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March 19, 2015

Discover Your Personal Style with Nadya Lifa

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Nadya Lifa is such an incredible designer and she makes such whimsical, beautiful projects filled with mixed textures, gorgeous color palettes, and luscious layers. Today, we'll get to know Nadya a little better and she'll share a brilliant altered Baby 2 Bride project with a tutorial. It will simply make your day! Enjoy this wonderful interview.

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An Interview with Nadya Lifa

1. Why do you craft?

I discovered the world of scrapbooking 4 years ago and since I can`t stop. I love to scrap, because in this area there are plenty of techniques and materials, I can reveal different sides of myself, I can try and learn something new all the time. It is so inspiring. It inspires not only create, but also to live! Every day for creating beautiful things, boxes, cards, layouts, albums, leaving memories of the family.

2. What do you feel is your crafting forte?

There was a time when I was scared to start something: scary the first time to make a card or LO, scared to take on the first album. But when you hold in your hands these magical things that you created, you realize that nothing is scary! Now I find it hard to say that I love to do most, I like to create the same cards, albums, boxes, layouts, fabric altered projects - everything. I think that the main thing - to decide with your favorite materials and style that will open your all sides in maximum.

3. What inspires and motivates you to be creative?

Most of all I am inspired by the colors and combinations of colors, and even music. I often find interesting combinations and think about these colors: “Oh, would look great together in a postcard!” Sometimes I write these ideas, because inspiration around us and  we have not time to get done all the project, which wants to do! I love to listening to the music, it makes me to the correct way, and I find it easier to work!

4. What do you do with your projects once they're complete?

All the works I give to friends and family or leave to myself. In all my rooms of my house there are my projects, I like the fact that they decorate the apartment and radiate positive warm! I love handmade things, they are so cool and more soulful than factory things.

Layouts I put in a big beautiful box,albums are on the shelves, as well as boxes. More than often I give cards to my friends.


5. What is the funniest craft disaster you've ever had?

At home I have 2 biggest helper: a cat Carolina and a dog Milena.  ISomeone sit on my knees every time, when I work. All the most funny moments associated with them, they love to brings his orders. The most favorite is when I do an LO and display all the details, and Caroline comes in and impertinently lie down on the project, sweeping  by legs all the details!!!  Milena when she was a little puppy eat two of my album, I was happy that I managed to photograph them before Milena turned them into a junk! Sometimes I spilled coffee on my work, but I believe that there is nothing wrong and it is always possible to turn a minus into a plus!


What a sweet distraction! Love this, Nadya. So great to get to know you better!

Now, enjoy Nadya's gorgeous project. She shows off her love for crafting so beautifully, and bonus: There's a tutorial!

"This project is fully reflects my attachments in scrapbooking: I love the fussy cutting,shadowboxes, love working with fabric. That's all - my passion!


First, I took a terrific Graphic 45 Staples Book box, I have fitted it with a fabric, edge of box I painted in pale pink color and paste over the entire surface of paper items. I also decorated the cover with paper elements from amazing Baby 2 Bride Collection, and from pieces of fabric I weaved a braid! Of course, not without shadowbox! I love them! I took out a wooden box (with a chipboard), I painted it and added details of lace and paper. I stick the shadowbox to the cover  inside, it turned out great!

It was very girlish, feminine soft box! It will be a perfect box for memorabilia of a little newborn girl! Just try it with my Snapguide tutorial and the best of the best G45 materials! Love you!" ~Nadya

Try this beautiful baby box using Baby 2 Bride with a tutorial from Nadya Lifa #graphic45

Check out How to Create a BabyBox for Baby Shower by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

Gorgeous fabric, layers, and fussy cutting on this Baby 2 Bride box by Nadya! Try it yourself with a tutorial #Graphic45

Welcome baby with this gorgeous Baby 2 Bride altered box - try it yourself! By: Nadya Lifa #graphic45

"Cherish" - check out this gorgeous altered Baby 2 Bride box by Nadya #graphic45

Try this beautiful project yourself! Click to see the tutorial #graphic45

Oh, how glorious! Make this yourself with a tutorial by Nadya using Baby 2 Bride #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45  Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45  Precious Memories  Cherish

Graphic 45  Precious Memories  Sugar and Spice

Graphic 45 Staples  Book Box

Spellbinders Die
Acrilyc paint
Wooden Shadowbox

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Thanks for joining us today! Tomorrow, we have more great interviews and amazing projects. See you then!

Happy Creating,

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Very pretty - love the soft colours xx

A keepsake box is going to be my next project!

Love to alter items with Graphic 45 products! BEAUTIFUL PROJECT NADYA!

Very creative and inspiring!

I love this project. Congratulations.

Beautiful! LOVE Nadya's dress in her photo!! So pretty! Carolina looks like she is a sweet handful! Happy creating!

I so enjoy seeing that G45 paper collections can be combined so easily. It's nice to see such coordination coming from your paper designers. Lights and darks that can so easily be moved from project to project...wonderful!

So Beautiful. I had to laugh about the cat. So true! If you are doing something they just MUST lie on it.

Oh, I am still cooing at your beautiful pussycat! Awwweee!
A charming, delicate & soft altered piece, particularly liking how you brought fabric into it.. Tfs

Nadya Lifa's dreamily lovely projects always make my heart lighter and happier. Thank you, Nadya! The story about Carolina made me laugh out loud :-) That is so familiar to me, too, yet somehow a cat's presence is a blessed part of all my creative processes and I wouldn't have it any other way. And I must try to remember and learn from Nadya's serendipitous attitude - one mark of her artistry - to spills...

Absolutely exquisite! So looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sure would love to add this to my collection of Graphic45

Nadya, those are such beautiful creations!

Nadya's gift box is amazing! She is a very talented designer. I love her projects:)

Gorgeous art, and very fun interview with Nadya!

Very pretty and creative project. Great job Nadya!

Nadia - Stunning mistress! These delicate, airy work! I admire such creativity and lifestyle!

That's so cute! I love the window.

Your ideas are just wonderful, Nadya!! I love your girly-baby shadowbox inside the cover of the gorgeous box!!

I love this box!! I am a follower of several Eastern European design blogs and feel these ladies have a very distinctive style. I have a couple of child-style Graphic 45 collections and had not planned to add this one to my stash since my craft room is filled to overflowing and I am trying to use things up before buying more. Nadya has made me covet this collection!! Now I must have it. Thank you for sharing, Nadya, I love your projects and had noted your talents even before G45...

That box is adorable.

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