I nearly had heart failure when my 'Easter Egg' arrived. It was huge, and quite possibly a little out of proportion to the spirit of the holiday, the Eggs that I was giving as gifts and erm, even the spirited act of revenge I'd planned it to be!
|All this for an A4 book, some tape and a coupla teeny notebooks!|
I was expecting a pizza box and this girt great packing crate turned up. Oh my..and I had to leave it there like that for two whole hours before anyone else saw it! Inside? The realisation of a longed for bit of stash. A kit for Smash. I think I'll be OK with this. I love the idea and to a great extent the concept of all the lovely Journals. But they aren't me and I feel the text and entries are all a bit contrived and silly when I do them (a problem I still have with scrapbook journaling). But the Smash stuff has a reason. And I think that's what's lacking for me in the Journal thing....I'm much too shallow to be recording my innermost thoughts and feelings or expressing myself 'through' a particular medium. I blog! But I have a reason to have a go at the old Smash. Me and Mr Dunnit are going away together soon. Just him and me. This is unusual. It's more years than I can remember since we've been on holiday without Miss Dunnit of course...but usually too, we are accompanied by one or other set of parents. It's always a delight, but this time is like the line in the sand of how grown up we're getting. So I've decided to Smash rather than scrapbook our increasing 'just us' times.
This may bomb. I don't know if I will have the 'be bothered'-ness to do it at the time. And my thinking is that if I don't do it at the time, I might as well bring it home and make scrapbook pages, so we'll have to see. I wonder if Smash was invented for those of us who can't/don't do digi, I guess you can while away an hour or so at the end of each holiday day by creating your digi scrapbook, so Smash might be directed at those of us who go on holiday and actually manage not to look at a computer for the duration! Who knows. We'll see, watch this space and all of that. Meanwhile..oh my, look at my lovely new stuff!