Mood Board winner of June

Dear Maja friends,

Here in Sweden we are enjoying the summer and some great weather, finally. As a matter of fact, the weather is that great that I actually have moved my office outside. Now I never have to stop working, while being able to enjoy the sun at the same time.. 😉 I’m loving it.

This summer we have decided to publish some of our dedicated followers and fans that usually share their Maja-projects with us in different social media. So keep an eye at the blog and maybe you will see your friend’s creations.. Or maybe your own ones..? :)

Now, it’s time to reveal the winner of June’s Mood Board. First a quick reminder of how it looked:

Moodboard-June

Please do have in mind that we will choose a winner who have been observed the theme and keeping its track, and also have made the most beautiful creation of course.

This is all the wonderful contributions:

And the lucky winner is…

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Elya Savkina

Elya Savkina

Congrats Elya Savkina! Great work, we totally adore it! A collection by your choice is coming your way..!
And a huge Thank you to all the other contestants, we love your creations and appreciate your participation.

Thanks for visiting the blog and for spreading the word about Maja, all over the world.

Have a wonderful day and we’ll see you next Saturday with some lovely upcoming news… 😉

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June Mood Board

Dear Maja-fans,

Thanks for checking in today. It’s time for a new challenge –
let me present the Mood Board for June:

Moodboard-June

 

And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We are presenting a new mood board the first Saturday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below June 27th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks. Please make sure that your picture is the size of 600×600 dpi. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name. Please feel free to send us more than one picture, but NOTE that we need them as a photo collage (also the size 600×600 dpi). Include your full name, address and phone number in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12.
We need your creation June 24th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

 

Enjoy and get inspired by the wonderful creations from our fabulous team:

Heidi
By Heidi

Maja Nowak
By Maja Nowak

Zanka 1
By Zanka

Zanka 2
By Zanka

ZankaBy Zanka

Jennifer
By Jennifer

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

See you soon!

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Maja in Social Media

Dear Maja-fans,

I hope you haven’t missed that MajaDesign is available on Pinterest..? This social media is really one of the absolute best way to easily search and find gorgeous inspiration. We have boards from all our collections, where we almost daily pin new pictures that we find around the internet. Tag along and pin your Maja pics..! If you also write “MajaDesign” we can easily find you and help sharing. :)

Pinterest

Here are some samples of the wonderful creations you can find at Maja’s boards on Pinterest:

Pin collage

Collage2

 

Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
If you use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden along with your pictures (consisting of Maja papers of course) we can easily find your creations and like and share them forward.
We would love to see what you come up with!
So come and visit us there too..! :)
IInstagram

Here are some samples of our most popular pictures on Instagram:
Collage Instagram
Collage instagram

We also have our own YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/MajaDesignChannel, where you can watch our designer’s tutorial videos.
YouTube

And, of course, you can also visit us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MajaDesignInspiration.
This is a very “live” social media where we encourages our fans to share their creations with us. Many contests and daily updates from the blog.
Hope to see you there..!
Facebook

This is some examples of “Follower share” on Facebook:
Collage Facebook

I can also tell you about an “unofficial” Facebook Fanclub – Maja Design Paper World. This is a lovely place just to hang out with some other dedicated Maja fans and share your creations, take part of others tips and advices and just enjoy all the inspiration that are disseminated in the group..

 

Have a lovely day and thanks for visiting the blog..!

Camilla-sign

 

 

Winner of the May Mood board

Dear Maja-fans,

Thank you for visiting the blog today. It’s time to present the winner for this month’s Mood Board challenge.
But first we take a quick look at the Mood Board:

Moodboard-May

And here are all the wonderful contributions:

We are so happy about the great response and for all the wonderful creations that have been sent in to us this month. Actually this made us so happy that we decided to pick not only one winner, but FIVE..! So let us present the winners of this Mood Board challenge:

Silje K. Aunan

Silje K. Aunan

Rosemarie Grobosch Thorsell

Rosemarie Grobosch Thorsell

Karien van der Westhuizen

Karien van der Westhuizen

Gry Andersen

Gry Andersen

Alyona Savinova

Alyona Savinova

Congrats to Silje, Rosemarie, Karien, Gry and Alyona! A collection of your choice is coming your way..! Well done, thanks for your hard work.
And a big thanks also to the other contestants! You made this post really beautiful with your art.
You are all very welcome back next Saturday to join in the next Mood Board challenge. And don’t forget to pass it forward to all your scrapping friends..! :)

Love,

MajaDesign

Camilla-sign

Honouring my heritage

I’m so very grateful to my Grandmother for sharing her story and saved keepsakes with me. Those moments when she and my mum tells me about how things were back then are highly treasured and a great source of inspiration to me. Can you imagine she even allowed me to share this treasure with the whole (scrapbooking-) world?!
Let me tell some of my hidden secrets…
my-heritage

During the World war two my Grandfather served in the military. While spending all this time away from his family he wrote the most beautiful poems and letters to my Grandmother. I’ve enjoyed the great honour of being allowed to use some of those in my paper-designing as well. You can find fragments of them in the background of the Vintage Basic papers…
Vintage-basics-heritagemormorToday our beloved Grandmother is turning 91 and I just have to send her a greeting  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!

