MY SMASH* BOOK ARRIVED!
Now if you're wondering 'what the hells a smash* book?' and 'why is she so excited?' have a little look at this video, and tell me you don't instantly want one!
I have been missing getting creative lately. I studied A Levels in Fine Art, Graphics & Photography at college and since starting my degree in Spanish, those skills have gone MIA - and at points, are terribly missed. So as soon as I clapped eyes on this brilliant junk journal I thought it was about time for it to be mine.
I'm a hoarder of all things interesting and wonderful, that possibly only make sense to me, but I will keep them anyway. I had a whole pile of things in Spain that are now sat in a box, probably never to be seen until I go through it again.
So this time, I thought it would be a nice little idea to keep them all, date them all and just get cutting & sticking! And in the end, hopefully have a great book of things that I can keep forever, on a shelf, rather than in a box hidden away & collecting dust.
My book literally arrived this morning, and it felt like love at first sight!
I bought a little bit of everything essentially, I couldn't resist, at such cheap prices I thought it was well worth it. Stickers, tabs, flags, pockets, clips! I bought them all from Craft Obsessions (which have free UK postage too!) and I am [possibly too] excited about all of it.
I also bought myself some more graphic fineliners to get back into drawing. I think it's really going to be a great outlet for me. Drawing & painting are without doubt my best ways of relaxing and feeling completely calm, so with all my exams coming up, I think a little bit of scrap-booking everyday is going to be a great thing!
I know there are a few people out there that will think 'if you're so creative, why don't you just make a book?' - and I can see their point. However, what K & Company offers in my opinion is a fantastic starter point. I've never made a book before, nor do I plan on it. But this smash* book will encourage me to get creative and in my eyes, anything that does that, is a bonus. I think it also encourages people who may have never generally liked art-y things before but want to give it a go, again, all positives in my eyes!
What do you think of Smash* Books? Will you be giving them a go?
Let me know! X