Story triggers with Cathy Zielske!

Story triggers with Cathy Zielske!

Happy (Inter) National Scrapbook Day!  Cathy Zielske here, writing to you from Saint Paul, Minnesota and I’m really honored to be part of the fun on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog on this most auspicious day.

I love that we have a day to indulge and celebrate all things that make scrapbooking the awesome hobby we know it is (not that most of us need a real excuse, right?), and for me the best part about this hobby has been and always will be the chance to save the stories of my life.

I strive to be open to what I call story triggers, stuff that makes me want to stop, drop, write and scrap. For me, scrapbooking doesn’t always start with a photo. The page I’m sharing today emerged from a bag of clothes destined for the second-hand store. I came across a little burgundy dress that was a tried-and-true favorite of my daughter’s when she was four years old (she’s 18 now) and it triggered a flood of memories from a time that had long since left my conscious memory.

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Layout Supplies:  Layered Template No. 111, Bazzil Basics White OP Cardstock; Xyron and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive

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I love that scrapbooking can house my tender memories; that it can let me save a story that is both sweet and maybe even a little bittersweet. I love that I can go back in time and pull out pieces of life long since forgotten and commit them to paper in the here and now.

Today, on National Scrapbook Day, I’m celebrating the gratitude I feel every time I save a story with some card stock and a little adhesive, whenever and however they appear.  

As a bonus for this great day, I've designed some exclusive National Scrapbook Day cards for my blog readers and would love for you to stop by to download them too!

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 ~ Cathy Zielske

(Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer who loves her family, typography, clean and simple design, french fries and Silence of the Lambs. She designs digital products and teaches classes to help women save their memories with simplicity, authenticity and style. Although she was adopted in the United States, nearly all of her relatives live in British Columbia which makes her practically Canadian! Learn more about her at cathyzielske.com.)

8:00 p.m. Giveaway!

We could not have a celebration without our great friends from American Crafts joining us!  An incredibly generous company that are great sponsors of everything we do!  We love them and we adore this prize!

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A fantastic prize package with all things great and trendy!  From cardstock, Thickers, Amy Tan's Plus One collection and more!  A perfect fun collection prize worthy of this great celebration!  Thank you American Crafts!

How to enter each hour's prize:

Please leave a comment below by midnight on May 14th. We will randomly choose one lucky winner for each hour on May 15th. All winner's names will be posted on Saturday, May 17th. Good luck!

If you have Facebook, please visit the American Crafts facebook page and give them a big "SCT THANK YOU!" for this amazing giveaway. They love hearing from YOU!

Facebook links:  American Crafts

A special thank you to Cathy Zielske for joining us.  You *may* just be seeing a little more of Cathy around SCT 🙂   And of course, thank you American Crafts!  At 9:00 we have Nicole Nowosad stopping by and you know she always has something great for you!

~  Catherine

 Want a another chance to win today? Enter our Facebook contest HERE too!

2014-05-03T20:00:00+00:00

461 Comments

  1. Gayle M May 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Such a cute layout…thoughtful.
    Love the giveaway for AC!!

  2. Sue Walker May 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Oh! I have a ton of items from American Crafts! They are one of the companies that I heavily rely on for all my scrapbooking needs! Always quality items. If you want your items to look good years from now—this is one of the companies to buy supplies from! Thanks for all you do!

  3. Jeannine H May 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This is a particularly relevant post for me as today, we left our daughter at her first apartment 6 hours drive away from home. I can completely relate to that little dress! Thanks for the freebie. It will come in handy today.

  4. Kailash May 3, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    American Crafts have such amazing products, just love all of them!!

  5. Michelle Liimatainen May 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    EEEEEEEkkkkkk….anything made by CZ it amazeballs. As is this prize package! 🙂

  6. jean marmo May 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I love this!! So important to remember!

  7. Alexia Misso May 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Love American Crafts products! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Amanda Outland May 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Fantastic giveaway(s) & awesome projects!

  9. Bevb May 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Love the layout. Great prize from American Crafts. love their products.

  10. Tona May 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Love the story behind this wonderful layout! Love American Crafts to 🙂

  11. CindyZS May 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    wow, all the prizes have been great today, and i would love to receive this one like i would any of them!!! can never have enough goodies to use, and in my case, 🙁 i dont have anything to craft with 🙁 thanks

  12. S. Andersen May 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    What an awesome prize pack!! Looking gorgeous!

  13. Heaney May 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    thank you AC for sponsoring this giveaway with such an amazing prize!!!

  14. Janet MacKay May 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for the story inspiration. Its why I scrapbook.

  15. lorna Plant May 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    American Crafts, this assortment looks very interesting. thanks

  16. Pat McCleary May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Such sweet memories to keep. Love everything I’ve ever used from American Crafts. Thanks for a chance to win.

  17. Casey Thrush May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Love the American Crafts stuff!!!

  18. Megan D May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    This is a great layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Tina Crocker May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    The very reason I scrapbook is for those kinds of memories. What may have been a fleeting moment comes flooding back with the pages I create.

  20. Joanne Tackaberry May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Wonderful inspiration and prize pack.

  21. Olesya k May 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    American crafts products are always colorful and fun! Thanks for the prize pack!

  22. Lynne G May 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I love when a pictures brings along a wonderful memory with it. That’s what we do beste–preserve our most precious memories!!! Great layout. Thanks for the inspiration! Would love to have the American Crafts goodies!!!! Already thinking about what I will do with it!!!!!!

  23. Nancy Sue May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Great way to hold on to memories. Thanks to those sponsoring this great event today.

  24. Sarah Webb May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Love every single Thicker that AC puts out. Thanks for the chance!

  25. Stacy Buller May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Love the layout…and the inspiration for it. I bet your daughter will love it as well. Thanks for the printable cards…just downloaded them and can’t wait to find some more time for making layouts of my own. Would be great to win this amazing prize from American Crafts…always love their color choices.

  26. jengd May 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    It’s all about the story. Scrapbooking without storytelling is photo albuming. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this story with us!

  27. Aimee Blow May 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I am having so much fun playing with beautiful paper from AC today!

