Layout: Thanksgivings Past

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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!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great layout, and sweet story of your sis.

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

  3. Completely awesome layout! Great colors and great design!

  4. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    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. 🙂

  6. This is absolutely lovely. What precious memoents.

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

  9. 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. 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 says:

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

  12. It’s a beautiful LO. Meeting Tim Holtz – that sounds great 🙂

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

  17. These layouts does have many pictures! They look amazing!

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

  20. 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!