Wedding theme

Dear Maja-fans,

Thank you for visiting our blog today! This day we want to give you some inspiration for this Summer’s upcoming weddings, in form of cards, layouts and boxes. We have gathered creations from both present and past, and from different designers – new and old team members.


Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

Camilla Ekman
Camilla Ekman

Camilla Stoen Bakke
Camilla Stoen Bakke

Elena Olinevich

Elena Olinevich

Elena Olinevich

Elena Olinevich

Elena Olinevich

Gabrielle Pollacco

Gabrielle Pollacco

Heather Jacob

Heather Jacob

Heather Jacob

Ivana Camdzic Ivana Camdzic

Jenny Grotherus

Jenny Grotherus

Ingrid Gooyer

Maja Novak

Maja Novak

Maja Novak

Maja Novak

Maja Novak

Maja Novak

Marilyn Riviera

Nadia Cannizzo

Nancy Hanttula

Pascale Bernard

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

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Rachelle Sigurdson


Hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did..! And please – don’t forget to let the designers know you appreciate their creations… :)

Next Saturday we will reveal the winner of this month’s Mood board challenge – you don’t want to miss that..! See you then!

Hugs from MajaDesign!


Could you be any cuter?

I just can’t resist the trees in bloom! Every spring I’m taking hundreds of photos in our garden when the cherry, apple and pear trees are blooming. Here’s the one from this year, with my favorite flower in the foreground :)DSC_0472_md
I guess you could use Vintage Spring Basics for many occasions, but we must all agree that this collection is the first choice for a spring project!Vintage-Spring-Basics-PHere I picked a paper which makes a great background : it has a very subtle design and additionally I white-washed it with gesso, to have a better base for using watercolours. Just wanted to play with watercolours techniques, like masking, stamping, even stamping with the mask – to name just a few which you can see here. Eventually I complemented the vibrant colours with the pastel scraps of Vintage Spring papers and some die-cut leaves.

Supplies Maja Design: Vintage Spring – 1st of April, Days to remember, 1st of March
Other : Chipboards – Blue Fern Studios, Stamps – Prima, Watercolours -Luminarte, Flowers- WOC, Doily from my stash.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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Beautiful You

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to show you all a layout I made with the pretty “Crea Diem” collection. Maybe some of you know I adore Gabrielle her work, as most of you do too. She was one of the first designers I met on the net when I started blogging. On my layout you may notice my “Gabi touch” as I call them. They are the cute rolls of papers on the sides of my page. I always try and compliment other designers if I use their ideas so thank you Gabrielle ;-)20150517_1117221
For this layout I used a picture of my sweet friend “Natalie May” she turned 40 on the 8th of May. The Crea Diem collection is really gorgeous to work with it has such gorgeous elements what I really like is the pretty darkened edges.20150518_101310 20150518_101233 20150518_10115920150518_101155
The flowers I used are not handmade this time but from Petaloo these flowers look so amazing with the Maja Design papers. For this layout I used: om du vill alskas, sann vanskap & fylld av karlekCreaDiem-P20150518_10114820150518_10113120150518_101134Today I would also like to share two other layouts made with some pretty Maja Design papers.20150228_125726mam0

I would like to thank you for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful day.




Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout about a busy little bee. I take this photo in the beautiful garden ot the Abbey of Fontevraud (France).


I started to glue some strips of paper from the Vintage Spring collection on the background. Then I added some big splatters of watered Gesso. When dry, I added also some splatters of purple colors.


I let completly dry all the paints before adding some tiny dots with a gold crackle paste.


I die-cut the leaves in a coordinated papers and used Twinling H2Os to color the flowers.


I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I added small touches of gold with some Glass Glitters and Mica Powder..


I stamped the wings of the bees on a a recycled plastic, the body on a paper that I colored afterward. I glued all together with Glossy Accent that I used to cover the body too.


To finish my layout, I added some random stamping with two differents colors, a black ink and white Gesso.

Maja Design Papers:

Ska vi ta en fika: Blåbärssylt, Pratstund & Chaite
Vintage Spring Basics: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of April
Vintage Summer Basics : 1981


layout of my girl

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a layout of my youngest daughter, Yiscka.
In 9 days she will be back from her adventure in the States.
She ended her internship and hopefully she will get her diploma this summer!
Pfffff….almost 7 months without my girl…it’s been hard but I couldn’t be more proud of her!
So this page is for her….made with love.


