Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!

Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!


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)

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  1. Mary-K April 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, this would be an awesome event for my niece to go to as she has started an event planning company – with a focus on weddings. Hope I get to surprise her with tickets!!

  2. Kelly A. Crowl April 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm


  3. diana April 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! 😉

  4. barbara macaskill April 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Please do not enter me to win. I just want to say how much I love your layout!! Great idea to divide and conquer the page! LOVE IT! TFS!

  5. MaryAnn N April 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Love the layout

  6. Margaret Crawford April 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Great layout, love the colours and divide and conquer is a great description. I live in Australia just too far for a one day visit!!!

  7. Nina Oelke April 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    this would be awesome for my daughter. She is engaged and they have just started the wedding planning. She is so into Vintage too 🙂

  8. Jeannine H April 1, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Please don’t enter me but what a fabulous layout and tips. I have a bunch of patterned paper where this technique would be perfect!

  9. Judy April 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Awesome. I would love to go with my daughter who’s getting married this August.

  10. Janet MacKay April 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Love the layout. Great Idea. I would love to win the tickets to give to a special bride I know. Thank you for the chance.

  11. lee s April 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I love the idea behind your layout and will defintely be putting the concept to use… My DIL’s best friend is getting married in the fall and it would be awesome to send them to this event!! thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Suzy Gray April 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Love this layout. Thanks for chance to win a spot in class

  13. Colleen Halpern April 3, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    This sounds like a very exciting place to be! Hmm, I wonder how many vintage products I can stack in my car? Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Tammi boonstoppel April 4, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Sounds like fun! My daughter would enjoy this…..thanks for opportunities!

  15. Michelle B April 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Please don’t enter me but this is a great idea! Wish they offered something like this on Vancouver Island as my daughter would just love going to it!!!

  16. Mark April 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Haven’t attended a wedding show so hopefully this could be the first one! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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