Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MAJA Design GIVE-AWAY!! {Plus September Mood Board Challenge}

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing this post today for my Maja Design Team! (I have an awesome MAJA DESIGN GIVEAWAY today....further down the post!) and  It's the first Tuesday of the month so that means it's time for the Maja Mood Board Challenge!  I made the above page using the September Mood Board as my inspiration.  The mood board colors are based on the 'Walking in the Forest' collection, and are just perfect for those autumn photos!  The photo I scrapped above is of my daughters best friend, I took this photo when they were are the Maple Syrup festival, they were eating some of those huge smoked turkey legs, and her friend was hamming it up with the turkey bone :) 
 
 
As I mentioned I used the 'Walking in the Forest" collection for this page, here are the individual papers I used from this collection to make up the page...




I used a bunch of Recollection blooms to decorate the page, and I found this clay bloom I made a little while back using Fimo and some Pearlex powder and a glass bead, I thought the colors went well with page so I just added it into my bloom cluster. 
The blue flower is from Petaloo and the chipboard is a border flourish from Dusty Attic that I cut in half and used in a couple of places on the page. 
I also used another Dusty Attic chipboard piece Berrie Branches to frame the photo.  The mask I used around the photo is the Prima mask by Finnabiar.  I used the Clearsnap Distress Ink in Denim and Honey. 
Have I mentioned how much I love the My Little Yellow Bicycle word stamps?!  I just adore the swirly font they use, and the words are really the sort I can use for my everyday layouts!
 
MAJA DESIGN GIVE-AWAY!!!
Okay now for the fun part!  Maja Design is bringing out their NEW Autumn collection called Vintage Autumn Basics!  Here is a little peek at the collection....
 
All the beautiful vintage elements we've come to love about Maja Design papers (Ohhh, lovin' the clock design sheet!)  I know I can't wait to get my happy little hands on this collection!  But I can go one better than that!  I have a full collection pack to give away to someone I will chose from the comments at this blog post!
Just leave a comment letting us know which papers have caught your eye in this collection.  (We would love for you to 'like' our new FaceBook page as well, if you have not done so already....you can find the Maja Design FaceBook page HERE).  You have from now until midnight September 30th to leave a comment, I will announce the winner at my blog on October 1st! 
 
We'd love to hear what you think of the new collection, so leave a comment and you might be one of the first happy ladies to get your hands on this stunning new collection! xo

107 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your scrapbook layouts are so stunning!!! And so generous to giveaway such wonderful papers.Love the roses themed papers in the collection the most
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Kim Ewins said...

Love your layout....stunning!
Love all of the Maja Design papers, but the hot air balloon one has really caught my eye!
Love all the stripes as well....
:)
Thanks for the chance to win the collection

Lizzyc said...

I always love coming by your blog, I know I am in for something amazing, and this layout is!! I love the pops of blue, fabulous back ground details and clusters of flowers!! Those new papers look divine too!!

Jennifer Waugh said...

Gorgeous layout as always Gabrielle. I love the florals and also the vintage lady. Would love to win this collection :-)

pattyo said...

Your layout is gorgeous as always! I love the papers, stamping and the extra little touches you give to all your embellishments. The colors in this collection are my favorites--lovely combination. I also like the vintage look of the papers. Thanks for a chance to win!

magi giger said...

wow i so would love to have this paper ... because it is so hard to get this here in australia... good luck to the winner...
hugs magi

Janet Zeppa said...

Gorgeous layout as always!
The papers with a touch of blue in them are really catching my eye!

Pascale B. said...

I love this collection. And your layouts are always so stunning.

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

I always love clicking onto your site when I see you have done a post. Your layouts are so beautiful and I've learned a lot from you. I love the burgundy/pink/beige coloured papers the best.

Chris x said...

as always a gorgeous layout and beautiful embellies too, must get these papers they are stunning.
Chris x

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow. I love your layout, those soft and rich colors; I have a coup de coeur for the painted chipboards, and the string around the image. Beautiful! Have a nice day.

bopps said...