For this page I used the Vintage Baby collection.
I wanted to show you the versatility of the papers.
This baby collection is not only for little ones but also perfect for your older babies!!
Didn’t take the pink papers but I choose to work with the blue and brown ones.
The background was created with a mix of gesso and some of the Magic powder from 13arts. Made the mixture quite thick to get the crackle effect.
The splashes of ink in the background were made with Distress stain from Tim Holtz.


Had a wooden heart in my stash and just gave it a coat of gesso and some ink.
Also added some brown pearls.


Added these Prima flowers, one colored with some blue paint from 13arts.


This word, special, came from the bottom strip of the Ephemera cards sheet.


Those lovely butterflies are from Prima.
Printed and cut the title and outlined the edges with a brown fineliner.


Papers used:
Sweet little Prince
Journaling cards
Die cuts
Ephemera cards

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Precious Baby Girl Layout

Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 01(resize)Hello Maja Fans! It’s Irene here again and for today’s post, I’m going to share with you all a layout which I’ve created using the latest release, “Vintage Baby collection” by Maja Design.

This is an acrylic based layout. I’ve used a very old photograph of my daughter, Chloe, to create this layout.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 04To embellish this layout, I’ve used a couple of acrylic embellishment and stamped images.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 02These beautiful flowers by Petaloo adds some warmth to this layout.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 03Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Baby collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic and stencils, Petaloo flowers, Vilda Stamps stamps, inks, pearls, ribbon, lace, paper doily, liquid pearls, texture paste, markers, adhesives. Hope to see you again soon!



Bundle of joy

Hey there!
Just few weeks ago a kind DHL guy came with a special delivery – a box of the most yummy pastel deliciousness, 2 sets of Vintage Baby collection. I just had to reach for one my favorite photos from my daughter’s baby time and use it again in a layout.
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It’s just amazing, how effortless it is to combine MD patterns-the papers coordinate so beautifully so it hardly requires any planning. I have used 2 sheets here, both front and backsides and I also kept the border strip in the base paper. I have added some stamping and stencil just to fill up the arrangement without covering the beautiful paper patterns too much. I have also few small pieces of Crea Diem papers, I always use this collection to add black and white accents.

Supplies Maja Design:
Vintage Baby- Flowers for Mum, Cherish
Crea Diem-Det skrivna består
Supplies others:
Mask-Prima, flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts, Feather – Blue Fern Studios, Gesso-13arts

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Storybook Houses in Nyhavn Collection…

We recently had a family vacation over at South Korea and one of the most beautiful places we have seen was the garden at Everland Korea. The place was blooming with flowers and there was a beautiful backdrop of houses in beautiful colors… just like what you see in Storybooks. I wanted to use the perfect papers for our photos and I found it in the Nyhavn Collection!!! There was a sheet that was filled with Story book houses, a compass, and a weathered wood pattern. Everything I needed to complete the page was in this collection!IMG_1203IMG_1205IMG_1210 Nyhavn-P

Hope you all have a happy and crafty week! Hugs!




Time Creates Wonderful Memories

Good morning everyone,

Today I would like to share a layout I made with the pretty `Vintage Summer Collection`. I wanted to go all romantic ( the style I normally do). The picture I used is one of my sweet Facebook friends Lisa and her adorable daughter. Her life story touched my heart very deeply and I find it so amazing that paper crafting brings so many people all over the globe together. Thank you so much Lisa for using this beautiful picture..:-)

LisaMaking my own flowers is what I love to do but also very time consuming, this time I used another die by `Noortje Design` to make my flowers. To frame the picture I took out my lovely `Imaginarium Designs chipboard` that I treated with some embossing powders from `Lindy´s Stamp Gang` & Stampendous`! Let´s have a closer look:20150504_103032 20150504_103036 20150504_103055For some of the flowers I used a pearl center to make them look a little different then the others. For this layout I used: 1921, 1921 bs, 1922, 1922 bs & 1904 bs papers from:Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

20150504_192038 20150504_192043 20150504_192051 20150504_192059Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I really hope I’ve inspired you to play with your pretty Maja papers. Have a wonderful day.



