Thursday, 20 August 2009


Hi all,
It's The Fifth day of our Blog Party, you still have plenty of time to join to all the fun we are having here!
Valarie is releasing another fabulous kit today. Unfortunately I'm in the different time zone and I don't wanna spoil the surprise, so you have to go and check her shops later today to see it. And I can quarantine that it is the kit you must have...

Valarie's shops: Scrapable, Pretty Scrappy and Digital Paper Hearts.

Sarah, our CT Leader is in charge of a RAK at DST! Every item Valarie is releasing this week can be yours for FREE! All 7 products. Links will be sent out Sunday or Monday to the winners. Its one you for sure don't want to miss out on! Saturday is the last day to get in on this so you better hurry and get your name in the pot! Just click the pic to be taken there

Have fun and Happy Scrappin'

Monday, 17 August 2009

Valarie Ostrom's Block Party Freebie!

Sorry I'm late of releasing my part of Valarie Ostrom's Block Party Blog Train, but my laptop hard disk corrupted and it took some time to get that fixed. Luckily I didn't loose any files :)

Valarie is having a block party from now until next Saturday.
Lots of fun, freebies and contests organized by Valarie and her CT girls.

First of all, every single day of the party Valarie will put a new product to her shops Pretty Scrappy, Digital Paper Hearts or Scrapable (new shop!!).

Valarie has also set up a special block party forum where you can all register and take part in our contests. You can win free coupons to Valarie's shops by joining in the challenges. Click on the link HERE to register and join us in the fun.

And here is the freebie. It was made with Valarie's kit Sweet Nothings, which is on sale 30%.

Download HERE

Here are the links to all the other goodies made by Valarie's CT.

Johanna ** You are here **
Sugar & Spice

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Valarie's Girl Talk


Valarie has published new kit: Girl Talk.
So awesome and colorful. You can get this kit from her shops: Pretty Scrappy, BTST and Digital Paper Hearts.

Photo of my kids was taken at Vappu, 1st of May.

The end of April marks a very special time on the Finnish calendar; the beginning of Spring. Vappu is the closest thing you'll find to Carnival in this part of the world, an unrivaled, two-day Finnish celebration held the length and breadth of the country. All the places are full of balloons and serpentine. And kids just love it.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Memories from India part 2


I have more photos to show to you. This time from places, where I visited.
First one is India Gate from Delhi, second is Taj Mahal, Agra, third one is Lotus Temple, Delhi and the last one Shiva God from Bangalore. Great places, great memories.

I participated Been There, Scrapped That March Word challenge with my LO. Word was WHY.
There are so many great challenges at Been There, Scrapped That Forum. Go and see those by yourselves and while you are there, why not participate some of them?
Kit is Valaries Sweet Nothings.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Memories from India

Valarie has new kit Sweet Nothings available at
Been There, Scrapped That. Coloring of this kit is so sweet and spicy. I really love this and you know why?
Because spicy coloring of this kit is just perfect for my India pictures. Last year I spent 2 weeks in India, visiting cities Delhi, Agra and Bangalore. One of my wish came true and I was able to visit Taj Mahal, most amazing place I have ever been. And photos really don't do justice about that place, it is huge, beautiful, magical and you can literally feel the history while being there. But I'm gonna tell more about it later.

I love animals and my favorite animal is white tiger. I visited Bannergatta National Park, Bangalore during my trip and they had so many different animals in their park, also white tigers. First time in my life I was actually able to see my favorite animal in real, pretty amazing.
My LO today does not contain photos of tigers, but other animals from the park. I will post more photos next time.
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, 23 February 2009

Template number 2 - new link

Got several emails and comment about Template number 2, link was not anymore working.
Here is the new link:

BR JohannaL

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Templates number 8 + 0

I finally had time and motivation to finalize my next templates - number 8 and matching 0.
Font used: Bookman Old Style (format: Bold)

I wasn't able to find free version of this font, it seems to be commercial font. I'm not sure have I got it with one font CD or is it belonging to standard font package.
As always, I would love to see what you have created with my templates :o)

Have fun and leave some love if you like it.
Happy Scrappin'

Download here: Templates 8 and 0

Saturday, 21 February 2009

CT Blog: 1st Birthday QP for Boys

I finally started Birthday QP series, these will be done with Valarie's kits and my number templates. I'll create 2 version of each number, one for little boys and one for little girls.
First birthday QP will be for boys, who are having their 1st birthday.
It was done with Valarie's kit Little Rascal, which I totally adore. The Lizard is my favorite.
You can download it from our CT Blog: Valarie Ostrom CT

Valarie's kit can be found from shops Color Line Design and Been There, Scrapped That.
Templates can be found here at my blog.

Have fun and leave us some love if you like it.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Freebie Valentine Kit: Carved in Stone


I started creating this kit last September, but middle of doing it I lost the idea, the motivation. So I dropped it, until Friday this week. I got a new program and started testing it, somewhere I got this idea of trying different things with hearts. I just put all these tests and old stuff together and here is my Valentine kit for you.

Download: Carved in Stone

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Meeri's 7th birthday

Meeri is now officially 7!
Our birthday present to her was earrings: golden with pink diamonds. We took her to this jewellery shop, where they made holes to her earlobes and she was able to pick up the earrings she liked most.

