Hello Sweet Baby Boy

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 January, 2017 - , , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja friends,

Today I am here with you all to show you a card I made with the lovely “Vintage Baby”collection! I am getting more and more addicted to that collection because of the soft colors and that you have both blue & pink sheets in it. For today it’s a baby boy card with handmade flowers and a rattle shaker with metal pieces in it {also some beads and glass glitter}

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I cut out different pieces of the blue & darker brown papers and placed them on top of each other to get more dimension, underneath the last layer I added some cheese cloth and a paper doily that I cut in half. The card is all made out of dies from a manufacturer I design for. Sorry for the different shades in the pictures but we have some bad weather and my camera is acting up!

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What is great about using dies is that you can make your own flowers and you don’t have to worry about the colors not fitting well on your work. I always had a problem finding the perfect blue shade color for my work and now that problem is being solved by making my own flowers. Maja Design papers really allows you to make beautiful paper flowers from their collections because of the high quality & thickness of the papers.

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Actually I used three other Maja Design collections here too, the blue flowers are made with “Nyhavn”collection! The flower with the beads in the center is made with the “Vintage Romance” collection and the feathers & leaves are from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection and they all go so well together don’t you think so too??

Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905 bs, Nyhavn: Old Townhouses bs, Vintage Romance: Marriage proposal bs, Vintage Baby: It’s a boy bs, Adorable bs, Special Delivery bs & Die cuts bs

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Thank you so much for being here with us today and have a wonderful week!

Love

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Live Love Laugh & Celebrate You

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

30 December, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed your time spent with family at Christmas. Oh boy is it cold here in The Netherlands brrr so that’s why I made some simple wintery cards to show you all made out of scraps. From time to time I love to use my leftover Maja Design papers and make something pretty this time I made these cards.

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I used some different brand flowers and a bunch of sprays and pastes on my cards! Also I added some Dusty Attic chippies to complete my cards hope you like them!

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Maja Design papers used I wish: You lots of Love and Happiness, You lots of Love and Happiness bs & for a Holly Jolly Christmas bs,

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Thank you so much for being here with us today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, happy & warm 2017! I can’t wait what 2017 will bring hopefully all that I said above…..

Love

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Tranquility

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

16 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hi lovely friends,

I can’t believe 2016 is almost over but 2017 is going to be a wonderful scrappy year for me as well….if you want to know more you could visit my blog and see. For today’s post I used the pretty new “I Wish”collection and made a layout with a winter touch and picture of our handsome boy way back in time. As much as I love making winter projects layout’s, cards and such I don’t like the cold at all and always wonder how it would be if I was born in a warm country. I find snow very peaceful although I dislike the mess it makes when melting…..for this layout I took out my favorite Martha Steward around the corner punch and lifted the corners so that the middle part didn’t look so high!

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What I really do like about Maja Design papers are the extra borders you get on each sheet….on this layout I used two of them to accent my layout! They are a great pieces of extra to compliment your work. On the background sheet I added some paste, spray, snow and stamps also all the chippies are by Dusty Attic which are treated with paint, embossing powder and snow. The edges of my layout are of course distressed and stitched.

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Lately I am hoarding straws {kind of a new fetish for me lol} I love to use them on my layout. Did you ever use straws?? If so I would love to see your work or maybe you could enter this months challenge…..I really love this months mood board. I just love the fact that you could win a whole collection of your choice awesome right?

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Maja Design papers used I wish: I wish to build a snowman, I wish you a Happy Holiday bs, I wish to play in the snow from the 6×6 paper pad, I wish for a holly jolly Christmas bs and I wish you lots of love and happiness bs.

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Thanks for being here today I sure hope I inspired you today to do some crafting during the weekend. Hubby and I are going to enjoy our little get away this Saturday! We won two tickets for Nick & Simon {two dutch singers} yeahhh. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love

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Treasure This Photograph

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

2 December, 2016 - ,

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Hi dear fiends,

It’s almost been three years since I lost the most wonderful, special & sweet person in my life my grandmother as we say it here in The Netherlands “Oma”! I miss her so much but my aunt is posting all these pictures of her on Facebook that I have never seen before, that makes me happy 😉 On this picture she even has her eyes closed but you see the love she had for her family on her face. For this layout I used the always beautiful “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection which is still my favorite collection ever. It’s been awhile since I used any swirl bling on my projects that I thought why not use them on my layout because they would fit wonderfully.

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I wanted to keep this layout simple but I kept adding more flowers along the way…..I felt it needed more because Oma was such a happy lady who loved flowers. On my layout I used a bunch of new {for me} Dusty Attic chipboard pieces which compliment the papers perfectly! The little girl on the picture is my aunt {who is posting all the pictures} isn’t she a doll.

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The bling I used are by Zva Creative & Dusty Attic and the flowers are by three different manufacturers, Little Birdie, Petaloo and Prima Marketing other products used: metal pieces, word strips, clear gloss varnish, Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray, Martha Steward around the corner punch, gesso and acrylic paint.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Autumn Basics: no.V, no. IV, no. VI, no. VI bs, no. IX, no. IX bs and no. I

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Thanks for being here today I sure hope I inspired you today to do some crafting during the weekend. My dad is visiting us this Saturday his first trip up here since his surgery…..can’t wait to see him. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love

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Magnificent Place {Caen 2016}

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 November, 2016 - , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

Today I will show you my first layout with the super pretty/grungy new “I Wish” collection. As all the collections by Maja Design this one is also very versatile and I used it for non Christmas or wintery layout, actually I made this layout for my colleague {as a surprise I am going to give it to her next Tuesday}. She went to France last September and took a bunch off wonderful picture like this one… I am a hugh sucker for castles, old places, ruins etc so I thought let me use one of these pictures and surprise her.

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The flowers I used are from Little Birdie, Dusty Attic and some lilies from a unknown manufacture. These lilies are really lovely to use because you can bent them in every way you want to I used the one my last layout too….. The chipboard pieces are all inked, aged & embossed and are all Dusty Attic!

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I used both the 6×6 paper pad as the 12×12 collection to make my layout. I added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays & embossing powders and also some stamps and at the end some crackle paste and some art stones {mini & medium}, glass glitter & metal pieces by Finnabair.

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Maja Design papers used: I Wish: for Peace and Joy, those memories will last, those memories will last bs & I wish you a happy New Year bs.

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today I would like to wish you a wonderful weekend and if you are creating this weekend do enjoy it. Here it’s not such nice weather so I will probably also be creating some more too….well this is it for now lost off hugs and kisses….

Love,

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