December Daily® 2018 Page Shares, Part 2

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking7 Comments

I’m continuing to share my December Daily album for 2018. I do about three days at a time, based on filling up a page with my journal blocks. As soon as I have three to print, then I build the pages. This 3 x 8 album format is really cool. I get that it might be limiting for some, but … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily® 2018 Page Shares, Part 2

December Daily® 2018 Page Shares

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking22 Comments

Today I’m sharing the start of my 2018 December Daily album project. This is my 7th year doing the project and I’m really grateful for the mind of my dear friend Ali Edwards for dreaming this thing up! I’m keeping it SUPER simple for 2018. I’m using Ali’s Main Kit and her adorable 3 x 8 Star Gaze Album.* I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily® 2018 Page Shares

Floating Gift Card See-Thru Ornament

Cathy ZielskeCrafts5 Comments

Last year, the day after Christmas, I shared a fun little way to present a reminder of a continuing subscription to a service such as Spotify or Apple Music or any monthly or yearly subscription service. This year, I wanted to make a video showing you how easy this little project can be, and also to share a free template … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFloating Gift Card See-Thru Ornament

Simple Gift Card or Money Holders

Cathy ZielskeCrafts12 Comments

The holidays are here and I am one of those people who is a big fan of the holiday gift card. I know. Some of you are shaking your heads right now, thinking, “Cathy… come ON! You can do better than that!” But the truth is, I love to give the gift of giving someone a choice of what they … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Gift Card or Money Holders

DieCember® Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Cathy ZielskeCards264 Comments

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Welcome to DieCember® at Simon Says Stamp! (Yes, this is my first official DieCember participation and yes, I’m happy to join in the die cutting fun!) Today we’re celebrating with a blog hop featuring some of the newest die releases from Simon Says Stamp. I created a simple card featuring the brand new Sweet Tulip die and one of the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDieCember® Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Super Simple Holiday Tag No. 01

Cathy ZielskeCrafts10 Comments

The season of gifting is upon us and one of my favorite things to do is to create my own tags to festoon my packages. (Yes, I did just use the word festoon because it’s just not being used enough.) I love putting a pretty tag on a simple package wrapped up in kraft paper, tied up with twine. It’s … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple Holiday Tag No. 01

Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for September and October 2018

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking3 Comments

I decided to knock off two months of memories over the past few weekends. With my simple approach, this is a pretty easy task to complete! One thing to note before I share pages: this month, I’m not sharing one page from September because it’s all about Cole’s start at college. There are some photos he’s okay with me sharing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for September and October 2018

DIY Holiday Card on a Budget (using a template and Photoshop!)

Cathy ZielskeTutorials4 Comments

If you’re like me, you like to get a jump on your holiday cards, and this is why so many of us like to use services to print our cards. I’m a fan of those companies like everyone else, but I’m not a fan of the price. My solution is to design my own holiday card, print it at more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDIY Holiday Card on a Budget (using a template and Photoshop!)

An exclusive holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp + a blog hop!

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials77 Comments

There is a brand spankin’ new holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp out today. This is an exclusive release that is not part of the regular Simon Says Stamp kit subscription, and when it’s gone, baby, you know the drill. Today, we’ve got a blog hop to share lots of fun ideas for how to play with it! I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAn exclusive holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp + a blog hop!

Simple Holiday Table Place Cards

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Tutorials4 Comments

The holidays are coming and it’s generally the time of year when you as The Crafty One, are expected to, well, you know… DO crafty things. Today, I’ve got the perfect little crafty holiday table setting place card and the great thing is, you really don’t have to be all that crafty to succeed. Plus, you can customize the reverse … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Holiday Table Place Cards