Shimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

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Welcome to Day 1 of  Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new release, Believe in You. Today I have a simple, minimal card design to share with you that could be replicated for a number of different occasions. I created a sympathy card using my just released Clean Line Everyday stamps. I designed this set to serve as an … Read More

Cathy ZielskeShimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and I have a few clean and simple birthday card projects to share with you that make cardstock the key to coloring your images. I have a brand new stamp set and coordinating dies called Birthday Sweets. Birthday cards are the type of card I need the most and I wanted to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeColor it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

Free Cut File + Template (An Ode to a Cabinet Hybrid Scrapbook Page)

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a scrapbooking process video and today, not only do I have a video for you, but I also have a free electronic cut file and layered Photoshop template to inspire you to create and ode to something in your life! First things first, here are the free download packages. (Note: files are zipped … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree Cut File + Template (An Ode to a Cabinet Hybrid Scrapbook Page)

A new video series with Scrapbook & Cards Today!

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Today I’m happy to announce a new video series I’m starting on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube channel called Clean & Simple with Cathy Zielske. My goal each month is to bring you a card or scrapbook page featuring some fun but do-able techniques, and encourage you to give them a try. My first video features a simple emboss … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA new video series with Scrapbook & Cards Today!

Phomemo Thermal Pocket Printer Unboxing & Quick Review Video

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Today I’ve got something a little different for you: an unboxing and quick review of a mini, inkless printer made by Phomemo. This nifty little Pocket Printer uses thermal technology and prints directly onto sticker paper in a handful of options (white, clear and color). The cool part is that you print directly from your phone via the Phomemo App … Read More

Cathy ZielskePhomemo Thermal Pocket Printer Unboxing & Quick Review Video

A Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image

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Today’s card project is aimed at all of you lovely, crafty people who see really cute, detailed stamped images and think to yourself: but I can’t really color very well. That would be me. Try as I may (and yes, I keep trying and will continue to keep trying!), my confidence with Copic or other markers is not at a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image

Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for June (plus a 30% off sale!)

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I think this marks the first time all year that I’ve completed the previous month’s pages in the first week of the following month. Maybe? Don’t fact check me on this, but I feel like I’m on top of my scrapbooking game, people. So let’s jump in! PHOTOS TAKEN: 135 PHOTOS USED: 24 As always, I aim to get each … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for June (plus a 30% off sale!)

My Fit Update for July 2019

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First things first: I borrowed this dress from Aidan. (And Aidan borrowed it from her teammate, Swannie, last year for graduation.) (And Aidan is categorically tanner than me on any given day. That’s not just from the sun. She inherited an olive complexion from her father’s side of the family.) So when we went to a lovely summer wedding a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy Fit Update for July 2019

Free Arteza Real Brush Markers Swatch Chart + a simple card project

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Today I’m sharing a free 8.5 x 11 printable designed to let you swatch out the Arteza Real Brush Marker 48-pen set. First things first… the printable package: The package is a zipped file containing a printable PDF. You’ll need to open it with Acrobat Reader, or any app that will open PDFs. Next up, here’s a video showing me … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree Arteza Real Brush Markers Swatch Chart + a simple card project

Stencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

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Simple cardmaking with Cathy Zielske

Today I’ve got two cards featuring a little bit of rainbow stenciling and masking off parts of the stencil. It’s a really simple technique but can give you some great areas to add sentiments to your card projects, or even for pocket page cards for your scrapbooks! Both stencils come from Gina K. Designs (Thick Brush and Sun Spots) and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending