Nautical Inspiration

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

23 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

each summer I wait for the chance to see the sea. It’s a great disadvantage that I live in the country with no sea, however I do all my best to spend some time by the sea. That is why I like creating nautical albums so much.

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I do love using Maja – Life by the Sea collection, it has the variety of stripes, stars  and other nautical motifs to choose from.

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This time I made a cascade mini album and used some of the pictures taken last summer by the Baltic Sea.

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I used only paper to create my layers and die cut embellishments

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I played with different patterns and skinny size, and even managed to make some fussy cutting

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All of those Sealight pictures as well as the Sail boats are perfect addition to the mini.

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It was fun to enjoy papercrafting and to revise that past time memories.

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I left some pages almost clean and simple, as the background papers are awesome with no extra layers too.

 

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Products used:

Life by the Sea collection

Clear Scraps Mini Album – Cascade Shape, Spellbinders Dies, My Favorite Things Dies.

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“Henry Boy” By Di Garling

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Posted by Di Garling

23 June, 2016 - ,

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Henry Boy

Hello there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have a layout to share with you & it features my baby grandson, Henry. I don’t do that many boy layouts so when I saw these gorgeous papers from the “Life By the Sea” collection, I thought how perfect they were for a boy layout.

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For my background I have used  “The Westcoast” paper. Love these gorgeous nautical stripes. I have put a strip of the “Landmark” paper behind the top & bottom. Because it is a plainer paper, I think it makes a nice contrast.

The little kite I have made at the side of the photo was out of some of the scraps I had left over of both the “Landmark” & some “Sailing” papers.

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Next up I decided to make a little pinwheel. I used the “Drop the Anchor” paper for this. I like the way you can see both side of the paper on this.

I also used up some of the decorator strips which are on the bottom of every Maja paper, & ran them vertically down my page to add a graphic element to the design.

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Next up I decided to make a little circular pleated embellishment using the “Landmark” paper too. I just love the way this collection mixes & matches so perfectly.

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Some string for texture, some ink splatters,  a little stamping,  a few layers & some 2Crafty chipboard.

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Hey presto, all done.  I know we all like to do pretty creations using pretty papers & lots of flowers, but occassionally we have to do some boy things & what better range to do it with, than this “Life By The Sea” collection.

These are the four Maja Design papers I have used….

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Until next time.

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Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn’t have it any other way.