Blast from the past

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking28 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking25 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking32 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking54 Comments

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?

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking56 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking103 Comments

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

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


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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