Monday, June 20, 2011
Okay ... so I'm probably the last person in the world to know what a "smash book" is ... although I've been hearing "whispers" about them at Scrapbook Queens for a while now. One of the girls at the store, Deneen, posted this youtube video about K&Company's smash books on facebook and as soon as I saw it this morning I was hooked.
It seems that I've been making "smash books" for many years - not realizing what I was doing ... they are filled with inspiration for lots of things ... decorating, crafts, quotes, type ideas as well as my doodles and personal thoughts. They are not as "pretty" as the smash book samples that I saw on the youtube video ... and to be honest ... I just threw out a dozen of them in the past week because I was trying to purge things that have been taking up space in my craft supply area.
This is kinda like how I fell into scrapbooking ... I was making scrapbooks as a teenager in the 70's ... remember those large newsprint books that you taped newspaper clippings, photos and whatever into! As soon as the scrapbooking industry started ... I was hooked because as an artist, I wanted to make beautiful scrapbooks ... ones that did more than just document my life ... I wanted to scrapbook to grow artisically as well.
Now that I've seen the smash books and all of the fun accessories that go with them ... I know what I'm going to do with the shoe boxes full of scraps that I've been squirreling away for no good reason other than they may come in handy for a scrapbook page - someday!
Oh no, I think that I am in the early stages of smash book fever!