Digital freebies for you (plus a video to show you how to use them)

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes104 Comments


As a thank you to my blog readers as well as users of my digital collection of products, today I have three sets of photo flag word banners for you. These can be fun to drop into a photo, or clip a patterned paper into. The files are available in PNG and ABR format.

Download the zipped digital package by clicking on the link below:

Download CZ_PhotoFlagFreebies

I used these flags last week on my Project Life spread.


I simply clipped some of my patterned paper collection in, sized them down a bit, printed, trimmed and adhered to my photo.

Here's a short video showing you a few ways to work with these files:


Thanks again for supporting Designer Digitals. We appreciate our customers immensely!

To show our appreciation, we are extending the sale until 3am EST on Friday morning. And to sweeten it for Valentine's day we are giving out a coupon code for an extra 5% off your purchase!

Simply use the following code at checkout: ddlove5

The fine print: Coupon code can be shared and used multiple times thru the rest of the sale. It is not good on previous purchases and must be used at time of purchase, no adjustments will be made.


Cathy ZielskeDigital freebies for you (plus a video to show you how to use them)

104 Comments on “Digital freebies for you (plus a video to show you how to use them)”

  1. #8

    Thank you so much for these, I’ve been desperate to make something like this but haven’t got the skills as yet. Also thanx for the tutorial, all ur tutorials are perfect and have helped me learn so much xxx

  2. #9
    Lynn M

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. These little banners are awesome. And your tutorials are the best. I’ve learned practically everything I know about PSE from them.

  3. #11

    Thank you! When you used these in your PL last week, I searched in vain for them in your Digital Design products. You are so very generous.

  4. #15

    wow! Its my lucky day. My Studio Calico PL kit just arrived and now freebies from CZ!
    Starting Lent off right. THANK YOU!

  5. #18

    Wow! all the goodies! I just might have to go purchase some more DD. thanks so much. and i’m looking forward to your clean and simple class – can’t wait for the fun and scrap.

  6. #19

    Thank you so much! I always learn something new in Photoshop Elements from you. Love your blog.

  7. #21
    Ann C.

    Holy mother of freebies! Love that you included “Cray Cray”. I’ll be using that one for sure! Thanks, Cathy!

  8. #22

    Thank you so much, Cathy! I’ve go the perfect “Teen Cave” photos for this week’s Project Life, so they couldn’t have come at a better time.

  9. #25
    Beth Holmes

    Wow Cathy — thanks so much. I’m working on some digital project life pages right now when I took a break to check Facebook and saw your post!

  10. #28
    Heather S. in VT.

    Thank you Cathy for the fabulous freebie! LOVE them! Thank you also for the fabulous video! Just when I think I know what I’m doing in Photoshop, I learn something new! So thank you very very much!

  11. #30

    Thank you so much for the awesome products and the tutorial. I never can remember how to recolor png. I learn so much from your tutorials!

  12. #33

    Thanks for the freebies πŸ™‚ I love your stuff and had already purchased some from the sale. Guess I need to go back with another discount.

  13. #43
    Donna A.

    Cathy, you are amazing.Thank your for sharing your talents over and over again. Every time I think I have been impressed as much as possible with you and your blog you blow me away again. Made my day. Thanks.

  14. #44

    Seriously?! You are the BEST! I’ve got a cart full of your templates at DD and much appreciate the extra 5% too. Thank you so much.

  15. #48
    Cara Seppelt

    Thanks so much for these, and for the accompanying video too, which is so clear – as always. You’re a great teacher.

  16. #55

    Thank you Cathy… I purchased several of your items from DD last weekend. Love the gray papers… was eyeing up the other colors, may have to go back. I also got the weekly summaries collection and the tiny photo collages with words. Your tutorials are really helpful (the printed ones that accompany the purchase,too) Looking forward to learning more in your class coming up second quarter. Thanks for being so generous with your skills! (I also downloaded the hello 2013 PL freebies and printed those out!)

