Family Photograph

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

24 February, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

How nice of you to visit the blog, today I would like to share a 12×12 layout with you using a almost 46 year old picture of my family on moms side. From left to right you see my mom, uncle Evert, my great grandmother Johanna, aunt Ellen, grandpa Arthur and grandma Anna. Oh how much I love those older pictures <3 For this layout I used two collections the pretty “I Wish”& “Vintage Spring Basics”! I took out the purple papers from the last one {to match the flowers I used} and the cream and brown papers from the I Wish collection.

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I cut out a V part on top of my layout to use my dusty attic zipper chippie behind the tare then I added a couple of stamps by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco on my background. Then I used a couple of Lindy’s sprays {purple & brown} to give the papers more shine then I used the script stencil to finish my work. I also stamped around the edges of my layout with a stitch stamp.

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The flowers I used have just the amount of shimmer which I like and are from 49 and Market. The chipboard pieces are just inked around the edges and then sprayed with three different colors and inked around the edges again. Then I took out my brush to add some purple mica powder to give it a little shimmer.

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Maja Design papers used: I Wish: I wish to play in the snow bs, I wish for frosty mornings bs, I wish you a Happy new Year & I wish you a Happy new Year bs. Vintage Spring Basics: 9th of April, 10th of April BS, 11th of April & 11th of April BS.

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..much love….

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Shabby Chic Journal Cover by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

27 January, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone,

I’m super excited to be joining the Maja Design DT and today I’m showcasing my first project.

I created a Shabby Chic Journal Cover to give as a gift to someone and I knew the Vintage Spring Basics collection were perfect for covering the journal.

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Below, is a short step by step video tutorial on how I created it.

Here are some close-ups of my journal cover:

To create texture in the background I used a script The Crafters Workshop stencil with some modelling paste. I wanted to keep it very clean and shabby.

I used some matching Prima Marketing flowers, leaves and vines to embellish the book.

The doily under the flowers was cut out of the 7th of May Vintage Spring Basics paper using Prima’s die-cut metal doily.

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To cover the book I used the April 3rd paper and for the doily I used the May 7th paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection below.

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Butterfly wishes

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

25 January, 2017 -

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Hello lovely Maja fans! I am back with a paperbag this time. I have decorated it with gorgeous pattern papers from the Vintage Spring Basics collection. Hope you like it.

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I will give you the list of papers used at the end of the post.

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The image from Magnolia is coloured with Distress Ink reinkers, and in colours that I feel matches the papers very well. They both have the soft, romantic tones. The sentiment and surrounding stamps are from Stempelglede.

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The small butterflies are cut out from the Vintage Spring papers.

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Since the front is so heavily decorated, I have made the back simple. I just love these beautiful papers, and here you got to see more of them.

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I hope you enjoyed my post. Here comes the papers used:

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great day!

With love,

Camilla

“Just another lemon tree”

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

11 January, 2017 -

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Hi there lovely people! Here I am again with a new card for you. I long for the Spring, and have therefor used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics. Hope you like it!

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I will list you the specific papers at the end of the post.

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I have coloured the Magnolia image Italy Tilda from the Stamp & Cutz CM-16. She is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. I have tried to use the same colours that you find in the papers. The colour of the dress is Bundled Sage.

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The cute little butterflies are cut out from a Vintage Spring Basic pattern paper. I have just inked them on the edges with Distress Ink pad, Walnut Stain; as all the paper edges. The heart tags are made with a Doohickey from Magnolia, others are made mostly with dies from the DooHickey box vol 9, Fairytale.

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Some new texts on my tags this time, they are from the Norwegian magazine Ett Trykk, Norsk Stempelblad. I have been chosed to be one of their guest designers for 2017. There will be six magazine this year, and in each you will among many others find some of my cards. And ofcourse I use my Maja papers 😉

The tags are made with Bazzill Kraft and I have added some Maja papers to finish the cute look :) The shape of my card is made with a GoKreate die. The lovely laces are from the shop LLC, the same as my doilies. And as you see I have coloured with white Gesso here and there.

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Here is a list of the wonderful papers used:

Best of wishes from

Camilla

“Happiness”

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Posted by Tina Ollett

6 December, 2016 - , ,

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Welcome back ! Tina O with you today to share my next Design Team project.

We recently celebrated our youngests 12th birthday, and thinking of what to buy her was a nightmare. It kept me awake for many nights let me tell you. But one night I had an epiphany!! Chickens!!! My husband thought that I had lost my marbles finally, but it turns out that it is the best birthday present she has ever received. This photo was taken of her a couple of days after she received all 6 of them. I think this photo captures her happiness. She is truly devoted to these little guys who may I add have grown so very quickly in the past weeks. They love to sit on her shoulder and eat from her hands. She even does her violin practice outside with them whilst they are running free under her strict supervision. It is just a beautiful memory to save. So with this I created a soft pretty page to help her remember her happiness at receiving these little guys. Oh and by the way the little fellow in the photo has been named “Duck”! So funny, but as funny as it sounds it really suits her!

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Ok so now onto the layout. Like I said I wanted to create something something soft and pretty, so to do this I have used  7th of April from the Vintage Spring Basics collection teamed with the 2nd of April bs. When I started out I really didn’t have much of an idea of where I was going with it but as the days rolled on I started to lean towards more of a mixed media layout.

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On the gorgeous 7th of April patterned paper ( I love polka dots) I have firstly embossed a favourite stamp “Postmarks’ randomly with Aged Silver embossing enamel. I dressed my Dusty Attic  chipboard ATC frame and Page Pebble #9 with a little Buttercup Liquid Pearls and then randomly added in a little of the Aged Silver embossing enamel to tie it all together.

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Of course to pretty this layout up I had to add in some lace to help the photos pop from the background. Also to help with this I added in some Inka Gold watered down and beautiful blooms.

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Vintage Spring Basics 8th of March was used for my little additions of those tiny tiny butterflies….they are just so adorable. And of course and yet again you might say, the clocks from The Vintage Autumn Basics sheet XVI. Love me some clocks to represent time! Always a great addition to any page I think. These have been dressed in Distress Crackle Paint.

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You can see more of the lace here and also the chipboard floral frame #2. The effect the Aged Silver embossing powder creates is more than stunning!

 Other Materials Used to complete this project are:

Dusty Attic Floral Frame #2, Page Pebbles #9 & ATC Frame

Versamark Embossing Ink

Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle

Viva Inka Gold Turkis Turquoise

Liquid Pearls (Buttercup)

Kaisercraft Clear Stamp – Postmarks

Large Lace Motifs

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Well that is all I have for you today. I am already working on my next layout. Hope I can surprise you with something a little different!! Until next time take great care of yourselves. x

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