Lucia by Camilla

Hi there! I am wrapping up the year with a photo from my daughter’s Lucia celebration. I have used the A Gift For You collection.
Lucia - MDThe papers are torn and punched and then layered on top of each other.

Lucia1I have also used some Prima masks to create some more patterns.

Lucia2Products used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (When snow is falling, Hope to see you soon and On Christmas Morning), Prima masks, Prima flowers, Prima bling, seam binding, cheese cloth, Prima alpha stickers, border punch.Camilla-sign

Love Completely

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Hi there, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my last project for 2014!  I came across this photo of my dear husband and our oldest daughter Chloe from when she was just a little baby. We had a tradition of going apple picking in the Fall, even before our babies were born, and we continued the tradition on each year with our girls (and family).  This was Chloe’s first apple picking trip.  Now she is 16 years old and will soon be driving a car! Oh how time flies!

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I used 4 different Maja paper collections for this one.  It’s fun to combine the collections, the way I do it is to either go with the ‘warm’ colors from each of the collections or the cool colors.  I used a color combination that I have not used in a long time.  When I think of whimsical, the two colors I like to put together is usually purple & green…..but this time I went with purple and blue.  I tore some paper strips from left over scraps I had in these colors and layered them with some drywall tape (found at your local hardware store). I then decorated around my photo with some chipboard…the circle design is a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece from their String Frames Set.  I added some clocks from Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper and tucked them around my photo area.  The blooms are from Tresors de Luxe.  And that diamond stamp you see around the photo and edges of my page?….That’s one of my new stamps that I designed!  I used to doodle this design by hand on my layouts, so I thought it would be fun to make a stamp of it!  You can find my stamp at The Scrapbook Diaries.

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Once I had my embellishing done around my photo, I went to add my title, another new set of chipboard titles from Dusty Attic.  I wanted the white letters to show up better so I did a little dry brushing with my Victorian Velvet Distress paint by Tim Holtz behind the title area….this allowed the title to pop.

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I added a small corner design to balance the page by moistening the Maja paper and pulling it back a little.  I love the way these papers withstand the rigors I put them through, LOL.  I then tucked a piece of lace in the exposed area and added some chipboard accents, again from Dusty Attic (Small Scroll #2).

Maja Design Papers used in this project:  

Coffee In The Arbour:  Raspberry Jam Cookies, Butterflies are Free (both sides), Raspberry Cupcakes

A Gift for You:  My Dear Friend

Vintage Autumn Basics:  XVI (clock designs)

Ska vi ta en Fika: Våffla m. björnbärssylt (both sides)

I hope you enjoyed my project, thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today! xo

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From Paris with Love-Nyhavn

December on the Swedish west coast is always a story about rain and wind. How the wet cold finds it’s way through all the clothes you so carefully put on in the morning and makes you soaked before you cross the threshold to the office. It makes it very easy to let your thoughts wonder away to a sunny Paris.

parisI have had the privilege to play with our new Nyhavn collection during the Lucia weekend. As always it’s a pure joy. Don’t miss the fact that it’s a limited one so when it’s gone it’s gone. And. You get a bonus sheet if you buy the collection pack. It is not sold as a single sheet so it’s an extra treat. paris_1We went to Paris on our wedding anniversary a couple of years ago. It’s lovely to just stroll around Montmartre and soak the romantic atmosphere. I have used laces and tulle from a LSS and Michaels.

I love the modern, but still romantic feel of this collection. I had a really hard time to tear these lovely sheets apart this time. Our last limited collection Sofiero sold out so quickly so I never got the chanse to replace my favourite sheets. Wise from the lesson it feels like I need to open up a bottle of champagne and make it a ceremonious ritual for every single sheet that I use.
paris_2Flowers by Prima, Michaels and Magnolia. Metal from Prima, bling from LSS and Michaels.paris_3Funny thing. I got this tulle a month ago thought the colour was lovely. And then Marie releases Nyhavn with the exact same colour. It’s not the first time. Our style is very similar. Resin from Prima.paris_4

The lovely chipboard is from ScrapFX and has been painted and inked with three different colours (Ingvild Bolme and Tim Holtz inks). Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Doily die by Prima.

I hope you got inspired by my first Nyhavn creation, it will definitely not be my last. I am completely in love with the Old Townhouses sheet and must use it asap… For this layout I have used the following sheets:

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A Dockside In Bloom
Romantic Lunch
Strolling Along The Canal
Veteran Ships
Eating Out
Sitting At The DockJenny

“Life is full of wonderful moments”

Hello Maja Desing fans and friends!

Larissa here sharing a layout with you!

This time I´ve used the “Ska Vi Ta En Fika?” collection to portray one of my life´s special moments:

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Life is full of wonderful moments

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As you can see I´ve decorated this page using a yellow-lilac-green pallete.

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This layout has a beautiful  Blue Fern chipboard frame as the base of its design and includes a gorgeous bouquet.

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Let´s take a closer look into its details so you can check how dimensional it is:

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Thanks for your visit,

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Peace & Joy

Hello,today I am here to share with a few Christmas projects I did, here is the first one,a card using “A Gift for You Collection”…..7ab70e7d59dd4356a5082e03317c2725

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From Santa with love (BS)

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wishing you peace & joy-BS

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wrapped in old newspaper

712 - Die cut sheet

die-cut sheet & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry…

Here is a LO I did using the, Vintage Frost Basics Collection……

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I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,10th of Dec,19th of Dec-bs,2oth of Dec-BS & the Christmas die cut sheet

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I cut the Corner Flourish in half,then painted it with white crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges using a brown ink pad……2e09c7a151a44817bcba388fd06f3b67

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I used Shimmeringz (Baby’s Breath) on the page pebble,then inked the edges….

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I used white crackle paint on the string & bows of the Christmas Banner. I painted the ornaments cloudy blue,then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle, sprinkling on clear glass glitter & rock candy glitter while the crackle was still wet…..

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I painted the lace border, with white crackle,& rubbed in the chalk, once the crackle dried. I traced the lace border, on to a piece of paper, I was working with. I then cut it out, applied a thick coat of clear crackle on the paper,then placed the lace border on top of that. I then sprinkled on the glass glitter & rock candy glitter….

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card, using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection….

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I used 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec,Christmas die cuts & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card using, the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used:no.X111,no.X1V,no.XX111,no.XX1-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label, I also used 16th of Dec from Vintage Frost Basics

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For my next post I will be doing a TUT,or should I say I will be trying to do a Tut (LOL). Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Fabulous with Camilla

Hi! I have a fabulous layout to share today. LOL. My daughter was playing with my phone. Isn’t she lovely?

Fabulous - MDOf course I have used the newest Maja Design collection for my layout – A Gift For You.

Fabulous1 - MDProducts used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (My Dear Friend, Shipped From the North Pole), lace and rhinestone lace from Tresors de Luxe, flowers and alpha stickers from Prima Marketing.Camilla-sign

Scrapping Nature

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Hi there Maja Fans! Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest scrapbook layout combining a couple of the Maja Design collections, A Gift for You and the Coffee In the Arbour collection.

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit of a ‘backside’ scrapper (meaning that more often than not I find myself using the backside of the paper designs).  For this one I began with the backside of the ‘Wrapped in Old Newspaper’ paper, using it as the back frame of my page design.  I then used the backside of ‘Handwritten Postcard’ paper as the main background of my design framing it with the DeVine Chipboard frame from Dusty Attic.

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I combined these neutral papers with some of the pretty florals and pinks/roses from the Coffee in the Arbour collection.  What made me think of the ‘Rose Garden’ paper was the blooms  (from Prima…Winthrop collection) that I used to accent this page, they reminded me so much of the blooms on Rose Garden papers.

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I matted the photo with some more of the Wrapped in Old Newspaper and some of the Raspberry Jam paper from Coffee In the Arbour paper.  I added some chipboard chains to make it appear as though the photo was hanging from the vine frame.

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Maja Design papers used in this project:  A Gift For You (Wrapped In Old Newspaper, Handwritten Postcard), Coffee In the Arbour (Raspberry Jam, Rose Garden).

