Friday, August 12, 2011

Guest Blogger Teri from Yeasty: For the Exuberantly Creative

One of my favorite bloggers is Teri from Yeasty. She is a great writer and has a wonderful blog with many creative tips. I asked if I could share one of my favorites of hers on my blog and she agreed. Please take some time to read it, it's about Smash notebooks and is very creative and crafty. To read more of Teri's work, visit her blog.

 Teri's Post:

Go Ahead: Smash Your Memories!

There's a new product being offered to scrapbooking afficionados. It's called Smash, and it is exactly what it says. You take a notebook and then glue in all of the small memorabilia that we all generate every day, but which is often not accompanied by great photos. So instead of throwing out the goodies because they are not scrapbook-worthy, you Smash! them into a notebook and keep them all in one place.

There's a great video on Smash at this website, where you will also see the product line, although it is very easy to use things from your existing stash.

I couldn't find the actual Smash notebook so I bought a sketchbook at an office supply store that I can use to smash my stuff into (It has sturdy pages which is all that is required.)

I think this is a great idea for all of us who hate to throw some things away like the latest baby pictures, business cards for local restaurants, a color palette for a potential dining room paint job.

This new trend allows for all sorts of Yeasty creativity. Jot down your ideas for projects or gifts or new books or anything you are interested in. It's your book, and if it gets too big, that's exactly the point. Enjoy it.

Check back often. I will post some photos of my best Smashed pages, once I get some of them done!

Finished product: 

As promised, here are two pages I recently completed in my new Smash notebook (really an artist's sketchbook with heavy duty pages).

As you can see, the items I smashed into the book are ones that I probalby wouldn't have scrapbooked, but still were items I didn't want to just throw away.

I added some scrapping supplies to the pages to jazz them up a little (the sun, FUN sign) and think this may be the most fun of all: Using up some of my stash.


Thank you Teri for the excellent, informative blog post. I can't wait to try this and make my own Smash notebook. What do you think? Are you going to make a Smash notebook?


  1. What a wonderful blog Maggie. You are very talented! Bet your 5 kids think so too!
    Thanks for coming by my shop and commenting!
    Judy K.

  2. What a great idea. A nice way to keep all those memories neat and tidy.

  3. Hi Maggie! Found you through the Art Blog Hop! Your work is lovely. This is a great idea in this post...really need to organize my "momentos".