Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sad scrappy news and a travel page

To get myself back into the "design" headspace after our looong vacation I used a Studio Calico sketch. The last time I went Full Monty on a page with no guidance post vacation it lead to hideous results as witnessed HERE. BLEH!!! Sorry Paper Issues! I PROMISE not to suck next time!
MATERIALS: Studio Calico exclusive paper from "Mind The Gap" kit, Sassafras Lass  Sweetly Smitten paper and borders, Wonder card from October Afternoon, Crate and Studio Calico stickers, corrigated board from K and Company  Ephemera kit, buttons and ticket from Paper Issues on Etsy.
This page is cuter. Check it- I had no idea it was till I read what others thought. Isn't that pathetic? I thought it looked overly simple (not in a cool modern way) but I loved the papers and the sketch.

I actually cleaned out the "scrap" desk today- hubbs needs it back now that Architecture school is starting. I can't really move everything since the increased space lead to increased hoarding- he was right after all. I HATE it when I am predictable (irresponsible and annoyingly materialistic)! Thankfully NYC has very little pretty paper to tempt me further down this road of financial perdition.

Now the bad news... (it's not happening to me but it makes me sad anyway)
With GREAT regret I note that another online scrap retailer seems to be going under. Scrap Attack are you really going away??? That totally blows (chunks)!!! The shipping was high but the selection was wonderful and so was the customer service. Head on over and stock up on old favorites at 30% off. Its getting scary folks- hold on to your hobby- it looks like it's heading the way of the newspaper industry.

I also got MORE bad news when I opened up my 30,000 emails and saw in the Studio Calico newsletter that Sasha Farina was stepping down from the SC DT. WHAAAT? She's the BEEZ KNEEZ! Da BUTTER! DA JAM! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I can't take it!!! No info on where she will be next but I'm keeping an eye on her bloggity blog and hoping to see more gorgeous pages and fun photos in the coming weeks.
My sister is a freaking riot!
Here she's playing the quintessential Puerto Rican (or Italian) housewife.

MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. Lovely graphics and photos in your layout and you're sister is a trip!

  2. cute page!!! the photo of your sis is also cute :)


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