Time to Dream

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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}…

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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.

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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….

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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

Happiness

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

24 March, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Spring is in the air and I love it….it’s my favorite time in the year because now summer is really nearby. I really enjoyed the latest mood board from Maja Design did you already enter the challenge? If not I will have some inspiration for you using the beautiful mood board. It has beautiful greens and blues in it and such a romantic vibe….that I really enjoyed creating this layout as I do with all of my Maja Design projects.

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I cut the The magnificent Flowerstreet bs sheet in half and placed it on top of the 6th of March bs sheet! Then I added some sprays, stamps and paste on my layout. All the chipboard pieces are by Dusty Attic and I gessod them all, and some of them I embossed and others I added some rust past & mini prills on.

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The flowers I used are by several manufacturers. I really loved the text on the mood board that’s why I added it on my work in papers strips that I just printed out on my computer. I won a wonderful prize last month at a challenge site with all 13 Arts products and the hugh glass circle I added on top of the “happiness” disk is one of them.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of March bs {my b-day} Sofiero: The elegant Wine house, The magnificent Flowerstreet bs and Monochromes-shades of Sofiero: Mono Air Sky bs

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, have a lovely weekend….. love <3

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“Sunshine” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

28 February, 2017 -

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Hello and a very warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining me here today. I have my second Design Team layout for the month today and yet again I am using the gorgeously stunning Summertime collection. I am not usually into red but this has really got me working on it. I have simply titled this “Sunshine”, well because I live in a very warm climate, sunshine is what we see the most of and the day I took this photo of my littlelist it was exactly that …..Sunshine.

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This layout was very labor intensive for me. I had laid it all out and then of course changed my mind part way through and changed it all back around again. I have used Dusty Attic’s February Moodboard as inspiration for the starting point of my layout, that being the sketch in a sense.

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I kept my layout very clean without using too many mediums this time around. I have used Summertime’s “Light Scarlet” and “Is always the best, bs” alternately as background pieces. I hand cut a border into “Is always the best” and distressed a lot of the sections that I wanted the “Light Scarlet” to show through. I have also used only one sheet of the “Light Scarlet” but gutting the centre section and cutting banners from the middle section for the inserts of my Die Cut cards.

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“Smell the Roses” would have to be my favourite piece from this collection along with the Garden Diecuts and the Polka Dots, oh heck the whole lot really is a favourite with me. I truly could keep using this collection over and over again.

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As you can see above, I have used the strip from the base of “Light Scarlet” and a banner running through the middle of my layout. They are really gorgeous the strips………I never ever throw mine away. Always perfect for a title or just a little subheading tucked in a flower cluster.

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And speaking of flowers, well I have used some……well a lot, along with some gorgeous velvet leaves from Green Tara and some miscellaneous rose buds on long stems which I just adore. I embellished the remainder of my layout using Dusty Attic chipboards. They were dressed in Liquid Pearls and gesso. I have also scattered in some seed beads for good measure and a little cheesecloth to soften the layout a little further. Well that is it from me today. I so hope I have inspired you in some way to get out those summer photos and scrap the special memories behind them. Until next time take care and happy scrapping. Tina-sign

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #2

Dusty Attic Scroll Set #1

Dusty Attic Wordplay 2

Liquid Pearls Chocolate

Distress Ink Walnut Stain

49 and Market Gabi’s Postcard from Paris Set

Miscellaneous Carte Postale Stamp

Clear Seed Beads

White Gesso

Lace Trim

Muslin

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Dogwood Red

Petaloo Botanicals White

Long Stemmed Rose Buds

Memories Here– Textured Layout by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

26 February, 2017 -

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Hi Everyone, Its Keren Here with a new layout for the Maja Design Blog using one of my all time favourite collections Vintage Summer Basics.

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I love going to the beach and as a family that’s our favourite place to go on vacation. This picture of my kids running on the sand was taken during our last vacation in Mexico. I wanted to create movement on my layout and so I stencilled across the page using white gesso.  Then I sprayed with Prima’s blue Color Bloom sprays summer sky and glistening waves, to mimic the colour of the ocean.

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I mounted the photo on small pieces of Maja Design papers and then framed the photo in a Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame which was lightly daubed in white gesso. Then I glued lots of sequence and textured stones around the  frame to add lots of texture to the background and make it look like an ocean. Sequins are from “Dress my Craft” and the art stones are Prima Finnabair.

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Here you can se the texture and the Vintage Summer basics papers underneath the photo.

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I used the Vintage Summer Basics for this layout:

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Here are the pages I used from the collection:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog,

Have a Wonderful day!!!Keren-sign

 

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Family Photograph

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

24 February, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

How nice of you to visit the blog, today I would like to share a 12×12 layout with you using a almost 46 year old picture of my family on moms side. From left to right you see my mom, uncle Evert, my great grandmother Johanna, aunt Ellen, grandpa Arthur and grandma Anna. Oh how much I love those older pictures <3 For this layout I used two collections the pretty “I Wish”& “Vintage Spring Basics”! I took out the purple papers from the last one {to match the flowers I used} and the cream and brown papers from the I Wish collection.

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I cut out a V part on top of my layout to use my dusty attic zipper chippie behind the tare then I added a couple of stamps by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco on my background. Then I used a couple of Lindy’s sprays {purple & brown} to give the papers more shine then I used the script stencil to finish my work. I also stamped around the edges of my layout with a stitch stamp.

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The flowers I used have just the amount of shimmer which I like and are from 49 and Market. The chipboard pieces are just inked around the edges and then sprayed with three different colors and inked around the edges again. Then I took out my brush to add some purple mica powder to give it a little shimmer.

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Maja Design papers used: I Wish: I wish to play in the snow bs, I wish for frosty mornings bs, I wish you a Happy new Year & I wish you a Happy new Year bs. Vintage Spring Basics: 9th of April, 10th of April BS, 11th of April & 11th of April BS.

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..much love….

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