30 Days of Thankful start tomorrow! Want a free digital stamp for social media shares?

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30 Days of Thankful is an annual mini album project designed to help you document all that is good in life. Click through to learn more.

30 Days of Thankful is an annual mini album project designed to help you document all that is good in life. Click through to learn more.
I’m writing this to you today and you should know that I am wearing a bee costume as you are reading these very words. In fact, I probably look something like this:

How do you know this to be true? Well, it’s Halloween and this is kind of what I do.

IRREGAH-DLESS… the festivities (and moderate sugar hangover) of Halloween will soon be over and tomorrow is the start of a project I’ve been doing for years, creating a record of gratitude all during the month of November.

This year, all are welcome to join me, whether you just want to be a part of my Facebook group, or if you want to take a mini e-course designed to get you in the mindset of gratitude. There is not set correct way to do this, but of course, I have many digital products to make the album easier. It’s totally up to you!


I will be sharing my entries on social media (Instagram and in the Facebook Group) and very likely doing a few compendiums here on the blog throughout the month! If you are sharing what you are creating, or simply what you are noting to be thankful for, use this hashtag, #cz30daysofthankful, so I can see what you are sharing.

Here’s to a happy Halloween and a gratitude-filled November.

Oh, and in case you missed this or feel the strong urge to watch it again, by all means…

Oh right… the free thing! I’ve created a little digital stamp overlay to celebrate 30 Days of Thankful. Here is the digital package (click on it to begin the download.) Inside there is one PNG file for your social media sharing pleasure.

And here is how to use that digital stamp on your iPhone with no Photoshop required. Just a little app I like to use called LetterGlow. Note: Android users, I have been told that Photo Editor is a great app for your phones and one that will let you place and edit PNG digital stamps!

Here is a brief and unscientific tutorial of how to use PNGs with the LetterGlow app. It’s also helpful if you have a Dropbox account and create a folder to store your digital stamps! Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!

Using Digital Stamps on Your iPhone 2016 from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.

If you want a shorter, more straightforward clip, check out what the folks at LetterGlow put together!

LetterGlow Demo – For the ’30 Days of Thankful’ project by CZDesigns from The Lens Lab on Vimeo.

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful start tomorrow! Want a free digital stamp for social media shares?

34 Comments on “30 Days of Thankful start tomorrow! Want a free digital stamp for social media shares?”

  1. #7

    Thank you for the information and the free download!
    Seeing the video again plus Aidan as RBG – such a great way to start the week!
    Happy Halloween!

  2. #8

    Off topic. YEARS ago you knitted a small felted bag. That bag made me learn to knit. Do you have that recipe anymore????
    – nerd in Iow

      1. #8.1.1

        The hot pink and the lime green one?
        That same felted bag was how I found your blog!
        Linda – I have the instructions from 2007…

          1. #…

            Linda – I could email the instructions to you.
            Or I could email them to Cathy and she could email them to you.

  3. #11

    Thank you so much!!! I shared the link to your post on Capture Your 365 (daily photo site by Katrina Kennedy) facebook group as our month of November is all about thankful!!

  4. #12

    Finally I have learned how to do this. THANK YOU! for the brush and for your simple instructions.

  5. #16

    Thanks for the overlay. Anxious to get started on my 30 Days of Thankful. I’m going to incorporate into my PL for November.

  6. #17

    OMG Cathy I’m so excited for some new tricks you are teaching this aging pony. Awesome to be able to able layers to pics – who knew?! Thanks lady – your tutorial is just my speed!

  7. #18

    This is awesome! I didn’t think I would be able to figure it out, but it was super easy! I am thankful for you and your wonderful tutorials and freebies!

  8. #19

    I downloaded to my dropbox but it won’t let me open it. Says it needs to be png what did I do wrong?

    1. #19.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Sandy, you’ll need to unzip the file. I have to Zip (Compress) files to upload to my website. Try downloading it on your computer, unzipping, THEN add to your drop box.

  9. #20

    Bummed that Letterglow has not created an iPad version of their app. Would love to use it but even with my iPhone 6Plus, the screen is not large enough for me to edit/play with photos. I do almost everything on my iPad Pro. Except those special photos & then it’s PSE/RadLab. ps… thanks for the overlay.

    1. #20.1

      I know! I cannot get this overlay into my Dropbox as anything but a zipped file…how do I unzip? I am not good at too complicated technology and what I can do has to be large enough to see.

        1. #

          Haha! I have no idea how I did it, but I unzipped the file and posted day 1 & 2 to Instagram! I think I and gonna look for a set of 31 numbers so I can use them this month and fir my December Daily.

  10. #22

    Hi there excellent website! Does running a blog like
    this require a great deal of work? I’ve absolutely no knowledge of programming but I had been hoping to
    start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off subject however I simply had to ask.
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