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Love – Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics


Today I have a sweet layout to share.


Here is a photo of my sweet little boy, who is not so little anymore.  I created this layout using the gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics paper collection from Maja Design.

To see up-close photos of some of the unusual design details I used to create this layout, be sure and visit the Maja Design blog by clicking HERE.

TFL my friends!!! I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!

Love At First Sight – Maja Design’s February Mood Board


The Maja Design inspirational Mood Board for February is live over at the Maja Design blog.


Here is a layout I created using this Mood Board for inspiration.


Be sure and come over to the Maja Design BLOG to join in on the fun!

TFL my friends! Have a super creative weekend!

Adorable Eden – Maja Design


Here is a layout I created, for my dear friend and cousin, of her sweet and darling little baby girl!  I used the gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics & Vintage Spring Basics paper collections from Maja Design.


What a darling this child is! and she is so super smart too!


To see extra up-close and detailed photos and descriptions of this layout, be sure and visit the MAJA DESIGN blog HERE.

I am so super excited to be amongst the amazing talent of the Creative Team for Maja Design for 2014.  To see the stars we have on this team, be sure and check it out HERE.

Thanks for looking my friends!  and here is wishing you and yours one amazing and super creative 2014!!!

Maja Design’s December Mood Board


Well the latest Mood Board is up over at the Maja Design blog! Come over and check out this gorgeous inspirational board…perfect to scrap the gorgeous beauty of this up-coming Winter season.  AND you could win a fabulous prize as well!  Be sure and check it out for all of the details.

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And here is the project I created from this month’s Mood Board inspiration:

December Mood board

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TFL my friends! I hope to see you over at the Maja Design blog….I would love to see what you create with this Mood Board as your inspiration!

Maja Design Vintage Winter Paper Collection Give-away!!!!


Okay my friends! Here is an amazing chance to win the entire Vintage Winter paper collection from Maja Design.

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These exquisitely patterned papers are made out of the heaviest cardstock and are perfect for distressing.  AND being that they are designed/created over in the beautiful country of Sweden….they are not that easy to get!  So, with that said, here is your CHANCE!

Here is what you need to do:

1. Become a follower of the Maja Design blog — click HERE! -subscribe to e-mail updates!

2. Are you a follower of my blog? 🙂

3. Like Maja Design on Facebook and/or Twitter AND let them know what you think of Maja Design papers/products

4. get an extra chance at winning by passing on the word of this give-away on your own personal blog (be sure and let me know what your blog address is)

5. get another extra chance at winning by passing on the word via your facebook account

6. leave a note in the comments section here when you have gotten all of the above done….and that’s it!  Be In It – to Win It!

At the end of the month I will be drawing a winner through Random.org …. I will announce the winner on the 30th!  I will need your address AND phone number (the paper is being shipped from Sweden and that is just something they require) and VOILA! the lucky winner will be getting an early Christmas present.

Here is some projects I created earlier this year with these amazing papers….and they are soooo versatile….with one of my fave color combinations of blue and red….do you remember the HEART PROJECT?

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Be sure and check out the entire amazing collection of the papers you could receive if you win HERE!

Good Luck!!!!

Latest Projects!


So, what have you been creating lately?

Here are some of my latest projects….ALL using the gorgeous papers from Maja Design.

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Above is a layout I created for a dear friend using the brand-new, gorgeous paper collection Vintage Autumn basics from Maja Design.  This is her precious baby girl, Eden.  I have up-close details on the Maja Design blog HERE…if you would like a closer look.

And for the October Mood Board inspiration at Maja Design, I created this layout.

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The little girl in this photo is of my great grandmother on my mother’s side.  On the background, I stitched a harlequin pattern with light pink embroidery floss.

And finally, here is a mixed media piece that I created for my daughter, using the gorgeous Sommartider paper collection from Maja Design.

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Thank you Saylor for helping me photograph this.  At 18 x 24 this is a larger canvas size then I usually work with.  To see how this canvas was created in a stepped-out photo tutorial, please visit the Maja Design blog HERE.

Stand Out – Maja Design’s Sommartider paper collection

Thanks for looking my friends!  I hope something here has inspired you to create today!  Get your hands messy! and stay tuned….I have a blog give-away coming very soon! 🙂

Hugs! -Nancy


Good Morning Sunshine – Maja Design projects


Now that my blog is up and running again….and fully updated for the moment….I would like to share some of the creations I have made using some of the gorgeous papers from Maja Design. This week I have posted a 12 x 12 mixed media piece created using the gorgeous Maja Design “Vintage Summer Basics” collection:  Good Morning Sunshine: 1 Good Morning Sunshine (800x777) To see a stepped-out photo tutorial on how this piece was created, please visit the Maja Design blog post HERE. And here is a layout I created using the very same Vintage Summer Basics collection:  Really Love Really (798x800) To see how this netted flower was created & the basic construct of this page design, visit the Maja Design blog by clicking HERE. Another mixed media piece I created, “No Place Like Home,” was created with the vibrant and gorgeous Sommartider paper collection from Maja Design. Home Maja To see a stepped out photo tutorial on how this map was pieced together, please visit the Maja Design blog by clicking HERE. And lastly, I would like to share a layout I created using the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics Maja Design paper collection, yet again.  I really adore this paper line. the Palace To see how I created the clay flower used in this layout, please visit the Maja Design blog by clicking HERE. TFL my friends! I hope that something here has inspired you to create something AMAZING today…and perhaps see the ordinary as a bit more extraordinary! 🙂 Nancy


Exciting News!!!


