Two cards with Life Noted collection

Here are two cards that I created with Pinkfresh Studio's Life Noted collection. I used the 6x6 paper pad and wooden embellishments. For the other card I used a color combo of yellow and black. The text “awesome” was cut out from one of the papers and it has such a cool and big effect on the look of the card.

For the other card I wanted to use a lot of paperstrips in the colors of yellow, grey and green. As the paper strips make a bold background I only used one wooden square as my embellishment.

Materials: Pinkfresh Studio / Life Noted

Live colorfully - Traveler's Notebook spread

Here's another spread from my traveler's notebook. I really love the simplicity of this! I used Dear Lizzy's Happy Place collection that I got from Scrapbook Werkstatt.

Materials: American Crafts / Dear Lizzy / Happy Place

Noted - a layout with Pinfresh Studio's Life Noted collection

Here's a layout I created with Pinkfresh Studio's Life Noted collection. This collection is so versatile, a perfect combination of light and bright colors! The inspiration for this layout came from one of the pattern papers. I really loved the interesting shape on that paper and decided to cut it out. The shape helped me to find a perfect place for the photo and the overall design just came together so easily.

As my embellishment, I knew I wanted to use the cute rubber charms. I positioned the banners to emphasize the shape of the pattern paper.

Materials: Pinkfresh Studio / Life Noted

Guest at Memuaris blog: Interview

Some time ago I was asked to be a guest designer for Memuaris blog. I was happy to be a guest in a blog series that introduces different scrapbooking styles and designers. The Memuaris design team also "scraplifted" one of my layouts and the results are beautiful! You can see the blog post here.

The fun part of this guest task was the interview. I thought it would be nice to share the interview here on my blog too! Here it is:

Why do you make pages? Is it to keep memories or to play with pretty papers or both?

To me scrapbooking combines photographing, creativity and memory-keeping perfectly. I enjoy playing with pretty papers and embellishments but the memory-keeping aspect is also important to me. It’s so easy to forget the photos on your computer so I love that scrapbooking makes me print all those photos and document the memories.

How do you usually start - with photos, papers, a color scheme or some idea? What is usually the base of your page?

I’m a product and photo driven scrapbooker. I can easily find the inspiration from the pretty papers or other scrapbooking products. To me it’s always important to match the products that I use with the photo and its colors.

Do you prefer colour or black and white photos?

I almost always use color photos.

What are your staples, what do you pull out from your stash first?

White cardstock, pattern paper, stickers and diecuts.

Do you have a favourite colour or a go to colour combo?

I love bright and fresh colors that I can combine with white. Muted colors are not for me. 

Do you journal on your pages? If yes at what stage do you think about your journaling, is it a part of the design? 

One of my goals for 2016 is journal more on my pages. Lately I have felt that I need to write more. Also design wise journaling is often a nice final touch!

How much time does it usually take to make one page?

I’m a quite quick scrapbooker, normally it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to create a layout. When I have a nice photo and inspiring products, creating a layout is easy.

When do you consider your page finished?

That’s hard to say. When I think the layout could be ready I take a photo of it on my phone. Sometimes seeing the photo of the layout helps me to see if I need to add something more or if the layout is already finished. 

What elements do you consider your style? What is it that distinguishes your work? How would you characterize your style?

All of my layouts have white space which means that my layouts aren’t fully packed with photos and/or products. I try to keep my designs fresh, clean and simple.

What latest trends you like or dislike in scrapbooking? Would you use something just because it's trendy?
I’m not sure what I think about the planner trend. I have a planner myself but it’s mainly for my work. Lately I’ve been seeing some traveler’s notebooks and some super cute covers for them. I just ordered one to see if that might be a planner of my style!

Memory keeping in Traveler's notebook

When it comes to crafting, lately I have tried different things. I have been making off-the-page projects and even planner spreads. I have struggled with Project Life but still wanted to do some simple memory keeping. I think I have found my way to do just that!

I made this traveler's notebook insert with the idea in mind to use it as a simple memory keeping journal. This is my way to combine the fun of scrapbooking with the simplicity of the Project Life approach. And I love the outcome! Here's my first spread:

Spring is a state of mind - a layout with Happy Place collection

It's been a gorgeous spring day today! Clear skies and sunshine! I feel like a new person after a day like this.

Here's a layout I created with Dear Lizzy's Happy Place collection that I got from Scrapbook Werkstatt. The colors of this collection are so inspiring and happy!

Materials: American Crafts / Dear Lizzy / Happy Place

Live colorfully - Spring Table Decor

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring! Spring is one of my favorite seasons: I love how the days are getting longer, sun is shining and snow is melting. Here in Finland we are not quite there yet and lately it's been pretty grey outside so I decided to create a spring themed table decor to brighten our mornings and days!

This piece was made out of Dear Lizzy's Happy Place pattern papers that I got from Scrapbook Werkstatt. That collection is full of happy and bright colors!

Materials: American Crafts / Dear Lizzy / Happy Place

5 - a colorful layout

Today I'm just popping here very quickly to show you this colorful layout. This is one of my go-to designs. This time I wanted to add some details to the bottom left corner to brake that big block of yellow. This creates a nice design element to guide the eye closer to the main cluster and the picture.

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