About Falling Leaves Mini Album

Happy Sunday, Maja Friends. Elena is here today with you to share my Mini Album – About Falling Leaves.

Album_WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevichYes, I guess you have noticed that this month Walking in the Forest collection has captured my heart and mind and I can’t stop creating with it.

Album_ElenaOlinevich_ElenaOlinevich1aSo I decided to make an album and then fill it with the shots taken during our walks this Fall season.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich1 I filled it with some fabric embellishments and enjoyed papercrafting

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2I added some folds for extra photos as well

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2aand for more cosy feeling I added mostly fabric trims and some leaves dies

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich3and combined Forest Fall hues with some denim blues tones

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich4aThose bird pictures look quite pretty, I always look for rare birds in the forest.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5aBut I have never seen the owl, and what about you?

WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevich_AlbumMainHope that you have liked my mini album.


Products used: Walking in the Forest – 6*6 pad, Flannel shirt, Fresh Air, Mountain Ash bs, Last Flower, The Colors of Fall, The orchestra of Nature, Die Cut sheet.

Love for the Fall Season

Hello crafters.

I adore Fall season and each year I get so much inspiration from the leaves, the sun, the rainy days, each and every detail are precious for me during this time. and what about you?

I created one more card inspired my September’s MoodBoard.

FallSeptemberCard_ElenaOlinevich I love the shades and colors of the Walking in the Forest collection, so I enjoyed die cutting and placing all the layers on the card

FallCard_SneakI cut out some butterflies as well

FallCard_Flowers_ElenaOlienvichand mixed different patterns on my card.

Hope you are enjoying your week end and thanks for stopping by today.

Products used: Walking in the Forest – 6*^ paper pad, Die Cut Sheet, Fresh Air.


Retro Summer Album

Hello Crafters, it’s Elena here with you today. And I have a Summer Album to share with you today.

Well, new collection – Summer Crush was a worth to wait for it and finally I’ve got tons of inspiration from the papers and the pictures, as a result I created this  Light and Full of Air Album. Be ready to watch many photos and a small tutorial too.

sneak_peekI tried really hard to use as many papers as possible, because I love them all and wanted to show all the patterns in once.

SummerCrush_Album_First_ElenaOlinevichI made some flaps and created a surprise card inside. Yes, I decided why not adding the cards into your albums, I think it’s great

here it is:

SummerCrush_Album_Card_ElenaOlinevichI also made a very simple tutorial on how I created this card and you can find it here – Youtube.

(and please excuse my pauses, it is my first ever tutorial with a voice)

So I added more extra flaps:

Summer_Crush_Spread_1a_ElenaOlinevichI like those small vintage pictures, and they help to create a retro feeling exactly

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich2and let’s look inside

HeGives_Her_FlowersThe second spread

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich3I used some negatives leftover after diecutting

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich4I almost haven’t added dimensional flowers, I stamped and cut them out instead

SummerCrushAlbum_ElenaOlinevich5My third spread is about the cars mostly



though I have added flowers dies and a romantic picture inside

Retro_Album_ElenaOlinevichSummerCrush_Sneakand more flaps and secrets:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich7More flaps

SummerCRush_Album_SummerSprewad_ElenaOlinevichand more look inside

SummerCrush_Album_InsideWhat about this guy playing the guitar?

SummerCrush_Guitar_AlbumHe is hidden under this extra page:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich8More spreads:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich10and more guitars:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich11and finally the last spread:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich12LastOneHope you have liked my album, as I really enjoyed creating it:

SummerCRush_Album_Main_ElenaOlinevichProducts used: Summer Crush collection – all papers,  Spellbinders Dies, Altenew stamps.






Summer Cards

Hello Maja Friends, I’ve got a couple of summer cards made recently.

Though I have used Vintage Spring Basics , they have a summer feeling.

EcoCards_ElenaOlinevich_MainI used almost the same products but turned them the other side

EcoCard1_ElenaOlinevichI added some of my favourite embellishments – flowers , dies, lace and ribbons

EcoCard2_ElenaOLinevichThey are quite simple but so perfect for sending the greeting from a country house.

img_0503Have a nice summer week end.

Products used:

Vintage Spring Basics – 7th of May; Prima Marketing flowers, lace, trims, Spellbinders and Tattered Lace Dies.






Hello there, Elena is here with you today.

Such a busy summertime for me this year, I can’t wait for August when I can take a breath and relax. I really need some quiet time just for myself and though this year was extremely hard, I still feel the necessity for tenderness. And here is my layout made for one of my class sample, but I really love it to every bit.

