Smashing Saturday: Collage Love

Welcome to 'Smashing Saturday' hosted here at Call Me Crazy!
I wanted to create a fun way for everyone to share their journals, pages and ideas for everything SMASH!
Don't have a SMASH book? That's okay! You can make your own or even use a notebook!

Don't know what a SMASH book is?
Check out this post I made: SMASH Book 101

Make sure to link your Smashing Saturday post in the linky-widget down below!
I can't wait to see all of your creations!

~Collage Love~

This week's optional theme was to do a collage! 
One of my favorite things to do is to make collages. I just love that you can throw some of your favorite things together and you end up with a beautiful piece of art! 

Here's a collage that I made in May. 

I included some random things I found around the house, photos, things from magazines, buttons, tape, stickers and more! 

I really love how collages look when stuff overlaps. 
It kind of makes your eye travel all over the page. 

These are the pages I did this week! 
I found 'Paradise' in a magazine and it's absolutely perfect since I've been listening to the song 'Paradise' by Coldplay a lot lately. I used the blues and greens from that word and tried to carry it throughout the pages. 

These are the first pages in my Smash book so I wanted to just put a whole bunch of stuff that I like on them.

I used all sorts of things on these pages: the elephant is cut out from a greeting card, a fortune cookie paper, stuff from magazines and a picture/quote I printed off from the internet. 

I really love how this collage reminds me of summertime and reflects things I like. I think this is one of my favorite layouts I've done! 

I buy all of my supplies from local craft stores. (Micheal's, Archiver's, JoAnn).

-SMASH odds and ends package
-Dear Lizzy cardboard cut-out stickers
-Hello Kitty washi tape
-A lot of stuff from magazines
-Photos I took of my artwork

July 20th: Collage Love - Collage two pages with photos, quotes, buttons, etc.
July 27th: Color Coded - Just pick one color and do a page using only that color in stickers, photos, etc.
August 3rd: Journal It - Incorporate journaling in your design. Whether it's on a piece of paper or directly on the page, just write!
August 10th: The Great Outdoors - Takes some pictures outside. It can be anything from flowers to animals or really just whatever you can find!
August 17th: Pet Love- Dedicate a page just to your pet or just any animal. Take some pictures and write down some of your favorite memories.
August 24th: Have any ideas for Smashing Saturday themes? Let me know in the comments and I'll credit/link to you and your blog in the post!

The above is totally optional, but I know sometimes that I get in a rut and don't smash for weeks at a time. What helps me keep going is having a 'theme' to smash! Whether it's my dog, my favorite color or just flowers in my backyard, having a topic to smash helps me get started.

I wrote what I'll be smashing and posting for the next five Saturdays. Feel free to join in on that week's theme, but you definitely don't have to, it's just an option! Anything Smash goes in Smashing Saturday!

Call Me Crazy


  1. Awesome. You're so talented. I bet it's so fun collecting stuff to add in too.

    1. Aw thank you so much, Juju :)
      It really is! I always save stuff, but never have a place to put it so this is perfect! :)

  2. +JMJ+

    These are really nice! I wish I were the craftier sort who could join in, but I really don't have an eye for these things. Nevertheless, I like reading your posts and seeing the pictures! =)

  3. All your collages are so pretty! I bought a smashbook after seeing all your posts, but I've yet to start it. Not gonna lie, I'm a bit intimidated. Maybe a collage will be a good place to start, especially since I have a ton of Seventeen magazines that I can cut up and use and also a ton of random tags and stuff that I've kept from clothes and other random purchases over the years. Thanks for the great inspiration Katie!

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

    1. Hey Julia! I'm so happy to hear you got a smashbook!! :D
      I was super intimidated (and sometimes still am!) by the blank pages. Collages definitely are good places to start!
      Can't wait to see your masterpiece! Have fun girlie! :))