News Flash!

Hi there, I´ve been keeping a secret and am now finally able to tell you about it. Do you remember Studio Tekturek? It´s a Polish paper company that has fabulous designs and colours and I was a fan of them from day one. And now…ta dah… after a break, they are making a comeback! I could not be happier to see them come back & I CANNOT WAIT!!!

And the good news?! I´ve been chosen a member of their design team until end of January 2021!! Wohoo!!!! I am over the moon happy about this new crafty journey!

And this is the fabulous team I am lucky to be part of:

Keep an eye on Studio Tekturek, their social media sites and the girls pages!! This is going to be such an amazing journey!!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Art display wall at home

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!! Today I´d like to share a DIY art wall with you all. See, I have been collecting art done by my crafty friends for a while now and finally had so much together, that I could decorate a whole staircase wall section with them.

Here is what it now looks like:

This staircase wall is the one leading to my studio upstairs and it took my husband and me a whole Saturday to get it done.

I´ve framed the art pieces (if they weren´t on a frame yet!) into IKEA shadow frames. I love the depth this type of frames create around the picture/art piece.

Most of the art is by my very talented and lovely crafty friend Tina Walker. I love what se does!!! And then there are pieces by Tracy Albrechtson Krueger, Maria Potapovich and Louise Nelson. Some, even, are by me. And a few of them were a result of a collaboration of some kind. Oh, and there is a mask from the Amazon in the middle of it all as I find that it perfectly goes with the rest of the art pieces. Our visit there last summer has left an impression – I truly was in awe of the beauty of the rainforest. I think a piece of my heart stayed there…

Anyway, this wall is very special and what better way to get inspired on one´s way to the studio than to pass a art collection like this!!

Here you can see the arrangement from the front, sorry for the bad lighting here, it was a little bit later and darker when I took the last photos.

This art wall makes me soooo happy! Have you displayed art on your walls? Is it by yourself or do you collect art pieces by your crafty friends, like I did? I´d love to see how you display the art!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Let me introduce myself – The Wild Hare Kits

Hi there, everyone! Today marks the beginning of my The Wild Hare Kits design team member journey and we start with a Q & A round today. So I hope to give you some insight on who I am as a scrapper and papercrafter by answering the following questions:

I think I have never introduced myself properly here on my blog, so about time to change that!!! Here are some infos on the „crafty me“:

1. What is the one thing people don´t know about you?
Hmmm… I´m a night owl and very often stay up too late and always regret it early in the morning, when the alarm clock goes off and I have a really hard time forcing myself out of bed at 5:30 a.m…..

2. How did you get into crafting?
I have been crafting basically all my life. The interests have changed over the years, but crafting has always been a part of me as long as I can remember. Papercrafts have been there all along and I´ve always done fotoalbums, but discovered the term „scrapbooking“ itself back when my children were small and I wanted to do their baby-albums. Finally I had a word for what I was doing and I have been even more „hooked“ ever since 🙂

3. What is something you are excited about in the paper crafting world right now?
Oh, the variety of products available for sure. When I started there were only so little possibilities, now there is practically everything available from paper to mixed media products and everything in between.

4. What is your favourite tool for crafting?
That would have to be stencils and stamps. I have way too many and I still find I could use a few more in my stash *lol*

5. What are your favourite patterns?
Graphical patterns, faux watercolor look on paper, black and white simple grafic patterns.

6. How many complete albums do you have?
Oh, I´d have to take a quess, because I´ve done quite a few over the years that I´ve given away as presents too. So there are plenty – if I count all the minibooks I´ve made there are for sure more than 50 even..? Honestly, I´ve lost count 🙂

7. What is your favourite type of embellishment?
I love using word&phrase stickers and ephemera as well as flair and tiny embellishments like stars for texture. These are followed by various mixed media products.

8. What brand do you keep finding yourself going back to?
This is an ongoing and ever changing list of companies. American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Carta Bella, Pink Fresh Studio, Heidi Swapp and then there are some fab European manufacturers I like alot too. But I also decide based on colours and patterns alot, rather than look for a specific brand.

9. What is your best tip for getting in the zone and being productive in crafting?
I find good music always inspiring, also going thru and printing my photos usually gives me plenty of ideas and inspiration. The photo and the story behind it gives me the inspiration and thru the story of the photo I get a feeling for what type of product and colours/design I want to go for/work with.

10. Who inspires you?
Fellow crafters and my crafty friends. Depending on if it´s cardmaking, mixed media or scrapbooking, there are different people I admire and who inspire me. I´m a huge fan of many crafty peeps in the community and I stalk follow many of them thru my social media sites ;-). No, but seriously, there are so many talented people out there, how could one not be inspired by them?

11. Is there a new type of craft you want to try, but haven´t yet?
I haven´t tried paint pouring yet, but it is definitely on my to-do-list and I also want to give TN´s a try!! And pottery, jewellery making and black & white photography (mainly portraits) really interests me too.

