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.)
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!