Being the complete sucker for stationery that I am, the Smash book collection really caught my eye and had me purchasing one almost immediately. And while there's no right or wrong way in using it, for a whole year I was too "scared" to touch it and wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to set it up. As the months passed, I realized it was pointless having it sit around collecting dust. It had to be used eventually. I mean, what was the purpose of buying it in the first place, right?
So I finally broke out of my shell and started cutting, pasting, and writing away. I realized that art journaling really gave me a sense of imaginative freedom and self-expression. I've even comfortably added a few more books to the collection (this one, this one, and this kit), and started to use different ones for different themes. It's all about having fun with it!
*A little tip: For those that live in the US and interested in purchasing a Smash book, be sure to check Michael's website for coupons. I was able to get all three of mine for 40% off the original price.
If you have a smash book or use an art journal of some kind, do let me know in the comments below. If you'd like to share, feel free to link your journal post and pictures. I'd love to see it!