Scrapbook layout: Guest Post on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube Channel

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking4 Comments

Today I’ve got a guest blog post over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and YouTube channel. I love the simple combination of big and small type elements on a layout and this design features my favorite letter days alongs with a big ampersand die and shadow layer. Here is a video tutorial showing you how I created this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook layout: Guest Post on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube Channel

Simple Inking Techniques (tone-on-tone ink blending and two-tone stamping)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials4 Comments

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Gina K. Designs’ A Big Hello Card kit and today I’ve got another project featuring some very simple inking techniques! This card features simple tone-on-tone inking over a stencil, as well as some two-toned stamping thanks to some help from my MISTI stamp positioned and a tiny blender brush! Here is the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Inking Techniques (tone-on-tone ink blending and two-tone stamping)

Be a Unicorn (and check out this new tool from Waffle Flower Crafts!)

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Tutorials2 Comments

Today I’m sharing my first ever 5 x 7 card project, something I just hadn’t tried yet since beginning the whole card thing back in 2017. The reason today? Because I have a big old unicorn die and I thought it was time to go big or go home! Plus, I just got my  hands on the new Mini Media … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBe a Unicorn (and check out this new tool from Waffle Flower Crafts!)

Scrapbook Your Year Wrap-up for 2019 (+ a special 40% off sale!)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking9 Comments

Over the weekend, I wrapped up my year-long scrapbooking project which I call Scrapbook Your Year. I have been documenting my life via this method (and yes, my class teaches you how to do it!) for four years now. I was three months behind as of last Friday and I knocked out my October, November and December pages on Saturday … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year Wrap-up for 2019 (+ a special 40% off sale!)

Super Simple with CZ (a Simon Says Stamp guest video)

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I have a guest post today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog as part of my Super Simple with CZ card series. My goal is to make simple cards that look great but are easy to do! Today I have two cards that feature die cut color coming from patterned papers. You can see more photos over on the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple with CZ (a Simon Says Stamp guest video)

Double Duty for Your Stencils

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials5 Comments

Today’s card project features using a stencil for both applying color as well as dry embossing a pattern onto cardstock. I really love getting more use out of a product and stencils can be pretty versatile tools! The stencil and stamps I’m using today are from Gina K. Designs’ A Big Hello Card Kit, a huge new card kit full … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDouble Duty for Your Stencils

I am into… the February 2020 edition

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life11 Comments

The resurrection of my I Am Into… blog series was well received and so, I present another installment for your enabling pleasure. Please remember: I’m not expert in fashion or lifestyle or home decor or food. But, when I find something I love… I think maybe other people will love it, as well. Ergo, the blog series marches on! I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI am into… the February 2020 edition

Use those scraps on your next card project!

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials6 Comments

Today I have a fun, graphic card project featuring the coolest die*—that ships free with any $60 purchase while supplies last this month—from MFT Stamps (seriously, the typography!) and a stash of cardstock scraps pulled right from the scrap bin. You can do this technique with any type of die, really. I chose to use the negative space from this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUse those scraps on your next card project!

Real World Inspo: Layered Watercolor Squares (inspired by a calendar)

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Creative inspiration can come from all kinds of interesting places and when I flipped my Paper Source calendar over into February, I knew I had a fun idea to try out in a card: I loved this artwork and thought it would be a fun thing to try my hand at using a small watercolor palette I recently picked up. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeReal World Inspo: Layered Watercolor Squares (inspired by a calendar)

Crafty quick tip: replacing Copic Sketch Marker nibs (& why this is a good idea!)

Cathy ZielskeCrafts14 Comments

Since 2017 my Copic marker collection has been growing. The funny thing is, I don’t color a lot and I realized recently it was because the intimidation factor is still a bit strong where me and Copics are concerned. I know. Creating and crafting is suppose to be about exploring the various mediums, right? I suppose that is a great … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty quick tip: replacing Copic Sketch Marker nibs (& why this is a good idea!)