Farewell, welcome and welcome back.

Hello scrappers (and everyone else who has find your way here)..!

Today I will share some changes within our Creative Team with you. There are some sad and some good news..

First we need to say Farewell to two of our Team members – Iris Babao and Ingrid Gooyer

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Ingrid – you have been our “Star of Altered” and we really adore your creations! Hard working, talented and so very dedicated. You will be very missed. A huge thanks for all you’ve been sharing, and for your hard work behind it.
Take care. Hope to see you out there..! ♥

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Iris – you have been a fresh splash of color to our team, and we thank you for that. You’ve brought a new, colourful touch to the Maja blog. Thanks for this time and for your wonderful work. Take care. And, I’m sure, we will see you out there, in social media. ♥
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Now, it’s time to welcome our new Maja Team Member – Silje Kristin Aunan.

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Silje is a really talented artist who specializes in altered projects. We are totally in love with her style and her wonderful and daring way to handle Maja papers.

Hello everyone :-)
My name is Silje Kristin Aunan, I live in the north of Norway, in a town called Bodø. Here I live in a House with 2 girlfriends. I have my own crafting room with a bed 😉 I like to fish, be outside in the forest or on the top of mountains. I love a good book, take photos and I like to bake. But my true passion is Scrapbooking. 😀
I discovered scrapbooking in November 2013 and it changed my life.
It all began with a few Christmas cards and tags, made with Maja paper.
3D projects and special boxes soon became my favorite, I just love creating special new unusual projects. I feel an urge to create things that have never been done before. It makes me excited and time flies by so fast. It is like time does not exist while I am in the zone of creating ♥
From childhood I have always been very creative. I even studied pastry/cakes where I also could use my creativity.
I get inspired by things that surround me, nature, situations, feeling, weather; or ideas just pop up in to my head.
I prefer to create something unique. Pushing my own boundaries. So therefore I challenge myself to make “impossible” paper creations. “Nothing is impossible” is my mantra.
I love to  use many different variations of paper, the more layers the merrier! Many details such as ribbons, charms, bling and lots of paper flowers. I can make projects simple but still detailed. My favorite is large detailed projects, and my style is mainly shabby chic/vintage.
And that is why the Maja Design paper is a favorite. I just love the papers, and what I can do with them, when I create my projects.
I hope I can inspire you all to tray things you never have done before, becuse I love to inspire crafters, and why not do it with lovely Maja Design Paper ♥

A warm welcome to the Maja Family, Silje..!
You can enjoy her first post at the blog on September 6th.

We also want to say Hi! to Gabrielle who has been enjoying her summer break. You are so very welcome back..! ♥

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And, don’t forget to participate in our Giveaway#majadesign..! You can win a complete set of Summer Crush. Last day to participate is September 12th.

Have a lovely day!

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Special Guest Feature

Hi sweeties!

Today we are going to share some fabulous work by Kristina Peshko.
Kristina is one of our most dedicated and talented fans and we really adore her creations.
Hope you’ll like them as much as we do..! (And psst – don’t forget to let her know..!)
Enjoy!

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“Hello! My name is Kristine Peshko. I am very happy to be a guest at your favorite spot in your blog. Maja Design is the paper that inspires me always! When I do something, everything goes by itself. For me it is an endless pleasure of working with paper, which is thought-out to the last detail! Scrapbooking to me is first of all albums. Paper Maja Design is ideal for albums. I am confident that over the years it will become more valuable. The quality of the paper on top. A collection of designs and sheets are always designed and fit together. I really like doing albums like with photos, working with emotions. So without photos while working on a composition and a certain style. Since I love the mix of media I can not help but note that the paper will withstand all tests. Embossing, sprays, pigments, mediums – in every project I add different techniques, I think, because of my work look more unique. Basically, I do work with a light touch of vintage. And also in the style of Shabby Chic, really like men and eco theme. Lately I’ve been using natural materials and inspired by the nature has given us. Many thanks for the invitation! I wish all readers of the blog of inspiration and creative success!”

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Absolutely wonderful albums..!
Kristina has been using papers from Nyhavn and Vintage Baby.

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And some lovely cards..

