Tuesday, May 22, 2012

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World Showcase Blog Hop

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Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World Showcase Blog Hop.

This is the first stop of many on the blog hop.  If you started at another spot, you might be joining me from Ashley VanCamp's blog, showcasing her fabulous double layout, Beauty With Blossoms!~  Wow!  If that layout doesn't brighten a cloudy day, then her sweeties on the layout surely do!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FANTASTIC projects we have for you.

Smash Books are all the rage now and since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I couldn't resist creating a do-it-from-your-own stash version of this popular memory book.

Every element of this book can come from supplies you already have on hand!  From the cover, to the pages, embellishments, and pockets, if you make cards or layouts, you can make this from your stash!
Create base pages, then "smash" in all your pictures, journaling, and ephemera. 
 Here's a peek at a few inside pages...
 Handmade tags will stretch your stampin' skills.
 Leftover strips of DSP make cute banner pages, die cuts add interesting shape to your journal.
 Create easy pocket pages to store memorabilia.  Get your scrappin' done now, and cruise through memory keeping this summer!

As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!

Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a dy-no-mite prize of 12 inches of ALL the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! RIBBONS!! These NEW Ribbons will be available as part of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, May 29th so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!

AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!

  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!!
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Thanks again for the opportunity to share
my creativity with you!!


  1. Great idea for a scrapbook project. Quick and easy, two things I love.

  2. Thanks for the project idea and suggestion to use my stash!!! My....what large stash I have, LOL!

  3. What a great idea, making your own smash books! My "girls" (adult daughters)are coming to play this Sunday. This may be on our "agenda". They're always up for messin' with Mom.

  4. Love your idea for a "smash" book!!! The concept is great, especially for using up all my leftover DSP. Thanks for the chance to win and the awesome PDF Tutorial.

  5. I love how you used lots of different papers and embellishments on this, very fun project.

  6. Your project is Smashing!!! What a great way to use up stash. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous ribbons & the the tutorial for the book.
    Marsha E

  7. I think all your pages are gorgeous, but the memorabilia pockets and the doily pages really knock my socks off! With all the SMASHING I do....knowing how to make my own is really gonna take it to the next level.

  8. This is an adorable Smash Book, I love all the papers you used for this project. I will have to put one of these together for my DIL this week. Thank you for sharing.

  9. I love this project--I can't wait to make one for my mom!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  10. I love your SMASH book! I've seen similar products but not done in SU fashion. Way to go!

  11. I've never heard of a "Smash Book" before. If they're all as lovely as what you made then I must say I Love IT! Very pretty!

  12. I've never heard of a "Smash Book" before. If they're all as lovely as what you made then I must say I Love IT! Very pretty!

  13. Wow what a fantastic idea for a smash book I have heard so much about them but never taken the plunge and made one but after this I am going to give it a go thanks :)

  14. A terrific idea and with the rings you can always add pages. A lot prettier than you ones you can purchase. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. You are an inspiration.

  15. Love you SMASH book, a great way to use up those scraps of dsp.

  16. What a fabulous way to use up your Designer Series Paper! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Love this! The colors are just gorgeous!

  18. Wow, am I behind the times or what? I've not seen these, but this is a great album type. Love it! And oooo what a fantastic blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for the pdf for everyone!
    stampindebs at aol dot com

  19. Love your *smash* journal with all the different elements and textures! :)

  20. Love your smash book! Very cool!

  21. Love your book! Thanks for sharing!!

  22. I really like your journal, I'll be sure to download the PDF once I'm done with the blog hop!!
    Jannette E.

  23. What a great idea to make your own Smash book from Stampin' Up! supplies! I've been seeing them everywhere and wondered what the big deal was. Thanks for sharing...it's beautiful!

  24. Wow this is such a beautiful smash book!! Thanks so much for sharing this project with us, it is really inspiring! I am also glad that it made me discover your wonderful blog. Can't wait to see everything in your blog as well as your future projects. Thanks! :)

  25. Sorry, me again... I think the link to my blog didn't work on my first comment so I am trying again... Thanks! :)

  26. Love this smash book. I will definitely be making one. Thanks for the tutorial

  27. Fabulous! So much cuter than what's in the store. :) Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  28. This is really cute! Thanks for the idea....I think that I can do this. I'd love to have a couple on hand.

  29. Beautiful smash book. Really cute. Thanks so much for the tutorial. And thanks for a chance to win your fab blog candy.


  30. Erika, this is such a fun little project and something I've always wanted to do. THanks for the how to's. I love it!

  31. Awesome Smash book - I love this new type of scrapbooking/journalling :)

  32. Your smash book is amazing! I love your use of scraps and things from your stash. I love how nothing necessarily matches but everything goes together well. KWIM? Love, LOVE!

    Christie Daugherty

  33. LOVE your smash book! Thanks for the instructions

  34. I love the Smash book idea. I know it is the latest rage. Thank you so much for sharing!