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thebakersgirl
« on: January 05, 2012 11:55:21 AM »

So, this is a slightly different kind of scrapbooking that I've seen a lot of elsewhere on the Internet, but not much of at all here on Craftster!

The concept is very similar to the "junk journals" you might have seen. A Smash Book is just a brand name, ready made (by K and Company), spiral bound book filled with different patterned papers and photos that you use to "smash" in whatever you've got laying around. You can use it kind of like a traditional scrapbook, with more thought out layouts, or you can just stick in whatever you want, wherever you want, on the spur of the moment.

I got two for Christmas, and I'm having a lot of fun with the first one. They come in a few different themes. The one I'm working in is the black one, the Mod Style. They can all be found here, on the K and Company website.





Those are just my first two pages. I'm treating mine a little more like a traditional scrapbook (which I think is good practice, as I'd like to start scrapbooking for "real" soon). You can see some close ups on my blog, if you'd like:  http://emilymayhem.blogspot.com/2012/01/smashing.html.

Are any of you smashing? I'd love to see some of your pages! Maybe we can start a smash-along, if anyone is interested!
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012 12:30:16 PM »

I've never heard of these, but I'll keep an eye out from now on.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012 12:37:35 PM »

I've never heard of these, but I'll keep an eye out from now on.

I found mine at Michaels, but they also have them at Archiver's, I've heard, and a bunch of places online. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012 01:01:42 PM »

No Micheal's in the UK  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012 09:38:43 PM »

I like this a lot! I'm not really a big fan of traditional scrapbooking, with the big stickers and whatnot, but this looks more journal-like. I'll have to keep an eye out for some of these books, and a craftalong would be super fun!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012 02:11:15 PM »

So, this is a slightly different kind of scrapbooking that I've seen a lot of elsewhere on the Internet, but not much of at all here on Craftster!

The concept is very similar to the "junk journals" you might have seen. A Smash Book is just a brand name, ready made (by K and Company), spiral bound book filled with different patterned papers and photos that you use to "smash" in whatever you've got laying around. You can use it kind of like a traditional scrapbook, with more thought out layouts, or you can just stick in whatever you want, wherever you want, on the spur of the moment.

I love it! I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!

such a great idea... creativity in the moment and none of this pre-planned stuff. Awesome contribution and thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012 03:52:46 PM »

I got one for my boyfriend, and then seeing how much he enjoyed his, got my own! Yours totally rocks! I might post of my pages if I can find my camera. Awesome job! Yay Smash books!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012 04:39:02 PM »

I got one yesterday and I'm so excited! I love all the little add-ons they have.
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thebakersgirl
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012 07:51:56 PM »

I did a few more pages!




(A post with more details and close ups is going up on my blog tomorrow!)

One of my favorite things about this kind of journal/scrapbook is that I feel totally comfortable doing pages about events (like my Christmas and New Years pages from the first post) and just random things I love (like Starbucks). It doesn't have to be one or the other!

When I get a chance, I think I am going to head over to the craftalong board and start a Smash-along thread! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012 09:01:52 PM »

Yay! I worked on the cover and an inside page. I'll post photos when your craftalong goes up Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012 12:05:56 PM »



Did another spread! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012 12:22:39 PM »

haha! WhichWich! I miss whichwich so bad....what a perfect thing for a smash book:)
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012 05:14:27 PM »

I just got a Smash book last week and am loving it! I didn't even know that people were doing this already (via junk journals)! I'm so obsessed!! My friend and I are doing a swap of smash books. I love seeing what other people put in!!
I did a few more pages!
When I get a chance, I think I am going to head over to the craftalong board and start a Smash-along thread! Cheesy
Your pages all are so fun and I like them a lot!! I am not sure what a Smash-along thread is...but I like the sound of it!
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012 02:55:19 PM »

Ooh, I like this, am going to 'research' this right now! Thanks for posting, really like your lay-outs.

Just saw the video and am definitely going to try one, love the pen+glue stick that come swith it, brilliant!

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012 03:41:01 PM »

I saw a youtube video on these a month ago and got obsessed.   I made mine own and I'm really enjoying working on it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2012 06:53:42 PM »

For a smash book this looks very neat and organised, that's unusual and its also nice to see.  I love the neat layouts you've created here and how you've clearly taken time over "throwing" this together Tongue wonderful work and I like the colours too!!

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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2012 09:00:24 PM »

Really awesome! Thanks for sharing Cheesy ...and adding more pics as you made them Cheesy

I love all the little accents, they look hand-drawn, nice job!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012 11:10:08 AM »

I have a couple of smashbooks that I'm slowly filling out. I love them!
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012 02:10:09 PM »

Love the smashbook inspiration. I've been working on altered book journals for years, but really love the smashbook/Junk journal style. The K & Co. line has a lot of eye candy, and I buy a few pieces here and there, but I really want to make one from scratch. Thanks for sharing this. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012 01:58:16 PM »

I love this!  You will have a nice book of your likes, memories, etc. I like that you can smash whatever you feel like into it...not just flat pictures and such!

Can't wait to see more pages!
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013 09:16:41 PM »

I also recently heard about this.  Smash book, junk journal. Wink
I decided to make one for my friend's daughter for her birthday last month. I showed it to the lady's at work and they loved it. One of the lady's hired me to make two for her kids graduation. This is what I'm working on right now.
 Wink Right now, these are my favorite things to make.
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2013 01:42:01 AM »

This is soooo cool!!!
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