Sunday, July 31, 2011

Smash Book Additions

Here they are!

I know it is kind of boring, but we haven't had a vacation yet!  I added a small paper bag, printed off a weekly to do page and added it to the front of the bag.  I filled it with receipts for the week.

On the back, I added the package from my new reusable mesh veggie bags for grocery shopping!

We traded in our huge diesel guzzling beast of a truck and got this nifty Toyota!!!

I have been doing little projects all weekend, trying to get caught up.  I am famous for starting a project, getting sidetracked with another project, and having leftovers laying around.  I used the leftover packaging and strips of papers for this pocket page.  I had a piece of plain cardstock, 12 x 6" and folded it up to create a pocket.  I covered it with leftover papers, using strips on the bottom pocket piece...

Then I folded those strips over to complete the pocket.  I thought it looked cool on the back side too!  I am filling up the pocket with packaging and the labeling strips from the papers I used...a kind of "remains of the day" craft product pile!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Another Smash Book

Ok, now I think I might be addicted to this idea.  I raided my stash, looking to make a mini smash book that I could stick in my purse and carry around.  I was thinking this one would be more journal-like and I would write stuff in it, stick in notes, lists, etc.  At the end of the post I have links to the sites where I found the printables I used.  I included a lot of pictures with this one...let me know what you think.

 The book is roughly 6 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" wide, not including the rings.
 The covers are coin envelopes with cardstock in them for reinforcement.  I included 50 pages by the time I was done!
 Tags, printables, envelopes, OH MY!
 Some of the stuff was in my stash, I have no idea where they came from.  I just added stuff in.
 I added envelopes, and even turned a security envelope inside-out for another page/pocket.
 I found a stash of white chipboard that comes from packaging at my work and ran it through my Cuttlebug to create this page.  I used some 7 Gypsy stuff too.
 Library pocket and card...index cards...
 Journaling cards...
 I put tabs on file folder pieces...
 Ephemera from my stash...Making Memories, K and Company...others that I don't know where they came from!
 Even a business reply postcard with a journaling spot sticker.
 Index cards from photo boxes...
 The tomato soup cardstock is from a can opener that I bought a long time ago, but saved the packaging cuz it was soooooooo cute!
 Coffee sleeve...postcard...
 Another inside-out envelope.  These envelopes I had saved from return envelopes from bills.
 Paper bag, chipboard from my stash.
I covered the back of that chipboard with leftover paper I had.  I made a mini file folder from a piece of file folder.

Here are the links to the awesome sites where I found printables used in this book:

Just Something I Made
The Graphics Fairy

Stay Crafty!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Smash Book Pages

Ok, my latest additions!
 On the left is a note that my son left me since he was home from work after I had gone to bed, I wrote my reply on the bottom and left it for him.  Unfortunately, since our work schedules are different, that is how we communicate some of the time!  I was playing with the Tim Holtz Glassine paper, which is the flower in the corner of that page.
 I found this bingo card on clearance, and liked it...
 I put my weekend to do list on the back of it.  The little card "Currently" is a cool journaling idea that I found while on Pinterest, through Inspiration Everywhere, and she has a link to where she found it through Live Love Paper.  Behind that is a cut out from Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess line.  I taped her in to create a flap so that I could put stuff under her later.
 The left side is an envelope made into a flap, which houses the receipts for my shopping for the day, along with the flier from the Craft Warehouse, and a punch out of the Burger King bag from my lunch on the go.  The page on the right is filled with some of the fortune cookie fortunes I came across while I was cleaning.  I had so many that I put the rest in the glassine envelope.
And finally, my first full page Zentangle.  I adhered it so that it forms a pocket, so that I can put some other creations in it.

Well, what do you think?