Book of Quotes

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I am again sharing a project with you that I created a while back, but haven´t shared properly here on my blog yet. While I am still recovering from my knee surgery at home, I am posting on more irregular basis the first days.

Today´s project was again a project for a class I held a while back in Finland. It´s a tag book designed to store favorite quotes, but you can also use it as a travel journal, a minibook or whatever you want. As I have a thing for quotes, I decided to gather some of my faves inside this minibook.

I´ve used kraft cardstock to create the covers. And all throughout the minibook there is plenty of stenciling done with my own stencil line stencils, available at STAMPLorations. I´ve used various stenciling techniques

You can check out my YouTube channel and the stencil fun playlist there to find some tutorials on some of my favorite stenciling techniques.

That´s all for today´s share. Still recovering and resting and getting better, so I won´t be hanging around here so much in the beginning. More projects coming next week, when I´ll share my March The Wild Hare Kits kit projects with you.

By the way, not all products, I´ve used on this minibook, are available, so I´ve tried to look for similar product for you for the supplies list…

Until then, stay healthy, stay safe and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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30 Days of Thankful minibook – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!! Today I am sharing my finished The Wild Hare Kits November #30daysofthankful minibook with you and I´m pretty excited about it. Be prepared for a long, photo-heavy post (and a flip-thru video). So here goes:

So the above list shows you all the themes for each of the 30 days. And here is my take on it. Featuring days 1 & 2 plus the cover and the opening page:

I´ve used bits and pieces from my previous kits on the first pages. You can find some Shimelle Sparkle City on these pages (from my September Petite Kit), combined with the November kit. The alpha stickers on the opening page are from my own stash as well as the tiny round number stickers are too.

Here are the days 3 to 6. I´ve written some of the journaling with an old typewriter and some by hand, depending on how thick the page I was writing on was. The Jane Hadfield „This is Family“ sticker pack was just perfect for my 30 days of thankful album. The transparent stickers had some many of the album themes featured and I just kept adding them onto almost every single page! Loved using them!!!!

Above are the days 7 to 10. For some themes I had more photos, so I did two spreads of the same theme (like the Savoury theme). I´ve also added papers from my own stash onto these pages as they worked well with the album colors in my opinion. They are from an older My Mind´s Eye pack.

Here are days 11 to 15. I had these really tiny pockets (2×2 inch) in the minibook and so I figured they´d be perfect for the Truly Grateful 2×2 inch papers that were in my October kit. I used plenty of them on such pages as they had the perfect size and also some of the phrases worked really well with the day theme. And just look at those baking theme stickers from the Jane Hadfield sticker pack – aren´t they just too cute?

And here are days 16 to 21. Some of the journaling cards on these pages are from the October kit (Office Hours by Pinkfresh Studio). and then again some Jane Hadfield stickers (that pack goes a long way!) and also some Shimelle´s Sparkle City in there. I´ve printed all my photos for this album with my Canon Selphy printer – really fast and easy :)!

Here are days 22 to 27 and some of my fave themes are on these pages :). Like the pages for days 24 and 25 – I just love the Jane Hadfield papers and stickers with the tiny faces and they were just perfect for here :). I´ve also got some Office Hours (Pinkfresh Studio) chipboard stickers on these pages. I didn´t have many left form last months kit, but now those few ones also found a perfect spot in this album. I´ve written my journaling in German this time just for a change.

And finally, here are the last pages, featuring days 28 to 30 and a last page of the album. I´ve added the Truly Grateful 2×2 papers onto the last pages because they perfectly fit the thankful-theme in my opinion and add a nice detail to the minibook. This was a really fun project to create! The daily prompts were easy to follow and gave the book a nice form. I am sure I´ll appreciate doing this type of album in a few years time, because during time, the focus of one´s life is bound to change and it will be nice to look back into this album and see how life and values were at that time. Here is the video flip-thru of the minibook:

I´ve done a few „A week in the life“-albums in the past and I am really grateful for making them. So many little details of daily life documented in there, from years ago. So I hope you take the time and make your own album – you won´t regret it once you are done. Remember to use #30daysofthankful and #thewildharekits, when sharing your projects on social media. We´d love to see them!!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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The Wild Hare Kits – October Project wrap-up-video

Hello lovelies! Before we move on with the Wild Hare Kits November unboxing day and fun projects, I´ve got a short post up for you. It´s the traditional monthly project wrap-up video.

