A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Let us present our Autumn Girl

This Autumn Miranda Edney has been scrapping some beautiful projects for us.
First we let her introduce herself…

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“My name is Miranda Edney and I live in the sunny state of Florida with my honey
and our adorable fur babies which make ‘mommy’ very happy. I love
creating altered pieces! Nothing makes me happier than to see some plain
forgotten object and to bring new life into it. I have 2 sides, one of them
loves all things vintage and rustic. The other is a mixed media passion which
seeps out quite a bit. I love that Maja papers give me that vintage base for me
to add mixed media to, and that fulfills both of my ‘sides’.  
I used lots of Vintage Autumn Basics but I had to throw in some other
collections as well, they all coordinate so heavenly together! 

It has been a great honor to create for Maja, as a long time lover of
their papers. It has been a complicated time in my life and my focus is in a
million places, so to be able to sit down and create with such amazing papers
was true therapy for me. Thank you Maja Design!”

This is a really talented girl, just watch and enjoy her wonderful art..

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Mirandas words about this lovely treasure box:
“For my first Altered box I went with a “grape” theme. I had this box for
quite some time waiting for the perfect papers..”

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Here is a link for a full tutorial video, on how she created this wonderful piece of art.

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“My next mixed media box was very fun to create. Lots of layering of the beautiful
papers. A coat of clear gesso, then you can break out all your colorings and go
to town. I kept it very shabby and feminine.”

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A big THANKS to Miranda! Hope you have appreciated this as much as we have!

Join me for a coffee?

I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.I shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.

I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
Delicious MomentsJenny

“For You” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here super excited to share a new project featuring the new Maja Design collection – A Gift for You:

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For You   - layout

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As you can see, the new collection is versatile and can be used for a non Christmas themed project.

And for this layout I decided to use a black and white with grey tones palette…

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Let´s take a closer look into its details:

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To decorate this page I have used a few  flowers, canvas pieces, chipboards, resins, stamps and other embellishments…

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I hope you´ve enjoyed the new collection as much as I did…

I can´t wait to use it also for a lot of Christmas projects!

Thanks for your visit,

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Precious

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did,combining the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections, plus a couple cards I made, using the “new” A gift for You Collection…

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I used:No.X,No.I.No.II,No.II-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label

Vintage Frost Basics

I Used:19th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did paper layers,some punch work,ripping & distressing. I did some hand stitching, & used ribbon in my layers.

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Lace with a BS of a label,on the title I used shabby pink Smooch……

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On the leafy flourish I applied picket fence crackle,then rubbed in a green chalk,once the crackle dried….

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I also glued on some pearls onto the leafy flourish…

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I made the headband,used it in the photo,then on the LO….

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Burlap flower from Prima…

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I used shabby pink Smooch on the fancy trim….

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I used picket fence crackle on the leafy scroll,then rubbed in green chalk on the leaves & pink on the flowers. For the flower center, I used shabby pink smooch,liquid accents &micro beads…

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Here is a card I made using the new Collection  ” A gift for You”

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A gift for you

I used: From Santa with Love,Underneath the Christmas Tree-BS,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS,Given from the Heart,Shipped from the North Pole, & the Die Cut Sheet

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I did paper layers,ripping & hand stitching.I also used some corrugated paper & cheese cloth in the layers.  On the under part of the decorative Scroll, I use red pepper ink,then rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in some black chalk,then some white chalk. On the top part of the Scroll I used MS texture effects white,& sprinkled on so glitter while the effects was still wet…

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Here is the next card….

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I used:From someone special,Given from the heart,Packed with Santas Elves,Wrapped in old newspaper,Wrapped in old newspaper-BS,Die cut sheet & BS of lables

The stocking banner is Dusty Attic. On this card I did paper layers,hand stitching & covered the chipboard with paper.

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Thank you for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Soft Pastels

Hello Maja Design fans. Welcome to the Maja design blog where you will find wonderful creativity and inspiration from the entire Maja Design creative team. I love creating with The beautiful Sofiero collection which always has such a soft and romantic energy to the papers.

