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Monday, January 8, 2018

Celebrate!


Hello, dear friends! I hope you're having a wonderful beginning to the New Year! I'm so happy you stopped by. I know how busy things can get this time of year. As I write this post we are in the midst of a major snow storm in Charleston. It's a winter wonderland for sure, as there are about 5 inches of snow on the ground! The last time we had snow was in 2010, so it's a pretty big event for us. My backyard squirrels and songbirds (who have never seen snow) are not quite sure what to make of it, but we provide them with plenty of food and shelter, so we're hopeful they'll stay healthy and safe through the winter weather.   

I have exciting news to share from Maja Design. A brand new collection is in the works and is about to be released! I can't tell you more just yet, except to say that you don't have much longer to wait. 

I'm excited to be starting the New Year with sharing a card on the Maja Design Blog! This week I created a card for my dear friend's birthday using papers from Maja Design's lovely Vintage Summer Basics



The beautiful papers absolutely work magic in bringing this festive rose garden to life. The roses, stamped sentiment, and curly confetti are handmade from design paper. The only portion of this project that is not made with Maja Design paper is the twine and ribbon. 



Below is a peek at the interior of the card, where is space for a personal sentiment. This portion is created to be removable, so the recipient may insert a photo at a later time if desired. 



If you're wondering where you can purchase these beautiful papers, just click on this link for the STORE FINDER  to locate a shop near you. I send wishes for warmth and light as we continue our journey through the winter months. It's the perfect time to get cozy in our crafting space and let creativity flow! 

Hugs,  


Maja Design Papers Used:


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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas!!



Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you're enjoying the very merriest Christmas season! 

I'm blessed to be sharing a card on the Maja Design Blog today as well! It's actually the same Winter Wonderland card I shared here two weeks ago, but due to problems with Maja Design's WordPress my post was permanently lost after a period of minutes, and remained down for the next couple of days. Hence, I am giving that card another go on the Maja Design Blog today.

Here on my blog I want to share special thanks to you for being a true and wonderful blessing in my life. I'm sharing some festive greetings from 'Christmas Past', and sending you wishes for the happiest of holidays.  







Thank you again for the joy you bring me each and every day by being a part of my crafty family. May the spirit of the Christmas season remain with you throughout the year! 

Hugs, 
Nancy-sign

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter Wonderland!

Hello, friends! How are you doing on this wonderful day? Has your corner of the world seen snow yet, or are you still dreaming of a white Christmas? Everything is lovely, green and blooming where I live, but there has been snow in the mountains recently, and I'm very much looking forward to getting up there to enjoy it. 

I'm super excited to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, with a winter wonderland theme in my favorite winter papers, the Vintage Frost Basics Collection


Dimensional snowflakes, icy branches, snowballs, and loopy twine bows abound in this wintery scene. 



The blues and whites work quite well together in creating a frosty chill! 


Below is a peek at the interior of the card, including a little pocket to hold a gift card! 


Thank you so much for being here with me today. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful crafty family to share with and learn from. May your holidays be filled with the warmth and joy of those you love, and overflowing with crafty goodness! 

Hugs,
Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used: 
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Other Products Used: snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive,  floral iced branches and berries, twine Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart border punch, 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, November 28, 2017

Christmas Cheer!




Hello! I'm so happy you're here today!!  I have a bit of Christmas cheer to share with you on this happy Tuesday. Are you in the midst of your holiday preparations? If so, then I'm certainly right there with you. Today I'm honored to share a Christmas card on the Maja Design Blogcreated with Maja Design's fabulously festive 'I Wish' collection.


The Santa Claus image and sentiment are part of the paper collection, and a perfect focal point for a cheery holiday card. The collection features many other vintage images that are equally delightful, making it a very difficult choice.
A simple spray of frosty greenery, pinecones, and berries adorn the right side of the card, with a loopy twine bow providing a finishing flourish.


There is actually quite a bit of dimension with this card, which I'll try to capture in the photos below, as well as a peek at the interior design. The design papers are distressed, layered, stitched, and popped up with foam adhesive.



Thank you so much for joining me. I count my blessings to be in the company of such wonderful people as yourself. I send wishes for happy crafting and a holiday season filled with peace and joy.

Hugs, Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used:
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Additional Supplies:  Twine, greenery and berries from my stash, foam adhesive, 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.
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with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Peace on Earth


I wish you a happy hello on this beautiful day! What have you been up to? I'm absolutely up to my ears in snowflakes. Not the cold kind that you sled in, because we don't get snow where I live, but the frilly and frosty paper ones that I make every year around this time for my Christmas cards. I start early with my cards because time seems to fly during November and December, and I'm also childishly excited over the Christmas holiday.

I'm blessed to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, which is perfect because I never use anything but Maja Design papers for my snowflakes. It stays intact despite the delicate nature of the die cuts, and is perfect for layering into these dimensional flakes. For this first card of the season I've chosen the fabulous Vintage Frost Basics Collection.


The base of the card is formed as usual, by distressing, layering, and stitching the design papers. I'm sticking with just two colors this time around, because soft blues and whites create a wonderful chilly feeling when used together.


There are no flowers this time (which rarely happens for me), but instead an arrangement of layered snowflakes topped off with a bit of white sand texture paste for a truly frosty finish. Icy branches and tiny snowballs enhance the frozen effect.



A little bow graces the corner, simply because I love them and feel like nothing is finished without one.


Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you're having a wonderful day filled with crafty goodness and plenty of Maja Design loveliness.

Hugs,
Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used: 
Vintage-Frost-BasicsKL


Other Products Used: Tim Holtz snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive, clear buttons, floral iced branches and berries, Prima white sand texture paste, Tim Holtz 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, October 17, 2017

Autumn's Bounty!


Hello, sweet friends! I hope this day finds you happy and well. I've been in my craft room, whiling away some pleasant hours in creative pursuits. What have you been up to lately? Today I have the pleasure of posting on the  Maja Design Blog, which is always exciting for me. I may have mentioned previously that I love autumn. I can barely wait for that hint of chill in the air and nature's lavish display of color. This is when I spend my days with Maja Design's breathtaking Walking in the Forest paper collection. I find that this collection truly embraces the inspiring hues of the season, which is what I'm aiming for with today's card.


Each design paper is carefully distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment stamp has been on my desk just waiting for fall to arrive!


A die cut wreath forms an anchor for the plethora of leaves, berries, and flowers as they tumble down the front of the card.


A twine bow is tucked in along with the florals.



Thank you so much for stopping by! If you'd like to win a free collection of Maja Design papers, check out Maja Design's October Mood Board Challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter. If you're wondering how you can have Maja Design's fabulous papers delivered to your doorstep, click here on STORE FINDER for a listing of the shops in your country. I send you wishes for all the joy and bounty that autumn has to offer. 

Hugs,    


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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.)