  28. Faith May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Love everything about this. The layout is great. The prize pack is awesome. Thanks for the chance!

  29. Sandy Clinton May 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    What a great memory page! Love it! Also loving the American Crafts prize pack! Thanks for another opportunity to win!

  30. Roxanne May 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    What a beautiful heartfelt layout!

  31. La-Vie Borde-Perry May 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win!!
    La-Vie

  32. Janice May 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I really love American Crafts products!!

  33. Dana W May 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Lovely layout!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  34. Donna Digby May 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Happy Scrappy Day! That layout is so true…In a Blink of an Eye. American Crafts has always held a special place in my scrap room.

  35. Dyna May 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    GREAT prize pack, can’t go wrong with AC products:)

  36. RPomeroy May 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Love CZ and AC! Great together.

  37. Denise Parcells May 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    LOVE your layout. My kids are still relatively small, but even now going through clothes that my 3 year old has outgrown that my 1 year is now growing into brings back floods of images of my oldest at that age. Smells do that, too, for me. Such an awesome thing…if only we could hold onto those memories a bit longer. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Nancy Hunt-McDonald May 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Such a cute little Tshirt on your layout. The American Crafts prize pack is really nice.

  39. Lorie B. May 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Oh, what a wonderful page. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us! Another wonderful giveaway!

  40. Miriam Prantner May 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Just love this layout! Fantastic story, and it’s amazing how things sometimes hold the best memories!

  41. CJS May 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!

  42. Melodee May 3, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Cathy such a great idea. I love American Crafts.

  43. jennifer harrell May 3, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    It is the funniest thing seeing my nephews in my son’s hand-me-downs…brings back all the memories.

  44. Josie Valley May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!! AC has must have products for any type of project!!!

  45. Amy C. May 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Wow! I see so many goodies I would love to win in this collection! Thanks so much!

  46. Dawn W. May 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Great layout with such a sweet sweet story!

  47. Missy C May 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the printable Cathy! And thank you American Crafts – love your products – thanks for the chance to win

  48. Vicki Parker May 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Love being able to tell the stories behind the photos. Thanks for the printable cards 🙂

  49. Alicia Holmes May 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Get way to show a story

  50. Sheree Delaney May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Love American Crafts products!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Carol B May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Great project, thanks for the inspiration! Happy NSD!
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. Angela Ke May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    love this collection!

  53. alicia marquez May 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Sarah Lewis May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I love the simplicity of your layout!

  55. Denise Sullivan May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Love, simply love AC!!!
    !

  56. elleaime2 May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Nice page!
    AC is awesome.

  57. Dana May 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Love the inspiration, love stories like that, thank you for the free journaling PL cards and thank you to American Crafts!!!

  58. Tina Large May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    OMG this is great!

  59. DinT May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Love the inspiration,

  60. Lia S. May 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    What a beautiful page and story…LiaS

  61. Jodi F May 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Love Cathy’s layouts!

  62. Linsey R May 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    What a beautiful showcase of AC products!! This is super inspiring!!!

  63. Norma May 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Happy Scrapbooking day! Thanks for sponsoring the event.

  64. Norma May 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Love this layout.

  65. Marcia Scantlin May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    So love American Crafts and all their fabulous creations. Great layout, too.

  66. Paola Vasquez De Leon (CuteCards) May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    another chance to win something for AC …… very interthing LO mach with a Bl
    og

  67. Karen aka soccerboyzmom May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Love the supplies. Thanks for the chance

  68. Joy Hager May 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Awesome layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Melanie S May 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing your layout. I love the story!

  70. Lynne F May 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I was just saying how much I love Cathy today. I’ve seen a few if her videos and enjoy her great sense of humour! It’s great to see her with SCT.
    The giveaway is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. CathyL May 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    So fun to remember things from long ago with a simple trigger!

  72. skrapperauntie May 3, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Wow I love how you journal. I am really bad at that portion of scrapping. Thanks for the download and help with my journal issues. Hoping after your inspiration I will get better at it.

  73. Maryann Somerville May 3, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    What a great prize pac from American Crafts!! Thanks SCT for organizing such a super fun NSD!!!

  74. Vielka Cintron May 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Such a interesting layout…

  75. rkokes May 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    great giveaway and layout too!

  76. Sandy D May 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Another great idea! Thanks!

  77. Eileen Barton May 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Aw, your story was so sweet, Cathy! They do grow up too quickly. Thanks for sharing.

  78. Denise Bryant May 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Beautiful page and a special memory! Thank you for sharing it with us, Cathy! Awesome prize from American Crafts!

  79. Elizabeth C May 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks Cathy! And thanks AC!

  80. Mo Jo May 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Awwww…adorable story in the page layout!

  81. Ginger Jarnagin May 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    What a sweet page/story. Love American Crafts products.

  82. Karen Conner May 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    What a tremendous day of giveaways! So much inspiration.
    Thanks so much!

  83. Stephanie May 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Love my American Crafts card stock!!! Love me some Cathy Zielske too!

  84. Cammi Engelhard May 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Your story reminds me of a page my daughter scrapped ( literally!) she saved a scrap of “Bkankie” and surrounded it with pictures of Isabelle clutching said blanket! Would love to win a praise today!

  85. Michelle R May 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Wow this is great, love American Crafts

  86. Scrappin cowgirl May 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Lots of different product which makes it a fabulous prize. Hope I can win!

  87. Dawn Sturges May 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    A new inspiration for me! I have tons of scrapping stuff and tons of pics, but I’m short on ideas. I’ll be checking this site more often. Thank you! ( And I could always use MORE stuff! hint hint)

  88. Roxane F May 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Love the layout! Thanks for a chance to win!

  89. Laura Turcotte May 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Love layouts with a story—so awesome!

  90. Cresta Woodruff May 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I love this. Looking through photos today… so many stories that need to be scrapbooked. Thank you for the inspiration.

  91. Carole RB May 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Nice layout and great giveaway

  92. JoAnn B. May 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Wonderful layout. Love your documented story. Great memories.

  93. Amy V May 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us! This giveaway is pretty awesome!

  94. Debby May 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    American crafts are a favorite! Thanks for a chance to win!

