Friday, January 13, 2012

my smash book...literally

so have you heard?
there's this little thing called a smash book.
it's rapidly growing in popularity.
and i have one.
i got it for christmas actually.
and you should have one too...
it's like a scrapbook, but without the time and intricate details put into it.
you can just throw in whatever you want- notes, receipts, magazine clippings, pictures, etc.
there's no pressure.
and that's what is so great about it.
i keep everything- movie stubs, clothes tags, receipts- you name it, i save it!
i just can't let things go if they connect to a special memory.
i usually just throw these things in a box at the top of my closet, but the smash book gives you a way to actually display these little precious memory joggers.
so this was perfect for me.
today i had my first go-at-it in my smash book.
and it was quite fun.
here are some pictures of my smash book (prior to my work today).

every page is different and unique.
here are some of my favorites:

you can buy all sorts of smash products too!
there's tape, string, paper clips with flags, and some of my favorites below:
a date stamper, what more could you want?!

calendar pockets- to store basically anything your little heart desires.

a smash pad- full of lists that you can create to remember special details (and other fun stuff).

so now that you have a better idea of a smash book, here is the page that i completed today:
(it was a page about this christmas, by the way).
i don't know if you can read the tag, it's labeled "favorite gifts".
i kept some of the tags from my gifts and displayed them on top of a picture of my new camera bag (yep you guessed it, my favorite gift!).

so these are some of the receipts from gifts that i bought for other people.
is it weird that i saved them?
it just brings back really special memories of shopping at christmas time.
i know, i am such a dork.
just can't let go...

so here's a pocket that i jammed full with pictures.
i thought that the pocket was rather drab when it was bare, so i added some chipboard scrapbooking letters.
and that might have been a mistake- here's why:

one page down and the book will barely close!
so i guess that's why they call it a smash book- cause you have to smash it, literally!
sit on it even...
that's probably what i will have to do.
but that's ok because i love it.
so, thank you smash book creator...
where do you get your great ideas??


  1. so CUTE!! I love this! And your blog. Seriously love. Following now :)

    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm so glad to see that someone other than my family likes my blog!

  2. So much fun! I realize that I had a "smash book" when I was much younger, but it wasn't called that--it was just so stacked that it needed to be "smashed!" ;)

  3. This is such a great idea! I always throw memory stuff into a box and then never get it out to look at it again... and I would if it was in one of these - thanks for the inspiration!

  4. wow what a great idea! now i wanna make one :)