Love in the Summertime!

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

6 August, 2016 - , ,


Hello Maja Fans!  It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout and video tutorial with you using the absolutely gorgeous new summer collection by Maja Design called Summertime.  I was delighted to be asked back again to do a guest spot using this fresh beautiful new paper collection!  ….Has your summer been a good one so far?  Ours has been busy and lots of fun!  And I have some big news to share….my oldest daughter got engaged a few weeks ago! It’s still hard to absorb that my little girl is so grown up now.  But we are all so happy, he’s an awesome guy and they are so very happy together!  Every photo I have of them, you just see they glow with joy, so I thought I would use one of these pics to scrap with this lovely summery paper!


I used a variety the Summertime collection papers for my layout…’Light Scarlet’ as my matting paper, ‘It’s Always the Best’ as the main background design, ‘Flowers Everywhere-bs’ for the heart design, ‘Smell the Roses’ for the matting for the heart and ‘Light Scarlet-bs’ for the gingham inserts.  I thought I would share a video tutorial with you all on how this page was put together, so get yourself your favorite summer drink (my favorite is strawberry lemonade), take a load off, relax and enjoy!….

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope this inspires you to play with this beautiful collection for your own summertime photos.  Here are some close-ups and details of this page that you can enjoy at your leisure.


Since this is a love story, I thought I would use lots of heart images throughout the layout.  I used the ‘Circle Stitch Stamp Set’ I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries, using the stitched heart stamp on a variety of the Summertime patterned papers and added Prima Mechanicals (hearts) to the centers to create fun and unique little embellishments for the page.


The flowers are also from 49 and Market, the roses are a floral stem that I cut up and used in various places on the layout, and I used canvas blooms from their Rustic collection to tuck in around the photo area.  For my mixed media product I used two crayons by Faber Castell called Iced Rose and Iced Currant (see video for various ways I used this paint crayon).


The cogs chippie is from ScrapFX, and again the metal heart is by Prima.  (this whole page design, including chipboard, mixed media products, stamp and papers can all be bought as a kit from The Scrapbook Diaries).


Another product I’ve had a lot of fun with lately is those little colorful pebbles called Prills, here I used Tutu Pink Prills to accent the wooden floral accents from Scrapeniec and to accent my heart designs.


I just love to layer all the pretty paper designs in this collection.  For me, the gingham design on the backside of ‘Light Scarlet’ paper just speaks of summer.  Here I tucked it in a tear I made in the background paper “Is Always the Best’. Tucking in a little lace and burlap, I think adds a nice rustic look.

I really enjoyed working with these lovely papers and I think you will too!  Would you like a chance to win this beautiful ‘Summertime’ collection?  Be sure to pop over to my post at my blog and leave a comment, I will choose a winner on August 31st, it’s that easy!

Have a happy Summertime!


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  • WAUW this is soooo soooo beautiful. Stunning work in this creation here, and I just love all the different layers, you´ve used on this and the random flowers, you´ve added to it too, it looks amazing. Every little detail just speaks to me somehow and I love, how I keep finding small details everywhere, that I didn´t see at first glance, but comes out as I look around more times. It´s absolut fabulous work here.

  • Antoinette says:

    This may be one of my most favourite pages Gabi love the playful feel of it. Absolutely beautiful.