Have you ever heard of a smash book? They are kind of a new thing and definitely growing in popularity.
What is a Smash Book?
Smash Books are basically books that are turned scrapbooks. You can buy official Smash Books that are filled with different Scrapbook Papers. Or create an Up-cycled Smash Book out of an actual book. You use the original book pages but can add pictures, scrapbook paper, stickers and embellishments by gluing, taping or stapling. The best thing about these books is you don't have to worry about the perfect layout. This is how they got their name is because you "smash" everything in.
I have never made a Smash Book before but I love looking at other Smash Books on Pinterest so I wanted to give it a go.
Awhile ago I was at DI (a local thrift store) and came across this old book whose title was the same as my name. I just couldn't resist and thought it was a sign that it was time to start my Smash Book.
What I love about this book is that it is old. It's copyright date is 1954. I love that it has old uneven pages.
Here are some sample layouts of some other Smash Books that I love.
Do you have a Smash Book? What is your favorite layout?