Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blog Hopping With Nathalie Kalbach's New Stencils and Stencil Girl Products

I'm really honored to be a part of todays blog hop showcasing a fabulous stencil designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stencil Girl Products. I've been waiting with great anticipation for her designs to come to the market place and I know that you will love them as much as I do. Let's take a look at the stencil and what I created with it.

If you remember what this is...raise your hand?

The TYPEWRITER...the bain of my existence for my college years! Every term paper pounded out on a double layer of onionskin with carbon paper in between. Typing along and then BAM...a mistake! Somehow though I made it through all those term papers and graduate from college!

Fast forward to today...how do we communicate in the 21st century???? I love the new technology and I would call myself a techie, the new advances are so up my alley. That is the concept for this journal page using the fabulous new stencil designed by Nathalie Kalbach.

My background started as a MOP page in my Dylusions Creative Journal Page. This is the place where I mop up any excess ink sprays {can't waste that good stuff}. On this page are all the various Dylusions Ink Spray colors.


I wanted the this typewriter stencil to take center stage so using Wendy Veechi Studio 490 Black Embossing Paste I scrapped the paste over the stencil, removed the stencil and allowed the paste to dry completely.


To complete the journal page I took screen shots of all the various forms of technology, social medium platforms and communication that I use on a daily basis. The photos you will see are from my individual pages. The icons are all free social media icons found on the web, along with the composite picture of the Apple products I use. 


Do these look familiar to you? I'm betting they do! I am a creature of my own technology and communication forms and wonder how far these innovations will go. I'm hate to admit I will anxiously be waiting for all the new things to come.

Thank you for stopping by and I'm pretty sure you might find a GIVEAWAY over at Nat's Blog BUT...she tells me if you comment here too you will have another entry into her giveaway! As a matter of fact she will give you an entry into the giveaway for each blog you comment on--how cool is that! -Nathalie gives away one of the this Typewriter Stencils. You have five chances to win it. Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs and on my blog  and let us know how you like the projects and Nathalie will pick randomly one lucky winner. You have time to comment till August 20, 2013 - midnight EST.

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45 comments:

  1. Soooo true- I remember the onion skin carbon times- LOL. And I remember "No tipex!"....Love your page and the awesome collage you created. Thank you for playing along with my stencil hop :) Nat

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  2. This is a GREAT collage. Love how you put everything together and the idea of "then and now"

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  3. How fun is your technology spread. I love my apple products too, but I still love my old royal typewriter as well. Great project. xox

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  4. What a great journal page. Loved all the media icons and the great use of the typewriter stencil. Fun!

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  5. what a great contemplation and composition. I love the simplicity of the typewriter contrasted with the myriad avenues we use to communicate today. Beautifully done! I love Nat's stencil and what you did with it.

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  6. This is fabulous! LOVING the colors and that typewriter!!!

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  7. I love those journal pages you created with this stencil, and I really enjoyed lots of other creations in your blog as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Martha.. I just LOVE the contrast of the colored background and the black stencil. I remember typing monthly reports on the IBM Selectrics.. Remember those?

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  9. I love it Martha -- it came out exactly as you described it! NICE.

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  10. Oh wow. I love this. The colors are so beautiful.

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  11. Martha, there are many days when I miss the "old" manual products. I sometimes feel they are going too far with the "new" technology. The typewriter stencil is fabulous and your journal pages are cool!!

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  12. I love this stencil and I love what you did with it, thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  13. Hi, Martha! I can well appreciate your creation, as I began my secretarial career with just such a typewriter many decades ago. Love the contrast you have made between THEN and NOW! We have come a long way, Baby!

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  14. What a great layout to summarize the changes in the way we communicate and create. I rather miss the days of "real" letters before email and facebook messages, but oh well... no going back now. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Great use of the stencil (and of those Dylusions inks. I love those too!)

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  15. I love typewriters - though learning to type 30 years ago I wasn't so keen!!
    A great stencil!
    Thanks!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your artistry with this great stencil. I love how you have incorporated so many icons of new technology along with the vintage image from the typewriter stencil. Nice work!

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  17. Today we hunt for the best typewriter font! I really like this page... the moppings make a great background.

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  18. A great idea indeed to have the old and new, there are so many new devices we use these days. I like your background as well. The typewriter stencil looks cool with the paste. Happy blog hopping!

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  19. Those background colors are beautiful and add so much to your project! That stencil could definitely stand alone, but those colors look wonderful!

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  20. you've come a long way, baby! or something like that, wasn't that a saying back in the day?? love your typewriter, tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

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  21. I love the background you started with. Great way to use your excess inks.

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  22. wow you make life back in the day seem so simple

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  23. What a great layout! I remember when beepers were new & how cool they were! Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

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  24. How familiar all the elements one this page are. Hmmm - i feel old! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I went to school just as the digital revolution was taking place so we had to learn typing on electric typewriters and how to do basic DOS programming on these huge pcs- I remember hating both! Kids have no idea how easy they have it today with the smart phone keypads and twitter/Instagram for friend updates. I'm just glad to be part of the wave- I wonder if things will soon stop making sense as new social media springs up.
    Great page- you just gave me a great idea to scrap current websites- I'm pretty sure my daughter will be using other websites- many teens are already moving off Facebook and into other platforms. It's an exciting time to be alive if a bit bewildering sometimes.

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  26. What a great journal spread Martha!!! I love how you documented technology and the typewriter was a PERFECT past! Fun hopping with you!!

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  27. What a great journal spread Martha. I love seeing the comparison!

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  28. What a great idea! Then and now! Wow! I remember a lot of "thens"....

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  29. I love the background.. really makes the typewriter pop!

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  30. What an awesome and creative idea for a journal spread! Love it!! I had so forgotten about onionskin until you mentioned it...lol....a LONG time ago!!

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  31. I love typewriters, but also found them so frustrating. Great idea to use the embossing paste on your piece! Looks cool!

    Thanks so much for the give-away!

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  32. Ok! 2nd try at entering a comment. I soooooo hate the login. My first comment talked about I soooooo related to this stencil & years of "White-out". I have to submit anonymous as I can't get any of the other methods to work. :(

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  33. Ok figured out how to enter a proper comment. I love the supplies that you used as I have those too. Also how I relate to using a type-writer as I'm from that generation. Would love to own this stencil!

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  34. I have a lovely set of stamps called Vintage Communication that would work really well with this stencil!

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  35. I love the colours and the link from typewriters to newer technology. I still appreciate a good typewriter though! TFS love it all!

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  36. I've been saving my mop clothes too! These make awesome backgrounds. Just love your journal page down memory lane!

    Carmen L

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  37. What a great collage of typing technology, so fun. In the 80's, I could never master any of my darn typing class'....so I'm super thankful for computer keyboards with their spell check keys etc that keep my writing readable. Thanks for the smile this morning!!

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  38. Wow no typing term papers for me but I remember these from typing class training to be a good little Man Men secretary! HA! Hope I win the stencil fun stuff!

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  39. Great idea... the typewriter vs technology...the streaks of greens, yellow and pinks are the perfect backdrop. textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  40. What a great idea to showcase the trusty old standby typewriter compared to all the new tech this way. Love that stencil!!!

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  41. i loved how you did the then and now....quite a change but i still love the old stuff, especially old typewriters and cameras. nathalie is uber cool and generous. i got the chance to meet her, she is just a doll. i sure would love to win this great stencil, it would be put in my favorite file. xoxox

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  42. you gals are FABULOUS!! wonderful! love the blog hop!

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