A Christmas Cards…

MarilynRivera-2Crafty-Dec-cards Happy Monday! I continue making Christmas cards for my friends and family.  Today I share two cards that I made with the new A Gift for You collection, I love this beautiful collection.  This time  chose  the colors beige, brown and red from this collection.MarilynRivera-2Crafty-Dec-cards-1

I selected the hearts paper side to design my card, love the idea to mix hearts in a Christmas card. I added some tiny heart  and the word circle chippies by 2Crafty Chipboards.



I made both cards from the “Send with love” paper, actually I made three different cards from the same paper, love it!                                                                                                  Supplies: Send with love, Made by me papers- A Gift For You collection.                 2Crafty Chipboards, Prima Marketing-die cut, flowers, gesso.

Until next time!Marilyn-sign


Fabulous with Camilla

Hi! I have a fabulous layout to share today. LOL. My daughter was playing with my phone. Isn’t she lovely?

Fabulous - MDOf course I have used the newest Maja Design collection for my layout – A Gift For You.

Fabulous1 - MDProducts used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (My Dear Friend, Shipped From the North Pole), lace and rhinestone lace from Tresors de Luxe, flowers and alpha stickers from Prima Marketing.Camilla-sign

Meet our Winter Girl

December is here and it’s time to present our final Season Girl. As promised we have chosen her from the participants of our Mood board challange. Looking through all the contributions I once again was amazed by all the great creativity our scrappy World holds. And I just have to take the chance and say a big THANK YOU to all of you that have participated! It’s been a true pleasure to see your lovely work. I can also tell you that the Mood board challange will be back in January…

Now back to the girl who got the last guest spot of the year. She is a devoted MajaDesign fan and she has actually won the Mood board challange twice. We love her very detailed, shabby romantic style.

A big Hurrah for Amy Voorhuis! Our fantastic Winter girl.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

“My name is Amy Voorthuis and I live in one of the smallest countries on earth – The Netherlands, with the love of my life Jeroen. Nine years and some what ago we became parents to the most handsome boy in the world Kevin.
I work as a Optician in a optic store. Done that for about 14 years now and I love what I do,  you have to be creative in many ways in this profession.
Scrapbooking became my creative outlet about 10 years ago when my mom took a present home from my aunt Ellen who lives in Florida.
I think you can guess what that was - ”a scrapbook”. My aunt still regrets it because she really wants to scrap with me and can’t because of the distance. When I was asked to be a wintergirl for Maja Design I was so excited! I really love to work with these beautiful papers, and I gladly excepted the wonderful offer.
Thanks again for asking me!
If you want to see more of my work you can visit my blog here http://www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.se/

Hugs xox Amy”


Amy describing:
“First I pencil draw the shape of this thermometer then I stitched the edges with my sewing machine and distressed it!

I used a stencil on it so it looked like broken ice and stamped randomly on the thermometer for the finishing touch I used a snow writer one my flowers and chipboard!”

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“On my card I used the same techniques as on the thermometer!”


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“On my layouts I used lots of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and embossing powders and lots of layers and always my sewing machine and I love to distress every paper I get my hands on. :-)

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Thank you so much for watching! And a big thanks to Amy for sharing her beautiful art with us!

Christma Cards – White and Brown

Hello dear Friends.

I am really busy with Christmas Cardmaking. I don’t know the reason but this year I did so many cards that I have never done for all my scrapbooking experience.

and today I am here to share , I would say , black and white, but they are a little bit different.

WhiteCard_Winter_ElenaOlinevichThe first card I made is in white light colors, I used the new collection – A Gift for You, I can not stop to create with it, it is one of my favorite as it has my favourite colors.

WinterBerry_ElenaOlinevichThe second card is made in dark colors and reminds me about chocolate

ChocoholicCard_ElenaOlinevichI used for my background the brown paper from the same collection and cut the snowflake and the branch using the punches and the papers with the script print.

The products I used to create this card:

A Gift for You: Sent With Love, Wrapped in Old Newspaper, Prima Marketing Die Cut , flowers, ribbon trims.


Prettiest Paper Flowers

Greetings Maja friends! Andrea here with you today to show you how you can make some beautiful coordinating paper flowers to go with all of your Maja papers! I pulled out some “A Gift For You” designs and cut out some different sized die cuts of a Posy die to come up with this: PrettiestPaperFlowersM1204I simply cut out 2 of each size, curled up the edges with my fingers and staggered each design as I glued them together. I also added Platinum Stickle accents to all the tips of the petals. I did add a pink pearl center to draw the eye. I mounted them atop a grapevine die from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment is courtesy of Verve stamps and as a last minute decision, I added the Shimmer sequins. Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Andrea-sign

Scrapping Nature


Hi there Maja Fans! Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest scrapbook layout combining a couple of the Maja Design collections, A Gift for You and the Coffee In the Arbour collection.


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit of a ‘backside’ scrapper (meaning that more often than not I find myself using the backside of the paper designs).  For this one I began with the backside of the ‘Wrapped in Old Newspaper’ paper, using it as the back frame of my page design.  I then used the backside of ‘Handwritten Postcard’ paper as the main background of my design framing it with the DeVine Chipboard frame from Dusty Attic.


I combined these neutral papers with some of the pretty florals and pinks/roses from the Coffee in the Arbour collection.  What made me think of the ‘Rose Garden’ paper was the blooms  (from Prima…Winthrop collection) that I used to accent this page, they reminded me so much of the blooms on Rose Garden papers.


I matted the photo with some more of the Wrapped in Old Newspaper and some of the Raspberry Jam paper from Coffee In the Arbour paper.  I added some chipboard chains to make it appear as though the photo was hanging from the vine frame.


