Hearts and memories & a card

Well hello sweet Maja fans,

I am so happy you decided to visit the blog today. This time I’d like to share a couple of projects I made with several Maja Design paper collections, first up is my latest layout using the magnificent stencil designed by our very own Gabrielle “Moving Vines” they totally spice up your layout WOW. Thank you Gabrielle for creating such wonderful designs for us to use. Last week I heard some bad news my aunt from California {who is the wife to my grandfather’s brother} died and we now have a Facebook page of her memorial.  On that page they showed this wonderful picture that of course I had to scrap 😉 I am totally hooked on pictures like this, Aunt {Norma} Noor like we called her is the second on the right! This picture is dated back in the fourties. Amazing right??20151008_1612371For this layout I used the amazing “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection which still is one of my all time favorite collections by Maja Design. The flowers are handmade with a wonderful die by Cheery Lynn Designs {where I will be designing for again after being away to focus on my study where now I have my diploma for yeahhhh} 20151008_16140320151008_161243This design is actually a design I made before using other papers from a different company but it totally came out differently. I used three layers as the base of my layout and then put some amazing Tresors de Luxe lace behind the tears to give it more dimension. 20151008_161228After that I stamped and sprayed before pasting the moving vines on my page. Don’t you just love the clock sheet in this amazing collection you can just pop them out everywhere on your page, card & altered projects. 20151008_16123120151008_161434I gave all my chipboard pieces a white finish to match the lace I used. At first I wanted to used flowers that I bought but that didn’t matched my papers as I had hoped. That’s what’s great about making your own flowers it’s really time consuming but hey it keeps me of the the streets right?? LOL……:-)

Maja Design papers used: Autumn-Basics-PToday I’d also like to show you a card I made with the “Vintage Baby” collection. It’s a flip card I made for a baby boy. So I used the blue, cream, light brown tones in this collection. 20150917_133708This was a super easy card to make because it’s made with a die, so you don’t have to measure it because it’s already in the size you need it to be. Does that make sense?20150917_133749Look at that cute teddy bear and little shoes aren’t they adorable…if you would like to make this card I could give you the sizes just tell me in a comment and I will reply as quickly as I can.20150917_133844Maja Design papers used: Vintage-Baby-PIn two weeks is my next post and the I will show you some typical boy’s pages which I am totally into the last couple of months {I also use flowers on them hehe}. Thank you so much for your visit and have a great creative weekend!




Hello Today

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly’s!!! I have a few projects here to share with you,one is a easel card,that I did a Tut,with photo’s. This is a card I made using the “new” Enjoying Outdoors Collection.b6a07129aa274121880e6846589559a6Enjoying-Outdoors-PI used from the 6×6 paper pad:Singing in the rain, Singing in the rain-BS, Feeling good, Colourful, Harvest Time, Beautiful Trees BS, What a beautiful day, Tags & journaling cards, The 12×12 sheets used: Garden Moments, Colorful,Colorful-BS

The Dusty Attic used: Leafy Frame set #2,Hello today12aaf1074dcb430ba585e44e77a365bcI pretty much did the same to this card,as I did  with the card below, only this card is not a easel…

Here is my next card with a step by step photo tut……….a6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PI used:Enjoying the Moments,Enjoying the Moment-BS, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry  cupcake-BS, Grandma’s old porcelain, Grandma’s old porcelain-BS, Raspberry jam cupcakes, Raspberry Lemonade,Delicious Moments &Labels

The Dusty Attic used: Foliage #2,  Hashtag sayings

Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloob761c162e9a847e4ad877a970d047f2ff1fb0394bffb4bc4b2e65701b96dbdb8Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card…..7bf7b462042a4ddea77405c990c2b25cbottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6×9’1/2acc7ee1bca224f94a46eb0d926038e5fI distressed the edges144102aeabac4f998e03dc87e9557555The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad… 58999cacfa5347eb94d83ecf81166974added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain…..2cb40e78a4df4871a12162cdc7d37e38using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching…..1a4ac3e00b4e4feaaf6a9abdaf4e048cshows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing….14de50aec29f46eeb56a8aef4cc70948hand stitching is completed…0cf9c04640af4aed8646c81cc31352e1the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers4a157503a8a549e5b8254e50a77423dcUsing a 12×12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10×12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won’t work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half…m-t103123da1637744e9dbd2b1e90e6710a96Shows the card coming together as a easel….f65f74a203b54df0be656d9745ae9895I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings “lifeisgood” that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O’s to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks….e2061a45e4fe412e9196b69633ced9c3Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses400889ac9ede4a89b576ddc3fbe08907added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket38055623e9154e5e9a8d0b1af2282f8afinal step,was to add the tagsa6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Completed card

