”Cherished Moments”


Posted by Mary Catt

8 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today to share my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”I Wish” collection. I really love these papers because although it is a Christmas collection can easily be used in non-Christmas pages. Take for exable mine…

This time I made a soft romantic page with this beautiful photo, which as always found on Pinterest.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”I wish to play in the Snow” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”I wish you a Happy new Year”  and the ”I wish for frosty mornings” papers. I also placed some pieces from an old book and made a fussy cutting on some vintage clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics ”No XVI” paper.

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First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I heat embosed the paste with ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s powder to make the texture more obvious. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cowabunga Copper” and ”Cape Cod Coral” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

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I heat embossed the floral chipboards and the title with ”Byzantine Bronze”. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

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As a final touch, I added some bronze microbeads and some Prima Memory Hardware – Glass Pearls.


Papers used:



Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

7 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you, a winter LO I did, using the Beautiful “I Wish” Collection…


The Maja Design used:


Other elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard: Doily #5, Snowflakes, Pine Sprigs, mini chicken wire, Old Wooden Fence….49 and Market: Rustic Bloom Poinsettia Canvas, Rustic Blooms Burlap & Canvas, Rustic Blooms Canvas and Burlap small, Burlap Trim…..Prima: snowflake texture, glass glitter pearl….Tim Holtz clear crackle, icicles, corrugated paper & prills mini pearls

Here are some close ups…….


I love working with  Maja Design Paper, it is the softest paper I have ever worked with, so it distresses beautifully. Being a paper layer, I find the Collections easy to work with, plus you can combine Collections, as they also blend beautifully…. This corner shows distressed, hand stitched, paper layers using corrugated paper in the layers…


I primed the TH icicle, old wooden fence & chicken wire with clear gesso, the rest of the chipboard was primed with white gesso. I then painted all the chipboard,& the TH icicle, except for the chicken wire with clear crackle paint. Once the crackle dried I painted the white pieces with LuminArt-Heavenly White H20, & for the brown I used Shimmerz -Chocolate & Diamonds…


I applied Prima Snowflake Texture & sprinkled on Prima glass glitter pearl, on to the wet texture paste, on to the flowers & some of the chipboard pieces…


I also glued on some Prills on to the snow flakes & snow texture.

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Glued some glass glitter into the chicken wire..


For the clusters I used 49 and Market Rustic Blooms, & Dusty Attic Chipboard (Snow Flakes & Pine Sprigs)…

Here are a few more close ups…




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


“Dream with your eyes wide open” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

3 January, 2017 - ,

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Well hello to you and a very very Happy New Year!! I certainly hope 2017 is kind to you and blesses you with many wonderful suprises.

Tina O with you today to share with you my first Maja Project for the year!!

Unfortunately the start of 2017 has not been so kind to me. I had a small incident whereby I dislocated my shoulder…..arghhhhhh. So this typing is done one handed (lefthanded) with my other in a sling. Scrapping has been somewhat difficult and let’s just say it takes twice as long to do things! So I am hoping for a very speedy recovery. But with that being said I still got to meet my deadline and here it is…..

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

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My youngest girl just adores our fur family and every chance I get, I photograph her with them. I shot this photo last week with our beautiful boy Rafael and I just adore it. My project here today was created using Maja Design’s “Enjoying Outdoors” collection. This was one of my very first collections to choose when I first come on board Maja. I so love all the earthy tones combined with the pinks and purples. For my background I chose to use “Woodlands”. I preped the background with clear gesso and some Crackle texture paste through the Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Damask Stencil. I also did a small amount of stamping with some Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I used Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors both front and back to create my layered background for the photo. I tore and distress these papers and I also added in torn journaling cards and tags from the Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling sheet. I tucked in some torn paper and white doilies around the photo matting to help start my page off. You can see some of the layering I did above.

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Above and below you will see that I have used quite a bit of chipboard . I used the Dusty Attic String Frame to frame my photo which I printed off in a sepia tone. The String Frame was inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and coated with a small amount of Distress Crackle Paint to highlight and deepen the colour. I then wrapped moss and green florists wire around the String Frame. This was then adhered to the photo.

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You can see the string frame above.

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Another view of the string frame wrapped in moss. You can also see here some of the foliage chipboards that I added into the flower cluster. These were dressed the same as the string frame but with just a hint of Forest Moss Distress Ink added in.

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I love this title chipboard I have used here…..It would have to be a favourite quote of mine.

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

This was dressed in Antique White acrylic and then I inked the edges with some Walnut Stain and Forest Moss to compliment the rest of the project.

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These little tags from the Tags and Journaling sheet are just gorgeous and I love adding in little elements with numbers that just don’t mean anything, but is a lovely addition to add interest.

 Below I have listed a complete materials list for your convenience.


