30 Days of Thankful Video Tutorial Series + a special kit offer from Studio Calico

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November 1st is just a few days away and I’m gearing up to document gratitude every day for the entire month. The Thirty Days of Thankful album project is something anyone can do (you don’t need my template sets to play along) but if you’d like to try them out this year, I’ve got three videos to walk you through … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful Video Tutorial Series + a special kit offer from Studio Calico

Project Life, Week Thirty-Five + a video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Week Thirty-Five marked the last week of summer before school began. We start the day after Labor Day here in Minnesota. That’s what I grew up with in Seattle as well. I always find it strange when friends in other states tell me, “Oh, our kids started the last week of July!” Of course, I jest… I managed to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Thirty-Five + a video tutorial

New Product Releases + Video Tutorial + Sneek Peek of the Fall Newsletter Freebie

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I have a few new products in the store this weekend. First up, Boxed Type No. 01. I love the simple font in these boxes. Many of you have asked me to demonstrate exactly how to use a digital stamp. Here is a short video tutorial that walks you through how to use one of the above stamps. Working With … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew Product Releases + Video Tutorial + Sneek Peek of the Fall Newsletter Freebie

Playing with Instagrams (free card download + tutorial)

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If you shoot with your phone, and especially if you use Instagram, chances are you have a slew of veritable masterpieces floating out there in pixel land. I know many of us memory keepers are including them more in more in our various methods: scrapbooks, Project Life albums, card projects, gift tags—the list goes on and on. Today I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskePlaying with Instagrams (free card download + tutorial)

Hybrid Layout Share: Every Photo Tells a Story + free template download & step-by-step video

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I’ve been knee deep in the hoopla this summer of cleaning and organizing my photos, both digitally and traditionally. The digital part has included going back to 2003 and deleting digital photos that fit the following criteria: they are crappy or they are redundant. These are the types of photos that should have been pitched right after I uploaded them. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHybrid Layout Share: Every Photo Tells a Story + free template download & step-by-step video

Project Life, Week Twenty-Two + a step-by-step tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Last week, I took roughly 20 photos. The only usable ones you will see this week on my Project Life pages. The reason? I got hit with a really ridiculous cold virus and have pretty much spent the past seven days on my back watching any number of good movies (Rabbit-Proof Fence), some that were just okay (Magic Mike) … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Twenty-Two + a step-by-step tutorial

Download a free template and take a mini-class on how to use it, also for free

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To celebrate International Scrapbook Day, I designed a new template (both in 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11), along with a 3 x 4 Project Life card as seen above (available in PNG, PDF and layered PSD for those of you who want to add your own custom colors.) If you are new to digital scrapbooking, I encourage you … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDownload a free template and take a mini-class on how to use it, also for free

Project Life, Week Ten + video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: This weeks marks the first week where every single photo came from my phone. I knew it was bound to happen. This iPhone 5 camera is pretty sweet and it’s with me all the time, unless my I haul out my dSLR. I think the shots are pretty decent. One thing that has really changed for me with Project … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Ten + video tutorial

Project Life, Week Two + a free layered card download + video tutorial on how to use the free card

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OBSERVATIONS: I take very few portrait-oriented photos. This became evident when Aidan said, “Mom! Get a shot of this outfit.” And that’s when I caught myself turning my camera on its side. What? You can do that? Who knew? Project Life has turned me into a landscape photographer. No, I don’t mean landscape a al the Ansel Adams variety—I mean … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Two + a free layered card download + video tutorial on how to use the free card

Video Tutorial: Working with my Week in Review Layered Journaling Cards for Project Life

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I’ve been getting a number of emails from people who want to use my Week in Review cards for their Project Life albums, but need a little help in getting started. I put together a video tutorial which shows you how to: 1. Change the color of the card frames. 2. Clip digital papers into the card frames. 3. Change … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Working with my Week in Review Layered Journaling Cards for Project Life