Scrapbook Your Year, My Pages for May 2019

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking9 Comments

I only took 59 potentially usable shots in May. I’m not sure if that number seems low to your, or high, but it surprised me that after all of my culling (a process I greatly encourage in my Scrapbook Your Year e-course), I was left with fewer shots than I usually start with.

My goal each month is four pages, but if it turns out to be less than (or more than), it’s no big deal. This approach can ebb and flow depending on what content you have to work with. And to that end, it’s a very stress-free way to scrapbook. I happen to create a digital book but even if I were doing a more traditional pocket page, it would still be a fun, no frills process. So, let’s begin!

PHOTOS TAKEN: 59 (after the culling process)


Scrapbook Your Year with Cathy Zielske.

As always, I try to represent the whole family on the first page of the month. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes not so much. One thing I did not have much of this month? Beauty shots. I like to have some type of non-person shot that possibly tells the story of the month in some way. I guess my coffee mug on my mail box will have to do. (And yes, we use an old milk box for mail.)

Scrapbook Your Year with Cathy Zielske.

I’m going to tell you straight up I probably don’t have clearance to use the pic of Cole and his roomie above, but I love it so, so, so much I wanted to share. They were all dressed up for the ultimate team year-end banquet and well, I feel it’s a classic image of my son. Plus, I love his roommate. They’ve been friends since 7th grade and ultimate teammates through all of those years.

Scrapbook Your Year with Cathy Zielske.

And that’s the wrap up page. Even though it might not seem like a lot, when you collect all of your pages at year’s end and create a book, it’s kind of magical to have the photos and stories all together in one place. I have shared my recap video before, but in case you’re new here, I’ll share again to give you an idea of how this thing shakes out:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! To learn more or to begin your approach to simplifying your year-long scrapbooking process, check out my self-paced workshop today. Click on the image below.




Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, My Pages for May 2019

9 Comments on “Scrapbook Your Year, My Pages for May 2019”

  1. #1

    Too bad you returned those pants. I, for one, think they look smashing! Also, your approach to this project is just awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thanks, Amanda! I have been working on making lots of changes to get healthier, after having some high blood pressure issues last year.

  2. #4

    Hooray for the CZ system of documenting. Wonderful pages documenting a life that whizzes by without us even realizing it…and having this as the proof of the pudding makes it even more special. The passages of life that trigger the memories of our everyday life. Just got my May pages finished also, and am ready for a big June month. Thanks for your system that is SO workable and efficient.

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