Love the colours of this layout and the lace is stunning , gorgeous layout

Amarilys said...

what a gorgeous layout and new collection! I love the colors for this collection! The paper that caught my eye though is the gorgeous clock paper as well! Oh, the things I can use it for! Thanks for this amazing giveaway and inspiration by Gabbi!

SisterCraft said...

Oh, my! The collection is adorable! I love the roses-and-stripes, but the blue balloon is definitely something awesome!
Nataliya

Ann E. said...

This is a gorgeous collection! I really like all the blue tones and the hot air balloon page is my fave!

Irene said...

I am a very recent follower bit LOVE your creations and this fabulous LO is again so yummy with the blue touches an fab details! Maja is stunning, time and time again their new collection is amazing. I'm fond of stripes and checks, love the clocks and the balloons!!

xx Irene

Anna C said...

Your lo is stunning and I love those blue papers!

Jette W said...


Gorgeous layout as always Gabrielle.

Thanks for this amazing giveaway :)

Elizabeth said...

Your layouts never cease to amaze me Gabrielle! Just when I think I've seen the best, the next one is just as good or better, if that's possible! Those Maja papers are so beautiful! I love anything Vintage or Victorian and these papers are both rolled in one! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art!

Jo M said...

Today is a good day for me, I just found your blog and joined. Looking forward to being inspired by all your talents. Your work is beautiful. TY, As for my favorite of your giveaway, it has to be the clocks. I love time.

Sarah Lynch said...

Your layout is just fab, as always. I love the colors of the Maja line...yeah the colors would be what caught my eye...beauty~ful!

CraftyNatalie said...

Wow, such a pretty page. The new collection looks great, I love the pink papers, especially the rose design:)

Bellaidea said...

Wow, what a great gift for your DD's friend! I am in love with this new collection, have fun with it too!

Suman Pandit said...

What an awesome layout..... as always, Gabrielle. I love the floral papers and the vintage lady. Would love to get these papers in my hands!! thanks for the chance!!
http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Kathleen White said...

Your layouts never cease to amaze and delight me. I would love to get my hands on Maja's new collection. The balloon papers are "uplifting". chuckles.

Sandy said...

Maja paper is the best!! I love the pinks blues and greens in this collection. They all stand out and I cannot wait to see them in person!!!

Melissa Larson said...

The paper with the hot air balloons is very cool, and I love the color combination of blue and beige. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest. I think your artwork is amazing, and inspiring!

Valerie said...

Love how you've used the papers on your layout, always so beautiful and inspiring. I love the blue tones, especially the hot air balloon and I would love the clock paper to make a scrapbook page on my grandfather who was a watchmaker:)
Val x

Юлия Юла said...

Hello! I'm your admirer from Russia! All your works are amazing! And I adore all the paper collection, I guess you won't sent such a yummy give away in Russia, but nevertheless, I'll try))) Most of all I like roses on burgundy background, it is gorgeous!))

langeatheart said...

Beautiful layout Gabi! As for the collection that's a tough one. I like the one with the balloons, the one with the roses and the one with the gentleman sitting! I could keep going but that's not the point right! :) Looks like another stunning line! Fingers crossed! (and toes)

Karen Otterbacher said...

love, Love Love this L/O!! With the 'so pretty' autumn Maja paper
and your beautiful design!~
The masking is so captivating! and your flower clusters perfect~
I really like your details here - how you
painted the chip blue and your tears of paper!
Thanks for the inspiration! and chance to win~

luv46kdz said...

First off, your lay out is gorgeous! LOVE the colors in this paper! Normally antique blue wouldn't be seen in fall hues, so used to the traditonal browns and oranges, jewel tone etc. Really love them and the vintage!

Paula

Lolô Artesanato said...

Wow, amazing project Dear
love all the collection, but the paper with hot air balloon looks great!
xx and tks for the chance
Leila

Jonelle's Paper Treasures said...

Oh my! another beautiful L/O from you---they are all so amazing!!! Love all the new papers, but the ones that caught my eye are the greens, pinks and burgundies. Have a beautiful day :)

Mad Scrapper Mitchy B said...

I truly love seeing Maja Design on your post. I find the paper warm and wholesome.

I love the paper with the lady in the corner.

Samantha said...

You are such a talent, Gabi! Love the papers you've used! Big Hug Sam xx

Romy said...

Wow, wow! I'm truly in love with your gorgeous lay-out. You have done such wonderful work with this collection. I love the teared details and the wonderful flower cluster.

LISA said...

I will never ever get tired of looking at your beautiful work as it always inspires me. You make blue look so beautiful in this layout. The papers are gorgeous, but you really know how to work them to the max!! Thank you for the inspiration!! And I would LOVE to win some Maja Design Paper!! each collection is prettier than the next!!

Lynne J said...

Your layout is beautiful, Gabi, and I love that you can take a fun, silly photo and make it look right at home in such a beautiful setting! You inspire me to scrap more of my fun photos that way :) The greys in the Vintage Autumn really caught my eye...love the softness!

Linda said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win the wonderful collection. The blue papers caught my eye because I am a new grandma of a little boy and I think he would look awesome on those blue papers.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Gaby...what a beautiful page; love how you shine it with pop of blue; it looks so soothing to the eyes. I agree that Maja has beautiful designs; I love all their collections even though I never own one yet, hopefully some day I can create a page like yours with Maja designs. I like this collection and the blue roses caught my eyes. Thank you for inspiring me as always and the chance to involve in the giveaway.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah

Amanda Aveiro said...

I always enjoy your layouts! I love what you do with the dusty attic chippies..The papers here are fantastic!

Jackie Clark said...

Gorgeous layout! What a gorgeous new collection, love the combination of the reds and blues. I love the paper with the hot air balloon.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Parabéns pela maravilhosa criação. Seu LO ficou perfeito!!!

Beijos

Cindy B said...

This l/o is beautiful Gabielle! I love all the Maja papers. It would be fun to work with a whole autumn collection!

Cindy Gay said...

I love the blue plaid and blue and yellow check papers.

Lise said...

Wow ! This is a beautiful collection ! I really love the blue papers , and all the roses .
This is the perfect collection for my style of romantic pages ...
Good luck everyone !

Lise said...

Wow ! This is a wonderfull collection ! I really love all the bleu papers and all the roses too .
This is the perfect collection for my style of romantic pages !!!

Good luck everyones !

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful paper collection, and a lovely layout! I love the vintage look to the collection, and especially like the hot air balloon and clocks pages! :)

Denise said...

Gabi you are SO creative and inspiring! I love Maja and what you've created with their papers since you've been with them. Amazing!

m j said...

I love the muted colors and shabby chic look of the papers. I know what I would do with them! they're beautiful.

Mary Jo

amelia crowe said...

I love Maja collection so beautiful and stunning and of course your design is ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL I sure have learn a lot from you!!

Maiko said...

OMG!!! So stunning LO!!! I love all papers of Maja, especially papers with roses)

morkaren said...

Skønt LO du har lavet, fuld af fine detaljer, og overraskelser, uden at virke overhængt.
Og Majas papir er et hit, jeg er vild med de sarte farver, ure, roser og den smukke vintage dame forest, jeg ville elske hvis det var mig der vandt. knus morkaren.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love Maja Designs papers and this collection is no exception. And the layout is beautiful

T Young said...

Another beautiful layout and another beautiful collection from Maja. The striped pages and the one with the lady on it appeal to me the most, but I love the fact that the collection has both more masculine and feminine papers.

Naiara said...

Simply wonderful this collection.
I loved the colors.
I love the Maja Design papers and would love to win them for this!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work as always Gabi!!! Love the little details you always do. The new line of Maja is just gorgeous. Love it all. Whoever designs for them...well what can I say...beautiful. Loving the colors. These papers just put you in an awesome mood just looking at them!!!

Lisa said...

Just love the special details you put on your projects!! Beautiful. I love ALL the Maja papers. The colors are stunning as well as the designs on them. They like put you in a peaceful mood just looking at them. Thanks for the chance to own some!

Sylvia said...