The next 3 cards I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection64a9af6e10924d5f87e36f1db1a6b279e86d6ed36d7d4121af71691ab6c188e32b85a6daad9a476b806f4a76f317724cOn the next LO,I combined the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring89d38203543544eb851c4348598a0fe1On the next 2 LO’s I combined the Nyhavn Collection with the Vintage Autumn Basics Collectionc0f71754-d0b9-4c36-ad9a-123219c79987_zpsoobdaptfcb65e2fa4ee94898a8b2092f5f7c178ec9560c049f7b43be98e818dea049f05cWell,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants “Mexican marigolds”,that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate.3d91583de86d46419b0ceb477c92609dCloseup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

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

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Lilacs & Love


Hi all! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest layout using the new Maja Design paper collection called Enjoying the Outdoors!  Love the gorgeous colors and designs in this collection!

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I used ‘Woodlands’, ‘Having Tea In the Sun’ ‘Garden Moments’, ‘Late Summer Flowers’ and a variety of color papers from the 6×6 paper pads for my page.


I used Dusty Attic ‘Corner Flourish #3′ under my photo with a stencil I designed for The Crafter’s Workshop called ‘Moving Vines’ using a texture paste called ‘Arti-choked’ by Shimmerz Paints.


I also used an elegant new chipboard piece by Dusty Attic called ‘Ornate Pendant #3′ and ‘Pearl Pendants’ as a decorative element for the side of my page.  I used a metalic 3D paint by Scribbles to get the metal look on the pendants.


I tore a small ‘peek-a-boo’ section in the bottom of the ‘Having Tea in the Sun’ paper and added a bit of lace behind it.  The Love title is a new Mini Captions title by Dusty Attic that I painted with Purple Rain Vintage Creameez by Shimmerz Paints.  Once it was dry I added a Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today! Hope you all have a chance to play with this gorgeous new collection!


My Boy

Hello there, Maja Fans! I’m so glad you decided to visit our blog today :) If Mondays are not your favourite days of the week, I have something to cheer you up, hopefully :)

mdmyboyDoesn’t that smile put you in higher spirits? :) I decided to use our latest release, the Enjoying Outdoors collection to scrapbook it. I opted for a mostly monochromatic palette of browns, with bits of purple and green visible here and there. I started with layering the grid sheet upon the dark brown paper and distressing the edges. Then I added some stamping (yes, those green stains are stamped too!)

mdmyboy1I chose the embellishments that express my boy’s personality and spirits – and for instance, the chipboard clock represents his quick and precise thinking and the heart button – his good friendly nature. I used the clock theme throughout the page to accent the importance of time passing – we have to keep precious moments in our memories as they will never happen again…

mdmyboy2Apart from pieces of papers I used tags that I cut out of the Tags & Journaling Cards sheet and round stamps and gear – they add nice shape accents to the rectangular design.

mdmyboy3The real old watch face is a special addition to this distressed page. I completed it with a Tim Holtz hand and fun hexagon brad:

mdmyboy4For the title, I used a layered chipboard piece. I inked the base with brown ink and left the topper priginal white for greater contrast:

mdmyboy5I really like the way this page turned out. It reflects both my son’s character and my love for the shabby style. And when I finished, I realised I did it without a single flower! 😀


Maja Design papers: Enjoying Outdoors: Spending time bs, Garden notes, Flourishing bs, Woodlands, Woodlands bs, Tags & Journaling Cards. Other: Stamps: Prima, Tim Holtz; metal embellishments: Tim Holtz; brads: Craftmania.pl; buttons: 3rd Eye, UHK Gallery; chipboard: Scrapiniec; vintage watch face, key charm – my stash.

