Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for January 2018

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Happy new year, y’all! (Well, at least from a year-long, memory-keeping kind of place!)

Today I’m sharing my January pages from my Scrapbook Your Year memory keeping approach. This will start the third complete year I’ve used the system behind my e-course, and I gotta tell ya: I love this approach. It’s simple and yet it really does help me to save memories all year long and the results make me really happy.

If you missed my video walk-through of my 2017 printed book, check out this clip below. It’ll give you an idea of how all the pages come together one one manageable (and beautifully printed!) book:

(You can read the full blog post here.)

So let’s dive into January, shall we? | scrapbook your year e-course

The big story in January was my daughter’s study abroad trip and I’m so happy she sent me lots of images to use! (You can see a scrapbook page I did with some of those images here.)  My first page is usually just a mix of images I think will work well. I like to mix in black and whites as needed, but really, it’s usually because the color is crappy and converting to black and white really improves them. I also like to have varied perspectives whenever possible. Some people. Some things. Some close ups. Some distances. It doesn’t always work out that way, but it’s nice when it does. | scrapbook your year e-course

The other thing that happened this month was a ton of screen shots. I LOVE screen shots as one way to visually tell the story of the month and because my daughter and I SnapChat quite a bit, it’s great that my templates have just the right size of layer masks to pop those snaps in (with a little cropping!). I decided to duplicate the center row of this page so I could have more screen shots. Screen shots rule my world. The other amazing thing? My boy is starting to get his college acceptances. HOLD ME! | scrapbook your year e-course

Another highlight? Going back to my hometown of Everett, Washington, for a long weekend with my bestie and her family. Oh, how I love breathing in the air there. Didn’t hurt that it was glorious weather. A nice break from the tundra where I currently reside. Bonus points for realized that I looked alarmingly like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. This is the reason I need hair products. (And yes, if you missed that little gem, I post some silly stuff to my Instagram Story over at @czdesign. You have been warned, but hey, follow along if you like!) | scrapbook your year e-course

Also last month? The Vikings did not make it to the Super Bowl. But we will truly always have the Minneapolis Miracle. And I’ll tell you what I learned from that. Play all 60 minutes, my friends. All 60.

If you’d like to see more of this project, check out my 2017 posts here.

And because I love sharing this approach, I’m running a three-day sale on this e-class!

Save 20% off the course price (regularly $36; sale price $28.80) through February 14 at midnight! You can learn my CRAP method and begin to scrapbook your year right along with me!

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Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for January 2018

13 Comments on “Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for January 2018”

  1. #1

    Hi Cathy!

    Wow! What an exciting month for you all. I have a funny story for you regarding your daughter….my son was accepted at Valparaiso University (a Lutheran college) and just recently decided to attend. I was trying to find a video of what their chapel/church services were like, couldn’t find it, a google search eventually led me to a video of a St. Olaf service. As I’m watching, I recognize Aidan up at the altar, and yell out, “Hey, that’s Aidan!” My husband heard my loud enthusiasm says “Who the heck is Aidan?” As I explained your blog, (that I’ve enjoyed for years by the way) he kinda gave me that smile when he has to listen to one of my scrapbooking related tales…and pretends to be interested, but isn’t.

    Aidan read beautifully by the way, you and Dan must be really proud of her!

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh my gosh! TOO funny. Do you have the link??? She always did read well in church when she was little.

      1. #1.1.1

        It appears that St. Olaf has all previous chapels on their website. Just go to the heading: on the hill, then click on streaming. I hope my son’s university will do so cuz I wanna see his keister sitting in chapel once in a while!?

  2. #2
    Michelle Mounts

    Love seeing this. I am still doing PL physically but since Michael’s is no longer selling PL product, maybe digital will be my next step. Thank you for sharing.

    On a college note, Colorado State is a GREAT school! My alma mater and my youngest daughter is currently a sophomore there. If you need more info about it, let me know!

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh, good to hear that! I really have no idea where he’s going to end up. Such an exciting time!

  3. #3

    so loving this approach you are using. I REALLY need to jump on the bandwagon and put my class to use. lol My youngest is also a senior in high school this year.

  4. #4

    I’m being slightly snoopy by reading all the journaling. My vote for Cole is CSU; it is an awesome school. I grew up in CO and know he would love that campus.

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      You have great eyes! : ) That is good to hear! It’s hard to know what he will do, but he’s definitely drawn to the West.

  5. #5

    Love the screenshots idea and the bitmojis. My daughter and I do that same kind of back and forth banter via text, and that gave me a great idea to capture some of those funny moments!

    1. #5.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yes! It’s that little stuff in your every day exchanges, you know? I love to save screen shots.

  6. #6

    And btw, you do *not* look anything like Jim Carrey in dumb and dumber. But I love how you’re willing to make fun of yourself!!

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