Memories of being your Mother


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

19 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning & happy Friday Maja Fans,

Today I have a layout to share with you all in honor of being a mom. In life we all want our kids to grow up and be amazing young people and trust in what they can achieve…..Our boy is a charming 12 year old kiddo and I love him to the moon and back. Yesterday was a disaster day of creating that I tore a whole layout apart and threw it away! Am I the only one? Or are there more of you that have that sometimes. A couple of day’s ago I also deleted all my inbox messages from my hotmail too….so I think I am having a bad week lol. Hopefully all will get better soon so I don’t feel like I do now which is rushed…


I used the pretty Nyhavn sheet as my background and added two other colors to make the picture pop of my layout. It’s totally a different style then what I was creating before I trew it away….because that was all pink and girly. I really love to create with pink but this time it didn’t work at all. I used some stencils on my background with some black paste this time.




All the chipboard peices are treated with ink, spray’s, acrylic paint and embossing powder and they are all by Dusty Attic. I also added a flair too I am totally hooked on those at the moment.





The flowers I used are from three different companies which are 49 and Market, Petaloo and Prima. I love making flower clusters like these. They add so much to your page at least that is what I think do you agree with me??




Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1934 bs, 1899 bs & 1904 bs, Crea Diem collection: Den Oersattliga Tiden, Nyhavn collection: King’s Square.




Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, and I have inspired you to play with your lovely Maja Design goodies have a lovely weekend…..


Two Tall Cards


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

7 March, 2017 - , , , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

It’s such a blessing to post on this blog and today I am here to show you two tall cards I created with a bunch of Maja Design collections. I don’t even know how many of them because both cards made out of leftover papers I really enjoy using my scraps every once in a while! I really enjoy the month March not only because it was my birthday {and hubby’s too} yesterday but I really love how spring is sneaking up on us. Did you see the gorgeous spring mood board yesterday on the blog? If not please check the ladies made some pretty amazing work on that mood board wow…..


First card is called “Hello Love” and this card has at least three collections in it like “Enjoying Outdoors”, “Vintage Spring Basics” & can you see the other one? These cards are all made with dies so you can really see the beautiful Maja Design collections at it’s best.



Maja Design papers used: on the flowers; Late summer flowers bs & Scent of lavender



Second card is called “Groovy Summer” I really am longing for Summer since this is my most favorite season of the year but here in The Netherlands that will take some time before we can put our winter coats away sadly. This card is made with just one collection which is one of my all time favorites “Life by the Sea” both cards are the same size about 8,5″ inches tall and 4,5″ inches wide.



Maja Design papers used: Life by the Sea: Landmark, Sailing, Marina and Drop the Anchor.


I hope you enjoyed my post today and I would like to wish you a lovely week and weekend. We {hubby and I} are going to celebrate out birthday’s this Saturday I just love to see our families again. Bye bye for now….



The Wishing Hand


Posted by Pascale B

22 March, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo I’ve taken in Dublin of “The Wishing Hand”, an enormous bronze hand sculpture designed by Linda Brunker.

The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

To make my background, I added first some paints on a stencil before applying it on the paper. When the stencil was still on the paper, I added some crackle paste.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

When everything was dry I added some gray colors to the background.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

As usual I used the Twinkling H2Os to color the leaves and the gray flowers, and I sprayed the purple ones with  a Primary Element.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

I added some glass beads and micro beads to finish the layout.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers used:

5th of May BS Ord flyger bort Den oersättliga tiden
Vintage Spring Basics
5th of May bs
Crea Diem
Ord flyger bort
Crea Diem
Den oersättliga tiden


Look Me in the Eye


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

20 February, 2016 - , , , , , ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics Collection, using the pink & brown tones….



I used:1924-BS,1903,1903-BS, & from the Vintage Spring Basics I used: & 7th of April

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic


Shows, distressed hand stitched layers. I also did some punch work, & placed doily’s in the layers. Maja Design papers are the best quality, distressing papers, I have ever worked with!


I did some stencil work, using DA heart attack stencil, & dream weaver crackle texture..


On the feather I used clear crackle, then once the crackle dried I rubbed in some chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad…


The flowers used are Prima & IamRoses..


For the pink used on the chipboard I used shabby pink smooch. On the berries & the beads, on the feather charms,I also applied drops of glossy accents…


Here are some more close ups…



Let it Snow

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From the Home for the Holidays I used: Welcome Winter, From the Vintage Frost Basics I used: 7th of December, 7th of Dec-BS, 6th of December, 5th of December & Days of Dec-BS



From the Nyhavn Collection I used: Kings Square-BS, Sitting at the Dock, & Sitting at the Dock-BS. From the Crea Diem Collection I used: Om du vill alskas

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle


Spring Card Inspiration


Posted by Elena Olinevich

19 February, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

wjile it’s time when everyone is caughing and sneezing ( that is what I am doing at the moment too), I am so waiting for the Spring, that is why I am trying to approcah it by my Spring cards


Though I took Vintage Summer Basics collection I still feel the Spring feeling in it, don’t you feel the same?


and my second card with a beautiful floral background paper


I’ve added the clock and some paper scraps from Crea Diem collection


And I’ve got one more card I made within my Spring project I am hosting on my blog. I used so very springy collection – Antligen


and the other one with tulips


That’s all for today, I am off to have my hot cup of coffe.

Take care.


Products used: Antligen – Krokus, Tulpaner; Vintage Spring Basics  6 *6 paper pad, Crea Diem – Sann vänskap , Den oersättliga tiden .