Stars and Stripes

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27 May, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design “Life By the Sea” collection.

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It’s a major holiday in the United States – most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US – our official summer begins with Memorial Day.
Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)
Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday…it’s long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.
The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It’s simple and classic.
I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It’s also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an “Americana” theme -which I adore.

 Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  It looks amazing resting atop the bold blue of the paper.

 

Here’s to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too).

Maja Design Collection – Life By the Sea
Marina Hovering
Landmark paper
The West Coast
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Mixing Vintage Basic Collections

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13 May, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today with a graceful birthday card created by pairing papers from the Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Autumn Basics collections.  The beautiful thing about the “Vintage Basics” collections is that they were made to mix and match.  That’s just what I did.
Here are the papers I chose:
Maja Design Papers – Vintage Spring Basics – 6th of May -both A and B sides
The tiny delicate butterflies were from the Maja Design Papers – Vintage Spring Basics – 6th of May 12×12 paper. They make great card accents.
The sweet floral pink pops of color are Petaloo rom the mauve flowers Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not – Antique Pink  and the darling cupcake stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.
 The sweet floral pink pops of color are Petaloo rom the mauve flowers Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not – Antique Pink  and the darling cupcake stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.  
Thank you for stopping here at Maja Design.

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Fun Fabulous Festive Christmas Cards from Around the World

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15 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello and Season’s Greetings.  Jennifer Snyder here today to share some Christmas Cards that were created from our friends around the world.

Recently Maja Design held a Christmas Card challenge on Facebook.  We asked followers on Facebook to share their Christmas Cards with us and were surprised and amazed at the jaw dropping responses.  Gorgeous and clever cards poured in from all over – United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Australia, and many other places.

  I can’t think of any better way to say Merry Christmas than to present the Christmas cards in the order they were entered.   You can see all the entries right here.  Thanks to all who posted Christmas Cards!

Mary Gourley

Mary Gourley

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Kristina Peshko

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Helene Svensson

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      Gry Veronica Andersen

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 Lenet Mos

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 Charlotte Karlsen

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Dorthe Pabst

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Marie Ringstad Vassbotn

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Charlotte Illum Hartman

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Marlies van Es

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Marieke Slaats

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Elena Shevchenko

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Line Øverby

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Jytte Grund Jensen

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Anita Norèn Kristensen

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Bjørg Stemre

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Patricia Wanten

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Cathrine Tuppeluren Hagen

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Olesja Parfjonova

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Anne-Mette Fredberg Pedersen

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Kristin Leifsdatter Andersen

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Diana Adamski

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Tanya Twinkles

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Jacqueline van der Boor

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Maryvonne Cousse

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Tineke van der Linden

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Donna Margaret Lee

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Irene Mendes

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Pia Baunsgaard

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Helle Skøde

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Shona Keehn

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Gabriella Eklöf Petri

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Maja Design Features Our Wonderful FaceBook Followers

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

14 November, 2016 -

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Maja Thanks you

Jennifer Snyder here to thanking more of our wonderful Facebook fans.  More fans, more tagging, means more folks to feature and thank.  We want to celebrate and feature followers who regularly share their art by “tagging ” us on Facebook.

“Tagging” is a Great Way to Share on Facebook
The great thing about “tagging” Maja Design is that you do not need to make multiple posts.  You simply need to make just one post to your timeline and you are done.  That one “tag” means the wonderful folks at Maja Design get to see your work as well as all the Maja fans around the world.  Now the whole world can admire and be awestruck over your amazing talent and your clever design.  You are an instant  crafting “rock star”!

 If you would like to learn all about “tagging” and to see the other amazing talented artist followers who have been featured, you can find them here:

Meet the Featured Artists

Maja Thanks you - Kristina

Meet Kristina Peshko.

 “I am very excited and enjoy for the second time, to be writing for a blog that inspires me.  My name is Kristina and I have been following Maja Design for three years now.  I live in Russia, in the Urals, city of Yekaterinburg.  I have two favorite boys, my husband Alexander and son Maxim.

Most of all, I love creating scrapbook albums, but I like to do everything from small to complex, participate in exchanges, alter books, and create canvases. “

I asked Kristina what her favorite collection was.   Very difficult choice for her but she said it was probably Vintage Summer Basics because it was the first collection she saw from Maja Design.   You can see more of Kristina’s work on her blog found right here.

