If you've just hopped here from my partner in all things colorful, Oh snap Lizzie, then you are in the right spot! My good friend, the talented artist, Krista Smith came to me and asked if I thought a Smash Blog Hop would be fun to do and of course I said yes!! I love checking out other Smash Books online (there is a really fun Smash*aholics FB group you should check out) - especially on YouTube! it's really fun to see how different and unique they can be even though we all start off with the same base. So, she rounded up 6 other girls to join in the fun and we're hoping you'll join as well! Krista has a link tool on HER blog (as well as the FULL list of everyone participating) if you'd like to share with us a smash page that YOU have made. There are PRIZES as well so make sure you check it out! Krista designed our very own smashing girl digital stamp & is very generously (as is her style) letting each of us GIVE AWAY 1 digital stamp to TWO lucky winners! How cool is that - I bet you'd like to know what they look like - well, here they are:
Aren't they awesome?! I literally squealed and emailed Krista saying how much I adored the short hair and she said she thought of the hair cut just for me b/c I have short hair. haha I'm telling you I big puffy heart that girl!!!
Well, I bet you want to see my smash pages, but first let me tell you I made another video of putting the pages together & I hope you will take a look:
Finally got my video uploaded - sorry YouTube was being a big pain!!! LOL
However, if you just want to look at pictures of the pages, here they are as well:
One thing I gotta say - DON'T be afraid to journal! This page consisted of a LOT of journaling and I'm not particularly a fan of my own handwriting - it will have changed from the time I start to the time I finish but it's MINE and I'm owning it now. I did a two-page spread on Lenny Kravitz. I gotta say he's one of my FAVORITE musicians. I LITERALLY have every single album he's made EXCEPT the greatest hits b/c well, I already have them all, LOL, and his MOST recent one b/c I was living under a rock apparently and didn't realize he released another one at the end of last year. Won't be long before I get that one, just gotta save up some extra $$ and fill up my iTunes card. haha So, as I was listening to him while cleaning this weekend I started to think about how I first heard of him when my brother gave me 3 of his CDs one year when I was in high school. I loved him immediately and my brother took me to his Are You Gonna Go My Way concert shortly thereafter. It was a blast and one of my most fondest memories with my brother. I love him so much and it just conjured up all these memories as music sometimes does - it has this quality that it can transport you back in time to a specific moment and the emotion in that moment. So, I actually found the pic of my brother and me on the way to the concert as well as one from my wedding day when I had the DJ play a specific Lenny Kravitz song so I could dance with my brother. Anyway, this was a pretty emotional page for me to put together for many reasons but it's already a favorite. I've GOT to do more of these. This is only my 2nd pages EVER smashing!! I love it and I've already started a little collection of photos and memorabilia for future pages. :D While digging for these photos, I found a little collection of love notes from my hubby when we were dating that have GOT to make their way into a page, doncha thing?!
Well, I've certainly kept you long enough, not even sure you made it through, but your next stop on the hop is the lovely KIRA. She is UBER talented just like her mama Kellie Winnell! I am sure she has something most exciting for you!!!
Thanks for stopping by!