30 Days of Thankful: Gratitude Friday

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Seven days in November are already gone and so far, I’m feeling pretty thankful. I had a conversation with a friend this week and we were talking about the gratitude backlash. Do you know about this? It’s the idea that being grateful for 30 days is ridiculous. That you should be grateful every day, not just for 30 days. Duh. … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: Gratitude Friday

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

Announcing the 30 Days of Thankful Album Project

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Last year, I embarked on a 30-day gratitude project in album form and it turned into my favorite album of 2012. Deemed 30 Days of Thankful, the task was simple: Document one thing a day for which you are grateful and pair it with a photo. It was a very simple and personal scrapbooking project, perfect for a month in which … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnnouncing the 30 Days of Thankful Album Project

30 Days of Thankful: The Wrap-Up

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And so, my little album project has come to a close. That was fun, and it was easier than I thought it would be. I mean, it’s really not difficult to think of things you’re grateful for. They don’t have to be all deep and meaningful all the time either. I’m going to make this an annual tradition. Thanks to … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: The Wrap-Up

Share-a-Page Fridays: 30 Days of Thankful

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  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday (to my U.S. readers, of course), and that you are safely nestled at home this fine Black Friday. I fully plan for today's entry to be: Thankful I don't fight the crowds today. I know people get out there and do, and I admire that pluckiness.  Here are the last few … Read More

Cathy ZielskeShare-a-Page Fridays: 30 Days of Thankful

30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

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Another week of documenting gratitude has come and gone. And I like it! It’s also been cool to see what you have been documenting as well. I’m particularly loving seeing all the digital pages and I think next year, I may try to go the fully digital route and make a printable book out of the project. But there I … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

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  Seven days have passed since the first 30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Friday post. It was really cool to see what you’re doing via the links many of you shared. I encourage you to join in. You don’t have to be using my album to do this project! Without further ado, here are my pages for Days 3 through … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking26 Comments

Yes, the month is only two days old, but every Friday this month I plan to share my 30 Days of Thankful pages here on my blog and I’m going to encourage you to share as well. A few things to keep in mind: 1. You don’t need my album set to do this project. You people are crafty scrapbookers! … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: Share-a-Page Fridays

Project Life, Week Forty-Three + 30 Days of Thankful kicks off

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OBSERVATIONS: Hello November! (Okay, technically, this Project Life post is for the last week of October, but I can still greet the new month, yes? Good!) Last week was another week where I really didn't take a lot of photos. You'll notice the enlarged-photo-taking-up-three-pockets trick again (love that trick). But on Saturday, we had a family gathering so I lugged … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Three + 30 Days of Thankful kicks off

30 Days of Thankful: A gratitude album project + free downloads

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For the past few years, I’ve made gratitude-themed mini albums on Thanksgiving. The idea was simple: hand out pre-printed cards to everyone in attendance at our Thanksgiving Day celebration, have them write what they are thankful for, snap a photo of them, and then compile everything into a 4 x 6 photo album. I created albums in 2009, 2010 and … Read More

Cathy Zielske30 Days of Thankful: A gratitude album project + free downloads