Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Travel Smash Book Page #1

When I made this Travel Smash book I have planned on only using it for over night trips but thought that I only do over night trips once or twice a year.  So I decided to add pages whenever we go out of town.  We usually have to go to Cleveland every few months for my husbands doctors appointment.  I decided to take pictures of what I saw and journal what we did.  So here is my first page.  It is from a recent trip to Cleveland.  This was on our trip back home.  I went on mapquest.com and printed out the map, pulled a tiny car punch and punched out a white car (we drove my husbands car that is white), I put the journaling and receipts in a pocket behind the top picture.  This smashing is a lot of fun.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Helpful Hints #8

Hi, I wanted to share with you a few things that I came up with that I think you may find helpful.  First I wanted to keep my plastic on my Smash book but still use my pen, so all I did was cut out the pen area and tape the excess flat.  I found that I needed to use a wide tape because my pages were getting hooked , but how it closed smoothly.  Next I wanted a Geotag stamp but could not find one in the stores so I thought just make one.  I pulled out the rubber that I had made some homemade stamps with and with a little thought  along with some trial and error here is what I came up with.  Finally I wanted to make the page inserts to add pages or items to my Smash book or any book that has the spiral binder (all you need to do is adjust the length).  All I did was to open up the ones that I bought and copy what they did.  Now I can make them to match any page or just a basic white or black to add to any spiral notebook.  I hope that you find my hints helpful.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Smash Book - All My Crafts #1

I have just become addicted to a new way of scrapbooking (for me) called Smash Books.  I purchased my first one to put in all the different things and pictures that I have found around while doing my cleaning, ex: found alot of pictures and old check cashing cards when I cleaned out my china cabinet.  Well that was only the beginning, I now have five and have the stuff for making another.  I am using one for whenever I travel, even when it is just for the day I am taking pictures out of the window of stuff I see.  I am using another for all my cards that I receive.  One I have not used yet but I'm thinking of using it for things about me and my husband, and here the the final one.  It is for my craftroom and sewing room, I wanted to show all the different transformations.  I will also include pics of all the different crafts and sewing items that I have made over time.  So here is ten of the pages that I have done so far.


Project Life Weeks 23 & 24

I wanted to share my last 2 weeks of Project Life, I still can't believe that I have kept up with this for this long. I guess it has something to do with it being fun and easy.  I'm using a combination of Becky Higgins Project Life kits the picked up at Hobby Lobby and other cards, along with some paper from my stash.

In Week 23: There was not much going on around here.  I did get alot of crafting done this week though.  I worked on my card for a PL card swap that I am in, and here was the finished result.  We also finished filling up the pool.  It has been nice the past few days so I did get a chance to take a dip.  It felt to good.

In Week 24: This was the week before Father's Day and I went out with my husband to Sears and had him pick out a new tool center.  He really loves it.  He came right home and put it together (not much to do just put the top on and add the casters).  Also that week my husband also had an appointment in Cleveland and while we were up there I got a chance to go to Marshalls.  Got alot of Thickers that day.  I Googled and found that there were several near the hospital, so I am ready for the next time we have to go up there.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

collective Haul - Joanns & Marshalls

Got a chance to shop the last couple of days and found some really good deals. Wanted to share them with you.  I think that they will work great with my Project Life album and my Smash book.



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Project Life Week 21 & 22

Wanted to share with you my weeks 21 & 22 of the Project Life album.  I used 2 differnet core kits that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I like to use different kits along with different papers in my album.  I keep the same colors per week but like my weeks to look different.  I really like the Project Life core kits and can't wait to see more.  I saw that Archivers are now selling them, hope I can find a different kit when I go to Cleveland next week.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Using Your Scraps

I just wanted to share with you how I am using some of my scraps. I love how now I can make a lot of my embellishments to match the pages, hey just like a kit. I hope that it helps someone to make their own embellishments.


Smash Book Haul

I wanted for share with you a recent haul and a great find (in my own craftroom) Dauber Duos.  Been sitting in one of my drawers for years now they are being brought back to life again.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Homemade Travel Smash Book and Smash Book Travel Bag

I wanted to share with you my new homemade Smash book and my Smash book travel bag that I put together to take on trips.  The bag with four of the small bags I found at Walmarts for only $10.00.  I purchased an additional pencil case at Target that matched.  I went through my stash and found things that I thought would work well for my Smash book.  For the cover I found a paper pack at Walmarts and used the map paper.  I can't wait to take a trip to add goodies to my book.  I'm hoping that I can find anything from previous trips to start now.  Hope I didn't throw them all out.  Can't wait to share my pages with you.


Collective Haul - Michael's & Joann's

Wanted to share some nice bargains that I found on my recent outing.

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