Cap - Sizzix

Hello everyone! Today I share a layout I made using Sizzix dies. The layout is about when my older daughter started the school last autumn. Every first grader got a cap with reflective material from a big insurance company as a gift and she really liked it - maybe partly because yellow is her favorite color. 

Inspired the color of the cap and the black and white in the picture, I used the same colors in my page. The background is done using acrylic paint and pencil. The papers are mostly by 7 Dots Studio. 

I used the circle die set to create a backdrop for my photo. On top I then layered the other papers. I used both the flower and the butterfly die to create embellishments to my page. The roses are scattered here and there and they were really easy to make with the die cut piece. For the butterfly, I used both the butterfly and the negative in my page. For the title I used the negative as well - I cut the letters out of a rectangle of patterned paper and included that on my page rather than the letters. The feathers make kind of a trail to the photo. Please see the material details from below. 

Have you already participated to the giveaway? You still have some time if you haven't included yourself to the draw yet! The giveaway is open to all countries except those who fall under Sizzix US, that is to say USA and Canada. You can enter the giveaway here (link)

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day! 

Materials from Sizzix: 

Materials: Sizzix, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Talens, Lawn Fawn, A Flair for Buttons


Carpe Diem - A Flair for Buttons

Carpe Diem! There's a saying to live by! My earliest memory of the phrase is from junior high school, from Finnish lesson and movie "Dead Poets Society". Our job was to analyze the film and it really moved me, had a great impact on me. It's still one of my favorite movies and even though I can't say that I follow the phrase daily, I try to keep that in mind. 

In my mind I combined the saying to the idea that time flies. Seize the day as time flies and tomorrow it might be too late. The flair is from the Daily Words set and I've placed it inside a clock. The wings for the flying time are done with metal embellishments and feathers.

I surprised even myself when choosing the colors as I didn't go with my all time favorite blue and green but with purple and pink. Somehow the Baroque style rich scheme fitted the idea better than the airy and light palette. 

Thank you for stopping today! Remember, carpe diem! 

Set used: 

Materials: A Flair for Buttons, Prima Marketing, Ranger


Yummy! - GDT Carabelle Studio

I've been sharing my last three pages for Carabelle Studio along the last days. All of the three were shown at Carabelles's blog some time ago (link) and this is the last one of the three I share here in my blog, too. 

For this layout I tried to create a sense of celebration and party. It's about waffles my younger daughter and me went to eat while the big sister was at a birthday party. The background has some mixed media touches with stamps and stencil. The roses in the opposite corners are die cut with a Carabelle die. The main embellishment is a stamped girl with butterfly wings holding balloons. The balloons are done using the Azoline flower stamp and then cut into shape.

Have a great week! If you feel like celebrating, I think you should check this link (link) and give a go to the Sizzix giveaway! 

Materials from Carabelle:

Materials: Carabelle Studio, 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Lawn Fawn


Friends - GDT Carabelle Studio

Hello hello! Here's another page I made for Carabelle Studio as their guest. It was shared along with two other pages some time ago (link). This one is all about friends! Happy colors, many favorite products and two lovely ladies in the photo! 

The background is done using acrylic paint and a stencil. I also added some stamping on top of the paint. The embellishments include some stamped items like the leaves. I used several sets by Birgit Koopsen in the page as I thought they would be very appropriate as she's the one on the left in the photo! 

Have a great start to the new week! 

Materials from Carabelle Studio:


Perfect Moment to Fly - GDT Carabelle Studio

Hi there! How are you on this fine day? Today I'm keeping a workshop at Kokkola - something I enjoy tremendously! This layout is actually connected to a workshop, too. The picture in the page is taken while I was heading to Stockholm to keep workshops there! 

The layout talks about how it's wonderful to take the evening flight and see the glistering, glimmering city of lights. Such a beautiful site! The layout is done as a guest to Carabelle Studio. It was shared along with two other pages on a post some time ago (link).

I used several different Carabelle stamps while making the page and used a mask to do the background. The turquoise and white details are done using embossing powders and the black details are stamped. I also made my own patterned paper and tag using the stamps.

Ta ta for now! Have a great day! 

Materials from Carabelle Studio:

Materials: Carabelle Studio, Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Wow Embossing Powder, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons


Wild one - Prima Marketing

Wild Saturday! Or does that refer better to Friday evening? On this post the "wild" refers to my younger daughter who's completely different than my older one. I just love how different, yet same, they are!

This layout was originally published in Prima blog some days ago. You can see the post here (link). I urge you to visit as there's abundance of inspiration and different styles in there!

My younger daughter has a tomboy side to her. She likes to dress up as a princess every once in a while, too, but she absolutely adores her skateboard! She had talked about it quite a while and when we finally looked into it and got her one, she was so happy! She’s now had it for a year and was eagerly waiting for the summer to start so she can get skateboarding again! 

I wanted the page to have a modern feel instead of really romantic one so I mixed the geometrical elements in there and tried to use a lot of jeans blue alongside the soft paper tones of the collection.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great weekend! 


992200 – Wild and Free Let’s Be Wild 
992309 – Wild and Free Journaling Cards 
992330 – Wild and Free Cling Stamps 
992347 – Wild and Free Chipboard and More 
992354 – Wild and Free Ephemera 
961305 – Harlequin Stencil 
573836 – Color Bloom Tea Stain 
589318 – Color Philosophy Midnight Blue 
961374 – Heavy Gesso White 
992057 – Love Clippings Little Love Clippings

Materials: Prima Markering


Xoxo pencil case - Prima Marketing

There's love in the air at Prima's blog! Love Clippings is a lovely, sweet collection and there was a post in the company blog recently filled with projects made with the products fro the collection. You can see them all here (link). This layout was one if the projects shared in the post.

My older daughter started school last autumn. The week before the start we went shopping for school supplies. She got to choose a backpack, some pencils, an eraser and also a pencil case. She fell in love with a fuzzy pink and purple one and naturally that’s the one we got for her. Now that the school year is over, so is the pencil case, it seems. The other end of the case has only the lining left so we need to get her a new one for the new school year. 

Love Clippings works perfectly to document anything near and dear whether it is a person or something more material. I mimicked the painty look of the background paper with the new Finnabair acrylic paints.

Have a sweet start to the weekend! 

Materials from Prima Marketing: 

992040 – Love Clippings All of Me Loves All of You 
992026 – Love Clippings Little Love Notes 
992095 – Love Clippings 6x6 Collection Kit 
992163 – Love Clippings Ephemera 
992125 – Love Clippings Cling Stamps 
964566 – Impasto Paint Raspberry Pink 
847333 – Garden Fable A4 Pad 
570453 – IOD Sugar Dots

Materials: Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons 

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