Friday, August 10, 2012

SMASH* Blog Hippety Hop!

Woo Hoo, Who's ready for a SMASH* Blog HOP! Me, Me, Me. I just love all the amazing inspiration I get from the other designers and it is such a privelage to be part of the Hop!!

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

The theme for this SMASH* hop is "Seasons". To tell the truth this had me stumped! I had no idea what to do. During July I was working on the 30 day SMASH* challenge on Facebook. My aim was for this to be all about "July 2012" for me and to also finish by the end of July. Well I finished on 5th August - got to be happy with that. Now, July is winter here in Australia so it was special to be able to record a few favourite winter moments for this SMASH* Blog Hop and for the 30 day challenge.

This SMASH* page is done in my mini. I'm calling it "Winter Memories". The photos on the left page show hail on the ground. A typical winters day here has a max temperature or approx 10degC, and the night temp is approx 2degC. We don't get snow here but plenty of rain and occasional hail. It was so cold that day that the hail stayed on the ground for many hours! The photo on the right is of our lovely fireplace. We keep it running 24/7 during the winter and it heats our house. These pages are also for "day 27 Favourite Moment" of the 30 day SMASH* challenge on Facebook.





I've used some Tim Holtz tickets and film, October Afternoon alphas, Typo ribbon and tags, Angie Delarie camera, strawberry and cotton reel embellishments, KaiserCraft bingo cards, and flat backed buttons, doilies, fabric yo-yos, washi and ribbon 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  made the fabric yo-yo's myself and there is a postcard from my local area.

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 17th August.

Now you can continue this fun blog hop with the gorgeous and talented Krista and see some more ah-mazing inspiration!

Here is the Hop list if you get lost
Kellie
Karyn  <--- you are here
Krista
Cathy
Kimm
Lizzie
Angie
Yanatzi

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty hugs xx

84 comments:

alethea said...

A couple of you girls are a bit early..lol It's not 3pm victorian time yet...hehehe!! Wow, though... your SMASH pages are awesome.... I still haven't even opened my SMASH book, don't think I could do it any justice after seeing yours... Thanks for a chance to win your scrummy candy!! maybe if I win that, that will get me started!! HUgsx

Kellie said...

Karyn girl you are amazing. I love seeing your pages all the time, they are smashing and such an inspiration! xx

Nikki said...

So kewl love those buttons in your smash book :)

Kimm said...

Amazing pages, Sister. Love it!!

Andrea Plotts said...

Hopping in to say hello! Wow I just love your pages, those vintage elements you use are fab!!!

Shannon said...

OH! I absolutely adore the colors you used in your book! It has such a warm feel to it with splashes of color! I just love it!

I was surprised that it is winter there. It's been so hot here. I think the cold weather with that awesome fireplace would be so wonderful!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

awesome pages....TFS

Melinda Sweetman said...

Love your pages, you are so talented!!

Cortney said...

Your pages are amazing!!! Very talented!!!!

Sarah said...

amazing pages!! love your work :) Very inspirational!

Ana Leigh Caguiat said...

hi karyn.. this is the first time i came across your blog.. thanks to the hop... anyhoo, i like what you did with the mini... giving me inspiration as to what i can do with mine... and i love the embellies too... thanks for the chance

Kimmy said...

Fabric yo-yos! I've been wondering what they were called. XD Such awesome goodies. I love your pages. I like having bits and pieces dangle out from my book as well. Gah this hop puts me in a SMASHING mood. Pun intended...sorry I get cheesy and spout cliches when I'm excited. XD Thanks again.

Chen R. said...

I love what you did! It's amazing!!
Chen

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I just love your pages! And by doing it in a "mini" format, I think I can actually do it. You SMASH girls are so amazing - you make it look good. :D

Maria Therese said...

Faaaaabulous smash pages!!

Lindy said...

Love seeing the pages you create... :)

Cathy Vee said...

Pick me pick me Karyn!!! I loved the different mediums you used. Especially that Tim Holtz film that I have sitting in. U craft room since forever!!! I love the pages!

Lee said...

Hello, loving your smashing, and "hopping" - my first hop. Thank you.

Susie said...

Loving your pages, so much detail!

crazed scrapbooker said...

*waves from across the ditch* Hello a newbie stalker/ follower on your blog from NZ. what adorable pages you have in your book. good to see so many different ideas & thanks for sharing your book on this hop :)

Redneck Cowgirl said...

nice pages:)

Jessie said...

Love the warm feel you created on these pages, makes me feel like I'm sitting in front of your cozy fire! Thanks for the chance to win!

justplainkate said...

You pages are amazing! Winter is the best time of year..
Thanks for the inspiration.

Danielle said...

I LOVE your pages, they look fantastic. Loved all the colours and embellishments you used. Thanks for sharing with us xx

Diana Fernandez said...

I love how full all of your pages are!! I tend to smash this way too... just put as much on a page as I possibly can... Thanks so much for the hop.. I've been a follower for a while!

Gabbi said...

Love your pages. So much to look at. Keeps you there looking at every detail. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christina said...

I am loving your pages! I'm just starting to use Smash Books and I have a tendency to use lots of pictures but I never think to put stuff behind them I work around them instead. So, your pages are inspiring me to do better.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, I so love your pages! I have some of these same digis on my wish list - really want to get those cutie cameras to do some fun things with. love the tickets, too. :)

have a great weekend!

VGurl said...

lOVE ALL UR PAGES SOO MUCH EYE CANDY!!!

Wendi said...

love your pages and embellishments especially the flat backed buttons, so cute!!!! Thanks for doing this blog hop!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great pages.

