In our sofa – Welcome at Ingrid’s place

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Hi there Maja friends!
Today it’s my turn to share my little scrap place.
And little it is!! LOL
I’m not having the luxury of having my own scrap room and always make my projects on my dinner table. Not having a scrap room means you’ll find my stash and products all over the place! And I mean everywhere!! :)
My two girls are still living with us but it will not be long before they will leave the nest.
Always kidding them by asking them when they will leave so that I can redecorate their rooms into a scraproom. Shhh(don’t tell)…the truth is I love having them around me!

Here are some photo’s of my house, so sit back and don’t mind all the mess!!I remember buying this white cabinet and wondering how I was ever going to fill this one and look at it now……need I say more? :)
Packed with projects just for me, but also a lot of projects waiting for a new home.
Love to give them as gifts to my family and friends!
The keyboard and the guitar is from hubby.

Can you guess what’s my favorite color? :)
This is the other side of my living room with a view of my small backyard.


Painted my stairway some years ago. All the colors still makes me very happy!

A rare view of one side of my living room…..empty dinner table!
Darling daughter finally has a chance to actually sit at that table!
I always try to clean up the table after every project.
Doesn’t always works that way but I kinda like all the goodies at my display!

Boxes, boxes and boxes everywhere!

This is what my table looks like after another Maja project!
Now you see why I desperate need a scraproom, don’t you? LOL

I have to admit I have a crazy obsession to find it difficult to throw anything away from all of those papers. Every little piece I have to keep and I even save all the leftovers from my punched flowers!
Do you think I need some help? :)

All my painting is done in my kitchen.
It’s very small but somehow I find a way to work between all the cups and plates!
I’m driving my girls crazy when they need the space for making their lunch or even to make a cup of tea! No worry girls, we will find an empty place! :)

I told you it would be messy! LOL

But he….I DO clean!!
Ready for another project! :)

Hope you all liked this post and who knows, maybe soon I will be lucky to have my own space! :)
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Unshakable Faith – Coffee in the Arbour

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again.  Today I am going to share another creation with you use using the fresh new “Coffee in the Arbour” paper collection.

I really felt it was time to create something new in my art journal.

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So I pulled out a journal that I have been steadily creating for my children in which I call my “Book of Truths.”

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It is a collection of quotes and sayings that I find to be “true” to life or have a message or teaching that I find important to share.  AND, this way I can pass on to them, and perhaps future generations, things that ring true to my heart and life experiences, and share some of my art at the same time: a perfect combination, wouldn’t you say?!

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I chose the front side of the ”Let’s Share a Cookie” paper, cut it to size, and glued it down with Decoupage to the art journal page already in my book.

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I inked the edges of the paper with “Old Rose” chalk ink from Ingvild/Prima’s chalk ink, and then I did random stamping onto the background.

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I added a rub-on from Tim Holtz’s Remnant Rub-ons – the “noteworthy”.

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Then, I got out my sketch pencils and started sketching some details and images.

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I sketched the butterfly and the journaling lettering.

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Using my Caran D’Ache Watercolor Crayons, I colored in my butterfly and flowers…and later some red areas on the background of the page.

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You can use these crayons wet or dry.  When activated with water, they give the most amazing vibrant color to your creations.  *Maja Design papers take watercolor techniques beautifully!

You can use any watercolor brush to activate the color in these watercolor crayons, but I LOVE these watercolor brushes (I call them pens) that you fill with water and they dispense water automatically.  *They are awesome for traveling!

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You can get them at most craft stores.  The one shown above is from Kuretake Co.

You just fill them up with water from your sink…..squeeze them a little to activate (I squeeze them into the palm of my hand) and they are ready to go.  I have 3 of them….One for my red paint hues, one for my greens/blues, and one for my light colors such as yellows. When I need to clean them, I just squeeze a lot of water through them to rinse out the color.

Once you color you image with the Neocolor II watercolor crayons, you go back in with a watercolor brush a water and activate the color.  Below is an image of the butterfly after I have gone back using my watercolor brush.

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You can repeat this process several times until you are satisfied with the result, just be sure and either dry the paper or let the paper dry naturally in between the layers.

After I achieved the look I wanted, I went back with a black Permaball permanent pen and black Sharpie marker to add some finishing details.

I also added some ephemera (some numbered tags from my husbands dry-cleaning) and outlined my sketched titling and journaling with permanent pens.

