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short week

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 heidiswapp.com 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!

  • 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!

  • Courtney

    21 November, 2005 at 9:39 am Reply

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

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • 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?
    : )

  • 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…

  • 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!!

  • 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…..it looks absolutely dreamy!! No wonder you love it so much. TFS your layout with us.

  • Holly McCaig

    21 November, 2005 at 7:51 pm Reply

    WOW! That is a gorgeous color!

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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!

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    22 November, 2005 at 9:01 am Reply

    This is beautiful!! Hugs Wanda

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