While in NY we stayed at my brother & sister-in-law's new apartment. They were still remodeling the place, so we had to make due with no kitchen and boxes everywhere - it felt kind of like camping. The kids enjoyed the visit and we didn't worry about leaving a mess after we left ;)
This was my first attempt at distressing paper. I just crumpled the squares and used a file on the seams and edges. Good paper is essential, I could not distress the white squares from DCWV (Apron Strings Card kit May'10). But the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl (Mosh Posh March'10 kit) held up great! Sassafras Chipboard Letters and Sassafras In a Stitch Buttons from the Mosh Posh February'10 kit. Other flowers are from their April'10 kit.