Beautiful Winter

Hello Maja Friends, we had snow last week but there is none of it today. The rainy weather and still warm as if it is the Fall. Anyway, I am not kind of person who prefers winter because of its cold, but I feel that I need it right now as I am busy with Christmas preparations.

So I created several cards

HousesWinter_ElenaOlinevichIt is my attempt to enjoy the snow. So I used some embellishments to support my wish.

img2For this card I used just scraps of paper and even some negatives, but I still like to use every bit of Maja papers for my creations.

BlueWinter_ElenaOlinevichFor my second card I went further and used even some papers from non – Christmas collection, they are more spring and fresh, but I guess they look crispy frozen here.

img_7388and my last but not the least card, is a bit girly

FashionAddicted_ElenaOlinevichBut is was created for a fashion addicted person who is good in wearing trendy and feminine clothes even when it is freezing outside.

img_7392Again just leftovers and scraps but I guess no one will know about it.

Have a good day and I wish you a Merry and Bright Christmas.

Products used: Maja Design papers – Vintage  Frost Basics – 10th, 21th of December, Vintage Summer Basics – 1903, Crea Diem – Blomstra

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Vintage Winter Mini Album

Hello Maja Friends, today I am sharing a Mini Album I created for the Christmas memories. It can be used as a December Daily as well but I keep it as a present for a special friend of mine.

VintageWinter_Album_ElenaOlinevichI used one of my favourite Winter collections ( so I admit I love all of them) – Vintage Winter. I just love the blue tones of it, it is so traditional for a Russian Winter.

I used a clear album and decorated my cover page with clear ornament ball:

Clear_Ornament_AlbumAnd a first page with a circle photo frame

VintageWinterAlbum1My next pages:

VintageWinterAlbum2I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background papers with many layers, so I kept some of the pages clean and simple – just for adding the photos or some notes.

VintageWinterAlbum3I added some envelopes and folded books to place more photos inside:

VintageWinterAlbum3aVintageWinterAlbum4VintageWinterAlbum5VintageWinterAlbum5aVintageWinterAlbum5band this is the backside of my cover, it is also clear:

CoverBackVintageWinterProducts used:

Maja Design – Vintage Winter Collection: Winter Night, Fun in the Snow, Lovely Winter Day, It’s snowing, Christmas Joy, Die Cut Sheet; Clear Scraps Mini Album, Marianne Design  and Prima Marketing Dies, 2Crafty Chipboard.

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Christma Cards – White and Brown

Hello dear Friends.

I am really busy with Christmas Cardmaking. I don’t know the reason but this year I did so many cards that I have never done for all my scrapbooking experience.

and today I am here to share , I would say , black and white, but they are a little bit different.

WhiteCard_Winter_ElenaOlinevichThe first card I made is in white light colors, I used the new collection – A Gift for You, I can not stop to create with it, it is one of my favorite as it has my favourite colors.

WinterBerry_ElenaOlinevichThe second card is made in dark colors and reminds me about chocolate

ChocoholicCard_ElenaOlinevichI used for my background the brown paper from the same collection and cut the snowflake and the branch using the punches and the papers with the script print.

The products I used to create this card:

A Gift for You: Sent With Love, Wrapped in Old Newspaper, Prima Marketing Die Cut , flowers, ribbon trims.

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Winter Frame and Winter Album

Hello Elena is here, and today I have some projects to share with you, using new collection – A Gift for You.

Winter_TriFoldFrame_ElenaOlinevich  It is more than beautiful in real life and I have fallen in love with it, absolutely amazing colors so perfect for Winter and Christmas creations.

I have made a Tri_fold Frame on clear acrylic and as it is going to be a present to our friends I didn’t use any of the photo and just kept the central frame save for their own photo.

img_6953I added some transparent sticker corners, so they can easely change any photo they like.

I cut the house dies using some of the background papers as well as the trees and placed them on the frames.

First_Frame_ElenaOlinevich  Also I added some flowers and resin frames, I wanted to keep the wintery and snowy feeling so I added none of bright colors.

img_6961and a third frame:

ThirdFrame_ElenaOlinevichimg_6960Maja Design papers used: A Gift For You:

On Christmas morning, When the snow is falling, Prima Marketing flowers, Dies and Resin Frames, Finnabair Art Ingredients,

And one more project I have to share , it is an album I made using ( again) acrylic base.

It has a very pretty from of Christmas Tree and I used a lot of papers from a Gift For You Collection too.

Album_Snowflake_ElenaOlinevichIt’s size is about 15*30 cm or 6*12 and I placed many hidden envelopes and folded books for the future photos inside.

