Saturday, May 19, 2012

Simply Smashing!

You guys may not know it but I am completely smitten with smash books. I love everything about smash books, from the concept to the cool and funky accessories that accompany these gems! When smash books first hit the market, I whipped up 2 of the standard sized books but I knew all along I wanted smash books for my girls to put together. When K&Co came out with the smaller size, I knew it was perfect for my girls.

Here is a smash book I prepared for my youngest. It will be filled with details from our trip to Knoxville which she will share with her class upon her return. Plus, it is the perfect size for her little hands!

For the cover, I sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist with a Prima compass template. Then I adorned the corner with some American Crafts alphas and Little Yellow Bicycle travel themed embossed stickers.

The K&Co fabric tabs have Cosmo Cricket mini alphas defining each section. Throughout my album, I took the opportunity to use up all the travel themed rub on and sticker remnants I had been saving...for a long long time...

One of my favorite K&Co smash items are the various pattern tapes used to attach the journaling notes, stickers and soon to accumulate memorabilia from our trip. The black and white polka dots are my favorite.

Throughout the book, I used mini alphas primarily from Glitz Designs and Cosmo Cricket. There are fun rub ons from Fancy Pants, Autumn Leaves and Little Yellow Bicycle.

What to do with all the leftover numbers from your alpha sheets??? Try using them in your smash books like I did!

I can hardly wait to fill these wonderful plastic "zip loc" baggies that are held in my smash book with the coolest magnetic clip. The paper flag tab and clip are fabulous markers within the album.

These pages are ready for my munchkin to fill in with the dual sided pen and glue stick.

Throughout the album, I added mini folders (that have been in my stash for years!!!!) With a few left over dimensional stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle, the folder looks totally hip and happening! Don't you agree???

The next few pages showcase the various journaling notepads from K&Co. I love each and every one of them :-)

These mini envelopes are perfect for the mini folios. A few rub ons and voila a customized envelope!

Thanks for letting me share! The supplies can all be found at Scrap Shotz :-)

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