Project Life—Week Three + a free download card and tutorial

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And Week 3 is on the books, people. Welcome to my Project Life post for the week. Let’s dive in, shall we? OBSERVATIONS: I love this project. Can I just say that? It really does combine the best of what I love about scrapbooking (stories+photos+design) but breaks it down into little do-able chunks. Heck, it’s even making me realize my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life—Week Three + a free download card and tutorial

A Tiny Templates Tutorial + a free fraction conversion chart download for you

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I have a new digital product at Designer Digitals called Tiny Templates. The idea is very simple. Seven 3 x 4 layered digital templates that allow you to create tiny little cards containing photos and a story. I created them for use in my Project Life album, and I’ll be posting about my Week 3 of Project Life later in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA Tiny Templates Tutorial + a free fraction conversion chart download for you

Project Life, Take Two + a free download for you

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Last Spring, I decided the allure of Project Life was just too great to resist, so I jumped in with both feet and was raring to go! And I absolutely loved it for about 8 weeks and then I fell off the wagon. And even though scrapbooking is supposed to be fun and guilt free, I have to tell you: … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Take Two + a free download for you

Feeling the InstaLove (free template download!)

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I am feeling the Instagram love, people. Since picking my my new iPhone last week, I’ve joined the throngs of phone photo enthusiasts who post their photos to the online stream that is Instagram. The tilt-shift. The filters. The simple way to snap and share. I love this silly app and I hardly even know it. But I don’t just … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFeeling the InstaLove (free template download!)

From blog to layout (plus a freebie template download for you!)

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I love when something you write on your blog inspires you to take it one step further and move it into the scrapbook realm. I always thought this would happen with much more frequency than it does, but que sera sera. When it does happen, it’s a happy, creative thing. That said, after writing Aidan’s birthday post, I knew it … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFrom blog to layout (plus a freebie template download for you!)

Video Tutorial: Customizing StorySaver Journal Cards for Hybrid Layouts + a Free Photo Template Download

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I recently released a new set of six PNG journal card files called “StorySavers” and wanted to show you how to use them in a hybrid project. The StorySavers are 4 x 8 journal card files, designed to be layered into digital products, or printed out and used on traditional scrapbook pages. They feature cute little check boxes, and have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Customizing StorySaver Journal Cards for Hybrid Layouts + a Free Photo Template Download

Save your life! (A free digital template download for you)

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On Saturday, I  hosted a coffee hour chat as part of Designer Digitals 1st Quarter Sale-a-bration. It’s always fun to chat (albeit very, very quickly!) a bit about scrapbooking and about what makes me love this hobby the way I do. I always come back to the same thing: scrapbooking saves my life. I don’t mean to make it sound … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSave your life! (A free digital template download for you)

One of my favorite albums (and a freebie for you!)

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If any of you out there have read my second book, Clean&Simple Scrapbooking: The Sequel, you might recall this bad boy: (Copyright CK Media on the above, and the following four images.) This is my Halloween album. A simple themed album, with a basic design that is simply one of my favorite scrapbooks. Let me refresh your memory as to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOne of my favorite albums (and a freebie for you!)

Free download: A Month of Super Short Stories

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Because if you answered ‘YES!’ to this very question, then I’ve got a cute little project for you. Presenting the “Month of Super Short Stories” Tag Book. It all started on Friday, after going out to lunch with my sweet friend, Margie, which included a stop into the paper crafter’s sensory overload that IS Paper Source. While Margie pulled cuteness … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree download: A Month of Super Short Stories

Something like ‘thank you’—a free template for you

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In my blog banner title, I always use the word ‘scrapbooking.’ As most of you know, that is my only real claim to fame, as both my poetry and my singing have failed to gain me notoriety of any kind. And yet, I don’t much talk about scrapbooking here. So I decided to change that for today’s post. As a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSomething like ‘thank you’—a free template for you