  95. Kim Sanderson May 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Great page, love the story!

  96. rianne May 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Inspiring!!!
    Would love to win the AC prize!!

  97. Tracey McNeely May 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    That is the best part of scrapbooking is the stories of life!

  98. Kristin L. Cisyk May 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I’m in love again, so tempting! AC what nice colours!

  99. Michele McLachlin May 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Journalling is difficult, but worth it!
    And the AC package is awesome!

  100. Kristen V May 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

  101. Tracie C. May 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the prizes to American Crafts.

  102. Pauline May 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    That’s a story that just makes every Mom go backward for a few moments to those wonderful years. Thanks so much for sharing.

  103. Lisa Posthumus May 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love AC cardstock.

  104. Michelle A May 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    awesome story! TFS.

  105. Carolyn May 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This is a great clean layout, wow I’m proud of you, I still can’t give my favorite clothes that my boys wore (18 & 21) when they were little, I love the story that goes with the layout.

  106. Chelsey May 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Great project and giveaway

  107. mandyb May 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    love all that colourful glitter…thanks

  108. Heather Thompson May 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    very awesome!!! love the giveaway!!! Thanks American Crafts

  109. jan nolte May 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Scrapbooking is all about the story whether it be with pictures and/or words. Enjoyed seeing a page with words reinforced with one picture.

  110. Dorina D May 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Love this layout with it’s great story. what a great idea. thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize package.

  111. Elizabeth Campau May 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    What a touching story and food for thought on how to share some special memories!

  112. barbara lassiter May 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    What a sweet story and I think that’s what scrap booking is about…to remind us of the wonderful memories and times of our lives.

  113. rosalie May 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win American Crafts products. Love your creativity and printables! Happy NSD

  114. Mimi R May 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for the project life cards! They are wonderful!

  115. Jenny Lowery May 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    love the bling, i would love to win this

  116. Angelique May 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Ohh! how sweet! Makes my momma’s heart pitter patter.

  117. doreen May 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Love the story telling. these prizes are awesome, amazing!!

  118. Angela Ke May 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    AC cardstock is a great product! Use it often. Thanks

  119. Diane Caldwell May 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Such a sweet nostalgic story – thanks so much for sharing it. Did you end up giving the dress to Goodwill or did you keep it after all? Would love to win the American Crafts collection and who doesn’t love AC Thickers. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  120. jennybean May 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  121. Sue Kujawa May 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Cute layout.

  122. Valerie May 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Lovely story and great giveaway, thanks!

  123. Dana Horbaty May 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    What a great giveaway….so many goodies 🙂

  124. Carol J May 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Love the layout and ideas (memories) that you shared. It is all history in the making. Thanks for such a wonderful NSD.

  125. Kelly Massman May 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    love American Crafts! TFS the layout! thanks also for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  126. Hazel Brown May 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Would so love to win these awesome goodies.x

  127. Sandi Pressley May 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Cathy’s layout is incredible and very inspoirational…isn’t that what this is all about??? Thanks for yet another jaw-dropping prize. I love me some American Crafts.

  128. CathyM May 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    wonderful story Cathy and a great way to showcase it. Another hour brings a big wonderful prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

  129. Robin B. May 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I love American Crafts! Thanks for a day filled with inspiration and giveaways.

  130. Cara Feeney May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    What a great way to capture the memory.

  131. Vicki in ga May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I love American crafts

  132. Bartemous Black May 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Love AC Products!

  133. Leah Tame May 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love the layout! Thanks for the chance to win this prize!

  134. Brenda adams May 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  135. Terry K May 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    What an awesome prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

  136. Desiree Hetrick May 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I definitely scrapbook for the stories. I want my family to have lots of memories! And AC makes it so easy!

  137. Erica Hettwer May 3, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Love that, Cathy. It’s so true that it’s important to be there for your kids. <3

  138. Cindy deRosier May 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    What an incredible layout and a beautiful story.

  139. Helen Van Daalen May 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I like digital scrap booking because it allows me to tell the story behind the picture by typing a lot and not taking up too much space. Another great prize. Thanks.

  140. Taunya Butler May 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Love this and love the prize being offered by American Crafts!!

  141. Alma Dirpaul May 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks American Crafts. Happy NSD.

  142. Michelle Huegel May 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    ohhh yeah LOOOOVe me some AC!!!

  143. Therese Arsenault May 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Totally wow prize package.

  144. Lee-Anne Thornton May 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this story. It brings back many memories of my own daughter when she was little.

  145. Kelly Sasman May 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I LOVE all things American Crafts! Would be thrilled to win this!!! Thanks for making NSD so much fun today.

  146. Margie Visnick May 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Love all of the inspiration and giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

  147. Gina M May 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Love the stories Cathy tells, and her clean simple style!

  148. Heather V May 3, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Great layout. I love how you created a subtitle – it really pulls the viewer in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  149. Maggie @ Midwestern Girl May 3, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    wonderful wonderful story!!! and love the AC giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win!

  150. Kimberli Bean May 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Love this LO! Thanks for sharing your creative process for making your page!

  151. lynnette May 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Ooooo think of all the cards I could make

  152. KathyJH May 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Love the layout! This is the great thing about scrapbooking – the memories they invoke.

  153. Angi Barrs May 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I need to do more journaling. Love Cathy’s tips. Happy NSD!

  154. Nicole S May 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Wow! Great Stuff!

  155. Nicole McNamara May 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    That is a FABULOUS thing to scrap! What an AMAZING page! Pages like this remind me why I scrap!!

  156. Debbie May 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Wow! What a great layout and prize package!

  157. terriavidreader May 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Memories and pictures just go together, don’t they?!

  158. Nicole Doiron May 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    wow! You are the queen of journaling! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win! Happy NSD!

  159. Monica Blain May 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    This is an amazing prize pack! I would be in heaven if I won this 🙂 Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways today & happy NSD!

  160. benessi May 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Love CZ and AC!!

  161. Penny Kitzmiller May 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Great job on the this layout! Thank you for the downloads. The prize is wonderful too!

