We Heart Social Con Winners

Social Con - We Heart It

You came, you saw, you hearted! A few weeks ago we challenged you to create collections themed around Social Con and your favorite social media stars. Whether they’re YouTubers, Viners, or bonafide Hollywood icons, we enjoyed seeing who you’re inspired by. We took the top most viewed collections and our panel of judges evaluated them based on creativity and originality…

Congratulations to our three grand prize winners, who each won a We Heart It & Social Con prize pack including merchandise autographed by Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, and Carter Reynolds!

Cam’s Girl

We Heart Social Con - Cam's Girl

KFashion

We Heart Social Con - KFashion

Namara Epp

We Heart Social Con - Namara Epp

We’d also like to highlight a few honorable mentions who created some amazing collections as well:

Crazy Unicorn

We Heart Social Con - Crazy Unicorn

Taly

We Heart Social Con - Taly

Melody

We Heart Social Con - Melody

Alice

We Heart Social Con - Alice

Petra

We Heart Social Con - Petra

Gitta

We Heart Social Con - Gitta

Thanks for participating in another collection challenge! Please stay tuned for what’s coming up next. And if you missed Social Con Chicago, be sure to follow We Heart It’s collection to see some of the action.

As always, please leave us a comment with your ideas for the next collection contest theme!

18 Wreck This Journal Inspirations To Further Wreck Your Journal

Wreck This Journal - We Heart It

Attention all people who have not yet given up on actual paper: this past week Wreck This Journal was trending on We Heart It, so I thought I’d take a poke (okay, more like a deep dive) through all of your fabulous hearted journal images for some inspiration.

(Oh, and for those of you unfamiliar, Wreck This Journal is exactly what it sounds like: a journal that encourages you to “wreck it” using various methods.)

Below is a list I compiled of some of my fave ideas (I also made a collection!) — take ’em or leave ’em, but either way, keep wrecking those journals and sharing your creative masterpieces with us. We’re looking and loving!

1. Take your journal on vacation

Planning a trip? Do not leave that journal at home! New places are notorious for amazing inspo (err…hello, Big Ben!) — and don’t forget to take a picture of all the pages you complete while on vacay. You can paste them in later — or add them to your We Heart It page!

2. Stencil it up

Let’s face it — some of us have art skills that never progressed beyond preschool. But just because you’re not the next Picasso doesn’t mean you can’t have a next-level journal. Use stencils (like this wicked Batman stencil, courtesy of Heather), trace things or even grab a cookie cutter when populating your page with illustrations.

3. Use your X-Ray vision

This is what they call thinking outside the box…errr, or, beyond the surface?! There’s something creepily cool about the human body, so why not use your lovely insides as inspiration for your journal? Alma first hearted this image of skeleton feet in a Wreck This Journal, and I’m digging it.

4. Let it burn

Make sure you’re familiar with stop, drop and roll before attempting this one! Actually, better do it outside just to be safe! And definitely make sure NOT to burn the entire book…!

5. Think outside the wreck

Actually, this applies to all instructions in the book — you don’t have to take them literally. In fact, the more bizarrely you interpret them, the more unique your journal will be. So forget the rules and do your own thing.

6. Practice your band fonts

Oh, Alice, you were so spot-on with this one!

Wreck This Journal is the perfect place to pay tribute to your fave musicians and bands…and practice writing in their unique fonts. It will be fun to look back at the music you were into 10 years from now, so a page dedicated to this aspect of your pop culture life is a definite must!

7. Switch it up with color swatches

Need a place to test out nail polish colors? Where better than Wreck This Journal? Just don’t forget to write the name of the color underneath each swatch. So handy — you’ll have a reference guide for as long as you keep your journal.

8. See yourself in shadows

You’ll need a friend to help with this one — position a lamp so it shines against a wall, then have your friend trace your silhouette in your journal. Color in as you see fit. Many thanks to British Hearter Abbey for sharing this hands-down fabby idea. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the rhyme…)

9. Throw a quote party

Big on hearting quotes? Why not transfer a few of your favorites to your journal? Chances are you’ll never forget them.

10. Go camping with nothing but paper and crayons

Make summer last forever by illustrating everyone’s favorite campfire treat–thanks Danisa for this artistic rendering of the most unreal use of graham crackers ever. Actually, I advocate drawing any delicious food, which brings me to…

11. Pay tribute to the most glorious food ever to exist

Sorry, but how pretty are pink donuts? Even if you don’t love them, can we all agree that sprinkles make everything (including Wreck This Journal) more festive?!

12. Don’t underestimate the power of the pen

Stuck with a glorious idea…and NO supplies? Hold your worries — you can actually do a lot with a simple, basic pen. Take inspiration from this gorgey pen-dering (that’s my new compound word for ‘pen rendering’…)…it just takes a bit of creativity (okay, and a lot of patience) to end up with a masterpiece.

13. Be a bookworm

Like any page dedicated to your favorite artists, devoting a page or two to your current favorite book is a must-do. When you look back on your journal years from now, you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside remembering the first time you read about Hazel and Augustus…or Anastasia and Christian…

14. Use free stuff

View everything around you as something you can potentially slap into your book — coffee sleeves, plants, wrappers, tickets, receipts, etc. The weirder, the better.

15. REALLY GET INTO IT

Try being ridiculously overachieving on a page or two — supposed to stick something to the page? Stick 500 things to it. Told to drop the journal? Drop it from the highest place you can think of. (Just make sure no one is standing below…!) The shower page is always a fun one — why not DOUSE the book? (Don’t think of it as ruining your other pages…think of it as altering them.)

I am particularly in lurve with this fun shower page, first hearted by Valentina from Colombia. (By the way, her collections are killer…you should definitely give her a follow!)

