In our Sofa- Welcome at Marilyn’s Place

Marilyn-Rivera

Hello Maja friends!!  Today is my turn to show you my little paradise that is how I call my scrapbook room. I moved to USA eight months ago and I took the smallest room in our apartment that is near to a big tree full of beautiful birds like cardinals and many other species that are singing all day.  For that reason my desk is near to the window and I can see and listen all these beautiful creatures meanwhile I was creating my pages, it is like a paradise for me…priceless!!  My room in not a gorgeous or fancy place, it is only 10 x 10 room that is very practical and functional for me. Let’s get started with the tour…

DSC_6910Here’s how it looks from the door. To the left you see my work area (desk), the double white doors in the back is the closet.  In the right side you see my sewing machine and “Juanita” that is how I called my dress form, lol.

DSC_6914Up front you’ll see my complete work area, in the left you see my photo printer and under it a drawer where I keep my cardstocks and papers. I will tell you a secret…how much do you think I paid for this desk…?  I paid twenty five dollars for it in a Goodwill Stores…awesome! I left most of my scrapbooking furniture in Puerto Rico and I only brought a few thing. I had to buy almost everything again so I was looking for good bargains. So I was happy with this buy. In the bottom right is my baby boy “Sponky” he is a 14 year old dog..always beside me.

DSC_6915In these small drawers I organize my Liquid Pearls, Stickers, gelatos, Chalk inks, etc..

DSC_6917-copyIn the top of the desk, I have plastic jars with flowers, ribbon, laces, pearls. I also have my works and some gifts like the beautiful cards that Ingrid Gooyer and Maritza Valdez sent me from my Birthday. The things I used the most you see them on the shelf.

DSC_6918Behind the small door you will find my stencils, alphas, mesh tape,doily papers and stamps.

DSC_6920I bought this rolling organizer at Michael’s and it’s perfect for my paints, mediums and mists.

DSC_6922My hubby put hooks under the desk and I can hang my heat tool and glue in this way, which is very practical.

DSC_6930When you open the double doors that is what you find.  I design for different companies and here is where I keep all their products in plastic organizers and in white boxes. Each company has their own plastic box and I organizer by collection, embellishments, etc. I also keep here my Cricut machine and Cutttlebug.

DSC_6934This is the view from the window.  I bought this industrial sewing machine before I started to study Fashion Designer, twenty seven years ago.  The big furniture was a gift from my mom and I brought it from Puerto Rico.

DSC_6935This is the place where I keep my laces, sewing notions, stamps, different tools.

DSC_6937The drawers…one for my threads and the other for my punches.  I keep my laces in plastic boxes.

DSC_6939My die cuts, embossing folders are in this plastic containers from Dollar Tree.

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In this corner you will find flowers, flowers and more flowers…

DSC_6928These baskets are full only of Prima flowers and embellishments.

DSC_6929One drawer is for my buttons, other for more flowers, other for my pearls….

DSC_6940Stamps and dies

DSC_6941Metals, buttons and chipboard.   You see I have everything organized without spent a fortune.  I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook room tour…Thank you so much for your visit!!

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Cute and Sweet

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn’s  here with you today…. The other day I was looking in my memory box and I found this picture of my son Alexander when he was eleven months, he looks so cute and sweet that  I can’t believe my baby boy turned 20 years old two months ago…how time flies. I worked with the Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections in this page.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-1 Vintage Autumn Basics collection(XIII and XXII papers)

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-3 I used flowers, stencil, wood piece and cherub from Prima.

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I gave a little of color to the flowers with Distress Stain(faded jeans) by Ranger.

 

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I hope my page inspired you, until next time!!!

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Join me for a Coffee?

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Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here to share with you two projects that I made with the new Coffee in the Arbour collection.   My first project is this card that I created using the Raspberry Jam paper, Butterflies are free and Delicious Moments papers.DSC_6766 copy_edited-1-1

I used a tag from the Delicious Moments paper as my tittle.DSC_6766 copy_edited-1-2

Supplies: Butterflies are free, Raspberry Jam and Delicious Moment papers- Coffee in the Arbour collection, DCWV stencil, molding paste

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My second project is an altered frame, I bought a wood frame in my local craft store and I covered with the Smell of freshly brewed coffee paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection. I used a stencil and molding paste to create texture. Then I decorated it with these lace, trim and flowers from Tresor de Luxe.Marilyn Rivera-Tresor d Luxe-Maja Design-1

I added pieces of corrugated cardboard for a vintage look.Marilyn Rivera-Tresor de Luxe.3jpg Marilyn Rivera-Tresor de Luxe.4jpg

 

Supplies: Smell of brewed freshly coffee paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection, Tresor de Luxe laces and flower, Tim Holtz stencil, molding paste

Until next time!

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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

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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

Beautiful

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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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Beloved

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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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