11:00 am iNSD with Cathy Zielske!

11:00 am iNSD with Cathy Zielske!


Good morning, Cathy Z here! As a fan of simplicity in scrapbooking, when I saw Krista Wells’ page in the inspiration gallery of our spring issue I knew I had my inspiration for a scraplift. Built around a single 6 x 4 photos, this design is just so clean and flexible. You could take any snapshot and scrapbook it using this design. Here is Krista’s original page:

KristaPageKrista Wells – pg 70

And here is my version of her design:


I basically took her elements and applied them in a way that made sense for my subject, a boy playing ultimate. I love her simple repetition of papers and her Instagram icon. I simply copied that approach by making my own black circle element and small text bar for the photo. 

I loved this design so much that I turned it into a Hybrid Helper template for you. Hybrid Helpers are templates that start out in Photoshop but end up as physical pages you create with paper and glue. You simply add the title and journaling, customize the word strip, and then print them out onto cardstock. It’s simply a matter of turning off layers to print elements. The base photo size is 6 x 4.


Download HERE


Your challenge: Find a snapshot you love and use Cathy's template as your starting point! Tag Cathy on social media (@czdesign or @cathyzielske) so she can see what you make! You can also share your 11:00 am challenge with us three ways: by email at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com, by uploading it to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @sctmagazine by May 15th! If you do, you'll be entered to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and a $100 mystery box prize!

11:00 am GIVEAWAY from Close To My Heart and Carta Bella


"To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion! One lucky winner will receive this Happy Times collection absolutely free! For those who love the paper but don’t win the giveaway, not to worry! With a qualifying purchase of $60, everyone can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet is only available for the month of May. You can purchase the paper packet and the stamp set at retail price with no purchase requirement as well." ~ Close To My Heart 

CBYC52016_Yacht_Club_Collection_Kit_F CBYC52028_Yacht_Club_Enamel_Dots"Sail away with us in this charming nautical collection. "Yacht Club" from Carta Bella is perfect for cruise travel, visits to the beach, and even jaunts to the pool. We're giving away a collection kit and enamel dots to one lucky winner. Visit our website for additional inspiration and ideas!" ~ Carta Bella

For an opportunity to win this hour's prize package be sure to leave a comment below by Sunday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th! Please also take a moment to give a hearty "thank you," a smile or a wave to all of today's sponsors! They love seeing you on their Facebook pages. If you don't already "like" them, it's a great way to keep up to date on all the amazing inspiration they provide with their products!

Close To My Heart

Carta Bella

Good luck! Join us next hour when design team member Virginia Nebel is here along with Crate Paper and Creative Memories! 

2016-05-07T11:00:00+00:00May 7th, 2016|National Scrapbooking Day|


  1. Janet Sisk May 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Love the hybrid layouts! Also love the giveaways this hour. Thanks for being so generous. 😀

  2. Jeri May 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Love the idea of using only one photo and building a LO around it.

  3. Greta H May 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    What great layouts–love how you were inspired & made it perfect for your great photo! Wonderful prize packages–thank you for the chance to win!

  4. Jaqui Spalo May 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Happy to see the collection of Close to My Heart papers and the Carta Bella enamel dots plus Yacht Club collection kit! Would be wonderful to receive these prizes . . . Many Thanks

  5. Wendy Reale May 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I love the simplicity of Cathy’s designs!

  6. barb macaskill May 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Awesome layouts! The Yacht Club collection floats my boat!!! LOL TFS!

  7. Linda Huber May 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Great paper collections. Perfect for summer. And, as always, Cathy’s work is right on the money – so user friendly.

  8. Tammy Kist May 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I love the sketch made from the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Paperpapier May 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I love the clean and simple layout where the photo takes centre stage.

  10. Laura Gauthier Turcotte May 7, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I adore Cathy’s layouts—and these are no exception!!! So inspiring!!

  11. Bevb May 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful paper from Close To My Heart, love the colours and those enamel dots from Carta Bella are perfect for finishing off a project, perfect. Would love to win this.

