Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith, and a GIVEAWAY!

Reported by Heather Voinski

Wreck This Journal, by Keri Smith,encourages you to experiment and have fun while trying your best to wreck it! Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt. Fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow. These prompts range from things like cracking the spine, to ripping out pages, to taking it for a walk on a string or taking it in the shower with you!

It’s interactive, and you make it your own by following these prompts. There is no right or wrong way, there is only your way! No two books look the same when you are done with the pages in this book because you make it uniquely yours.

I’ve always had the heart of a journaler, but every time I pick one up it never gets far. I start with good intentions, but life interrupts and it gets pushed to the side. When I read about this book on-line, I thought it sounded like a fun idea! I put it on my wish list and Santa answered my wishes with a pristine copy for me.

I didn’t get to “Wreck This” right away. When I look back now, I knew there was a reason I didn’t get right at it…I just didn’t need to do it at that moment. I was already in the middle of a creative flow and had a lot of things going on. But not so long ago I began a creative slump! More than a slump….I stopped altogether and didn’t know what to do to get myself back again. I was in need of something to pull me back to myself. Will this journal do it? We shall see. I picked it back up and flipped to a page and started my journey with this fun journal.

I opened my journal and read a warning message on the second page…hee hee…

I will definitely grieve for my little book, it’s just sooo cute with it’s clean, straight pages. Live more recklessly?? Let’s get started!!

First to read the instructions! The letters are screaming “color me in” so I precede.

Day 1…..Flipped open my book to my first prompt. My first page says ‘Collect Fruit Stickers Here’. I’m already getting good vibes because the journal gods are watching and gave me an easy task that really is soooo me. I’ve been collecting fruit stickers for some reason for the past few months and I seem to have been sticking them everywhere (it’s an obsession that I should speak to a professional about…I volunteer you). When the husband asks me why, I always reply “I’m going to use them for something” but at that moment I never knew for what. Enter journal gods.

I stick my favorites on it immediately and I get a little jolt of energy…..oh dear this is fun….what can I do next! I broke out my pens and away I went. Who knew drawing in books was so fun!!

Day 2…The next page I flipped to was a blank page that said to “draw lines while in motion”. Hmmm….grabbed my color pencils and went for a walk. Drew various lines trying to stay straight but with no luck.

Day 4…another blank page with a prompt for me…”this page is a sign. what do you want it to say?”. The first thing that came to my mind of course.

Day 6…the book wants me to crack the spine. I’ve never done that to a book before. Here goes nothing.

Day 7…started carrying my book around the house with me in a basket with my various wrecking materials. Husband is starting to look at me weird….I shake it off and get back to work on the page I flipped to that says “fill this page with circles”. Task accomplished and I am really feeling the love for my new pens.

Day 9 and another sign from above. Feeling a bit unsettled after a bad day at work. Page that I flip to says to tear it out and crumple it. I feel better within minutes!!

Day 11…Family members are curious today of the book I have had my hand in for the past few weeks. On my page today I am instructed to “close your eyes…connect the dots from memory”. After I have a try at it so does my family.

When we are done I get destructive and leave my mark…

And then I take a bite out of it. I am letting loose and having a blast and getting stares from everyone.

Day 14…I am definitely feeling more creative. While sitting on the couch I flip to an instructions page with my new red sharpie in hand (I’ve been itching to write with it). I’m instructed to “Doodle over top of: the cover, the title page, the instructions and the copyright page”. I realize that I am going to need more that the supplies in my little basket and off I go with everything to my scrapbooking desk. An hour later I am feeling wonderful and I have finally made my journal really look like my own. I have to wait for the paint and stickles to dry before I do anything else.

While waiting for it to dry, I finish a project that I have had on my desk for a while. I realized that my slump is over and I am creating again at my desk.

I continued with my journal and I am proud to say that I have only a few blank pages left in it. As promised in the beginning, I can honestly say it helped me be a little more reckless and it was helpful in getting out of my creative slump that I was in. It definitely made me get messy and step out of the box. What it also made me realize is that I am more of a art journal girl than a traditional journal girl.

While browsing Keri Smith’s website I came across the Wreck It FLICKR group and the amazing images of many different journals and other’s interpretations of their own. Their images are so very inspiring! I definitely encourage you to look!


  • Creative fun in your hands!
  • You don’t need any special tools to wreck it, just what you have on hand.
  • Great price and keeps you busy for hours and hours!


  • Hmmm….I really don’t have any. Not even one!

This book retails for $12.95 and can be found in almost every book store.

