“Good Memories” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here sharing a new layout with you.

This time I´ve chosen to create something using It´s Christmas time  line by Maja Design.

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This collection is so versatile and has such beautiful colors and paterns that it can be used for a non Christmas themed layout.

 

And that´s exactly what I have done! Let me show you…

 

Good Memories

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To create this page layout I have added a lew layers of gorgeous Maja Design papers and have included a few cutouts – all taken from It´s Christmas time line.

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I have also included new Prima embellishments (notepads, flowers, wood icons and blings) for a fresh new look.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

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Thank you so much for your visit!

See you soon,

 

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Adore

Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO, I did using a photo of my BF’s Beautiful new little granddaughter….

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I used 6th of March & 7th of May

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I used 8th of Dec,7th of Dec,6th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did many layers,some distressed,some with punch work & chipboard layers. I also did some hand stitching, & stitched on strings of beads….

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I did some stencil work, using TCW Art is & Viva Modeling cream (champagne). I stained the ivy with TA-GM chalkboard (decadence),& once that dried I applied a coat of  rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried, I rubbed in some pebbles pearl chalk (off white), to bring out the cracks & also to try to get the color, closer to the leaves in the paper. On the hearts of the vine I used Viva Modeling Cream (rose)…..

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Shows some more layers & the top part of a heart. I used picket fence crackle on the scallop border & on the fancy trim I used shabby pink smooch,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad.

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Isn’t she beautiful!!!!

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I dry brushed on some LuminArte’ (heavenly white), on to the page pebbles & nameplate. On the outside edges of the name plate & the wordlet, I used shabby pink smooch,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad…

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The flower under the nameplate is Prima…

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I wrapped ribbon & beads around the photo,then made a flower cluster using Prima flowers…

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Romantic Autumn Notebook

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the Maja Design blog today and have a look at what I’ve created to share with you :)

Autumn always makes me feel more romantic and nostalgic. I love to sit in the evenings with a mug of raspberry tea and a good book, wrapped in a cozy blanket, or go through photo albums all over again :) It’s also the time to describe and organise summer photos, or make first Christmas arrangements (I like to prepare my gift lists much earlier so that holiday frenzy doesn’t affect me LOL). And thus a beautiful handmade notebook is needed :)

mdromnI made this one using the Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn Basics collections. For the cover I combined my two favourite papers from the VAB collection: I just love how the beautiul roses look with those stripes! I used the signature strip to cover the line between the papers. I decorated the die-cut plaquette with a fabric rose and paper Prima leaves and a die-cut Prima doily cut into halves. I also cut out a clock face and placed it in the doily centre:

mdromn2I like to decorate the wires of my notebooks too: here I tied a beautiful guipure ribbon and a tag I cut out from the VAB sheet – it can be used as a bookmark, or if you would like to give the notebook as a present – you can write some wishes on it :)

mdromn1For the inner cover I used a Vintage Summer Basic paper, with a more delicate rose pattern. I also stamped several stamps:

mdromn3The notebook is sturdy enough to go into a handbag, but I think I’m just going to keep it on my desk to have it at hand :)

Supplies:

Vintage Autumn Basics: Heritage, No. II, No. V., No. XVI; Vintage Summer Basics: 1921. Other: dies: Prima, Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; leaves: Prima, stamps: 7Gypsies, KanBan; fabric flower: from my stash.

see you!

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A Princess Selfie

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Happy Monday! Marilyn here with you today to share this layout that I made using the beautiful Coffee in The Arbour collection.   My lovely niece took a “selfie” and sent it to auntie, isn’t that sweet?  I couldn’t resist making a page with it.  I started choosing the Rasberry  cupcake paper as my base.Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-2

I tore some papers to create layers with different pattern papers and added a 2Crafty Chipboard border behind these layers. Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-3

I made vertical ripped stripes and distressed them.Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-1

I used  two stencil in my background work, one with distress ink and the other with molding paste. I gave texture to the chipboard with Shimmerz Texturez. MarilynRivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-SeptemberSupplies: Coffee in the Arbour collection- Rasberry cupcake, Rose garden, Rasberry jam cookies. 2Crafty Chipboards.  Prima Marketing-flowers, stencil, crystals,molding paste, heavy gesso. Heidi Swapp- stencil, DCWV-stencil, Shimmerz Texturez, Ranger-Distress InksCoffe-in-the-Arbour-K21

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Joy

Hi there! I have been working on a layout for my littlest niece. Just look at her face, she’s so content with being near her mom. For the layout I used papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection. Joy - MD1To create layers in the middle I used a border punch for the lovely Maja Design paper and also added some Tresors de Luxe laces.

Joy - MD2I framed the cute photo using different Prima flowers and Blue Fern Studios chipboards.Joy - MD3 Products used: Maja Design papers from Vintage Summer Basics (1911, 1912), flower (Prima), chipboards (Blue Fern Studios), laces (Tresors de Luxe), seam binding, border punchCamilla-sign

White Inspiration

Hello Maja friends.

Not recently I have been lucky to meet our Jenny, when I went to Sweden. She showed me her scrap house ( yes, not a room but a separate white scrap house). It is something to die for, I tell you.

I had such a pleasure to watch her shabby – vintage creations seteverywhere in her beautiful white space.

Moreover I had a chance to hold her sweet little boy in my hands. He is such a  little charming baby.

So when I came back home ( I really have been missing my kids), so i decided to create something white and shabby.

TreasureMemories_ElenaOlinevichand here it is – something about – Tresure your Memories. I found a photo of me and my son when he was just 2 months old. I have already scrapped this photo, but I used very bright colors. So following Jenny’s white tones – I made a white background.

