Sunday, December 8, 2013

dd06: randomly awesome winter wonderland

on friday i didn't do anything particularly christmassy, but on my way in and out of new york via penn station, i noticed, as i do every year, the extensive array of gloriously sparkly decorations on view at that otherwise rather conservative bastion of transport. i genuinely have no idea who first stood amongst the hustle and bustle of the main concourse there and thought, "oh yeah! this is the PERFECT place for some serious holiday BLING!!!" and certainly there is no evidence of their presence or insight during the other eleven months of the year. but i love that someone DID think that, and then somehow got either port authority, amtrak, or the city of new york to pay for the vision to become a reality. so this year, i stopped for a minute on the way to catch my train, and snapped away at the result! ♥

(patterned paper: dcwv, love elsie, pink paisley; tree composed of torn and layered core'dinations cardstock, diecut with a sizzix tree die and embossed with a cuttlebug e/f; ticket strip: house of three digital kit; snowflake stickers: sticko; glitter numeral: mambi; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine) 
this page was the slowest to come together of any in the first week, and i could not tell you why. it's still a bit of a jumble, but then, that kind of weirdly fits the topic, eh? i've got a torn and layered diecut tree, some layers of border-punched paper, lots of sparkly bits, and of course the IG pic that started it all. it kind of threw me off when i placed the page in my december daily book and realized it was facing the back of the last page which has a very colorful and stylized illustration of the three wisemen from ideals christmas magazine! but hey, it's the holidays and everyone is welcome to come and hang out! hooray for just FINISHING instead of obsessing forever over small details! :) :) :)


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