Posted by Amy Voorthuis

16 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hi lovely friends,

I can’t believe 2016 is almost over but 2017 is going to be a wonderful scrappy year for me as well….if you want to know more you could visit my blog and see. For today’s post I used the pretty new “I Wish”collection and made a layout with a winter touch and picture of our handsome boy way back in time. As much as I love making winter projects layout’s, cards and such I don’t like the cold at all and always wonder how it would be if I was born in a warm country. I find snow very peaceful although I dislike the mess it makes when melting…..for this layout I took out my favorite Martha Steward around the corner punch and lifted the corners so that the middle part didn’t look so high!


What I really do like about Maja Design papers are the extra borders you get on each sheet….on this layout I used two of them to accent my layout! They are a great pieces of extra to compliment your work. On the background sheet I added some paste, spray, snow and stamps also all the chippies are by Dusty Attic which are treated with paint, embossing powder and snow. The edges of my layout are of course distressed and stitched.




Lately I am hoarding straws {kind of a new fetish for me lol} I love to use them on my layout. Did you ever use straws?? If so I would love to see your work or maybe you could enter this months challenge…..I really love this months mood board. I just love the fact that you could win a whole collection of your choice awesome right?




Maja Design papers used I wish: I wish to build a snowman, I wish you a Happy Holiday bs, I wish to play in the snow from the 6×6 paper pad, I wish for a holly jolly Christmas bs and I wish you lots of love and happiness bs.


875-To-build-a-snowman 873-I-wish-you-a-Happy-Holiday-bs 874-I-wish-to-play-in-the-snow 865-I-wish-for-a-holly-jolly-Christmas-bs 868-I-wish-you-lots-of-love-and-happiness-bs

Thanks for being here today I sure hope I inspired you today to do some crafting during the weekend. Hubby and I are going to enjoy our little get away this Saturday! We won two tickets for Nick & Simon {two dutch singers} yeahhh. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!




And More Christmas Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

22 December, 2015 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends. Christmas is so close and I can’t stop creating Christmas Cards.

Honestly I amde a cute mini album and wanted to share it with you today, but I was so in a hurry while sending all the gifts and cards to my friends all over the world, that I have forgotten to take a photo of it , believe me it was really cute, but I was so unattentive.

So that is why I am ready to show you more of my Christmas cards, hope that you don’t mind it.


The new collection – Home for the Holidays is so so my winter collection,. This year we jave a lack of snow, though normally bu=y the end of December there is snow and the kids enjoying making the snowballs, today it is raining heavily and it is only +8 degree.

Anyway, I am enjoying watching the snow on Maja papers.


and I ‘ve got one more card I made using this collection too.


The new team is announced, I will meet you only next year. So I wish you a merry and bright Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year


Christmas Present for Someone Special


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

29 November, 2015 -

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Hello Everyone <3

Today I want to start by telling you that this is my first blogpost with the new collection, Home for the Holydays and I’m thrilled that I can touch and feel these lovely sheets <3


It’s me, Silje Kristin which will inspire you with three paper bags that I have decorated. The whole idea I got when I wanted to surprise a special person, with something I have close to my heart, my passion <3

I have decorated three brown paper bags and all the bags are decorated with pattern paper from the new collection, I’ve have used paper from the paper pad and the sheets 12×12. One is brown, the other is in red and the last one that stands a little out is blue.

Whoever, my favorite is the one in blue and it is also this one I made for someone I whant to have a special Christmas Eve <3

On the front of the bag I have used a image with a deer on.

The details around are pine needles, flowers, pine cones, stars, frosted berries and cheesecloth.

On the back side of the bag, I have placed two buttons, a bow in one and a flat dot on the top of the both buttons. Around the buttons I’ve used brown twinr to keep the bag close.

The one in brown, has much of the same details as the one in blue, but there are some differences.

The images on this bag is a girl in winter clothes, I have cut here out from a sheet with several image. The deer and the Santa Claus is from the same sheet.

The details are the same, just that some of them are brown. The flowers are from Wild Orchids, the needles was a Christmas decorations that I clippet in pices, so I could use it for this project.

On the back, you can se that the details are the same, here you can also see all the brown half pearls which I have attached in every corner.

