Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

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Just yesterday I shared a card I made featuring some simple techniques and lots of clean white space. While I was cleaning up from making the card (and yes, I create a surprising amount of chaos for just a single card), I noticed the scrap of paper from which I had cut the butterfly for my card project. In the video, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUsing your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

Always Be You (Distress Oxides + Butterfly Dies)

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Ever make something and sit back and say, “OH, for cuuuuuuuuuute!”? I don’t feel I’m being overly cocky when I tell you this happens to me a lot. It’s been happening for years as a scrapbooker and now it continues as I’ve added cards into the creative mix. As a graphic designer by trade, I should be making visually pleasing … Read More

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Sometimes it snows in April

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Yes, Prince himself once sang those very words and this weekend the upper Midwest got a giant dump of the white stuff and can I just say this: SO glad it happened on a weekend when there was no need to go anywhere for any reason. Other than the shoveling and the impeded travel, I like snow. I don’t mind … Read More

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Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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This month I’m honored to have been invited to be a guest designer for Neat & Tangled. This company was one of the very first stamp makers with whom I fell in love, all because of this card project from the one and only Laura Bassen. (This was my take on Laura’s awesome card!) Today’s card is all about the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop

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Hey friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the new Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop! We have so much crafty goodness in the hop today and I’m excited to share my card. Hopefully you have arrived here from the amazing Kristina Werner’s blog! If you are new to my blog, I welcome you warmly. Shall we … Read More

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CZ Loves… Gina K. Designs Cardstock and Ink (and she’s just released new colors!)

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I’ve decided to start a new blog series called CZ Loves. I realize it may seem cocky to refer to myself in the third person, but people, I’m 52. I believe I’ve reached the point in life where self-referential stuff is not only okay, but quite possibly even demanded of me. First off you should know two things: 1) I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Loves… Gina K. Designs Cardstock and Ink (and she’s just released new colors!)

Present Participle List for April 2018

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Ah, Spring is in the air… (well, in some parts of the world, anyway!) Here are few things happening right now: Anticipating the graduation of my first-born from college. For those of you who don’t know, my daughter Aidan will be graduating with a degree in political science from St. Olaf college in May. Next stop: law school. She’s still … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for April 2018

Card Share + Tutorial: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Thank You Card featuring Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers at cathyzielske.com

Today’s card project is a study in minimal design aided by a pop of intense color that brings an otherwise simple card to life. As a newish colorer, sometimes I feel overwhelmed at the thought of coloring several images so I decided to focus on one bloom and fill in the card with identical white embossed images. I’m not an … Read More

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Cards to Celebrate Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 12th birthday

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I recently celebrated my Cardversary (my one year anniversary of making cards) and I shared it then, but will share it again: I owe it all to the publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Why? Well, about this time last year we were celebrating our 11th year as a publication and Catherine (said fabulous publisher) asked me to make … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCards to Celebrate Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 12th birthday

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This magical human is 22 today. Oh, my. Time, you so crazy. Right now, 22 years ago, I was staring at an IV in my arm, waiting for that Pitocin to kick in so we could get this show on the road. And seriously, what a glorious show it has been and continues to be. My girlie is spring breaking … Read More

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