Welcome back to Guesting with Ruby Naz!
I’m happy to introduce my next guest: Maria Peters!! Please check out her work on Instagram – you won’t regret following her!
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):
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.
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!
If you would like to see more of my cards please visit me on Instagram!
Thank you and have a great day!
A big thanks to Maria for being a guest today and sharing so much of herself! Go follow her for lots of beautiful inspiration!! 🙂