He was singing in the rain!

Good morning Maja friends! I hope you all are enjoying the summer days. This is my last vacation week and I am looking forward to some lazy, but creative days.

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Today I have made a card for a man who turns 75. I don’t know him personally, but I have been told that he was a handsome man when he was younger, so I thought this photo of the moviestar Gene Kelly suit the card. Gene Kelly is known from the movie “Singing in the Rain”.

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The card is made in vintage style with papers from “Vintage Autumn Basics”.

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Together with the lovely Maja papers I have used a lot of old stuff to decorate the card; lace, a slide, Norwegian ration cards from 2nd world war, stamps and a postcard. The text is a stamp and I have also used chipboard, thickers, tags and twine.

IMG_1480Here you see a close up of the ration cards. Each peace gave you 25 gram coffee.

IMG_1483Do you remember these slides? It’s some years ago :-)

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I wish you all a lovely day! Hugs from Heidi

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Baby Girl Card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I am sharing a baby girl card that I had created for my friends sweet baby girl. I used lots of textures here and lots of layeres and elements.

baby_girl_july_mainsome close ups:baby_girl_july-det1 I have used the Dusty Attic chipboard, also made the die cuts from felt, so its really soft and nice to touch/holdbaby_girl_july-det2I had fussy cut some details and distressed the edges of the papers, the quality and thickness of Maja Design papers is just perfect for this.baby_girl_july-det3 baby_girl_july-det4I used Vintage Baby collection:

Have a wonderful day!

 

Remember When Card

Remember_When_Card_Irene_Tan_1(resize)Hello Maja Design fans! It’s Irene here with you all today! For today’s project, I would like to share with you all an acrylic card which I’ve created using Maja Design Vintage Baby collection. Don’t you just love the sweet and soft colors of this collection?

Remember_When_Card_Irene_Tan_3For this card, I’ve chosen the soft blue and grey hues pattern papers in this collection. I love the sweet vintage images in this collection. I’ve cut out a mother and child imagefrom the pattern paper to embellish this card.

Remember_When_Card_Irene_Tan_2To add more depths, I’ve used flowers with various tones of blues to decorate this card. For a softer look, I’ve also added lace and twine to this card.

Hope you all like this card! See you all again soon!

Pattern Papers: Adorable-bs, Special Delivery-bs and Special Moment from the Vintage Baby collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, Clear Scraps acrylic card, lace, pearl brad, inks, stamps, adhesives.

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Summer Cards

Hello Maja Friends, I’ve got a couple of summer cards made recently.

Though I have used Vintage Spring Basics , they have a summer feeling.

EcoCards_ElenaOlinevich_MainI used almost the same products but turned them the other side

EcoCard1_ElenaOlinevichI added some of my favourite embellishments – flowers , dies, lace and ribbons

EcoCard2_ElenaOLinevichThey are quite simple but so perfect for sending the greeting from a country house.

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Products used:

Vintage Spring Basics – 7th of May; Prima Marketing flowers, lace, trims, Spellbinders and Tattered Lace Dies.

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The Sweetness of Scrapping Baby Photos

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Hi everyone! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my first page using the incredibly beautiful Maja Vintage Baby collection.

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When I first saw this collection it made me wish I still had my own little bablies to scrap!! But fortunately I have some really sweet photos of my little great-niece Kiera that I have the privilege of scrapping.  I knew these were the papers that would be a perfect compliment to here sweet little photo.  I used 5 of the pretty patterned papers to create this page….Special Moment-bs, Die Cuts-bs, Flowers for Mum, Journaling Cards Pink-both sides, and Our Little Miracle.

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I gotta love it when two of the design teams I’m on create products that work so well together!  This chipboard baby banner by Dusty Attic was just the perfect compliment for the lovely vintage look of the Maja papers.  I gave them a simple paint job using Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress paint (also used on the background paper).

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The floral accents are a recent new release from Prima (the butterfly is part of the set) and the cute lil title is from another new Dusty Attic chipboard word pack.

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The little wooden toy chest is a wood embellishment by a Polish company called Scrapeniec.  The cool thing is that I created this page for The Scrapbook Diaries as a Page Kit……so you can get all the products I used on this page all in one kit, along with a full video tutorial on how to make the page.  It can be ordered as either a Girl Kit, as I made it, or a Boy kit using the blues in the Maja Vintage Baby collection.  The kit is available while quantities last at The Scrapbook Diaries.

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Before I close off for today I thought I would share one more project that I recently made using papers from the Maja Coffee in the Arbour collection and the Sofiero collection.  As some of you may know I recently shared a line of stencils I designed for The Crafter’s Workshop.  One of the stencil I designed was called ‘Complicated Hearts’  here I used the stencils (both 6×6 and 12×12 size) to create the center pieces for this Shabby Chic wall decor….and of course combined it with these lovely Maja Design paper collections.

I actually made up a step by step video tutorial on how this project was made, so sit back, relax and enjoy! …

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, and hope you feel inspired to play with the pretty shabby chic beauty of the Maja Design papers.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo

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Saint Cosmes church

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with another photo I’ve taken at the Priory of Saint Cosmes (Centre – France). It’s a view of the church that is partially destroyed.

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I started by adding some big splatters of white diluted gesso, then some black gesso with a sponge. I added a design with a stencil and black Archival ink.

