Monday, May 21, 2012

All the cool kids.....

It seems that all the cool kids in the Smashing World are blogging about their wonderful Smashy creations and finds, so I decided, I'd be a cool kid, and start a blog, too!

This is my first entry ... so please be kind.

I'm pretty new into smashing and like the freedom and creativity it allows. I've joined the very active Smash*holics group on Facebook. There's lots of creative people that are willing to answer questions, provide advice and showcase their work. It's a pretty great place for the most part. I highly recommend joining, if you haven't already.

My idea for this particular Smash Journal is to organize the pages so that eventually, I will have a journal and/or pictorial representation of myself and family to give to my Grandchildren, Syrus and Charleen, upon my death, which hopefully won't be for a long time. I wanted them to have something from me that gives them idea of the person I am, my likes, dislikes and of my thoughts. The grandkids live so far away and I have very limited opportunities to see them and to teach them about the family legacy. I hope that a cute journal type book will help me accomplish my goal.

Over the past weekend, I participated in two of three Smashing challenges sponsored by the group...
I tried to do challenge number three, but just couldn't get the creative juices flowing. It became a really frustrating time, so I gave up and will try again later.

Challenge #1: Use any or all of the following items: Fabric, ribbon, lace or twine in your layout.

Challenge #2: Use any or all of the following items in your layout: Stickers, Washi Tape, Flowers or a stamped image.


  1. Wow, your pages are lovely. I'm loving the butterflies you used on the second page.

  2. Thank you very much for your kind comments!