Monday, October 22, 2012

My Creative Time~Scrapping the Little Things

Hi!  Happy Monday!! 
I hope you all had a nice weekend!  Today is "Scrapping the Little Things" over at My Creative Time.  This is the day that we showcase Project Life,  Smashbook or Project Life "like" layouts!

I honestly did not think I would ever get a Smashbook!  I didn't really know what they were or what they were for.....but the more I saw what everyone was doing with them, the more I liked them so I decided to give it a try! Now I think I'm going to be hooked!  It reminds me a lot of a scrapbook I made back when I was in high school.....many moons ago!!!  :) 

Here is my first attempt!! 

I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out!  And it was a lot of fun.  I tend to save lots of paper mementos so this is ideal for me!!  I wanted to keep it as stress free and simple as possible, I didn't want it to turn it to another scrapbook that I get years behind on!  So I decided not to obsess with having it look "perfect" 

My son  (Joseph) is in band and I always save the concert programs and never know what to do with them! Well now I do!! It was so simple, glue in a Smashbook pocket and stick it in there (instead of a drawer!)  And this was the first time Joseph had to wear a tuxedo jacket to play so I had to have a picture of that!! I also used some scraps of paper and some die cuts I had in my stash.  I usually save cuts I make and end up not using.  The only thing I did that required a little work was cut out a few musical notes with my Cameo, otherwise I just used stuff I had on hand.  Like I said I really want to keep this fun and simple!  

I used My Creative Time stamps from the Just Simply Live and Cherish This Moment sets, both of these are PERFECT for "Smashing" with!! I also used a hot air balloon I had on hand that I had cut out with MCT's hot air balloon die!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 


  1. This is AWESOME, Tracy! What a fun way to document the concert! I love all of your embellishments, and the big pocket is the perfect solution for the program!

  2. Great LO...I haven't tried Smash booking yet! Lee-Ann :)

  3. This is going to be an awesome Smashbook! I allready love how you started it!! Great job!! :)

  4. Nice pages...I like how you put the program in it. Did you print the Fall Band Concert banner? What font is it? Great job!
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  5. Tracy ~ well let me just say how handsome your son is!!! CONGRATS to him on his band concert too so nice to see young men in tuxedos too! Well let me just say for your first Smash ~ OMG!! Everything is just PERFECT! Love all the stamps you used, the idea of the program( the drawers are getting stufffed here ~ LOL) and of course the pitures~ Awesome job!!!

  6. Wahoo!!! I think this is PERFECT!!! Great way to start your Smash Book!! :)

  7. tracy, I looooove your smashbook! this is a true scrapbook!

  8. WOW AWESOME job with your Smashbook pages!great details:)

  9. This is like the perfect Smashbook page! I love the picture of your kiddo and all the extra elements you added!