Monday, November 5, 2012

Smash Book Post #2 - Scrapping the Little Things with MCT

Hey crafty friends!!  Welcome back as I share another smash book post.  If you missed my first one, click HERE.  I mentioned that I had a couple of smash books for a while and they were way too intimidating to me until Miss Emma at My Creative Time started the Scrapping the Little Things project, I had to pull them out and get started with them.  Now that I am getting more comfortable with them, I think that I am really starting to love it.  I have decided to just use it as a life journal for me.  I will make art type of pages as well as stuff about me that my kids and grandkids will hopefully enjoy later.  Here is my page for today.....

I titled these pages "I am a MOM."  I used the camera stamp from the Camera Shy stamp set from My Creative Time along the middle of the pages and also for the "Smile" on the right picture.  I didn't stamp directly onto the photo, but on a piece of acrylic (think packaging) and then cut it out and secured it to the photo with a small paper clip.  Here is a shot of the acrylic piece over the left picture that is stamped with the Small Talk stamp set.......

I did it this way so that I wouldn't ruin the photo and have to reprint some more if I messed up.  Stamping on smooth surfaces like photos and acrylic isn't exactly easy since the wet ink makes the stamp more likely to slide on the smooth surface.  I used a Stazon ink pad for the stamping because that stuff really sticks to slick is a pic of one of the stamped images I did........
See how the "i" and the heart are a little blured at the is because I don't have a super steady hand while stamping and so I had to make another one (or two or three) to get it right.  I then just cut down the acrylic and used it over my picture.

Here is a closer shot of the bottom of the other page.......

I used some white doilies and painted the edges with a red acrylic paint.  I thought they they came out really bright red, so I 'dulled' them down a little with some light brown ink.  I added some butterflies and pen details and journaling.  Tell me what you think......

You should hop on over to the My Creative Time blog to check out what the other designers are up to with their Scrapping the Little Things projects......I can't wait to see what they have all been up to myself.  ;)


  Stamps: My Creative Time (Camera Shy and Small Talk)
  Patterned papers: Imaginisc(heart); SU! (banner papers)
  paper clips: Tim Holtz (small); Recollections (flower)
  Paint: Making Memories; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
  Ink: Stazon
  Pen: Smash Stick
  Stickers: October Afternoon (small square alpha), American Crafts (thickers)
  Punches: Martha Stewart (butterfly); SU! (square) 
  Other: Acrylic


  1. Beautiful page love the layout and colours used. Caroline xxx

  2. What a sweet page! I love that picture, and the acrylic frame you made it just the perfect touch! So many perfect details, Amy!

  3. What a great layout! I love the fact that you stamped on acrylic and not the photo. I am going to have to try that some day. Thanks for sharing your project!

  4. Super cute Amy!! I love that camera stamp set! I can't wait to use it!!great job! Hugs

  5. Hi Amy,your smash book project is BEAUTIFUL!great little banner and the pictures are perfect,SUPER SUPER job as always my friend!!!:)

  6. A great idea to stamp on the clear sheet instead of the picture. Your embellishments and journaling look great.
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  7. Amy ~ WOW, WOW, WOW!! I LOVE it!! I ADORE you page title!! GREAT title!! LOVE the idea of using the plastic and not on the photos!! CLEVER ida to use the camera stamp!! Just EVERYTHING goes perfectly! The details simply just ROCK!!! WOW!!! I LOVE the pictures of the kids and you!!

  8. This is a wonderful layout! The symmetry is perfect. I love how the bright color palette pops off the neutral background and everything is grounded by the stamped black images.

  9. Love the stamping on the clear sheet idea...maybe you will have to do a make and take with that idea next expo! LOL
    Can't see what you do next with the book


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