I am a huge fan of Studio Calico. Their eponymous line and exclusive collaborations means kits that are exquisitely unique! I had never worked with kits until a year or so ago-- but now I buy them every once in a while and keep them in plastic folders for times when I want to scrap quickly, or scrap on the go-- without dragging out every supply I own!
The Daydream Believer kit is a gem, and it perfectly suited my minibook topic-- a spring weekend in NYC!
Now, this was a working weekend, and so I didn't bring my camera with me. The weather was so beautiful, though, that I couldn't help but take out my phone and capture the city by Instagram. I almost always print my photos at home, and in this case I just used regular 4X6 photo paper, printing edge to edge.
For the design I used the 4x6 postcards that many businesses use to advertise as my inspiration. (For ease of photographing the book, I shot it before adding my binder rings as binding.) I used the exclusive Norwich alpha in the naked chipboard state, as I loved how it blended in with the scenery. I'm also a tad obsessed with mini alphas-- so I used the Dear Lizzy set to the max! (Click any of these photos to make them larger.)
Dinner at Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich's "Eataly" market. Oh. So. Good.
The little yellow envelope contains extra bits of ephemera...
I spent most of my time in Harlem, where my friend lives, and I was amazed by the beautiful architecture and wide boulevards. It's a vibrant neighbourhood, and I understand why my friends love living there.
This sunset over Harlem was a view I will never forget!
Thanks, Studio Calico, for the perfect kit to document my trip!