Ok so I have to make a confession…I am addicted to the SMASH book line. If you don’t know what SMASH books are all you need to do is a quick google search and you will find tons of information on the new scrapbook/journal phenomenon that has taken the crafting world by storm. I have a board dedicated to it on my Pinterest account! I told you I am hooked. I am a former scrapbooker. I got into it when I started teaching. I loved it. It was a wonderful creative outlet. However, it was a lot of work and a lot of money. And once my little Avie came a long, I had to turn my craft room into the babies room. What is the old adage? Out of sight, out of mind? Yep. When I started to see the new SMASH line come out I figured I would go check it out. That is all I needed to do. All the pages coordinated and it was placed neatly in a book for me. The embellishments are inexpensive and great for all the odd stuff you might accumulate on trips or just in life. I work on my book a page here, a page there. When summer hits and school is out I know that I will have more time to give to my SMASH journal. Here are a few of the pages I have done so far.
Inside cover page. I still haven’t finished the back of it.
I am planting my first veggie garden this year. So I did a garden page. The blank spot will hold the pictures of the garden at its various stages 🙂
I made a Shutterfly book of Avery’s first beach vacation, but I had a few pictures I had printed and decided to make a vacation spread.
I am loving this journal/memory book. It lets me get creative and expand my skills. I have gotten into watercolors and background painting. I am practicing before I actually do it in my book. I am a perfectionist. I have already gotten my friends hooked on SMASH books! How about you? Any SMASHers out there?
Have you smashed lately?