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Design Your Life

Please note: This class is a self-paced version of Cathy's popular Design Your Life workshop. All 12 weeks of content will be available upfront, so you can work through the class at your own pace. There will be no teacher interaction in the self-paced version of Design Your Life.

Do you want to become a better scrapbook layout designer? Do you want to spend less time staring at a blank piece of cardstock and more time turning it into something with a wow factor? Do you simply want more confidence in how you put everything together?

If you've answered "yes" to any of the above, then Cathy Zielske's popular class, Design Your Life, is for you. This class is an intensive but practical study of graphic design as it applies to the hobby you love. Cathy has been working as a graphic designer for 19 years and is also the author of two definitive books on scrapbook design, Clean&Simple Scrapbooking and Clean&Simple Scrapbooking, The Sequel.

Cathy believes that design is as much a tool for scrapbookers as a paper trimmer or adhesive. The more you understand, the better your pages will look and the more confidence you'll have. She believes it's not about the latest and greatest products or how awesome your camera is or how creative you are; it's about how you work with images, spaces and words. There's no one more qualified than Cathy to show you how to elevate your own style through time-tested principles of design.

But don't expect this to be a dry, old-school lecture approach. Cathy will deliver this class as only she can, with her sense of humor and signature style, so prepare to learn AND have a really good time in the process. Cathy will also share 36 of her unpublished layouts in the class handouts.

In the self-paced version of Design Your Life, you will receive 12 weeks of content upfront, so you can create at your own pace. You will create the ultimate design binder/scrapbook featuring a collection of your own 36 layouts, ranging in size from 8" x 8 " to 12" x 12" and everything in between. When it's all over, you'll have both a scrapbook that documents your life and a vital design resource you'll use for years to come. Finally, you will walk away with the design confidence you need to make beautifully designed pages.

Cathy's Class Includes:

  • Twelve slideshow presentations for each design lesson
  • Fun video messages from Cathy
  • Detailed, colorful handouts, loaded with tips and featuring Cathy's unpublished pages and sketch designs
  • 36 scrapbook layout assignments based on Cathy's sketch designs
  • Exclusive hybrid elements (PDF format) designed by Cathy for use on assignments
  • Bonus handouts offering Real World Color and Real World Design tips
  • Private posting gallery
  • Fully layered .psd templates available for digital scrappers who want to complete the layouts digitally (a $100 value!)
  • All class sketches compiled into a final reference PDF
Taught by: Cathy Zielske
Price: $59.00
Class Duration: Instant Download
Open Registration: register

Important information about Self-Paced Projects at Big Picture Classes!
Self-Paced Projects are instant download classes that allow you to participate at BPC anytime! These classes are different from our interactive workshops. There are no starting or ending dates -- you may enroll at any time. This flexibility also means, that there will not be the level of teacher and student interaction that we enjoy in our workshops. You will receive handouts to print and an audio file to listen to, but there are typically no message boards or chats.

Even though these classes offer less interaction, you are not alone! If you need help, email us at admin@bigpictureclasses.com. Enjoy!

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