Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Smashing Again

So, I have another two-page spread from my Smash book that I've been having fun filling with various bits and pieces. I've put in some of my yearly activities, some fun photos that had nowhere else to go, and bits of memories here and there, along with lists of some of my favorite things right now and from childhood. It's been a lot of fun to make.

This is the last page and inside back cover. I took a card I'd made with a Hannah Lynn Designs Alice in Wonderland digi stamp (colored with Prismacolor pencils) and cut it to fit the page. I couldn't bear to send the card to anyone for months, because I loved how she turned out...so I put her in my Smash book. That's allowed, right?! :) 

I added one of my fave Alice quotes at the top. The watercolor background is a die turned into an embossing folder. You can learn how to do that here with Jennifer McGuire.



Here's a closeup of that page. I added little white dots with a gel pen too. And that adorable star is from my pal, Barb, who just up and gave me a whole set of them in different colors. Thanks, Barb!



The back page features a pocket I added by using an old calendar page (my daughter gave it to me and again, couldn't bear to toss it, so I tore it up for art) I used it here to show my love of the Beatles and New Orleans, because that's where they were playing that night. I just folded it and secured it with adhesive.



Inside the pocket, I have a Jigglypuff trading card that my son gave me...it's my favorite Pokemon...and only because it's so darn cute. I don't actually play Pokemon or collect them or whatever. Although, thanks to the son, I do know way too many of their names.

Happy Wednesday!
Chark

p.s. Don't forget to color some of your Hero Arts stamps and join in our March Color Challenge at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies. There's a $25 gift certificate up for grabs!

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