I have scrapbooked since I was in high school and I have journaled since I was a little girl. So the Smash Book is a perfect fit for me. What is a smash book? It's a journaling scrapbook, kind of the way old school scrapbooks used to be. For mine, I use a notebook to record my thoughts and feelings with lots of fun stuff thrown in, like photos, receipts, ticket stubs, patterned papers and other embellishments.
I started with a spiral bound notebook that came with a place to put a monogram or a decorative accent. (excuse the rotten cell phone pic)
I just used the initial of my last name for now. But I need to do something with the front cover so I may change the initial.
I like to keep movie stubs (my husband had one too to go in the memory jar) and take random photos like of chips at Chili's, so this is the perfect place to keep and record those things.
I have a little cubbie that holds all of my smash book stuff on my desk.
I looked at all my local craft stores for tapes and couldn't find any. That forced me to look around at what I already had and thank goodness I did because I found all of these tapes in my stash. They are good to tape a photo or a little journaling card onto a page.
I have found a few "smash" products like journaling pads, small envelopes...
But I've also found some fun things to use in the stuff I already own like the tapes above and some stickie notes and date stamp.
So far I'm really enjoying it. I write down things I want to record on little stickie notes and keep them in my book. Then when the mood strikes I can do a page about it. Here is a page I did about my 2012 goals. Speaking of goals, I'm not doing so hot with stressing less or eating better, but I'm doing pretty good on the journaling one. Yay!!