So everyone, let’s make sure to keep our memories safe and pass them on to the next generation… They will be someone’s treasured heritage.

Love
Marie

May Mood board

Dear Maja-readers out there..!

It’s now time for a new Mood board! This time we are looking for, and longing to see, all the magic you can achieve regarding this…

Moodboard-May

And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We are presenting a new mood board the first Saturday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below May 30th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name and address in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12.
We need your creation May 27th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

 

Enjoy and get inspired by the wonderful creations from our team:

Cathy - Moodboard May
Made by Cathy

Ingrid Gooyer
Made by Ingrid

Rachelle
Made by Rachelle

Pascale
Made by Pascale

Elena
Made by Elena

Jelissa
Made by Jelissa

Evgenia
Made by Evgenia

Amy
Made by Amy

Looking forward to see your contributions! See you soon!

Hugs and best wishes from the Maja Office!

Camilla-sign

 

 

Winner of April’s Mood board

Hi there Maja-fans!

The spring has sprung here in Sweden and we can now enjoy our meals outside, starting the barbecue up while the birds are singing and the sun slightly burns our noses. It’s a lovely time of year, if you ask me. :)

It is now time for us to reveal the winner of April’s Mood board.
First, let’s refresh the theme and the look of this months challenge:

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This is all the contestants:

And the winner is…

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Kristina Peshko!

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Some lovely album layouts by Kristina Peshko from Ekaterinburg, Russia. Congratulations Kristina, and thanks for your contribution and for spreading such inspiration! We picked you as a winner because of the well-made details and your dedication to stick by the theme. Well done! A collection by your choice is coming to your door..!

Also, a huge thanks to all our other participants that didn’t win this time, you’ve spent both time and love on your projects – which shows..! Hope to see your creations next month – Then we will be thinking babies and special moments

See you next Saturday!

Camilla-sign

Some changes in our Creative Team

Dear Maja-fans!

Welcome to the blog this wonderful Saturday! Here in Sweden we can enjoy a sunny Spring and listen to the birds singing happily outside. It is really a wonderful time of year.

Today I am going to share some Maja-news with you. In short, there will be some changes in our Creative Team.

First – we have the great honour to present Amy Voorthuis as our new Maja Creative Team member! We have been seeing her before as our guest when she was our Winter Girl last year – http://blog.majadesign.nu/2014/12/meet-our-winter-girl/.

She is a great artist and designer from The Netherlands that specialize in creating with flowers and chipboards with a lovely “girly” and romantic style. Her style breaths vintage, shabby chic and mixed media. She has been scrapbooking for about eleven years and you can enjoy her previous work at her blog – http://www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.se/.

Amy-Voorthuis

We give her the most warm welcome to our Maja Family! Looking forward to see all her magic here on the blog..!
Her first blog post will be on April 22nd.

Amy’s incoming in the team also means that someone is taking a step down, for now. Gabrielle will be taking a short break and will come back later this year. So a huge thanks for all your commitment and hard work you’ve been doing for us, so far! We really love your art and will be counting the days for your return. Have a great summer Gabi! Hugs from us all. <3 See you soon!

Gabrielle-Pollacco

I also need to tell you that we have to take a “So long” of our beloved Jenny that has coordinated this team for some years now. She is moving on into new adventures in life and we wish her all the best in the future! Jenny, you will be missed here at Maja. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all your great work and dedication you have been given the team. Hope to see you drop in at the office for a Fika every now and then! Take care. Big hugs!

Jenny

The one who will be filling in for Jenny will be me – Camilla, who has been at the Maja office for over a year now, working at the Customer Service among other things. I’m really looking forward to this task and the opportunity to work with such fabulous artists and great women around the world!

Camilla-Lilliesköld

I’ll see you around..! =) Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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April Mood Board

This time we have stretched the edges a bit and gone grungy. I hope you will like our April Mood Board.

Moodboard-April-MajaDesign (2)

And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truely believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We are presenting a new mood board the first Saturday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below April 25th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name and address in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12. We need your creation April 22nd at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

And here comes inspiration created by our new fabulous Creative Team…Evgenia_Petzer Evgenia_PetzerEvgenia PetzerHeidi_AugustsonHeidi AugustsonJenny_GrotherusJenny GrotherusMaja_Nowak Maja NowakRachelle_SigurdsonRachelle SigurdsonZaneta_GlowaZaneta Glowa

Winner of the March Mood Board

March has passed us with snowstorms, hail and coffee on the terrace in full sunshine. Unpredictable as it should be. It’s the last Saturday in the month and we are not so unpredictable here at the Maja blog. It’s time to present our Mood Board winner like we always do, but first a quick look at this months Mood Board. Moodboard-March15And here are our contributions

Our March winner has really managed to capture the spring feeling out of this Mood Board. A huge congrats to our winner…Aleksandra_Mihelic_SloveniaAleksandra Mihelic! Here are a couple of close up’s of her beautiful project.March mood board detail 1 March mood board detail 2 March mood board detail 3 March mood board detail 4

Thanks to all our participating projects, you have all done a great job.

Our next Mood Board is full of grunge and masculine style. You don’t want to miss next Saturday!

Until then!Jenny