Friday, 26 July 2013

Smashbook update #1

Back in January I posted about a christmas present I received; a Smashbook (Pink edition). I have done a couple of youtube videos on it but I haven't really blogged about it until today... So here's an overview of the pages I've completed so far.

First page

smashbook love scrapbook

So, my first double page spread is dedicated to me and my boyfriend. We've been together for nearly 3 years so I wanted something nice to document our relationship a little bit!

I didn't go overboard with the photos, preferring to put in things like the dried roses that he bought me for our anniversary last year and a love note he sent me ages ago. The song lyrics are my favourite song that reminds me of him. In the bottom right hand corner is the bracelet that I made him but fell off due to wear - that is the essence of Smashbooking to me. It doesn't just have to be photos and words!

Second page

smashbook tickets derren brown andrew mcmahon scrapbook

You may recognise this page and the previous page if you've watched my youtube channel as they were featured in my videos briefly. Originally this was going to be a page just for ticket stubs to concerts and theatre events I've been to, but it soon turned into a page for tickets of all kinds. I kind of like the busy feel to the page!

Third page

smashbook amsterdam scrapbook

It's probably no secret that I've been to Amsterdam twice, and that I love the city. This page is mainly tickets and stubs from my last trip there but does feature some bits from my first trip... It's more easy to see on the flick through video I did a while back because there's lots of hidden goodies on this page underneath tickets.

Fourth page

smashbook poppet cat scrapbook

Way back in 1998, my parents bought me and my sister a kitten each. My cat was promptly named Snowball and my sister's was named Poppet 'because she looked really sweet'. Turns out the cat was a nutcase. A lovely, friendly, gentle nutter. Unfortunately our little crazy kitty passed away last October at the age of 14.5 years (but not before making a 75 mile trip to Telford, after she got herself inside a van travelling that way just before it left. I'm not making that up.) 

'One must love a cat on it's own terms'. That we did. 

Fifth page

smashbook color run colour scrapbook

The Color Run is an American 5k run that's recently been brought over to the UK. I've wanted to run in this race since I first heard about it a few years ago - and when I heard they were going to be holding one in the UK, I just had to be in it! Me and my Dad ran together. It was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to go again (and hopefully get more colored!). To be honest, I don't really like this page. It's not bright enough. I think eventually I will attack it with some paint of my own and make it really colourful!

Sixth page

smashbook graduation scrapbook university

I graduated! Yay! I'm very proud of this page. It took a lot longer than most people who I went to school with but I did it :) Not much else to say about this really - I just like basking in the glow of my achievement!

Seventh page

smashbook hobbies scrapbook

This is another set that you may have seen before if you've watched my youtube videos. This one focuses on my hobbies and activities that I love to do. The smash book is all about me so having a page devoted to things I love to do was a must! I wish I had more room on this page as there's so much I could've included. 

If you want to hear me talk about these pages a little more in depth, then check out this video:

How do you use your smashbook? Is it more of a scrapbook style or is it 'anything and everything'? I've seen some fantastic examples of both. Do you use something unconventional to smash into? 

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