So what do you think? Have you Wrecked a journal or do you have one sitting there waiting to be done like I did? Let us know! Please feel free to share links to your journal in the comments. We would LOVE to see them!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! In celebration of my creative slump being OVER, we are giving away one pristine unwrecked copy of Wreck This Journal to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered; winner to be picked on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Good luck!

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235 Responses to Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith, and a GIVEAWAY!

  1. JPScraps September 7, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    What an interesting concept for a book. Love it. Would love to win it. I could use some help getting out of creative slumps in such a FUN way.

  2. Sian September 7, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Wow, what a fun book. I could play for hours with that!

    Thanks for the chance to win it πŸ™‚

  3. Harriet September 7, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    I am thinking this is just what I need and so do some of my friends… I guess we all go thru it at one time or another….

  4. Colleen September 7, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    What a neat book. Would be so fun to play with and take in the care or on a business trip. I must find this book.

  5. Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    I find this to be such an awesome idea. I would definitely have my share of fun with this book. (:


  6. Jackie September 7, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Wow, that looks like so much fun! I have always had the utmost respect for books and been very careful with them, even journals, but one that was created to be wrecked – how much fun is that??

  7. Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Oh I love this! I’d love to have one of these. And btw since your deadline is Sept 12th and that’s my birthday, I think it’s a sign. lol Thanks for the chance to win this!

    lindastamps at gmail dot com

  8. Vicki September 7, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    oh my goodness…the “rule follower” in me started twitching when I read your review – HA…likely proof I need to wreck that journal!!


  9. Diane O. September 7, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    I LOVE books so it would be difficult for me to break out of that mold and wreck one BUT I’d be willing to give it a try to unwind and find new creative outlets. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for a chance to win.

  10. Tamara September 7, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    This looks like a really cool book. I love the way it pushes people past their limits, but does it in such a way that there is still much creative freedom.

  11. Kathy Lindstrom September 7, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    Wow, ya know, this seems hard! I guess if your a type A personality … color in the lines and keep it straight kind of a girl … πŸ™‚

  12. Penny September 7, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    What a great idea – I want one!!!

  13. *reyanna klein* September 7, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    You know… I’ve heard about this, and I wanted SO bad to learn more about it. Thank you SO much for this. Just awesome. πŸ™‚

    And it’s worth the $12.95?

  14. Kathy Carr September 7, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    What a cool concept!! This will be so much fun!

  15. interactthis September 7, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    This is a great book – thanks for the chance!

  16. Jenn September 7, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    Looks fun!

  17. pbo September 7, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    WOW! This looks amazingly fun and cleansing to the brain and emotions! This is one I might want to jump up and down and say pick me! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. A Message from Mike, Christy and Finn: September 7, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    cool book. Would love a copy. To destroy…

  19. Lori W September 7, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    I’ve been contemplating getting one of my own….thanks for the opportunity to win one! πŸ™‚

  20. chinamomxtwo September 7, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Cool idea! I would LOVE to wreck one!! OH yeah.

  21. Tona September 7, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    I have seen this book at the book store & have been intrigued by it. Now, I’m really interested after learning more about it.

  22. Scrappy Rat September 7, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    How fun! It reminds me of…I think it was called the “UNcoloring book” or something like that that was made for parents to give their kids to encourage creativity instead of coloring in the lines. πŸ™‚

  23. Bethy September 7, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    Wow this is really cool. I love how you “wrecked” it.

  24. StampinCathy September 7, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Now this is one very creative and inspiring book. I just love this idea and sure could use it. My MOJO is so so slow and lately it likes to run away. I sure could use this amazing book by Keri. Thanks for a chance.

  25. paperscribe September 7, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    I think everyone could benefit from this experience–off to find one for myself!!

  26. Sara September 7, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    I’ve been wanting to get into free-form journals (is that what you call it?) but never feel creative enough to really start. Maybe this is just the kick I need? If I don’t win I’m definitely going to buy one!

  27. Nancy September 7, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    What a unique Book, I would Love one! I think they would make Great gifts too!

  28. Melody (lacyquilter) September 7, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Haha. Looks like total fun.

  29. Renee September 7, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    OOOOOOhhhhhh…..I want one!

  30. Alex September 7, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    WOW! What a fabulous thing! I think sometimes we just need a push to let go. This would certainly do it!

  31. Melinda AKA medialady September 7, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    The sounds like a fun book and I would love to win!

