My favorite Christmas craft kit – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, today I´d like to share a little Christmas craft kit with you that I was asked to put together with my favorite Canvas Corp Brands products. Here it is:

This year I wanted to pick non-traditional, trendy colors for my kit, so I chose red, blue, white and ivory. I will be able to give one kit away very soon and I´ve decided to do that over via my Instagram account, so keep an eye on that. Giveaway will be coming up very, very soon. But first I´d like to give you some information about this kit:

It is available over at the Canvas Corp Brands online store. Just click the link to order yourself one here and read more details about the kit: TAKE ME TO THE KIT

The kit costs only $24,99 (with a value of +$40,-)! So make sure to take advantage of this great offer!!! And even if you are not that much of a Christmas crafter, this kit (except for the tags) will work very well for other occations too, not just the Christmas theme.

I´ve recorded a short video to go with this info post, to give you a better idea of the products in the kit. Enjoy!

I will be sharing projects created with this kit during the next days both here on my blog and on my other social media sites (Insta & YouTube). Hoping you will be joining me for those!

Can´t wait to get started with this kit!
See you very soon,
xxx, Sanna

Don´t miss this give away!! – Scrap365 & TCR

Hi there lovelies! Just sharing a quick info about a give away over at the Scrap365 Blog! As you might have heard, The Color Room offers really affordable classes (both PDF and video ones) at their store. There are already a few of them online and I have contributed to 3 of them.




Ali, the lovely editor of Scrap365, is offering one of each classes of mine as a give away! The draw will be made on the 17th of November, so make sure you hop over to their blog and join in!!

And while you are at it, make sure you check out The Color Room Store for all the classes available!!

xxx, Sanna – Mixed Media Layout Class

Hi there! The lovely Katarzyna Juszkiewicz contacted me a few days back and asked me if I´d want to visit Poland :). Well, that question of course got me curious and we chatted a bit. It turned out that she is organizing the Craftshow in Cracow and was asking if I´d be interested to hold a class there. Well, of course I am! First, I get to see Cracow – a gorgeous Polish city and also meet some Polish scrappers IRL!! How could I say no!!! Now all you need to do, is to sign in on this class!! Also feel free to spread the word :).

The website is mainly in Polish, but I helped myself with Google translater and it worked out really well.

And here is the direct link to my class information.

I will be using products by The Crafter´s Workshop, 3rd Eye Craft and 7Dots Studio just to name a few. If you have any guestions, either leave me a message OR send me an email OR contact Katarzyna (her email is noted in my class data section at the website).

Cracow, hoping to be there soon :),

Better late, than never..

Hi there, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer holiday? I know I am :). I am therefore a bit late with this post, as I had been travelling and was on vacation, but finally here is my report from the “Matka luovuuteen” (translated: “A journey to creativity”) event :). It took place in Turku, Finland and was organized by the lovely Elina Strömberg and Minna Enqvist. Here is a picture of the location, and just in case you are interested to know more about the location, check out this link.

I had never had the chance to meet Finnish scrapbookers IRL before, since I have been living abroad so long and was slightly excited (and very nervous) about meeting them. But as it turned out, I really should not have needed to be nervous, since they were all absolutely hilarious, lovely and warm hearted people!! The atmosphere at the event was lovely and made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning on! Time practically flue by! The event was well organized and took place on a museum ship called “Bore“. The setting was great, the weather was amazing (pure sunshine!!) and the food as well as the company was good. And since I hadn´t been in Finland for five years, I truly enjoyed my short stay :)…

I got to know so many nice creative people at this event, but sadly had too little time to chat with everyone. It is a great scrapbooking community they have there!! ..and if I find a sponsor (any volunteers out there ;-)..? ) I will for sure come again :-). Thanks for a wonderful time, everyone! It was so nice meeting you all in person and creating together!! Hope to see you soon again!

And now to what we created. There was a photo session on Friday which I missed, since I had been out and about with my family. But since I took my family with me, I also had to spend some time with them.. And now for the classes I took part in. The first one was a canvas class by Finnabair. We used some lovely Prima embellishments on this one, as well as all kinds of media. I really liked this canvas class alot and it is always a pleasure taking Finn´s classes, since I like the way she teaches. I am not quite happy with the dark shadows on my canvas..a tad too much black in there in my opinion, but the idea was to learn the techniques and get to know the products, not to end up with perfect results, right? 🙂

This second piece we also made at the class held by Finnabair. Again the kit was packed full with gorgeous embellishments and papers. I was not able to use them all on this layout, so I will be adding the leftover pieces to other artworks later. Not unhappy about that at all :). If you haven´t been on Finnabair´s class before, I recommend you take one with her, she is a very helpfull, patient and lovely teacher from whom you always can learn new techniques, ideas and tricks!! This was not my first class with her and I will be happy to take another class with her, if the possibility comes somewhere in the future :).

