Christmas Memories to Cherish

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 January, 2021 - , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

Happy New Year everyone I hope this year will be much better for everyone then 2020 was……Today I’d like to show you my latest layout. For this layout I combined two collections “Miles Apart”& “I Wish” I really like how well all collections of Maja Design go together…now pink/cherise/peachy & brown always look awesome don’t you think?? I off course used a picture of Abbey the first time next to a Christmas tree a nice memory for her.

I made a layout with lots of layers which I really like to do it gives your work more demension. The brown sheet of the I Wish collection I used for my base underneath that sheet I used the ‘a few words’ sheet of the Miles Apart collection. On the background I used the distressed script stamp by Creative Embellishments with some clear embossing ink and some purely white embossing powder By Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

Then I distressed like a crazy woman ohhhh did I went nuts sometimes you need it to get your shit together. Then I placed the slightly smaller sheet on top of my background with underneath the same sheet as I did behind the brown one. Then I used about four different Lindy’s sprays to compliment my background.

Then I placed the flowers around like I wanted them just like I did with the picture….you see some handmade leaves too in my flower clusters those are made with Cheery Lynn Designs dies and sprayed with lindy’s sprays gold & green. The I added some metal stars & some chipboard Gears by Creative Embellishments.

Maja Design Paper used: Miles Apart: a few words & keep in touch and I Wish: those memories will last.

   

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope I have inspired you… and we would love it if you share your work with us at the Maja Design Facebookpage …..stay safe & healthy…… Love

In christmas baking

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 December, 2020 - , , ,

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 Welcome Maja friends!

Have you seen the latest Maja Design collection by name ‘Traditional Christmas’ ?!

Great classical christmas colours, green and red, plaid, dotted … which gave me the idea to create a cheerful canvas as a kitchen picture.

We love baking cookies with the kids in the run-up to christmas.

It always takes a little longer and the kitchen is unrecognizable afterwards, but it’s always a lot of fun.

I used the paper sheets ‘Beautiful decorated’; ‘Peace and Joy’ and some papers

from the 6 x 6 suitable collection.

 

Beautifully decorated                   Peace and joy

Tips

 

the apron is simply indispensable when baking, so that the little ones don’t forget, I have designed a simple model

the paper sheet ‘Family gathering’ was perfect for this idea, with two ribbons

and a few punched out motifs you can create them very quickly and easily

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some close up’s

the flour just sticks everywhere 😉

a flower cluster made with pointsettia cutting dies

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Wish you a merry and relaxed christmas especially in these difficult times.

Make the best of it!

Many thanks!

Kerstin

 

Cherish our Little Moments

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 December, 2020 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Design Fans,

Today I would like to share another layout with you all, but first I want to tell you that if you head on over to my blog you could win one off three collections by Maja Design visit here ==> Amy´s Pretty Papers <== now to my layout! For this one I used my new favorite collection “Miles Apart” I just can’t believe how pretty this collection is can you? I totally went crazy on the fussy cutting part. For this layout I wanted to create a romantic scenery with lace and lots of layers I was totally inspired by the Dusty Attic moodboard of November while creating this layout. The picture is truly my most adorable {and favorite} picture I have of my handsome boy & little princess.

First I cut out the middel part of the thinking of you sheet, 2 centimeters to be exact around the edges. Then I distressed both pieces as much as I could with a tool then with my fingers to make the papers kind of curly at some places. Then I moved my chipboard pieces around and around {I think that took me two whole hours “Oh Boy”} until I liked where I put them.

Then I took the chipboard away after taking a picture first…then you see I added lace in the upper left corner and in the lower right corner and that’s how the papers stay on it’s place {didn’t use any glue here} after that I used some stamps, a stencil, modeling crackle paste & and a bunch of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays on the background sheet.

I also used the stencil with some of that same paste to alter the frame around the picture {I had never done that before} but it turned out great at least that’s what I think 😉 hehe Then I treated the rest of the chipboards with white embossing powder by Lindy’s Stamp Gang and later I added some waxes by Finnabair on them too…to finish of my layout I added some prills & sequins and of course some gorgeous butterflies <3

Maja Design papers used: Close at Heart, Thinking of You, Thinking of you-bs, A Few Words-bs and Ephemera, Coffee in the Arbour papers used: Butterflies are free

  

  

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope you like my work… please don’t forget to visit my blog for winning some Maja Design papers for yourself to create with!!…..stay safe…… Love

Cute as a button

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 November, 2020 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Design fans,

I sure hope everything goes well with you all, Aren’t you loving the “Miles Apart” collection as much as I do? It’s so shabby chic right up my ally. I have been fussy cutting my brains out lol. For this layout I used another precious picture of Abbey I just can’t stop creating with pictures of her. This was a really easy and quick layout to make because I already did the fussy cutting part during my series I watch on tv. I wanted the picture to stand out in this layout that’s why I kept it clean…..

It was really fun to create this layout, I took half a sheet of the little things and placed a part of distance bsand placed it behind the first one to later on put it on the keeping busy sheet after I distressed it like a mad woman lol….those buttons you see on my layout are actually chipboard pieces that I altered is Maja Design paper.

On the background of my layout I added a stencil with golden crackle paste but before that I first stamped on it with Gabi’s stoic stamp by 49 and Market. After that I sprayed some of my favorite Lindy’s spray to soften up my layout. To make the phrases on my layout stand out a little more I used the black ones by The Dusty Attic and the phrase “The Ultimate Photo” I painted black.

After that I added some flowers by 49 and Market, wishing bubbles and some metal pieces with words on it to finish of my layout….and I stopped but it was hard because I wanted to add more lol.

Maja Design papers used: The little things, Keeping busy, Keeping busy-bs and Distance-bs

   

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope I have inspired you to take out your Maja Design papers and create with them…..stay safe…… Love

Capture this moment

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 October, 2020 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design fans,

If you visit the blog regularly you know I love making layouts! I have wanted to scrap this picture for a while now but that mini princess is making it a little difficult to scrap sometimes and I have to find time {while she is sleeping} to create because I really need it. We went to a photographer to make this picture because I wanted one with the four of us in it to put on a canvas to hang on my wall and so we did and I am very happy with it….look at that masculine son of us isn’t he handsome? I really love my little family <3

For this layout I used the pretty ‘Celebration’ collection and two sheets of the monochromes one of the Shades of Sofiero called white/sand and one of the Shades of Celebration called charcoal. On the background behind the pictures I used the monochromes I also used these for the flowers I made using the amazing dies by Cheery Lynn Designs which are still my favs. After having some computer problems {it crashed} oh boy how I dislike it when that happens I am back again….but due to these problems I missed two posts sorry for that….

The monochromes are amazing to make flowers with as I did in this layout…if I have time I will do a little tutorial on how to make the flowers in my layout they are super easy and quick to make. The chipboards are by The Dusty Attic and I treated them with just plain paint and some of them like the barb wire I treated with embossing powder. As you can also see in my layout I used some cheese cloth behind my picture and flowers.

To finish of my layout I added some stamps, art stones, wishing bubbles, and metal pieces and of course my favorite spray “Sidewalk Chalk” on my tittle I used some of the amazing rust paste by Finnabair. With this layout I entered in a moodboard challenge because the colors spoke to me and I knew exactly which papers I could use.

Maja Design papers used: Anniversary bs, You’re Invited, Ephemera bs, Mono Celebration-Charcoal bs, Mono White Sand

   

I hope you had fun reading my post and we do love to see your work created with the lovely Maja Design papers on the  Facebook site….Have a gorgeous day and I hope to see you soon….

Love