Magnificent Place {Caen 2016}


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 November, 2016 - , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

Today I will show you my first layout with the super pretty/grungy new “I Wish” collection. As all the collections by Maja Design this one is also very versatile and I used it for non Christmas or wintery layout, actually I made this layout for my colleague {as a surprise I am going to give it to her next Tuesday}. She went to France last September and took a bunch off wonderful picture like this one… I am a hugh sucker for castles, old places, ruins etc so I thought let me use one of these pictures and surprise her.


The flowers I used are from Little Birdie, Dusty Attic and some lilies from a unknown manufacture. These lilies are really lovely to use because you can bent them in every way you want to I used the one my last layout too….. The chipboard pieces are all inked, aged & embossed and are all Dusty Attic!




I used both the 6×6 paper pad as the 12×12 collection to make my layout. I added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays & embossing powders and also some stamps and at the end some crackle paste and some art stones {mini & medium}, glass glitter & metal pieces by Finnabair.




Maja Design papers used: I Wish: for Peace and Joy, those memories will last, those memories will last bs & I wish you a happy New Year bs.


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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today I would like to wish you a wonderful weekend and if you are creating this weekend do enjoy it. Here it’s not such nice weather so I will probably also be creating some more too….well this is it for now lost off hugs and kisses….



Special Memories


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

31 July, 2016 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

So glad I am here with you on the last day of the month! Are you all enjoying your summer vacation? Today I have a little treat for you. I made a video tutorial my first {so be gentle with me} with a little help of my husband because I don’t know the program we use for video for editing that good well not jet anyways. For this layout I used the always gorgeous “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection plus one of the blue sheets from the “Vintage Baby” collection this time I went for the blues, green & cream papers. I also added some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces on my work with some handmade {dies by Cheery Lynn Designs}, petaloo & dusty attic flowers. It’s so much fun to use all products from the three design teams I am in……it feels like a true blessing.


The blue and green flowers are the ones that I made myself as you will see in the video. The picture is of my little family well without me lol. I was planning on using the background sheet with the blue flowers on it for ages but I always took out the pink tones in this paper collection because I always have trouble finding the correct blue toned flowers, but this time it worked out very well because I made my own flowers.

Here is my tutorial:

Hope you liked my video and I think I am hooked now but I still have to figure out a lot on how to make it better because on this video you don’t see things because I am working out of the screen sometimes.




As you see here I used some different stencils one with the flowers and one with the text! I really enjoy using mixed media on my layouts. I also stamped randomly on my papers and used many different Lindy’s sprays. For the coloring of my chipboard I used the dusty attic acrylic paints. Don’t you just love the tabs? They add so much to your layout.





On the arrow with feathers underneath my picture I used some treat and some metal gems to make it prettier. I painted that particular pieces with some dusty attic acrylic paint but also with the rust paste set by Finnabair oh boy how I love that stuff. To make my layout complete added some clocks from the same collection I used here.




Maja Design papers used: From the Vintage Autumn Basics collection: no.XXII, no.XXI BS, no.XXII BS, no.VII BS, no.XVI, no.XIX BS, no.XXIII BS and from the Vintage Baby collection: Special Delivery bs.

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Thanks for being here with us today and I hope you will visit my blog later today since it’s the last day to enter ==> “HERE” <== for your chance at winning the gorgeous “Summertime” collection…..have a lovely week everyone!