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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Using my kit...hooray!

Last month I didn't pay much attention to my kit at all.  Penny Candy is a great kit and will stay intact for future layouts, it's just that the month ran away from me.  I'm excited that April is giving me a little bit more "play time" and an opportunity to use my new kit, "Kodachrome".  I used the prompt over at Whimsical Musings (ya know...the great little challenge site that Lisa H. and her friend Pam organize).  I've been a bit of a wayward scrapper over there, too, but they welcomed me back with open arms - as they always do!  It's another great place for inspiration, if you haven't already checked them out.  When I read last week's prompt, I knew just which story and photos to use so I thought that would be a good place to get my feet wet again.  The prompt was to be inspired by cities.  We live about an hour from the Big Apple over in New Jersey.  We love the city and wish we had the time (and money) to spend more time there, although we are fortunate to get there several times a year for a fun outing.

In this layout, my sister and I traveled into New York City to see a live taping of the domestic goddess herself, Martha Stewart.  We took a bus (as there isn't a direct train line out where I live) and arrived in the city without a hitch.  The return trip was a different story.  While we boarded the correct bus line, we did not board the correct bus as it did not make our particular stop on the westbound schedule.  We didn't know that until we saw our exit flash before our eyes as the bus continued to barrel down the highway!  The final destination was about 30 minutes west passed my home.  Luckily, my husband came to rescue us.


I've been smitten with the Basic Grey Blog and used this sketch to get me going.  I was drawn to the banner strips going up as they reminded me of skyscrapers and that Amy Tan wood city skyline piece was a must for this page.  The goodies in my April kit worked well to pull off this urban vibe.

Note to Self:  When boarding a bus, be sure to ask the driver if he makes your stop!

Live and learn!

14 comments:

  1. Love this. What a fun city story and the design you've come up with is great. The BG sketch is super. I think I was checking that out the other day too. Thanks for the kind words about our little challenge blog. It's always a delight to see you there, Lynette!

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  2. Adore that little Amy T an accent - and I "saw" the banners as skyscrapers immediately! This is one of my favorite fun stories that you have scrapped yet :~D Great photos to go along with a giddy trip to the Big Apple.

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  3. Wowee I love this layout.Your adventure sounds like something I would do.I'm going to check out that blog too.

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  4. Looooove the banner strips here, embellished with beautiful buttons! Your bus story makes me a little nervous. Totally sounds like something I would do!

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  5. like the way you used the paper strips giving hight to the page for the city feel

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  6. Great page with a funny (in hindsight) story. Love the upright banners too!

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  7. How clever are those upside down banners for a skyline? Glad you didn't get on the bus bound for Winnipeg! (Canadian joke)

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  8. Great page, really love the flag skyline! And to see Martha, what a great reason for a trip to the city :).

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  9. LOL love the story and LOVE the layout!! Fabulously chic city colours .....perfect for NYC. The banner skyline is genius :0)

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  10. love that that skyline was created fromthe paepr banners too! and it was a good thing that it was only a 30 minute detour-but a great story to tell right?!!

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  11. Ha ha, great story! I love how the banner going up look like skyscrapers, fabulous page! x

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  12. What a great mix of patterns and elements. Those upright banners rock!

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  13. I just love this layout. The colors, the photos, the design...the Lynette at the heart of the story. Wonderfully done.

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