Tuesday, March 20, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Baby!

Sorry my Smash Sunday post is so late. It was my birthday Saturday and I was sick as a dog. I did get to do some Smashing though :0) I decided to do a St. Patrick's Day theme spread. I used the page in my Red Doodle SMASH Journal that says "I Am." I am at St. Patrick's Day baby! I finally got to color up this cute Elisabeth Bell image from Susana's Customer Art and Card Design called Irish Eyes. I used my Lucky Leaves Memory Box die, the Vaudeville Frame and some foam stickers and a cute clover stamp I picked up at Scrapbook Expo last year.

It is pretty clean and simple but I thought since this is a book all about me, I just had to include something about how I was born on St. Patrick's Day. My mother always jokes that I was 2 months premature because I wanted to come out to see the parade!


Supplies:

Stamps- Irish Eyes by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD (sentiments Stampin' Up!) Clover-Art Impressions Rubber Stamps

Memory Box dies- Vaudeville Frame and Lucky Leaves Cottage Ivy and Tuexedo Black Memento Ink

Copics- Skin:E21 E23 E25R43 Hair: E37 E57 E15 E35 Clothes: E71 E74 E77 E79 G02 G07 G17 Y21 Y23 Y28

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Smash Sunday


I got to do lots of smashing today! Here is my latest pages. They are all about how I spend my weekends. The best weekends to me are the lazy ones. I loved these digis from Simply Betty because they reminded me of this Smash page with the pie chart that says " How I Spend My Days". I spend so much of my weekend in my jammies, hair in rollers, enjoying my coffee, or papercrafting. Morning Betty and Scrapbook Betty were perfect for these pages.


I used some Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth and paper and stamps. I love to bake so I thought the Smash Tab that says "To Bake" would go perfect with this page.



This page I used some cool Fabscraps Washi tape and just left this page the way it came in the book. I included some lyrics from The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars because it perfectly describes my mood on the weekends. Sometimes the best days are the ones where you have to do "Nothing At All"!



Copics: RV52 RV55 RV66 G40 G43 G46 E21 E23 E25 E27 E31 E33 E35 R43 BG000 BG53 BG57



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Smash Pretty Lavender Folio and First Video



My Smash goodies just arrived and I wanted to share with all of you what the new Pretty Lavender Large Smash Folio looks like inside. This is my first video and as such...there is no sound at the beginning. I think I had my finger over the mic on my iPhone. Oh well, no one needs my commentary the main event is what the book looks like.





Friday, March 9, 2012

Trying Out Bazzill White Cardstock


It is National Craft Month and HSN has some nice pricing offers. I ordered up a bunch of different things including this Annabel clear stamp set by Kanban crafts. I purchased some new white cardstock on Leap Day because they were offering $29 off a purchase. They had a deal on Bazzill White 12 X 12 cardstock 100 sheets for 16.95. It sounded like an really good deal and the reviewers of the cardstock were raving about it. Plus shipping was discounted because I ordered so many items. I figured, why not try it out? You can always return things with them if you don't like them.


I couldn't tell from the description what type of cardstock or weight it would be. I mean what does "high quality matte white cardstock" really tell you? I was hoping that it would be the Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock and that I could use it with my Copics. Well, it came the other night and I tried it out and it works great with my Copics. I still have no idea what it is, Smooth or Simply Smooth? All I know is that it is bright white, very smooth and Copics glide on like a dream. There is a bit of bleed if you over saturate your cardstock but it seems to be the same amount of bleed as the Boise HD Color Copy Cover I am using now. Same weight too. It definitely blends easier. Plus there is so much of it. I am very happy with it. Whatever works, right?




I so excited! It is my birthday next weekend, St. Patty's Day! YAY! My favorite time of the year besides Christmas! I ordered myself an early birthday present. Well several presents actually. I got some of the new release SMASH Journal goodies. I ordered the new big size 11.25" x 13.5" Folio style Pretty Lavender Journal, the date stamp, lots of extras and tons of Washi tape. I mean can you really SMASH without Washi tape? I ordered from Creative Play Stamps and my order shipped yesterday so everything should be here in time for my Birthday!