  32. Julie (Joypup on SCS) September 7, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    I have journalled in the past and have drifted away. I would LOVE to win. Thanks for a great review — it really piqued my interest!

  33. pezadoodle September 7, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    wow that looks positively fabulous! one of the first things i have seen in awhile that i would LOVE to win! i have nothing like THAT in my scraproom!

  34. deniseT. September 7, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    I have never wrecked a journal….but would love to win this one and wreck away!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Christine September 7, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    This was such a great review of an interesting concept. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on one! How cool is it to intentionally wreck something? Most of our lives we spend trying NOT to wreck things and here’s a book that gives us full permission!

  36. BarBQutie September 7, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    This is so very cool. What a great way to get things flowing and so much fun too. I would love to win this and give it to my daughter, she is 15 and would have so much fun with it.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!

  37. Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    Never heard of this , but I think it just might be one of the coolest things I have heard of in a while… Sounds liberating actually!
    Diane Cooper

  38. GoalieMom September 7, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Very interesting idea. Taking the book into the shower – how many times has a book been “accidentally” wrecked in the bath, what fun to do it on purpose!

  39. ScrapMomOf2 September 7, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    I have Living Out Loud by Keri Smith, and I love it. I’ve have Wreck This Journal in my Amazon cart many times . . . not sure why I never completed the sale. I love what YOU did! Very inspiring, and your write up about this book is FANTASTIC!!

  40. Iris September 7, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win the journal. Iris Soscia

  41. Joan K. Demers September 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Looks like a fun book for sure!

  42. Peggy September 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    This looks like something I couldn’t possibly ruin! I bet it would be fun to do with the kids too.

  43. Erika M. September 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    I’ve seen this journal before and was intrigued.

  44. Angela H. September 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    That looks like a hoot! Sign me up

  45. Dawn September 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    This is one of the greatest ideas since sliced bread, would love to have this in my inky paws.

  46. Chris S. September 7, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    This is SO out of my comfort zone! I am in a creative slump right now so I am guessing this book must be the answer. Bring it on!

  47. SondraM September 7, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    I love this idea!!! Wow such inspiration to just be!!
    I need to find this book to purchase, as I probably won’t win and want to do this!!!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful item!!!

  48. Anna September 7, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Very clever. I would love to win this.

  49. Tanja September 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    My sister has one of this and it’s always fun “reading” how is she managing wrecking it! Love the idea!!

  50. c.darwin September 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    I have heard wonderful thinks about this book! I think it would certainly stretch my usual creative limits.

  51. Georgia September 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    I could use this book. I have been so busy with school and life that I’ve lost my muse.

  52. Maxine Hodges September 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    What a unique idea. My life is going through transition right now and I think I could benefit from someone telling me to crumple, bit and create would be beneficial. Love your idea.

  53. Nannette September 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    This looks like a great way to shake up my “rut”!

  54. SuZeQ September 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    Ohhhhhhhhhh – this is a wonderful giveaway. I gave my VERY UN-CREATIVE daughter one of these for her birthday in July. As far as I know, she’s only cracked the spine and written her name in white … and something tells me that’s as far as she’ll get in it, too. I’d love to ask her to give it back to me because I would wreck the heck outta it. Would never ask for it back though – maybe some day she’ll decide to play along. (She doesn’t know WHAT she’s missing, does she?) Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  55. Janet September 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    Serious slump here in Kansas. Serious. Very serious. Need this journal to wreck before I wreck my car again. Do you know if you type the word “wreck” more than once, it looks like it’s misspelled? Wreck. Wreck. Wreck. Wreck. OK, it’s obvious my mind is also wrecked. Thanx for the opportunity to win this journal which is very needed NOW.

  56. Cyndi September 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    That looks like way too much fun! Send one over this way! Unleash hidden creative potential.

  57. metrochic September 7, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    i totally adore keri’s work and this is one of those books i’ve been meaning to pick up forever. thanks for the chance! (and great wreck, heather!)

  58. Carolyn September 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    Heather, this sounds like loads of fun! I could definitely use a lift to
    my creative spirits. My mojo seems to be off on vacation somewhere……if only I was with it…..

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

  59. carpediem September 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    Such a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win! laura j

  60. Lynn Mercurio September 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    What a fun and unusual project journal. So abstract but enlightening in the same way. I’d love the chance to win one, but after seeing your post, even if I don’t win, this is going on my “must have” list. Thanks for sharing your journey in the journal with us!

  61. mita September 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    It’s like an “I Dare You” kind of book for someone like me πŸ™‚ TFS! I need to try it!

