Free download of December BuJo template

Free download of December BuJo template

Hi there! Christmas is just around the corner. On Saturday, the Christmas season was officially opened in Helsinki. At the same time, we had the first snow that day. So beautiful! Here is a photo from my window.

Today, I decided to allow free download of my December BuJo template. You can download it here. Please feel free to download it for personal use and inspiration.

The year is ending soon and it’s that time of the year to start reflecting back on the year 2022 and to plan for the next year. I’m also in the process of making another sticker class. This time it will be about making transparent floral stickers. I’m so excited. Have a great week!

Hello October!

Hello October!

Time flies too fast! October is here! The last day of September was spent in Amsterdam. Soon, I will create another Travel Scrapbook from it. I was also back in Van Gogh Museum after 6 years. I didn’t have the chance to visit when I was in Amsterdam in 2019. The Van Gogh Museum is always inspiring…

When you return from Van Gogh Museum…

The first working day of the month is always about planning the month’s work and I also added my 2022 Journal Templates here for your inspiration as you create your 2023 templates. I hope it helps! This month will mainly focus on finishing another class for Skillshare on making die-cut stickers. There was a delay there as I was waiting for the Fall Teach Challenge which starts tomorrow. Wish me all the best!

I wish you all the best too and take care always!

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!

Creating stickers

Creating stickers

I’m very excited to start working on my next Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. For this class, I’ve created stickers for students to get started with designing their projects. I really enjoy creating these stickers. I hope you will look forward to the class. Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Have a great week!

Printable stickers available here!

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’m now working on my next 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! Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Thanks!

Here is an example of a Weekly Spread I designed on Procreate:

Also, I’m giving away a 12-month Skillshare membership. If you have followed me on Skillshare, created a project and gave a review to any of my classes by the 1st of June, you will be automatically included in the raffle draw. The winner will be announced on the 5th of June. Thank you for supporting me on Skillshare!

UPDATE: This class has already been published. Please have a check here. Thanks!

A Drawing a Day

A Drawing a Day

One kind of journaling that I started this year is called A Drawing a Day. It’s really fun and I have a journal dedicated only to this daily activity. I draw something simple without much thought, effort or time put into it. No pressure to be perfect, purely for the joy of it. I even draw on the couch! Have you started yours?

These daily drawings are prompted by Kamo from her book, How to Draw Almost Every Day.

EV Visuals turns 3!

EV Visuals turns 3!

I’ve never regretted starting this journey 3 years ago! In November, I even ventured out and started to teach on Skillshare after receiving a grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. What more, I’ve became a more confident online graphic facilitator after a series of Webinars. Thanks to you all for your love and support!

To celebrate this third year, here is a short clip on how to make a quick stamp brush on Procreate as a token of thanks. Please enjoy learning with me! This will also be a bonus video in my next Skillshare class on how to design a bullet monthly journal template on Procreate. Please look forward to it. Thanks!

Digital journaling on paper?

Digital journaling on paper?

After some years of journaling merely on paper, last year I started journaling both on paper and digitally. I really enjoyed it! Here is a look through the year. I also created a K-PoP journal for the months of April and May which includes a birthday spread that was later printed out as a small book.

This year, I decided to combine them both. I’ve created monthly templates for the whole year and have them printed out as an A5 journal. I really enjoyed the process of designing these templates. I worked on Procreate App to make unique templates that fit my needs and to include elements that I like to make it my very own.

Here is a quick guide to my journal elements:

At the moment, I’m in the process of planning a class on Skillshare on how to create a monthly bullet journal template on Procreate to be published this month. In this class, I will also share with the students some of my stamp brushes to decorate their journals, the link to the fonts that I’ve created, a file with all the months of the year and a yearly calendar. Please look forward to it. Many thanks!

UPDATE: This class has now been published. Please have a check here. Thanks!