  12. Dionne May 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Love Cathy’s layout! Thanks for the inspiration, and for the chance to win.

  13. Jean Marmo May 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Love how bold and graphic Kathy’s designs are!

  14. Denise May 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I love all the inspiration! So many ideas for me to use in my upcoming projects!

  15. Donna Digby May 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

    What a great layout and some great tips on scraplifting it.

  16. Terri Damgaard May 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Great inspirations layouts! And I love both the Yacht Club and Happy Times collections. Thanks to Carta Bella and Close to My Heart for these great giveaways.

  17. Gabriella May 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I am enjoying all the scrap layout so far. Great inspiration for a rainy day

  18. heather robertson May 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

    great pages and prize

  19. DenayC May 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Love both layouts, so simple, but with a punch!!!

  20. Shanon Gibson May 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Gosh, I love those layouts! So clean but beautiful!

  21. Denise Ward May 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    What a great prize package! I know the quality of Carta Bella already but would love the chance to have some CTMH goodies! These themes would work great for some projects I have going right now, too! Happy NSD16, mateys!

  22. Deepa Lakshman May 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I love the design of the page. Very nice. Great prize too.

  23. KT Fit Kitty May 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Both LOs are gorgeous and it’s a great template – thank you! Your giveaway is awesome!

  24. Kristin Rizzo May 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I love Carta Bella papers! This is an adorable line! I can think of some booze cruise pictures I have that this would be adorable with!

  25. Bunny Dobbie May 7, 2016 at 11:47 am

    What a great scrapbook layout design. I love the Carta Bella collection! I’m always scrapping seaside photos so it’s perfect for my pages! Great colours

  26. jennifer reynard May 7, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Super clean layout, with the photo and story clearly being the focal point! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win CTMH and Carta Bella!

  27. Beverly Jordan May 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Such a fabulous giveaway and sketch! Thanks SCT and Cathy Z

  28. Denise C. May 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful layout! I’ve never thought of doing a hybrid page. Great idea!

  29. Marcia scantlin May 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Like how you interpreted the layout

  30. MamanHall May 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Another great giveaway!!

  31. Linsey R May 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Awesome inspiration!! Kathy’s template is fabulous and I can’t wait to use it!!! Thanks so much!! !

  32. Chris Kiehl May 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Love those creative titles! Thanks for the hybrid!

  33. Becca Yahrling May 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Both LO’s are great! Terrific job on CASEing Krista’s design.
    Happy NSD!

  34. Jacqueline May 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    What a great line.

  35. JoAnn H May 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    love all these new ideas! I also really love your prizes as it is stuff I wouldn’t buy myself…challenging my comfort zone

  36. Karen N May 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    We often cruise, so what a great prize pack to win. I love the look of Happy times too. I do lots of cards so I can imagine great looking card with this collection.

  37. Anita Giesbrecht May 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Love the Carta Bella paper. and Close to my Heart is a favorite as well.

  38. Grace Tolman May 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Love the challenge and the samples. Great giveaways too. Thanks for the chance.

  39. Lynn Gauthier May 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Awesome collection and stamps. Thanks for the opportunity!

  40. Carey Nusbaum May 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I love this template because it is so clean and simple! What awesome prizes too! I LOVE both of these companies so much! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  41. margret May 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Like the new paper. Oh Happy Day.

  42. Mary P May 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Cathy always makes the best LOs + her templates and instructions make it easy for me to do too. Thanks Cathy! I love your work.
    Thanks for another chance to win another terrific prize.

  43. Christi May 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Love this collection and the enamel dots are to die for!

  44. Lisa P May 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Love the beautiful layout design. Carta Bella’s collection is so perfect for some pics of my son.

  45. Karen Lingel May 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Ooh, both prizes are amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  46. Keisey Floyd May 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  47. Helen Van Daalen May 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I love the layout. It is great for that one photo that has a long story to tell. Thank you sponsors for this hour’s great prize.

