Thursday, December 25, 2014

Inspired by a Christmas Photo

Happy hello to all my scrappy friends 
today I am showcasing my December LO for
 This photo of my grandchildren was taken at Christmas time 5 years ago .
One of my faves .

  Maja Design papers used .
Vintage Summer Basics 1904, 1932,, 
Vintage Autumn Basics, No XX11, No V11

 these Vintage papers with their rich deep olive green 
are perfect for a Black and white photo .
I added white gesso over the chipboard and random spots . 
 the chipboard is inked, swiped with white gesso and stamped in black .
My title is a Paper Smooches die ...
cut from these beautiful papers and altered with gesso and a stamp. 
 These metal buttons look fabulous
 with a little white gesso swiped over them .
lots of layering and mixing and matching the Vintage papers . 

Below is a Christmas card heavily embellished on a foundation of
Walking in the Forest and Vintage Spring Basic collections.
I adore these rich and earthy colors .

 Christmas card .

thanks so much for popping by
and leaving such beautiful words to breathe into my soul.
I am taking a short 6 month break from Maja Design .
I have thoroughly enjoyed  my journey this year creating with such enchanting paper collections
and working alongside inspiring, friendly, wonderful, creative team mates .
thanks so much for having me Marie and Jenny.
I will be back on the team in June 2015 rested and ready to create again.

to go to Maja Design blog to be inspired .
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 
and lots of unexpected joy during 2015 . 
Stay safe and happy scrapping
See you soon xoxo 


  1. Wow, how gorgeous! Your mix of neutral colours and sensational layering are just amazing!

  2. wow wonderful projects Heather, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year :)

  3. You made such a beautiful christmas creations Heather!
    I love them all and the pictures of your grandchildren are wonderful!!
    Enjoy this special time of the year with the once you love!!!!
    Send you warm thoughts

  4. Of course stunning projects but that layout... beyond... Love it!!!! Happy holidays! Thanks for sharing

  5. Exquisite projects Heather. You always inspire and delight with your unique attention to detail. TFS

  6. Beautiful creations...gorg photo of your "kids" up top!!! Loooove the mix of colours in the card :):)

  7. Really beautiful layout and gorgeous card.. Love your creations, I wish you much special joy and peace in 2015, thanks for inspiring me so much this year! merry Christmas!

  8. These are gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the layers!! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Oh I can see why this photo is a fave Heather - it's stunning! And so is the layout it's on..... Amazing card as well. Your talent seems to just be endless. Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

  10. Yep sometimes we just need to take a step back. It is so good for the soul too. Hope that you gets lots of rest.. Both of these are just beautiful. Look how little Ella Jai is in the photo too. She is such a little doll. Dakota looks like butter would melt in his mouth too. <3 the colours and the feel of it. Your card for Astrid is just beautiful and rich. I hope that you have had a good festive season so far. <3 xox

  11. Beautiful page and a beautiful card! Both so amazing for their layers, details and just gorgeousness! Your work is just divine! ;-)