What is a smash journal? If you don't have time to scrapbook pages of everyday life this is a fun way to keep the memories. Especially during the month of December, with so much happening we barely have time to breathe. For my December post I am starting a smash book! Use any book... it can be blank, lined, have pictures (mine is a school composition book). A place I can glue mementos from life this month. So many things happen and so little time to capture them on paper, random thoughts can be jotted down, bits and pieces of each day. You can make your smash book with a theme or just everyday life. This particular book will be a book for the month of December 2012.
Cut pattern paper, distress with ink and glue paper to the cover of the book. Repeat on the back and inside covers. On the front stamp the VLVS! Steampunk Christmas Tree and VLVS! Happy Holidays. Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. May Arts Leather is tied around the spine. Add 2012 Thickers and Scrabble pieces with a quick dry glue.
With quick dry glue add locking washers to the tree and trim with Stickles, add Gem and large key.
Now the book is ready to start adding my memories of the month. be sure to use scraps of pattern paper to cover the white pages!!!! Have FUN.
My first page is a memory page for the Advent Calendar I made for Day 4 of the Week of Inspiration for VLVS! in November. During December I am sharing each ornament in my Count Down to Christmas on my watch each day for the next ornament!
The background paper for this page is a lovely holiday paper bag I couldn't resist using. On the edge I have added some May Arts Ribbon
Add: pictures, receipts, quotes, things people say, a thought that may trigger a story later, do some stamping, make lists. Anything and everything goes in a smash book. ENJOY!
Locking Washers from the hardware store
Pattern Paper-Tim Holtz All Seasons
Brown Momento Ink
Black VersaFine Ink