Friday, January 27, 2012

Journaling 2012


It's been a while I know. I nominate myself for the Worst Blogger in the World Award. Ha ha.

Anyway, have you heard of a new product called SMASH Journals? I guess they're like art journals meet scrapbooks. When I first saw them I thought, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's such an easy concept. And a little less pressure than the traditional art journals or picture perfect scrapbooks.

Now, I have to be honest. As cool as I think these are, I'm too cheap to go out and buy a specific SMASH Journal. But what I'm going to do is integrate the concept into my regular art journal. Again, not sure why I couldn't have thought of this on my own, but it took seeing the video above for me to have my 'lightbulb' moment. Here's my page documenting the last week:

This took me about 15 minutes. Easy peasy. It's not a grand work of art, but it is a neat way of remembering this week. Which was pretty hectic because we just got a new puppy, Monty. And my goal for my 2012 journal is to complete a page a week, to document the year. I plan to use the SMASH concept a lot and include new art techniques that I learn and may even have some weeks that I just glue grocery shopping receipts!

This will be a much more freeing way for me to journal and I'm hoping to get into a groove with it. What are your journaling goals for this year?

Peace, Love, and Chocolate


  1. I did buy myself an actual SMASH book! My Mom gave me some money and I couldn't resist:) I have the stuff just haven't played yet. One of my goals during the next 9 days of our 14 Day Creativity Challenge:)

    My journaling goals this year...

    1. Keep a gratitude journal and remember to count my blessings. This is going sooo great.

    2. Start my SMASH journal.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Joyce!

  2. I look forward to seeing how you use your SMASH journal Leslie!

  3. I love this idea! And I love that you are giving yourself a week to put each together a little at a time. I might join you?

  4. Yes, yes Robin! That would be fantastic!