Another gorgeous layout with the great Maja papers! I guess I'm addicted already to all of their collections and can't wait to get my hands on the new Vintage Autumn Basics. What I love most about this new range are the beige and burgundy coloured ones, I expect them to work well with my sepia heritage photos, that I plan to make an album with. Fact is that all Maja collections combine just great together, no matter what collections you'd like to mix and match. And it's a plus that you can use the cut-off strip on each sheet as well as an extra accent on your scrapbooking pages.

rush said...

love your layout! the colors are so right for this! thank you for the opportunity to win!

aggie said...

This is so incredibley soft and pretty. Love what you did with all the elements that tie teh papers together! Beautiful!

Dorabel Mercado said...

Awesome LO. Just love the blues. Almost speaks to me, discovering your kind of display.

JeLiBe@nZ said...

thanks Gabrielle and Maja Designs for another great giveaway!

So love this layout - everytime I look at it there's new details to swoon over!

Which is my favourite paper from the Vintage Autumn collection? Well, it's a really hard decision because they are all so versatile! The ones with white space are perfect for mixed media fun with lots of colors and textures and stencils; the lovely patterned ones are just right for building layers upon layers - be it cards or minis; and those with the balloon and clock elements satisfy the fussy-cutting fetish in all of us! If I had to pick one, it would have to be the lady with the pink and maroon palette. Would so love to create a layout for my mother as she has been such an inspiration in my life.

Kris said...

I really like the papers with the old fashioned roses. They would make such pretty little girl pages.

Sinikka said...

A stunning LO. Love all the details. Great paper of course and a plus for the stitching....love it.
Thanks for the change to win
Sinikka

Marit Staaf said...

What a gorgeous LO!!! They colors are so perfectly matched, I love it!!!

When I saw the Maja Designs new autumn collection I fell in love immediately. I think that the balloons are my favorite, but I also have a weakness for clocks.
I would love to win this!
Thanks!
/Marit

Lyn Masters said...

Absolutely stunning LO, I love the Maja papers and what you do with them and I regularly stalk you blog to get inspiration and ideas. Thank you for the chance to win the Maja papers.
Lyn

Anja said...

Hi Gabrielle, you did such a gorgeous job on the moodboard and the vintage collection. I loved Maja papers right from the start, they are so pretty and elegant and vintagy.
Which one caught my eye in this pack? Emmmm, let's see: the blue ones, the green ones and the vintage reds, impossible to choose ;)

angie babe said...

the new collection of papers are just scrummy, how can you make us chose, autumn is my fav time of the year, and all the colours are beautiful, your page is stunning, all the work you`ve put in it, just adore the butterfly at the top of the page, dragging the page down, inspiring, xx

craftyb said...

I just recently found the fb page - tons of fab inspiration and fun stuff. LOOOOOVE your layout, love the papers obviously but all the fab techniques you used, just bring it to life. The new collection is stunning!! LOVE the colours and the styles, first I thought the spot/stripe/vintage rose combo is my fav...but then I LOVE the vintage lady and man page......oh dear TOO much prettiness to pick a favourite!! lol PS thanks for the awesome inspiration AND the fun chance!!x

Ann Krucek said...

I just love your blog and layouts!! I am a relatively new follower and have been bLown away by each of your posts. I love the muted colors of the Maja papers and like the mix of florals with stripes. I just got my first order from Dusty Attic and I am going to attempt a page this weekend!!

Mary A said...

Thanks so much for the lovely kit offering; delightful & fresh lookin' kit!!! So soft of colors... Mary Anne lm.lifeturn@hotmail.com

Candida said...

Oh, Gabrielle... you lighten up my day with your stunning layouts! I can stay hours looking at them, "discovering" every detail and just soaking in all the beauty and the care you put into your work. ... and what is not to like on these papers??? Love all the Maja papers even though have never seen one personally. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous new papers for fall. We seldom see a paper with gentlemen and the vintage sheets with the gentleman and the other with the elegant lady caught my attention.

Zara said...

What a beautiful collection! I love vintage roses paper I. This collection! Thank you for a chance, I would love to try this paper!

