You &Me

Hi all! I hope you are having a pleasant weekend. I have created a new layout using papers from Maja Design. For my layout I used a selfie I took of me and my daughter this summer. You and me - MDThe collection I used is the Coffee in the Arbour and made some squares creating a pattern.
You and me1I added some flowers and other embellishments.

You and me2 And I also tucked in some chipboard pieces.

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Scrapping Favorite Colors

Captured Harvest

Hello Maja fans!  It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest page design using some of my favorite Maja papers.  I don’t know about you but I personally have certain favorite color combinations I like to use and one of them is Plums/Purples/Greens.  That’s why Ska vi ta en Fika? is a collection I go back to again and again when I’m scrapping a page design.

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I used three papers from this collection:  Favoriter (both front and backside), En Kopp Te, and Soders Hojder.  I used Favoriter as the matting/frame paper, cutting out the inside and using the backside for the creamy banner piece I used behind the photo.  I used Soders Hojder for matting the photo and for the circle accents and I used En Kopp Te-bs as the main background paper.

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I used a Dusty Attic chipboard as a corner accent on this page.  I first painted it with Gesso to give it a good base for my color tints.  Then I inked the chipboard with Ingvild Bolme’s Moss Green and Branch Bark inks.

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I made the banner design by using the backside of the ‘Favoriter’ paper, cutting a strip and cutting a ‘V’ grove into the bottom of it.  I like to do a little machine stitching to my cut outs to give them a nice finish.  I also used a circle stamp (a design by Janene Meyerowitz) on the Soders Hojder paper and cut little circle accents for my page design.

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I always like to added a little texture to my page designs, for this one I used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil called ‘Mini North Star’ with some home made texture paste.  I finished the look with some coordinating green adhesive pearls.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it! I made this page using products from a page kit package from The Scrapbook Diaries, you can get your page kit with a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how I made up this page by visiting their store.   Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design blog today!

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Little Princess

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did….

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I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. The resins are from Prima,& the flowers are Prima & Petaloo. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Shows some distressed layers,punch work & hand stitching…

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I used picket fence crackle on most of the chipboard….

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Here is my next LO,using Vintage Autumn Basics & Fika Collections

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,I also used Dusty Attic’s sketch for Sept. Here are some closeups of detail…

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

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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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Summer with Camilla

Hi! I hope you are all having a great weekend. This time I have created a layout using the Vintage Spring Basics collection. The three papers are layered on top of each other. And that’s one thing I love about Maja Design papers – they are so easily matched.

Sommar - MD As you can see I tore the paper sort of randomly so that all three papers are visable.

Sommar - MD1 A close-up of the top of the page. Lovely papers, right?

Sommar - MD2 And to decorate my page I used some flowers, cheese cloth, seam binding and different metal pieces and resins.

Sommar - MD3I also created some patterns on the paper by using a mask and some texture paste.

Sommar - MD4 A final close-up of the embellishments that together with the chipboard circle frame the photo.

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Scrapping Friends

Fun Friends

Hi there, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my oldest daughter and one of her dear friends.  Summer is here and the house is busy with my kids and their friends, so I’ve taken the opportunity to get more pictures taken.  Chloe has a collage on her wall with her friends and she wanted me to update these photos.

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I used a variety of papers from the ‘Coffee in the Arbour’ collection to make this mixed media style page.  I used : Raspberry Lemonade, Raspberry Jam, Rose Garden (front and backside) and Let’s Share a Cookie.

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I embellished with some flowers that I got from Recollections (pleated pink blooms) and Tresors de Luxe (deep rose), and a new thing I like to use to finish a bloom cluster….Spanish Moss!  I picked up an inexpensive pack of this stuff at a local dollar store, one package goes a long long way, but I find it adds a nice natural touch to a floral cluster.

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I also embellished with some of my favourite leafy chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic (Leafy Stems #2), I primed them with Gesso and then inked with some Ingvilde Bolme chalk inks (Green Moss, Branch Bark).  I gave the chipboard pieces a bit of texture as well with some Glossy Accents.

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I also did a little stamping on around the photo area (with Bo Bunny Stamps) and added a bit of texture with texture paste and a circle stencil.  And what’s a mixed media layout without some fun paint effects.  I used Shimmerz ‘Bamboo Leaf’ Spritz and some ‘Plum Pudding’ Shimmerz paint (I just applied the plum paint with the tip of my finger rubbing it in to get the fade out effect).

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I finished the page off with the fun epoxy title stickers from Heidi Swapp.

I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope that if you haven’t played with this beautiful collection yet, that you will have the opportunity soon!

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My cup of tea… and a bunch of cards

It’s been a long nice summer with lots of scrapping. For some reason I always scrap the most during hot summers. A bit odd maybe, but that’s the way it is. Today I’m going to share  some of my creations that has come to life during the summer. First a new layout with my precious Joel…
I absolutely adore the blues of the Coffee In The Arbour collection. They are lovely. I have used Enjoying The Moment, Butterflies Are Free, Blueberry Cupcake, Lovely Weather, White Daisies, Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee and Delicious Moments for this layout.joel_All chipboard are from Scrap FX. The white lace comes from my mother’s huge 16th century chest filled with fabric. It’s a goldmine! Bird by Tim Holtz, flowers from Petaloo, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Bling from Prima, all dies used are from Spellbinders.
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When people ask me how I take my coffee my usual response is “intravenously”. There’s simply no such thing as out of coffee in my house. I can’t even remember that I’ve ever ran out of it since I moved out from my parents house. :) This delightful beverage is not to take lightly…

When the new Coffee In The Arbour collection was released it was a continuation of the beloved Fika series. I discovered that I couldn’t create anything with the new collection without dragging out the old one. So here’s a little tribute card to my favourite brown papers of the Fika collection…kaffe

The card was made as a little funny reminder to a friend who claims he will show up for coffee but never does… :)
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I have used Nestabilities and Sizzix dies for the frame and swirls. Flowers, pearls and leaves by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. kaffe3And here’s what the inside looks like.

A friend of mine gave birth to her third child in late July and I made her this card…amandaI’ve used the Coffee In The Arbour collection…amanda2The small alpha pearls were found in a bargain bin on Michael’s a couple of years ago. Flower, ribbon and leaves by Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The little frame has been cut out from a Melissa Frances package, using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die. Chipboard by Scrap FX, bowknot and metal heart from LSS.amanda3Here’s a glimpse of the inside. Aren’t these papers to die for? Pure love. I’ve used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the border and cut out the heart by hand.

Here’s a very feminine birthday card that I made for my mil…lenaI’ve used the Vintage Summer Basics collection by Maja Design. lena2All flowers, doily and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts.lena3And a look on the inside…The border is actually made with a paper scrap from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…

I don’t remember creating that many cards in such a short period of time in years. So here comes another one. A bit of a cheerful one, made with the Coffee In The Arbour collection.britt1I’ve used Nestabilities dies for the frame. Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam binding has been coloured with Distress Stain Bundled Sage.britt2And a little close up…britt3And a look on the inside.

And finally. A little boy birthday card for cute Anton that turned two this week. antonI’ve used the Vintage Spring Basics collection and some Fika for the front page…anton2Flowers, doily, trim and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls are from my neverending roll of pearls that I bought on the wedding department at Michael’s a couple of years ago.anton3Ups. Some Vintage Summer Basics and Coffee In The Arbour also found it’s way into this card.

I hope you got inspired. Until next time!

Jenny

Art is

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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