50 Selfies at 50: The results (plus a free template for you)

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One year ago I launched  a photo project as a way to celebrate my 50th year on the planet. I called it 50 Selfies at 50. The goal? Take 50 selfies… while I’m 50. I know, my genius knows no bounds. While I didn’t actually post 50 to my Instagram account (after a while, I felt like I was phoning … Read More

Cathy Zielske50 Selfies at 50: The results (plus a free template for you)

Scrapbook Your Year, February 2017 Pages

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Another month, another set of pages in my year long memory keeping project known as Scrapbook Your (or rather, My) Year! This month marks a record low in terms of the number of photos I shot in a single month: 96. Okay, technically it was around 200 but so much of what I shoot is several shots of the same … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, February 2017 Pages

Present Participle List for March 2017

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Here are a few things happening at present: Preparing to turn 51 next week. You may be asking yourself, “How DO you prepare for a birthday, Cathy?” and my answer is this: wake up every day and keep breathing. That pretty much sums it up. Reading Stephen King’s The Stand. So many of you gave me a ton of great book … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for March 2017

Last day of the quarterly sale is today!

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You have just 24 hours to save 40% on everything in my collection! Our quarterly sale at Designer Digitals ends tomorrow at 6 a.m. EST. And it’s not just for digital memory keepers! You can make all kinds of things with a digital product as your base. Like this: (click on each image to see a larger version!) Find the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLast day of the quarterly sale is today!

Things they don’t tell you when you’re 20

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In less the a month, my 50th year on the planet will come to a close, opening the door to Year 51. I’ve taken many selfies during the year under the #cz50selfiesat50 on Instagram. I haven’t really taken 50 yet. After a while, selfies can feel like pulling teeth when you never really leave your house. Bottom line: vacations are … Read More

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New video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

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Last week, I launched a new video series under the banner of “Just Crafty Enough.” The goal” Show you how to use my digital products to make real-world, tangible, crafty things. And that was all well and good until I thought, “I should Google ‘just crafty enough’ to make sure I’m not using something that’s already out there.’” Turns out, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

In the mood for Love? (A free card and cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today for you)

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I know love was in the air yesterday, but who says you can’t add a little to love to a card or layout or pocket page any day of the year. Am I right ladies? Every month, I design a free card printable for the readers of Scrapbook & Cards Today and this month, I realized I could also turn the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIn the mood for Love? (A free card and cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today for you)

Make a Page Monday: Love hybrid scrapbook page

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STORY OF THE PAGE: I went to Michaels with my kids. I realized in the moment how grateful I was just to be doing mundane, ordinary things with them. Life is moving so fast right now. This is my way of savoring sweet, every day minutes in life. DESIGN STUFF: This is a grid design, which is a really easy … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: Love hybrid scrapbook page

New video series: Just Crafty Enough

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Today I’m launching a new video tutorial series called “Just Crafty Enough.” The idea behind it is this: I am not the craftiest person on the planet but I do know how to use digital products to create fun, simple and cool projects that aren’t necessarily just scrapbook pages. I wanted to start finding other ways to use some of the digital … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew video series: Just Crafty Enough

Tell me about books that you read and were sad when they were over

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I recently finished Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and by recently I mean last night and I had started it the night before. My friend Stephanie had posted about it, and said she literally read it in one sitting. I can completely see why. I only split the days to read it because a) I needed my beauty rest and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTell me about books that you read and were sad when they were over