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Elizna Parsons


Inspired by the 2009-2010 Kaisercraft Design Team

June 21, 2010

Since the current design team is about to step aside to allow the new design team to take over with their fresh ideas we thought it would be fun to do some layouts that have been inspired by techniques used by other members of the current design team. Personally, Fran Tynan is one of my absolute favourite scrapbookers.  I love her minimalist style and her layouts that typically utilise spots, a circle or two, a bit of vintage book paper and some masking tape.  She has this uncanny ability to create a page that looks like it has just been thrown together, yet it is so classy and it always just ‘works’. In my page “G.P.” I’ve tried to incorporate a few of Fran’s trademark design elements. Fran, thank you for a year of inspiration!

“G.P.” by Christine Rumley – Le Chateau paper collection, 6×6 paper pad, Die-cut elements, Black alpha stickers, Chipboard Alphabet #2, RB810 Life’s Moments rub-ons, Dated clear stamps, IP702 Brown Ink.

Nikki has decided to use Renee Ludlow’s work as inspiration for her Le Chateau layout.  Here’s what Nikki had to say…

“I have long admired Renee Ludow’s ability to create the most stunning pieces of art that contain so many little elements and treasures that it takes me some time to fully appreciate all the intricate details. Renee’s  spectacular work usually incorporates two key elements onto her page.  There is always texture……sometimes in the form of beautiful lace and ever so neatly tied bows of ribbon and twine and a very vintage – kind of – shabby chiche feel.  That is certainly what I was inspired by when creating the layout below.  To add some texture to my page, I decided to use some muslin fabric as a mat for my photo and also incorporated some lace and organza ribbon.  Fortunately the beautiful Le Chateau papers provide a vintage feel, so I just distressed and inked all the edges to add to the theme.

always by Nikki Antonello – Le Chateau paper colection, 6×6 paper pad, Coloured rubons, Pearls, Wooden keys, Kaisercraft Ink pads, Cream paper flowers, Organza ribbon and Cream alphabet stickers.

Nancy has chosen Elizna as her inspiration for a more clean and simple approach to her page.

“I was inspired by a recent page created by Elizna using the Konstrukt collection in last week’s blog posts. It was a simple page that for some reason, really caught my eye. I have always chosen to do lots of textures and layers on my pages, but the clean, straight  lines of Elizna’s page just drew me in. By doing a more clean and simple page, Elizna chose to keep the focus on the adorable photo of  her son, making him the true star of her layout. I chose to use the more vintage-inspired papers of the Le Chateau collection, yet kept the overall design of Elizna’s page the same.”

“This House” by Nancy Burke. Le Chateau paper collection, 6×6 paper pad, alpha rub-ons,  die cut elements. Other: sewing machine, thread.

Thanks ladies, for inspiring us all!!!

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Hey Birdie multi photo layout

June 20, 2010

The colours of the Hey Birdie range makes me think of girly layouts…and I just knew that these photos of my daughter would work perfectly with this range!

Sweeter than sweet – Elizna Parsons : Hey Birdie papers, Kaisercraft pearl strips, Rhinestones, 6 x 6 paper pad, Alpha Stickers, Chipboard Lettering, Mini alpha stickers

I used P512 Skedaddle paper as my background and layered more Hey Birdie papers on top. I then added the photo frames and all the little embellishments….some I have cut out from the paper and others are from the Hey Birdie 6 x 6 paper pad. I added lots of bling and pearls, too!

For the title I have used both Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers and matching chipboard letters, as well as the Kaisercraft mini alpha stickers.

A few close-ups of details on this layout:

I must confess…I do not enjoy cutting out lots of little bitties, but for this page it worked so well! I might just do it again…{smile}!

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Beyond the Page

Jungle Bug Mini Album & Card

June 18, 2010

The Kaisercraft Leaf Album {SB2075} is the perfect little album to use with the Jungle Bug collection….those little bugs are beautiful and make gorgeous embellishments for a little boy album!

For this project I found the 6 x 6 paper pad so helpful…there are lots and lots of embellishments and tags in the back of the paper pad – just perfect to use in projects such as this one! If you haven’t purchased a 6 x 6 paper pad as yet, it is time…you will be surprised and delighted with what you find inside !

I used embellishments from the Jungle Bug Embellishment Pack {EM916} and some Die-cut Elements {DC318} to decorate the front cover of this little album. And {off course} I used my favourite technique, fake stitching, around the edges of the front page. The Kaisercraft File Set {T306} is an absolute must for finishing off the cut-out parts of this album.

Out Bugging Me Mini Album – Elizna Parsons: Jungle Bug papers, Rub-ons {RB862}, Die-cut Elements {DC318}, Paper Pad {PP822}, Embellishment Pack {EM916}, Pearls, Rhinestones

For the rest of the album I kept the design simplistic with only one photo per page. I have used lots of embellishments from the 6×6 paper pad throughout this project. This album will make a lovely gift for a special friend.

I also made this card with the Jungle Bug collection:

Card – Elizna Parsons: Jungle Bug papers, Embellishment pack & ribbon, Kaisercraft rub-ons {RB812 & RB809}

Jungle Bug is such a playful collection – I don’t think one can ever have enough of this gorgeous range…

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Tuesday Tips

“Konstrukt” a simplistic page

June 16, 2010

I love the colours in the new Kaisercraft Konstrukt range…purple, green, teal and black.

This photo of my son was lying on my table and what a perfect match!

Snapshot – Elizna Parsons: Konstrukt Collection papers, Konstrukt 6×6 paper pad

Instructions to make this page:

I used P523 Beams as the background

P524 Concrete, cut to 20cm x 26.5cm, goes onto the purple background – add fake stitching around the edges. Adhere. {Find more info on fake stitching here:}

Cut the following 4 blocks of paper:

from P523 Beams – 6.5cm x 15.2cm; from P525 Work Bench – 10.2cm x 15.2cm; from P520 Toolbox – 6.5cm x 7.5cm; from purple dotted paper {6×6 paper pad} – 7.5cm x 10.2cm AND arrange them as seen on the layout. Adhere.

Cut a strip of paper from P524 Concrete {dotted side} measuring: 18.5cm x 1.5cm – add fake stitching to one long edge of this paper strip. I also chalked the edges of this paper strip. Adhere.

Adhere you photo onto the teal block.

Embellish your page with the green scalloped paper and the journaling block from the 6×6 Konstrukt paper pad. Add a title using lettering of your choice. I also added a scalloped teal border using a border punch.

A layout such as this one can be used over and over again…whenever you do it in different colours it looks brand new!!

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In love with Le Chateau – the all new Kaisercraft Collection?

June 15, 2010

Le Chateau is just the most gorgeous scrapping collection…

I have not only fallen in love with Le Chateau, but also with Kaisercraft’s pearl strips!

LOVE – Elizna Parsons: Le Chateau Collection papers, Kaisercraft rub-ons {RB813 Take Flight, RB803 You & Me & LV128 Loire Valley}, Pearls, Pearl Strips, Le Chateau 6×6 paper pad

To make this page, you have to do quite a bit of cutting out…but it is worth all the effort in the end! Those bird cages are just so pretty…and do not forget the 6 x 6 pads – they have the most gorgeous embossed and flocked papers & lots and lots of gorgeous embellishments!

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