Friday, July 13, 2012


Hello an welcome to another post for PINK SATURDAY, so happy that you stopped by an I am eager to share some of the pages from a new SMASH BOOK  that I made over the past two days.    I'm very pleased with how the entire journal came out and especially with the copies I made onto vintage dictionary pages of my daughter, Morgan's sketches.  I asked her to draw me her version of Alice in Wonderland, and she sketched the scene above!  ONe flower with curling lashes and the other showing its "disgust" of Alice.

The page on the right is a very thin side "pocket" that I attached the butterfly wing to.  It extends the pocket's hold on items behind it, with the help of the paper clip.  I also created the butterfly tag using the negative of stickers and DITTO ink spray.

This page I glued all the tiny butterflies to the edge - they hang over for a nice border, then added the black washi tape as well to make their color "pop".

Some Tim Holtz grungeboard letters used as a mask and more DITTO ink spray was all it took to transform this originally plain page. 

Another one of Morgan's original sketches that I copied onto a vintage dictionary page.  I really love the look of this and will be doing it more for the next smash books I create.

The left side is simply a copy of a chipboard piece which I half glued in to create a "tuck-in" for the journaling papers.  On the right, although its a little hard to see is a pocket page made out of a much larger plastic page protector.  I secured the sides I had to cut to make it fit with glue and Tim Holtz tissue tape.  Behind it is another page, just a piece of scrapbook paper with multiple designs, perfect for more journaling along with whatever you want to "smash" onto the page.

Large journaling tages which I taped at the top for flip up use, an a piece of decorative paper which is actually recycled from an old calendar, an a mini tag attached with colored paper clip.

Here is another example of a thin side pocket then I added the butterfly/moth to the bottom for more "holding" spot, an added the stamped tags.  On the right I stamped the bird cage, put down some strips of washi tape then hit it with the DITTO ink spray and pulled the tape up to create a one of a kind journaling page.

And this is a rubber stamped image I cut out and turned into a "tuck-in" spot.  I purposely left the image uncolored for the recipient to personalize it.  A quote is added at the top along with some journaling spot tags.  The right just a piece of scrapbook paper.
The journal has 26 pieces of paper for 52 sides of SMASHING on an it comes with more paper and a bag filled with smashing bits and pieces.  I am selling this in my Etsy shop an hope to list more homemade Smash Books this coming week.  Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you find other inspiring blogs at and please stop back soon.  Have a fun weekend!


Marti McClure said...

Hi Robyn:

What a fabulous book! What a great idea to make our own smash books for people to use any which way the like. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Are We There Yet! said...

What a sweet scrapbook. You are very talented.

You have a new follower GFC

Hilda said...

I really liked the smash book, and especially the way you used the Ditto ink spray on those pages! Maybe I will buy some ink spray at Michael's tomorrow!

chubskulit said...

How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

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Have a great weekend.

New follower here in your blog.

LV said...

I love that work. Especially, the art your daughter does is wonderful. She is very talented.

eJoops said...

Oh so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Robyn...your journal is a delight. I like the different colors and butterfly designs. What a grand idea to copy your daughter's sketches onto vintage type paper...It looks like Morgan's got a future with Disney! She's very talented; has a good feel for form and movement.

Blessings for good dreams coming true,

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

What a fun book and idea, love it, Hugs and thanks for stopping by My Creative Space. Have a fun filled creative weekend!! Hugs Marilou

Roselle said...

Your daughter's sketching is fantastic! Very talented! The scrapbook is lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your daughter's sketches they are wonderful. Looks like the book is really coming together. Thanks for sharing, Laura

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful! I like butterflies..

Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..

RobinfromCA said...

Smash Journals are my newest eye candy obsession but I'm not very good at it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Robin (with an "i")

Maria said...

Oh my gosh these are great ideas! So glad to have found you! Smiles, Maria from Seattle.