Project Life, Week Eleven

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking11 Comments

The ice is finally starting to recede on the tundra where I live. The shot above was one of 49 photos I took last week. Do you know what’s funny? In this digital era, you all know that 49 photos in a week is a small number, right? Can you imagine, back in the early 2000s if you took 49 … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Eleven

Project Life, Week Ten

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Week Ten clocked in at 347 photos. This is not my usual pace and there’s a reason for it: Aidan performed in her school play and because she’s the editor it meant that yours truly had to shoot the show. I decided to add a few image for Project Life and I’m working on a layout to showcase more of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Ten

Project Life, Week Nine, One Page, All Good

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In Week 9 I took 53 combined photos (iPhone shots + DSLR shots).  Many of them were multiple shots of the same thing/scene. It took me about three minutes to say: one page for Project Life. As soon as I release myself from the pressure to make a spread, I feel light and creative and happy. This, as you know, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Nine, One Page, All Good

Project Life, Week Eight

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I truly feel like this project is the highlight of my crafty week. I’ve gotten into a new routine. On Monday mornings, after exercise and email—okay and maybe a little Facebook—I start gathering my images and make my pages. And I’m just going to say it: I love them. I do! It’s relaxing and it’s fun and it’s not overly … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Eight

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

Project Life, Week Six: Hello single page!

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Only the sixth week and it’s my first Project Life entry featuring a single page. Excellent. Last year I realized that if there were weeks with too few photos to make a full page spread, then a single page would have to do. It was completely liberating for me. And what happens the following week? Do I try to make … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Six: Hello single page!

Project Life, Week Five

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This week’s page production clocked in at around 45 minutes. I took a little more time. Added a few more little digital stamps. A bit more journaling. And I love it. Seriously. I feel like I’ve figured out my Project Life jam, if that’s even a thing. Can that be a thing for a middle aged woman? Yes? Okay? Good! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Five

Project Life, Week Four + a Real Time Process Video

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Last week I posted a time-lapse video to see whether or not I could actually finish a Project Life spread in 30 minutes or less. It was a fun challenge to see if my perception of how much time I actually spent each week was accurate (more or less, it was) but it also brought up a lot of questions … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Four + a Real Time Process Video

Project Life, Week Three in 37 minutes

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Last week, I made the outrageous claim that I finished my weekly Project Life spread in 30 minutes. Okay, maybe outrageous is overkill. But a few Facebook readers asked if that was in fact true. I decided to see if I could back up the bold claims. Was it just hyperbole? Was it cocky overstatement? Was I telling bald faced … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Three in 37 minutes

Project Life 2014, Week Two

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It's official: I'm still in love with Project Life. Why? Well, namely because I want a record of daily life and this seems to be by far the easiest way to do just that.  I'm planning more scrapbook pages in 2014. I am. Really. But I've been trying to knock one out for the past week, and yet sitting down … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life 2014, Week Two