I hope you’ll visit us tomorrow as well, for more inspiration from our Creative Team!

See you!


Forever Beautiful Together

Goodmorning lovely Maja fans,

Today i’d like to show a layout made with the wonderful new collection “Enjoying Outdoors” when I got my beautiful box yesterday I had to dig in and the papers smelled as good as they look :-). As maybe some of you know my favorite color is purple and this collection has {at least that’s what I think 😉 } every shade of purple in it! 20150925_084216This time I used a very old picture {back in the fifties} of my Grandfather and Grandmother although they are no longer among us I still believe they are together in after life. My handsome grandfather past away when I was only five years old. And my grandmother was the love of his life and the other way around. She stayed alone after him passing away until she past away January 2014.20150925_084053Lately I am more into mixed media so I love to use spray’s, paste’s & embossing powders, but I still love to add layers. Here in The Netherlands all scrapbook stores I know are more in to project life, misc me and art journal’s! Is it just me?? {not liking that kind of paper crafting}. I will just keep it at making layout’s and once in a while a card. What do you like to make??20150925_084102Don’t you just love these papers well I do very much. If you have the chance to buy them please do you will not be disappointed.20150925_084058 Maja Design papers used: Colourful, Gardening, Beautiful trees, Having tea in the sun, Garden creatures, Late summer flowers and I’m happyEnjoying-Outdoors-PThank you so much for visiting the blog today I hope you enjoyed my post and i’d like to wish you a wonderful weekend!

Love  Amy-sign1


Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with, as you can see, a new family photos. It’s a photo of my dad taken on the day of his very first parachute jump. He was only 18 years old at the time …


I started my layout by protecting the background with a layer of clear Gesso. Then I added a design with a stencil and Graphite paste.


When dry, I added some color with bleu and black bisters. I let react with water and when the result pleased me, I dried with my heat gun.


I added some random stamping. And to finish I completed my layout with some micro beads and glass glitter.


Maja Design Papers:

Sitting at the dock
Crea Diem
Ord flyer bort
Crea Diem
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Other products:
Bisters – Couleur d’Artigo
Texture Paste, Gesso, Stencil, Micro Beads, Glass Glitter, Stamps – Prima
Archival Ink, Crackle Accent – Ranger
Die – Sizzix


My Prince Charming

Hello there, Maja Fans!

I’m so happy you’ve decided to come visiting our blog on this Monday morning :)

I don’t want to make you feel down in the mouth, but do you realise Christmas is less than  100 days away? So, it’s high time to grab some holiday papers and… make something totally un-Christmassy! 😀 And so I did, and made a layout about my Prince Charming. Well, technically speaking, he’ll be some other woman’s Prince Charming in the future, I can just already see it 😉

mdmpchI just love this photo of my son! And I thought a nice bottle green of the Wishing You Peace And Joy bs sheet from the A Gift For You collection would be a perfect backround for it. The colour palette of the layout comes from the Underneath the Christmas tree – I like how grey, white and green work together :) I layered the green paper upon the grey damask sheet and distressed the edges so that the pattern pops out here and there. Then I added some flourishes with a stencil and white gesso:

mdmpch1I matted the photo with my favourite patterns in the mini version from the small paper pad :) I created the words for the title using stickers and added a sweet resin cupid :)

mdmpch2Moustache is one of the top scrapbooking motives for masculine projects, don’t you think? 😉 I also used a resin frame for a mini photo:

mdmpch3I love using real vintage stuff in my projects! Here’s an original old watch face I bought in a store that specialises in vintage parts. I filled the hands hole with a pearl brad.

mdmpch4I finished my design off with flower-shaped resin studs by Prima. And I really like to yummy dimension, though then a problem arises – how to store such layouts, if you have over 200? 😉 What’s your idea?


