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.