Scrapping Beautiful Babies

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Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made for my beautiful friend and our design team leader Jenny Grotherus.  She had a beautiful baby boy this past year and was kind enough to share some sweet sweet photos of her baby with me.  He is so adorable, it was hard to pick just one photo to scrap….so you just might see some more baby pages coming from me.

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I primarily used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection for this page, layering a variety of the pretty stripe, polka dot and floral patterns behind the photo.

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Maja Design has so many lovely shades of blue to choose from, so for this layout I wanted to use the cooler shades of blue with hints of brown/taupe and butter yellow.  I used the ‘Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs’ paper as the matting for the main background paper which is a paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection called ’1st of April’ (I just thought the sweet little blue & yellow birdie in the corner was a perfect accent for a baby page!).  I also fussy cut some of the little dogwood blossom branches from the paper called ’6th of April’ and used them to dangle from the ‘V’ tears in the background paper.

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I used a mini version of ‘Decorative Frame #1′ from Dusty Attic to create a corner accent on this page.  As most of you know by now, one of my favorite Maja papers is the clock paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection (XVI) …here I cut out one of the clocks and placed it inside the little frame, then coated it with a crackle varnish (Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish) to give it a nice aged look.

I also did a bit of stamping (with Bo Bunny ‘It is Written Stamp’) and inking with Ingvild Bolme’s chalk inks (Worn Jeans, Dusty Tote) and went over the designs with some stencils (Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ and ‘Mini Well Rounded’) and home-made texture paste.

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I always love to add fabric accents to a baby page, for this one I matted the sweet photo with a scrap of burlap and a snippit of lace from Tresor’s de Luxe.  I added a strand of pearls to the top of the lace strip.

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The main circle frame I used for the photo is from Dusty Attic called ‘Decorative Frame #2′, which I painted white, chalked with brown ink, stamped with a script stamp and then finished with a crackle medium.  I wanted to keep my blooms light and airy so I used some blooms from Prima (Charlotte), Recollections and Dusty Attic (small roses) in light soft shades.  The little butterflies are from Petalloo (Darjeeling).

I miss having babies around and so am so happy to have photo’s of my friend’s babies to scrap.  I hope she will enjoy this page as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Maja Design Products:  Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of April, 5th of April, 4th of April, 4th of April-bs, 7th of April), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs).

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Tempus Fugit

 

A very good morning to you, Maja Fans! :) It’s Maja here to share a somewhat philosophical layout ;)

Alas, my dear friends, tempus fugit… Christmas was only like yesterday, and here we are, a day after Easter, waiting for summer holidays. It seems to me the older I get, the faster time flies! But there is something we can do about that – just seize the moment and cherish your memories :) And so I decided to create this page about time:

mdtempusI thought of a “clocky” design, using various clock faces as elements of my composition. First I prepared the background: I trimmed the No. XIX paper from the Autumn Vintage Basics collestion, distressed the edges and layered it over the 13th of December sheet from the Vintage Frost Basics collection (I love how those stripes correspond with one another!). Then, using a Prima mask and white gesso, I added some “brickwall” textured pattern:

mdtempus1I adopted the printed page title for my title as well, adding pearls and the year 2014 in Roman numerals:

mdtempus2Using chipboard clock faces as frames, I arranged my boys’ mini photos:

mdtempus3And then just started to fill in the “bubbly” design with flowers and clock faces cut out from papers (those I additionally inked with Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Walnut STain Distress inks) or metal charms:

mdtempus4mdtempus5I just love using the signature strips :) Here they serve as journaling comments:

mdtempus6And finally I used my favourite wing stamp by Stampers Anonymous – the image is so perfect! I stamped it, inked them, cut them out and covered with glitter:

mdtempus7And so, even though time flies, we an always go back to our favourite memories :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Frost Basics: 13th of December bs; Vintage Autumn Basics: No. XIX, No. XIV, No. XVI, Heritage.

Other: resin frames: Melissa Frances, chipboard clocks: Stempell&Kartoon, Anemone, Heidi Swapp; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; stamp: Stampers Anonymous; Distress inks Ranger; gesso Claudine Helmuth; mask: Prima; stickers: Authentique; metal charms: from my stash.

I hope you liked my time page – drop by tomorrow for some new inspiration!

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All Of Me layout with Sofiero

Hi there, its Nadia Cannizzo here with you today..
Today I am sharing with you one more layout I created for Maja Design using the GORGEOUS Sofiero collection. I truly do love this collection.. very very much!
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” All Of Me..”

