Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop Challenge

Sketch Support Exclusive Sketch
My layout - Page 1
My layout Page 2
Double Page View

Hi and welcome to the August Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop Challenge! This month's hop is one of a kind. You should have arrived here from Caryn's blog, but if not, head back to the Counterfeit Kit site to find your way.

This month, Sketch Support designed an exclusive sketch for Counterfeit Kit! The challenge was to create a project using the sketch, but also trying to put a twist on it. My layout is all about my favorite hotel in Las Vegas - the Venetian. To make up for my serious lack of 4x6 vertical photos, I used ticket stubs from the Venetian shows I've been too. I also went with 3 - 4x4 images rather than the 3x3 size. I'll let you in on my secret - double page layouts scare me ::shaking in my boots:: It is rare that I venture into the land of two pages. But I'm trying to get better and the only way to be more comfortable is to just jump in and do it! So thanks to Sketch Support for the great challenge.

I always like to call out my favorite products or the one's I've had the most fun with. The yellow dice paper is one of my favorites from Stampin Up -The Jackpot Designer Series. Part of me wishes it was black and white, but I do still enjoy the yellow. The other element I love is the Las Vegas stamp from Inkadoo. I must give a huge thank you to Gabrielle because I was lucky enough to win her blog hop giveaway and this stamp came in her kit. Thank you Gabrielle!

I'm really glad you stopped by today! Enjoy rest of your hop. Next up is Lesa's blog.

17 comments:

  1. How brilliant to be able to use your prize straight away and what a clever idea to include ephemera instead of photos! Lovely page - hopefully it won't be so scary next time!!!

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  2. oh that's lovely, and great use of tickets. Love your photos and bold title too.

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  3. Oh I like pages that include memorabilia - you did a great job on this.

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  4. You did a great job with this two page layout! I love that you used your memorabilia in place of the photos. What a great twist!

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  5. Nice take on the sketch, sweet that you got that Vegas stamp just in time for this challenge! I always keep ticket stubs too and thanks for the inspiration to use them on a LO. (I have my son saving ticket stubs too-just in case!)

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  6. I'd never have known that the double spread scares you! you did a really great job here, especially using the tickets as a replacement for the lacking photos. I love that kind of personalisation!

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  7. you did a great job on your layout! love the color u use.

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  8. I need to go to Vegas just so I can use that tile on a layout. ;)
    Great idea to include your ticket stubs on your page - so appropriate for the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How cool to add tickets to you layout. Great job love it.

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  10. I love how you were able to use the memorabilia on the page! Your title is very clever! Great job on mastering the two pager!

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  11. Great way to use the memorabilia from your trip!

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  12. Love to see memorabilia worked into your take on the sketch. Looks great!

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  13. lovely layout, great that you added tickets etc.

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  14. Love the way you included all of that memorabilia!

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  15. Fun layout! I really need to get to Vegas...

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