Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sketchsupport Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog!  All of us over at sketch support are doing a Blog Hop this weekend starting at 8:00am Central/9:00 Eastern Standard time.  So if you're here early check back then. We are glad you are participating in our "Hop!" If you want to follow along, make sure you start at Sketchsupport and it will get you started!  There will be giveaways there and on all our design team blogs.  Whoo hoo!!! Today I want to start by sharing this layout with you:

It is my take on this sketch by Allison:





You will find each of the design team members has used this sketch in our blog hop.  I'm excited to see how everyone uses it!  This is my first blog hop..I followed many but never actually participated in one so I am having fun!

One thing you will notice with me is that I tend to always change each sketch in some way or another.  That's why I love them..you can alter them to fit your needs.  For example, in this layout, none of my pictures are the sizes given in the sketch.  I altered them to work with what I had and I didn't want to leave any out so I added a few extra pictures as well.  I used 2 pictures in place of the vertical 4 x 6 and I added a small one by the title.  Most of the 3x3 pics on the sketch are 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in my layout. I used snowflakes instead of stars..anything would work, just vary the sizes.  I also added a few flourishes here and there.


Supplies: All papers are Fancy Pants Cardstock: Bazzill Flourishes and glittered snowflakes: Making Memories  All other Snowflakes are Stampin Up! Rhinestones: Loreal

Now how about a little info about how I scrap...

When it comes to paper crafting I am...  Obsessed!  I love this hobby and the idea that I am leaving something behind for my kids to look back on one day.  I don't really know what my style is, I just do whatever strikes me at the moment.  I do have to have balance and tend to do things symmetrical.  I love bling and the color green.  

Where do you craft?
I am very lucky to have room dedicated to this hobby I love.  My husband helped me build the tables and I LOVE this space and I love to organize everything in it!  I  enjoy having room for friends or my boys to come and "play " with me!   Here is a link to my room: My Happy Place

When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me... Friends, music, and everything at arms reach.  I also seem to have the need to snack every time I sit down, so of course there has to be something sweet(chocolate), sour(candy) and salty (honey roasted peanuts) or my homemade trail mix.

When I am not creating, you can find me... clipping coupons.  I am loving the challenge of saving money. If I'm not doing that or volunteering at church, I'm home probably cleaning or reorganizing something.  I sort of have an obsession with things being orderly and I get giddy about new storage supplies.

When it comes to sketches I... Love the versatility of them!  I love how a sketch can take me in so many different directions and gives me a great starting point.  I can just grab a sketch, some coordinated supplies and start!  They have also changed the way I buy my papers..I also get more use out of what I already have.  Often times,my scraps are perfect for cards...and they have a sketch book for those too ya know     ; - )

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be giving away a Vol 7 sketch book by Allison Davis to one lucky winner.

and another lucky winner will win a box of scrapbook goodies...to be eligible just follow my blog and leave a comment.  I will announce the winners on Monday.  The winner will then have until Friday to send me their contact info to karoller@live.com for setting up prize delivery! If no one claims by then, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and Thanks for visiting! Come back soon    :- )   Up next on our hop is Melissa Elsner and you can find her blog here!

176 comments:

  1. great layout - i love the wings.

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  2. Great layout Amy! I think the pictures are pretty busy, so it's a good idea to keep the rest of the layout simple. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  3. what a fun layout amy - LOVE those snowflakes!!!!! Great pics too!

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  4. Love the angel wings on this LO! Just did a snow angels LO myself and didn't think of using these ultra cool wings!

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  5. Cool layout. Especially like the title.

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  6. Nice job on the layout. I really love those snowflakes.

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  7. Love the snowflakes! beautiful layout!!!

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  8. Great LO! I like that you adapted it to go with what you had for pics. Your room looks fabulous too! I have sketch book 7 so please don't put my name in the hat for that...let some other lucky lady win it! TFS!

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  9. Oh I love the wings with a heart and the snowflakes going down the middle. I am loving the sketch more and more and ideas are spinning. I took a peek at your room and you are a lucky girl! :)

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  10. Your love for your boys is really evident in this layout. LOVE how you used angel wings for your 'angels'...great visual. And I loved your HAPPY PLACE- it would make me happy too. I really enjoyed looking around your blog and became a follower...Let us Praise the Lord and Rejoice Always!
    Smiles from PA

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  11. I became a follower. Your layout is great. I just scrapped a couple of layouts with the Fancy Pants papers. I love them!

