Your Life, My Design, Custom art featuring your life

Parkland, Florida On Etsy since 2010

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Your Life, My Design, Custom art featuring your life

Parkland, Florida | 3,665 Sales

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Announcement    - Welcome to Your Life, My Design! … I design personalized art featuring your life!
- All orders are custom made exactly as you want it.
I look forward to creating something personal and special for you!


Last updated on Jul 11, 2020

- Welcome to Your Life, My Design! … I design personalized art featuring your life!
- All orders are custom made exactly as you want it.
I look forward to creating something personal and special for you!


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About YourLifeMyDesign

Sales 3,665
On Etsy since 2010
Video summary: Behind the scene designing of a heart photo collage.

My designs begin with your memories.

My name is Lali and I design personalized creations made from your memories and cherished photographs.

Whether I’m creating a first year milestone design, an engagement gift, or a golden wedding anniversary canvas, each and every piece represents an eagerly anticipated celebration of lives lived, and happy memories made.

I have always been the creative type and for as long as I can remember I’ve had a love affair with photography and photo albums.

I’d sit for hours, re-living feelings, and losing myself in the pages. All that changed in my early twenties when my entire life’s worth of albums was stolen (along with a jewelry box) in a house move. There’s literally nothing left of the first twenty or so years of my life.

Losing all of your photographs does something to you emotionally; perhaps it makes you reminisce more about the past, or long for the moments you know you’ll never get back like your earliest childhood memories. In my mind’s eye, I can still see each page of my baby album so clearly. Some stand out more than others like the very first page; I can remember everything about the way my mom was holding me, the color and folds in her hospital gown, her hairstyle…I know that someday these memories will fade, and though I hope they never will, I’ll still never have a baby picture to show my son what his mama looked like as a baby girl.

I’ve been obsessed with photos ever since; taking them, restoring them, and showcasing them.

I can’t stress this enough, your pictures are such a gift.

I wish everyone knew how lucky they are to have such precious pieces of their past to look back on, and I love helping people use their photos to create stunning works of art.

My designs begin with your memories.

Besides creating custom print work, I also work with pictures taken using regular digital cameras, as well as had-to-be-there moments snapped on iPhones, or scanned images from yesteryear, recovered from dusty attics and well-thumbed family albums. I feel so privileged to be trusted with peoples’ memories, and its wonderful to be a part of giving forgotten photos a new lease of life.

It’s important to me that each image be treated with the upmost respect.

Before I begin, I digitally correct and enhance every image you send me, using the same editing processes I use in my professional re-touching work. I correct underexposure, the odd red eye, and poor color saturation; it’s a lengthy process but ultimately so rewarding, and ensures your final design is as beautiful as can be.

Unlike many pictorial artists, I place each photograph individually, to create a bespoke design that ensures each and every photo in the piece is showcased in the best way possible.

I put a lot of heart into creating each design.

I know that the people who buy my work have spent a lot of time looking for the perfect gift, sifted through hundreds of photos to find exactly the right images, and more often than not, they have commissioned me months before the event the artwork will be a gift for.

I feel a huge sense of responsibility as I create each piece, all the while imagining the look on the face of the recipient as they tear the paper off and reveal their canvas, as well as the imagining how wonderful the gift giver will feel to have chosen a gift that’ll bring so much joy to their loved one.

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  • Lali

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    I treasure old photos because I have none. I had my life's worth of photo albums stolen during a move many years ago and just like that they were gone. I do what I do out of my love for design and showcasing amazing memories that were once captured.

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a PRINT, PRINT STANDOUT & CANVAS?

A print is a photographic print, it needs a frame.

The standout print is the same print as above, but mounted onto a lightweight standout with a .50 inch border that comes in either white or black.

Canvas is a canvas gallery wrap with 1.5 inch border.

Below are the product descriptions along with some photos to see the difference between them all.

How many photos do I need? (HEART COLLAGE)

The heart design looks best with the following amount of pictures:

8X10 Size: 40-45 Pictures

11X14 Size: 45–55 Pictures

16X20 & 20x24 Sizes: 55-70 Pictures

24x30 Size: 70-80 Pictures

30x30 or larger: 80-120 Pictures

(more or less is okay too, but these are good estimates)

How many photos do I need? (NUMBERS COLLAGE)

The "1" Collage looks best with 80-100 photos.

The "30,40,50,60,etc" Collage looks best with 100 - 125 photos.

(more or less is okay too, but these are good estimates)

How do I upload photos?

1. Use the link below to upload directly:
2. Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, or similar service to:

What do I recommend for size and what to print on?

I recommend going with at least a 20x24 or larger. Your photos will look best in larger sizes due to the fine detail in each photo.
I also recommend a Standout Print or Print over the Canvas. Canvas tends to print 'soft' due to the nature of printing on canvas material. Sometimes the fine detail in the individual photos can look 'soft' or 'blurry' when printed on canvas. Standout Print & Prints are both printed on photographic paper and look sharper and clearer than the canvas print. This is especially true with sizes 16x20 and smaller.
All (3) products are high quality and beautiful, but this is just my personal recommendation.

What is my timeline?

Proof 3-7 days*
Printing 2-3 business days
Shipping 4-5 business days for USA*
* Rush services available

How to Order?

Steps for ordering are:
1. Purchase listing on etsy
2. Submit Customization form
3. Upload photos

2. Customization Form-
3. Upload Photos-

How do I submit photos?

There are several way to upload photos, and I'm super flexible on how you get them to me!
I don't mind any way you decide to do it.. do whatever is easiest for you!

Posting 3 different upload options below:

1. Upload Photos using WeTransfer:


2. Upload using Dropbox uploader:


3. If your photos are inside of Dropbox, Google Drive or icloud, you can also share the "shareable link" directly with me.

My email to share with is: