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