A Tag… from A Gift for you


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13 October, 2014 - ,

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MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct. Happy Monday!! I just received the new and beautiful “A Gift for You”  collection and immediately started to prepare my Christmas cards and tags.  Here is one tag that I made using the colors grays, beige and reds from this collection.


I added texture with a stencil and molding paste. Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers.



Supplies: From Santa With Love- 707 On Christmas Morning, 700 Cause you’re my angel, 712 Die Cut Sheet, Art Basics Molding paste, Tim Holtz-stencil, Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers, Ranger-distress ink,.

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A Princess Selfie


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29 September, 2014 -

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Happy Monday! Marilyn here with you today to share this layout that I made using the beautiful Coffee in The Arbour collection.   My lovely niece took a “selfie” and sent it to auntie, isn’t that sweet?  I couldn’t resist making a page with it.  I started choosing the Rasberry  cupcake paper as my base.Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-2

I tore some papers to create layers with different pattern papers and added a 2Crafty Chipboard border behind these layers.Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-3

I made vertical ripped stripes and distressed them.Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-2CraftyChipboard-September.jpg-1

I used  two stencil in my background work, one with distress ink and the other with molding paste. I gave texture to the chipboard with Shimmerz Texturez. MarilynRivera-Maja Design-2CraftyChipboard-September

Supplies: Coffee in the Arbour collection- Rasberry cupcake, Rose garden, Rasberry jam cookies. 2Crafty Chipboards.  Prima Marketing-flowers, stencil, crystals,molding paste, heavy gesso. Heidi Swapp- stencil, DCWV-stencil, Shimmerz Texturez, Ranger-Distress InksCoffe-in-the-Arbour-K21

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A mini album…


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15 September, 2014 - , , , , ,

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn’s here with you today to share this mini album with a decorated wood box that I made for a special friend.  First, I made the mini album cover with cardboard, it is 5′ x 3 1/2″ and  I covered with the Rose Garden paper from The Coffee in the Arbour collection. I used Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics and Coffee in the Arbour collections in my project and I decorated it with laces and flowers from Tresor de Luxe.



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I painted the jute with gesso and made a bow. I added a little frame, pearls and different laces.

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When you open the mini album you see in the first page that I cut “Days to Remember” from the paper with the same name and in the back cover I used the “3rd of May” paper, a stencil, a heart lace and molding paste.

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I covered  out and inside of the box with 2nd of May paper.  I used both sides of the paper, the box’s outside  is with flowers and inside is with the stripes.

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The mini album has ten pages that I worked with different papers, I don’t show you all the pages because I don’t have permission to show my friend’s photos.  It is a surprise gift.

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This is how looks the box…very shabby chic  and inside is the mini album.




Supplies:  Vintage Spring Basics: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th of May papers and Days to Remember paper. Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XVI, Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden.  Laces and flowers – Tresor de Luxe, Prima-stencil, Shimmerz Paints, Gesso.

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1 September, 2014 -

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MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Sept Happy Monday!!  I have two layouts to share with you today that I made with the beautiful Vintage Spring Basics collection.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Sept-1 I draped one of the papers to create dimension and decorated with these pretty laces from Tresor de Luxe.



I love this paper with the roosters, it is the (2nd of March) paper and I added it texture with a stencil and molding paste.



My title is a chippie by 2Crafty Chipboard.  Supplies:  Vintage Spring Basics(2nd and 3rd of March papers), 2Crafty Chipboard, Tresor de Luxe-laces/flowers.

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I selected the blue and brown colors of the same collection Vintage Spring Basics for my second page.  These photos are a lovely memory when my boy was starting to crawl many years ago and it go perfect with these papers. I made different techniques here like draped , stamping and distress paper.Marilyn Rivera- tresor de Luxe-August-1

My frames are chippies from 2Crafty Chipboard and I cover the top of my page with a tulle lace that I painted, stamped and added some pearls. I traced and cut some feather from the 6th of April paper to use them like embellishments around my photos.Marilyn Rivera- tresor de Luxe-August-2 Supplies: Vintage Spring Basics-(4th of March, 6th of April) papers, Tresor de Luxe-flowers and tulle lace, 2Crafty Chipboard, Prima stamps, Ranger inks.

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In our Sofa- Welcome at Marilyn’s Place


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23 August, 2014 -

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Hello Maja friends!!  Today is my turn to show you my little paradise that is how I call my scrapbook room. I moved to USA eight months ago and I took the smallest room in our apartment that is near to a big tree full of beautiful birds like cardinals and many other species that are singing all day.  For that reason my desk is near to the window and I can see and listen all these beautiful creatures meanwhile I was creating my pages, it is like a paradise for me…priceless!!  My room in not a gorgeous or fancy place, it is only 10 x 10 room that is very practical and functional for me. Let’s get started with the tour…

DSC_6910Here’s how it looks from the door. To the left you see my work area (desk), the double white doors in the back is the closet.  In the right side you see my sewing machine and “Juanita” that is how I called my dress form, lol.

DSC_6914Up front you’ll see my complete work area, in the left you see my photo printer and under it a drawer where I keep my cardstocks and papers. I will tell you a secret…how much do you think I paid for this desk…?  I paid twenty five dollars for it in a Goodwill Stores…awesome! I left most of my scrapbooking furniture in Puerto Rico and I only brought a few thing. I had to buy almost everything again so I was looking for good bargains. So I was happy with this buy. In the bottom right is my baby boy “Sponky” he is a 14 year old dog..always beside me.

DSC_6915In these small drawers I organize my Liquid Pearls, Stickers, gelatos, Chalk inks, etc..

DSC_6917-copyIn the top of the desk, I have plastic jars with flowers, ribbon, laces, pearls. I also have my works and some gifts like the beautiful cards that Ingrid Gooyer and Maritza Valdez sent me from my Birthday. The things I used the most you see them on the shelf.

DSC_6918Behind the small door you will find my stencils, alphas, mesh tape,doily papers and stamps.

DSC_6920I bought this rolling organizer at Michael’s and it’s perfect for my paints, mediums and mists.

DSC_6922My hubby put hooks under the desk and I can hang my heat tool and glue in this way, which is very practical.

DSC_6930When you open the double doors that is what you find.  I design for different companies and here is where I keep all their products in plastic organizers and in white boxes. Each company has their own plastic box and I organizer by collection, embellishments, etc. I also keep here my Cricut machine and Cutttlebug.

DSC_6934This is the view from the window.  I bought this industrial sewing machine before I started to study Fashion Designer, twenty seven years ago.  The big furniture was a gift from my mom and I brought it from Puerto Rico.

DSC_6935This is the place where I keep my laces, sewing notions, stamps, different tools.

DSC_6937The drawers…one for my threads and the other for my punches.  I keep my laces in plastic boxes.

DSC_6939My die cuts, embossing folders are in this plastic containers from Dollar Tree.


In this corner you will find flowers, flowers and more flowers…

DSC_6928These baskets are full only of Prima flowers and embellishments.

DSC_6929One drawer is for my buttons, other for more flowers, other for my pearls….

DSC_6940Stamps and dies

DSC_6941Metals, buttons and chipboard.   You see I have everything organized without spent a fortune.  I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook room tour…Thank you so much for your visit!!

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