Monday, August 26, 2013

A mini handmade Smash book Journal

Remember this "Smash-type" book my friend and I made on our creative getaway?
We had some papers and chipboard left over that Debbie wanted to somehow use.
I told her we can make another book (as I had more coils as well), but smaller. This one is 5 3/4x 5 1/2 before I added the binding.
This is such a cute little size and I am really happy with how it turned out.

I coloured up this adorable Gorjuss girl with my Copic markers. The wings I fussy cut out of some paper. I think it may have been Graphic 45 paper.
I made the frame around the girl out of pattern paper that I cut and mitered the corners.

Here are the Copic colours I used to colour up this pretty girl with. As you can wings.

Here are a couple of the inside pages.
When making these albums, I would recommend using double sided, thicker papers as we did here.

Here are both mine and Debbie's books.
I love the title on Debbie's book. Perfect for this background we enjoyed all week while we were away :)

Onto My Day:
I spent most of my day cleaning house.
A friend came for a visit and another one called and chatted with me for a few hours. I guess my friends missed me while I was away and then helping Ashley with her house.
Talk about Ashley's house.
We have been there every night to bring some of her bigger items.
She has been here everyday to either pick stuff up or like tonight, for dinner ;)
I think we see each other more now then when she lived here, lol.

I hope you all have had a creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. I was going to mention Debbie's title on the book and how fitting it was for your background! That's sweet about seeing Ashley so much. I'm glad her new house is close enough to you so that you guys can do that!

  2. That is just such a pretty journal!
    Glad the move is going well for Ashley.
    She is lucky to have you so close by :)

  3. Lol, love that you Re seeing lots of Ashley- even more! The smash journal you created is adorable!

  4. Fabulous little journals - gorgeous images and colouring. See you aren't going to miss Ashley at all - isn't that fab that she lives so close!

  5. oh wow- love the coloring on this little girl!! awesome work!!

  6. Adorable! Love your coloring on that precious image. And super cute book. Love the size. :)

  7. So cute! It's a great size too! :o)

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    1. Very cute smash books! Glad you are getting to spend lots of time with Ashley.

  9. You are truly a Copic artist, Tracy! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

  10. Wow, she is amazing! The colors are just gorgeous.

  11. I love these books! The smaller size is just adorable! And of course, your coloring is gorgeous!

  12. So happy to hear that you are seeing Ashley a lot.

    Oh My Tracy your colouring just gets better and better. Your girl is gorgeous!

  13. love the book and your coloring is just gorgeous... I love it... thanks for sharing...

  14. These smash books are gorgeous, love the wings you added to the gorjuss girl. Yep I saw more of my parents when I moved out compared to when I lived at home too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Great use of your scraps. Love those gorgus girl images!


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