Sweet Baby Boy

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

28 July, 2017 - , , , , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Today I am up on this lovely blog using my precious Maja Design papers. In my last post I added some questions and I will give you those answers in my August 11th post, the same as I give you my tutorial that day. Sorry for that but I had to deal with some serious personal issues so I have not been scrapbooking as much as I wanted to. Today we will be leaving for our well deserved vacation trip for the next seven day we will be enjoying each others company at a camping ground in the south of our little country we are very excited as you can imagine…, for this post I made a 8×8 layout using only Maja Design papers, dies and a flair.

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That sweet picture I got from pinterest oh boy how I love that site…here I used several Maja Design collection such as Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Baby, I Wish and Vintage Summer Basics. The centers of my big flowers are made with foamballs that I glued on and dipped in mini prills such a lovely effect that has.

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On the background I added some spray’s, stamp and paste. But I also stamped the word sweet on the picture I really do love Gabi her word stamps. What I do when making a layout with just paper and dies….firstly I will cut all the dies that I want to use in different colors then I will make the flowers and their centers and put those together.

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Then I it is really easy to make it into one whole piece that you like. At the moment I am totally hooked on the amazing flairs by Cuts2luv that I will use it on almost every single project I make. I wetted my papers to disstress is a little more at the edges I also inked the edges first before I did that.

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Maja Design papers used:

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Thank you for visiting the blog today and I would like to wish you all a wonderful weekend, vacation time and so much more. Hopefully I will see to back on my next post 😉

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Summertime Delight Card!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

25 July, 2017 - , , ,

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A happy hello to all of our crafty friends! It’s Nancy, and I’m so happy to be here with you at the Maja Design Blog! I’m playing with my Denim and Friends papers again. I can’t seem to get enough of them.

I adore the distressed barnwood pattern in the new paper collection. It takes me back to childhood summers at my aunt and uncle’s farm. My sister and I stayed with them a week or two out of each summer, which was a real treat for us. It was so cozy. Life revolved around the workings of the farm, and everyone had a part to play. My sister and I were charged with the daily picking of the strawberries and helping set the tables for the communal lunch. When we were left to our own devices we especially loved exploring in the barn, which always seemed to have a couple of bird nests and an assortment of cats and kittens to cuddle and love on. It was a simple and joyful time. This card is inspired by those memories and the happiness they bring to my heart.

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The center flower is handmade from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection. Can you tell I recently baked up a batch of wildflowers? I’ve been using them quite a bit lately. The butterflies are stamped on design paper then fussy cut. A little nest and a few rose petals are hiding in there as well.

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The sentiment is stamped onto design paper. Hand punched lace is is tucked randomly around the edges.

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You’ll find additional stamping and a splattering of acrylic paint on the design paper.

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Each paper is distressed, layered, and stitched together.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

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Other products used: Prima Stamps and Nest, Archival Ink, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Tattered Florals Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Twine, Wooden Button, Detail Scissors, Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread.

That’s all I have for today. Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog and taking a peek at my project! If you’re wondering where you can purchase these beautiful papers, just click on the STORE FINDER button at the top of the page. I hope you’re having a week filled with all things good and wonderful!

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“You are Awesome” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

18 July, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello and welcome back to the home of Maja Designs. Tina Ollett back with you today to share my first layout using the gorgeous new collection of “Denim and Friends”.

This project has been titled

“You are Awesome”……

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Opening my box of goodies from the lovely ladies at Maja Designs was a definite hightlight of my week. My squeals of pure joy and excitement brought a number of my family members walking down to the art room to find out exactly what was going on.

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Doing pretty layouts with copious amounts of flowers and embellishments is my go to thing for most projects, but today because this is mainly a masculine paper collection, I have opted to use a photo of my son who is quite happy not to be the centre of attention ever especially in my scrapbooking, but today it is! I captured this photo of him a number of years ago whilst we were on holidays at the Great Barrier Reef. We were on our way out to the reef on a very windy day and he was so very excited to be going snorkeling. The photo says it all.

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I decided to keep this layout very simple with layering of all this fabulous collection. Of course I love to use woodgrain patterns to custom make the design for my chipboards and photo to sit. I used 2 sheets of Wood to create this using the first for the background page.

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I have also added in the bs of Leather ( I also love polkadots) as a square frame to sit all of the cut wood to sit upon. And over this I have cut sections of Stonewashed to lay over this. My photo is also matted with Stonewashed.

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 I have also used sheets of papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, cutting some of the hot air balloons for embellishments to add to my project.

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I have also used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards to emphasise my photo. These were inked and painted and layered amongst the layers of papers to allow more dimension to my layout.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember to return tomorrow for another Design Team creation. Until then take care and happy crafting. xxx

Tina-Ollett

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Summer Blossoms Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

13 June, 2017 - , ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, with a new card to share. This week I’m inspired by the abundant seasonal blooms found all across the lovely city of Charleston. Summer is my favorite time of year. My soul truly blossoms with the long sunny days, warm weather, and beautiful flowers.

You’ll find quite a bit of layering along with a couple of my handmade wildflowers featured here. Each layer is artfully torn, distressed, and stitched together.

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A tutorial for the wildflowers can be found on my blog. Lace adds a bit of vintage inspired texture. I rummaged around in my stash to find the pearl earring, glass pearls, and the Prima resin piece. Additional lace and twine create a frilly finishing touch.

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If you look closely you’ll notice a few butterflies have made a home here as well. The sentiment is rubber stamped in archival ink.

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Other Supplies: lace, twine, rubber stamp, white paper flowers, flower stamens, butterfly punch, pearls and earring  from my stash. Prima resin bridge, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die,  Tim Holtz distress tool and Mini Mister, flower shaping kit, archival ink, sewing machine, and thread.   

Thanks so much for being with us today. Don’t forget to check out our June Mood Board Challenge. You have plenty of time to enter your lovely project for a chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection! May your day be filled with sweet summer breezes and crafty inspiration!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

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Posted by Mary Catt

11 June, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout feauturing the ”Vintage Autumn Basics” collections.

A layout in blue tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”No XXI” paper and I matted my photo with the ”No XXI” and the ”No XX”.

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I gave my background a coat of white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Afternoon Delight Denim” and ”Silent Night Silver”.

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I heat embossed the ”Flourish 3” and the ”Corner Gemma’s”  chipboard with ”Silver Moon Orchid” Lindy’s embossing powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing.

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To finish my page, I added some art stoned with gel medium and made some splatters with white ink.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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