Saturday, July 14, 2012


 I'm back with my final post of the week to share my TSG Stampbook Saturday project with you.

I'll admit that this assignment has had me stressed out.  Although I began paper crafting as a scrapbooker, I haven't actually created a scrapbook page in YEARS!!  I've come to grips with the guilt that my children will likely leave home sans beautiful scrapbook albums of their childhood.  ;)  LOL  And instead I've gone with documenting my families life in a way that fits my style and who I am as a person right now....Smashbook!     

I have always been a serious memorabilia hoarder (movie tickets, love notes, etc.) and have drawers full of little things thinking that one day that I'll scrap that.   The reason I love Smashbook is that it gives me the ability to save it all without the pressure I felt to scrapbook.  No layouts to design or pattern papers to match's simple and perfect for how I chose to preserve my families memories and mementos. 

My first page is from a charity event my husband and I went to a few months back where they had an artist doing caricature drawings.  Here I used a few sentiments, a push pin image and date stamp all from the Oh Snap set.  

Next,  I've documented a family trip to the Atlanta Zoo over this past Spring Break using stamps from Zoo-pendous and It's a Jungle Out There.  Rather than color the images I've stamped them directly onto the pages in Vintage Photo distressing ink.  I've included the brochure from the zoo, our ticket, pressed pennies and a few photos.

I do have an actual Smashbook brand book but I prefer the one that I created instead. (Shown above)  I used some K& Company papers and chipboard stickers to create the front cover and inside pages.  And since I cannot write in a straight line to save my life, I also printed a faint grid pattern on all of the kraft paper filler pages for those times I want to include some journaling.  I even thought to include a few envelopes here and there throughout for some of those mementos that I'd rather tuck away.  

I've had a blast sharing my projects with you this week.
Thank you so much for joining me!


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febe said...

Lovely work on the pages and colors :)

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Faye said...

If i say this is smashing, will you hold it against me?! Have a fabbo weekend Sugar. xx

Mary J said...

What a great book, Wendy! Love all the details!

Anonymous said...

Thank u, showing how you organized your dies. I will be in Orlando Sept 15 for copic class. I am trying to schedule a class with you sept 16 with you but I still need to arrange somethings I will let you know

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