The story of pineapple

Lately I've been drawn to color yellow. Spring is finally here and we have more daylight and sunshine. I wanted to bring the sunshine to my scrapbooking too!

If you follow scrapbooking trends, you might have noticed that pineapples are really trendy right now! It's the same in interior decor too. Apparently pineapple is some sort of a symbol of hospitality. Anyway, I've been telling my husband about this pineapple trend. He clearly has paid attention and listened to me rambling about this as one day a couple of weeks ago he bought me a pineapple!

This layout has been done for CSI. This is my last DT layout as I decided to step down from the team this spring. I've been in CSI's DT for 1,5 years and I have loved it! It was my first design team. It was one of the first challenge sites that I joined. I feel that I learned so much about scrapbooking through the weekly challenges. I can't praise CSI's wonderful community enough. I've been fortunate to be part of such an amazing design team.

Evidence: Circles, stars, stripes, something transparent, labels, die cuts
Testimony: Inspiration word "unexpected"

Materials: Elle's studio, American Crafts, Doodlebug designs

Sweet & lovely

Today I have a yummy layout to share with you! It’s all about the sweet and lovely apple pie that my husband made for us one weekend. I love to document the little things from our everyday life!

I still love using gold in my layouts. The gold starred vellum that was included in the Paper Camellia's April Add-on was so pretty combined with the gold vellum triangles that were in the main kit’s Maggie Holmes ephemera pack.

As all the gold takes a lot of attention, I kept the rest of the layout pretty simple. The mint striped paper from My Mind’s Eye (April main kit) was a perfect background.

Materials: Paper Camellia's April main kit and Add-on

SATW: Beach and sunshine

Oh boy, I had hard time with this layout! I just kept moving the papers and photo around. The photo felt too big and the papers just wouldn't fit properly.

Then I just cut the 12x12 layout to 8,5x11. And everything came together.

This layout is super simple. Maybe even too simple for my taste. Still, I'm so happy that I tried this different layout size! It just mixed the things up a bit.

Make sure that you check out the awesome inspiration from my Scrap Around the World team mates: reveal one and reveal two!

Here is the beautiful mood board:

Materials: American Crafts, Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper



$50 worth of product from 13@rts
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, 
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$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

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OVER $25 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
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$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio
{Image below is a random selection of their products}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
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$15 worth of product from Studio75

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
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15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
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15 euro gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

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Over $40 worth of product courtesy of our design team
member & Instagram Manager Jelissa Mei!

Ooooh I see a great selection of flowers, a lovely big stamp 
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Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
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Paper Camellia: Using letter stickers to create a long title + video

I just loved all the letter stickers that were included in the Paper Camellia's April main scrapbooking kit and add-on. This was the perfect opportunity to make a layout with a big and long title!

If the embedded video doesn't work, you can watch the video from this link:

I’m happy with the way this layout turned out! The long title with different letter stickers gave the layout a different and a bit whimsical feel.

Materials: Paper Camellia's April Main kit and add-on (American Crafts, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye)

CSI: The best of days

This week's CSI challenge had a bit challenging colors for me but the inspiration picture was so cool! I instantly knew that I would like to use the picture as my design guide.

I cut some semi circles with silhouette and used the negatives. For some reason, I don't just feel that the layout turned out the way I imagined. Something is just wrong there...

At least the story is good: it's about our trip to Yosemite national park and what we did and saw there. Oh happy day indeed!

Evidence: circles, stripes
Testimony: journal in a circular shape

CAT File Store giweaway winners!

The winners of CAT File Store giweaway are...


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Paper Camellia: Today

Yesterday was my turn at Paper Camellia's blog. As you probably have noticed, I love using white cardstock as my background but this time I wanted to challenge myself to use pattern paper more. The woodgrain paper from Crate Paper (included in the main kit) was a perfect background for this layout.

I wanted to bring some brightness to the background with paint. I used gesso and painted a section of the paper with it. I knew that I would place my photo and paper on top of the paint so I made sure the painted part was large enough. This is a great way to make you photo pop from the patterned background!

I just love how Paper Camellia’s kits make scrapbooking easy!

Materials: Paper Camellia's April main kit and add-on (Crate Paper)