  48. Kathi Desmarais May 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you for a chance to win this awesome prize!

  49. Sharon P. May 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Lovely paper collections and stamps!

  50. Nina Oelke May 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Nice “Happy Times Collection” complete with stamp set from Close to My Heart. I love, love, love the bold colours of the Yacht Club Collection Kit and Enamel Dots from Carta Bella. Awesome prizes for the 11:00 giveaway. Thanks to both sponsors and to SCT! I am also loving the clean lines of the layout Cathy did. Cathy always inspires me with her layouts.

  51. Vicki May 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I love the clean and simple look of your layout. Sometimes it’s just good to do it that way. Thanks!

  52. Michelle C May 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    So simple yet gorgeous! Thanks for the template!

  53. lisa808 May 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Two fabulous paper collections — thank you CTMH & CB!

  54. Cynthia Baldwin May 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Clean and simple designs – love ’em! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome collections – Happy iNSD!

  55. Mary Holshouser May 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Love the nautical theme.
    the layout is wonderful – more journaling
    and less frilly embellishments is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  56. Teresa Medeiros May 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve always admired your clean and simple scrapbooking style Cathy! I love the more complicated layered type of scrapbooking, but this style is so refreshing and very inspirational.

  57. Robin Buchholz May 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Love the clean look of these layouts! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  58. Michelle Gallant May 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Beautiful! I love all the journaling!

  59. Amy Cooley May 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Who couldn’t use more beautiful papers!

  60. christine campbell May 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Digging Cathy’s template. I’m downloaded and ready to go. What amazing support you have from the sponsors! They’ve really outdone themselves this year!

  61. Mary-Anne V. May 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Great ideas for scrapbook pages. Thanks for the chance to win these great products.

  62. snazzy jj May 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Great sketch and love the layouts. Beautiful collections by Carta Bella and CTMH. Would be so lovely to win.

  63. Pam Kubala May 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    The yacht club collection is adorable. I love the colours, it makes me feel cool-in temperature, not COOL! The stamps from Close to my Heart are great and I would put them to a lot of use.

  64. Kelli Smith May 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I am so digging this awesome layout & the great photo, they compliment one another perfectly. The Happy Times collection is simply sweet & the Yacht Club collection is swimmingly cool.

  65. christine campbell May 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Cathy is my design idol. <3

  66. Denise Bryant May 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Fun pages and an awesome prize! Thanks for a chance to win!

  67. Amy E. May 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Love the layout!! Clean and crisp and to the point! Great job!

  68. DinT May 7, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Tia collection would be perfect for my visit to Maine to see my son.

  69. Debbie Siddle May 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Oh wow, I love it, I love it, I love it! xxx

  70. Trisha Dlubac May 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you Carta Bella and CTMH! Would love to win!

  71. Anneke May 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I love the bold colour palette of the Carta Bella Yacht Club colection! Tks for the chance to win it.

  72. Elmi May 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Ah, a Cathy Z layout, be still my heart. Can’t wait to use the template, it’s simple but versatile enough to look different every time. Thanks Cathy!

  73. kat May 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    such a great idea for incorporating a lot of journaling – i love the look!

  74. Andrea1702 May 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! Both are great companies with awesome products.

  75. Violet May 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Great scrapbook layout! Love, love, love the prizes. We are huge nautical fans here so I would dearly love to win that prize.

  76. shartl May 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Oh, simple is always good and these layouts are wonderful. I love how the large photo takes center stage

  77. Judy May 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Great layout. And I love the give away this hour!

  78. Janet May 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Happy NSD everyone!
    Carta Bella paired with Cathy Z is the bombdiggity!
    Add in some Close to my Heart and you get a perfect
    pair up.
    Thanks to everyone for making this day and hobby awesome!

  79. missgailly May 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I love CTMH and anything nautical – so these are PERFECT prizes for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Nita K. May 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I’m such a big fan of Cathy’s!

  81. Sue May 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Cole is looking so grown up!

  82. Wanda Radler May 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I am definitely going to try this layout – I have the perfect football photo of my son to try it. I love the CTMH Happy Times set – thanks for the chance to win!

  83. justasiam May 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Love that nautical collection!

