Scrapbook Page Shares: My layout from Scrapbook & Cards Today, the Summer Issue

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking22 Comments

The summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is officially live today and I’m excited to share my two layouts from the issue. NOTE: there was such a huge response to the new issue that we broke the internet! Our server was overloaded and we are moving to a new server and will relaunch the site on Monday, June 26!

For 2017, I’ve taken a turn towards storytelling with my new column, Design Your Story. This month, I’m using a favorite writing convention and that is of the list. List journaling is one of my go to approaches to get to the real details of whatever story I’m telling.

First up is a page about my daughter, Aidan, who turned 21 this year. (I know, trust me… if that shocks you, I am living that shock of where the hell did the time go? every day!)
One of the things I love to do with a list is verbal repetition. Starting each sentence out with “Her” gives the list a flow and a rhythm. The color palette was inspired by that background paper and then I added little bits of repetition with the pink, embossed numbers and the heart embellishment, plus the Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots and the blue subhead bar.

Next up, a list about my daily life. This page was inspired after coming across a page I had done for each of my kids back in 2003*. It was so wild to read those lists and to realize just how much life has changed since they were little. I decided my daily life deserved a record.
This page was also inspired by a) my deep and abiding love of coffee, and b) that coffee cup die cut and coffee paper from Stampin’ Up. Oh, and the die cut squares. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies, which will go down in history as the very first metal dies I ever owned or used, along with my Big Shot by Stampin’ Up. I created my simple ‘coffee’ title using the Cole Alphabet from Lawn Fawn (love this little set so much!) And I used the Bunch of Banners Framelit Dies to cut out the “but first” pink banner.

Another thing that’s cool about my Coffee layout? No photos. Just story. Sometimes it feels good to buck the system, ladies. That is all.

To check out the whole issue online, click on the image below:

To check out the free downloads from this issue, click here.

*I went ahead and scanned the original page. I think it was 2003. Maybe 2004? Anyway, don’t judge. It’s all about that content, ladies. What can I say? I had just gotten a new punch. #repetitionrules

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Shares: My layout from Scrapbook & Cards Today, the Summer Issue

22 Comments on “Scrapbook Page Shares: My layout from Scrapbook & Cards Today, the Summer Issue”

  1. #4

    Fun to see how your cardmaking adventure is enhancing your scrapbooking. A twofer! I also remember your struggle a few years ago when you had to give up scrapbooking your “children” as they became people of their own. You have come out the other side so beautifully.

  2. #5
    Sandra B.

    Great use of “commune”. Where did the time go–asked and answered in one post! Those original kid pics don’t even hint at the awesome hair that was to come. As always, thanks for sharing your life in an entertaining way–not a skill everyone has.

    1. #5.1
      Cathy Zielske

      🙂 I’m scanning my brain for where I used Commune. Is it bad that I can’t find it? lol! Is it on that layout from when they were little? How can you read that type??? haha. My eyes can’t make it out on my computer.

      And yep, the awesome hair to come indeed!

  3. #7
    Laura BC

    Hilarious that he was “Coley” so much change to his more recent adventures in ultimate and playing in a band.

    1. #7.1
      Cathy Zielske

      He’s still Coley-mon to some of his cousins, and I still call him Coley sometimes. Sigh. He’ll be 18 next month.

  4. #8

    LOVE both layouts. And as usual want to copy (ahem-scraplift) them IMMEDIATELY! Having a hard time holding back from clicking & buying all the things to do this hybridly. But I do have digi skills (thanks to you) so can recreate on the big screen. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  5. #9
    carol ann

    I cringe when I look at my very first scrapbook layouts. They are horrible now, as I look back. I wouldn’t change a thing about them, though. They were where I was at that time in life. It also makes me feel good that I’ve mastered my crafting, now. So, in the overall picture, I’m proud of my art that I’ve made with love from my heart to those who mean the world to me.

    I’m so happy you shared your earlier page! Look at the master you’ve become! Makes me happy to follow you, too! Love you, girl! Keep it coming. 🙂

  6. #10

    The two day in a life pages are why we scrapbook. I already can’t remember what it was like mothering littles all day, and my baby is only 6. You’re not kidding it goes by too fast. And I don’t give a crap about the “design” of the early page- you told your story, and it’s so awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  7. #11

    Cathy – I remember first coming across your pages back in TwoPeas, when the kids were small and now they are 18 and 21!!! You’ve been inspiring and teaching me design for almost 20 years and every LO, and now card is just a gorgeous as ever. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

    1. #11.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Jett! I remember telling you you had the coolest name. At least I think I did. Time flies, doesn’t it? 🙂

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