Today’s Moments by Karine Gagnon

Dear crafty friends,
Karine is here today to share another layout with the gorgeous Hazy Days collection. I really can’t get enough of this collection with it’s grungy feel and those colors!
I started my layout with the beautiful Twilight paper from the Hazy Days collection. I just love the blue and the yellow tones on that paper.

Those colors were the start up point of my layout. After a coat of clear gesso, I chose different colors of mists to go with the colors in the background.

Next, I used the Chevron stencil, also from the Hazy Days collection, to add brown paste. I love the contrast I got.

To mat my picture, I used papers from the Hazy Days 6×6 paper pad and some tags from the Hazy Days 12×12 Tags. I love how you can mix and match papers and tags in a cluster to create something dynamic!

I used some of the Die-cut Elements 6×12 and Elements Stickers 6×12 here and there around my layout. Those little pieces add so much to any project.

Adding finishing touches with the Word Stickers 6×12.

I hope you like my layout. Have a nice crafty day.
Karine xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Twilight
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6

July Challenge: My Favorite Person / My Hero

We all have people that we look up to, our own personal heroes, our favourite people that mean a word to us. So, this month the theme of our challenge is My Favorite Person / My Hero. Please tell us who is Your favourite person. Create projects with or about those heroes and share them with us.


Here is the inspiration from our team:

Hello 7 Dots Studio’s fans! I created a page for you that means something special for me.
In my life the most important people are my mother and daughter. They are my inspiration and I am very thankful for that, they are like “… angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering to fly”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I started off by cutting out the background pattern and I started layering using papers, sisal, gauze, stickers and chipboards. I love the 7 Dots Studio’s stickers, they are amazing and give work character. For my background, I used the “Under the covers” paper from the DREAMSCAPES collection and “Cotton” paper from the Nature Walk collection. At the end I used stickers from the DREAMSCAPES and HAZY DAY collections.


When I saw this challenge, I had a single person who came to mind, my grandmother. She is an extraordinary woman, with an incredible sense of humor. She is never ashamed to speak her mind, but at the same time, it is an extremely sociable and affectionate person. She is, even today at 86 years old, a girl. She adores cuddly toys and her small dog. She was always present for me and it was her who had soothed the torments of my adolescence. Thank you grandma xx love you so much.



A big hero of my life it’s my beloved husband. He’s always saves me, helps me in everything, and always supports me, especially in difficult moments. So I’ve decided to create something for him – a mixed media canvas with all important words. Actually they are 3 small canvases, which I put together.


For our July challenge I’ve created layout about my older son. He’s a really fantastic boy, and I am very proud of him. “Hazy Days” is ideal for such messy, boyish, summery projects.


Hello dear 7 Dots Studio’s fans!!! I think that my real Hero is my husband, he is the best father for our sons, an amazing husband, always here for me and our two little elves. I created this home deco with an embroidering hoop and a lot of 7 DOTS STUDIO products. I started my project with the paper SNIKER from the Homegrown collection, I spread Texture paste Graphite with a stencil to create a beautiful texture on it. I then used sprays to add some different shades of blue to my background. For my paper cluster, I used different pieces of papers from different collections . I also used tags and Dies cuts.


From the first minute I knew about who would be on my layout! Of course, this is my favourite and strong husband. He is my support, my fortress and my man. I know that this person is sent to me from heaven and I am grateful for this every day. He is strong physically and soul, he is an athlete and he has principles – development is the way to perfection and be better every day! For this I respect and love him. My page is about a real hero, a wonderful father and the most caring husband! I was inspired and used an amazing “Dreamscapes” and “Hazy Days” collections.


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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – My Favorite Person / My Hero
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till August, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the August.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store


Admit One by Karine Gagnon

Hi there, 7 Dots Studios fans,

Today is my first post on the 7 Dots Studio blog. I’m so happy to be joining this team! Working with so great products and with such talented ladies will be an honor for me. Let me introduce myself. My name is Karine Gagnon and I live in Quebec City, in Canada. I’m the happy mother of two beautiful children, Marianne and Antoine, who are the main stars of my layouts. I’m also an high school French teacher. I’m an enthusiastic scrapbooker for 11 or 12 years, now, and I love everything about this creative hobby.

Here is the layout I created for my first share. It is called «Admit One» and features the wonderful Hazy Days collection.

I started my layout with the Twilight paper from the new Hazy Days collection. I loved the colors on this paper and that was the main inspiration of my layout.

After a coat of clear gesso, I spread modeling paste through the Hazy Days Chevron Stencil. I then used sprays and ink to add some color to my background.

To add more texture, I used the beautiful stamps from the Hazy Days Clear Stamps set.

For my paper cluster, I used two papers from the 6×6 Hazy Days paper pad. I also used three tags from the Hazy Days Tags 12×12.

Here and there, I used some Element Stickers 6×12 and some Die-cut Elements 6×12.

I also used some Word Stickers below my picture and amongst my little paper cluster on the right hand side of my layout. They fit perfectly with the layout I created.

I really hope my layout inspires you. Have a nice crafty day.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Twilight
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6