Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas in NY

Good morning :) It's another gorgeous Monday ;)
How 'bout starting off the week with another awesome challenge from

This month's Recipe Challenge is themed:
"Christmas in July"

Here's the recipe:
- make a holiday card (it can be Christmas, Hanukah, Festivus, Kwanzaa, etc. or scrapbook page.
- make your card long and narrow to fit a business sized envelope (4 1/8 in x 9 ½ in).
An easy dimension is to cut your 8.5 x 11 cardstock to 8 in by 9 in and score the long way down the middle (yields a folded card size of 4 x 9). Scrabooking? One of the elements in your layout should be this size.
- incorporate your favorite technique.
*As an optional element/twist: theme it something "holiday" in your home state.
For example, if you're in Florida .... a christmas theme may be a beach-like theme like a surfin' santa, a sea shell christmas tree, etc.

 I HAD to have this lil cuppie from Taylored Expressions! I wanted all of their Destination Stamps, but had to settle with just the one (for now!)
Even though NY consists of Long Island's vineyards and beaches, and UpStates farms, mountains and skiing - I know that for most of you, when you hear: NY - you automatically think of Manhattan and all of the destination spots that it has to offer :) There is nothing like going into Manhattan during the holidays! Seeing the huge tree in Rockefeller Center, Macy's windows, shopping, shopping and more shopping - and visiting one of my fave places - FAO Schwartz! The #1 toy store in the entire universe!
I do have to admit, I have never really been a true city-chick, I'm to slow to keep up with the hustle and bustle of those city streets!... nor have I been into the city in the last 10years... I know, how pathetic am I? I'm a true Long Islander, LOL! But I do know that I would love to get back in there again soon! With the kiddos too! I know that they would love the subway rides, Central Park, museums, and did I mention the toy store? hee hee... I'm so happy to have gotten to experience it all in my 20s, it will be extra special to go back and visit again often with my boys and create new memories :) 

So here's my card, a tribute to NY... 
Isn't he delish!? Enjoying his bite of a hotdog! Maybe he went to Nathans! lol!
I personally would prefer Pizza, and hubs would want a sandwich from Carnegie or maybe a visit to Little Italy for some Italian treats, oh geesh! It's always about the food around here! ;)
OH, and lookie here! I used Stickles! My lil sis will be so proud of me, lol! ;)

NYer Cuppie Card Details:
Paper(s): Making Memories "Mistletoe" DP; Papertrey Ink CS
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copic Markers
Accessories: Stickles; MFT Creme Cotton Twill; misc. button;
Making Memories Bakers Twine; Recollections Bling

Please be sure to check out the rest of the Cookin' Divas creations:

Stay tuned! New FHF Recipe DT Members will be announced later this week :)

Enjoy your Monday :*)


Tasha said...

Margie this is so cute! Love the little scene and the awesome christmas theme
love tasha xx

Rebecca said...

Oh, my goodness!!!! I just love it! It is soooooo cute :-) the cucpake in NY is just adorable! You completely rocked the challenge!

Margreet said...

after seeing your card I want to celebrate Christmas in NY too!!
xxx Margreet

Steph said...

Margie, this is adorable! I had no idea TE had destination stamps...too cute! I might actually have time to play along with this one!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This totally makes me smile Margie!! LOVE the sparkly heart!!!

Jodi said...

Aww Margie this is just too cute!! I love these cupcakes too!!
Pretty red Heart!
Jodi =)

Sparkle said...

This is darling!

Marlene said...

Oh this!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that card!!!!! And I am originally a NY'er too.... but not anywhere near the city!! LOL! I'm from upstate! :):):):):):):):) But I do LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE me some NYC!!!! I haven't been in about 4 years...and sooooooooooooooo need to go back soon!! LOVE IT THERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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