August 22, 2011

Vacation Inspiration....Smash book!

Hi there, Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway here with my Summer Vacation project.  I created a smash book!  We take the same vacation every summer to the Ozarks in Missouri.  My two brothers and their families go too.  We went to this same resort when we were kids. 

We take down food, towels, ping pong balls, tennis raquets, pool toys and a bunch of other things.  I am a list maker, so this book helped with the planning of our trip.  I also used it to sketch and write down all of my scrappy ideas while we were there, as well as journal what we did each day.

I started with a $1 journal from Michaels and some of my favorite supplies.  Most of these are scraps! 
I cut out a title for my Smash Book from Nursery Rhyme at 1 inch out of purple cardstock.  I used my Gypsy to line up my letters so they were right side justified.

I saved the negative piece and used it as a template for my letters.  I used my 1" Xyron to adhere the letters to my cover.  Note to self ~ next time use Mod Podge over the letters to prevent them from sliding around!

I also added some twine and (later) a butterfly charm.  The cover was pretty so I did not want to alter it anymore.
I printed out this tag from my Imagine along with a few other pieces.  I adhered it to this tag and then adhered the pocket to the inside cover.

For the first inside page, I cut this 8x8 decorative page in half and adhered each half to the outer edge of the page.

I had some of these Tim Holtz dies cut out already and finally found a purpose for one of them!  I also added a flower I cut out from a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die.  Sometimes at a crop, I will cut out things for future use even if I have no idea what I will use them for!

Here was another piece of 8x8 paper that I liked, so I cut it down for 3 pages.

On the left page, I wrote down my grocery list.  In this envelope pocket I put my coupons that I would use.  I have been having fun trying to be an extreme couponer lately!!

On this page, I use a couple cuts from Straight From the Nest.

Here is where I sketched an idea for an upcoming Disney Hop.

Below are some of my highlights from our vacation:

We took a helicoptor tour over the lake.

I rode a segway for the first time ever!!!  Here is a link to the post about my Segway Layout if you are interested.

Tubing with my niece!  All three things I would not have done before losing 77 lbs!  I had a blast on vacation this year!!!  I hope you had a great summer vacation too!

Here is one last shot of my Smash Book!  This was a fun and inexpensive project as I used mostly scraps and extra pieces!!

Be sure to check back all week for some great projects for this challenge!


Suzanne said...

Great job on the Smash book Lori. They are really a lot of fun. I have one I use to put craft ideas in from my scrap magazines, etc. Your cover came out so beautifully and I like the pocket ideas.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your book! Great job and way to use up your scraps. Thanks for sharing.

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