Maja Design papers: A Gift For You: Wishing you peace and joy bs, From Someone Special, from the small pad: Underneath the Christmas tree bs, When the snow is falling bs, My dear friends bs. Other: Resin frame and cupid: Melissa Frances; flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; resin studs: Prima; stencil: Agateria; gesso: Claudine Hellmut; stickers: Basic Grey, Making Memories, October Afternoon; cabochon, resin flower, watch face – from my stash.

See you soon!



Holiday Layout

Holiday_Layout_Irene_Tan_01(resize)Hello Maja Design fans! It’s Irene here with you all today! I just can’t wait to share with you all this layout of mine which I’ve created using Maja Design new “Summer Crush” collection. I really love the soft and sweet colors in this collection.

I’ve used this collection to create this layout of some summer memories of our family.

Holiday_Layout_Irene_Tan_04Love it when I put the different pattern papers of this collection together. Check out how sweet it is. It makes me want to put some icing on it!

Holiday_Layout_Irene_Tan_05To further decorate this layout, I’ve also added some textured flowers on it.


Hope you all like this layout and start scrapping those summer photographs using “Summer Crush”. See you all again soon!

Supplies Used: Pattern Papers:Off To Meet Him – Summer Crush, Met Her At The Dance – Summer Crush, First Date – Summer Crush, Snapshots – Summer Crush, Flirty – Summer Crush, Butterflies In Her Stomach – Summer Crush; Others: Petaloo flowers, Clear Scraps acrylic, brads, lace, stencils, inks, liquid pearls, adhesives.


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You are so Fancy

Goodmorning lovelies,

Thank you so much for visiting the blog, today I would like to show you a different style of scrapping by me, more mixed media and the colors are totally out of my comfort zone. I tend to almost never use black because I think it’s the most easiest colors to use in the craft industry every color goes so well with black. This time I used the pretty “Sommartider” collection because of it’s bright & summery colors. If you know me a little you know I adore soft tone papers. 20150910_1726591Maybe you have seen this picture before it’s my favorite one of my sweet niece Emmelie. The chipboard pieces I used are by Imaginarium Designs. First I took out the Lata Dagar sheet and build everything on top of that sheet. I stamped, sprayed and paste on that sheet as much as possible {more what I liked} 20150910_171428This layout was a delight to create it always is with a picture of my niece but what sadness me is that my brother doesn’t want me to post it on anywhere online. But here it’s okay just not on Facebook etc only if I make her face unrecognizable and I need to respect his wishes. 20150910_17274320150910_172741This time I made it easy on myself to not make my own flowers but use ones by BoBunny & Petaloo to add to the lovely color palette of the Sommartider collection. The chipboard pieces are inked with Stazon Stone Gray and Cotton White most of the time I emboss all my chipboard pieces but this time I wanted the matte look not the shiny look. 20150910_171433On the picture I used some rub-ons I just love to do that it gives it a bit extra. I also placed my picture on three layers to give more dimension.20150910_172746Maja Design papers used: Sommartider-PI hope you enjoyed my post today and I want to thank you for your visit! Have a wonderful weekend with lots of craft time and sun.

Love Amy-sign1

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful_MajaDesign_by GabriellePollacco

Hi Everyone! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my first Maja Design project since I got back from my summer hiatus! For this page I began by choosing a few papers from the Nyhavn collection.


I chose ‘Sitting on the Dock-bs’ as my background paper, and then used a variety of strips from the ‘Kings Square’, ‘Eating Out’ and ‘Romantic Lunch’ papers for the area behind the photo.  To matte the photo I used a striped paper from the Coffee in the Arbour collection called ‘Raspberry Cupcakes’.

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I used an inexpensive pack layered floral stickers I had found in my local dollar store to accent my photo area and also added a variety of Dusty Attic Chipboard (Elegant Swirls #3, Word Pack #3 and Foliage #3).

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For my mixed media, I used a variety of Shimmerz Paints both on the paper and on the chipboard pieces.Life Is Beautiful_MajaDesign_by GabriellePollacco_close3

For the top corner (and under the photo area) I used one of my new The Crafters Workshop Stencils I designed called ‘Moving Vines’.

I actually have a video tutorial I”m working on getting done,….I was unable to get the video done before my post today but I should have a video tutorial up on my blog/youtube very soon (by the 10th) on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog!