Wrapping up 30 Days of Thankful: Creating the final book

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking10 Comments

Thiry Days of Thankful is now over. Now, let the UNGRATEFUL era commence! Of course, I jest.  The album project is over and the final step of this process was using Artifact Uprising’s online software to build a 5.5 x 5.5 softcover book. I’m eagerly awaiting the deliver of the book and will share photos when it arrives, but until … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWrapping up 30 Days of Thankful: Creating the final book

New Product Releases

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes6 Comments

I have a few more holiday themed products in the store, the last few pieces of my Cool Yule Collection. Cool Yule Cards No. 03  and, Cool Yule Decor No. 02. I’ve been going a little mental with my Silhouette Cameo, cutting stuff out left and right. I’m working on a tutorial this weekend to show you how I’m tracing PNGs … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew Product Releases

Project Life, Week Forty-Two + a organization tip for iPhoto users

Cathy ZielskeProject Life48 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: Last week, I played catch-up for three weeks worth of photos and stories, and I did something that made it so much easier to organize my photos and honestly, I can’t believe I wasn’t doing this before and yes, when this run-on sentence is finished and I take a breath, I’m going to tell you this remarkably simple thing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Two + a organization tip for iPhoto users

Hybrid Layout: Senior Photos

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking41 Comments

I had the distinct pleasure of watching my dear friend Margie Scherschligt of Margie Photo take pictures of my senior girl over the weekend. We battled potential rain and definite cold, but I think the photos are going to be absolutely awesome. I trailed behind with coffee and my iPhone, letting Margie do her thing. I loved that Aidan was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHybrid Layout: Senior Photos

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

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes, Tutorials14 Comments

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

Project Life, Week Forty-Nine

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking27 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: I am loving the holiday look and feel to this month's pages. Yes, there's a little crossover with my December Daily stuff, but that's okay by me.  This week, before we got hit with a foot or more of snow, I gathered my family together for a picture on our front steps. Even though the light color of my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Nine

Project Life, Week Forty-Eight

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking14 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: I've been on a little tear this month (I know, it's only a few days old), in terms of bumping up our holiday décor. In short, I've been spending a little on yours truly. And something I bought last week (okay, it doesn't really fall into the décor category) are the stamps you see above (uppercase and lowercase) from … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Eight

Project Life, Week Forty-Six

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking18 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: The year is winding down. And here I sit, with my second binder full of Project Life pages. I'm so glad I did this project this year.  I'm going to be putting together a post for early December about my process and how I fit this into my week every week, the supplies I go to time and again … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Six

Sometimes I wish I could just be rich, sit home, and make stuff all day long. And eat whatever I wanted and be magically thin.

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life78 Comments

Ah…just as fall begins to quietly head South, winter in Minnesota is slowly but surely creeping in. Just a wee dusting. So pretty on this fine November day. I do like winter. I have no problems with being cold. That is what down comforters and bourbon are for. (I’m joking! I don’t have a down comforter!) It makes me want … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSometimes I wish I could just be rich, sit home, and make stuff all day long. And eat whatever I wanted and be magically thin.

Video Tutorial: Make some darling tags and other things using your Silhouette Cameo

Cathy ZielskeTutorials32 Comments

I am a Silhouette newb. I debated getting one for a long time. I thought, “What would I do with one of those things? I am clean and simple. I am linear and graphic. I’m not the frou frou crafty type!” It would be just one more scrapbooking tool that would gather dust in some remote corner of my already … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVideo Tutorial: Make some darling tags and other things using your Silhouette Cameo