Seize Every Day

Posted by Maja Nowak

18 November, 2014 - , , ,

Hello Maja Fans, I’m so glad you’re here today 🙂

This time I have a special layout to share. My friend has a disabled son and a group of crafty gals gathered to help her raise some money for his rehab. Some of us donated handmade cards or jewellery for auctions, other just spread the news – any kind of help is needed and appreciated. My idea was to make a layout for the highest bidder in an auction, with their photos and to their taste. And here’s the result:

mdjolaI got this photo of the winner’s kids and thought of this double-view idea, with the photo in the background in sepia. And then the colours of the photo in the foreground made me think of the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? papers, and as it was taken in the woods, I thought this blackberry paper would give a nice forest climate 🙂 Then I decided on the title – Carpe Diem, seize the day. I think even the littlest moments in life are important because they are unique, nothing ever happens again so each second is precious. And thus the golden mist I sprayed all over the background and flowers and the glitter on the letters:

mdjola2I added some die-cut twigs and leafy branches:

mdjola1mdjola3…and flowers matching the colours of the kids’ clothes. The rest of the embellies include the resin house I painted brown to make hte details pop, a chipboard clock covered with Crackle Accents and the silvery key charm.

mdjola5This is already the second auctioned layout and I’m so happy I could help even this little – I believe what goes around comes around and it’s so important to help whenever we can. One person can’t help everyone, but together we can change the world! 🙂


Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika? Other: flowers, mists, resin house: Prima; stamp: Bo Bunny; dies: Memory Box, Taylored Impressions, Kesi’art; chipboard: Crafty Moly; studs: ScrapBerry’s; key charm: my stash.


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  • How sweet of you and what a wonderful idea to make a layout for the auction! It turned out beautifully Maja! xxx

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Gorgeous indeed. Your daughter is getting big and is a lovely lady – your framing of her is perfect

    • Jennifer Snyder says:

      Hold it…..I got my comments mixed up with Gabi’s work.
      sorry my crazy mistake
      Your piece feels clean fresh fun and fabulous. Those pictures are too darling