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.

Sommar - MD5 Products used: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers (2nd of May, 3rd of May and 4th of May), Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame, flowers (Prima), seam binding, cheese cloth, alpha stickers (Prima), resins (Prima), metal cage (Prima), mask (Prima), texture pasteCamilla-sign

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.

Leon - MD3Products used: Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics collection (No XXI, No XIX, No VII), laces (Tresors de Luxe), flowers (Prima), crystal swirls (Prima), alphabet stickers (Prima), seam bindingCamilla-sign

Delighting in Outdoor Play

Delight

Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my little great niece playing in the dirt….sometimes it’s fun to just get dirty, isn’t it?!  I wanted to stay with some neutral colors with a hint of lavender (to bring out the sweet bow in her hair).   To create this page I mixed a variety of collections.  Here are the collections I used….

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I just love the way you can mix and match different collections. I used the following papers:

Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March), Crea Diem (Karleken Overvinner Allt), Walking in The Forest (Flannel Shirt, Fresh Air).

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I used 2 papers from the Walking in the forest collection as my background papers and then cut the cute Daffodil designs from the Vintage Spring Basics collection to create embellishments for the page.  I recently came out with my own stamp collection and used them for the first time a this page.  For the cracked wall/brick look here, I first stamped the image on the light background paper….I then stamped the same image on the terrcotta color paper (Fresh Air) and cut out the brick section and glued in over the matching stamped area on the light paper so that it looks like cracked plaster walls with brick showing through.

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I also used another of my stamp designs in another area of the page.  Here I did a little inking behind the photo area and used one of my cracked brick stamp designs to create a rustic look behind the photo area.

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I used a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Bearded Iris and painted it with some Gesso and chalk inks to compliment the daffodil design in the Maja patterned paper.

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I framed another of the cute daffodil designs with another of the Dusty Attic Elegant Frames and finished the corner cluster with some blooms and glass gems.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my page today as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by! xo

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Memories Like This

Hi there Maja fans! I hope you have all had a lovely happy-scrappy time since the last time we chatted over here:) To my utter dismay I realized that my post is two days late and although my layout was ready a week ago, I kept thinking and reminding myself to post on the 14th. Why the 14th?? No idea!! I wish I remembered that not all months have the same amount of weeks. That would have helped me!! Anyways, here I am with another layout of my darling daughter and her fiancee Justin. I am so blessed to have these two fabulous people in my life and you have no idea how excited I am about the upcoming wedding. It seems that it is all I can talk about lately. The last time I was here, the wedding was three months away and now there is only eight weeks left. Eight very, very busy weeks, but I am loving every minute of making all the arrangements. I am only going to do this only once in my life so I am going to make sure it is fabulous!!
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Here is a little close-up of the pretty Petaloo flowers I used:
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I have a really hard time deciding which Maja collection is my favorite so I tend to use a little bit of as many as I can. I just love them all!! For this layout I used the following:



All the stamping on this page was done with Kaisercraft stamps.
Till next time, lots of love and hugs to all of you!!
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Beach Life

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here to share a new Maja Design layout with you!!! This time it features the gorgeous Life by the Sea line:

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I recently went to the beach for a lovely and relaxing weekend by the sea. Of course, while feeling the soft breeze, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the sun warming my skin, I took some adorable photos and was eager to preserve those moments!

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So… what could be more perfect than taking some time to scrap these pics with this adorable line by Maja Design?

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It was very simple to put this layout together. The photo I have used here shows a beautiful sunset. It was cropped in 4 pieces, just to add interest.

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After adding a few coats of modeling past to its background with the help of a Prima stencil and a palette knife I have sprayed three shades of Color Blooms and have added a mat to the pictures.

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All the rest was done with the help of a few cutouts, chipboards, shabby chic resins, stamps and flowers!

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And I finished it up with a few more touches of gesso to add texture and to complete the beachy mood of this project.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

 

Thank you so much for your visit,

 

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Thinking about You

Hello,today I am here to share with you a card I made using the CreaDiem Collection, & a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used: Ord Flyger Bort, Ord Flyger Bort-BS,Skapa Dagen,Skapa Dagen-BS,& Sa Lange Jag Lever

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic & the handmade butterflies are from LittleScrapShop

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some punch work, tearing, distressing & hand stitching. I used some black corrugated paper in my layers…

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I used black soot distress stain on all the chipboard….

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I used a Prima stamp….

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The metal heart with wings is from Websters, & the tiny roses are from I am Roses…

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This is the inside of the card,I made a pocket to hold a gift card…

Here is my next project a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection…

 

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I used:No.XIII,No.XXIII,NO.XXIII-BS,No.XXI,No.XXI-BS,No.XV,No,XV-BS,No.XIV-BS,No.VIII-BS, Heritage & a BS of a Label..

Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did lots of paper layers,& chipboard layers….

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

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