What Up Buttercup (Emboss Resist + Distress Oxides)

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Have you ever sat down to color in some stamped images and thought, “I don’t know about this… I really would rather do something a little easier?” Well that is me, nearly all the time, when it comes to coloring only because I still don’t have a ton of confidence in that crafty area. But give me a little white … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat Up Buttercup (Emboss Resist + Distress Oxides)

Woot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

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Today’s card project features more new products from the brand new Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. Specifically, my brand new Woot word and shadow die and the Triangle Blast Stencil. I still find the whole masking process to be pretty dang magical. The peel and reveal part is just so cool! On this card, I masked off a heart … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop! If this is your first time visiting me, I welcome you warmly to my online home! Today I’m sharing a card featuring my brand new You Got This stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the very cool new Geometric Shape Builder stamp set. This encouragement card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

This Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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A brand new release called Fresh Blooms is out today at Simon Says Stamp and I’m stoked to have a handful of new CZ Design stamps and dies as part of the release. I’ve got a bright and cheerful encouragement card project and video to share today, but first, here are the brand new CZ Design releases: Please click on … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThis Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for February 2019

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Scrapbook Your Year with Cathy Zielske

It finally happened. I had a month wherein I took less than 100 photos. I cannot recall a month with that few images in years. Years, I tell ya. So what did I do? Well, after editing shots down and deleting, I took what I had and said: work with it. I only ended up creating two pages for my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for February 2019

Fit 2019: My March Update

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Presently I am in The Zone. What is The Zone in my world, you may be asking yourself? Well, it looks like an adult woman who is taking care of business on every level. I dropped the junk food for the most part last December, right after it turned out that my blood pressure was a little bit jacked. I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My March Update

Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

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This month I was invited to create a card for the Honey Bee Stamps blog, and I’m also sharing it here on my blog today! The card I am featuring takes one little stamp accessory from a large set (Mae the Mouse) and turns it into the focal point for the design. I love this idea because I think it … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

Scrapbook Your Year, pages for January 2019

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scrapbook your year with cathy zielske

And so the cycle of my year-long scrapbook project is underway! Scrapbook Your Year is the approach I’ve taken to documenting my family’s life for the past four years. It’s simple, streamlined and stress-free. I know many of you know about my approach if you’ve visited my blog, but I wanted to share this video again for anyone who might … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, pages for January 2019

Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Crafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

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My sweet and talented from Gina from Gina K. Designs has a WONDERFUL new release out this week, including the cutest stamp set for crafty folks called, aptly, Crafty Notes! How cute are all those little crafty images? And you can also cut them out with coordinating dies. Such a fun set with so many images to stamp, color and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)