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I covered the chipboard with black gesso.

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I colored the flowers and the die-cut leaves with Twinkling H2Os.

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I added a light touch of white gesso to the roses as well as the chipboards.

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I finished my layout with some Glass Glitter and Mica Flakes.

Maja Design papers used :

Summer Crush: Butterflies, He picks her up
Vintage Summer basics: Minnen

Beach theme

Dear Maja-fans,

This day we are going to show some wonderful layouts within the theme “beach”. We guess you have a lot of pictures from this summer, featuring the beach, the sun or another wonderful environment, that you want to start scrapping. We hope you find inspiration here.
Enjoy!

Capturing the AdventureGabrielle’s wonderful layout, created with papers from Vintage Summer & Vintage Spring

EnjoyGabrielle has created this fantastic creation with papers from Vintage Spring & Vintage Summer

DSC_5256 copy-1Marilyn are using papers from Vintage Frost, in this fabulous layout

Seaside_ElenaOlinevich_MainResElena has been using papers from Life by the Sea for this stunning layout

DSC_0410Beautiful creation by Marilyn, using CreaDiem

Sofiero Sunset 800Wonderful layout by Jennifer, using Sofiero

014-(3)Lovely & Colorful. Made by Stacey, using papers from CreaDiem

Beach LifeWonderful layout, created by Larissa, using Life by the Sea

DA_MB_Evgenia_majaEvgenia has created this wonderful layout, using papers from Life by the Sea

tutorial by heather Absolutely stunning layout by Heather, using Life by the Sea

Sailing 1Beautiful layout by Romy, using papers from Life by the Sea

1e95dba4-5fef-41b4-a764-9be5d9e5512e_zpscdf10a98Stunning & beautiful layout by Rachelle, using papers from Walking in the Forest

Hope you were inspired..! And please don’t forget to tell usif you like anything special. :) Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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A Perfect Day

Hello friends!

Have you ever fallen in love with a collection of papers so much that you just cannot keep your hands off of it? Well, I am looking at the new Summer Crush collection from Maja Design and there is this mad impulse to make loads and loads of stuff from it. I guess that’s why it’s so aptly named “Summer Crush”!

This is my third project featuring these papers and I’m focusing on the pink this round after working with the teals in the previous post. It’s remarkable how easy these two colors are to work with, either together or on their own. Here is my layout, a rare one of me and the boys at the park since I’m always the person behind the camera. It’s not often I play rough with them, especially since I’m pregnant now but you can tell that we were having a lot of fun here! More like they were having a lot of fun tickling and climbing over me….It is a pleasant reminder that it’s not a must to capture the moment, but more important to live in it.  But make sure your camera settings are right so that the husband can do the capturing instead.

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Now in the collection, one of the sheets actually came exactly like the background you see here. However it was too flat for my liking so I trimmed out the centre teal portion and mounted it onto another sheet with the pink checkered design. This way, I can distress the edges of my teal paper and make it more dimensional and outstanding. I would have done some stitching as well along the edges if I wasn’t such a klutz with the sewing machine. Once again, my background mixed media work was kept close and tight to the main cluster so that it doesn’t cover up the gorgeous images Marie has drawn over the page.

If you look closely, almost everything on this page is a square of some kind. The papers I used for layering are all squares of different sizes,  my chipboard frame is square, my two main sheets of patterned paper are squares, the stamped design is square… and I even found two square buttons in my stash! Now what’s up with the squares you say? I really have no idea other than it’s fun!

Some close-ups:

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I just cannot get enough of those straws! In my previous post I demonstrated how to make these cute little babies and this round I’ve used the hearts and chevrons to complement the whole mood of the layout.

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Layering the patterned papers and also a die cut doily to create some additional detail in my floral cluster.

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The info strip which I used as a subtitle. My background work comprises of simple stenciling, painting and creating texture with distress glitter and sand grit.

That’s all I have for today. Hope you like what I have shared!

Maja Design papers used:

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He picks her up, Sweetheart, Falling in love, Butterflies, Off to meet him

Other supplies:

Mediums: 13@rts, Rangers
Flowers and doily die: Prima Marketing Inc
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Stamps: Kaisercraft

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Baby boy card

Hello dear Maja friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with ypu today. The Vintage baby collection definetey stole my heart, so I keep creating from this wondeful, timeless collection. This time I will share with you the baby boy card. I used the paper pad, as I find them more comfortable for cardmaking.

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Some close ups:

As always, I ue lots of ayeres and tiny details

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I had cut the heart from a wool felt, so the card has really different textures in it- felt, chipboard. lace, flowers, resin and of course the gorgeous Maja design papersbaby_boy_july-det3

Vintage Baby collection itself:

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Wishes Layout

Wishes Layout by Irene Tan1(resize)Hello Maja fans! Today, I would like to share with you a layout featuring Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection. I love the purple hues in this collection. It is so luscious and romantic!Wishes Layout by Irene Tan2I’ve used several stamps to add details to this layout.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan5To make it more soft and romantic, I’ve added some gorgeous flowers by Petaloo.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan3

Hope you all like this layout! See you soon!

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection; Others: Clear Scraps masks and acrylic border, acrylic paints, texture paste, crystals, Petaloo flowers, stamps, adhesivesFika-PIrene-sign