Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook Month and a blog hop!

Whoo hoo..it's National Scrapbooking Month and all of us at Sketchsupport are celebrating by having another blog hop!  So if you are just checking in, make sure you start at Sketchsupport and follow the blog list from there to get all the giveaway details!  For those already following, you probably got to me by way of Jennifer! We are doing a scavenger hunt this time around.  So be sure to leave comments on each blog and at sketchsupport to be eligible for the giveaways!

This is the sketch we used to make all our layouts:



And here is what I came up with:
I had a lot of fun making this one!  I followed the sketch but widened some of the papers to accommodate my photos.  Because I had more pictures than the sketch, I cropped them down to make them fit.  I liked the movement of the swirls on the sketch but wanted to make it fit my theme, so I made a bike frame and tire and then added stickers behind to show movement.  

I added several extra embellishments to help fill some of the blank space at the bottom.  I also decided to leave off the stitching around the edges because I thought it might be a little to much with everything else.


I ended up with 2 larger title areas because I really liked the "wheels" title but it wouldn't fit on the left page.                         



The question  I ask you is: "Why do you scrapbook?"
For me I first started scrapbooking as a hobby for me.  It is now 97% for my kids, 2% for others and 1% for me.  I love being able to leave something for my babies to have when they get older or even now when they want to remind themselves how much we love them.  It is a way for me to remember those sweet moments I may otherwise forget, it helps me relax, and is a great way to spend time with friends.  I truly don't know what I would do without this creative outlet.  Luckily for me, my boys are quite the little artists themselves and love to "create" with me.  I love seeing the pride they take in their work and being able to see them grow in other ways than just the physical aspect of life.

Thanks to Scrapbook Generation I am giving away a sketchbook to one lucky person who comments here before midnight Sunday May 8th! Volume choice is yours, so check back to see if you have won and then leave your contact info for me to find out how to get your goodies to you!  

Next up in the line-up is Melissa Elsner and you can find her here.

105 comments:

  1. Very cool layout with so much detail work. I'll have to come back again to take it all in.

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  2. Wow, what a layout! There are so many details that you included! Love the pics you scrapped - so cute!

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  3. I love the bike tire you made, it is so cute, clever and creative! Great layout!

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  4. Lots of fun stuff on your layout. I agree with Paper Doll, I need to come back and review later.

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  5. LOVE your embellies!

    I scrap to preserve my family's memories which I think is very important. I also love the creative process and playing with paper and glue! :)

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  6. Lots of fun stuff on this layout- that stitched wheel is very cool! I scrapbook to preserve the memories, among other reasons!

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  7. Bikers are awesome! I scrapbook to leave memories for my kids. I started with an album for me, now it's mostly about my kids.

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  8. I scrapbook for the creativity and to remember all the great times we have shared as a family.

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  9. Amy, what a fantastic layout. Love that bike and the 'wheels' title on pg 2.

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  10. Awesome layout with so many cool embellishments. I scrapbook because it is fun to look back at all the pictures and memories.

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  11. Love your layout and how the embellisments fit the theme of the page perfectly! Gotta love this industry for giving us so much to work with to make beautiful pages! :)

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  12. Love the big title!! I scrapbook because I love to, and for my family. I also do it because it makes sense, what else would I do with all the photos I have?! Thanks!!

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  13. I love to scrapbook because I love to create :)

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  14. I scrapbook to get photos off the computer and into albums to be enjoyed.

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  15. I love all your embellishments. I scrapbook to document our memories. I love looking back.

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  16. I scrap to document my family's history, it is a wonderful creative outlet for me and I really enjoy hanging with my scrappin' buddies. Plus I love, love, love shopping for supplies!!

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  17. Love what you did to the tire. :) The embellishments are perfect for your layout.

    I scrapbook to remember. :)

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  18. Great job on your lo, Amy! I scrapbook to preserve memories for my children, that they may forget as they get older. It's also a very fun hobby for me!

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  19. Amazing layout. I had to look for a long time to catch everything. The bike was genius!!

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  20. Wonderful detail! I am liking seeing so many boy pages with this sketch!

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  21. Great boy page! I like the embellies showing movement of the bike. I scrapbook for me to help me remember funny sayings and different times that might escape my memory. I scrapbook for my son to leave him memories of things we did and to let him know more about hubby and myself. :)

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  22. wow!! NEAT page! love the bike and all your embellishments! I scrapbook to preserve memories so that we can always come back to them and they come to life! andreaniemeier5@gmail.com

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  23. This is an amazing LO! You can see all the hard work you put into it. I love all the details that you included.

