Scrapping Beautiful Babies

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Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made for my beautiful friend and our design team leader Jenny Grotherus.  She had a beautiful baby boy this past year and was kind enough to share some sweet sweet photos of her baby with me.  He is so adorable, it was hard to pick just one photo to scrap….so you just might see some more baby pages coming from me.

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I primarily used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection for this page, layering a variety of the pretty stripe, polka dot and floral patterns behind the photo.

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Maja Design has so many lovely shades of blue to choose from, so for this layout I wanted to use the cooler shades of blue with hints of brown/taupe and butter yellow.  I used the ‘Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs’ paper as the matting for the main background paper which is a paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection called ’1st of April’ (I just thought the sweet little blue & yellow birdie in the corner was a perfect accent for a baby page!).  I also fussy cut some of the little dogwood blossom branches from the paper called ’6th of April’ and used them to dangle from the ‘V’ tears in the background paper.

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I used a mini version of ‘Decorative Frame #1′ from Dusty Attic to create a corner accent on this page.  As most of you know by now, one of my favorite Maja papers is the clock paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection (XVI) …here I cut out one of the clocks and placed it inside the little frame, then coated it with a crackle varnish (Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish) to give it a nice aged look.

I also did a bit of stamping (with Bo Bunny ‘It is Written Stamp’) and inking with Ingvild Bolme’s chalk inks (Worn Jeans, Dusty Tote) and went over the designs with some stencils (Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ and ‘Mini Well Rounded’) and home-made texture paste.

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I always love to add fabric accents to a baby page, for this one I matted the sweet photo with a scrap of burlap and a snippit of lace from Tresor’s de Luxe.  I added a strand of pearls to the top of the lace strip.

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The main circle frame I used for the photo is from Dusty Attic called ‘Decorative Frame #2′, which I painted white, chalked with brown ink, stamped with a script stamp and then finished with a crackle medium.  I wanted to keep my blooms light and airy so I used some blooms from Prima (Charlotte), Recollections and Dusty Attic (small roses) in light soft shades.  The little butterflies are from Petalloo (Darjeeling).

I miss having babies around and so am so happy to have photo’s of my friend’s babies to scrap.  I hope she will enjoy this page as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Maja Design Products:  Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of April, 5th of April, 4th of April, 4th of April-bs, 7th of April), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs).

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Tempus Fugit

 

A very good morning to you, Maja Fans! :) It’s Maja here to share a somewhat philosophical layout ;)

Alas, my dear friends, tempus fugit… Christmas was only like yesterday, and here we are, a day after Easter, waiting for summer holidays. It seems to me the older I get, the faster time flies! But there is something we can do about that – just seize the moment and cherish your memories :) And so I decided to create this page about time:

mdtempusI thought of a “clocky” design, using various clock faces as elements of my composition. First I prepared the background: I trimmed the No. XIX paper from the Autumn Vintage Basics collestion, distressed the edges and layered it over the 13th of December sheet from the Vintage Frost Basics collection (I love how those stripes correspond with one another!). Then, using a Prima mask and white gesso, I added some “brickwall” textured pattern:

mdtempus1I adopted the printed page title for my title as well, adding pearls and the year 2014 in Roman numerals:

mdtempus2Using chipboard clock faces as frames, I arranged my boys’ mini photos:

mdtempus3And then just started to fill in the “bubbly” design with flowers and clock faces cut out from papers (those I additionally inked with Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Walnut STain Distress inks) or metal charms:

mdtempus4mdtempus5I just love using the signature strips :) Here they serve as journaling comments:

mdtempus6And finally I used my favourite wing stamp by Stampers Anonymous – the image is so perfect! I stamped it, inked them, cut them out and covered with glitter:

mdtempus7And so, even though time flies, we an always go back to our favourite memories :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Frost Basics: 13th of December bs; Vintage Autumn Basics: No. XIX, No. XIV, No. XVI, Heritage.

Other: resin frames: Melissa Frances, chipboard clocks: Stempell&Kartoon, Anemone, Heidi Swapp; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; stamp: Stampers Anonymous; Distress inks Ranger; gesso Claudine Helmuth; mask: Prima; stickers: Authentique; metal charms: from my stash.

I hope you liked my time page – drop by tomorrow for some new inspiration!

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Bird feeding place

Hi there Maja fans!
Ingrid here today with another creation with the beautiful Vintage Spring collection.
Made this bird feeding place with only two sheets of papers.
This project was an Easter gift to my best friend.

