design challenges | big pictures classes with elizabeth dillow

It's seems ages and ages since I've created a scrapbook layout. I'll admit that the longer I'm away from playing with my paper and glue stick and photos, the harder it is for me to be inspired.

Do you feel the same way? Do you face design challenges?


Elizabeth Dillow {scrapbooker, photographer, memory keeper, Mommy, Wife, pet owner, avid reader and Big Pictures Classes instructor} has rounded up prompts sure to get you inspired and ready to start playing with paper again!  Read more details about the class, find a supply list and listen to Elizabeth's introduction to Design Challnges.


Design Challenges
12 inspired scrapbooking prompts to cure creative block

Take the challenge(s)! Create twelve sensational scrapbook pages in four weeks, with Elizabeth DillowErica Hernandez, and Stacy Julian as your creative muses. Design Challenges is back for its third run, and it's here to help you conquer creative block (and other artistic ailments).

Elizabeth Dillow was the force behind our summer blockbuster workshop, The Phone Photography Project. Now, in this month-long design journey, she'll help you tackle a dozen scrapbooking prompts that will have you scrapbooking with style, simplicity, and profound purpose.

In twelve downloadable handouts, Elizabeth will share two innovative scrapbook pages based on each of her twelve prompts, from "Challenge 1: Adapt a Familiar Form" to "Challenge 12: Embrace Fine Lines." A live classroom blog will include two bonus spins on each challenge, but with a fun new twist: these layouts will feature iPhone photos exclusively. (Just in case you need 24 excuses to get more of your photos off of your phone and into your scrapbooks!)

In addition, Big Picture Classes founder Stacy Julian will share a layout and a video of her own for each of the twelve design challenges, in a special section of the classroom called "Stacy's Spin."

If you're counting, that's 12 inspiring challenges, illustrated by 60 purposeful page examples, punctuated by 76 minutes of video instruction, taught by two veteran instructors at Big Picture Classes. And that adds up to BIG inspiration.

THE GIVEAWAY {now closed}

You'll have through Saturday evening to enter this giveaway for a seat in Elizabeth's class with additional design inspiration from Stacy Julian and Erica Hernandez...very cool! 

To enter, leave a comment here sharing what you feel is your biggest design challenge. I'll choose a winner and post it here sometime Sunday morning. Good Luck!

The winner is commenter #2, jusasiam.


  1. Oh, pick me! I think my challenge is to work with layers without being afraid of them ;)

  2. I have so much trouble with achieving a balanced layout when I use embellishment clusters! I can't tell the difference between too much and not enough it seems.

  3. Scrapbook trends change and it totally rattles me. I was looking at my Project Life album and photo pockets for 1 year before I summoned the courage to slip a picture in. Worst part is that I lost a whole year's fun!!! Maybe it's not a block's FEAR.

  4. My biggest hurdle is layering such that it looks balanced. And on where to add my journaling - mine always seems "plonked" on. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. My challenge is creating a balanced layout and keeping it cluttered free.

  6. I'd love to win! My challenge is new ideas- I feel like my layouts tend to follow the same general recipe.


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