A Very Happy New Year to you, Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today as an “official” Maja Design Team member for 2014! I was over the moon ecstatic when Marie and Jenny asked me to remain on the team for another year…seems as though I can never get enough of Maja’s beautiful papers! To commemorate a new year of beginnings and new adventures…I thought that a little Ska vi ta en fika would be in order, so I’ve made this frilly, feminine, vintage card for a New Year’s celebration: This card uses some items that I lovingly “cannibalized” from a small Christmas wreath that I had purchased on sale. Now, I know that ‘lovingly’ and ‘cannibalized’ really don’t belong in the same sentence together, but I assure you that this practice keeps me in abundance of wonderfully vintage “chotchkies” or embellishments to use on my cards…let me show you: Here is what the wreath looks like all put together. I simply cut off all of those little metal flowers, cloves, silver leaves and glittered globes and tuck them into my focal bow: I have been known to walk around my house with a pair of scissors and snip off branches, flowers and bauble from decorations, too! And here are the embellies in action: And here’s a sampling of the Ska vi ta en fika collection: Thanks for joining me today, hope you have a healthy, prosperous and crafty New Year!