Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NYC: A Simple Story

We went to New York in November for American Thanksgiving and it was- in a word- awesome. I crossed a few very cool things off my bucket list and I had too many pictures that needed to be scrapbooked.

Enter a Simple Stories binder. It was the perfect solution so at my weekend retreat for my LSS The Paperie, I banged out this album. 12 hours later and it was completed.

Today I'm sharing the first batch of photoswith more to come tomorrow and Thursday.


I covered the plain chipboard that was the cover with some pattern paper, fussy cut trees and some little flags and arrows. I added the stamp' let your heart be light' by Studio Calico to the green arrow piece and embossed it in teal. A little twine, some wood veneer and a combination of letters completed it.


I needed an opening page. I didn't want to use a photo so I stole a quote form one of my fav movies 'Elf' and used the last phrase of how he got to NY. I laid my letters down and misted with Mr. Huey clay to create the masked effect.


I havne't completed my journaling here but added a little digital text on the photos to have a little something done already when I printed the photos. Also those red thickers might be one of my fav fonts of all time by AC. I LOVE them.


A little stamping on pictures, some labels and a star paperclip for the Macy's Day Parade (a Bucket List Item).

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I wanted something cute to finish off the balloons so I ended on Virginia from 'Miracle on 34th St.' with 'Yes, Virginia'...


And started the next page with pics of the big guy and the rest of that quote- '...there is a Santa'. The badge is an old one form Ormulu.


The other thing I did here was use the big sign on the Macy's building for my title and added 'in the magic' with a combo of stamps and stickers.


I loved all the confetti left over from the parade in front of Macy's where they broadcast on t.v and needed a foot shot. I added some sequins here and the year as well.

And was the parade. It was an absolutely beautiful day for it too! 15 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. We took advantage of the lovely day and headed to Central Park after a quick bite to eat to wander and enjoy the sunshine.


Excuse the colors in the photo above-the color below is more true to the album. I used Kelly Purkey's stamp 'it's a wonderful life' which I just love. The font combo is perfect!


And I had the perfect sticker for that shot taken into the sunshine! It was indeed a 'merry & bright' day. And then below there's the obligatory shadow shot and on the other side, a few shots of us.


I'll be back to share more tomorrow.


1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, Krista. I'm so in love with your style. This is gorgeous!