I've been eye-balling these K& Company "Smash Books" for a few months. They are simply a sketchbook with some cool pre-designed pages for you to write things in. I have spent many hours of my life staring at the horrifying "blank" page and thought this was a great way to avoid this. However, the original price was about $16. There was a display at my local grocery store. I didn't buy due to the price plus I felt like these were marketed to high school kids. HOWEVER, one days I was cruising through Giant Eagle and noticed that these Smash Books were 50% off. I bought one of all from the whole display and everyone of the types of "list pad." The list pad is like a journalling starter with an image and prompt to write on. Now, I could KICK myself for not buying all of the Smash Books because I love mine. I've turned mine into a HAPPY BOOK. Why a happy book? Why not? I have a lot to be happy about so I like to write about it. It's easy to glue things in because the cool sharpie like pen also has a glue stick on one end. I've been sticking in smelly stickers, post-its, tabs, and collage images. It makes me feel inspired. Why didn't I buy more?
I will post more of the "finished" or "in progress" pages. I've kept a sketchbook and journals for as long as I can remember. However, I just down write as much as I used to. Now, I'm back to writing down book ideas. I'm going to start writing the next bestseller today!
|I've been coloring over my cover in marker. I'm not quite sure how to handle the textured cover. I'm so used to collaging things but I don't think that would work well here.|
|I couldn't resist buying one or more of each. At 50% off, they were pretty cheap.|
|These huge rubber bands go around the cover and then you stick things in them.|