New Series: This Day in Zielske History

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life29 Comments

Okay, maybe this won't be NEARLY as thrilling as Design Do-Overs, and far, far less educational, but lately I've been loving going back through my digital photo library to see what photos I took on the same day in any given year since I've gone digital AND been writing run-on sentences. (That's 2004 and forever, respectively, for those keeping score.)

I also thought it would fun to see if any of these random photos made their way onto any random scrapbook pages, or if they were simply destined to live in my iPhoto library (or photo albums) without so much pomp and circumstance.

That said, I present the very first THIS DAY IN ZIELSKE HISTORY, heretofore to also be known as THIS DAY IN FLUFFY BLOG FILLER.

On June 12, 2005, in the town of North Morristown, Minn., my then 6-year-old son Coleman discovered his natural rapport with fowl, earning him the nickname of "Chicken Whisperer."

Surely enough, his skills were not left unscrapbooked, nor was this totally awesome snapshot, as evidenced below.

(click on the layout to see it larger)


What picture did you take on this day in your own history?


Cathy ZielskeNew Series: This Day in Zielske History

29 Comments on “New Series: This Day in Zielske History”

  1. #1

    Cathy, I LOVE this idea! I went right to my iPhoto to check out what pix I had taken on this day over the years. Very cool! I think I want to do a layout based on this idea… could bloom into a mimi gift album if I were ambitious…

  2. #2
    Kathleen S.

    Interesting how the light works in the color vs. the black and white print, although the b&w is considerably smaller — maybe it’s just harder to see the equivalent light? Care to share the font on ‘history’? I’m taken with the free spirit of that ‘y’.

  3. #3

    What a fun idea. I’m embarrassed to admit that I have only been digital for a little over year. Don’t know why I dragged my feet so long…

    Love the idea though.

  4. #4

    Just last weekend, I did a layout with the exact same title!

    My 7yo developed a kinship with the class chicken and got to bring it home for an overnight visit. That bird was happiest when it was perched on her knee, sleeping!

  5. #6
    Ann Grounds

    What a fun prompt! I might have to bloglift your idea and post on my blog! I am going to have to dig a bit on the EHD which is not attached right now to find a 6/12 picture, I’m 0/2 for ’08 and ’07 bummer!

    Lovin’ the Chicken Whisperer…

  6. #8

    The font on History is Dearest Script.

    I did the photo frame using InDesign, so it probably doesn’t translate well into PS. But, that gives me an idea to do a future post on it!

  7. #9
    Jenn B

    Thanks for the inspiration AGAIN! I found a photo from a year ago and blogged about it. Keep the great ideas coming and thanks for always brightening my day!

  8. #10

    June 12, 2005 – a picture of my then 8 and 12 year old daughters sitting on the sofa with their grandma, eating popsicles. I love my iPhoto!

  9. #11
    Nicky Hurt

    This is fantastic! How do you come up with this stuff??!! In the past 4 years since I’ve been digital, I have a picture of my dh’s mom on a glacier, my kids at the park as little guys, a pic of dh’s mom at the zoo here in Alaska, a pic of my kids at Disneyland… what’s in store for today???? THIS needs to be a scrapbook page!

  10. #12

    thanks for posting this, it got me looking back though my iphoto at my 1000’s of photos (I’m really bad about not deleting, I need a 12 step program) but I found where my little guy had given himself his 1st haircut w/daddy’s beard trimmer, and I found a pic of my two little sweeties, holding hands, with grubby faces, and being silly (and one kid w/his own haircut)
    Thanks for sharing. And reminding me that I didn’t scrapbook this! Now must indulge in scrapper’s guilt πŸ˜€

  11. #15

    I have almost no pics of this time frame!:( I was way too pregnant with my first to be in front of a camera. I was packing my classroom for the end of the school year (while 8 1/2 months pregnant) and too busy getting it ALL packed because I knew I wouldn’t be back until my kids were at least all in school.

  12. #16

    My family has always teased me about how many photos I take. But I went back to the year I went digital with my pictures and was able to get a photo taken on June 9 for each year from 2005 to 2009. Already completed my layout, printed it off, put it in the album. Thanks for the fun idea!

  13. #17

    Hi Cathy. Is that foam stamps with paint and then rubons on that scrapbook page? I really like how that looks.

  14. #18
    Christine villacarlos

    great idea, Cathy! i think i’m going to have to go through my hordes of photos!!

  15. #20

    Golly, you do take some amazing photos and do equally amazing things with them…. Yes, please tell us how!

  16. #22
    Jan C.

    Wait, so you’re saying you actually wrote the exact dates on the backs of your photos? Or are all of your photos digital?

    I have no idea what photo I might have taken on June 12 of any year. Because I have at least 9 shoeboxes of non-digital prints in my stash, grouped by month or event if I am lucky.
    We didn’t get a digital camera until our second oldest son was graduating from HS in 2005!

    So wish I could do “This Day in Connair History,” but alas, ain’t gonna happen.

  17. #25

    Cool idea Cathy. A couple of months ago, I was doing a random layout of my daughter and realized that the photo was taken on the same day I was scrapping it only 3 years later. I thought it was a very cool happenstance then. As is your idea! It’s also a great way to reconnect with some oldies but goodies. Thanks.

  18. #26
    Sue O

    What a cool idea! I went back and found a bunch of pictures from 2004 of my son’s high school graduation! Since he just graduated from college in December, 2008, it brought back a lot of good memories. And reminds me that I need to scrap his college graduation.

  19. #28

    Re:June 12, 2009 “This Day in Zielske’s Family Hx”

    What font did you use for ‘history’? I like it.

    Thanks, Marilyn

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