Then I added white embellishments, but it was too pale for me, though I decided to move towards french Vintage Style.

and you know what – yes, i have added some shades of pink and beige

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img_6299I just love using the scraps from Maja sheets, it is so easy to make a journaling with them or use them as a tittle.

img_6304img_6297  Thank you Jenny once again, for having me as a guest in your becautiful house, and special thanks to you and your baby boy for the inspiration you have given me just with your smiles.

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How Wonderful Life Is….

Morning Maja friends! Andrea is here checking in with you on this lovely Fall day! One of my all time favorite Maja collections is the Vintage Autumn Basics…full of gorgeous roses, sepia/warm brown tones and lots of coordinating patterns. When I first sat down to make this card, I had pulled out a bunch of autumn-looking leaves…maples, oaks and birch…but then decided on vintage flowers! Of course…here’s what I mean: SeptDivaDare14MThe sentiment panel is sugar coated…meaning I sprayed some Elmer’s glue onto the die cut and then sprinkled a little crystal coarse glitter on it. I then distressed the edges of the inside panel and added a bit more sparkle. Underneath that is some stretched out gauze…one of my new favorite accessories. I tied the bow with silk ribbon and added the roses. The sentiment is courtesy of Verve and I also added a trio of copper buttons to the top.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! Andrea-sign

An Autumn Tag with Video Tutorial!

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you an Autumn Tag I made with the, oh so gorgeous, Walking in the Forest collection!  I don’t know how many of you know, but I recently came out with a couple of stamp sets, and for the first time I’ve used my water droplet stamps on a project!  I knew that the Maja papers would work nicely with my stamps because they have the perfect balance of simple backgrounds combined with beautiful print images.

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Sometimes it’s easier to show how to do something than it is to explain.  So I took the time to tape a step by step video on how I put this tag design together.  Enjoy! ….

….I hope you enjoyed watching my tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this project! Here are a few close-ups of my tag to view at a more leisurely pace.

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I used a leaf stamp that is part of the water drop stamp collection I made.  I used it on some green Fika paper, cut it out, gave it a crinkle and added them to my floral cluster. The lacy doily behind the floral cluster is a die from Memory Box called ‘Quinn Flourish’.

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Here is a close-up of the water droplets stamp design.  I use a little trick of adding some white highlights to the drops with a white gel pen to give them an extra sheen and even more of a 3D look.  The wood floral design is from Wycinanka and the butterfly embellishment is from The Kraft Nook.

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Maja Design products papers used on this project:  Walking in the Forest (Fresh Air, Birch, Flannel Shirt), Ska vi ta en Fika (Blabarssylt).

I hope you enjoyed my project and video tutorial today and hope you will have yourself some fun with Maja’s ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection.  You can find my stamp sets at The Scrapbook Diaries!

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Be Optimistic This Autumn :)

Hello Maja Fans!

Is today the first day of autumn or what?! Where has the summer gone? Today in Poland it’s really rainy and gloomy (as has been through the last couple of days) – quite depressing, actually. And that’s why I decided to make some spirit-lifting cards to share with you today :) Of course, I used the Vintage Autumn Basics papers :)

The first one is a romantic, feminine rose-filled card:

mdkeepI layered some purple and brown papers, added guipure lace and tags, stamping the beautiful retro stamp with the expression I’m sure you all know :)

mdkeep1As the finishing touch, I accented the roses (both dimensional and printed ones) with a litle glitter:

mdkeep2My second card is a more masculine one, using blue and beige tones:

mdkeep3As you can see, I used the very same stamp, only I didn’t ink the crown – instead I stamped a moustache image with a different stamp and then mounted it onto some 3D foam for more interest:

mdkeep4The simple design is completed with cut-out balloons and clock faces and a star-shaped metal charm:

mdkeep5And finally the last card features a large die-cut “smile” word:

mdsmileI layered delicate purple and pink papers and some die-cut doilies:

mdsmile1…and added some guipure lace, flowers and a chipboard swirl:

mdsmile2Supplies:

Vintage Autumn Basics: Heritage, No. XVII, No. IV, No. III, No. XXI, No. XII, No. XIV, No. XVI. Other: dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Keshi’art, stamps: Personal Impressions, Dovecraft. Flowers: Prima. Guipure, sting, charm: from my stash.

 

And what do you say about this optimistic set? :) Happy autumn, everyone!

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Explore the world

With my girl leaving the nest for her study oversea in mind, I made these two suitcases.
She is on a journey to explore the world!!


I used the Vintage Autumn and Vintage Summer collection for this project.



I first started to paint the suitcases with watered ink.
The bleu paper is from the Summer collection, 1921 and
The brown paper is from the Autumn collection, No. VIII.
Distressed all the edges.
The metal embellishments are from Prima.

Group of different flowers:
The big white one is from 13Arts, the blue tulle one from Prima,
the lace one I found online and the small roses (which were white)
were painted with Shimmerz coloringz, Mama sings the Blues.


I cut the air balloon from the No.XIV sheet.


And a piece of an old neck lace for an extra touch.

The butterfly and the gears chipboard are from a Dutch online store, Scrap-Unlimited.
The butterfly got 2 coats of gesso and was a bit overheated  for a more textured effect.
The tiny fleur de lis is chipboard from Dusty Attic.


The gears were also painted with some watered black ink.


I punched some flowers from the No.VIII sheet and distressed the edges.


Top view.


No. VIII and No. XIV


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Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx