Layering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

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Today I’m sharing a simple card project featuring some stamping, masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. Whew! Sounds like it’s not simple but… keeping them all pretty basic helped me to create a fun, wintery card project featuring the cutest bears you ever saw. Can you feel the love tonight? Here’s a video showing you how I created the project: … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

An update from me on life and stuff

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Hey. It’s me. What’s up? From time to time I field an email or two from long-time blog readers who say, “Cath… are you okay? You’re not really sharing much these days on your blog. What’s up?” Good question. It’s true that I just don’t use this blog to write many personal stories. It’s been a slow evolution but a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAn update from me on life and stuff

Clean and Simple Party Lights card project

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If you are looking for a fun idea for a clean and simple Christmas card, I think I have it. I have one idea that I LOVE and it features a brand new release from My Favorite Things. Say it with me: Oh, for cuuuuuuute! Their new Party Lights stamp set and Lights Die are simply wonderful and I want … Read More

Cathy ZielskeClean and Simple Party Lights card project

November releases from Waffle Flower Crafts (a blog hop!)

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It’s new release day for Waffle Flower Crafts! Today I’m sharing a few fun card projects as part of the November release, which is part of a larger blog hop! (Be sure to check out the details for your chance to win some goodies from Waffle Flower Crafts!) I used two products from the new release: the Herringbone Panel Die … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNovember releases from Waffle Flower Crafts (a blog hop!)

Big and Bold for the Holidays (Colorado Craft Co. New Releases & Giveaway)

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Today I’m excited to be revealing the November release for Colorado Craft Company. NOTE: This giveaway is now closed as of 3:15 p.m. CST at 581 comments. Winners will be notified by email.  The winners are: There are a slew of new stamp sets for November, all of which I will show you in today’s video. I’ll be featuring the pink … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBig and Bold for the Holidays (Colorado Craft Co. New Releases & Giveaway)

Free Download: Reusable Project Planner

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Today’s free download is designed for crafty planner types! Meaning, if you like to plan projects, or you design for any number of stamp companies out there, I have a printable project planner divider that can be laminated and reused for each new project! I created this for myself because I was having trouble keeping track of deadlines. I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree Download: Reusable Project Planner

Stamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

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Today I have two card projects that are the result of using repetition in design to create clean and simple results! Sometimes the amount of stamps we have can be overwhelming when making design choices. Whenever I’m feeling stuck, I go to my favorite design principle of repetition and it usually gets me unstuck! One stamp can really make a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

Giveaway: fun crafty tools from Make It by Marko (closed)

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NOTE: This giveaway closed at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2019. CST. I will be choosing the winners shortly and contacting them via email! Today I’m hosting a fun giveaway of tools from Make It by Marko, a small Etsy shop that creates 3D laser printed tools for crafters. It seems like every time I post a YouTube video, people … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGiveaway: fun crafty tools from Make It by Marko (closed)

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!)