I really love the concept of the smashbook and ordered the pen to go with my own journal and carry it everywhere. It is a long overdue creation that I think is a must for those of us who collect ephemera and journal on the fly. The disappointing bit is the lack of vibrance in the ink. I was really hoping for a vibrant blue, with a great deal of intensity. Instead it is a bit washed out. I will try the black to see if it kicks up a notch and moves into the 5 star rating.