Maja Design papers used in this project:  A Gift For You (Wrapped In Old Newspaper, Handwritten Postcard), Coffee In the Arbour (Raspberry Jam, Rose Garden).

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  If you would like to make this page for yourself you can find all the products I used for this page in kit form at The Scrapbook Diaries, this comes with a Video tutorial made by me so you can follow step by step how to put this page together! xo


Advent Wreath

Hello Maja Fans and welcome to the blog today :)

Last Sunday marked the beginning of Advent, which for Christians is a 4-week period of preparation for Christmas. Among many Catholic traditions, we attend special daily Holy Masses which my kids love, as they always begin with the church in darkness and the priest leading a procession to the altar, with special Advent lanterns being the only source of light, and singing special songs that I like almost as much as Christmas carols ;) We also make the Advent wreath which symbolizes four Sundays before Christmas.

This year I decided to use our latest winter collection, A Gift For You, to make my…well, actually not a wreath, but home decor with four candles :)

mdadvI got this idea when I saw this little wooden sleigh I just had to buy :) I decorated it with a piece of cheesecloth, glittery berries and a poinsettia before arranging the candles.

mdadv1Then I used the small pad of papers, as they have smaller patterns and are thus better visible on little candles. I used candles of various height for more interest :) I decorated the first candle with a ticket with Santa (as He comes during the first week of Advent :) ), a piece of ribbon and tiny pompom.

mdadv2The candle for the second week is decorated with a tag and poinsettia I cut out from the cut-outs sheet:

mdadv3On the third candle I used a chipboard snowflake covered with glitter and a punched decorative border:

mdadv4Finally the last candle, the shortest as it will be lit for only one week, is decorated with a small tag and a tiny bell that makes you really feel like Christmas :)

mdadv5Finally I accented the ornaments with white liquid pearls and glitter to look like frosted snow :)

Do you celebrate Advent in any way?

Supplies: Maja Design papers: A Gift For You small pad. Other: dies: Memory Box; punches: Martha Stewart; glitter: Ranger; sleigh, cheesecloth, poinsettia, pompoms: from my stash.

See you later :)


winter canvas

A winter project for you today featuring Maja’s “A Gift for you” collection.
Added my favorite color, turquoise!

I took a reversed canvas and started to decorate with papers from the “A Gift for you”.
I used the backside of the *pictures and tag sheet* for my background and
*shipped from the North Pole* for the inside of the canvas.
For the border of the inner frame and the roof of the birdhouse I used the *when the snow is falling*.

This cute little bird was found between a lot of xmas decorations at a local store.

Added some puffy paint around the edges to give it a more wintery look.

On some spots on the canvas I glued some bits of kitchen paper towel and added a mix of modeling paste with 13 Arts glass filler. Once dry, I painted the brown and turquoise colors and gave it a touch of gesso for more effect.

The small birdhouse gives it a great 3D effect.

Wooden trees.

Some flowers and the white resin at the top of the canvas are from Scrapberry’s, together with the lovely white twigs from 13 Arts.

The birdhouse with the *when the snow is falling* papers.
Some white cotton balls to give it a more wintery feel.

The cute bird sitting on some twigs from 13 Arts.

Papers used:
*shipped from the North Pole
* when the snow is falling
* pictures and tags sheet

Wishing you a warm and cozy day!
Ingrid xxx

From Santa With Love

I really have a thing with the reds of the latest Christmas collection A Gift For You. I have used my favourite papers on this layout with Joel, I hope you’ll like it. fromsantaJoel was extremely fragile when I shot this photo. Our cat was heavy compared to him and he was approaching his birth weight very fast. We were so lucky to stay out of hospital on Christmas Eve. It was our goal that he was going to spend his first Christmas at home and I am so happy that he managed to. He’s a little fighter and is all well today. fromsanta3I have used chipboard from ScrapFX, punch from Martha Stewart and a die from Spellbinders. I really love the frame on that pattern so I’ve used it a lot.fromsanta2

Flowers and doily die by Prima. I have used the following sheets…

Boquet of poinsettias
Made By Me
From someone special
Given from the heart
Underneath the Christmas tree
Sent with love
Packed by Santas Elves
Wishing you peace & joy
Die cut sheet

As you may have heard from Elena Olinevich my house is very white… Or at least cream. I shot this selfie of me and Joel while we were wearing white and I got the idea to create a layout inspired by my house. Just like Elena did…bliss_I have used a combination of A Gift For You and Vintage Summer Basics. I have used vellum paper and cardstock to build up the photo. bliss_2I have lots of cream, white and browns in my house. The wallpapers in my livingroom is a little bit too much Vintage Summer Basics. Hubby got nuts when he found out. I dress like Maja collections and now I put it on the walls too… Decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz. The texture paste on the background has been applied with a home made stencil.bliss_3

And a final close up…

Papers used…
A Gift For You
Handwritten Postcard
Wrapped in old newspaper

Vintage Summer Basics

A gift for you

Made this triptych for someone special as a holiday gift.
I used the “A gift for you” collection from Maja Design.

On the front I used the “shipped from the North Pole” sheet for the background.
Added some strips of this sheet and pieces of “when the snow is falling” and “on Christmas morning”.

The lovely handles are from Scrap-Unlimited, a Dutch online store.
They were given a touch of gesso.

Embellished it with a big white flower from 13Arts and small roses and mini cotton balls.

A lovely scenery on the inside with a torn piece of the “on Christmas morning” sheet.

All the small sides were decorated with the backside of the “on Christmas morning” sheet.

For the bottom edges I mixed some modeling paste with 13Arts glass filler.

The total inside with room for some journaling.
The journaling card comes from the pictures and tags sheet.

Papers used:
From santa with love
When the snow is falling
Shipped from the North Pole
Christmas for you
On Christmas morning

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx