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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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