Emboss Resist Rainbows

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials6 Comments

Today I’ve got some colorful card projects to share featuring a fun new stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Be the Rainbow, designed by Emily Loggans, (who has the most wonderful Instagram account!) It’s been a while since I’ve painted with Distress Ink, and this cute little rainbow, along with its sweet encouragements seemed like a good stamp set … Read More

Cathy ZielskeEmboss Resist Rainbows

I am into… an exceptionally sporadic blog series

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life24 Comments

It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a General Things I’m Into post, fondly referred to in the past as simply I Am Into… In fact, the last time I did one such post was in early 2017 when I started getting into, wait for it—card making. In the spirit of having a more well rounded blog … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI am into… an exceptionally sporadic blog series

When crafty bloggers do at-home manis

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During the past few years of working to grow my YouTube channel, I decided it might be time to get the nails into a more eye-pleasing presentation. From the very early days of my videos (and yes, here’s my very first card video on YouTube), I figured it was a good call to paint the nails. I’ve gone through many … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhen crafty bloggers do at-home manis

Hey Bestie Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials221 Comments

It’s blog hop day for the brand new Hey Bestie release from Simon Says Stamp! Today I have fun floral-y stencil card project featuring a word and shadow die and a cool, pre-printed sentiment strip! I used the Peony Bouquet Stencil and a few dye inks to create this simple background, and then topped it with my Miss You word/shadow … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHey Bestie Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Rainbow Stamping (plus it’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp!)

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Today I’ve got a card project to remind my long distance bestie(s) that really… it’s not that far and all we need to do is to connect the hearts, so to speak! It’s all part of the brand new Hey Bestie release from Simon Says Stamp! I’ve got a slew of new adds to my CZ Design collection, beginning with … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRainbow Stamping (plus it’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp!)

2020 is off to a good start

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life12 Comments

The new year is just a week old and I wanted to do a check in on the self-care front and the check in looks like this: I’m here. I’m showing up. I’m continuing to do what is needed. A year ago I was a little scared. With my first ever health issue showing up (high blood pressure), I really … Read More

Cathy Zielske2020 is off to a good start

Paper Fashion Watercolors—swatching and creating a card project

Cathy ZielskeCards27 Comments

Hello and happy new year! A new decade is here and I have a fun, colorful watercolor card project that I want to share with you as we kick off 2020. I recently acquired some new watercolors, brushes and paper from American Crafts, part of their Paper Fashion line. I was excited to try out their Basic Watercolors set because … Read More

Cathy ZielskePaper Fashion Watercolors—swatching and creating a card project

Season’s Givings Blog Hop

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: Thank you for entering. Comments left after 7 a.m. CST on January 5 will not be eligible. Winners will be notified by email. Thank you, and happy 2020! I choose winners via the Random Integer Generator. Here is the time stamped image.  And so we close out the decade and move into the 2020s… what … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSeason’s Givings Blog Hop

December Daily Page Shares, Part 2

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking3 Comments

Well memory keeping friends, I wrapped up my December Daily project on Boxing Day and wanted to share the second half of the album with a short video on my YouTube channel. So, without further ado, here’s the second half of my project: I keep it super simple and that makes it a lot easier to wrap it up. Even … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily Page Shares, Part 2

Get creative in 2020 with stories and my friend Stacy Julian (and save with an exclusive discount code!)

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Today I’m turning over my blog to a very special friend, Stacy Julian. If you don’t already know Stacy from the scrapbooking world and my history with this fabulous memory-keeping pioneer, I can sum it up in one sentence: I pretty much learned everything I know about scrapbooking from her. No lie. Right around 2002, I started this magical hobby … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGet creative in 2020 with stories and my friend Stacy Julian (and save with an exclusive discount code!)