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I used the 3rd of March paper for the roof and the 6th of May for the bottom.
Here are some close-ups:

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Those cute little birds, the bird feeding place and the eggs were found at Xenos, a Dutch home decoration store. 

detail bird feeding placeThese small wooden pieces also came from Xenos.detail bird feeding placeThe chipboard chicken wire is from Dusty Attic.

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Added some flowers, feathers, some bling and mesh to create a lovely place for the birds.

detail bird feeding placeAnd one little cutie on top!

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Hope you all liked today’s Spring/Easter project.
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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All Of Me layout with Sofiero

Hi there, its Nadia Cannizzo here with you today..
Today I am sharing with you one more layout I created for Maja Design using the GORGEOUS Sofiero collection. I truly do love this collection.. very very much!
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” All Of Me..”

Oh how I love this song by John Legend called “All Of Me”. My journalling on this layout is part of the chorus. It says “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I am winning”. Priceless!!

So I started with the “The Elegant Wine House” paper, and used some Ranger Alcohol Inks, 13arts sprays and Distress Stains to give it colour.

 

 

Maja Design paper: Sofiero collection – “The Elegant Wine House” paper

Chipboard: The Dusty Attic – Geometric Border

Hope you like today’s project..

Have a great day :)

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Welcome Spring – Vintage Spring Basics

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again to share my latest project….once again using the spring-time beauty of the Vintage Spring Basics paper collection.

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I just cannot help it.  It is that time of year when all I want to do is surround myself with sunshine and tulips.  Matter of fact, 11 years ago this very day, I was in Ireland on my honeymoon, literally surrounded by tulips. Maybe that is what has me pining so much for tulips. Well, here is a wall-hanging that I created to “Welcome Spring” to my house.

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I have had my mind on creating a paper creation using an embroidery hoop for a very long time now.  This particular embroidery hoop is approximately 10 1/2 inches wide and I bought it at my local Walmart.  I just loved the bright pink color.

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The most important step to getting your paper to go safely (and tightly) inside of the embroidery hoop is to wet the paper on both sides BEFORE you even attempt at putting it into the hoop.  The water releases the surface tension of the paper and allows it to bend and curve to fit into the hoop. Take your time with this step and don’t worry if there are a few bends and wrinkles.  When the paper dries, most of the bends and wrinkles will flatten out of the paper and it will lie perfectly flat.

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After getting my paper into the embroidery hoop, I began to construct my birdhouse.

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After deciding the papers I wanted to use, I stitched borders around the pieces.  I have always been a big fan of hand-sewing on my projects.  There is something very therapeutic to hand-sewing … well, actually, it is quite similar to how therapeutic the whole crafting process is for me. I imagine that many of you can relate to that feeling as well.

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Once my house was created and glued down, I constructed the base….

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and then the roof….

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and then the really fun part began.

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I created my bird using a stamp from Hero Arts.  The wing of the bird was created by cutting a butterfly (from Michaels) in half.  I added a few dimensional details to the bird using my Perfect Pearls pen.

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I added some fun trims …the green from Webster’s Pages and all of the others just from my stash.

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I lightly sketched some swirls with pencil….pierced some holes…and then stitched them in using green embroidery floss onto the background.

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I lined my birdhouse’s roof by stitching on buttons in various colors and then added my “Spring” banner.

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I added some fun colored feathers and a chipboard leaf flourish.  I painted the chipboard piece with gesso and then stamped it with a script stamp from Stampabilities.

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I added some fun flowers from Prima, Sassafras Lass, and some I cut from the 3rd of March, Vintage Spring Basics paper.

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Specific Vintage Spring Basics papers used for this project included:  5th of March; 3rd of March (bs); 1st of March (bs); 7th of May (bs); 4th of March; 3rd of March; & 6th of March.

Other supplies used for this project included:  10 1/2 inch pink embroidery hoop from Walmart; ribbon/trim from Webster’s pages and my personal stash; buttons from my personal stash, Jaylynn embroidery floss; paper piercer from Timeless Touches; flowers from Prima, Sassafras Lass, & Petaloo; stamps from Stampabilities and Hero Arts; butterfly from Michaels; feathers from my personal stash; & small alpha stichers from the Girls Paperie.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you create something amazing today! Hugs!

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“Tempus Fugit” layout

Hello Maja Design fans! Larissa here super excited to share with you  my first creation as a member of Maja Design´s Creative Team.

For the special occasion I have done a layout featuring Maja Design´s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics line.