  84. Linda Tupper May 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    What a beautiful set the happy Times collection is. I so love flowers. What beautiful layouts. I have seen so many great ones today!

  85. MaryAnn May 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Close to my heart and carta Bella are beautiful collections

  86. Lynn Ekstrom May 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Love the simplicity of the layouts and the great prizes this hour!

  87. Lara Read May 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    love the page layout. Perfect for so many options. Thanks!

  88. Natalie Dill May 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Can’t wait to create for some of these challenges! And that prize is da bomb!

  89. Nancy Wilcox May 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Great design page. I love Carta Bella thanks for a chance to win.

  90. Crystal L May 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Those papers *swoon*

  91. Michelle May 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    This is great way to spend today,great ideas and new products!.

  92. SueB of Blondin Blogs May 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    great layout and thanx for turning it into a hybrid helper; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! happy Int’l Scrapbooking Day!

  93. Laurie Black May 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Wonderful layout design that really focuses on the subject.

  94. Carie Nixon May 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I looovvvvve Carte Bella!!! This kit is fabulous!

  95. Nina Chow May 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you @cathyzielske for the free hybrid template. Love the layout and the chance to win some awesome products.

  96. Jenell S May 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Wonderful shot of Cathy’s son. love the nice clean layout too. Thanks for continued inspiration.

  97. Ms Eva May 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    thought it was some happy paper and then i noticed the name. Love the sea paper too. Happy Scrapping

  98. crestajune May 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Cathy always inspires me! I love her work. Thank you for the Hybrid Helper freebie and for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  99. Kat May 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    wow! all that journaling looks amazing!

  100. Debbie Rollins May 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Love the paper colours ! Thank you for sponsoring a great giveaway – happy NSD 🙂

  101. Katy Lin Taylor May 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    What GREAT prizes and love the hybrid layout!!!

  102. sjmcclelland May 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I love CTMH’s Happy Times collection – thanks for the opportunity to win it. Great colours in the new Bella Carta collection.

  103. Robin H May 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    thanks for sharing your ideas with us today
    thanks for the chance to win some great prizes

  104. Pam Sohan May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    can’t wait to find a picture and get started on this challenge! thanks for the chance to win.

  105. Giorgia Rossini May 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I love these collections!

  106. Chris Cross May 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Amazing day of giveaways and inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  107. Alma D May 7, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Enjoying the layouts. I have never tried digital layouts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Roro designer May 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Very nice layout . Thanks for sharing.

  109. Mel May 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve always liked Cathy’s clean and simple style. Thanks for another great prize giveaway!

  110. Paige Stirling Fox May 7, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you for the template and lovely prizes!

  111. Charlene May 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I always love a Cathy Z layout!

  112. CrissyJo May 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    If I remember right Cathy is a MN gal like myself. I am a huge fan of the Simple Scrapbooking method!

  113. Memoriesbymanda May 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Such a lovely clean style of layout. This design could be used over and over again! Thanks for the prizes too – I’m loving NSD

  114. eunice May 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Love the idea of hybrid helpers! Want more of them,please.

  115. Jane Z. May 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Such a fantastic layout, Cathy! I am feeling very inspired now! Thanks to the generous sponsor for this hour’s giveaways! What fabulous prize packs! 🙂

  116. Cheri Burry May 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I love that rather than photos telling the story, your journalling does! Nice change for a layout! Love the prizes too!

  117. Karen Lai May 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Lovely layout- great inspiration!

  118. Stephanie G May 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  119. Sue D May 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Fabulous–I like the simplicity of design.

  120. SusanDR May 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I love those layouts! And the paper collection colors are fantastic!

  121. mary nelson May 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Love! I need to try printing the journal, instead of just hand writing all the time.

  122. Nadine Ballantyne May 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I Love this layout, definitely one I want to “scraplift” ideas from!! Thank-You for sharing your inspiration!

  123. Roz Kelly May 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Oh my gosh,oh my gosh, my two favourite companies featured in this hour’s giveaway. This would be the greatest birthday present, wink, wink!

  124. Ruby Marchand May 7, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Great scrapbook design and another great giveaway.

