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Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did using the Beautiful Coffee in the Arbour Collection….

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I used:

Smell of freshly brewed coffee-BS,Raspberry Lemonade,feel the grass between your toes,& rose garden-BS

Other products used:Dusty Attic:Corner Flourish #3,Skeleton Clock Faces,Flourish #5,word tags #1,geometric panel,mini Marrakesh Trellis,Zippers,mini script ABC,mini words #3…..Decadence Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & I also used TCW stencil 6×6 (Art is),TCW stencil 6×6 (confetti),Viva modelling cream (champagne),Petaloo-printed Darjeeling (wild), Petalloo,penny lane (forget me), Ranger perfect pearls (green patina), TA glimmer mist chalkboard (decadence) Graphic 45 metal clothspins.

Here are some close ups of detail…..

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I used TA chalkboard & perfect pearls green patina,on the chipboard & for misting the paper.On the leaves of the flourish I also applied a coat of crackle,then reapplied the green patina. I also inked the edges of the chipboard using versacolor (pinecone) ink pad….

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I glued some seed beads into the geometric panel…..

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Shows some,punch work,hand stitching,stencil  work & misting….

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I did some stencil work on the flourish,using TCW art is & Viva modelling cream….

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

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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.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-1 Vintage Autumn Basics collection(XIII and XXII papers)

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-3 I used flowers, stencil, wood piece and cherub from Prima.

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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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Layout with Camilla

Hi! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I have been creating a new layout to show you. For my boy layout I have used the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

Leon - MD And here are some close-ups of the details. I folded down one of the corners to let an applique show from behind.

Leon - MD1 I created a layer using lace from Tresors de Luxe.

Leon - MD2 And I also used a bunch of flowers from Prima Marketing.

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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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Memories Like This

Hi there Maja fans! I hope you have all had a lovely happy-scrappy time since the last time we chatted over here:) To my utter dismay I realized that my post is two days late and although my layout was ready a week ago, I kept thinking and reminding myself to post on the 14th. Why the 14th?? No idea!! I wish I remembered that not all months have the same amount of weeks. That would have helped me!! Anyways, here I am with another layout of my darling daughter and her fiancee Justin. I am so blessed to have these two fabulous people in my life and you have no idea how excited I am about the upcoming wedding. It seems that it is all I can talk about lately. The last time I was here, the wedding was three months away and now there is only eight weeks left. Eight very, very busy weeks, but I am loving every minute of making all the arrangements. I am only going to do this only once in my life so I am going to make sure it is fabulous!!
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Here is a little close-up of the pretty Petaloo flowers I used:
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I have a really hard time deciding which Maja collection is my favorite so I tend to use a little bit of as many as I can. I just love them all!! For this layout I used the following:



All the stamping on this page was done with Kaisercraft stamps.
Till next time, lots of love and hugs to all of you!!
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Beach Life

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here to share a new Maja Design layout with you!!! This time it features the gorgeous Life by the Sea line:

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I recently went to the beach for a lovely and relaxing weekend by the sea. Of course, while feeling the soft breeze, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the sun warming my skin, I took some adorable photos and was eager to preserve those moments!

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So… what could be more perfect than taking some time to scrap these pics with this adorable line by Maja Design?

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It was very simple to put this layout together. The photo I have used here shows a beautiful sunset. It was cropped in 4 pieces, just to add interest.

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After adding a few coats of modeling past to its background with the help of a Prima stencil and a palette knife I have sprayed three shades of Color Blooms and have added a mat to the pictures.

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All the rest was done with the help of a few cutouts, chipboards, shabby chic resins, stamps and flowers!

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And I finished it up with a few more touches of gesso to add texture and to complete the beachy mood of this project.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

 

Thank you so much for your visit,

 

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Thinking about You

Hello,today I am here to share with you a card I made using the CreaDiem Collection, & a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used: Ord Flyger Bort, Ord Flyger Bort-BS,Skapa Dagen,Skapa Dagen-BS,& Sa Lange Jag Lever

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic & the handmade butterflies are from LittleScrapShop

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some punch work, tearing, distressing & hand stitching. I used some black corrugated paper in my layers…

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I used black soot distress stain on all the chipboard….

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I used a Prima stamp….

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The metal heart with wings is from Websters, & the tiny roses are from I am Roses…

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This is the inside of the card,I made a pocket to hold a gift card…

Here is my next project a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection…

 

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I used:No.XIII,No.XXIII,NO.XXIII-BS,No.XXI,No.XXI-BS,No.XV,No,XV-BS,No.XIV-BS,No.VIII-BS, Heritage & a BS of a Label..

Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did lots of paper layers,& chipboard layers….

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

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Remember

Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am here today to show you a new layout using the Coffee in the Arbour collection.Remember Here are the lovely Maja Design papers. They are so easily mixed in colours and patterns.

Remember1 I also added some beautiful Tresors de Luxe lace. The pearls are added.

Remember2 And I have also used some flowers, metal pieces and some seam binding. The die frame is Sizzix.

Remember3Products used: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour collection: Lovely Weather, White Daisies and Enjoying the Moment; Prima: flowers and metal pieces; Sizzix: die; Tresors de Luxe: lace; seam binding, pearls, leaves
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Dreaming about the Sea

Hello Maja Friends.

It is extremely hot in my place and I suffering from this heat. So I have been looking through the pictures taken during our vacation by the sea and just dreaming about some cold breeze and sea water.

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img_5410  First I moved withing blue and marina colors, but then I realized the the heat followed me there too and I added some red color spots too

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img_5415I placed everything on the string and that is the result:

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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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