And the hits just keep on comin’

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[Both stamps here from Cat's Life Press; paper from the uber cool, always well designed Cosmo Cricket] So a few weeks back, when Ali posted about sorting our her scrapbooking, it got me pulling out my albums, just to spend a little time with all these pages I've made since 2001. I had similar reactions to things like: wow, THAT … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnd the hits just keep on comin’

For the love of the single photo layout and all that is holy and right

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When I started scrapbooking, I never set out to create a comprehensive and chronological record of my life, and of those with whom I share the overall family experience. I didn’t know there were codes of conduct as far as the hobby went—generally accepted paradigms, if you will—to the ways and means of working with Hermafix and patterned papers. All … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFor the love of the single photo layout and all that is holy and right

Three months

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There it is. A photographic representation of three months of life in the Zielske family. 131 carefully chosen images to reflect October, November and December of 2007. They are sorted into piles by both events, and by people, and by people's interactions (i.e. pics of mom and kid, dad and kid, kid and kid, etc.) I took 577 actual shots … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThree months

Blast from the past

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It’s fun to look through old layouts. Sometimes, I come across one that I think, ‘Hmmm. Not my best work, design wise’ and yet, the sentiment still holds up. Back in the day of ought-2 (is that ’02?) i would scrapbook every day just because it was there. Today, not so much. Although there are stories passing me by as … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBlast from the past

Many things are great ideas, in theory

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The theory I'm referring to today is the idea that your blog can spark content for scrapbooking. I was really buying off on that one for a while. And still do…in theory. I wrote about it in Clean&Simple, The Sequel, because…well, I believed in it…in application. Here's a snippet from the book:   But most of the time these days, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMany things are great ideas, in theory

Don’t stop now

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So lately, I've been scrapbooking. Weird. Like, not for assignments. Just out of a) inspiration, b) ideas and c) getting Tara Whitney's new Cocoa Daisy kit in the mail. I have tried to channel Tara in my scrapbooking life. Tried. It never quite works, but this layout made me feel like I was dabbling in Tara-tory, if you will, without … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDon’t stop now

Ladies and gentlemen…the Revolution

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Please, someone out there…tell me you know exactly the part in Purple Rain when that dude walks out onto the stage and says, with nary a glimmer of personality: Ladies and Gentlemen…the Revolution. Anyone? (Besides you, Mr. Bubby.) Anyone? I saw that movie in the first few days of its release back in 1984. I went to see it at … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLadies and gentlemen…the Revolution

Hey! Where’s my mint?

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So while I was in Utah last week, or the week before a friend emailed me a link to this story that ran in the Salt Lake Tribune. Writer Linda Fantin reports on Utah retailers (and the consumers in general) overall lack of enthusiasm for Martha's line, but goes on to write: "Scrapbooking already has its divas—Lisa Bearnson, Becky Higgins, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHey! Where’s my mint?

Layout share: Hey Now

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So I get this nice little package with some of the new Love, Elsie Jack and Abby Collection and what do I see repeated in various places? Little houses… and i'm thinking of Crowded Houses. Huh? Yes? Getting that one? And it turned out to be the perfect little embellishments for my layout about the show (click to see it bigger! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayout share: Hey Now

Make a recipe album today with my free download

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Today I have a free download to share so you can make your own recipe album. Here's a shot from the side: And here's the title page: Now everyone together: oh for CUTE! See, I collect recipes. Lots of them. Then I create a little template in Adobe InDesign, to retype them, and transfer them into my various recipe binders. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a recipe album today with my free download