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  12. Great LO Amy, lovely photo's and love the different coloured snowflakes.

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  13. OH how sweet. You can really tell you love your little ones. I like how you used the snowflakes and I agree with you on the sketches! Great job!

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  14. LOVED the "snow angels" embellie you created for your LO!!!

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  15. Love the way you were able to fit so many pictures onto your rendition of this sketch. Great job.

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  16. I also have just become a follower of your neat blog.

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  17. the sparkly snowflakes are my favorite! I added your blog to my Google Reader feed too.

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  18. What a great layout! Love the flurry of snowflakes.

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  19. Love the snowflakes and how you added a couple more photos!! Allison's sketches make scrapbooking so easy!!

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  21. Great layout! Love the snowflakes!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  22. Love your sparkly snowflakes and how you adapted the layout to add more photos. Sorry about above, I made a typo and wanted to fix it. :)

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  23. I love the way you changed it to fit the photos you wanted to use. Your take on the sketch is lovely.

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  24. I love the colors of your layout! They're so pretty. I would never think to put those colros with snow, but it looks very pretty! I'm becoming a follower of your blog! I love it!

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  25. Fun layout! I like the colors you used!

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  26. I love how you added more pics.
    jaimejulius at yahoo dot com

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  27. The snowflakes are so pretty! Lovely lyout!

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  28. Great layout. Love the snowflakes.

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  29. Love the angel wings and all that gorgeous glitter! Great LO :O)

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  30. Wonderful layout & color combo of red, pale blue & chocolate brown? Yum! Sweet angel wings & cheery snowflakes-I LOVE everything about this!

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  31. Love the flow of the snow ;) We must be kindred spirits...scrapbooking, couponing, organization! lol I get excited looking at the staples catalogue at work! hee hee! Off to look at your scrappyroom!

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  32. It is so cool how you changed the stars out for snowflakes and added the glitter to them. Just like the beautiful sparkling morning I woke up to this past Tuesday. Another amazing take on the sketch.

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  33. hmmm...my comment didn't post...very cute take on the sketch!

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  34. Love the snowflakes and flourishes!

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  35. Love your layout variation. Snow angels—so cute, and the snowflakes—perfect!

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  36. What cool snowflakes! I love your blog and plan on visiting often.

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  37. Thanks so much for the inspiration...just printed a bunch of our winter photos to scrap and will definitely follow your lead.
    Michelle C Bittner

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  38. Beautiful layout.

    And I'm in LOVE with your scrap space, oh my!

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  39. I love all the little details that are included with your layouts. Beautiful job and I am just a WEE bit jealous of your pretty scrap room. Lucky gal!

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  40. I am loving the music!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to see your work!

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  41. This is a really nice layout... I find myself adding more pictures usually also... Love your scrap space...

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  42. Great layout. Love the use of the angel wings and snow flakes. Funny how you can't keep little boys in on a freezing snowy day. I love the music especially the first song. I blog on each day to hear it.

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  43. I love the snowflakes. Beautiful layout!!

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  44. Great lo! The wings are cute. I LOVE snowflakes. TFS!

    http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

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  45. great take on the sketch I love it

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  46. I love that blue for snow pictures.

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  47. Nice page. I've got plenty of snow pics too. Liked the color choices also.

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  48. Very nicely done! I love the snowflakes!

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  49. I love the snowflakes! They kind of spoke to me today (I live in MT the land of the snowflake)! I love the color green as well! Thanks for joining the blog hop...this is super fun!

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  50. Love the layout. Love that you coupon just like me and love the color green too.

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  51. Love your unique Snow Angel LO.

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  52. Beautiful layout, love how you changed the sketch to fit your needs. Cute pictures too!

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  53. What a gorgeous LO! Loooove all the snowflakes! :)

    Happy to have found your blog as well - I'm a follower now!

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  54. Ooh, I'm really loving your take on the sketch. The glitter snowflakes are just too cute. It was pretty funny to arrive on your winter layout post, after seeing a fall page...just like hopping through seasons:)

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  55. Great take on the sketch. Love the pics and snowflakes. Going to check out your room and sign up to follow you. Great job.

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  56. I'm your follower now. love your take on the sketch! that is how I scap as well using what pictures i have with the sketch and just adjust if need.

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  57. Thanks for showing us a different way to change up the sketch. Your layout is fabulous.

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  58. Love all the snowflakes and the flourish that reminds me of the wind. Great job!

