Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Infographics

Create a family page using infographics - this was my latest assignment over on the 2Peas blog. I like challenges like this because they push me out of my creative box and help me tell a story in a way I would've never thought of.

So, infographics is basically a way of conveying information with symbols. If you Google the term or search on Pinterest you'll see many cool designs. I love that it gives you a snapshot of the facts. Translating it into a scrapbook page gives you the power of visual storytelling - which is what it's all about.

I based the page around the We R Family line by Lily Bee Design. Some of the cards in their 3x4 pack were used for storytelling, decorating and as a date/title spot. I love the square look of this type of design. It's like putting together a puzzle, moving pieces around until you have just the right amount of color, words and photos.

I used wood shapes from Studio Calico to represent some of the most important (and fun) things in our lives - the kids and the vacations. The stars represent my son, nieces and nephews because they are our biggest assets and joys. With every birth, we've added a new little personality and star to our family. I wrapped the ends of some of the stars with string to add dimension and variety to the design. The vacations are represented by anchors because we usually vacation near water and have taken a few cruises.

In the lower right corner, there's a peek at a timeline beginning in 1989 when my husband and I met through today. Special highlights like promotions, milestones and hobbies are listed. I used enamel dots from Doodlebug in shades of aqua to give an ombre effect to the design. The last symbol on the page is a large #29 which is part of our address.
Every last detail adds personalization and tells the story of our family today. A snapshot of the Damiano's in 2014 - quick, easy and interesting to look at!

4 comments:

  1. I just love your pages. This is so fun!!! So much info on here too. I might have to try this. Fun seeing some similarities... my DH and I started dating in 1989 (actually I met him in 1984. It's hard to believe I have known him for 30 yrs!!). We were married in May, 1995.

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  2. Great picture of you and your family and great idea for a layout. TFS

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  3. Gorgeous layout ! I I pinned your layout for future inspiration, thanks for sharing !

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