Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just Smashing!

I love when weekly challenges fit into my crafting plans.  This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge did just that.  I was snooping on Amy Moore's blog (even though I don't know Amy, I feel kindred to her as she has my maiden name and loves CTMH too) last weekend and found this cute post and idea about a smash book.  Unfortunately I did not purchase CTMH journals before they were discontinued so went in search of a "smash book/journal" I could use to captured fun momentos, ideas and use for journaling.  I did find a cute kraft looking journal with black binding and a black band.

When I saw the Heart 2 Heart inspiration photo below, I knew exactly what I was going to do with my "smash book." 
 I loved the crisp color combination of brown, white, teal and black and was drawn to the pretty floral accent in the room.  The journal turned out pretty clean and simple.  I am loving the pop of teal.   
 Using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge I cut 4 different sized flowers and layered them with foam tape.  The black button in the center finishes off the flower pefectly and ties in all the black on the journal. 
I have already started "smashing" a few memories from January and February.  I'll try to share a few pages now and then to give you an idea of what my smash book is about.  Thanks again to Amy Moore for the fun inspiration.  I can't wait to see what becomes of this cute little journal.

~Amy

7 comments:

Haley D. said...

Such a cute project! Enjoy your book all year. I love the color combo. Thanks for taking the H2H photo inspiration challenge!

Amy said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out! I'm glad I inspired you to make this cute smash book! Creative minds with the same name do great work!! Ha Ha! Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

Romaine said...

This turned out so great! Have fun smashing in it!

Allisa said...

Love your "smash" book. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Lisa said...

So pretty...

Jen Zimmerman said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Crisp is right! What a FUNN element to feature and feature well - cute card! Thanks for playing H2H!