Celebrating Waffle Flower Craft’s 6th birthday with my six faves

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Waffle Flower Crafts is turning 6 and today I’m happy to be part of a blog hop featuring crafty people sharing their six favorites from Waffle Flower Crafts. I’m going to start with not only my number one favorite from them, but possibly my favorite product of the past year. Please note: click on any image below to see my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrating Waffle Flower Craft’s 6th birthday with my six faves

Simon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

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I would venture to say a lot of us are making the most of our craft supplies right now. And today, Simon Says Stamp is hosting a big old blog party featuring many products from the past few years and if you are looking for some ideas for crafting, we got you! Like many small crafty companies, Simon Says Stamp … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

Outline Love Die with soft pastels

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I recently acquired some lovely Simon Says Stamp cardstock in pastel colors and those colors, plus a cool outline die from Waffle Flower Crafts, inspired this spring-y, fresh card project. Plus, I created a second card project with the leftovers from the first card. Here is the video showing you how I created the first card, plus a quick peek … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOutline Love Die with soft pastels

Sanitzer Bottle Thank You Tags

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Last week in the checkout line at the Costco Business center, one of the hard-working staff shouted out, “I have a brand new shipment of hand sanitizer, one per customer!” I figured, why not? We all know that washing hands with soap and water is the best way to keep your them clean, but hand sanitizer comes in handy when … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSanitzer Bottle Thank You Tags

Learn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

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In my column for the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, I focused on telling stories without the perfect photos to accompany your words. I have always been a proponent of the idea that you really don’t need perfect shots to tell a story. The photo and the story together are the thing, you know? Context, friends. That is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLearn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

Virtual Happy Hour Card Project

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I started designing products for Simon Says Stamp back in 2017. One of the first sets I ever created was called Happy Hour. Someone DM’d me on Instagram a few days again, saying “This stamp is giving me life today!” and I looked at her photo and it was the “Wanna Skype for Happy Hour?” sentiment. I guess no one … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVirtual Happy Hour Card Project

Scrapbook Your Year, my pages for January + February 2020

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With a little extra time on my hands these days, I figured it was time to get back into my year-long scrapbook project that I call Scrapbook Your Year. If you are unfamiliar with how I document life in the modern age, here is a video showing you last year’s finished, printed book:  The system is a simple, no-frills … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, my pages for January + February 2020

Looking for the positives

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Looking for good news during the Covid-19

Like many of you, the world seems a bit upended right now as we navigate the Covid-19 outbreak and how we are currently living our lives.  I’ve been trying to focus on positives, while keeping reality in mind as well, and thought I’d share my list with you today. Maybe it will give you a moment of pause to think … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLooking for the positives

Hedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

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I have a sweet little project to share with you today that features brand new products from Pretty Pink Posh. I continue to work on my Copic coloring and when I saw this sweet Hedgehog Friends stamp set, I knew they were just the simple images to practice on. Here is my video showing you how I created this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

Simple tips for working at home

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If the Covid-19 outbreak has found your office temporarily closing its doors, you might be either a) relieved to be able to actively social distance yourself from others, b) thinking it’s going to be fantastic to finally have time to catch up on Love is Blind, or c) wondering how the hell you’re actually going to be productive in your … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple tips for working at home