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Our first big snow fall and a link to a Smash Book video.

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Hello friends…..we’re finally up at the cabin again….I just love it here.  Our youngest son and his family have joined us for this weekend and its sooo good to have family up here with us.  We’ve been getting a dump of snow since yesterday when we were driving up here and it’s still coming down.   There is a fresh blanket of the wonderful white stuff all over everything.  We had a visit from a white tail deer this morning……a beautiful buck that strolled by in front of the cabin.  Of course, I didn’t have my camera handy so I wasn’t able to capture the beauty……oh well…..maybe next time.  :o)  I do have a couple of pics to share with you of our morning up at the cabin with my Grandson having some fun in the snow…..

He loves being outside and was in his glory with all the fresh soft snow!!!  Grandma decided it was time to get her gear on and head out to have some fun too…..

We decided to make a couple of “chairs” in the snow on the deck.  We were tired of shovelling it off and thought it would be a much better idea to just have a seat in it….lol.  By the looks of the snow that’s settled on us, we’d been sitting there for a few minutes already. His Dad had also decided to come join us and it was time to get off the deck and go have some more fun in the backyard…..

First we decided to bury Owen…..he thought it was a great idea!!

Then it was Grandma’s turn to be buried.  We were having so much fun….  🙂

So, here is the other reason for this post…..lol.  I’d been asked by one of my co-workers to make another Smash Book for her daughters friend.  I realized when I went to do this post I’d neglected to take any still pictures of it!!  I did do a YouTube video on it, so run over to the link below to check it out and see what you think.  For whatever reason, there are opening credits and closing credits in it and I can honestly say I have no idea how they got there or how to get rid of them…..lol.  Oh well, just ignore them I guess.  :o)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtVY9WHevfA&feature=plcp

That’s it for today…..let me know what you think of it…..I love to read the comments.  🙂

Till next time,

Huggsss,

Yvonne  😉

Smashed……

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Hey there my blog friends!!  I have to tell you……I’m really excited about my new Smash Book I made!!  What’s a Smash Book you ask??  It’s only the most fun thing thrown together for you to use to record anything and everything you want!!  A place to stick (smash) that concert ticket you’ve always held onto, or a place to smash that really funky coaster you kept from that awesome bar you found down in Mexico, or for the Oh so FUNNY things your grandkids say that make you laugh and you don’t want to forget!!  No rules…..no worries about it being a great entry, or beautiful…..for the things too good to forget…….for the conversations that made you smile…..just because you like it – smash it!!  As the makers of the actual official “Smash Book”  K&Company say,’It’s all yours – THE CATCHALL for the STUFF that makes YOU smile’.  I had my best friend down this last weekend and we stayed up to all hours of the morning (literally) and had soooo much fun making these books!  We each made two of them and they’re really easy and quite quick to throw together.  You can go to an on-line store and actually order the ‘real’ smash book from K&Company, or you can grab some paper…..any size you want to make it from a small pocket-sized one that could be 3″ x 5″, to the 6″ x 6″ ones we made, to 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″…..whatever YOU want it to be!!!

Okay…..so here’s what mine came out looking like.  Because I love everything vintage, I had to put lace (thanks to Rhonda…..isn’t that lace G O R G E O U S ! ! ! ) around my cover. 

And because I’m frugal, I found the embellishment for my front cover in the hair accessory isle at the local Dollar Store and just ripped those suckers off the bobby pins, clips and headbands they were attached to!!  The book was put together with O-rings and because I didn’t like the look of just the O-rings I tied little pieces of ribbon, lace and seam binding to them to ‘hide’ them just a bit.

Inside the front cover (which by the way was made using the two sheets of Designer Paper which were glued to a 6 x 6 piece of cardboard which came from my empty Minute Rice box…..lol) I attached an envelope and inside the envelope I filled it with journaling tags and other odd’s and end’s sentiments I thought I may want for the book.  Throughout the book there are little ‘pockets’ made where I stashed some journaling tags and they can then also be used to tuck a picture into, or a souveniere…..whatever you want! 

Here’s just a sample of some of the pages in the book….

So, there it is……my Smash Book.  I’m thinking I may add more just plain blank pages for journaling…..we’ll see how it goes as I begin to use it.  I’m not sure if the journaling tags will be enough room to write…..but the best part is….I can add to it whenever I want!!  I’ve made two of them already.  The other one I made for a friend who’s just got back from a one month holiday over in Hawaii, so I made her a Hawaiian inspired book to use to record all the great things about their trip.  I’ve started my third one too as one of the girls at work wants one for her daughter. 

That’s it!!  I’m off to go find another project to post to my blog…..I’m soooo far behind!  Thanks for checking out how I’m planning on getting smashed…..LOL LOL.

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