3.05.2012

SMASH *HOP*!!

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Hey, Smashers!!:)

Today is the day!  Ready to hop along on our Smash Hop?  
If this is your first stop, you are at the right place.  After you have a peek at some of my Smash pages, jump on over to the Sweet Ms. Kellie's blog! She is the queen of Smashing and will surely have something awesome to show!  

I thought a while about what to post today.  I really, really love the Smash book concept.  It isn't neat.  Or tidy.  No rules or suggested layouts.  I like the freeness of it.  I work much better when there are no lines to stay in; when my creativity can flow freely rather than be checked by what's expected.

So.  Smashing for me is the idea of "no expectations."  Just me.  My thoughts. My supplies.  And a blank page.  Can't really get much better than that!

I have five Smash books.  Two are just 'whatever' books.  Two are untouched.  (I just like knowing I have a couple in reserve.) And today I'm going to show you my "themed" book.

I chose to use my Orange Smash book as a song/lyrics book.  Just smash about my favorite songs.  Well, not just favorites, but songs that I love. Or need to listen to from time to time.  A song that meant something years ago.  Even a song that's totally and only for booty shaking:).  Anything musical, really.

Here are a few of my pages.

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I love, love, love the song If I Die Young by The Band Perry.  But I felt a little like, hmmm...do I really want to be that melancholy:) in my happy orange Smash book?  So, I got a little cheeky.  And used it for a zombie page.  

I know.  I really got to get off this zombie kick.  But this idea let me use a beautiful (kinda morbid) song and turn it into something that makes me smile.  Even giggle a bit.

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So here is my Defying Gravity page.  
This one might be my favorite!

I LOVE the Wizard of Oz.  
I have seen the Wicked musical twice.  
And read the book.  
And even have the name "Elphaba" intertwined into Niamh's name tattooed on my chest:).  
So yes-- I'm just the *hugest* fan of the green chick.  

I used the lyrics to my favorite part of the song, a handful of sweet embellishments, and my California Girl digi.  (I always imagine the wicked witch as really pretty.  And with red hair. )

I drew the broom stick and added the twine and rub-on birdie.  
It came out better than I imagined.  I like the simplicity of this page...and the idea of using just a few lines from a favorite song.

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Above is my Superman page.  
I loved this song when it first came out years ago...and just totally identified with the lyrics.  

I added this little peek-a-boo canvas flap...just for fun.  With a little superman girl underneath.  Which I think goes great with the song.  I'd like to try more pockets and flaps and pop-up elements in the future, because I like the little surprises underneath:).

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So, how do I start?  

It is pretty much the same every time.
I get an idea for a page.  
Collect all the embellishments I want to use.  
For this book, I print out the lyrics.  And cut them into strips.
Then I rearrange everything on the page.
Sometimes a couple times.

Most times, a BUNCH of times!  Get an idea for what looks best.

And then start gluing down.

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My final page is the song Wonderwall by Oasis.

If I could go back in time, I'd choose this song as our wedding dance song.  It is just impossible for me not to think of Phil when I listen to it.  

I wanted to make the page pretty and whimsical.

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There you have it.  My themed Smash book:).  I like the idea of having a couple themed books...so now I just need to decide what to focus on in my green book!  

Now for some goodies:).  I have a fun Smash package for one lucky girl...
Here is what you'll need to do to enter! 
(closes end of the day Friday, March 9th)

1. Link up your own Smash Book post.
(If you don't have a Smash book, it is okay.  Link up a 
similar journaling type project.)

2. You must be a *follower* of my blog.

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The Red book is my favorite:).  And I've added a few fun extras...perfect to get your Smash on:)!  
*(you can find a selection of Smash products here...in case you want to do a little shopping:)*

There will be more fun prizes as you move along the hop...and maybe even a couple new digis to win! (They are not in my shop currently.)

