okay, so, what is a SMASH book.
the SMASH book comes in a variety of colors and styles.
each book has a different "theme" to it.
i own the cream one (wedding one), red one (doodle style),
orange one (simple style), and the turquiose one (mod style).
each book has different styles of paper inside.
there are photographs, titles, prints,
and other random stuff on the pages.
the whole idea behind the SMASH book
is to be like an "old school" style scrapbook.
you know, where you just stick whatever the heck you want in it.
here's a peek inside some of the books.
these are from the orange one (simple style) (kinda my fave):
these are from the cream one (wedding style):
these are from the red one (doodle style):
i love all the cute little touches in each book.
do not be afraid to tear pages out or to glue pages together.
there are pages in each book that
i really don't like or that i just don't want to use.
i have ripped some of them out
and glued some of them together.
here are some of the other goodies
that can be purchased to use in the SMASH book:they are new releases and i haven't used these yet.
however, i am so pumped to put these cuties in my newest book.
these are the tabs.
there are a variety of colors and styles.
some of them have pictures,
some of them are plain,
some have cute little sayings or captions.
these are great for jotting down little details.
these are the journaling notebooks.
they come in oodles of different styles.
they are so super cute.
there are different little
prompts and designs in each one.
so far, my two fave ones are
the red one (favorite person)
and the yellow one (blank).
these are the pockets and the little bags.
i haven't used these yet.
they are for stuffing with things
you may not want seen.
or for things that aren't
that cute but worth remembering.
you just jam em in these.
so now that i've shown you product,
here's a peek at my completed book.
i chose to do shane and i
from thanksgiving of 2011 to now.
we went to chicago in december
so most of the book is from that trip.
however, i do plan on the rest of our books
being just very random pieces of our everyday life.
stuff that we may not always remember.
little pieces of the normal day to day that
us and our future kiddos may enjoy looking at.
this is the cover of my first one.
it's super simple.
this entire book is super simple.
i was just kinda getting the feel of the SMASH :)
i plan on playing with more techniques
and getting a lil more creative in my next one.
but, the whole point of these is to just be able to stick down
whatever the heck you want.
the inside of my book ended up being super thick.
i am not one who can scrapbook without dimensions.
i used stuff like fabric, lace, doilies,
and tons of other scrapbooking products in the book.
i def didn't limit myself to only SMASH products.
i also used instagram and instax photos.
i added stuff like tickets, receipts, tags off of clothing,
and other random memoribilia from our lives.
on this page i even used a piece of our plate from sprinkles cupcakes.
it was too cool not to use.
and yes, i made shane stuff the plates in my purse.
never put anything past a scrapper/crafter.
we will keep anything and everything. :)