Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Love Florida


Those of you who have been visiting me for a while will know that we have been to Florida several times in the Winter. Before we went in January 2017 we had made a decision that would be our last trip to the States. We have had some wonderful holidays there, have been to New England in the fall 4 times and also had breaks in Washington and New York.  Every year it gets more expensive and we don't really feel we want to do the long haul flights anymore. The worst is the overnight flight home. However never say never and we may change our minds. If we did it would probably be to New England but who know what the future holds as I said in yesterday's post.

So I have several American scrapbooks on the go and this is the first page of our exploring Florida scrapbook. I have another scrapbook just for Orlando and the theme parks. I do love using a sketch as a starting point and Stuck?! always have good sketches to follow. This is 1st September sketch.  The picture is actually a postcard.  Looking through my scrapbook papers I found this perfect paper in the Kaisercraft Salty Kisses pad.  The title is from a Virgin holidays leaflet. I added a wooden camera embellishment from The Works, some Scrapinec wooden shapes, wooden heart, Tim Holtz hand pointing and some other bits from my scrapbook supplies.

I have only managed 2 scrapbook pages so far this year so must try to do more as I love making them and have so many photos ready in albums waiting to be used.

21 comments:

meg said...

fantastic page Marianne, that postcard says it all

Margreet said...

Awesome page, Marianne. I have also been to Florida and New York (and California) and I totally agree with the long flight and great costs.
But it has been worth it!
xxx Margreet

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous page Marianne
Dianne xx :)

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning page Marianne and a lovely reminder of Florida. I really sympathise with your thoughts the prices are crazy at present When we first got our apartment 15 years ago a flight was around £300 with Virgin you would be lucky to get that for a £1000 now. I also hate the night flight home worst bit of the holiday. I hope you do decide to return to the States there are so many other parts to explore. Look forward to more scrapbook memories Love and hugs Carole x

Lizzyc said...

What great papers for your fabulous photo.. So glad you were inspired by Stuck?! Sketches!!

Valerija said...

What a wonderful scene! Love this!
Valerija xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Marianne this is an absolutely fabulous page, lots of images that brings back super memories and I love the bright bold sunny colours you've chosen, Kate x x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful layout!

Sue said...

Fab page Marianne huggles Sue xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is a fabulous layout. I am not going to the USA this year but hoping to go back next year to visit my friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Laura Creates said...

Your layout is gorgeous, so perfect for that beautiful photo! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! sketches!

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous layout.xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous page layout Marianne.
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

We love Florida and have amazing photos. They are in an album but a gorgeous scrapbook page as you have done would be much nicer. Maybe one day.....!Lol!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous memories.[aNNie]
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aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the link too.x[aNNie]
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brenda said...

A super Florida layout Marianne. I can totally identify with you on the night flights, the last one wiped me out for days and we said no more, but as you say, never say never.

B x

pinky said...

Brilliant layout Marianne!

Fikreta said...

its wonderful!
hugs

Diane said...

I always love a sketch to start me off as well Mariannne, your paper is a great match for your postcard !!

hugs Diane xx

marialachica said...

What a striking layout! I can see where you got the inspiration from, and what a lovely take on it!