Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Smash book - updated

    Sometime ago, when I got my first Smash Book (the green one pictured here) by K & Company, I started adding in as many things in as many ways as I could that inspired me, which is what the Smash Book series were originally created for as far as I can tell.  Because this book can be whatever I want it to be, it doesn't matter how messy or pretty or ugly or whatever each page turns out.  And while I try to keep mine as nice and inspirational as I can, they don't always end up as something pretty to look at.  Regardless, I've found they are great for keeping inspiration at your fingertips and have even been debating on creating one (the pink one) into a planner of sorts.  But that will be another post.  The black Smash Book is for my Halloween, Thanksgiving and fall related items, as that is my favorite time of the year and is the most inspirational to me.  I went through and pulled out just a few of the pages or elements I've added in so far to share with you guys since my last post.  (Sorry for any repeat pages.  These are at least better quality then the ones before so you should be able to actually see them this time.)  Hope you guys enjoy!

 Most of the pages are compiled of stickers I've collected, pictures I've printed or found or random other things I simply liked and wanted to keep.

 I really love my kawaii / cute sticker pages.  Can you see the bright pink fishy stamp I handcarved in there, too?

 I haven't put a lot of my own art in this book, but I will occasionally add a few things in, such as the partial flower picture above and the lettering shown.

I also created what's shown on these two pages.  The girl and her pet dog were hand cut and crafted from paper while the lettering was doodled on some old paper, then cute out and added in.  The black and white photo of the girl standing on a head was doodled on sticker paper with permanent markers.


I love adding in as much as I can to this book, especially anything colorful and bright.  

These pages below are from my latest book about autumn and fall, specifically Halloween so far.

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