We had a lovely New Year's Eve, staying in with a bottle of sparkling wine and a couple of movies. Will be taking the Christmas decs down shortly and cleaning the lounge. Have you made any New Year's crafting resolutions? I am determined to do more scrapbooking, not to buy so many papers and use up some that I have and use some of my poor neglected stamps. It's so easy to use the new ones, and I have 6 new SN stamps just waiting to be inked. I sorted out all my stamps a couple of days ago and found some old favourites in there which I am going to us this year.
I made these 2 scrapbook layouts over the last 2 days. They are both photos of Washington. For the first one I used DI Vintage Photo to stamp and on the clock, papers and backing card. The postcard stamp is from LOTV. The Tim Holtz weathered clock is a new purchase with some Christmas money. I googled the time Lincoln was shot so I could use that time on the clock and journalling. The border is K&Co. Papers are from Michaels Recollections range and K&Co. The pics are Lincoln's memorial, the monument and Capitol building which you can see from the memorial and the theatre where he was fatally shot.
I followed the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays and would like to enter this into the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says.
I recently took out a subscription of the monthly Scrapbook Inspirations mag and followed one of their sketches for this layout. I stamped a quote from a Tim Holtz journey set and then used a stamp from a new set from Papermania called urban journey. I stamped this over itself 3 times on the left and once on the right. I used DI Forest Moss to tone down the green papers, which I think are Stamping Up. I added some Tim Holtz sprocket gears, part of a ticket from the Kennedy Space Centre and some stamped arrows.
I would like to enter this into the use a quote challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and anything goes at Secret Crafter.
I may be back later with another Strawberry Kisses sneak peek and will also have some New Year candy.