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I wanted to also say THANKS to all of you that followed me! I'm greatly appreciative to have gained some new friends.
Have you seen the latest on artist journals from Fancy Pants and EK Success? They're both very cool, but also very pricey. The EK Success one even has a cool pen attached. It's a pen and a glue stick... very clever.
However, like I said, it's very pricy. I really can't see plopping down 20 bucks for basically a blank journal with a pen, no matter how cool.
Soooo, I decided to make my very own smash book. It was pretty easy, and I didn't need to buy a thing. I used all materials that I had on hand. I even sewed a ribbon to the back page to hold a pen. I did purchase some 8 1/2 x 11 craft paper, but I can use that for cards and layouts.
Here's a tutorial video, 1 of 2, that I made on how I put together my smash book.
In the video there is a link to download some pages that I created for use in my smash book. You are more than welcome to use any or all of the pages. It's a pdf and you can simply print them out on your printer. The size is 8 1/2 by 11.
The finished size of my smash book is 6x9, and the inside pages are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I borrowed a friends Cinch to bind it. If you don't have access to a Cinch or Bind-It-All, you can either use rings or go to a local print shop and see if they can bind it together for you.
I'm editing part 2. The problem with editing is, I can't do it on my computer, so I need to use my husbands... it's hard to get on his because he's always using it for work!
I hope to have part 2 up by end of week.
Hope you enjoy part 1, have a great day!