  162. AJ May 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Great layout! Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

  163. Jeniff Sthory May 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  164. Lynne T. May 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I love the layout and the sweet story.

  165. Sandra Tucker May 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Very nice layout.

  166. Kathy P. May 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Always love your clean, graphic style, Cathy! And thanks for the freebies!!!
    Would love to win American Craft goodies. Love their cardstock!!

  167. Jennifer Stahr May 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Love American Crafts! And this giveaway is totally awesome!

  168. Leslie McGhee May 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What a great prize to win. I could use those. Thanks.

  169. Carol I. May 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Story triggers…thanks so much for the inspiration. What a great prize from American Crafts!

  170. Pai May 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    love the story. so sweet!

  171. Dianne M May 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Journaling is tops. Great layout!

  172. Shari Klyn May 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    American Crafts make great reliable products. Thank you for making NSD so much fun!

  173. Tamekia Owens May 3, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Great layout and awesome prize. Thanks for the chance to win.

  174. Shari Czerwinski May 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    love all the projects, ideas and chances to win!

  175. Karine G May 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Love American craft!!! They always have great product!!! Thanks for these great prizes!!!

  176. Vicki Sopcak May 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I Love these products…..thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  177. Angie C. D. May 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve seen Cathy’s name around, but I only “met” her today when I saw one of her NSD videos and can I say that I just love her! Her simplicity. Her honesty. Thanks for sharing your story, Cathy. And Scrapbook & Cards Today, thanks for the chance to win this AWESOME package from American Crafts. 😀

  178. Cynthia Baldwin May 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Cathy Z is awesome! Love her simple style, her sense of humor, and her stories.
    Thanks for the chance to win some American Crafts goodies – they continue to expand, yet still offer a great variety and quality of products. 🙂

  179. Tammy Sears May 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Memories are so precious! That’s why we scrapbook

  180. Brenna May 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I absolutely adore this layout!

  181. anna Cruz May 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Love American crafts.. Great giveaway.. Thank you for the !! 🙂

  182. LisaJ May 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    love the Plus One collection.

  183. Heather H May 3, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    What a cute collection of scrappy goodies!! So pretty!!

  184. Jeanette May 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Love the clean layout! Will have to copying your idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  185. Christine J May 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Great inspiration thank you for sharing.

  186. Stephanie G May 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Love the layout!

  187. Sandra ltb May 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    wow! great package!
    Sandra ltb

  188. Alyce May 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thankyou AC!

  189. Tina C. May 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Super cute layout a super cool prize pack too 🙂

  190. Jennifer Salas May 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    awesome way to save memories….

  191. Linda Tupper May 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Awww I loved the story behind that page. It brought back some memories for me. A big thank you to American Crafts!!! What a great prize pack. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  192. Martine Labelle May 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    what a great story to remember! great prize too! thanks for the chance!

  193. MeganM. May 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Love the layout! Thank you for the inspiration! And thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  194. Heather Pitre May 3, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    great layout. Journaling is always difficult but this is such a wonderful option. thanks for the ideas.

  195. gretchen May 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    i love Cathy’s layout! and thanks for the chance to win the AC goodies!

  196. Tonya Roach May 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Cute LO! Happy NSD!

  197. Christa May 3, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I feel the same way about my son’s Elmo blanket. Thanks F=for sharing!

  198. Heather Pitre May 3, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Great AC product package . Love the assortment of such wonderful goodies… just waiting for creativity to happen.

  199. barbara macaskill May 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Holy WOW! That is a whole lot of goodness in this prize package! LOVELOVELOVE my AC products!

  200. Kerri C. May 3, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  201. Steffanie S May 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the cute journal cards and fond memories of your daughter’s dress. Great story telling!

  202. Amy T May 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    <3 AC! what a great giveaway. SCT, you guys rock!

  203. Charolette Jones May 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Love it!!

  204. KellyC May 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    love American Crafts!!
    thanks for the chance!

  205. Christi Steinbeck May 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    thanks for sharing!

  206. Laurel Mitchell May 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Oh so pretty!

  207. Chelle K May 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I adore Cathy and american crafts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  208. Bonnie May 3, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Exactly why going through old clothes to give away takes me so long. Amazing how seeing a little outfit brings back the memories. Great page Cathy.

  209. Kayla F. May 3, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing the printables,your layout looks great!

  210. Jenn May 3, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    What a great layout, thanks for the giveaway

  211. Stacy Harper Watson May 3, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    OMG! Such a fab prize that I can’t stop squealing! I sure hope you pick me!

  212. Stephanie Spielman May 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Beautiful colors and textures.

  213. bernice j May 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I love both Cathy Zielske and American Crafts!!

  214. Lisa L. May 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I love stories. I also love this amazing prize package!

  215. Liliana Phillips May 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous prize, LOVE American Crafts! Thanks for the chance to win.

  216. Cindy M May 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Cathy, I love that you love to journal. Wow what an amazing prize this hour!

  217. Linda Willman May 3, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I love this delicious package too! Fingers crossed!

  218. Kim M May 3, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Love me some Ac tHICKERS, thanks for the chance to win!

  219. forza May 3, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    this layout is just beautiful and the prize so great !
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  220. JanLee May 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    What great products! Thanks for the chance to win.

  221. zubmomi May 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Wonderful layout! Fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  222. Janet Sisk May 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    What a great story layout! Very sweet. I also love this giveaway sponsored by American Crafts. Thanks for the chance to win. 😀

  223. tami May 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Lovely goodies to play with and such a sweet layout! thanks for the chance to win! =)

  224. Angela A May 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Wow! This prize is right up my alley! Would love to win! I also love the way you journal! This is such a great idea!

  225. Lori Gauerke May 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Love American Crafts, what a great day and giveaway.

  226. Heather Mayfield May 3, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Great prize pack.

  227. Leslie Kiley May 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    American crafts is doing it right! I really love all the brands they represent. Cathy Zielske shows us how important the story really is! I want to remember those things! Thanks for the reminder.

  228. Jayne Morgan May 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Wow what a prize, some of my favourite things…..especially love American Crafts cardstock. Thanks for the chance to win.

