Cherish Simple Moments

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 June, 2022 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

I’m so thrilled to bring you another project thatΒ  I made using the brand new Everyday Life collection! This set is so versatile that it matches any occasion and so many various themes! Last time I shared romantic, feminine and flowery Mother’s Day cards and today I bring you a masculine layout featuring a totally different colour scheme – and it’s still the same collection πŸ™‚ Love it!

I chose the papers that match the colours from a photo of my hubby and our elder son learning to ride a bike πŸ™‚ I’m happy I was able to capture this moment, so “everyday” and natural and yet so special!

I chose a dark brown paper for the background, so that the photo and all the embellishments pop up. I cut some strips of papers and added a signature strip to make a design grid, put the photo upon them and filled the space with flowers.

I arranged the title using words cut out from one of the papers (don’t you think it’s a great idea? Plenty of words to choose from, too!):

I also included some other cut-out elements, and added gold paint splashes to brighten the whole:

I love how this photo portraits my husband as a loving and caring dad, making sure our boy feels safe and supported. And I’m glad I was able to scrapbook this moment with beautiful papers.

Here’s what I used for my layout:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; clock face: Maya Road; bling: Marianne Design; paint: Ecoline.

That’s all for today, have a nice day and see you soon!

 

 

Enjoy Today

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 March, 2022 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

Since my last post the world has changed… With the war being right behind the borders of my country, it’s obvious we feel shocked, anxious, worried and uncertain. But at the same time the amount of goodness and solidarity towards attacked people is amazing, so I do believe there is still hope for humanity! Also, dire times like these make us so aware of the fact how short life is and how important is to appreciate and enjoy every little moment! And that’s what my layout I’m sharing today is about:

I made the layout the illustrate the importance of relations between people, and the fact that how we behave towards others is what defines us as human beings, and in the end it’s all we have. No money can buy the feeling of being loved and cared for.

I used the Bohemian Harmony collection as it is just perfect to express the above! Just take a look at those words printed in the background, so true and accurate:

For my title and journaling I used expressions printed on signature strips:

The I completed my design with hand-cut tags, flowers and metal embellishments:

I really hope the world would finally turn right and we all would go back to normal! So that our children can enjoy every single moment of their lives.

Here’s what I used for my page:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: Mitform; sequins: my stash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 December, 2021 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

No, I’m not here to wish you a happy Christmas – not yet πŸ™‚ That’s just the title of the layout I made using our festive collection Happy Christmas:

When I saw this gingerbread cookies paper I instantly thought of this photo of my elder son from preschool, when he discovered the fun of playing with gingerbread dough (which was officially called “baking” :D) But I also wanted to showcase more beautiful patterns and motives, so I used the gingerbread paper for the middle panel that I placed against a darker star-patterned sheet. I used a signature strip at the top pf the layout and since I love the gnomes motif too I just cut it out from its original paper and added it to my page πŸ™‚

I die-cut other decorative elements from various papers, as well as the heart and star shapes from kraft cardstock and added some patterns with white gel pen to make them look like gingerbread cookies πŸ™‚

I also added some crystal stones, an art clay angel and glitter snowflakes to finish the layout. And I really like the way it turned out!

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia, Craft&You Design, CreaLies; border punch: Martha Stewart; angel mold: Prosvet; crystals: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

Love You

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24 September, 2021 - , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

September 30th is the Boys Day that we celebrate in Poland (although the International Boys Day is some other time). It’s not as popular as Women’s Day, but being the only woman in the house I have little choice but celebrate it πŸ˜€ And so, for this occasion I made a lyaout featuring my boys:

I chose the Denim&Friends collection because its’ my favourite and it’s the most awesome masculine collection to use for a boy page πŸ™‚ I used a plain Monochromes paper for the background and added some stamping and a stencil pattern. Then I hand-cut some tags and banners for the photo I put in the centre:

I also stamped magnolia images onto one of the patterned papers and added some shading with Distress inks and gold acrylic paint for the centres:

Both my boys love reading, and both chose math as their major at school (why?why? πŸ˜€ ), so I added a chipboard square set and stamped book pile using the paper piecing technique:

I think the layout turned out really fine, nicely dimensional yet flat enough to go into a frame or an album. There are flowers, but “masculine” enough πŸ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps, chipboard, stencil: Agateria; stickers: MAMBI; sequins: my stash.

That’s all for today, see you later!

 

You & Me

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 April, 2021 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

The weather has been quite unsteady recently, with cold wind, freezing rain and snow mixed with beautiful sunshine, which is rather typical for this time of the year in Poland πŸ™‚ And so it happens that I’m sharing a winter-time layout on a beautiful spring day! But even though I used a photo taken during Christmas and a winter collection, Holiday in the Alps, with Maja papers characteristic versatility it’s all universal.

I first applied some handwriting pattern with a stencil and gold pearl paste upon the background Monochrome paper and then added a layered cluster of paper pieces and hand-made tags to mat the photo:

I added some flowers in between the layers and some epoxy stickers that perfectly match the stencil paste. Then I arranged the title with alpha stickers mounted on foam:

I completed the page with some metal and art clay elements and sequins for a bit of subtle glam:

I often use flowers in boy layouts and so I did here and I think it still looks pretty masculine πŸ™‚ What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stencil: Agateria; paste: Stamperia; flowers: Blue Fern Studios, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal pieces: Mitform; stickers: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sequins: DpCraft.

 

That’s all for today, have a nice weekend and stay safe!