Thankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

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Today I’ve got a simple card featuring some brand new products from Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web. If you haven’t tried any of Gina’s products designed for the Stamp and Foil system, they really are fun and versatile and when you do that whole peel and reveal to see the shine, it never gets old. For this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

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Hello friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today! If you’re arriving here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire’s blog, I welcome you warmly to my corner of the internet. Fall is actually in the air here in the upper midwest that I call home, and this card is a way … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

Happy Halloween (a STAMPtember® Card Project)

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It’s official: I love Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember®! This actually marks my second official STAMPtember, and last year, I had no idea what all the hype was. This year? I am nothing BUT hype. Or something. But the fun part is that there are so many fantastic new products out and then, all the STAMPtember exclusive collaborations are coming, too. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHappy Halloween (a STAMPtember® Card Project)

Birthday Numbers (A STAMPtember Kick Off Online Party)

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Today we are kicking off a big online party to celebrate Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® month of exclusive products, ideas and inspiration! My card project for today features the brand new Birthday Numbers stamp set and coordinating dies and this 6 x 8 set is just so all purpose because: numbers. Whether you’re celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, dates—big numbers work for … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBirthday Numbers (A STAMPtember Kick Off Online Party)

Tone-on-tone background (A STAMPtember card project)

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Welcome to STAMPtember®, friends! What is STAMPtember, you may be asking yourself? Well, I was in the same boat this time last year as a new cardmaker and it boils down to this: one month of total awesomeness brought to you by Simon Says Stamp! During the month of STAMPtember, you’ll see not only new products, such as the ones … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTone-on-tone background (A STAMPtember card project)

Transitions, middle age and chin hair

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One week from tomorrow Cole heads out for his freshman year of college. A few weeks ago, Aidan moved out to prepare for the start of her law school adventure, slated to kick off right after Labor Day. Dan is teaching a new grade this year (a third and fourth split), luckily at the same school, but a whole new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTransitions, middle age and chin hair

Swatching a Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Palette (plus a free printable swatch card!)

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I blame Kristina Werner. (And of course, by blame, what I really mean is love!) It all started when I became hooked on her YouTube channel, which is literally a plethora of the craftiest, most creative videos you’ll find on the internet. I’ve watched her watercolor and specifically, I’ve watched her use the Mijello Mission Gold palette, and I had … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSwatching a Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Palette (plus a free printable swatch card!)

Scrapbook Your Year for July 2018

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Ah, July… you hot little number, you! Well, the month, much like my life for the past 22 year, has flown by and even though much happened, I took surprisingly few photos! After going through my culling process, I was left with about 100 shots. For me, that’s not a big number! I really didn’t have enough to make four … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year for July 2018

Happy Birthday Floral Frame (a Neat & Tangled Blog hop)

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Hello and welcome to a fun blog hop celebrating Neat & Tangled’s 6th birthday! Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the Neat & Tangled blog and if you’re new to my little corner of the internet, welcome! My card for the hop features a wonderful new Floral Frame stamp set and coordinating dies. I love this floral design and feel like … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHappy Birthday Floral Frame (a Neat & Tangled Blog hop)

The end of an era

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This past weekend, my college-bound son, Cole, competed at his final Youth Club Championships at the National Sports Center up in Blaine, Minnesota. It was a bittersweet weekend, full of the most exciting ultimate you can imagine, and Cole’s team, Minnesota Superior, made a serious bid for the finals, but lost in semis after mounting an amazing comeback that wasn’t … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe end of an era