A layout from Camilla

Hi everybody! I hope you all are well. The chilly weather in Sweden made me bring out the  Vintage Frost Basics collection. And this is what I made. Melvin - MDThe three papers from the collection are layered on top of each other and to make them blend together I used different border punches.

Melvin1 - BFSProducts used: Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics papers (6th of December, 13th of December, 14th of December), doily and lace leaves from Tresors de Luxe, flowers and crystals from Prima Marketing.
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So Sweet ~ Watching Them Grow

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Hi all, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest page using Maja Design papers.  As I was scrapping this recent photo of my youngest daughter, I was struck by how much she’s grown up.  I can’t believe she is a teenager now (turned 13 over the summer).  I miss her being my little girl, but I also have enjoyed every stage of her life, this girl cracks me up with her funny sense of humour and quirky style.

For this page I used a modge podge of Maja Design papers.  I more often than not combine a variety of Maja papers, coordinating them by color rather than collection name.

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I used a variety of scraps in neutral tones and greens to make my rolled paper accents.  I rolled up the scraps and then bound them with some twine.  I added a fun l’il door hook on the side of my paper from Ingvild Bolme’s Junkyard Findings.

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I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as part of my page design, including a Skeleton Clock Frame, Foliage, and the ‘So Sweet’ title.  For the frame I first painted the pieces with some white Gesso.  Then I randomly dabbed on some ‘Broken China’ and ‘Peeled Paint’ Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I did a little edging with Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Branch Bark’ Chalk Ink.  Then I added a coat of Inksenttials Crackle Medium.  When it was dry  and crackled I dabbed on some ‘Walnut Stain’ Distress ink so that it got in the little cracks and whipped off the excess ink.

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I used the 11th of March-bs paper as the green background frame for my page and as the main background paper I used the backside of ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper from ‘Walking in the Forest Collection’….this is one of my favorite papers to use as a nice neutral background, especially when I do some mixed media on the page as I did here.  I used a bit of Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads on the page and added some texture with home-made texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called ‘Mini Damask’.  The butterfly is an image that I printed on a piece of transparency and cut out.

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I wanted to keep my blossoms soft and clean, so I went with a burlap bloom from Petaloo and two white blossoms from Dusty Attic Designs.  The small sugared dots are from Prima.

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The strip of lace I used on the bottom of the page and the natural floral cluster (just above the title) are both from Tresors de Luxe.  I had a little fun with the title.  First I gave it a coat of brown chalk ink ‘Knotted Wood’ by Ingvild Bolme, then I used some ‘Waterfall’ Stickles in the center of my alpha’s.  After it all dried I gave the whole thing a coat of gloss medium with some Glossy Accents.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (11th of March-bs, 7th of April, 7th of April-bs), Antiglen (Kaffe på trappan), Walking in the Forest (Flannel Shirt-bs), Sofiero (brown dot).

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you find yourself some time this week to get your Maja on.

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Walk with me daddy plus a Christmas layout

Good morning! We have recently celebrated our second Father’s Day. It was a lovely day, filled with joy. I created a special card for Johan’s first Father’s Day last year. This layout continues the journey…walk

I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…

Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…walk2All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.walk4I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso). walk3The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…sentwithloveThis photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…sentwithlove2I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX. sentwithlove3I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.Papers used
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Given from the heart
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Packed by Santas Elves
When the snow is falling
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I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny

“Note Book” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here with a new Maja Design project to share with you!

This time I have used the gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics line to create the layout below:

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Note Book – A day to remember

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This layout has 1st of April paper as a base to paste all the other layers of pieces of beautiful Maja Design patterned paper.

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As you can see I have decorated this page with a few cutouts, a bunch of flowers, blings, pearls, blings and shabby chic resins by Prima.

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Let´s take a closer look:

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I hope you´ve enjoyed it!

Thank you for your visit,

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It’s Winter Time

Hello,today I am sharing with you a LO I did,using the first photo’s with snow Oct 2014!!! Garden season is over,but this year I made a couple winter gardens,using my purple flowering cabbage,& pine,so I was excited to get the snow to get my photo’s.8af383ad-b0c9-46af-95a9-63ee8bb85d39_zps68ebaabe

I used the “A gift for You Collection” with the Vintage Summer Basics Collection…gift                                                                   I used: On Christmas Morning & Wrapped in old News Paper, I also used Vintage Summer Basics                                                                                                                  The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..72712488-e3a6-4e22-936e-0fab190b1950_zps3295ed36My dogs have been on my mind, with winter coming. We love the snow,but I worry about them when it turns really cold. So I guess that is why they ended up in my flower clusters…5899a745-cd93-4213-9769-6aa7731651a5_zps84c738c9

a0d869ba-984b-473b-801f-80517763e922_zps39b2755eThe large flower is Bobunny. I used Tim Holtz Die,Festive Greenery,for most of the foliage used on this LO. I cut the pieces,applied rock candy crackle,then dry painted on gesso to bring out the cracks. I then applied MS white texture effects,& while the effects was wet,I sprinkled on some glitter. Milo’s nose was in the snow in the photo & now it is in the effects..e4aa0d8b-fda6-482c-bb75-b58ed72acd30_zpse1d36362I painted the wagon wheel with rock candy crackle,rubbed in the brown chalk,then dry brushed on some gesso & applied texture effects…..07773358-c1d7-4a37-b40a-28f7cca4d0b5_zpsd90ed14f

