Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD Sketch Support blog hop!

Welcome to National Scrapbook Day, and thank you for joining the Sketch Support blog hop! You should have gotten here from Suzanna's blog. If you get out of order at any time, please feel free to stop off at Sketch Support to find all the blogs--and have fun on the scavenger hunt!

Here's the sketch we used:


And here's the page I made from it:

I had bunches of brother photos that had not made their way onto other pages. I took them all and printed two more photos from a recent event to make this page. The photo sizes are different, but the orientation is the same.

The idea for the page came from some words from my son, which are on the journaling card above. Click the image to see them bigger. Words like that merit a page, I think.

My boys loved that great big red inflatable whatever.

I love my Bazzill stitching template:

Oh, yes I do...

I also love those Cosmo Cricket flower and butterfly die cuts. I'd marry them if I could. Well, not really, but I really love them.


My friend Sandra gave me the idea for putting a quotation in this spot, which I created because I had an empty spot since I messed with the photo orientation. Who knew Leonardo DiCaprio would have such a heartwarming brother quote?

And for a chance at a prize...Leave a comment telling me why you scrap! I scrap to remember the stories of our lives. Also to make meaning out of them. In all honesty, I think scrapbooking helps me make my life more meaningful. Plus, God's truth, I have to scrap because I have so dang many supplies!

So share why you scrap (Comments will be open until Sunday night at 9 P.M. CST), then hop over to Amy's blog! Thanks for stopping by; come back again.

89 comments:

shanna said...

I scrap because I find it therapeutic. I tend to take lots of pictures of my niece and nephew and I like having the creative outlet of scrapping them.

Joanne said...

I scrap for a few reasons - preserve my daughters photos and history, as a hobby, and to top it off I love shopping for scrapping goodies :)

Paper Doll said...

I scrap to showcase my pictures. I could just stick them into a binder, but I want to share the story behind the picture. Who's in it, where we are, why are we there. I've inherited shoe boxes filled with pictures, I feel like their stories are lost, and that's so sad.

DanaMK said...

I scrapbook for many reasons. I love that I can express my creativity on my layouts, even though I'm not that artistic. I love taking pictures and scrapbooking allows me to showcase those photos. And it's a great way of preserving family memories. I've started a lot more heartfelt journalling this past year and it adds another dimension to my layouts. This hobby is so much fun and I can't imagine life without it.

Lisa said...

Love your layout and what a great quote! I love putting quotes on layouts! I scrap to preserve my family's memories for future generations, plus it is a hobby that has allowed me to meet a lot of lovely gals I wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to get to know and call friends!

Linda said...

I had to laugh about scrapping because of so many supplies. I have the same hobby "collecting supplies". I always say I will not buy more until I use some of what I have. Ha, that changes when I enter the store.

Nice layout.

Amarilys said...

LOVE your handstitched flourishes!

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! :)

sodapach said...

I love how the colors pop against the kraft background. My reason is simple: I scrapbook to preserve the memories.

gmlindsey said...

I scrap for many reasons. I want to preserve the memories for my kids. I love my supplies and cropping is a social event.

Jenny said...

I scrap for the creativity and to remember all the great times our family has had over the years.

Carolyn Wolff said...

Jennifer, great layout. I just love all the stitching. You did a fantastic job!

LeAnne Smith said...

I love the stitched flourishes. Thanks for inspiring us this weekend!

I scrap to remember the bg things and the little things in life...and who am I kidding, I just love buying all the great products out there! LOL

Nicole Michelle Gray said...

I scrap to remember the big and little things in life.

Sue Bone said...

I scrapbook to get photos out of their packets and into albums to be enjoyed.

Mary Bez said...

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!!

Jenn said...

I scrap to preserve memories and play with supplies! Love the way you incorporated all the random brother photos in your layout!

scasa said...

I love your stitching! I scrapbook to document memories. I also love trying to be creative.

scrapcreator said...

Love the stitching! I really want to try some hand stitching on my layouts. I scrapbook so that I can remember. I scrapbook to share my memories

AmyBug said...

Oh the grouping of embellishments are great. Love the stitching! I scrapbook to remember stuff for me and to leave information of hubby & myself for my son to look back on. I also just love the creative outlet it gives me. :)

Andrea said...

Gosh I just love your work Jennifer!!! I scrapbook to preserve memories! Otherwise you just forget about them. There is just something about looking back in scrapbooks and it just all comes to life! Plus its fun and I love taking pictures! and the supplies are awesome!!

