if I told you that the very thing that'll make your scrapbook
pages better and more interesting can't be purchased in
a scrapbook store? And what if I also told you that your
days of staring at a blank sheet of cardstock could be
nothing more than a distant and no-so-sweet scrapbooking
I'm Cathy Zielske and I'm going to help you become a better
scrapbooker. How do I plan to do this? By teaching you
some good, old fashioned basic principles of graphic design.
I'm inviting you to go back to school with and learn how
a solid understanding of design can build your overall
Your Life is a workshop that'll teach you how to take
the guesswork out of scrapbook page design. Each week,
I'm going to present a topic that we'll explore in depth,
and then put to good use via weekly assignments. You'll
work like designers, focusing on the principle first,
then adding your own unique stories, photos and overall
scrapbook taste to the final pages.
the deal: I know this stuff inside and out. And the more
YOU know about this stuff, the easier it'll be for you
to make pages that look good. And let's be honest: pages
that look good make you feel good and make scrapbooking
that much more fun.
no mistake: design is a tool. You know the old phrase
"knowledge is power?" Well design knowledge
is scrapbook power, and this class will give that power
don't worry about a stuffy, boring class. I am a firm
believer in having fun in order to learn, and I pledge
to bring every ounce of fun that I can to your overall
be sharing 36 of my own layouts that have never been published
anywhere, and I also get to share so much more than just
a scrapbook page and a materials list. I've got plenty
of juicy behind the scenes info just for you. Think of
this workshop as four or five chapters from an idea book,
with personalized attention and a narrator in the form
of yours truly.
also giving you custom designed elements to include on
your pages that you're not going to be able to get anywhere
else, and at the risk of sounding arrogant, it's some
cute stuff. Trust me.
students had a-ha moments during the class: moments where,
all of a sudden, things just started to click. It's a
few of those types of eye-opening experiences that will
change the way you build scrapbook pages permanently.
here's to you, and taking steps towards Designing Your
Life. I hope to see you in class.