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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Smashing Happy

Well there's no snow here yet, but it is rather cold so I'm tucked up in my craft room happily mooching from project to project, namely Smash Books. I've started to keep certain books for certain things - my yellow one is all to do with my Paris trip, my orange one is project 2013, the baby one is for Keagan's early years, the wedding one is for Family History, the green one is for specific memories and my black one is for craft. I do have others that are more random! 

So by this you can guess I have rather a lot, well yes, I think I have most of the ones available to us here in UK, and am definitely going to try to get my hands on the new ones soon!

So today I'm sharing some pages I've finished recently, they are all in different books - 

This first spread is in my Paris yellow book and shows photos from our trip around a beautiful garden during our time there. It was autumn so I've created a digital page with the photos but added the Some Odd Girl character afterwards. I also stamped some Stampin' Up leaf stamps using distress inks to go on the the opposite page where I journalled about what we saw and what it was like.

This shows my Project 2013 orange book and my pages for last week, if you remember I said I was going to document each week of the year! The papers are from Teresa Collins Fabrications range. I wrote straight onto the paper this time and created a small pocket to pop the Costa coffee receipt into, the embellishments are also from the range except the coffee badge/button.  I coloured Some Odd Girl 'Cuppa Mae' as I felt she fitted the theme well.

These 2 spreads are from Keagan's book, I started them a while ago but have only just finished these pages.  I wrote about why I started it when he was 14 and how I took photos of original photos after they were retrieved from the loft. After the pages detailing his birth I've continued in a chronological order journalling about the photos and what was going on at the time. I look so young, but then I was 23! 

I suppose these pages are a mix of Scrapbooking, journal and Smash as I've drawn on various styles to create them.  I love mixing digital with stamps and I love drawing and using a white pen around black as you would in journalling.  These pages are more thought out than my random smash pages. Plus I use my best papers and embellishments so I get to keep them! Ha ha.

Let me know what you think, even if it's to comment on my fish tattoo!!!!

Take care Zo xx


Ali Wade said...

All brilliant. I have said before that a Smash Book is on my wish list. I have some credit to spend at Amazon (after selling 2 of my books), so will go and see how much they are.

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous love the layouts sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lovely pages - as always! What new SMASH books?! You'll not be able to get into your craft room for them, soon! xxx