Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Smashing Tutorial

Most of my scrapper friends know I love smash*ing and I have been spreading the Smash* virus to them. I bug them to Smash*,  show them the Smash* video from K&Co, lug my Smash book around to showcase as well. Call me crazy but i have been lugging my Smash book during my trips to Taiwan & back to Malaysia.

Some friends actually asked me normally how do I start smash*ing my pages....

I started by gathering my supplies: 
Washi tapes (which is a must for every page), 
photos & instax, 
ink pads, date stamps, stamps
memorabilia (like brochure, coaster, tags , tickets etc), 
adhesive ( i still prefer tape glue / dot glue than the glue pen that comes with the book),
pens (i always use Sakura aqua lip, Uniball and Zig Wink of Stella (love these glitter pens),
Paper trimmer (not shown here) and then...  a SMASH* book of course.

I organized my photos in stacks to for different pages. My Smash* book is now part of my Project Life. 

Trying to arrange the photos... like how I started doing a 12x12 layout

Started by stamping the coaster from PS. Cafe & sticking it down with Washi tapes. I love this white pages as I can go wild with multicolor washi tapes. I decided to stick to blue-green-aqua color scheme for this 2-pages spread.

I always complete the page in less than 1 hour by just 'anyhow' sticking photos & memorabilia down and layer with washi tapes. Then I either stamp some sentiments or doodle my own feelings / journalling. Its pretty quick and easy eh? 
Told you... I love using Zig Winks of Stella to add colors to my pages.

I also like to use UNI-Style Fit in Black & Brown to write on the washi tapes. 

Smash pads & Stickies make journalling easier...

Once I have decided the placement of the photos, I will just stick them down.... without any hesitation. Polka Dots tapes are the new black! 
Layer some washi tapes
Add my journaling
And ta-dah... I'm done!

A weekend brunch is smash*ed under an hours! Isn't that awesome? 
Do you smash too? I would love to see your work! Leave your blog address in the comment column ya? ;)

Have a fun weekend!


  1. I am the victim... sigh... and you made me buy all of the SMASH pads... all of them TT~TT....

  2. I'm very impressed. I have the stuff but not yet started. Haaa. Lazy. But should be soon.

  3. Love this! Thx for sharing! Im a smasher* too! LOL! Gr8 blog!

  4. Love the detail you put into explaining smashing on here. Fantastic job on the layout of the pages I do the same with mine first too gotta be the scrapper in me. TFS

  5. Hey, I love scrapbooking too. May I know where can I find the Smash* products?

    1. Hi Joanna, sorry for the late reply. I got mine from Studio Calico (online) & also LSS in Singapore. You cold try your hands on Simon Says Stamps etc.

      Where do u based?

  6. Hey, I've been looking for smash book all along! I don't know where to buy it in Malaysia. So where did you get those? I super love this smash but can't find it anywhere :(

  7. awesuuum!!!!!!!!!!!


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