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

 

A trip to visit our fans…

I went to an event in Hjärtum, Sweden, a couple of weeks ago to meet up with our fans. We had a Maja quiz, gave away some goodies and chatted with some scrappers. It turned out to be a lot of fun.hjartum1Milo and Anna Lilja are two driving spirits that arranges this event twice a year. I met so many talented artists and got so much inspiration. It was a lot of fun to sneak over everybody’s shoulders. Their styles were all so different and the creativity was absolutely flowing.hjartum2A big thank you to all the wonderful ladies that made this day so special.Jenny

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