AnnouncementI think this layout reflects the original idea of the papers Marie has created for this collection. Vintage Summer Basics is one of my favourite one, though I am in love with each of them, but when I need to create something feminine and soft I always turn to this one.

CloseIt has such a romantic vintage look, absolutely perfect for some old photos or those that you want to keep for ages.

close2Those roses are shabby and fade enough to tell you a lullaby or a beautiful poem

IMG_2296Anyway I added some paint and stamping, it doesn’t look as a mixed media one.

IMG_2305I hope that you are enjoying your summer days and encourage you to create something soft and delicate too.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics – 1922.1925. 1932, 1911 bs.

Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments, stamps; Shimmerz Dazzlerz paste


Pink – not only for the Girls

Hello Maja Friends,

today I want to share with you a canvas, that I have made for my class sample that I taught last 12 months. I am working right now on some new samples, so I thought that I can post something made for the classes also.

CanvasBoyWell, I always tell to my students, that pink is not only for the girls. So I took a picture of my baby boy and worked with grey, coral and pink colors to create this canvas.

My choice was a very stylish Crea Diem collection, really a perfect match for any project. especially when you are adding some paints.

IMG_2834I used dome scraps from the Vintage Summer collection as they have some good expressions too.  But the dots and script patterned papers are amazing for creating the layers.

IMG_2835I added some flowers and metal embellishments, great mix for the boy, I guess

IMG_2837I want to thank all the ladies who visited  my classes and I hope that you have enjoyed working with absolutely beautiful papers from Maja Design.

Products used:

Crea Diem Collection – Kärleken övervinner allt , Ord flyger bort , Den oersättliga tiden , Sann vänskap ; Prima Marketing sprays, stencil, stamps, flowers and trinkets, Canvas Stickers.


You Are – Layout

Hello Maja Fans. Elena is here with you today and I have  a Layout to share with you. I found some funny photos of my little boy and it seems that the Layout turned to be a bit serious one.

YouAre_ElenaOlinevich_MajaDesignLOI tried to start working with this awesome wooden background from Nyhavn collection. Absolutely great for some texture on the background.

However I used some floral patterned papers to create those heart dies as well as crown papers for some layers.

Nyhavn_ElenaOlinevich_closeI added some flowers, well I guess it doesn’t look girly. What do you think?

img_0319Some more cute heart shapes

plane2_ElenaOlinevichLoI also used plane chipboard as an embellishment and colored a bit the background.

Hope you have liked my Layout.

Products used – Nyhavn collection – Old Townhouses, Romantic Lunch, King’s Square, Sitting at the dock; Prima Marketing flowers and Color Blooms, Wycinanka chipboard.


Mini Album for Travelling

Hello crafty friends,

well, I am going to travel a lot this summer, so I decided to create something a kind of a travel book that I can take with me to put in some photos , to make the notes and save some memorablia files too. So that is why I created with mini album

NyhavnMiniAlbum_MainActually, I tried to fill it more with the papers than with the embellishments. I used Nyhavn collection -so perfect for your travelling notes.

NyhavnMiniAlbum_1I added only chipboard pieces and played a lot with my papers.

img_0156I made some envelopes and folds  – to keep some tickets or useful information files.

img_0160Also I filled it with vellum pockets and strings.

I suggest you to take the ride and enjoy the video clip I made, so that you’ve got a chance to look it through properly.

Hope you have liked it, now it’s your turn to create a travel book for yourself, isn’t it.

Products used:

Nyhavn collection – Heritage Harbour , Old Townhouses , Historical atmosphere , The sunny side , Strolling along the canal , Veteran ships , Eating out ; Wycinanka chipboard.


Redesign for the card

Hello friends,

yesterday the beautiful wedding post has come live with tons of amazing Wedding inspiration from previous and current Creative Team members.

and today I have a card to share with you. My friends asked me to recreate the card I have previously made. Well, frankly speaking I do not like to make the same things and always try to find for the new ways.

But this time I tried, and I changed some of the embellishments but kept the same papers and here is the result.


and what about you. Have you ever tried to create something you have already done before but with some little changes?

Products used: Vintage Spring Basics – 7th of May, 7th of April; Wycinanka chipboard, lace and tulle trims.


A Card to Inspire You

Hello Maja Friends, the spring has sprung and this is the most giving a hope season, I guess.

And today I have a lovely card to share with you.

CardPurple_ElenaOlinevichI combined some of my favourite sheets form different collections – Crea Diem and Vintage Spring Basics, and added some purple and fuchsia to pop up on the card

img_9753 img_9754I enjoy creating layers from the embellishments, adding lace, trims and strings.

Maja Design papers used – Crea Diem – Sann vänskap, Vintage Spring Basics – 3rd of May – BS.