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

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Tutorials81 Comments

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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

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials29 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Project Life, Tutorials71 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials50 Comments

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

Video Tutorial: Customizing PNG Journal Cards

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials13 Comments

I released a new set of journaling cards over the weekend, and someone emailed me and asked how to add journaling blocks in Photoshop. Today I’m going to show you how to do it, as well as how to set up a document with four journaling cards, each with its own journaling block, that you can use time and again … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Customizing PNG Journal Cards

Create your own custom Facebook cover photo using my free template + video tutorial

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Tutorials66 Comments

I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize that if you can upload your own photos to serve as your Facebook cover photo, then you can upload multi-photo templates to display more than one images. Yes, there are services out there that will also let you make your own, but I like to be a little old … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCreate your own custom Facebook cover photo using my free template + video tutorial

Project Life, Week Forty + a video tutorial

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials48 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: My math skills might not be the sharpest, but as of last week, there are just 12 weeks left in the year. In the year, people! Seriously. Time flies. And what makes me both happy and surprised is how I’ve kept up with this project. Granted, last week, I had very few photos to choose from. I took hardly … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty + a video tutorial

The Rituals of Fall: a digital-to-hybrid scrapbooking tutorial

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It dropped down into the 20s over the weekend in the Northern Central portion of the country and while I realize there are many of you in the Southern half either wishing that were the case for you, or scratching your heads wondering how people can live like that, one thing is certain: Fall has arrived. It’s my favorite season. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Rituals of Fall: a digital-to-hybrid scrapbooking tutorial

Project Life, Week Twenty-Four + a video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: I love the past week of photos. Probably because they include a lot more of the sometimes camera shy Dan (or maybe I just wasn’t pointing the camera his way as much as I could have been.) It’s just nice to look through my shots for the week and see so much of this man with whom I share … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Twenty-Four + a video tutorial

Project Life, Week Sixteen + a video tutorial

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials47 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: Last week seemed like a week where not very much happened until I went back through my notes and photos. I love when I realize that hey, stuff really did happen and if I hadn’t thought to jot it down in the moment, or snap a quick photo, well, it would have been lost to time and memory. I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Sixteen + a video tutorial