World Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

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It’s World Bee Day today and the aptly named Honey Bee Stamps is celebrating with a To Bee or Not to Bee blog hop. I made a card using some of their super cute products to celebrate! (See supply list at the bottom of this post!) This card project features some of the brand new 6 x 6 paper line … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWorld Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

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Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set! The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

More customized grad cards

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I recently shared a high school graduation card I made for my niece using the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha dies. This die set has been a hard one to get ahold of but I wanted to share one more card project using the same set as I have more graduations coming and more customization in mind. I have a relative … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore customized grad cards

Celebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s Day 1 of a blog hop at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate our brand new release, aptly named, Celebrate You. Today I’m sharing a really fun die that features a lovely filigree design and includes a space to stamp a greeting. This card also features the brand new Tiny Words Birthday stamps, a collection of all purpose birthday greetings in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

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First things first: Dad, if you’re reading, act surprised when you get this in the mail, deal? There is a brand new release out today from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, and I’m sharing a card project made with one of my new CZ Design releases called Parental Props. The stamps feature a very minimal typeface and the dot … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

An update from here

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So here we are in the glorious month of May, when at last here in the upper midwest we can tentatively start unpacking our sandals as the mercury rises into the 60s and we realize that winter is actually packing it up for another year. Not that I mind winter. Winter in Minnesota is a fantastic antidote to hot flashes. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAn update from here

Customized Graduation Card

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Graduation season is almost here and after finding out that my niece had committed to a school just a stone’s throw from my favorite city in the world (Seattle), I wanted to create a custom grad card to celebrate her chosen institution of higher learning (Pacific Lutheran University). I thought it would be fun to try out a watercolor technique … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCustomized Graduation Card

Scrapbook Your Year, My Pages for April 2019 (+ a International Scrapbook Day Class Sale!)

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Scrapbook Your Year with Cathy Zielske,

Another month has come and gone and now prepares to be added to my year-end printed volume. April was really about three things: my parents, ultimate Frisbee and the Game of Thrones premiere. We have our priorities straight, people. Let’s get into it… PHOTOS TAKEN: 370 (after the culling process of deleting shots I know I don’t need, and honestly, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, My Pages for April 2019 (+ a International Scrapbook Day Class Sale!)

Fit 2019: My May Update

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Join me for Fit 2019!

You have to know when I have my Going Out Shirt™ on, things are looking up. My health and well-being check-in looks like this: my knee is no longer swollen thanks to the miracle of cortisone and a ginormous needle pointed directly into said knee. I’m starting some physical therapy to help support my knee and it turns out my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My May Update

Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

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Today I’m honored to be part of a special blog hop from Simon Says Stamp all about celebrating the incredible women in your life. Nothing warms this crafter’s heart more than seeing women (and men) supporting other women! The hop features two brand new stamp sets, Good Job Mama (designed by me!) and Incredible Woman (designed by the talented Nina-Marie … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!