Monday, August 10, 2015

A Smash Book Tour

Alright, y'all. (You know things are serious when I throw in a y'all) I'm about to share one of my favorite things in the whole world and probably my best kept secret. My smash book. Literally no one except my parents, brother, and roommate know about it. 

Smash Books are basically scrapbooks for the busy (or uncreative) of which I am both. They're premade with themes that incorporate backgrounds and templates relevant to whatever you're bookin' about. 

I decided to make one for my relationship to cover our first year together and will probably make another one after that. They're so cute and Ry doesn't know it exists yet, which is exciting. So shhh! 

Anyway, here's a mini tour of some of my smashed pages. This was the 'wedding' themed book, but I ripped out some overly weddinged pages or covered the words with pictures. 

The fronts of the books are super cute and heavy duty, they all have a cloth like spine and some design on the front 

This is the first background page in my book, so cute. I knew I wanted this one right when I saw this page. 

Not enough room to write? Attach an envelope! I wrote a little note about why I made the smash book an what it's about in the first few pages.

Pretty self explanatory. I love verses and good quotes, and why not relate them to relationship.

Supposed to be your wedding date, but it's my dating date and a brief story of how Ry asked. 

I've also out all of the cards he's given me for holidays and birthdays in here. I use painters tape so that I can always take them out if I want/need to and they won't damage. 

Movie tickets from movie dates! I primarily use the smash book to document the completion of our adventure list, just about everything has pictures and souvenirs from the day. Again, he doesn't even know! Best part.

Last page in the whole thing is this cute little deal. Love it. 

Basically, if it can be glued down it can be smash booked and I absolutely love that. I usually put things in the pages I plan to have them in and glue it all down when I have time.

If you thought you couldn't scrapbook, you're wrong! You just need this, or something similar. So easy and so worth it! How do you save your memories?

Linking up for this post with Huckleberry Love for Much Ado About Monday, I Should Be Mopping the Floor (which is such a cute blog name...) for Inspiration Monday, and Life of Meg for Mingle Monday


  1. Great one! I started to smashbook last yr. I have one about my family, one for 'my favorite things' like movies, food, vacation spots, and one that I put in things from my purse at the end of the month. I have already scrapbooks all my photos and did a scrapbook of my grandmother's albums. Now I"m trying to talk my mom into letting me have her albums. I find smashbooking very fun. And I'll have many memories to look back on yrs down the road.

  2. I can't seem to find a notebook for scrapbooking! Do you have any ideas where I could find a really cool one?

  3. I definitely recommend the Smash Book brand! It's very popular and they have lots of extras for purchase as well. You could also try craft stores like Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby. Heck, even Walmart probably has something! :) I think that as long as it's heavy duty and the paper is thicker you could use anything! Post pictures when you get to work! :)

  4. I love that you have so many Smash Books! I agree that I love how simple they are! You can just toss things in nd not worry about the order or perfectionism. Post some pictures, sweets! :)