Okay...So go ahead and jump on over to Kellie's blog!  
*Have fun...*
and don't forget to come back and link up your Smash post!!

xx


62 comments:

  1. Your pages are super, Krista!!! Loved each one of them. Thanks for sharing and for sponsoring this blog hop! :-)

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  2. Krista these are wayyy cool! I've only ever scrap booked once in my life and that was to make our wedding album.. I loved it with a passion and wish I could scrap book full time (I was addicted honey big time.) But alas a girl can want too much (hehehe) and I already have way too much stuff with my cardmaking.. lol..
    I love the idea of these smash books though, they're on a much smaller scale and seem to be something of a compromise between the two! (Smiles of joy from me!) :0) Love them!
    Hugs. Karen.xx

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  3. OMG . . . LOVE your pages! Have never done a themed smash book but you have just inspired me to do so!!!! Love those digi's and your zombie pages are fantastic!! Following you now so can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  4. Woo! Smashy-Hoppy-Time! Your pages are gorgeous. I love every single one. I think I'm going to make a page or two in my book with my favorite songs.. it's just such a great idea!

    I'm linking up the only SMASH*book page I have completed so far... I need more hours in the day! :)

    -Annie Rose

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  5. WOW!!!!! Love your smash* pages, and what a great idea to do a book about fave songs & lyrics. I Am going to do a book about the musicals Ive seen and want to see in the West End, London, wold love to see Wicked too.
    Off to hop to the other girls blogs and have a peek at their wonderful pages.
    Love & Hugs
    Kate xxx

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  6. Oh I love this Smash Hop!!
    I got two Smash books(black & red) + a small one, but can´t seem to fill them. I do a lot of Art journaling so I would really like to create in my Smash Books. Maybe this is the time to start with all of you! Thank you for a great post! I will share my first Smash post ;) Hugs from Norway ;)

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  7. beautiful smash pages and such a great idea, love the secret journalling picture ideas and love that orange book <3

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  8. Soo coool... :) giving me lots of inspiration.. :)

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  9. Ooooooooo me like!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! I have a green book coming in the mail soon♥♥♥ I don't have a smash book to link up but I will link up the amy tan book I made for my husband for christmas.. no journaling though just a lot of pictures and cluttering of stash.. Oh an that Smash digi.. Me looove!!! Hope you will put it in your shop though for those of us who don't win..

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  10. I just now got me some SMASH books..i'm totallly hooked the pages are just SOO pretty and um different!! i'm exctied to start!! I don't like normal scrapbooking.. I don't like the everything is the same but this is my style for sure!!!

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  11. My link accidently got submitted more than once. I kept getting an error page and I don't know what happened after that. Thank you so much for this blog hop! I love Wonderwall, I use to walk to work listening to that song on repeat. I love all of your pages, they're all creative and cute! I also love that green girl, she's adorable!
    Kayla

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  12. WoW!
    I love your Smash pages!
    Cute! Cute! Cute!

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  13. My husband and I saw Wicked in Chicago and I loved it so much I took my daughter to see it for her birthday and then I took my best friend to see it. I wish I could take the whole world. It has such a powerful message about discrimination and judging other people. A must see play, hope it comes out on film soon like Cats did.

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  14. I am definately beginning to like the idea of this "Smashing" craze! Think I will have a look for some stuff when I go to the craft show at the weekend!

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  15. Love the blog hop and cannot wait to get inspiration along the way for my new smash book :) your digis are super lush :) thanks for sharing how you set out your pages and get your inspiration :)

    Kerry

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  16. Thanks for sharing your creative process with us, looking forward to getting inspiration to start my first smash book :) love your digis they are super lush :)

    Kerry

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  17. I totally love, love, LOVE the concept of your song lyric book! so gonna SMASH lift this!
    And I totally love that 'If I Die Young' song too!

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  18. All that smashing inspiration and sharing candy too, wow, you are one talented lady. Hugs

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  19. This is TOOOOOO cool!!! I wish I have one of these famous Smash Book. Your is amazing, I took all your pictures to give me ideas to create one the day I will have one of these Smash book. I'm a card maker and sadly I have hard time to do scrapbook album with pictures but this Smash book is a great alternative and so much fun to alterate!! You have a wonderful talent, I love your digis, I love all of your creations and your ideas!! Do not change the way you are too many people let their creative side apart one day or another... You are my inspiration! I'm glad to be a follower of your blog and your FB page!

    From a fan xoxoxoxo

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  20. Thanks for the bloghopping with loooots of inspiration. I have now made my very first smashpage, and even had to make my smash book too... :) i have commented on all the blogs, and am a follower of everything that was required. :D

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  21. Wow, these are some great pages. Thanks for sharing them with us. I love how you've incorporated your images into the pages also. Thanks for a chance to win your prize. I'll be linking mine up later.