  125. Sarah May 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Love the prizes, makes me want summer!!

  126. Kristin Dugenske May 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I love those layouts! The Carta Bella Yacht Club collection is SO cute–looks perfect for summer pages.

  127. karenladd May 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, I really love these layout designs! The emphasis on the one large photo with journaling under the title is so effective!

  128. Marcia Dehn-Nix May 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Fabulous layout! and fabulous prizes!! I love all the NSD inspiration.

  129. Donna Sue May 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    What a great scrap day & prizes too!!

  130. Deborah Rikard May 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love Carta bella collections and this is another great one.

  131. Laura May 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I think I need to do hybrid more often — I really had fun with this challenge.

  132. Janet Zeppa May 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Love all the journaling on those layouts!

  133. SandraA May 7, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Love the use of bigger pictures. Oh my goodness, those collections.

  134. Gina May 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Love how simple both pages are but yet so beautiful! I’ll definitely be trying this layout.

  135. Carol B May 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing!!
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

  136. Liz Lumsden May 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Great layouts! My son plays disc golf too. Wonderful prizes!

  137. Carol B May 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    These are so fun, thanks for the ideas!
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

  138. jengd May 7, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Great pages both! I have to say I agree- I love the simplicity of this design.

  139. Wendy Orme May 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Love the simplicity in this layout!

  140. Karen Glover May 7, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Close to my Heart and Carta Bella – two of my favorites Keeping my fingers crossed.

  141. Tina May 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    The prizes are awesome! I’m a traditional scrapper, but I want to try Cathy’s Hybrid helper!

  142. Heather Landry May 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the hybrid helper. Your layout is wonderful! Also, thank you for the chance to win those great prizes!

  143. Esther May 8, 2016 at 12:14 am

    The nautical theme is so cute. A great way to spend a hot summer day into take a breezy boat ride. Thank you for the chance to win

  144. Sue Moody May 8, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Thanks for the chance to win

  145. Colleen Fawkner May 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Love Cathy’s style. Haven’ done digi for a while must give it another go.

  146. Lisa Evans May 8, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Thank you for the inspiration and the template – so helpful! I love the collections, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  147. Stacie D May 8, 2016 at 1:29 am

    I love the clean look of digital pages and the fun title work! Loving these prizes from all of the favorite companies.

  148. Renee May 8, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Love the big photo!! A great inspirational sketch!!

  149. TracyM #6773 May 8, 2016 at 1:46 am

    LOVE how you used Krista’s layout for inspiration Cathy because I am INSPIRED by you BOTH!!! TOTALLY agree, this is a wonderful design to use over & over, especially when there is a lot of journaling 🙂
    I have the PERFECT photo to use, from my niece’s recent sleepover and look forward to sharing my take on it => THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    THANK YOU for the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS too!!!

  150. Manda May 8, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I could manage to get some scrapbooking done if all my layouts were this simple and effective!

  151. Anneke May 8, 2016 at 4:21 am

    It’s always a nice touch to add a story to your layouts!!

  152. Marianne May 8, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Such a clean graphic design. Love it.

  153. Terri W May 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I too love the simplicity of the design. Great for any subject.

  154. KarenB May 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Fabulous, versatile template, thank you!

  155. Janet MacKay May 8, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Awesome layout. Love the focus on the story.

  156. Cheryl Schuessler May 8, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Love, love, love! Thanks for the scrappy inspiration and the chance to win an awesome prize package.

  157. Jayne M May 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Love the paper collections and enamel dots have always been a fave!

  158. Mona spark May 8, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  159. Anastasia M. May 8, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Love both pages and stories!

  160. beatrice lawson May 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Great inspiration as always, both from the magazine and your fabulous team!

  161. ScrapperJanice May 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Wonderful prizes and cute layouts! Love Yacht club . . .

  162. ava gavloski May 8, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    thank you sponsors and great sketch template

  163. CathyL May 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Cathy’s layouts are always so appealing!

  164. Eveline van Heijst May 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I learn something new every day. I had never heard of Ultimate so I had to look that up first, long live the Internet.
    I like the layout and the story behind the picture.
    Awesome prize too.

