Enjoying Outdoors – new collection..!

I’m heading outside to enjoy the fresh air and all the wonderful colours in the nature.. I grab my lilac rubber boots, my hat and my favorite umbrella. It’s like my grandmother always used to say “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes”.. In Swedish this is an old saying that actually rhymes so nice (“Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder”).

And it’s so true..! I wouldn’t miss this time of year, for the world..!

In my picnic basket I have some tea and muffin, and of course also my camera. You’ll never know how long I’ll be away and what I’ll might find on the way…

Here in Scandinavia, the nature will soon go into its winter sleep and we will embrace every last of its spectacular drama, photograph the beautiful different hues and make it into wonderful memories in our scrapbooks..

Our new collection is all about that – autumn, nature, garden, whimsical weather and magnificent colours.

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See the whole collection here, and find your nearest store here.
And some inspiration for a first craft project with this fabulous new collection…

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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

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..! ♥

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. ♥

Now, it’s time to welcome our new Maja Team Member – Silje Kristin Aunan.


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..! ♥



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!



Maja on Pinterest

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..?

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..!


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;


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.
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..!


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/.


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!


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!


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!


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


Creative Team 2015

This year will soon come to it’s end and we have had a really great time, creating some really wonderful art and hopefully inspiring others along the way!

Now, the New Year is coming up – 2015. We think it should be a really great year, filled with joy & inspiration and a lots of wonderful scrapping! A new year also means – new Team members..!
MajaDesign proudly presents:



Cathy-McGrath Cathy McGrath, Australia
“My style is shabby chic/vintage. I love to use die cuts, particularly in my cards as well as use flowers, lace and vintage trinkets in my other projects.  I cannot wait to use the beautiful papers and be inspired to create with them.”

Elena Olinevich, Belarus
I have been exploring some new approaches and mixed media
techniques, but being a very gentle person my projects tend to be more
feminine. I like using paints, mists and lace. But the most distinctive feature
of my projects are layering and thorough attention to details.

Evgenia Petzer, South Africa
“My style is very feminine and detailed. I love all these tiny bits and little pieces that give teh personal touch to the creation. As Maja papers are very soft and shabby this is a perfect match. These papers are so “me”, they reflect all that i have loved in the scrapbooking ppaers for ages. Starting from the awesome quality to unique designs, I am just so looking forward to continue playing with them, but now as a part of a Creative Team.”

Gabrielle Pollacco, Canada
“I would call my style Vintage/Shabby-chic with a good dose of mixed media. It makes me happy to share new ideas and techniques and see others incorporate them into their own style.  I’m delighted to be on the Maja Design Creative Team for another year, their designs are timeless and leave me feeling inspired every time I pull them out to create!”

Heidi Augustson, Norway
“Crafting has always been my passion, and I love the shabby chic- and vintage style. My projects are detailed and characterized by the use of vintage photos, lace, flowers and romantic details. I have always loved Maja Design’s papers and I am so much looking forward to work with the products and this fantastic team of talented girls.”

Ingrid Gooijer, Netherlands
“I think most people know me for my altered projects. Although I also love making layouts and cards, I find myself always looking for other shapes and forms which I can make more beautiful by using papers and/or paints.”

Irene Tan, Malaysia
“Hmm…when talking about my style, I really don’t have one specific style. Normally, I create how and where my heart and urge takes me. I can be grungy and messy one day and keep it simple and clean on another day. I can be very detailed and add tons on one of my project but playing with simple geometrics on my next project. So I guess I really don’t have a defined style. What do you think Maja Designs gorgeous papers would lead me to?”

Jelissa Mei, Singapore
“My style is, I think, a marriage of mixed media and romantic shabby chic. I would say that my most striking characteristic is that I like to create multi-layered backgrounds with lots of textures and layers, and build up from there the shabby part of the work using papers and embellishments. It is really a honor for me to join Maja Designs as the papers suit my style to a T, and I hope to grow more as an artist in my time here.” 

