Carole's Happy Stuff
OK, I must admit that I have owned this Smash Book since Christmas when I received it from Suzie (thanks Suzie!) It's not that I didn't want to start Smashing, it's more that I didn't quite know how to! So, after much persuading by Suzie, I gave the whole idea a lot of thought (yes, Emma, I'm very good at thinking about what to do!!!). I sat down and flicked through a whole heap of magazines and snipped out lots of bits that appealed to me for whatever reason. I scoured the house for odds and ends that I have kept, and put all these bits into one place.
Then I realised what my problem was while flicking through the actual Smash book - some of the papers were way too busy for me and they were actually blocking me :( So, I cut some kraft and graph paper and stuck them in over the offending papers - and at this point I must apologise to Smash fans who love those papers! If all my pages had been kraft, graph, lined or plain, I think that I might have finished the whole book some time ago - this probably says a lot about me!!!
So, with a blank canvas, I created a title page:
I used more of my washi tape than I ever have on this page, and I love it! I wasn't sure what to call it, and toyed with something involving the word inspiration but that isn't what I want my book to be all about, so I came up the word happy :)
My first pages turned out like this:
I sat in my Crafty Corner shuffling bits of paper for ages as it really does feel very different to scrapbooking, but eventually I got the glue out and stuck things down! I felt that it all came together once I got the pen out and did some journalling and doodling :)
So, what do you think? Any comments/suggestions gratefully received from this new Smashbooker (is that even a word?!)