29 August 2013

MCT 26th Edition Sneak Peek: Smashin'

by Veronica

Have you "Smashed"? This is my first time. I didn't think I was interested in trying it until I found a bunch of Smash stuff on clearance. And if you know me personally, you know I can hardly resist a clearance!

I started paper crafting as a scrapbooker, but I've always had trouble with the organization part. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually quite organized. It's the organization of the book itself that frustrates me. Do I put like pages together? Should the book be chronological? Can I scrap this if I haven't scrapped that yet? It's a raging battle in my head - so I usually stick to cards.

But I've been wanting to document my running journey and I figured a 'quick and dirty' way to do it would be to Smash. I don't have a ton of photos of our races, but I have at least one from each. Plus I have our bibs (the number you wear when you race) and some other memorabilia. Of course, when I decided to Smash my running stuff I was faced with the dilemma: Where do I start? As The Sound of Music says, the very beginning is a 'very good place to start', so I decided that would do just fine.

On the left page, I've featured the new Photobooth Die from My Creative Time. It's the perfect little photo strip that allows you to use any tiny pictures you have in a fun way.

MCT Products Used
Photobooth Die
3x4 Stitched Journal Die
Journal It! Stamp Set ("Details" card)
Stitched Round Speech Bubble Dies
Fly Away With Me Dies (clouds)
You Are Here Stamp Set (little runner)
Things I Love Stamp Set ("Never give up!", "You got this!")
Stitched Tab Die

I have to admit, it was difficult for me to just 'Smash' everything on the pages. The Hubs said it's still pretty organized; I guess it's just in my nature.

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Sneak Peek Giveaway
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE
lucky winner! Today's winner will be announced tomorrow on Emma's blog. ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of the Design Team members' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!

For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, Tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!

Don't forget that you can start pre-ordering this release TODAY!!! Head on over to the My Creative Time Shop to start ordering! Be sure to use code AUGUST2013 to save 20% on your entire order through September 6th!

Thanks for stopping by today! Head on over to Emma's blog to see what my DT sisters have up their sleeves for you.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Ms Veronica,
    Love your Smashed Book pages! Super cute!

  2. Fantastic and lively pages! Excellent job both on the layout and the five K. Thank you for all your inspiration with this week's "sneak peek", release.



  3. This is awesome!!! I LOVE how you used the stamps and dies on your smash pages!!! As always an amazing job!!!
    Congrats on your first 5k!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!!

  4. Oh WOW your smash book pages rock!! Love how you used the Photo Booth die and all of Emma's other awesome goodies to showcase your fantastic Photos. You really are a very talented scrapper I love what you did and how you did it.
    So, so talented and creative. YOU ROCK!!!

  5. Your smashed pages look great,Veronica! Love the use of the photo booth die! ~Hugs, Saundra

  6. I love your smash pages Veronica! I'm not sure how you got such small pics to use in the photo booth die, but I sure do love how it looks! I love how you used all of Emma's products on this layout!! Yes, your smash layout is very organized and neat-at least you started a smash album. I have one and haven't done a thing in it yet cause I just don't know what I'm going to us it for just yet! LOL

  7. I can totally see how great the strip is gonna be for smashbooking and PL. Great use.
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  8. Wow~ what a FUN layout!! Love what you created and all of the new (and old) products you used! Great job :)

  9. Great layout, super job, the page is sure to give years of recollection of a fun time, thanks for sharing.

  10. wow!! love these layouts!!! awesome colors!! these peeks have been awesome! thanks for sharing!!

  11. Such great layout pages!! Just reminded me I have to get back to smashing again!!! Great job!


  12. Great pages with all of the fun accents and unique journaling space.

  13. I always forget about Scrapbooking when I'm looking at the cards. Thanks for reminding me and sharing.

  14. Welcome to the Smash world. This photo booth die and view finder die are perfect to use when scrapping in books like this. Nice job!

  15. Great Smash pages! Thanks for sharing.


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  16. I love the smash book idea!!!! I have 2 smash books but have yet to start one. Love the dies for todays sneak peek they are great!!!

  17. Im with you clearance is the best and for your first time its great, I still havent actually done any pages yet. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

  18. Great Smash pages and I have the same thoughts about scrapbooking as you do.
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  19. I love the clearance section in every store but craft stuff is the best. Great project

  20. For you first smash page it came out great! I have not tried smashing yet I guess I feel intimidated by scrapbooking and having to fill up the space but maybe smashbooking is the way to go since their are no set rules. tfs

  21. This is a great smash - you did good :)

  22. These are wonderful pages. TFS.

  23. Oh My!!! I have that same problem deciding what to put on the pages and what order etc. The same for cards but not quite as bad. The fixed pages of a smash book stops me right there. My scrap pages had to be free to pull out and move, because I am not sure that is the order or book. Such a relief to know I can move them. Enough about me (sorry). Your pages look great and I like how you used the Photo Booth Die to group your pictures. The clouds, tab and journal card...they are perfect for pages...don't you love them? Great job on your layout.
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  24. AWESOME smash pages. I love each element used. I really like the run man at the bottom of the page and the sentiment "you got this" just too cute!!

    TFS An'Jenic-


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