great layout I love the way you put the title on different levels

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  36. Love it!!! I really love the stitching on the waves. I would have never thought of doing it myself. I think I'm gonna have to borrow that idea! ;)

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  37. I just love what you did with the sketch! That car/boat is too funny. And I LOVE how you stitched along the wave - it's the perfect touch.

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  38. LOVE Cricut, and your stiching on the waves is great! Have a nice weekend :)

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  39. Such a fun page! I love the stitching on the wave borders!

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  40. Great layout. Love the stitching on the waves border.

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  41. Beautifully stitched border- I love all the bits of "texture" used!

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  42. Love the stitching on the waves and the attention to detail like the little houses. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. LOVE those stitched waves!

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  44. Carolyn, out here we have car/boats that are a tourist attraction - "Ride the Ducks." I've ridden then, and they are the strangest thing, for sure! I love the use of the stitched waves--so cute! tulipscrapper at gmail dot com.

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  45. I really love the hand stitching on the wave. Perfect!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  46. I'm a big fan of your layouts! Love the stiching on the waves. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  47. Great layout! Love the stitching on the waves and the cloud & sun.

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  48. So cute! I love the stitching, waves, and mix of alphabets.

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  49. Looks great! Love the stitching.

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  50. love how you modified the sketch.

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  51. I love your layouts and would be thrilled to win a sketchbook. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. Great layout! My favorite part is your corrugated blue title!! Adorable wave action. So glad I'm a fan!!

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  53. Wow! I love the waves, the title, and the pictures! Great layout!!!

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  54. Wonderful layout!! You are so talented and creative. I really like your stitching!!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  55. Love your layout. Love the stitched wave border....I'm going to have to steal this idea.

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  56. I love your layout. The detail is great. Sandy from Missouri

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  57. I like everything about your layout including the subject. I especially liked the stitching over your waves. Had not thought of that before. Thanks!

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  58. Fabulous LO! Love your stitching on the wave!
    TFS

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  59. Love the stitches on the waves.

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  60. I always enjoy your layouts. You have great style. We have larger versions of the boat/cars here. They call them Ducks and they are a tourist ride.

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  61. Very cute, love the waves!

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  62. Love your layout, there are so many details. Love the stitching and the title. Great job!

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  63. Gorgeous LO! I absolutely LOVE your stitched waves!

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  64. This is awesome! Love the stitching details in the waves!and the great mix in the canvas!

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  65. Love the stitching and all the dimensions on your LO.

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  66. love your layout! great touch to waves and houses.

    michelesscrapycreations at yahoo dot com

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  67. Love all the texture you put into your page. Nice layout.
    debsusee@yahoo.com

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  68. love that you "popped" up so many of your details!

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  69. I love those waves. What in interesting concept for a boat. Nice layout.

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  70. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
    Love the stitching, I just learned this from Allison!
    hugs!

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  71. Love Love Love the corrugated letters!!

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  72. loved the waves! and the manly feel of the layout

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  73. Beautiful LO! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Love your textured title and stitched waves. Nicely done.

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  75. love your layout.

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  76. That car is great, looks like a lot of fun at the lake.

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  77. I love the stitching and the letters! Such great details to your layout!

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  78. What a fun Lo - I'd love to see a car/boat too!

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  79. Love those waves and all the details with the stitching, sooo pretty.

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  80. Cool layout! Love the accents you used!

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  81. Love your layout and love that you used the cricut. Reminds me that I don't need to go out and buy an embellishment when I have the tools to make my own.

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  83. So cute! Love all your little touches.

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  84. cool stitching! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  85. I love all the details on this layout. I have enjoyed following your blog since you became a CT member for Sketch Support.

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  86. Lovely page! The stitched waves are gorgeous, and I love the way you layered the accents. Happy NSD!

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  87. Carolyn, I loved your take on the sketch! Your layout is beautiful.

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  88. Adorable page! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win a sketch support book!!

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  89. Great layout... Please pick me!! HeHe

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  90. Thought the boat- car was only a myth... Great LO

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  91. Gorgeous layout! missed you yesterday at the crop!

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  92. fabulous layout carolyn - great colours and LOVE the wave!!

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  93. Great job Carolyn!!! I love all the stitching and the waves are really cool.

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  94. Wow what a contraption that car/ boat is. Love your layout....like you I love to get those memories down. Time goes so quickly!

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  95. I love the details you put in your layouts. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Another wonderful layout, Carolyn! I love all your stitching!!

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  97. I loe all the dimension you used! Great layout!

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  98. I love the stitching on your waves and the corrugated letters. Kicks the layout up a notch.

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  99. That is a crazy car-boat! Thanks for sharing your fantastic layout.

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  100. love those JillyBean titles too and the color scheme is awesome! have been trying to stich on my pages more but am still perfecting my technique - am so jealous of your ability to follow that wave so well!

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  101. Love the waves! I am a water person.

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  102. LOVE this Carolyn!!!!! And you have way more patience than me...hand stitching those waves!!! hugs, Katrina

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  103. I love the colors on your layout. The whole thing is beautiful.

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  104. Fabulous layout. Love the stitching you added to the wave border.

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  105. great sketch :)

    love your layout ;)

    those little houses are so cute ;)

    tc from mel :)

    aussie_momma7@hotmail.com

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  106. What a totally fun layout - great details!

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  107. That is a cute layout!
    I think that Alan Jackson used one of those cars/boats in a video, they do look like a lot of fun!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  108. Love your photos and your stitching.
    Michelle Bittner

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