I'd love to have the time to sit down and make a pretty, neat, perfect scrapbook of Xander but quite simply I do not have the time!! In between feeding, nappy changes, washing etc I'm lucky to even look at my craft kit let alone get it all out and have a play.. That's the beauty of smash booking. It's quick, easy and the end product still looks amazing!
Smashbooks are bound journals that have beautiful themed backing papers. They come with a journal pen which has a glue stick on the end which means you can quickly glue down momentos and write about them with ease. It also means you don't need a huge craft stash out. Just your smashbook and a few pics to create your page!!
There are lots of different designs including one specifically made to be a baby journal!
Here's a couple of pages from Xanders smashbook:
People use smashbooks for all sorts of things: travel journals, to keep momentos of days out, wedding planner/ journal. To be honest you can just about smash anything!!
If you'd like to purchase your own smashbook or other crafty products why not visit the online craft shop Crafty Boots where you can purchase everything you need to start smashing!! Also if you're a crafty person why not visit the Crafty Boots Challenge page where you can take part in a fortnightly craft challenge!!
Stephanie-Emma owner of Crafty Boots has kindly given me a starter smashbook stash to give away to one lucky 'my crafty mummy' followers.
The prize consists of:
Mini Smash book
Top 10 pad
Top 10 pad
All you have to do to win is:
1) Follow this blog (The follow button is on the right hand side of this blog - of you're using a mobile you'll have to have the blog on full website to see the follow button)
2) Leave a comment below stating what you would you record in your mini smashbook if you won.
The competition will be live for one week. No entries will be valid after midnight on October 15th 2012. Only one entry per person. UK entries only. Good luck!