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Smash! Journal Challenge!

by Steph on 15 August 2012
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Welcome to the Smash Journal Challenge, sponsored by the Studio, hosted by me, AKA ScrappyCocoa, AKA Steph. Our Back to School bash is going on right now over in the forum, so make sure you check it out! Lots of fun stuff happening! And don’t forget about the sales! Oh the SALES!! Lots of great things to scrap your precious Back To School memories. But, the reason we are here, is for my blog challenge. I am over the moon excited about this! I got to go shopping for the lucky winner! Awesome, right? Well, I am sure you can all guess…this is a journaling challenge. Wait! Don’t run away! It’s going to be fun! Here is what you are all playing for- A Smash book and supplies! I bought this Smash Book and all supplies at Michaels. What is a Smash book? Well, it’s kind of like a journal, but with cute little additions. You can do as much or a little as you would like with a Smash book. Today, I want to show you a few peeks into my friend Manda {NibblesSkribbles} Smash book-

You can put receipts, wristbands, tickets, pictures in your Smash book.

Make cute little lists. About Whatever, about YOU!

Adorable pictures of people we love. Little moments we cherish. Funny things our kids said we want to remember. Anything, really.

I have a Smash book too. I tell you what. A journal? Can’t do it. A Smash book? Oh yes! I can keep that up. I love my Smash book. I enjoy looking through it and reading little anecdotes that I forgot happened. So…don’t you want one? Look- this is what you will all be playing for- One Brand Spankin’ New Smash Book and 7 fun little additions! How fun huh.

How the challenge works: Every other day I will post a new journal challenge. All you have to do is finish your LO and upload it to the challenge gallery. At the end of the challenge, everyone who completed and uploaded every LO will be entered to win this fun stuff! Easy right? There is that one catch tho- dang that catch! This is a JOURNALING challenge after all, so your journaling must consist of at least a paragraph. Not only one sentence. Tell your story.

Ready to begin? Lets go!

Challenge #1-

Since this is the back to school bash, I thought we would center around school type journaling. Now, you can journal about whomever you choose. Whether is be yourself, child or grandchild. So todays prompt is this-

“Do you remember your first day of school? What happened, what were you feeling?”

Don’t forget to post in the Blog Smash Book Challenge Gallery!

Ok! Good luck! I’ll see you all back on Aug 17 for challenge #2. Plus I am going to give you a peek into my Smash book!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Min 16 August 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh, wow, what an awesome challenge and prize! By all means go for it, lol!

I love my smash books – I put all my ideas in them, magazine clippings, pics, colors, whatever catches my eye and crosses my mind. Once it’s in there I know I won’t forget it :D


2 Jenni 17 August 2012 at 12:40 pm

I love my smash books…but i have also just begun learning how to make my own using an artists coiled sketchbook, and use papers of my own and stuff that i find at Michael’s such as stickies, and clips, and whatever else there is out there! It’s a lot of fun, and i like having my ideas there, and everything jotted down that we did from my holiday and what / where we went. It’s pretty cool but i kinda like doing my own, too. I do scrapbooking with ladies who are sexually exploited and coming off the streets and dealing with addictions and i’m loving it but they have the most incredible ideas themselves! One of the volunteers that comes in showed me how she took an old book, and used it to paste things into and make her own journal from it — an old book that nobody would read, and it’s totally awesome! I really admire people who can create stuff like that. For instance, she took a word that she randomly pointed at in the dictionary and used it to describe her/her life at this very moment…the challenges are pretty cool. Since my daughter also works in a transition house, i’m trying to pass on ideas to her, too.
So if anyone has simple but great ideas, i’d love to hear from you: at We need impromptu crafts, simple stuff, journalling ideas, challenges, those kinds of things…and yes, anything scrapbooking!!
Many thanks!


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