Tammy said...

I scrap to share the memories!

What a cute LO! I love the stitching... makes me want to stitch on my LOs more. It is time consuming but so worth it in the end.

scrappycass said...

Love the stitching. Great layout!

Karen said...

Great layout! I love the flourishes and flowers on a boy page.

mimisimon said...

I scrap for the creative outlet and to share our moments and life with the next generation.

Dawn said...

The stitch work really adds such a wonderful finishing touch! I love the photos!!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the stitching and the quote. I love to scrap to preserve our life.

Steff said...

Love your work, Jennifer! Funny thing about the scavenger hunt---when I saw stitched flourishes, I was betting it would be your layout! You use them so well!
I love scrapbooking for the creative outlet it gives me---just a bonus that I'm also preserving memories at the same time!

LatteLover said...

I scrapbook to express my creativity and create something for my family to remember the good times we shared with each other

Jacqui said...

I scrap to perserve memories. I find our lives are so busy nowadays, so its great to have "a story" around the photos to perserve the memories.

Leslie said...

I love the way you used the sketch and the stitching is the perfect touch on this layout. I scrap because it takes me to my happy place - playing with paper, pictures and the supplies, oh Lord help me, all the wonderful supplies.

BrendaB said...

I love your page, and that wonderful "brothers" quote! Like you, I scrap to justify my scrappy supply stash :) but I mainly scrap to capture memories and little pieces of our everyday lives.

Joanna said...

Love the stitching. I have several of the Bazzil templates as well. I scrap for the creativity, the enjoyment, and for the remembering of the event i am scrapping.

Jen**SugaredSongbird** said...

Such a lovely sketch take! I like the brother quote.

I scrapbook because it helps perserve my family's memories (and the pretty paper doesnt' hurt either)

Sandy said...

I enjoy working with paper and love the hands-on way to preserve memories.

Tulip Scrapper said...

Jennifer, as usual, I love your LO. You've got such style! I love scrapbooking because it preserves my family's life for generations to come. I can't wait to see my first grandchild going through his dad's/mom's scrapbooks! Besides, I need a creative outlet, and all other crafts I've tried, I failed at. I love scrapbooking because however you do it, it's right!

Cassie said...

I scrap because I love to document our lives and so my husband can see what happens while he is deployed.

LouAnn said...

I scrap to record our memories, and because it's fun for me.

Love the stitching. I have got to get one of those templates.

Nancy M in NJ said...

ooh I have those Bazzil templates... gotta dig them out! I scrapbook because I would forget all the stories of my life. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Andi said...

I scrap to preserve memories and for a creative outlet. It's perfect "me" time.

Melissa said...

Love your layout. I scrap because it helps me to capture memories & be creative.

Colleen said...

I scrap to capture the everyday moments so that when my kids are older and remember all moments I loved sharing with them.

Mathew said...

Like the hand stitching!

Cindy said...

Wonderful use of a leftover group of photos. Sometimes they make for the best layouts. I scrap for many reasons the biggest being to capture lifes little moments. Thanks for sharing your layout!

www.cpmemories.blogspot.com

photochic said...

I love the creative outlet of scrapping. BEAUTIFUL layout, Jennifer. As always. :)

Peggy said...

I scrap because I love taking pictures. I want to not only save them but also the special memories attached to them. Plus, my daughters got me started and I love sharing this joy with them. And, then my loving husband retired (need I say more?)

Yvonne said...

I scrap because the pictures are so much prettier in layouts than in albums.

susan ott said...

I am a big fan of all your layouts. I love this one and how your boys are so close. I scrap because I love to collect cute things and document my girls' lives.

Kim E said...

Great LO Jennifer! I scrap to capture the memories of now and save them for my kids to look back on. Its also a great creative outlet and some ME time!

Scrapthat said...

I started scrapping as a creative outlet and to scrap our honeymoon pics but I scrap now to pass on memories and stories to my little girl.
Great LO BTW!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love layout! I first scrap bc I love to decorate the page with various embellishment but as time went on, I want to remember the stories that went with pictures. My mom has receive a huge boxes of pictures from my grandpa but no story went with it only bit and pieces...

michelesscrapycreations at yahoo dot com

Chanel's Owner said...

I started scrapping when I was pregnant with my child, 13 years ago. AND now, I have way to much paper to stop. :)

Preston, Courtney and Callie said...

I love to scrap so I have a memory to look back on someday.
Thanks

csewy said...

