Monday, December 12, 2011

Something New

One of this years big scrapbooking products have been the Smash book, I was asked to have a go at creating my own version for Papercraft Essentials a little while ago. I have never kept or made anything like a smash book and when I started making it I approached it very much as a scrapper, more concerned with how each page looked as opposed to getting the information into it. That soon changed and I actually found it quite liberating! I thought I would share a few of the pages that I created.
Hannah, over at Handmade Hannah puts together some great kits and I bought her September kit which was perfect for creating this little book. I decided to use a Pink Paislee album as the base for my book and decorated the cover using lots of squares of paper which I stitched and distressed.


I love these Tim Holtz envelopes...
I filled mine with lots of my favourite quotes for future referrence.


 A pocket full of special memories...


Over the years the girls have written me lots of little notes, I have tried to keep most of them they make such lovely reading and some of them are so funny. Emily was desperate for a puppy when she was 9 and wrote me lots of letters about how much she wanted one and when we decided to get Archie she wrote even more!


This is me right now... (well when I made the book!)


I love the photo of Justin (he hates it as he has lost nearly 2 stones since it was taken lol)


My gorgeous girls....



This was the state of my craft room after I had created it! Pretty tidy for me actually, usually every surface is covered.


TFL
xx

11 comments:

Louise said...

wow its gorgeous Rachael and a great way to keep all those little notes in the same place!

Romy said...

I already knew you do such gorgeous layouts, cards and altered items, but after seeing this gorgeous mini album, I know that you have a real talent for mini albums too:) This is absolutely wonderful!

Rachael Funnell said...

Love it!!
the Smash book is Gorgeous Rachael...
What a Gr8 way to hold those
precious memories!
We now have another thing in common, our rooms look similar after creating... heheheheh!!
Have a Wonderful Week...
xx

Jolaine Frias said...

Gorgeous mini Rachael! LOVE all the tags and interactive features you added, just beautiful!!!!!!!

Jill said...

It's on my 'to do' list! Think I definitely need a smash book!! What a lot of fun, looks great Rachael! Jill x

Carol said...

Gorgeous work as usual Rachael, love all the tags and envelopes, like the front cover, stitching and the burlap very nice.

sutty said...

Beautiful mini, love all the little bits and how you've used the pockets and acetates - gorgeous.

Home sweet home said...

Wow gorgeous mini album.Love the design and all details are so cute,fab and fun.:)

gwyneth said...

Love this Rachael, great idea to keep all those little notes in one place. I have a lot too.
Glad to see someone else uses the floor when scrapping !!

carlies said...

Just so amazing album very gorgeous and love the details!! WOW

groetjes carla

Scrapstars said...

What a relief to see a craft room that looks, well, Nearly as bad as mine!