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Cherish by Maja Nowak

Cherish by Maja Nowak (MMK112)

Once again we are bringing a new designer on to the line-up of amazingly talented international designers for our kits. Maja Nowak, also known online as Oliwiaen, has a beautiful style that allows layers to shine through.  We welcome her and hope you enjoy her works as much as we do.

Her first layout/kit for The Scrapbook Diaries brings together her favorite color combo of mint/teal and black.  As you can see the bit of black really packs a punch and makes this a versatile about for so many themes and events.

Cherish by Maja Nowak (MMK112)
Cherish by Maja Nowak (MMK112)

Maja used our ever popular Texture Stamp from Gabrielle Pollacco. This set has been used in more kits than any other set we have.  I am sure you’ll see it in even more down the road. Who doesn’t love a brick walls, water droplets and a leaf? Maja also chose to use the Butterfly Collage I designed that was just officially released at CHA through The Crafters Workshop.  Yep you read that right. I know, crazy to think but I designed a stencil that was produced by the most amazing stencil company out there -CRAFTERS WORKSHOP!  Still reveling it as I am sure you can tell by words.  Should also point out it might look similar to some of you. Those who purchased the November Beauty and Grunge Mega Kit got a sneak peek at that stencil and already have it in their stash!  But let me not totally digress… back to this kit….

Maja’s beautiful clustering mixed with the stamping and stenciling make this a layout perfect for delicate photos or for those adorable boys in our world like Maja featured.  This kit comes complete with step-by-step photo directions (no video).  Back to my ramblings… I must say Maja’s step by step is so detailed with great write-ups as to each step it is fool proof if you ask me (don’t  hold me to it if you mess something up) :). To see a complete list of products included, visit the product page here.

With just two more sheets of paper and a few flowers, I made this bonus sample following Maja’s direction…

Cherish Bonus Sample MMK112
Cherish Bonus Sample MMK112

I didn’t want to copy exact so I skipped the circle stencil element but think I probably should have gone heavier on my stenciling in hindsight. Obviously to each their own, just my thoughts. Still had fun making it and love those little butterfly cut outs from the Nature’s Garden paper from Prima.

Thanks for checking out our latest kit and welcoming Maja to the team.

What’s yet to come?  Oh I don’t know where to begin….

Website – we are revamping the site over the next few weeks. you’ll see a fresh new look with increased product search functionality. As we continue to grow so will the types of products we carry.  We’ll add a sidebar so you can scroll through the various types of products we carry as well as breakdown product collection so you can view easier.

Kits – I am knee deep in projects that are lined up. Our designers are probably wondering why I haven’t posted their kits yet. I will  get there. Need more time!  Who doesn’t, right?  We have layouts kits coming from Nadia Cannizzo, Elena Tretiakova and Gabrielle Pollacco. Not to mention I still have the amazing 7Dits Album, Smile, that Elena Morgun has created for us. Her 8-part video details each and every step associated with creating pages, assembling book and designing the cover of this 8″ x 11″ album. Have I forgotten anything? Don’t think so but who can keep track of it all?

Products – I have been very busy ordering it up around here. We have Blue Fern Studios and Crafters Workshop coming very soon.  New Ranger expected end of this month.  Then comes February and I have no idea where it’s all going to go… Prima (and  A LOT of it), Wycinanka, ScrapFX, Dusty Attic, Lemon Craft and more! Oh almost forgot but one of things coming relatively soon which I for one am counting down for is the new Memory Planner System from Heidi Swapp and Simple Stories Life Documented Planner.  Can’t decide which one I want but know one of these will be staying with me. Like the sophisticated style Heidi Brings but think the Simple Stories one will will me over as there’s so many options and fun little post-its, clips, etc. Maybe bold colors will be better for me since I clearly need things to stick out and hit me in the head or I forget. We shall see.

Clearly rambled more than I have ever done. Wow – never came remotely close to google’s 800 word blog post requirement  – I am so close at 783 – Need to get there people. This will be a first – hope you don’t mind baring with me – who is to even say you have followed me this long! 🙂 There… just reached it!

have a great day! Check in soon and let us know what you think of the new website. Drop us a note if yu have any suggestions for the site or products  you’d  like to see us carry.