Simply The Best

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the blog today, it’s Maja here to share a layout :)

I must admit I don’t like early Christmas. I don’t like Christmas trees and Santas in shops since November, I don’t start making Christmas cards in August. The long tradition in my family is to decorate the Christmas tree on the Christmas Eve morning, not a day earlier! :) (well, we do keep it throughout January so we have plenty of time to cherish the festive look of the house ;) ) And I love it that way :) But that doesn’t mean I won’t use Christmas papers when they are released in October – just have a look at this LO:

thebestYep, that’s A Gift For You! :) I just love the mini houndstooth pattern paper and I knew I would be using it first of all since I opened my DT box :D So let’s take a closer look. I used my favourite colour combo: white-gray-mint/teal, I think it’s a really refreshing mix :) First I stamped some script motives on the paper and then added stars using a stencil and white gesso:

thebest1I added strips of washi tape with various patterns, tore the background paper and folded it out for some interesting dimension. I matted my multiphoto sheet with pieces of papers – I coloured the newspaper paper with my custom-made glimmer mist ;) See that little “you” tag? I snipped it from the signature strip :) And look at those miniglasses – here’s a funny story to them. Filip always wanted to have “something medical”, but it’s been always Kuba who got to wear corrective insoles, glasses and had his teeth varnished. Filip feels neglected by doctors and to cheer him up I “gave” him the glasses – I wish you could see the look on his face when he saw that! LOL

thebest2I coloured the chipboard words o the title with various mists and surrounded it with flowers:

thebest3thebest4I even used the Christmas tags :) so that the holiday motives are hidden :)

thebest5I have a real problem storing my layouts as the albums are so bulky and for some time now I’ve been trying to reduce my need for dimension ;) So here’s a side look – I did my best!

thebest6Do you use your Christmas papers for non-Christmas projects too?

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: A Gift For You: When the snow is falling bs, Wrapped in old newspaper, Wrapped in old newspaper bs, Die cut sheet. Other: stamp: Prima; stencil: Memory Box; flowers: Prima; chipboard: Scrapiniec, washi tapes: Tim Holtz, Dekoracyjna Taśma; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; charms: Prima, my stash.

See you :)

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JT Holland 2010

Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did using the beautiful Fika Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the flowers are from IamRoses. Here are some closeups of detail…

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Shows punch work,distressing & hand stitching….

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I used DA forrest paint, for the green, used on the chipboard. On the flower of the vine, I stained it with plum alcohol ink,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried, I dry painted on DA sugar plum paint,to bring out the cracks & tone down the color…

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I used black gold TA glimmer mist on the Alpha,numbers,gate & hanging post…

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Shows some stamp & stencil work….

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The stencil used is TCW,confetti,I used Viva modelling cream,champagne. When the cream dried I rubbed in some plum pebbles chalk….

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Thank you, for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Happy

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn is here  to share my new Maja Design project with you today. It is a layout for a special friend and behind her in the photo is a brick wall that I continued through the page.  I gave the  effect with a Prima stencil and molding paste to my paper.  I worked with the beautiful Walking in the Forest collection.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#2.

I made this mix media page with fabulous textures and dimensions as you can see it in this photo.DSC_7717

 

I made textures in all my left side of the page, then I draped my Maja Design paper (Knitted Sweather) and made layers with corrugated and lace from Tresor de Luxe.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#3.

I cut some of the leaves with a Sizzix die from the Colours of Fall paper and I added some  leaves chippies from 2Crafty Chipboards.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-1

 

I cut out some clocks from the No. XVI paper from the Vintage Autumn collection.

Supplies: Walking in The Forest collection- Knitted Sweather, Colour of Fall, Die cut Sheet. Vintage Autumn Basics-No.XVI. Prima Marketing- flowers, stencil, molding paste, gesso, stamp. Sizzix- Little Leaves die, 2Crafty Chipboards-chippies.

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The White Tower

Hi! Camilla here with a new Maja Design project. The photo is from this summer when I visited London. The sightseeing included a visit to the Tower of London – very interesting, since I am a history nerd. LOL Anyway, the collection I have used for my layout is Coffee in the Arbour.The white tower - MDThe white tower2 - MD The white tower3 - MD The white tower4 - MDProducts used: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers: Blueberry Cupcake and Lemon Meringue Pie; lace (Tresors de Luxe); flowers, stamp, bling and alpha stickers (Prima Marketing), border punch, seam binding, gessoCamilla-sign

Family Values

Hello Maja Fans. The weather is getting colder and it’s time to spend more evening with your family.

My layout is about family values.

ElenaOlinevich_Family_layout  The family is the place where your feel calm and safe, so I used plain colors and my choice for the paper was Vintage Summer Basics, and yes, my favourite beige and pale pink colors.

img_6510I used some strip and floral papers, and added some texture using modeling paste, micro beads and flowers.

img_6481 Some chipboard pieces, Dies and tons of flowers of the sa,e colors as the paper background.

img_6494Some lace and the ribbon, these are fabric toucehs I love most of all. I pulled the ribbon through the resin frame and tied with a twine.

img_6489  I framed the image of teh lady, as it helps to accent how people are the matter of our lives. I applied a small amount of microbeads over the frame and then colored it a bit with Primary Elements.

img_6482Family ties ares trong when you are together, so I strenghthened this idea using metal door lock.

