Design Your Life Week #9

January 3rd, 2009

Week #9 of  class concentrated on the elements of LINE and SHAPE.

The placement of line (vertical, horizontal, etc.) can effect the feel of a layout. Lines also lead the eye on a layout as well as provide stability. Lines do not have to be physical but can be implied by the use of space.

Shape is the form of an object or a group of objects. Shapes effect the feel of the layout.

In the first layout, the obvious horizontal line and implied vertical lines provides unity and stability to the layout. The whole layout has a nice shape to it as well.


 Journaling: Even though we visited Disneyland before Thanksgiving, the holiday decorations were already up in full force. While it was pretty and festive, we decided we preferred the regular Disneyland look. Jennifer in particular was annoyed by the fact that holiday decorations were up before Thanksgiving. In the end it was nice to see the decorations but our next visit will be during a regular time of the year.

Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids and Anna Aspnes: MonoBlendz Confiture Paperie, designerdigitals.com

Font: Disney Print, Arial Black

Layout and concept provided by Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking

Here’s two-page layout concentrating on line:



Journaling: It was a whim. It is very unusual for us to do
anything on a whim but when we realized the girls had the entire Thanksgiving week off and it would be the last year we would ever have that situation, we decided to go ahead and go to Disneyland. We made hotel reservations a few days ahead of time. We left on Sunday morning and spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning at Disneyland.

Michelle Martin: Sayge paper (white), Jesse Edwards: TitleLines 2, Pattie Knox: Brad Bonanza 3, Anna Aspnes: MonoBlendz Confiture Paperie (red), designerdigitals.com

Font: Century Gothic and Myriad Pro

Layout and concept provided by Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking

One comment to “Design Your Life Week #9”

  1. Simply gorgeous! Those layout designs really compliment your photos. I am absolutely IN LOVE with that top design. Bringing in that red and black was a perfect choice. Just looking at these layouts of yours is such an inspiration!!! Beautiful work!

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