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To make these cards, Kristina has been using papers from Vintage Summer Basics, Nyhavn, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? and Vintage Spring Basics.

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You can see more of her wonderful creations here, at her blog – kristinapeshko.blogspot.se/.
Or follow her at Pinterest or Instagram.

A huge thanks to Kristina for sharing her work with us, and a huge thanks to you for visiting the blog today.

See you!

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PS. Don’t forget to participate in our latest Giveaway. Use the hashtag #majadesign (or #majadesigninsweden) on your Maja-pictures in social media. Read more about it here.

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Dear Maja-fans,

In Sweden, we are enjoying the last of the summer, trying to imbibe the warmth and the sun so that we can fill our resources for the upcoming, long winter time. We are of course also loading for some quality scrapping time, embracing all the inspiration we can get.
I’m hoping to inspire you with some of our latest “pins” from Pinterest;

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Why don’t you head over to our Pinterest site to find out who made what..?
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DON’T MISS:
You’re up for winning a set of Summer Crush (12*12 plus 6*6)?? Enter our social media contest by using the hashtag #majadesign (or #majadesigninsweden) on every Maja pic you’re sharing in social media. Red more about it here.

See you out there..!

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#majadesign

Hello sweet Maja-readers out there!

Have you been able to enjoy our new line “Summer Crush” yet..?
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If not, we will give a whole collection away..! The only thing we want you to do is to use the hashtag #majadesign or #majadesigninsweden on a picture of your Maja project – in one, or more, of our favorite social medias – Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

We will pick, not only one, but three winners of this gorgeous collection (12*12 + 6*6). One winner from each social media. September 12th is the last day to take part.

Good luck everyone! See you out there.
#majadesign

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In Our Sofa – Welcome to Heidi’s craft room

Happy Saturday morning! Today it’s my turn to share my craft space with you.

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I am using our guest room as a craft room. Do you want to take a look? Welcome in!

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Here is my desk where I’m crafting. Just in front of the window where I have a view out to the terrace.

IMG_1511The terrace is turning east/west so I get the sun into my desk in the afternoon. As you see we have no neighbors looking in, except a lot of birds.
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Just in front of me at the desk I have all the tools I often use, my Big Shot, punches, ink, tape, glue, sponges, pens etc. And my radio :-)

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On the left side I have 3 shelves containing stamps, papers, flowers, ribbons, lace and other things I often use.

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Behind me I have another shelve where I store my crafting books and magazines, sewing machine and a lot of boxes with crafting materials.

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And on the wall on my right side I have 2 metal frames where I can hang the finished cards. I hope you all enjoyed looking into my craft room. Wish you all a sunny and creative Saturday!

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Maja Design Special Feature – Summer Guest Designers

Maja Design has an amazing group of world wide followers.  We thank you for such heart warming dedication and loyalty.

As a special “Thank You”  to the loyal followers who frequently share their work, we would like to feature a few of the wonderful artists that contribute to the Maja Design Facebook page:   Davinia Wood, Silje Kristin Aunan and Liz Marsden.

I am an English girl living in the Pilbara in Western Australia, pretty remote place! I live with my hubby and two pet hermit crabs. I started craft with wood craft and then discovered the gorgeous papers and stamps and that was it- I was hooked. I love colouring with Copics and Distress Inks. Why do I love Maja?  Well there is paper for everyone, every occasion and every season. It’s literally the most beautiful papers around. So beautiful I sometimes just want to keep them and look at them!!! They are divine. I found out about Maja through other crafty friends, I saw these beautiful papers had a look at their blogs and discovered Maja and have never looked back. I just love creating with these and part of the excitement of creating something new is playing around with these gorgeous papers!

My fave collection….oh heck hard one!…. I think it would have to be between
‘Life by the Sea’ ‘Sofiero’ and all of the Christmas papers!

You can find more of Davinia’s inspiring work on her blog here

I am Silje Kristin Aunan,  age 27,  living in Bodø; a city North
of Norway above the Polar Circle. 

