Project Life, Week Five + a video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Five weeks in and I’m still on a roll. Want to know a secret? This is as far as I got last year. Somehow, this year feels different. It’s different because I’m comitted to having this project be the main story telling vehicle for my entire year. It’s true that my scrapbooking is more sporadic in terms of making … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Five + a video tutorial

Video Tutorial: How to Recolor PNGs

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I designed a new set of 3 x 4 cards last week called Check Cards. The cards are perfect for use in your Project Life pockets and some might say they’re kind of adorable. The set comes as a PNG and ABR set, but also includes sheets of printable PDFs (cards come in black ink only) for those who don’t … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: How to Recolor PNGs

Project Life—Week Three + a free download card and tutorial

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And Week 3 is on the books, people. Welcome to my Project Life post for the week. Let’s dive in, shall we? OBSERVATIONS: I love this project. Can I just say that? It really does combine the best of what I love about scrapbooking (stories+photos+design) but breaks it down into little do-able chunks. Heck, it’s even making me realize my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life—Week Three + a free download card and tutorial

A Tiny Templates Tutorial + a free fraction conversion chart download for you

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I have a new digital product at Designer Digitals called Tiny Templates. The idea is very simple. Seven 3 x 4 layered digital templates that allow you to create tiny little cards containing photos and a story. I created them for use in my Project Life album, and I’ll be posting about my Week 3 of Project Life later in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA Tiny Templates Tutorial + a free fraction conversion chart download for you

Project Life—Week One + a video tutorial

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And so Project Life 2012 is underway. Is it just me? Or is starting on a Sunday just a good way to go? In my mind, a week begins on Sunday, and ends on Saturday. Right? Right. I think because last year I started in March, I never quite got that get in on the ground floor feeling that I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life—Week One + a video tutorial

Video Tutorial: Customizing StorySaver Journal Cards for Hybrid Layouts + a Free Photo Template Download

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I recently released a new set of six PNG journal card files called “StorySavers” and wanted to show you how to use them in a hybrid project. The StorySavers are 4 x 8 journal card files, designed to be layered into digital products, or printed out and used on traditional scrapbook pages. They feature cute little check boxes, and have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Customizing StorySaver Journal Cards for Hybrid Layouts + a Free Photo Template Download

Video Tutorial: Using digital templates to make hybrid scrapbook pages (downloadable instructions included!)

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This post begins with a scrapbook page as inspiration. This one: This was a layout I did for a one-page article about me in Simple Scrapbooks (cue angels singing here.) RIP, Simple Scrapbooks. This layout appears in my “All About Cathy, Vol. 2” album. I’ve always loved the page and wanted to turn it into a digital template. Why? Because … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Using digital templates to make hybrid scrapbook pages (downloadable instructions included!)

Video Tutorial: A hybrid scrapbooking page using Story Cards

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Today I want to share with you a step-by-step video showing how to create a hybrid scrapbook page using a new product of mine, Story Cards Brushes & Stamps. Here’s the finished page: The journaling and frame parts are printed directly onto white cardstock. The photos were all printed on a single piece of 4 x 6 photo paper, trimmed … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: A hybrid scrapbooking page using Story Cards

Video Tutorial: Hybrid Scrapbooking, My Process

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I get questions frequently about my process. Where do you start? How do you proceed? And lastly, Can I come over and have you teach me in person? My process isn’t a set in stone kind of deal, but it definitely follows a pattern that goes something like this: 1. Have story in mind. 2. Have photos in mind. 3. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Hybrid Scrapbooking, My Process

A simple and efficient design + a quick video tutorial on using templates for hybrid pages

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SUPPLIES: Layered Template No. 21 (Cathy Zielske) • Blaine Paper Pack (Michelle Martin) • Classic Foundation Cardstock (Katie Pertiet) • Avenir font  I designed this page a few weeks back, after first creating a template for simple one-photo design. It makes me happy for several reasons: 1.The title is pretty dang adorable. 2. It lets me scrapbook one photo that … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA simple and efficient design + a quick video tutorial on using templates for hybrid pages