Saturday, October 29, 2016

~* My Weekly Spread in my Midori Traveler's Notebook using Pink and Main Stamps *~

Aloha friends!

Here is a project I created as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. 


I created my weekly spread in my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Pink and Main stamp set called Magical Unicorns.  I used Archival Ink in Jet Black to stamp the images. I also using my watercolor paints in both matte and shimmery to paint the images and to create the dreamy background.




If you like any of these stamps, email Auntie Dayna at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.  Have a magical week!

Much aloha, 

Steph :) 


@swtalohagurl on IG 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

~* My Every Day Hawaii Creative Journal - Part 1 *~

Aloha!

Sharing my "Every Day Hawaii Creative Journal" with you!  I purchased this lovely mellondori from @mellonjournal (she has a store on Etsy).  I thought it was the perfect journal cover to document my every day happenings as well as the unique places that I visit here in Hawaii.  I altered a Moleskine notebook with this lovely hibiscus flower print that I had in my stash for awhile now.  I also added images and stickers from the Authentique Utopia collection.  I love the vintage Hawaii feel!  


Here is the first page in my journal.  I used some photos that I took with my Instax.  It is an older model and I have hit or misses with it every time I take photos.  I hate wasting them so I decided to do a creative journal entry.  I used Sakuralala365/Igloo Dining stamps and as well as Amy Tangerine/Sakuralala stamps.  I also brush lettered "North Shore" at the top and watercolored the shrimp truck image and also the page.


Here is a two-page spread that I created of my visit to the North Shore.  I visited Matsumoto Shave Ice store and bought some cute pouches and a cute pink shave ice plushie keychain.  I also got a cool hat.  I took some Instax photos and they came out okay.  I also used a bunch of Hawaii themed washi tape and planner stickers.  The image on the bottom right corner is a Hero Arts stamp that I colored in with my watercolor paints.  














We were able to visit the new Foodland Farms at Ala Moana the other day.  I took brochures and cut them up as ephemera.  They had a cool map of the store.  I also took an Instax photo of this Kim Chee Poke Sauce that my hubby had purchased.  And there is the receipt that I washitaped in later.


I was looking into buying some type of photo printer.  I thought about it a lot.  One reason for purchasing the Instax SP-2 Printer was that I heard that the quality was good and also I wanted to use my Instax film that I purchased more effectively versus using my Instax camera, which is always a gamble.  I like it!  I am also eyeing another printer, the HP Sprocket.  I saw the prints are they are really nice and they are adhesive prints!  The Sprocket is cheaper than the Instax SP-2 and so is the film.  Ah, another thing to add to my wishlist :p'.  


Here's a two-page spread that I created for my first fall drink at Starbucks.  I bought a Salted Caramel Mocha.  I used the coffee sleeve holder in my spread as well as photos I printed on my Instax SP-2 printer.  I also brushlettered with my watercolors and added stickers and a business card.  Good fun documenting life!


And last, but not least, a spread about my first Pumpkin Spice Latte.  They had a special pumpkin spice whip starting today!  It was pretty yummy!  I brushlettered and added a photo I printed from my Instax SP-2 printer.


Thanks for stopping by!
Much love and aloha,
Steph :)
@swtalohagurl on IG

Monday, October 3, 2016

~* My Wishlist in my Midori Traveler's Notebook using Pink and Main Stamps *~

Aloha friends!

Here is a project I created as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. 


I created my wish list in my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Pink and Main stamp set called Magical Unicorns.  I used Archival Ink in Jet Black and Soramame inks. I also using my watercolor paints to paint the images and to create the dreamy background.



If you like any of these stamps, email Auntie Dayna at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.

Much aloha, 

Steph :) 

@swtalohagurl on IG 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

~* Weekly Layout in my Happy Planner using Pink and Main Planner Stamps *~

Aloha friends!

Here is a project I created as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. 

I created my weekly layout in my Happy Planner using the Pink and Main stamps set called Planner Tabs.  I used Mommy Lhey inks.  I also used ephemera by Maggie Holmes and some floral washi tapes.





If you like any of these stamps, email Auntie Dayna at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.

Much aloha, 
Steph :) 
@swtalohagurl on IG 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

~* Weekly Layout in my Happy Planner using Pink and Main Stamps *~

Aloha friends!

