A Maja Farewell

Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea coming to you one last time to bring you some delightful Maja Design goodness! This will be my last post as a design team member…I look back at my time here very fondly…Marie is wonderfully creative and generous, Jenny is super supportive and always helpful and the rest of the team, well, they’re just fabulous and wonderfully talented! I figured that my last post would be a collection of my very favorite Maja Design cards, so here we go: AndreaEwenAndreaEwenAndrea EwenAndrea_EwenAndrea_EwenAndreaEwenCSC166MajaCCSC161Maja JulydivaDareMClean MajaCApr1113 PCL090513clean RememberingYouMajaC ZvaJuly13blogHopMajaCleanThanks so much for all the wonderful comments over the past two years! Hope I’ve inspired you to go out there and create! Andrea-sign

From Santa With Love

I really have a thing with the reds of the latest Christmas collection A Gift For You. I have used my favourite papers on this layout with Joel, I hope you’ll like it. fromsantaJoel was extremely fragile when I shot this photo. Our cat was heavy compared to him and he was approaching his birth weight very fast. We were so lucky to stay out of hospital on Christmas Eve. It was our goal that he was going to spend his first Christmas at home and I am so happy that he managed to. He’s a little fighter and is all well today. fromsanta3I have used chipboard from ScrapFX, punch from Martha Stewart and a die from Spellbinders. I really love the frame on that pattern so I’ve used it a lot.fromsanta2

Flowers and doily die by Prima. I have used the following sheets…

Boquet of poinsettias
Made By Me
From someone special
Given from the heart
Underneath the Christmas tree
Sent with love
Packed by Santas Elves
Wishing you peace & joy
Die cut sheet

As you may have heard from Elena Olinevich my house is very white… Or at least cream. I shot this selfie of me and Joel while we were wearing white and I got the idea to create a layout inspired by my house. Just like Elena did…bliss_I have used a combination of A Gift For You and Vintage Summer Basics. I have used vellum paper and cardstock to build up the photo. bliss_2I have lots of cream, white and browns in my house. The wallpapers in my livingroom is a little bit too much Vintage Summer Basics. Hubby got nuts when he found out. I dress like Maja collections and now I put it on the walls too… Decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz. The texture paste on the background has been applied with a home made stencil.bliss_3

And a final close up…

Papers used…
A Gift For You
Handwritten Postcard
Wrapped in old newspaper

Vintage Summer Basics
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Walk with me daddy plus a Christmas layout

Good morning! We have recently celebrated our second Father’s Day. It was a lovely day, filled with joy. I created a special card for Johan’s first Father’s Day last year. This layout continues the journey…walk

I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…

Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…walk2All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.walk4I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso). walk3The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…sentwithloveThis photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…sentwithlove2I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX. sentwithlove3I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.Papers used
Sent with love
Given from the heart
Boquet of poinsettias
Packed by Santas Elves
When the snow is falling
Die cut sheet

I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny

It’s Winter Time

Hello,today I am sharing with you a LO I did,using the first photo’s with snow Oct 2014!!! Garden season is over,but this year I made a couple winter gardens,using my purple flowering cabbage,& pine,so I was excited to get the snow to get my photo’s.8af383ad-b0c9-46af-95a9-63ee8bb85d39_zps68ebaabe

I used the “A gift for You Collection” with the Vintage Summer Basics Collection…gift                                                                   I used: On Christmas Morning & Wrapped in old News Paper, I also used Vintage Summer Basics                                                                                                                  The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..72712488-e3a6-4e22-936e-0fab190b1950_zps3295ed36My dogs have been on my mind, with winter coming. We love the snow,but I worry about them when it turns really cold. So I guess that is why they ended up in my flower clusters…5899a745-cd93-4213-9769-6aa7731651a5_zps84c738c9

a0d869ba-984b-473b-801f-80517763e922_zps39b2755eThe large flower is Bobunny. I used Tim Holtz Die,Festive Greenery,for most of the foliage used on this LO. I cut the pieces,applied rock candy crackle,then dry painted on gesso to bring out the cracks. I then applied MS white texture effects,& while the effects was wet,I sprinkled on some glitter. Milo’s nose was in the snow in the photo & now it is in the effects..e4aa0d8b-fda6-482c-bb75-b58ed72acd30_zpse1d36362I painted the wagon wheel with rock candy crackle,rubbed in the brown chalk,then dry brushed on some gesso & applied texture effects…..07773358-c1d7-4a37-b40a-28f7cca4d0b5_zpsd90ed14f

59130435-1b9f-4cc4-846e-e6b438c1d16d_zps603387dbI painted on some plum color wash on to the tiny roses,once that dried I applied some texture effects & glitter….the roses were cream & are IamRoses…e3fb9371-8238-4b82-bd60-4de6178336aa_zps8cb1ec75

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2775bb77-0a52-4c0e-9306-5dfdacc51c63_zps60960abbThank you so much for taking the time to look….RachelleRachelle-sign (2)

 

Vintage Tag

Hello and welcome to you beautiful Maja Design Fans . Today I have a Vintage, Romantic tag to share with you . As many of you know I love to create mono chromatic themes ( this means to use one color in various hues).  tag by Heather Jacob  These beautiful soft Vintage basics collections are perfect for a wedding celebration , birthday or any celebration you choose. The soft delicate brown/grey hues are magical .Vintage Tag by Heather Jacob    stacking with Lots of layering .completed with some altered metal embellies . Vintage tag by Heather JacobVintage Tag by Heather Vintage Tag right side    I love these metal embellies to finish off a stacked /Layered theme . I just adore these soft paper collections and they all marry together with perfection .I have covered the back of the tag as well where I leave room to write a message .These tags are a magical addition to pop in with a gift .vintage tag by Heather Jacob  Maja design papers used …. Vintage Summer basics 1903, Vintage Spring Basics 6th March plus bs, Vintage Autumn No X.. thanks so much for looking at my work .. wishing you lots of fun playing with these delightful collections.. big hugz from Heather xHeather-sign

 

Family Values

Hello Maja Fans. The weather is getting colder and it’s time to spend more evening with your family.

