Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Latest Smashbook pages!

On more of a happier note then yesterdays rant I thought I'd show you some more of my finished smshbook pages. It really is becoming a bit of an mixed kind of scrapbook and because of how interested you all were in my first post about Smashbooks I thought I'd show you how I was getting on!


This is my ode to Fallingwater. Fallingwater is a house built over a waterfall in the 1930s by Frank L. Wright in rural southern Pennsylvania and since dating Joe [who's from that region] it's somewhere I've always longed to visit. Hopefully the next time we head to Pittsburgh we'll be able to escape out there to visit.


No scrapbook of mine would be complete without a page dedicated to Chicago and our trip. So after sticking in map I've filled it with museum tickets, a travel card, some random drawing I did to the Hard Rock Cafe burger topper and a list of things we got up too.


To not mention the record beating heatwave currently living over the US would be wrong . Alongside a newspaper clipping that Joe's gran sent us back in March about a tornado in Michigan I've copied out some facts I found online about the intense heat and how recording breaking the weather is. 


Finally for now is my Detroit page with maps and photographs cut out of the Detroit tourist guide. There's more to Detroit then people think or give credit for and Metro Detroit is the first place me and Joe are living together so it'll always have a special meaning wherever we end up going next.

21 comments:

  1. I love smashing! These pages are inspiring me to get on my book!

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  2. I love smashbooks, but I'm in the UK so I don't have one! :(

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    xxx

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    1. I hope they eventually come out in the UK - although i've seen some on the old ebay!

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  3. I love this! I'd love to have a go and make my own. x

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    1. They really are good fun and i'm not even very good at the old scrapbooking lack!

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  4. There are a few places in the UK you can pick up Smashbooks - I know I saw some on Amazon UK and a site called CraftsUlove. I think they look brilliant, definitely admiring of them :-) Although they are pretty much what I do in my little inspiration journals etc already so would be a waste of money for me. I get my fix ogling other people's pages :-)

    Jem xXx

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    1. I get so much inspiration through looking at other peoples - I love how people put things together like this.

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  5. I've always wanted to make a scrapbook...i love yours!!! And that house looks so amazing too!

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    1. Doesn't it just, really hope get to see it one day!

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  6. Your book looking great. It is so sweet! I would LOVE to visit Fallingwater. I haven't been to a Frank Lloyd Wright house yet - but that has to change. I am also so glad you like Chicago so much :]

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    1. Same here - his houses are great. I know there's another house really close to Fallingwater too and the grounds are meant to be as amazing as the house.

      Ah Chicago is one of my favourites places in the world now!

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  7. Very cool! =)

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  8. This is such a great idea! I have to try it for myself, though I am sure mine would never be done!!!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I'm determined to try and finish it - it'll be the first journal to be completed if it happens!

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  9. I love your pages. They really do reflect your busy summer! Enjoy the weekend ahead!

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  10. LOVE your pages!!! {especially} the falling water ones....When we lived in Scottsdale, we lived very close to Taliesin West. :D

    You visited some wonderful places this summer. I agree that the weather has been crazy. We have had tons of rain here, which is unusual for Alabama.

    Thanks so much for linking-up! I hope you have a *smashing* autumn, too!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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