  229. Patricia May 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Great story with a very nice layout.

  230. Michelle Vincent May 4, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Love this layout!

  231. Angel Johns May 4, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Great layout, as always! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  232. sandy sh May 4, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I enjoy American craft products…so fun and colorful!
    and thank you Cathy Zielske for the printable cards..can’t wait to use them.

  233. Anelsie Ramos May 4, 2014 at 12:14 am

    What a wonderful prize from American Crafts!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

  234. Susan H. May 4, 2014 at 12:16 am

    What a wonderful story about what might trigger you to scrapbook. Love the American Crafts prize too!

  235. Debbie Eslinger May 4, 2014 at 12:16 am

    very thoughtful story

  236. Coralee Schindel May 4, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Love your honest and sweet journaling. Hope one day I can write with such meaning and simplicity all together. Thanks for sharing from one Canuk to another. 🙂

  237. Denise Ward May 4, 2014 at 12:21 am

    The blog about the memories that come rushing back & lead to a scrapbook page is what this craft is all about… taking the time to really appreciate all the moments of life, whether it is a child on a swing or a child going to college. This is a great kit to pay tribute to all of these important memories in our lives! Yay for scrapbooking!!!! 🙂

  238. Vickie Sanders May 4, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Love this layout!

  239. Corilyn Noreen May 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Happy NSD!

  240. Kas Mello May 4, 2014 at 12:33 am

    thanks for the download. American Crafts is the best!

  241. Trish May 4, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Wow – I love this!
    Thank you!

  242. Hussena May 4, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Its such an adorable layout with a lovely story behind it ! .Love American crafts products ..Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  243. Amy Jones May 4, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Amazing prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

  244. Debra Lovell May 4, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Awesome giveaway,and Happy NSD!!

  245. Leanne S May 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Love American Crafts

  246. Val May 4, 2014 at 1:13 am

    thanks again for this giveaway and for the ideas.

  247. Heather Reese May 4, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Thanks, American Crafts!

  248. Barb in AK May 4, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Cathy, I always love your posts. Your stories go ‘way beyond the who, what, when, where facts— stories that touch me so.
    Thanks for the AC giveaway. Love their great colors.
    Happy NSBD to you!

  249. Lisa P May 4, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Fabulous words from Cathy. I love the idea of storytelling. That is what we are doing whether with photos or words.

  250. Jamie Larsen May 4, 2014 at 1:19 am

    great layout… thanks for the chance to win

  251. snazzy jj May 4, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Sweet story Cathy and great prize AC.

  252. NinaN May 4, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Welcome to SCT Cathy!!

  253. Julie Gastelum May 4, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Great prize package

  254. Stokely May 4, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I never tried American Crafts cardstock though I’ve read a lot of good things about it.

  255. Marie May 4, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Your story has inspired me to tell a story! Wow! Thanks!

  256. shartl May 4, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Love everything by American Crafts! Thickers and cardstock…my dream giveaway!

  257. stampnk May 4, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this collection of goodies! LOVE American Crafts!

  258. karenladd May 4, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Oh, those story cards are so fun and will come in handy! I love American Crafts…especially the Thickers and would love to win this giveaway!

  259. Davida Stafford May 4, 2014 at 1:59 am

    awww, love this story. My kids are still SO young and I’ll admit getting a little teary eyed here. Reminds me to be more present too and man am I NOT ready for my kids grow up 🙂

  260. Annelies May 4, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Love the layout without to many embellishments! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  261. Mai May 4, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Love American Crafts, super love those alphas. Thanks for the chance!

  262. Jackie George May 4, 2014 at 2:24 am

    What a great prize!! Happy NSD!

  263. Marjorie May 4, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Great prize package!

  264. Karen Horne May 4, 2014 at 2:59 am

    What a truly lovely layout!

  265. Rose J May 4, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Love that layout. AC is the best.

  266. Oddbirdout May 4, 2014 at 3:11 am

    OOOO lots of pretty AC goodies.

  267. Lya May 4, 2014 at 3:12 am

    This prize pack is just perfect for beginner or seasoned scrapper!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  268. Lynda May 4, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Love this layout design!!! Happy NSD!!

  269. Sandra Dodrill May 4, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Love American Crafts products. TY for a chance to win some.

  270. Sue Alg May 4, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Love the stories. These are just as important as the photos.

  271. May 4, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I love American Crafts!

  272. Ninch May 4, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Lovely page.

  273. Rakhee May 4, 2014 at 4:00 am

    This is an awesome prize. Thanks for the chance.

  274. Pia Larsen May 4, 2014 at 4:05 am

    This is a really nice prize from American Crafts.

  275. Isbaha May 4, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Wonderful layout, love Cathy’s style !

  276. Beneta May 4, 2014 at 4:29 am

    So happy to have the chance to win such a wonderful prize. thanks

  277. Jane May 4, 2014 at 4:52 am

    It’s all about the memories. – thanks for the opportunity of this wonderful prize.

  278. Debbie Siddle May 4, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. So is the prize.

  279. Maggie G. May 4, 2014 at 5:31 am

    lovely layout, thanks for the chance to win

  280. Nina Chow May 4, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Love AC and the Plus One collection, thanks for the chance to win.

  281. Melinda N May 4, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Another wonderful prize package, thanks for the opportunity to win.

  282. auntie em May 4, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Love your little journal prompt cards. Thank you for sharing them! I really believe that journaling is more important than any embellishment or piece of trim you can add to any LO. It tells the story of why you thought this photo was important enough to create a beautiful page for. A page without journaling is like a pretty girl all dressed up for the prom without combing her hair. The pretty outfit might distract from the messy hair for awhile but sooner or later you will notice something is missing.
    Love your story to go with your photo. I always wonder when I see a little well worn outfit at a rummage sale what child loved this outfit so much to wear it that often. 🙂

  283. Lucinde May 4, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Love her combination of digital and handmade layouts!

  284. Theresa Kowalewski May 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

    American Crafts Rock!And that prize is fantastic!

  285. Janet May 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Love American crafts! Wonderful page!

  286. jo.m. May 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

    This is a wonderful prize. Thank you for the chance to win.

