Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Twins

Welcome to the Summer Blog Hop!

You should have come here via  Amanda's blog  If you are lost or just tuning in here, start out at Amanda (Okgirl's) blog  Thanks Okgirl for organizing another fun sketch blog hop.  Along the way you will get to see what a group of us, a pretty large group, have done with a sketch that Amanda designed herself!  I hope you enjoy hopping your way through all of our sites.  I will draw one random comment, who's author is a follower to win a prize :)  Be sure to link up your own creation on Amanda (Okgirl's) blog in order to be in the running for the grand prize!

I actually really enjoyed this sketch.  There is a simplicity, yet great texture in it.  I chose the photos of a hike we did at the end of last summer.  I woke up feeling a bit queasy, but sometimes I do first thing.  I usually feel better as I get going.  So, I went forward; had some oatmeal.  Halfway through, I decided I wasn't ready to eat.  We went ahead and hit the trail.  About a mile up, it became clear that I was getting sick and really not feeling well.  It was a beautiful hike and I said I could go on.  We got near the end and to a pretty serious uphill section.  By now I was really not feeling well.  John trucked right on up and waited for me to just take my time and go slow.  He even shouted encouragements down back at me.  Really the view from the top was so worth it!  Just stunning.  And it was a gorgeous day.  He tried to get me to eat a little.  I think I had 3 bites of PB&J.  I ended up sick the rest of the weekend.

It wasn't a bad experience though.  I would really like to go back and hike it again.  Parts of the trail reminded me of something out of Lord of the Rings.  John and I really enjoy the hikes we take together.  Oregon is so beautiful and we are just sharing time together in this beauty!

Of course the sketch is a one page sketch and I have turned it into a double page layout!  I really do like double page layouts the best; plus I enjoy adding to the sketch and making it more.  I would like to gain in skill in this area.

Be sure to create your own layout with this sketch and link it up with the Mister Linky at Amanda (Okgirl's) blog  Now hop on over to Cassie's blog



The double


















The sketch

28 comments:

okanogangirl said...

Fantastic job in turning it into a two page layout!

Amanda Johnson said...

This is fantastic! I always love your layouts! You rock the two pagers!

Shanon said...

You did a fantastic job with the sketch Laura! Great to see you stretch it into a 2 pager. The photos look amazing as well.

Auntie Em said...

Great job turning this into a double page LO. I can see why it would take more than one page to display those awesome pics. Too bad you were sick but what spirit to keep going and accomplish what you set out to do! (PB&J wouldn't be great on a upset tummy though! )
Thanks for sharing! :)

Scraprageous said...

beautiful job with your layout

Adele said...

So cool! Way to double the fun :D

blsd2scrp said...

love the two page approach! thanks for the hop! kelly

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Awesome job on turning the sketch into a 2 page layout! We drove through Oregon on a west coast trip a couple of years ago and let me tell you it has won a special place in my heart and I hope to return someday. Such a beautiful state! Thanks for sharing!

Snips and Snails said...

Love this! Great job turning it to a 2 pager.

bfran55 said...

Great LO! I've always liked your scrapbook style and the way your photos are the first thing you notice.

Linda said...

Love how you turned the sketch into a two-page layout to tell your story!

Derv said...

beautiful as always!

photochic said...

Awesome page! I love the pp strips on the bottom of the page and the STITCHING! Reeally really cute!

csewy said...

An awesome two pager...I'm adding this one to my favorites!!!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love the way you turned it into a 2 page layout! Great job!

Ashley Horton said...

This is totally GORGEOUS Laura!! I love the red stitches and once again, you did an amazing job of turning a one-page to a two-pager!! Thanks for sharing the story behind the photos!!

Steffanie said...

Love this, Laura! I don't think you need to gain any skill---you always ROCK the doubles even when only provided the single! Awesome!

Steffanie said...

I already follow you!

All about UNC! said...

This is an absolutely stunning LO! I love how you used the sketch for a 2 pg LO! Great pictures and oh what a story! I give it 5 stars!! LOVE the paper!!

GrammaChurch said...

Lowe how you transformed the sketch into a two-pager and that view is just amazing. How neat that you two can enjoy hiking together!

DanaMK said...

Love those colours and how you distressed things - it looks great! The stitching is perfect too!

Caroleb said...

Loved your LO.

Jolinda Hall said...

Very nice, the pictures are lovely, and way to go for soldiering through even though you were sick. Love the stiching and twine.

suzeyq said...

I became a follower. Your LO is beautiful! I would love to be able to hike there! I like to do 2 pagers too, so I loved seeing how you adapted the sketch!

Mandi said...

Great idea on a two pager. I never thought of that

Tulip Scrapper said...

Great job on turning the sketch into a two-page layout! I love the colors, but am sorry you were sick :(

Megan D said...

That is so beautiful. I love seeing how you adapted it into a two pager.

Jessie said...

Great job on making it a double pager!