Friday, August 16, 2013
Home Made Mini Smash Book.....Making Ashley's house a Home...Day 2
I had shared the home made smash/type book I had made with my friend Debbie while we were away at our creative getaway in an earlier post.
But today I thought I would go into more detail....as there won't be a tutorial, sorry Becky ;) But I will give you a little walk through :)
Here is my book
And here is both mine and Debbie's.
Like most of the cards we did this weekend, they are similar yet different.
We both used the same stamp collection, Prima dolls. But used different girls.
We used the same papers.
We used the same layout.
But as you can see they are a bit different.
For one thing we coloured them to look like us....well with longer legs and a skinner waist line ;)
As you can see Debbie made an "all about me" book. I guess she liked the idea of my "all about me" book that I started working on in May :)
I am not yet sure what this here book will be used for.
So the first thing I did was gather some chipboard.
I just used some thicker chipboard you can get from the backs of the 12x12 paper pads. I never throw them away.
A tip: When picking up 12x12 loose papers from a store, ask for chipboard to keep the papers from bending...free chipboard ;)
I then cut the chipboard to the size of 7.5"x 6.5". We had seen the smaller smash books at a store, and Debbie really liked the size. As I always say "I can make that". So we did, lol.
We then used some thicker pattern paper with patterns on both front and back and cut them at 7"x6"
Before using my Bind it all to bind the pages together, we added the black decorative paper to the edge.
And voila we have a couple of really cute books.
Oh ya, we coloured the images with our Copics.
I also used washi tape on mine. It is the black strip with the pink flowers :)
Here are the colours I used for my girl. I totally forgot to get a photo of the colours Debbie used.
Onto My Day:
Ashley and I woke up early to hit Home Depot to pick up her paint and other painting and home supplies.
Then I ran to McDonalds for their breakfast as we didn't get to eat before we left the house...to excited I guess.
I vacuumed and then washed the baseboards and such.
Ashley went to pick up her sister up from home, as she didn't want them to have to wake up so early.
Then we all painted, and painted and painted.
I met one of the neighbours.
Ashley also got a load of topsoil as she wants to raise her yard a bit.
We also got a few visitors, and Ashley gave them all tours ;)
Hope you all had a creative Friday :)
Oh ya and if you're wondering...yes I am really as pale as my Copic coloured girl is.
I think I surprised Debbie when I showed her that I actually have a tan, by showing her my proof, of the tan marks on my feet made by my flip flops, lol.
I am still so pale, lol.