  17. #58

    Thank you for these. I also appreciate the head’s up about the sale. I appreciate so much all I’ve learned from you about digi scrapping…but I have to say, I find Designer Digitals one of the most poorly designed sites and am always frustrated that they don’t allow the use of Paypal. I’m sure there are good people who work hard to run it, but I’d be happy to see you (& Ali Edwards) move to a new store.

  18. #61
    Melanie J

    Thank you so much for generously putting this awesome freebie on your blog for everyone to enjoy. I find your daily posts so inspiring! Keep it coming…

  19. #62

    Super fun!! Thanks so much for your generosity!

    I have every single file at dd that you have created πŸ™‚ LOVE all of it.

  20. #67

    Thank you so much Cathy, so generous. I’ve just signed up for your new class at BPC. Can’t wait:)

  21. #69

    Thank you – much appreciated! You and your CZ goodies have inspired me to get back into Project Life this year after a break for last year.

  22. #73

    Fantastic Banners. Thank You so much for sharing.
    Quick Questions – I took a screenshot of my iPhone’s weather. This saved as a PNG. In elements, is there a quick way to load this so it will be 3×4 on a 4×6 canvas? I’m doing something wrong because its all distorted.

    Thanks, Sarah

  23. #77

    Thanks for these – love all the colours! Now I have to get my daughter to actually say some of these things so I can use them πŸ™‚

  24. #79
    Amber B

    Yay…totally knew there was a reason I’ve procrastinated getting my week 6 done — divine intervention I think!!! Now I am up way past my bedtime editing and printing out photos πŸ™‚
    I wish there was a way to add a photo but I put a copy of my ‘rough draft’ on my blog. Love that these coordinate so well with your grid labels which I am in love with too!

  25. #81
    Margy Eastman

    Thanks for the flags, Cathy! I’m using your journaling cards in my digital Project Life and I LOVE them! And your new PP? Perfect! Keep churning out this good stuff so my big old album looks nice:)

  26. #83
    nitasha g

    Love these! My coworkers and I say “Cray Cray” all day everyday!!!!! LMBO! Thank you so much!

  27. #84

    Thanks so much for the freebies. I’m getting caught up with your blog as I spent the last week in Maui. I know, I know. Pretty nice. I was helping my MIL but what wonderful weather. I woke the morning of my return with a bad cold. Once returning, feeling sick and sorry for myself ever since. I’m behind on Project Life, I’m behind on your class, Eat More, Move Less – oops I had to laugh because this is what came out and this is what I’ve been up too. Hopefully, soon to change when I get my strength back to just be able to tuck the kids in at night and get up the stairs without sounding like I’m running a marathon. I just had to say, YOU MAKE ME SMILE, when I need it the most. And, when I awoke each of the last three nights needing to change my clothes I realized after reading your earlier post that I too indeed like cooler weather these days. Keep it coming. I warned everyone I’m taking the day off tomorrow. The horrible thing is they would give me 5. I just have a hard time separating what needs to be done with what I need for my sole or is that soul at times. I’m the one from California that mentioned during your class that it was some 28 degrees in Northern California. Yes, and now……I’m not complaining, not one bit. Thanks for your honestly. A lot of us readers can relate and it makes us feel a bit more normal.
    So thanks to you and for your freebie.

  28. #87

    Thanks so much for these — you are the bee’s knees. Just downloaded them and added “Silly Stuff” to a picture of my eight-year-old wearing every hair accessory and piece of jewelry she owns . . . at the same time. πŸ™‚

  29. #90

    Thank you for the flags…they’re great! The video is most informative…and truly appreciated. Thanks again for your generosity!!

  30. #91
    Jody Wentzel

    When I saw who the freebie was from, I grinned. I couldn’t help it. πŸ˜€ As a former paper scrapper, I’ve always loved your style. Thanks so much!

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