Well I finally jumped on the Smash book band wagon. I've been watching YT vids on smash books for a while now and like the idea of a 'junk' journal as I'm always saving bits and bobs for mood boards, which invariably never get made lol!
I popped into Hobbycraft at the weekend and they had some K & Co. Smash books in, as well as a bunch of coordinating stuff. I picked up the pretty one (the one with the pink spine and vintage style pages) and a pack of pockets and the special occasions list pad.
When I got home I decided to have a rummage through a load of old stash and was surprised by how much stuff I could use! Old Letraset rub ons which are probably getting on for 30 yrs old lol!! They were my hubby's from when he did art and design at college and we've hung on to them 'just in case' lol! I had a bunch of word stickers, chipboard tags and rub ons from a K & Co mega deal I bought on QVC a few years ago, freebie papers that go perfectly with the pages in the book, paper clips, gel pens, washi tape, brads and scraps of ribbon and a mini stapler I bought from the pound shop the other day :) As well as a load of alpha stickers I've never used, plus some extra large lined post it notes I bought from Works.
I've chucked everything into a box folder so I can just grab it when the mood takes me, I've added some double sided tape, and extra glue stick and a pair of scissors.
I spent yesterday afternoon decorating the cover, I stamped and cut the butterflies with the Sizzix butterflies #4 framelits and stamp set, added some scraps of ribbon. I traced all the embossing on the cover with a Sakura gelly roll shimmer pen and stamped 2013 from a set of See'Ds stamps. I used a cupcake wrapper and buttons from the free gifts off this months Docrafts Creativity mag.
I'm quite happy with it and looking forward to filling it with my 'junk' lol!!
Have a smashing crafty day