Let us present our Autumn Girl

This Autumn Miranda Edney has been scrapping some beautiful projects for us.
First we let her introduce herself…

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“My name is Miranda Edney and I live in the sunny state of Florida with my honey
and our adorable fur babies which make ‘mommy’ very happy. I love
creating altered pieces! Nothing makes me happier than to see some plain
forgotten object and to bring new life into it. I have 2 sides, one of them
loves all things vintage and rustic. The other is a mixed media passion which
seeps out quite a bit. I love that Maja papers give me that vintage base for me
to add mixed media to, and that fulfills both of my ‘sides’.  
I used lots of Vintage Autumn Basics but I had to throw in some other
collections as well, they all coordinate so heavenly together! 

It has been a great honor to create for Maja, as a long time lover of
their papers. It has been a complicated time in my life and my focus is in a
million places, so to be able to sit down and create with such amazing papers
was true therapy for me. Thank you Maja Design!”

This is a really talented girl, just watch and enjoy her wonderful art..

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Mirandas words about this lovely treasure box:
“For my first Altered box I went with a “grape” theme. I had this box for
quite some time waiting for the perfect papers..”

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Here is a link for a full tutorial video, on how she created this wonderful piece of art.

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“My next mixed media box was very fun to create. Lots of layering of the beautiful
papers. A coat of clear gesso, then you can break out all your colorings and go
to town. I kept it very shabby and feminine.”

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A big THANKS to Miranda! Hope you have appreciated this as much as we have!

In our Sofa, Welcome to Rachelle’s Scraproom

Hello & Welcome to my Scraproom….

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I started scrapbooking in 2002,helping out my middle son,Erlendur with his grade 12, language arts “Memory Book” project. At this time I had never heard of scrapbooking, but this was how all the girls in his class, were doing their projects! So Erlendur asked his friends where to get supplies & got the info on scrapbooking. I worked with the photo’s (matte & paste,added stickers,ect.beginner self taught scrapbooking), Erlendur did the writing. I worked out of plastic bins,that I stored in the spare bedroom,& dragged into the kitchen. Little did we know,that Rachelle had found her passion!!! I got addicted to scrapbooking,& of course to the supplies.My front room,living room,dining room was never used,so I decided to change it into my scrap space.

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I had a friend custom make, my work station. I stand to scrap,so I had him build me a island,with lots of drawers. It is in the center of the lowers area,with easy access,to all of my supplies,in drawers, or in the boxes, on the selves…..

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Shows the other side of work station,with more drawers. Behind are paper racks,in the last couple years I have been 99% working with Maja Design papers,but I have not purged any of my old paper. I use the old paper as a backing on my LO’s, for extra support..

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A photo taken from the opposite side of the room. This room is just off the front entrance of our home,& right next to the kitchen. There are 3 large windows facing south. The lighting over the work station is a pool table light….

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This is the raised area of the scraproom,that holds my computer, photo printer & more shelves & boxes for storage…

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More views of the upper level…

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Upper over looking the lower level…

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I decided to decorate my room, with my late sisters Art. JoAnne was a year younger then me,born on the same day. She passed away about a year before, I got into scrapbooking….

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I painted all the boxes blue,then scrapbooked them with JoAnne’s Art. I also labeled the boxes….

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Shows 12×12 framed LO’s using JoAnnes Art…

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Yes, I do have a sewing machine, I have had it for years but still have not figured out how to thread it,so instead I spend hour’s hand stitching…

 

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OK,I need to admit something! I have my scrap space, but I still can be found, at my kitchen island, scrapbooking!!!!The center & social area of our home!!!! Cheers & Happy Scrapbooking….Rachelle

 

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The new Christmas collection is coming up..!

Dear Maja-fans!

I can now proudly present the new Maja collection – “A Gift for You”!

The feeling that spreads all over while enjoying this wonderful art is – Christmas time, candle lights, cozy by the fire place, snow, sparkling cold and lovingly warm at the same time and of course, an exciting feeling that Santa Claus soon will be coming with his reindeers..

A gift for you

This wonderful creation will be released September 29th – please make sure that your nearest store will have it in stock for you!

See you soon!

