Cote d Azur Calendar

Using Studio Calico's Metropolitan kit (love this calendar paper) I put together this little retrospective on our summer trip to France.  I wish it was 30 days, but it wasn't. :)

I also love this Vespa paper from Studio Calico.  I am definitely going to try and use it on another Euro inspired layout ... or hey, on a layout about how OBSESSED I am with Vespas.  Yes I am.  I want one. I love Vespas!

Travel Scrap

I have been waiting a while to scrap this picture.  I've had it printed out for months!  Anyway, took this when we were on vacation over the summer and I really love all the colors.

Layout Drought - OVER!

We had a snowy Friday her in NYC followed by a cold weekend.  What better time than to get in some time playing with paper! :)  I ate, I relaxed and I glued things - all in all - an accomplished weekend.  

I realize how I totally neglected a hobby that makes me happy, so hopefully I'm back on track.  Of course, I've said that before, but this time I'm really going to try and keep this ball in the air.

I did this layout for my husband and my 6 year anniversary.  (I used Studio Calico's On the Easel Kit for the most part.) We went to a great photobooth and had some fun.  As you can see, one strip recreates the "proposal." Ha! :)  Which is totally NOT how it actually happened - there was definitely no ring involved. ;)

Hope you all had a great weekend!  Happy Monday!

Halloween Postcards

Just thought I'd share these awesome Halloween postcards from the NY Public Library.  
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These could definitely work themselves into a layout, don't you think?

I also found this album on flick from ripetheskull

Happy Halloweening! xo

Halloween - Costume Suggestions Please!!

I definitely have more motivation to scrap lately.  Maybe it has to do with all the events... or the change in seasons... or finally settling into my apartment living (again). The move really took a lot out of me.  I think I get a big fat F in "army wive-ing" for that. :)  

My time this week, however, is dedicated to the next project - Planning our Halloween - Housewarming Party!  I'm so excited.  First, I've never actually hosted a party (scary!) and Second, I love Halloween!  I've been thinking a lot about it, but haven't actually had a lot of time to prepare, so prep all this week. 

A few weeks back, I sent out this "Save the Date" with a spooky vintage feel - found here.

I also liked this one, but didn't have time to edit it to take out "late afternoon"...

How cool are those?

I also LOVED this creepy City of New York Toe Tag Invitation (blank version - freebie found here) - SO appropriate for our Halloween party in NYC!!  Unfortunately, sending paper invitations to a group of 30-somethings in NYC was not going to work.  I am, however, going to try and figure out a way to use them somewhere!

Getting inspiration from other bloggers, magazines, etc.  I don't remember what I googled to find this layout of photos from bridalcanvas, but if anybody ever wanted to get married on Halloween, this was pretty cool!

Party is Saturday.  

I still have no costume, but I'm a little worried about other things.  I'm taking costume suggestions... Please! :)

Hope you're enjoying your week! xo!

Finally! A Layout!

I did it!  I finally did a layout!  Woot Woot!  First one I've done since moving back to NYC.  :)

It was fun.  The gals over at Studio Calico really know how to pick and coordinate beautiful papers from completely different lines.  I love this wood paper so much. I can think of a million things to use it for. The scalloped edge paper was great. 

The herringbone in that seafoam green... Ugh.... I DIE!  Love it.

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Saturday!


After my own Heart!

A challenge after my own heart this week at Studio Calico!

Inspired my the ethereal dresses in the pictures from Friday's post, I was going to attempt to use those muted and seemingly monochromatic colors in a layout this week.

Seems like I'm just in time for this neat little Monday Challenge - Studio Calico's Monochromatic Challenge! ... and I even have inspiration already - Love it!

Anybody participating?


Happy Monday!

Inspiration: Fashion Week!

Happy Friday!  

New York is a buzz with Fashion Week.  The weather is cooling and I found a great cart for my morning coffee!!  Farewell Starbucks, its been real, but you're too expensive and no longer part of my budget.

As for my move...

I still have things in boxes or piled all over the place.  
Nothing is hung on the wall.  
My closet is my morning-nightmare. 

A recent bout of online shopping, in anticipation of 5 fall weddings (yes 5!) has reminded me what a beautiful closet looks like.  Behold....

Uhhh yeah.  Loving everything here.  Out of my price range, but online-window-shopping is fun!   So, when I find some time (and a clean surface), I am going to use this for some scrappy inspiration.  

In the meantime, I am using it as inspiration to organize my closet!


Army Wife Loses Mind Moving

Seriously, I think that could be a headline.  Since we started packing, everything has been neglected.  Now that we're unpacking, it might be worse.  

Recent Revelations:
1. I still dislike moving.  Not the relocation part, but the packing part.
2. No matter how good you think your movers are, there are always hidden surprises.
3. Downsizing from a 1600 sq. ft. house to a 700 sq. ft. apartment is complete INSANITY. 
4. I need to purge.  Purge a lot.  Craigslist might be getting more attention than e-mail.
5. I can sneak a dog into a hotel room, but I can't make him sleep. ;)

So enough of that.  I am still somewhat in boxes.  Especially my scrapbooking stuff.  That may not see the light of day for another week or so.  I may also need to do another giveaway.  Yes, seriously.

Found this today, which made my day!   Domino Magazine has a new home on - check out the growing list here!  I'm currently reading "How to decorate a (very) small apartment"  Love this apartment.

Its amazing how wall paper can change an entire look.  Unfortunately, wall paper is out of the question for us, but something needs to be done!

Also love the "How to control your clutter" article. Uhhh, clutter? Why, yes, thank you - right here!

I definitely have a ton of books and several trays.  Corralling "stuff" in trays is my specialty. 

I realize, none of this has anything to do with scrapbooking, however, pretty things are always inspirational and having a good space to work in seems to be critical.

Happy Hump Day! xo!

Consensus & A New Winner!

Thanks for the feedback.  I have a beautiful box of scrap supplies waiting to go out to: Tracy!

Please send me your mailing address at no later than Friday (I'm learning).  If I don't hear from you by Friday, I will draw another winner.  

Okay, off to clean up the coffee I JUST spilled all over my desk! :) ha!  Happy Hump Day!
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