32 hours in Iowa

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

My son Cole just made the St. Olaf Men’s Ultimate team and they had their first tournament down at Luther College in Iowa. Last year, you may or may not recall, I went to see my daughter play at the women’s event at the same location, and after having a freezing but fabulous weekend of watching ultimate, I returned home … Read More

Cathy Zielske32 hours in Iowa

It’s World Cardmaking Day 2018! I’m trying something a little different.

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials4 Comments

Happy World Cardmaking Day, my friends! This marks my 2nd year since starting to make cards wherein, much like International Scrapbook Day, I even knew it was a thing. It’s a thing! Today I’m trying something new: a sorta live video. Normally, I film my YouTube videos, drop out all of the audio, cut them up, splice them together, and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s World Cardmaking Day 2018! I’m trying something a little different.

Present Participle List for October 2018

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life62 Comments

It’s October, my favorite month of the year, and you probably have noticed (or not) how little I have been posting about my personal life in this space. That’s going to happen from time to time so this is a small update of what’s being happening around here. Watching my daughter establish her life in law school has been a … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for October 2018

Thankful for You Card Share

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials8 Comments

Not only am I launching a brand new class today, but a few new stamps and dies and today, I’m a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog sharing one simple card project I made with some of my new products! I made a card a few weeks back using the same Oxide inks! Love this combo and the whole … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful for You Card Share

Announcing my 30 Days of Thankful Mini Workshop for 2018 + new product releases

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes17 Comments

Happy October! Today I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new mini e-course called 30 Days of Thankful 2018. This bite-sized online class is designed to help you plan and prepare to create a mini album (or printed digital book!) of gratitude during the month of November (or really, any month!). Watch the trailer here: 30 Days of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnnouncing my 30 Days of Thankful Mini Workshop for 2018 + new product releases

The Fall Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is live!

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking3 Comments

  The brand new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is out and I’m excited to share the pages I contributed to our gorgeous fall issue! First things first: did you know you can read the entire issue online for free? It’s true! Plus, there a handful of wonderful free downloads as well, so… check the whole issue out online today … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Fall Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is live!

Peace & Joy card ( featuring a Tim Holtz STAMPtember exlusive collaboration!)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials12 Comments

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share some card projects featuring the exclusive collaboration between Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember 2018! Tim has created a huge red cling rubber stamp set featuring a host of lovely images and sentiments, as well as a set of four exclusive stencils! In my video today, I’ll walk you through my … Read More

Cathy ZielskePeace & Joy card ( featuring a Tim Holtz STAMPtember exlusive collaboration!)

Thankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials12 Comments

Today I’ve got a simple card featuring some brand new products from Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web. If you haven’t tried any of Gina’s products designed for the Stamp and Foil system, they really are fun and versatile and when you do that whole peel and reveal to see the shine, it never gets old. For this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials189 Comments

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today! If you’re arriving here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire’s blog, I welcome you warmly to my corner of the internet. Fall is actually in the air here in the upper midwest that I call home, and this card is a way … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

Happy Halloween (a STAMPtember® Card Project)

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It’s official: I love Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember®! This actually marks my second official STAMPtember, and last year, I had no idea what all the hype was. This year? I am nothing BUT hype. Or something. But the fun part is that there are so many fantastic new products out and then, all the STAMPtember exclusive collaborations are coming, too. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHappy Halloween (a STAMPtember® Card Project)