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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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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See you out there..!

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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.
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Capture the Moment

Goodmorning Maja fans,

I am glad you are visiting our wonderful blog today. We are in the middle of summer and I am thinking about autumn :-) crispy leaves, fresh air, cool wind. Don’t get me wrong I love summer but my scrappy mood isn’t! For this layout I used the beautiful earthy “Walking in the Forest” collection. 20150812_110411This time I took a picture of Kevin that I really love he was just a little three year old boy when this picture was taken. At the time we had a hugh pile of leaves in our backyard and he was playing in them and here he was playing hide and seek.20150812_11045820150812_110502First I created a background using paste, stamps and sprays love to get messy 😉 Later on I cute a bunch of leaf dies to add to my flower clusters. 20150812_110601Also I cut out the beautiful butterflies & tags that are on the die cut sheet in that collection. I wanted the make my layout more in the earthy tones that’s why I used the pretty greens, cremes and orange sheets. 20150812_11053120150812_110524Maja Design Papers used:Walking-in-the-forest-PThank you so much for your visit today I hoped I have inspired you to take out your pretty Maja Design papers and make something pretty.

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Maulevrier

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo of the beautiful Oriental Park in Maulévrier (France).

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I started by gluing together two papers of the Sva vi ta en fika collection. Then I added a design with gold crackle paste and a stencil that remind of the glittering of the water.

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When the crackle paste was dry, I used some Ecoline to color the background in different shades of green and brown.

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I used some Silks paints o color the different leaves. For the flowers, i worked with the Twinkling H2Os.

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I split the dragonly’s wings to give them more litghness. When the wings were dry, I covered the body with the graphite paste and the wings, painted with Twinkling H2O, were covered with crackle accent.

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Welcome, Little Prince!

Hello there, Maja Fans!

I’m so happy you’ve visited the blog today :) I have a sweet welcome baby boy set I made using our beautiful Vintage Baby collection, combining the 12×12 papers and the small pad. The set consists of a photo frame and a matching card.

I selected some blue and beige designs from the collection to fit a boy frame:

mdbbsetI trimmed the papers and layered them and then fixed to a piece of cardboard. I cut out label shapes and made them into tags, I also die-cut sweet stars and decorated the top star with a button:

mdbbset1I made a pocket to fit a 9×13 cm photo by choosing one of the journaling cards, cutting out the central bracket label and matting it with a trimmed piece of paper, mounted on flat 3D dots so that the photo slides in more easily:

mdbbset5I love it when signature strips offer some additional designs you can use to decorate your projects! Here I cut off a piece to add to my “star-flag” :)

mdbbset2One of the signature strips from large sheets is included in the designs of the small pad :) I used it under the photo pocket:

mdbbset3I also made a custom topper by sticking a round epoxy upon a postamp image of a baby and then cut it out. I matted the sticker with another circle and mounted upon a kraft die-cut star:

mdbbset4Then, using some left-over scraps and similar elements, I made a congratulation card:

mdbbset6mdbbset7mdbbset8And finally I put the photo frame into a shadow-box frame and the set is ready to be presented – as soon as the little prince decides to arrive :)

mdbbset0I really like the way the set turned out – and I’m really proud of myself as I managed not to use even a single flower! 😀

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: small pad, Sweet little prince, Sweet little prince bs, Cutie, Newborn, Welcome little one, Die cuts, Journaling cards blue. Other: Dies: Sizzix, Joy! Crafts; glitter: Ranger; buttons, pom-poms, twine, cheescloth – from my stash.

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photo frame with shutters

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with an altered photo frame with shutters.
Made this one with the gorgeous “Summer Crush” collection.

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Just love making those and they always matches the project!

IMG_1098The white swirl is from Scrapberry’s and the heart string is a piece of a child necklace.

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Never throw away single earrings! :)

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IMG_1089Some matching flowers were given a coat with gesso to give them a more softer look.

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First date, long summer nights, sweetheart, falling in love.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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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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Vintage Pocket Page Baby Girl Album ~ Plus a Video

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Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. It’s been a while since I’ve created a mini album and I thought that now is the perfect time to do so. They do take me a while to create …but in the end the wait is worth it! I have some close friends at work who have new baby girls (who will receive this I’m not sure) so this has given me some inspiration and motivation to create an album. For this mini album I have used papers from the Vintage Baby Collection. I have also followed a tutorial to create this album. It’s a pocket page style album. It’s part of a tutorial series by My Sisters Scrapper which can be found here.

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For the front of my album, I die cut this image from It’s a Girl and used a Sizzix antique frame die to showcase it. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima blooms as well.

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Throughout the album I used all of the ‘girl’ papers, ephemera cards and die cut sheets. I wanted to allow for journaling and personalisation in this album, and the journal cards make that possible.

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I also used several baby themed die cuts. The onesie section folds out and offers room for photos and also for journaling. I also used stamps to add opportunities for journaling and also to add the dates for special photos and occassions.
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This style of album had lots of interaction! I also created an envelope using my WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and a sheet from the 6×6 paper pad. Inside I added a little booklet for more photos and journaling.
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This is one of the back page. I used a journalling card and folded in half to create a little book. To create the closure, I stamped onto a leftover piece of patterned paper and adhered it with some foam tape.

I have created a video walkthrough of this album where I show all of the elements of this album.

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I hope that you enjoyed this album and that you’ll have a go at creating one!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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Memories

Hi Maja fans!

Today I’m up on the Maja Design blog and I have for you a layout created with the limited edition Nyhavn collection. We’ve seen a lot of the new Summer Crush last month so I thought I would like to feature a slightly older collection but just as perfect for your summertime adventures.

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I really love the color palette in this collection – it’s warm and comforting, yet fun and outdoorsy at the same time. So I chose this photo of Hubby and Eldest playing on the tyre swing, the two of them spending some precious time together. Later I realised, even the colors from the photo match the papers too.

More details in the close-ups:

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My floral cluster on top of my paper layers. You can see lots of background work – stenciling, painting with Ayeeda matt paints, splattering, stamping and heat embossing to create resist. My chipboard was also colored very lightly with gelato so that it blends nicely into the embellishments, allowing the colors from the background and papers to stand out.

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Another mini cluster where you can see the gorgeous designs on the Nyhavn papers. I’ve also layered the info strips and used those as subtitles. The sentiments were just perfect for the moment I have captured.

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My balancing cluster. The leaves were die cut and tucked under the flowers and all to create a nice little bouquet.

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Strolling along the canal, Romantic lunch, The sunny side, A dockside in bloom, Old townhouses, Heritage harbour

Other supplies:

Paints and mists: 13@rts
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Stencil and embellishments: Prima Marketing Inc

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

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