  62. Kimberly S. September 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    What a great way to get your creative juices flowing! I love it!

  63. babyjsmom September 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    That makes me want to Journal again. Great inspiration. I would love this book.

  64. bop23 September 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    I follow this blog because my wife is a crafter fanatic. She would love this book.

  65. Raquel September 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    This is so wonderful. As children so many of us are taught to “stay within the lines” of the world’s coloring book! This seems like a wonderful way to break through to our naturally creative, free natures! Thanks so much for this excellent critique!!!

  66. Lisa 2 September 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    I’ve looked at this book a dozen times. After seeing it “wrecked” I think I need one for myself!

  67. StacyC September 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    What a cool idea… Love it..

  68. JenniferCR September 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    OMG, I think this is the best idea ever! I completly LOVE the concept of it and I need a copy of it for myself! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’m your winner but in reality I know I’ll be headed to Borders to look for this! LOL! =) Thanks for the awesome article and pictures…and of ourse for the chance to win!


  69. Debbie Hight September 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    PURE GENIUS!! If I’m not a winner (wanna be a winner!) I will purchase this journal! WAY FUN!!

  70. Aimee September 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    oh looks like so much fun…

  71. LoriT. September 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    That looks like a fun way to spend some rainy day time πŸ™‚ I would love to have one of those!!

  72. Danielle L September 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I would love to win this it looks like so much fun!

  73. nancy September 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    How clever. I had never heard of the book before. What a great way to get out of a slump and a funway to try something different

  74. Carrie September 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    Love this – such a departure from the ordinary!

  75. annesatx September 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Hmmm. I’ve looked at this book before and put it back because I was too chicken to “wreck” it. I’m thinking if I WIN it, I might have enough courage to try it. Sounds like a lot of fun…

  76. Joyce September 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    This is just what I need–very liberating like being a kindergartner again (was I ever?). Great book for all of us type A’s who need to let go!

  77. luluvision September 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    I would totally love this book! I’ve always been a color in the lines kind of person so this book will be so useful to stop me from doing that! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  78. Shesjetlagd September 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    OK, seriously, that book is one of the coolest thing I’ve seen. What a great source of inspiration. Can I say I’ve been a horrible glut of doing NOTHING for months and that would be the PERFECT Mojo Maker, I’m thinkin, soooo….. Pick me, Pick me, Pick me PLEASE!!!! :o)

  79. Siri FjΓΈrtoft, FjΓΈrtoft Design September 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh! This book sounds like so much fun! I would love to try it out, and to give it as a gift to my best friends… IΒ΄ll have to take a note of this book for Christmas πŸ™‚


  80. Lorianna September 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    I soooooo LOVE this book
    I think it says a little about ALL of us!!!
    So creative
    THANKS so much for the chance to win this

  81. Mrs E September 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Amazing! I can’t wait to get this book and start destroying it!

  82. Pat W September 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    I’d be a wreck. LOL

  83. Chedder Fish September 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    I have loved this idea since I first heard about it a few months ago. I’ve been meaning to get my own but this is a great opportunity presenting itself.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  84. Secret Agent September 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Wow, so cool! Would love to win it! May have to stalk giveaways if I don’t win this time around! πŸ˜‰

  85. Lori September 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    I saw this journal when I was looking for one about a year or so ago and thought it would be cool to have, but, unfortunately I never bought it. I would love a chance at winning this journal!


  86. Jean from jlfstudio September 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your journey. The pictures and the link to others have given me quite a few ideas. I’m hoping I win this as the $13 is quite beyond my means at the moment though on the other hand I’m thinking I might make up my own with its own crazy a$$ rules. Could be a fun project all on its own. Definitely passing this post along as I know quite a few people who would love to give or get this come the holiday season.

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  87. Marnie September 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Wonderful product what a great outlet for everyone’s creativity! Gotta get one! Thanks for reviewing this!

  88. BunnyKissd September 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    This would be a wonderful journal to work through! I wold love to win a copy!

  89. rush8888 September 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    and i thought altering a book was difficult at first…tearing out pages, coloring them, gluing stuff on them…but this book is made for that. maybe less guilt? remember “steal this book”? although i remember the title, i don’t remember what was inside the book.

  90. Angie in AZ September 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    I’d love to be entered in this drawing! thanks!

  91. Tracey September 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Ok I absolutely LOVE this idea…

    Even if I don’t win and don’t manage to go buy one (I really do hate shopping!) —

    I may just steal a few ideas and wreck some paper anyway — just cause I can.

