Design Your Life Week #4

October 31st, 2008

Week #4 repeated the idea of repetition. Cathy applied it to making albums and mini-books and how much easier it is to do produce albums and unify them with repetition of style and elements.

We had a mini-book assignment that to be honest I just don’t feel the need to do. We were assigned two more layouts, though, and here they are:

Equine Show.


Jennifer wasn’t so sure. You could see it on her face as we entered the front gate. Who were these people? Why are they talking to me? Why did they treat us so strangely?
Our family attended the northern California Renaissance faire in October. Jackie has been to it several times but it was Jennifer’s first time.
Jennifer wasn’t too sure about it for the first hour. “Characters” would talk to her but she wasn’t so inclined to talk back. She felt like she was the little one in the family being picked on. She also was a little in awe of the strange things around her and wasn’t yet in a very adventurous mood. Two things changed all that – horses and getting to shoot things.
Her first enjoyable moments were the horses we saw in the Tournament of Horses Arena. The Royal Equine Guild presented Gypsy horses and three female riders. The riders did various activities with the horses including the riders taking rings out of hanging poles and catching rings thrown to them while riding.
These beautiful horses and their accomplished riders brought a welcome smile to Jennifer’s face.


Katie Pertiet: Soft Breeze green paper; Jouets red paper
Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids; Title Lines
Ali Edwards: Stacked Dates
Pattie Knox: Have a Heart Felt Vol. 02
All digital products: http://www.designerdigitals.com
Font: King Arthur, Century Gothic and Garamond


Journaling: It’s a Gormish tradition. When a family member has a birthday, they choice a place to eat out for dinner. Jaclyn choose to eat out at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant. Mongolian barbecue is a restaurant style of stir frying meats and vegetables over a large, round, solid iron griddle that is as large as 2.5m in diameter and can cook at temperatures as high as 300C or 572F. Typically, diners choose various ingredients from a buffet of thinly sliced raw meats, vegetables and oils and assemble them in a large bowl or on a plate. These ingredients are given to the griddle operator transfers them to one section of the hot griddle. Water may be added to ease cooking and the ingredients are stirred occasionally. When cooking is complete, the finished dish is scooped into a bowl and handed to the diner.


Katie Pertiet: Simply Bloom paper (orange), My Country paper (blue) and Alandia Paix Glittery
Kellie Mize: Double Dates No. 1
Ali Edwards: Growing Up Hand-Drawn Brushes
All digital products: http://www.designerdigitals.com
Font: CK Cosmopolitan

Layout and concept provided by Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life workshop at BigPictureScrapbooking.com

One comment to “Design Your Life Week #4”

  1. Denise, I always, always, always, admire your work! Your design, journaling and pics flow together into such beautiful and interesting stories! I love that about your work! Nicely Done 🙂

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