short week

i had to chuckle at myself… last night i re-read my last entry and i sound pretty sleep-deprived! sorry that i sounded like a freaK! and it seemed like there was a little confustion on the layout that i posted last time.. .that was not QUINCY in the photo! that was a little girl that was also being baptized with Colton and i had photographed all the kids that were getting baptized… so i had that cute photo. her name is McKay… hence the “m”. i got such great pictures of Colton in his new suit and PINK tie! i am trying to think of the “perfect” layout for such a special event. working on that…
last night i started scrapbooking my new york trip. got all my photos printed. it’s been awhile since i went and got a WHOLE STACK of photos printed…so that was kindof fun! i have gotten in the habit of just printing out what i need at the moment. i started with my favorite (i really do think it’s my favorite- or at least a tie for my favorite) place in NYC… ABC carpet and home. when i go i just have to take it nice and slow-never rush. it’s total overload! i LOVE the ‘stairwell’ photo. The entire stairwell, of the 7 story building (well, the store has 7 floors) it’s painted this serious orange color, and has that awesome railing. i always love walking up to the next floor and opening the door and being greeted with amazing color, design and beauty! – it’s a feast! i could go on and on about it. go there if you can!

on this layout, after i painted the chipboard letters some color concoction that seemed to work, i covered the letters and label holder with a couple coats of UTEE. i used scenic route paper, bazzill cardstock and the “TUESDAY” i cut out from the november calendar that is hanging on my wall. i inked some of the tape to better fit into the color scheme… that sure makes them versatile! the ‘ooh la la’ is a silhouette word. i got a few questions about the silhouettes… you can check them out in the summer and fall catalogs on the website… but we released a bunch at the summer show- all in white; then released a bunch of different colors at the fall show. i am pretty sure the white summer ones are shipping….??? i also used a big orange ‘FLORAL’… also from the summer collection- they just started shipping as well. The “abc” is from the 3″ box chipboard alphabet; and the “SHOP” is from the ‘center of attention’ chipboard alphabets sheets… they are self-adhesive.. but after i had painted and embossed them, i pretty much just had to glue them on.-
i have a goal to scrapbook one layout from the NYC trip each day this week… now that i have admitted that out loud, that is all the sudden feeling like a lot of pressure! we’ll see! it was such a great trip!

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  1. Lisa 21 November, 2005 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Love the layout! Beautiful colors and great pixs.
    BTW… I was in your SHE class in Stamford and I just finished my album. It was such an experience journalling about myself. Thanks so much!

  2. Courtney 21 November, 2005 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Really great layout as always!
    the store looks amazing…
    The tress OH MY!

  3. JennyRebecca 21 November, 2005 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Ooh I love ABC Carpet & Home and I’ve only ever been on two floors. I was with my boyfriend and we took a picture of me sitting on one of those Indian (Thai?)Wedding beds with the pretty curtains and little benches. Little did I know it was foreshadowing, I got proposed to that weekend! :O) Hmmm…sounds like the layout I need start with for our trip to NYC…

  4. Talia 21 November, 2005 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Your page is awesome!! My friend and I are planning on going to CKU in Chicago and then go to NYC for a few days after that…we’ll have to check this store out! Looks so awesome!! TFS!

  5. leigh ann 21 November, 2005 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    LOVE that store–your layout totally captures the whole eclectic vibe of that fabulous place–you always amaze me!

  6. Jeanette 21 November, 2005 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    That is a fabulous layout! I’ve been to NYC quite a few times and have yet to visit that store.
    I have those chipboard alpha pieces you mentioned. Gonna use them in my next layout! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. nia 21 November, 2005 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    just getting back into the groove of blog reading. I did not know that you were here in the city! I adore ABC…what a surreal place eh?
    : )

  8. heidi z 21 November, 2005 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Cool layout… very fun…
    I see you have been “tagged” by my sis (Teri F.) and you have not done your tag assignment… We are all waiting for it…

  9. sarah green 21 November, 2005 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    beautiful layout…. shop looks awesome too… looks like my kind of shop – hang on – any kind is my kind!!

  10. Jana 21 November, 2005 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I had heard of that store before but hadn’t really seen any photos of it… looks absolutely dreamy!! No wonder you love it so much. TFS your layout with us.

  11. Holly McCaig 21 November, 2005 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    WOW! That is a gorgeous color!

  12. Ngaire 21 November, 2005 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yummy!! LOving the orange and that linen is divine!!
    That shop in ON MY LiST!!!
    Great phot of Em too! 🙂

  13. Katie Harris 21 November, 2005 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I live in NYC and as an artist and lover of all things beautiful I too am captured by ABC Carpet and Home… It is just such an *amazing* place. I love how you did that lo. Did you check out the silk trade in the bottom floor of ABC? Such amazing stuff!

  14. Wanda E. Santiago 22 November, 2005 at 9:01 am - Reply

    This is beautiful!! Hugs Wanda

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