Hi there! Live in the now, because every moment counts! That is what I am kinda trying to say with this card too :) . This is a quick, simple and easy card to do – and you know I like to do quick and easy one from time to time :-) .

I used a “Papierprojekt” stamp set called “Jeder Tag zählt” for this card. I just love the “because every day counts” sentiment. It is one of my fave German sentiment stamps. Should you be interested in getting a set or two of your own, here is a link to the Etsy store, where you can get your hands on some “moment stamps”.

And then something else. I recently promised to share a picture of our new family addition. She is already feeling very much at home with Jack Sparrow and Cookie, so I finally got a chance to take a photo of her.

Such a cutie, isn´t she? We adopted her from a work colleague of my husbands and this cute little (well…not so little anymore ;-) – she has quite an appetite) bunny now has more space to run around and play in our “bunny paradise” :-) . We are already in love with Henriette :-)

Happy crafting everyone,
xxx, Sanna

LAX-VIE – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there, everyone!! One of the new The Nifty Pixel May digi kits is called “Wanderlust”. What a gorgeous kit for those travel photos!! I absolutely adore the designs!! If you click on the kit preview image, it will directly take you to the ScrapStacks store where you can do some rerious digi kit shopping :-) !!!

Like I wrote on my previous post, I now print these digi papers at home with my Epson A3 color printer. So practical and so easy!!! And if you look at the end results, there is hardly any difference to a bought “real” patterned paper. The only difference is that my 12×12 inch is about 8 millimeters short of the proper size. But I can totally live with that. And if you combine these papers for example with regular cardstock, no one will notice the difference :) .

I´ve scrapped about my January 2015 trip to CHA this time. What a trip and what an experience!!! And I so much would like to do another trip to USA some time!!! Need to start saving some money, I think :) .

Did you notice the cool world map and the b&w camera image on the layout? Well, they are from the brush & stamp kit as well as from the main kit and I´ve printed them on Rub-Onz Transfer film. And that means I can go and create my own “rub-ons” from the digi images. That is sooo cool! It costed me a little fortune to get my hands on the transfer film as I ordered it all the way from the US and the shipping costed quite much. See, I was not able to find a similar film/foil here at that time. But apparently there are similar products available in Europe too… my hubs did some internet searching and found a product that looks pretty similar and it´s sold at Amazon. Might need to give that a try later. But in the meanwhile I will keep on using the Grafix Rub-Onz transfer film sheets :) .

While testing that film, I naturally did everything wrong the first time and could not get it work. Luckily, there is some help to be found on YouTube! So I tried again and did exactly what the lady showed on the video and it worked! And now I cannot stop to thing of all the possibilities this product offers me. I can make my own rub-ons for my artworks. And I can even do colors!! How cool is that!!! Cannot wait to play more with this product! It is a perfect match for The Nifty Pixel digi kits designs!! You need to give it a try :) !!!

Ok, got a bit off topic there, I guess. Should have been talking more about the layout, right? Let me just add that these digi designs are gorgeous and so much fun to work with!! Love, love, love the travel theme!!

Wishing you all a happy scrappy time with Em´s kits!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Pink and blue color combo – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, lovelies!!! I´m up with this card project over at the Canvas Corp blog. Have you visited the blog lately? There are a ton of ideas and project the team keeps sharing on regular basis, so make sure you visit them for some amazing projects!!! Here are the cards I made:

It is a set of pink and blue toned cards. When I saw the “Seed Pockets” paper, I immediately knew I wanted to create some fun and colorful cards with it.

And creating these cards was very easy! Just pick up some Glimmer Mist sprays and add some color into a paint cup (just a little bit is enough!) and start coloring. Yes, just use the mist as it is, no need to add any water :) . I used blue Baseboard (matte colors) mist and lime and pink Glimmer Mists (the shiny ones) on these cards.

If you look closely, you might even notice that there is a slight shine also on the white areas. I used the Glimmer Mist “pearl” tone for those areas. It is a mist with just a tad of pearlized shine, without any color in it. Perfect for subtle shine effects!

And when you are done with coloring the base and the layer is all dry, you can go over some areas with pink Glimmer Glam. This paint has shiny glimmer particles in it, so it will add some fancy sparkle into your project. When the layer is dry, all you need to do is to adhere some burlap on the card base and then adhere the “Seed Pockets” with 3D foam on place and your cards are done.

Very fast and easy to do and thanks to the gorgeous burlap colors on the background these cards will for sure brighten up the recepients day :) . I hope you have enjoyed this little project!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

So fabulous – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there, lovelies!!! There has been a few digi kit reveals over at the Nifty Pixel blog in the past weeks which I totally missed. BUT I have still not been uncreative.