    Thanks for sharing!

  92. April Hall September 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Ever since my mom picked up a copy of Wreck This Journal last year, I have always wanted one and am so thrilled that you did a piece on it!

  93. mcourtney September 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Love it. I’ve always wanted to do something like that but could never bring myself to destroy a book. I’ll have to find me one.
    Thanks for the review!


  94. Valerie September 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    What a great idea! What a fun way to get out of your slump. I need this book!

  95. Steph September 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    Wow, looks like you had lots of fun with this. I would love to win one πŸ™‚ I think I’m going to go out and get one for my moms b-day she’ll love it!

  96. Tara Sroka September 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    Awesome book and idea!!!

  97. Thea September 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    Cool book. The chew this page is so funny.

  98. Elvis Craftstello September 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    Love the idea, and I want it! So clever.

  99. Kelly Sas September 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    I think with this I would be willing to try journaling. Thanks for the review!

  100. huntla1 September 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    I love this book. I swear if I don’t win it in the giveaway I am going quickly in search of it. It looks like one could get a lot of aggression, and anything else you can think of on the pages inside! Thanks for the opportunity!

  101. DebbieD September 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    Looks like one of those Wish I had thought of it, but now I gotta have one! kind of journals. Thanks for sharing this and for the opportunity to win one.

  102. susanscraps September 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I’d love this book, but I know I would tape back in, any pages I tore out LOL.

    Sure looks like you had fun!!

  103. GeeGaw September 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    This is a wonderful, interesting, exiting book. My creative juices is wandering in the desert. My spelling looks funny. My juices is either covered in sand or floating in an apple pie.

  104. Lanie September 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to “wreck this journal”! Sounds like fun!!!

  105. mclesliemom September 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    I could use this book! Looks like it will free the user from all our societal rules. (Is that a word – societal?)
    If I don’t win this one I may just purchase it

  106. missmel9 September 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your “Wrecked” book. I haven’t heard of it before, but I’ll definitely be watching for one to pick up for myself!!

  107. Joyce Spear September 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    What a fun book! I’d be hard pressed to choose between giving it as a gift to a stiffled artist friend and using it myself, lol.

  108. Virginia September 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    Oooh I’ve been wanting this book for a while! I would love to win!

  109. AMA September 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm #


    I just love this idea!!
    When I have a scrapblock, or anyone else for that matter, I tell them to “FULSCRAPPA” (swedish for do your very worst/ugliest card or LO).
    It usually works.
    With this book in hand I might even look forward to my scrapblocks? πŸ˜‰

  110. Anne September 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Love the idea!

  111. Jayne September 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    GREAT review….I want this book!!

  112. Angela September 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Do you even have ANY idea of how many times I have picked up this book, then put it back down, because it is still a BOOK, and I would have a hard time destroying it. I love books. Maybe I really do need this.

  113. Deluxx September 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to Wreck This Journal! Thanks for the chance to win.

  114. Jen September 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    This is seriously out there, but I love it! What a crazy creative idea

  115. Cath September 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    This looks like fun.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  116. Farmerswife September 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    WOW what a cool concept…maybe this is what I need to get my creative juices flowing again…I am in a slump…and big slump….this journal looks so cool…..if I do not win it I am definitely going to buy one….

  117. Chrisi September 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    COOL – I’m journaling challenged perhaps this could help me

  118. Sue September 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    What a totally “off the wall” fun thing to do. I would LOVE to be the winner of the “Wreck This Journal” giveaway. (

  119. Annlee Jones September 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm #


  120. Anita September 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    What a neat book!

  121. theng September 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    What a novel idea! I’d love to wreck something to fuel creativity, why not this journal.

  122. Jessica Purvis September 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    This looks like a lot of FUN! I need something like this to encourage me to think outside the box. Messy can be good.

  123. Esther September 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    Hope to be the lucky winner! When I was I child I remember to have a book just like that. πŸ™‚

  124. Maureen September 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    Glad you are out of your slump !!! Is o need one of these journals. I think they would be great gifts to give out !!!

  125. karendellovo September 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    My 13 year old daughter is on her 2nd. She has come up with some really neat pages

  126. Sarebear September 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    I’ve heard of this book before, but to see inside it and what one person (you) are doing with it, THAT is what makes me want it. Before, I was like, “eh, I can destroy any journal I want.” Now, I want this one because it has some slightly directed prompts and it just sounds so FUNNNNN!!!

