Thursday, June 30, 2016

Guest Designer - Maria Calderone

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the All in the Family challenge.  Please say hello and welcome to Maria Calderone of Maria Lina's Creative Designs.  Maria was the Top Pick for the Let the Words do the Talking challenge.

"Hi my name is Maria Calderone and it’s been such a great honor to be the guest designer for today’s challenge, thank you Linda and the design team for having me on.

I’ve been living in the wonderful state of Pennsylvania for 10 years now, but I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am happily married to my husband Danny, I have 4 boys, twins who live at home and my 2 older boys who live out of state, we also have a pup named Dallas.

I love creating and designing anything I can get my hands on, I started out as a paper crafter in 2012 and have progressed since and love it…my favorite way to create is with altered art/mixed media. My style is very eclectic, but I tend to lean more towards vintage shabby chic, I truly enjoy creating anything from cutesy to vintage to Steampunk and grunge and I will always welcome a challenge!"

"I decided to make a vintage “Family” mini album. I think it’s a great way to incorporate everything in the challenge and then some. This is album will be used for journaling and photos… past and present for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations."

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To get more details about Maria's gorgeous album, pop over to her blog and then come on back and show us your creation for the All in the Family challenge. You have lots of time as it doesn't end until 11:55 pm EST on July 12, 2016.


  1. I adore your album, Maria! It is truly a timeless treasure. I'm off to visit your blog and get a close up look!

  2. Such a beautiful album, a real family treasure...

  3. I love your work. I cannot see a place where I can pop over to your blog?

    1. Thank you! :)
      When you click on the blog name it should take you there, but here's the link -

  4. What a gorgeous album! Congrats on your GD spot!
    Sherrie K

  5. Really gorgeous vintage work, Maria! Biggest congrats on your GD feature! <3

  6. Beautiful! Lovely idea to capture all your family memories in a gorgeous binder! Thanks for being a guest designer with us!

  7. Beautiful vintage album sure to hold many memories for generations to come! I love it! Welcome and congratulations to Maria!