  287. furrypig May 4, 2014 at 7:57 am

    love love love American crafts! Also love the idea of photogrpahing a piece of clothing and scrapping a story like that (I still have a few pieces of key clothes from DD growing up)

  288. Ginny D Leung May 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I love the layout! What a great way to tell a story!

  289. Bev Montague May 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

    This post brought tears to my eyes. My son is going through all of the college planning stuff right now and I can’t believe how fast the time has flown. Thanks for reminding me of how important it is to get the story down during these busy times.

  290. Lisa Henderson May 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Great story! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  291. Stephanie Ammar May 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Gorgeous stuff.

  292. Gina May 4, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Great inspiration. Thank you!

  293. Michelle Galloway May 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

    American crafts has great stuff! Thanks for the chances to win!

  294. Janet Zeppa May 4, 2014 at 8:27 am

    What an adorably sweet story!

  295. Celeste B. May 4, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Love American Crafts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  296. Jill Rugg May 4, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Love your layout and story! I need to do more journaling on my pages.

  297. Susan P May 4, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Love the layout and another great prize.

  298. Mary H. May 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for sharing the cards download!

  299. Jamie A. May 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Crossing fingers and toes! 🙂

  300. Keirsten Frazer May 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Great prize pack!

  301. stephanie schan May 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Love the layout and how the story is represented!

  302. Karin Boschaart May 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    stories are the bindings in life. past on your thoughts anbd feelings to create a world

  303. Karrie May 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Love the AC gift pack! Great cards, Cathy!

  304. Sue D May 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

    What a fabulous story to go with this page!

  305. Gail D. May 4, 2014 at 9:11 am

    That is a great prize with lots of new ideas to be put to good use. Thank you for a great day of prizes and ideas.

  306. Lawrie H. May 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Sweet story! And what an awesome prize pack from American Crafts!

  307. Silvia Diaz May 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  308. stacie D May 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Love the idea to capture a memory of a favorite outfit. You are an awesome story teller, Cathy! Thanks for the printables! Thanks, AC for being a NSD sponsor!

  309. Kristina (CraftyPaws) May 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Great way to create keepsakes. tfs this sweet story. Hugs, Kristina

  310. Tammy K May 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I love everything from AC! Thanks for the chance!

  311. Chelsea Schroeder May 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I love AC! Thanks for an awesome prize pack!

  312. Julie Pike May 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Thank you American Crafts for a fabulous prize package! Hoping I’m the lucky winner!

  313. Megan Di Mattia May 4, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I have always been a huge fan of Cathy Z! And thanks to AC and SCT for the chance to win. I am also a huge fan of anything AC!

  314. D~DesignsByDragonfly May 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Oh my goodness what a sweet memory. Thank you for sharing it. I need to get my sweet memories written down before I forget them all.
    Thank you American Crafts for your generosity.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

  315. Lisa Chin May 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

    What a great story behind this layout. Gives me an idea of something to do with my daughter who has a hard time parting with some of her favourite pieces of clothing!
    This American Crafts prize pack is awesome – love the Amy Tangerine paper!

  316. Sarah May 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The perfect starter kit to re-giveaway to a friend just starting out in the scrapping world. What a great bundle!
    Thanks Scrapbook & Cards Today!

  317. Sheila G. May 4, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Thanks! Happy NSD!!

  318. Adrienne May 4, 2014 at 10:56 am

    It’s amazing how a piece of clothing can trigger fond memories. Great idea for a layout!

  319. Julie A. Shearer May 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Great layout and prize pack!! Love American Crafts !!! Thank u both for a chance to win.

  320. Anita Hiltz May 4, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Great story!

  321. chark May 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    How sweet is this? love the page!

  322. Claude Campeau May 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Cathy is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  323. Sandy L May 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Isn’t this what scrapping is about? Memories! Beautiful layout! Love the printable cards, too.

  324. Vikki May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Such a great layout, and a wonderful prize as well!!

  325. Judy O May 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I agree – sometimes its capturing the moments in words and when read back years later, the moments come back as if it was just yesterday. Wow what a great collection from American Crafts ! Thanks!

  326. Ange May 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Love that you can pull a memory from years ago and create a relevant page for the present

  327. Manuela B. May 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely memories Cathy! Thanks for sharing!

  328. Bette May 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Amazing package for American Scrapbook day. It’s always fun to tell stories and such a great prize to compliment it. 🙂

  329. Cynthia Boucher May 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    There are so many wonderful stories told through scrapbooking that capture the essence of every day life!

  330. Patricia F. May 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    What a nice simple layout! Thanks for the sharing it and for the chance at your prize!

  331. Michelle Mattie May 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Love American Crafts!! What great products!!

  332. Brenda May 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the download! Awesome simple, clean style!

  333. Barbara H May 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Triggers, great idea, thank you for sharing your ideas.

  334. Tracey May 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Love Cathy Zielske AND American Crafts!!! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!!

  335. margret May 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    this is great. Nice!

  336. Ann B. May 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I’m a “Thickeraholic”, but who am I kidding, I love everything AC! Thands for the chance to win some AC goodies!

  337. Carmen M. May 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the story prompt cards. Love them Thanks for the chance to win! Some of my favorite companies are being showcased and offering giveaways yah.

  338. Suz Gray May 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I love journaling the good and bad it’s all life. thanks for the inspiration & chance to win

  339. Marsha Bouters May 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Very cute layout. Great job.

  340. Caroline T May 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Wonderful journal keeping, a great memory!

  341. Darlene Jungman May 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. And thanks for the opportunity at the fabulous AC prize!

  342. Susie Draper May 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Great job on the layout!

  343. Angela Grimard May 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    What a collection, looks like a lot of fun.

  344. Pamela McGillin May 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    AC CS is my fave, can not get enough of this product!

  345. Bree Tetz May 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Great prize! Thanks for the chance!

  346. Sue McRae May 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Love all the American Crafts goodies!

  347. Krista Ritskes May 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    What a beautiful layout for a beautiful story. It’s all about the memories.

  348. Heather - housesbuiltofcards May 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    What great encouragement to put stories on my layouts more! Thanks for the inspiration! And LOVE American Crafts – what fun giveaway!!!

