SMASH in the New Year with a How To Smash Book Tutorial and more 20

Hey Everyone!  SO tonight is a special night of Live chatting with ME on a Ustream!  You can watch right HERE at OR watch at

Its going to be Tuesday January 10th, 2012 9:30pm EST so I can’t wait to see you tonight for fun chatting, giveaways and news!

Now I filmed this Tutorial Last Monday to share with you while I was on my own little overnight scrapbook weekend – however I didn’t get a chance to edit it for you all sooner because of all the craziness happening around here – but we can talk about that tonight!


I have been a HUGE fan of Smash Books by K&Company since I first saw them in July – I have made my OWN form of Smash Books (Which you can see here) but now – I’m thrilled to share the full package of what has been created by K&Co (How I’ve always loved them!)

Thanks to my friend Ildi (thecraftinmama) who bought me my first Smash book and accessories and then I received a few others as Christmas gifts as well! YAY!! 🙂 Sooo happy and ready to use them ALL!

I’ve see the questions before: How do you use a smash book? Let me start by saying- there REALLY is NO right way at all! and the BIGGEST thing I will tell you is HAVE FUN and USE IT!  There are NO rules – just FILL it with things that make YOU feel good!  Take a look and see what I mean:

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OK – I will see you TONIGHT!  9:30pm EST! Love to you all and remember – more than ANYTHING… ENJOY THE  MOMENTS!! 🙂

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20 thoughts on “SMASH in the New Year with a How To Smash Book Tutorial and more

  • facsmom

    Made 2 from composition books for Christmas Gifts. I haven’t made mine but couldn’t wait to SMASH (actually I call mine Splash because they didn’t come from the original company) so am Splashing in the meantime. Looking forward to tonight. I hope Sean is healing and looking forward to a new 1st day on the job.

  • Trisha

    Oh, Megan, I so wish you were doing this earlier. I have two smash books and not much inspiration or drive to use them. One of them, I am making into a planner. Would love to join you all, but, that is much too late for me. Have fun.

  • Linda W

    Now I know what to do with that 50% coupon, get a smash book for my 10 day trip to Amsterdam and Paris. We visited many museums and you’re not allow to take photographs in museums. Therefore, a smash book is just perfect for journaling, tickets pamphlets and etc. . .

    • Jenise

      This is a great Idea, I haven’t tried to make one but I have a cruise comping up and this way I can put all the tickets and other items in the book as well as pictures.

  • Dianne Bell

    Hi, Megan,

    Haven’t purchased a Smash book yet. Still not into it that much, but, usually after the fad is over and done with. I start to get interested. Day late and dollar short?????

  • Connie

    Hint for you. I cut the plastic pen part off.Than I put the plastic cover back on and can still get to the pen. I took the stickers off of course.

  • Stephanie

    I’m so glad to see your tut. Even though this has seemed so simple to me I just couldn’t get going. To watch someone always helps. Simply, Thank you!

  • Lynda

    Loved this SMASH video! I had to giggle. I bought all the SMASH stuff and decided that my first project would be my weekend in Vegas with Donny & Marie!!! Yes Megan, that’s right. Spent some time with Donny! We go way back…He laughs when I tell him I’ve been with him from puberty to menopause! LOL. Next time, I’ll have to take you will me and maybe get you that dance! Love to hear your story about your love for him…do tell!

    Oh, and Connie…thanks for the tip about the cover…I’m going to do that!

  • Christi

    I too have been wanting a smash book but wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to use it. I think I am going to make my own and make a recipe-kitchen type smash book and a separate house smash book. I am always collecting recipes and cooking hints so I want to make one to smash all this stuff into until I get a chance to try the recipes and decide if they deserve a place in my tried and true recipe book. I also have lots of clippings of ideas for different rooms in my house that I want to do so going to make a smash book to put them into also. I already kind of do this, they are just in plain 3 ring binders with page protectors, now I am just going dress up some pages for them and actually stick the clippings to the pages.
    Thanks for the inspiration, off to make smash books!

  • Terresa (Trish) W

    Hope all is going better. What a scare to have that happen. Would love to be with you tonight but alas it is too late for a working gal, 4:30 a.m. comes too early. Hope to be able to watch a video during my normal daylight hours. 🙂

  • Marilyn C. (tnscrapper)

    Great video – One of your pages reminded me of looking at Pinterest! Great Job. LOVED the scripture page – my personal favorite

  • MommyMe

    Thank you so much for sharing the Smashbooks with us! I have managed to avoid scrapbooking for the last 6 years, (at least). I know…it’s shameful! With 4 kids still at home, I’m drowning in photos! Okay, “drowning” isn’t accurate, they’re digital. But, I just tend to spin my wheels when I scrapbook. I get caught up trying to make it all perfect. The process makes me miserable, and it takes me ages to complete a couple of pages. Conversely, I LOVE producing cards! Thank you for giving me a new, (and less intimidating), perspective on scrapbooking. It may have been just the shove I needed. You’ve inspired a goal for this year, too: Don’t take it all so seriously!

  • Debbie Fites

    This reminds me of Pinterest too. Exactly what I was thinking as I watched the video. I have never heard of Smashbook, but I like the idea. WHERE do you buy these? thanks, debbie