One more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

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Because I am not through with butterflies and pink, orange and yellow, I have ONE more card to share today and THIS one, I’m fairly certain, will be going to my mama come Mother’s Day! If you recall, I made this card, and this card from the scraps of that card, and now I have the card I’m sharing today, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOne more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

Budget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

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Today I’ve got a brand new template for sale at Designer Digitals designed to help you create a cool, graphic announcement on a budget! Four years ago, I spent, oh… just under $200 (and actually, I think it was more than that once I bought the envelopes!) on printing my daughter’s graduation announcements. True, they were lovely (as you’ll see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBudget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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I’m back today as a guest designer for Neat & Tangled, and I’m excited to share this card project with you. I’m using the charming Friendly Florals stamps and coordinating dies, along with some simple stamping and embossing, and some Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker coloring. I adore the sweet blooms in this set and I knew I wanted … Read More

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

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

Cathy ZielskeSometimes it snows in April

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