Sunday, February 8, 2015

Smashing good FUN!

I worked on my Smash Journal last week. I wanted to start a new one so I was determined to finish my ‘old’ one.

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I’ve been working on it for ‘awhile’ and it was getting fatter and fatter and I still had lots of blank pages.

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So I had an idea.

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I used thin magazines clippings on some of the pages.

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And then I cut some of the pages out of the book.

WHEW! That felt good!

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I was on a roll!

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So I called it a wrap and even did the first page of my new Smash Journal.

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And then I put everything away.

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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41 comments:

J said...

Very pretty pages in your book! I am wondering about the postage from "Lietuva." I am 100% Lithuanian and remember envelopes like that from grandma's house. She corresponded with family members and they would send us gifts made of amber.

Susie said...

Diane, I have never heard of this before. I like the idea. I used to just cut photos from decorating magazine and keep in a shoebox. Also, poems , clippings, or interesting things I just could not throw away. This is perfect for that. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love your journal - it is really you!!! Good idea to cut out the pages - can't wait to see the new journal.

My crafting these days is still the doll clothes - I have 8 outfits cut out - and then I'm going to be done sewing for a while. I have a lot of cute crochet patterns I want to try and dollies always love pretty crocheted things, and they make much less mess. I need to free the dining room table from the sewing clutter - I want to do some table settings with some new dishes I've gotten in the last couple weeks - and maybe I'll even get a Valentine's Day table done.

Hope your weekend is all wonderful.

ann said...

An old fashioned Pinterest! The best kind of collection. I have so many things going on. Today I will be making tea pot invitations for an afternoon tea that my freind and I will host for our university friends. We are going all out. I a have to finish up the valentines for the grandkids. I make them now. The store ones are so blah this year and expensive. All in prep for dollhouse work to begin soon. Here's to a great week.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your smash book and if it got too full cutting out the empty pages was brilliant! I'm still working my Art Project and loving it.
hugs,
Linda

Diane said...

Ever see some Smash books online? They're huge!! Mine are pretty flat (I work fairly flat as a general rule). Love your pages! So sunshiney!! Keep up the good work!! Love the "I'm free" pic too! LOL!

Margaret said...

That looks like such a cool project. I think I would enjoy doing one and my daughter would as well! Happy Sunday! Maggie

Linda H said...

Lovely! And "done" feels good, doesn't it?

Patty Antle said...

Good for you, Diane! I love journals, you know that. :) But sometimes we have to put things away like you did. Yes, I am crafting away and enjoying every minute of it, especially the Valentines Day stuff!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Looking fabulous. Just everything you do my friend!

Hugs
Pat

Kathy said...

Congratulations on finishing!! I adore the pictures and sayings you used.

Linda said...

This is a new idea I have never heard of before either!!!
Love the way yours looks!
I keep a handwritten Country Diary and add photos to it by just staple them in on the page. No where near as pretty as yours!!!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

BRAVO Diane! You did a great job. Your journal looks nice. I love the design. I'm sure the second one is going to be nice or even nicer.
Hugs,
Arlette

Arlene Grimm said...

I have a book similar to yours Diane! I just cut and paste whatever rings my bell..that along with favorite sayings etc. I have never heard it called a smash book! I am adopting that phrase!

20 North Ora said...

Good for you - finishing up one project before starting on another. I can't ever seem to do that and as a consequence, always have a lot of things going at once.

Judy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I've been clipping photos and articles I wanted to save out of my stash of old magazines to put into a couple of scrapbooks. It won't be pretty like your journal, but it will be handy for those clippings I don't want to lose. Now if I can just get it all done...I won't mention how long ago I started all this! lol!

carolann said...

I did my One Grandson one. I had like 80 pages and journal of course. I did games in it. I did quizzes. Mine was a smash book.

He loved it.

You have a long way to go if it is a smash Journal book.


Yours is pretty tidy , get messing the pixs all over. Ha-ha.

Sam I Am...... said...

What a neat journal. I've never heard of a "Smash Journal". Is there a story to it?

Beth said...

Love it! So creative! :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I start journals and haven't finished any of them! Good for you to complete yours.
warmly,
deb

Carla from The River said...

Love your journal. I like what you did with the pictures and sayings. :-)
What is the I'm Free? It looks like a sewing project? I love it.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your journal is a work of art lavender sister!
Thanks for sharing it for Mosaic Monday Diane.

podso said...

I like your journal, Diane. I've done some like that before. I like the casual, relaxed feel of what you did. It certainly is a good creative outlet.
I even made a couple using old books and pasting over the printed pages. Have a great week!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I have never heard of a smash journal. Of course I may be living back in the 1920s. I love it. SO creative. xo Laura

Jill said...

Lovely, glad to see you're having fun with it!!

I don't think I could ever cut pages from the book though!!

I SMASHed today as well!!!

Terri B said...

I love journaling. When I get near the end of one book, I am always anxious to start a fresh new one.

Lorrie said...

What a fun project. Love the smash journal idea.
I'm working on sewing some new clothes for myself but hesitate to show them on the blog. Maybe. We'll see.

BeachGypsy said...

love your journals! they are very similar to the ones I've been making for years, so that is cool to see we think/create alike in that regard. I'll have to get some photos of mine made so you can see

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Smashing good fun! :)

eileeninmd said...

It is a great idea, I love your smash journal. BTWm a smash journal is new to me too. It looks cute! Thanks for sharing! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Gorgeous! Oh, how I want to get back to paper crafts, so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda R said...

Oh what fun my friend. Your book looks amazing. I bet you had fun putting it together. I do have an art journal I still work on from time to time. In fact I worked on it last night.

Hugs~

Jeannie Marie said...

I bought a smash journal more than a year ago but haven't started it. I need to just get it out, open it and get busy!

Joy H said...

Awesome journal, great idea!

Linda Walker said...

HI dIANE, I love your journal! They do begin to bulge pretty early on. I am only into my 5th week and the book is bulging! It's so fun to work on it though! Gotta go see who won your giveaway! Toodles!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great smash journal Diane!

Mary Cromer said...

This is so expressive and I have never even heard of such a book. Is it some kind of personal memento book? Very nice and happy you shared~

Donna said...

I have never heard of this Diane.....what a great way to journal.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi again, sweet friend! No, not working on any craft project but I should be. I have a sweet SMASH journal..and it..nearly empty!! :(

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Diane,
Such a great journal, what a fantastic way to stay focused, creative and passionate-you know I am all over that idea!
Back from visiting Rebecca and catching up with my favorite gals!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your journal. I want to try and start doing something like that. I have played with a page or two and I am finding that it can get addicting. I just have way too many things that I like and I can't find enough hours in the day to get to all of them. You have inspired me today! Thanks.