Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smash booking, Goog style.

OK, bloggy friends. I'm determined to overcome my Smash Book issues, but not in their book. The binding really is horrible. I want to apologize to all the Smash lovers out there for hating on your beloved books, but I really can't. The binding is bad. Horrible. Sucky. And this is not just the opinion of a loud-mouth. I worked in a place where we did ALL kinds of book binding, and the way Smash is bound would NOT have been OK there. The wire needs to be bigger. So, here is my solution: make it yourself. Duh. That's what I always do.

First I gathered papers. The more random, the better, but I did get a few that sort of have "meaning" to me. The toast one? My son eats a LOT of toast. There's a cat one, we're getting a cat. The mustaches just make me laugh. The music notes - I'm a musician (clarinet, piano, no rock instruments).
 Here is it all cut up and bound together:


Toast page:

This is actually a "scrap" page from a piece of paper my friend TJ gave me:

The last page is a bag from Starbucks:

The pages are 7x10, in case anyone is wondering. I'll try to post more about this, if I can make myself really do it! I'm going to try to make it my February journal. We'll see how it works out!


  1. I just don't understand the whole concept..I don't even know if you can buy them I'm looking forward to seeing what you do

  2. You know i LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover!
    Your version is way better...
    Good job my arty friend. And that scrappy piece in there gave me a big smile too...! xx tj