Crea S said...

I just love your pages! They are just stunning! And you always use the prettiest materials like the papers, flowers, ...
You really give the papers that extra, although they don't need that 'caus they aleady look great. Hm how can I explain?! You just know what to do with them so their beauty pops up!
The new papers are so amazingly well matched! They all work toghether.
Hugs,
http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

Brenda said...

All the colours in the Maya papers are fabulous, but I love the hot air balloons particularly as I'm a great fan of anything blue.

Zara said...

What a beautiful collection! I love all prints, florals are my favorite!

Hilary-anne Wattus said...

Hi Gabrielle,
My mum and I are only new scrappers.
We thought it would be an excellent hobby to start so we could spend more time together.
My mum was searching on the internet a while ago and we stumbled upon your Website.
We could not believe how beautiful your layouts are!!
You are such an inspiration, we have put down the tv remote and scrapped every spare moment we have haha.
Everyday we check your website hoping to be the first to see your newest creation! Maja design are my favourite Scrapbook designers.
I can’t wait to see what beautiful layout you will create with the new collection!!
My favourite page would have to be the one covered in roses, no wait the one with floating hot air balloons, oh and I do like the one with the lady..
Cant they all be my favourite?!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this collection!

Hilary-Anne

cheermom said...

I just recently found your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your style is beautiful. This week I made a mixed media canvas after watching your latest video and I love the way it turned out. Thanks for the tutorial; it was easy to follow and gave a lot of details. My favorite papers in the new Autumn collection would be the florals; I'm drawn to florals and also the stripes; they are lovely. I also love the page with the vintage lady on it. Ok so I guess I can't just pick one but the combination would be great to work with.

Phyllis

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome giveaway! all papers are so beautiful. expecially I loved the blue ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brigitte said...

OMG, your blog is STUNNING!!!! I'm a new follower and discovered your amazing creations through the Maja Design page. I LOVE all your layout and specially those flowers you made.
I have to say that I like the colours on the new collection. I think my favorite would be the one with the balloon. Hugs, Brigitte

Lainie Michel said...

I can't believe how Maja consistently designs papers that have such amazing appeal! I absolutely love the colors in the Vintage Autumn Basics - the rich blues and muted reds...I adore the beige with the little vining roses - I just want to see each and every one up close - can't wait! Thank you for the opportunity to win and I absolutely love your layout above - the plaid and checkerboard dots are perfect together and your flourishes are placed so perfectly. Looooovvvveeee your work!!!

lynda said...

Gorgeous layout! Love how you gathered the tiny bit & used the butterfly like a clip holding it in place!

Anja said...

Wow, you've done such a beautiful job on this collection!! I looooove Maja designs every collection so far, but the vintage seasons packs from this year are my faves! The old blue and green caught my eye right away :)

Scrappin' Diva said...

The papers with the yellow and blue are gorgeous. I love your work and just recently came upon it after seeing your video on mixed media. I am now a follower! C Boswell

Rebecca Ednie said...

I can't decide if I like the lady in the dress, the hot air balloons or the clocks best. So hard to choose!

Vanessa Wattus said...

Hi Gabrielle,

It all started for me when I searched for a tutorial to make paper ruffles for a page I was trying to create, to tidy up some loose baby photos I had. I came across your dream baby layout with three beautiful Maja ruffles along the bottom of the layout. The soft patterning and dusty pink tones instantly appealed to me - something I definitely had to try. Perhaps a little adventurous for a novice scrapbooker at the time!! but I have not looked back.

It has led me on a trail, sourcing Dusty Attic chippies, Maja Sofiero from the UK, Cheery Lynn"s Deco dies and Heidi Swapp stencils online from as far away as a tiny fishing Island( nine miles long by about four miles wide) called Grand Isle, Louisiana in the US. I have met such lovely people along the way - all sharing the same passion. As a result my children are now great friends with the Australia Post delivery man too!!

