Posted by Amy Voorthuis

16 June, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning & happy Friday Maja Fans,

For today I have another layout to share and this time it’s a mixed media layout using a bunch of mixed media techniques. When I was ready with my layout a little disaster happened half a bottle of Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s blazing black spray’s fell all over the lower left corner of my layout. Oeh la la that never happened to me before but “hey” that happens when you do not close the cap of the bottle after using it. Luckily I could fix it only not really like I intended to be….but I am very happy with the result.


I really love all the darker & white/grey papers Maja Design offers but I wish they had more because sometimes I really love to make something outside my comfort zone like this layout is. For this layout I used four collections Nyhavn, Crea Diem, Sommatider and Vintage Spring Basics. This time I choose two other colors to compliment my work teal and yellow. The butterflies are stamped on the white Sitting at the dock sheet from the Nyhavn collection. Then I painted them with “Azure Sea Asters” starburst spray’s from Lindy’s Stamp Gang en then I cut them out.


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The flowers are by Prima Marketing and 49 and Market. For the first time in a long while I haven’t used any chipboard on my work wow I just saw that now lol…..I also added two flairs from “Cuts2luv and a metal plate with the word paradise on it. I am a real sucker for the beach so as you can imagine this looks like paradise to me since I moved more then an hour from the nearest beach I sometimes dream I am there “My Paradise”!

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On the background of my layout I used a different mixed media technique then I normally do. I took a piece of plastic packaging and sprayed on top of that plastic and then placed it on my paper sheet then you get kind of a messy watercoloring spots on your work. I did that with the teal color but also with a yellow/gold spray. Then I stamped on top of that with different stamp sets by 49 and Market. Then I matted my picture and cut out six different sizes of squares in three pairs of two of the same papers….Kann Dig Sjalv {Crea Diem}, 1st of March {Vintage Spring Basics} and Baslakan {Sommatider}!




Maja Design papers used: Sitting at the dock {Nyhavn}, Badlakan {Sommartider}, 1st of March {Vintage Spring Basics} and Kann Dig Sjalv {Crea Diem}





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…..



Time to Dream


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

21 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hello beautiful Maja Fans,

Today it is my turn again on this lovely blog, I love my Maja Design papers so much that I find them a blessing to work with. Lately I am totally into baby layouts really don’t know why the only thing I can think of that babies are so stinking cute….for this layout I wanted to highlight just one color extra besides black & white which officously is orange. I am not such a fan of that color but it reminds me of a wonderful time with our handsome son Kevin because one of his first words he said besides dad, mom and car was orange {still think that is so funny}…


I really love the black & white sheets in the Sommartider collection I always use them when I need a black or white peice of paper to create with. Before I started creating I firstly picked out the flowers I wanted to use {sadly my last black ones that I have} the orange ones are by 49 and Market and called shimmer & shine, the black ones are by Petaloo and the white ones are by Dusty Attic like all the chipboard is too.




At first I cut out the middle part of the Strandmode bs sheet and stuck the Sommarens bild bs behind it, I also did that with the sunny side sheet from the “Nyhavn collection. Then I distressed the edges of both sheets and machine stitched on the orange sheet. Then I picked out hte picture I wanted to use. I treated my chipboard pieces with gesso and rust paste because it has orange in it to finish my layout I added some sidewalk chalk {white} spray by lindy’s to make it a little shabby chic. I also added some shimmer spray by the same manufactor. The last thing I added are some orange glass beads and prills….



Maja Design papers used: Sommartider: Sommarens bild and Strandmode bs, Nyhavn: The Sunny Side.

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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….. 4

Summer inside


Posted by Elena Olinevich

31 March, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, Elena is here today.

I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today. Something different this time

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I enjoy making cards with in blue tones.  But I have already used so many times Vintage Basics collection, so that I decided to try something new.

