Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First Design Team Layout


So, the day has finally arrived!  We have our first layout by one of our Design Team members, Elizna ParsonsElizna has been scrapping for many years.  She is quite well known for her gorgeous layouts that focuses on the photos and always uses patterned paper in a unique and creative way.  Elizna’s layouts are always crowd pleasers, her classes are always fully booked when she teaches at Scrapbook Studio and she has a way with patterned paper that makes it all seem so effortless! She believes that every single page HAS to have something that has been die-cut with one of her faithful die-cutting machines!  (We think it helps that she has an agency to sell Lifestyle Craft Dies – but we could be wrong!)

About Elizna – from the horses’ mouth!

I am mother of 2...have been happily married for 18 yrs... and living in PE for 5yrs...

Quote: "it is the little things that make life BIG"

About my scrapping:

My layouts are... clean and simple...linear... just the necessary embellishments...

I love bling...fake stitching...ready-made embellishments...fonts...dies..and lots of paper!

...I'm a bit of a tool junkie, too :-D

And my motto is: "keep the focus on the photos"...!!

Scapbooking is:

...a hobby...a creative outlet..therapy...sharing...keeping record...a lifestyle..!

I say: "Go Forth and Create!!"


 Fairy2 Fairy4

Elizna created this layout with papers and embellishments that you will find in the first ever Scrapbook Studio JBay Design Team Kit of the month!  This kit was packed bearing in mind that May is the month in which we celebrate Mothers – so we kept it in shades of pinks, blues and soft greens ( you will see more of the kit as the week goes on….)  This kit will be perfect for Mother-Layouts, little girl layouts, as well as Vintage layouts.  One of the other layouts Elizna created has a wonderful Vintage look and feel to it – it is still to come!  Elizna focused on the photos and the beautiful papers when she created this layout.  As you can see, she really concentrated on keeping the layout elegant and simple, using minimal custom created embellishments from the papers and items in the kit.  She repeated the banners all over the double page, and used die-cuts as well as punches to create accents.  Her use of “white space” is also very effective and one can clearly see that her placement is well thought out – she did not “randomly sprinkle” embellishments.  Candice Greenway said it very well “ a Scrapbook Page is not a cupcake.  You don’t sprinkle embellishments randomly, they have to have purpose.”  Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but in this instance we clearly see how the careful placement of embellishments can add to the effectiveness of a layout.


This is something brand new that we are launching this month!  We are so excited!  We will have two – three different kits available every month. With these kits you will be able to create at least 3-4 layouts (double or single) as well as a bunch of cards!  Yes, we will even show you what cards the Design Team come up with!  We will have the Design Team Kit – this kit will be a random pick of the most beautiful papers and embellishments we have in the shop that can mix and match. Every month one of our Design Team Members will have the opportunity to showcase their magical creations using that month’s kit.  You will then be able to buy the kit. Then we will have one or two Scrapbook Studio In-House kits.  (depending on how creative we feel, there will be one or two!!!) We were exceptionally creative during the month of April, so watch this space over the next few days for some inspiration on the two in-house kits.  PLEASE NOTE:  these are limited kits.  We will only pack 10 of each kit per month.  These kits will be once off and will never be repeated.  We believe variety is the spice of life, and we will work on a “first pay, first play” basis.  We have already been promoting the kits in store, and we have started compiling a mailing list for those who are interested.  If you want to be included in the mailing list, please send an email to sales@scrapbookstudio.co.za with Scrapbook Studio Kit in the subject line.  You will then receive detailed images of the kits as well as more information on exactly how the kits will work!  Until next time, feast your eyes, and why not visit the shop for the latest and greatest in Scrapbooking at really affordable prices! 


  1. Great work on the first ever scrap kit Elizna...and thanks for breaking the ice! I just love the banners, I should use them more often as well!

  2. What a beautiful layout - well done Elizna & Scrapbook Studio ! Looking forward to the kit details and more inspiration !

  3. Wow, Elizna...you did Scrapbook Studio proud. I love your clean linear lines...maybe because that is also my scrappy style.

  4. stunning as always Elizna! beautiful layout and beautiful girl!

  5. This layout is chic! I like the simplicity and the pink vibe of the design. It is incredibly girly and I think it is just the perfect border for the little girl’s pictures. All things considered, Elizna’s work is marvelous and even though I haven’t seen all of her designs, I can already tell that she is very creative and flexible to create such pleasing layouts.

    Max Macbeth