Present Participle List for August 2017

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Photo at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Here are just a few things I’m doing right now: Soaking in the waning days of summer break. We have had the freakiest weather here, in that August has been so cool. I think our AC has only kicked on a handful of times. I’m not sure if this is … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for August 2017

Something personal

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The other day I was on a walk, as I’m trying to work a bit less and move a bit more, and it felt like everywhere I looked, I saw hearts. From this tree stump to leaves on the ground, I was seeing hearts around my steps and for a second I thought to myself, “Well, thank you, Nature, for … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSomething personal

Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway

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Today I’m excited to be part of the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop! I made a very bold, graphic holiday card and it is actually pretty simple once you get past all the foam adhesive! The two new Hero Arts products I used for my card are the Poster Christmas Carol stamps and the 12-point Infinity Stars. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway

Scrapbook Page Share: Hello Eighteen (process video)

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Last month, my youngest child turned 18. I only have two, as you may or may not know, so this is my baby and he is now a legal adult. I snapped a shot of him on his 18th birthday and knew I wanted to use it for a page from mama to son. I decided to film a process … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Share: Hello Eighteen (process video)

Mini Album Project: a book of photos and words for the school year

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Three years ago I shared a mini album project I made for my then senior in high school daughter, Aidan. It was a very simple concept: one photo and one short, written message or memory for each week of that glorious final year of high school. When it was over, I uploaded all of the digital pages to Artifact Uprising … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMini Album Project: a book of photos and words for the school year

Scrapbook Your Year, July 2017

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Another month, another set of pages, another sense of, “I love this system!” That’s my feeling as I put one more set of memories on the books, so to speak. After falling a month behind last month, I decided to just knock out the month of July on Sunday and did so in about an hour. I don’t tell you … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, July 2017

Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Well they say there is a first for everything and today I’m honored to be part of the 5th Birthday Bash Blog Hop for Neat & Tangled. Neat & Tangled, if you recall, is the company responsible for the Polygon Cover Plate die, and that die was yet one more stone in my Path to Becoming Obsessed with Cardmaking (see this post for the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNeat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

Why I love ultimate

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Photo by Alex Fraser Photography.

Photo by Alex Fraser.  Yesterday wrapped up the 2017 Youth Club Championships (YCC) of ultimate at the fantastic National Sports Center in Blaine, MN. The YCC event brings the best youth ultimate players from around the country to compete for three days. Cole plays in the U20 boys division. The other divisions include: U20 girls, U17 girls and boys and U20 mixed, where female … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhy I love ultimate

CLOSED: Win a seat in Rainbow Maker from Online Card Classes

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There is a brand new class starting on Monday at Online Card Classes called Rainbow Maker, and I’m excited to give away a seat to one of my blog readers! I’m also kind of geeked because I contributed one lesson to this e-course, and it’s a pretty fun technique. (Between you and me, Jennifer McGuire gave me a very specific assignment, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCLOSED: Win a seat in Rainbow Maker from Online Card Classes

Card share: guest designing for Concord & 9th

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It’s my final week as a guest designer for Concord & 9th and today’s card is a very simple design, but the end result makes me happy. I had a lot of product to work with, but I decided to just use a single stamp and a stencil from this new release: Because I’m new to stencils, I decided to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard share: guest designing for Concord & 9th