Hope you have liked my layout. Thank you for stopping by today.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics- 1910, 1911, 1926.

Prima Marketing flowers , resin and metal embellishments, 2Crafty Chipboard, lace and ribbon trims.

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Scrapping Girl Style {NEW ‘A Gift For You” Collection}

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Hi all! Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my little great-niece Kiera.  I love this sweet pic of her that her mother took, I wanted to keep the page light and feminine so I thought I would go with a grey and pink color scheme.   I decided to work with the soft brown/grays in the NEW ‘A Gift For You’ collection, and thought it would be fun to use pink as my accent color, using some papers from some of the other Maja Design collections.

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While this collection is meant as a holiday collection, I thought it would be fun to show how you can use this paper collection for non-holiday themed projects as well.  One thing I really love about Maja Design papers is that, while the front of the patterned paper gives itself more to the theme of the collection, the backside allows you to use the paper for any theme because the backside tends to have a more generic design to it.

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I began my page design by layering grey toned papers from the ‘A Gift for You’ collection, with pinks from other collections (Vintage Spring Basics, Coffee In the Arbour).  I also took one of the scripted pattern designs from ‘A Gift For You’ collection (Hope to See You Soon paper) and used this paper to punch floral petals using an EK Success punch (Retro Flower, medium and Large punch).  I used both sides of this patterned paper, lightly inked parts of the petals, leaving some parts natural.  Then I lightly misted the petals with water and gave them a crinkle.  I added some floral stamens to the centers to finish the look.  The chipboard corset chipboard piece is from Dusty Attic Designs called Lacing Tash.

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I used ‘My Dear Friend-bs’ paper as one of the layers on my project and then used the left over scraps to cut out some heart shapes which I matted with the darker gray paper called ‘Wrapped in Old Newspaper’.  I added machine stitching and then used some Platinum Stickles over the stitches to give the thread a glittery look.  The chipboard title and zipper accents are from Dusty Attic.  To give the page that light-hearted girly look, I cut some butterflies from the ‘Butterflies are Free’ paper from ‘Coffee in the Arbour’ collection.

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I added more floral designs in the top right corner using the same method I mentioned earlier.  I clustered these over a Dusty Attic Corner Flourish #1 which I painted with white Gesso, stamped with some script stamps, edged with some brown chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme’s Branch Bark) and coated with Crackle Varnish.

Maja Design Papers used in this Project:

~ A Gift For You (Handwritten Postcards-bs, My Dear Friend-bs, Hope to See You Soon, Hope to See You Soon-bs, Wrapped In Old Newspaper-bs)

~ Vintage Spring Basics (7th of May)

~ Coffee In the Arbour (Buttterflies Are Free, Raspberry Jam Cookies-bs)

~ Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI)

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and hope that I’ve inspired you to use your Maja papers on a variety of different themed projects.

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A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Join me for a coffee?

I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.I shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.

I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
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“For You” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here super excited to share a new project featuring the new Maja Design collection – A Gift for You:

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As you can see, the new collection is versatile and can be used for a non Christmas themed project.

And for this layout I decided to use a black and white with grey tones palette…

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Let´s take a closer look into its details:

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To decorate this page I have used a few  flowers, canvas pieces, chipboards, resins, stamps and other embellishments…

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I hope you´ve enjoyed the new collection as much as I did…

I can´t wait to use it also for a lot of Christmas projects!

Thanks for your visit,

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Precious

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did,combining the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections, plus a couple cards I made, using the “new” A gift for You Collection…

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I used:No.X,No.I.No.II,No.II-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label

Vintage Frost Basics

I Used:19th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did paper layers,some punch work,ripping & distressing. I did some hand stitching, & used ribbon in my layers.

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Lace with a BS of a label,on the title I used shabby pink Smooch……

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On the leafy flourish I applied picket fence crackle,then rubbed in a green chalk,once the crackle dried….

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I also glued on some pearls onto the leafy flourish…

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I made the headband,used it in the photo,then on the LO….

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Burlap flower from Prima…

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I used shabby pink Smooch on the fancy trim….

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I used picket fence crackle on the leafy scroll,then rubbed in green chalk on the leaves & pink on the flowers. For the flower center, I used shabby pink smooch,liquid accents &micro beads…

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Here is a card I made using the new Collection  ” A gift for You”

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I used: From Santa with Love,Underneath the Christmas Tree-BS,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS,Given from the Heart,Shipped from the North Pole, & the Die Cut Sheet

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I did paper layers,ripping & hand stitching.I also used some corrugated paper & cheese cloth in the layers.  On the under part of the decorative Scroll, I use red pepper ink,then rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in some black chalk,then some white chalk. On the top part of the Scroll I used MS texture effects white,& sprinkled on so glitter while the effects was still wet…

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Here is the next card….

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I used:From someone special,Given from the heart,Packed with Santas Elves,Wrapped in old newspaper,Wrapped in old newspaper-BS,Die cut sheet & BS of lables

The stocking banner is Dusty Attic. On this card I did paper layers,hand stitching & covered the chipboard with paper.

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Thank you for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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