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.


  1. Woohoo for completing page one! I must tell you that I'm excited about following your journey here! You've done a fabulous job on your first page and I think bumps will only add to the character of the second page! It's a fantastic combination of elements! Thanks so much for sharing it!...Nancy :o)

  2. Thanks so much for your encouragement. I dropped a few things on page two, so it will be interesting to see what happens next.