08 October 2008

Design Your Life color inspiration project

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Here's another project from Cathy Z's online Design Your Life class. She provided an 8.5x11 sketch and the journaling template. The challenge with this project was to use your own handwriting and be inspired by a particular color combination (her suggestion was blue and orange).

I created the LO on 8.5x11 and then mounted it on a 12x12 base. (I love the idea of mixing sizes in my albums, but I didn't feel like dealing with that today!) Because I expanded the size, I placed a title outside the parameters of the 8.5x11 and extended the patterned paper strip all the way down the page. The sketch also called for just one photo, but I added two additional small ones to illustrate the story. (Sorry about the crookedness at the top of the layout...it is NOT that way in real life!)

We'll see if I can keep up with the pace of this class. Because we're talking about Cathy Z's layouts, they are all very simple and relatively unembellished, so they don't take much time to complete. I'm happy to report that it has been just the push I needed to do some LONG overdue personal scrapbooking.


Fonda said...

Love this LO Janet and I love your handwriting!!! Bailey truly is amazing!!! You go girl! I should get my DYL LOs posted!

Linda said...

I really love this Janet. I really need to work on some of my layouts too, it is long overdue.

Judy said...

I look forward to reading your blog each day. I love the 'cat' tales.

Also need to let you know that you have been tagged by me. See my blog for more info.

Sarah C. said...

Fabulous layout! I love your sweet handwritten journaling. That DD of yours can do anything! :)

Lily said...

love how you adapted this to fir your needs. great colors