Here is share all the projects I created using the October kit and also share a go-thru of everything and anything that is left of my mothly kit at the end of the month. I am a day late, but better late than never 🙂

Be sure to come back tomorrow, when it´s time for all the November fun, like UNBOXING DAY!! YAY!!!!

See you tomorrow!
Sanna

Right Now Minibook – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I´m excited to share my second The Wild Hare Kits October Petite Kit project with you today. For today´s post, I´ve prepared a tiny minibook in bright and happy colours.

This is the finished mini:

The base of this minibook is a premade one by Maya Road. I have been hoarding it, because I love the thick pages and the robust covers. They were in kraft tone in the beginning so I gave them a „treatment“ with gesso and yellow paint.

I also treated all the pages in a similar way, but only applied a hue of yellow paint onto the pages.

Both for the cover and the pages inside the book I fussy cut the „Cuckoo Clock“ images from the Truly Grateful Paper No. 11 by Pink Paislee and adhered them onto the cover on top of the stamping. The stamps I used for this mini were not in the kit, but from my own stash (Viva Las Vega Stamps and Klartext Stempel). Also the small phrase squares in 2×2 inch size that I used throughout the minibook are by Pink Paislee & from the Truly Grateful collection.

I used the squares in whole and also cut into smaller pieces for decoration throughout the minibook.

I also created additional „pages“ to fit all the photos into the minibook, by folding the „I am Mom“ yellow/blue paper into tiny pages. Throughout the pages I´ve added sentiment stamping which highlights/matches the minibook theme really well. This book is about my knee surgery late May and I wanted to write the story down and collect all the memories together in one place.

I kept the design quite simple, but could not resist adding a few fussy cut elements here and there.

I also added some of the Pinkfresh Studio „Office Hours“ chipboard stickers for detail and decoration. I´ve also sneaked in some stenciling on some of the pages. The stencil is from my stencil line collection at STAMPlorations.

Here is a short flip-thru video of the minibook. I created this book away from home when I was on my knee surgery related rehab, so the photos are partly done with my mobile phone, so my apologies for the poorly results..

I´m sorry if the quality is not the best, but when you don´t have your studio around, you need to improvise. Hope you like the video and get inspired to create something fun yourself with the Wild Hare Kits kits.

See you on the 25th for another The Wild Hare Kits project – then I will be sharing my take on the monthly sketch with the rest of the team :)!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Starting from the Same Place Artist Collab

Hello lovelies!!! Remember my talented, lovely crafty friend Tina? She came up with the idea to gather together a group of crafty peeps and create something together. The challenge was to create with the same materials. We all received a very generous package of goodies to use as our starting point – thus the name: Starting From the Same Place! This is what we received in the mail:

Starting from the SAme Place Artist Collab

The kits were all pretty much the same, except for the resin pieces, they are a bit different from kit to kit. The Fabric-Tac (a fabric glue) was generously sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, and Amazing Casting supported the challenge with resin pieces created with their fab mold making goodies. Other than that we had some eco dyed fabric, twine, a view-master and a Stencil girl stencil in the kit, just to mention a few.

We were a big group of participants (over 60 peeps!!!)  from all over the world!! To take a look at the participants creations, visit the Amazing Casting blog and/or Tina´s blog or Susan´s blog.  They have links to most/all participants projects at their blogs. I am sooo excited to see what everyone created! I´ve only seen small sneaks so far, so I am as excited as you..

