Sunday, January 13, 2013

SMASH Sunday - One Little Word

I'm excited to be starting up my SMASH Sunday posts again! I resolved to do this on a regular basis this year, so you will be seeing a SMASH Sunday post twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. To kick 2013 off I am sharing the start of my One Little Word SMASH book:

My One Little Word for this year is BEST.

This is the title page. It's a mix of all sorts of bits and pieces that have been hanging around in my scrapbook room. One of the things I am determined to do with my SMASH books this year is to use my stash.

I'll buy something that I fall in love with, but I pledge to shop my stash first. This also includes being creative with leftovers from my everyday life. I've already saved an opened envelope from this week's mail and a tag from a pair of new jeans.

I haven't decided what's going in the little envelope yet. And that's okay. I can always come back to it.

Here are pages one and two. I left the right side pretty much untouched other than a rhinestone, some washi and some mist splatter. I liked it as is.

The left side is another story :). I used a Jenni Bowlin postcard for some journaling, and doesn't that Dear Lizzy hello tag make a great accent for the first page? The flowers are fussy cut from one of my favorite DCWV stacks.

Here are pages three and four.

I based this spread on the quotation: "Do what you love. Love what you do." I have learned that I do my best when I love what I'm doing. Sometimes I have to get creative to make myself fall in love with all the things I have to do, but in the end, it's worth it. One thing that's easy to love is my job - teaching dance.

The image on the left is a thank you card from a student. Isn't that little girl adorable? The card reminds me of why I love what I do, so I thought it would be the perfect anchor piece for this page. And the orange/pink/green combo was really fun to work with!

One of my favorite parts is the glassine envelope filled with orange and green sequins. I've had those sequins in my stash for years - at least five! It felt great to finally use them, especially in such a cute way.

So, that's it! I plan to share this SMASH book with you often, but I will likely revisit some of my other books, too. I hope your weekend has been great! Thanks for stopping by today :). Tessa


  1. What pretty pages. You are so creative...

  2. These pages are so lovely. So pretty and soft. Love them!

  3. I won't floor you with how many SMASH books I have hoarded LOL but this is such a grat idea! I should dedicate some time on Sundays to SMASH since I am only finishing my 1st (non themed) one and have started a 2nd (themed) one...would be a great way to use stash for always I love your work and the how you make it look effortless, even in a SMASH book!

  4. absolutely gorgeous pages... great idea to SMASH by shopping your stash... definitely going to use that one with mine...


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