Guesting with Ruby Naz | Introducing Maria Peters

Welcome back to Guesting with Ruby Naz!

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I’m happy to introduce my next guest: Maria Peters!! Please check out her work on Instagram – you won’t regret following her!

Maria Peters

Don’t forgive to visit my earlier guests. You can also find all of the posts under Guesting (in the bar menu at the top of my site):

Tiffany A.

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Nina-Marie Trapani

Stephanie Gold

Melania Deasy

Rachel Bergfeld

Jenny Lee Yamasaki

Taheerah Atchia

Erum Tasneem

Ellen Haxelmans

It‘s a great honor to be ‘Guesting with Ruby Naz’ today. I’m a big fan of you, Ruby and I feel very blessed to be here.

Thank you so much for inviting me!!! I had so much fun!

Tell us a little about yourself and your craft journey.

Hello everyone, my name is Maria. I’m a Cardmaker from Germany where I live with my husband and my 11-year-old son. I make cards since June 2015 and shared them on Instagram since December 2015. I am creative in different ways since I was a child. I blogged two years about my other hobbies like DIY, Home Decoration, Baking and Bookbinding. Then I gave up the blog because it needs too much time and I haven’t. From time to time I made cards for birthdays or Christmas, but I haven’t any idea that such a great card making community exist. And how many fantastic products are on the market. I discovered this in June 2015 and since this time card making is my passion. I love to create scenes and I love it colorful.

What are you most grateful for in regards to crafting?

I met some wonderful friends with the same passion. Like you Ruby! 🙂 That amazes me every day and make me happy. Card making is pure relaxing for me. I forget all around me when I make my cards. That’s a great compensation to my (non-creative) job.

What inspires you to create?

I saw a Stamp Set and have an idea or I sit in the garden or I make the laundry and have an idea. Other Cardmakers inspire me, the nature, friends…. Many people and many things.

How do you personally define success?

My personal definition of success isn’t to have the biggest house, the biggest car, the most followers or the most Design Team Memberships. Success is for me when I bring myself to do new things I’m afraid of. For example: I need a long time to use my Copic Markers. All attempts are end up terrible and I didn’t used them for a long time. Then I saw a video from Kathy Racoosin and she said “Everybody can do this”. I never forget her words. Some months later I saw a video from Kelly Latevola where she colored roses with Copics. I saw this video ten times or more how she brought this flower to life. I was so fascinated. This was the starting shot to try it again. Now I colored every day with Copics to get more practice.

What do you hope to improve on in the following year?

Try out some new techniques. Finally visit a Copic Class from Sandy Allnock. And meet some crafty friends in real life.

What is the most wonderful part of being you?

Puh, that’s difficult… I often hear I’m so cheerful and thoughtful. I have a big heart and love to make other people happy.

What would you like to simplify in your life?

To be honest, I would like to craft the whole day. But, without job not enough money for my hobby….

What advice do you have for new crafters?

Be yourself and have fun. Then you will be happy.

Now my card! It was love at first sight with the “Quackers” Stamp and Die Set by Sugarpeadesigns So much cuteness, I’m completely in love with these sweet little ducklings.

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I create a relaxed summer scene around the Cuties using the “Solid Tree” Stamp by Impression Obsession, the “Picket Fence” by Poppystamps and the ”Wispy Grass Border” by Taylored Expressions. The ducklings I colored with Copics, all others with watercolors.

I hope you liked my card!

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If you would like to see more of my cards please visit me on Instagram!

Thank you and have a great day!

Love, Maria

A big thanks to Maria for being a guest today and sharing so much of herself! Go follow her for lots of beautiful inspiration!! 🙂


  1. Svitlana Shayevich

    September 1, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I love these your series, Ruby! It’s so great to know better members of our community.
    Maria’s card is so cute and fun! Such a great scene and coloring!

  2. Christy Q

    September 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This is super adorable, Maria!! Loved hearing more about you and how you got started! Your card is just fantastic! I love the look of the sign you made and the ducks are superb!

  3. Maria

    August 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Awww… You’re so sweet, Amy and I can’t thank you enough!!!

  4. Maria

    August 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    You’re so lovely, Carol!!! Thank you so much for your love and support you always leave. Your words make me very happy!!!

  5. Maria

    August 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Laura Jane!!! I would like to return your lovely compliment!

  6. Maria

    August 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you, Helen, for your love and support!!! You’re so sweet!!!

  7. Amy Tsuruta

    August 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Yay for Maria!!!!! Love that sweet card!

  8. Carol (HB)

    August 27, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Oh, I LOVED this interview! Maria is one of my most favorite people on IG! So beautiful, kind, thoughtful and creative!

  9. LauraJane

    August 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

    You are a breath of fresh air Maria! Your cards always inspire me 🙂 Today’s Quackers are TOOT Sweet!

  10. Helen Gullett

    August 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    YAY… Maria 🙂 Your card is so totally adorable and cute!!! It put a big smile on my face today 🙂 THANK YOU for sharing it.

  11. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    You’re so lovely, Tracey. Thank you so much for your love and support!!! I’m so happy about your wonderful comment.

  12. Tracey McNeely

    August 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I so enjoyed today’s interview with Maria! Such a great choice Ruby, I love Maria’s style and spirit she is definitely a sweetheart, incredibly talented and my Instagram crush! Such a sweet sweet card today, I love those duckies so much!

  13. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    You’re so wonderful, Rowena!!! Thank you so much for your love and friendship! I feel the same for you my dear.

  14. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    You’re so kind, Shelly. Thank you so much for your love!!!

  15. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you for being so wonderful to me, Carol!!! You’re so sweet.

  16. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Christine!!! You make me SO happy.

  17. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    You’re so sweet, Rachel!!! Thank you so much for your love!

  18. Maria

    August 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you so much for your love and kindness, Diane!!! I’m so happy and overwhelmed.

  19. Rowen M.

    August 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    You are wonderful inside and out Maria!

  20. Shelly

    August 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Loved reading about you, Maria! Super cute card!!

  21. cmayne

    August 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Maria, how wonderful to learn more about you; your enthusiasm and passion for crafting and learning is contagious! I’m smiling alll over my face in reading about your persistence with practicing – and accomplishing – new techniques. You are wonderfully inspiring! Your darling duckling card is sheer delight! Cute AND classy!

  22. Christine Piechura

    August 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I really love everything about this card. 💖 thank you for having Maria as your guest, it was nice to learn my re about what she loves to do.

  23. rachelvass

    August 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Lovely comments from Maria, I am in awe of her copic colouring and patience to create such marvellous scenes. I avidly follow her in Instagram too, I find her so inspiring.

  24. Diane

    August 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Loved learning more about Maria, she is one of my favorite Instagram card makers! Not only is she talented, but she’s one of the kindest, most generous souls on Instagram!! LOVE this card! I struggle with building scenes and marvel at those who can do it so beautifully!

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