Forever Love

Happy Monday!! It’s Marilyn here to share with you a new page using some Maja Design collections:  Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Summer Basics,  Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections.  Here in North Carolina everything around is turning green and blooming, it looks very pretty, so I continue inspired for spring pages and here is my page.DSC_5935 copy

My kids make me laugh…I said “cheese” and they put this funny face at the same time,lol. Every time I saw the photo I start to laugh and I have to make a page with it.DSC_5935 copy-2

I made fussy cutting(clocks) from the paper No. XVI – Vintage Autumn Basics.DSC_5931 copy

I added textures with molding paste, gesso and acrylic paint in my background.DSC_5935 copy-1

The small flowers are handmade with the 5th of April paper.DSC_5930 copy

To create dimension I draped the paper and to add more textures I used different elements.DSC_5935 copy-3

Supplies: Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XXII, No.XVI, Vintage Spring Basics:4th of April, Vintage Summer Basics:1904 paper, Walking in the Forest: The color of fall paper. Martha Steward border punch, Liquitex-gesso, Ranger-distress ink, molding paste

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A little of Spring…


Happy Monday Maja friends!! Marilyn is here to share with you this spring page about my dear daughter Paola that I made using one of my favorite collection…Vintage Spring Basics.  My inspiration was a full pleated skirt that I made a time ago and I created the same effect here with the Maja Design papers .


I cut the tags, butterflies and my tittle from the ” Days to Remember”  paper.


I tie the tag with a  jute and added a cheesecloth around the flowers.



I love these butterflies, they are in the 6th of May and Day to Remember papers.





Supplies: Days to Remember, 4th, 6th and 7th of May papers from Vintage Spring Basics, Prima flowers, Martha Steward border punch, acrylic paints, gesso.Vintage-Springr-Basics-P1

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DSC_5799 copy Happy Monday! It’s Marilyn here today to share you this page that I made with the Vintage Summer Basics Collection. I worked with the 1933 and 1911 papers from this collection.DSC_5795 copy I added some textures with gesso, acrylic paints and molding paste, I also stamp and put some stars rub-ons on my page.DSC_5796 copy

I added some pins and played with some cheesecloth around my flowers and photos.DSC_5799 copy-1

She’s my dear daughter Paola when she was eight months old…how times flies!Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1

Supplies: Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1911, 1933 papers, Prima flower, Fancy pants rub-ons-tittle, Close to my heart-rub-ons- stars, Liquitex- gesso

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Crea Diem…

Happy Monday!!  It’s Marilyn here today and I will share with you a tag that  I made using the beautiful Crea Diem collection…


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I worked with the  Av hela mitt hjärta and the Kärleken-bs papers from the Crea Diem collection in my tag.

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I added some gesso and molding paste in the background using a stencil then I draped the paper to create dimension.

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The quote translates to… “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day. So I never have to live without you”  Winnie the Pooh

Supplies: Kärleken-bs, Av hela mitt hjärta by Crea Diem Collection, Prima flower, Latina Crafter – Spanish stamp, Prima lace, Liquitex gesso

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You make me…Smile

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Happy Monday!! I hope all of you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing with you a page with lots of layers. I worked with different Maja Design collections in my layout like Vintage Summer/ Autumn/Frost Basics collections. This page is about  two of my loves…my daughter and my hubby .

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I started to cut stripes in different pattern papers, distressed them and made layers weaving the stripes.

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I worked the background with molding paste, a stencil and acrylic paints.

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Supplies:Vintage Autumn Basics- No.XIII paper, Vintage Summer Basics- 1903, 1905, 1914, Vintage Frost Basics- 9th of December, Liquitex-gesso, Tim Holtz-die cut, film strip, Prima flower, mask.

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Napkin box tutorial…

Happy Monday!  I recently moved to USA and I have a lot of boxes so I decided to recycle and create something with them, well I made a napkin box using the beautiful Vintage Summer Basics collection.

