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 .
I 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.
But more cards are coming and I will use all different colors for them ,as I have so many friends all over the world.
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.
and 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
But nothing more. I picked the papers from Vintage Summer Basics collection, and chose those that are full of vintage text prints.
I just love using the scraps from Maja sheets, it is so easy to make a journaling with them or use them as a tittle.
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.
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:
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.
Hope you are all enjoying a warm and sunny weather in your part of the world.
Hello Maja Design friends,
Today I have a very special album to share with you. I made it for a very special person.
I made it as a recipe book. I guess that it would be wonderful to collect all the favorite recipes of desserts and drinks.
The 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
and I put some of the awesome pictures from Coffee in the Arbour Collection – inside
or used them outside.
I used almost every bit pf a scrap, left after I made all the cutting.
All these scraps can be easily used as an embellishment also
This time I really enjoyed just making paper crafting , without any flowers and even art mediums.
I hope this person will love it as I do, as I had enjoyed so much while creating it for her.
Hello Maja Friends. Today Elena is with you to share a card I made for a couple who has their wedding ceremony this very week.
I used Vintage Summer Basics 6*6 paper pad. I just love this collection and I do love to create wedding cards this very summer.
I prefer when the wedding cards look a bit complicated and have the colors a bit various from plane white or beige.
But I added some white flowers and mauve leaves.
True Love – this is all that matters while you are in love.
Have a good day
Hello Maja Friends.
It is extremely hot in my place and I suffering from this heat. So I have been looking through the pictures taken during our vacation by the sea and just dreaming about some cold breeze and sea water.
That is why I took Life by the Sea collection and started playing with its nautical motifs.
First I moved withing blue and marina colors, but then I realized the the heat followed me there too and I added some red color spots too
So the mixture of Sealight, anchors and feathers alongside with flowers turned into the embellishments for this Layout with the picture of my son playing at the beach
I placed everything on the string and that is the result:
Thank you for stopping by today.
Hello Maja Friends. I hope you are enjoying lazy summer days. as I happy to feel the summer every minute.
Not recently my friend asked me to create a wedding card, as they have been invited to a wedding celebration and she asked me to create something in purple tones.
When someone asks me to do something, I always wnat to see their satisfied faces so I have done 3 cards instead of one, so she could make a choice.
First I thought I need to create something in moderate genre, without any mixed media techniques, though it was quite challenging for me
So I added ribbons, lace trims and flowers.
After I added a resin angel and decided to use some of them too on other cards as well
I used the papers fromm Vintage Spring Basics 6*6 paper pad. and I needed only 3 sheets, as I used the leftovers for all 3 cards
I added tulle, lace , flowers and beautiful papers , of course
and finally my third card:
I used the butterflies on the background as they remind me about the feeling when you are in love and having a wedding ceremony.
Not sure which card my friend choose, but I hope she will like them as well as this happy couple that will receive it.
Hope you have liked my wedding cards. Have a wonderful day
Hello Maja Friends.
I have been lucky enough to spend one week by the Baltic Sean in early June this year and took tons of pictures of my kids enjoying the see.
Today I have a mini album to share with you and it is full of fun photos onf my son who has seen the sea by the first time. Actually he is quite emotional so I decided to make a mini with those memory keepsakes.
No doubt Life by the Sea collection was my choice and it gave me the name of my album too.
I used acrylic album as a base for my album, some parts I covered with the papers, the others I left clear.
I combined the papers from 6*6 paper pad and 12*12 as well.
I put one more photo inside, on the back of this part:
and here you can see how I painted the clear acrylic parts with the inks and embellished the page with the leftovers. so simple tip, but I guess it looks wonderful, isn’t it?
More mixed media tips were applied at the end of the album, but I admit it was the best way to support those cute photos
I am sure you have already possess or will own some photos taken during your vacation time, and especially taken by the sea. so Life by the sea collection is what you reallu need to make a beautiful album and preserve those warm memories.
Hope you have enjoyed watching my album.
Hello Maja Friends. Elena is blogging today and I have Funny Layout to share with you. It’s all about my little boy who has turned 24 months yesterday.
He is my liitle sun who is shining all the time. I used Vintage Spring Basics collection and added some bold accent colors. I combined 3 types of papers with strips prints
and they look quite great on the polka dots background. and those cut butterflies are so amazing for every project I create
Hope you have liked my project. Have a wonderfull week end.
Good morning Maja Friends.
I have a special photo frame to share with you today
I used acrylic Tri Fold Frames and made this collage with Vintage Spring basics collection
I made the focus on our Family photo and initially started creating something shabby, but then couldn’t resist and added some touches of mixed media ( though I supposed to keep it tidy and clean)
I left some acrylic pages uncovered with papers and stamp on them with white inks. TH etorn edges of the papers create a bit of shabby chic look
and I added some shabby embellishments to strengthen that feeling.
I still haven’t decide where I put it, but I want to look at this photo of us more often.
Have a good week end. My week end is going to be filled with new meetings and creation process, as I am going to teach classes in Moscow . Hope to see some of you there too.
Vintage Spring Basics – 9th of March, Embellishments- Prima Marketing, Tri Fold Frame – Clear Scraps