Friday, August 17, 2012

Scrapfest Smashbook...

Scrapfest is on my mind because it's coming up in September!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

I realized that I never shared last year's Scrapfest smashbook with you!  It's about time, right?  Here it is...

I didn't do anything with the cover, except for labeling the spine with alpha stamps...


This is the inside front cover.  I put the advertisements for Scrapfest here...

It was fun taking the Smashbook pages and making them work for this project!  This title page originally had an illustration of a cake, which I covered up with the pink circle, and added my own title...


An envelope holds our hotel reservations, and a pocket holds all of our miscellaneous schedules, etc...


I ended up doing quite a few fold out pages.  I just tore out a page from the back of the book, and taped it on to the right edge with some paper tape.  This one has my packing lists...

A page about the kick-off crop on Thursday nite. The little kraft envelope holds the game pieces from our scavenger hunt...

Here I taped on an envelope to stick my receipts in; which folds out to reveal my workshop schedule...


For each class I did a fold out page.  On the left is the class description (the little character on the right is a chipboard embellie from my stash)....

and when you fold it out, you see photos, journaling, and a pocket to hold class handouts...

Here's a random note page, and a page about meeting April, Nicole and Kelly from Studio Calico...

Amy Tan's Class was so much fun...

The Ditto Album class had tons of freebies...

Some pages were reserved just for journaling, which I did each night before bed...

Here's another fold-out page.  This one is about the My Mind's Eye crop on Friday night...


This is the class that all of my scrappy girlfriends and I took together...


I had to include the cute napkin from Caribou coffee...

This page has a little story, and it makes me giggle every time I see it.  No offense to Archiver's, but we noticed that times must've been hard last year, because the prizes they were giving out were, well, let's say, not the greatest.  Alot of the stickers were so old they weren't even sticky anymore, and some of them were all crinkled up like they had literally been pulled out of the garbage.  The girls and I got to talking about them, and I started to feel sorry for the poor, sad embellishments.  That led to a discussion about how the embellies couldn't help it that they were old and crinkled, and they wanted to be used on a page too.  This led to the idea that we could create a little island for misfit embellishments right in the Smashbook!  It ended up being one of my favorite pages!  I especially like all of the little bunnies... 

On the left is a pic of the little trinket jars I made for my girlfriends.  On the right are ATCs that Lynn, Anne and I traded...

Michelle Hill's Epiphany Crafts workshop was so much fun, and she is really nice!...



The October Afternoon workshop foldout...


The 7 Gypsies workshop...

And, finally, the inside back cover, which holds a photo of the girls and me in the largest Scrapbook page in the world! 
I must say that the Smashbook was the perfect choice for documenting Scrapfest!  I worked on it a little each evening in the hotel room, and by the time Scrapfest was over, I had a lot of this book already done!

Now, to get busy preparing for this year's festivities!!!

Thanks for visiting my friends!!!

11 comments:

dawn said...

WOW, Michelle this is awesome!! I can't believe all that fits in one smash journal, can you show a picture of it closed and how thick it is??!! What a neat idea to make the scrap event into a scrap album of it's own. I love each page and how cool that you met so many designers. Lauged at the misfit page, it did come out so cute. I hope one year to go here also, would be so much fun.
Can't wait to see what you make this year, ENJOY!!

McMGrad89 said...

How fun. I am never organized enough to do this as I go. I also don't think I have enough supplies to attend a workshop....what a packing list. :-) My favorite page is the Island of Misfit Embellishments. Thanks for sharing and have fun at this year's event.

Lisa said...

What a great memoir! Great idea to take pages from the back of the book to create your fold-out pages. And, yes, the Island of Misfit Embellishments is precious! Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AWESOME!!! I love love love love the story of the misfit embellies!! LOL!!!

Glenda T. said...

Wow, how fun is this??? You must have a blast there, I would have loved to have taken some of those workshops!!!

amy tangerine said...

Michelle! I love this to pieces. It was so great seeing you. I won't be there this year, because I will be in South Africa, but have a blast!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks Amy! South Africa Sounds exciting!

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so cool. I love how you contained one event in one book. Sounds like so much fun! I have a few of these books and I haven't cracked them open. Think I will!

Kelly_Deal said...

Your smashbook is awesome! I love the land of the misfit embellishments. I did the same thing in my smashbook!

Rhonda Merry said...

I love SMASH books. Yours is fabulous. Especially the foldouts from back pages. Great Idea.

Rhonda Merry said...

Oh, and Land of Misfit Embellies...perfectly hilarious and appropriate. I have felt the same about the Great American Convention and its "Goody" bag with somewhat "vintage"(???) goodies. lol