Username Post: Smash Books?        (Topic#1568719)
Scrapbook Queen
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I just purchased a smash book and would love to see other's examples of what they have done.

TIA!


 
madmatter
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In response to Scrapbook Queen

I bought a couple of them from HSN a few months ago and they are still in their box!!!!

Would also love to see some examples of what you guys have done with them


 
prittb
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Like to see examples too!


 
Tivi
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  • Tivi on 01-04-12 07:23 AM
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I did a search in the gallery for "smash book" and found a bunch. Cathy79 and Heavens**** (can't remember the full name) have quite a few pics in their galleries.


 
SoonerT
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I bought mine during the summer but didn't get any of the Smash specific embellies. I haven't done anything with mine, yet.


 
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I love mine, and am having a great time with it- I think they look cool (I have the 'black' one) and I like the paper in them-

I also got the 'SmashStamp,' which is fun just to have on it's own- it's a date stamp, plus lots fun sayings to stamp with the date. Love it.

I think they're lots of fun. I like keeping it in my backpack, and use it like an idea book, lists, notes- it's kinda like, to me, an informal scrapbook (not that my pages are formal, lol) but - hope you get what I mean.

-k


 
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Kory, can I come to your house to play, it sounds like you have all the cool toys.


 
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I am using the pink one to keep journaling and memorabilia about my second daughter's first year. pretty sparse tight now but put her ankle bracelet from the hospital, cards and a few pix so far plus her footprint.


 
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Sure ya can! I got the Bind-It-All up and running yesterday!

For realz, tho- I'm a toy addict. If it's for sale, I want it!


-k


 
SoonerT
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Kory, I am the same way, especially right now. I am looking to get the Cinch and Gypsy before the end of the day.


 
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  • camelheel Said:
I am using the pink one to keep journaling and memorabilia about my second daughter's first year. pretty sparse tight now but put her ankle bracelet from the hospital, cards and a few pix so far plus her footprint.



What a clever idea.


 
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  • PDRNC on 01-04-12 11:58 AM
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Was wondering if I NEED a smash book. I thought I'd use it like a journal, too. Then I realized I have no time and no ideas. But the smash books are really full of possibilities. Bought one and a bunch of stuff for a friend.

Kory, I'm like you...I just need it because it's on sale. I was just telling someone that I bought two Tim Holtz dies because they were $5 each. I don't have a die cutting machine. Seriously, I need an intervention.


 
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  • PDRNC Said:
Was wondering if I NEED a smash book. I thought I'd use it like a journal, too. Then I realized I have no time and no ideas. But the smash books are really full of possibilities. Bought one and a bunch of stuff for a friend.

Kory, I'm like you...I just need it because it's on sale. I was just telling someone that I bought two Tim Holtz dies because they were $5 each. I don't have a die cutting machine. Seriously, I need an intervention.



LOL. Well now you'll have to buy a die cutter to go with them otherwise they will be a waste of money.

I'm the same as you guys, love all the gadgets. I was lying in bed mulling over my next purchases and have decided that I want the MS scoring board. I've only ever made one card!

BTW, got the cinch and gypsy for christmas. Haven't used the cinch yet, but the gypsy is awesome.


 
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BTW, I've been trying to find a smash book in Australia but have had no luck (unless I want to pay $35 on ebay). They look really cool....no idea what I'd use it for, but I would really like one...


 
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  • PDRNC on 01-04-12 03:48 PM
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  • nicburton Said:
  • PDRNC Said:
Was wondering if I NEED a smash book. I thought I'd use it like a journal, too. Then I realized I have no time and no ideas. But the smash books are really full of possibilities. Bought one and a bunch of stuff for a friend.

Kory, I'm like you...I just need it because it's on sale. I was just telling someone that I bought two Tim Holtz dies because they were $5 each. I don't have a die cutting machine. Seriously, I need an intervention.



LOL. Well now you'll have to buy a die cutter to go with them otherwise they will be a waste of money.

I'm the same as you guys, love all the gadgets. I was lying in bed mulling over my next purchases and have decided that I want the MS scoring board. I've only ever made one card!

BTW, got the cinch and gypsy for christmas. Haven't used the cinch yet, but the gypsy is awesome.



Glad I'm not the only one. I have the MS scoring board. I don't make cards but it was on sale for $10 so I had to get it.

I see many people making their own smash books. See if you can find some videos on youtube.


 
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I have a SMASH book and really love it. I use mine for a place to collect things...tickets to use later in my scrapbooks, a list of things I need to accomplish relating to scrapbooking (layouts, pictures to print, etc.), a list of special quotes I find and love and plan to use eventually on layouts, little notes my boys have written me, and a couple of my most favorite photos placed here and there in it to inspire me, a scrapping wishlist, and notes from recent travels. Mine is definitely not a scrapbook to treasure just a cool, fun place to collect thoughts and things!


 
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The SMASH books look so cute, I inspected some at Ms the other day but I think I'm going to make my own. I have a TON of paper that I need to use and I'll probably never actually use on layouts or minis so I think I'll make my own pretty little smash book. My intention is to use it the way you've described, just a place for all my lists and thoughts and different things that I want to remember. I also think I'm going to make a section for home decor. DH and I are starting the process of buying a home and I have a million ideas so I think this will be a good thing to keep those organized as well.