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Maryvonne

Meet Maryvonne Cousse.

“I am French.  I live in Normandy, about two hours from Paris and I love my little corner of countryside with  trees, flowers and birds.   I am passionate about scrapping – mostly making cards, tags and home decor.

I am married to a wonderful companion, the love of my life, for 40 years. I also have a great daughter.

Scrapping is a great opportunity for me to create and dream.  I love vintage and shabby style.  I love love love Maja Design.”

Maryvonne’s favorite collection is “Enjoying Outdoors” and her blog can be found here.

Maryvonne Cousse

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Jytte

Meet Jytte Grund Jensen.

“I live in Odder Denmark.  I enjoy making cards but I also enjoy playing with Mixed Media.  I mostly make cards and do not have a favorite color combination.  I just love all colors.  It is very difficult to  pick a favorite Maja Design collection…they are all so beautiful But “Ska vi ta en Fika?” and “Vintage Summer Basics” are both very , very lovely collections. With these collections I can make cards for any occasion.”

Jytte’s blog can be found here.

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Once again – thank you to all our devoted Facebook fans who help spread the word  about Maja Design  around the world.   We continue to grow because of you!

Facebook Features

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

18 October, 2016 -

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Jennifer Snyder here for the second day to feature our wonderful Facebook fans.  These are followers who regularly share their art by “tagging ” us on Facebook.  What do I mean by “tagging” and how does one actually “tag” Maja Design?  Great questions.
What Does It Mean to “Tag” on Facebook
“Tagging” is a great way to share on Facebook.
When I tag someone on a Facebook post, it means the post I created on my timeline will also appear on that person’s timeline.  Let’s say I want to add a beautiful photo of my husband to my timeline. I want my husband to see it so I will tag my husband in my post.  At that point, my post will be shares on his timeline  for all his friends and followers to see. You can “tag” people and you can “tag” companies as well.  If I post a card using Maja Design, I can “tag” Maja Design and the artwork will appear in Maja’s Facebook page.
How to “Tag” on Facebook
Tagging is easy.  I’ll stick to the example of my husband.  As I am writing my Facebook post, I can start typing his name and list of names will usually appear for me to select.  Once selected, the “tagged” name will have a highlighted color – mine “tag”appears as blue type. “Tagging” a company requires you to simply type @ before the name.  So I would type @Maja Design, and a list of names should appear to select.  That’s all there is to “tagging”.
“Tagging” is a Great Way to Share on Facebook
The great thing about “tagging” Maja Design is that you do not need to make multiple posts.  You simply need to make just one post to your timeline and you are done.  That one “tag” means the wonderful folks at Maja Design get to see your work as well as all the Maja fans around the world.  Now the whole world can admire and be awestruck over your amazing talent and your clever design.  You are an instant  crafting “rock star”!
Today I would like to acknowledge the artwork of some wonderful artists who regularly “tag” Maja Design.
FEATURED ARTISTS
“My name is Pia Baunsgaard – in scrap world is my nickname piabau. I live 20 km outside Copenhagen, Denmark. I make most card but also like to decorate boxes, make albums and home decor. I love the combination of all blue and brown colors. I find it difficult to choose a particular favorite from Maja design papers because I think each is unique, I love these papers.”

You can find more of Pia’s work on her blog: piabau.blogspot.dk

Marie lives in Aalesund, Norway. She prefers to make cards but also enjoys boxes and mini albums. As you can tell from the images posted below, she likes pastels. Among her favorite colors to use are offwhite/white and pink,blue or purple. Marie says it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite Maja collection but since I made her, she choose Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Autumn Basics for the gorgeous colours and prints.

You can find Marie’s blog right here.

“My name is Wendy Scholten, I am 34 years old. I live in the netherlands in a small town called Kwitsheul. I’m married to Peter and have a little girl, Lisa, who is almost 3 years old. I have been scrapbooking since 2005 and never stopped since. I like to make lay-outs, canvasses, mini albums and also like to alter objects. And I love to use a lot of embellishments as well as lace. Wendy’s favorite collection from Maja Design is vintage summer basics!”

You can see more of Wendy’s creativity on her blog: www.mysweetcreativelife.blogspot.nl

If you would like to be featured, then consider adding a “tag” to your Facebook posts to share with Maja Design and the whole world.
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