10 Points – Craft Stamper, February 2015

Hello there lovelies!!! Today I´d like to share with you another layout I created a while back. I just have not been able to share it earlier, as it was published in the Craft Stamper magazine´s February 2015 issue.

The idea of this page is to document daily life from a different perspective. How often do we actually go and document something unpleasant? Definitely a dare! I documented a day at a hospital while going thru a (now) routine checkup that I have to go to on regular basis. Not something easy to write about..

But I wanted to document this day for myself and for my family. To give them an idea about what I am going thru on these days. It is also someting very liberating writing a few words about something that is not such an easy issue to deal with. True scrapbooking therapy :)!

Here are some detail shots. I´ve used a Studio Calico kit on this page and added a die cut (the word „today“ is a die cut die by The Crafter´s Workshop).

If you want to read more about how this page came together, you can still get a copy of the issue. Just follow this link!

Wishing you a wonderful day,
xxx, Sanna

My kind of Christmas eve – Craft Stamper

Hi there, lovelies!! I know Christmas is a while back and we are all looking forward to spring already, but I have one Xmas themed page still to share with you. This one was published in the Craft Stamper magazine past fall.

Doilies were a very popular product a while back and we all (well, at least I did) bought piles and piles of doilies for our stash. And at some point, you just need to start looking for alternative ways to use a certain product. That is what this page is themed around – creating an altenative use for doilies. I´ve built DIY doily envelopes and hidden lots and lots of journaling inside each envelope. The tutorial (and more details about the page) was published in the December 2014 issue of Craft Stamper – you can still go and buy a copy, just follow this link :).

I think I am now done with xmassy layouts (I hope). Next time, something more spring/summery themed coming up, promise!!

Have a nice day,
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

My storage solutions – Scrap365

Hello there! Sanna here today to share some storage ideas I´ve incorporated into my scraproom. Before we moved to a house, I used to have my stash and tools in cardboard boxes piled in various corners of our livingroom. It was very frustrating because while scrapping, I very often did not find what I was looking for. I knew I had that particular embellishment/piece of paper, but just could not find it, and then eventually just left it out of my layout/card.

When we started building our house, one of the things I gave lots and lots of thought, was to create an area I could leave my crafting tools out in the open. So I planned very carefully. I have a space upstairs under a sloped roof, so I didn´t have the wall hight for big cabinets. I therefore chose lots of small units (mainly IKEA, because they are cheap and practical).

Most of the furniture is either IKEA or were given to us by our friends and family (tables). I did not spend that much money on the furniture and even reused some old furniture too. The most important thing for me was to have enought table space and area to spread my things and not having to gather it all together every evening.

This is the view of the room as it is now:

Now more about my storage solutions:

I stored the things I use all the time in little shelves and boxes on the wall and on the table. That way I can just grab them when I need them. Then I have two „Alex“ drawers (IKEA) under the table and I used to store my inks in there in the beginning. That did not work for me, since I have quite a few inks and use them pretty often. When you pile them over each other into a drawer, you are bound to take them all out to find the right colour and then pile and organize them back into the drawer again later. Very time consuming and unpractical. I now store wooden stamps, minibook covers, dies and embellishments in these drawers instead. That works for my needs much better.

So I then bought a bathroom shelf (IKEA again) and have my inks stored in there now. Now I can just grab the colour I need and use it and place it into the shelf again. Fast & easy, just the way I like it!

I have quite a few very random and various little boxes on my table where I store tags, chipboard, paint brushes and all kinds of little tools and goodies. They are easy to reach and go thru. I find that in my it is the best to keep all these little bits out in the open and within reach. That way they get used. If I store them in boxes and hide them behind cabinet doors, I will not think of them and use them that often. And since I´ve set a goal to use the stash instead of hoarding it, a different solution would be very contraproductive for me.

In the beginning I also used to have  all my media stored on the wall (IKEA – metal kitchen wall baskets), but they were very soon so full that I had to find a new place for all the media. I then bought a Råskog serving wagon (IKEA kitchen dept.) and find it really practical. I have the heavy media stored on the bottom of the wagon, next are paints and glitter glue´s and on top are all the mists. I like the fact that I can pull the wagon next to my working area when I need it and then push it back on it´s place when I´m finished.

I store my flowers in 3 IKEA glas jars and that is more than plenty for my purposes.

 I used to store brads in glas jars too, but that was not at all practical. I now have them in these little plastic boxes, sorted by colour. Much easier to take them out this way than from a jar…

For some reason I have managed to collect a reasonably big amount of wood veneer embellishments (..and..ribbon..*sidenote*). After sorting them into these little boxes it has been much easier to find what I need and to use them.

I store my papers in organizers (from Cropper Hopper) and have them sorted after manufacturer. The cardstock is stored after colour but I find it easier for me to sort the patterned papers by manufacturer.

So these are the kind of solutions that work for me right now. Would be interesting to see what you have come up with. So if you would like to share some ideas, just leave a link to this post. I also have a little video from my scrap room up over at my YouTube channel. I made this one for another blog some time ago, but since I haven´t changed anything in my room, it is still up to date. Have fun watching :)!

xoxo, Sanna

Let´s Scrap365!!

Hello lovelies!!! I am really excited to share the cover of the latest blooming marvellous issue of SCRaP365 with you today!!

It is jam packed with a host of floral delights from Kim Price, Gabriella Pollacco, Els Brige and many more!

Alongside all the prettiness we have a fabulous misting tutorial with Eila, Lisa points us in the right direction with arrows, I´m bringing some bling ideas for layouts, Tracee dips into Sunset Shades and Kim W shows that neon doesn’t have to be blinding!

There are lots of wonderful articles and projects including our fantastic readers‘ layouts in the gallery and Sandra’s debut!

PLUS we have the FANTASTIC Cricut Explore to give away to one lucky winner…as well as a
plethora of other gorgeous goodies 🙂

AND if you live in the UK you can have this beautiful bumper issue sent to your door with FREE p&p…yes that’s right FREE p&p!!!

So I suggest you get those orders in soon, lovelies!!! You will not regret it!!
xoxo, Sanna