I don't do a lot of advertising on my blog, but I'm enjoying my SMASH book so much I just have to share. I got mine at Archivers in Katy a year or more ago and it took me a little while to start using it. I was attracted to it by the wording on the out side - something about a drawer that you stick all of your little memories in. I immediately knew the drawer they were talking about, except I have several of them.
|How do you cover this face?|
I still have the ticket stub for the rodeo cutting horse show in February 1984 - when and where Bill and I had our first date! (Not in this book, but somewhere) I have the pit passes from auto races, the beach vehicle sticker from Surfside Beach when the kids and I went to the beach last summer. Not to mention my favorite fortunes from my favorite Pei Wei! Now that you know I'm a keeper you will know why I love this book.
It comes with it's own pen (to write notes) and glue stick all in one and fun papers in a spiral book. Do you have something you want to keep? Don't stuff it in a drawer, stuff it in your book. I know why it took me long time to start - I love the paper! Same reason I'm not a good scrapbooker - I love the paper so much I don't want to cut or cover it up! But that's another story all together, so let's head back to my book. I keep it on my kitchen counter and I've actually gotten really good at sticking stuff in it.
It has also taught me to cover up cool paper! Well, almost - there are some pages I just can't or at least haven't yet been able to cover! It's also a place to keep cards from my little grand-daughter in Austin or other friends in the back even too big to glue in and oh by the way, I started a small book, but they come in a larger size and I think I'll start adding my cards to that one.
But don't think that they stopped with just a cool book, no they have washi tape, stickers, all sorts of things to add in (guessing this is for people who don't keep as much as I do) and best of all - a giant rubber band to hold the book together as it gets fatter and fatter. And a blank cover for your own decorating! Can't believe that's still a blank canvas in my house!
|This one encourages you to write!|
|This is a page!|
Hope this might help some of you empty a drawer and fill up a book! Like I said I got mine at Archiver's (they're also on line) but I'm sure these fun books are in many different scrapbook stores.
To me this is a win win! Unlike a drawer that has to be cleaned out when it's full and you have to make decisions all over again about keeping or tossing, when the book is full you have a completed scrapbook without work and you start a new one! As the book says on the back "for the MOMENTS and MUSINGS that STICK!"