Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Hello Life" and Some SMASH Pages

Still working with my Counterfeit Kit!  Here's a fun page I made about our last Canada Day experience:
I used this great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

Here's a close-up of the journaling and Brenna's face as she got hauled away from the party (she was hopping mad!): 
 Isn't that just priceless?

And I've been digging out the ol' SMASH books and getting some things smashed in there.  Here's a double page spread commemorating a trip to Vancouver in my red SMASH book:
I made a little pocket with a Starbucks sleeve by stapling the bottom.  It makes a great spot for clothing tags and receipts from my trip.  I've also got some inked up boarding passes, a card my friend Alison gave me when we met for the first time, and the ticket stub from the Metric concert I went to.

And here I've got another double page spread in my red SMASH book with mementos from some of the prizes I've been winning lately, mostly from book blogs:
I tried my hand at some form of collage.  I've got tissue paper Mod Podged on there with address labels and such.  Then I stenciled Distress Ink and Dylusions all over the place, and stamped with CTMH background stamps and Memento ink.  The envelope in the centre is held onto the binding with paperclips, and when you flip it, the spread looks like this:
I love how that chevron on the backside of the envelope turned out!

Anyway, that's it for me, hope you enjoyed!


  1. Wow you have been super productive, I love the sketch page. I have recently picked up some Smash books so thanks for that inspiration! So glad you joined us at Stuck?!

  2. Ha! Yes that pic of your daughter is priceless! Great take on the sketch. Love your colors. Thanks for joining in at Stuck?! Btw, great taste in names, I've got a daughter named Brenna as well and you just don't see that name very often.

  3. Love your take on the sketch :) Just love seeing the smashed pages too

  4. Great layouts and a super idea of using the paperclips to hold the envelope.

  5. Love that layout - so bright and cheery and I'm laughing aloud at the photo!

  6. Fun page! love how you framed the photos. Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?!

  7. LOVE the colors and journaling! great page! thank you for joining us at stuck?!