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  59. Fun layoaut. Love the little snowflakes.

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  60. I love how you changed the sketch to fit your needs. Great example!

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  61. Great Layout. Love all the snowflakes, im a follower too:)

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  62. Beautiful layout! Loved your "Happy Place" too!

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  63. Your snow pictures are adorable! THis year has certainly provided plenty of snow for such photo ops!

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  64. Great take on the sketch! Love your pictures and enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  65. I love the snowflakes flowing through the LO. Thanks for the opportunity of the RAK.

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  66. Great layout! Love how you used so many photos!

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  67. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  68. I like how you made the sketch your own! Excellent job!

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  69. Love your LO and a great take on the an amazing sketch!!

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  70. Thanks for sharing your LO - so pretty! I too, love to alter the sketch - that's what they're there for! LOL!!!

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  71. I love all the sparkly stuff on this sketch!

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  72. I'm a new follower. Love the heart with wings! :)
    Stephanie
    scrapadelic@gmail.com

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  73. I love the way you placed the snowflakes! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Love the snowflakes on this layout.

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  75. So very pretty...love the snowflakes!!

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  76. I love the snowflakes too! Great LO!

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  77. The snowflakes add such wonderful dimension to the layout! Thank you for sharing a peek into your blog!

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  78. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for the blog candy...

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  79. I like using the sketches as a starting point too! Love the snowflakes and I like that you call your scrap room "the happy room" My sis-in-law likes to visit mine and call it her "happy place" LOL!!!

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  80. Plenty of snow this year for snow layouts...nice.

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  81. I love those snowflakes, and couldn't resist a quick hop over to see your scrap place. Very cute.
    Amy from KC

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  82. I love your page, especially the different colored snowflake embellishments!

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  83. Beautiful layout, I love the snowflakes and the added sparkle! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  84. Love the snow layout and especially how you did the angel wings at the top. :^)

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  85. I LOVE the way you used this sketch...the snowflakes are perfect and those wings are inspired on your page! Great job!

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  86. I adore the angel and snowflakes. Can't wait to scrapbook my own snow day pics!! I also get a rush out of sales and coupons. There's nothing like saving more than you end up spending!

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  87. Love the angel wings! Your photos are so cute, too! Thanks for sharing your layout and additional info about yourself. I enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  88. Love all those snowflakes!
    I'm now a follower.

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  89. very cute page and I love your craft room

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  90. What a fun layout. The angel wings are perfect and the snowflakes are always my favorite. I checked out your happy place and wow that is a scrappers dream room, so much storage and space. Thank you for the giveaway, would love to get number 7 sketchbook. It was fun to read your q/a and I am now a follower. Have a good weekend.

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  91. I like the way you used the snowflakes instead of stars.

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  92. Love the colors on your layout! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

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  93. Such a great layout! I love the sparkly snowflakes, just precious. I bacame a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a yummy treat!

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  94. Hello!! Gorgeous 2pger! Love how you used the snowflakes to tie together the color scheme!

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  95. I love all your snowflakes and your sparkly touches! Off to become a follower now - thanks for a chance at either RAK!

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  96. I love that about sketches too... you can change them up to best fit your own needs. Nice work!

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  97. Those glittery snowflakes just make your LO sparkle! Love it!

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  98. Great layout, I love the snowflakes!

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  99. I love the bonus sketch and your take on it. The snowflakes are fabulous!

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  100. Fab layout! I really like the angel wings in your title! I'm now a follower!

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  101. I love the sketch and what you did with it1 You are a very talented scrapper!

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  102. Love the idea of the snowflakes! Great layout!
    Thanks for the chance to win....Volume 7 is the one I do not have!

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  103. very glad to follow your blog, I love that layout! I like to change up sketches too..sometimes :) thanks for the chance to win.

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  104. Like how you changed up the sketch to fit your photos. Sometimes it's helpful to see examples of that. Thanks!

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  105. Want a wonderful layout- I love the snowflakes- super cute:-)

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  106. I love your take on the sketch (especially the snowflakes!). I would love to win Volume 7! I am now a follower!
    Joanne xo

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  107. ADORABLE!!!!! I love the flourishes and the snowflakes. Loving how different everyone's work is. THANKS!!!

    slotr04 at yahoo dot com

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  108. I like the Snow Angels and wings and how the snowflakes worked great instead of stars.

