The fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is live

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking11 Comments

It’s the Fall Issue Launch Day for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! I love this day because a) I get to share an amazing issue with my readers online for free (yes, for free!) and b) because it’s so fun to see the culmination of our team’s hard work come to fruition! Being the art director for this magazine is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is live

Super Simple with CZ (a new series at Simon Says Stamp!) + New Releases

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Today I’m starting a new series with Simon Says Stamp and the goal is simple: make really simple cards. I know what you may be thinking, “But Cathy, aren’t all of your cards kind of simple?”, and the answer to that is more or less, yes, but I want to start featuring a few cards that are less technique driven, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple with CZ (a new series at Simon Says Stamp!) + New Releases

Mama Elephant 5-Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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Today I’m happy to be a part of the Mama Elephant 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! If you’ve arrived here from Nichol’s blog, hello and welcome! This is Day 3 of the 3-Day Stampede! (Find Day 1 and Day 2, respectively!) I loved working with these new products! Mama Elephant was the very first set I ever bought and used Copic … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMama Elephant 5-Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Previewing the empty nest

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life27 Comments

My senior high school student returns today from the final school trip of his young academic life today. Both of my offspring have been educated in the Montessori method since preschool, and the school of their later years requires all students to go on trips at the start of the year that involve nature in some way or another. Nature … Read More

Cathy ZielskePreviewing the empty nest

Scrapbook Your Year, August 2017

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking8 Comments

And just like that, summer is over. Crazy how that happens, isn’t it? I saw down on the weekend and spent about an hour putting together the August pages in my year-long memory keeping project based on my Scrapbook Your Year online class. I really love this simple collection of photos and a handful of words to show me what … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, August 2017

Free Card Sentiment Printable

Cathy ZielskeCards, Free Downloads8 Comments

It was bound to happen. I got pun-ny. In my effort to become a better Copic marker colorer, I decided to print out some test images to print and whaddya know? I came up with this super simple sentiment panel that you can download, print and color in, too! Then you can give it to someone in your life who … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree Card Sentiment Printable

Back to school

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life11 Comments

Here in my neck of Minnesota, school begins the day after Labor Day. That would be today. Today is Dan’s first day of teaching 6th grade at a new school. For those of you who missed that part of the story (not even sure I really posted much about it, honestly), Dan was let go from his 5th grade position … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBack to school

Rainbow Shaker Card and Video Tutorial

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials26 Comments

I have taken another step on the ladder of card making, and this step is know as the Shaker Card Rung. Yes, after getting my hands on some recent sequin goodness from Pretty Pink Posh, I decided it was time to take the plunge. I know what you’re thinking: “But Cathy, how can someone who was goth in college make … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRainbow Shaker Card and Video Tutorial

Help for Houston

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life8 Comments

My sweet friend and native Houstonian is turning 40 today and has put together a fantastic list of places to help the people of Texas. As a thank you to all who donate, she has coordinated a wonderful giveaway from many women and small businesses in the creative community. I love her heart and I also love Texas. Texas is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHelp for Houston

Card Share: Enjoy the Ride

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My best friend’s nephew is getting married and I wanted to bust out my Bicycle Built for Two stamp and die set and see what kind of card might shake out. And what shook out? Oh, that’s easy: cuteness. Seriously though. I know you might look at me and think, “But Cathy doesn’t like cuteness,” and I would have to say … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Enjoy the Ride