Best tip ever (more or less)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking136 Comments

You know how when you open a package of say, stickers, or rub-ons, or whatever… and they come in a plastic sleeve? Well, if you’re like me (and you KNOW you want to be!) you might not use every single item on said sheet of stickers or rub-ons, or whatever. So… what do you have to do? Put the stickers … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBest tip ever (more or less)

So where was I?

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking31 Comments

Oh yes… I was making tags. I got me some new stamps from the creative people at  Cat's Life Press. I love this (Gotta Love the Everyday) and this one (Today I Feel) and this one (Random Memory No.). Good stuff. This company has really made me unafraid of stamp usage. Go Cat's Life Press! And my little tag book … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSo where was I?


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Hey Susan… I actually joined in the fun! For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, check out the Twelve-of-Twelve blog. I've only done this once before, and i really think I'm going to change that. My 12th was a pretty average day. Nothing of consequence really happened. But once I saw all the pictures together … Read More

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Crac in a bag

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And of course, I am KIDDING. I don't want packs of cigarettes for my birthday. Sillies. But come to think of it, Easter IS just around the corner… My cool mother-in-law, Joan (aka Joanie, or Juana, because she travels to Spanish speaking countries so often) always gives me and Dan the funkiest birthday gifts, picked up during their many travels. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrac in a bag

More tags to share on the ‘tween day

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking60 Comments

{click on the images to see them larger!} More tags from the Month of Super Short Stories Tag Book project. Are you working on one, too? I made the tags yesterday, and did the journaling last night, sitting in bed. I’m still using product from the yummy BasicGrey Sultry line, including pieces from this sheet of cardstock stickers and this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore tags to share on the ‘tween day

March 1

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That’s what my March 1 tag looks like. Front and back. I plan to use that little Cat’s Life "Here’s the Story" stamp throughout, and mix in a few other stamps as well. I made a simple photo collage of four shots from the day in question, which happened to be the day we flew home from Florida. I will … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMarch 1

Free download: A Month of Super Short Stories

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking117 Comments

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

And the hits just keep on comin’

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking38 Comments

[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

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking64 Comments

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