Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the Sketch Support Blog Hop and Giveaway! You should have arrived here from Michele's, but if you are just starting at my blog, make sure to go to Sketch Support to begin. Don't forget to leave a comment at each blog to be eligible for the big grand prize giveaway! (I have a giveaway here, too. Details are at the end of this post) 


This sketch is taken from one of the new books, Sketches for Scrapbooking, One-Page Sketches, Volume 2. Here's my take.....


Yes, someone thought it would be a good idea to douse our pastors with water balloons at our annual Block Party! They were good sports about it all, but I doubt the event will be repeated...


This is also a "get to know the team" type of hop, so here's a little peek into what makes me tick as a scrapbooker.

How long have you been scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in 1999. That seems like a long time ago now!
Why did you start scrapbooking? We had just returned from a fabulous trip to Israel and Egypt. I knew I wanted to do more than just slap photos in an album, so I went in search of ideas and ended up at a Creative Memories party. From there, I was completely hooked!
What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook? Anytime works for me! I usually scrap in the morning during the week, and afternoons and evenings on the weekend.
How often do you scrapbook? I scrapbook every day, but I include many activities in my definition of "scrapbooking." Downloading photos, writing blog posts, organizing projects and supplies all count in my book!
Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like? I'm glad you asked! I have an area in our basement, which you can see here.
When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...playing and teaching piano, spending time with family, reading, knitting, watching NCIS, spoiling my two cats, and traveling.
What is your favorite thing about using sketches? I love the versatility and solid design of the sketches. They are so much fun to adapt to whatever I want to scrap!
What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support? That is a hard one! I think the 2-page sketches are my favorite. I rarely make a 2-page layout without referring to one of the sketches. One of my very favorites is this one.
Here's the order of the entire hop:
Sketch Support
Penny
Andrea
Megan
Janette
Christy
Suzanna
Michele
Sue - that's me
Virginia
Ashley
Jill
Cherie
Katrina
Noey
Christine
Lynette
Melissa
Jennifer
Allison



As promised at the beginning of this post, I am giving away one copy of each of the newest books, Sketches for Scrapbooking, One-Page Sketches, Volume 2 and Sketches for Scrapbooking: Travel Sketches! The travel sketches are two-page sketches, easily adaptable to all types of pages, but especially handy for all those summer vacation photos. All you need to do is leave a comment, and I will randomly choose two winners on Tuesday, April 17th. You do not have to be a follower to win, but I would consider it an honor if you became a follower!

Now you can hop on over to Virginia's blog and continue the fun. Thanks for stopping by!

152 comments:

  1. I love the bright colors & the arrows in your layout Sue! I always enjoy your take on these great sketches. I'd love to win either book, but definitely "need" the travel one as I'm about ready to start on our cruise album! :>)

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  2. How fun is that page!!! I love the bright colors and the subject matter. :)

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  3. Love the colors and detail, and what a great catchy title!

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  4. Poor pastor. I love that you have recorded fun events to remember.

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  5. Love the bright colors and the stitching.

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  6. Great Action photos, poor pastor! love your vibrant colours and products used. great sketch and really nice to read your story. thanks for the blog hop adventure!

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  7. I envy your stitching, something I still can't bring my self to attemp!!

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  8. What great photos! That sounds like fun for everyone except the target! Love the arrows on your layout and all the bright colors.

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  9. What a great sport!! I love your page and the bright colors that you used.

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  10. Ha! My pastor would get a kick out of that. Love the bright colors you used!

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  11. Poor pastor!! LOL! Your favorite 2-page sketch is one I especially love also. Have used it so successfully more than once.

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  12. What a fun page! I love the bright colors against the dark background.

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  13. Oh I love this! Beautiful colorful papers and great design!

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  14. love all the misting sue! great job! i would love to see these sketches!! great giveaway

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  15. great layout of very funny photos.. looks like a very good time. Love the sewing as an accent as well.

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  16. Gorgeous use of color! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Love your layout! Very bright and playful, just like the photos! THanks for sharing!

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  18. I love the bright colors that you used and the little extras you put around the edges. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Great layout and you used my favorite embellishment Glimmer Mist!! Thanks for the chance to win the sketch books!

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  20. Following :D Love the bright colors on your page!! Bring on summer! :D tfs

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  21. What a fun event to document! Love the brightness of your page!

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  22. Love, love the bright happy colors!

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  23. Great use of color - and I think the title is hysterical. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Fun, bright layout

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  25. Great layout! Love the colors and the subject!!