RebeccaB said...

You have definately inspired me to pull my finger out and get on with the 30-day challenge....

Yani said...

OMG I'm in love with your Smash!!! It's totally gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I'm looking forward to our next hop ;-)

lizzie said...

Srsly? I'm blown away here! Amazing job girlie!!!

Sonia said...

Hi!
Amazing Smash creations!... Thanks for your inspiration. Great JOB!
Thanks for a chance to WIN.
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogpsot.com

faithfulmommy said...

Great Pages. I'm really groovin' on the cute bingo cards that are out there.

Damaris said...

Love your smash style. It's very real and lively.

Thanks.

x0, Damaris

Kris C said...

great pages. which colection are the blue and orange stamps/digis? thanks for the chance to win!

Trisha said...

Wow, Karyn--love, love, love your book. Thanks for the chance to win your goodies. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Country Mouse said...

Wow! What an awesome book! And what a fun blog hop!!♥
Thanks for sharing your goodies~~~
audrey

Xena16 said...

Great pages. Love them!

The Scrapping Factory said...

Love the pages, full of layers! Love it...Fabi xxx

Aideen said...

Your layouts are amazing!!! I love the embellies ESP the Tim Holtz film :) x

Melania said...

Delicious

Christine D said...

I love your smash pages. I love all the embelishemnts that you have added. Gives me some good ideas for my smash pages! I am a new follower! I believe I am lucky follower 101!!

Jessica S said...

What a fun page spread in your Smash Book. Love the fireplace pic! Great added doiley also.
Happy to be hopping in from the SMASH*aholics group on FB! New follower.
:O)
Jessica S

Jennifer Motter said...

Your pages are wonderful. I love your use of both modern and vintage items.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your wintery pages. You've used some fun embellies. TFS.

Ta Da! Crafts said...

What gorgeous blog candy, thank you for the chance of winning! X

Jess said...

Love your use of the TH goodies! Thanks for sharing! Amazing pages!!

Emma Harrison said...

Really gorgeous and gives me some idea of where I'm going wrong - not enough embellishments (any excuse to go shopping)! I love everything about your pages but especially the colours and how warm they feel.

TopazPearleGirl said...

Love your pages and all the layers of embellishments :)

Dawn. W said...

WOW! Karyn I love your Smash* book, it makes mine look pityful.. lol.. I will def be back looking for inspiation, you have a great talent.
Love and hugs,
Dawn.W

Shelley Riffle said...

Really love your pages!!!!

Sandy Davis said...

Great pages and for a mini you really got a tone of stuff on those pages!

scooby0180238 said...

Luv...luv...luv!!!

Beth Adams said...

Love your SMASH*ing style, you have some fabulous stuff! So happy to have found this hop and more SMASH*ing!

coololy said...

Gorgeous pages.

Jacquelyn Snell said...

When I was younger, my grandmother would only ever let me sew yo-yos!!! So great!! Love your pages!

Karyn S said...

Hi Kris C, the blue and orange digis are Angie Delarie "Old Vintage Camera"
Hugs xx Karyn

Anita said...

Awesome pages...

craftynatalie said...

WOW! What a busy book! I love the business of it all, and the layered up look. Great page

Carol said...

Beautiful smash pages, gorgeous fireplace! Great embellishments - love Angie Delarie's camera. Thank you for sharing.

phonetecgirl said...

I haven't bought the mini yet..this has inspired me to..gotta wait a few more weeks though cause I'm on a no buy challenge on FB

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Wonderful page! TFS!

Sue B. said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I love to find new inspiration!

Alvina said...

Wow, I love your pages, thanks for the awesome ideas and the giveaway!!!! I am a new follower!!!

alvinascreations.blogspot.com

River Rat said...

I see that I am going to have to purchase those Tim Holts tickets!! I keep picking them up to buy and put them back down.... Alas a trip to the store it is! By the way, love your book!

AngieMar said...

So cute!

Lorraine said...

Oh what a fun book! I hope to start smashing soon!

Lou Mac said...

What a great spread. I love all of the layeres and the little vintage cameras! Very cute photos - brilliant memories. I love your fire, it looks so warm and comforting!!

Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the chance to win some goodies! xo

LaJanette said...

SO pretty! I love the sight of hail falling and the sound that it makes as it hits everything around you; it is quite special:0) I totally love your fireplace and how cozy it looks; the prefect place to be during those cold winter days!

Thanks for the chance to win your fabby candy:0) I am a new follower!

Loving your smashing style and am sure to be back for more inspiration!

Hugs;
Janette

Arline said...

Wow, what a fab page! Really enjoying the blog hop, tis fab to be able to find some SMASHing blogs for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win :) xx

Tzipora said...

Wow, I really love your style. I've never seen another smash page at all like yours (which is a huge compliment!) and your giveaway embellishments are sooo cute. Thanks for the chance to win (and following you now!)

lovelymomn3 said...

cout pages thanks for the chance to win hugs jamie

Stephanie said...

Karyn, love your page! I'm a newbie and you inspire me to start one!

Kelly said...

Fav pages!! I have been enjoying watching the Blog Hop - a great inspiration

Melania said...

it's really nice this smashbook....i love it :)

Angel said...

I love your page! that transparent film is so cool.

Candida said...

Love it. This great

Candida said...

Upssss.
This is great. Love your work.

Candida said...

I'm a new follower

Mija said...

I would love some more goodies to smash with! I am a beginner!

cdm317 said...

I'm a new follower. Love the smash book you've created!