SnowflakeAlbum_1SnowflakeAlbum_2SnowflakeAlbum_3Final_Snowflake_AlbumEnvelopes2Christmas_treeenvel12I am really busy with preparing Christmas gifts and cards, and really have many of them to share with you. But I will do it next time.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Winter is Close

Hello Maja Fans,

Elena is here today to share with you some winter isnpired projects. Though it is not there, I am working on Christmas gifts, so that is why I am digged into something wintery.

And I couldn’t resist a temptation to show you something made with the new collection A Gift For You

Cozy_Christmas_ElenaOlinevich I really love the color combination Marie has chosen for this collection, as you might have known I prefer soft and pastel colors. So I used grey and white, and they really worked great together.

img_6571  I used some of new Art Ingredients in my card, they are not so sparkling as a glitter is but it adds more depth to the background.

closieSC I created a little video tutorial how I embellished this card. Please, enjoy it:

You can find it here  – on Maja Design YouTube channel

Th image I use was found on Pinterest here

And I also would like to share with you a mini album I made for my Christmas classes that I have already taught.

Christmas_SockAlbum_ElenaOlinevichI won’t show all the images just some of them. I used Vintage Frosted Basics.

Stocking1_ElenaOlinevichSome parts of it as well as some embellishments are acrylic clear, so i saved on my papers and showed 2 sides of it.

Christmas_Stocking_ClearI made many folded books inside for the photos or Christmas Cards

img_6587img_6616There are many vintage images that I used too, they are mostly hidden inside the folded paper books.

img_6600I added some of my favorite lace and ribbon trims as well s flowers and die cuts.

Hope you have liked my creations this month.

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Family Values

Hello Maja Fans. The weather is getting colder and it’s time to spend more evening with your family.

My layout is about family values.

ElenaOlinevich_Family_layout  The family is the place where your feel calm and safe, so I used plain colors and my choice for the paper was Vintage Summer Basics, and yes, my favourite beige and pale pink colors.

img_6510I used some strip and floral papers, and added some texture using modeling paste, micro beads and flowers.

img_6481 Some chipboard pieces, Dies and tons of flowers of the sa,e colors as the paper background.

img_6494Some lace and the ribbon, these are fabric toucehs I love most of all. I pulled the ribbon through the resin frame and tied with a twine.

img_6489  I framed the image of teh lady, as it helps to accent how people are the matter of our lives. I applied a small amount of microbeads over the frame and then colored it a bit with Primary Elements.

img_6482Family ties ares trong when you are together, so I strenghthened this idea using metal door lock.

Hope you have liked my layout. Thank you for stopping by today.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics- 1910, 1911, 1926.

Prima Marketing flowers , resin and metal embellishments, 2Crafty Chipboard, lace and ribbon trims.

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Some Card Inspiration

Good morning Maja Friends.

We are enjoying warm sunny days here, but I have already started my Christmas preparations. A bit early for me, but since I have been to busy last year, so I decided to start doing Christmas card even in the summer, but frankly speaking it was too hot for creating them .

WinterCard_ElenaOlinevichI played with my all time favorite from Christmas collections – Vintage Winter Collection. These blue and white colors are more traditional for me, as they remind me about the snow winters and cold winds.

img_6366img_6359But more cards are coming and I will use all different colors for them ,as I have so many friends all over the world.

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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

img_6296But nothing more. I picked the papers from Vintage Summer Basics collection, and chose those that are full of vintage text prints.

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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Saying Good – bye to the summer

Hello Maja Friends. September has come and we have an Indian summer at the moment – my favorite time.

and this card is like saying good – bye to the summer:

ClearCardNor_ElenaOlinevich I used Vintage Summer Basic Collection and an acrylic card sheets to create this.

But the title I used for it is a scrap of the paper from Coffee in the Arbour collection. Now you see how they fit each other easily.

Card_ElenaOlinevich1Hope you are all enjoying a warm and sunny weather in your part of the world.

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Coffee in the Arbour – Mason Jar Mini Album

Hello Maja Design friends,

Today I have a very special album to share with you.  I made it for a very special person.

CoffeintheArbour_JarAlbum  I made it as a recipe book. I guess that it would be wonderful to collect all the favorite recipes of desserts and drinks.

Jar_1The cover is clear acrylic, so you can easily look through it and see several of the pages.

Some of the pages are folded like an accordion

Jar_1aand I put some of the awesome pictures from Coffee in the Arbour Collection  – inside

 

Jar_2or used them outside.

Jar_2aI used almost every bit pf a scrap, left after I made all the cutting.

Jar_3All these scraps can be easily used as an embellishment also

Jar_4  This time I really enjoyed just making paper crafting , without any flowers and even art mediums.

Jar_4bJar_5Jar_5aJar_5bJar_6Jar_6aJar_6bJar_7Jar_7bI hope this person will love it as I do, as I had enjoyed so much while creating it for her.

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