05/12/2016

Be an epic - Scrap FX


Hello hello! Today I'm sharing with you a mini project - it's like a minialbum but also an ATC! Maybe small in size but it was so fun to make!

The inspiration for this project came from an ATC I got some time ago from Russia, from Andreeva. She exchanged a card with me and the card I got back was an ATCs but also a miniature notebook! I was so in awe and inspired! What an idea! Another source of inspiration was one of the 7 Dots Studio papers with this little card design on the other side. So I put one and one together and made this little booklet.

First I cut the individual cards out from the patterned paper and made them into a small minialbum. The mini is bigger than an ATC but the idea is the same. I did decorate the inner pages with some stamping and doodling as well, but the main focus is the cover. Part of the fun is that you can't open the book without destroying the cover design. That really intrigued me as well - something that wasn't on the ATC I received as I was able to take a peek inside without ruining the piece of art. I think I need to explore that route even more!

The cover is done using two stamps and three different chipboard shapes. The first layer is some stamped hearts with "Heart Spangles" stamp and gesso. On top of that is number 0 from the "Fancy Number Stamps" set - rest of the numbers are on the inside pages. "Snowflakes A" is the first chipboard layer and on top of that there's one star from the "Seeing Stars" set and also one of the pen nibs from "Art Pen Nibs". The snowflake is treated with some gesso, the nib with some ink and the star is embossed.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great start to December - let it be epic!


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Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Wow Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing, Ranger

04/12/2016

Masking tape cards - Craft Stamper


Happy second Advent! Christmas is drawing closer and closer! I don't know about you, but I'm not definitely ready for it yet! The plans are done, but need still time to make them real. 

Today I'm sharing two cards with you which are very special to me. Not maybe because of the techniques or products use although they are great as well. But what really makes these cards amazing to me, is the fact that the butterfly one was the cover of the Craft Stamperr magazine's August number this year! When I saw the cover I couldn't believe my eyes! So amazing! Thank you so much Trish for the honor!


The both cards belong to a Masterclass article titled "Masking Tape Wonders" with ideas how to use the humble, but oh so effective, material in crafting. As in all Masterclass articles, there's five different techniques with step by step photos. 

The January issue of the magazine hit the stores just a few days ago. You can see sneaks of the new issue here (link) in a post of the Craft Stamper blog. If you don't have the magazine yet, here's one possibility to get it (link) - and the August issue as well. And here's another possibility (link) to get the issue in digital format.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a pleasant Sunday and great start to the new week!


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Fiskars




03/12/2016

Light - 7 Dots Studio


Hello again! Like I said yesterday, this time I created two layouts for my monthly 7 Dots Studio post using the same composition and background technique. I just flipped the design around and used totally different collections and colors in the two pages. So the outcome is very different in the two! 


The first page was about gingerbreads, the start of my Holiday season. This other page is about Christmas lights - something that's very important to me as well. It might be connected to the fact that Finnish winter without snow and lights would be really, really dark!

The page is also about how wonderful it was to visit the city center with just the other of my two girls. That one on one time is so precious! The picture shows Helsinki in December last year when it was pouring rain the whole month and if I remember correctly there wasn’t much snow on the ground during the Holidays, either. I hope that’s not the case this year! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely December! May it be time of love and peace!


Materials:

Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Homegrown Um Wow Studio flair buttons


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Um Wow Studio, American Crafts, Prima Marketing

02/12/2016

Gingerbread love - 7 Dots Studio


Hi there! Today I'm sharing the first of two layouts I created for 7 Dots Studio this month. I'm sharing the other page tomorrow, but if you want to see them already today, please head over to 7 Dots Studio's own blog (link).

The idea behind the two is to use the same composition, just flip it from right to left and to use other colors and embellishments as well. Even though the same composition is in use as well as the background treatment, the pages look different, mostly because of the color. 


I use the two newest collections in the layouts – this brown, vintage colored one is done using the “Writer’s Block” and the other, minty, teal one using “Cotton Candy Dreams”. Both collections are by the lovely, talented DeeDee Catron.

I’m so happy to be able to work with these collections as they fill my every need! The “Writer’s Block” is perfect to those vintage, grungy, ephemera-styled pages where as “Cotton Candy Dreams” speaks to my more modern side. What a great combination!


