A taste of our new collection…

SneakPeakThere’s a smell of newly baked sponge cake in the air. The raspberries are ready to be harvested and the roses are in full bloom. The bees are busy working the flourishing garden. The white furniture from times of old has been repainted and looks almost new. The sun warms up the last grass straws that are still covered in due. The coffee is waiting in the arbour.

Our latest collection will be a new favourite for our Fika fans. This time we have moved ourselves with our tea cups out in the garden. So sit back, drink some lemonade and let the sun warm your winterlegs while waiting for the collection to reach a store near you.Jenny

Winner of the March Mood Board and a new Creative Team member

This months Mood Board has generated so many beautiful projects… MarchMB

Here are our contributions for this month…

And the winner is….Lainie Michel_USALainie Michel, USA!

The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent out to you as requested.

Our next Mood Board is full of life and Easter feelings. It’s light colours and dreams of the warming sun will sure keep you inspired for the coming month. There is now a second reason for you not to miss it. I will pick one of our Seasonal Girls (Winter) among the Mood Board contributions this year. That means that you will get a box of Vintage Frost Basics to play with and become a guest in our cozy little corner…

And. Speaking of Seasonal Girls. Our first Spring Girl made such an impression on us that we decided to keep her. So here’s our new Creative Team member that you will meet on our blog every second Thursday, starting next week…Larissa-Albernaz

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Meet our third member of the Educator Team

I am very excited to introduce our third Educator Team member. A very talented artist who creates wonders with paper…Miranda-Edney

Miranda Edney, USA

Miranda is based in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida and will teach classes in the US for us. If you want to attend a Miranda Edney class, please contact your LSS. If you own a store and want Miranda to hold a class for you, please contact jenny@majadesign.nu for details.

Jenny

A new Maja member

It’s a bit late, but here is our latest member of the Maja crew…baby_boy_utan

A lot of you has already met my son Joel who was born on October 23rd last year. He was 54 cm tall and his weight was 3665 grams. He’s what my sister calls a Sunshine Child. He is always happy and has never heard of tears or sour faces.

I have mainly used 3rd to 6th of April from the Vintage Spring Basics collection for this little presentation. The background was created with 6th of April, Distress Ink and Texture Paste.baby_boy_utan5I have used Prima’s flocked rub ons and bling. Chipboard from Scrapfx, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Edge punch by Martha Stewart.baby_boy_utan2

This truely is my favourite photo of Joel. We were making gingerbreads for Christmas when I picked him up and his eyes were just shining.

The chipboard has been painted with Gesso and Glimmer Glam.baby_boy_utan4A lot of people ask me what kind of pearls I prefer… I like pearl pens of all kinds. I think it’s easier to create beautiful pearls with them instead of the ones that are in bottles. Large pearls pens are preferable since the small ones are harder to get good results with.baby_boy_utan3I just love to use the stripes of the papers. They are very decorative and add an extra touch. The circular shape has been cut out with a Nestabilities die. The paper is from the Vintage Autumn Basics 6×6 paper pad. I created the mask for the background myself and then used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. The white corner is from a LSS.Jenny

 

Introducing our second Educator Team member

I am so happy to introduce our second MajaDesign Educator. A really sweet and talented person that I have had the honour to meet in person.Iris-Babao-Uy-E

Iris Babo Uy
The Philippines

Iris is a very experienced teacher who has been holding classes all over the world for years. Her style is very unique and she really is one of a kind. She will teach in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the USA. If you want to take a class with Iris, talk to a LSS near you. If you own a store and want Iris to teach, please contact jenny@majadesign.nu for details.

Here’s a little sneak of a MajaDesign class that Iris might hold for you.Educator-template SNEAKS

And here is a layout that Iris made for you, using the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.IMG_1036IMG_1040IMG_1044 IMG_1046 IMG_1049 IMG_1050Jenny

Introducing our very first Maja Design Educator

Elena-Olinevich-EToday I’ve got some exciting news for you. We are introducing our first Maja Educator Elena Olinevich that will hold Maja Design classes for us. Elena has been teaching classes for several years and is also a member of our Creative Team. Elena’s style is very feminine with lace and soft colours, still bold by using mixed media in her own unique way. Her work is filled with details and we are certain you will find her very creative.