My layout is about family values.

ElenaOlinevich_Family_layout  The family is the place where your feel calm and safe, so I used plain colors and my choice for the paper was Vintage Summer Basics, and yes, my favourite beige and pale pink colors.

img_6510I used some strip and floral papers, and added some texture using modeling paste, micro beads and flowers.

img_6481 Some chipboard pieces, Dies and tons of flowers of the sa,e colors as the paper background.

img_6494Some lace and the ribbon, these are fabric toucehs I love most of all. I pulled the ribbon through the resin frame and tied with a twine.

img_6489  I framed the image of teh lady, as it helps to accent how people are the matter of our lives. I applied a small amount of microbeads over the frame and then colored it a bit with Primary Elements.

img_6482Family ties ares trong when you are together, so I strenghthened this idea using metal door lock.

Hope you have liked my layout. Thank you for stopping by today.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics- 1910, 1911, 1926.

Prima Marketing flowers , resin and metal embellishments, 2Crafty Chipboard, lace and ribbon trims.

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From Santa With Love

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, showing off some super special gifts I received this week from Sweden! Seems as though Santa has come to New Jersey a wee bit early…how wonderful is that! A Gift for You is Maja Design’s latest creation and I wasted no time making a Christmas card, though we still have about 2 & 1/2 months before that big day…(though you can never start your holiday card stash too early!). Here’s what I made with ‘from someone special’, ‘from Santa with love’ and ‘given from the heart’ papers: IMG_8299_edited-1 In addition to the papers, I added a glittered snowflake, a bell-adorned candy cane and some vintage lace. I also pulled out some Vintage Summer Basics paper in order to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month:PinkPowerDay1m This card also features Verve’s Pink Power stamps and Zva Creative pearls. Next, I used my very favorite papers, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? to make an uplifting card:InspireHopeDay4MI also used a Verve sentiment on this one, the set is called Inspire Hope. I added a sweet twine bow, daisy chain lace adorned with crystals and some liquid pearls.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me! Andrea-sign

wall hanging

This wall hanging has already found a new home!
Made this one for a dear friend of mine.
I used the Vintage Summer Basics collection.


I started this project with a blue background and distressed the edges.
Layered some strips of patterned paper and made some texture with modeling paste.


Some modeling paste using a template from the Crafter Workshop and paint splatters.


Made the circles by using a bottle cap and some paint.


A lovely metal bird cage.


A flower arrangement with handmade thread flowers and painted flowers and mini roses.


This gorgeous metal butterfly was found at a home decor store.
It was part of a long string with different sizes of butterflies and leaves.
The little metal butterfly comes from my stash.


This metal leave was a part of the string also.


The letters are from Imaginarium Design and got a layer of puffy paint.


1923, 1933 and 1934

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

 

Romantic Autumn Notebook

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the Maja Design blog today and have a look at what I’ve created to share with you :)

Autumn always makes me feel more romantic and nostalgic. I love to sit in the evenings with a mug of raspberry tea and a good book, wrapped in a cozy blanket, or go through photo albums all over again :) It’s also the time to describe and organise summer photos, or make first Christmas arrangements (I like to prepare my gift lists much earlier so that holiday frenzy doesn’t affect me LOL). And thus a beautiful handmade notebook is needed :)

mdromnI made this one using the Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn Basics collections. For the cover I combined my two favourite papers from the VAB collection: I just love how the beautiul roses look with those stripes! I used the signature strip to cover the line between the papers. I decorated the die-cut plaquette with a fabric rose and paper Prima leaves and a die-cut Prima doily cut into halves. I also cut out a clock face and placed it in the doily centre:

mdromn2I like to decorate the wires of my notebooks too: here I tied a beautiful guipure ribbon and a tag I cut out from the VAB sheet – it can be used as a bookmark, or if you would like to give the notebook as a present – you can write some wishes on it :)

mdromn1For the inner cover I used a Vintage Summer Basic paper, with a more delicate rose pattern. I also stamped several stamps:

mdromn3The notebook is sturdy enough to go into a handbag, but I think I’m just going to keep it on my desk to have it at hand :)

Supplies:

Vintage Autumn Basics: Heritage, No. II, No. V., No. XVI; Vintage Summer Basics: 1921. Other: dies: Prima, Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; leaves: Prima, stamps: 7Gypsies, KanBan; fabric flower: from my stash.

see you!

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Joy

Hi there! I have been working on a layout for my littlest niece. Just look at her face, she’s so content with being near her mom. For the layout I used papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection. Joy - MD1To create layers in the middle I used a border punch for the lovely Maja Design paper and also added some Tresors de Luxe laces.

Joy - MD2I framed the cute photo using different Prima flowers and Blue Fern Studios chipboards.Joy - MD3 Products used: Maja Design papers from Vintage Summer Basics (1911, 1912), flower (Prima), chipboards (Blue Fern Studios), laces (Tresors de Luxe), seam binding, border punchCamilla-sign