The reason why I have been chasing my tail is a) I lost my job recently which led to a frantical job search with lots of ups and downs in my daily life. The hardest part was to get thru the “psycological side effects” such a throw back brings with it. And, to be honest, I am still struggling. And then, when I had almost given up on believing a new job came along. So the past weeks, since I started at the new job, have been a real rollercoaster ride. I am trying to get myself and the family to adjust to all these changes and challenges the new situation brings with it. That is why I don´t seem to be able to finish things in time and always find myself a little bit behind the schedule.

And then there is reason b) too. See, I bought myself a A3 color printer which allows me to print the gorgeous digi designs into hybrid gorgeousness in the convenience of my own home. LOL! Sounds like a marketing slogan ;-) . So all the hybrid papers I am using from this card on, are printed with my new color printer.

Here is the first one made out of the “In the Garden” mini kit Em designed. I have used the gorgeous birdie paper on the card :) .

And then something to my printer. Like I said  it is a A3 color printer and it is by Epson (Epson WorkForce 7610DWF). When I print the 12×12 inch papers, I use an A3 sized paper and print in landscape mode. That way I get an almost 12×12 inch sized page out in the end. Only one side is about 8 mm short of the regular 12×12 inch size. Which I don´t mind at all – if you are not measuring, you will hardly notice any difference.The printing results are great and the printer is quite fast too.

This paper is also printed with that particular printer. I´ve only added a little vellum piece to go with the patterned paper and then added some stamping, ink splatters and an older Prima flower from my stash.

Hope you will give hybrid a try!! It is soooo much fun :)
xxx, Sanna

Be kind to yourself – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! Today it´s again my turn to share some Off the Rails May Moodboard inspiration with you :) . Here is the fabulous May Moodboard:

I got inspired by both the colours and the sentiment. The cool grungy butterfly image inspired me to use some gold foil and an acetate butterfly on my layout.

Obviously this page is about myself. I´ve hidden quite a lot of journaling underneath the photo between the patterned paper pieces. There is a little step-by-step coming later this month about how I did the background, so hope to see you come back and take a look! And now hop over to the OTR blog to take a look at the gorgeous inspirational pieces my design team colleagues created!! And of course, hope to see you join in on our May challenge too :) !

This will be next to last post at a design team member at the OTR blog. Due to some real life changes, that need some adjusting to, I have asked to step down from my design team duties at Off The Rails. It has been a pleasure being part of this team!! I hope you will still keep stopping by OTR every once and a while and joining in on their challenges.

But it´s not quite time for goodbyes yet :) – there is still one more post to come!

See you at OTR, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Dinner is served – The Nifty Pixel

Hi there, everyone! Today I´m sharing yet another layout created with the Girl Friday digi kit by The Nifty Pixel. I´ve again scrapped a hybrid page, as I always do. Here is the page:

Here is a direct link that will take you to the Scrap Stacks Store for some digi kit shopping :) . I´ve used the Girl Friday kits on this page. In addition there are also some goodies from my own stash as well as a stencil by The Crafter´s Workshop and some misting (colors by Tattered Angels).

I am really enjoying scrapbooking hybrid pages with Em´s designs!! They are so much fun to work with. I hope you give them a try – I guarantee, you will not regret it :) .

Oh, and some bunny news to go with the layout. So these are the bunnies we had so far – Jack & Cookie. Yesterday we got a new addition to our bunny family. A cute white lionhead rabbit girl moved in with the boys. As soon as she gets adjusted to her new neighbourhood, I will post a photo.

She was supposed to be a boy bunny, but when the owner took “him” to the docs to unsex him (the other bunnies are unsexed too), it turned out it was not a boy in the first place :) . So Henry (that was “his” name) has now turned into Henriette :) .

Happy hybrid scrapping!!
xxx, Sanna

XOXO – The Mixed Media Card Challenge, May

Hello there, lovelies!!! This month I was not able to finish my card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge in time – SORRY for that! BUT there is a reason for that.. I have recently gone thru quite a big life change and I am struggling with time management. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and this time I just did not make it in time. However, the good thing is that we share more inspiration during the month, so I can today share the May MMCC challenge with you!!

This is again a fun one! You need to use WINGS and foil on your card. By the way, while creating, make sure you join in with a CARD as this is a card challenge :-) .  I am sure we will again get lots and lots of submissions to such a fun theme!! Cannot wait to see what you create!!

Here are the rules, how to play along:

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

ANNNNDDD…. the MMCC blog is soon celebrating it´s first birthday and there is a
DESIGN TEAM CALL open on this occation!! Here are the details:

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I’m looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you’ll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? I you’d like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month’s theme and link it up to the gallery. So that Shery knows you’re applying, add “DT” after your name (e.g., Your Name – DT).
Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced on the MMCC blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. Good luck, everyone!
And now for my May card. Here it is – a shabby chic/romantic card this time around.

