The Present Participle List for August

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life20 Comments

Working like crazy on two publications simultaneously: the fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today and our annual special issue on cards. I am so grateful to have a print-based job to work on. It is, as they say, in my wheelhouse. Slacking off on my exercise over the past few weeks. At the beginning of June, I made a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Present Participle List for August

Memory Keeping Plans for 2015

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking120 Comments | my plan for 2015

So what’s your plan for 2015? You have a plan, right? What? You don’t? Didn’t you get the memo? Scrapbookers in this modern era need to have a plan! And in addition to your plan, you need a mission statement. What? You don’t have one of those either? I’ll just wait here while you get to work on that.… go … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMemory Keeping Plans for 2015

Sponsored Giveaway | Scotty Girl Design and Kerri Bradford Studio

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THE GIVEAWAY: Shannon from Scotty Girl Design has special Grab Bags available this week to celebrate DSD and is giving them away to two lucky readers! One reader will win her choice of 4 SGD kits and a second will win her choice of 6 journal card sets. ABOUT SCOTTY GIRL DESIGN: Shannon, the designer behind SGD, is a designer with a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSponsored Giveaway | Scotty Girl Design and Kerri Bradford Studio

The Present Participle List for October

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life19 Comments

Eating lots of chili. (This is the recipe I used most often, but I double the meat because I’m looking for more protein in my chili. Plus, I ditch the cocoa powder and add more chili powder plus extra cumin.) Looking forward to spending time with this cutie as she’ll be home for the weekend. Loading View on Instagram Thinking … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Present Participle List for October

Hello November + Digital Scrapbooking Day

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Did you know that Saturday, November 2, is officially Digital Scrapbooking Day? I know. The holidays we have to keep track of. Crazy! Well it is! To celebrate, Designer Digitals is taking 15% off everything in the store beginning Friday at 9 a.m. EST and ending at midnight on Saturday. If you’ve never dabbled in the digital, considering working through … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello November + Digital Scrapbooking Day

Let’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

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Happy World Card Making Day, everyone! It’s the one day a year where the citizens of Earth unite in their love of all things card-related… or at least those of us who make cards do! Today I’m sharing two simple thank you cards, both sharing the same color schemes and the same stamp set. I recently designed a 6 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLet’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

It Seems I Have a Bit More to Say About This

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life5 Comments

This week, Dan and I are away on a vacation, the first one with just the two of us since, oh, roughly 2002, save for one night in San Francisco back in '06 and one weekend in Stillwater last December. Because my children won't be with us every waking moment, I decided to re-run some blog posts about them, a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt Seems I Have a Bit More to Say About This

Roughing it

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life14 Comments

Editor's Note: Rip-roaring storms tore through the Twin Cities last Saturday night, taking out power to half a million good Minnesotan folk, myself included. I wrote this while passing the time away in my neighborhood coffee shop with power, but no internet. In other words, I wrote this while roughing it. It's amazing how much I rely on modern technology … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRoughing it

The Best of 2012: a totally biased perspective

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

I have compiled a list for your browsing and clicking pleasure of my favorite posts of 2012. If you're a new reader, you may find some real gems here. Or, not. Either way, I present my best of 2012.  Best Photoshop Job Favorite Scrapbook Page of 2012 2nd Favorite Scrapbook Page of 2012 Favorite Post About My Fear of Public … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Best of 2012: a totally biased perspective

Project Life, Week Forty-Seven

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking17 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: This was one of my favorite weeks from a Project Life standpoint. There was food, fun, family—you know, all the stuff that tends to happen around a holiday week and Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays. We also had record warm temps in my part of the country. We also had a 13-year-old boy agree to hold … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Seven