Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do You Smash?

Do you Smash?  I know, it sounds like a personal question of one variation or another but's journaling perfection.  For years, I've been searching for a way to keep all of the bits of things, papers, tickets, random loose photos,  napkin drawings, clothing tags that look cool...(I know I'm not the only one who does this!;) at bay.  However, they are not at bay.  They are loose and everywhere.  Filling boxes, junk drawers, and old purses to the brim.  (I'm so NOT a hoarder! ;)  
Well...insert Smash.  I picked one up (did I mention my Journaling Addiction?...guess not) while shopping with a friend before the holidays.  Well, I actually picked two up which happened to come in very handy when I needed a last minute gift!  And I've been playing with it ever since.  
I love the idea of mixed media journaling.  Could I make one of these books myself?  Yes, of course.  But there's something just 'easy' about having it already done.  I love blank journals and own tons of them but the different images, designer papers, and beautiful colors that are inside of the Smash books is just wonderful.  There are different color bindings, cover images as well as a different theme for each interior.  The only thing I don't like is that they are spiral bound which means that you can't add to them.  But on the flip side, if they were three ring bound I'd probably stuff too much into them so having them limit me is probably for the best!  LOL!  The books come in full size which is roughly 8" x 10" and a mini which is about 6" x 7" or so.  They all come with a pen/glue stick combo that has a wonderful elastic band to hold it together with the journal.  (sweet!)
I've also acquired a beginning kit from Project Life.  But I'll save that for another post considering mine is STILL in the box!  For me, I'm scattered.  I do my best to keep it all together and I think I do a pretty darn good job but when it comes to things like journaling and scrapbooking - things I LOVE but just don't/can't make the time for these kit style systems are just perfect! 

I hope you have enjoyed the pics of all the things that I have Smashed!  Right now it has a few pieces of art that my kids have made.  It's the perfect place for me to cherish and save them safely!!
Awesome Smash date stamp
Fabulous Smash pads 

I'll be back with more Smashing soon!!  Thanks for popping by!! 

Crafty Hugs!


Anonymous said...

Oh I could so get addicted to that! I am like you, I keep everything, and I have things stashed in drawers, folders, everywhere!! I have to get one of those! Thanks for sharing!!

Annette Allen said...

I just bought a smash the other day at I just have to fill it..