Smash Book ReviewJuly 16, 2013 8:00 am Craft Book Review, Craft Trends, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking
By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools.
Friends, crafters, fellow diyers, I have a confession to make.
See, I’m a dyed in the wool (or cotton), glitter under my fingernails, fourteen kinds of glue currently in my possession crafty girl. I sew, I weave, I cut I glue. I’ll put my hand to almost anything that sparks my eye. I have border scissors and paper punches and digital cutters and jars of buttons. I love to craft craft craft.
But I do. Not. Scrapbook.
I know, I know. What kind of crafter does not scrapbook? I’ve tried, I really have, but I just can’t get myself into the scrapbooking craze. It’s not that I wouldn’t like to have a beautiful scrapbook. I would. I’ve got two kids who are only getting bigger and I’d really love to have some beautifully made books that display all those little moments I don’t want to forget.
But I just can’t do it.
The best gift anyone ever gave me when my babies came along was an almost complete, homemade, Baby’s First Year mini scrapbook. All I had to do was add photos and dates. It was brilliant. The perfect thing for a non-scrapbooker who wishes she was… which is what I love about this Smash Book.
The pages are already full of texture and color, although not too much, and the pre-made words, stickers and add-ins mean that I don’t have to think, I just have to add. Add a photo. And a funny quote, add a few words and bam, I’ve got a scrapbook. Colors are already coordinated, the pen is also a glue stick, and the work is pretty much done for me.
My kids are a few weeks into their summer bucket list and, with the help a funky iPhone photo app that sizes and filters my photos and a simple printer, I’m well on my way to recording this summer in a way I never have before, in a scrapbook.
I might be a convert .
But only if it continues to be this easy!