All the things

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My recent foray into the cardmaking and stamping world has been both fun, surprising and not without a price tag. And some people are all, “Cathy, what the hell? This is so unlike you.” And I get it. I do. But last week when I was trying to justify yet another purchase of Copic markers, I realized this excitement and … Read More

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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

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

Cathy ZielskeCraft Room—er, dining room—Tour

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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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

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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

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Make a Page Monday: A hybrid scrapbooking layout + video tutorial

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STORY OF THE PAGE: My girl was home for interim break and we managed to eat a few family meals together. Sitting at the table against that glorious (but not so great for natural color) red wall, I asked them if they’d mind a photo. They both had similar sweatshirts on and both have hair highlights that are eerily similar. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: A hybrid scrapbooking layout + video tutorial