  165. Karen K May 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    This is a clean and simple layout design for any level scrapbooker. Thanks for the inspiration.

  166. Judy O May 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    This is a quick and easy layout design for those one photo only layouts. I love telling the story and this layout gives you lots of room to do just that! Love the colours in the yachting paper – great give away. Thanks!

  167. Regina Furman May 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Now this is my kind of scrapping! I have such a hard time with the bigger layouts, this smaller, scaled down version is my style!

  168. D.Ann C May 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    What nice layouts and prizes!!

  169. Ruth Tacoma May 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Love every single thing CZ does!!

  170. Jane H May 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Love it all – such a lovely collection from Carta Bella and Cathy rocks, as always …

  171. Natalie (QSOgirl) May 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Mmm lovely layouts– love the clean lines and simple elegance!

  172. Tracey May 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Love these CAS pages!!

  173. Lisa's creative niche May 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Love seeing scrap lifts! And on two very different subjects, love it!

  174. Soccerboyzmom aka karen May 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Love the template & the prizes are fabulous. Thanks for thinking of us.

  175. Theresa May 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I really love these titling ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  176. Tammy Valley May 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Love the simplified layout. Two great and very different collections.

  177. Mel H May 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Cathy is one of my favorite designers and love these clean and simple designs.

  178. Angela A May 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Great take on Krista’s sketch, Cathy! I love this simple, yet fun layout and want to give it a try! Love Carta Bella too! One of my favorite companies!

  179. Carolyn J. May 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    These prizes are awesome! Thanks for a chance to win and for the inspiration.

  180. RENEE T. May 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    The CTMH and Carta Bella collections will be perfect for all the summer photos I plan to take!

  181. Karen Horne May 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I always like clean graphic layouts like these ones.

  182. NinaS May 9, 2016 at 4:49 am

    What a wonderful layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

  183. theCook May 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Love the layout with so much journaling!
    Great giveaways too!

  184. Arianna Barbara May 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Wow!!!! Such a fabulous day!!!! Thank you for this amazing chance to win this beautiful prize!!!

  185. {vicki} in ga May 9, 2016 at 10:02 am

    thanks for the chance to win

  186. Kimberli Bean May 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love seeing a layout focused on one picture, especially when the journaling tells the story behind that special picture!!

  187. Terri Burson May 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Holy Smokes, Hybrid Helpers, where have you been all my life! Eep! Going to have to check it out. But first….need new ink for my printer, lol. Thanks sponsors for the great prizes!

  188. Margaret R May 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Great template – thank you! I can think of about a dozen ways to use it!

  189. Chantal May 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Very Nice giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

  190. Kellyg May 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Great stuff! Awesome prizes!

  191. Jackie P May 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Love the clean and simple layout using 1 photo! Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration and for a great giveaway!

  192. Mai May 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Fun layouts, thanks for the chance!

  193. jeanette y May 9, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    thanks for a great layout design!

  194. Janet May 10, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Awesome inspiration and giveaway!!!

  195. Susanne May 10, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Great pages – gotta try that sketch. Thanks for the chance to win too.

  196. Jen A. May 10, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Love Close to My Heart’s Happy Times paper. The gold foil is amazing! And the yacht club pack is so cute and summery!

  197. Janis in ID May 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Call me an old granny from the sticks, but this is the first I have ever heard of Ultimate! Who says papercrafting doesn’t expand your horizons???? lol…
    Great photo and LO!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!
    <3 J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  198. Jamie Larsen May 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Great layout love the simple clean template

  199. Shae C May 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm


  200. Nadine Taillefer May 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I love the simplicity of this layout! Good lesson for me!

  201. Maryam crafter May 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Very nice layout,thanks..

  202. Diane May 11, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Great scrap lift! Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

  203. Sonya Plowman May 11, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Love using sketches for inspiration and is often my go to when I start a project! Lovely giveaways to go along with it 🙂

  204. Elizabeth C May 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Cathy is always so inspiring. I love both of these layouts. And those fantastic prizes. Thanks SCT!

