Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Big Apple II and Jillibean Soup

This morning Eric and I met up with Kay. I was super excited to finally meet her in person. She is such a wonderful and lovely person, and her friendship is really special to me. The first stop on our ribbon tour was M&J Trimming. Wow.....that store is amazing. I have never seen so many - and I mean MANY - ribbons in one store in my whole life. I felt like a kid in a candy store.

Kay and me at M&J Trimming

I was a bit overwhelmed by the enormous collection of ribbon. I bought some beautiful ribbon, but really behaved myself. *wink* The picture below shows only a small part of M&J Trimming's ribbon collection.

We also went to Tinsel Trading and Hyman Hendler. I didn't buy any ribbon at Hyman Hendler, but they have some beautiful ribbon. I also bought ribbon online, so I think I have enough now. After the ribbon shopping Kay went back home, and Eric and I strolled around Fifth Avenue and went to the Apple store. If you are into Apple computers this store is THE place to be. Beautiful entrance, great store and very helpful and friendly personnel. Since we were close to Central Park we went down there for a walk. The park is beautiful, and the colors of the trees are amazing at this time of year. We walked back to Midtown via Broadway. We bought lunch at Subway, and ate our sandwich in a park. We then went back to the hotel to drop off our bags. Eric wanted to take some more pictures and went out on his own. My feet were pretty sore, so I stayed at the hotel. When Kay came over this morning she brought along a huge bag with goodies that I had ordered before I came over to New York. When I took all the boxes out of the bag I noticed another bag inside. I was completely surprised that it was from Kay. She made me this gorgeous box and it had some lovely gifts inside. Thanks so much, sweetie!

This evening we went for dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner. A diner that features singing waitstaff. Kay recommended this place, and said it is a fun, crazy place to eat. And she was so right.....we loved this place and had a fab time.

After dinner we strolled around Times Square, and ended up at Rockefeller Plaza watching people skating at the famous skating rink. Eric also posted a few pictures on his blog, and will post more pictures tomorrow.

Today I also have 2 layouts to show that were posted on the Jillibean Soup blog. The first one is about my sweetheart. These pictures of Eric were taken by Florence Bavinck in September 2007. I really {heart} these pictures. We will soon have another photo shoot with Florence. This lay-out is inspired by Sketch #58 from Creative Scrappers.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper, journaling sprouts: Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup, Soup Staples, White Bean Rub-ons: Doodlebug Design Tools: Fiskars border punch, Stampin'Up! circle punch, Coluzzle circle template

The second layout is about Fleur and Sanne and their strong and special relationship. Eric took this picture during our holiday at Texel. He didn't ask them to pose this way. They stood on the beach looking at the sea when Eric caught them on camera.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper, corrugated letters, journaling sprouts: Jillibean Soup Paint: Kaisercraft Tools: sewing machine

Have a fabulous day!


Myrthe said...

Fijn dat je het zo naar je zin hebt! Mj Trim vond ik ook echt ribbon-heaven, zo walgelijk veel gekocht ;) Kan niet wachten tot het weer mei is!
Ik zet de Stardust diner ook op mijn lijstje.
Vergeet niet om bij Max Brenner te eten als je rond Union Square bent!

irene said...

Hoi Ingrid en Eric fijn om te lezen dat jullie het zo leuk hebben. Veel plezier nog verder daar in NY. Bye Irene

Hanneke said...

Zo leuk om te lezen allemaal!! En wat fjn dat je bestelde spullen er (bijna) allemaal zijn, hihi!! Mijn PTI stempels ook begreep ik van je... wohooooohh!! Kan niet wachten!!
Super leuk om die foto's ook allemaal te zien zeg!!
Lekker verder genieten maar weer, en tot na het weekend!


Cora Hoekstra said...

heerlijk om zo met je mee op vakantie te gaan, ik geniet!

Ann Marie said...

Ingrid het klinkt allemaal zo fantastisch daar in NY. Wil je ook ff laten weten dat ik stil werd van de lo van fleur en sanne, wat een genegenheid voor elkaar spreekt die foto uit en dat maakt het allemaal erg mooi

Lisette said...

As far as I can tell you are having a fab time and how great to meet Kay. I'd already seen your layouts. I love them both. xox

June Houck said...

I wish I was there with you & Kay! What a wonderful start to your trip.

Romy said...

Wat een lintjes-hemel. Het ziet er echt overweldigend uit zo. Zo te zien heb je een fijne dag gehad met Kay. Haar kaart is ook prachtig. En je layouts zijn echt supergaaf! Die foto op 'Special' is zo bijzonder. Echt heel mooi!

Veel plezier nog met de rest van jullie vakantie.

Elena said...

ohhh..... wat een lintjes! GEWELDIG!!

Je LO's zijn ook weer prachtig!


~amy~ said...

Thanks sooo much for sharing the ultra cute pic of you and FUN!!!! OMGoodness I would be sooo overwhelmed at that ribbon!

I love the Kay creation!!!!!

Great dinner place and fabbie Jillibean layouts!

Anonymous said...

hey top dat jullie het ook zo naaar het zin hebben..... vandaag onze laatste dag dusse nog ff snel wat shoppen????? en dan back home veel plezier en tot gauw groetjes van de andere meiden in de States.... lol!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Zo heerlijk om dit te lezen ingrid en wat een leuk en lief kadootje van Kay zeg echt helemaal geweldig. Ik zie en lees dat jullie het prima mnar jullie zin hebben en volgens mij vliegt de tijd daar en zitten er nog minder minuten in een uur als hier.
Je lootjes zijn weer *****sjuchttt****** zo mooi.

scrappingtwins said...

Hoi Ingrid.
Wat leuk je verhaal te lezen over je vakantie in de states. En ja een dame kan nooit te veel lint hebben, soms heb je net de kleur die zoekt niet in huis. Super lijkt het me om in zo'n grote winkel te kunnen kijken, je wordt er geheid hebberig van.
Geniet van jullie tijd daar.
groetjes marjan en ella

whoistracy said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful time!! So happy for your and Eric! Can't wait to see more photos.

Angélique said...

OMG!! Dit klinkt echt super... die!!!
Ontzettend veel plezier nog en geniet ervan!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Look at all that ribbon!!! *DROOL* I'm thinking you didn't behave yourself like you're saying you did though... ;) LOL!!

Your LO's are absolutely STUNNING! Just gorgeous!!!

Wilma said...

Wat een heerlijke verhalen! Ben stiekem best een beetje jaloers op je hoor!!! :) Mooie lootjes ook weer!

Claudia said...

Oh my.... wat een lintjes zeg!! Dan weet je toch ook niet waar je kijken moet.... klinkt allemaal geweldig Ingrid.

groetjes, Claudia

Kay Sibley said...

Ingrid, what a very SPECIAL and FUN morning this was!! I LOVED meeting you!!! It was such a pleasure for me to take you shopping to my favorite ribbon stores and I'm happy you liked them. Thank you for your sweet and kind words. I cherish our friendship!

Your layouts are fabulous and are designed to perfection! I'm always so impressed with your photos. Eric has such a great smile and after meeting him, I know he is so much fun and full of life! The photo of Sanne and Fleur is just priceless! This is a layout that should be framed and put on display! Absolutely stunning!! ♥♥ Kay