Thursday, June 28, 2012

Aussie Girls SMASH* Blog Hop!

Hi SMASH*ers, welcome to the Aussie Girls SMASH* Blog Hop!

If you have come from Emma then you are on the right track. If not, you might like to go back to the start with Emma.

I was so excited when the gorgeous and talented Kellie suggested we have this Hop and asked if I'd like to be part of it ... of course!!! I really enjoy hops myself and always get heaps of inspiration, so hopefully you can be inspired too. Often the inspiration is "I must buy that, and that, and that" hehe!!

My first SMASH* layout (in my blue book) is titled "Cheap Thrills & Shoes". What girl doesnt like shoes? My 2 daughters love them so I had to SMASH* this photo I took of our shoes when we went out for a special dinner one evening. This SMASH* page is probably my most typical style of SMASH*ing which is a bit more scrapbook like. But that is the beauty of SMASH*ing - no rules! You can be as formal or informal as you like - and that can change for me on a daily basis.

I love using doilies, fabric yo-yo's and flat backed buttons on most of my creations at the moment and this was no exception. The fabric yo-yo, flat backed buttons, girl stamp, Scrabble letter, tag and bag are from Freckles and Pigtails. I just love all the embellishments from this shop!! I've also used a heap of Amy Tangerine stamps and patterned paper, and some other goodies from my stash!

The next 2 layouts are in my orange SMASH* book and are about our family's recent visit to Geelong. My style here is more of a blend of my preferred SMASH* style (above) and SMASH*ing together other "bits and bobs" collected on our trip. The pages are definitely busier than I usually prefer but I enjoyed moving out of my comfort zone. I constantly collect stuff to SMASH* but I rarely use it - so was great to use it here!! 

I've used a heap of Amy Tangerine diecuts, stickers, paper clip and washi tape.  A fabric yo-yo from Freckles and Pigtails. Some fun camera, slurpee and cassette embellishments from Angie Delarie, and a heap of other goodies from my stash!

You can't have a blog hop without some candy, that wouldn't be right! So I also have some candy for one lucky person

This is a fun little collection of some my favourite embellishments that I love to SMASH* with. I even made the fabric yo-yo's myself.

To be in the running to win this candy you need to
- be a follower of this blog, and
- leave a comment on this post
Too easy!! I'll draw a winner on Thursday 5th July.

Now you can continue this fun blog hop with the SMASH* Queen Kellie and see some more ah-mazing inspiration!

Here's the HOP list if you get lost

  • Emma
  • Karyn - you are here!!!
  • Kellie
  • Sammi
  • Angie
  • Karen

  • To all you Aussie girls out there looking for SMASH* supplies you must check out The Stamp Spot online store. I've recently become part of their DT to showcase SMASH* on their Blog so look out for my posts coming soon!

    I hope you all have a fabby day with some time for crafting!


    Karen said...

    Karyn your pages are awesome, I love them all:-)

    Sammi said...

    oooh.. your pages are so beautiful Karyn!! LOVE them! I want to SMASH like you - so pretty!!! tee hee!!

    alethea said...

    Wow, i love all your pages! I'm new to SMASHing, in fact have only just got a book but you have inspired me to get started! My friends mum used to work at jirrahlinga! Awesome place to have visited!!! Hugsxx

    Tash Daly said...

    Hi Karyn, these pages are so cute. I particularly love the Cheap Thrills one. I so love the shoe pictures and so need to do one of those myself!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win some candy also. :-)

    Diana Fernandez said...

    Love your pages! I'm so smashing something in the morning!

    Maria Therese said...

    Very very cool smash pages!!

    Jessie said...

    Your pages are fabulous! Love all the pretty embellishments you used!

    Emma and Susan said...

    WOW...these pages are just gorgeous, thanks for some fab inspiration and the chance to win some gorgeous goodies!!!!
    Big hugs

    Kellie said...

    Ummmm Karyn, you are AMAZING! Girl you were nervous for nothing. In fact I am trying to power race this comment so I can go back for another in depth look at your "smashing" pages! I LOVE THEM ALL! xxx

    Auror Willow said...

    Your pages are amazing! I love the look of the tag in the little bag. I must try that!
    Kayla Foister

    Jennifer Scull said...

    my goodness, I so love your pages! I'm a new follower because I so enjoyed browsing your cards and Smash goodies. so much inspiration! :)

    Rhonda Miller said...

    Wow, your pages are soo great. TFS.

    Jennie Garcia said...

    Wow!! Your pages are amazing!! I LOVE them!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

    Christina Collins said...

    Your pages rock! So inspiring. Great giveaway too. The yoyo flowers are to cute! Thanks for the chance. :) I'm a new follower. Really glad to have found your blog!

    CATHY said...

    This is super cute! And I love your little favorite things in the last picture those are my faves too!

    Nee said...

    Great pages Karyn, I love Angies images that you have used, they work so well.x

    Emma said...

    Ooooh karyn, LOVE the shoe page, am def going to have to do a shoe page, I loves me some Pretty shoes...hehe! Love all your pages they look Awesome, I can see why the Stamp Spot wanted you!

    Anja said...

    Lovely smash pages. And you have a nice blog.
    Hugs Anja a dutch girl