Love That Smile Mom

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

13 June, 2022 - ,

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Hello lovely Maja Design friends,

Welcome to the blog today I am such a big fan of gorgeous new collection “Everyday Life”! I think it’s because it’s so versatile it has a bunch of different colors and styles of designs. This time I used the blue & cream tones with a lovely picture of my mom. I have used two sheets of the collection to create this layout. First I cut out the middle of my cream sheet that one I added on the blue sheet that I alsi cut the middle out of. Then to make it ferm again I used a monochrome sheet I also matted the picture with the same sheets.

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The chipboard pieces are all by 2Crafty. The frame I inked with some cream ink after I gessod it. Then I added some white & clear wax. The beautiful 11″Fine Floral Frame Set I sprayed with some lovely lindy’s and added some blue ink randomly to make fit my layout. The phrase & word are treated with white gesso and I added some blue ink. On the Swaying Branches I did the opposite I inked it with blue and used some white wax on it. 

For this layout I used a older technique on my background sheet I took a plastic bag and wrinkled it and added some spray on it to then add it to my sheet. I aslo used a pretty stencil only it’s almost all underneath the pretty pieces of chipboards & my picture. I also did some stitching and wrinkled my papers a bit.

Maja Design papers used: Everyday Life 6×6 paper pad

    

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny week!

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Delight in Every Moment

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

27 May, 2022 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Design friends,

Welcome to the blog, today I will show you a layout with the gorgeous new collection called “Everyday Life” and ohhhh my words it’s so freaking gorgeous. It has different color pallettes and some amazing cut out sheets to work with, for today’s layout I went for the yellow,cream and black/brown shades. I did a lot of distressing on my borders and what I totally love about this collection it has such lovely phrases randomly placed of the paper sheets.

Delight in Every Moment

I have used three layers here for my layout and behind the picture two layers, I used a gorgeous stencil by Celebr8 on my background. I also did a lot of fussy cutting on my layout like the sunflowers en butterflies. Firstly I coated the corner pieces, phrase and aztec feather with a thin layer of white gesso, then I used some gold embossing powder on the corners and white embossing powder on the phrase & feather after that I added some waxes in different shades to create more depth.

I off course used a picture of our lovely Abbey that I took last year her sitting in the grass with flowers in her hand. The beautiful chipboard border is treated with some gold shimmer spray and some waxes. On the background paper I used a new stencil and I finished my layout of by adding some “say it in crystals” & some white spray.

Maja Design papers used: Everyday Life 6×6 paper pad

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny weekend!

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Isn’t She Lovely

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

12 April, 2022 - , ,

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 Hello lovely Maja Design Friends,

Welcome to this wonderful blog, I made a very colorful layout to show you today and I have used all these gorgeous chippies by 2Crafty Chipboard. This layout was build with lots of layers and I have used two Maja Design collections to do so. The beautiful fine corner florals is treated with white gesso & embossing powder, I wanted it to pop of my page. The clock face I firstly applied gesso on and then some rust paste & and aqua acrylic paints an waxes. On the word “march” I sprayed with some purple lindy’s and then I applied some matte wax. 

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As I said before I used two different Maja Design collections “Tropical Garden” & “Denim & Girls” this was such a fun color combination to create something with. I used a border punch for my purple sheet and layered the aqua & pink sheets on top of the purple one.

 

 

I really love those word disks this one in particular I painted with different pink acrylic paints. I really love making flower clusters on my pages and use as much chipboard pieces as I can. To finish my layout I added some white spray & beautiful pearls. The photo was taken on my husbands & mine birthday on March 6th Abbey showing of her new dress.

 

 
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Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny weekend!

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Loving These Moments With You

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

12 March, 2022 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Designs fans,

I am so sorry for my absence lately, life is just so extremely busy. Abbey is growing up so fast and Kevin just turned seventeen last month. I am still busy creating and loving everything about it but making blog posts takes a lot of time which is precious to me. So I will try to keep up with them from now on, hopefully all goes well with you all and you are not to dissapointed in me.

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I wrinkled my papers to give it more depth & demension.
I used five different sheets from the “Bohemian Harmony”collection and layered them. Then I added some stamps & a stencil by Finnabair. For this layout I used several gorgeous chippies from 2Crafty Chipboard {my new dt which I am so excited about} I all used white gesso on them. The word “shine” I just left white, and the frame had some leafy protrusions on it that I cut off and tucked in my flower clusters {and left them white also}.
I used two frames on this layout {I have a weakness for them}
The 6″Fine Heart Leaf Frame I painted in two colors to match my papers then I added a piece of paper behind it so I could add the phrase. The frame round my picture was treated with waxes {ochre & rusty brown} I also cut out a couple of flower clusters from different sheets and added them in my flower clusters & such.
On the pieces that I painted green I also added some shimmer spray to make it more blend into my layout.
I used a picture of our darling daughter Abbey last fall then I cut her out of a second picture I printed and layered it on top of the other one. For this layout I used  jute cord and cheese cloth behind my flowers and also visible on my layout.
Maja Design papers used:
Bohemian Harmony collection, Rustic flowers, Enjoy today, Feel alive, Be humble and Be honest-bs.

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny weekend!

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Christmas Time Cards

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 December, 2021 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Design Fans,

I am sorry for being so absent the last couple of months I have been very busy with my little family and my design life! But I am very delighted to show you my latest cards that I made with the gorgeous “Happy Christmas” collection. The flowers are handmade and for the those flowers I used a range of pretty dies to make them. All the beautiful boards are by the wonderful Renea Bouquets. These are tall cards because of the big flowers I made and otherwise it wouldn’t fit lol.

For the base of the cards I used the monochromes papers that matches the papers collection. Then I layered two different sheets on top of that and the top sheet I have stitched around the edges. All the beautiful boards I kept plane just as I like them the best. As you can maybe also see is that I used Maja Design stamps they are a little older but oh sooooo pretty

I have used a lot of dies in the proces but what I like most is the way that the beautiful boards coordinate so well in every project I make.I added a stencil on the background sheets as well. I finished of my cards with some shard glitter glass & some snow.
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Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a wonderful weekend and I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas from my family to yours

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