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Maja Design – Creating with Sommartider


Today marks my 1st post showing all of the creations I have made using the gorgeous papers from Maja Design’s Sommartider collection.  As February’s Guest Designer, I will be posting my projects for Maja Design papers each Saturday – and don’t forget, after I have posted all of my projects I will be having a blog give-away for either a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com or A Cherry on Top (the winner picks.)  To enter, all you have to do is tell me what your favorite project is that I have created with Maja Design’s beautiful papers this month! that’s it!

My first project is a 12 x 12 mixed media canvas piece:  “gray skies are gonna CLEAR up”:

Maja Designs Mixed Media

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If you would like to see a photo tutorial on the process of how I created this mixed media piece, please visit the Maja Design blog HERE.

My next project is another 12 x 12 canvas mixed media piece called “Seize the Moment”:

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again, I used the Sommartider paper collection from Maja Design for this piece…but I did use one beautiful piece of their Fika collection for my branches.



again if you would like to see detailed photos on how I created this piece, check out my post on the Maja Design blog HERE.

I also created a layout using this paper collection as well:

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I just love this photo of my baby girl, not so much a baby anymore.


a photo tutorial on how I created this “quilted” flower can also be found on my post at Maja Design blog


I also tried out the amazing “Paper Ruffles” tutorial posted by the super talented, Gabrielle Pollacco, over at Maja Designs.

The final project I created with the Sommartider paper collection is my personal favorite:

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I altered this paneled lamp shade.  I just LOVE the whimsical and girly feel to this! Every panel has a different piece of patterned paper from this collection.  And I framed each panel with some of the HUGE amount of ribbon I have been hoarding, oh, I mean collecting over the years!  I have also stepped this project out in photos on my Maja Design blog post if you would like a closer look.

Here are a few more photos of different angles of the shade:

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Well, I hope that I have inspired you to create something today! and I sure appreciate you taking the time to stop by!!! TFL!

4 Comments to

“Maja Design – Creating with Sommartider”

  1. Avatar February 2nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm Amy Baldwin Says:

    These projects are amazing Nancy! My mom was telling me all about them! Wow! So many wonderful details as always. I especially love the “clear up” canvas, so intricate and very uplifting with those bright, cheery colors!

  2. Avatar February 2nd, 2013 at 2:56 pm Misty Says:

    These are amazing! Love all of the beautiful colors and details!

  3. Avatar April 10th, 2015 at 6:50 am Amy Oestreicher Says:

    due to the wonders of google, I discovered your art, andthen this site, and I must say, I am in
    awe of what you create! I too am a mixed media artist. Well, my blog
    bio is “I am an artist, performer, musician, foodie, creator, and
    life-lover on a beautiful detour after at age 18, a sudden blood clot
    caused me to fall into a coma for months. Piecing together my life
    after my initial dreams of performing musical theatre took a turn into
    broader horizons. I believe it is my mission to spread messages of
    hope and strength while doing what I love to do, which is CREATE. Art,
    Music, Theatre, Writing – the world is full of everyday miracles and
    beautiful detours…” – After 27 surgeries, I must say that art has
    been the best medicine and means for self-discovery/recovery and
    Anyway, I am so inspired by your creations! I hope you don’t mind but
    I featured you in my blog post today – linking to this site and
    crediting you of course – and I just want to make sure that is okay
    with you:

    You can view my own mixed media work at my website http://www.amyoes.com,
    more specifically my Mixed Media Gallery at
    and my blog where I am
    always adding new stuff at

    I also featured you now on my Links I Love Side Bar because your work
    is truly phenomenal. If you feel like it, browse through my work and
    if you like anything, see if you woudn’t mind linking to mine or
    anything like that? It was great to “meet” you through your amazing


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