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, 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!

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