Maja Nowak, Poland
“My work is a mixture of romantic shabby chic and a bit of a steampunk, masculine touch. I don’t hesitate to use flowers and glitter for my boys’ layouts, but from time to time, especially when making to order, I do create a card that is not at all distressed :-) What I love most about Maja Design papers is their diversity that allows me to use it for almost anything I need to create. Belonging to the team of world-famous scrappers is a true honour and great pleasure for me and I’m so happy to stay here for another term!”

Pascale Bernard, France
“The colors in my photo are my starting point. I love testing new
techniques using gesso, inks, stamps, and creating my own flowers with colors
close to reality. I always create my own backgrounds with several layers and
textures. My style is at the same time or in turn vintage, shabby, steampunk,
and mixed media.”

Rachelle Sigurdson
Rachelle Sigurdson, Canada
“To get my texture, I love to work with distressed, hand stitched paper layers. I also love & use chipboard on all of my projects. By reading my comments, I would say that my characteristics is ‘my attention to details'”.

Zaneta Glowa, Sweden
“I would describe my style as feminine, subtle, with a romantic touch. But I do like some variations, following my mood or an inspiration, which can often lead to creating something ‘not-quite-my-style-but-I-like-it-anyway’. I like my works to be well balanced, I let the ‘white space’ speak and I can hardly stay away from adding just a touch of some mixed media or stamps. I adore Maja Designs papers, I love to have them and just watch those outstanding patterns, explore the details… so I’m hoping that cutting them becomes easier as a DT member :) I hope I will be able to show the versatility of the papers, play with endless combinations of different collections – with only my own creativity setting the limit!

Jennifer Snyder, Facebook Coordinator, USA
“My style? This has always been a difficult question to answer.  Let’s just call it
‘evolving’.  Where I stared , where I am presently and where I’ll be tomorrow is a big mix of styles. Where I stared off disliking cards is now where I find great joy. Gotta keep the journey fun and ever changing. Vintage yesterday, shabby chic today, clean and crisp tomorrow? Who knows!
Why do I stick out as a scrapper? I actually do not think my art sticks out. Art is just
paper, glue and whatever embellishments are chosen. I hope that the person behind the art is most important. I hope those people who have chosen to know me, will find depth, kindness and a caring helpful nature. I feel that egos and arrogance have found their way into so many hearts spoiling even the most beautiful project. I don’t want to be that person.
I love Maja Design for
its beautiful consistent collections. The quality and excellence of the product is a joy to use. I look forward to having a chance to use some of the
best and most beautiful paper in the world. As Facebook Coordinator, I also look forward to telling the world about Maja and  helping to establish a strong world presence.” 

Jenny Grotherus, Team Coordinator, Sweden
“Every new team is like a bunch of new babies in the family to me. That is what our team is like. Family. I am always so amazed by the wonderful creations they create and how lovable they all are. They are such an inspiration and I always learn so much from
them. I’ve become friends for life with past Creative Team members and I am sure this years girls are no exception.”

Jenny is also a dedicated scrapper and drops in with her wonderful art on the blog from time to time.

“My style is very Maja like. A lot of soft colours, vintage, lace and flowers. I like to keep it simple. I like to create usable things with papers. Jewellery boxes, picnic baskets, books etc. A tutorial or two might slip through once in a while.”

We also want to say thank you and show our great appreciation to those in the Creative Team that now are leaving us for new adventures. It has been a blast working along with you all and we sure are going to miss you! So, a big Thank you and Goodbye to these wonderful ladies that has been with us under the past year;

Nancy-Hanttula Nadia-Cannizzo Marilyn-Rivera Larissa-Albernaz Cathy-Lane CamillaEkman Andrea-Evans

Thanks for all your fantastic work and for the wonderful inspiration you have been giving us! We love you!

Many hugs!

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!



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