16. Pick a palette

I’m absolutely gaga over some of these journals I’ve been seeing that stuck to a color palette all the way through. Talk about extreme dedication! So, whether it’s your first or fifth journal, why not challenge yourself by sticking to a color palette? (PS, got the idea from this unreal cover, first hearted by Elisabeth. Be still, my soft grunged-out heart!)

17. Keep your supplies on you

You never know when inspiration will strike, so at least try (I know, it’s hard…) to keep your markers/crayons/pens/pencils/paint/pastels/etc. with you. At the bare minimum, keep a pen so you can jot down ideas in your book for later execution.

18. Sleep with your journal…every night

…because you should show it some love. After all, it’s given you hours of entertainment! Thank you, Bianca, for first hearting these beautiful nighttime pages.

Hearters — what is the best/coolest/wackiest/most out-of-control thing you’ve done to your Wreck This Journal? Share below in the comments section and make sure to upload a pic to your canvas!

Halloween in August

Halloween in Summer

Halloween is just around the co–

Wait. No it’s not. But it might as well be — this week “Halloween” was trending on We Heart It, so we figured we’d start talking costumes — based on, what else — our most popular searches of the week. Oh, and don’t forget to follow my Halloween in August collection — it’s chock full of images no one could possibly resist. I mean, a kitten dressed as a bat…?!

For those of you who don’t celebrate the holiday, consider these ideas material for your next costume party.

Imaginary Pop Star Girlfriend – Whether you’re a Justin, Harry, or Matty Healy girl, may we suggest “Imaginary Pop Star Girlfriend” this Halloween? This costume is super easy to pull off — just wear your fave high-waisted jorts, crop top and leather booties, whip out your cell and spend the evening pretending to be on the phone with the stud of your choice. Extra points if you aren’t British…and do a British accent. (Only applies to One Direction and 1975 GFs.)

Human Nail Art – Obsessed with painting…and repainting…and repainting your nails again? Three times in one day? No, you don’t have a problem. You have a passion.

To celebrate a top hobby of 2014, why not go as Human Nail Art? Pick a favorite nail art design (we love Harley Rain’s collection) and use face paints to turn your face, arms and legs into a decorated canvas. Make your own graphic tee with the words “NAIL ART” appliqued across the front. #win

50 Shades of Grey Trailer – Wear all black, a blindfold and handcuffs. Applique the words “Coming Valentine’s Day 2015” to your shirt. When people ask what you are, tell them you’re the World’s Most Anticipated Movie Trailer. Check out the collection for inspo.

Human GIF – This one is perfect for the last-minute among us: wear your regular clothes. Do the same thing over and over again all night. Voila — Human GIF!

We Heart It – We may be biased, but we’re partial to an all-white ‘fit with a giant pink heart in the middle. Encourage your friends to tap your stomach to show their appreciation for you. Hand out Random Hearts of Kindness to strangers. Spread the love. 🙂

Hearters — have you started thinking about your Halloween costume yet? Leave your ideas in the comments section below and don’t forget to link to your collections to give other users some serious inspo!

Popular quotes: “Lonely but fabulous”…and why being lonely may be a good thing

Lonely But Fabulous Screenshot No UI.jpgHi Hearters — Molly here!  I help out with content at We Heart It, and will be adding some guest posts to this blog.  I’ve been a major fan of We Heart It for what seems like forever, and I’d love to hear more about you and what you’d like to see on the blog — more .  Feel free to drop me a line at any time, for any reason at hello@weheartit.com.  And of course, feel free to follow me on We Heart It.

Today I was browsing through my feed when I came across this image, first hearted by user Leticia Tomazini. It got me thinking about the concept of loneliness–can it actually be a good thing once awhile? And if so, what can you you learn about yourself from being alone? 

One of my favorite things about We Heart It is that it’s a safe place we can come to explore our thoughts and points of view without being judged. “Lonely but Fabulous” means something different to everyone.

When I first hearted the photo, I immediately thought of when I first moved to New York City the summer after my sophomore year of college. I’d moved for an internship and lived in a dorm with three other girls, all of whom were strangers, for three months.

Ironically, despite being literally surrounded by people, it was the most alone I’d felt in my entire life. Actually, the presence of other people made me feel more lonely–everyone seemed to be having fun with their friends, chatting away, laughing, smiling…while I, even if I was faking happiness, felt emptier inside by the minute.

What I didn’t realize then was that it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the busiest city in the world or an empty, wide-open field all by yourself–loneliness can creep up on anyone, at any time. I decided it was okay to feel sad — and that instead of looking at it as a negative, I could use the experience to learn to rely on myself and myself alone — something I’d never done before. 

In New York, by myself, I became my own best friend. I learned I could take care of myself. I learned I could entertain myself — with a book, alone in a restaurant, for example. When situations arose that made me uncomfortable, I heard myself loud and clear — “Get out of here, it’s not safe,” or “What are you doing? You aren’t okay with this. Leave. It’s okay.” When I accomplished things–at work, or even just venturing into a new part of the city by myself–I learned I didn’t need praise from others in order for my accomplishment to count. I could be proud of myself and that was enough. 

Lonely But Fabulous Teaser Grid

This is just one example of “Lonely but Fabulous” — I see instances of this concept all over We Heart It every single day. Check out my collection of “Lonely but Fabulous” images for inspiration to use in your daily life and feel free to start your own collection inspired by this awesome phrase — I’ve included tons of photos of people curling up with a book, traveling alone, spending time meditating and listening to music.

Hearters, what does “Lonely but Fabulous” mean to you? Tell us below in the comments section, and don’t forget to post links to your favorite quote collections.