Scrapbooking layout: Creative mind


Hope your weekend has been nice.

13 Arts February 2021 release contained several interesting and inspiring paper collections. When browsing through the sets I noted immediately that 'Young and Free' looked quite different than the more traditional watercolour/floral themed sets (which are beautiful but represent more the customary 13 Arts style). So I purchased two sets; you never know from which papers you want to use both sides, so having the sets as double solves the issue!

The set comes with an embellishment sheet for fuzzy cutting; I ended up using almost all elements (more was more!) and created a bold crazy collage. Oh, that was fun!

The style of the page is not what I usually do, but trying something new was really enjoyable. Hope you like it, too!

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

Five scrapbooking layouts - many wonderful crative moments


Hi and happy new week!

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of 12" scrapbook pages I have made recently. Not all of them are that special, but they all served the purpose very well: Creating the layouts provided me moments to chill out, to enjoy the creative flow, and to play with beautiful colours, pattered papers and lovely embellishments. Wonderful!

I also used large cut files by Paige Taylor Evans. So fun to work with!

 Also some watercolours and sweet pastel tones...


Some more rose colours and fuzzy-cut butterflies (supplies from Hit Kit Club set)

For balancing the pink cuteness I needed also some more rough patterns and darker colours (paper a Mima Molina /ABstudion design):

The pages are all very different but all yet very 'me'. True 'happy moment projects'!

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian-American psychologist, who recognised and named the psychological concept of  'flow', a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity. He described flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost."

I know exactly what he's talking about. This is what papercrafting means to me.


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Let's celebrate! with Janet Klein designs


Hi and happy Sunday!

I've been playing a lot with my gel plate lately, creating patterned papers to be used for fun card backgrounds. This time I combined my playful red prints with Janet Klein stamps by AALL&Create. I've been a fan of her designs for a long time, and have quite a nice collection of her digital stamps. It's wonderful that those lovely girl images are now also available as stamps, too!


As usual, I stamped and coloured several images on one go. In addition to the card I made a set of ATC's. The party girls on the bottom row are on gel printed backgrounds and for the ATC trio on the top I used a brown cardstock I had used for cleaning my paint brush (never waist any paint, LOL!)

The stamp sets used: 'Party With Me' and 'Coffee Time'.
Janet Klein / Vera Lane Studio digital stamps are available *here*

These lovely images are fun to colour and they are perfectly sized for both cards and ATC's. Such happy characters!

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful day!