Project Life, Week Seven

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking29 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: The love affair continues with Project Life. Here I am in Week 7 and still really loving this process. Some of you have asked me if I'm still doing regular scrapbooking, regular defined as creating separate layouts outside of this album. The answer so far in 2012? Not really. Part of the reason is that these two pages I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Seven

Project Life, Week Six

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking23 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: This week, it seemed like my camera and my iPhone weren’t as handy as in the first five weeks of the year. Translation: I just didn’t take a ton of photos. One thing I will say about Project Life is that it takes commitment. Last year, I didn’t have the level needed. This year seems very different. One thing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Six

Project Life, Week Five + a video tutorial

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials63 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: Five weeks in and I’m still on a roll. Want to know a secret? This is as far as I got last year. Somehow, this year feels different. It’s different because I’m comitted to having this project be the main story telling vehicle for my entire year. It’s true that my scrapbooking is more sporadic in terms of making … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Five + a video tutorial

Project Life, Week Four

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Another week of Project Life (and real life) has come and gone. This past week was the first week I had more pictures to share than the typical spread holds for Project Life. Cole took a trip up to a nature center in Northern Minnesota with his school and you guessed it, he took his camera along for the ride. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Four

Video Tutorial: How to Recolor PNGs

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials57 Comments

I designed a new set of 3 x 4 cards last week called Check Cards. The cards are perfect for use in your Project Life pockets and some might say they’re kind of adorable. The set comes as a PNG and ABR set, but also includes sheets of printable PDFs (cards come in black ink only) for those who don’t … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: How to Recolor PNGs

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

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Project Life, Tutorials78 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Project Life, Tutorials81 Comments

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, Week 2 + a free card download for you

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking122 Comments

Week 2 and it's all systems go! I realize my enthusiasm is at an all-time high, and I refuse to believe it's simply due to the fact that it's only the second week. Simply stated, I am digging Project Life. OBSERVATIONS: This past week again found me much more conscious of telling stories and taking pictures. Using the Day One … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week 2 + a free card download for you

Project Life—Week One + a video tutorial

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials89 Comments

And so Project Life 2012 is underway. Is it just me? Or is starting on a Sunday just a good way to go? In my mind, a week begins on Sunday, and ends on Saturday. Right? Right. I think because last year I started in March, I never quite got that get in on the ground floor feeling that I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life—Week One + a video tutorial

Project Life, Take Two + a free download for you

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Project Life87 Comments

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