Hugs

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In Our Sofa…Andrea

Happy Saturday morning, Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today to share my scrap space! I am very fortunate in that a few years ago we added an addition to our house, one that included a master suite and bathroom…which consequently left us with a spare bedroom. Well, not for long as I comandeered the space for my crafty pleasures… {insert sinister laugh here}. Andrea-EwenSo here we go…I apologize in advance for having to use a flash as I picked to two gloomiest days of the year to take photos of a room that only has one window: MR2The above cabinet hold miscellaneous stickers, raffia, bows, extra adhesives, scissors and travel bags for when I go away to craft.MR3I keep most of my paper here, Maja get segregated from the rest since it’s the paper I use most often.MR4I‘m convinced that closet doors are best left closed, as evidenced by the following photo:
MR5In here I keep extra gift bags, wrapping paper, travel bags, lace, stamp cartridges, Christmas cards…basically anything I can’t fit (or don’t like to view on a regular basis) gets shoved in here.MR6The above shelf holds all of my extra inks, glues, Modge Podge, stamps and extra papers. I guess you could say I’m a hoarder, wink wink.
MR7These drawers contain punches (in the bottom drawer) and twine and seam binding in the top drawer.
MR8 This is my main sitting area. I do have an extra chair for whomever would want to chat while I’m working. I have a lovely view of my plants outside.MR9The extra chair is also used as my sewing station. I keep all my notions in the shelf above the machine along with pins, buttons, inks and markers.MR10This is the full view of all of my ‘accessories’. Inks, markers, punches, buttons, flowers paper…basically you name it, it’s tucked in there somewhere.MR11I‘m also very lucky that my husband is a carpenter by trade, so he was sweet enough to make these dividers for all the colors of my papers. I can’t even think of the mess that these papers would be in if they weren’t organized like this.MR12Here is my late night crafting light box. I don’t like these photos as much as natural daylight, but at 2 in the morning, this has to suffice….MR13Above the light box are accessories that I sometimes use to place behind my cards. Gives a little depth perception and charm. I also store my most recent creations on these shelves until they get delegated to a box below.MR14My wall of punches….MR15Buttons, favorite ink pads, liquid pearls and Stickles. Along with boxes of flowers arranged by color….MR16A closer view of my ‘go-to’ section.
MR17The above drawers are designated for pearls/crystals/accoutrements. I also have a decent stash of Zva Creative flourishes and this is also where I store my die cutting machine for easy access.
MR18The sewing center. I keep my scoring board and extra long cutting boards on the shelf just under the counter to my right.MR19Ribbons (unorganized and messy) but divided up by ‘warm’ colors on top and ‘cool’ colors on the bottom.

MR21Whoops…didn’t have time to organize those up above…that is a pretty good picture of how my craft room looks on a daily basis.MR20My view while crafting. Sometimes it’s quite distracting…but I have to say it makes me happy.

Thanks for joining me for this photo heavy post…hope you enjoyed a peek around my craft space! In zero to thirty it’ll be a mess again!

Enjoy your weekend! Andrea-sign

In our Sofa- Welcome at Marilyn’s Place

Marilyn-Rivera

Hello Maja friends!!  Today is my turn to show you my little paradise that is how I call my scrapbook room. I moved to USA eight months ago and I took the smallest room in our apartment that is near to a big tree full of beautiful birds like cardinals and many other species that are singing all day.  For that reason my desk is near to the window and I can see and listen all these beautiful creatures meanwhile I was creating my pages, it is like a paradise for me…priceless!!  My room in not a gorgeous or fancy place, it is only 10 x 10 room that is very practical and functional for me. Let’s get started with the tour…

DSC_6910Here’s how it looks from the door. To the left you see my work area (desk), the double white doors in the back is the closet.  In the right side you see my sewing machine and “Juanita” that is how I called my dress form, lol.

DSC_6914Up front you’ll see my complete work area, in the left you see my photo printer and under it a drawer where I keep my cardstocks and papers. I will tell you a secret…how much do you think I paid for this desk…?  I paid twenty five dollars for it in a Goodwill Stores…awesome! I left most of my scrapbooking furniture in Puerto Rico and I only brought a few thing. I had to buy almost everything again so I was looking for good bargains. So I was happy with this buy. In the bottom right is my baby boy “Sponky” he is a 14 year old dog..always beside me.

DSC_6915In these small drawers I organize my Liquid Pearls, Stickers, gelatos, Chalk inks, etc..

DSC_6917-copyIn the top of the desk, I have plastic jars with flowers, ribbon, laces, pearls. I also have my works and some gifts like the beautiful cards that Ingrid Gooyer and Maritza Valdez sent me from my Birthday. The things I used the most you see them on the shelf.

DSC_6918Behind the small door you will find my stencils, alphas, mesh tape,doily papers and stamps.

DSC_6920I bought this rolling organizer at Michael’s and it’s perfect for my paints, mediums and mists.

DSC_6922My hubby put hooks under the desk and I can hang my heat tool and glue in this way, which is very practical.

DSC_6930When you open the double doors that is what you find.  I design for different companies and here is where I keep all their products in plastic organizers and in white boxes. Each company has their own plastic box and I organizer by collection, embellishments, etc. I also keep here my Cricut machine and Cutttlebug.

DSC_6934This is the view from the window.  I bought this industrial sewing machine before I started to study Fashion Designer, twenty seven years ago.  The big furniture was a gift from my mom and I brought it from Puerto Rico.

DSC_6935This is the place where I keep my laces, sewing notions, stamps, different tools.

DSC_6937The drawers…one for my threads and the other for my punches.  I keep my laces in plastic boxes.

DSC_6939My die cuts, embossing folders are in this plastic containers from Dollar Tree.

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In this corner you will find flowers, flowers and more flowers…

DSC_6928These baskets are full only of Prima flowers and embellishments.

DSC_6929One drawer is for my buttons, other for more flowers, other for my pearls….