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  109. Nice layout. Love what you did with the snowflakes

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  110. Such a fun wintery layout - you really captured the fun of a snowy day!

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  111. Great layout, love the special touches!

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  112. Beautiful layout! Loved reading all about you. Your scrapbook space is amazing. I am so jealous!

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  113. I love your layout!!!

    But I really, really, really love your happy place!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your art with me!!

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  114. Wonderful take on the sketch! Love the snowflakes going across the pages, especially the glittery ones. :)

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  115. I love my boys and the snowflakes. This layout turned out great.

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  116. Your snow angels are adorable! And thanks for sharing a peek at your scrap room. Looks beautiful!

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  117. Oh, so cute. Really llike your little title block with the extra picture in there. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. great layout! having a blast doing the hop...hop hop hop

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  119. I'm loving all the things you guys are using in place of the stars. The snowflakes are great!

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  120. Lovely layout and super fab sketch!

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  121. Great layout... love the angel wings!

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  122. Great lo, love all the snowflakes!

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  123. i love all the snowflakes! this is a fantastic layout and so versatile.

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  124. I just love a page with snowflakes! What a great scrap room you have too!

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  125. Great layout! Love those Sketch Books for inspiration.

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  126. Hello from snowy Buffalo! I actually love checking out all "THE GIRLS" of sketch supports blogs all the time! I'm a Mom of 2 boys too!! and As I stated on Shari's blog LOVE the Glitter!! I love finding ways to get my "girly" fix on my pages, thanks for the ideas! Lisa Z

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  127. Love all the snowflakes and the angel wings. I'm jealous of your scrap room!

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  128. Your embellishments are gorgeous!

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  129. Amy,those wings are AWESOME!!!!! (no giveaway!) hugs, Katrina you did great!

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  130. Love your beautiful HAPPY PLACE. Wish I had one like that! Love your snowlafkes on your layout. It nice to see that you change up the sketch with different size pictures and florishes. I never seem to have the right size photos for a sketch so change them all the time.

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  131. I love how you adapt the sketches to the number and sizes of photos you want to use. I was impressed with how many photos you got on this particular layout! I'll have to try this more often.

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  132. I love your angel wings and different sizes of pictures. Beautifule layout.

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  133. Beautiful layout, I love the soft feel of the colors.

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  134. Oh, my favorite part of this layout is your angel wings!! Darling!

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  135. I love all the details you added to make this sketch your own! I hope I'm a winner and can't wait to check back to see who is winning all these give a ways! Thanks for the inspiration and have added you to my bookmarked list of blogs to check for inspiration!

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  136. I love how you used both felt snowflakes and glittery snowflakes.

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  137. Cute page, I like the colors that you chose! I also have to snack on something while I scrap. Usually M&M's.

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  138. Love your angel wings~~very appropriate for your darling "snow" angels!

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  139. Love all the snowflakes. Great layout.

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  140. Love the LO - great job on the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. I love the snowflakes!! What a fun layout!

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  142. sweet layout and what a great giveaway!

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  143. Love your layouts, especially your snow angels. Everyone should have a 'happy place' to enjoy!

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  144. I love the colors, snowflakes and how you added photos. I find myself doing hat alot too. Can I just say that I would be VERY happy if I had a happy place like yours? Very nice!

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  145. what a great take on the sketch! love it!! thanks so much!

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  146. So pretty! The angels wings are a lovely touch!

    grace2-8@hotmail.com

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  147. Wow, love your layout. I also went to your "happy place". You are such a luckly girl! I totally can relate to the organizing thing. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  148. Love your happy layout based on the sketch! Great details!

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  149. great take on the sketch. beautiful layout

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  150. Great pages! Love that you used your own handwriting!!

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  151. Beautiful layout! i love the snowflakes.

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  152. Love the colors, wings and snowflakes. Great layout!

    Now a follower!

    Michele

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  153. Very talented:) Love the look and I have new snow photos to use:)

    Debbie

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  154. your layout is one of the reasons i love looking at everyone's art over and over. i am so sick of blue, white, silver, and maybe a little purple on every winter layout, but what other colors will look right. then along u come with red. they look wonderful. lovely layout. the photos are great!

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  155. Love your take on the sketch !!!

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  156. Love the snowflakes. Great take on the sketch.

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  157. I love the snowflakes. They are great!

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  158. Looks like your kids were having a blast... this really comes through the layout.

    Kristan G.

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  159. Cute, love the SU snowflakes.

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