Lots of misting and different media and techniques also going on on this page :). It was alot of fun and Finn is such a nice, patient teacher! Thanks for a lovely time and great classes, Finn!!

Then we also did a layout class with Minna Enqvist – one of the organizers. Funny, how you meet people for the first time, and immediately get the feeling, you´ve know them all along. Minna and I had some pretty good laughs during the event – thanks for a lovely table company, Minna 🙂 !! Was really nice to get to know you better!

So something about this page. As you can see – we used all kinds of media on this layout too. The main idea was to choose a picture with a special meaning and tell the story (lots of journaling hidden behind the photo, I tell you!!) behind it/related to it. And then use and test the media we had been given to play with. Just to mention a few: inks, Gelli Plate, acrylic paint, stencils, Pan Pastels, Mists, stamps etc.. I tried it all :). We could all do the page in our way, so everyone ended up creating totally different kinds of layouts. This was so much fun! …and I just might have gotten interested in Pan Pastels…I´ve been avoiding those on purpose for a while now, but I think I will now need to get myself a few colours  ;-)…

And this minibook was a class held by Elina Strömberg, also one of the organizers at the event. I was lucky to be sitting next to her during the event, so we got the chance to chat a little and got to know each other a little better. We had a good time with my new “granny club” friend 🙂 (<- insider joke). Thanks for a lovely time, Elina, was so nice to finally meet you in person!

So, about this class. We were asked to do some measuring and cutting to get this minibook right, and since I am more of a “go with the flow” kind of person and hardly ever measure anything, this was a real challenge for me :). As you can see, my mini is not finished yet, as I didn´t have enough photos with me that day. So I will need to finish this project at home.

On this class we got to know and play with some Fiskars and Sizzix products. Especially the Fiskars border cutter seems really interesting, I was not yet familiar with it (oh my..more “needs” again?). Then again some really nice media techniques here too. And the papers – yummy greyish, black and white and yellow toned ones!! Love, love, love, the paper combo on this mini! Now all I need to do is to finish it..

and now some photos from the event – just for the fun of it 🙂

Everyone is fully concentrated 🙂

Me and my “Granny club friend” Elina <3

Met the lovely, talented Riikka IRL! Wish we´d had more time to chat!!

..and another group selfie w/ Riikka, Finnabair, Minna and me 🙂

And this is the lovely bunch of people I got to hang out with – special greetings to Veera, Jenni and Milla for the lovely company during the event! Here are some of the blogs, you might want to check out for more photos, artworks and reports from the event:  Ansku, Kaisa, Lena, Taru, Merkku, Maikki-Noora, Jenni, Marika, Milla, Taru, Arja, Heli, Seija, Maaka, Riikka, Veera, Pirjo, Riikka, Nanna, Anna-Kaisa, TanjaPiia, Minna and Elina – I am sure there were more..if I missed someone, just leave me a note and I´ll add the name to the list :). Thanks for a lovely time everyone, too bad time went by so fast..! Hope to see you again some day!!!

xoxo, Sanna

Kursinfos – Pipilonias kreative Welt

*sorry, this post is only in German this time as it is all about the classes I will be holding in the near future in Vienna*

Hallo ihr Lieben! Wir haben ein paar nette Kurse für euch vorbereitet und würden uns sehr freuen, wenn ihr mit uns ein paar kreative Stunden bei Pipilonias kreative Welt verbringen möchtet. Ich kann es kaum erwarten, gemeinsam mit euch wieder basteln zu können!!

Der erste Kurs, den wir mit Sindra gemeinsam halten werden, ist ein Minialbum. Wir bauen einen Albumcover, gestalten es mit ganz vielen tollen Materialien und verzieren die Innenseiten des Albums mit verschiedenen Resist-Techniken. Ich kann euch nur sagen, dass wir sehr viel Spaß hatten beim Gestalten des Musterstückes und denken, dass euch der Kurs auch gut gefallen wird.

Dann gibt es ein Homedeco-Projekt, das wiederum in eine ganz andere Richtung geht. Industrial chick, vintage und Steampunk lassen bei diesem Kurs grüssen! Das Dekostück kann sowohl auf dem Kaminsims oder auf der Wand Platz finden. Hier werden wir auf jedem Fall wieder unsere Finger schmutzig machen und mit diversen Techniken spielen! Hier ein Bild vom Material, die wir verwenden werden (Fotos vom Projekt folgen in Kürze):

Weiters wird es auch einen Layered Stamping Kurs wieder geben – weitere Kurstermine folgen (haltet bitte das Kursprogramm gut im Auge 😉 )!! Wir werden einen Layouthintergrund mit ganz vielen verschiedenen Stempeln und Stempelfarben gestalten und dazu die Seite fertig dekorieren. Hier ein paar Detailbilder für euch:

 Ich hoffe wir sehen uns bei Pipilonia!! Ich freue mich schon auf euch!
Eure Sanna