Thursday, January 5, 2012

We Are Smashin

Well I'm back again today. Wow what a productive day I've had. I got a couple of cards made this morning, ran some errands, did some shopping and started my "Smash Book". Over at Color Me Creative Classroom Suzanne started a new group called We R Smashin, Scrappin & Journaling. This is going to be a fun group with lots of very talented ladies in it. You can buy Smash Books and all sorts of accessories too, but I decided to make mine myself. So today I started. From what I've learned a "Smash Book" can be anything you'd like: a diary, a journal, a little scrapbook, or a place for notes and ideas, anything you want. It's your book you can do with it what you like. I decided to make a book filled with ideas of future projects I'd like to make along with lists of blogs that have cards or other creations that I'd like to CASE someday. So I can keep this list all in one place instead of lots of little sticky notes all over my room. I also figured I'd keep a list of my favorite Copic Color Combos and maybe even some sample colorings in there also. I plan on playing it by ear, day by day.

So this is the cover for my "Smash Book" I just started with some retired SU designer paper and added some computer generated words. Assembed a flower and added a big black brad. I ran some blue card stock though my crimper and edged it with my trusty gold pen and added a butterfly brad that I got from Michaels. I used a MS border punch on both green and blue card stock and then glued together them side by side. I bound it all together with my Bind It All and now I think I'll add some ribbons to the binders and I should be all done. Now I just need to faithfully fill my book with ideas and wonderful, useful information. Well that's about all the energy and creativity I have left in me today. I think I'm going to sit myself down and have a nice drink of soda and relax. I thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again tomorrow.
I wish you all a great, relaxing evening.


  1. Donna, not only is this a GREAT idea but it's so pretty too! Really like how you crimped those butterfly wings. Just so pretty - and useful!
    Know what you mean about the sticky notes too-they're all over my computer desk! What a mess and this little book would be the solution to all that....Um...I may have to do one of these.

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun, Donna! You're off to a great start with this neat cover. I'll have to check out Color Me Creative.

  3. Awesome! I love your Smashin' book and can't wait to get more into this whole project! I think it will be fun and there are really so many things we can all create and do with our books!!

    I also want to keep mine as somewhat of an art journal too! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Wow, very pretty. I love the sparkly bling on the flower and how pretty the butterflies are. Great project!

  5. These smash books made the scene a couple years ago with little interest, but they've really caught on recently, and everyone is making them! I saw a whole stack of them at Michaels recently too, but yours is SO pretty and I love that it has your own personal touch. I always thought "what would I do with something like a smash book?" but after I read what you intend to do with yours, a smash book is beginning to sound like a wonderful idea! NJ!

  6. Awesome cover for your smashbook, Donna. I love it.
    Cathy Lee

  7. love it! the color combo is one of my faves recently - looks so peaceful! that flower is awesome too! perfect cover. i am going to make my book too i just haven't figured out exactly how i want to do it yet!

  8. Donna- Great job on your Smash book-wonderful design and a great idea! Have a great weekend, and thank you for commenting on my blog card today!

  9. Beautiful - I love the butterflies - let's have fun smashing things

  10. Ooooo I love the cover of your homemade Smash book. Those colors are quite popular right now and go so well together. My kids got me a Smash book for Christmas with an ulterior motive... so I don't forget things. Seriously... me... forget things?? Oh yeah, big time.

    I have to ask if you ordered your Cover-A-Card stamp yet?? Your comment on my blog was a hoot, and I might add I'm happy to be an enabler of more craft stuff! heeheehee.

  11. Your cover is GORGEOUS Donna!!! LOVE the colors and the mulitple borders down the side! If your cover looks this fabulous, then I can hardly wait to see what you do with the inside pages :)

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today. You are so a sweet and special. I am SO blessed to have you as a friend :) Sending you tons of hugs!!!

  12. I love the cover of your Smash Book. Blue and green are one of my favorite color combos. I think I need to think about making one of these books for myself. I also took a quick peek at Color Me Creative. Looks like a neat site...if I only had more time.

    Thank you so much for stopping at my blog and leaving such kind words. It always makes you feel good when someone leaves you a comment and actually since I am still rather new at all of this it gets me down right excited!

  13. Donna, this does sound and look interesting! My local stamp store has a ton of stuff too. Looks like your fun.


  14. And it is a "smashin" book! Beautiful job Donna!

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    1. Wow Donna your smash book is beautiful! Love those colors. My daughter and I are hooked after Suzanne's blog. Your blog babies are adorable! I one myself named Bella. Have a great weekend! Connie

  16. So pretty, great color combos and beautiful did a fabulous job on it! Glad you could join us at the group!



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