Baby Boy

Cathy - Baby Boy Layout 1

Hello Maja Design friends! I am the keeper of memories in my family. I am the eldest of five children and it brings me great joy in creating albums for my siblings. I am currently working on an album for my brother and this is him as a newborn many years ago.

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I created this bead cluster using beads from my stash. It is looped around the wire frame that I created using florists wire. To create the round shape, I moulded the wire around a modelling paste container that was just the right size.

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I used a Kaisercraft’s Hidden Treasures stamp to create this tag. It is vintage and fits perfectly with a baby page.

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I use flowers in all of my layouts. I tucked in some cheese cloth to add some texture. I used some Prima flowers as well as some Green Tara flowers…all blue, varying in sizes to frame the photo. The top flowers are anchoring the ends of the florist wire frame.

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I used a sentiment from a Kaisercraft stamp set and used some left overs to form this cluster. Banners are so helpful to fill in spaces and to use up scraps of paper. I used foam tape to add dimension.

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I machine stitched and distressed the edges of my papers. I also used foam tape again to add dimension. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Heart Punch to edge one of my papers. It also frames part of my photo. For my background, I used Cotton Candy Gelato and a Tim Holtz dot fade stencil to compliment the blue in the papers.


Maja Design Products Vintage Summer Basics Collection 1916, 1904 and 1915


Have a fabulous day xx



Shabby Sweetness

Hello Maja fans!

I’m in today to share a romantic shabby layout I created using a mixture of the splendid Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics collections. I picked the colors and theme based on the mood board from the challenge blog Scrap Around the World.IMG_8400

In this page, I did a lot more distressing and tearing than usual to add to the shabbiness. My mixed media background work has also been toned down to let the subtle colors and designs of the papers shine through. I love how the colors and designs from different collections can be matched so perfectly, and how one sheet from one design can be used as a background for papers from other different themed collections to build up on.

Some close-ups:



Now adding on more dimension to my layers with chipboards and canvas strips. You can also see the very light background work I’ve done with simple stenciling and stamping.


IMG_8399Creating several layers using larger sized papers, die cut leaves, fussy-cut rose and clock face designs from some of the Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics papers.

Hope you enjoyed what I have for you today!



Papers used: 1921, 1922, 1933, no. I, no. II,  no. XVI

Mediums: crackle paste (Prima Marketing), paints (13@rts and Shimmerz), Ranger’s Archival Ink and Distress Ink, Twinkling H2Os (Luminarte)
Flowers: Prima Markering, 13@rts
Stamps: Prima Marketing, Marion Smith Designs
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios


While we are waiting for the summer…


Hello Maja friends! It’s Heidi blogging here today from a cold and snowy Norway. Do you miss the summer and the long, warm days? Today I have made a card that reminds me of the summer, using paper from Maja Designs collection Vintage Summer Basic.


I have sewn zigzag stitching with my sewing machine around the edges of the papers and added some white Gesso.


I have attached a piece of metal mesh on the paper before I’ve decorated with an old glossy picture of a parrot, a wooden bird cage I have painted brown and a lot of flowers and leaves.



Maya Design: Vintage Summer Basic 1905


white cardstock, metal mesh, woodenbird cage, old glossy picture of a parrot, flowers, leaves and twine.


Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a wonderful, creative day!



This years first bottle message

A whole bunch of cards came floating my way, finding it’s way through our icy harbour. I could see the intricate details through the glass, taking my breath away…Nancy creates the most fantastic cards imaginable. I am so grateful that she has shared her talent and wonderful creations on her blog

We want to express our gratitude for the joy she has given us and we will therefor send her a little present. Nancy, please contact me at and give me your address and phone number so we can send you a surprise package with goodies.