I started scrapbooking in November 2013. It all began with a few Christmas tags and cards in 2013 using Maja Design papers. This was and
still is therapy for me. This is my passion, and I spend almost all my spare time producing paper
projects.  As for her love of Maja papers?  Silje says,” To wait for a new collection from Maja Design, is the same as waiting for Christmas presents on Chrismas Eve, Only this is so much better. Sometimes it seems that the sheets are made perfectly for my paper projects.” 

I love creating in a Vintage and Shabby Chic style and enjoy making 3D projects and special boxes.  I often challenge myself to make “impossible” paper creations.
“Nothing is impossible” is my mantra. 

 Silje designs for her local craft store TreL.no, kaBoks, producer of dies, and stamps and a challenge blog, Nordsalten Hobbyklubb. 

 You can find Silje on her blog here. You’ll also soon see her in the August/September edition of the  Norwegian Craft Magazine, magazine, Ett Trykk .

Silje is absolutely enjoying our two newest collections, Vintage Baby and Summer Crush.  

Here are some of here gorgeous and creative pieces using both of those collections. 

I would like to thank  Maja Design for the
honour of asking me to be a guest on the Maja Design Blog, how excited am I
!!!!!!!! 

 

I have loved to create since childhood and was always to be
found colouring and  playing with paper etc.  Nothing much has changed, as I still love to colour with distress inks or copics and love to use Maja Design
papers.  They are my all time favourite and the ones I go to first, time and
time again, 

My favourite style  is shabby Chic and the Maja Design
papers are perfect for this, the designs, weight, and strength of the
papers mean you can do so much with them, I love to add a little  water to
the edges of my paper to create folds for interest and they take this technique
so well, as seen on my shabby chic card,I also  love to add laces,
chipboard and anything that adds texture to my creations too, 

 

One of my all time  favourite Maja Design collections
was the  Sofiero Limited collection, I loved the designs and colours very
much,  I tend also to use the Vintage Spring and Vintage Autumn Basics
quite a bit too, as  they adapt so easily For boys or girls creations,

You can find more of Liz’s amazing work on her blog  here. Here are some of Liz’s amazing pieces:

If you have not “LIKED”  us on Facebook yet, we invite you to join our page to stay informed on the newest releases. You can find us right here

We also want to invite you to share your own Maja Design projects and art pieces on our Facebook page.  It’s a great way to show off your work to the world as well.

Mood Board July & August

Dear Maja fans,

We hope you have a fabulous time out there..!
It is time for a new Mood Board challenge.

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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 will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below August 26th. 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 August 26th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

Some inspiration from our fabulous Creative Team;

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Made by Pascale

Cathy- MoodboardMade by Cathy

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Made by Rachelle

july mood bopard card
Made by Jennifer

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Made by Iris

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Made by Maja

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Made by Irene

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Good luck everyone! See you soon.

Hugs.

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Summer Crush

Hello scrappers!

Glad to see you here at the blog today. As you might already heard, we have just released a new collection, called “Summer Crush”. And the name says it all..! 😉 It’s all about summer, love, dance, rock n’ roll, vintage cars and warm, hot summer nights.. We can smell a touch of retro and it’s like flying back in time for a moment… It makes me wanna go for a ride in the old beautiful car, enjoy a lollipop while doing it and feel the warm wind in my hair..
The designs are a bit more colorful than most of Maja’s previous papers, which makes them even more special and yummie..! We are so proud to present our brand new collection – Summer Crush;

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Summer Crush collage 2 Summer Crush collageYou’ll find them in your nearest scrapbook store within the next few days. And if not – just ask for them..! Link to your nearest store.

As you might read at the blog yesterday, our dear Zaneta aka Zanka must leave the team for now.. We really would love to take the opportunity to say Thanks and hope to see you soon..! You are a great artist and we really adore your creations. Thanks for all you’ve been sharing with us, so far. Hope to see you back at the team within a near future.
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Hugs to you. <3

The upcoming Mood Board will be revealed on Saturday 18th of July. This challenge will apply over the summer and we will draw a winner in the beginning of August. So don’t forget to stop by the blog then..!
For now, we will take some summer vacation at the Maja Office, and we will be back at August the 3rd.

Until then – have a really wonderful, scrapping time..!

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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:

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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

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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:

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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

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Jennifer
By Jennifer

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

See you soon!

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