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I entered this in a sketch challenge that called for eleven photos.  Then I snuck in a twelfth one with a circle punch to call attention to the hostess.  I give thanks for my sister Cathy who hosts all of us each year on Turkey Day… she is patient and kind and embraces the belief that there's always room for one more.   Whether you are family, friend, or acquaintance, you always feel truly welcome at her table.

Double-click on the pics to enlarge. I used Basic Grey papers, Tim's alpha charms, lots of my favorite inks and stamps, the new Sizzix Wordplay die and the new chickenwire embossing folder.

Only two more days till I head off to see Tim Holtz @ Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts…  SIGH… smile…

Thanks for the visit!



  1. Lisa Sackett on May 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Great layout, and sweet story of your sis.

  2. Helen Tilbury on May 21, 2012 at 4:36 am

    What wonderful, happy, family photos! Love your layout!!

  3. Shar B on May 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Completely awesome layout! Great colors and great design!

  4. kathy/NorthCarolina on May 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Fabulous color palette…love it! And your layout is so clever. 12 pics on one spread…and it still looks neat and tidy. Nicely done!

  5. Cathy on May 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm


  6. PetraB on May 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

    This is absolutely lovely. What precious memoents.

  7. Anne Redfern on May 18, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Your Sister really is the Hostess with the Mostest! That is some table she has. Beautiful layouts, so much to look at and so many smiles, it sure made me smile. Hope you have a wonderful time with Tim, I am not even remotely jealous – and if I say that enough times I might even believe it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  8. Alison on May 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Wonderful LO Marjie, a lovely way to preserve those precious memories!
    have a great time with Tim! x

  9. gerri h on May 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    dear Marjie,
    Beautiful layouts my dear. So jealous that you will be off with Tim! You must tell us all about it!take care, gerri

  10. Carolyn Dube on May 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I love how you did this! The charmed word is perfect! Have a wonderful time at his class- I am sure it will be fabulous- he runs his classes extremely well.

  11. Lucy Edmondson on May 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    This is terrific! Lucky you meeting Tim! You have having some lovely ‘meets’ at the moment,
    Lucy x

  12. Silvia on May 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    It’s a beautiful LO. Meeting Tim Holtz – that sounds great :)

  13. Anita Houston on May 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

    You are always inspiring me to get back to my roots….scrapbooking! I admire you for always finding time to do this…and these are fabtastic!

  14. Marjie Kemper on May 17, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Who would’ve thunk it? I was thinking of you specifically when I posted this, and knew you’d be extra proud I snuck in that 12th one!

  15. Brenda Brown on May 17, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Wow, fabulous pictures and great layouts. I am sooooo jealous you are going to see Tim, have the most wonderful time and I am looking forward to seeing what you make. xox

  16. Inkypinkycraft on May 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

    A great layout of some fab pictures! Have fun when you see Tim…in my dreams!!!.hugs trace x

  17. Sandra on May 17, 2012 at 12:50 am

    These layouts does have many pictures! They look amazing!

  18. Deb Neerman on May 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    What a fabulous LO … I can’t believe you got so many photos on one spread and yet it looks so spacious and roomy! FABulousness, Marji!
    I soooo wish I could meet up with all of you at AE … I guess I’ll just have to be with you in spirit!
    Have fun and stay safe, Kiddo!!

  19. Susan on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Would you LOOK at ALL those pictures on one page! I didn’t know you had it in you! LOL

  20. Terry on May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Oh I am excited for you to be in a class with Tim! Wow! He comes to CA for the Carson convention, but does not teach a class in Southern CA or Northern?? Maybe you can bring this to his attention?
    Marjie, this is a wonderful layout and such a fun way to capture such precious moments! Love it!