Loving Life

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

26 March, 2014 - , , , , , ,

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Hi everyone! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest Maja Design project.  Yep! I’m one of those scrappers that often forgets to scrap about myself. I have a big family and have lots to scrap about so I don’t often think to do a page about me.  The photo in this layout is one that one of my daughters took of me when we were on a walk together.


I used mainly papers I still had in my stash from the Limited Editing Sofiero collection.  I chose colors in the pinks and taupes with just a hint of green.

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I really hate to waste any of my Maja Scraps so I save anything bigger than a couple of inches for upcoming projects.  I had this piece of ‘Enjoy the Frangrance’ paper left over from another layout I made and decided to keep the angle cut the way it was. I just lightly moistened the paper and gave it some folds along the diagonal edge. When it dries, it gets quite firm and holds it’s shape well.

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I added some lacy die cut pieces from Memory box along the cut edges of the paper (Norwich Corner, Quinn Flourish) and tucked them between the papers. Texture was added with some homemade texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil (Gothic Romance).  The soft pink in that I used behind the photo is a chalk ink by Ingvild Bolme called Sweet Pea.

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The blooms were handmade from some pink scraps of Maja papers I had in my stash, I used a pale pink paper from Vintage Summer collection, deeper pinks from Crea Diem and a deep rose from Vintage Summer.  To make the blooms I simply used a scissor to cut a wavey edge circle (in different sizes).  Then I cut a wavey spiral into each circle and rolled them up  (working from the outside – in) to make the roses.  Then just glued down the spiral design to the center part of the circle.  I added a pearl bead to each center.

Maja Design Products:  Sofiero (Enjoying the Fragrance-bs, Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs, The Elegant Winehouse), Vintage Summer Basics (1923, 1922-bs), Crea Diem (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Autumn Basics (III-bs, XVI), Vintage Spring (6th of May).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today and hope you will give these beautiful Maja products a try on your next project! xo


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  • What a beautiful feminine layout, Gabi!! I love the crumpled paper effect, the roses and textured background. Lovely photo too 🙂

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    This is dainty and elegant and maybe my fav from you ever

  • Heather Thompson says:

    Wow just beautiful

  • Joke says:

    It’s amazing!!! One day I hope to be as good as you but now I’m still practcing…….
    Love Joke

  • absolutely beautiful! and such amazing use of scraps…..love the look of the rolled up roses…the pearl centers give them the perfect extra touch! It is so true what you said about not scrapping ourselves….of course, aren’t we usually the ones behind the camera?! 🙂 I guess I’m just hoping that someone in the future will like to scrap….and maybe they’ll scrapbook my photos in their “heritage” layouts. 🙂

  • speechless………..xxx

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Beautiful photo of you. Love your paper roses and who can resist Sofiero… I love how you combined it with the other collections. Another stunner!