Layouts for Tape Garden

Hello hello! Today's post is a special one for a couple of reasons. First there's two layouts is one post and secondly these pages are made for a lovely Finnish company called Tape Garden. They specialize in washi tapes, planners and paper crafting goodies like stickers. You can go explore the selection Tape Garden has from here (link), their webshop. They ship worldwide! 

The first page is sort of encouragement page to myself, "you got this". There's some watercolors in the background and a little stamping, too. On top then there's some washi tapes. Supplies from Tape Garden are the tapes, stamps, stickers and the little golden paperclip. 

The other page is about an armor exhibition we saw last summer. The armors were really gorgeous and wonderfully detailed. We all enjoyed the show very much. Even kids liked to study these protective suits for quite a while!

Because of the subject I felt something sturdier was needed for the background so I used the oil pastels in there. Like in the first page, the tapes and stickers are from Tape Garden.

Thank you for your visit today! Have a great Tuesday!

Materials: Tape Garden (Teippitarha), 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger


Oh these two! - Creative Magazine

It's start of the new week again. Hopefully you had a good, relaxing weekend! Here's the third layout I did for Creative Magazine. Whereas the two before had a pink color palette, I used turquoise and mint for this one. You can see the whole magazine here (link) in a post on the magazine's blog

The two pink ones were of my daughters and kind of stereotypically this turquoise one is of two boys - my husband and my father. It's so wonderful to watch them work together and inspire each other. My father is a carpenter, has been for decades and knows the ways the wood behaves and how you can manipulate it. My husband is an instrument builder, testing the limits of instruments and sound. It's so thrilling to see the spark of both of their eyes when they have an idea how a piece of the musical instrument should be made.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great start to the new week! 

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, Scrap FX, A Flair for Buttons


Furry friend - Creative Magazine

It's Sunday, yay! How's your weekend been so far? Good, I hope! Yesterday I shared my first page for the latest issue of Creative Magazine and here's the second. The first one was about my older daughter so naturally I needed to balance things with a page about my younger one.

Both of my girls like animals, but my younger one is great with them. She's really good handling my father's big dog even though it's almost bigger than she is. The two of them are almost inseparable when together!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely start to the new week!  

Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Teippitarha, A Flair for Buttons


Sleeping Beauty - Creative Magazine

Hello and sweet Saturday! This layout is something I created for Creative magazine's April issue. You can see the whole magazine here (link) in this blog post. 

The topic of the page is my older daughter, sleeping. She has always had her own way of sleeping, like letter S mirrored. This page documents that. My younger one doesn't have a certain position when she sleeps, more like she's constantly moving around. 

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

Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, American Crafts, Um Wow Studio


Try to see the beauty in you - GDT Carabelle Studio

Hello and happy Friday! Do you have plans for the weekend? I'm working tomorrow, but Sunday is planned to be a creative day! Yay!

This page is created for Carabelle Studio as their guest designer. Here's a link to the original post in the company blog (link).

This page got its inspiration from the text in the “Believe in Magic by Zorrotte” set. I used the text in the background of my photo and also made it a part of my title. I also used the leaf stamps from the “Dans l’univers de la feuille by Zorrotte” in my background and stamped a couple as embellishments also.

The leaves in the background are stamped with water soluble crayons first coloring the stamp, spraying some water to it and then pressing the stamp to the paper. The embellishment leaves are stamped with Archival Ink and colored with watercolors. The roses behind the photo are done with similar technique using the rose stamps from the “There are always flowers by Birgit Koopsen” set. I also used a couple strips of the patterned paper I did for the ATCs (link) in the page.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a pleasant start to the weekend!


A6 Believe in Magic by Zorrotte
A6 Dand l’univers de la feuille by Zorrotte
A6 There are always flowers by Birgit Koopsen
Ecriture à la plume by Ana Bondu

Materials: Carabelle Studio, Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, American Crafts 


Get ready to party - A Flair for Buttons

Hi there! How are you? Enjoying the spring and making plans for the upcoming summer? I have two things planned for the summer - well, two things outside crafting and scrapbooking. The first one is our summer vacation for the whole family and the second one is seeing this band live. If you've seen my pages before, I guess you know that the band I'm talking about is Finnish heavy metal band Turisas.

The band usually ends the gig with a cover either playing "It's a sin" or "Rasputin". I love the latter version, it really gets the party started. Well, the whole gig usually is a party for me, but there's just something in that odd song!

The picture I used in my page is taken from a past gig and presents the band's violinist, Olli Vänskä. As it's black and white, you can't see band's choice of colors - red and black but I used in my page anyway. That's why all the flairs I used in my page are following that color scheme, too. Red ones from the Stripes 1 and Linen Chevron sets and black from the Daily Words set. I thought a long time if I should add the flowers or not, but then decided to put them on, kind of a mean to build contrast.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a good day! 

Sets used:

Materials: A Flair for Buttons, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Markering, Scrap FX


Something amazing - a new team!

Hi there and happy Tuesday! I have some amazing news to share with you! Not so long ago I had a wonderful email and the result is that I'm now creating monthly for Sizzix! Can't wait to get properly started but as I wanted to spill the news already, I created a little tag with dies I had. If you wish to see something done with a bit fresher dies, head over to Sizzix blog (link) or visit the website (link).

The tag itself is cut with the "Tag and Bookplate" die out of 7 Dots Studio paper. As you can see, I used one of the bookplates in my tag as well. I patterned the tag using a self-made stencil using the "Washer Border" die. I just cut a piece of scrap paper and then inked through the openings. I also included a doily styled shape cut with "Vintage Doily" die. Two of the dies still seem to be available but unfortunately the doily one is gone. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you have any request as what I should post, please send them over and I'll do my best!

Dies used: 
656938 -  Movers and Shapers L die Tag and Bookplates
657826 -  Sizzlits Decorative Strip die Washer Border
658506 - Sizzlits die Vintage Doily

Materials: Sizzix, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing

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