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Posted by Maja Nowak

6 June, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog πŸ™‚

Today I have a layout to share, featuring a photo of my younger son with his signature look, that is smiling widely πŸ™‚

Since the moment he was born he was a very joyful child, always positive and ready to play. When I look through our family album, on almost all photos he looks like this:

Of course, there are moments of a worse mood, especially now that he is in his early teens, but if I were to characterise him in one word, that would be “smiley” πŸ™‚ And I wanted to document this in my layout.

For my page I used one of our older Christmas collections, I Wish (I always use Christmas papers for non-holiday projects, usually the papers are too beautiful to use them once a year! πŸ™‚ ) The design is very simple: just a couple of banners, some buttons and the title made of chipboard sticker alphabet:

I also added some stamping in the background:

In the flwoer cluster I put a clay face that looks very similar to my boy’s smile πŸ™‚

I do hope my son would always have a reason to smile!

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Tim Holtz; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; molds: Prosvet; art clay: Martha Stewart; cotton ribbon: Prima; buttons Dovecraft, glitter ink: 13@rts.

And that’s all for today, see you soon!

Together

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 March, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors, welcome to the Maja Design blog πŸ™‚

After a series of projects I created with the latest Celebration collection I return to one of my all-time favourites, Denim & Friends. I just love the colours and patterns of these papers! And here’s the layout I made:

The design of the page is my version of the clean&simple style πŸ˜‰ I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background paper too much, so I matted the photo with just a couple of tags and a flower cluster mounted on a chipboard clock face:

I also decorated the paper with some stamping and a delicate brick pattern that I added with a stencil and modeling paste. The art clay angel wing adds some lightness to the darker colours:

I die-cut the layout title from the brown Monochromes set matching the collection – I’m so happy Maja started to release the plain papers sets, they save the pain of sacrificing beautiful patterned papers for matting and small elements πŸ˜€

Though it’s not the classic clean&simple page, I still like the way it turned out – light and fresh πŸ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Kesi’art; stamp: My Favourite Things; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stencil: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Wycinanka, button: Lemoncraft; wing mold: Prosvet.

 

Thank you for visiting today and see you later πŸ™‚

Celebrate Your Life

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Posted by Maja Nowak

31 January, 2018 - ,

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

I’ bringing you the layout I made using our latest release, the Celebration collection:

The layout is cheerful and light, featuring the subtle mauve and cream colours of the collection – yet it contains a strong message that I used as a title-journaling, taking advantage of the signature strip it was printed on:

Then I placed my photo upon layers of pieces of papers. I tried to showcase as many beautifull patterns as possible πŸ˜‰ I added a chipboard clockface and some flowers:

Splashes of mists in matching colours, glitter ink dots and printed cotton ribbon add some shine to the page – it’s about life celebration so a bit of glam doesn’t hurt πŸ˜‰

The layout also proves that boy layouts can employ pink shades without going too sweet πŸ˜‰ Don’t you think?

And here’s what I used:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; mists: Tattered Angels; glitter ink: 13@rts; chipboard: Wycinanka; butterflies: UHK Gallery; ribbon: my stash.

 

That’s all from me today, thank you for visiting and hope to see you later!

 

2 Fun Layouts with a Video Tutorial

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

1 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

for my today’s post I created 2 Layouts. Initially I planned to make only one, but you may know that sometimes when we our creative mind starts thinking it’s difficult to stop it. So I followed it and this is what I’ve reached.

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The first one has no mixed media layers. I’ve only put several layers of paper and die cuts together.

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I used the sentiment for my Lo, and I think that this little mistake make it too cute for the kid’s project.

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Before I made this Layout, I’ve started with other background, I kept all the elements mostly.

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I started with the paper, you can check it in my video clip.

and only then I added few paint drops.

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I like these quilt patterns, that I made with Spellbinders dies.

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and those torn circles look great for the boy layouts, don’t they?

Products used:

Denim & Friends:

Spellbinders Dies.

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Love You

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Posted by Maja Nowak

26 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

Time is flying fast, but I thought that before I get down to making Christmas cards with I Wish (as I think October is just too early πŸ˜‰ ) I should get back to some older collections and create a nice layout πŸ™‚ And so I picked the beautiful Vintage Romance and made a page about my sweet elder son (as last time I shared a layout with my sweet younger son and I have to keep the even record, you know):

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I opted for one of my favourite off-white-blue-brown colour combos, and layered selected papers:

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…added some embellishments, including flowers and chipboard pieces:

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…as well as metal elements – I just love using real watch parts! I also used pieces of signature strips as jounraling, choosing expressions of love:

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The title of the layout is composed of die-cut words. I also added some stamping here and there:

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Flowers and distressed edges of particular layers gave this nice dimension πŸ™‚

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I really love working with this beautiful collection! Even though it’s been design to fit love, romance and wedding themes, it’s so easy to adapt it for other purposes too! That is common to all Maja collections and that’s why I love them so much πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used for my layout:

Other: Chipboard: SnipArt; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Tim Holtz; metal charms, watch face: Retro Kraft Shop, dies: Kesi’Art, MFT.

 

See you later!

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