  127. Jenn September 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    What a great idea for a book!! I got excited just reading your description of it! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  128. zkaren2005 September 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    I would love to win ONE of the 11 or 12 I need to buy. I think I could then throw out the Xanax and have some real therapy!

  129. Wendy September 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    This is such a wonderful book for those of us who have been hesitant to start an art journal on our own. Fantastic!

  130. AlteredByMe September 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    This looks like so much fun! I’d love to be the winner.


  131. Ilka September 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Yep letting go with this journal sounds a bit scary and tons of fun!

  132. Michelle September 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    this is just plain silly.
    i love it!

  133. Lauri September 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Everyone could use this! I know I could…what better way to just think differently , break out of any slump and free your creative mind! If I don’t win…I will just have to buy one!

  134. Sequana September 7, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    Oh, I’m SO in the mood for wrecking something about now….*S*

  135. Jan Castle September 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    I am sooooo conservative when it comes to my creative experience… perfection only…guess a book like this would be fun and a really good experiment for me!
    Jan Castle

  136. daizee September 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    This is a great idea for a book! How much fun would this be? I so want one!

  137. Robin September 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    Looks like a cool book. thanks for the chance to win.

  138. StayC September 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    This is a fabulous idea…what a great way to teach us to let go…move the boundaries…and just create!! Love it!

  139. Nancy R Grimes September 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    What a fun idea!!! We need to liberate ourselves from time to time. I would love this book.

  140. LuAnn September 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    what a fun sounding book and a great way to de-stress and have some fun doing it!!sy123

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  142. R G de Guzman September 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    I love this journal. I love the circles you did in colors and would love to have one of my own to destroy. Thanks for the review!! Hope I win.

  143. Katherine September 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    What a neat concept. I can think of several people I’d like to give this to for Christmas!

  144. SusanH September 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book! It looks like too much fun!

  145. September 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    This looks like something I’d Have to Have for my very own! Getting it for free would just make sure it was meant for me! Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  146. Perfectly Precocious September 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    I’ve been eyeing this journal for a while now. I’d love to get my hands on it – especially a gifted copy!

  147. Bel September 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    I love this journal. I cant’ wait to have a copy of my own and just let loose in a fun and creative way.

  148. Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    This is wonderful!!! I actually did something like this for my family years ago. Never thought of writing a book though. Shoulda woulda coulda. So may I raise my hand and say, Well done!!!” Pick me pick me. Sherry at

  149. Toni September 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    what an absolutely fantastic idea!!!!
    I wonder where I can get one from…. I need to start wrecking….lol

  150. Smacki's Place September 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    pick me, pick me

  151. :: lindy :: September 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    This is such a cool concept!

  152. Dina September 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    This journal looks like so much fun!! I may need to get one for me & my daughter so we can each do our own version!!

  153. Stardust_Asphalt September 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    What a cool journal… I mean I do that to my journals anyway… so I’m curious to see what “direction” can be offered!
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  154. This looks SO fun!
    Thanks for the change to win.

  155. Expressions of a Creative Mind September 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    That looks like a lot of fun. But I can just see me tentatively not wanting to do the things it asked or staring at it not quite sure what to do.

  156. Kaos September 7, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    I’ve been looking to get this book for a while, but things keep coming up, of course! If I win it there are no excuses! πŸ˜‰

  157. Chris C September 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    OMG I sooo NEED this book, I am going to see if any shops stock it in New Zealand (doubtful), otherwise I will have to start praying that I win this copy.

    Please oh please let me win…

  158. Kay September 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    Dang, I was at Borders today!!! I’m journaling-challenged too and don’t color outside the lines. I have two 9 y.o. and one 11 y.o. penpals. Guess what they’re getting for Christmas! Although it would be nice to win, I can’t wait that long. Thanks bunches.

  159. Steven James September 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    I love to wreck things AND play with fire. I’ll combine the two for a very fun afternoon!

  160. Monika in VA September 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm #

    Looks like a great book to jump start some creative flow & get one outside of their safety zone!

  161. Therese D in Oz September 7, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    I would love to win this book. IO try to journal – I have 4 or 5 going – but never get past the nice, clean, crisp whiteness of the first page or two.

  162. Rebecca Ednie September 8, 2009 at 12:17 am #

    Wow, this looks ridiculously fun. I’d love to win!! Yeah!!

  163. Natalie B. September 8, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    That definitely looks like fun. I would love to win one!

  164. Louise Forsyth September 8, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    This is awesome, wow I am even inspired by your journal… I will be on the lookout for this book for sure!

  165. Jennifer September 8, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    This looks like so much fun! I would love this, but I have the feeling that my daughter would steal it away from me.

  166. isabel scrap September 8, 2009 at 4:35 am #

    this book looks so so fun, love to write a similar book !!!

  167. alexandra September 8, 2009 at 4:35 am #

    I just need this book to start mine πŸ˜‰ Great giveaway

  168. guillauma September 8, 2009 at 4:36 am #

    perfect, i love the mixed media and it’s fun to see those drawings and handwriting
    so amazing

  169. la zaz September 8, 2009 at 4:37 am #

    thanks for the chance, i love to have a book like this ! looks fun

  170. vitoria September 8, 2009 at 4:37 am #

    I never wreck a journal, but love to !

  171. the mustik September 8, 2009 at 4:38 am #

    looks interesting and love the graphism ! thanks for sharing

  172. isa dona September 8, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    This journal seem to be intersting and very creative
    thank you for the chance to win

  173. beatrice September 8, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    what a fun concept ! love the idea, very clever

  174. Kim Dellow September 8, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    That is such a fab idea – just inspired! Kim

  175. Paula September 8, 2009 at 5:53 am #

    this idea intrigues me. would love to have one. I love the Flickr group.

  176. Jessica September 8, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    This journal looks like just what I need to get my creativity flowing. I can’t wait to get it and get started. It looks like great fun.

  177. Maria Daubert September 8, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    WOW, something meant to be wrecked! What an interesting concept to get the juices flowing. I would love this book! Thanks for the offering it!

  178. Etha September 8, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    How total freaking FUN is this!!!! Thanks for sharing your self expression with us, it was really fun to watch πŸ™‚

  179. Kaytee September 8, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    I’ve seen this book before and think it’s really awesome. There is one prompt that scares me just a bit and I will leave you with that mystery. I would still like to win it! Thanks for the chance!

  180. Filiz A. September 8, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    wow, I love it!! very inspirational and makes me want to let all the “rules” go and just create!!

  181. CMG September 8, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    This book looks like a super fun time!! I would love to win this and start carrying around a basket with supplies so I can really wreck it good!

  182. Angie September 8, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    I would love to try wrecking a journal. There are sure days when the process might help my creative slump!!

  183. Jocelyn September 8, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Looks like tons of fun!

  184. Pat (patzee2000atyahoodotcom) September 8, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    What a wonderful idea! The creativity prompts are playful and seem effective. This is definitely a book I’m giving as a holiday gift!

  185. β™₯ Lynette β™₯ September 8, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    OH this book looks so fun!!! Brings oout your creative side… I love it!

  186. Christi September 8, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Ooh! I love this idea! I’d love to win a copy as well! πŸ™‚ THanks for the chance!

  187. Poppy September 8, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    This is the coolest journal ever. Thanks for the post, now I know what to get everyone for birthdays, holidays, etc!

  188. Ang & Ryan September 8, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    Wow, I love the concept for the book! So creative and fun. I think its a fabulous idea.

    I’d love to win it, but even if I don’t I think its going on my List of ideal gift items.

  189. artisticsole September 8, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Great book. I’ve already destroyed one, but I’d love to win one to send to my BFF. She’s in a creative slump and this would be the perfect antidote for her. Sign me up!!
    πŸ™‚ Peggie

  190. celticmystyc September 8, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    I’d certainly buy one and one for each of my young daughters, they would love this!
    Thanks for the review!

  191. Suz Loves to Scramp September 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    What a surprise! I have never heard of such a book but it sounds positively delicious! I’ve often wanted to write in or scribble in a book that is not supposed to be written or scribbled in. This is the perfect thing to fulfill that weird desire of mine!
    Great review!


  192. SondraM September 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Love this idea!!! Would love to win this!!!

  193. Cristina September 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the pictures! This looks so inspiring!

  194. Jen September 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    I keep hearing about this journal over and over again. I have yet to see one in person, but would love to.

  195. Carole RB September 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    I want it so please pick me pick me!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!

  196. kkaisu September 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    I look at this book every time I see it at the bookstore – I am buying if I don’t win!

  197. jules p September 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    oh…i LOVE this. Please pick me. pick me. pick me!

  198. NitaBugg September 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    This is too funny! What a awesome what to kill some time… Thanks for an opportunity to win.

  199. Ashley September 8, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    This sounds so cool! I would love it!

  200. Lee i. September 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    this looks like so much fun. thanks for the chance to wreck a journal.

