Monday, November 14, 2011

SMASHing It Up

Today, I thought it would be fun to share what I've done in my SMASH book so far. For those that aren't familiar with these books, you can learn more here, including a very fun video.

When I first got it, I wasn't too sure how I wanted to use it. I was paralyzed with indecision for awhile and then just decided to go with it. I wasn't going to place any rules on myself or follow a theme. After I got over my indecision, it was really fun to have a place where I could do whatever struck my fancy. Often, on my scrapbook pages, I strive for perfection and graphically pleasing pages, but I don't worry about that in the SMASH book.  I don't worry if it's chronological or not. I don't worry about spelling or grammar. It's very freeing. This has also turned out to be a fun place for stories to be told that I wouldn't normally tell on a scrap page.

I've used it just as a journal. I've stuck in movie tickets or entrance pins from a museum. I've stuck in Instax and Photobooth photos. I've painted. I've stuck in packages from teas I enjoy drinking. I've stuck in pages from a magazine, where I've seen an outfit I like, or a piece of furniture I wish I had. I've stuck in fun snail mail I've received and receipts from a night out. There are endless possibilities.

There are tons of neat product that go along with this book, but I'm ok with the few that I have; the date stamp, the washi tape and a few of the envelopes. I didn't want to add more and more to my stash. I enjoy using up supplies that have gone neglected. I never throw anything away, so it's been a great way to use up those scraps of paper. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing a bit into my SMASH process. If you've been SMASHing, leave me a link in the comments. I'd love to see!

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate it!


Anonymous said...

This looks so fun - each page is an adventure:)

Mary Jo said...

I am still on the fence about Smashing, but I have been tempted several times :)

Keshet said...

Love this! I still haven't really figured out what I want to do with my Smash book, so it lies pretty and untouched--no good!

Pamela said...

Sounds fun!! Looks great too! :)

Christa said...

Love what you did with this! I have 2 and one I know what I'll be doing with it and the other is undecided! Very inspiring post to just get going on it!