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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From the Flower Cart!

Hello dearest friends! Thank you for stopping in to take a peek at my card. Your visit is such a blessing to me. 

I'm presenting on the Maja Design Blogand we have a special sponsor this week, Petaloo by FloraCraft, who has graciously showered us with beautiful blooms. I'm sharing some of them with you today, along with one of my all time favorite Maja Design collections, Vintage Summer Basics


I realize it's autumn in many parts of the world, but the lovely papers and flowers bring to mind flower vendors at the farmer's market, which is where I draw inspiration for today's card.  


My base is design papers that are distressed, layered, and stitched. The central bloom is accentuated with tea stained doilies and lace, with a tumbling of florals reaching down the side.  


The center of the card is layered with additional design paper. The lace edge is courtesy of a border punch.  An ivory twine bow brings everything together with a feminine flourish. 


The 'Flowers 4 Sale' stamp is from my stash, and I'm thrilled to find a ideal project for it. 




































Below is a side view with a view of the interior of the card. Blogger is behaving badly and leaving a ton of space between my text and the last photo. I don't know why this is happening, so please overlook it:-)) 
I hope you're having a wonderful week! May your days be filled with the joy of family & friends, and plenty of cozy time in your craft space. 

Hugs, 

Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used: 
Vintage-Summer-Basics3


Other Products Used: Petaloo by FloraCraft Flowers, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Lace, Doilies, Twine, Rubber Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Enchant Your Life!

Hello, dear friend! I hope you're having a lovely Tuesday. I can't believe it's the first week of September, with many parts of the world ushering in the first signs of autumn. Mother nature isn't quite ready for fall in my sub-tropical corner of the world, where she's gifting us with sunny, hot, and humid days. 


I'm blessed to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, and the warm weather draws me to all things cool and refreshing. Once again Maja Design's gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour collection comes to the rescue. The soft blues and raspberry hues are just what I'm looking for.


The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. A trio of circles draw the eye across the card. The first is die cut from the center layers and popped up for dimension. The circular resin frame is layered over another die cut circle to the left.


Handmade and purchased blooms cascade from right to left, accented die cut leaves, glass pearls, and twine bows. The sentiment is hand stamped onto design paper.


The lower corner to the right features berry vines and 'Raspberry Lemonade' from the design paper, which are my inspiration for this card.


Below is a side view with a peek at the interior of the card.


Thank you so much for visiting today. If you're wondering where these beautiful papers can be found, please check out the STORE FINDER link at the top of the Maja Design blog. Also, don't forget to play along with the September Mood Board Challenge for a chance to win an entire set of design papers. I send wishes for all things wonderful and many crafty inspirations!

Hugs, Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used:


Coffee-in-the-Arbour

Other Supplies Used: Natural Twine, Magnolia Leaf and Flower die, Glass Pearls, Prima Resin Frame, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thank Heaven for Little Boys!


Hello and welcome! I'm so very happy to be here with you. How are you doing? It's the time of year that children are returning to school and summer is winding down, though it's still steamy and tropical in my neck of the woods. 

I'm having an exciting week. Charleston was in the path of totality for the eclipse yesterday (which was very cool to see), and today have the honor of featuring a project on the Maja Design Blog. I've also just returned from traveling again, this time to my daughter's home to help out after my grand-girl's surgery. I'm thrilled to report that all went well and she's having a smooth recovery. I made her a get-well card to cheer her up a bit, but my sweet little grandson sadly pointed out that I forgot to make a card for him. I decided to remedy that situation as soon as I returned home. 

All I needed was a little help from Maja Design's newest collection, Denim & Friends! Did I mention I'm happy to be home? It feels incredibly cozy to be back in my craft room with a cup of hot tea, surrounded by beautiful Maja Design papers!


The design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched in the usual fashion. The blues in this collection are absolutely lovely. I really can't get enough of them. They're perfect for masculine projects, but work just as well for shabby chic pieces.

I tell all of my children and grandchildren they're my favorites, so this image makes perfect focal point. The 'You Rock' sentiment is also prominently featured.


This is one of the least flowery cards you'll ever see from me, but I couldn't resist tucking in a few petals here and there. The paint splatters fit right in with my grand-boy's personality.


There is quite a bit of dimension, which I'll try to capture in the photos.

A natural twine bow adds a finishing touch in the lower corner.


Below is a look at the interior of the card.



Thank you so much for joining me on this lovely day. I send warmest wishes for days filled with sunshine and hearts filled with joy!

Hugs, 
Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Acrylic Paint, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Shabby Beach Card!

 

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  How are you doing? I hope that summer is allowing you some relaxing creative time. I've been traveling quite a bit with my family, but not all of it has been for pleasure. We arrived home Sunday night after a long, grueling road trip. Thankfully, after a good nights sleep, I was up and running again, happily ensconced in my cozy craft room.

I have the honor of presenting on the Maja Design Blog todayI was perusing the many Maja Design collections, trying to decide which papers I wanted to use for my project. It can be difficult, because there are so many beautiful choices! That was the moment my daughter called. She returned from a seaside holiday with her family on Sunday and called to share the joys of their vacation with me. One of her favorite memories is riding bicycles to along beach each morning and playing in the waves with my grandson. That's when I knew I wanted to make a card for her using Maja Design's Summertime collection!


The papers are cut, distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment, tag, bicycle image, and 'summer joy' stamp are part of the paper collection. Even the blue flowers are fussy cut from a piece of design paper.


I went pretty heavy on the layers with this card, and will try to show you some of the dimension in the photos. Foam adhesive is used to 'pop up' each layer. The flowers are woven in and out of a segment of wooden fence I had in my stash. The cheesecloth is stained and frayed to lend a tattered, beachy look.



Paper flowers and a twine bow add a finishing touch. Below is a peek of the inside of the card. I enjoy adding special touches to the interior of my cards, and this one includes another postage stamp from the paper collection layered over paper flower petals.


Thank you so much for joining me! Don't forget to check out the current Mood Board Challenge. Each entrant has the chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection, which would be a perfect way to finish up the summer. If you love these papers and want to get a closer look at the collection you can find them HERE. There's also a handy STOREFINDER link if you're wondering where you can purchase these papers. I wish you fun filled days with your loved ones and happy hours in your craft space!

Hugs,


Maja Design Papers Used: 



Additional Supplies Used: Twine, Cheesecloth, Tea Stain, Foam Adhesive, Paper Flowers, Detail Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)