Scrapping Wonders Blog Hop

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Aloha!!

This month is the month for Blog Hops, and welcome!! I am actually having fun joining in all these hops, sharing what I have been working on, what I am creating. I also am loving seeing all the stuff everyone else is creating lately!

I love that about this community that we are so open to support each other and love being inspired by our friends and others in the industry.

Follow through the hop today and comment and you will be entered into the giveaway, from Beth’s Scrapping Wonders Store. We are also teaming up with a really cool sticker shop in Etsy.

I hope you enjoy your time here today and learn some fun things about me today. Our theme this month is Truth or Dare and today we are playing two truth’s and a lie. I will be telling you some things about myself and you are gonna have to guess what is the lie. (I will try to keep it simple, since I may have some new followers to me 😉 )

I am also so excited to share with you my spread for the hop. I have been working all week on it, so it has been a real labor of love and creation. My stewing on this spread so it is fun and says what I want it too. I feel like all art journal spread tells a story other than one you may think you are telling. all the stuff you are working out in life comes through when you create. You pour it all out on the page. And whether we mean too we tell a story. This is something that awes me too. I love seeing my personality flow right onto my pages.

Usually at the end of the spread, when it is finally finished I think it is totally cool how it looks and feels like me. This spread isn’t my fave, and I really had to work it out to get something I was happy with. This is the journey some art journal spreads take though. I think it’s the learning that is what is what really comes out of it.

This spread however are inspired by my favorite drink ever. Coffee.

When I got the Columbus Road Prints Traveler’s Notebook Stickers from Beth I was so excited when I saw the coffee themed stickers. The colors were very inspiring too.

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This is why I choose the colors I did. It’s no surprise that I have been digging Purples right now. It’s my new found color to add a smile to my face and try to incorporate all the shades in my work. I also thought that some teals and dark blues would go well with the purple. As I got going a coral color made it’s way onto my spread. It was my unexpected color choice.

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Early on I knew I wanted to stamp out coffee cups and hand stitch on them. I added some patterned paper from some Maggie Holmes 6×6 and 6×8 pads. These smaller patterns made it easier to fit on the cups better.

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I loved that I got to pull out more of my coffee inspired products, like coffee bean stamps and coffee cup stencils.

The texture and layers using these products really helps drive the love I have for coffee.

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I used lots of layers of Shimmerz sprays and Acritonez paints. I made purple by mixing navy and pink.

I also used black and white polka dot tissue paper on the right side of the Scrapping Wonders Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook. This is my fave Notebooks. The quality of the paper is thick and has just the right amount of texture to hold up to tons of mixed.

The Columbus Road Prints Stickers really add to my spread too. I added them on top of the media, I used multi medium matte to attach the stickers. Even though they are sticky I worried they wouldn’t stay stuck to all the media I used.

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I also use the multi medium matte to adhere my sentiment. I used an old Pink Fresh Studio alpha stamp in teal, purple and pink stamping ink. I mixed the colors around for the sentiment to make them match better. I love how it looks.

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For the word time in the sentiment, I made sure I outlined it with some paint markers around the edges. I wanted to make sure it popped out enough to see.

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Here is a look at my full spread. It’s so colorful and a fun way to share my love of coffee.

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Along with this blog hop we are playing two truth’s and a lie. A fun way to get to know us ladies on the Scrapping Wonders Design Team. So in the next paragraph I am going to tell you three things, two of them will be true and one will be a little fib. Can you guess what is the lie? Add your guess in the comments and you will be entered into the giveaway for a free Scrapping Wonders Traveler’s Notebook Insert. Follow the line up below and comment along the way and enjoy the Hop!!!

Beth: http://scrappingwonders.com
>>>>> YOU ARE HERE<<<<<<< Hannah: http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/blog/
>>> GO HERE NEXT<<<< Sara: www.sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com

 
Watch my process video below:

Are you ready for the two truth’s and a lie game?? I have never been to New York City. Coffee is my favorite drink, it’s practically all I drink. And last, I home school my three children.

Don’t forget to comment the lie in my comments and you will be entered in the giveaway!!

Thanks for joining in the Scrapping Wonders Hop today. Check out Sara’s blog next.

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Scrapping Wonders DT: Watercolor Insert Spread

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Aloha!!

I was asked to join the Scrapping Wonders DT. I have been loving playing around in my own Traveler’s Notebooks so I said yes. Frankly I am honored to be asked!! I know I just like to play around in my Notebook’s. It is a way to to have fun and learn.

Today I am sharing a Watercolor spread in the Watercolor Insert In the Scrapping Wonders Etsy shop.

I wanted to create a scene with Watercolors and some other mixed media on one side of the double page.

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I also wanted a full page sized Black and White photo on the other side. I really wanted it to feel like we were stepping back in time. That is because when walking down this street in Tacoma makes you feel. All the old brick style building. The cobblestone streets, the train tacks that run straight through the street. You feel like time stood still for a minute.

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I Used watercolor brush script to create a title for the spread I made. I really didn’t feel the need to  do a ton of journaling. I will probably make a full size layout of the photo in color, so I am not worried about telling the story in words. I wanted to create a feeling. Almost retelling history.

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For the sidewalk area I used Shimmerz paste and sprays, watercolor and Gold texture luxe to get that feel of a walked on street or side walk. I wanted it to feel old and I wanted to see the texture like you see when you are really walking on the sidewalk.

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I built little clusters of embellishments in the colors I used on my spread to help tie everything together. It is the scrapbooker in me that needs to add a photo and paper to my spread.

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I love the Arrival tag, especially since this building up ahead is Union Station. I wonder how many arrival stamps have been added to people’s papers and luggage?!

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Here is a final look at my spread. I am really happy with how it turned out, It really was a learning process. To see my process head over to Youtube or watch below..

 

 

I hope you were Inspired try something different or tell your story a little different, using a different approach.  Look forward to seeing more Traveler’s Notebook spread in the future!!

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