Butterfly Kisses

Hello,today I am here to share with a few projects, I did a couple extra,as my son’s wanted me to Scrap for a wedding they were attending. Here is the first one using a photo of my oldest son getting lots of Butterfly Kisses……


I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection….


The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & the flowers are Prima & Petaloo

Here are some closeups of detail…..


Shows distressed,hand stitched layers & a flower cluster using prima roses,petaloo flowers & Angelica’s beautiful butterfly…..



I used TH Vintage Photo Stain on all the chipboard,then inked the edges using a dark brown ink pad….


My dogs are Papillon’s (butterflys),so that is where I came up with the title,as you can see that my oldest son is getting lots of butterfly kisses…


I glued some seed beads in the film strip…




Here is my next project,a canvas using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection



I used 1912,1915,&1891. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers are Petaloo & Prima,the metal is from Prima & Websters. Here are some closeups of detail….


I did some distressed hand stitched layers & some stencil work using The Crafter Workshop Art is & Viva Modelling cream….


I stained all the chipboard with TH distress stain (tea dye & Vintage photo),then applied a coat of rock candy crackle.Once that dried I dried brushed on some white paint,& rubbed it in using my fingers. I used picket fence crackle on the feathers & chestnut liquid pearls on the dangling part of the dream catcher.




Now for the fun part,embellishing the dream catcher. I did some stencil work behind it,wrapped some prima wire thread around the circle part. I then finished embellishing it using,seed beads,beads,bottle cap,jump rings & flower clusters. I love both of the DA dream catchers,so much fun to work with….




This is my next project,using the CreaDiem Collection. My middle son was a grooms man,this past weekend & bought a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne,for a gift. He asked me to scrapbook the box,so this is how it turned out…



The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,Butterflies,flowers & stick pins are from LittleScrapShop. Here are some closeups of detail….


I used something old & something new on the box,some of the rub ons,stickers & the hearts used in the cluster have been sitting in my room for years.The box the champagne came in is black,so that is why I decided to use this collection.Here are some closeups of detail….






Of course,because I did the altered box for DD,I had to make a wedding card for Tandri,as he was attending the same wedding. I used the Fika Collection….



The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the roses are from LittleScrapShop…


The inside of the top part of the card,with a pocket to insert a gift of cash…


The bottom part of the inside of the card,I left space for Tandri to write…


The back of the card,I also used lots of old rub on’s on this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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Rich and Colorful Envelope and TAG

Hello all you wonderful followers of Maja Design. A very very warm welcome here to our blog .Today I have created an envelope and a tag to show you .  The envelope is simply made from paper, cut and glued to hold the shape, with a matching TAG to pop inside the envelope .

WISHING YOU lots of everything WONDERFUL  xoxTag and envelope by Heather Jacob      I embellished the tag with chipboard , ribbon, blooms and leaves . This envelope and tag is for some friends of ours who have just moved into their new home. Their children are now all adults and married so they decided to down size .  Their new home has a very pretty established garden with deep blue and white blooms  …  Tag in an envelope by Heather Jacob …. number 15  …..Envelope and Tag by Heather Jacob Their new house number is ….15 ….. We  Bought a beautiful large Fern in a ceramic pot for them and popped this tag and envelope with it as a gift to celebrate their new Home . They were very happy, and received it with love and joy .Tag by Heather Jacob    Full front view of my embellished tag . Tag details back view by Heather Jacob      I always love to embellish the back of my tags and leave room to write a message for my friends …  tag details by Heather Jacob    Tag details by Heather Jacob     I added  this little cluster of embellies on the envelope to add interest and contrast to the gingham paper … I truly love the richness of this collection and the feel of nature it gives … Maja Design collection used ……. FIKA  … Bjornbarskakar, bs, Babarssylt – bs, Vaffia m bjornbarssylt, bjornarsrvtor, Hemma hos mig . thanks so much for looking at my work and for taking time to leave me some words to breathe into my soul  . Big hugz to each of you .1 my signature


Hello,here is a card I made using the June Mood Board & the new Collection “Coffee in Arbour ”



From the Mood Board I used: the Coffee in the Arbour Collection,coffee,fresh colors,flourish,summer,checked,here & now,eyelets,paint,flowers,Enjoy this moment,homemade,recipe,sweet,water color & the quote.Coffe-in-the-Arbour-P

From the Coffee in the Arbour Collection,I used:butterflies are free-BS,blueberry cupcake,blueberry cupcake-BS,lovely weather,lovely weather-BS,delicious moments,Grandma’s old porcelain & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….


Shows distressed layers,using some corrugated paper & burlap in my layers. I used TA chalkboard decadence on the wordlet,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad…..


I used decadence TA on the frame part of the frame,& a dark brown marker for the vine part. On the leaves I used DA forrest acrylic paint, then DA crackle varnish & once the crackle dried,I dry painted on some DA crushed olive acrylic paint….( I dip my brush into the paint, then brush onto a piece of paper,then onto the leaves)..2bcfd795-2cb8-41a6-9181-4c746fd56875_zpsf66ba626

 The flowers used are from Petaloo & the burlap is prima….


Shows some punch work & hand stitching….


I covered the pot & cups with grandma’s old porcelain paper,then applied a coat of clear varnish….


I used the frayed pieces of burlap in my flower cluster….Enjoying the Moment from one of the BS’s of the labels…Here is the inside of the card….



On this side I used here & now…


A close up of framed diecut & pot & cup….


This is where I used the quote,making it look like a recipe. I love this quote, & with Erlendur getting in his snow mobile accident,& recovering from a brain injury, I realize that I can not go back & wish this did not happen,nor can I wonder what his future will be. I am so lucky that I have both my scrapbooking & gardening, to keep me busy every day,making some thing beautiful!!!

Here is a fun LO I did using the Vintage Spring Collection



From the Vintage Spring Basics I used,1st of March,3rd of April,3rd of April BS,6th of March,2nd of April,5th of April,5th of April-BS & a BS of a Label…The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic.

 Here are some close ups of detail….


lI left some of the chipboard raw,except for inking the edges using a brown ink pad,to bring out the brown in the paper….


On the rest of the chipboard I altered,by painting one # denim,then the next yellow.I then stamped them using the opposite colour. Once that dried I applied a coat of crackle, I let the crackle dry,then rubbed in some white paint,using my finger to tone down the color. I then inked all the edges of the chipboard,using a brown ink pad…



The flowers used are from Petaloo…






Here is a canvas I did using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection & the Fika Collection…



From the Vintage Autumn Basics I used:No.VIII-BS, No.XII-BS, No XIV-BS,No.XI, &No.XV

From the Fika Collection I used: Soders hojder-BS, Mandelka-BS….The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some close ups of detail…


A close up showing,the seahorse (I did a simple tut at the end of this post). I cut holes in the paper,distressed the edges,then glued the fish net in between 2 pieces of paper. I then hand stitched,the piece together. Once I completed my hand stitching I weaved the tread through the stitches,then added some beads.I painted on some Viva Modeling Cream (Champagne) onto the fish net & glued on some more seed beads..


I painted the frame,trim,flourish,foliage,& mini words with a coat of clear rock candy crackle & once that dried I applied a coat of LuminArte’ Stargazer….I used the Stargazer on all the chipboard,but on the Seahorse I applied the LuminArte’ then the crackle,I am amazed how the color changed so much, by doing the opposite!!


The netting used is from some old Halloween decorations….


Shows distressed layers of paper & layers of chipboard….


The mauve flowers are prima & the blue are Kaiser Craft…





Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s . The first one I used the Beautiful Fika Collection.



The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….


The flowers & berries are Petaloo…








Here is my next LO using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..



The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. I also used Nadia’s June Sketch for Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..










Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Berry Delight

welcome and thanks so much for popping in to Maja Design Blog. Today I have a layout showcasing the Fika collection.   These bold, rich and velvety colors are perfect for my photograph of berries. The richness in color and the flavour of berries makes my mouth water .       Berry Delight Heather Jacob - Berry delight          I decided to use white cardstock as my foundation and splash some rich purple ink on two corners and layer it with a circle mask using moulding paste . Again I have built up my layers with tags , chipboard and brads .I wanted to leave this quite simple in design as my desire was to keep the main focus on the photograph and allow the eye to scale the rich color in the papers, and drink in the richness of the berries . I rarely do purple in my work but since I discovered FIKA , I just love to use these colors.heather Jacob - Delight      I love the rich and juicy berries in season at the moment here in Australia. I delight in the sensation as they burst into an explosion of juicy flavor in my mouth.  My husband and I make healthy Berry smoothies. We use Almond milk, all types of berries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,  whatever we have in the fridge, and a tiny scoop of Protein powder. Totally yummo and refreshing. !!!! Nature provides us with pure perfection. Heather Jacob - Delight        as usual here are my layers showcasing the magical way Fika blends and harmonises with all the elements.heather Jacob - Delight        I dribbled some of my left over thread from my stitching and random stamping over my kraft tag ….. Maja Design collection used. FIKA Collection … Mandelkaka m Plommon, bs, Hemgjord Saft , Sockerkaka, bs,   Havrerutor – bs…..

Until we meet again take care and happy scrapping . Bye for now xHeather-signature



Bits and Pieces

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

If you’re a paper freak like me, you won’t just throw away even a small scrap of paper even if you have a thousand sheets (and you know I have, you’ve seen my room ;) ). Today I’d like to show you my favourite way of using up those bits to create fun cards – the patchwork background! :)

All you need are punches or dies – I use mostly squares, rectangles and triangles – and bits of papers :)

mdpatch10Then take a piece of cardstock trimmed to the size you need and arrange your pieces – I always start from the middle and go sidewards, glueing them down as I go, then turn the paper over and cut off all the ends that stand out.

mdpatch11You can go very simple:

mdpatch6…just take your pieces of papers and arrange them on a larger piece:

mdpatch7Or you can go a little more complicated:

mdpatch1…arranging your rectangular pieces into a floor-like design:

mdpatch2You can use large or small pieces…

mdpatch4…arranging them just any way you like! Here I put them diagonally:

mdpatch5If you like, you can also sew the pieces through to get a really nice fabric-like look:

mdpatch8mdpatch9Patchwork gives you so much opportunities and so much fun! And you can use really tiny scraps, combine patterns from many collections and create your own custom patterned background :)


Maja Design papers: scraps of various sheets from the Vintage Frost Basics, Vintage Summer Basics, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? and Life by the Sea collections.

Other: punches: Woodware; stamps: Lemonade; badge: 3rd Eye; flowers, lace, ribbon – from my stash.

See you later! :)




Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did using the Beautiful Fika Collection


I used:Havrerutor-BS,Blommor pa bordet,Soders hojder-BS,Blabarssylt,Blabarssylt-BS,Karleksmums-BS,Sockerkaka,Mandelka-BS,&Bulle m blabar-BS

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:Baroque Frame Set-circle,Fancy Trim #1,Decorative Scroll#2,Mini Words #1

Here are some closeups of detail:



Shows distressed hand stitched layers…


I used died cheese cloth in my layers…


I painted the chipboard with DA Sugar Plum,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle once the paint had dried…


The larger flower is Prima & the smaller ones are petaloo….



The berry stem is Petaloo…



Here is a shadow box I did using,Vintage Autumn Basics & Vintage Summer Basics






The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:Mini Script Alpha,Brick Wall Panel ,
Wattle Blossom,wicker fence,Hanging sign & post ,Skeleton Clock ,grass border#1,Door #3 ,chicken wire panel ,leafy stem #3 &Fancy Label

Other products used:Graphic 45: matchbook box-12×12,ornate metal keys,Tim Holtz: pen nibs,jump rings,mini fasteners,screw eyes, metal feet,metal corners,chain,snaps, paint dabber-metalics gold,walnut stain,rock candy crackle,picket fence crackle,Martha Stewart Texture Effects,corrugated board, jb seed beads & beads,burlap string, liquid accents,viva gold metalic,versa mark ink pad pine cone,pebbles chalk,old cloth covered brads & petaloo teastained dahlias blue,old metal alpha,crafters workshop stencil,molding paste,

Here are some closeups of detail:


I painted the alpha with Adirandack gold acrylic paint dabber (gold),then inked the edged with pinecone versa mark.


a closeup of a flower cluster,using chipboard leafy stem,prima & petaloo flowers & pen nib


Family last name,using old metal letters from my supplies


The original photo,that I made a frame out of chipboard,paper & rock candy crackle. I also added photo corners


I used these old cloth brads for my flower centers. I first painted them with the with the gold dabber & when that dried I put a very thick coat of rock candy crackle. The crackle was still wet,when I put on the jump rings,snaps,seed beads & pearls. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat.I removed the centers from the petaloo tea died flowers, & used these. The gold flowers are prima…
















I first stained the chipboard pots with walnut stain,then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. While the crackle was still wet I sprinkled on some jump rings & seed beads. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat of crackle.I then tied on a piece of burlap string. On the grass,I used first rock candy,then when that dried I pained on some gold dabber,while the dabber was still wet I took my paper pierce & scratched in the lines on the grass part. I then used liquid accents to glue the micro beads onto the heads of the grass.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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Gates to our Garden of Love

Hello all and a very friendly and warm welcome to you . Today I have a special card I am sharing with you . I love to create keepsakes for very important milestones and celebrations .  I created a card with the FIKA collection to record our 44th wedding anniversary this year..Heather Jacob     The gates on the front cover represent the gates to the garden of our life .heather jacob     The gates are altered chipboard . I created a crackle effect on them to represent the aging over the years . heather Jacob    I created a pocket on the inside of the card to store details, photos and memoprabillia ….. I wrote …… January 24th Our special day …..44 years ago was our wedding day in 1970 … today we are celebrating our wonderful life together . We have learned to enjoy it all … our Love, our precious family, our challenges , our tough times, our fun times, our not so glamorous times, all the music festivals and concerts, glorious memories, learning to keep moving forward no matter what .So many memories !    Thankyou my darling Baden for your amazing deep love you show me every day , even when I am not so “nice”, sometimes. Thanks for your beautiful hugz and warmth. Thanks for being you, we are connected in such an amazing way , ‘we are soul mates’, forever in my heart xoxox

“I remember what Michael Rice (Marks oncologist )said to us when our beautiful son was dealing with cancer at age 14 … I see many couples here in the ‘Adelaide Childrens hospital ‘, and you have one of the strongest foundations of love I have ever seen . You will get through this journey with great strength , courage and love .. I have always remembered those words .. ” Heather Jacob     Thanks for all the years of love Bades, you are my soul mate, my best friend, my world.  I made a little pocket inside to hold tags with notes to myself ,  details and dates…..This may sound a bit corny, but it really was LOVE at FIRST sight for us …. Our connection was immediate .heather Jacob            I purposely used these deep purple/indigo/ Violet colors. I have studied color and the chakras .. the energy centres of the human body. Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre – your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. a very powerful spiritual color.

Maja Design papers used …… FIKA …… Chaite, Våffla m björnbärssylt,  Våffla m björnbärssylt-bs    Björnbarskakor – bs, Plommonkaka – bs  , Björnbärsrutor, Pratstund

thanks so much for popping by and I just love the way scrapbooking can keep memories alive and recored forever … big hugz until next time xheather jacob

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!

Until next time!!Marilyn-sign (1)


For the Love of Pearls

Morning Maja lovelies! It’s Andrea here with you today, bringing you some cards made with one of my most favorite Maja Design paper accoutrements…pearls! I simply love the elegant look of pearls and in contrast, you can soften and feminize a grungy, shabby card with delicate pearls. Maja Design papers are so delicate themselves so when you add pearls, you just up the elegance factor. This first card features the Sofiero collection (I tend to hoard these papers as they are no longer available {insert sad face here}):

PosyThanksMThis next card uses both Walking in the Forest and Vintage Autumn Basics. I love how I can mix collections of paper and they all coordinate beautifully:

BirthdayMMy last card was kind of an experiment, or a ‘pearl of wisdom’ if you will {insert wink here}. I had a doily, wanted to use a doily, didn’t want to use a doily AGAIN, so I settled for laying down the doily, inking it up with some Walnut Stain distress ink with a dauber over some Ska vi ta en fika paper and then removing the doily and….voila! The look without the paper! I then stamped my Verve sentiment in the middle and adorned the perimeter with strips of Zva Creative pearls.

LovenLifeMThanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me, hope the rest of it is wonderfully creative! …And don’t forget to bring out those pearls!