December Daily 2015—Day 1

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking25 Comments

One day done and we are having fun.

I always forget how fun it is to just play with stuff. And make stuff. And then see it and be all, “That is some cuuuuuute stuff!”

Before I tackled my Day One story, I pulled out one of the 12-pocket page protectors and decided to fill it up with stuff. I used some of the December Daily kit wood pieces and filled in with my own little 2 x 2 card creations, all which use various CZ Design Digital products.

Here’s the front:

Here’s the back:
And if you’d like to know how to make your own squares in Photoshop, here is a tutorial to show you how to create a whole mess of 2 x 2 inch printable squares for your own mini pockets (or really, any pockets, as this tutorial applies to all sizes of cards.)

Now for the Day One entry. I decided to use a story from the weekend, as my girl was still in town for her Thanksgiving break.

And no,  you’re eyes are not deceiving you, it’s true. I MINC’ED it up, people!

That’s right. I am now the proud owner of a Minc mini.

Oh for cute!

I’ve been wanting one for a while and when I realized that I was going to use a gold album for this year’s project, I figured now was as good a time as any.

My plan for now is to create day cards similar to the ones I made last year and I’ll foil them all with gold.

I have a laser printer and so far, the quality and the gold coverage is excellent. Sure, I can occasionally see a little speck of black peek through, but maybe I need to try a hotter setting on the Minc. For now, it’s all systems go!

So that’s my Day One. I am going to be telling at least one more story for today from the end of November. Sometimes you just gotta play with the timeline and make it work.

Note: I’m hoping to upload a free striped numbers card file for any reader who wants to play! Look for that file coming tomorrow. 




Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily 2015—Day 1

25 Comments on “December Daily 2015—Day 1”

  1. #1
    Michelle t

    Oh, so nice. I love your 2×2 pockets. Great story, too. I will enjoy seeing your December Daily, thank you for sharing. Michelle t

  2. #2
    Deborah P

    Love the little squares – that makes a colorful and joyful start to the month and the documenting thereof. I haven’t committed to a December Daily journal yet, but am toying with the idea. Whether I do it or not, I’m going to scraplift your idea. Thanks!

  3. #5

    Love the 2×2 squares too! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I’m still trying to figure out photoshop as I go along and now definitely want to give this a try!

  4. #7

    I just love to watch your tutorials. I’m proud to say that you’ve taught me everything about digital scrapbooking, when I first discovered this wonderful world early 2014. I just watched today for the joy and for “hyggens skyld” ~ for the cosiness of it.

    1. #7.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I love that term! I read an article last year about it! 🙂 Thanks for coming to read and watch!

  5. #8
    Nicole M.

    Like everyone else, I love the 2×2’s as well! And the gold foil!! This is making it very hard for me to resist a Minc!

  6. #9
    Aimee Oleson

    Cathy, this rocks! You are awesome! Your PS tutorials are the best- I’ve learned so much from your classes and blog ❤️. Love your digital stamps too!

  7. #10

    Those 4-up pocket pages strike fear in my minimalist heart. I love how you whipped them into clean shape!

  8. #11
    Jen S

    Awesome pages! You are very generous to share so much of your products that you could easily sell. Just know that I recognize & appreciate & it makes me want to support you even more!

  9. #14
    Christine K.

    As always, you have the best PSE tutorials. I really need to use the shortcuts more often. Thanks for sharing

  10. #15

    Thanks for the video. You honestly are the best teacher. There is so much good information packed into that tutorial. I’m going to watch it a gazillion times and then go try it.

  11. #16

    If you get a chance you should go to the St. Olaf Christmas Festival this weekend. It would be a great addition to your book. It is AH-mazing and I understand the dinner is very good too. Go online for tickets. I hope they are not sold out. It is a big deal. My sister would take my mom when my niece was going there. They always said wonderful things about it.

    1. #16.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I know. I have another holiday event this weekend, so I won’t be able to make it but my girl said she’s taking it all in (and taking photos!)

  12. #17

    I just wanted to thank you for your PS tutorials!!! I’m learning so much and poking my eyes out less and less 😉
    I just bought the Minc a few days ago and am in love!!! Foiling everything I can find. I bought the full size but can see why the mini would be so quick and handy. You have a gift as a teacher!!

    1. #17.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thank you, Kristine!

      Part of me wishes I would have gotten the big one now, but I will make gold magic with the mini!

  13. #20

    I included a story of taking down a November bulletin board and putting up a December one. Actually had a fall-ish page, but I needed to show transition. And, since it’s been unseasonably warm, it seemed appropriate.

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