  205. Meg May 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    oooh love those ombre papers 🙂 Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  206. heather Wehrli May 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Just been on a cruise so the “yacht Club” would be perfect for my layout. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely prize..

  207. Sandy Clinton May 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I love how you took her design & made it your own! It makes scrapbooking look so easy!

  208. stampnk May 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Beautiful layouts and great prizes make this celebration special! I love simple album pages like this.

  209. Kelly malacko May 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Lovely! Thanks so much!

  210. Amber McCuaig May 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    A clean, simple design is very attractive to me and the style that I most often apply to my own designs. CZ is one of the funniest and inspiring crafters out there! Love her work. Krista’s layout is always really nice – so uncluttered that you can really focus on the picture and story BUT I love that title too 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win the beautiful lines from CTMH and Carta Bella!

  211. Brenda May 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Love the simple and clean design! Another fabulous giveaway – thanks for all of the inspiration!

  212. Marlene F. May 11, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I love the layouts. How inspirational.

  213. Renee VanEpps May 12, 2016 at 4:48 am

    LOVE the clean look to these pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

  214. Therese May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

    So much inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win such Great prizes!

  215. Rebecca May 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I’ve never used Hybrid Helpers before, but I would love to create with the papers and stamps in the giveaway!

  216. Barb Slater May 12, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Great sketch!

  217. Cheryl May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Lovely boating design paper pack – wonder how to use it if we don’t sail?

  218. Maria Miller May 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I forget that sometimes it’s good to have a story behind the pictures, instead of leaving it all up for memory.
    Thank you for sharing these adorable layouts!

  219. Jennifer Stahr May 12, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    This is a perfect page to do when you have a big story to tell. Lots of space for it. Definitely going to try a template! Thanks for sharing!

  220. Tara May 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Love the dimple design in order to get pages complete

  221. Kerri C. May 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the template. Great design!

  222. Kristina CraftyPaws May 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Love that clean and classic sketch! Great colors too. Lovin’ all this inspiration!

  223. Melinda Wilson May 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Cathy, I have always loved your simple look of scrapbooking and using the elements to create the black circle is great!!

  224. Carrie Anderson May 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Cant go wrong with a Cathy Z design! Excited to try hybrid…
    those CTMH papers are beautiful and that yacht collection just screams summer!!! would love to get my hands on it!!

  225. Heather Parry May 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Terrific layouts and thanks so much for sharing your template!

  226. Cara Feeney May 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Love the nautical themed papers. I need a beach trip so I can use them in a layout!

  227. Jeannine H May 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I’ll have to try that Photoshop template. I really admire Cathy’s clean style.

  228. Maryann Somerville May 14, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Simple often times is just the ticket you need & I think this works really well to highlight a single special pic – thanks Cathy!! And many thanks to CTMH (been a fan since forever!) & Carta Bella for the lovely prize pac this hour. I have a cruise that still needs to get into an album CB ?. SCT …. Here’s rose #3 …… ?

  229. Karina McQuistan May 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I love CTMH!! What a great prize pack!!

  230. Sheila May 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I would love to be able to do a nautical themed mini-album with the Carta Bella collection.

  231. Kymberly Buchanan May 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Love that stamp set and the Yacht Club collection looks so beautiful! The inspiration continues…

  232. Valerie May 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Love Cathy’s clean look, prizes aren’t too shabby either! Love SCT!

  233. Rosali May 15, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Love these clean and pretty layouts! And the nautical themes price is so wonderful!

  234. Yasmine May 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I love this template design, so simple. Thanks for your inspiration and the amazing giveaways.

  235. Shannon May 15, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I do always like Cathy’s crisp, simple designs. I am not so great with photoshop but I think I could figure out using her template!!
    And the giveaways from CTMH and Carta Bella are so much fun for summer. Thanks much….

  236. Betty Boutilier May 15, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Beautiful paper from Close To my Heart, love the colours and those enamel dots
    from Carta Bella. Super clean layout with the photo and story clearly being the
    focal point.Thanks for the chance to win.

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