So don’t forget to upload your creations on your blog and our Facebook page. You never know who picks it up!Jenny

A beautiful sight

Hello MD fans!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year with our family in Poland which resulted with plenty of photos which I can use for my projects in the coming weeks :)

I also wanted to play by the rules of our January moodboard so I picked neutral background papers and I added colours, which perhaps are not so traditional for Christmas scene. I used Nyhavn and Vintage Summer basics collections, personally I would associate both of them with summer, but I think they worked just as great with a winter theme.

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I played with the layers of filigree elements. Some of them are cut with die cuts, some are punched with border punch and I added a chipboard too. I tried to use both sides of the papers, to take a full advantage of their variety.

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The flower images which you can find in different Maja Design papers and cut out, like I did with the hydrangeas here are a beautiful complement to any flower cluster or layering.


Maja Design :
Nyhavn – Sitting at the docks,
Nyhavn – The sunny sight
Nyhavn – Eating out
Vintage Summer Basics -1943
A Gift For You – Die cut sheet

Others : Flowers, crystals, die – Prima, Chipboard – Blue Fern Studios, border punch – Martha Stewart, watercolours – Luminarte

Thanks for spending a moment with me on Maja blog today!

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Live Beautifully

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a Altered Journal I did,using this months Mood Board. I cheated & used the colors, in this months Mood Board, instead of choosing my own colors…


I used Kaffetaren den basta ar-BS from the Fika Collection, & Wrapped in old Newspaper,Handwritten Post Card, & the Die cut Sheet from the A Gift for You Collection.

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some closeups of detail……




Here is another project I did, a LO, combining a few of Maja’s Collections….

ca005d96-0397-49f7-a5bf-9f8914e98fd4_zps2de03c71The Maja Design used:Vintage Autumn Basics no.VIII-BS,Vintage Spring Basics:1st of March,Vintage Summer Basics:1905,1905-BS,Walking in the Forrest: Diecut letters-BS

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic                                                                         Other products used:Flowers are: Bobunny,Prima & Petaloo. Petaloo,Berry Stems,Prima crackle,mica flakes,burlap,mesh,cheescloth,beads,Shimmerz-goldie lox,Perfect Pearls mists-bronze,chalk,brown ink pad,Tim Holtz stencil,Viva Modelling cream,gold liquid pearls…

Here are some closeups of detail….3d2ff4ed-cf69-477e-94e8-525e45a853a1_zps3991a2d1On the fish net panel,I used bronze perfect pearls. I used clear crackle on all of the sea shells,then rubbed in either, the rust color chalk,or blue chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad….3224a9e7-21ce-4af0-98f2-39e1fa980aa5_zps23473643I   used the bronze PP,on the string frame,& Seagrass,then inked the edges. I used gold liquid pearls for the tops of the sea grass….35992087-9e19-4846-b157-7abdd2890e66_zps1f200cf6



11990c21-e936-4286-b392-c57d8bf23c93_zpse5b31d1dI  used Bronze PP on the Barb Wire,inked the edges,glued it on to stained cheese cloth,then sprayed it with clear varnish, & sprinkled on the mica flakes, while the varnish was still wet. Then I glued on some beads….e6ceaf22-ec31-48b3-8944-d515f895413e_zps80b16066

d18a43a3-428a-4f68-97c0-775ea171fdd9_zpsd8cf3902Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Smile, it’s your day


Hi Maja friends!

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my first official blog post with Maja Design! This is really a dream come true as I have loved the beautiful softness of these papers from the moment I laid eyes on them. And now to be part of a team that has some of the best crafters around is an honor for me.

While the romantic shabbiness of Maja Design’s papers are very suitable for girls, I would like to show you today that it can also be perfect for a project for boys as well. This is a layout I created of my youngest son:


My style is mixed media and I like to build up layers in my background with mediums. This is followed by more layers of different textures in my photo mat. The neutral and soft colored papers of Maja Design are very well-suited for the kind of backgrounds I like to create.

Some close-ups:


Some of the details in my background and different items I have used to make my layers interesting.


I add flowers to almost every project regardless of whether it is for a boy or girl. I have used grey or white flowers to complement the background paper, and colored the rest of the embellishments blue to match the background I have created. You can see these two colors in the papers I used for the layers.