59130435-1b9f-4cc4-846e-e6b438c1d16d_zps603387dbI painted on some plum color wash on to the tiny roses,once that dried I applied some texture effects & glitter….the roses were cream & are IamRoses…e3fb9371-8238-4b82-bd60-4de6178336aa_zps8cb1ec75

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When Leaves are Falling

Hello,today I am here to share with you a fall LO,using the beautiful Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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Walking-in-the-forest-PI used: Bird Song,Flannel Shirt,Jeans,Mountain Ash,Orchestra of Nature & a BS of a label.. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….9ee05fcb-b592-4eb0-a0e5-8e0b58906558_zps66f4b90cI did distressed payer layers,using burlap & corrugate paper in my layers….1ad6c93e-7f40-4896-b3c5-db3b76eee2b9_zps13dc9435On the birds on the branch,I stained the branches with Vintage photo,& on the leaves I used green & barn door red. I then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. & once the crackle dried brushed on some gesso,to bring out the cracks & to tone down the color. I also cut out the birds from the Collection, & glued them on to the branches….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0Chicken wire under the fence….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0

2b60cf91eb2c45efbdcc110dbff62bc1I also did some stencil work,using CWS confetti & Viva Modelling cream. When the cream dried I rubbed in brown & orange chalk….6d092730-3dda-4798-a9e8-84487efa42ab_zps764eac06

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865b34817dce40dfaf53379aec5d40b3Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Happy cousins with Camilla

Hi all! I have made a new Maja Design layout. This time I used the Coffee in the Arbour collection.Happy cousins - MDTo frame the photo I used some flowers and some die cuts together with a bow made of seam binding.

Happy cousins1I have torn a bit in the Maja Design papers to make some Tresors de Luxe lace visable.

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Scrapping Greens & Creams

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using a variety of Maja design collections.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors to scrap, but lately I’ve been scrapping a lot of pinks and purples.  I thought it was high time to play with some of my old favorite green toned papers mixed with some soothing neutrals.

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I love the warm green in the Ska vi ta en Fika collection, so I used one as my backdrop for my layout design.  I then chose one of the neutral papers from the same collection for my next layer.  I wanted to play a bit with the side edges so I chose to use a chipboard Zipper design From Dusty Attic, moistened the sides of the papers and pulled back the paper in the center, creating small pleats.  I then attached the zipper chipboard pieces (painted with some Bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) and glued it behind the edges of the paper.  The title and the number chippies are from Dusty Attic as welll.

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There are some tag images in the Walking in the forest collection, so I cut these out to used along the top of the photo as a page accent and a place to put a little journaling.  I also cut another tag out of a Coffee In the Arbour paper and stamped one of my Signature Word stamps ‘fabulous’ that I recently released.  (My word stamps can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

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I wanted to keep the page accents naturalistic so I chose a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Wildflowers #3 to add alongside my photo of my two little great nieces.

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And finally in the corner of the photo I accented with a few blooms from a tin of flowers from Recollections.  I did a bit of background stamping as well with some green Moss Lawn color from Ingvild Bolme.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m Applen, Havrerujor, Pratstund), Walking in the Forest (Klippark, Flannel Shirt), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Vintage Frost Basics (Days of December), Coffee in the Arbour (Feel the Grass Between Your Toes).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today!  Hope you get a chance to play today! xo

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time to fly

It’s been a long time since a made a canvas/layout.
Made this one for my youngest daughter, Yiscka
with the beautiful Crea Diem collection from Maja design.
The closer the date of Yiscka’s leaving to the States, the more sentimental I become!! :)
She had to take some photo’s for all the legal documents, not her usually sunny self and she really hates this one, but he…..thought it was a beautiful photo anyway and had to be scrapped!
(note: she forgave me for using it! LOL)

-Time to fly-
Go where you need to.
Explore the world.
Live your life but always
remember your way home.


I started this layout with layering some cut out strips from the Crea Diem collection.


Created the background with modeling paste and a clock template.
Used the fushia color from Shimmerz paints and some black acrylic paint.
The gorgeous butterfly is from Scrap-Unlimited and got two coats of gesso before randomly painted with the fushia. Added some pearls on the butterfly.


Lovely -home- resin from Prima.


Ab imo pectore = with all my heart / uit de grond van mijn hart
A piece of the bottom strip.


I wanted to add some extra color for more contrast and choose some lime colored touches in the flowers and pearls. The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and the painted twigs are from 13Arts.


Some extra touches with gesso.


I used the following papers:
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Den oersattliga tiden
Fylld av karlek (+bottom strip)

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Grandma and me

I shot this photo of Joel and his grandma and thought I’d make a framed layout out of it.

I have used the lovely Vintage Spring Basics and Life By The Sea for this layout.I have used dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and Prima flowers. Bling from Zva Creative, punch from Martha Stewart, frame die from Nestabilities, chipboard frame from Scrap FX. Mask from Prima, Pan Pastels for the background.Flocked rub-ons and doily die from Prima. The blue paper that I have used as a photo mat is from the Life By The Sea collection 6×6 paper pad. The rest is from Vintage Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad, except for the background 1st of March.This zipper die by Marianne Design is too cute. I added some stitches, lace and details from Prima.And the last close up.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!Jenny