And finally – what did I create??? Recently I have been eating lots of japanese/chinese food at work and it has become a running gag, me saving all the fortune cookie quotes. They used to hang on my pinboard in the office, now most of them are gathered together into the minibook I created for this collaboration. Yes, a minibook :). Haven´t done one in ages. Tina might have something to do with the fact I went for a minibook. I admire her work very much. Here is my „book of good fortune“:

Starting from the same place artist collab

This is the cover, I´ve layered the velvety green fabric piece with the mechanic parts – both in the kit – (no idea how those little blue things are called…got to ask hubs..), then added some golden yarn from my stash and layered that under the resin butterfly which was in the kit. The butterfly has some gesso, glitter and paint on it. The transistor piece (also in the kit) creates the body for the butterfly. Before I glued all pieces with the Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac glue on their places, I adhered the twine underneath. That way it is sure to stay put on it´s place. Some plastic buttons and a few enamel dots from my stash decorate the cover. The minibook itself is built from greyboard and an eco dyed piece of fabric that came with the kit. I didn´t use a sewing machine once when creating the mini. The Fabri-Tac is a high quality adhesive and perfect for this purpose!! I was not familiar with the product, but I can say I really liked it.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see the backside of my mini – I can close the minibook (which is quite bulky!) with the twine piece this way.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here is a little overview of the finished mini. Starting from the same place artist collab Starting from the same place artist collab

The pages inside the book are either fabric (some are my own eco dyed pieces from the time when Tina visited me this summer) and some were in the kit. The paper pages are also from my stash and went thru an eco dying process too. They therefore look very worn out and even a bit damaged. But that adds a nice touch to the book, I think. Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some resin pieces (created with Amazing Casting product) that were in the kit. I´ve added a chipboard butterfly from my stash on top. Also the cord is from my stash as is the heart ribbon. I stenciled some vintage photo Distress Ink thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the pages and misted all the fortune cookie quotes with a Tattered Angels light orange toned Glimmer Mist before adhering them into the book.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The thicker cardboard pieces were first covered with transparent texture paste which I applied thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the paper. Next I colored the cardboard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This created a nice resist effect.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The die cut pieces that came with the kit got a layer of various Tattered Angels spray inks on them before becoming part of the minibook decoration. The little glas beads were also part of the kit and add a decorational effect to the die cut pieces. The die cut alphas are from my stash (by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Starting from the same place artist collab

I´ve also added some stamping here and there for additional decoration. The stamps are by Carabelle Studio. I stamped both on fabric and paper and it worked out really nicely. The leaf pattern is colored with Distress Crayons. Some more stenciling going on on this page and black ink splatters, of course. I just could not resist adding those :).

Starting from the same place artist collab

The View-Master creates an interactive pocket into the book and I´ve added some sticker works on top and inside the pocket for interest and fun detail. When Tina was here, we of course visited a flea market and that playing card is from the flea market. I just had to add it to this project to remind me of the special time with a great crafty friend!

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some more stamping made with Carabelle Studio stamps, this time on fabric. Stamping really looks good on fabric in my opinion. Also can you see the leaf pattern on the paper piece on the left side? That was one of the amazing results of my first eco dying experiment with Tina. I left some empty space on each page to be able to add some more good fortune cookie quotes to a later time. Starting from the same place artist collab

My mini measures approximately 13cm x 8,5 cm. I have it on display in my craft room.

Starting from the same place artist collab

This has been a fabulous, exciting and very inspiring collaboration. Thanks to everyone who supported with material and thanks for Tina for sending the goodies and coming up with this fun project! It has been pure pleasure!!!  Here is a sneak of some of the projects the participants made:

And now, I don´t know about you, but I am for sure going to check out the Amazing Casting, Tina´s blog and Susan´s blog for the projects the other participants created!!! Please do visit them and leave some love – if you read carefully, you might even find a little giveaway along the way 🙂

Oh what fun it was being part of this collaboration!!
See you soon lovelies! Stay inspired and keep on creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies I used are by:
Amazing Casting Products
Beacon Adhesives
Stencil Girl
Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ranger Ind. Inc.
Carabelle Studio