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If you haven’t tried Art Journaling, I highly encourage it.  It is an amazing way to ground your soul, try out new techniques, & grow creatively.  There isn’t a right or wrong way to art journal.  It can be as personal as you need or want it to be.  It can be as “pretty” or as “messy” as it turns out to be.  But a lot of people tell me how “freeing” it feels…and honestly, I couldn’t agree more.  Give it a try.  You will love it, I can almost guarantee it. :)

Supplies used here and not already mentioned included:  Prima/Ingvlid chalk ink in the following colors:  Blossom Bud, Farmer Jeans, Old Road, Raspberry Pie, & Old Rose; Stamsp from Stampabilitiles; Hampton Arts, Stampendous, & CTMH; Bazzill Basics Template used as a stencil; wood embellishment from Michaels.

I hope you have a positively wonderful day!

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Beach Life

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here to share a new Maja Design layout with you!!! This time it features the gorgeous Life by the Sea line:

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I recently went to the beach for a lovely and relaxing weekend by the sea. Of course, while feeling the soft breeze, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the sun warming my skin, I took some adorable photos and was eager to preserve those moments!

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So… what could be more perfect than taking some time to scrap these pics with this adorable line by Maja Design?

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It was very simple to put this layout together. The photo I have used here shows a beautiful sunset. It was cropped in 4 pieces, just to add interest.

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After adding a few coats of modeling past to its background with the help of a Prima stencil and a palette knife I have sprayed three shades of Color Blooms and have added a mat to the pictures.

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All the rest was done with the help of a few cutouts, chipboards, shabby chic resins, stamps and flowers!

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And I finished it up with a few more touches of gesso to add texture and to complete the beachy mood of this project.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

 

Thank you so much for your visit,

 

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Thinking about You

Hello,today I am here to share with you a card I made using the CreaDiem Collection, & a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used: Ord Flyger Bort, Ord Flyger Bort-BS,Skapa Dagen,Skapa Dagen-BS,& Sa Lange Jag Lever

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic & the handmade butterflies are from LittleScrapShop

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some punch work, tearing, distressing & hand stitching. I used some black corrugated paper in my layers…

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I used black soot distress stain on all the chipboard….

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I used a Prima stamp….

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The metal heart with wings is from Websters, & the tiny roses are from I am Roses…

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This is the inside of the card,I made a pocket to hold a gift card…

Here is my next project a LO using the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection…

 

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I used:No.XIII,No.XXIII,NO.XXIII-BS,No.XXI,No.XXI-BS,No.XV,No,XV-BS,No.XIV-BS,No.VIII-BS, Heritage & a BS of a Label..

Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did lots of paper layers,& chipboard layers….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Embracing our Enchanting New Collection

Hello to all my Maja Design fans …Today I am sharing a project I created with the enchanting new ‘ Coffee in the Arbour ’ collection ….Such romantic and soft colors with intricate designs Hearts, blooms , stripes, checks and lemons. I adore this Pink and white with the hearts It creates the perfect foundation for a card/Tag . I have also combined these papers the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Summer Basics  as well .  …..  ‘CELEBRATE’ Tag and pocket by heather Jacob        Tag in a Pocket   /  A layered cluster and rosebuds all tied up with white ribbon .Tag and Pocket by Heather Jacob     Showcasing the Tag which lives inside the pocket .Tag and pocket by Heather Jacob       I always leave plenty of room to write a message on the Tag Tag and Pocket by Heather Jacob       I love the way the altered keyhole blends with the heart paper .   You have the key to my heart !!!         So many beautiful layers and softness all embracing each other with harmony.tag and pocket by Heather Jacob   Tag and pocket by Heather JacobMaja Design papers used .Coffee in the Arbour…Lets Share a cookie/Raspberry Jam cookies/Raspberry cupcake ,Vintage Summer Basics 1910 and 1922 , Vintage Autumn Basics No 11…..thanks for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to create with these delightful papers from Maja Design ….until we meet next time ,take care and happy scrapping x signature

Join me for a Coffee?