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  24. I love your page. You did a fantastic job on it.
    I scrapbook to preserve family memories. It's also a creative outlet for me.
    kah2000@msn.cm

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  25. I love the title. Great layout. I scrapbook for the creativity and to capture the little moments I don't want to forget.

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  26. I scrap to remember the big and little moments and I crave the creative outlet.

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  27. Adorable. They look so happy to be on their bikes.

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  28. I love the bike embellishment you made! You do beautiful work!! I scrap to keep our memories alive!!

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  29. LOVE all the fun elements on your layout! This is fantastic!
    I scrap for the creative outlet---it's just a bonus for me that I'm also preserving my family's memories!

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  30. The title is my favorite part. Great job!

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  31. Great layout! I scrap to express myself and create something for my family to remember everything we have shared together

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  32. I scrapbook to preserve memories. I find our lives are so busy nowadays it is great to be able to be a little creative and perserve memories at the same time.

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  33. What a great layout using the sketch. I scrapbook for my family, my pleasure and the retail therapy it offers me.

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  34. I love all the elements on this page and those wonderful photos of your boys and their bikes! I really like the large "wheels" title, too!

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  35. Great embellishments on this layout. Love it. I scrap for myself, for the enjoyment, and to remember the events.

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  36. Great layout! Loved how you pulled it all together. Thanks!

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  37. I scrapbook for me, it' a way to preserve memories and tell my family's history

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  38. love, love, LOVE this page- the colors, embellishments, design are all gorgeous and perfect for the story.

    I scrapbook for my family, the pretty papers are just for me

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  39. Amy, I love your LO! Cute bicycle. And I love the swirls, etc., to show the movement of the bike's tire. I scrapbook for my family and for me. I enjoy the sereneness (is that a word?) of my scraproom, and really enjoy the creativeness.

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  40. I scrapbook for me and my family. I love this hobby and my husband loves being able to see the layouts after his deployments to feel even more involved in our lives.

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  41. Fun page. Cute boys.

    I scrapbook to record and preserve our memories. Also, because it is something that I enjoy doing.

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  42. I scrapbook to preserve memories and for a creative outlet. Scrapping is perfect "me" time.

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  43. I always loved to save pics/memoriabilia, using those old magnetic photo albums. My SIL introduced me to scrapbooking and the rest is history! I want to remember all about my life and the times I've had! Have a great weekend...

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  44. Wow! Love your layout! I scrap to capture memories & be creative!

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  45. Loved your summary of why you scrapbook. It's the exact reason why I do as well. Great layout!

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  46. So many things to LOVE about this layout! The title font is fabulous!! I love the border that runs along the bottom. And your photos are just to cute for words. Wonderful job!!

    www.cpmemories.blogspot.com

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  47. It's a creative outlet for me.

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  48. Cute layout! Great job.
    I love to scrapbook to preverve memories for my daughters and to spend time with friends. Plus my youngest daughter, age 13, is an avid scrapbooker now too. We enjoy sharing this hobby together. It's a special bonding time for us.

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  49. Wow lots of detail, looks great!

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  50. My daughters started scrapbooking several years ago and kept urging me to join them. They know I love taking pictures. Now I can share the fun with them and get to save my pictures with special memories. It's such a great little escape for me, too, very relaxing. Just turn on my music and I'm off...

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  51. I love the layout. I scrap because it calms me.

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  52. I love all of the words on your layout, and cute embellishments.

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  53. Super cute LO, love all the embellies you used!

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  54. Love the cute embellishments you chose!

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  55. Love this all boy layout.
    debsusee@yahoo.com

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  56. Great LO!
    I started scrapping as a creative outlet...I still get that out of it but now I scrap so that my daughter will have a record of all the wonderful memories we share.

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  57. Love the LO! I scrap to spend time with friends and have a creative way to capture the wonderful memories of the things we have shared together! Oh, and loved the song!!!

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  58. Love your big bold title! I started to scrap when I got pregant with my daughter 13 years ago and just kept doing it. PLUS at this point have way too much paper to stop! :)

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  59. I love the wheel. Great job.
    I scrap for the memories to look back on someday.
    thanks

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  60. love the layout--so cool with all wheel and embellishment.

    I scrap to remember the memories

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  61. Love the bike! I scrap to keep our memories meaningful!

    Beckbeck_99@yahoo.com

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  62. Love this layout. I scrapbook mostly for my son, so that he will know that I loved him even when I am no longer around.

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  63. I love this layout. It really compliments your pictures. Really fun!
    kboso@columbus.rr.com

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  64. I love to scrapbook to relax and reminiscence over memorable moments.