Enchanted Garden birthday card … I wanted to make a handmade card for a dear friend of mine who is turning 60 … a special birthday , a milestone .Heather JacobBeginning with a foundation of white cardstock, I cut out various dies and began layering alternating with white card. adding leaves and blooms between the layers.enchanted garden 2enchanted garden 3  I completed the stacked elements with a chipboard heart. Oh how I adore these papers.enchanted garden 4 enchanted garden 5 enchanted garden 6 I covered the Inside the card with Enjoying the Lovely Fragrance and I stamped with one of my very fave happy birthday stamps, tied two different sized tags with pink enchanted garden 7string. Thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work with the divine Sofiero Collection … oozing with romantic blooms of pinks and soft lilac. Sofiero-PMaja Design papers used …. Sofiero Collection .. Enjoying the lovely Fragrance, Strolling down the Rose Path , The magnificent Flowerstreet , until we meet again, have fun scrapping with these papers of perfection. warm hugz to each of you x1 my signature

A Tag… from A Gift for you

MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct. Happy Monday!! I just received the new and beautiful “A Gift for You”  collection and immediately started to prepare my Christmas cards and tags.  Here is one tag that I made using the colors grays, beige and reds from this collection.

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I added texture with a stencil and molding paste. Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers.

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Supplies: From Santa With Love- 707 On Christmas Morning, 700 Cause you’re my angel, 712 Die Cut Sheet, Art Basics Molding paste, Tim Holtz-stencil, Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers, Ranger-distress ink,.

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Happy

Hi everyone! I really hope you have ordered the new paper collection A Gift For You because it is lovely. This is my first layout using it and I made a none-Christmas layout. The reds, greens and greys are so beautiful.

Happy - MD And here are some close-ups of the layout:

Happy - MD1 Happy - MD2 Happy - MD3Products used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (My Dear Friend, From Santa With Love, Underneath the Christmas Tree, Given From the Heart), flowers (Prima), metal lamp post (Prima), lace (Tresors de Luxe), title die (Sizzix), string, leaves, border punchCamilla-sign

In our Sofa, Welcome to Rachelle’s Scraproom

Hello & Welcome to my Scraproom….

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I started scrapbooking in 2002,helping out my middle son,Erlendur with his grade 12, language arts “Memory Book” project. At this time I had never heard of scrapbooking, but this was how all the girls in his class, were doing their projects! So Erlendur asked his friends where to get supplies & got the info on scrapbooking. I worked with the photo’s (matte & paste,added stickers,ect.beginner self taught scrapbooking), Erlendur did the writing. I worked out of plastic bins,that I stored in the spare bedroom,& dragged into the kitchen. Little did we know,that Rachelle had found her passion!!! I got addicted to scrapbooking,& of course to the supplies.My front room,living room,dining room was never used,so I decided to change it into my scrap space.

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I had a friend custom make, my work station. I stand to scrap,so I had him build me a island,with lots of drawers. It is in the center of the lowers area,with easy access,to all of my supplies,in drawers, or in the boxes, on the selves…..

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Shows the other side of work station,with more drawers. Behind are paper racks,in the last couple years I have been 99% working with Maja Design papers,but I have not purged any of my old paper. I use the old paper as a backing on my LO’s, for extra support..

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A photo taken from the opposite side of the room. This room is just off the front entrance of our home,& right next to the kitchen. There are 3 large windows facing south. The lighting over the work station is a pool table light….

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This is the raised area of the scraproom,that holds my computer, photo printer & more shelves & boxes for storage…

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More views of the upper level…

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Upper over looking the lower level…

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I decided to decorate my room, with my late sisters Art. JoAnne was a year younger then me,born on the same day. She passed away about a year before, I got into scrapbooking….

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I painted all the boxes blue,then scrapbooked them with JoAnne’s Art. I also labeled the boxes….

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Shows 12×12 framed LO’s using JoAnnes Art…

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Yes, I do have a sewing machine, I have had it for years but still have not figured out how to thread it,so instead I spend hour’s hand stitching…

 

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OK,I need to admit something! I have my scrap space, but I still can be found, at my kitchen island, scrapbooking!!!!The center & social area of our home!!!! Cheers & Happy Scrapbooking….Rachelle

 

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Some Card Inspiration

Good morning Maja Friends.

We are enjoying warm sunny days here, but I have already started my Christmas preparations. A bit early for me, but since I have been to busy last year, so I decided to start doing Christmas card even in the summer, but frankly speaking it was too hot for creating them .

WinterCard_ElenaOlinevichI played with my all time favorite from Christmas collections – Vintage Winter Collection. These blue and white colors are more traditional for me, as they remind me about the snow winters and cold winds.

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