Teresa- my best advice with a SmashBook is to 1) clear your mind, 2) open it at the beginning & browse thru the pages until you connect with the colors or images & something pops into your mind- whatever that is- a memory, a dream, a goal, a like... journal, gather photos, clips of a magazine, etc- Once you start the forcefield will be broken & you'll keep going
Kelly...I wanted to ask you where you found those photos of the Smash books with samples of the inside pages? I do most of my shopping online. Its nice to see the pages inside the Smash books before committing to them
Combination google search (by the name of the book)...
...partly from the K&Company website...
and a little bit of pinterest.
Even when I'm at the store & have them in my hand, I too forget which is which. Right now, I have Mod, Pretty & 365. Whenever free shipping day comes around, I'm hoping to add Tasty book to my collection, as well.
Each or every other week, I'll try my best to include something fun or inspirational towards our challenge!
This week to begin, I'll think I'll start with a motivational/organization al tip!
Tip - Grab It & Go! Consider setting up a home for your project. When not in use, keep it in a cloth/fabric/eco-friendly shopping bag, a scrap caddy, a plastic artbin, etc. (i.e. something that is portable).
Be sure to go ahead and stock your bag, box or bin with extra art supplies that you can be sure to use when away from home (journaling pens, inks, stamps, tabs, stickers, paperclips, adhesive, etc!)
When going portable, consider using a zipper, pouch pencil case, makeup bag or plastic school case to contain all of your writing pens, small tools, clips or post-its.
Love this Ideal am so thinking of getting something together myself I spent many hours at my daughters ballet parents aren't allowed in so this would be prefect for smashing on the go
Julie- YOU GOT IT! Just do what jump outs at you- inspires you or fits what has inspired you.
Right now I'm working on a 2-pg that highlights my Army career- perfect pages are a foggy morning landscape scene in the K&C Eco book. I covered & painted a chipboard ARMY that was made to be the front of a chipboard shape album- next I'm going to find a patch & mostly do a journal or poem- that is churning in my brain- have yet to get it all down. Hope to be able to post pics by this weekend as I've been working on it in the evenings. It's an emotional process as I was recently discharged- it's about the end of that life for me. My DH is still in the Army NG- but it's not the same. You can take the Soldier out of the Army but you never take the Army out of the Soldier - once a Soldier, always a Soldier. I could be bitter as I'm short a year from collecting retirement when I turn 60, but I'm not bitter- I'm sad & yet it's also an opportunity to venture down a new path. Just because I no longer wear the uniform doesn't mean I'm not serving.
I just printed a couple of photos and put them on a double page. I did not plan anything, just started sticking things on. Not sure I'm pleased with it, but its a start... I even wrote on the pages with my own handwriting (I don't like).
Used glue, so I'm stuck with this one... Baby steps, right?
Thinking of doing something regarding my scrappy obsession and the many collections of things/toys/tools I have e.g. paper, fiber, Thickers, shiny bits, Cricut, stamps, etc...
OOOhhhh! Tim Holtz and my love of his grunge! That could be an entire book but I could start with a single page!!!! I even have a photo of him sent by a friend from an expo!
I will post a photo when DH returns home with the camera.
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