”Amaze Yourself”


Posted by Mary Tzalla

27 November, 2016 - ,

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Hello my friends and Happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today to share my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”Vintage Autumn Basics” collection.

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The photo I found on Pinterest made wanna design a mysterious and dramatic layout. Before I start I want to give to the photographer all the proper credits for that awesome photo.

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For my background, I used two papers. The ”no.VII” as the main one and a torn piece of the ”no.XVIII” which I glued it above the other.

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I gave texture to my background with modeling paste and a stencil. I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, the ”Cocoa Bean Copper”, ”Lucky Shamrock Green”, the ”Endelweis Moss Green” to color the spot where I placed my cluster. Some splatters with ”Midnight Randervous Raven” and a little stamping completed my background.

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I heat embossed the ”Amaze yourself” title with ”Midnight Pewter” lindy’s powder and the ”Skeleton Clock Frame” with ”Midnight Copper”. The ”Viney page frame”, (from which I used only some pieces), was sprayed with ”Endelweis Moss Green” mist. All the chipboards I used were 2Crafty.

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I made my clusters with Prima Marketing flowers and I added some ”Scrap Unlimited” embellishments to accomplish them.

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Some splatters with white gesso and microbeads in ”copper” to match with the earth colors to finished my layout.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


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“Because of you….”


Posted by Tina Ollett

22 November, 2016 - , ,

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Hello there and welcome. Tina with you today to share my newest creation using Maja Designs beautiful Vintage Summer Basics. This has been titled, “Because of you…”.

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I love nothing better than to tear papers and sometimes I get a bit carried away. When it comes time to layering I make it more than difficult to jigsaw it back together. And usually I have something in mind and the end result is nothing at all like that picture in my head that I started with. This is exactly what happened when creating this layout. The picture in my head was to be predominately browns with a smiggin of pinks. But alas this was not the case here……


I have used the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics for the overall designing of my layout. My Base page was 1909 bs. I absolutely love the detailed background on this but I felt it still needed a little more to help my photo pop. I also did a little random stamping using Gabi’s Postcard Acrylic Stamps.

Vintage Summer Basics

1905 bs

1909 bs




and Vintage Autumn Basics No XVI

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The Vintage Summer Basics 1905 paper was cut and used as a border. It was distressed, torn in sections and adhered to frame my photo. I also used some cool Dusty Attic Stitching chipboard over the top. I have torn the chipboard to give a rustic charm to my page.

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I have also used the Vintage Summer Basics 1923 for my stamped title quote which reads:

Because of you, I laugh a little harder,

Cry a little less and smile a little more.

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Here you can see all the pieces of Dusty chippies that I have added to this dimensional cluster. The skeleton clock, foliage and the gorgeous frame. They were all dressed in crackle paste and distress inks. The skeleton clock was embossed and then sanded to create a vintage worn look.

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And again, here you can see the 1908 patterned paper used along with 1905 and 1923 as the matting foundation for my photo.

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You can see here the gorgeous detail on the background paper. I have also added in some art stones and cheesecloth to soften my layout a little more. The clusters were all dry brushed with gesso to tone down the colours and bring it all together. I have made a full list below of all the materials used in creating this layout for your convenience.

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic

 Ornate Frame #5

Crazy Stitching Large

Mini Seagull DA1176

Fancy Flourish DA0349

Skeleton Clock

Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Distress Crackle Paint

Liquitex Gesso

Finnabair artingredients Art Stones White

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Kaisercraft Paper Leaves

I hope you have enjoyed my post here today. I will be back again very soon…until then take care. xo


Happy Little Angel


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 November, 2016 - , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

I am back from a little break I had from designing ‘oh’ and does it feel good creating again…..today I am happy to show you a layout I made with the always pretty “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection! I see you thinking everyone is creating with the new “I Wish” collection why not you Amy……well I am creating with it but I will show you that in due time. Since “Vintage Autumn Basics” is my favorite collection ever made by Maja Design I thought well let me start with that one….to get my scrapping juices flowing hehe..;-)


As the base of my layout I used No.II sheet with the pretty flowers on them and on top of that I layered No.III which I spayed with water and wrinkled on the top and lower part of my layout. I also stitched both parts first before adding them onto my layout. The picture I used is from Pinterest don’t you just love that sweet girl…..so adorable <3



On my layout you see some buckles {oh how I love them} and I used them all the time to add a little extra on my layouts I also love the metal pieces I used here especially the heart……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. The chipboard pieces are all inked and embossed and from Dusty Attic.




Maja Design papers used: Vintage Autumn Basics: No.II, No.III, No.V & No.VII

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I would like to show you another layout that I created a little while ago using some wonderful Maja Design papers the picture I used here is from my grandfather and aunt oh how I love those old pictures and my grandpa does look handsome…..for this layout I used some straws {yup I am hooked} and some new Prima flowers and three Maja Design collections do you see which ones?

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and for leaving such nice comments every single time we really do appreciate them. I want to wish you a wonderful sunny & creative weekend…tomorrow I will go to be in a very creative surrounding it’s sort of the CHA but then a whole lot smaller and it’s called the Kreadoe.



”Always and Forever” Layout with a Video Tutorial


Posted by Mary Tzalla

18 September, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

I have a new layout to share with you today. I made a mixed media vintage page using two different collections… ”Vintage Summer Basics” and ”Vintage Autumn Basics”.

I have also made a Video Tutorial…

As I always do I found this beautiful and romantic photo on Pinterest. So I want to give to the photographer all the proper credits.

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This photo is so romantic and inspired me to make a soft romantic layout.

For my background I choose the ”1916” paper from ”Vintage Summer Basics” collection and behind my photo I placed some torn pieces from ”1915” and ”1932” papers to make some layers.

At first, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I added some white gesso where I wanted to place my photo. I added some texture to my background with a light paste and two stencils. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Delphinium Turquoise” and ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua” with some water to make a watercolor effect on my background.

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I sprayed my flowers with ”Blazing Sun” Lindy’s Glitz Spritz to make them shine. Then, I made a fussy cutting on some clocks from Vintage Autumn Basics ”No XVI” paper and added them to my clusters.

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All the chipboards I used are 2Crafty. I colored the two flourish pieces with ”Deep Waters” Finnabair acrylic paint and the ”Forever” title was heat embossed with ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s embossing powder.

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Well, that’s all for today…

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope I gave you a little bit of inspiration!

See you again in two weeks!




Posted by Pascale B

1 September, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout made with different paper collections. You will see how easy it is, to mix them all.

Snails by Pascale B.

I used the Wind in the air paper from the Summertime collection as background. As usual I primed it with clear gesso before adding a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste.

Snails by Pascale B.

When dry, I added some colors with twinkling H2Os that match the photo.


I chose different papers from different collection to add under the photo: a dark blue from from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection and two brown-green from the Enjoying Outdoors collection. I distressed the edges.


Then I started to build the layout: I started to glue the papers, then I added progressively all the elements starting by the biggest and finishing with the smallest (the leaves).


When happy with the result, I added some micro beads.


Maja Design papers:

Wind in my hair bs no.XXI BS Enjoying Outdoors paper stack
Wind in my hair bs
Vintage Autumn Basics
no.XXI bs
Enjoying Outdoors
Paper Pad 6×6