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

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Project Life, Tutorials81 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Tutorials89 Comments

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!)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials38 Comments

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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

Video Tutorial: working with layered templates

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials61 Comments

I’ve been fielding a number of requests from blog readers that go something like this: “I like the idea of your templates, but I have absolutely no idea what to do with them, or how they work.” Let me say this: you and me? We’re not so different. Until January of this year, I had basically never worked with layered … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: working with layered templates

Video Tutorial: create at least one, or two , or two opposing rounded corners using Photoshop Elements

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials64 Comments

A blog reader recently asked, “Cathy, how do you get some of the corners rounded in your designs, but not all of them?” and I thought it’d be a good idea for a quick video tutorial. For many moons, I did this effect of opposing or single rounded corners using an Apple script for use only in Adobe InDesign, the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: create at least one, or two , or two opposing rounded corners using Photoshop Elements

Holiday Survival Tip Series Installment No. 1: Make Cards Early (Video Tutorial Blog)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials74 Comments

I know what you’re thinking. “Cathy? What the? Halloween isn’t even here yet and you’re thinking Christmas cards already? That’s just messed up!” Au contraire, mes petit chiens… (I think I just called all of you little doggies in French, but keep in mind: my bad French aside, I love dogs.) Yes, I realize Halloween is just around the corner, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoliday Survival Tip Series Installment No. 1: Make Cards Early (Video Tutorial Blog)