12. What do you hope to see in the future for paper crafting?
I have been scrapping for a long time now and I always find it very sad when a company closes their doors/goes out of business. We need the versatility as there are so many types of crafters out there. Also I miss the magazines and the books. It´s so easy to find inspiration in social media, but flipping thru a real magazine and a book just has something special to it and cannot always be replaced by a site that might not be loading properly when the connection is bad, for example. And then there is the product. Who of us does not love new products? It´s such an important part of our hobby. I hope it stays versatile and innovative also in the future so that we can have plenty of fun in our craft rooms :).

And here are some bonus answers:

Home: Austria, Europe
Favorite color: blue on clothes, in crafting yellow, pink, aqua, lime green, black and white
Favorite way to create: in my craft room with nice music on and lots of light and plenty of time
Favorite vacation: anywhere, where I haven´t been yet, favorably somewhere by the sea OR in a city with lots to see
Something I´m looking forward to: I am very excited about this design team year and lots of scrappy time, gaining new crafty friends & planning our next vacation for 2020.
Favorite quote: Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know the crafty me a bit better! Next up will be some unboxing activities here on my blog, so be sure to come back tomorrow!! Also, layouts and scrappy fun will be coming up throughout the month with my August Wild Hare Kit, so stay tuned!! 🙂

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

News flash – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! Boy, do I have some very exiciting news to share with you today. I was lucky to be chosen to join The Wild Hare Kits Design Team for the 2019-2020 term and I am so thrilled about this new journey!!!

Here is a line-up of the team:
* Rachel
* Kate
* Daniela
* Amber
* Haley
* Heather
* Jess
* Laura
* Brande
* Jeanna & Leah
* and me 🙂

We will start sharing and spreading The Wild Hare Kits loveliness from beginning of August 2019 for one year. I could not be more excited!!!

Now, if you are asking what The Wild Hare Kits is all about? They are a kit club for papercrafters, scrapbookers, cardmakers, TN lovers, happy mails addicts and so much more! The kits are based on a style profile you create on their website for yourself/about your likes and dislikes and based on your style profile and/or your wishes you receive either a petite or a deluxe HAND CURATED kit. So, like for example, if you want to scrap your vacation photos from your last trip, you can ask for travel related/themed products, you can say what colors you´d prefer, what embellishments you like and don´t like etc. So it´s a personalized kit according to your wishes that you will receive! Awesome, right? And the best parts, you can order the kits in your own pace – like bi-monthly or however fast you are done with your kit and need a next one :). I love this concept!!

So keep an eye on this space and my other social media sites for infos, sneaks, unboxing videos, project tutorials and alls kinds of fun starting from beginning of August!! I am sooo excited about this awesome journey ahead of me!! Hope to see you around.

And now I know you are interested in taking a better look at The Wild Hare Kits site – start here :).

See you around,
xxx, Sanna

Verlosung! Giveaway!

*EDIT* I have used Random.org to help me draw the winner of the tag die set! *Drumroll* Congratulations Carla, your comment was the winner, as you were the first to comment! I will write you to get your snail mail details and then put the die set into mail. Wish you a great time with the tag set!!! Happy crafting!! Sanna

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Hello everyone! Today I´m sharing a video on my YouTube channel. It´s an „unboxing“ video about my recent Tonic Studios parcel. Because the dies I show on the video are mainly German text dies, I thought to concentrate recording it in German. So my apologies on doing it only in German… HOWEVER…

…there is something else for you in this post today. I´ve been meaning to put up a little giveaway on my social media sites (Insta, YouTube, Blog) for a while now and haven´t just had the time to do so. Therefore, I thought, today should be the day.

So, there is a giveaway going on my Instagram, YouTube and Blog at the same time. I´ve prepared something small for each site. Here, you can win a set of Layered Tag dies from Tonic Studios by following the rules:

1) leave a comment to this post – I will pick one random winner from the comments!
2) follow my blog (see the right side bar for possibilities to follow me)
3) spread the word by sharing this giveaway on your blog/social media sites :). That´s it!

Here is the prize:
This product is by Tonic Studios – see for more here. Good luck everyone!! I´ll pick a winner in on 10th of March, at 10:00 a.m. my time! You´ve got until then to comment, share and join! Thank you for stopping by my blog, following me and leaving comments, it´s always nice to hear from you all!

Hallo ihr lieben! Heute habe ich ein Video auf meinem YouTube-Kanal für euch vorbereitet!! Deswegen mache ich auch hier eine Ausnahme und schreibe mal auch auf Deutsch :). Ich hatte kürzlich ein Paket von Tonic Studios erhalten und wollte euch die Produkte kurz auf meinem Video zeigen. Geht also hierhin, um das Video anzuschauen, und wenn ihr dort seid, nimmt an die Verlosung des Cathedral Gift Box Die Sets teil!! Details dazu gibt es auf meinem YouTube-Kanal :). Ein Giveaway ist schon lange dort fällig. Ich hoffe, ich seid Zahlreich dabei!! Viel Glück!!

Have a great weekend!
Sanna