Daylight saving is coming. (Hey, I have a free card for that!)

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Someone posted a question on my Facebook page last week (Hey Gail!) asking: do you have a card for Daylight Saving? The answer? Now I do, thanks to you, Gail! Note: Did you know it’s actually Daylight Saving—as in singular? I did not. Now I do. I will never look back. Ever. See that photo above? YOUR cards will print … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDaylight saving is coming. (Hey, I have a free card for that!)

Project Life, Week Seven + a free privacy label for kid, teens & families

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Last week was the most amazing week in the life. Some really great things happened. Some really awful things happened. As I was sitting down on Sunday night to make my Project Life pages, I was struck by this thought: I have no idea how I even deserve to be a part of this family experience. Truly. My family is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Seven + a free privacy label for kid, teens & families

Layout Share: Remember December (+ a free card download)

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A few weeks ago I created a Monthly Best card set with the express purpose of either a) just making a simple list card for my Project Life album, or b) making an actual layout for our family album. As I was itchy to use them but realized January wasn’t quite far enough along to legitimately make a Best of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayout Share: Remember December (+ a free card download)

Ned? Ned Reyerson? A salute to Groundhog Day in free downloadable and printable format

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It was all Dan’s idea. Last week, as I was taking down the last of the holiday decor, including the Christmas subway art in the bathroom, I asked, “So, what should I make for January?” He suggested that Groundhog Day really didn’t get its due in the memory keeping millieu. I agreed. Ergo, I present today’s free package for your … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNed? Ned Reyerson? A salute to Groundhog Day in free downloadable and printable format

More December Daily pages + a free layered journaling card for you

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My album is filling up! As I was noticing how thick the book was starting to get—and this is with practically zero bulkly scrapbook-y items—I realized I needed to maximize the space. My solution? Design a simple 3 x 4 card to match my Day Documents that would take up a little less space. But it’s not like I can package … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore December Daily pages + a free layered journaling card for you

Look for the positive: a story of three good things + a printable card download for you

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One of the things I’ve been doing since starting therapy nearly four years ago is working to eliminate the negative in my life. Now before you think I’m talking about getting rid of negative people or negative situations or negative influences, let me stop you: I’m talking about getting rid of the negative behaviors in me. Negative behaviors encompass all … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLook for the positive: a story of three good things + a printable card download for you

My current Photo Album Project + a free download

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Back in 2005, when I was writing Clean & Simple Scrapbooking: The Sequel, I was knee-deep in the scrapbooking philosophy—the same one that pretty much guides how I approach the hobby to this day—of scrap what you want to remember and never scrap out of obligation. Sometimes this translated to as many as ten layouts a month; sometimes just a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy current Photo Album Project + a free download

Playing with Instagrams (free card download + tutorial)

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If you shoot with your phone, and especially if you use Instagram, chances are you have a slew of veritable masterpieces floating out there in pixel land. I know many of us memory keepers are including them more in more in our various methods: scrapbooks, Project Life albums, card projects, gift tags—the list goes on and on. Today I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskePlaying with Instagrams (free card download + tutorial)

Hybrid Layout Share: Every Photo Tells a Story + free template download & step-by-step video

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I’ve been knee deep in the hoopla this summer of cleaning and organizing my photos, both digitally and traditionally. The digital part has included going back to 2003 and deleting digital photos that fit the following criteria: they are crappy or they are redundant. These are the types of photos that should have been pitched right after I uploaded them. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHybrid Layout Share: Every Photo Tells a Story + free template download & step-by-step video

Free School’s Out Card Download for Project Life

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It’s official: school is out and summer is at hand. Granted, we’ve had freakishly cool, gray, Seattle-like weather here in the Upper Midwest so it doesn’t really feel like summer. You will get zero complaints from this Pacific Northwestern bred, perimenopausal girl. I say temps in the sixties are sexy. This marks the first summer that Coleman has off in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree School’s Out Card Download for Project Life