Sunday, 1 January 2012


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.


Pam Leng said...

Marianne these are lovely, I to would like to scrapbook but never seem to have the time.Allthe best for 2012

Pam xxx

mags said...

Lovely pages Marianne. Something I would like to do but not the time at moment.

Arline said...

These are lovely pages hun! I am hoping to do a little more scrapbooking too....I would like to do my wedding scrapbook at some point! Happy new year!xx

weewiccababe said...

that's really clever using the time he was shot on the clock - genius
fab layouts Marianne and happy new year

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Great layouts! I intend to make a start on some scrapbook layouts. I have been saying that for a few years now but never seem to get round to doing it!

We didn't go out today as planned so MIL is coming over for dinner shortly. While the roast is cooking think I make another Strawberry Kisses card. Look forward to seeing more of your sneak peeks.

Happy New Year!

Lisa x

dolcreations said...

Hapy New Year Marianne! I love your scrapbook rock at doing them that is for sure. I love to scrapbook but seem to struggle a little....there seems to be some intimidation with a 12x12 page!LOL
My New Years resolution is to make more creative cards.....really push to get really creative and use what I have. Have a wonderful day Marianne!

Lisa Jane said...

wow these are fabulous
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, I love these layouts they are great! I love how you set the time on the clock!
Hugs Lynsey x

Vicky said...

They are lovely Marianne...I wish I had more time to scrap too.. :o(

Wishing you a happy new year....big hugs Vicky xx

pinky said...

Brilliant layouts Marianne. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Helen said...

Wonderful layouts!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Khusboo said...

lovely work


Joy said...

Oh what beautiful layouts, so nice to see different creations in these challenges... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Kasia said...

Very lovely layouts! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! LOVING the photos! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

michele said...

Gorgeous layouts Marianne thanks for sharing at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x