Monochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

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Today I’m sharing three fun holiday card designs featuring monochromatic color palettes and simple pattern stamping using the MISTI, along with new ink from Pinkfresh Studio. I have long had a golden rule in design, whether it’s for scrapbook pages or card projects: when in doubt, go monochromatic! The new ink collection from Pinkfresh Studio has been curated into 12 color … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for September 2019 (plus save 30% on the e-course behind the project!)

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I’m on a roll with my year-long scrapbooking! Today I’m sharing my pages for September 2019. I just finished up my August pages last week, and I figured I had a spare hour yesterday, ergo, album pages done. (And yes, it really takes me just about an hour to complete a month’s worth of memories. The reason? In the words of Frozen, I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for September 2019 (plus save 30% on the e-course behind the project!)

Introducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

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Today I’m excited to part of a blog hop to introduce the brand new ink pad collection from Pinkfresh Studio! This 48 color collection comes in both full size pads and ink cubes and features 12 thoughtfully designed color collections. I decided to stamp and die cut some reindeer and conduct a little test with these new inks. Here is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIntroducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

Dry embossing with a stencil (A Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop)

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Today I’m happy to be sharing a clean and simple card project as part of the Cheer and Joy blog hop for Simon Says Stamp! And today’s card features a simple stencil and a bit of dry embossing, which is a fun way to get more use from a stencil. The new Snowflakes stencil is full of wonderful snowflakes, just … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDry embossing with a stencil (A Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop)

Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for August 2019 (plus save 30% on the class that inspires this project!)

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My year-long scrapbooking project continues! Today I’m sharing my pages for August 2019. I found myself a tinybit behind on the monthly project, but honestly? The system is simple and it really only takes me about an hour or so to edit down the photos, make my selections and build the pages. There was a lot happening in August, with a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for August 2019 (plus save 30% on the class that inspires this project!)

Simplify holiday cards with limited color palettes

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today I’m sharing a card project (and a matching tag!) I created using my brand new Clean Line Christmas stamp set! I decided to start out with a very limited color palette, which really helps me to feel less intimated by coloring in general. Honestly? One ink for a  background and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimplify holiday cards with limited color palettes

MFT & Friends: A Rainbow Christmas

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Today I’m sharing a clean and simple Christmas card featuring a rainbow of wonderful in color and a very subtle tone on tone embossed background. This card feature some of the brand new releases from My Favorite Things and I feel like the October release banner inspired the design of my card! I love the simple rainbow effect on this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMFT & Friends: A Rainbow Christmas

Let’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

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Happy World Card Making Day, everyone! It’s the one day a year where the citizens of Earth unite in their love of all things card-related… or at least those of us who make cards do! Today I’m sharing two simple thank you cards, both sharing the same color schemes and the same stamp set. I recently designed a 6 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLet’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Release 2019

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I’m happy to share a this card project today featuring one of the new holiday releases, Cozy Christmas Wishes, from Pinkfresh Studio! I have two cards to share today. One features simple coloring with colored pencils; the other, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I did use different cardstock for each, and each has a different feel. I think I … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio Holiday Release 2019

Announcing 30 Days of Thankful 2019, a mini class from CZ Classes

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I’m so happy to announce that registration is now open for my annual gratitude documenting project, 30 Days of Thankful! Every year, I create a record of what I’m grateful for during the month of November and it really serves to give the start of the holiday season a wonderful, positive focus and energy. This mini course is priced at … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnnouncing 30 Days of Thankful 2019, a mini class from CZ Classes