Dec 18, 2012

:: personal project // what a simply SMASHING idea by miss elizabeth ::

Hey, my name is Elizabeth. I am 17, soon to be 18. I live on a farmette in KY with my siblings, two dogs, and eight cats. I am homeschooled, which I enjoy extremely. I am a total book worm and history geek. I also enjoy drawing, sewing, spinning, crochet, knitting, writing letters, making jewelry, and any other kind of craftiness. God has given me a heart for encouraging younger girls in their walk with him, and I love my savior, Jesus Christ!!! You can find my blog at A Little Bit of Heaven.

This year, for Christmas, I wanted to make my best friend an amazing present she would always remember. I wanted something that we could both do, but that would show my appreciation for her in the time I spent on creating it. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do, including scrap booking, and some pictures of the  both of us, as well as our favorite pins from pinterest, and other things we wanted to do together.
I headed over to Hobby Lobby in search of a journal or booklet that I could use. I found a Smash Folio by K&Company, which was perfect for what I had in mind.  

For the first page I created two collages using PicMonkey, an online photo editing site. I also bought some silver Best Friend ornaments like the one in the middle of the page above.

I also made a profile page. I printed a picture of my BF and also asked her to pick out three pictures that she liked or described her.
Then I asked these questions:
Eye color:
Middle Name:
What makes you happy?
What is your favorite flower?

Are you an organized person?
Are you a morning or night person?
Favorite ice cream?
What do you fear?

The great thing about the Smash folios is that they have a lot of fun pages already in them. For instance, they already had a "to do" list. I just added the "Together" type and filled half the list with things I want to do with her, leaving the rest blank for her to fill in.

I continued filling in with pictures that I had stored up, creating a travel page,
 a letter writing page, 
and a blessings page.
I hope you are inspired to create your own Smash folio for someone special. You could make it for a sibling, a parent or a grandparent. The possibilities are endless, and I'm sure yours will turn out even more beautiful then mine.
Miss Elizabeth

special thanks to dear miss elizabeth for composing this lovely post!!!
this post evokes the memory of miss johanna and I pasting photographs with blue glitter tape in our pink SMASH folios in July. these journals are such an enjoyable pastime and just beautiful keepsakes {so beautiful, I have three *smile*} for creatively documenting your life to sharing the story of kindred spirits. 

the girl in the garden. 


  1. How charming!!! I'll have to do it for my next friend's birthday!! My brother got me a smash book for Christmas, and I can't wait to start pasting memories! :)

  2. What a great idea! I would love to do this one day for my sisters: we do so much together. ;)


  3. ohgoodness! I have totally been compiling some lovely little things for a book that I am making for my kindred. I was just looking for the perfect scrapbook/notebook. I will totally look into getting a SMASH book. I've always thought they look amazing. and your book is ever so charming!

  4. love this idea. lovely for a friend. :)

  5. This is brilliance! Wonderful idea!