Have you ever heard of a smash book? They are a new and trending and are definitely growing in popularity.
Smashing is a way to journal that isn’t as precise and scrapbooks are usually considered to be. A smash book doesn’t need to be in chronological order and it’s even okay if you skip around on the pages. You can buy official Smash Books that are filled with different Scrapbook Papers, or do what I am going to do and create one out of an actual book. I plan to add pictures, scrapbook paper, stickers and embellishments by gluing, taping or stapling. The best thing about these books is you don’t have to worry about the perfect layout. This is how they got their name is because you “smash” everything in.
I have never made a Smash Book before, but I love looking at other books on Pinterest so I wanted to give it a go.
Awhile ago, I was at my local DI (a thrift store) and came across this old book whose title was the same as my name. I just couldn’t resist and I thought it was a sign that it was time to start my own Smash Book.
What I love about this book is that it is old. It’s copyright date is 1954, ans I love that it has old uneven pages.
Here are some sample layouts of some other Smash Books that I love.
Do you have a Smash Book? What is your favorite layout?