Make lemonade…

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here to share with you this project that I made with the new  Coffee in the Arbour collection. I love the Lemon Meringue pie paper with all these pretty lemons and  the Delicious moments paper that I combined to create this canvas.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July1 I framed the lemonade illustration with a 2Crafty chipboard.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July2I added a variety of  flowers and cheesecloth around the frame .



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I’ve been listening this quote since I was a kid. I used a stencil and molding paste.



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Supplies:  Lemon Meringue pie paper, Delicious moments paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection, 2Crafty chipboards,  Prima and Recollections flowers, DCWV stencil, Shimmerz Sprintz, lace, cheesecloth

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn here today to share with you my new layout with the gorgeous “Coffee in the Arbour” collection.  My sister sent me photos of my lovely niece’s recital that  goes perfect with this new collection.Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design-July-2

I chose for my page the “Flourishing garden” and the “Let share a cookie” papers.

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I made my background work with two stencils, one from Prima and the other from Heidi Swap using homemade molding paste.  I gave color with Shimmerz Sprintz, Faber Castle-Gelatos and distress inks by Ranger.

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I broke the paper to show my second photo and in some areas to show the pretty base paper.  My tittle is a pretty chipboard from “2Crafty Chipboard” and flowers are from Prima.

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I love mix textures! so I added cheesecloth, metals, buttons, lace and more…

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Supplies: Coffee in the Arbour collection:  ”Flourishing garden” and the “Let share a cookie” papers, 2Crafty Chipboard, Shimmerz Sprintz, Faber Castle-Gelato, Prima-stencil and flowers, Heidi Swap-stencil

I hope my work and this beautiful collection inspire you.  Thanks for stopping by….Until next time!!xxMarilyn-sign


Marilyn Rivera-June Maja Design

Happy Monday!! It’s  Marilyn here today  sharing  with you my first project with the gorgeous “Coffee in the Arbour” collection. I come this time with a page for a teen girl so I worked it with doodles, sequins and things that reflect her personality. Marilyn Rivera-June Maja Design-3I used a  die and a punch with the “Raspberry jam Cookies” paper.

DSC_6411 copyFor the background I used a Heidi Swap mask with molding paste, a stamp and mesh tape.  I worked with Shimmerz Sprintz, Gelato, Gesso and watercolor pencils to color it.

DSC_6414 copyMy base paper is “Lemon meringue pie” and I made the draped paper with the “Flourishing Garden” paper.

Marilyn Rivera-June Maja Design-1I cut out these butterflies from the “Butterflies are free” paper and I made my flower leaves from the”Feel the grass between your shoes” paper with a Stampin-Up leave punch.Marilyn Rivera-June Maja Design-2I cut the tag from the “Delicious moments” paper. You will love this collection the paper designs and color are so gorgeous!                                                                             Supplies:  ”Coffee in the Arbour” collection, ”Raspberry jam Cookies” paper, ”Delicious moments”, ”Feel the grass between your shoes”,  ”Lemon meringue pie” and “Flourishing Garden” paper. Prima Marketing: flowers, die. Martha Steward punch, Shimmerz Sprintz, Gelato- Faber Castle, Heidi Swapp-Mask, Stamping-Up- leave punch, gesso.Coffe-in-the-ArbourUntil next time!!xxMarilyn-sign (1)

A Tag To Celebrate…

Happy Monday to everyone!! Marilyn’s here with you today to share a tag that I made using the Vintage Spring Basics and Vintage Autumn Basics collection.DSC_6334 copy

I started with the 1st of May paper and cut out in pieces  to create this design.

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I draped the white part of the 1st of May paper and cut out some clocks from No. XVI – Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

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I cut the butterflies from the 6th of May paper- Vintage Spring Basics

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Supplies: Vintage Spring Basics:1st and 6th of May papers, Vintage Autumn Basics:No.XVI, lace, Prima flowers, Recollections-wood piece(tittle)

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My Love

Marilyn Rivera=Maja Design=May Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here with you today…I’m going to share you my latest project with Maja Design papers using the Ska Vi Ta en Fika? Collection. I made a romantic page about my hubby and I, this time I chose the purples, lavender, yellow and ivory tones from the Fika collection. I made a step by step video tutorial of this page and you will see my creative process.

