Welcome to the very first 'Smashing Saturday' hosted here at Call Me Crazy!
I wanted to create a fun way for everyone to share their journals, pages and ideas for everything SMASH!
Don't have a SMASH book? That's okay! You can make your own or even use a notebook!
Don't know what a SMASH book is?
Check out this post I made: SMASH Journal 101
I'm still deciding if I'll have a topic posted (totally optional) like 'Ways to Incorporate Washi Tape in a Page Layout' or something like that. I'd post them a couple months ahead a time so we all can prepare. Let me know what you think!
I'll have the Mister Linky (hopefully) working by next week, I ran into a tad of a problem with it this week, so if you decide to post or have a post that's SMASH related be sure to comment below with a link to your post!
My SMASH Essentials
It can be a bit overwhelming going into a store and seeing all of the SMASH supplies that the store carries. You don't want to get too much, but then you want to make sure you have enough to start.
I thought a fun and helpful way to help you decide what you may need when you begin your SMASH collection was to show you some of my favorite supplies!
I kept these essentials to just the products by SMASH, I'll do a post later on with some other supplies that I also use.
1. SMASH Journal
Of course one of my essentials would be an actual journal! This is the 365 theme- where the pages follow the months and holidays throughout the year.
2. The Smash Stick
This comes with a journal: the Smash Stick! It has a fine tip (Sharpie) like pen and then a glue stick on the other end. Perfect for smashing in pictures and journaling!
3. Washi Tape
For the longest time I had no idea what washi tape was, now that I know it's out there, I can't stop adding more to my stash. I love it! It's just tape that comes in all different types of colors and patterns that are perfect for adding that special little touch to a page.
4. Page Tabs
These are adhesive canvas stickers that you can use to label pages on your journal. I love how it looks when my journal is closed and you can see the tab peeking out between the pages!
5. Word Clips
This was one of the first products I bought for my SMASH journal. I love the cute little sayings/ images on these clips. I put them on photos, letters and just about anything to add a little sparkle to a page.
I absolutely adore the striped read and white paperclips that SMASH has! It makes it easy for me to add elements to a page without having to glue them down or I just use them for decoration. A lot come in a pack, which is awesome! I'm still on my first one- that I bought way over a year ago!
7. Stamp Stickers
I love adding cute/witty stickers to a page! Lately I've been loving stickers that look like stamps, I adore the border and sometimes vintage feel.
8. Arrows and Banners
I love being able to put a caption to a picture or point something out with these fun little stick-ons! Sometimes I'll journal in them, but most of the time I'll leave them empty and just use it as a design element.
9. Smash Pads
Smash Pads come in all different themes and they are little journal cards that prompt you with what to write. Some of them are 'Top Tens' or 'What's On Your Playlist' or even 'Best Places to Eat'. They are awesome designs and they definitely help me get out of a journaling slump. I've heard of some people putting it in the purse and whenever they have time they just fill out a card- I definitely want to start doing that!
What are your Smashing Essentials?
Be sure to link up your posts below in the comments!
(Anything SMASH/Junk Journal related is perfect)
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Check back next week for some more smashing fun!
SMASH Journals and Supplies are currenty 40% off ($8.99) in JoAnn stores and online!
Most of the supplies are less than $2.00! Check it out!