So Sweet ~ Watching Them Grow

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Hi all, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest page using Maja Design papers.  As I was scrapping this recent photo of my youngest daughter, I was struck by how much she’s grown up.  I can’t believe she is a teenager now (turned 13 over the summer).  I miss her being my little girl, but I also have enjoyed every stage of her life, this girl cracks me up with her funny sense of humour and quirky style.

For this page I used a modge podge of Maja Design papers.  I more often than not combine a variety of Maja papers, coordinating them by color rather than collection name.

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I used a variety of scraps in neutral tones and greens to make my rolled paper accents.  I rolled up the scraps and then bound them with some twine.  I added a fun l’il door hook on the side of my paper from Ingvild Bolme’s Junkyard Findings.

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I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as part of my page design, including a Skeleton Clock Frame, Foliage, and the ‘So Sweet’ title.  For the frame I first painted the pieces with some white Gesso.  Then I randomly dabbed on some ‘Broken China’ and ‘Peeled Paint’ Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I did a little edging with Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Branch Bark’ Chalk Ink.  Then I added a coat of Inksenttials Crackle Medium.  When it was dry  and crackled I dabbed on some ‘Walnut Stain’ Distress ink so that it got in the little cracks and whipped off the excess ink.

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I used the 11th of March-bs paper as the green background frame for my page and as the main background paper I used the backside of ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper from ‘Walking in the Forest Collection’….this is one of my favorite papers to use as a nice neutral background, especially when I do some mixed media on the page as I did here.  I used a bit of Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads on the page and added some texture with home-made texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called ‘Mini Damask’.  The butterfly is an image that I printed on a piece of transparency and cut out.

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I wanted to keep my blossoms soft and clean, so I went with a burlap bloom from Petaloo and two white blossoms from Dusty Attic Designs.  The small sugared dots are from Prima.

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The strip of lace I used on the bottom of the page and the natural floral cluster (just above the title) are both from Tresors de Luxe.  I had a little fun with the title.  First I gave it a coat of brown chalk ink ‘Knotted Wood’ by Ingvild Bolme, then I used some ‘Waterfall’ Stickles in the center of my alpha’s.  After it all dried I gave the whole thing a coat of gloss medium with some Glossy Accents.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (11th of March-bs, 7th of April, 7th of April-bs), Antiglen (Kaffe på trappan), Walking in the Forest (Flannel Shirt-bs), Sofiero (brown dot).

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you find yourself some time this week to get your Maja on.

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When Leaves are Falling

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

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Walking-in-the-forest-PI used: Bird Song,Flannel Shirt,Jeans,Mountain Ash,Orchestra of Nature & a BS of a label.. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….9ee05fcb-b592-4eb0-a0e5-8e0b58906558_zps66f4b90cI did distressed payer layers,using burlap & corrugate paper in my layers….1ad6c93e-7f40-4896-b3c5-db3b76eee2b9_zps13dc9435On the birds on the branch,I stained the branches with Vintage photo,& on the leaves I used green & barn door red. I then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. & once the crackle dried brushed on some gesso,to bring out the cracks & to tone down the color. I also cut out the birds from the Collection, & glued them on to the branches….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0Chicken wire under the fence….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0

2b60cf91eb2c45efbdcc110dbff62bc1I also did some stencil work,using CWS confetti & Viva Modelling cream. When the cream dried I rubbed in brown & orange chalk….6d092730-3dda-4798-a9e8-84487efa42ab_zps764eac06

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865b34817dce40dfaf53379aec5d40b3Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Scrapping Greens & Creams

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using a variety of Maja design collections.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors to scrap, but lately I’ve been scrapping a lot of pinks and purples.  I thought it was high time to play with some of my old favorite green toned papers mixed with some soothing neutrals.

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I love the warm green in the Ska vi ta en Fika collection, so I used one as my backdrop for my layout design.  I then chose one of the neutral papers from the same collection for my next layer.  I wanted to play a bit with the side edges so I chose to use a chipboard Zipper design From Dusty Attic, moistened the sides of the papers and pulled back the paper in the center, creating small pleats.  I then attached the zipper chipboard pieces (painted with some Bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) and glued it behind the edges of the paper.  The title and the number chippies are from Dusty Attic as welll.

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There are some tag images in the Walking in the forest collection, so I cut these out to used along the top of the photo as a page accent and a place to put a little journaling.  I also cut another tag out of a Coffee In the Arbour paper and stamped one of my Signature Word stamps ‘fabulous’ that I recently released.  (My word stamps can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

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I wanted to keep the page accents naturalistic so I chose a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Wildflowers #3 to add alongside my photo of my two little great nieces.

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And finally in the corner of the photo I accented with a few blooms from a tin of flowers from Recollections.  I did a bit of background stamping as well with some green Moss Lawn color from Ingvild Bolme.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m Applen, Havrerujor, Pratstund), Walking in the Forest (Klippark, Flannel Shirt), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Vintage Frost Basics (Days of December), Coffee in the Arbour (Feel the Grass Between Your Toes).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today!  Hope you get a chance to play today! xo

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Happy

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn is here  to share my new Maja Design project with you today. It is a layout for a special friend and behind her in the photo is a brick wall that I continued through the page.  I gave the  effect with a Prima stencil and molding paste to my paper.  I worked with the beautiful Walking in the Forest collection.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#2.

I made this mix media page with fabulous textures and dimensions as you can see it in this photo.DSC_7717

 

I made textures in all my left side of the page, then I draped my Maja Design paper (Knitted Sweather) and made layers with corrugated and lace from Tresor de Luxe.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#3.

I cut some of the leaves with a Sizzix die from the Colours of Fall paper and I added some  leaves chippies from 2Crafty Chipboards.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-1

 

I cut out some clocks from the No. XVI paper from the Vintage Autumn collection.

Supplies: Walking in The Forest collection- Knitted Sweather, Colour of Fall, Die cut Sheet. Vintage Autumn Basics-No.XVI. Prima Marketing- flowers, stencil, molding paste, gesso, stamp. Sizzix- Little Leaves die, 2Crafty Chipboards-chippies.

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Fall Inspired Forest

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today starting off with some big flowers, big bows and lots of Maja paper goodness! Here’s a card I made using the Walking in the Forest collection: FallFramedLilliesMAccessories on this little beauty consist of Verve stamps, a silk bow, twine, crystal stamens, Dark Chocolate liquid pearls, vintage alace, and lots of distressing. I also inked up some gauze and placed it behind the big bow. I was toying with making a Christmas card, but I think I’m going to wait a bit and enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather! Have a great day and thanks for spending part of it with me! Andrea-sign

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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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