Sunday, November 29, 2020

Scrapbooking | Emphasis, Contrast & Type

I have finally completed working through Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life 2.0 class (that I signed up for and didn't complete in 2017!). This year I've worked through all the videos & created a digital and a traditional layout for each of the eight templates/sketches.

Week Four is all about using emphasis, contrast, and type to improve the design of our layouts. My final two layouts use the same template/design as my Family Visit layout from July. 

I used one of Cathy's week four digital templates to showcase photos and tell the story of Robbie's recent obsession with baking bread. I added a page border and put the smaller photo on the left, but otherwise kept the template the same (with the exception of the color scheme, which I altered to match my photos).

I then printed four photos from Robbie's recent birthday and used this same design to create a traditional layout. I stamped a title and used several older bits & pieces from my stash as embellishments. 

I'm excited to have these two layouts to add to our 2020 chronological album...and to have completed this informative and FUN class (finally!). In total (from 2017 & 2020), I've completed 21 layouts inspired by this class! And, I'm sure I'll use these digital templates again while the design tips and lessons will continue to help me improve my layouts.


  1. Very nice layouts. Cathy Z's work is always scrap-liftable. I read she is retiring this course.

  2. Wonderful layouts! I especially like the Baking Bread layout!

  3. Super work from both you and Robbie! He's looking very professional in that white coat. I took the CZ class the first time round, I think, and loved it too.


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