Marilyn Rivera-August Maja

 

Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here to share with you two projects that I made with the new Coffee in the Arbour collection.   My first project is this card that I created using the Raspberry Jam paper, Butterflies are free and Delicious Moments papers.DSC_6766 copy_edited-1-1

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Supplies: Butterflies are free, Raspberry Jam and Delicious Moment papers- Coffee in the Arbour collection, DCWV stencil, molding paste

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My second project is an altered frame, I bought a wood frame in my local craft store and I covered with the Smell of freshly brewed coffee paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection. I used a stencil and molding paste to create texture. Then I decorated it with these lace, trim and flowers from Tresor de Luxe.Marilyn Rivera-Tresor d Luxe-Maja Design-1

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Supplies: Smell of brewed freshly coffee paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection, Tresor de Luxe laces and flower, Tim Holtz stencil, molding paste

Until next time!

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Remember

Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am here today to show you a new layout using the Coffee in the Arbour collection.Remember Here are the lovely Maja Design papers. They are so easily mixed in colours and patterns.

Remember1 I also added some beautiful Tresors de Luxe lace. The pearls are added.

Remember2 And I have also used some flowers, metal pieces and some seam binding. The die frame is Sizzix.

Remember3Products used: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour collection: Lovely Weather, White Daisies and Enjoying the Moment; Prima: flowers and metal pieces; Sizzix: die; Tresors de Luxe: lace; seam binding, pearls, leaves
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Dreaming about the Sea

Hello Maja Friends.

It is extremely hot in my place and I suffering from this heat. So I have been looking through the pictures taken during our vacation by the sea and just dreaming about some cold breeze and sea water.

Seaside_ElenaOlinevich_MainResThat is why I took Life by the Sea collection and started playing with its nautical motifs.

img_5410  First I moved withing blue and marina colors, but then I realized the the heat followed me there too and I added some red color spots too

img_5413 So the mixture of Sealight, anchors and feathers alongside with flowers turned into the embellishments for this Layout with the picture of my son playing at the beach

img_5415I placed everything on the string and that is the result:

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Smile

Hello Maja friends! We are well in the midst of summer here in the United States…my flower gardens are in full bloom, heavy with beautiful, full flowers that delight my eyes. Besides Spring, this is my most favorite time of year. Not only do I love the blooms in my yard, but I also love incorporating them into my cards. Here’s a card I made using the new Coffee in the Arbour collection: July2014DDMIn addition to these gorgeous papers, I used liquid pearls, antique lace, daisy chain lace, a doily, lots of paper distressing, a little sewing machine and hand stitching action and I colored in the Verve stamps with Copic markers. This card is indicative of what I do when I see my beloved flowers…Smile.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting! Andrea-sign

Scrapping Masculine Pages

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Hello Maja Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you all a masculine style page I just finished.  Lately I’ve gotten a number of messages and emails requesting that I make a more masculine style page. So I gathered up some of my favorite Maja papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection, Walking in the Forest and the Crea Diem collection for the page above.

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I just love the stripes in the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, the plaids in Walking in the Forest, and the clock elements in the Crea Diem collection.  All of the these designs work well for a masculine style page (at least I think so).

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I used the striped framed paper ‘Tempus Fugit’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection as the matting/frame background paper.  I then used the simpler side of the ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper as the main background design.  I curled back the top left corner to expose the lovely plaid design on the back of the paper, and used the extra strips I had cut from the paper for my ribbons/banners at the bottom of the photo cluster.

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I used a variety of fabric textures (cheesecloth, burlap and twine) as well as lot’s of nice masculine chipboard elements to embellish the page).

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I did some machine stitching to add a little more texture and design to the page, and although I added some floral elements to the page, I tried to keep them small and/or in a rougher masculine texture like burlap in order to keep to a more masculine theme.

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Here is a close-up of the photo cluster, as I mentioned above, I tried to stick to more masculine textures when adding some floral/nature elements to the page.  Keys, cogs & wheels, light bulbs and clocks, are all embellishments that I find work very well with a masculine style page.

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I used some spritzes on the background papers and did a little stamping with some bubble wrap.  Another fun way to add texture to a masculine page is to use some Drywall Tape (found at your local hardware store), this stuff is so easy to use because it already has a light tacky background so it’s easy to apply.

Maja Design Papers used in this project: Vintage Autumn Basics (Tempus Fugit), Walking in the Forest (Jeans, Flannel Shirt-front and backside), Crea Diem (Den Oersattliga Tiden).

If you would like to recreate this page for yourself, I have made this one into a Page Kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, where you can get the Maja papers and all the page elements including the chipboard, mixed media products, blooms and embellishments in a single page kit with a Video Tutorial created by me included in the package.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my project! xo

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