Apparently the following comments offended some people (the stuff between the stars). I'm sorry if it did, that was now my intentions when I was writing it. I have since added the P.S. below to the original post and posted it below. I hope it explains a bit more about what I was talking about when I wrote it.
I sometimes forget that I'm not chatting with you on a one to one basis nor do you know me personally...I would never do or say anything to you on-line that I wouldn't say to you in person when expressing my opinions on a subject. I'm not the type of person that goes out of his or her way to offend anyone (in person or on line). Nor will I agree with you on everything just because it's the polite thing to do. I consider you all friends and will give you my honest opinion.
I don't find this any different than recommending a restaurant, a brand of toothpaste or bottle of wine to someone. It's a personal opinion, it may not jive with yours but take it for what it's worth. You might not like the restaurant I eat at because of this that or another thing but that's your right because it's your opinion.
EK Success has just capitalized on peoples gullibility and produced a line of products to make them. Everything from journals, stickers, journal pads, pens, glue, tape, envelopes and more.
You can create a Smash Book/Glue Book without buying anything you don't already have in your stash. Personally I don't know why you would buy the Smash Book stuff...your book will look very similar to everyone elses book that purchased all those products?!?!? I'd much rather make something all my very own. But what do I know? I'm definitely not who they were marketed for.
I was going to delete the comments (between the stars) that I previously posted because they may have or will offend some people. I did not write them with offending anyone in mind.
When I write that "EK Success capitalized on peoples gullibility" I simply meant that EK is touting this particular type of craft that has been around for years as their newest invention - creating the newest trend/craze (watch the video...it IS very clever).
Now I'm sure not everyone is jumping on the Smash Book trend/craze because of the marketing but for the most part the comments I read about these products are because it's the latest and greatest invention since sliced bread. In generalities that type of mentality prevails (just read some of the comments on various forums out there). Like I said, not everyone but most.
Hey, if it floats your boat by all means, buy away. I was simply pointing out that you're all crafty devils and don't need to buy a $13.00 Smash Book when you can buy a journal from the Dollar Tree for $1.00 or even make your own from scratch. I am all about getting the most bang for my (and your) buck ~ if I didn't think you couldn't create a Glue Book/Smash Book w/o buying it I wouldn't post it.
Again, these are my own personal opinions - not intended to offend or upset anyone.