Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I {heart} Smash Book

Have you "smashed" yet? My daughter and I walked through a local scrapbooking store and saw the Smash Book from K&Company for the first time. Curious...We went home and researched on the Internet to find out what this smashing was all about. Curious yourself? Check out this video. {warning: the song is very catchy!}

Well, being a dedicated Close To My Heart gal, I was certain that I could create one of these books with the wonderful CTMH products. I happened to get one of these My Creations Journals before they retired. I like that it has a protected front cover and big spirals to allow pretty ribbons and expansion of pages.

I am entering this smash-tastic project in two challenges this week. First the Ribbon Carousel Challenge for it's colorful ribbon and sparkly swirls. I am also entering it in the Inspired By #11 Challenge. The colors of the photo are exactly what I was looking for. My little banner hangs cheerfully just as the frames in the photo as well!

This is the photo at Inspired By~

I love the idea of a Smash Book being sort-of whimsical and chaotic. It will contain a mish-mash of items and ideas and those will be written in my own handwriting which is pretty scary! What a fun journey this shall be!

I did break down and get the Smash pen. It's too cool not to use. It has a writing pen on one end while the other end has glue. I'm ready to smash anything in the book!! Awesome right!


Laurel said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This is fabulous! Thanks for playing at Ribbon Carousel and Inspired By!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I wanted to know what a SMASH book was all about and didn't even know it. Good luck with your entries and I agree the song is catchy! Vicki

Karen Day said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Awsome! I've been wanting to create a SMASH book for some time now. I love the cover of yours!

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome!!! Fantastic journal!! I was just wishing i had bought a few of these journals!!! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is amazing love it!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!