Maja designs stockists are rare here in Australia but are growing at a steady pace as demand increases - I am sure due to your beautiful layouts and very helpful information given with them on your blog. They are a credit to you. Your layouts are very inspiring they have a truly feminine touch filled with girly bits and pieces, cleverly fitted in just the right spots. You a very talented. When I am playing around with ideas and the table becomes unbelievably layered with embellishments and papers, my husband sometimes comments on the mess, but I often think to myself it’s okay, it is a mess but it is such a pretty mess!

I have a period home and I try to put an antique aged look to everything I do (which can be very difficult living in such modern simplistic times) hence the need to source time worn materials which exude oldfashionedness, with a hint of prettiness! The new Maja range is exactly that. I would be in heaven with these papers and would combine them with photos of hot air ballooning I did as a teenager 30 years ago. I have not been able to find a vintage paper to combine them with.

Thanks for such a great blog. I have learnt so much from it and it makes my day to read your latest post and to see what you have been busy doing.

Vanessa

Za ovinkom said...

So beautiful!! Love pink with flowers paper.
Your creations are awesome!
Jasmina

http://zaovinkom.si/blog/

Robin said...

Love, love,love your work!It is stunningly gorgeous and such and inspiration! The new Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics is a beautiful collection. Thank you for sharing!

julieprice3 said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the paper and all the wonderful embellishments, gorgeous creation
Hugs Julie P

Ayelet Barkay said...

1st of all - stunning layout! Love the layers, the colors, the flowers, the composition. Awesome :)
Now for the candy - thanks for the chance to win.
The 1st thing that caught my eye was the beautiful flowers, both in blue and pink. Also I love the clocks and the air-balloons :)

kfedolfi said...

Gabi as always your layouts are stunning. I just love that balloon paper in the collection. I have a ton of pictures from the Quechee VT balloon festival that are dying to find a home :)

langeatheart said...

You have to love Maja Designs their papers are so gorgeous the color scheme is beautiful! It would be perfect for a special project I am doing for a family whose two year old daughter is fighting a battle against an aggressive form of leukemia. Kiki is adorable and each member of the family a hero in their own right. Doing this album for them as a keepsake is my way of supporting them ( and preserving memories God forbid if Kiki loses this fight). Kiki's mom was in tears when I told her I would do it. I now have my fingers crossed for that gorgeous paper! All the best!

Chris said...

I love your blog so full of good ideas,you are so clever. Thankyou for a chance towing this wonderful collection.

Tiziana said...

Hi Gabrielle im new follower by day, i love so much your Lo and mixed media canvas, thanks for the chance to win, I think my favorite would be the one with the clock. Hugs, Tiziana ♥

Oladyfan said...

This is my very first time to see your blog since I'm a recent retiree and relatively new at scrapbooking. I love that you give step by step directions with the pictures of your pages. I will certainly be looking at your blog again! And these fall sets of papers are simply beautiful. I like the clock/watch page and I think I would pair the dusty burgundy striped page with that vintage lady that I love.

mommyx2 said...

Awesome giveaway, thank you for the chance. Your layouts are gorgeous and I love what you do with the beautiful maja papers. I had to wait to finish a deadline at work to come back to comment!

Sks said...

Your work is amazing! I love all the papers but the blues are my favorite!

Ruki said...

your layout is amazing! i love all the papers, but my faves are the blue ones...and the clock sheet!!

terri bauer said...

Awesome colors!!! Fall is my favorite time of year!
Again, you have mastered seamlessly design, color and texture!! Thank you, Gabrielle.

terri bauer said...

Awesome Colors!! Fall is my favorite time of year. Again, you have mastered design, color and texture Gabrielle. Thank you for your inspiration.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Gorgeous colours... Gabi your layout is awesome!! Would love to win sorry I'm late the vintage rose paper is pretty hugs Amy ;-)

mitchmac said...

Hi Gabrielle,

Just love this layout. Was just wondering what paper the gorgeous butterflies you've used came from? Michelle :-)

mitchmac said...

Hi Gabrielle,

Just love this layout. Was just wondering what paper the gorgeous butterflies you've used came from? Michelle :-)

Екатерина Супрун said...

You are the best!I love everything that you do 💟

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