Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Do You Smash??

A week ago I would not have known what you were talking about...Smash?  Now I do thanks to my good friend Diane at Lavender Dreams and this post!
I found a 50% off coupon for Michael's and drove over and bought a Smash Journal!
They come in different colors and designs....I choose "Doodle" because I liked the inside graphics.  

 Now you could make your own but I decided to buy one and see if I liked it!  It comes with a pen/glue stick...pretty cool!
I haven't done any pages yet, but this is the kind of things you would put in one.  These are from my trip to Vegas and the Bellagio.  Since this is a journal you can also write your thoughts or feelings about events.  It reminds me of my old High School scrapbook where I kept ticket stubs, corsages, cards, etc!
I'm also going to add scrap booking stickers to some of the pages!

Now for the fun part!  The great gals at Art @ Home and My So Called Chaos are hosting a 
Summer Smashing Link Party

We will journal all summer and then share our books in September!  Sounds like a lot of fun to me!!  More details are available Here
Of course you don't have to buy a Smash Journal you can make your own and still join in all the fun!

I'm joining with Kathe for 
and 


passez un bon été

Linda


25 comments:

JunqueMagnet said...

Looks like fun. I've been using spiral bound journals similar to these for years as my scrapbooks. I used to make one for each trip. Enjoy yours!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love that Journal...it will be great filled wit your Vegas goodies! I love all the smash products I have seen. Very cool! Can't wait to see your finished journal!

Miss Angie said...

I'm so glad you're linking up, this is going to be soooo much fun. And YAY-VEGAS! I love it! :)

De tout, de rien said...

Sounds, well, smashing!! (I know, groan!)

It's like a mashup between scrapbooking and journaling.

Don't know if I have the strength to undertake something new. I can't finish half the projects I have going now!

I'll live vicariously through you on that one! Can't wait to see it completed!

ImSoVintage said...

How fun. I used to journal all of the time, but haven't so much lately. I may take it up again.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I can tell your journal is going to be loads of fun. I chose the Doodle one, too!

Thanks so much for linking!!! :D

Kathe said...

Wow! How fun is that going to be? You'll get to relive your vacation too! I'll be watching to see how it turns out! (Love your new header too!). thanks for linking this up at the party!!

Chatty Crone said...

THAT IS SO COOL! I am thrilled you won it - want to see it when you are done! sandie

Pam said...

That looks like fun. I'll go on over and check out the link party.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

That's all new to me! I'm afraid mine would be all about babysitting the grandies! lol You, however, are having some exciting adventures with more to come! :-) Bon été à toi aussi!...Debbie

Ann said...

I didn't even realize they sold smash books. I thought it was just something you made yourself. I've never been very good at the journaling thing but I always enjoy seeing what other people can do with it

Gina said...

I have never smashed, but I know that I would love to. I may have to get my hands on one of those this summer!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I have never heard of that, but it looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy!
Blessings,
Susie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like fun, love your Vegas stickers and I have no doubt Tiger will work his way in there too:@)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

YAY! Oh, this is the one I would love to get...if I get another one! It just sounds like more fun! I'm so glad you're joining in! You'll really have some wonderful things to blog about at the end of the summer! I'm so excited! It's like being in a fun club...a smashing fun club! Hugs!

Romeo said...

Oh gosh, how many times has "she" looked at one of those Smash journals?!?! Never mind, you don't want to know. And I'm embarrassed for "her". However, that being meowed, "she" has bought some of the Smash stuff to add to "her" art journal. Has "she" done anything with it yet? No. Of course not. But there are some really cool Smash things out in the studio. Hmmmm. Maybe I should do a Smash book! Well you have fun - I'm sure it will be a grand time. But don't forget to let Charlie contribute - you wouldn't want to hurt his feelings would you?

Purrs,

Romeo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've seen these at Michaels before...looks like so much fun!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I just started hearing about these. Looks like fun and I'm sure you'll be filling yours with wonderful photos of Tiger and all your adventures. Thanks for sharing Linda.

Debbie said...

I really love this idea. It's kind of like combining journaling and scrapbooking in creative design.

Now I want to smash too.
I'm such a copycat that it isn't even funny.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have never heard of Smash before! Thanks for keeping me current!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I had never heard of Smash either until I read it at Diane's. Sounds like lots of fun...can't wait to see what you do with the journal!!!

Diann said...

I have to admit, the term Smash was a new one to me! Looks like fun.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, this will be so much fun and I've thought of doing it too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

such fun!

- The Tablescaper

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Joined the smashing fun thanks to Diane too. Can't wait to get started. We're doing a mother and daughter summer of 2012 theme. I look forward to seeing everyone's smash in Sept.

Much love,
Marcia