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.
Layout Supplies: Layered Template No. 111, Bazzil Basics White OP Cardstock; Xyron and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive
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!
~ 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!
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!
Want a another chance to win today? Enter our Facebook contest HERE too!