Video blog: sharing the finished project for Me: the Abridged Version

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking61 Comments


To learn more about this album project, see my post from last week! Questions? Comments? Leave 'em here and I'll do my best to answer!

Cathy ZielskeVideo blog: sharing the finished project for Me: the Abridged Version

61 Comments on “Video blog: sharing the finished project for Me: the Abridged Version”

  1. #1

    Love the surprise of a video post this morning. That made me laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like a very cool project!

  2. #4

    You are a stitch, Cathy! And I love seeing you live. Unfortunately, your super cool abridged book idea has now caused me to rethink my Christmas gifts (that is, rethink my “I have no idea what I’m going to do for _______” idea) and maybe start scavenging through my digital pandora’s box for cool booklets to make.

    Thanks for the fresh approach today!

  3. #7

    Thanks for the video post-it was a great way to start my day. I was wondering if we were going to get to watch you nap all day, but I suppose you have better things to do ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!

  4. #8

    Thank you, thank you for the delightful start to my morning. Love the video post. Love the idea. Just a day full of love from me to you.

  5. #11
    Beth R

    What a happy little suprprise to start my day.
    In my neck of the woods here in Michigan it is still slightly dark out, overcast gray and trying to rain, or spitting on us as I like to call it. So imagine how delightful it was when I stopped by with a cuppa cocoa and see you all shiny and bright in your hot pink fleece.
    Love ya girl, you are a bright spot in my day !
    P.S. I love your videos, thats why I enjoyed your classes, even if I never completed a dang thing. You were worth the price of admission.
    Oh, great book by the way !

  6. #12
    Jennifer Levin

    You. Crack. Me. Up.

    Thanks so much for sharing the finished version of your album this year. I loved the video! It was great! You’re awesome!

  7. #13

    you are hilarious!

    nicely done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    great idea about an us gift. thinking of my large in law family

    i really enjoyed the project when i did it in 2010. it was a challenge and it will be something my kids will enjoy reading one day. i would have loved one of my mom at her 29. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. #20

    I love the video posts! Cute mountain of pillows too. Thanks for taking the time to make the video.

  9. #23

    Thanks for reminding me that I have this project in progress, I agree with the other commenter your videos alone were worth the price of admission!!!!

  10. #24

    I think your “love cup” is getting filled today girlie!! Thanks for the video post, those are always a delight!! I started this project in 2010, the hybrid version, and to my great shame it is as yet, unfinished! For some reason, I just struggle with writing about myself! However, seeing your super cute thin one has inspired me to get off my procrastinating fanny and get ‘er done!! Again….You’re the bomb and that hot pink is fabulous on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. #25

    Loved the video post, so much fun and also nice to see something in a format other than photos! Keep it coming ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. #26
    Christine H

    You should give yourself more credit…video is definitely on your list of “i do this pretty well” and mascara???? this is one of the joys of being over 40….in the immortal words of popeye… i am what am I and that’s all that I am….and I LOVE IT!!! (I added that last part)

  13. #27
    Barb in AK

    I should look so good without makeup and mascara! Loved the video. I know you weren’t talking to the other 100s of people out there in the internet world, you were talking to ME! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. #32

    LOL! Love you! I wish we lived closer, you totally get my sense of humor. I am sure you have answered this already but where did u get those pillows?? LOVE THEM TOO!!
    ps. Yeah, now I really want to do this project!!!

  15. #34
    Jill Broyles

    You are the best. Please do more videos, writings, anything. I would log in several times a day if you would put more out there. Thanks for it all.

  16. #35
    Carrie OConnor

    You’re always thinking and those are some wonderful gift ideas that I might have to sit down and just do them. Loved the video can’t have enough of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. #38

    I have missed your videos since the last MeTav class! You looked fabulous. Oh, and your newest MeTav album looks pretty good too. lol.

  18. #41
    miss kate

    Hi Cathy,

    Love your books and I did Me TAV a few years ago – loved it.

    Why inkubook and not Blurb again?

    Also, I’d love to do the project in Blurb in 8 x 10 (to match the four other digi books) so can I ‘adjust’ your templates to suit? I want to buy them but keep holding back figuring it may be too hard to adjust to that size…pls help! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. #43

    Kate, it was blurbs lack of 8 x 10 size offering. It is a little tricky to adjust the size down. I did do that for my students in the class, which was the templates I used as well. If youre comfortable in PSE, its do able, but I would hate to have someone buy something and then not be able to convert it successfully!

  20. #44
    Sharon F. in CA

    Love the videos and wished I looked so fresh and young without the mascara!! Interesting that I have the opposite situation, I did the class finished the writing and the color blocks but having a hard time finishing up the photos. I just learned how to make a template in PSE so hope to do that with the 3×3 size and then knock that out. The interesting thing is that I did this book and in my entry under B was brothers. In an example of life changing dramatically, one of my brothers was killed in a car accident. Wow – when i reread the passage, I realized I had to amend it. So i added a note. What I said about brothers still mattered even more, but I use this example of what a powerful tool this project has been in my life. And I am looking forward to doing another one for this year and making it an “us” one to include my new furbabies as well.
    Thanks for your inventiveness and fun Cathy!!

  21. #45
    Laura A. in Oregon

    Cathy, I LOVE your video posts! Love your humor and sarcasm and always your realness and inspiration-whether in written or video forms!
    Keep it up…PLEASE!

  22. #47

    CZ, I am a BIG FAN of reading “all your words” each day because I find your blog to be entertaining, inspiring and down-right hilarious! Thanks for the video today; that was nice, too… still entertaining, inspiring and perfectly YOU!

  23. #49

    I’m not much of a commenter but have been a long time fan. This made me smile so I thought I’d let you know.

    I’m impressed how much your blog writing captures your personality so much!

  24. #52

    Both my husband and I were laughing at your video post – very funny! Love the throw pillows on your couch – wonderful color scheme. Oh ya, and I do like the slender version of MTAV. Very nice!

  25. #53

    I am loving this idea and with our first baby on the way I am thinking of doing an “Us” version so we can look back and remember the way we were before the kids came along. I have a quick question: what is the difference between the two volumes of the digital album download? Does one have more options or do I need to buy both? Thanks a ton!

  26. #55

    You only need one, whichever one appeals to you more. The Vol 1 digital version does just one letter per page; the Vol. 2 does two letters per page. The end result is one book would be thicker than the other!

    : )

  27. #58
    Jeanne Pellerin

    While I am thrilled that you landed in the world of scrapbooking, I think you might have a dual calling in life. You could totally be a tv reporter . . . or you could sell stuff on QVC . . . something in film . . .

  28. #59

    Oh, I could sell stuff alrightโ€ฆ see Ive got this swamp land in Louisianaโ€ฆ

    One time, I was in Dallas, and we were filming a video for Simple Scrapbooks back when we thought it would be a good idea to put out videos. OH MY LORD. It took me 2 hours to film the stupidest 3 minute segment on Mini Albums. I had enough make up on to sink a battle ship. It was a very dark day in Zielske history. I realized that when Im supposed to follow a script or look perky, it aint quite working. ; )

  29. #61

    Hi Cathy
    I have a question about printing. If we were to go with an 8×10 book for the MeTav, do you recommend adjusting the size before adding the page to the book or could you add the jpeg as is to a full page layout (that typically would leave a margin). I had started to add my layouts to another company and then thought i’d see whatothers had done. I wasn’t aware of inkubook.

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