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

Card Tutorial: Polygon Watercolor Magic

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Today I’m sharing a card with you that I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with. It all started when I watched this video from the amazing Laura Bassen, and I decided I needed to master the use of the Polygon Cover Plate Die from Neat & Tangled. Today I have a tutorial showing you how I made this card using Distress … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Tutorial: Polygon Watercolor Magic

Cathy Makes a Card 06: Graduation Card

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Graduation season is upon us, friends. And no, Cole is not part of the graduating class of 2017! He has one more glorious year of high school left… and yes, I plan to savor the whole thing! That said, I have some nieces, nephews and friends who are moving on to the world after high school and so I wanted to design some all-purpose … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 01: embossing and distress ink painting (oh, my!)

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Today marks a new beginning in the Crafty Life of Cathy Z: cardmaking. I thought it might be fun to make some videos documenting these new creative adventures. Mostly, I wanted to show you how I am inspired by others and maybe you can take some of that inspiration into your own crafty endeavors in the cardmaking realm. I made … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 01: embossing and distress ink painting (oh, my!)

New video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

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Last week, I launched a new video series under the banner of “Just Crafty Enough.” The goal” Show you how to use my digital products to make real-world, tangible, crafty things. And that was all well and good until I thought, “I should Google ‘just crafty enough’ to make sure I’m not using something that’s already out there.’” Turns out, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

New video series: Just Crafty Enough

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Today I’m launching a new video tutorial series called “Just Crafty Enough.” The idea behind it is this: I am not the craftiest person on the planet but I do know how to use digital products to create fun, simple and cool projects that aren’t necessarily just scrapbook pages. I wanted to start finding other ways to use some of the digital … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew video series: Just Crafty Enough

Make a Page Monday: A hybrid scrapbooking layout + video tutorial

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STORY OF THE PAGE: My girl was home for interim break and we managed to eat a few family meals together. Sitting at the table against that glorious (but not so great for natural color) red wall, I asked them if they’d mind a photo. They both had similar sweatshirts on and both have hair highlights that are eerily similar. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: A hybrid scrapbooking layout + video tutorial

Make a Page Monday: a hybrid layout + a video tutorial (plus a new preorder for 30 Days of Thankful stamps!)

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Learn how to use a digital template to make a hybrid scrapbook page. Click through for more!

STORY OF THE PAGE: I forgot to take a first day of school photo of Cole this year. Part of is we were trying to get out the door and get there on time and part of is, well, he’s a junior in high school and let’s just say it’s probably not super high on his Back to School check list. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: a hybrid layout + a video tutorial (plus a new preorder for 30 Days of Thankful stamps!)

Make a Page…Friday? (Indeed is it + a free template & video tutorial)

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In my class, Scrapbook Your Year, I talk about culling images to get to the ones I want to include in my yearly album. In my opening presentation, there is a photo I linger on for a minute and decide, “Nope. This one needs its own page!” Today I’m sharing that page on a Friday edition of Make a Page … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page…Friday? (Indeed is it + a free template & video tutorial)

How to use digital stamps on your phone with no Photoshop required

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Learn how to use digital stamps (PNG files) on your smart phone using a few simple tricks.

You know that phrase, “You learn something new every day?” Well that was me a few days ago, and maybe today, it will be you. I recently launched a new Instagram account and one of my followers tipped me off to an easy way to use digital stamps on your phone without needing to access Photoshop in any way, shape or … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHow to use digital stamps on your phone with no Photoshop required