Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stamp Club SMASH page

I am truly missing the art of SMASH...I like some kind of order and find it hard to go over the edges are be super chaotic.  I really like my items on a page to be related or compliment.  This took some real effort for me to keep putting more on the page on this but I like how it looks.  I used my instax mini instant photo to take pics of the Laughing Ladies stamp group.  Sadly, our schedules have prevented us from getting together for several months now, but I enjoyed them.  Sue, our group organizer is a Stampin Up rep, so I included a My Paper Pumpkin graphic, and the Mickey ice cream bar was on one of my monthly swaps.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Harry Potter Birthday

gift bag with copic colored characters

Butterbeer with straw and wood owl
With teens, our go to birthday gift is a movie rental kit.  We put in a gift card to our local rental place, popcorn, and their favorite candies.  My son was invited to a Harry Potter themed party and insisted we put together a HP themed movie kit.  There are several pics but not everything in the kit is photographed.  We included a homemade "Liquid Luck" potion, packed in a gemstone shaped box, a decorated bottle of Butterbeer, a paper haystack filled with candy, Hershey's kisses decorated as Dementor Kiss-Aways, boxed candy wrapped in Honeydukes wrappers, an origami Howler (complete with Mrs. Weasley's rant), and several other surprises.  The kids went nuts when it came time to open it and it was the hit of the party.  Every kid told Alex they would definitely look forward to their birthday gifts!
gift card envelope, sealed with wax

origami Howler

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Read 2016 SMASH page

So I have kept a list of books I have read over the last several years and start a new SMASH page each year.  Somehow I missed posting 2015 and will do so later. 
This year is much more list like but I needed to stretch to three pages.  I often will remove pages from my SMASH books when they are getting too bulky.  I just tear them out, then cut off the binder edge.  Sometimes I will use them as background or texture for other layouts and for extending a layout.  To do this, I simply use washi tape and a page that best coordinates.  By cutting off the binding edge, the added page fits right in.  I have done this for my Robert Frost page.  This year, I used washi tape and some cute Heidi Swapp stickers.  Yes, it went onto the back side of the third page...a total of 143 books.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tinkerbell Believe shirt

My last Tinkerbell shirt has been repinned over two thousand times on Pinterest.  I made that one for my bestie and decided I wanted a similar shirt to wear at Disney with her.  I decided to use the Tinkerbell and Friends Cricut cartridge and used the Cricut Craft Room to blend the "believe" image with a Tink image.  The weeding of the wings and dust took a bit of time and patience but look how cute it turned out! 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Glee SMASH page

I have been neglecting my SMASH book and have several pages I have not had the chance to post, so here they are. 
This is for the show Glee, my guilty pleasure.  I am shocked how many songs from the show I like better than the original versions.  I know the show is no longer on, but I had the idea rolling around and wanted to get it down.  I traced my hand and cut the letters from the Cricut.  I added some journaling and doodled music notes.  I also found a patch at Big Lots for 75 cents.  Thanks for looking!  April