Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Creative Space

My SMASH book came in the mail yesterday!
This book is sort of like an easy scrapbook - instead of making elaborate page layouts recording moments of your life, you just smash in some mementos, keepsakes & day-to-day scraps that you don't want to throw out. There are a few different books to choose from - I went with the "simple orange" one. It's filled with simple page designs, including lots of grid paper & a few with words or designs.
Some fun instructions on a little piece of vellum greets you when you first open the book.
Since I've been quite obsessed with orange lately, I used a colour swatch to brighten up the first page.
Here's my first spread:
The first page records my dinner from last night - lucky for me, we went to Chuck's, the best burger place in town - perfect start for my book!
I may have to add a little something behind here... just haven't figured out what yet.
The second page is dedicated to the cookbook I got in the mail yesterday. I won it through an awesome blog - I thought the thank you card was worth keeping.
You may have noticed the journaling tags I used - they were perfect: one for best places to eat & another for great blogs. They all came from this booklet of "entertaining" tags. There are a bunch of different SMASH pads like this, as well as some other fun materials to use in the SMASH books (or really any journal).
As you can see, there's also a handy pocket on the back inside cover & a look to hold the pen/glue stick. It also came wrapped in a plastic cover that can protect the outside & pen while still allowing access to the inside.

All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase! I'm really looking forward to collecting more scraps to smash in here. I will certainly be getting another once this one is full!

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2 comments:

honorcrownedcrafts said...

I have the Retro blue Smash book and I love it! I'm so glad I get to see inside the orange now too, cause I'll def. be buying another one mine is all full of smashed goodness! :)

Art by Wiley said...

This is great! I love the idea and your first spread is great.