 
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Got one for my daughter, but she's afraid to "mess it up!"

I got one for Christmas, haven't used it yet. I need to find all those little things I tear out of magazines that I want to keep!

Check out Crafting at the Spotted Canary, on PBS, to see several examples of how to use these.


 
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I have a SMASH Book and some of the stuff that goes with it but I haven't used it yet...I'm not entirely sure what to do with it to tell the truth.

I did make a "junque journal" out of a notebook...inked some pages, covered some with scrapbook paper, and left some blank for writing on...and I have a ton of stuff in that LOL.


 
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I have one as well. I plan on using it as my travel journal when we go to New Zealand in February......
Alison


 
Scrapbook Queen
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Thanx for the ideas!!

I think I will use mine as a journal, memory keeper, idea journal; a total mix of things. Just to keep stuff in that I would normally put in a box and never look at again.


 
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  • Drex on 01-05-12 12:16 AM
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Here are some ideas from the gallery. (I found them by going to the smashbook products in the store and scrolling down to the section that says "Layouts & Projects Using This Product":

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?type=searchs ku&sk...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?type=searchs ku&sk...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?type=searchs ku&sk...


 
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  • PDRNC Said:
Was wondering if I NEED a smash book. I thought I'd use it like a journal, too. Then I realized I have no time and no ideas. But the smash books are really full of possibilities. Bought one and a bunch of stuff for a friend.

Kory, I'm like you...I just need it because it's on sale. I was just telling someone that I bought two Tim Holtz dies because they were $5 each. I don't have a die cutting machine. Seriously, I need an intervention.






 
AniPie
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I am about to go pick one up. I thought it would be fun to keep in my (way to big ) purse and pull our and doodle and journal my new life in Michigan.


 
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  • Anonymous on 01-05-12 09:25 AM
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I have two...one I used for vacation paraphenalia last year, and the other I use as a weight loss book Love them!


 
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I'm in love with my smash book! I always saved little tidbits of things with hope of using it on layouts. I also scribble memories down especially of my childhood but never get around to making a layout. Now I put it all in there & it's great that I'll be able to look back on all these memories. I always felt so guilty or like I was never gonna have enough time to get these memories down.

Feel like a weights been lifted!

I bought my 2 DD's them for Christmas. They are 11 & 16. They love it too!


 
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There are lots of cute ideas on YouTube also. Search "smash book" AND "junk journal".

I started a DIY one last month and am almost finished with it. I've been having more fun with this project than I've had in a really long time.


 
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I love my Smash books! I have used them to keep magazine inspiration pictures, and also a great place to keep the oodles of pictures, notes and drawings from my best friend's two little girls (because I refuse to throw them away).


 
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  • EmahB on 01-05-12 04:51 PM
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I have a couple and love them! It's a great way to use up scraps, ugly paper, miscellaneous photos (i.e. Christmas card photos that everyone sends), love notes from my husband, movie stubs... whatever I don't want to put in my regular layouts.
They have a mini Smash too!


 
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they carry the whole line at M's and ACM's now as well

(I just happened to wander through both of those stores today ... )


 
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So I was given a smash book, the pink one. TOO CUTE. I have decided to use it as a journal. Carry it around with me and just add things that have meaning, keep lists in the the pockets and write down things as they come to me.
I also think this would make a wonderful gift for someone going on a trip or as a mini book for someone. The smash pads are cute, could even be used in regular scrap booking. not sure they are worth the money. I think K&C tag pads may work better, just a thought. But so far I am liking it alot.


 
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I love the Smash pads/tags/things- they are lots of fun. I think I have bought every one of the little pads except for the family/kids themed one (if I'm remembering correctly). I especially love the travel themed 'pad.' And yeah- you don't hafta have a SmashBook to use them- I've stuck a few in a minibook I'm working on-

-Kory
-admitted Smashbook addict.


 
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I definitely need to look at getting the travel themed one, it would be perfect for our recent trip to Colorado.


 
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I don't have a Smash Book but I LOVE the Smash pockets and I've been very interested in the Smash pads - I love journaling prompt stuff like that. One need only look at my collection of Little Yellow Bicycle journal tablets to know that...


 
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I looked at these at my LSS last week, and was contemplating buying one, but I wasn't sure what I'd do with it so I left it. I may have to go back and look at them again! I go to lots of shows so at the very least I could collect all my ticket stubs in them (I save all the durn things - even though I have no idea what I'll ever do with them LOL)! I was actually surprised that I was able to leave them - I have a SERIOUS journal addiction.

Jen


 
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Just got one yesterday. The yellow International themed one, plus the blue "like it" tape and stickies.
Has anyone done anything with the covers or just left the imprinted designs as is?


 
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Yes they are expensive here in Australia, but do I do I make my own. Its not had to do at all and now that you can find smash book stuff here not too dear its great and the other beauty of it is that it is an original and not the run of the mill books available. Its just how you want and like it.


 
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