Tell your story with me (Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life starts Thursday!)

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Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life™ begins on Thursday. What started last April as a, “I should take this approach to a pocket page format” is just a few days away from becoming a reality.

There are a few things I’ve learned about class development and the most important one of all is that I have to love the subject matter. I have to feel passionate about the project or it simply isn’t going to happen.
Trust me. I’ve tried to work on class ideas suggested by someone else and I can never seem to make them move beyond the brainstorming phase. A good class has to come from the heart. Me: The Abridged Version? Yep. It’s coming from me to you, straight from my heart.
Women need to tell their stories. Women need to show up in their scrapbooks. No, I won’t accept that you don’t have interesting things to write about. No, I won’t accept that you’re uncomfortable in photographs. (Okay, I understand it but I want you to get over it.)

What I will accept is that you are gloriously alive and even if you have an identical twin, there is only one you. The value of our lives is incalculable. Ergo, let’s tell these stories that make up who we are, what we do, what we love, what we know. You feel me?

(And honestly, you don’t have to do a class like this to take that message to heart, right? Just get yourself into your albums. That’s my bottom line point!)

This class is flexible and fun. You can do it traditionally or digitally. You can print all your cards at home, or you can purchase a set of pre-printed cards to get you started. We begin class in Week One with the brainstorm portion where we’re going to dig in and start coming up with words or phrases that encapsulate our lives and how we live them.

I won’t lie: it’s a really good class. I care very deeply about an excellent student experience and it’s my goal that you emerge with a meaningful, authentic album that you love.

And yes, you can do it about someone your love or your family at large as I do provide all the cards for those albums as well. But my heart is on you doing an album about you.

For more details on the class, click here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me.

Registration closes on October 15. I hope to see you in class!

Cathy ZielskeTell your story with me (Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life starts Thursday!)

20 Comments on “Tell your story with me (Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life starts Thursday!)”

  1. #3

    So looking forward to another of your “Tell the Story” using design structure, supporting graphics and trendy colors. My pages jump to life with when I follow your page formats. I want the pictures to stand out and the words support the main theme. Your choice of fonts and page design lifts the story and makes the reader want to stay on the page. So let’s get started. I am ready to learn more techniques to capture, share and remember my wonderful everyday. Plus I get some therapy thoughts tossed in too. Thanks for creating another masterpiece of digi education for everyday story telling.

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yes, a complete digital package including all the PDFs you’ll need, the PNGs if you want to create your own color scheme and the JPEGs if you want to do the album digitally. (Templates for that are included plus there will be some bonus instruction video on using the digital templates.)

      Everyone who is making a physical album will be printing the journal cards themselves at home, as there will be 78 of them in the album plus 26 Honorable Mention cards. If you have any other questions, Maureen, let me know! 🙂

  2. #7

    This may have been asked and answered before, but somehow I’ve missed it. How is this different than the CKU All About Me class? I took that with you in 2006, and while I definitely should update it, I don’t know what I’d be doing differently here. Is it the pocket pages? And the digital files? Thanks!

    1. #7.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Melissa, it’s basically the same idea, different format. IN 2006, we did it in an 8.5 x 11 binder.

      For this go round, we’re doing it in a full Project Life album format. All the entries will be done on 3 x 4 cards in Design A pocket pages. You can do it traditionally or digitally. I did mine traditionally with some hybrid elements as I used computer journaling on my journal cards. I show you how to do that in class if that’s something you want to do.

      But a lot of students will be printing their journaling cards as blanks and handwriting their entries. : )

      Does that help? 🙂

  3. #8
    Christine K.

    The work you put into this top notch. I can’t wait to get started. This is my 3rd class with you.

  4. #9

    Hi Cathy
    I’m in!
    I signed up to do the abridged me but just couldn’t get my act together. Am going to use this as a taste of project life. Great way to see if it’s going to suit me.
    Your enthusiasm is so infectious…. I really really want to do this now I’m pumped!

  5. #11

    I’m wondering how difficult it is going to be to get “caught up”, as I wont be able to begin participating until the 20th. We have unexpected – but very welcome – house guests visiting til the 17th. Do you think it will be possible to miss that much of the class and still be able to get caught up enough to participate on schedule? I am really looking forward to this class!

    1. #11.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Maureen, one thing you can do is on Day 1 of class, print out the brainstorm sheet and read through the brainstorm handout. That way, you can keep it with you and jot down stuff when you think of it!

      And you will have permanent access to this workshop. 🙂

      1. #11.1.1

        Thank you for the tip Cathy! I will definitely do that so I can kinda get started! So looking forward to this! It’s my first class with you!

  6. #12
    Michelle t

    I think what you are doing for women and moms is awesome. Sometimes we do forget that we exist beyond our families. I’m not anywhere able to take this now or in the very near future, but my hope is that at some time it will become available again sometime. I hope that someday it’ll work out it’s the first thing ill plan to do. In the meantime I’ve come away from this super inspired. Your passion is infectious. Thanks for giving me that. Michelle t

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