  201. Sarah September 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    That is GREAT!!! If I don’t win one I am BUYING one…I LOVE it!!!!

  202. Deborah September 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    looks like so much fun!!

  203. Jill September 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    I saw this book on another blog and I had no idea what it was about. Thanks! It looks awesome!

  204. Kimme September 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    How adorable. I would love to get a few of these for my nieces. Thanks for the tip.

  205. Adrienne September 8, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    OOoooOOOO Fun!!!!! πŸ˜€

  206. L'Hélène September 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Sounds like fun! Count me in!

  207. Heidi Y September 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    I’ll definitely get one of these for my neice (in high school) as well as myself. I wish I had this when I was younger – it would have given me an outlet. This also reminds me of the ‘SLAM’ book!! Thanks for the fun review!

  208. Donna September 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm #

    WOW! Over 200 comments so far. Craft Critique is rockin’. I am going to have to get a journal for me and one for my daughter.

  209. Teresa Jenkins September 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Such a great idea, everyone needs to let loose and try something new occasionally! Would love the chance!

  210. NancyJones September 9, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    absolutely cool book!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  211. Michelle/Eliotstamps September 9, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    What an original idea! It seems like it could be a lot of fun!

  212. Deanna A. September 9, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    Looks like a very fun book!! Thanks for the chance to win one!

    Deanna A.

  213. Louise Dubord September 9, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    I would love to win this book, it is exactly what I need! So much fun and it reminds you that you don’t have to draw within the lines!

  214. Anonymous September 9, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    I almosr deleted this post before reading all your comments, and I’m so glad that I didn’t! I know I’d love this!! MollyK. at

  215. iring September 9, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Oh my gosh that looks like fun! (I think I would have trouble messing with the spine though!) Sounds like a really fun Christmas gift too! Thanks for the review and chance to win!

  216. Amanda Sewell September 9, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Absolutely HILARIOUS! I have been in a slump lately — hope I win this and can try it out, otherwise, I might just have to go buy one. Love the ideas!!! I think my 5 year old son would love this too!!!

  217. Angela September 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    What an amazing book! Hours of fun and mayhem, right at my fingertips!

  218. Heather September 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    What a fantastic book! It is definitely on my DO WANT list!

  219. BR September 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    I’ve considered buying this book many times. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance and your review.

  220. Cyndi - Dreams Unltd September 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    I’ve been in a slump and could really use this! It sounds like fun, plus I’ve always had a fear of journaling….

    Cyndi – Dreams Unltd

  221. Anonymous September 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    What a great book. I have just started Art Journaling. This has alot of great inspiration. Debby

  222. jen September 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    oh I think I have to buy this book for a couple of girls I know. It sounds like good therapy to me!

  223. Deanne Lachner September 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Most interesting thing I have seen all day! Hope I win!

  224. Shelby September 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    How cool is this?!? I definitely want one – win it or not!

  225. Laure September 10, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    I love this journal! I’ve been seeing it around on the internet for a while, and I was considering buying it, but budget is so low right now that I’ve been reporting it… So of course I would love to win it! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!

  226. Denise September 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    I have looked at this book many times, but never purchased it. It is going on my gift list for the future…unless I win it here, of course πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway (and fun review)!

  227. Michelle in NJ September 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    What a hilarious review! I love the concept of the book and would DEFINATELY use it!
    Michelle in NJ
    meeshella2 at aol dot com

  228. twinklescrapbooks September 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    I have been wanting this since last year! Eeek! To win would be divine.
    tina πŸ™‚

  229. Pamm September 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    This looks like SO much fun! I have to have one! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  230. Cheryl September 11, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    If I don’t win this book, I am going to buy it as it is the coolest, neatest thing I have seen in ages. thank you.
    Cheryl Sims

  231. Lori September 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m flat on my back for two weeks while I recover from back surgery. I would LOVE to say that I’m recharging my creative jucies, but I feel my creativeness slipping away…must have….journal…need to wreck a journal…. :~}

  232. Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) September 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    OMGosh! This looks like so much fun…I’m thinking birthday present for the daughter that thinks she’s not creative…LOVE THIS!

    Would like to try this out myself first! lol

  233. Tee Ransone September 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    i cant wait to get my hands on this book! it sounds like just what i need to kick-start my creativity when i am empty.


    tee ransoen

  234. Diana September 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    My friend sent me a care package with this journal in it to go along with our Artist’s Way stuff. I have to overcome my resistance to using it – it’s such an awesome book, I almost hate to destroy it, even though that’s exactly the point!