I sold a postcard!

I sold a postcard!

I sold a postcard and it made me happy! Not because I got money from it. In fact, it’s a very small amount compared to the work I’ve put into creating this postcard. But what made me happy was ‘Just think, an admirer of art in United Kingdom picked your work above millions of others.’

You can find this and my other postcard designs on Redbubble. Thanks for your support!

Scrapbooking Malta

Scrapbooking Malta

I returned from a holiday in Malta. And as usual, I’ve gathered items to create another Travel Scrapbook.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, at one point I have so many of these – boarding passes, travel tickets, museum tickets, business cards, postcards, brochures, maps, receipts… I didn’t exactly know what to do with them that I started to throw them away until I thought that why not try scrapbooking.

The process of scrapbooking has been so fun for me. Venice was the first scrapbook that I immediately created as soon as I returned from my holiday. I would really love to be able to put the scrapbook together right away and to cherish the memories in one place. In the past, I had all the items scattered everywhere for a long time which made scrapbooking less enjoyable. As I look at the items I’ve collected during the trip, I can already picture in my head how I will be creating my Malta Scrapbook and I’m really excited how this will turn out. I guess I’m getting better at this each time. 🙂

Do you have a travel scrapbook that you just finished creating? Please comment and share for inspiration. Thanks!

Reaching another 100 students

Reaching another 100 students

On Saturday the 3rd of September, another class of mine, Create your own stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate, reached a 100 students. This class was published on the 8th of July so it was nice to have such a milestone in less than 2 months.

Last week, I also finally finished another cocktail illustration that is now uploaded on Redbubble. Please have a check. Thanks!

This week, I’ll be finishing up a font set for a client and will be on holiday next week. Autumn is also almost here in Helsinki. Have a great week to you all and Happy September!

Here is a song to end the Summer of 2022: Rhythm After Summer by EXO-CBX

It’s a Scrunchie!

It’s a Scrunchie!

Look what came in the post. I’m so happy to see my design in another product. This time it’s a Scrunchie. And I just love it!


Over the last weeks, I also created some Kawaii Snacks Stickers that are now available on Redbubble. Please have a check here. If you want to learn how to make Die Cut Kawaii Snacks Stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate, please look forward to my new class to be published next month on Skillshare.

Have a great week, everyone!

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!

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!