Oh how I love this song by John Legend called “All Of Me”. My journalling on this layout is part of the chorus. It says “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I am winning”. Priceless!!

So I started with the “The Elegant Wine House” paper, and used some Ranger Alcohol Inks, 13arts sprays and Distress Stains to give it colour.

 

 

Maja Design paper: Sofiero collection – “The Elegant Wine House” paper

Chipboard: The Dusty Attic – Geometric Border

Hope you like today’s project..

Have a great day :)

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“Tempus Fugit” layout

Hello Maja Design fans! Larissa here super excited to share with you  my first creation as a member of Maja Design´s Creative Team.

For the special occasion I have done a layout featuring Maja Design´s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics line.

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I simply love the imageries that make this line so unique! Beatuful ladies,inspiring balloons and clocks. They all give us the idea of how time flies… And that´s why we have to capture those special moments in a scrapbook page, to preserve and cherish them forever….

This layout has the “Vintage Autumn Basics n. I paper” as a base. The design was planned with the help of three tags taken from the “Heritage” paper and a few cutouts from the Vintage Autumn Basics n. IX, XIV and XVI papers (clocks, balloons, flowers, books).

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As you can see in the layout´s details, I have put this layout together by arranging three tags and grouping my cutouts, Prima flowers and die cut flowers, in the left side of my page. To add contrast and interest I have added a Mirrored embellishment by Embelliscrap at the opposite side.

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I also added a touch of color with the help of blue toned sprays and mists. I´ve also embellished my page with shabby chic resins by Prima Marketing and finished it with a touch of gesso that I previously colored in purple tones.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout! Have a wonderful day!

Forever Love

Happy Monday!! It’s Marilyn here to share with you a new page using some Maja Design collections:  Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Summer Basics,  Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections.  Here in North Carolina everything around is turning green and blooming, it looks very pretty, so I continue inspired for spring pages and here is my page.DSC_5935 copy

My kids make me laugh…I said “cheese” and they put this funny face at the same time,lol. Every time I saw the photo I start to laugh and I have to make a page with it.DSC_5935 copy-2

I made fussy cutting(clocks) from the paper No. XVI – Vintage Autumn Basics.DSC_5931 copy

I added textures with molding paste, gesso and acrylic paint in my background.DSC_5935 copy-1

The small flowers are handmade with the 5th of April paper.DSC_5930 copy

To create dimension I draped the paper and to add more textures I used different elements.DSC_5935 copy-3

Supplies: Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XXII, No.XVI, Vintage Spring Basics:4th of April, Vintage Summer Basics:1904 paper, Walking in the Forest: The color of fall paper. Martha Steward border punch, Liquitex-gesso, Ranger-distress ink, molding paste

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Memories Captured

Good morning! Today I have a new project to share. I have played with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

I added some mixed media to the background – some misting, stamping and masking. And then I did some layering with the fab Maja papers together with the Blue Fern Studios chipboard circle.

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The title chipboard and also the chipboard circle are just dabbed with some white gesso.

Memories captured 1 Here is a close up of the background.

Memories captured 2 Some gorgeous blooms to lighten up.

Memories captured 3 And here you see the layering up close.

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Products used: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1899, 1905, 1912; Blue Fern Studios chipboards; flowers; say it in crystals, masks, shimmerz spritz, stamp, inka gold, gesso
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Hello with Vintage Autumn Basics

Good morning!
I am hoping you are all well. Today I am keeping my post a little short. Life is very very busy here and as you all know I have my beautiful 3 daughters to look after who all still need me very very much on a daily basis.
So I am very happy to create and very happy to share here but not every post will be as detailed as before. I hope you do understand..
Anyway, here is a layout I created for Maja Design using their Vintage Autumn Basics collection
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“Hello”

This is myself and my eldest daughter at Sea World in Queensland in January .

Here are some close ups. I started with the “NoXIII” paper, and built my layers up from that using a mixture of Distress Stains, Distress Paints and inks.

 

 

 

Maja Design collection: Vintage Autumn Basics – “No XIII” paper

Chipboard Title: The Dusty Attic

Chipboard heart and circles: The Dusty Attic

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Enjoy the Moments that make you Smile

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did. The first on is a photo of me,in my garden taken in the fall. It amazes me how my garden changes,with the colors throughout, our very short growing season!! Speaking of that, last night it was -25 cel,& we still have 2 feet of snow!!!Once the snow goes,& we get warmer weather my garden comes alive! I just posted a LO, on my last post,of what my garden looks like, in the Spring,using the Fika Collection, & now on this LO,I am using the Walking in the Forest Collection….