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I used the 1912 & 1915 papers…. I will show you more closer details…

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And now I will show you step by step how I made it……

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Happy Monday!!  Marilyn here with you today to share this page that I made using  different Maja Design collections : Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Spring Basics and Vintage Summer Basics.  I made different techniques in this layout to create dimension and textures.  Let’s go to see the details…

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I made the brickwork with some homemade molding paste and a Prima stencil, then I painted with some blue and grey tones plus some of gesso and distress inks.

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I added a crochet trim, jute, floss and a bow of yarn.



I draped only one side of my paper to made an offbeat design and for the rustic look the corrugated that I painted with gesso.

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Some fussy cutting (hot balloons) from paper No. XIII- Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

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Maja Desing: Vintage Spring Basics(4th of April paper), Vintage Autumn Basics(No. XIII), Vintage Summer Basics(1891 paper).

Other: Prima flower, stencil and trinket. handmade flower(little), pearls, crochet, yarn, jute, corrugated,Liquitex- gesso, homemade molding paste, acrylic paint, Ranger-distress ink

Momentos Inolvidables- in English means “Unforgettable Moments”

I would like to show you a “beachy theme” page that I made using the new Vintage Frost Basics collection, you will see how versatile is this collection…

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I love the beach photo so I tried to make the effect of a wave, draping the blue paper that is the 20th of December and my background paper is the 8th of December from the Vintage Frost Basics collection

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Some flowers, chesecloth, trinket, pearls and jute….

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My tittle is a Spanish stamp by Latina Crafter.  In the background…some molding paste, stencil, paints and pearls.

Supplies: Vintage Frost Basics: 8th and 20th of December papers.

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A vintage box…

Happy Monday and Happy New Year!..wishing you all the best in the 2014. I’m so happy to stay in the team one more year creating with these gorgeous collections. Today I share with you an altered project, I bought this wood box in my local craft store and gave it a vintage look using the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

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I covered the outside of my box with the “1905″ paper by Vintage Summer Basics.

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I gave an aging look to my box using my distress tool in all the corners and edges, then distress ink to complete the effect.

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I added molding paste and a stencil to create more textures.

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I covered the inside of my box with the “1891″ paper by Vintage Summer Basics collection.

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For the top of my box I layered with flowers, doily paper, cheesecloth, jute and pearls.



Supplies: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905 and 1891 papers. Prima flowers, molding paste, gesso, distress ink, cheesecloth, doily paper, pearls.

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Hello everyone! Here’s Marilyn today to share with you a project that I made with the new beautiful Vintage Frost Basics.  I took this picture of my nieces and I think it goes perfect for this beautiful paper that has these two lovely angels in the bottom.  I’m having a giveaway of this complete new collection on my blog so feel free to participate, you can find in the Creative Team section my blog’s link and good luck!

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I worked with the 4th, 5th, 6th and the Christmas die cut papers in my layout.

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I  made some fussy cutting from the Christmas die cut paper…

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I added some molding paste, acrylic paints, lace, corrugated, jute,chalk inks, pearls and chipboard to create a variety of textures in my page.

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Supplies: 4th, 5th, 6th and Christmas die cut papers-Vintage Frost Basics collection

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Christmas Greetings

Hello! Happy Monday! I love the new collection “Vintage Frost Basics”.  It has beautiful papers and colors and here’s my first page with this gorgeous collection…

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I used the papers: 1st of December, 9th of December and the Christmas die cut paper.

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I added different textures like cheesecloth, jute, molding paste, doilies and pearls.

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I made a lot of paper bows to create the effect of a wreath around my photo.

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My tittle is from the Christmas diecuts paper.

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Supplies: Vintage Frost Basics-1st of December, 9th of December and Christmas die cuts papers, Prima mask, Prima flowers, jute, cheesecloth, molding paste, acrylic paint, pearls, doily

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