Another small flower cluster on top to balance up the layout. You can see I like to use chipboards to make my layers more varied and interesting. I have also made die-cut leaves from small pieces of Maja papers.

And to celebrate my first post with Maja Design, I have done a start-to-finish video tutorial of how I made this layout.

I hope you like what I have shared today!



Papers used: 4th, 5th and 7th of April, die cuts from Days to Remember and Minnen, 1905

Mediums: 13@rts gesso, modeling paste, Ayeeda mists and paints, Ranger’s embossing powder and archival ink
Other supplies and embellishments:
Stamps from Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing and Bo Bunny
Stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop
Flowers from Prima Marketing
Chipboards from Blue Fern Studios
Flair from Um Wow Studios
Metal bits, cloth, gauze and twine from own stash


Memories, memories …

Hi Maja fans

Zanka here…I’m so happy to be sharing my first official work as a DT member of Maja Design, a team of my dreams !!! As I celebrated my birthday recently, for my first project I picked one of my favorite baby shots with my Mom. It’s a vintage scene and I could almost pick any of Maja papers to frame it, but eventually I picked an elegant palette of greyish beige combined with dusty pink and purple. Not so much media added- I really wanted to showcase the subtle tones and patterns of the papers ! Would you say that I combined 4 different collections here? They coordinate in such an perfect way.

timeless memories Zanka

I have combined the papers with the pieces of a vintage lace and I layered few scraps of different collections to have some variation in the background.

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A close up : I love the rose images which can be found in few Maja Design patterns. It’s worth some patience to fussy cut and the roses will lift any blank space!

Supplies Maja Design:

1903 – Vintage Summer Basics

No X – Vintage Autumn Basics

No II – Vintage Autumn Basics

4th of December – Vintage Frost Basics

Ord flyger bort – Crea Diem

From my own stash:

Vintage lace, flowers and zipper by Prima, white twigs by 13arts, oval frame die by Sizzix.

I’m looking forward to share with you more of my works for Maja Design. Stay tuned:)

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! Today I am going to share with you a card I made & some LO’s I did for the year 2014,using the Beautiful Maja Design Collections……


From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I Used:no.XIX,no.XIX-BS,no.XXI,,no.VII-BS,no.XX,& Heritage

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic





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Thank you so much for taking the time to look,& all the Best to You & Yours for the Year 2015! Happy New Year….Rachelle

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Inspired by a Christmas Photo

Hello everyone, today I have a Layout to show you, which is inspired by a photo taken of my grand-children a few years ago on Christmas day 2009, one of my faves ..Sometimes I take a photo that deeply touches my heart…by Heather Jaob
and I love to scrap these pics with the fabulous memories they bring to me. love by Heather jacob A closie of my grandies.
love cluster by heather jacob
A closie of my embellies and details …… once I attached the tags etc, I swiped randomly with white gesso and then stamped with black ink. love tags by heather jacob
More details of my layering with tags . love tags by heather jacoblove texture_MG_1971
I adore these soft details of the background paper. adding delicate interest to each piece I create .Maja Design are the perfect papers in my opinion.

Maja design papers used …Vintage Summer Basics 1904, 1932, 1921…bs, Vintage Autumn Basics, No XX11, No V11…

Below is a heavily embellished Christmas card I created on a foundation of Walking in the Forest collection and Vintage spring basics . card by heather jacob

card by heather jacob
These Collections designed by Marie are just so versatile … I am always amazed how they blend together and are so beautiful to work with . I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey with Maja Design this year, such enchanting, wonderful paper collections and working with such friendly, inspiring delightful girls on the team .  Thanks so much for having me . I am taking a short 6 months break but will be back next year in June …. rested and ready to go again.

Thanks to all you beautiful loyal followers of my work. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and may you have lots of unexpected joy throughout 2015….Warm hugz from Heather x