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From the Walking in the Forest Collection I used:Autumn in the Air,Autumn in the Air-BS,knitted sweater,mountain ash_BS,The colors of Fall-BS & Orchestra of Nature. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did distressed,hand stitched layers & some punch work. I inked all the edges of the paper with Vintage photo distress stain. I cut out the leaves & mushrooms,then applied rock candy crackle & inked the edges….

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On all the chipboard I used,caramel,sunset orange,ginger & pesto adirondack ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger) alcohol ink. I then applied rock candy crackle,& once that dried I used a brush & applied pinecone TA glimmermist.

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A rolled corner,these blooms are prima,the gold ones are from the sunrise,sunset collection…

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I did some stencil work,using Crafters Workshop Art is 6×6…the red flower is BoBunny…

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I sprinkled on some micro beads, while the crackle was still wet….

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Another BoBunny flower with Prima gold roses…

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Here is another LO I did using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I used Nadia’s Sketch for Dusty Attic on both of these LO’s……

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From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 8th of April_BS,9th of April-BS,10th of April-BS,9th of April,11th of April-BS & some of the BS’s of the labels.

Here are some closeups of detail…

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Shows some distressed,stitched layers,punch work & stencil work…

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I left lots of the chipboard raw, but not really. I inked the edges,applied rock candy crackle & rock candy distress stickles…

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I used MS texture effects on the buds,wordlet & stencil work. Once that dried I rubbed in some lavender lace liquid pearls,using my finger…

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The flowers are Prima,some of them are old ones that I had….

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Over layering 2 pieces of chipboard….

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Rock candy stickles & lavender lace liquid pearls on the butterfly..Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Peace

Hello and a warm welcome on this ist day of April. Beautiful weather here is Australia, a perfect Autumn day . A favourite time of the year for me.

PEACE    7 April LO peace Best 1As most of you are aware, I am a nature lover and today I have a layout in the blues and greens showcasing a cluster of glorious driftwood, seaweed and fungus I found on the edge of the ocean on one of our road trips along the Great Ocean Road, a glorious, rugged open ocean, scenic drive along the coast of Victoria, right down the bottom of Australia. 7 April LO layers 2    I have stacked lots of paper Layering, with clusters of chipboard and blooms. The altered key on the heart echoes how nature truly opens my heart, and sends love flowing through my veins. The entire cluster is tied together with cotton string. Looking deep into nature fascinates and intrigues me . Such intimate detail and captivating elements and tiny living organisms on this rich green piece of fungus. There were tiny little insects moving around through the moist green weed , too small for my camera to detect. Nature holds such beauty everywhere.7 April LO layers 4       a closer view of the chipboard title . this is inked in Bamboo Versacolor ink and when dry I dry brushed some white gesso across the word to bring out the texture. 7 April LO layers string 6      a view from the side . here you can see the layers of altered metal, diecut leaves and shapes. I love to raise the photo above the layering to bring the focus to the eye..

7 April LO layers 5     looking  closer at the cluster from the left side of the photo. paper, leaves, chipboard small tiny elegant branches and tiny roses all complete the cluster . these papers give me so much delight and they also have so much woven into each design… wonderful work Marie on each collection.

Maja papers used……Vintage Spring Basics 5th of March, 6th of March, 7th of March, 4th of April, Days to remember, Vintage Summer Basics 1902.          Thanks so much for looking at my work and have fun playing with the beautiful  Maja Design Collections. Take care and have fun , and hope to see you all again next month xox  Heather-sign

 

A little of Spring…

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Happy Monday Maja friends!! Marilyn is here to share with you this spring page about my dear daughter Paola that I made using one of my favorite collection…Vintage Spring Basics.  My inspiration was a full pleated skirt that I made a time ago and I created the same effect here with the Maja Design papers .

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I cut the tags, butterflies and my tittle from the ” Days to Remember”  paper.

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I tie the tag with a  jute and added a cheesecloth around the flowers.

 

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I love these butterflies, they are in the 6th of May and Day to Remember papers.

 

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Supplies: Days to Remember, 4th, 6th and 7th of May papers from Vintage Spring Basics, Prima flowers, Martha Steward border punch, acrylic paints, gesso.Vintage-Springr-Basics-P1

Until next time!Marilyn-sign (1)