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  26. I love your layouts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I like your choice of paper in the layout, so colorful and fun.

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  28. Awesome, lo!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  29. Love the colors on this one...so bright and fun. The stitching is a perfect touch for the LO.

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  30. I love sketches and have enjoyed hopping through all the blogs and seeing the different takes on the sketch. Your bright colors really make the layout fun.

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  31. Congrats on being chosen to be a Sketch Support Gal! Love the bright colors and misting :)

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  32. Fabulous LO. I love the bright colors. Very summery.

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  33. Sue your layout is so fun! I would love to pelt my pastor with water balloons:-D It is also great to learn a bit more about our fellow DT members.

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  34. Fun layout! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Love the bright colours and the title!
    Alison xx

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  36. Nice, bright colors! Enjoyed your layout.

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  37. Great story! Your layout is so eye-catching with your choice of colors and edges!

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  38. What a great memory! I love the photos and that the background is dark, but it really pops with all those bright papers! Great work!

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  39. the colors are awesome! great job on your layout!

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  40. Love your color choices! Very nice job.

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  41. Love orange and would really love the sketchbook! Marsha harleydavidson95th@yahoo.com

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  42. Love the bright colors you used!!

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  43. Sue,

    I like your bright colors against the dark background. I also like your small details too like the small stitches and the letters on the left side of the page. I'd assume to you used on of those sprays to make the background splatters. I have been wanting to try that, but nervous about the end product. I also like the title. I like to try to have the same beginning letters for my titles and am always looking for atypical and unusual words and "pelt" is a good one! :)

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  44. What a great layout of a great event. I'll have to remember this for the youth group.

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  45. Wow! Your colors are gorgeous. I love it all!

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  46. How bright and fun, matches the mood well!

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  47. I like how the bright colors show the sense of fun at the event. Looking forward to seeing your layouts on Sketch Support.

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  48. What a fun, bright layout! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  49. this is awesome! love your work! I am a new follower so I can continue to be inspired and motivated by your work! thanks!

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  50. A fun layout with such a cute title!

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  51. Great layout Sue! so fun. Thanks for sharing :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  52. Fun layout- love your colors- thanks for sharing.

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  53. Really a fun layout! I really enjoy your layouts and seeing all the different places that you have traveled to! Thank you!

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  54. love the bright colors you used! all this blog hopping has me thinking i need be scraping tonight!

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  55. A fun layout, love the bright colors and misting! I really like to scrap two page layouts and Sketch Support are some of favorites!

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  56. A fun layout, love the bright colors and misting! I really like to scrap two page layouts and Sketch Support are some of favorites!

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  57. Love all the color, the misting and the stitching detail! Awesome page!

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  58. Your layout is great! the title and the picts gave me such a giggle :) That is one devoted pastor - lol! Love all the colors you used and it was fun to learn a little more about you :)

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  59. Fun page!!! And I will gladly "follow" you now!

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  60. Congrats on being on the DT for Sketch Support - LOVE what you've done with this one - and awesome sewing on it!

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    Thanks for this chance!

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  62. Love love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. What a cute LO, I'm pretty sure our priests wouldn't be doing that! I love the bright colors and all the details on your LO!

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  64. Great use of colors and details on your layout. It inspires me to use more color on my layouts. I like the Travel Sketchbook and thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Your Pastor is a goooood sport :) great layout! Really fun :)
    I'm hoping to win from one of the blogs :) I really need to get scrapping! and need all the help I can get, lol

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  66. Thanks for inviting us to see your LO's, what fun you've had!

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  67. Your layout is so BRIGHT and looks like a lot of fun was had!!

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  68. I really liked the way you used the zig zag stitching throughout your layout. Adds a great finishing touch to the layout. Janelle H.

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  69. Love the bright colors on your layout!

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  70. Love the bright papers! Perfect for the layout. I wonder how I can talk our pastor into a "pelting the pastor" party! And I love your red wall in your studio--great conversation starter, huh?

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  71. Those colors pop so much against the dark background! I love how you changed up the sketch and made it your own. Great job!

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  72. i love the bright colors you used!

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  73. Cute layout. Love the bright colors.

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  74. Your layouts are beautiful and you pick such wonderful color combinations.....

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  75. O - H ...................
    The LO "pops" with the use of the bright colors:)

    ................I - O!!!!

    Go Bucks!!!!

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  76. I love the bright colors! I usually shy away from them, but now I can see to embrace them!

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  77. I love how you used colors that weren't even in your photos. I rarely do that, but you've shown how it can work so well.