I'm sharing some of the birthday party photos with you. Theme was really success, all our relatives liked it and specially the Skull Cake. No piece was left from it, it was totally eaten.
I found really great page of skulls, which had this skull paper model and we hang couple of those to lamp above the table.
Skull a Day

I used Valarie's Simple Inspirations 4 - Happy Birthday kit for this LO. I just love the colors.
You can get it from Color Line Design and Been There, Scrapped That.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Kit: Your Special Day


Today is my oldest daughter 7th birthday. I can't believe how fast years have gone by. It feels like she was just born and now she is already 7. Before I realize she will be a teenager! Huh!
Here is the photo, which we sent to our local news paper.
And guess what is the theme of her Birthday Party?
Princess Skull!!!!
It really took some time to adjust to this theme, where did all princess and fairy stuff disappeared? And it really wasn't easy to find some stuff for the party. Those skulls are not so popular here in Finland. So we just had to be creative and do most of the stuff by ourselves, now we have house full of all kind of skeleton stuff :o)
And about invitation, she wanted to have picture where she is inside the mouth of the princess skull. I have to admit that it was the most hilarious photoshooting ever, when we were trying to take a picture for invitation. She was making so funny faces that I just couldn't stop laughing and most of the photos were out of focus because I couldn't stand still.

My new freebie kit: Your Special Day, is created specially for her. She loves bright colors and she is such a lively and outgoing person. It is mainly containing all kind of number stuff because of the birthday theme. I hope you like it.

And don't worry, those missing templates will be published soon. I just haven't had time to finish those yet.

Happy Scrappin'

Download: Your Special Day Numbers 1

Valarie's CT Call

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Layouts with Valarie Ostrom Desings kits


Wow, it is year 2009 already. I really cannot believe it, where did year 2008 disappeared?
I have suddenly noticed that time goes by REALLY quickly, specially since I got my children. It feels like Meeri was born just couple of weeks ago and now she is going to have her 7th birthday already this month. Scary.... because all of this means that soon I'm going to have my own birthday ~ and I'm going to be 40!!!!

Well, enough rambling... I have lot of things to show to you. I have spend some great moments with Valarie Ostrom's kits. I belong to her CT, remember ;o)
I'm really happy with these LO's, specially the one I did to Roni, our godson. I totally love the alpha&numbers Valarie has created for the kit.
All these kits are available at Color Line Design. The shop is having a makeover, so the site is still down, but should be up and running within couple of days. But meanwhile enjoy and start making your own shopping list.

Happy Scrappin and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!!

LO: Roni's 10th birthday

Our godson Roni had his 10th birthday last July.
He is a huge fan of Disney Cars movie, so we gave him the DVD and several small cars - all gift wrapped individually.

He is very dear to us and he was born at the same year we got married.
His mom (my best friend) was my maid of Honour and very heavily pregnant on our wedding day at April.

Credits: December Collab kit part by Valarie Ostrom Designs, available at

LO: My new smile

Meeri lost another teeth at 10th of September and of course I had to memorize her new smile with my camera.
I really had fun with those staples, it felt similar as in real life. LOL

Credits: All from Valarie Ostrom Designs, available at
Paper strips from paperback Whatever
Background paper from paperback Acres
Glacier Alpha
Hanger Forest

Saturday, 27 December 2008

New link for template number 1

Template number 1 ~ new link

Huh, I found it. I think I have to start using some better organization system with my files.
Any good hints?


Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Template number 7

It is a Christmas time and time for giving. As a Christmas present to all of you my next number template: Number 7.
Font used: Elephant
You can get this font here:

Did you missed earlier number templates?
No worry, those are still available here: Download all number templates


I have got several messages about problem with number 1. Unfortunately I have all earlier templates on my external hard disk and no longer at my laptop. Hopefully I'm able to upload it again to 4 shared during this weekend. Sorry about this :o(

Artise: There are couple of really good tutorials about using templates. Here are the links, I hope these will help.
Serena's ramblings

And remember, I always love to see what you have created with my templates :o)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009!

Download number 7

Friday, 12 December 2008

Christmas Around The World

It is finally here!
A Gift from Digital Scrapbook Designers worldwide. Follow the link to get all parts of this amazing Collab kit.

Million thanks to Kimberly from Fishinmomdesign.
There is not enough words to thank her for arranging this great Christmas present to all of us.

Merry Christmas!
For us DigiScrappers it is starting today!

Download my kit:
*Links are now removed*

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Christmas Around The World Begins In 2 Days!


Digital Scrapbook Designers from around the world have joined together to give you this very special Christmas kit!
From our hearts to yours we wish you and yours a very special holiday season!

Come back 12th of December to collect your Christmas present from me :o)
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Add-On to Digitreats SKIP ABC kit

Hi all,
Finally add-on to Skip ABC kit, originally created by Pamela from Digitreats.

I created these clocks long time ago, but never had enough time to finalize them until now.
These are so called Do-It-Youself clocks, so you can build what ever kind of clock you want. All parts are separated png files. You can use backgrounds I created, but you can also modify already existing Digitreats papers for your clock. Shape format of the background is attached to the kit.

Have fun with scrappin'

Skip add-on Clocks