Something like ‘thank you’—a free template for you

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking120 Comments

In my blog banner title, I always use the word ‘scrapbooking.’ As most of you know, that is my only real claim to fame, as both my poetry and my singing have failed to gain me notoriety of any kind. And yet, I don’t much talk about scrapbooking here. So I decided to change that for today’s post. As a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSomething like ‘thank you’—a free template for you

That time of year

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking57 Comments

And that time of the year is? The time to update the kids' school albums, as seen in that compelling piece of literature, Clean&Simple, Pt. Deux. It's the one album project (or rather, two) that I absolutely love because all of the guesswork is removed from the equation. I go to my cabinet, I pull out the appropriate materials file … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThat time of year


Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking28 Comments

I did it. I finally made a digital layout that I am digging, thanks in large part to Jessica Sprague and the latest CK Kit of the Month. I just got the files to play with last night, and made this layout in like, 10 minutes. Now THAT is some scrap productivity. (click to see it larger.) The only thing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrap-o-rama


Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking27 Comments

I wish this past weekend had a rewind button. You know how everything just falls in line? Things like: clean house, amazing weather, happy family, good friends, good, non-points counting foods? Sigh. That's my kind of weekend. Friday night I hosted a scrap night sleepover. Thanks, girlies, for coming to hang out. That was super fun. And although not much … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRewind

I could scallop everything

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking39 Comments

Thanks to this rad trimmer from Fiskars, and this lovely scalloped blade. I plan to scallop everything. From notes to Cole's teacher, to my grocery lists, to the edges of the checks that pay my bills. SCALLOPOLOOZA! And hey…this entry is partially about…scrapbooking. Go me! I realize how little I write about said hobby. And said hobby is the only … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI could scallop everything

I love old photos

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking40 Comments

…with lips like these. Sigh. No…he's not wearing lipstick in this shot, taken in 1991. True, the little tuft of nose hair could go. But still…I look at pictures like this and I remember why my loins were drawn to him. Like a magnet. I'm scanning some old pics of Dan, because I want to do a layout about, well…stuff … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI love old photos

Lobbin’ it from 3-point land

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking48 Comments

I'm not sure what that entry title really is trying to say, but I scrapbooked again, and it feels somehow…miraculous. And Donna D. has got to be feeling so proud right now. Why? Trash to treasure, baby. The black stuff on the layout is the packaging for those cool Teresa Collin's giant chipboard letter thingies. And, more of the lovely … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLobbin’ it from 3-point land

Memories can be beautiful, and yet…

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking32 Comments

2001. Early fall. I walk into an Archiver's store for the very first time. The magic begins. And who could have ever guessed? I suppose because my blog banner tagline has the word "scrapbooking" in it, I should wax poetically from time to time about said hobby. Yes? You wouldn't be reading this if I wasn't a scrapbooker. Or at … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMemories can be beautiful, and yet…