Our featured designer for May is Sonja from Synergy Ink.

Sonja is a very active member here at Just Art and it's a pleasure to be able to feature her designs.

Look in the forum HERE for the May Featured Designer Challenge.   Sonja has donated a gorgeous freebie for our members to work with.  Thank you Sonja!

CHECK OUT THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW to see some of Sonja's designs.  Images are linked to the product in the store.

STORE LINKS for Sonja are: and my memories.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS are:  Facebook ..... Pinterest ..... Instagram ..... Google+




Hello everybody!

My name is Sonja and in December 2016 I started as a digital scrapbook designer under the name “Synergy Ink”. I stumbled upon digital scrapbooking by accident in 2011, when I was searching for some pictures for a paper baby album I was making. A whole new world opened up and haven’t looked back since (the unfinished baby album is collecting dust somewhere…).
I learned a lot since then and over the years I have been (or still are) part of a few Creative teams, like JopkeDesigns, Happy Scrap Arts and the digiscrap site-CT, next to designing.

I love making Mixed Media and Art Journaling layouts (and designing the supplies to make them), but above all, I like experimenting with different styles, both in layout making and designing. One thing for sure: there’s always paint involved!

Next to designing and scrapping I also love photography, gardening, painting and bullet journaling and I’m a giant bookworm! But above all, I love my 3 men (husband and 2 sons) and my usually messy, teenage testosterone filled household!

I live in the Netherlands, stuck between Amsterdam, Schiphol and the tulip fields close to the Keukenhof, where you can find me behind my computer. I use Photoshop CC mostly. I find inspiration for my designs in daily life, music and I love Pinterest browsing!

I chose the name Synergy Ink, because Synergy is one of my favorite words. It´s the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts and that´s what (digital) scrapbooking is. You mix some papers, some elements and a bunch of photos and it becomes a beautiful artwork, a precious memory and a keepsake.

My favorite design is usually the last kit I made (so far), because I feel like I´m still learning every day. There’s a lot of designers out there that I admire for their style and quality of work, but the one I’m most grateful to, is Eileen from Happy Scrap Arts. She’s the one that got me into designing in the first place and has been a mentor ever since.




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Our featured designer for April is Eileen from Happy Scrap Arts.

I am especially pleased to feature Eileen and her great designs as she is a regular forum member and always hosts a monthly challenge - usually a mask challenge - which all forum members enjoy!

Look in the forum HERE for the April Featured Designer Challenge.   Eileen has donated a cute little mini and a template for our members to work with.   THANK YOU Eileen.

STORE LINKS for Eileen are:  CU Digitals ..... Digiscrap nl ..... My Memories ..... Wilma4Ever ..... The Digital Scrapbook Shop .....

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS are:  Blog ..... Facebook ..... Pinterest ..... Instagram ..... Twitter ..... Tumblr ..... Google+




Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Eileen, AKA Happy Scrap Arts

Where have you lived?

I was born in the Netherlands, Rotterdam. I lived there untill my 21th . Then I met my husband, in France. I've lived there since 1988.

Where do you live now?

I live in Buellas, a litte village near Bourg en Bresse, 70 km from Lyon. It's not that far from Geneva too (110 km). So we can go and see the mountains (Le Mont Blanc, the Alpes) whenever we want.

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What a treat we have to start off the new year!  Our featured designer is Dawn Inskip.

Dawn has a very special and unique style with lots of artsy goodies as well as the slightly more traditional.  I've always admired her work, especially her watercolour elements and papers.   She has a huge store at THE LILYPAD.  There is so much to pick from.  As well as bundles and kits there is a fabulous selection of overlays, brushes, stamps, doodles, stitches, etc. etc.

Look in the forum HERE for the January Featured Designer Challenge.  Dawn has donated a beautiful  mini kit to work with which I know you are all going to love!  THANK YOU Dawn!


Links for Dawn are:  STORE . . . . . WEBSITE . . . . .  FACEBOOK . . . . . NEWSLETTER . . . . . PINTEREST




Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m wife to very patent hubby Paul and Mum to daughter Carly and I have 2 angel babies. We live in a small town in England (an inch or so North of London on a map) my whole. Nothing much happens here, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Carly is a Falconer, living her dream working with Birds of Prey and raising baby birds (owls mostly) at home – they all feature heavily in my layouts.

I work full time as a Digital Designer and sell exclusively at my dream store, The Lilypad.

What is an average day for you?

Some days it seems I work 24/7 – some days I do LOL  I do try to balance life/work, if I take days off, I just play catch-up – anything that works is good by me. I like to have new product for my store each week.

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Our Featured Designer for January is Bryony from HeartStrings scap art, and I'm so very pleased to feature her fabulous designs!

Bryony was originally a template designer, and what magnficent templates she has in her stores; but in addition to templates she soon branched out into designing beautiful kits, and arty bits of stuff etc. as well.

Look in the forum HERE for the February Featured Designer Challenge.   Bryony has donated a wonderful template for our members to work with.   THANK YOU Bryony!


Links for Bryony are:  Studio Store ........ Facebook .......... Newsletter Signup


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Where have you lived?

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and lived there until seven years ago. We moved out of the city in 2011 and now live in the winelands an hour from Cape Town. It was a big adjustment for me but now I love it out here :) When I was 7 we lived in Australia for a year and when I was 12 we lived in the US for a year (Friday Harbor, Washington to be exact... idyllic!) 

Where do you live now?

Worcester, South Africa... just north of Cape Town. 

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I am thrilled to welcome DitaB Designs as our featured designer for December.  Dita's beautiful designs can be found HERE at one of my favourite stores, PickleBerryPop.   She has a wonderful sense of colour and her designs are just oozing with lots of beautiful colourful flowers and elements and her kits are usually offered with great separate options for quick pages, word art, overlays, photomasks etc.   

Dita also has a fabulous range of CU products too and these can be found HERE.

Look in the forum HERE for the December Featured Designer Challenge.  Dita has very generously donated a beautiful Christmas mini kit to work with and also a coupon to her store.  THANK YOU Dita.


Links for DitaB Designs are:   STORE ........ FACEBOOK ........BLOG ........ NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

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