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  22. Ooooh, what a fun hop! I started with an orange book, and it didn't really have a theme at first, but now it's kind of turned into a family/friends type book. I've also got a red one, and I'm going to make it into an all-about-me journal, which is a little trickier than I thought it would be! Love this idea of a song book, very cool, and I really love your canvas flap! AWESOME!!! Hugs, Roxy.

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  23. Fun hop. I am new to smash books. Right now I do digital art journaling.

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  24. Wow! Love your pages. This hop has been fab and given me lots of ideas for layout's, themes etc. I'd been thinking about doing one and now you've all inspired me to have ago. Right I'm off shopping x

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  25. GEEEZ, now I gotta go get another SMASH book, lolz!!! I love the idea of having themed books :-) I've had one for a bit and was kinda stumped cuz I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it! Solution FOUND!!! Thanks for the inspiration, girl!!xox

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  26. I signed up to be a follower and I just linked up my Blog Post for today. This is a great idea. I'm sort of new to Smashing but I'm totally lovin what I'm seeing. Off to finish the hop after I run some erramnds. Think I might have to stop in and grab another book or two.

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  27. Gorgeous creation Krista never done one of these but it as give me lot's of inspiration
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  28. Wow. I have never thought to do a smash book. Yours is very creative. I think I might have to start one!

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  29. Great ideas for smashing! I'm just getting started and my current book is so far travel themed... love the idea of a music one, though! Your pages made me smile- fab!

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  30. Oh, Krista, I love your themed book! Funny how we both shared a musical theme in our pages today - seriously, I think I've got goosebumps! I love that. I really feel like we're in sync and just stinks that you live so stinkin' far away! I pretty much do the same thing with my pages, I have started collecting for future pages and then when inspiration hits I can get started. I am getting the hang of it more and more - I really love the pages I created for this hop - it helped me face some things that I've dug down deep, away where it couldn't hurt me anymore but it was slightly therapeutic not to mention FUN to get those memories down in "black and white" instead of the pictures continuing to collect dust in my hope chest. Love it. TY TY TY for your friendship, for believing in me, for being you. <3

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  31. Wow this is so cool. I love your lyric smashbook. I have a similar page I am working on. I will try to finish it for this Hop challenge.

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  32. I absolutely love this smashbook idea. I am working on a page kinda similar. I will h ave to finish it for this Hop challenge.

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  33. Just finished the blog hop and had to come back and say thank you! That was great fun and inspirational! I've always wanted to start and art journal, but it was to intimidating. Smashing is the perfect solution! I'm totally hooked now and can't wait to start one and show my 10 year old daughter! Thanks again! Hugs!

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  34. Love the idea of a smash song book! Can't wait to get started. Think Rebecca would love it, too!
    Jo x

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  35. I just noticed that some of the entries are not showing up in the Mr. Linky. Is that because the file size is too big do you think.

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  36. I'm joining in the hop. I don't think my pic worked above. I always have trouble with linky's not sure why.

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  37. Ok, so now I have all these awesome songs floating around in my head, love all of those! I'm not going to enter for the goodies, as I have most, let's hope someone gets the candy and gives it a good home. Great idea for a theme album! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. ooh.. how fun!! What a good idea to have a smash hop and what gorgeous pages!! LOVE them all!! I think I might make a smash songbook too...lol... although I don't yet have a smash book so songbook journal lol!
    xxx

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  39. Thanks for sharing your Smashy book. looks awesome ! I can't linky my Book :( very creative !sending love from New Zealand :)but here's my book from my photobucket...hope that's okay cos that RAK is awesome !!!
    http://s115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/sexymummie2005/scrap%20related%20things/?action=view&current=DSCI0943.jpg

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  40. WOw girl you have been SUPER busy and I am loving it all! Who would of thought to have one related to song, what an amazing idea! Everything is gorgeous as I knew it would be, such an inspiration. Thank you so much for having me on your hop girlie I have loved every moment xo

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  41. wowee, this is so inspiring!! I love the idea of SMASH*ing favourite songs - it tells so much about your personality at the time. this is such a beautiful keepsake!

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  42. Wow what inspiration!
    Love all the SMASH pages
    Okay..here is a link to my goodie pages
    http://angiedelarieproducts.blogspot.com.au/
    cheers Angie

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  43. Following and entered my link! GREAT pages!

