Be awesome and enjoy life – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for my April hybrid layout tutorial. This time I´ve used the Gesso Goodness and the Who Lives Here kits as my starting point. Here is an overview on those:

Gesso Goodness Vol.3 | Paint TexturesGesso Goodness Vol.2 | Paint Textures Makin' Marks Vol.3 | Brush & Stamp Set Who Lives Here? | Paper Pack

I started by choosing the pink w/ gold splatters background paper from the Who Lives Here? paper pack as my patterned paper base. Next I added various bits and pieces and elements from the Gesso Goodness and Makin´ Marks sets onto the patterned paper. I layered them over each other and faded some more onto the backgrund while keeping part of the elements more bold. That way the background is more interesting to the eye.

Sanna LippertWhen I was happy with what I´d created, I again printed the digi paper design out with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut that into a right size.

Sanna LippertI chose a black cardstock as a base for my DIY paper piece and glued it down. Next I printed two portrait images of me (one in color and one in black and white) with my Canon Selphy photo printer. I really do like the fact that I have a small photo printer next to my computer. It makes it so easy to just pick one of two photos from my computer and scrap just those. I used to print huge amounts of photos at once, but then they were all the same size and all in color since I didn´t bother editing them much before printing. I find that this limits the creative process a bit. It can be lots of fun to first edit the photos, change sizes and colors and design and then print them and create a layout with them.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis time I wanted to add some random bits from my „traditional“ stash to go with the layout, so I picked a light pink scallop ribbon and a piece of white lace. I colored the lace with Distress Stain and Plain Jane Simply Sheer spray ink (all tones in pink) to match my papers.

Sanna LippertAfter the lace was dry, I glued it on it´s place and took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the company closed their shop) circle stamp and added some stamped black images onto the background. I found that they worked really well together with the Makin´ Marks set.

Sanna LippertSince there were golden dots already on the background paper, I added some more using the golden texture spray from Imagine Crafts. It leaves a nice dimensional splatter, when dry. Sanna LippertThen I grabbed some chipboard stars (also 3rd Eye) and black texture spray. Some older Studio Calico stickers also went really well together with the kit designs, so I added those too. Sanna LippertAh, and some more texture spray. The white splatters make the background look more „fresh“. And then again some DIY words (from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) had to be added. They work really well with the hybrid paper! I wish I had such a nice handwriting…good thing I have her to deliver me nicely written and cut words!!! Thank you, Lizzy <3

Sanna LippertThe some date stamping to document the date when the photos were taken.

Sanna LippertSome puffy stickers from Evalicious and from a Studio Calico kit. The golden ones worked perfectly with this layout theme.

Sanna LippertNext I added some journaling and the layout was done.

Sanna LippertHere are some detail shots: Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert I really enjoyed combining various digi kits together – all designed by The Nifty Pixel. Then just adding all kind of little tidbits for decoration. Such a fun process to do. Like I´ve said previously, I enjoy the fact that I can create the first „layered“ background paper in digital form, then print it out and work my way towards the finished layout from there. That way the layouts don´t get so bulky either. Still lots of detail and layers going on in there, but easily fits a photo album pocket.

I hope you will give The Nifty Pixel kits a try!!!
Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

The Nifty Pixel Website

#happybirthday Vol. 2

For starters let me apologize, if this card in any way will make you feel unwell. Yes, it is an anatomical heart on the top of the card. And yes, I have inked it to make it look as real as possible… the reason? This card was a custom order for a special kind of birthday (a medicine student).

And I really, really, really like the way it turned out. Boy, do I wish 3rd Eye never would have closed their doors – they had such special, versatile stamp designs. I loved their products! There are still some 3rd Eye products available at the Mixed Media Place store, just in case you are interested 😉 …

I´ve used blue spray ink to create the faux watercolor background. I think I am addicted to creating these backgrounds atm… Anyways, I had a great time creating this card. Hope the recipient will like it too…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

You make me happy – MMCC November challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy November!!! Gosh, where has the time gone??!! I have not even started on my Xmas cards yet and time is starting to run out..eeekk! BUT first things first. Let´s start by sharing the November Mixed Media Card Challenge with you:

This time the theme is FAMILY and as an optional element you are asked to use ARROWS. Now there are various possibilities to approach this theme. You could create a card for Thanksgiving, for example.

