The latest fad in the scrapbooking world are called Smash Books. Yes, it another concept to get you to buy more product! You can read about them at K&CO SITE. But I like the idea of the smash book so I decided to make one last year for all of our travels.
I used a spiral journal from Target and I am covering it with stickers from all of our destinations. Then on the inside I put all of our tickets, brochures, napkins..... and journal about our day. This also helps me remember when I go to make a scrapbook page later.
This page is from we did the Embassy crawl around DC. I glued down the map and front of the brochure. Then I made the flag a flap and put pictures from their brochure and a wrapper from the Polish candy they handed out. These are all thing that I would keep but not necessarily put on a scrapbook page. So now they being used.
Here is a page from our trip to Alaska. The left side is a placement. Again brochure pictures and our ticket. These pages are super fast.
I bring this journal with me on all our trips. I carry a pencil case with pens, stickers, and a glue stick. I create each page at the end of our day in the hotel room.
Now I did break down and buy a SMASH brand book at Michael's. It was on sale and I had a coupon too, so I didn't feel so bad buying one.
This book is about things I love. I went through all my pictures and have a stack to, as the say, "SMASH". The front cover is made with Washi tape. It is a decorative tape that comes in hundreds of patterns and colors.
I just opened my book to a random page and made this page. If you know my scrapbook style, you know this is way out of my little box. I am very linear and rarely do it tilt anything. But I had fun making this page. I like how fast the pages come together. This will be a great book to look back on someday.
I am going to put all my pages under the SMASHBOOK tab on the top of my blog.
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