Pumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials9 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I was looking for a little distraction this weekend and decided to pull out some new stamps and make something simple. I would like to say to all of you blog readers I hope you’re all doing your best and not letting the news of the day overwhelm you. I personally have a tendency … Read More

Cathy ZielskePumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

Overlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

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Today’s card project was inspired by this card by the one and only Kristina Werner. I had been eyeing the Heart to Heart Background Stamp ever since I saw her video and decided to go ahead and order it for myself. I am really happy with the results, and it was good to play with my watercolors. Here’s my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOverlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

CZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Sponsor Giveaways, Tutorials654 Comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed as of Noon CST Central Time. I will be drawing winners and posting the winners by 4 p.m. CST. And comments left after Noon CST time will not be included in the giveaway. Today is my 54th birthday and if you’ve followed me over these many years you know one of my most guiding … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials206 Comments

It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil. FIRST THINGS FIRST: While supplies last, take your pick of either an adorable 3 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Meet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

Cathy ZielskeCards, Products & Classes, Tutorials10 Comments

It is new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today we are happy to present the Lucky to Know You release. My products involve some Easter goodness and a brand new addition to my Clean Line stamp series. I created a few new products for crafters/cardmakers of faith and I really love how they turned out. I may have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMeet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

More fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials6 Comments

I hadn’t played with my Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder in a while, so I decided to use it with a stamp that wasn’t necessarily designed for the wreath builder, but as will many, many stamps out there, where there is a will, there’s a cute card project waiting. This cute little heart envelope is actually part of the A … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

CZ Design Digitals Retirement Sale (All Month Long save 50%!)

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes32 Comments

My time with Designer Digitals is coming to an end on March 31, 2020. This relationship has been on of the best business partnerships of my crafty career and I am so grateful for the years I’ve had with Katie and Randy. Designer Digitals is moving into a new era and that means for one month, you can save 50% … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Design Digitals Retirement Sale (All Month Long save 50%!)

A video walk-thru of my 2019 year-long album of memories

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking5 Comments

My printed album of 2019 memories is here and I’m happy to share a video walk-through with you today! This is my 4th year of doing this system and my 6th year of creating a printed book from digital content. Let me stop yapping. I yap enough here in the following clip: Thanks so much for watching and if you … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA video walk-thru of my 2019 year-long album of memories

Pieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking, Tutorials10 Comments

Today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout plus some free downloads that were inspired by Ali Edwards’ recent Pieces of Us Self Portrait challenge. First things first: I created some free cut files using Ali’s digital art that you can use for page titles. Get them on her blog by clicking here. I have two files to share with you, as … Read More

Cathy ZielskePieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)

Scrapbook layout: Guest Post on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube Channel

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking4 Comments

Today I’ve got a guest blog post over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and YouTube channel. I love the simple combination of big and small type elements on a layout and this design features my favorite letter days alongs with a big ampersand die and shadow layer. Here is a video tutorial showing you how I created this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook layout: Guest Post on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube Channel