Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Welcome to the CS Hands On! Photography Blog Hop!


Welcome to my blog and thanks for participating in our Hands On! photography blog hop!!

You should have arrived here from Heather Starosielski's blog. If you didn’t, please visit the Hands On! Photography blog HERE to start at the beginning and visit each person’s blog in order, so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win any of the prizes!


We are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Canadian Scrapbooker Hands On! Photography blog, also referred to as the HOP blog. Last September, we launched the HOP blog as an added feature to the Hands On! Photography article in each issue, to offer more in-depth tutorials for the topics that Sue discussed in her articles.


Each month, Sue posts a new tutorial on the HOP blog, with photo examples and helpful links. Our magazine and blog readers are encouraged to submit their photos, which are then shared on the HOP blog and entitle them to a chance to win a randomly drawn prize each month!


I'm excited to announce that the blog hop prize I have to give away to one lucky commenter is this prize pack from Fancy Pants:



Want a chance to win this prize? In celebrating our one-year anniversary, we'd like to invite you to review one of our past tutorials. My choice is the July 2010 tutorial on artificial lighting. To win, just visit this tutorial and leave a comment there, and then come back and leave me a comment with your favourite summer vacation spot! It's as easy as that!

Thanks for participating in our blog hop!! Now, onto the next blog... You'll be visiting the talented Leica Forrest!


*If you're looking for the Imaginisce sketch ... just keep scrolling down further - it's the post below this one. ;) Have a fabulous day!!

77 comments:

  1. My favourite summer vacation spot of all time would have to be the cottage we had on the beach when I was younger.

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  2. Shannon Pollard6:58 AM

    My favorite vacation summer spot would have to be Parksville, BC. I love being close to the ocean and seeing the sandcastle competition.

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  3. My favorite summer spot is hanging on the beach ... no matter where that beach is.

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  4. Debbie7:50 AM

    Anywhere but Calgary...especially after the summer we just had!

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  5. My all-time fave summer vaca spot was Banff a few years ago (with my family).

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  6. My all time fav vacation spot is about 60 miles in on the Denali highway then you go about another 15 miles south on 4 wheelers to a little place right next to Wickersham Creek. No one around for miles and miles and lots of low bush blueberries to pick!

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  7. Fave vacation spot...anywhere near warm, swimmable water.

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  8. This summer's fave vacation spot was DISNEY..the cottage a close 2nd.

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  9. Hi there gorgeous! WE had fun together in BC hey? miss you!!!!

    Anyways my fave vacation spot has always been in the mountains, with waterfalls and streams, maybe toss in whitewater rafting if we are oh so lucky. that is my fave.

    have a great day!

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  10. favorite vacation spot is at Disney World. I just LOVE it there

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  11. Just hanging out at the cabin! Complete with outhouse, it is a beautiful escape and a great place to unplug and relax!

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  12. Jennifer Stahr9:15 AM

    My favorite summer spot would have to be Deadwood, SD. There was so much to do there! You'll never get bored!

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  13. I don't really have a favorite summer vacay spot as unfortunately we don't travel much. Last year we did go to Alberta for a mini holiday though as we had a wedding out there in Calgary and the kids and us too had soooo much fun at Calaway Park. So much so we can't wait to do it again so I would have to pick that as my favorite vacay spot.

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  14. Tracy Christman10:41 AM

    Favourite summer vacation spot - on our farm, a river runs through, and we have a nice little camping area! I love it!

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  15. Hey Cari...great to see you on here! We met at the Scrapbook Your Heart event a few years back. Really enjoyed your acrylic album class and will definately be bookmarking your blog. My favorite vacation spot is Lake Koocanuse, BC.

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  16. I love going back home and grabbing sandwiches and drinks and driving to Kananaskis with my girls

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  17. My favourite summer vacation spot has to be Lake Kookanusa. It's about an hour from home and the water is just so refreshing to swim in!

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  18. my favourite summer vacation spot - anywhere there is water to swim in!

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  19. Fav vacation spot, as a family; Camp Kawkawa, as just a couple without kids; ANYWHERE! lol

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  20. I love Christina Lake in the summer, one of my favorate places :)

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  22. Wow! I came here to see your take on the new Imaginisce sketch, and I found this!! I'm excited to find such a great article. I've commented there. I'm going to have to check out the rest of the blog hop, too!

    My favorite summer vacation spot (in the U.S.) is the Oregon coast!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  23. I love Vancouver Island!

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  24. Jennifer Irvine2:28 PM

    The beach! We are quite a ways away from the ocean so anytiome we can vacation at the ocean on the beach is awesome!!!

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  25. Anywhere in BC...it is such a beautiful place to visit, but there are equally gorgeous places in Alberta too...

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  26. What a beautiful place.

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  27. summer vacation spot would have to be in the summerland, peachland area. wonderful!

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  28. My favourite vacation spot would be the beach.