This page is about gingerbreads. To me baking these lovely treats is the start for the Holiday season. I love especially the scent they bring to the whole house when you boil the spices and sugar and syrup together. Because of the scent, I also added a cinnamon stick to my page. The background paper reminded me about kitchen towels as well, so it fitted the theme also. I really love gingerbreads so it’s “a true love story”.

What marks the start of your Holiday season? 


Materials:

Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Homegrown Um Wow Studio flair buttons


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Sakura


01/12/2016

Rudolf turned blue - Craft Stamper


Starry start to December! I'm celebrating the start of the Christmas month with this wintery project. The reindeer was done for the December 2015 issue of Craft Stamper and shown in a 3D article. Boy, I can't believe that's over a year ago!

The topic of that gallery was altered reindeer. The shape was a printable which all the people taking part to the gallery could interpret the way they wanted. I went with my favorite color scheme and created a chilly reindeer. No red-nosed reindeer but complete blue one - Rudolf turned blue! 


The hardest part in making this was sure to keep the sides balanced so the poor reindeer wouldn't fall to its side! Luckily it was quite sturdy so I could add different embellishments and make big clusters to both sides.

Wishing you a lovely start to the new month and joyful waiting for the Holiday season! 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Stampendous, Ranger, Studio Calico



30/11/2016

Thank You - Prima Marketing


What are you thankful for? This layout was a part of the "We're Thankful For Vintage Emporium" post in Prima's blog (link). There's two layouts and a beautiful journal spread in there so I urge you to take a look!

I’m grateful for so many things in my life. I have a lovely family, dear husband, great job and co-workers, I love my hobby and design teams I’m in… But what I decided to celebrate in this layout is motherhood or rather to thank my girls who push me to be a better person for them and who have given me so much. I wouldn’t be here nor me without them. Love them dearly! 


I mixed some foiled details with the lovely vintage look of the Vintage Emporium. The title is done using the Adhesive Rub-Ons and one of the main embellishments are the flowers I cut out of the foiled patterned paper of the “Rossibelle” collection.

If you want to see how the page was made, please see the video below. Like I say in the video, I’m also very grateful of you who watch it and follow my crafty adventures. Thank you, too!


Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday! And great start to the new month starting tomorrow - December! 


Materials: 

847579 – Vintage Emporium Maestro 
847586 – Vintage Emporium Puccini 
847760 – Rossibelle Wildflower 
584382 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit 
583696 – White Doilies 
971397 – Adhesive Rub-Ons 
585617 – Foil Set Holographic Dreams 
583514 – Metals for a Wood Plaque 5 
585020 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Doily Stencil 
961374 – Heavy Gesso White 
590253 – Watercolor Confections Pastel Dreams 
961350 – Modeling Paste 
990879 – Artisan Adhesive Tape 
963880 – 2” Silicone Brush 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons

29/11/2016

Secrets - Finnabair Ambassador


Hi there! How are you today? Fine, I hope! I'm getting so excited for the coming weekend, the workshops in Belgium! So awesome to travel there! As always, I'm trying to post some updates along the weekend to my Instagram if you are interested in seeing some sneaks.

The piece I'm sharing today is something I decided to dedicate as my Finnabair ambassador piece because there's quite a few Finnabair pieces in it. The mediums are mainly from her line as well as the metal embellishments and also the stickers. And talking about workshops, this piece is actually done as a workshop sample. This one is from Sweden, Uppsala. It was fabulous to travel there also - thank you Scrapdraken for the invite!


There's something magical about old scissors. I'm fascinated by their shape! Every time I come across them at flea market I get them to my stash. The beauties in this cover are from Tallinn. We visited the local recycling center while in our summer vacation. My husband almost started to laugh when the seller actually showed how well they still cut through paper when I bought them. He knew that they wouldn't be used for their actual purpose but in something very different.

It's about a month when the big announcement went live both in Finnabair's (link) and in my blog (link). Now there's the first monthly post published in Finnabair's blog with the Brand Ambassadors. The series are called Ambassador's Lounge and the first post is about creative flow (link). About what makes the ambassadors tick, what makes them happiest when creating and what makes ambassador's heart sing when creating. The answers are really interesting read as to me they all describe the same with different words! The joy of letting go, the joy of to be absorbed into the piece you are making. Do you get the same feeling?


The Lounge post asks it, too, but what makes your heart sing when creating? What makes you tick and what's your best creative flow? 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow! 


Materials: 

3D Gloss Gel
Bottle Caps
Mechanical Flowers
Flowers Mini


Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio



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