Elena is living in Belarus, but will be holding classes for us all over the world. So if you are interested in having a Maja Design class in a store near you, please let them know.Jenny

Maja Design at CHA

CHA is opening up today. We’ve been working so hard for the last couple of days to get our booth ready for the show. Here are some photos from it, I hope you’ll like it. chacha2

So if you are at CHA we’d love to meet you! Come visit us by booth 2405.Jenny

Creative Team 2014

The time is approaching to say goodbye to our Creative Team 2013. We’ve had a very fun and creative year and have achieved much together.  We released new Vintage Basics Collections completing all four seasons of the year and we introduced our first Special Addition Collection, Sofiero,  that was a smashing success with much help from the Design Team.   I am very proud of all they have contributed.  We have retained some familiar faces for the 2014 Creative Team and want to offer our special thanks, hugs and well wishes to Romy Veul, Camilla S. Bakke, Ivana Camdzic as they transition out.

 Now it’s time to meet some new and old faces… Here is our 2014 Creative Team. We just know this is going to be a great year.

Introducing the Creative Team 2014

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Jenny Grotherus, Sweden

Jenny is what we like to call the “glue” holding the team together and inspiring a team spirit  that is so special.  Her paper crafting style is refined, elegant and perfectly matched for MajaDesign collections.  She has that winning smile and happy nature that comes though in all her work.

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Jennifer Snyder, USA

Jennifer Snyder is the chatty one on the team and well suited to be the Facebook Coordinator.   Jennifer remains behind the scenes and fills in when and where ever necessary.   We are so happy to have her on the Team for 2014 in a supporting role.

Andrea-EwenAndrea Ewen, USA

Andrea’s exquisite taste in cardmaking leaves nobody unaffected.  She has a flair for card making unlike anyone else.   We are so thrilled that she has accepted to stay on our team for another term.Camilla-EkmanCamilla Ekman, Sweden

Camilla’s simple, but detailed style is breathtaking.  Her work always feels like a breath of fresh air and her designs are truly fabulous.   We have also been so very blessed to have Camilla help behind the scenes when needed. We know this will be a great year with Camilla on the team.Elena-OlinevichElena Olinevich, Belarus

Elena’s playful style always delights us and leaves us excited to see what she will create next.  What will her imagination come up with next?   It’s sure to dazzle and captivate and we just cannot wait!

  Gabrielle-PollaccoGabrielle Pollacco, Canada

We’ve all been amazed by Gabi’s fantastic work during 2013 and we are so happy to say that she’ll be around for next year, creating her magic.  And what magic it is! Each and every piece a head turner and trend setting.

Heather-JacobHeather Jacob, Australia

When Heather showed up as our guest in August she totally knocked us out.  I do believe we heard gasps from around the world. Then when she agreed to join the team, we all gasped. We are fortunate to have her with us.

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Ingrid Gooijer, Netherlands

Ahhhhh Ingrid.  What talent she has. She has a freshness in her work that seems to bring joy to all who gaze upon it.  Clean, fresh, unique and part of the team! We couldn’t be happier.

Maja-NowakMaja Nowak, Poland.

Maja’s playful creativity with vintage shabby chic is a perfect and natural fit for all our collections.  She has such a talent for gorgeous vintage, then flipping styles to make a stunning and strong masculine page.    We celebrate that she is on our 2014 team.  Marilyn-RiveraMarilyn Rivera, Puerto Rico

We’ve all got used to Marilyn’s creative way of integrating her background as a clothes designer into her scrapbooking. Her unique ability to drape papers has given her a style that is all her own.  She is truly a gifted and multi-talented artist.  We cannot wait to see what she creates in 2014.

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Nadia Cannizzo, Australia

Nadia graciously accepted a Guest position in December and we knew we had to have her as a permanent member to the team.  Nadia’s flair and special attention to detail is totally captivating.  She has such an amazing ability to use stamps, embossing, inks and paints and easily transitions from girly grunge to delicate, mastering each style along the way.

Nancy-HanttulaNancy Hanttula, USA

We all fell in love with Nancy’s inspiring mixed media style during her guest assignment in February. She was a replacement for Jennifer Snyder, when Jennifer became the Facebook Coordinator in August. She has grown into our Maja family and we are happy that she’ll be around for another term.

Rachelle SigurdsonRachelle Sigurdson, Canada

Rachelle is the master of drama though the use of layers.  She incorporates layers into her work that make us all sit back and stare in awe.  She also loves the hand stitching as the fabulous finishing touch to her pieces.  We are thrilled to have her on the team again this year.

We hope that you will be a special part of MajaDesign in 2014 and look forward to all that the new year will bring.