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  29. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Hanging out at Clear Lake now with my family...when I was a kid I have great memories of being at a lake in Ontario with my parents....somewhere around Lake Simcoe maybe? I can't remember what lake it was for sure, we visited so many cousins that summer of 87...

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  31. My favorite summer vacation spot would be our cabin.

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  32. PinkE8:45 AM

    I really like being at the lake where it is peaceful but really my favorite place is wherever my kids are happy.

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  33. Panama City Beach, FL

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  34. My favourite summer vacation spot is the lake near here. We go camping, boating, canoeing, waterskiing and we can roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire!

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  35. He Cari! My fav vacation spot is camping in the mountains or by a river. Outdoors is good for the soul!

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  36. My favourite summer spot is on my bench in the backyard early in the morning when the sun first comes up.

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  37. My favorite vacation place is anywhere with good weather, sand beach and clear water... and good company.

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  38. My favorite vacation spot is in northern Saskatchewan, where the fishing is great and the cell phones don't work! :0)

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  39. Sandra d.12:39 PM

    We are very fortunate to have a summer cottage in Ontario. The trip of 3 hours is definitely worth it. Doesn't seem like it when you are stuck in traffic, but when you get there and you are sitting on the dock, breathing fresh air and it's quieter ... it's nice for a few days or a few weeks at a time.

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  40. anywhere with a beach!!

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  41. Joanne B7:34 PM

    my favourite summer vacation spot is on my Dad's property where we keep our trailer...it is very peaceful

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  42. My favorite summer vacation spot is right here in my backyard. Nothing beats a pool on a hot, sunny day with laughing kids.

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  43. My faroutite summer vacation spot is by a lake, in a cabin, with a good book! Oh right, that was my "before kids" life! Now it's anywhere the kids can play outside in water all day and not fight!! LOL!

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  44. my favourite summer vacation spot, would be the cottage, right on the beach! nothing like drinking your morning coffee to the sounds of waves hitting the shore!

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  45. Somewhere warm and sunny...Kelowna area I think.

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  46. RED EYE!!! Wow startling!

    Fav vacation spot? Of all time.... Kauai
    Of this year.....
    Great Wolf Lodge

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  47. I so enjoy just being at home in the summer but am also loving the golf course! :)

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  48. My favorite vacation spot is my backyard and the beach at home.

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  49. favourite summer vacation spot is the Gaspésie

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  50. Celia8:29 PM

    My fav vacation spot is Crescent Beach, near Lunenburg Nova Scotia.

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  51. Darla9:10 PM

    My favorite vacation spot is here at home where I can ride my horses, garden, relax and actually be home for a change.

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  52. Anonymous9:58 PM

    My favourite vacation spot is at farm in the pool and relax...

    mblahey@mts.net

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  53. Shore walking on the Bay of Fundy...the tides amaze me!

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  54. The east coast of Canada.

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  55. Lori M9:45 AM

    My favorite summer vacation spot would be on a lake in BC! Or on the ocean in BC!

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  56. Hi Cari! I've taken your card classes at Crop for Kids and will be there again this year. I love your style! My favourite vacation spot is anywhere by the water!

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  57. Favorite spot.... my own backyard! There's always something new to discover around here!!!

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  58. Thanks for introducing me to this group. What an informative article on lighting. I can't wait to apply the bounced lighting to my tricks!
    My favorite vacation spot is Italy. But that is today.

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  59. Kelowna is my favorite summer spot!

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  60. Favourite summer vacation spot is at the cottage by the lake, so nice and relaxing there.

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  61. Jackie Smith10:47 AM

    My favorite spot is on the beach reading a good novel with a good drink

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  62. annelies7:10 PM

    my most recent favourite summer vacation spot has to be the yorkshire dales where we visited my daughter's in-laws. absolutely breathtaking!

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  63. This summer, it was Gull Lake, close, clean and fun!

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  64. oh this one is easy. it would have to Basin Head, PEI.. go to the beach, down the steps to the right about 20 feet in and half way to the waters edge.. that is where you will find me every summer!

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  65. I would have to say Kelowna, BC. We go every year.

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  66. Jasper on a warm weekend is my fav this summer ... def topped the list !

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  67. i really don't have a summer vacation spot!

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  68. Though I didn't get there this year, my favourite place to go in summer is Cavendish, PEI!! There is just NOTHING like it anywhere!!!

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  69. Sandy Beach in eastern New Brunswick:-))

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  70. My favourite summer spot is camping in the wilderness in the mountains!!!

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  71. Favorite summer vacation spot: sitting around a campfire!

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  72. Anywhere with warm weather and a beach!

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  73. I love going to Waterton in the summer! It's beautiful and not too many tourists!

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  74. Birute pilipaitis8:11 PM

    My favourite summer spot has got to be any one of the Ontario Provincial Parks...they are gorgeous!

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  75. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Hawaii over and over again!

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  76. favorite vacation spot?? ANYWHERE!! A cabin by the lake is just fantastic. :)

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