Design Your Life Week #6 Plus

November 7th, 2008

Today I have two layouts. One is from week #6 of class.

This week Cathy discussed Unity and how all the pieces we have been discussing work together to create one unified scrapbook page. She discussed Gestalt Principles and how when we first look at a page we see it (if it is designed well) as one unit, then start looking at its parts. She emphasised proximity as a way to keep a layout unified.

The following layout is a tribute to my dog who just turned 15 yesterday. I wrote the journaling a few weeks ago and included it here. The bottom portion of the layout is an 8 1/2 X 11 Cathy sketch for week #6 that has been flipped and placed on 12 X 12  “paper.” For the class you can see the proximity of the photos and the swatches of paper that create a unified look to the layout. Do you notice other things in this layout that have been emphasized in other weeks of the class?

Merlin is Back.

Journaling:  I had given up hope that Merlin would ever fetch again. Ever since his dental issues this summer and the subsequent lip fold infection, he would no longer play fetch. This is the dog that was practically addicted to playing fetch.

I had given up. I had put the balls away. I had just resigned myself to the fact that he didn’t want to play anymore.

Yesterday I was sitting on the porch swing and he was circling in front of me like he always did when he wanted to play fetch. I smiled at the memory of those fetching days. He continued circling. I said to Jackie, “Look at him act like he wants to play but he won’t play.” He continued circling. “Okay,” I said and I got his favorite red ball. I threw it. He ran, struggled to pick it up, then brought it back to me. “How about that?” I said. I threw again and he fetched. I smiled so big. He may be be turning 15 in 10 days but I felt like I got my dog “back.”


Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids, All Natural paper, Title Lines No. 2

Pattie Knox: Brad Bonanza and Coffee with Cream Alpha

Font: CK Cosmopolitan and Century Gothic

3 comments to “Design Your Life Week #6 Plus”

  1. Ok. These are A-Mazing! LOVE the sweet Merlin story and those gorgeous photos of him. 🙂 And, the one of the girls in their costumes is simply perfect. Love the title design and the size of the photos. So nice and clean yet stylish. Love it! 🙂

  2. Your layouts are stunning, Denise!!!! I just adore the Merlin photos!!!!!!!!

  3. Wonderful designs on both of these layouts. Oh, I bet that class is incredible!!!

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