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Scrapbooking Made Simple: Part I

I've been scrapbooking for over two years now, it's mainly for my own enjoyment and for having a physical place to organize my thoughts, memories and some important photos. It's kind of like my blog, except instead of sharing it with everyone, my scrapbook is meant to be a private space.  

Large: 11" x 13"
I received my first "Smash Book" as a gift on Christmas two years ago, and that pretty much got me started on keeping a scrapbook. 

What is smash book?
Smash Books are basically books that are made for easy-scrapbook creation.  It's created by K&Company with the idea that you can capture all the big and little moments in your daily life by quickly adding (smashing) photos,  writings and whatever else that comes to mind onto the pages.  Every page already has a theme, so you never have to worry about it being too plain. Just find the page that you like for that particular day, and start "smashing" things onto it.   It also comes with a smash stick, which has a pen on one end, and glue on the other end to make adding photos and writings convenient.  

Depending on the size of the Smash book that you purchase, it may or may not have any folders inside.  The larger one, like the one above 11" x 13", do have folders inside so it can hold loose pages, photos and trinkets as well.  I personally prefer the notebook size, approximately 10.5" x 8", which is the one pictured below (and no, Hello Kitty is not on the cover...it was just a sticker that I stuck there).  I like the notebook size smash book because it's more portable, you can take it with you anywhere you go and it doesn't take up that much space. This is actually a really relaxing and fun way to organize those precious memories <3  

 
Back
Front
Notebook Size: 10.5" x 8" (approx.)






Here are some samples of the pages
inside a Smash Book




There are lot of accessories that you can add to your Smash book, including bookmarks, note pads, folders, calendars, decorative tapes, etc. Of course, you don't have to buy any of these things to start a scrapbook, you can always dig into your creative soul, and start making your own unique art/design for your scrapbook. Just make sure you have fun with it!!!





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