 I have used a more general theme. It is, in a way, a thank you card, I think. There is always that special someone in the family who can brighten up ones day, no matter how bad it has been until then. Well, this is the kind of card I´d like to give that special person to tell them how much I appreciate them being there for me.

And this is how I created the card:

I first wiped some Distress Stain (pink & purple) onto a working surface and then pressed a piece of relatively thick watercolor paper over the ink/color. Then I let the paper dry properly.

Next I took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the store has closed their doors, but you will find a stamp or two still sold HERE…) arrow stamp and stamped and arrow pattern with black ink over the „faux watercolor“ area.

After that I took some colored texture spray (by Imagine Crafts) and added droplets of white and black over the stamped area. This needs to dry a while.

While the droplets were drying I stamped a sentiment (stamp by Kaisercraft) and fussy cut it. I also used a nice feather (a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy <3) to go behind the sentiment.

Finally I adhered everything, outlined the card with a black pen and added some glitter glue onto the arrows for additional detail. Fun and easy!

So now is your turn – hope you like this months theme and join us for another fun MMCC challenge over HERE!

xxx, Sanna


I am totally addicted to art journaling at the moment! I am not much of a diary keeper, but I find that the artistic way of putting ones random thoughts and feelings down on paper really has something to it! If is very freeing and in addition you play with your favorite media and maybe even discover new ways of using them and/or new techniques as a side product along the way!

Here is my recent spread – this, like the previous one – was for an art journal swap. So these are already on their way to the recipient. I really hope she likes them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

I think I am going to create some more in my art journal. Really enjoy this process and have the feeling it does my soul good :)!

See you around, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Welcome home – Mixed Media Card Challenge, more inspiration

Hi there! Today I´d like to shortly remind you of the ongoing December challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog. The theme is „home“ and as an optional element you are asked to use „lace“.

This is the second card I created based on this months theme:

I´ve first used a Hero Arts background stamp and hear embossed some clear embossing powder. The I applied some Distress Ink in several colours onto the background. After that I heated a wax silver crayon to create those random splatters. Then a ribbon and a chipboard house with a sentiment „welcome home“ next to it. The house is first coloured with „Wink of Stella silver brush pen“ and next covered with some glitter glue. Finally I added some „faux stitching“ around the edges.

That is my take, now it´s your turn to create a card based on this theme! You still have a little over 10 days to join in! Hope to see you at MMCC, lovelies!!

xxx, Sanna

Flower seed minialbum – Paperilla, summer 2014

Hello there, just guickly sharing a project that was published in the Finnish Paperilla magazine earlier this year. To be exact, it was in the summer 2014 issue 🙂 :

I used kraft pockets for storing the flower seeds and always added a photo of the particular flower on top of the pocket/envelope and also some info on what kind of care that particular plant will need. Other than that I used lots of heat embossing, 3rd Eye stamps and many happy papers and embellishments. The cover has some burlap on it as well as some DIY canvas flowers.

For more inspiration and regular challenges check out the Paperilla blog :).

Happy scrapping,

DIY – Page Drafts release #36 „Hearts a flutter Vol. 3“

Hello there, lovelies!!! It is again time to share this months Page Drafts release! Number 36 is called „Hearts a flutter – Vol. 3„! And it is a fabulous release. I know I am repeating myself here, but hey, all Page Drafts releases ALWAYS are fabulous, so repeating myself is allowed here 🙂 🙂 :).

Here is a peek into the new sketches:

and here is the one I based my page on – #36.2:

I flipped the sketch a bit and used lots of bold colours <- looove colours!

I did some watercolouring on the greenish/stamped banners and also used watercolours for colouring the clouds. Make sure you go to the Page Drafts blog and read all the tips and tricks there – always good hints and ideas for additional inspo to be found there!!!

There is also a fabulous new addition to the Page Drafts design team that you really need to check out. As well as the special November Guest Artist to be checked out :). Sooo, what are you waiting for? Hop over to PageDrafts and get inspired! I love to hang around there <3

See you soon, lovelies!

