December Daily 2015—Days 6 & 7

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking26 Comments

Days 6 and 7 are pretty straightforward and borrow a technique directly out of Ali Edwards’ Day 6 page. When I saw her cut a page protector I thought to myself, “Hey, I can do that, too!”

Day 6 celebrates our family’s Deer in the Clear tradition and Day 7 was simply a photo I loved with some thoughts about creating time for stillness this month. Or at least trying my very best to.

I love that dang deer so much. So much silly fun to find new places to put it.

I took a digital stamp of said deer from this brush set and ran it through my Minc to create a little 2 x 2 inches square.

And here is the flip side.

I made a mini gold Day card for Day 7, which corresponds to the facing page. Here is a better look at the large image and journaling.

It’s pretty easy to add text like this to an image. It helps to have a high contrast image like this one, of course. I have a short video tutorial showing you how to go about doing this using my free template set.



Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily 2015—Days 6 & 7

26 Comments on “December Daily 2015—Days 6 & 7”

  1. #1
    Jill S.

    Your pages are gorgeous in their simplicity (as always!). I love reading about your Deer in the Clear!!! Have a fabulous day.

  2. #2
    Michelle t

    That deer is my favorite from your Studio Calico Christmas stamp set. I love that set! Anyway, love your pages, I’m enjoying seeing your December Daily. And you’re so right about the stillness, and Dan is right too. Great stuff. Michelle t

  3. #3

    I love your Day 7! I’ll have to watch the video tonight but I’m guessing you turned off the Day stamp before printing the page?? Even though I bought Ali’s templates, I keep going back to your 6×8 templates from last year’s DD maybe? They’re just so easy to use. From the Photoshop-challenged, thank you for that! Love the vintage ornaments too. So pretty.

  4. #4

    THANKS so much for this and the free templates! I’m going to make myself make a 6×8 like this now. Your tutorials are so clear and easy to follow!

  5. #5

    One more thing, you talked about the photo app or a photo app you have on your mac for your iPhone photos? Can you explain, is this going to make my life easier with uploading and using my miiiiillllllliiions of photos?! 8)

    1. #5.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Meg, I use Photos on the Mac OS. I literally only use it to import photos (from either my phone or a photo card) and then I organize them by month and year. 🙂

      I plug in my iPhone, it asks me if I want to import the photos to Photos (the name of the actual program) and I say Yes and then also check the Delete After Import button. That’s it. 🙂

  6. #7

    I love and admire the simplicity of your work so much. I wish I could embrace it and make mine like that. I use your templates all the time but I still manage to make it complicated.

    1. #7.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Helen, sometimes I think simple can be harder than it looks. But I think it’s more important for you to embrace the parts of memory keeping that YOU love. We all borrow from places when we create. Enjoy the process! 🙂

  7. #9

    Love it. I used your deer in the clear brush on mr4’s kindy class reindeer food bags. Looked so profesh 😉

  8. #10

    Cathy, did anyone ever tell you that you sound like Ellen?! ? Lol, I’m sooo glad to have found you & your no crapbooking style. My life is complete. ? Thanks for being you and sharing your mad skills with us!

  9. #11
    Holly Corbett

    Thanks for a great video tutorial! I always appreciate those! Hope you and your family, and all my fellow scrapbookers, have a safe and happy holiday season!

  10. #12

    Hi Cathy! Great tutorial, I always wondered how you wrap the text like that, so thanks for that! I’m not very good at getting my text to look even and nicely spaced like you do, can you give a few pointers, such as what leading you use, if you have a system to decide that or you always use the same size font and leading all the time.

    1. #12.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thanks, Sindee! There are always other ways to create custom wraps, but this one is the easiest and quickest for me.

      I always go for the same fonts and sizes. I rarely switch it up. I use a type size and double it for the leading, then back off a bit if it’s too airy. 🙂 10 point type is where i start and then adjust as needed.

      I have a great little self paced class called Ten Tips for Better Type. Covers the basics of making type look good on your pages.

  11. #17

    I am firing Bloglovin’. None of these posts are showing on my feed. So pardon my lateness as I express sheer excitement over the gold album! I audibly gasped! Love love love!!!!! And that is a lot of exclamation. As always, I also admire and adore your clean and simple style to these pages. Thanks for the video technique shares.

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