Sunday 29 May 2011

Smash Book

At the crop I was at on Thursday I said I was going to make a Smash Book because who wants to wait until they go on sale in the UK at the end of July!  I said that I would have it ready to show everyone at the next crop, which isn't for another couple of weeks, I actually got my act in gear and made it yesterday.
At the moment the cover is plain and I'm not sure how I want to decorate it.
I've divided it into five sections.
And I just raided all of my old stash to find some papers that would probably never end up on a layout.
Most of the papers are so old they weren't double sided so there are lots of white pages in my book to write on.

I also made some pockets.
And I just know the one shown above will be used for recipe ideas.
I've put a few envelopes in for things I may want to add to layouts rather than stick in my little book.  Once I had all my pages in the order I wanted them, including some plain white paper and some artist paper, I got my Bind It All out and job done :)
And there you have it, my Smash Book all ready to go.  I really love it, it was fun and cheap to make.  I had a real trip down memory lane looking through all of my old papers, some of them bought when I first started scrapping about 8 years ago!

I'm going to spend the day scrapping and watching films now, I love lazy Sundays!

Have a great day
Jo xx


yvette said...

Wow Jo, it's lovely, what a great idea to use up all those bits and pieces, looking forward to seeing it at the crop. Enjoy your Sunday xx

Julesmichelle said...

That looks great Jo! Why is it called a Smash Book??

My not so simple life said...

such a pretty book. :) i have seen some advertised and though they would be easy to make. yours looks great!

Sandra said...

oh Jo, I think it looks amazing, the fact you've got blank pages, envelopes and pockets makes me want to flick though it even more. Bet you'll soon be filling it up - don't forget to bring it to the crop.

Alison said...

Great job, Jo.....fab way t o use up those old papers!
Alison xx

Amy said...

Great idea! I am surprised the UK isn't getting the smash books until the end of July....due to shipping?? It seems like in So Cal you no sooner buy new things and then they are "old"....makes me crazy! Hope you have a fantastic Sunday! What films are you watching??

Allycat x said...

Fab 'smash' book or should I say its a Smashing Book???!!! Well done - I'm sure a lot more people will be making something similar when they see yours IRL

Scattychick said...

Looks great Jo I might make the kids one each so they can record their memories :)

Sian said...

It's brilliant Jo - who needs to spend a fortune when you can come up with this instead?

Winnie said...

I was wondering if someone was going to make their own Smash Book - so much cheaper than buying one!

Rebekah said...

OOO, how absolutely fun! I've got a SMASH giveaway going on right now with my OLW blog post!! Come check it out and maybe I can send one over to you!!

Lisa said...

Lovely, Jo... now wondering if i should make one too