All Smiles

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

30 June, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning to you lovely Maja Design Fans,

Oh boy when Monday the new collection came to my doorstep, I so badly wanted to dig in and create but I had to wait until yesterday to do so due to work. Sometimes I wish that I could create all day and that it is my job to do so….a girl can dream right? Denim & Friends is such a wonderful collection and it has some new designs and more of a masculine rusty feel to it that I am in l.o.v.e. For this layout I used another picture of Camilla her daugthers Tyra & Freja {cuties} I totally love how they smile on this picture and the cloths they are wearing totally fits this collection. That is why the title of my layout is “All Smiles”. I attempted to use all elements that would fit with jeans like buttons, a belt and by tearing and fading the papers.

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Don’t you just love the woodgrain paper <3 it’s so gorgeous. Last Monday when I was happy that my DT box came in, another thing happened “my phone” died on me and as I always take pictures of my DT work with my phone you could have imagine how upset I was when that happened. Now I have to take pictures with my old phone and it is not doing my work any justice hopefully I will have my phone back in about 20 day’s {so very long grrr}

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The chipboard I used are by The Dusty Attic and I also added some new flower ranges by 49 and Market as well as their beautiful stamps designed by Gabrielle Pollacco {YOU ROCK GIRL} I also added some of her new stencils to the background sheet to give my layout more demension.

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The leaves you see are firstly stamped on the monochromes papers then cut out and inked so I could place them in the flower clusters. First I gessod the chipboard pieces and then treated them with acrylic paint and added a layer of glossy accents to make it shine a little that is what I also did with the phrase on the picture.

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Maja Design papers used: Denim & Friends: Gentlemen, Wood & Paisly, Monochromes – Shades of Denim: Beige.Denim-P

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, and I have inspired you to play with your lovely Maja Design goodies have a lovely weekend…..

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Calendar for a boy.

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

29 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to show you something a little bit different. It is a calendar/notebook for  a little gentleman to write down his first words, add his first drawings. It will be a place to capture the moments, memories and a keep it until he’s teenager.Calendar for a boy

 

I bought a simple base and decorated the cover. You will not see here the flowers cause my idea was to keep it as simple as  possible. This project will be use for the next year and I hope it will survive. When it’s full I will create next one.  I just felt in love with the idea.

Calendar for a boy I used the paper from the Vintage Baby Collection. The colours and design is just perfect for a boy :)

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Wedding card

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

28 June, 2017 -

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Hi there Maja fans! Here comes a wedding card I have made.
And of course I have used the Vintage Romance Collection.
Together with the beautiful papers I have put a paper from an old book
I got from my grandmother.
She also had some more old books,
but them she gave to the priest,
before I had the chance to to grab them for my cards:)
The image is from Magnolia,
and I have used Distress Ink for my colouring.
I think the image fits the papers so well,
and vice versa.
The sentiment stamp is from Stempelglede.
I have made some cute envelopes with a DooHickey die (vol 9).
The small flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
As the rest of the flowers as well.
The card is a lollipop card,
and I have folded two accordians measuring 6×30 cm,
and glued them together.

 Here is the back of the card, to write a greeting on.

Here are the papers used:

Hope you liked my card! Thank you for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

Camilla

Sweet Summertime Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

27 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog on this lovely Tuesday! It’s Nancy on the blog today. How are you doing? How are you filling your summer days? Are you crafting, or maybe gardening, enjoying the seaside, or possibly exploring far away places? We’re blessed to live near the beach, but we’re looking forward to spending some time cooling off in the mountains as well. I’m especially excited about having extra time for creative pursuits.

This card is the result of some happy hours in my craft room. Maja Design’s  Coffee in the Arbor paper collection inspires memories of childhood summers for me, complete with flowers, picket fences, and lemonade stands. I love recalling those carefree days and the idea of getting rich with a lemonade stand, the first form of entrepreneurship for me and my little sister. It involved setting a pretty table in the garden (that was half the fun!), making pitchers of fresh lemonade (with the help of my sweet mom), and selling it for about 10 cents a cup to anyone passing by. The riches we gathered were memories, and those memories are the sweetest treasure of all.

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Layers of design paper are distressed and double stitched to form the base, with bits of pretty lace stitched in as well. Circles are layered, cut in half, and staggered. The sentiment stamp is from my stamping cabinet, and seems perfect for this card.

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The picket fence is from my stash. I’m so happy I rediscovered it amidst the many odds and ends that are patiently waiting to be used. You’ll find a plethora of summer blooms and leaves climbing in and around the fence. A natural twine bow is added for a finishing touch. I love bows!

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Maja Design Papers Used: Coffee-in-the-Arbour

Other Products Used: Paper Flowers, Twine, Wooden Fence, Lace, Red Lead Stamp, Archival Ink, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me here on the Maja Design Blog! If you’d like to bring any of these papers home, just click on the STORE FINDER tab at the top of the blog. If you haven’t heard the news on social media, Maja Design has released a new collection called Denim and Friends (I’m doing a happy dance here)! Don’t forget to take a peek in the PRODUCTS tab for a first look at these fabulous papers. I send wishes for everything good and wonderful to come your way!

Hugs,

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Winner of June’s mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

26 June, 2017 -

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Hi everyone..!

It’s time to pick a winner of June’s mood board challenge. I’m so very proud of all of you..! Your contributions are gorgeous!

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Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Anna Kalnitskaya, Russia

Anna Kalnitskaya, Russia

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Bente-Heidi Mjornaren - Norway

Bente-Heidi Mjornaren – Norway

Bozena Moc, Poland

Bozena Moc, Poland

Chasovskaya Anna, Russia

Chasovskaya Anna, Russia

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Heidi Turcios - Denmark

Heidi Turcios – Denmark

Irene Haaheim, Norway

Irene Haaheim, Norway

JingWen Mi ( Jane Mi ) - China

JingWen Mi ( Jane Mi ) – China

Joanna Krogulec, United Kingdom

Joanna Krogulec, United Kingdom

Carina Lange, Switzerland

Carina Lange, Switzerland

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Marie Ringstad Vassbotn, Norway

Marie Ringstad Vassbotn, Norway

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Nicola PaperProfusion, Ireland

Nicola PaperProfusion, Ireland

Pia Baunsgaard, Danmark

Pia Baunsgaard, Danmark

Szandra Brezanóczy, Hungary

Szandra Brezanóczy, Hungary

 

This time we have decided to pick not only one winner, but TWO..! ♥
And the winners are…

 

 

 

 

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Daria Burmistrova from Russia..!

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

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And Lenet Mos from The Netherlands..!

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

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A huge congrats to you..! Both of your creations are truly gorgeous.
A whole collection of your own choices are coming your way..

I wish you a fantastic week!

 

And psst.. Don’t miss to check out our brand new line – Denim & Friends..!

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3