My SMASH a.k.a.SMOOSH Book – Part 1

Hello…Hello everyone! Today’s post was inspired by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Karie Beglau.  Her You Tube video helped me focus on the one thing I have wanted to improved on for a while….my DIET.  I hope you all will watch her video.  She has done a great job with her smash book.

I seem to always put myself last when it comes to important.  I am a nurturer and I make sure family, pets and friends are all taken care of and then I never worry about ME.  Geez when I think about it I realize that if I do not take care of me then I can not nurture anyone else because I will not be here….DUH  That is a no-brainer to me!

I decided to scrapbook my own journey from bag food habits to great food habits.  I am using Karie’s idea and making my own journal.  Hopefully I will drop some pounds too since I did not like what I saw on the scale.  I will include my specific measurements, feelings, food prep, recipes and exercise moments plus anything else that makes this process part of my journey.

This is my SMOOSH book…. I decided to use the Designer Series Paper Paisley Petals.  The designs in this collection look so spring-like and reminded me of revitalization.  The gorgeous greens and blue are so refreshing and of course I love the other colors too! I did not have a Stampin’ Up! On Board Journal  so I made my own using my Cinch.  I cut the inside pages from Whisper White card stock at 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.  That sized match my AccuCut album dies. I covered all my chipboard pages using the a glue stick and brayer.  I also inked the edges for a nice distressed look.


  The inside pages will be perfect to journal all my thoughts during this journey.  I made 15 pages (30 sides total) so that will give me enough space for some doodling and stamping too!  I used the 1″ binding wires so there is room for expansion if I choose to use some bulky embellishments in some places. I mixed plain card stock and patterned paper on the chipboard pieces.


This is a piece of 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist which I wrapped around the first chipboard cover page.

Here is a little peek of the next page.

I hope you will follow me along with my healthy weight loss path.  I can use the encouragement so I do not fail 😉

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