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Posted 11/12/2012 by Chuppy in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 91,007
June 2003
Posts: 2,385
Layouts: 64
Loc: Ford City, PA...not too far from Pittsburgh

Posted: 11/12/2012 5:09:09 PM
I'm sure I'm very late to be just now catching on to this smash book stuff! ....and I love it! After learning about it on Pinterest last week, I went and bought 2 books and some smash supplies. I am using one book as a "Pinterest on paper" book full of my pins and boards and a collection of things I like. My other is a crafting smash book that has some of my soap recipes, jewelry ideas, craft ideas, Christmas ideas and card ideas. Does anyone still smash or am I too late? How many books do you have? And do you still refer or go to them ?


PeaNut 567,278
September 2012
Posts: 322
Layouts: 2

Posted: 11/12/2012 7:02:23 PM
I love my Smashbook! I made one instead of buying one and use it for my scrapbook bits. The tips, techniques, things to try, layouts and shopping lists. It keeps everything in one place.

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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
Posts: 10,438
Layouts: 214
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 11/12/2012 8:56:57 PM
I Bought one in July, but haven't used it yet. Those are great ideas! I never really thought of a pinterest book.


PeaNut 571,081
October 2012
Posts: 28
Layouts: 15
Loc: Kansas, US

Posted: 11/12/2012 11:39:25 PM
I'm new, too! I started one today, actually! This will be interesting to see what ends up in it! I'm doing mine over complete randomness! Anything I'm thinking or feeling or loving at the moment that i want to remember, but not scrap is going in it. If it fills up quickly I will start a new one. I'm in a major scrapping rut, so we will see if this helps.

Auntie to Aleia(13), Michael(12), Lakin(10) and James(8). Still active part of Trisha's life, age 11.


PeaNut 407,791
January 2009
Posts: 1,569
Layouts: 7
Loc: In my jammies, sipping a cup of coffee.

Posted: 11/13/2012 12:42:51 AM
I have one with my favorite Pinterest quotes and ideas. I also add random magazine ads, cards from friends, etc. Basically just my book of Happy Things! Enjoy -- it's very freeing!

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PeaNut 153,026
June 2004
Posts: 6,296
Layouts: 381
Loc: South Florida

Posted: 11/13/2012 1:28:55 PM
Thanks for posting! I'm going to dive in today. I have the supplies, just haven't smashed anything yet. I'm a saver and I have lots of ticket stubs and "stuff", often with no pictures. Hope this gets the "stuff" off my counter top and desk. It's going to be a stretch out of my comfort zone to smash things non-chronologically, but I'm gonna do it. If I wait till I gather everything and put it in order, I will never start.



PeaNut 571,081
October 2012
Posts: 28
Layouts: 15
Loc: Kansas, US

Posted: 11/14/2012 1:23:50 AM
I'm really starting to love the organized chaos and randomness of my smash book! I love that it doesn't all have to be planned out. I just throw it in there and where ever it lands is where it stays! This is so addictive!

Auntie to Aleia(13), Michael(12), Lakin(10) and James(8). Still active part of Trisha's life, age 11.


PeaNut 40,368
June 2002
Posts: 3,682
Layouts: 132
Loc: In the Land of the Gingersnappers

Posted: 11/14/2012 8:53:26 AM
Yes, it is addictive. I have three smash books (blue, pink, green). The blue one contains all my scrapbook stuff - ideas, re-organizational plans, page sketches, paper crafting projects, etc. I even have a two-pager dedicated to why I scrapbook! The pink book is dedicated to favorite sayings, scriptures, quotes and neat clippings/pictures that I find in mags or on the internet that I want to keep but don't really have a place for - it all goes into my pink smash. The green smash book is reserved for vacation/trip/outing photos and memorabilia. Our favorite places to go are to the beach and the mountains and the green book seemed more geared toward that than the yellow book (travel smash). As a person who loves all types of journals and scrapbooks, smash books are right up my alley! Enjoy!

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PeaNut 100,403
August 2003
Posts: 8,173
Layouts: 270
Loc: San Jose, Calif

Posted: 11/14/2012 10:08:16 AM
I have one that I keep the tags and notes as well as photos from my garden and just bought one to take to Disneyland, that way I can journal while in line and go back and add photos.

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