thanks & I am taking you to Lima.

Thank you. Thank you. Feeling so overwhelmed (in the best way) reading all your kind words about Sketchbook. Paper crafters, scrapbookers and all around creative, supportive, encouraging types are just the best!

Since we have to wait until next Tuesday for the full reveal, and the products don't ship to the stores until March, I thought I would share some goodies that you can get right now. Although I am really not taking all of you to Lima (wouldn't that be cool?!), I will show you a rather in depth look into the mini book that traveled with me that I just put the finishing touches on.

One of my favorite parts of traveling to a different country is collecting different receipts, labels and paper bits. I used many throughout this book.

Visiting Iglesia de San Francosco was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. We were not allowed to take photos inside, so on the way out, we grabbed a postcard.

 The odd looks I get from peeling beer bottle labels no longer phases me.

It's nice to add actual brochures from the trip. This one was full of photos and descriptions, and can still be folded out easily.

Another brochure. Though it's written in Spanish, it has nice photos and a map.

The restaurant we visited didn't have business cards, but they did have these big postcards.

Our meal at Astrid & Gaston was one of the best we've ever had. Hopefully we can make it to another one of his locations in the near future.

I don't even have a sweet tooth and that cookie was really amazing. I looked forward to turn down service every evening.

Teaching at my first international store was wonderful! The owners of Scrapping Mania were delightful and did a great job of translating for me, though most of them understood English.

This is also the same trip where I spent the entire last day in bed (guessing it was food poisoning). Fortunately my book was almost full by then so I have no evidence from that not-so-nice day. They say you must try Inca Kola when you visit Peru, so I did at the airport lounge. And it was WAY too sweet for my taste.

supplies: Hug Life Mini Book, Is It Any Wonder fabric paper, hello Thickers in ash, and Bits.
Don't forget the free shipping code I posted about here is still available on Two Peas for qualifying orders over $35: ATFS35 Enjoy shopping!
And the winner for the spot in Stretch Your Kit is:
Angela said...
This class sounds so useful and so fun, all at once! I'm angelahath on SC. Thanks!!

I'll send Studio Calico your info! Thanks to all who entered and there's still time to sign up!