Let´s play ball

Hello lovelies! Today quickly stopping by to share a video I have totally forgotten to share here at my blog 😉 …

I will be at the local craft fair this whole weekend, so hear you next week again :)!!

Happy scrapping,

Materials from:
3rd Eye Craft store

annnnnddd… they also have this particular stamp to offer 😉 (*lovemystamp*)

Fun Ride – The Color Room #173

Hello there! Time for the challenge #173 at The Color Room :). This time the challenge is just gorgous! I know, I say it every time and think that that particular challenge is the best, but then there of course always comes the next challenge..and it also turns out to be fabulous, so what can I do.


Time time round the challenge is a very fun one as the household item happens to be a credit card!! How cool is that, as there are a gazillion possibilities to use a credit card – if you don´t believe me, go and check out what my design team colleagues have come up with!! Lots of ideas on how to use a credit card!!

And this is my take on the challenge. The patterned paper was just perfect for this palette, so I just used it and added some stencilin and stamping. And that „net“ pattern that you can see on the background here and there is made using the credit card. I used it as a stamp and stamped a kind of „net“ pattern with it :).

Here are some close-ups on that :).

OK, so now you have a whole month (well, 29 days and counting) to link up your artwork to the TCR blog and join in the fun with us! I bet your fingers are already itching…I know mine where, when I first saw this palette :)!! Have lots of fun and looking forward to seeing what you create!!! See you at TCR!!!

xoxo, Sanna

One stencil 4 ways – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, lovelies! I´m here today with a special and quite a long and material/photo heavy post. I want to share with you four ways to use one stencil (Blazonry 12×12 inch stencil). I chose to create four layouts with different stencil techniques on them. I used the stencil as follows:

1. Misting: For the first layout I created a DIY patterned paper with the stencil and some ink sprays. I used both the positive and the negative image of the stencil and ended up with two different background papers. I will for sure use the second one for another project some time later :).
Sanna Lippert - Misted BG

And this is how the finished layout with the DIY background paper looks like. I´ve also fussy cut some patterned paper to match the misted background pattern and used the stencil as a cutting guide.
Sanna Lippert - Hauskaa yhdessa

2. Molding paste: For my second layout I used molding/struckture paste. I used both the paste as it is (plain) and also mixed a second tone by adding some acrylic paint onto the paste. I then wiped the pastes onto the background thru the stencil.
Sanna Lippert - molding paste
Notice how I´ve applied the leftover paste onto a piece of white cardstock. That way nothing goes to waste and I can use those patterns on another projects later.

And here is the finished layout.
Sanna Lippert - we love snow

3. Doodling guide: For the third layout I created some additional patterns onto the background paper by using the stencil as a doodling guide. I also used some blue paste fussy cut shapes for additional detail (these were leftovers from the previous project).

And this is the finished page:

4. Stitching guide: For the fourth layout I used the stencil in a similar way as on the previous page, but instead of drawing a pattern, I stitched it. So the stencil worked as a stitching guide this time. Then all I needed to do was to add some holes and stitch with twine to create a background pattern.

And here is the layout:

Since this post is already very photo heavy, I´ve taped a little STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO for you to watch. That way you will see each and every step of the process. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use those stencils in various ways!!!

There are so many ways to use then and I suggest you stay tuned for more ideas coming up!! My lovely design team colleagues have been busy too 🙂 !

Happy stenciling,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Blazonry Stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Patterned papers: SODAlicious, ColorConspiracy, Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics white
Other: Watercolour paper from the Art supply store
Ink Sprays: Dylusions, Heidi Swapp, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels
Titanium white ink: Liquitex
Twine: My Mind´s Eye
Stamp inks: Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brads: Basic Grey
Wood veneer: Studio Calico
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps & 3rd Eye Craft
Chipboard: 3rd Eye Craft
Alphas: Glitz Design, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Prima Marketing
Flair badge: 3rd Eye Craft
Stickers: Evalicious
Other: Modeling paste, Journaling pens, Needle, Paper glue.