July 6, 2013


 For those of you that don't know what a smash book is... it is simply as quick and easy way to collect pictures, tickets, memerobilia, receipts and journal whatever is going on in your life at the moment. You can purchase Smash books already made, and you can add your goodies to them, but I thought it would be fun to smash an entire year of my life and June being my birthday month I needed to get started on this book ASAP. I found this chipboard set at Michaels that I knew would work perfectly. Each page could be a month of my year.
I put on my favorite creating music... MJ's....This Is It... dvd and turned up the volume and away I went. First priming the chipboard with gesso and then I added metal embellishments, fiber tape, grunge board, flowers, lace, doilies, etc. 
As you can see... I titled my book "This Is It"... I thought it was fitting for a year of my life
Then I primed the entire surface and all embellishments with gesso. 

Pulled out my Lindys Stamp Gang sprays (these will be sold in my Etsy store soon) and I chose Mojito Green, Cotton Candy Pink and MoonShadow Treasure Island.

Remember when using your sprays to heat set each color before using the next or the colors will run together and you won't get the true color you are wanting.
I love how the cover turned out and I am excited to start smashing my June items on the first page. 
I hope this inspired you to get out there and have a smashing good time creating. In case you need some creative inspiration... sit back and watch MJ 

xoxo Toni

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.