Thursday, September 8, 2011

My qoute "smash book"

Everyone is in LOVE with smash books (me included), but every time I see one in the store I’m like “I can make that!!!” Of course I say that all the time and never follow through BUT today is the exception. So here is the start of my smash book of quotes. I love quotes and am always looking to them to add that extra something to my layouts, or for a great card.

Cover

Being one not to waste, the paper flowers were made from the pages inside the book.

Prima: Pattern Paper, stamp, flower, and chipboard; Pink paislee: tag; Ek Success:paper punch

Inside


I wanted it to still look like it was a book so I just painted over the words…I like how you can still see some of it in the background.


Prima: paper bird, Smooch Spritz: mist, Stampin'up: tap punch


Pullout page
Now I have to say this book would have probably never have come to be if not for the extra motivation from LESSology (challenge #1: The altered book challenge). Ok here is my WARNING the book I altered is really really gross…..



Nasty right, It was my oldest sons readind pick, but it turned out looking pretty in the end!!! This is also for Scrapbookers Anonymous birthday mini challenge “journal only” … stop by and help them celebrate their birthday.

19 comments:

Tanya said...

I love what you have done! I am currently working on junk journals - so fun :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW... this is awesome... Fantabulously done my dear friend... Thank you so much for playing along with us Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous....

thanks for your comment over at my blog... hugs..xoxo

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful altered book. It's really crafty that you made paper flowers from the pages inside the book. Thank you so much for playing along in the altered book challenge at LESSology. :)

yyam said...

Oh wow! You've certainly made this book much prettier than it was previously! I love the soft, delicate, almost dreamlike appeal of your pages...:) I love that those pretty flowers were made from the book! Just awesome! :)

Thank you so much for playing along with LESSology's Altered Book Challenge!:)

~amy~ said...

I sooooo love your altered book...I gotta tell ya, I'm Soooo NOT a fan of roaches..ick! I am definitely a fan of quotes & really love your book!! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

RiNNE said...

Lalo, this is gorgeous! I was gonna say, "I hope that she entered it in Lessology!". And then I read that part :).

Dr Sonia S V said...

Its so beautiful
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

you did two right things here, LOL! (1) get rid of those roaches picture (2) created a beautiful quote book, plus "thinking green"!!! how not to love, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!!!

Theresa said...

omg!!! I love how you mixed the LESSology challenge with the journaling. that book challenge is awesome isn't ? you rocked it. i want to try it too. just beautiful. Thanks so much for digging into your stash and playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

JulieJ said...

Great Smash book. I can't understand why anyone would want to buy one when they are so easy to make and then so much prettier and personal too.
Thanks for joining in at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

lisa said...

Oh wow, that's just stunning!!
Thanks for playing with us at LESSology. :)

Heidi said...

This is amazing Lalo, must have a go at this soon, mind you like yourself I have said that a few times. Love the Squiggles Candy Creation too. hugs heidi x

Anne Pennington said...

Lalo - I love the smash book and the altered book!! The album is so delicate and the book is so gross, lol!! Great work!! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous

Lea said...

Wow, you've made a HUGE improvement on that book! So glad you could combine our challenge with LESSology! Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Deb Hickman said...

What a great idea for a altered book,love what you've done with the cover. Thanks for celebrating our 1st birthday with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxxx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful Smash book creations and a fabulous transformation. Love the images you used and all the misting. Thanks so much for playing along with us at LESSology for our very first challenge.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeee the misting! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

marenmat said...

It looks great, what a transformation from the bugs to the beautiful ;o)

Marlies

Dora said...

LOve this, love the colors so romantic!
thanks for playing!