"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sorry I'm late...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by today after my rambly post on Thursday ;). Sorry I promised to get this up Friday, but it was a crazy day!

Anyway, I wanted to share the other project (a mini-book) I made from Paper Niche’s March Kit. So, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, the kit included fabulous papers from Crate Paper’s Restoration Collection (wowza - I’ve been dying for some Crate Paper for the longest!!!!!!). Paper Niche is going to be getting some of their new lines too!! Yippie!!! The Crate Paper Blog is SO inspiring. Amazing DT work going on over there. Everyday, I tell you!

Until now, I’ve never used Crate Paper goodies, although I’ve been dying to (like I said, their blog inspires me to no end!). Something I didn’t know from the pictures... their paper is A-MAZING!!! Have you ever had the opportunity to FEEL Crate Paper!?! One side is all soft & papery, while the other side is textured, and lush!! Both sides have fabulous designs!!! I had the best time with it. AND the kit also boasts a FULL SHEET of Crate Paper chipboard accents (bliss I tell you).

I decided to fill it with pics from a trip we took to NYC back in July 2000. I didn't have that many pics from that trip (where are they all?!?), which was actually perfect because the book is only 4 pages. It’s titled “Seeing NYC with Family”. Everything in this book was included in the March kit. I have to say, I had a lot of fun making the canvas flowers. Been wanting to experiment with that for a while!

Seeing these pictures reminded me of a different time for Sal & I. We were 20 & 21. It was 8 months away from our wedding. This was a really exciting trip for us. While we’re both originally from NY (him from Long Island - and both of his sisters & their families still live there, and me from Upstate), we both moved to FL with our families when we were young (Sal 10 & me 4). Neither of us had ever been to New York City!! We caught the train in with Sal’s oldest sister & our niece & nephew. We did so much on that day trip. Had a blast. It was a great experience. We went on a “Circle Line (boat) Tour” which was awesome - you get to see the entire city areas in one trip. We went to the top of the Empire State Building. Went to Times Square. Took the Subway. Saw a lot of people pee in public (?!?!?). We were such tourists, I know, but WE WERE :D. it was nice to share it with the kids too (they’re 21 & 14 now!).

Here ya go:

I had to add my little "Made by Heather Innusa" stamp :). Thanks for peeking. I had a great time making this, I really did. It took me back - 10 years (almost 11)!! WOW! The Restoration line was perfect for this project, and the book was made out of 4 of the 5 huge chipboard pages (with rings) they also included in the kit. It was begging for a mini book in my opinion. If you want more inspiration, go check out what the rest of the Design Team {Gine, Beatriz, Veronica, and Tara} did with the Kit. They are amazing!!!! how cool is it that we ALL get the same exact kit, and interpret it completely different. We all have our own styles. That's some cool stuff!

I hope you have a great weekend - thanks for peeking into my world :).

1 comment:

  1. Heather love your mini. Love how you incorporated some mementos into your mini too!!! ps. I also love crate paper!!!