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  If you would like to make this page for yourself you can find all the products I used for this page in kit form at The Scrapbook Diaries, this comes with a Video tutorial made by me so you can follow step by step how to put this page together! xo

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From Santa With Love

I really have a thing with the reds of the latest Christmas collection A Gift For You. I have used my favourite papers on this layout with Joel, I hope you’ll like it. fromsantaJoel was extremely fragile when I shot this photo. Our cat was heavy compared to him and he was approaching his birth weight very fast. We were so lucky to stay out of hospital on Christmas Eve. It was our goal that he was going to spend his first Christmas at home and I am so happy that he managed to. He’s a little fighter and is all well today. fromsanta3I have used chipboard from ScrapFX, punch from Martha Stewart and a die from Spellbinders. I really love the frame on that pattern so I’ve used it a lot.fromsanta2

Flowers and doily die by Prima. I have used the following sheets…

Boquet of poinsettias
Made By Me
From someone special
Given from the heart
Underneath the Christmas tree
Sent with love
Packed by Santas Elves
Wishing you peace & joy
Die cut sheet

As you may have heard from Elena Olinevich my house is very white… Or at least cream. I shot this selfie of me and Joel while we were wearing white and I got the idea to create a layout inspired by my house. Just like Elena did…bliss_I have used a combination of A Gift For You and Vintage Summer Basics. I have used vellum paper and cardstock to build up the photo. bliss_2I have lots of cream, white and browns in my house. The wallpapers in my livingroom is a little bit too much Vintage Summer Basics. Hubby got nuts when he found out. I dress like Maja collections and now I put it on the walls too… Decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz. The texture paste on the background has been applied with a home made stencil.bliss_3

And a final close up…

Papers used…
A Gift For You
Handwritten Postcard
Wrapped in old newspaper

Vintage Summer Basics
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‘True Love’ Layout

Hi Maja Design friends and fans! Welcome to the blog today!

Larissa here sharing a new layout with you!

 

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I have combined two Maja Design collections to create this layout – Vintage Spring Basics and Sofiero!

Just love the florals and soft colors together!

Let´s take a look at its details so you can see how have I worked my layers and have added die cut flowers and a few other embellishments:

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout and leave this blog inspired to create something beautiful today!

Thanks for your visit,

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Merry Christmas

Hello,today I am here to share with you 3 stocking cards I made & a LO. Here is the first card using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…..

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I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..0259cb71f86b49bb814b24f9a8196e16

I left the top of the card open,so that I can insert tags,notes ect… I painted the font with DA raisin paint,then applied a coat of clear crackle, once the crackle dried I rubbed on some gesso to bring out the cracks, & did the snow effect on the top,using Prima white sand texture & sprinkling on glitter while the texture was still wet….2b0ffa2672c74ad69ad2204c7555be1f

I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…c995e26c71944d6994e134ffedada666

Here is the next card,also using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…

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I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,18th of Dec,19th of Dec,Dayd of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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The flowers & berries are Petaloo. I painted most of the chipboard with white crackle paint,then rubbed in a brown chalk, once the crackle dried, to bring out the cracks. I used Prima white sand texture for the snow effect..824a45f2-b8d8-4a1e-83d9-4efb861de3b2_zps22719a6a

I hand cut out the little circles for the banner,from the paper, I was using,inked the edges,applied clear varnish & sprinkled on some glitter while the varnish was wet..I did paper layers,used lace,chipboard & pearls in my layers…ff3d2f15-0f91-4070-a380-2673399facfe_zps09287e27

Used snowflakes as buttons on the stocking…

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Here is another stocking using A Gift for You Collection….

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I used:Sent with Love,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS, My dear friend-BS,Given from the Heart,Die cut sheet & a BS of a label……

Here are some close ups of detail…

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I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry..7365a42f-c2dc-4e04-8b2e-da456bf92e40_zps65cae396

I did distressed, hand stitched,paper layers,using DA chipboard,lace & pearls in my layers..On most of the chipboard I used white crackle……e83a8b0f-d61e-4a7c-a289-7e859ffc9685_zps30cf617b

My last project for today,a LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection….dd2eb19a-65b9-487d-9e64-acc2320b725f_zps8b5b2520

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I used:Birdsong, Mountain Ash-BS,the colours of Fall-BS,

Other products used: Flowers Prima Luna Collection (Lyrical), Sunrise,sunset copper roses, Junkyard findings,metal embellishments,Petaloo flowers

Here are some close ups of detail:

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I used Vintage Photo & Forrest Moss stain, on the rest of the chipboard. I also applied a thick coat of crackle & once the crackle dried, I rubbed in some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks. I also inked all the edges using a brown ink pad….Here are some more closeups…

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