Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Go Light Your World Smash Page

 My Smash journey continues. Our ministry drama outreach partnered with a local homeless shelter, Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing, to present a mime during the morning service at Trinity Wesleyan Church on Sunday, December 4th. After the presentation, the pastor stood and said, "well, that's the sermon! There's nothing left to be said. We'll now light the second advent  candle. . . " The twelve homeless men who participated in the mime were quite moved. They accomplished something special. They were seen as something other than worthless because they're homeless. My Smash page elements includes a December Diecut ticket from my Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge (I can order that for you if you're interested), a list ticket from the K&Company Entertainment Smash pad, scanned images of the church program cover and a reference scrap highlighting our place in the service. The photos were provided by a Trinity Wesleyan church member (Susan W.).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Where's My Hat?

Women today don't wear hats so much. My favorite is a black painter's style cap I put on when I've had a particularly bad hair day. It has also come in handy on particularly cold days. Somehow, you fell warmer with a hat on your head.

I'm still working on clearing off my craft table. That's where I found this scrap of Graphic 45 Romantique paper touting crown hats. I immediately put it on "page 2" in my Doodle Smash book. It seemed obvious that this would be my "hat" page. The vintage photo of a woman in a hat is actually Daisey Linda Belvin Boniville. I think she might have been my maternal grandmother's sister-in-law. I think we wear hats differently today than women did a century ago.

I couldn't resist adding a Cat-in-the-hat hat to my collection and a penquin's hat which I colored with my Spica glitter pens. I also colored existing doodles with my Spicas. I also found some hat quotes I liked and added to the page. The rest of the hats came from the Victorian Tea Lady in Milford, Delaware.

I wonder what will happen to page 3.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

First Smash, First Page


My craft table is an absolute mess, so what more perfect a treasure trove could I find to mine for the first page of my new Red Doodle Smash that arrived shortly before lunch today? You see the evidence of my labors above. The die cut is a just like one I used on my daughter's First Turkey layout. The distressed flower is a Sizzix die cut. The butterfly is part of my effort to create other additional projects from the Martha Stewart Glittering Techniques class I teach at Michaels in Dover and Rehoboth. The blue and green flowers and the nutcracker are practice pieces for my Copic Christmas classes. I used my Copic Spica Glitter Pens to doodle flowers and I tucked my reminder list written on the back of a Redner's Grocery Receipt for items to take to my daughter's Thanksgiving Dinner into an empty hotel key envelope that held our key card while we were on vacation two years ago. How it ended up on my craft table is a mystery to me, but it now has a home in my Smash-ing Junk Journal. Now all I have to figure out is how to write on the slightly lumpy page two. Lumpy writing aside, I've experienced great victory in getting past first-page-itis and in overcoming my intense desire to create a design map. I wonder what's going to happen on the next page.