Introducing Cathyoke

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I have two Instagram accounts. This one (for my personal life stuff). And this one (for my crafty, scrapbook-y related stuff). From time to time, I have been known to do a little karaoke on my @czdesign Instagram Story. Stories are fun because you can post silly stuff and then it’s gone in 24 hours. Unless you SAVE IT! I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIntroducing Cathyoke

Register today for Design Your Life 2.0!

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Design Your Life 2.0, my first ever live class on CZ Classes, opens for registration today! This four-week online workshop has one goal: to teach you the core principles of graphic design that you can apply to your scrapbook pages for more beautiful, timeless and well-designed results. Check out this short trailer! How much is the class? The class is $45, with … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 10: cardstock, dies and just a bit of stamping + coloring

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In the last installment of Cathy Makes a Card, I used an adorable stamp set and after loving the results, I thought, “Okay, what else can I do with it?” I mean, dies and stamps and all of this card-making accouterments is not cheap, so I figure I’d best do as many things with one set of supplies as possible. After … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 10: cardstock, dies and just a bit of stamping + coloring

Cathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

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Continuing with my foray into Distress Oxide land, today I’m sharing a card that’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself. And a few of you have commented on social media that it seems weird to hear me talk about cute stuff in crafting. I totally get that, but I mean… this Lawn Fawn stuff? There is literally no … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

Mr. Z Goes to 6th Grade

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If you’ve been following along with the Zielske Family Story for the past year, you’ll know that Dan just completed his first year as an elementary school teacher, leaving behind a 27-year career in the coffee biz, a biz that kept this family with food on our table, health insurance cards in our pockets and a steady supply of superb caffeinated products at our disposal. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMr. Z Goes to 6th Grade

Card Share: Playing with Distress Oxides

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It was bound to happen, people. I finally got my hands on some of Tim Holtz’s magical Distress Oxide inks. I’d heard many great tales of their superior blendability, and I was eager to throw water on them as well, you know, so I could roll with the all those crafty YouTube experts. Now lucky for me, Tim is my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Playing with Distress Oxides

Scrapbook Page Shares: My layout from Scrapbook & Cards Today, the Summer Issue

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The summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is officially live today and I’m excited to share my two layouts from the issue. NOTE: there was such a huge response to the new issue that we broke the internet! Our server was overloaded and we are moving to a new server and will relaunch the site on Monday, June … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Shares: My layout from Scrapbook & Cards Today, the Summer Issue

Card Tutorial: Rainbow Distress Ink Stencil

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A few weeks back I made a card using my honey comb stencil from Hero Arts. A few weeks after that, I saw this video by the amazing Nicole Sporh and wanted to make something similar, but the only problem was the stencil she used in her video was already sold out. I remembered my honey comb stencil and the rest … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Tutorial: Rainbow Distress Ink Stencil

Scrapbook Page Share: Go Stars (plus a review of the Epson PM-400)

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Today’s layout is a celebration of a few things: 1.) Cole and his fabulous junior year in life and in ultimate. 2.) How amazing a sport ultimate is in general. 3.) How amazing renting big assed lenses can be. 4.) How much I love my new printer. First, let’s look at the page: There is nothing I love more than a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Share: Go Stars (plus a review of the Epson PM-400)

#SummerGoals

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Today is the first official day of summer in our house. No more school for Cole or Dan. (Aidan was done in May!) And while I may be handing off a summer Honey-Do list to my teacher hubby, who literally asked me this morning, first thing, “So, what should I do this summer?”, I do have a general list of … Read More

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