Hello everyone, It’s Terhi Koskinen here!
I have been up here for many times before, but as we have just started a new term with my lovely three team mates, why not to share something about myself. Oh, and don’t worry, not going to get you bored by telling all about my shoe size or full length life story, I only want to share some things about my creative life so far.
I have been scrapbooking for over ten years and started the journey by seeing some scrapbook albums made by a friend of mine. As I’m a lover of photographing and I couldn’t imagine my life without creating things with my hands, I was hooked from the day one. The lovely friend of mine let me borrow her papers and stamps, and told me how to start and where to purchase my own stuff. I’ll be forever grateful for her, as her help and advice as given me not only beautiful albums full of our family life, but also countless opportunities to see the world, make new friends, and even lead to me to study new profession!
Talking about profession, last year was the toughest of my life so far. Struggles with health, home and work gave me an idea about to do something I would actually love and be passioned about as my work, to support my mental health and happier life. Uniting my career with technology to my creative mind lead me to dream about graphic designing.
Now I’m studying like never before and couldn’t be more excited about the choice I made!
When I’m not reading or practicing, I’m making cute things like this mini album here. This one is made as a small birthday present for my eldest daughter. She turns twelve in just few weeks and she lives for horses – just as her mother has always lived! The mini book is all about her pony and what they discovered last summer.
Mini albums are one of my favorite craft to make, as I can create one about years long adventures or add only couple photos telling a story about one single moment in life. Also, you can add much more pretty embellishments into a mini book than to scrapbook layouts. But I do love creating layouts, too!
Here I created the album with Hey, Hello project pad and other embellishments. I made the covers with thick cardstock covered with patterned paper. The made the simplest photo cards by attaching patterned papers behind each photo I added to the book. I kept the photos clear from embellishments and added everything to the other side, together with a phrase sticker matching to the theme.
In addition to my daughter I talked before, our family includes another sweet girl aged nine and a handsome man I could “hubs”. There are two furry friends here, too, couple of cavalier King Charles spaniels.
We live in a small house and sadly I don’t have a huge room for my scrapbooking supplies. Instead, half of our living room is my creative space and quite often our family has to eat somewhere else as the kitchen table is occupied with my scraps, tools and machines.
My dream is to share the word of memory keeping to the whole world and encourage everyone to make something with their hands. I also dream about traveling to US, to see the people and places who has started the scrapbooking in the first place.
I hope you are inspired about work! Please come to visit at my blog and social media, and we will meet also here at Pebbles blog many times in the future, too!
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