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  Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Colourful


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Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoor Woodlands


Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling Cards

Other Products Used 

Dusty Attic Fancy Flourish DA0349

Dusty Attic Foliage #5

Dusty Attic Foliage #2

Dusty Attic String Frame Small DA1185W

Dusty Attic leaves

Kaisercraft Damask Stencil

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Miscellaneous Small flowers Cream

Distress Inks Forest Moss, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso

Distress Crackle Paint

3D Gloss Gel

Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste

Dylusions White Linen

Kaisercraft Antique White Acrylic Paint

Teastained Muslin


Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquitex Clear Gesso

ArtExtravagance Mini Art Stones

Inka Gold Hydrangea

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed visiting me here.

Until next time.Tina-sign

”Season’s Greetings”


Posted by Mary Catt

25 December, 2016 - ,

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Merry Christmas everyone!!!

May your Christmas be filled with lots of happiness, peace and love!

Mary here with you today and I have a layout to share with you. I used papers from the ”I Wish” collection which matched perfectly the beautiful photo I found on Pinterest. Is there anyone who doesn’t believe on Santa? I still believe… and this photo was just perfect for a Christmasy post. But, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”I wish you a Happy Holiday” paper and I made the layers behide my photo with torn papers from the ”I wish we will deck the halls”, the ”I wish for a holly jolly Christmas”. I also placed some pieces from an old book and two photos from the ”I wish – Ephemera”.

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I applied on the center of my paper white gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Before it gets dried I heat embossed it with ”Purely White” embossing powder. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Rudolph’s Nose Red” and ”Bayou Boogie Gold” with some water to make a watercolor effect. I also added some splatters with 13arts white splash ink.

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I heat embossed the frame and the floral chipboards with ”Desert Moon Copper Pine”, the words and the dotted baubble chippies with ”King Midas Gold” Lindy’s embossing powders. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

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As a final touch, I made some splatters with white splash ink and when dried I added some bronze microbeads.

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Papers used:


Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New year!!!

See you again in two weeks!

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Peace Love and Joy (With Photo Tut)


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

24 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you, a Winter/Christmas Lo I did, using the Beautiful, I Wish Collection, 49 and Market Rustic Blooms, & Dusty Attic Chipboard…



I used:

& a BS of a label

The 49 and Market used:

The Dusty Attic used:

& Snowflakes

Other Elements used: Clear gesso, white gesso, clear crackle paint, white crackle paint, Prima Snowflake Paste, Prima Glass Glitter Pearl, Prills- Stop Winning, Prills-Mini Pearls, LuminArt-H20-Jasper Red, LuminArt-H20 -Heavenly White, LuminArt- Silk-Golden Monarch, Pearls, Shimmerz -Inklings -Chocolate & Diamonds,  Corrugated Paper, Doilys




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I decided to do a tut, after I got this far. I cut out the center, of  the “I wish you a Happy Holiday”, & glued it on to brown cardstock.


Shows the next layers, using “I wish Christmas was today”, “I wish you a Happy Holiday-BS”, & “I wish those memories will last”, I also used doily’s in the layers…


I cut this piece of Corrugated paper & applied the snow texture, sprinkling on the glass glitter, on to the wet texture. Once the texture dried I glued on, some Prills-Mini pearls..


I then glued on this piece, that I cut from the Happy Holidays Sheet, I distressed the edges…


I glued the framed photo on. When I trimmed the photo, I left excess paper, I then glued on the pieces from the DA-old wooden fence. I primed the fence pieces, with clear gesso, then painted them with the clear crackle paint.Once the crackle dried, I painted them with the LuminArt-Golden Monarch. I then applied snow texture, glitter & the prills to the opposite corners, that I did on the corrugated paper


Using a ruler, I ripped the “I wish those memories would last sheet”, then glued burlap & corrugated paper under. I used a paper pierce & mat to poke in holes, for hand stitching…


Poked in holes


Hand stitched


Added another doily

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Glued on this piece & applied snow texture & glitter


Glued on some pieces of brick, that were primed & painted with clear crackle


Glued on the BS of the label


I primed the wreath with clear gesso, then painted it with clear crackle. Once the crackle dried, I painted it with the Shimmerz- Chocholate & Diamonds. I cut the wreath, then applied snow texture, glitter & the prills-Stop Winning


Added more brick, they are also painted with the Chocolate & Diamonds


Applied snow texture & glitter between the bricks


added snowflakes


& here


Glued on the mail box, it was primed, painted with the crackle & chocolate & diamonds


Glued the framed photo piece down


Started clusters, using pine sprigs & Rustic Blooms…

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added more Rustic Blooms, I altered the Blooms, some of them I changed the centers, using Prills-stop winning. I applied snow texture & glass glitter to the outside edges


added part of the title & more Rustic Blooms


added mini holly & mini snowflakes into the clusters


Added another snowflake & the birdcage…


Added the mini holly, & more of the title


Added the rest of the title…..

This is my last post for the year 2016, looking forward to seeing you, in the year 2017!

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, and a New Year, of Peace, Love & Joy!….Rachelle