One of my favorite ways to approach page design is to divide & conquer! For this layout, I’ve divided my page visually with two different background papers, a bold aqua stripe that consumes about 2/3 of my background, and a more understated grid pattern for the remaining third. Atop the grid paper, I aligned three square photos in a column, which adds weight to the right side of the page and helps balance the bold stripes. Then I layered lots of tags along the left side. One tag contains my journaling, another features the title, and lots of smaller ones help add detail and interest to the design. Notice that all the tags are lined up on the right side along the edge of the striped paper, with the exception of one – the pink “love” banner. This tag runs across the dividing line and helps connect the photos to the elements on the left. 


The “divide & conquer” method is perfect for using those big, bold patterned papers that might otherwise overwhelm your page. Pair them with a simple pattern, or even plain card stock for a page with lots of impact!

~  Lisa Dickinson



We have TWO tickets to give away today to ReBash – a different kind of wedding show in Toronto – featuring handmade, one of a kind, and vintage or gently used decor (what a fabulous concept!). There will be yummy snacks, amazingly talented and creative vendors, and live music (they had us at snacks!).

Looking for: wooden crates, vintage serve ware, vintage vases, paper poofs, lights, table runners and linens, ceremony props, paper goods, photo props, table numbers and table decor, cake toppers, chalkboards, party favour supplies, paper lanterns, centrepieces, photobooth fabric, vintage suitcases and typewriters, vintage letter marquee signs, or pinatas for your next bash? If so, then ReBash is the place for you!  

If you would like to visit ReBash, just leave a comment below and we will draw for the tickets on Monday, April 6th!  (This giveaway is for two tickets only, not transportation or accommodations. ReBash is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)