Present Participle List for July 2017

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life11 Comments


July is in full swing and here are a few things I’m doing right now.

Binge-watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. I started a free trial on the weekend, just so I could see what everyone was talking about and holy dystopian future, I am hooked!

Singing karaoke on my Instagram Story. I just posted my second installment of Cathyoke. You should know the following: 1) I am running out of costumes, 2) I work alone and need an outlet, 3) Life is too short to not sing loudly for all to hear, and 4) I am completely self-taught. (That’s a joke, Dad, right?) And yes, that was my second Elf reference in this paragraph.


A quick note: I decided to disable comments on YouTube because of random weird mean people. This is meant to be fun, not serious. I have zero control in this life, per se, but this? This I can manage. 

Loving having all four Zielskes at home this summer. There is something about having everyone trying to do something in the kitchen at the same time that is supremely comforting to me.


Playing with the new Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz. They are rich and juicy and magical. I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks!

Anticipating with such excitement my next stamp and die release coming to Simon Says Stamp! August 1 is the date and let’s just say that Happy Hour might be involved.

Preparing for the first day of Design Your Life 2.0. Yes, I have been promoting the living crap out of this class but I want to make sure that a) If you want to sign up you can save $5 today, and b) If you are an alumni of the original class, you can sign up by July 25 and save even more. Click on the image below for more info!

ALMUNI, CLICK BELOW TO CONTACT ME FOR YOUR DISCOUNT CODE!

What are you presently doing?

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for July 2017

11 Comments on “Present Participle List for July 2017”

  1. #1
    Sheree

    OMOGOSH!!! You are so stinking cute. Glad I found you cause I need the laughs and thanks for the great lessons, too 🤣😁

  2. #3
    Connie

    You are super funny. Don’t let those negative comments stop you. I’ve enjoyed the Cathyoke. Some people just don’t have a sense of humor.

  3. #4
    Katie Jones (UK)

    I keep ordering your sale digitals, Cathy!! 2 yesterday, one today… So tempting. I just have to make sure I use them. I need to find your tutorial again on how to use digital stamps on your photos on your phone – I am sure I didn’t imagine that!

    We have been recording The Handmaid’s Tale, we just need to have time together to sit down and watch them! Maybe hubby and I will make time to do that in the evenings this weekend…

  4. #5
    Siobhann Bakke

    I just love your take on life and am pretty sure I can learn a crap-load from you!!! Thanks for the laugh!

  5. #7
    Kelly R

    Hey Cathy! Love all of your fun posts. Check out my friend, Meghan Cary’s song, Sing Louder. It’s all about singing louder, especially when you don’t know the words. Keep on having fun and sharing your story.

  6. #8
    Ozpom

    A fellow scrapper posted a link to your site and because I’m into everything to do with scrapping, and ok I’m also nosey, I checked you out. I’m hooked and have started reading your blog from page 168. I had to stop at 160 because hubby wanted to watch a show on the box and was wondering why I’ve found another site to bury my nose into. So you’ve been added to my favourites….and that’s not a mean feat…and I’ll be back…site stalking and all.

    I have learnt some things from your site…..so thank you and for the laughs. You are hilarious and I’ve got a wierd sense of humour too. So here’s what I’ve learnt tonight……not that you or anyone else will give a hoot, but I wanted to share anyhow:

    Hubby was way advanced when he kept asking “why is there so much crap in your craft room”…….mine’s not for dining but sleeping by the way

    I’m definitely not a CAS scrapper but maybe I could try it out….mmmm…will work on that one, but love your style

    How do I figure this hybrid thing out when I’ve so much crap…oops….stash to use that’s cost more than a 6 week holiday to Europe, and what is it anyway. Definitely not got to that bit on your site yet, but working on it.

    I used to knit…and crochet..in a previous life, and those bags are dead cute, but can I handle another hobby….something else to work on.

    So on that note, thanks again and look forward to following you.

    Happy day.

    1. #8.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Love to hear of new people finding me! You know, the hybrid thing is PERFECT for people with lots of crap. I mean, I make digital stuff to sell, but I make my scrapbook pages 95% of the time with stuff from my stash AND some digital stuff! If you check out my posts under the Scrapbooking category you’ll find lots of info on… well, mostly design stuff, but I always try to include some technical tips as well!

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