Onnea - a lesson in Finnish

Here I am again, teaching you some Finnish! With most of my cards you will see 'onnea' written in them. It means 'congratulations' and is my most used phrase for birthday cards. I also like using it since I make cards for sale, so people can use the cards with this general sentiment for any special occasion.

This time 'onnea' goes to my dear friend who recently celebrated her birthday. The collection 'Just be you', from Echo Park paper has my friend written all over it. If she was a paper collection this would be her! So naturally I used it to make her birthday card. Personally I love the colors too and the flowers make me so happy!

Inside the pretty sea foam colored wrapping paper is even more crafty goodness: a Webster Pages Traveler's Notebook and notebooks for it. I hope she liked it as much as I like mine. Or even half. Because I sure love mine. A lot.

International Scrapbooking Day - Fun times

The online crop at Hip Kit Club's Facebook Member forum made me really inspired! I took part in many challenges and with this one I even won! It was a challenge by Terhi Koskinen with a challenge to use all three elements:
1. Watercolors
2. Butterflies
3. Triangles

International Scrapbooking Day - My loves

I took part in the online crop over at Hip Kit Club Facebook group with this layout.

I used a HipKit exclusive cut file to cut the flowers, some of them from patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Lovely day, some from plain paper and then I used watercolors to paint them.