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I simply love the imageries that make this line so unique! Beatuful ladies,inspiring balloons and clocks. They all give us the idea of how time flies… And that´s why we have to capture those special moments in a scrapbook page, to preserve and cherish them forever….

This layout has the “Vintage Autumn Basics n. I paper” as a base. The design was planned with the help of three tags taken from the “Heritage” paper and a few cutouts from the Vintage Autumn Basics n. IX, XIV and XVI papers (clocks, balloons, flowers, books).

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As you can see in the layout´s details, I have put this layout together by arranging three tags and grouping my cutouts, Prima flowers and die cut flowers, in the left side of my page. To add contrast and interest I have added a Mirrored embellishment by Embelliscrap at the opposite side.

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I also added a touch of color with the help of blue toned sprays and mists. I´ve also embellished my page with shabby chic resins by Prima Marketing and finished it with a touch of gesso that I previously colored in purple tones.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout! Have a wonderful day!

Let it Snow

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using the CreaDiem Collection. I hope this is the last Winter LO, I do until next Winter! I am still looking at snow & so looking forward to Spring!

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Other products used: MFT die, Petaloo flowers,wild blossoms mixed,fushia, Prima butterflies & resin zipper, the Crafter Workshop Stencil,seed beads…..

Here are some close ups of detail….

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I did lots of distressed,hand stitched layers….

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Shows some weaving of the paper & rolling…

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Ripped layers,ATC frame,brads & resin zipper……

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I stained the tree,ATC frame & alpha with Tim Holtz  black soot….

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Then I put drops of liquid accents on the tree & the frame,then sprinkled on seed beads. I painted the nameplate with picket fence crackle. I used MS texture effects on top of the alpha….

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Here is a card I made, using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used 1st of March,1st of March -BS,9th of March & a BS of a label. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, The flowers are Petaloo & Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some distressed,hand stitched layers. I left the frame & chicken wire raw,except for inking the edges. I used two shades of green paint on the leaves of the bamboo & once that dried I applied rock candy crackle….

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Shows layers,burlap trim from Prima,& chicken wire inserted under a ripped,distressed piece of paper…

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Thank you for taking the time to look & have a wonderful Easter weekend….Rachelle

 

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BEACH HOUSE GETAWAY

Hello and a warm welcome my friends… today I am sharing a thankyou gift I created for some dear friends of ours. We stayed at their beach house over at Sorrento, Victoria and had the best time .Seaside getaway       I love to give our friends a special unique card as a thank you for their love and friendship. These papers are perfect for a beach/ sailing holiday . I made the pocket first then added some strips over lapping on the front, added a circle and tied string to secure the circle .seaside getaway        I created 3 tags to pop in the pocket . This collection ‘ Life by the Sea’,  is Timeless, I just love it x 8 April Seaside getaway tags seaside getaway        Tag one has 3 gorgeous little chipboard houses with a Pelican sitting on a pole, completed by adding a strip of brads along the top  . 8 April seaside getaway tag and pocket     Tag 2 has a thankyou note to our treasured friends .

8 April seaside getaway large tag    Tag 3 has some stamping and washi tape, with a photo of Baden and me .8 April seaside getaway notes to friends      I wrote a short thank you note on one of the tags …  A special thank you .. We had so much fun at your Beach house … you gave us the best time. Perfect weather, delicious food, wonderful company, sailing on the high seas. Lots of laughs and treasured memories. You are both very precious friends to us and there is a special place in our hearts reserved just for you .Love and Big hugz from Heather and Baden xoxox

Maja Design . …LIFE BY THE SEA COLLECTION ….Drop the anchor, Sailing, Sailing – bs, Regatta – bs …the West Coast  ….. Thanks so much for popping by and do have a look at these papers if you especially want to scrap some seaside holidays , just perfect . Until next time , happy scrapping. Big hugz from me xoxo

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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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Memories Captured

Good morning! Today I have a new project to share. I have played with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

I added some mixed media to the background – some misting, stamping and masking. And then I did some layering with the fab Maja papers together with the Blue Fern Studios chipboard circle.

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The title chipboard and also the chipboard circle are just dabbed with some white gesso.

Memories captured 1 Here is a close up of the background.

Memories captured 2 Some gorgeous blooms to lighten up.

Memories captured 3 And here you see the layering up close.

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Products used: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1899, 1905, 1912; Blue Fern Studios chipboards; flowers; say it in crystals, masks, shimmerz spritz, stamp, inka gold, gesso
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