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  65. Cool LO! I scrap for the memories and for my kids!

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  66. love how the title jumps off the page!

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  67. Great job. I love the border along the bottom of the second page, and all the little arrows make it flow. I love scrapping photos of my boys!

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  68. I love your title! Especially the texture to the first word. So perfect for boy layouts!

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  69. Lve the layout. This blogging is hard.

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  70. I scrrap to tell the story behind the pictures. Otherwise, they are just people and places.

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  71. Great LO, such fun colors and embellishments! I scrap to have a creative outlet!

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  72. Great Lo - I'm getting so much inspiration from this hop! I scrap today to remember the past and save those memories for the future.

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  73. super cute layout. I scrapbook for me.

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  74. Lately scrapping for me has really helped me relax in the midst of alot of work stress. Love your take on the sketch.

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  75. Cute layout!! Thanks for sharing and the give-away!

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  76. Fabulous layout! I scrap for the traditional reasons preserving memories for my family - but my selfish reason is to spend time with friends and to make new friends!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  77. So much detail in your layout! I scrap because it's enjoyable, gives me a creative outlet and I love shopping for all scrapbooking goodies.

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  78. Love the cute layout!! I scrapbook to perserve family memories....also, love the creative side of scrapping!

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  79. I totally agree with you! I SB for my kids, I love watching them "remember" through their albums! Awesome LO, love the movement!

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  80. I love photos of my family and their activities. Love how those photos look even better in a scrapbook.

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  81. I love the bike tire and the stitched spokes on your layout! So very cool! I scrapbook for my grandkids! They love looking through their albums.

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  82. The bike you designed is awesome! Wonderful take on the sketch.
    I started scrapbooking to record memories for my family, and although that's still my main reason for scrapping, it's become more of a creative escape for me too.

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  83. Great layout!! I scrapbook so my son will know just how much he is loved.

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  84. Love love love this layout amy! great take on the sketch

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  85. Great layout!

    I scrapbook to remember all those little things that are so easy to forget. Plus it's a great creative outlet for me.

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  86. I love the bike embellishments. Very cute layout. I scrap for my sanity...it is my creative outlet.

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  87. I love your layout wish I had even a small amount of your talent.
    Sandy from Missouri

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  88. I LOVE this layout! I have two boys and this could so be them! Your embellishments rock.

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  89. Opps, I forgot to answer the question. I love putting our memories down in words and pictures for my family to look at down the road. My oldest is five and already he loves to look back and see the pages of him as a baby. If I didn't scrap, I am afraid the memories would not be recorded. Plus I love taking pictures and capturing those everyday moments that truly show who we are. Happy Mother's Day!

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  90. I scrapbook because I want to leave my girls the story of their lives. I am very big on journalling. I just love leaving a legacy for them. TFS!

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  91. I love your layout. Very creative.

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  92. I scrapbook to document all the fun times my family has. You did a great job on your layout!

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  93. Oh, what a fun layout! Love your arrows and all the movement. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I love Allison's sketches.
    I scrapbook to preserve memories for my family and have fun at the same time.

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  94. Love this layout and all your little embellishments. Great Job. I scrap because I love it and it can be passed on later.

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  95. Amy, FUN layout!!!! It was good to see you Sat.!!! hugs, Katrina

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  96. I scrap because I have to do "something" with all the pictures I take! I also love that it allows me to pretend to be "artistic" when in fact I'm just "scraplifting" and feeding my perfectionist side!

    love the bike theme and always appreciate ideas for all boy pages - I too have two boys and at times lament not being able to use flowers and hearts!

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  97. I scrap to leave the memories behind for my kids to enjoy and remember what they came from. Fun layout. I love it.

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  98. I love going back in time through the pages I create.

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  99. hiya love your layout, love how u have fitted so many photos on it ;)

    i scrapbook so i can look back in years time at all the memories i have as i look at the photos and for the kids to look at as well.

    i also scrapbook as its so relaxing and helps me de stress.

    aussie_momma7@hotmail.com

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  100. great layout!
    I scrapbook because I have way too much invested in the supplies to quit now!
    Seriously- I love to create, it's relaxing and it makes me happy!

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  101. Really like your layoout and the story behind your photos. I take photos daily of my family and scrapbooking provides me with an avenue for preserving the memories.
    Michelle Bittner

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  102. That bicycle frame/tire is awesome!

    I scrap because I love all things creative and documenting my life

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  103. Very creative bike layout.
    I scrapbook because I enjoy it. I love paper and crafting, creating new layouts especially from sketches

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