I scrap to perserve our family memories, love looking back and enjoying the memories!!

Rebekah said...

I scrap to make the memories meaningful too! Love that answer!

Michele said...

I scrap to leave the memories for my son to enjoy long after I am gone.

Tracy said...

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

Michael said...

I love to create and preserve those precious memories.

Love your layout.

kboso@columbus.rr.com

COScraps said...

I scrap for the memories! Nice LO!

Diana said...

It's cheaper than therapy. Not kidding.

scrapstampcrazy said...

Great job. Love the stitching and flower embellies.

Megan D said...

I scrap to preserve my life. I want my grandkids to know who I was. I know nothing about my Grandpa, he passed away before I was born. I wish I knew about his life.

Leshia said...

love your layout.Had to use my daughters email. My name is cherrie and I follow your blog.

HeatherK said...

I scrap to tell the story behind the pictures. Otherwise it's just people and places.

Erica said...

What a heartwarming comment for your son to make! I scrap so my children and hopefully their children can relive memories and we've had over the years, also because I'm picture happy…or maybe I'm picture happy because I scrap…either way I need to do something with all the pictures, might as well make them look great!

Patchi said...

Great LO! I scrap to remember the past and leave those memories for the future.

Kim M said...

My reasons change from time to time but right now more than anything I use it as a stress reliever, it really helps me to relax.

mthata said...

I scrap because it's relaxing, a great way to store memories and I LOVE all scrapbooking goodies, especially cute embellies!

alwayscharlie said...

I have lots of reasons but I especially like the friends I've made and the time I get to spend with them.

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

The Mancilla Family said...

Cool stitching! I SB so that my girls will look through their albums and remember all the good times (and maybe not so good!)

debbi said...

As I hop through these blogs, I think of more and more reasons why I scrapbook. Maybe I should just admit it is an addiction. I've been hooked since I first laid eyes on a scrapbook.

Cynthia B. said...

Fun layout! Love the bright colors.
I scrap to record our family's memories and to express myself creatively...and let's face it - I love the beautiful papers and crafting supplies! :)

Julie B said...

Love the layout! I scrapbook because I had all this extra money in my bank account that I couldn't figure out what to do with....: - )
Thanks for the chance to win!

DeeDee said...

What a sweet brother comment! Loved the stitching on your layout! I scrapbook both grandchildren. One lives a 1000 miles away and I love getting new photos of him! One lives 5 minutes from me. I take lots of photos of her!

Jill Sarginson said...

great layout jennifer!

Christel said...

Great layout. Love the comment in the journaling and all the stitching. I scrapbook to preserve my family's memories. I want to remember all those little details years from now that are so easy to forget. Plus it's a great creative outlet for me and I find it to be very therapeutic.

Melinda said...

Ha ha I love that you admit you have to scrap because you have so many supplies. Me too....I think I at least have to continue until I have put a dent in my stash.

Darcy said...

I am such a blingophobe, but I love the idea of stitched flourishes. Thanks!!
I second the scrap because I have to much too. My name is Darcy, and I hoard scrap supplies!

tallyscrapper said...

I love layouts with stitching. I like to put stitching on a lot of my layouts. Beautiful.

beccamom said...

I think I just answered this question on another blog, but I scrap to preserve and record significant memories, especially by use of journaling. Exactly what you did on your wonderful layout--what a great way to document the comment your son made!

Christine said...

Like your layout. Love the stitching.

Katrina said...

Jennifer, so cute!!! hugs, Katrina

Fiona said...

okay... now I have to get me one of those Bazzill stitching templates! always wondering how you all get your stitches so perfectly spaced and designed! thanks!

CodyandTraci said...

I love to be creative, and preserve memories.

melodydamom said...

love your layout ;)

i scrap so i have memories to look back on and my photos look a lot better than if i just put them in a photo album.

i also scrap as its my me time and its very relaxing and helps with the stress

aussie_momma7@hotmail.com

Laura B. said...

I scrapbook because I like to create, it's relaxing and it makes me happy. It's also a great way to spend time with friends.

Reel Girl said...

What great journaling! I feel the same way about my sister!

I scrap because I love to create, I love to take photos and travel - - and I love looking back over all my albums remembering fun stuff!

MaryAnn said...

I enjoy it! I love picking out the papers and embellies to match my photos. I get to spend time with my sister and daughter who are avid scrapbookers. I Love patterned paper, cardstock in beautiful colours, ribbon, buttons and bows and journalling our stories.

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