One Little Word 2021

Hello and happy Saturday!!! I have been thinking about my word for 2021 for a while now and it was not as an easy choice as last year! I´ve been thinking about the perfect word to carry me through 2021, but I just couldn´t put my finger on one single word and say: „that´s it!“. So I´ve chosen three words for 2021 to guide me through the year.

Here is a page desplaying my chosen words:

So the words I chose are: dedication, growth and strength. I plan to carry these words in my mind and heart throughout the year and hope to reach the goals I´ve set myself.

This word should guide me in all areas of life through this year. Whatever I decide to do, I´ll do it with commitment. Whether it´s sports, work, crafting, family life, me or anything else.

Growth on the other hand is growth as a person, on a mental level and development in all areas. Again whether it´s work, sports, my art or me in general.

And last but not least, my third word: strength. This brings all the previous words together and connects them to a stronger bond. Here, I also want to develop my strengths – whether it´s sports, arts, work or any other areas of my life. I will need strength to carry on and to remind me that I want to be dedicated and grow and develop.

For creating this page I used plenty of various media. Stencils are from my stencil line at STAMPlorations, Dina Wakley paints were added and Dylusions sprays were used. The stamps are also by STAMPlorations and I´ve also added some tissue here and there, gifted to me by a lovely ATC swapping partner from all the way in Australia. I´ve also got some Tonic Studios Crackle Paste on the page as well as Posca pens. And some date stamping to record the date.

I also felt the urge to use bold, strong colours again for a change. It´s been a while I´ve used them and at the moment I just cannot get enough of them.

Last year my word was self-care and little did I know how well it fit the year 2020, when I chose it. It honestly scared me a little how well the word matched the year, so that is also why I´m putting extra thought to this years word(s). As I am asking the universe for these things, I might as well do it with my whole heart. Fully committed. I am a little fearfull (which should be a good thing, right?) of putting the words out there and hope that at the end of the year I´ll be happy I chose these words.

I hope you enjoy my art journal page share today! Wishing you all a lovely start into 2021! Have a great weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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December Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Tuesday!! It´s again time to share the reminder post for the STAMPlorations stencil challenge. If you haven´t played yet, don´t worry! There is still enough time to join in with us!

For today´s additional inspiration and reminder post, I´ve prepared this snowflake card. I used Nuvo Expanding Mousse with my Snowflake stencil for this card and I love, love, love the result! And the effect is so easy to do.

I first applied Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a white card base, then placed the stencil on top and applied the Expanding Mousse thru it. Then heated it a bit with a heat tool and took an additonal piece of white paper that I inked in the same tone and added a stamped sentiment onto. Adhered everything onto a card base that that´s it! Easy, fast and looks so good, because it´s dimentional. Almost like real snowflakes!!

Be sure to stop by the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the design team girls. And then do play along with us, just remember to follow the rules, to be eligible for the prizes! And have fun creating :)!

ps. don´t forget to use my discount code if you plan on ordering from the STAMPlorations.com store!!!

See you at STAMPlorations December stencil challenge! Cannot wait to see what you make!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Cute Christmas cards

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share one more set of Christmas cards, this time again, created with Christmas papers by Mintay Papers.

For this set, like on the previous ones, I used only little additional decoration. Just some ribbon or a tiny resin snowman and a cute doily. I didn´t want to cover the beautiful papers too much, as they are very pretty on their own.

I´ve also again added some Nuvo Drops here and there onto the cards for additional sparkle, but that is pretty much all I did. I just adore these papers so much on their own :).

Wishing you a lovely Sunday and hope I could inspire you a little today. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple Christmas cards

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing yet another set of Christmas cards, this time in clean & simple style. I these might just be some of my very faves from this years „production“.

Such easy cards to make, actually, as I had this gorgeous Tonic Studios golden embossed paper on my desk. It is perfect for the holiday season. And as addition to the paper I added s white Elizabeth Craft Designs snowlake (a die cut die set by them) on top. After that I just stamped a Christmas sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar tone and fussy cut the banner.

One card has no additional decor and the other one has a yellow resin star in the middle. I love how these look! So elegant and simple at the same time. Note to self, I need to get more this type of papers from Tonic UK ;-).

Wishing you a great Saturday!! Hope your day is lovely whatever you a doing! xxx, Sanna

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Christmas cards in pastel tones

Hello and happy Friday lovelies!!! Today´s post is again about Christmas cards. No surprise there, right? Well, I make plenty every year, so I will share those mostly during December every year, so hope you can still handle a few more Christmas card related posts. Not long now anyways, as Christmas is soon here.

These cards are again done using the absolutely adorable Christmas paper collection by Mintay Papers. It´s a collection from last year, but I have still papers left, so I´m using them all up. And I love how they look! So, so, so pretty!!

I´ve added some brown Distress Ink around the edges to the card on the left. It creates such a nice vintage look to the papers! on the right card, there is some Nuvo Key Lime clear drops on the lights. It adds a nice dimension. Other than that, the sentiment is stamped with Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sentiments. Some Nuvo glitter drops here and there and that is basically it.

I hope you like today´s card share and I hope to have inspired you today. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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