DSC_6209 copy This collection has beautiful papers…the design, the colors are awesome! I used the Soders Hojder and the Blommor Pa Bordet from the Fika collection.

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I love to mix different textures in my work, here are corrugated., lace, cheesecloth, pearls and metal.

DSC_6208 copy My title is a sticker from Close to My Heart, the small butterflies are from the 8th of March paper-Vintage Spring Basics collection.

DSC_6251 copy-2 Prima flowers, bulb and mask. The quote is another sticker from CTMH.

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I played with my mist and paints, I had fun using my Shimmerz Sprintz.

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Supplies: Ska Vi Ta en Fika? collection: Soders Hojder and the Blommor Pa Bordet papers and the 8th of March from the Vintage Spring Basics collection. Prima Marketing- flowers, bulb, stencil. Shimmerz Sprintz, Gesso, Lace, acrylic paint, Ranger-distress ink, cheesecloth.

Please check the Maja Design Facebook page to see my video tutorial…thanks!

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Romance…with Crea Diem

Happy Monday to everyone! Marilyn here today to share you my latest project with Maja Design.  This time I made a page with a fabulous combination, I mixed Crochet  +  Mix Media +  Crea Diem collection =  a Romance….

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This page is about my son Alexander and his girlfriend Monique. I started to pick the paper Sin lyckas smed, Skapa Dagen and Den Oersattliga Tiden from the Crea Diem collection for this project.  I cut all the clocks from one of the paper and used one of the biggest as my photo mat. I chose the Sin lyckas smed paper as my base and I added two pieces of crochet that I bought in my local craft store  then I applied gesso and Shimmerz in different colors to create the background work.

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To create a variety of textures in my page I added the metal hearts and the key.

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I painted a piece of lace with glimmer mist and put it between the two piece of crochet and behind the photo.

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I created a circular frame with the vine pearls and the jute.

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In the floral cluster I incorporated some of the cut out clocks…

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Supplies: Crea Diem collection: Sin lyckas smed, Skapa Dagen and Den Oersattliga Tiden papers, Shimmerz paints, 13Arts- clear gel medium, Paper Studios-flowers, Prima flowers, butterflies by Pink Paislee, Ranger Distress Inks, chipboard-Scrapmatts.

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Happy Monday Maja friends!!  I have  a page to share with you today with many techniques and full of textures. This time I worked with one of my favorites Maja Design collections …Sofiero, wow,  this collection is so gorgeous, I’m in love with the beautiful soft colors and the pretty designs. I also added a paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection.

DSC_6013-1 copy-1I added textures to the background paper “The magnificent Flowerstreet” with a Jenny Swap’ stencil (hearts) and molding paste.   I also added some mash tape, lace, corrugated and flower to the borders of the paper and mixed it with gesso, then I painted with Shimmerz paints.DSC_6015 copy

My page has a lot of layers and dimension. I incorporated many elements here like buttons, moss, pearls stem, chipboard, pearls, lace, sequins and many flowers.

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I made a design draping the paper and putting my photo as the focal point in my page with a chipboard frame that I painted with gesso, shimmerz paint and then  stamped with a Ranger Distress ink and many mat layers with Maja Design papers.  In the borders of the draped I added layers with the “Enjoying the Fragance, Exuberance of flowers in bloom and The Magnificent of the Flowerstreet papers” from the Sofiero collection.DSC_6013-1 copy-2

Supplies: Sofiero collection: ”Enjoying the Fragance, Exuberance of flowers in bloom and The Magnificent of the Flowerstreet papers”,”Days to Remember paper by Vintage Spring Basics collection,  Sheaky Lead and Scrapmatts chipboads, Prima flowers, Shimmerz Paints, Liquitex gesso, Heidi Swap stencil.


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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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