Remember today by Nastya Istorkina

I created the layout that tells me that I need to worry less, I need to notice everything, that is good today and to hope for good tomorrow. It’s so simple and so difficult at the same time. Just being happy and write my own story. Sometimes it is not easy, but I’m trying!





I used one of my favorite gray paper from Homegrown collection and made colorful accents on it. Because life should be bright with happiness.

Product list:
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Happy
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Word Stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Dots Stencil
7 Dots Studio – Verano Azul – Celadon
7 Dots Studio – Illumination – Diversity
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Yuletide – pad 6×6
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – The Queen’s Heart – Way of life

Color and cut it! – Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! Today it’s Riikka here sharing a couple of projects with you. This time I created two cards and a layout using the same idea – making the poppy pattern from the “Homegrown” paper into an embellishment. The cards hold the flowers cut from the 6×6 sheet and the layout has the 12×12 version.

The layout is about my younger daughter and my father’s dog. Both of my girls love animals, but whereas my older one is a bit drawn back and cautious, my younger one is more open with her love and affection. In the picture she’s hugging the young dog. Even though the picture doesn’t show the dog so well, I thought her expression was so sweet and wanted to scrapbook the shot anyway.

In both projects, the layout and the cards, I colored the flower motif with watercolors. After the first layer of the paint had dried I then added some details using watercolor pencils and then cut the pattern loose. In both projects the flowers are adhered using foam dots here and there to create an idea of depth.

The cards have the focal point cut from the “Fortune-teller” collection’s “Soul” sheet. I used the other cards from the same sheet to add layers behind the images. The base of both cards is made from a sheet of white cardstock decorating it with a stencil and a stamp to match the color palette.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you all the best,

Xoxo Riikka

Homegrown – Happy
Homegrown – 6×6 Pad
Fortune-teller – Tarot
Fortune-teller – Soul
Verano Azul – 6×6 Pad
Soulmates – Not About Labels
Domestic Goddess – White Apron
The Queen’s Heart – Army of Love
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Fortune-teller – Dots stencil
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Lost and Found – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Verano Azul – Word Stickers 6×12

Um Wow Studio – Homegrown – Oh So Happy flair
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller – Gypsy Soul Flair
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller – Wheelie mask

Talk to the hand by Riikka Kovasin

Hi there! It’s Riikka here today sharing some projects with you. For these two projects I used the hand stamp from the “Fortune-teller” stamp set – thus the name of the post.
I stamped the image onto a transparency with watermark ink and then embossed the design with white embossing powder. After that I cut the stamped pieces from the sheet and created like that some decorations of my own.

In all of the projects the hand forms a background for the tiny photo. Besides the photo from the die cut set and the stamped hand decoration, there’s just a few items in the journal page. The main thing in the page is the rustic background.

The background is done using a patterned paper from “The Queen’s Heart” collection which I transferred to my journal. I left some of the white paper on there as well as removed the pattern all together at parts to create an old wallpaper look.
The ATCs are made using almost the same materials, but a different color scheme as I added some purple to these. There’s purple watercolor, ink and also felt pen. The theme is heart and love and I chose the text stickers accordingly.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:
Homegrown: Flirty
The Queen’s Heart: Army of Love
Fortune-teller: Clear Stamps
Homegrown: Clear Stamps
Fortune-teller: Die Cut Elements 6×12
Fortune-teller: Word Stickers 6×12
Homegrown: Element Stickers 6×12