Thursday, October 8, 2015

Life is Good ***Maja Design ***Tut & Giveaway***

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly's!!! This is a easel card I made, I did a step,by step photo tut for this card.....
From the Coffee in the Arbour I used:
Enjoying the moment
Enjoying the Moments
Enjoying the moment - bs
Enjoying the Moment-BS
Rasberry cupcake
Raspberry cupcake
Rasberry cupcake - bs
Raspberry  cupcake-BS
Grandma's old porcelain
Grandma's old porcelain
Grandma's old porcelain - bs
Grandma's old porcelain-BS
Raspberry jam cookies
Raspberry jam cupcakes
Raspberry lemonade
Raspberry Lemonade
Delicious moments
Delicious Moments &Labels
The Dusty Attic used:
Foliage #2
Foliage #2
Hashtag Sayings
Hashtag sayings
Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloo

Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card.....
bottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6x9'1/2 
 I distressed the edges
The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad... 
added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain.....
using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching.....
shows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing....
hand stitching is completed...
the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers
Using a 12x12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10x12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won't work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half...

Shows the card coming together as a easel....
I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings "lifeisgood" that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O's to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks....
Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses
added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket
final step,was to add the tags
Completed card

Here is another card I made using the "new" Enjoying Outdoors Collection
As you can see in the background of this photo, I do use lots of purple in my garden. My garden colors are in the rusty oranges & purples....
The Maja Design used:
Enjoying Outdoors
From the 6x6 paper pads I used:
Singing in the rain
Singing in the rain
Singing in the rain bs
Singing in the rain-BS
Feeling good
Feeling good
Harvest time bs
Harvest Time
Beautiful trees bs
Beautiful Trees BS
What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day
Tags & Journaling cards
Tags & journaling cards
The 12x12 sheets used:
Garden moments
Garden Moments
Colourful bs
 The Dusty Attic used:
Leafy Frame set #2
Leafy Frame set #2
Hello today
I pretty much did the same to this card,as I did with my card above, only this card is not a easel.

Well,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants "Mexican marigolds",that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate. 
Closeup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

It is my turn for the Maja Design Giveaway
Maja Design Giveaway:The Conditions are very simple, become a reader of my blog, & the Maja Design Blog,plus like Maja Design on Facebook. Maja Design would really appreciate your thoughts about the Maja papers. I will do a to pick the winner on Oct 31st.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look........Rachelle


  1. Oh Rachelle your cards are beautiful works of art! All of the work you put into them in details always amazes me. Love the layers and your stitching. Wow! Love seeing photos of your garden too.

  2. I have been a blog follower for a long time through netvibes. Sorry just don't like blogluvin. Love the new maja design papers and your cards are gorgeous. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. Always amazed by the details you put in
    Just beautiful!!

  4. I love your cards! They need to be framed! You have such a talent with chipboard and your amazing style! I've been a fan & follower for a long time! of both you and Maja Design! All the best! :)

  5. Congrats, Kathy you are the winner of the giveaway,please email me your address, so that Maja Design can send you the collection.