Here is a project I created as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. 

I created my weekly layout in my Happy Planner using the Pink and Main stamps sets called Planning Work, Planner Peekers, and Planner Tabs.  I used Archival Ink in Jet Black and Soramame inks. 



If you like any of these stamps, email Auntie Dayna at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.

Much aloha, 
Steph :) 

@swtalohagurl on IG 

Friday, August 19, 2016

~* Unicorns and Rainbows Weekly Spread in my Midori Traveler's Notebook *~

Aloha friends!

Here is another project I did as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things.  

I used Pink and Main's Planner Tabs and Planner Peekers along with Amy Tangerine's exclusive stamp sets.  The inks that I used include Archival Ink in Jet Black and Soramame inks and watercolor paints. I love mixing different medias in my Midori Traveler's Notebook.  This insert is 018.  I also used some washi by Illustrated Faith.

Who doesn't like rainbow shave ice ;)?  


Thanks for stopping by! 
Much aloha, 
Steph :) 
@swtalohagurl on IG 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

~* Bujo Planning in my Midori Traveler's Notebook *~

Aloha friends!

Here is a project I did as a Designer for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. 

I seriously got these stamps today and could not wait to play with them.  

I created a bullet journal, bujo, in my Midori Traveler's Notebook Insert 005 using the Pink and Main stamps sets called Planning Work, Planner Peekers, and Planner Tabs.  I used Archival Ink in Jet Black and Soramame inks.  I also used watercolor paints.


If you like any of these stamps, email Auntie Dayna at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.

Much aloha, 
Steph :) 
@swtalohagurl on IG 

~* Exciting News! *~

Aloha friends!

I have exciting news! Me and my friend, Linda, or @lfundoo on Instagram are designing for Auntie Dayna's Cards and Things. If you like any of these stamps, email her at auntiedayna808@yahoo.com.



Mahalo!
Steph :) 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

~* Aloha Planner Party and Traveler's Notebook Workshop in Hawaii *~

Aloha Friends!

I've started many blog posts, but have not had a chance to complete them.  If you are interested in my daily crafty happenings and more, check out my IG handle at @swtalohagurl :)


The Aloha Planner Party and Traveler's Notebook Workshop took place on Saturday, July 30, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the Planner Party and from 4:30 pm to 6 pm for the Workshop.  The event was at the Ward Dave and Buster's and it was hosted by Florence Antonette, livelifeandcreate on IG.

In preparation for the event, I created these two spreads in my Moleskine notebook in my Kiwi Dori.  The first spread was created using the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  Isn't the collection so pretty?  I used the papers, stickers, and ephemera from the collection.  


The second spread was created using Amy Tangerine's collections.  I used a mix of several collections.  Loved using the ephemera, stickers, acetate pieces that I cut from the 12x12, washi tapes, and more.  I also used some Maggie Holmes washi tape, which I love, love, love :)!  



I enjoyed taking photos with my friends in the photo booth and talking stories with my old and new friends at the Planner Party.

I created this two page spread at the workshop.  We were given a bunch of goodies and I decided to just document the day.  I used some Traveler's Factory stamps that Florence had out as well as these cute Hawaii stickers that Posh Pieces passed out.  Loved the Jillie Bean postcard paper so much!  I need to find more :)!  (I transferred my Moleskine into my mylkshoppe leather sweetdori.)



Here is my first spread, which I had my friends sign.  Loved meeting some new friends at the planner party.  We had a lot of fun crafting together and chatting. 


Here is the second spread.  I had Florence sign it and I added Instax photos of the goodies we received for the Traveler's Notebook Workshop and a Instax photo of me and Florence.


I had a wonderful time crafting with my friends.  Crafty therapy is definitely good for the soul :)!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
*hugs* and Much aloha,
Steph :)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

~* Creative Journal - Family Fun Day *~

Aloha!

Today is National Scrapbooking Day :)!  We had a fun family day today. I wanted to do a creative journal spread in my Moleskine journal.  Here it is...I used a brochure, business card, and part of the instructions for one of the craft projects we worked on.  I watercolored the instructions to add some color since it was in black and white.  I took a lot of photos and will create more spreads when I have a chance to print them out :).


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Much aloha, 
Steph :)