A Visit to Dunder Mifflin // Wreck This Journal 12

Wreck This JournalFollow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SmithClick here to see my other completed pages!Suspense-13Once again, I have neglected to take a proper “before” picture of these pages. However, I did take a picture of what it looked like before I colored everything in, so I guess that will have to suffice!

The instructions read: Cover this page using only office supplies. I crossed out the word “supplies” and wrote “employees” above it so I could incorporate one of my all-time favorite TV shows into this journal: The Office!

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Most of these quotes are things that the characters actually said on the show (it took many a Google search to find them all!). Also, I didn’t realize how many of the characters’ last names I didn’t know until I tried to remember them. I’m pretty sure I never knew that Angela’s last name was Martin– how did I miss that? Anyways, I’m so glad that I was able to do an entire two pages based on The Office!

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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Candy-Coated // Wreck This Journal 11

Wreck This JournalFollow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SmithClick here to see my other completed pages!Suspense-13I actually don’t have a “before” picture of this page for some reason– I must have forgotten to take one! The instructions read:

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  1. Eat some colorful candy.
  2. Lick this page. 

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I had no intention of actually licking this page, mostly because I thought that it wouldn’t turn out looking very cool. Instead, I used watercolor paints to paint inside of the circle. When I think of candy I immediately think of bright colors, so I decided to go with a rainbow theme for these pages. On the left page I glued starburst wrappers (don’t worry, I didn’t eat them all myself– I had help from some friends!).

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Stains // Wreck This Journal 10

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This page reads: STAIN LOG. 

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The instructions were very vague on this page, and you could transform it in countless different ways. I decided to break out my nail polish collection and do some painting. I added a little twist to it and assigned each color an emotion or feeling depending on what the particular color reminded me of. It took quite a while to test a bunch of colors and decide which ones to use and what they would represent, but I finally narrowed it down to the sixteen that I needed.

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I decided to do something really simple on the left page since the right page has a lot going on. My favorite little square is probably the one in the bottom right corner called “starstruck.” The nail polish I used– clear with some sparkles and silver stars– was perfect!

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Good Thoughts // Wreck This Journal 9

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Unfortunately I’ve been working on this page for so long that I don’t actually have a picture of what it looked like before. The instructions say: Page of good thoughts. 

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The first thing that popped into my mind was immediately COLLAGE. Making collages is my JAM, so I quickly grabbed a pair of scissors and a stack of magazines and started cutting.

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I feel like I say this about all of my pages, but I’m really happy with this end result! It’s always good to have a collage of positivity lying around for those rainy days.

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Climbing the Misty Mountains // Wreck This Journal 8

Wreck This JournalFollow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SmithClick here to see my other completed pages!Suspense-13The instructions on this page read: Climb up high. Drop the journal. I knew that I didn’t want to actually drop the journal from any significant height, so I had to get creative.

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Inspiration for this page struck me when I listened to the song “Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit movie soundtrack. I’ve been trying to think of an idea for this page for ages, and I was so happy when I finally had the idea to do a Hobbit theme.

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I drew the drawing of Smaug on the left page by hand without tracing anything, but I based it off of this book cover:

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I’m really pleased with how these pages turned out! My drawing skills are terrible, so the fact that I was able to draw something that kind of resembles Smaug is really surprising. I’m glad I was able to incorporate some of my love for The Hobbit and LOTR into this journal!

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Cookie Time! // Wreck This Journal 7

Wreck This JournalFollow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SmithClick here to see my other completed pages!Suspense-13 This page has a really interesting set of instructions, mostly because they aren’t really instructions at all. There are so many fun directions these pages can go in! The top words say: Chew on this. The bottom words say: Warning: Do Not Swallow. 

IMG_1604 Suspense-14Predictably, I went in the foodie direction here. I couldn’t resist! Cookies were the first thing that popped into my mind, so I decided to incorporate some of my favorites! On the left hand page are chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and sugar cookies. On the right hand page I crossed off “Do Not Swallow” and wrote in “Deliciousness Ahead!!” instead. I definitely want to gobble that cookie right up!

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Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

The Kind of Bugs I Actually Like // Wreck This Journal 6

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Sadly, I don’t have any pictures of this page before I started working on it- sometimes I get so excited about an idea that I completely forget to take one! Anyways, it was blank except for the prompt, which is: Collect dead bugs here.Suspense-14

IMG_1502I immediately crossed out “dead” in the prompt- who wants dead bugs rotting in their Wreck This Journal? Definitely not me!

Instead, I used water color paints to paint the background and cut out butterflies out of old book pages. Super easy, but I really like the way it came out!IMG_1507

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Sewing… Paper? // Wreck This Journal 5

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I haven’t done one of these in quite some time (since March!!) but since it’s summer I finally have time to get crafting again!

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This page has such an interesting, fun prompt that I knew I had to do it ASAP. Fortunately I have a sewing kit with a bunch of different colors of thread, so I had all the materials I needed on hand at the ready!

The prompt is simply: Sew this page. 

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To do this I just threaded a regular sewing needle with some thread and sewed like I would any other material. It’s really easy to do- the hardest part is making sure that the knot on the end is big enough that it won’t slip through the hole in the paper. Otherwise, it could cause the entire design to slip out! To prevent anything from slipping in the future I put little pieces of tape over the knots on the other side of the paper so they would stay put.

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I had never sewed anything like this before doing this page, and it was actually a lot of fun! I’ll have to experiment more with working with thread in future pages.

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

We Are Infinite // Wreck This Journal 4

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Before:

Once again, I’ve forgotten to take a picture of the original pages. They were just blank with the instructions on them, which read: Create a nonstop line. 

After:

John Green Infinite PageI included one of my favorite quotes from John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska, which I absolutely love. In case it’s too hard to read in the picture, here it is:

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”

Underneath the quote is a page from a random old book that I painted with my watercolor paint set. I haven’t used watercolors in forever, and it was so much fun!

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Yours,

HOLLY

Fun with Tea! // Wreck This Journal 3

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Before:

I completely forgot to take a photo of the original pages before I started working on them! They were just blank with the instructions on them. The instructions read: Pour, spill, drip, spit, fling your coffee here. 

I don’t drink coffee, so the first thing I did was cross that out and change the word to tea. Then I saved each little tea bag tag from all the tea I drank for a few weeks, and when I finally had enough of them saved up I hot-glued them to the left page. I dripped some tea onto the righthand page and then added in one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes.

After:

Wreck This Journal Tea PageI really like how these pages came out! I love tea so much, so I’m happy that I was able to show that in this Wreck This Journal. Plus, splashing tea onto these pages was a blast!

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY