You Are – Layout

Hello Maja Fans. Elena is here with you today and I have  a Layout to share with you. I found some funny photos of my little boy and it seems that the Layout turned to be a bit serious one.

YouAre_ElenaOlinevich_MajaDesignLOI tried to start working with this awesome wooden background from Nyhavn collection. Absolutely great for some texture on the background.

However I used some floral patterned papers to create those heart dies as well as crown papers for some layers.

Nyhavn_ElenaOlinevich_closeI added some flowers, well I guess it doesn’t look girly. What do you think?

img_0319Some more cute heart shapes

plane2_ElenaOlinevichLoI also used plane chipboard as an embellishment and colored a bit the background.

Hope you have liked my Layout.

Products used – Nyhavn collection – Old Townhouses, Romantic Lunch, King’s Square, Sitting at the dock; Prima Marketing flowers and Color Blooms, Wycinanka chipboard.


Moonlight beach

Although the weather is not showing it right now and it’s feeling more like autumn, the summer is surely here! So how about some summer inspiration? Here’s one of my favorite memories, the Moonlight beach – truly deserved it’s name on this day. The light is just amazing and I used it as a colour inspiration for the whole page.
Supplies: 7th of April – Vintage Spring basics, No XXI Vintage Autumn basics
Others: chipboards by Blue Fern Studios

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a lovely summer :)

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Remember this moment

Good morning Maja fans,

Today I’d like to show you a layout I made with the pretty “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. In 2012 I got married to the love of my life Jeroen the picture I used is one of my wonderful wedding day. We didn’t have time to take a lot of pictures what sometimes sadness me, but the ones I have I use very often.


For this layout I used my doily punch to create the edges around my page. First I took the 1936 sheet and cut out the middle that’s what I always do when I plan to use spray’s & embossing powders. Then I take a sheet of any heavy & thick card stock I have to add to the piece I cut out. The piece of patterned paper I cut out I use as layers on my page.



I love to use chipboard on my layouts so here I used a bunch of them and I layered them on top of each other. The clocks from the “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection are such a nice touch on every layout you create.

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For me this is a very simple layout because it normally takes about five to six hours to create one single page this one took just three. To keep it simple I didn’t use a lot of colors just some aqua’s & green’s.



On this layout I did a lot of stamping too which is so much fun. I  was always scarred of stamping on my pages but something just chanced when I just thought it’s doesn’t have to be clean stamps just think messy { that worked for me 😉 }


Papers used: 1934, 1934 bs, 1935, 1936 & 1899 bs


Paper used:  no. XVI {the clock sheet}

Thank you so much for your visit today. Have a lovely & creative day :-)



Barcelona : Carrel del Bisbe

Hello Sweeties
Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with this photo taken during a recent trip to Barcelona.


I started by adding some black gesso with a sponge, then some big splatters of white diluted gesso.


While the background dried, I covered the chipboard with some graphite paste.


I die cut the leaves in assorted papers, then I put them in shape after shading them.


I colored the flowers with some Twinkling H2Os.


Maja Design collections used: 

CreaDiem-P1 Fika-P Vintage-Spring-Basics-P


A Steampunk Set For Dad

Hello there, Maja Fans!

It’s Maja here to share a steampunk-style set for dad – in Poland we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day on June 23rd.

mdretroThe gift set consists of a card and notepad I made using the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. I used the same designs for both to make the match. I layered a few cut-out elements:

mdretro1I mounted them on 3D dots for a nice dimension, and added chipboard gears and a sentiment heat-embossed with Frantage powder:

mdretro2I made the front cover of the notepad in a similar way, adding also some screw-like brads and pieces of washi tape and burlap:

mdretro3I tied a metal arrow charm and some ribbons on the wire:

mdretro4I like to secure the corners of my notepads with metal protectors:

mdretro5For the inside covers I used a piece of signature stripe (you know I like using them too :) ) and a couple of Tim Holtz stamps:

mdretro6mdretro7I hope dad would like such a gift :)

Maja collection used:

Autumn-Basics-POther supplies: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Tim Holtz; charm, ribbons: my stash.

see you!