  349. Rose Stannell May 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I have even created a layout without the picture because the story was important.

  350. Meghan May 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    While I’m not a scrapbooker, I’m still getting some great ideas for cards and card layouts! Thanks!

  351. Sarah G May 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Another great giveaway!

  352. Denise Vanderstelt May 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Wow! These staple products are used all the time around here!

  353. Shannon May 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    This layout sums up the reason why I scrapbook! Time seems to speed up by the moment….

  354. michelle t May 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Great layout, beautiful story. Thanks so much for a chance to win this great giveaway. Michelle t

  355. Sue M May 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  356. Emily Cook May 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is AMAZING!!!!!!!

  357. Lynne in NI May 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Great LO and fab journalling too 🙂

  358. SandraA May 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Love the tender story that the layout tells. Sometimes years of perspective make it an even better story. Would love anything AC. This is a great package.

  359. DEBBIE V May 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    You have given me inspiration to give story telling scrapbooking a go 🙂

  360. Tracy Raymond May 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I LOVE THIS! GLAD THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT IS TRIGGERED BY CLOTHING AND THE MEMORIES THAT GO WITH IT AT THE TIME. INSPIRED TO DO A PAGE LIKE THIS FOR MY KIDS…

  361. Lisa-Jane Johnson May 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Strange but it reminded me to take more video of my kids so thank you Cathy!

  362. Cassi May 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I love the story that Cathy included with that layout. I scrapbook to remember the little moments that would otherwise be forgotten. Just like the red dress! Oh yeah, and I love buying scrapbook supplies. 🙂

  363. Char Dobson May 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    What I really love about this layout is its clean and simple design. Very refreshing. While I tend to be an embellishment junkie myself, there are definitely times when less is more – allowing the story and photos to speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  364. Renee VanEpps May 4, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, what a sweet page! Love the professional and clean look to it, and how it reminds me of the forgotten memories of my own child’s first years. Crazy how fast they grow up.. Thanks for the chance at such an awesome prize!!!!!!

  365. Lynn Bilodeau May 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I LOVE American crafts

  366. Dallas Freyer May 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Great layout, I can wait to make it myself! Thanks

  367. melita May 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    what a great layout. love it.

  368. Janisa Duval May 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Love American Crafts products! Thanks for the chance to win!

  369. Jett May 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Cathy’s approach to memory keeping and life is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some fab AC supplies!

  370. Jennifer F May 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Wow thank you to American Crafts. What a great prize! Here’s hoping I win 🙂

  371. Donna Rawbone May 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    another great giveaway. Hope I win.

  372. Barbara May 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Cathy always does a great job – I love this story.

  373. Wendy Orme May 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks so much for all the great inspiration and giveaways today!

  374. Bonnie May 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I love the texture of American Crafts 12×12 paper packs and they are excellent for the Silhouette!

  375. Shawn Wenrich May 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Cathy never ceases to inspire me with her thoughtful, insightful journaling. Love it!

  376. Ashly Margritz May 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Loving all the inspiration and the prizes are great!!!! Thanks

  377. Brenda May 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I love this story and agree about the older my kids get the more sentimental I get over their little kid items! Thanks for sharing the layout and story (and reminder to stay present!) and for another great giveaway!

  378. Anika F May 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    My sister and I have been cleaning out our basement and came across all the cards, drawings, and “presents” we made our mom. It’s amazing that she kept all that stuff, it brought back memories for all of us.

  379. Amber M. May 4, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    There is no one like Cathy – she is so unique – I love her style! I love how she is bold and fresh and edgy – I very much enjoy her style. Her layout and journaling made me cry, maybe because I have a daughter the same age as Aiden and just did a book to celebrate her birthday on NSD! Looking back at pictures from Shelby growing up was sweet and bittersweet – it’s important to document our lives and our feelings and memories. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize from American Crafts!

  380. June Hay May 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  381. Lara Walker May 5, 2014 at 1:13 am

    such a CUTE layout, and the prize is something to swoon over too!

  382. Larissa Heskett =) May 5, 2014 at 1:33 am

    AWESOME!! LOVING the Giveaway!! I’d LOVE to win!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  383. Karen L K May 5, 2014 at 1:36 am

    That is great that you document that story with so many nice details. Nice prize today also.

  384. Vicky Paraschou May 5, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Great ideas!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  385. Valerie Bishop May 5, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Fabulous project and giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  386. Karen Rushton May 5, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Happy sigh…Wouldn’t it be fun if this came to my house…

  387. Twila Young May 5, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful prize package and beautiful project! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  388. Ailing May 5, 2014 at 7:57 am

    go AC go!!! I am a fan!

  389. Melanie May 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Lots of goodies in this package…thanks for the chance to win!!

  390. Heidi C May 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    What an amazing prize!! So much inspiration on the blog today!!

  391. Caroline Dufresne May 5, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Love it!

  392. Juliana Michaels May 5, 2014 at 9:21 am

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  393. Sarah F May 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This is really what Scrapbooking is all about: the story. What a great post. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing this post with us.

  394. JoAnn H May 5, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Almost missed this one this day went by so quickly!

  395. Ange May 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Cute layout! Fantastic prize!!!

  396. laura mm May 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Lovely layout & prize 🙂

  397. Angie ashuk May 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Great Prize! Just catching up from the weekend. My daughter spilled milk on my laptop.

  398. LouAnn V May 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Fun layout! Thank you AC for a great giveaway.

  399. Cori G May 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Love American Crafts!

  400. Donna Gabbard May 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Thanks SCT and American Crafts for the chance to win!!!

  401. marylouh May 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    It’s funny how something so little and inconsequential will bring back a flood of memories. Hopefully they are all good memories. thanks for sharing.

  402. Patty Folchert May 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful layout and story. Also thanks for the chance to win!

  403. RobinD May 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Great inspiration, thank you! And thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

  404. Melinda Wilson May 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Cathy Z – You are the Bomb!!!! I love reading your blog posts, watching your videos and everything else you do!!! Thanks so much for your contribution to my life; it has made it more enjoyable!!