So Sweet & Precious

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did, combining Maja Design’s Vintage Baby Collection,with Vintage Spring Basics Collection.I have also completed my kitchen wall using the Nyhavn Collection,so I will also be sharing thatc3528148-315a-4adf-bbcb-ef34475e7ffb_zpsfskkvufa (2)The Adorable little girls are Chris Lim’s granddaughters,Cass & Caitlyn. They are just so cute. Vintage-Baby-PI used:New Arrival,Our Little Miricle, From the 6×6 Vintage Baby I used:Welcome Little One,Adorable-BS,Baby Showers-BS,Journaling Cards-BSVintage-Spring-Basics-PFrom the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 4th of May,6th of March & 5th of AprilThe Chipboard used is from Dusty AtticOther products used: Prima Flowers & metal hearts, I am Roses,tiny roses,Petaloo berries,Queen & Com Bling  Here are some closeups of detail…e68c985c-e512-459a-9b8f-b085800c212b_zpskl1vremjI did lots of distressed,hand stitched paper layers….06de5f45-0f58-4925-938b-f163736cfd60_zpshn3x2ldc8d135d20-219a-4ad8-89b1-ad817f5e47f6_zpsrnp9guhk (1)I covered the DA hot air balloon with the Maja Papers…be747248-e60f-41e9-a85b-e7d8aab0b588_zpsevt0hpan (1)8b35225b-b04b-4d15-b36c-1cb078d38075_zpsxxrihmjf (1)8f8b307d-ea2f-47a2-b13c-8355fd7461e8_zpsutmenmv3 (1)5e97719d-e9e4-4384-85fe-4715a4d41c9d_zpsvymowndr (1)9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77rie011a98e-8dd4-4366-8da1-a1dfdb97a1fd_zpskn0bsepjHere is my next LO,also combining the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring Collections…8eae1307-e29b-468c-a894-3597cc5b6604_zpspbnp65mjFrom the Vintage Baby I used: Expecting,Flowers for Mom, From the Vintage Baby 6×6 paper pads I used: It’s a Girl,Flowers for Mom,Journaling cards pink-BS,Flowers for Mom-BS &Baby Shower  From the Vintage Spring Basics I used:2nd of May-BS & 4th of May

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Other Products used:Prima Flowers,Queen& Comp Bling, IamRoses,tiny roses,Die-namites Dies

Here are some closeups of detail…d3439a1d-e388-4918-93e9-daa0c0a8667b_zpsr3d3vl6jOn most of the chipboard I used picket fence crackle,once the crackle dried, I brushed on some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks….5ca7d6c3-a6ed-4f0a-b01e-e505e8f77311_zpsr4wu0s4zThe rocking horse is is a die from Die-namite’s. I did lots of card stock layers,then the Maja layers…12df3d5d-5bb9-4125-95a3-9139c44793c2_zpsciekcahvfec4841b-ddeb-4405-a627-8023a15bc775_zpsa6cvlii8c159d5ff-fa1f-4bf4-a3ca-559887413979_zpsntkxgqkj9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77ri83829ce5-3fff-44cc-99e7-61b694a4bbb1_zps4eucgs2kI did the same to the carriage as I did with the rocking horse….

Now I am going to share with you my completed kitchen project,using the Nyhavn Collection…2934cdc8-8fea-4e19-92f1-a5a0cc57dd7d_zpstbzmncb9Our kitchenac4740168c1047f8ba2ec3e809a6c581A before photo of the walla3c3a3d8-4066-48b3-b624-3eb8297b54c6_zpsd3r4m2rxAfter photos of the wall…cafd88b2-f04c-4775-a376-3584e46a09c2_zpso9eerjbeThe last of 40 LO’s I did for this project…497ef276-40f3-402b-9ea4-b19fec87ad67_zpsxhcvma819ced0067-21a6-4300-8aaa-260f4ea26d09_zpssr4ho4gx39ec644a-ffbe-4bbb-8e8c-4d38e956a023_zpskeicliula7c0b424-db17-400f-895a-5ff3ec51184f_zpssb5fu9itc101ae33-7bdb-48f9-a362-77113148f471_zpstkuw7cfde1780534-aa29-4aa3-83fd-c552a3e94d85_zpstk30bnhx My last LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection,one of my Favs5f6c4f31-0f46-43f1-a9b4-d01d13c50eaa_zps3lpocu4qThank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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