So...last week when I was sitting in the car waiting for Tracy downtown Port Townsend, I saw a big sign in the window of the office supply store that said "SMASH Journals are here!!!" Having never heard of them before and the fact that we were doing Journalfest at the fort, I had to pop in and see what they were all about. I thought they were sorta cool. I figured they would be great for my daytimer and planning type of journals and at $12.95, I figured I'd get one and try it out.
When I got to the fort and was doodling on the cover, at least 5 people started freaking out that I had a Smash Journal. I told them I had never heard of them before. I found out that they have been sold out everywhere including the internet. I wondered what the big deal was.
The inside pages mostly have pictures on them. Not sure yet what I will do on them.
This rubber band was a seperate piece you can buy. Of course...there are many components you can buy that makes your $12.95 journal jump considerably.
Each color is different both in cover design and the pages have a different vibe to them.
They come with this pen/glue stick that seems useless. I don't like gluesticks and the pen isn't very dark. I prefer my own pens. It's also very difficult to get out of the pen holder.
More accoutrements that suck you in. The calendars are actually pockets. But as you can see up above, I opted to just draw in my own calendar on 2 pages that had a graph on them. Final verdict? Remains to be seen if I use it and like it. The paper IS very sturdy which I like. and the size is nice too. BTW, amazon sells them for $1 less.