Thursday, September 13, 2012


Today is the SUMMER SMASHING PARTY!!  This party was put together by the awesome Ricki-Jill and Miss Angie!  They had this genius idea to journal our summers in a "Smash" book.  Smash books are pre-decorated journals.  the pages are already decorated so it is easy to put your memories in.  The pen that comes with it has a glue stick on the bottom, so you can SMASH your bits and pieces right in.  There are totally awesome accessories too!  It really is a fun way to record your memories.

My Smash book only has our vacation in it.  It is a total of 27 pages, but I won't show them all!!  Just a couple of them.

We start here with the finished book, so you can see it is thick!

This is us hitting the road..

All of us getting in the car, preparing for our 3 hour drive.

We had so many detours and traffic, our 3 hour drive took 6 hours!  and there was a sign that we were confused about.  "Trucks Do Not Retard Brakes'.  What does that mean?  We tried 3 times to get a picture of the sign, but no luck.

when we arrived, the sky turned BLACK!!  If you look at the picture on the right, you see black and a slice of white.  The black cloud was right above us!  And I wanted to know if it was a sign that this was going to be a bad vacation!

It wasn't!!  It was awesome!  We had the best time!

We were so sad to come home.  But, happy too.  I don't know about you but after a while, I want to be home, with my things and my bed!  But we really had a fabulous time.  The boys said it was the best vacation EVER!!  

So, that is my Summer Smash Journal. Please visit Ricki-Jill and Miss Angie and see the other Smashers!!!  Thanks for visiting!!


  1. Your photos look so good! I just used my phone so mine looked kind of bleh. I love your book!

    Thanks for linking up! Good luck with the giveaway! :)

  2. I love it! I need to get more photos in mine next time! Love your creative pages...and the fun you've had this summer!

  3. Oh your trip sounds wonderful and that smash book just awesome, you have a really lovely family and that is clearly seen. Pitty you couldnt get a photo of the signs LOL


  4. This is a fantastic way to keep memories in a scrap book! I love the idea of the pre-decorated because like I've said before... I'm not much of a paper crafter. But YOU are Fantastic!

  5. What fun- I just love those smash books your girls put together- what fun they are. Someday the kids will fight over who gets them! xo Diana

  6. That is a great treasury of memories of what must have been just an awesome vacation! Love it! Thanks for sharing.


  7. Daniella, I knew that your smash journal would be fantastic! I love the pages you've shared with us...great headings on them, too!!!

    I can tell you enjoyed putting yours together. Your photos look good on your pages, too. I wish mine had not been so shiny! You couldn't even tell what was in the photos.

    Thanks so much for linking up and participating in our Smashing Summer linky!

  8. Your Smash journal is fabulous and it is done! How often does the vacation happen and the journal never gets put together? I have lots of trips that are just in piles instead of in journals. Maybe I should just Smash them...
    So happy you had a wonderful vacation my dear.

  9. It's adorable! What a fun way to remember a great outing. :D

  10. Hi, Daniella, your vacation sounds so lovely!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments!!!
    Have a great weekend, Hugs, Maki

  11. Your smash book is adorable, Daniella! Your trip must be wonderful. Thanks for sharing these pages with us!

    Have a lovely Sunday my dear!
    Gaby xo

  12. oh gosh hun this is just brilliant and what an amazing way to remember just love it so much,great pictures too hugs Cherylxxxxxx