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DSC_6941Metals, buttons and chipboard.   You see I have everything organized without spent a fortune.  I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook room tour…Thank you so much for your visit!!

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In our sofa – Welcome at Ingrid’s place

Ingrid-Gooyer

Hi there Maja friends!
Today it’s my turn to share my little scrap place.
And little it is!! LOL
I’m not having the luxury of having my own scrap room and always make my projects on my dinner table. Not having a scrap room means you’ll find my stash and products all over the place! And I mean everywhere!! :)
My two girls are still living with us but it will not be long before they will leave the nest.
Always kidding them by asking them when they will leave so that I can redecorate their rooms into a scraproom. Shhh(don’t tell)…the truth is I love having them around me!

Here are some photo’s of my house, so sit back and don’t mind all the mess!!I remember buying this white cabinet and wondering how I was ever going to fill this one and look at it now……need I say more? :)
Packed with projects just for me, but also a lot of projects waiting for a new home.
Love to give them as gifts to my family and friends!
The keyboard and the guitar is from hubby.

Can you guess what’s my favorite color? :)
This is the other side of my living room with a view of my small backyard.


Painted my stairway some years ago. All the colors still makes me very happy!

A rare view of one side of my living room…..empty dinner table!
Darling daughter finally has a chance to actually sit at that table!
I always try to clean up the table after every project.
Doesn’t always works that way but I kinda like all the goodies at my display!

Boxes, boxes and boxes everywhere!

This is what my table looks like after another Maja project!
Now you see why I desperate need a scraproom, don’t you? LOL

I have to admit I have a crazy obsession to find it difficult to throw anything away from all of those papers. Every little piece I have to keep and I even save all the leftovers from my punched flowers!
Do you think I need some help? :)

All my painting is done in my kitchen.
It’s very small but somehow I find a way to work between all the cups and plates!
I’m driving my girls crazy when they need the space for making their lunch or even to make a cup of tea! No worry girls, we will find an empty place! :)

I told you it would be messy! LOL

But he….I DO clean!!
Ready for another project! :)

Hope you all liked this post and who knows, maybe soon I will be lucky to have my own space! :)
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Winner of the June Mood board

Here is a reminder of what it looked like…
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And here are our contributions for this month…

Thank you all so much for your lovely pieces of art! As always, someone has to win… and this time the lucky one is…

Amy Voorthuis_2Amy Voorthuis!! Congratulations, the collection of your choice will be sent to you.

We will be back in August with a new Mood board challange, make sure to keep an eye out there so that you don’t miss it…

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In our sofa…Welcome to Camilla’s place

Hi everyone! Camilla here. Today it is my turn to show you where I create my scrapbooking projects.

Camilla-EkmanAs you can see I only have half a room as my scrap space so I have to keep it organized. Thankfully I live in Sweden, the homeland of IKEA. LOL

Rum1Here is the desk I normally use when I scrapbook. Sometimes I move into the kitchen or the living room though, especially if I scrap for a whole day and want to watch television at the same time.

Rum2 In this area I have all my dies. The Silhouette is sadly very rarely used.

Rum3 And on these shelves I have my mists.

Rum4 I have some of my papers standing in the book shelf. The older papers I don’t use anymore I have put away into a closet.

Rum5 Above the desk I have shelves with boxes. The boxes contains older flowers, which I have sorted by colours.

Rum6 And my punches and border punches are in plastic containers like these.

Rum7 As you might have noticed I like plastic containers since I can easily see what’s inside. Here I have newer Prima flowers still in their packages and also my laces from Tresors de Luxe and chipboards from Blue Fern Studios.

Rum8 This drawer is also from IKEA and contains different stuff. Rum9 On my desk I have these containers with different mixed media products and stamps I often use.

Rum10Finally… Here’s what my desk looked like the other night when I sat down to work on a Maja Design project. You will see the result if you head on over here tomorrow morning…

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A farewell and a welcome back

As you read last weekend our beloved Nadia has decided to step down to spend more time with her family. We think she made the right decision and wish her all the best in her future. Here are a couple of Nadia’s beautiful creations that she has created for us.
Nadia’s wonderful replacement is no stranger… Please welcome back the talented Cathy Lane from South Africa.Cathy-Lane-2

Here are a few of her layouts that she has made for us in the past…Cathy_LaneCathyLaneI hope you will find Cathy’s work inspiring.

And… I am going to share a CT position with Cathy, so you will also see some of my work. Here are a few Maja creations I have done in the past…Jenny_Grotherus2Jenny_GrotherusJenny_GrotherusJenny

 

The first bottle message of this summer…

It’s very nice to see how the new collection has travelled all over the world and found it’s way to crafty scrappers. This bottle message was drifting on Facebook, just waiting to be picked up.And here comes two more beautiful cards that Dorota has made…

We thank Dorota for the inspiration and for uploading her creations on our Facebook site. Please contact me at moodboard@majadesign.nu and give me your address and phone number so we can send you a surprise package with goodies.

So don’t forget to upload your creations on our Facebook page. You never know who picks it up!