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  44. I LOVE this Krista! THe idea of dedicating it to songs is Fabulous! I am def going to do this one! Ijust made my hubby a little mini album for his birthday last week, which I printed out a few songs and stuck them in and underlined certian phrases, your takes it to another level and i just love it!

    Thanks for organizing the hop it has been so much fun!

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  45. So cool! I love what you have done. I am just getting ready to start smashing and junque journals!! So fun!

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  46. oh my heavens... you pages are AMAZING!!! I LOVE it! I have a book but haven't done anything with it.. maybe this will inspire me to link up.. how fun.. LOVE your oz page.. AMAZING! you are so creative and talented.. :) off to the next blog..hugs

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  47. I am so SMASHIN!!
    I just have to get my stuff.
    And then it's on!
    I love all your pages(:
    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful creations.
    I love the fact that it's so free and all about letting loose without rules or any type of organization, that is so my style!
    Unorganized. Creative. Free. Spontaneous. Lovely. Unique.
    Thanks, Krista!!!!

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  48. thanks for stopping by my blog girl! you are too cute! i'm loving yours!!

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  49. Kellie these are such beautiful songs, love If I Die Young, heart it for first time on American Idol. Am so tempted to try Smashing. Only journalling I have done was a project last year so hope it's okay that I linked up and old page.
    x

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  50. Wow! Just FAB! I will admit that the zombies scare me a bit( I am total CHICKEN!) But your lyrics page is so super cute! I gotta get me a Smash book now. I just have to see which to get first.

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  51. Hiya there Krista,

    You and Kellie have a lot to answer for - I Smashed my first ever pages last night - in 3 hours drum roll please -19 double pages!

    I have ribbon , stickers,digis,stamped images,stickers in non straight lines - the rules have been well and truley Smashed - and I Loved it!
    I am Casper and I think I am addicted to Smashing it up!!!! Hubby thinks I am crazy, anyways but just a little more now-He is still Hangin around so can't be that bad eh?Have not scared him away YET hee hee!

    Found a brown leather bound journal that I bought around 5 years ago and was keeping for a special ocassion - well my special ocassion has arrived -MY Smash Days.Loved the freeness and disorder of it all - no rules -Loved it all!

    It felt so good just to let go and go for it!

    I am going hop hopping and catch up soon.

    Take care
    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxxx

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  52. This smash hop is SO NEAT! I've never done anything like this in the blogosphere. I love how you cut up the lyrics and adhere them instead of just sticking the whole page on with all the lyrics... it really emphasizes them and makes it more unique! Happy smashing & thinks for sharing!!

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  53. Hiya there,That is my first official Smash page entered into this hop -Thanks for all the inspiation -Krista!

    Your pages are awesome and so varied.love the looks that you have created!

    Great Fun Idea and Hop!

    Take Care
    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxx

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  54. These pages are just awesome! Such a great job, and amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Dee

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  55. Yikes Krista!!! You've convinced me to give this a try. Visited everyone on the hop and I am now ready to start smashing...lol I just ordered one of the Orange Smash Folio's.

    I don't think I will get it in time to join in the fun this go round but next time for sure. Who knows, maybe snail mail will be quick..

    The exciting part is I know the purrrfect theme for my first book!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration! hugs,
    Marjo

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  56. It's great fun seeing your creative process with this & realising how crafting can be used to fire the imagination differently in different people.
    Paula (PEP)

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  57. This is so great. I need to get back to journaling and start Smashing. I love these ideas, especially with the song lyrics, since I always end up putting them in my journal, anyway. I currently don't have a journal project going on, but I'm inspired to get back to it.

    Thanks!

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  58. What a SUPER FUN hop!!! Thanks so much! I just linked my Smash post...hope you like it!

    I'm totally planning to make a music/song lyric book just like the one you showed. It's the next book on my list! Thanks for some terrific ideas!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  59. love your song/lyrics book idea...thinking of doing one on movie quotes. I've been writing down quotes I love from movies recently and this would be a perfect project!

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  60. Thank you for giving me some new ideas! My SMASH book has been a little ignored lately.

    This blog just gave me a new thought processes on the matter :)

    Thank you and I love your drawings!

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