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,
@swtalohagurl on IG