Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's TRAVEL TIME! (and a winning page- woot!)

A page of mine won the 7/3/11 Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Studio Calico. I love how I'm all questioning my ability and then I win something and I'm convinced I can take on the scrap universe.
Whatevs- here it is:
Summer Lovin'- Studio Calico Sunday Sketch 7/3/11 (winner)
Materials: Studio Calico Floorplan paper, Hambly washi tape, Sassafras Lass Turkish Blooms,  Studio Calico Countryside tag and photo matt, Fancy pants filter paper, Mister Huey in Sunshine, Tattered Angels in Patina

OMG- we fly out to Italy on saturday! I'm not packed! I have no idea how Lola will take an 8 hour flight followed by a 4 hour one. What do Italians feed their babies? Do they have Pampers???? It's not MARS Michelle! Get a hold of yourself woman!!!
I HATE traveling! I love seeing news things and meeting new people but the actual flying makes me a nervous wreck. My poor sister! She's going to deal with all my worries the entire time we are there. I'll back off during the actual wedding day but it's full on freak out mode till then.

Here's the crafty packing list:
-Black Smashbook
-2  washi tapes
-Instax camera and film (3 packs)
-My iTouch
-My Leica (hope we can recharge batteries- I don't think our generic European plug works)
-K & Co travel die cuts (and probably some SC ones too)
-20 random 6 by 6 papers that I will most likely choose from my Studio Calico stash
-Uni Ball pen black and white
-Watercolor pencil set (I can wet the pencil and get the look without the mess)
-Paper clips and a few brads (or maybe not - don't need a crazed TSA agent on my tail)
-American Crafts double sided tape
-Ribbon, Needle and embroidery floss
Am I missing anything??? Any suggestions?

What stays
-Scissors- I will rip shiz up or use hotel set
-Stamps, mists and ink- maybe I'll stamp stuff up before I leave and use those as die cuts
-fancy stickers or dimensional stuff- I will add those when I return home.
-Tiny Attacher- Aaack! I use it on EVERY page!
-My computer and internet connection- holy heck this is gonna be HARD!

So my sister gets married on the Amalfi Coast to a wonderful supportive man. We get to go to the beach everyday ('cause it's free) and ignore that we are seriously and pathetically broke for a little while (that's what planning ahead gets us!!). And everyone's happy. I'm telling you, it's a charmed life.
MuChoS SmOoChEs!


  1. bella italia...great! and yes, we (europe) have pampers and supermarkets to buy everything you forgot ;)

    your LO is awesome Michelle, you did a great job. hope to see you after your vacation. have a good trip!
    xo Felicitas

  2. Flight tips - hit up your dollar store and buy cheap (pretty much disposable) purses, crayons, notebooks, stickers, slinkys. WRAP THEM and bring them out at the rate of one an hour!!! Take lots of snacks on board and a dose of kids paracetemol in case. Take spare top and bottoms for her (and you). Lachlan puked big on our last flight and I was so tahnkful to have spares! Lots of baby wipes and make good use of the bar service!!!

    LOVE this LO and have an amazing holiday!

    Amalfi coast is just gorgeous - it's one of the places in Europe I have actually been. Italians love their bambinos and most kids love pasta and tomato sauce! The gelato is awesome too so she won't go hungry!

  3. this is beautiful!!! love your fun flowers!

  4. Wow! Lots of exciting things happening for you! Congrats on your sketch win, and have a wonderful, awesome time in Italy!

  5. Your layout is wonderful! And have a fabulous time in Italy!

  6. Congrats on your win! Hope you're having the GREATEST time!!!


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