I am sorry that it has been awhile since my last post.  I have had some issues…hopefully now resolved.   With that said…I have a whole lot to share with you!  First, I have taken a Creative Team position with the amazing paper manufacturer, Maja Design.  AND you have got to check out the new Maja Design facebook page!  Be sure and “like” Maja Design on Facebook to be entered to win some of the gorgeous, Limited Edition, Sofiero paper, or a paper collection of the winner’s choice!  There will be one winner for EVERY 1000 “likes”/fans…. so be sure and spread the word, it only increases EVERYONES chances of winning!

So what have I been creating lately?…..

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If you would like to see some close-ups and extra details on how these projects were created…be sure and go over and check out the Maja Design blog!!! TFS my friends! I appreciate each and every one of you!!!


the Sea – Maja Design


The July Mood Board is up and going over at Maja Design – click HERE for details.   And here is what I was inspired to create….

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I absolutely ADORE these Maja Design papers – Life by the Sea  collection.

I’ve never seen more perfect papers to use… to scrap, or create paper crafting projects… for my dear son, Saylor.

And because so many people have asked me about his name…. here is the story :  He is named after my paternal grandfather…my grandfather’s  middle name was Sayler….which was his mother’s maiden name.  Tradition on the paternal side of my family is to name a son’s middle name as the maiden name of the mother.  Thus, Saylor’s middle name is actually my maiden name, I didn’t know this tradition at the time….I just had a difficult time making his full name sound right.   Maybe I was led to this by happenstance, maybe I was meant to follow the tradition…but what I have noticed about my son’s name is this…either you absolutely love it, or you simply don’t “get” it.  For me, I absolutely love it….  and it really is the perfect name for him.

But, back to these papers….Not only are these papers perfect to create for my son…but they are also perfect to scrap America’s Independence day…the 4th of July.  The stars, and stripes, red, white, and blue….all make for the perfect pairing to scrap our summertime favorites.  I have a few fave 4th of July pics I am planning on scrapping with these papers…so keep your eye out! 🙂

Here are some up-close photos & details:


Above, I used a flourish I cut out from my Cricut  (Cindy Loo cartridge) and added some white Polymark dimensional paint  to accent the “crests” of the waves.


I used some of my CTMH clear acrylic stamps to create  the nautical themed embellishments.  I stamped them onto cardstock and then cut them out and adhered them with hot glue (a good choice for adding some extra dimension.)

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I used some mini-alphas from Kaisercraft, and some “shelf-liner” for the plastic webbing used along the borders…how crafty is that?!? 🙂

I did some hand-stitching through-out the layout, including around the border….just because I love to stitch on my pages~

I hope this has inspired you to get your hands on some of this amazing Maja Design paper…. and if you don’t believe me, click HERE for a direct link to Maja Design so you can see for yourself.

BUT….before I go, I have to share with you a brand new paper line from Maja Design….a very limited edition…..possibly already sold out….the gorgeously sweet and delicate Sofiero collection


This paper is so gorgeously sweet and innocent…I cannot wait to create some perfectly darling creations for my little girl.  So, stay tuned!  TFL my friends!!! and wishing all my American friends a wonderfully safe & hopefully family filled Independence Day!




Blog Give-Away!


Do you want a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com?  or would you rather have one to A Cherry On Top?   I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner (winner chooses which on-line store above.)  Here is how you enter to win….tell me which project is your favorite in the comments….from all the projects I created using the gorgeous Maja Design paper collections.  Then stay-tuned as I randomly select & announce the lucky winner next Saturday!  The winner will have 2 weeks from the announcement to claim his/her prize! That’s it…..that’s all you have to do….BUT, you have to “be in it to win it!” 🙂  Now, how about a re-cap of the projects I made, to make it a little easier!

Created using the Sommartider paper collection from Maja Design:

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Created with the Vintage Winter, Maja Design paper collection:

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The Heart Project

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My Little Snowman

Created with the Life by the Sea, Maja Design paper collection:

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Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away

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And finally, created with the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? Maja Design paper collection:

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Sweet Little Cupcake

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There you have it!  Which one is your favorite?  Good Luck!


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