Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Smashing or Scrapbooking?

I have a couple of pages to share from my Smash book.
One thing I realize about myself, is I am a scrapbooker.
I was planning to use this Smash book more for documenting with memorabilia and such that I pick up on our travels
But here I am making my pages like a scrapbook.
I have tried to make a couple of pages with a mish mash of memorabilia, but I didn't like the looks of them.
I have no idea what I am going to do with all those key cards and such I pick up along our travels, lol.

This page is from last year when Wayne and I went for our 25th Anniversary get away.

I do like to use washi tape and cut a parts from paper packs.
Oh look!
I added the pamphlet from the Bluefin :)

See what I mean about my pages looking more like scrapbooking pages
I have mounted my photos on card stock and even have a title.
I do like how this looks though :)

This is an element that I had cut out of a paper pack, I then added a heart shaped brad to it..again backed it with some card stock.

Awww, look at the happy couple ;)
I didn't adhere the left side of the photo down so the pamphlet can still be opened and read.

Onto My Day:
We didn't get the snow like we were suppose to, so Heather and I packed up the jeep with all the donations and then dropped them off.
I then helped Wayne take all the garbage into the back of his truck so he could bring it to the dump.
I was wiped by the late afternoon….took a bit of a nap ;)

If  you know me, then you know cooking isn't my most pleasant thing to do.
So lately I have been setting up my iPad by the stove as I cook and watch some videos….see Heidi Swapp up there ;)
I usually get distracted and walk away from the stove, and sometimes the food is a bit…lets say, overdone ;)
This helps me stay on task, lol.

Do you have a smash book?
Are you able to be free and just place memorabilia haphazardly on your pages, or are you detailed and the pages look more like scrapbooking pages?
I would love to know your process.

I hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Hi there, Tracy! Like you smash book pages. Only Smash when traveling on vacation and not always then!

  2. Your comment made me smile about the bird nests~nice to know someone else loves them too.:)) They really speak to me:). Love your smash book, I've never tried this but your looks amazing!!! Love that you can add other stuff too.

  3. I could never do the smash books all haphazard...I am too ocd for that...it would srive me crazy and make me feel anious to see the clutter!!! teeeheee
    It is a great way for people who like that look, to keep track of trips and life, and stuff...

    Your pages look wonderful. You both looks so relaxed and happy in those photos.

  4. Love your photos! I like to use my smash book as scrapbooking! I guess you can do or put whatever you want in it! I almost have my smash book filled up! I like your pages!

  5. Love your smash book, you are like me as my smash book has to be just so, I think you can have your books anyway you like them, that's the beauty of them.

  6. I love your pages! They work beautifully to capture your memories. And I know what you mean about being a scrapbooker. I started an art journal but keep taking things that could be journal and making layouts from them.

  7. I like the idea of Smash books, but they're not for me. I'm using a 6x8 album as an overview for all of our travels. For each big trip, I pick a few photos, do some journaling and make little pockets for the memorabilia.

  8. Love your smash book. Smash book is one thing I could never get into.I rather do scrapbooks.

  9. I would say I'm a little more detailed. I don't necessarily mount everything on cardstock, but it is definitely much more orderly on the page :) I love the idea of watching videos while you cook!! So smart!!

  10. I love your smash book/scrapbook!

    I don't have one - I like how they look in the store, but I don't know what I would do with it. I am much more of a scrapper, and I like pages I can take out and move around.

    But I adore your idea of watching videos while you cook! Last week, when they were showing the Becky Higgins class on Creative Live again, I watched it while I was doing everything! I carried around either my computer or phone, and I even connected my computer to the tv! It was fun :)

  11. I think that if I did try a Smashbook that like you, mine would very much resemble a mini scrapbook...that is just how I work! Your pages look great!

  12. How ever you choose to keep your memories - yours are always fab! TFS

  13. I like how you scrap your smash pages. I think I might even take that approach with our latest vacation pictures. Thanks for the inspiration.


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