Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Scrapbook Journal

I love the sketch for add-on week at Sketch Support. The idea behind the add-on sketch is to make your own add-on (or embellishment) for a project or layout. As a scrapbooker, I loved the idea of a camera. I think this is something that I would use a lot.

Here is the sketch. If you visit the Sketch Support site, you can download your own copy for FREE!
addon(SEP) 2011
Rather than creating a layout, I decided to make myself a scrapbook journal. Smash books are all the rage and I thought I could make my own.

My Scrapbook Journal (1)

I followed the sketch (with a few minor adjustments) and created the camera. I added some stitching (taught myself how to do a blanket stitch), and a button for fun.

My Scrapbook Journal (2)

I used a mixture of letters to embellish the front of my journal. I added some 'scrapbooking' items like ribbon and buttons to my letters to give it a 'scrapbooked' feel.

My Scrapbook Journal (3)

I used the Die-namics tab die to create 2 tabs to divide my journal into 2 sections.

My Scrapbook Journal (4)

One section is for stamps and the second one is for dies.

My Scrapbook Journal (5)

I really wanted to have a quick reference for my stamps and dies so that I could quickly see what I have without having to pull everything out.

My Scrapbook Journal (7)

I purchased the journal from Staples (I even went back and bought a few extras, just in case).



  1. What a great idea Carolyn! I am going to "steal" it for sure. I love your take on the camera sketch!

  2. This is a great idea, Carolyn. Muy stamp collection needs some organiztaion like this, too!

  3. Carolyn, you totally nailed this weeks sketch. You did an excellent job!

  4. Such a cool idea and it looks stunning!

  5. This is sooooo cool! I love it!!!
    Joanne xo

  6. Great idea and it looks excellent.

  7. what a totally awesome idea - consider it stolen!
    now, if I ever get my smash book I could use it for this.....

  8. This is a lovely idea. I want to make a Smash book to journal and keep all the bits and bobs from our holiday.

  9. What an amazing and inspired idea! Thanks for sharing it!