  405. Steph M May 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    What a meaningful layout. This is what I want my schrapbooking to be–more than just a nice way to show my photos.

  406. Jenny Kozar May 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I too love to share my memories in this way – this is just a beautiful memory to capture for sure.
    Thanks for sharing.

  407. Hilette Wright May 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Great prize. Thanx!

  408. leanne May 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    love it:0

  409. Manda May 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    What a fabulous idea for a layout. I love it!

  410. Cindy L May 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Best day ever!!

  411. Tami McDaniel May 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    What a great story and treasure for your daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  412. Jemma @ Just-Jimjams May 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Love this post – great cards, a fabulous page and a wonderful prize! ACE!!!

  413. Tiffani May 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Would be fun to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  414. Ruza May 5, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Love the American Crafts … thank you!

  415. Mandi Holmes May 6, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Stunning page.

  416. Beth Anne Thomas May 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Thanks, Cathy, for the inspiration. And thanks to American Crafts for the prize.

  417. Tina Mayo May 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

    cool stuff!! loving ya’ll !!

  418. Carol Jones May 6, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Love the layout! And love American Crafts too!

  419. Laura F. May 6, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Great job, differet from everything else.

  420. Christine May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wow! It would be fantastic to win this prize pack. And what an inspiring layout – love that simplistic style and dedication to telling the story.

  421. Betty-Ann May 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    American Crafts rocks!!!

  422. maria May 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful giveaway!!!

  423. TracyM #6773 May 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    DELIGHTFUL layout Cathy!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing this memory, journaling & page AND for reminding us to scrap every precious moment that we can.
    … I confess that I have bundles & bundles of envelopes of printed photos that have not been put into an album or scrapped {BAD me!!! Even worse when I think of the digital photos too!!!} and when looking through them in search of some photos for a funeral, many of them triggered memories, just like your daughters little red dress.
    => THANK YOU for giving me a push in the right direction and the confidence to scrap more memories & feelings, not just moments 🙂

  424. Bethany Becker May 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I love all the journaling on the page. What an awesome prize!

  425. shelley scarbro May 6, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Great giveaway!!!

  426. Patty Wu May 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    I’m excited to ‘see’ a little more of CZ around SCT!!! and I love American Crafts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  427. Katherine L May 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Such a great prize pack!! Thanks!!

  428. Charlene O May 7, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I always struggle with my journaling and have found these cards help so much – thanks for the printables!!And I LOVE AC!!!

  429. Kathleen Spaeth May 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Oh my goodness Cathy! Your sweet, clean and simple, layout made me laugh and cry (all at the same time)!! Thank you for bravely sharing and helping me to reminisce on how much the children in our lives have grown up too!!! Thank you to American Crafts for always being my go-to paper crafting supply company. Love Ya Dearly!!!! Please ask Cathy to join SCT, because she is a Keeper!!!!!

  430. Erin Glee May 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Cathy, you have a huge heart…your journaling made me cry…and it does seem to be “the blink of an eye” that my firstborn is going to start DRIVING this year~ my baby! Great page.
    Thank you to American Crafts for a chance to win this generous stash of scrappy goodness!

  431. K in PA May 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    American Crafts is one of the main companies I use to scrapbook these days. Would love to add some more of their fabulous supplies to my collection!

  432. Ruby M May 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Great layout and prize Thanks for the inspiration and prize.

  433. Lynda May 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t know how I almost overlooked this giveaway! I’m glad I found it because I really like this line.

  434. Deborah Rikard May 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the help with journaling. I always struggle with this.

  435. Tammy May 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love the clean and simple layout. Thanks for the chance to win another fabulous prize!

  436. Loulou May 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Cathy for sharing your layout and wonderful story. Thank you for the chance to win the great AC package.

  437. Deepa Lakshman May 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Love the dress on it. I love the page. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt journaling.

  438. Andra Donbrook May 7, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I love the story on her page. So simple and so touching. I think that’s the reason I want to scrapbook/preserve memories. I want my boys to know that it is/was the little things that matter most to me. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring me to get to work on documenting those little things! Wonderful prize too!

  439. Ayelet Barkay May 8, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Great story layout!
    And awesome prize! thanks for the chance 🙂

  440. Silly Black Dog May 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Fun prize pack… and a sweet story.

  441. Tracy Shelton May 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

    American Crafts – I love them!

  442. eunice May 8, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  443. Violet May 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    You have awesome prizes. American Craft products are awesome.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  444. Heather M. May 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I love using creative photography to create interesting photos.

  445. KarenB May 10, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Love Cathy’s work and I have her Clean & Simple books too. Sometimes we need to be reminded what scrapbooking is all about – the little moments that trigger special memories. Thank you.

  446. Megan D May 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I’m in love with this layout and give away! Fingers crossed that I’m the lucky winner.

  447. Lainey May 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Cute layout, love that it’s all about the memories!

  448. Pamk May 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Wow thanks AC for an awesome giveaway.

  449. Kathleen May 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my goodness. What a fabulous prize. You can pick me.

  450. Kirsten J May 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I’d love seeing more CZ anytime!

  451. Kathleen May 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Like! Like! Like!

  452. Angeline Tan May 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Started scrapbooking about two years ago, and have been busy trying to keep all my memories. Love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration and great giveaway 🙂

  453. Carmen May 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize!

  454. Julie May 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Love Cathy! Love these giveaways!

  455. Dawn Skene May 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks for the cards to download and the great prize!

  456. Katie B. May 14, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Very cool layout! Love the text block. And all of these goodies from American Crafts, wow!! Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

  457. Maryann May 14, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Another beauty here too, I just love it, sooo amazing too.

  458. Ruth Tacoma May 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

    I love AC and would love to win this!! Great inspiration Cathy!!

  459. Penny Douphinett May 14, 2014 at 8:20 am

    A great idea for a layout – and it just triggered one for me to do, I need to write it down so I don’t forget! Thanks!

  460. Paula Short May 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    AC card stock is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

  461. Sandi B May 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    What a great variety of American Crafts products. I use thickers all the time and really love their cardstock. Great colors to choose from. Thanks for another fabulous prize package and the chance to win.

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