Scrapbook Your Year, March 2017 Pages

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Another year in the life is on the books—literally! This month, I timed myself. I started working on my march pages at 7:37 a.m. on Sunday morning and completed them at 8:49 a.m. I’m sorry people, but that is some truly productive use of time. I started out with 410 photos. Many of my photos are related to this blog or … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, March 2017 Pages

Holy crap—er, I mean, CARDS!

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I’m not sure how after 15+ years of being a card carrying scrapbooker, I never really jumped on the card making train. Sure, I’ve made a few cards for people over the years, primarily, my nieces or nephews when I realize I’m about two months behind their actual birthdays and a I need a little delivery system for some cash. … Read More

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Twenty-one years ago, at roughly 1:40 p.m. on a slightly overcast afternoon in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, my first child was born into this world. It would be an understatement to say that life has never been the same in the most glorious and unexpected ways. This girl, no—this woman, changed my life on that day and continues to give me … Read More

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Free Pocket Page Card Download

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I love playing with yin and yang in my memory keeping. Some things are great. Some, well, not so great and yet, all deserve to be documented. To that end, I have a free 3 x 4 card set for your downloading pleasure that lets you play with both the positive and/or the negative. The set includes: printable PDFs in … Read More

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I am into…

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Stamping, Coloring and Die Cutting—Okay, maybe ‘into’ is a bit strong, but after all these years of working in the scrapbook world, I think the allure of card making is finally calling me. It started with watching a few Jennifer McGuire process videos, and that led to more videos and that led to me getting a Big Shot (mine is … Read More

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Obsessed with…

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Craft room tours on YouTube. (And the Big Shot on my work table, but that’s for another post…) Maybe it’s my age. Maybe it’s my deep and abiding love for organization that is thwarted every day by my actual time and energy devoted to organizing (i.e. very, very little). Maybe it’s just that voyeuristic side of me that wonders what … Read More

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Make a Page Monday—The SCT Spring 2017 Issue

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The Spring 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is out now and this year I’m debuting a new column called “Design Your Story.” My focus last year was more on page design and this year it will be geared more towards stories. The good news is that I can cover design stuff here on my blog. You can read … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday—The SCT Spring 2017 Issue

Craft Room—er, dining room—Tour

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The dining craft room was in desperate need of some love. Some organizational love, that is. Many of you know this already, but I don’t have a craft room per se. What I have is a dining room with unfinished wood floors where me (and others in my family) have made stuff for the past 20+ years. My main work … Read More

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Do yourself a favor and read this book

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The world lost a true original on Monday. Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away at the age of 51 from ovarian cancer. Many of us in this community of memory keepers are mourning the loss of a woman who inspired us to take note of the little things; to see the beauty in the seemingly inconsequential. A woman who truly … Read More

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Make a Page Monday: A Bit About You, Hybrid Scrapbook Page

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STORY OF THE PAGE: How to document a 17-1/2 year old in a way that isn’t cutesy or generally unappealing to said teen? That, my memory keeping friends, is always the challenge I face. I’m always looking for some cool, graphic ways to save those little bits of his life in a way that isn’t an assault on his coolness. … Read More

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