Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've Been Busy

A couple of months ago I decided to take a scrapbooking class. Not any class mind you but one taught by Cathy Zielske who's work I just love. She does very simple, linear pages which really appeal to me. It is online and started this past week and is going thru Christmas. She is teaching design basics that are the base of any good layout. Wonder of wonders, my not that much younger sister decided to sign up too. We are one week into it and so far I really like it. I much prefer going at my own pace at home to being in a class full of women I don't know. Yup, I get to stay home and take a class with 1500 other people who I don't have to interact with if I don't want to. It's the best of both worlds.

Before class started she had us do a layout to show what scrapbooking meant to us. The basic design was set by her but what we put in the squares was up to us. This is what I came up with. Such a simple layout but one I agonized over for a good two weeks.

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Then class started this past week. Week one, balance with an emphasis on symmetry. Again the design is hers, how to implement it was up to me. In fact, I ended up rotating it 90 degrees so I could use this picture of D.

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The second layout was another symmetrical one but this time it was a two page design.

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Then for fun she threw in an extra little project based on color inspiration. We were to take her color palette and make a layout based on that but for fun we could go find our own inspiration for color and design a layout based on that. I decided to go through the PB Teen catalog and look what I found.

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And this is what I came up with using that as a color inspiration. Note: We were also supposed to use our own handwriting which I hate. Hate the writing, love the way the rest of it turned out.

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That's it for the first week. Next week is going to be hard for me. D and I are leaving for the Mitten Tuesday and won't be back until Sunday. That gives me three days to get the layouts done for that week. I am sloooooow so I'm not sure I will get it all done. The good thing is no one checks our homework so no worries!

See you in a week and we hopefully we have heard from the winner of those cookies by then.

7 comments....porters always have something to say!:

Peej said...

yay for the mitten!

Shae W said...

Wow... what cool pages!

JP said...

That is really impressive. I love seeing your scrapbook pages.

curlz said...

Oh the pressure, sister! Do I have to show mine. I'm not in the same league.

Jock said...

Come on let's see um, we'll be the judges.

carriegel said...

her pages are just fine. she did one of michael that i really like.

megawatt miler said...

i love them!

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