I first cut the background paper into right size, then added some pva glue here and there, let it dry and then applied some gold foil over the glued areas. I LOVE this effect and it is sooo easy to do. When that was done, I went and added some pink, purple and black misting here and there. Next I took a piece of paper towel (a leftover from a misting project), wripped a suitable sized piece and glued it onto the background. Next I fussy cut a flowery patterned paper piece and inked it a little bit. That was then glued down over the paper towel piece.

Then I just went and added some fussy cut leaves (I used the same paper as on the background) and applied glitter glue on them for additonal detail. The dragonfly is a chipboard image from Wycinanka and consists of two pieces. I inked one piece with pink and the other with dark brown ink an glued them together. Then I applied some glitter glue on top. There is also a little butterfly flying around the card – also fussy cut from the patterned paper piece. And on top of it all a few paper flowers :) .

I´ve by the way used a Polish Kit Project kit for this card – all the pieces, except for the spray inks and the foil come from that kit.

Now it is your turn – hope you have fun with this challenge!!
See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

I´m enough – The Nifty Pixel

Hi there lovelies! Today I am going to share one more hybrid scrapbooking page created with the Nifty Pixel digi kits. I´ve used the “Girl Friday” kit for this layout and added some misting and stenciling here and there.

I used the Girl Friday main kit, the painted paper kit as well as the Vignette Impressions on this layout. The stencil I´ve used is by 3rd Eye – who sadly closed their doors (miss them much!). The green mist I´ve used is by Canvas Corp Brands. I´ve also added some bits and pieces from my older stash to go with the hybrid products. I love Em´s designs – they are just gorgeous – every single time! AND they are perfect for combining with my own stash. Just follow this link to go directly to the Scrap Stacks Shop for more details on The Nifty Pixel kits and goodies.

Happy (hybrid) scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Cheers – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everyone and happy May!! Today I´d like to share another Canvas Corp layout with you. This one is again made with the lovely Vino & Ale collection. I just love it! It is perfect in so many ways and totally versatile to use. And I think this one will be a timeless collection that will work for a long time with whatever you choose to combine it with!

This is my layout:

I´ve used the Black and Kraft Wine Glasses Reverse paper in combination with kraft cardstock and added some fussy cut elements from the Vino & Cheese on Kraft paper here and there.

I then took a dark purple and green Glimmer Mist and used a water tank brush to color the fussy cut images. I also created some “wine glass stains” to the background by dabbing a small cup into a splodge of brown Glimmer Mist and then pressing that onto paper. In addition I then added some color splatters onto the background in the same colors I had used for coloring of the images.

Finally I´ve just added some doodling around the kraft cardstock edges for additional decoration and glued a few wood veneer pieces to go with the fussy cut images. I by the way cut the “cheers!” title out of the Uncorced on Kraft paper. Easy!

ps. if you were wondering about the photos, they are taken from the region where I live. We have some beautiful wine gardens just a few minutes drive away from home and we love to go for walks there.

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Bon Appetit – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! Today I´m sharing yet another Canvas Corp layout with you. This one is about food. Well, who does not like good food? I know I do. And very often we have special memories from places we had special foods at – what better way to capture those memories than to create a layout about them.

These photos were taken from our day trip to a very popular Austrian wine region called Wachau. They have gorgeous wine gardens and scenery there AND good food :) . The Farmhouse Kitchen collection is just perfect for those foodie shots!! Here is my layout with a little step-by-step:

I first chose my photos, assemblied them onto the ivory cardstock and then cut two various sized paper strips from the Farmhouse Kitchen on Kraft paper. I also chose a turquoise strip of lace to go with the papers.

Next I took some Baseboard and Chalkboard mists (blue, red and green) and applied them one tone after another onto an acrylic block.

After applying the spray paint onto the block I quickly pressed the colour onto the ivory cardstock and let it soak into the paper. This way it formed totally random patterns onto the background and added interest. I´ve also added some random splatters in the same colours here and there.

Next I used a 7gypsies stamp and stamped the word “seriously” several times onto the area where the photos would be going to be later. I also added some black Glimmer Glaze splodges here and there for additional interest and let those air dry.

While the paint was drying I fussy cut some additional images from the Farmhouse Kitchen on Kraft paper to later add them onto the layout next to my photos.

Here you can see how I added the fussy cut images. There are also some Gypsy Moments roses in there – I´ve fussy cut those from a small file folder piece. The numbers are also by Canvas Corp. Oh, and the lovely red and ivory polka dot paper is also from their paper selection – I´ve just punched some bigger and smaller flowers out of it and added them for addtional decoration.

I´ve added some wood veneer to go with the papers as I think they make a perfect pair :) . These are all from my stash. And this is how my finished layout looks like:

If I now got you interested in the region and typical Austrian food/wine, here is a link for you to see some general information and here some more details about the Wachau region.

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna