A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Hello Autumn

Welcome to the blog today, Maja Fans :)

It’s been a while since I shared a layout here, so today I’m catching up :) I don’t particularly like autumn as there seem to be more and more dull and rainy days, but sometimes it’s really wonderful (like today!), with last warm rays of sunshine caressing the cheeks and tons of colourful leaves falling…My boy on the other hand love autumn and especially our chestnut and leves hunting in the park ;) And this is what this layout is about:

mdhautI used the Walking in the Forest collection that features all the colours from the photo. First I matted the photo with a couple of layers, adding a burlap pane as well:

mdhaut1Then I started filling the composition with cut-out elements – isn’t that owl great? :) I also added tags with leaf-shaped eyelets that i’ve had for ages!

mdhaut2I added lots of leaves to relate the design to the photo, in which my boys compare their collections of leaves and chestnuts :) I used paper, velvet and die-cut leaves by Prima:

mdhaut3I composed the title by die-cutting the word “hello” and adding letters I cut out from one of the papers:

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mdhaut5I also hid some journaling in the envelope :)

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Walking-in-the-forest-POther: flowers: Petaloo; leaves and dies: Prima; metal zipper: Prima; burlap panel: DCWV; eyelets: Eyelet Outlet.

 

And what’s autumn like in your countries? Is it warm and sunny or cold and rainy?

 

See you!

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An Autumn Tag with Video Tutorial!

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you an Autumn Tag I made with the, oh so gorgeous, Walking in the Forest collection!  I don’t know how many of you know, but I recently came out with a couple of stamp sets, and for the first time I’ve used my water droplet stamps on a project!  I knew that the Maja papers would work nicely with my stamps because they have the perfect balance of simple backgrounds combined with beautiful print images.

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Sometimes it’s easier to show how to do something than it is to explain.  So I took the time to tape a step by step video on how I put this tag design together.  Enjoy! ….

….I hope you enjoyed watching my tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this project! Here are a few close-ups of my tag to view at a more leisurely pace.

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I used a leaf stamp that is part of the water drop stamp collection I made.  I used it on some green Fika paper, cut it out, gave it a crinkle and added them to my floral cluster. The lacy doily behind the floral cluster is a die from Memory Box called ‘Quinn Flourish’.

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Here is a close-up of the water droplets stamp design.  I use a little trick of adding some white highlights to the drops with a white gel pen to give them an extra sheen and even more of a 3D look.  The wood floral design is from Wycinanka and the butterfly embellishment is from The Kraft Nook.

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Maja Design products papers used on this project:  Walking in the Forest (Fresh Air, Birch, Flannel Shirt), Ska vi ta en Fika (Blabarssylt).

I hope you enjoyed my project and video tutorial today and hope you will have yourself some fun with Maja’s ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection.  You can find my stamp sets at The Scrapbook Diaries!

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Lights,Camera,Action

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using the beautiful Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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I used:Jeans,Jeans-BS,flannel shirt,flannel shirt-bs,cozy scarf & die cut sheet

Other supplies used: Dusty Attic Chipboard,

orange flowers are BoBunny, Blue Flowers,Petaloo-teastained Blues, Metal,& clear pebbles are Prima, Viva Modeling Cream, TCW stencil-luscious leaves, TCW-mini tile texture,TH distress stain-rusty hinge,TA-Glimmer Mist-Cinder,Graphite & pumpkin

Here are some close ups of detail…….

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For the rust on the chipboard I used TH distress stain (rusty hinge),I also sprayed on some shimmeringz (goldie lox) to give it some sheen. The blue used on the chipboard is TA-Glimmer mist-Cinder & Graphite…..I also inked all the edges of the chipboard using a black ink pad…

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A rolled corner,with paper layers & a flower cluster,using the view finders & stars in the flower cluster….

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I added some Prima metal & bling to the Vintage Camera…

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I weaved in,the TH film strip,in the DA film strip,then glued it down,placed the camera over top,then the title. I did some stencil work,using TCW-mini tile & luscious leaves (coming out of the camera).I used Viva modelling cream for this & once the cream dried I applied some TA pumpkin glimmer mist using a brush….

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Time for Fall

Hello Maja lovelies! The air here in New Jersey is cooling down and I can see some signs of Fall already! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Fall, but summer is my favorite. That being said, I pulled out some Autumn themed papers and accoutrements, starting with Maja Design’s Walking in the Forest collection: MomentsRemembered090914MdAccompanying the papers are some Spellbinders Maple Leaf dies, wooden accents, twine, pearls and Copper Liquid pearls. My design is loosely based on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

This Saturday I’ll be visiting with you again…with a quite a few photos of my craft space. See you then…and enjoy the rest of your week! Andrea-sign

Garden 2014

Hello,today I am doing a extra post,to give Heather some well deserved me time. Heather & I both love to Scrapbook, and we also share, the love of gardening. So as I was working on this, I was thinking that Heather must be seeing the first signs of Spring, as I am seeing the first signs of fall.I have a huge yard,so I like to use large foliage plants. My garden colors are in all shades of green,purples oranges & yellow. I asked Heather what her garden colors were, & like me Heather has her greenery,but uses pinks,white & blues for her pops of color…..

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I used the Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did some ripping,distressing & hand-stitching.I also did some stencil work using TCW confetti (6×6) & Viva  modelling cream…..

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I inked all the edges of the paper, with vintage photo, distress stain. I also used the stain on the fence,& chicken wire……

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I painted the foliage with DA forrest paint,& once that dried, I applied TA lime twist & olive, I used chestnut liquid pearls for the berry’s.Most of the flowers are Petaloo,the orange roses are Prima.

Here are some more close ups….

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The butterflies are from LittleScrapShop….

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

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Blooming Gorgeous

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to the Maja Design blog . The weather is extremely cold here in Australia as we are in the middle of Winter. I am dreaming of warm spring days with blooms smiling happily in my garden … Today I am in a Romantic mood showcasing a very romantic card, loaded with blooms, and some resin embellies, embracing the dreamy new collection at Maja Design …..‘Coffee in the Arbour ‘  card by Heather Jacob      Heaps of yummo layering and stitching. I always have such fun creating these cards . card by Heather Jacob       I find the Maja papers such a delight to play with, and  these layers are complimented with the blooms and a key .  Just look how these papers embrace the blooms .I can just imagine sitting at a table enjoying coffee and cake surrounded by a beautiful garden full of color and blooms .. sigh xoxocard by Heather Jacob   I decorated the inside of the card quite simply by adding more striped paper and a small die on the right side .   Card by Heather jacob   I seemed to be a little carried away with the blooms and just kept adding more of them .These papers blend so beautifully with little pink rosebuds, pink and white roses and a resin key .  card by Heather Jacob

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Maja Design papers used for the pink and white card .Coffee in the Arbour …..Grandmas old Porcelain cups, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry Jam Cookies, Lets share a cookie… Vintage Frost 19th December ..

Celebrate with BLUE AND WHITE – always so fresh and crisp .  BLUE tag and pocket by Heather Jacob    I love the crisp feeling to a blue and white project . Here I have created a tag that pops inside the pocket . BLUE tag and pocket by Heather jacob

BLUE TAG AND POCKET by Heather jacob  My stacked layers consist of leaves , rosebuds, chipboard and dies, finishing off perfectly with a heart and an altered metal piece and  pearl brad . This pocket has a foundation of white cardstock with stamping in blue, and some white gesso splashed randomly to add to the crisp feel of Blue and white . BLUE tag and pocket by Heather Jacob Maja Design Papers used for the Blue and white  tag and pocket Coffee in the Arbour..Blueberry cupcake, Lovely weather, and Walking in the Forest – Jeans  .  Thanks so much for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to have a play with these romantic papers . Big hugz to each of you and Bye for now until next time . happy scrapping x my signature

 

Cute and Sweet

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn’s  here with you today…. The other day I was looking in my memory box and I found this picture of my son Alexander when he was eleven months, he looks so cute and sweet that  I can’t believe my baby boy turned 20 years old two months ago…how time flies. I worked with the Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections in this page.

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I gave a little of color to the flowers with Distress Stain(faded jeans) by Ranger.

 

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I hope my page inspired you, until next time!!!

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Delighting in Outdoor Play

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my little great niece playing in the dirt….sometimes it’s fun to just get dirty, isn’t it?!  I wanted to stay with some neutral colors with a hint of lavender (to bring out the sweet bow in her hair).   To create this page I mixed a variety of collections.  Here are the collections I used….

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I just love the way you can mix and match different collections. I used the following papers:

Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March), Crea Diem (Karleken Overvinner Allt), Walking in The Forest (Flannel Shirt, Fresh Air).

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I used 2 papers from the Walking in the forest collection as my background papers and then cut the cute Daffodil designs from the Vintage Spring Basics collection to create embellishments for the page.  I recently came out with my own stamp collection and used them for the first time a this page.  For the cracked wall/brick look here, I first stamped the image on the light background paper….I then stamped the same image on the terrcotta color paper (Fresh Air) and cut out the brick section and glued in over the matching stamped area on the light paper so that it looks like cracked plaster walls with brick showing through.

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I also used another of my stamp designs in another area of the page.  Here I did a little inking behind the photo area and used one of my cracked brick stamp designs to create a rustic look behind the photo area.

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I used a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Bearded Iris and painted it with some Gesso and chalk inks to compliment the daffodil design in the Maja patterned paper.

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I framed another of the cute daffodil designs with another of the Dusty Attic Elegant Frames and finished the corner cluster with some blooms and glass gems.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my page today as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by! xo

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Scrapping Masculine Pages

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Hello Maja Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you all a masculine style page I just finished.  Lately I’ve gotten a number of messages and emails requesting that I make a more masculine style page. So I gathered up some of my favorite Maja papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection, Walking in the Forest and the Crea Diem collection for the page above.

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I just love the stripes in the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, the plaids in Walking in the Forest, and the clock elements in the Crea Diem collection.  All of the these designs work well for a masculine style page (at least I think so).

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I used the striped framed paper ‘Tempus Fugit’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection as the matting/frame background paper.  I then used the simpler side of the ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper as the main background design.  I curled back the top left corner to expose the lovely plaid design on the back of the paper, and used the extra strips I had cut from the paper for my ribbons/banners at the bottom of the photo cluster.

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I used a variety of fabric textures (cheesecloth, burlap and twine) as well as lot’s of nice masculine chipboard elements to embellish the page).

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I did some machine stitching to add a little more texture and design to the page, and although I added some floral elements to the page, I tried to keep them small and/or in a rougher masculine texture like burlap in order to keep to a more masculine theme.

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Here is a close-up of the photo cluster, as I mentioned above, I tried to stick to more masculine textures when adding some floral/nature elements to the page.  Keys, cogs & wheels, light bulbs and clocks, are all embellishments that I find work very well with a masculine style page.

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I used some spritzes on the background papers and did a little stamping with some bubble wrap.  Another fun way to add texture to a masculine page is to use some Drywall Tape (found at your local hardware store), this stuff is so easy to use because it already has a light tacky background so it’s easy to apply.

Maja Design Papers used in this project: Vintage Autumn Basics (Tempus Fugit), Walking in the Forest (Jeans, Flannel Shirt-front and backside), Crea Diem (Den Oersattliga Tiden).

If you would like to recreate this page for yourself, I have made this one into a Page Kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, where you can get the Maja papers and all the page elements including the chipboard, mixed media products, blooms and embellishments in a single page kit with a Video Tutorial created by me included in the package.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my project! xo

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