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  78. this is a fun, bright layout - thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. I love the bright colors that just POP off the dark background! And, your stitching is the perfect touch!

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  80. Love the zig zag stitching you used! It adds such a great touch to the layout!

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  81. I love all the amazing color you used on the layout!

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  82. Sue, what a fun subject for your layout!! I love the pretty bright colors you used on this and the varied colors you used in your alphas for the title!!

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  83. Awesome layout and journaling! Great memories!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  84. Wow thats funny Pelting the Pastors, what fun journaling and layout, great take on the sketch!

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  85. What a fun layout! I love all those bright colors and I'll vote to make "Pelt the Pastor" an annual event!LOL! I can't imagine them objecting!! LOL! ~Bev~

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  86. Stunning layout Sue... I love the grid style on this....Fabulously done... hugs...xoxo

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  87. Fun topic and I love all the bright colors you used.

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  88. Cute colors and a very neat subject!

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  89. I love the misting and the bright coloured papers you used on the blue background!! Totally makes your photos pop! The title cracks me up too!! Great pictures!

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  90. What a fun layout! Love the bright colors. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

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  91. poor pastor. :( Great photos though

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  92. What fun colors and patterns! Great layout.

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  93. I agree, that is a great sketch! Any layout suited for 11 photos is wonderful!

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  94. i love how you make the bright colours work so well

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  95. I love the stitches on your page !!!

    Thanks for the chance to win !!!

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  96. Love your blog - cant wait to spend a lot more time over here!

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  97. Love the bold vibrant colors, Sue. I can't scrap a two page layout without a sketch either; and I really need to do so many more of them.

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  98. I think your background paper fits your theme and adds interest. Like your stitching, too. Your layout is very lively!

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  99. I haven't used sketches before but I'm exciting to try.

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  100. Love the bright colors! Great layout

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  101. Super fun layout, Sue! Love the photos and the fun colors. I can't wait to get the one page sketch books - they are on my list of things to pick up. :)

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  102. Wow! Your colour combinations are amazing! Really makes one happy! Thanks for sharing.

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  103. I love the bright colors over the dark background. Really makes them pop.

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  104. Such fun colors! Thanks for sharing!
    Connie O.

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  105. Your colors are so beautiful!

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  106. love your scrapbooking room. The egg carton on your desk has given me an idea of a way to organize some of my stash. Thanks, Sandy

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  107. The colors are so fun for this page!

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  108. What a fun event! I love the bright colors you used.

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  109. Love the bright colors and stitching!

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  110. Love the bright colors against the dark background, with the white mist.

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  111. Cool color choices...thanks for sharing!
    Michelle

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  112. What a fabulous use of color on this layout. Looks amazing.

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  113. Fun page! I like how you added the strips and stitching around the page. Great action shots (although your pastor may not think so! ;) ).

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  114. What a pretty layout but also funny, you don't see that happen to often. Great job on the sketch! It was nice to visit your blog again, it's been too long. Love the photo in your blog header, love seeing SPRING anytime!!

    Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prizes!

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  115. Ooooh, I love how the colours pop on this one!! Fantastic page!

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  116. Love this layout! Great colors.

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  117. That must be one fun activity. I love your LO, the fun and bright papers.

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  118. Hi Sue! I love the bright and happy colors on your layout!! Looks like a lot of fun!

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  119. Really fun colors on this layout and I bet you're right, I bet they don't do this event again! Haha!

    Fun blog hop! :)

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  120. Fun bright colours you used! FAB!

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  121. Nice layout interpretation, liked the bright colors.

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  122. Such a bright and fun layout

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  123. Love the layout - and the colors, but have to say I'm more interested in the idea of doing that same thing to MY pastors! Thanks for the tip! LOL

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  124. What a fun and colorful layout! Nice job on following the sketch!

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  125. Love your takes on the sketch!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Selenaintx

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  126. Fabulous color combo! And what a fun subject! :)

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  127. I love the colors and the title of this page. Too funny.

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  128. Great LO, thanks for sharing!

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  129. Love the theme of you page....poor pastor

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  130. WONDERFUL colors!! I love the sewing incorporated!!!

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  131. Love the colors of your page. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Your poor pastor! What a fun page though!

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  133. I was away this weekend so I missed this. Love that page. Think I will take it to school Thursday pm, show Father Paul and suggest they do something similar at the school summer fayre. I would pay good money to do that to DD's head!!!

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  134. Sue, fantastic page, love your bright colour choices.. and makes me wish for summer! Love your details in the stitching!

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  135. Love your color combinations....so bright and cheerful.
    Pam

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