Love Always

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

5 September, 2020 - , ,

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Goodmorning Lovely Maja Design Fans,

How nice of you to visit the blog, today it’s my turn again to post something that I made with the gorgeous Maja Design papers. For this layout I used three collections named ‘Nyhavn’, ‘Little street Cafe’ & the stunning new ‘Miles Apart’….jet again I used a precious picture of mine of both our children {so much love I see when looking at it} that’s why I named this layout Love Always….This was one of the first picture I took while Abbey had her eyes open so widely and looked straight into my camera…that I was so happy that I took it. Now Kevin likes to let me take pictures again yeah. I had so much fun creating this layout although yellow is not my favorite color to scrap I think it turned out pretty nice ūüėČ

First I used a Martha Steward punch to cut the upper part of my layout, I cut that out of the ‘Sitting at the dock’ & ‘Stay Creative’ sheets then I placed that on feeling good sheet. Then I added some twine and placed a circle on the middle of my layout. Later on I added a Dusty Attic stencil and some Lindy’s sprays on my work.¬† I was inspired by last months mood board at the Facebook site from Dusty Attic. Lets have a closer look:

All the chipboards I used are by Dusty Attic I treated them with white gesso and some of the I embossed like most of the words, the others I gessod and ruste pasted them I was planning on using my wonderful dusty attic paint but it was all dried out sadly enough. So I treated it with waxes and spray.

And then comes the fun part adding my flowers that I selected for this layout they are all by 49 and Market. For the finishing touch I added some metal embellishments and some dress my craft sequins which I totally adore….and I added some white gesso on my flowers to make them a softer tone.

 Maja Design papers used: Nyhavn РSitting at the dock, Little street Cafe РFeeling good and the greens from Miles Apart РStay Creative & Be Safe.

   

I hope you had fun reading my post and we do love to see your work created with the lovely Maja Design papers on the¬† Facebook site….Have a gorgeous day and I hope to see you soon….

Love

 

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Good Bye Summer Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

31 August, 2020 -

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Hello Maja Friends,

I Haven’t posted there for several months and just realized that the last day of Summer is today. This Summer was a bit strange due to different issues, but I hope that you have found a chance to enjoy it.

I enjoyed playing with the new collection Miles Apart.

I love the mute colors it has and the floral motifs that I immediately cut out.

Soon we will enjoy the Fall bright colors, however I adore such kind of flowers this collection has.

I made a couple of quite simple cards using the layers and fussy cutting techniques, however I like how they turned out.

I like to mix the papers from 12×12” and 6×6” size, as you can get the variations of one pattern and get the different look.

For my sentiment I used the titles of the each 12×12” paper sheet.

Products used:

Miles Apart:

 

 

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Posted by Lenet Mos

25 August, 2020 -

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Hello sweet Maja fans,

Lenet here , hope you and your family and friends are all safe and healthy.

Today I bring you this get well card made with the 6×6 inch paperpack¬† Miles Apart.

The stitches are made by hand and the butterly , a frame from tattered angels and heart are colored and glittered with embossing powder.

The little flower is from 49and Market.

Lace and ribbon from my own stash

 

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Miles Apart Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 August, 2020 -

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Good morning dear Maja Visitors, welcome to the blog today ūüôā

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and your summer is going good despite the restrictions imposed on us all over the world.

Summer usually gives a great opportunity to visit our family and friends living away, but this summer is very much different due to the pandemic. Some countries closed their borders, other don’t allow to travel abroad or introduce lockdown conditions, which all makes it impossible to leave our homes. We are lucky enough to have other means of contact such as phones or the Internet, but there are other ways to show our loved ones we remember ūüôā The Miles Apart collection was intended for such occasions and today I bring you two cards that you could send out when you can’t visit:

For my cards I used the most beautiful rose papers from the collection (in my opinion, of course ūüôā ), in the rose and blue version.

As the post stamp images from the Ephemera sheet I created my own custom pieces by die-cutting the post stamp shapes and filling them with flowery patterned rectangles. Then I added some stamping:

The central elements of the cards are chipboard hearts mounted on kraft cardstock for nice contrast and placced upon beautiful guipure lace. To match these pieces with the rose paper, I added a mini roses below the hearts. For the sentiment I used the ones printed on signature strips – you know I love using those mini patterns! The blue one says “Miss You”:

The pink card follows the suit, I just changed the plaid matting paper for a striped one and used the “Thinking of you” sentiment:

I really like the way they turned out and I hope someone who’d receive such a card would definitely feel our love and bond!

 

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Joy!; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: the MiniArt; lace: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

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“Let your smile change the world” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

20 August, 2020 -

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¬†Hello and welcome Maja Design friends. It has been a little while since I last was here. But I am back finally today to share with you my newest creation called “Let your smile change the world”. I thought this title¬† was quite apt for our challenging times at present.

So of course being my first project back after a long break, I was so keen to use the latest release papers from Maja Design which is called “Miles Apart”. Oh how my heart melts every time I look at these papers. They are simply so soft and subtle with that always so special vintage aspect of the Maja Design line of papers.
My starting point here was gutting and distressing and then the layering of my papers. I chose the pink from “Distance” to frame the layout and “Stay Home” were used as the centre piece. And then along the way I found the addition of the Aloe from the beautiful 49andMarket¬†Seaside Blooms flowers, helped keeping the project soft and subtle.
Distance
Hopeful
Monochromes – Shades of miles – Steel Blue
I chose a portrait photo, that I adore of my youngest, and swapped it to black and white and printed them out in differing sizes. I layered these up on torn sections and cut mats of the leftover “Miles Apart” papers. I also cut a heart freehand from the “Distance” leftovers.
I have used lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards and 49andMarket flowers to help embellish this project and frame my photos.
 
All my chipboard pieces were primed with a Liquitex Clear Gesso. This helps to protect the chipboard from becoming too wet from the medias. I think it also gives your chipboard a truer colour from whatever medium you are adding. They were, once dried, coloured with acrylic paints.
I also added in a little random stamping using Walnut Stain distress ink and a 49andMarket stamp. But really I didn’t need to do too much to this background as it had a lot of detail already there.
And the full  Sentimental Quote at the top right of the layout reads :
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”
 
And that is all from me today.
Until next that I am here, take care and happy crafting.
Hugs
 
Other Products Used
Dusty Attic Chipboards
49andMarket’s Seaside Blooms Aloe
49andMarket’s Garden Petals Ballet Slipper
49andMarket’s Tickets and Numbers
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Rose Gold
Ranger Liquid Pearls Blush
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Whipped Seafoam
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Rainy Day
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