Maja Design has so many awesome collections, but I have to cinfess that I have never crafted with the Sommartider collection

It’s quite an old one, however I thought it’s great for summer – beach -vacations ptojects, but now I see it can be used almost for any kind .

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I took those papers, that have a beautiful vintage floral background and created a couple of cards, just changing the papers for any other layer.

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It’s great to mix them together and I like the result it has brought.

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I also tried to find the new flowers composition. Sometimes the sqaure shape makes it challenging for me.

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I also changes the center of the cards – the ovel and teh circle, and it makes a difference too.

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So try the new directions for you projects, especially if talking about the cardmaking. You will be amazed by the look.

Suuplies used:

Sommartider collection :

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers.




Picture Perfect


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

2 September, 2016 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Today I am filling in for the lovely Elena Olinevich {and she will have my day next week} with a layout I made out of three different collections. I used a picture of my men that I took on our vacation in Turkey. Also on this layout I used a bunch of Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I treated all differently I painted, embossed & stamped them. The collection I used are “Vintage Spring Basics”, “Nyhavn” and “Sommartider”……..every flower except the black ones are hand made with lovely dies.


For the first time ever I used straws on my layout……I totally love it! I did see it a lot on scrapbook pages that I had to try it too. I love this color palette especially because purple is my favorite color to scrap. All the chipboard pieces are first gessod and later on painted with Dusty Attic acrylic paint and the circles with the text in them are embossed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang powder. On the frame I added some text stamp on the end.




I enjoy using all the metal pieces there are in this hobby but I have to say I am running out of them and they are not for sale anymore here in The Netherlands it is sad that they are not here forever lol……I so love this picture of my handsome men I am the luckiest woman on this planet.



I did some mixed media on the background too I can’t imagine to not use spray or paste on my work anymore they so give your layout the wow factor hihihihi…..



Maja Design papers used: Sitting at the dock {Nyhavn}, Badlakan {Sommartider}, 8th of April, 9th of April, 10th of April, 11th of April & 7th of April {Vintage Spring Basics}.

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and for leaving such nice comments every single time we really do appreciate them. I want to wish you a wonderful sunny & creative weekend and you will see me in 3 weeks.



You are so Fancy


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

11 September, 2015 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Thank you so much for visiting the blog, today I would like to show you a different style of scrapping by me, more mixed media and the colors are totally out of my comfort zone. I tend to almost never use black because I think it’s the most easiest colors to use in the craft industry every color goes so well with black. This time I used the pretty “Sommartider” collection because of it’s bright & summery colors. If you know me a little you know I adore soft tone papers. 20150910_1726591Maybe you have seen this picture before it’s my favorite one of my sweet niece Emmelie. The chipboard pieces I used are by Imaginarium Designs. First I took out the Lata Dagar sheet and build everything on top of that sheet. I stamped, sprayed and paste on that sheet as much as possible {more what I liked} 20150910_171428This layout was a delight to create it always is with a picture of my niece but what sadness me is that my brother doesn’t want me to post it on anywhere online. But here it’s okay just not on Facebook etc only if I make her face unrecognizable and I need to respect his wishes. 20150910_17274320150910_172741This time I made it easy on myself to not make my own flowers but use ones by BoBunny & Petaloo to add to the lovely color palette of the Sommartider collection. The chipboard pieces are inked with Stazon Stone Gray and Cotton White most of the time I emboss all my chipboard pieces but this time I wanted the matte look not the shiny look. 20150910_171433On the picture I used some rub-ons I just love to do that it gives it a bit extra. I also placed my picture on three layers to give more dimension.20150910_172746Maja Design papers used: Sommartider-PI hope you enjoyed my post today and I want to thank you for your visit! Have a wonderful weekend with lots of craft time and sun.

Love Amy-sign1


Amy Voorthuis

I'm a scrapper at heart and I enjoy every inch of this hobby! Lately I am exploring mixed media, making off the page projects and cards too. Maja Design papers make me one happy lady hugs xox