2 baby cards

Hello there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with two baby cards, for a boy and girl.
Made these with the Vintage Baby collection.


Started to create these cards by glueing some strips of paper.
Gave it a touch with some gesso to get a more dreamy look.
Used two stencils, the hearts and the stars, both from 13arts.


20150510_125623The cute polymer items are from Scrapberry’s.
It’s a girl from the Die cuts sheet.

20150510_125613A heart stencil and some modeling paste. Colored with some pink paint.

20150510_125639The air balloons were cut out from the New Arrival sheet.


20150510_125412Some gears chipboard from Scrap-Unlimited.

20150510_125544The stars stencil with the modeling paste and blue paint.

20150510_125455For this boy card I also cut out the air balloons.

Vintage-Baby-PPapers used: Precious, Our little miracle, Sweet little princess, New Arrival, Die Cuts, Baby Shower, Newborn, Sweet little prince, Ephemera cards, Special Delivery.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Layout Inspiration Day

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the blog today. This time we want to give you some lovely inspirational pictures of layouts. Once again we have gathered the team together with one common mission – to create some fabulous layouts to inspire you.

Please enjoy..!

Maja Novak
Created by Maja Nowak, using the “Lantliv” collection.

Created by Rachelle Sigurdson, using the “Vintage Baby” collection.

ZankaCreated by Zaneta/Zanka Glowa, using the “Life by the Sea” and the “Nyhavn” collections.

Elena OlinevichCreated by Elena Olinevich, using the Vintage Spring collection.

Jennifer SnyderCreated by Jennifer Snyder, using the Life by the Sea collection.

Created by Amy Voorhuis, using the Life in the Country & Nyhavn collections.

JelissaCreated by Jelissa Mei, using the Vintage Baby collection.


Thank you for visiting the Maja Blog today..!
Have a lovely day out there. :)



Happy Days

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. I have a layout that I have created using papers from a few collections, Vintage Summer and Life by The Sea. I also used the butterflies from Vintage Spring Basics as embellishments. I used the colours from my photo to determine my papers and went from there.


I used a 2 Crafty chipboard frame and altered it using walnut stain and faded jeans distress inks. The flowers are a combination of Green Tara, Petaloo and Prima flowers which all vary in shades of blue. The background (right) I used antique linen distress ink and The Crafters Workshop Mini Chickenwire reversed stencil to add some texture.


I recently bought a Memory Box banner die called Banner Parade. I die cut some papers from Life By the Sea and alternated them to create this fun banner. I applied some foam tape to each to add dimension.


Hashtags are everywhere these days and I used a chipboard saying from Dusty Attic and played around with it using Walnut Stain and Distress Stain and also Faded Jeans Distress ink to create an ombre effect.


This pennant was a last minute addition to my layout. It was a blank area that just needed something and banners are a great way to fill up a space. I added some hearts which were some left overs …..nothing goes to waste!

Maja Design Papers used:



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!



Hi Maja fans! Today is my turn on the blog and I have a cute little project to share with you. I based it on the June mood board because the theme and colors really sing out to me.


I recycled a wooden tray that some embellishments came in and treated the sides and back with gesso before adding a nice layer of stucco and paint on.

Some closeups:


I took a sheet of Vintage Spring Basics paper and stamped some script on it with embossing ink, followed by some dual-toned black embossing powder. This creates a lot of details in the background and makes my backing more interesting. Then I layered on different patterned paper chosen from the Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad and some mini tags from Coffee by the Arbor.


The picket fence was die cut from a sheet of the Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad and given a nice thick coat of clear crackle. When the medium is dried, I distressed the cracks with some paint to give a weather-worn look.


Home is a place for family and friends to gather, and my favourite question is “Can I make you a cup of coffee?”. It is the perfect excuse to spend time together and learn about each other’s lives. So naturally I have the tea-cup fussy cut out from Coffee by the Arbor 6×6 paper pad, as well as the clocks from Vintage Autumn collection.

That is all I have for you today, hope you like my project!

Maja Design papers used:


6×6 paper pad




6×6 Paper Pad