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Scrapbooking layout: Happy heart

Sharing with you a scrapbooking layout I made already a while ago; it's about our wonderful baby boy cat William. He came to our family two years ago and has brought so many smiles and laughter into our lives. He really makes my heart happy! 

The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio: I love their paper quality as it allows playing with various wet media without wrinkling or wearing out. It's a pity that their business is ramping down; not many paper companies have that kind of sturdy papers in their patterned paper collections.

All embellishments are stamped with Carabelle Studio stamps. The cute cats are designed by Kate Crane; aren't they adorable!

 I guess the photo is from William's first summer with us. How much he has grown since! However, his curious, venturesome and brave personality has not changed a bit 😸

Wishing you a nice day, thanks for stopping by in my blog!

International Scrapbooking day 2023


On the first weekend of May scrapbookers around the world celebrated their favourite hobby by taking out their crafting supplies and creating wonderful layout pages. Social media and paper crafting blogs were filled with inspiration material and fun challenges; I felt like being in a candy shoppe!

On Saturday I managed to create two layouts; for both of them I utilized leftover embellishments from other projects and combined them with papers I had purchased a loooong time ago. Even if I love buying nice new things it always feels great to use materials that have been sitting on my stash for a while. With that I'm also telling myself that I'm mainly creating space for new supplies, lol!

The cute owl I've made years ago when I fell in love with the owl die set by Sizzix. I have them in at least ten different colour combinations!

The photo background was not that interesting, so I cut it off and replaced it with a watercolour panel. Now it matches the colour palette of the page better. Have to admit that I'm quite happy with my page using only a limited set of colours.

The second layout has die-cut and punched circles in the background and lots of fuzzy cut flowers from Pink Fresh Studio paper 'Happy Blooms'. 

The quotes are from Dina Wakley 'Typed Ledgers' sheets by Ranger. The page title I picked up from one of the quotes.

Again a page on which I mixed elements from several manufacturers and designers. It's fun to make them work together!

Hey, you! Did you play along the International Scrapbooking Day challenges? Or did you just scrapbook for the fun of scrapbooking? 💖

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Beautiful women



This set of cards were made using a beautiful woman face stencil by Carabelle Studio. I played with different background colours; I love how the look and feel changes when choosing a different set of colours.

 For the background I used Distress inks; they blend so easily!

After playing with the gradient background colours I decided to use a simple solid colour for the background but layered two stencils for the face. On the above card I first stencilled the image with dark purple colour and then placed a pattern stencil on top and applied the pattern using a black ink.

Same technique on the above card, with using three shades of blue.

On the last card I tried something completely different: I covered the open area of the stencil with stitches. A fun technique to try out, too!

The image edges and the face details I drew with a paint marker.


I love the woman face stencil; next I'm planning to use it on an art journal project. Size of it is perfect for my Moleskine book.

Wishing you a nice day! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrabook layout: Just perfect



Today I wanted to show you a scrapbook page which is one of my recent favourites.
The picture was taken on our visit to the gorgeous Helsinki Rhododendron Park early Covid summer 2020. I remember how wonderful it was to visit a local sight, to see people (!!) and to look at something colourful and beautiful after having to stay at home for months. We all loved the place, I can still recall the sweet scent of the big colourful azaleas and rhododendrons.

Quite often when working on a scrapbook page I first choose the photo and then start matching the background papers and embellishments to it. In this case I fell in love with the beautiful floral embellishments, and the warm yellow flowers reminded me of this specific photo and the blooming background  of it. I think they matched perfectly!

All materials for the page are from Hip Kit Club June 2021 Scrapbook Kit. I used to be a Hip Kit subscriber for quite a while, but when the new EU import fee legislation came into force summer 2021 the VAT fees and processing charges increased the total cost for the subscription significantly. Even if I loved the kits, at year end 2021 I had to decide to discontinue my subscription and since then I have been looking for a replacement solution inside EU. If you have any hints on where to look, please leave a comment! 

Layout title and the banners I cut with my Cameo.

Looking at a blooming colourful layout in the middle of dark and cold Finnish winter makes me smile. Such a fun memory documented!


Scrapbooking with Silhouette Cameo



Quite often I use die-cut elements on my paper crafting projects. I've been working with Sizzix for long, but every now and then I also cut with my Silhouette Cameo. My electronic cutter is quite old, but after I managed to upgrade it to Windows 11 version it has been functioning without any issues.

Backing large cut files with patterned or solid colour papers is a great way to add colour to a scrapbook page. I haven't used Silhouette often enough to master the tool perfectly, but luckily there are great tutorial videos available for pretty much every technique I want to try out.

Paige Taylor Evans is a true cut file virtuoso and also her tutorial videos are top quality. How to back cut files with Silhouette is explained on this Youtube video.

I'm a monthly subscriber of Silhouette cut files in the Silhouette Design Store and have dozens of great cut files in my library. I should definitely use the machine more often! Should this now be my new year resolution for 2023?