Thank You!

Thank You!

It was in December 2019 when I started my journey as a surface pattern designer. My designs have been printed in many different surfaces (phone cases, bags, coasters, postcards, stickers, hats, etc.) and bought by many wonderful people. I’m so grateful to all who supported my arts and my small business.

In June, I was happy to have my design on shoes. How exciting is that! These shoes are really cute and comfortable.

My design will be seen in a new product soon! You can find my designs on products here. Thanks so much for your support. Small businesses need people like you!

Japan Scrapbook

Japan Scrapbook

As people are heading back from their holidays, I received some questions about my travel scrapbook. So I decided to record another flip through of my Japan Scrapbook from 2018 travel with my family.

As you can see, I’m using a cheap A6 clear binder. I like the A6 size as it fits well the boarding passes and most of the brochures. I also find this clear binder aesthetically pleasing. I created a cover which is like a boarding pass. Then I also illustrated the summary of the travel digitally and printed it out. I also made my own postcard. The binder also includes an envelope where I placed some of the photos I’ve printed out and an origami doll from the guesthouse in Kyoto. Then I have the boarding passes, postcards I bought, museum tickets, brochures, business cards of where we stayed, travel tickets and leaflets. I’m still finding more items from the travel and I’m adding them to the scrapbook. So I’m happy for the space this binder has and the ability to move the items. I know that I have many origami cranes from the capsule hotel in Tokyo and I will also include them in this scrapbook using another envelope.

I hope this short clip has given you more ideas on how to create a travel scrapbook. Please don’t hesitate to show me what you have done with your scrapbook. I’m sure I will get a lot of inspiration from you!

Just some Kawaii snacks

Just some Kawaii snacks

I created a Kawaii cover for my small book and it was published on They Draw website too!

https://www.they-draw.com/illustrations/21103-just-some-kawaii-snacks

The preparation for my new class in creating Kawaii Die Cut stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate is also going well. I’m so excited as I also prepare to add new stickers to my shop. I really love designing these stickers. Just the thought of it makes me happy.

Please look forward to the new things on the horizon and all the Kawaii things coming your way! Do you like Kawaii stuff? Please let me know!

July – what a July!

July – what a July!

After returning from a family trip in Canada, I was basically just preparing three classes on Skillshare. It was tough. I thought that this is it. I will never make another class again! Although, I always think such things every time I’m in the process of making a class… 🙂

So I was really happy to have finished the month of July with three classes on Skillshare. Here they are:

Check out the class here
Check out the class here
Check out the class here

In the midst of this, I took a week off and went to Venice. It was in Venice when I received the news from Skillshare that my sticker class was given an award as an outstanding class. I was really really happy to be acknowledged this way. I felt my effort was worth it.

Coming home from holiday, I put together a Venice scrapbook and over the weekend, I designed 18 Kawaii food stickers that I will be printing out, cutting away and selling soon. I’m so excited and I really think they are so cute. But also, this is in preparation for another class on Skillshare that I will publish in September. I’m so excited!

Coming in September

So now I’m asking, “Is the summer getting over?” I can feel the air is getting cooler and of course, August is here. And in this first day of August, new ideas coming my way. I’ll let you know soon. Have a wonderful August and thank you for journeying with me!

Venice Scrapbook

Venice Scrapbook

I’m really happy to have returned from a holiday in Venice and being able to immediately scrapbook my travel. This was my first time ever! As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve collected all kinds of things from my travels but didn’t really know what to do about them up until now…

Next step is to create my travel journal as I was not able to make it on the go. I didn’t have the time during the trip and also, it was so hot to be drawing outside. Yes, the temperature reached to 37C! So it was a relief to return to Helsinki and enjoy a cooler weather.

Here is my travel journal from pre COVID. Hopefully, I can fill another sketchbook.

What do you do with the paper items you collect during a trip? Please let me know!

Weekly Spread: Design your own template on Procreate

Weekly Spread: Design your own template on Procreate

Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I’ve just published a new Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. This time, we will be using the digital stickers that I created for the class. It will be fun! Please check out the class here. And if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here.

Many thanks! I hope to see you in class!

Create your own stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate

Create your own stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate

Almost two weeks ago, I published a class on Skillshare on Creating stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate. It was chosen as an outstanding class on Skillshare and I’m very happy to be acknowledged this way. My class has now 20 students. I’m not famous so I think it is a good number. 🙂

Please have a check of the class here. This is really a good class when you are starting out with your Cricut Joy as I explained the process step by step. See you there!