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Know in your heart you are loved

I created a framed layout for my mil so I did the same for my mom…
mamma2She had just gone through hand surgery and Joel was climbing on her, jumping up and down. I have used the Life By The Sea collection by Maja Design.
mamma_5I have painted the chipboard with heavy gesso and distressed it with three different cololurs. The border chipboard has been treated with Distress Stickles. Chipboard from Dusty Attic and ScrapFX, flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Metal by Tim Holtz.
mamma_4Another close up…

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What I do like about framed layouts is that they are very easy to get dimensional. Bling and flower from Prima, metal by Tim Holtz. 
mamma_2 Centre. The year sign was cut out with a Nestabilities die and stitched. The numbers are by TIm Holtz. Ribbon from LSS, star pins from Inkido.mamma_1And the down left corner…Jenny

Spam filters…

So the baby alarm gave up last night. No wonder, it fell off the stroller without me noticing it, and was condemned to a number of horrifying hours out in rain and thunder. I was going to look for the receipt to see how old it was when I found tons of lovely comments on my blog postings in my spam folder. I haven’t seen them until now, but I immediately removed the spam filter. I do appreciate all your positive thoughts and comments. So sorry for not getting back to you.

Wishing you a lovely weekend…

Where to buy Maja Design papers

I’m often contacted by readers who ask me where they can buy Maja Design papers. There is a store finder at the Maja Design site that lists stores all over the world selling Maja Design. It is frequently updated, so don’t be disappointed if you can’t find a store near you. The list is growing by the day. But the best you can do is ask your favourite online store or LSS to bring Maja in. The site includes all information they need about how to become a retailer.

Here are some of the Maja collections to give you some inspiration. But don’t forget that ALL Maja collections on our site are in stock, available for shipping.

More CHA…

We got busy doing other work so we never made it to the show during Sunday. But on Monday morning we were back again.

It’s hard to step inside when it’s such a blue sky when you know that snow is waiting for you back home.

What could be a better start of the day then sneaking up behind Tim Holtz? :)

The idea-ology booth. So fantastic.

How can you not love Graphic 45?

 We saw so many fantastic creations made by so many talented artists…

Marie went looking for books at Barnes and Nobles after seeing this…

We found this pastel garden party booth that was absolutely gorgeous. Lawns and everything…

Marie’s fixing up our last sample books.

This is my first time to the US where I haven’t really suffered from jetlag. A couple of hours Friday morning, that’s it. I’ve been working from five in the morning until midnight every day but Friday, so I guess that must be the recipe. Hard work and you sleep like a baby. :)

Tonight we are going home, leaving LA. It’s been a lot of fun and we’ve learned a lot.

Day one and two…

I never got the chance to blog yesterday… We went to San Diego in the morning and didn’t come back to the hotel until 11 PM. The sun was shining and it was really warm outside. We headed for the Cabrillo National Monument and arrived around lunchtime. It was so nice to just have a coffee and some cakes (yes, there’s a lot of fika when Marie is around) in the sun.

We just sat there and enjoyed the beautiful views and enjoyed the sun. After all hard work we’ve done the last months it felt like we really deserved it.
It was nice to just sit by the water and soak it all in.
Marie is very camera shy, but I caught her off guard. :)
In the afternoon we headed for an outlet to do some shopping. Naturally we passed a Michaels store and went in to get some ribbon for our sample books. We didn’t stay long, but long enough to get caught in the heavy traffic. Sigh. We knew it, but forgot about it. We arrived at the outlet, tired as can be but still managed to get more shopping bags then we could carry. I don’t know what it is, but something strange happens to you when you smell the outlet air. We went back to the hotel and had a very late dinner before heading for bed.
Saturday… 
Finally. CHA. I don’t know for how long I’ve dreamed about going there. And when the day finally arrived. Hmm. We got stuck in my room, Marie fixing up the sample books. Me taking care of some Maja work online. We thought we were going to be first in line, but didn’t get there until 11.30. 
We couldn’t believe it. After all hard work we’ve done to put together our vintage outfits we had to wear bright pink AND red badges. And we got the most hideous green bag. That made me SOOO depressed. It didn’t go too well with my valances and lace. You can’t see much of them on the photo though. 
Actually. The tunic is Marie’s. The Life In The Countryside collection was partly influenced by it. She wore the same model but in lilac. One of the Fika papers was influenced by her tunic. So we were very Maja today. But people turned their heads and talked about our clothes so I guess we must have done something right.
And then finally… the tradeshow. :) It was so much fun walking around, soaking it all in. We met some really nice people and had a really nice day… 
Well. Time for bed.