30 Days of Thankful Continues

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I’m just over halfway through my 30 Days of Thankful album project for November and I feel fine. I’ve been documenting my gratitudes every few days and I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I totally dropped the ball on my traditional album. I started with the best of intentions. I decided to do a digital version (to create a book at the end of the month with Artifact Uprising), as well as doing a 4 x 4 mini album version. While I’m caught up with the digital version, the traditional version has stalled out at roughly Day 8.

It’s not that I don’t want to go back and hand-write the entries I’ve already typed up in the digital version. I do. And I will. At least I think I will. Won’t I?

Storytelling has to flow for me. It has to find the clearest method for connecting my thoughts in a logical, even lyrical way. I used to think it was my handwriting that tripped me up. It’s not that. My handwriting is fine. More than fine. However, my brain simply doesn’t work the same when I have a pen in my hand. The method I find the easiest? Typing. Yo.

I wanted to share some of the pages I’ll be adding to my final book. If you like the idea of this but think, “Oh, I’m too late to jump in,” you can still do the project. Plus, all of the digital packages (including printable cards for non-Photoshop users) are on sale this week for 40% off. Click here to see what’s on sale and click here for more information on the project itself.

Note: There is one day missing as I felt it was too personal to share. I know, strange but true. Also, there is a typo in an image. Also, there may be more typos. Proofreading is my weakest link.

If you click on each image, it should open in a larger viewer.

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And the project marches on.

I plan to share how I organize my digital files in preparation for creating a book during the first week of December. Questions? Comments? Typo catches? By all means, shoot!

 

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful Continues

14 Comments on “30 Days of Thankful Continues”

  1. #1
    SherriS.

    Typos? Omg, glad I’m not alone. I wish PSE had a spell checker and if it does I obviously don’t know it. I used to be a decent speller but not so much as I head to my half-century status. Side note – I’m thankful I am a digi-scrapper now and that makes this project so easy for me.

    1. #1.1
      Joanna

      PSE is the WORST for typos! Especially working in a fancy font, it’s so easy to make mistakes (and I’m a pretty good speller, if not a particularly typist)

  2. #2
    Holly Corbett

    Hey Cathy! Do you have any plans for doing a “December Daily” type album? I was going to do one on my own using your new Merry Hipmas sets on DD. Much easier on the wallet, and more clean!

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I do plan to document December. I’ll probably mix and match a bunch of stuff, and yes, I’ll be using the Merry Hipmas set, plus some of Ali Edwards’ December Daily line. 🙂

  3. #5
    Kathy

    I started with a traditional album but I like the way yours looks so much that I’m determinedly learning PE and doing a digital one, also. What a great project!!

  4. #6
    Cheryl :)

    Love it Cathy. Love the nice clean look and feel. Took the leap and purchased your 30 days kits over the weekend…along with Merry Hipmas. Looking forward to digi-scrapping over my vacation in a few weeks!!!

  5. #7
    Outi

    I was way too lazy but since I’m also grateful, I chose digital Project Life to do my book. It is so easy to sit five minutes in the evening with my iPad and do one page.

    Your pages look so much better than mine, but all of us can’t be graphic designers and great writers, so we have to do what we can. At least I am good at proofreading (in Finnish). 🙂

  6. #8
    Susan

    Love seeing ‘gratitudes’ from you (and everyone for that matter); Life happened (3 units of blood and a hospital stay) this past week and I got behind and I need to catch up. Even my 52 Gratitudes project is suffering. But, thankfully (pun intended) I have much to be thankful for – said 3 units of blood for just one.

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