God Jul is a dies from kaBoks, God Jul is the norwegian word for Merry Christmas.

The last bag and the one in red, I have chosen to make it with real Christmas Spirit.

The puch, you can see on all the paper bags are a punch from Martha Stewart, called Eyelet Lace.

On the paper bags and on the pattern sheets are all Distresses with Distress Ink Ground Espresso, I do this to give the bags a vintage Christmas / Winter feeling.

Now you’ve seen my special gift bags and I look forwars to being able to give away the other two for someone that means a lot to me <3

I wish you all a great sunday <3




My Winter Wonderland


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

1 November, 2015 - , ,

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Hello Everyone <3

Today it is me, Silje Kristin that will inspire you, with something I’ve never have done before.

This weekend I took a trip down to southern Norway, and visited a lovely town called Tønsberg. I traveled on Thursday to have the entire weekend along with scrapping happy ladies. I’m having a great time, and some great days here at the scrapbooking event. I have meet many new and wonderful scrappers and enjoyed hours after hours with papers.

Do you remember my last post? I told you I’d show you one big project. I was then in a scrapbooking event here in my home town, Bodø. That weekend I spent 21 hours making something I’ve never tried before. The inspiration I got from an intro of a TV series and the winter theme.


I decided to create one ferris wheel. The ferris wheel is made without a tutorial. I used about five hours to make the two wheels. Around the wheels I have attached white pearl string. The ferris wheel is assembled in the same as the wheels. Also these, I’ve created without a tutorial.

In between the wheels I have attached paper straws, which I have distressed with Distress Mini Ink. On every paper straws, a small trolley hanging down. The trolleys are made of four circles. I’ve used a thin white tape around, to create a special effect.

On the front on the wheels, I have some big snow crystals, these are wood from Wycinanka. I have covered them with snow and glitter from Distress Ink.

The details I have made and placed around the ferris wheel are made by hand. Here you will find shoes, snowmen, christmas trees, deer, christmas gifts and bullfinch.

The shoes are painted white, and then I have some snow and glitter on them <3

I have made two snowmen, which are made with a tutorial that I have made myself. Both snowmen are covered with snow and glitter, that you can see is everywhere on the project.

Behind the ferris wheel and at the front, I have some deer. This is a dies set from Marianne Design.

On the green chrismas trees I’ve used glitter and snow.  In and on the trees you can see christmas baubles in blue and  bullfinch.

The bullfinch is a dies set from kaBoks, this is one set of three size and they are perfect to have between flowers, or as I have done, glued them on the christmas trees <3

The final details of the project are tree packages in three sizes. Each package has its own tag, ribbon and snow <3

If you put all the details together, you have a lovely winter wonder land, with wonderful snow and glitter <3

The entire project is made on the back of a shelf. In the corners I have attached silver feet and atop of the brown carton I have covered it all with white snow and glitter.

I have used paper from two diffrent collections from Maja Design.



I hope you are inspired to create your own winter wonderland <3



Winter is knocking on the door…


Posted by Carita Ruckman

24 October, 2015 -

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Here in the northern Europe it is still autumn and we can still enjoy quite bright days outside and be amazed by all the autumn-like colours the nature brings. However, the winter is knocking on the door and will soon embrace us with white snow, coldness and crispy air. Nothing bad about that, I love winter time..! Go sledding with the kids, make beautiful things in the fine, white snow – like snow angels, caves to cuddle in and snowmen with carrots as noses.. And then, head inside to enjoy a nice cup of warm chocolate in front of the fire place.. I think you really enjoy being inside more, when it’s chilly outside – actually you enjoy both worlds even more. ♥

Our newest collection is taking us outside to hang with the snowmen, meet the reindeer and say a quick hello at the mysterious old man with the white, long beard who has arrived with a huge sack on his shoulder…
We watch the snowflakes fall from the sky, in all it’s different shapes and sizes.
We head inside, to warm ourselves in front of the stove, as we’re baking some gingerbreads to enjoy later on. During the evening we’re munching on our freshly baked pastries while we’re wrapping some presents for our beloved ones.. We are wallowing in different patterns and beautiful lacings.

You wanna join? Welcome! ♥


This collection will soon show up in a store near you..
What do you think – something for you? Let us know your thoughts!