Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I am sharing the June spread of my year-long “Go Veggie”-album journey. This months spread is again created using Dani Peuss kits. Here is what I documented for the month of June:
The album base is from the March Dani Peuss Album Add-On and the papers and stickers I used here are from the Dani Peuss February kit. In addition to those two kits, I also used the May kit´ s exclusive stamp set to create additional journaling tabs.
In addition to the kit products, I also used some Posca pens to add colour to the journaling. And the stamping was done using the Versafine Clair Nocturne stamp ink in black. I am still going strong with the veggie meal plan and due to changes in my diet and additional sports my body has changed so much that I have had to go down in dress sizes. Which is also very good :). But not intended! It just has happened during time. I think this is the much more healthier way to go anyways.
Cooking still is fun and I enjoy the veggie meals alot. Also we did prepare quite a bit produce for winter (jam and juice) from our own garden in June, so that also needed to be documented in the album.
In between June and July I have a full two page spread extra, so I might document a special event there or just do a type of “currently”-pages there. Or a follow-up / what has changed since January kind of thing. I will share the July pages and the extra pages end of August again. I must say I enjoy recording things once in a month. Does not stress me and I still get everyday life documented into these pages.
See you again with the next pages in August! xxx, Sanna
Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing a craft post for a cause: We are organizing fundraising for our friend Shery Russ. Shery is a paper crafter, creative designer, illustrator and owner of @stamplorations along with her husband. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2022, and it has spread to her right pelvis. She and her husband David have two beautiful daughters, who are 6 and 4 years old.
Shery has been unable to work since receiving her diagnosis, and as of May 23, David is responsible for pretty much everything due to Shery’s chemo treatments. So we join together to send her some good energy and help thru purchases/donations with this crafty hop. (Please read all the way to the end for a change to win a little prize, too).
I created this card for Shery using STAMPlorations stencils and papers from my own stash. The stamped elements are also done with STAMPlorations stamps. Now due to the treatments and concentrating on her cancer journey, she has clearly not been able to keep the sore open as usual, BUT if you want to help, here are some options:
July 3, 2022 — Since my breast cancer diagnosis in April, I’ve had to drastically cut back on work. I needed to focus on getting to doctor appointments, having labs/scans/tests/procedures done, and (since May 23) going to chemo treatments. Our online store is our family’s main income source; our finances have taken a major hit since my diagnosis.
As my physical health allows, I’m making select products available to order. I’ve bundled them up and put them in envelopes so they are ready to be mailed as soon as possible. They are also available at up to 64% off (either at an instant discount or with their respective discount codes indicated on the product titles and product descriptions). At this time, we are shipping only within the US and Canada. I need to keep shipping simple for when my husband has to take over shipping duties. Shipping is either a flat $5 (orders under $35) or free anywhere in the US, while shipping to Canada is a flat $21 (inclusive of duties and taxes via Delivered Duty Paid).
For our loyal customers and friends who have asked about ways to help us during this time, a sister at our church has put up a Meal Train page for our family — those who live close by us could bring us prepared meals, and those who live far could send us gift cards through GrubHub or donate money to ease our financial burden. If you would like to donate directly, we have created a page dedicated to our family’s breast cancer journey that we will regularly update.
Whether you order from our store, help us through Meal Train, or make a donation, our family is eternally grateful for your help and generosity!
Also what you can do to support Shery and her family is you can go to the STAMPlorations digital productsection and purchase designs there. Here is the direct link there. Any purchase and donation is a help, no matter how small!
To follow the blog hop, please kindly start from Sadia´ s Instagram page and hop along from there. Any kind of help towards Shery´ s family is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support and/or purchase.
Here are all the Instagram accounts to follow throughout the hop:
Also kindly leave a message to this post, and I will draw one lucky winner, to whom I will send one random stencil from my STAMPlorations stencil designs!! Good luck!!! I will draw the winner form all comments next Sunday, the 24th of July 2022!!
Hello lovelies and happy Thursday! Today I am stopping by to share yet another wedding card with you. This time in pink tones. This card too, has a gift card pocket inside it.
I again used the Dani Peuss July kit papers for this card. The pink paper on the backgroud is from the kit. The other papers are from my own stash and older, but since the colours worked so well together, I used them.
The die cutting is again done using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and the chipboard piece is by Wycinanka.
I also added some silver peel-off stickers to the background for additional detail and layered everything else on top of them. I also sneaked in some flower stickers from my older stash which also worked so well with the rest. I love adding and combining old with the new (also fits the wedding theme very well ;-)..) to my cards.
Inside the card there is plenty of room for wishes and the gift card. As you can see the Dani Peuss kit papers go a long way on a slimline card.
I also added plenty of half pearls to the card, because they make the card even more festive. I just hope now that the recipients will love the card.
Here is also a quick flip-thru video on the 3 recent cards I created – hope you like it:
Hope you liked what I shared and got inspired by it! I enjoy making slimline cards so much at the moment. I haven´ t done a mixed media card in a while – I wonder if I could still do one ;-). But I think it is very healthy to change the routine from time to time – otherwise it will all get boring.
Have a great Friday and see you during the weekend again with some more project shares. xxx, Sanna
Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing another slimline card with a gift card pocket inside. This time it is a wedding card.
On the front I have used a green paper from the Dani Peuss July Kit as the card background. These papers have the perfect size for slimline cards, by the way. If you tilt the paper, you have enough material to fill in 3 pages of the card (see how I used the same paper inside the card in the photos later).
For decoration I used some older stickers and papers, as well as Wycinanka chipboards, from my older stash. The die cut dies I have used here are by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have plenty of layers on top of each other here to create a really romantic cluster of leaves, pearls, ribbons and stickers.
Inside the card I created a pocket on the left side to place in a gift card or even money and punched the border with a Martha Stewart border punch. Remember how we used to collect these quie a few years ago? I have been trying to incorporate old product and “old” tools (do tools get old/go out of fashion?) into my recent cards. They still work like a dream and if the embellishments match too, why not use them?
The cream toned paper is by Prima Marketing and also from my older stash, but as the color worked togehter so well, I used it here.
I really like how this card turned out. It is festive for sure, so I am hoping the recipients will like it too.
See you soon again with another wedding card share! xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am stopping by to share a 18th birthday card with you. This one will be for a boy and again has a little pocket inside it for adding a gift card/money into.
I used various older papers from my own stash and combined them with similar colored Sassafras alpha stickers.
In addition I used some older (from my Studio Calico subscription times) big numbers with 3D-foam on top. Some old Basic Grey silver stars were added to the card, too.
Inside the card I used a Amy Tangerine paper (also older) and a Martha Stewart border punch to create a pocket for the gift card/money to be added later. There is also enough space to add nice wishes to the birthday boy on the right side. The stamp used here is by Dani Peuss and called “So viele Kerzen” (=so many candles).
The same stamp set was also used for the sentiment on the front page of the card. A clean and simple and hopefully masculine enough card for a 18th birthday celebration.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon again. xxx, Sanna