Oh dear, perhaps I should re-think the title of this post, lest you think I am hitting the bottle after my gallbladder surgery a few days ago! Fear not, dear readers - I am tea-totaling it all the way, but I still have spent some time getting "smashed" - oh yes, I have!
While preparing for the downtime after my surgery, I was shopping around for something creative to do while lounging around and came across K&Company Smash Books at the near by Target store. I am a little late getting to the Smash Book party, but I had been intrigued by the concept of just kind of "smashing" ideas, clippings, photos, what not into a scrapbook of sorts.
Like many of you, I love the idea of scrapbooking. I want to be good at scrapbooking. I want to keep up with scrapbooking. But. I. Just. Can't. Do. It. So the Smash book concept is perfect for me!
I paid about $20.00 for a Smash Book Kit. It came with a beautifully bound scrapbook with lots of pretty pages, a pen/gluestick combo, and a large assortment of "extras" to add in here and there.
It has been about five days since my surgery, and today was the first day I really had an extra energy. So, I gathered up a few magazines and catalogs, and started clipping away at some images I wanted to put into my book.
Don't you just LOVE that pink typewriter? It was spray painted pink! That is definitely on my radar to try. I'm thinking turquoise or a pretty cream.
Another image that I loved. It has all the colors in my living room, but has a much lighter feel. Look at the shells in the bookshelf.
I glued in a cute little "adore" label to this page.
A glue stick is attached to the opposite end of the pen that comes with the kit. You can get a ton of different colored pens to use in the Smash Book.
I made a page of vintage things I will be searching out this year to add to my own home.
There are no shortage of "extras" you can purchase to beautify and personalize your book - washi tapes, stickers, medals, and so much more.
Now, you can go on Pinterest and there are tons and tons of ideas to make your Smash Book a work of art. I am currently staying away - because I am happy with the no pressure, no rules of just randomly "smashing" in bits and pieces of things I like. It reminds of the scrapbooks I used to make as a kid, filled with Partridge Family clippings and birthday party invitations.
It has been a fun distraction during my recovery for me and a wonderful creative outlet too.
So...how about you? Have you started a Smash Book?
Thanks for stopping by,