Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Crafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

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My sweet and talented from Gina from Gina K. Designs has a WONDERFUL new release out this week, including the cutest stamp set for crafty folks called, aptly, Crafty Notes! How cute are all those little crafty images? And you can also cut them out with coordinating dies. Such a fun set with so many images to stamp, color and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

A bit of a blank show

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You know the old adage that bad things come in threes? First, let me change “bad things” to “problems with your old house,” and then let me change “threes” to “fours.” Okay, let’s begin! Our house was built in 1918. We took over its care and feeding in 1993. We were a young, hard-working couple who never imagined we could … Read More

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Babe: Playing with Glimmer Paste & Distress Oxides

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I’ve been seeing a lot of glimmer paste showing up on the old Instagram of late (this card caught my eye, and this one, too!) and thought I would give it a go and create a simple Valentine’s Day card for the hubs. There is no rule that says you can’t give a man a shimmery card, at least not … Read More

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Pixel to Page: Blast from the Past Hybrid Scrapbook Page

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I have been starting the very initial stages of Marie Kondo-ing the crap out of my life. While I have only seen one episode of her new Netflix Series, it has inspired me to begin in a logical place: my closet. And let me tell you this: I have only just begun to clean. That said, one thing that lives … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Blast from the Past Hybrid Scrapbook Page

Peace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

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Are you ever stumped for ideas on color? Even as a person who has worked in design for, oh, 28 years now—yes, I’m seasoned, ladies—I have always been challenged by choosing color combinations. Usually, my guide is the color wheel and that’s it. If it doesn’t make sense on the wheel, I don’t try it. But then I saw this … Read More

Cathy ZielskePeace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

Scrapbook Your Year 2018, a walk-thru video of my finished album

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My year-long scrapbooking project, Scrapbook Your Year, has yielded another volume of memories and is now in printed form. It’s always so cool to get the 12 x 12 book in hand because for most of this project, it’s just me and layered templates and photos. There is such a joy in seeing it all come together in printed form. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year 2018, a walk-thru video of my finished album

Pixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)

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I’ve been feeling the scrapbooking groove of late, especially when finding ways to combine supplies I would normally use for card making on my scrapbook pages. Today’s said product: brand new Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim Holtz. Now if you know me, I’m not exactly know for splattering on my layouts, but cardmaking has emboldened me to try things I … Read More

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Fit 2019: My February Update

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I have committed myself to posting each month about my self-care process with all of its upsides and downsides for 2019. If you’d like a recap from 2018, it goes this this: about half-way through, I sort of gave up. End of story. I gave up so hard last year that I was not going to offer my Fit e-course … Read More

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Pixel to Page: Currently (scrapbook page + process video)

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Two things are true: 1) I love scrapbooking, and 2) I hate proofreading. It’s been a while since I shared a new layout and today’s page is making me all kinds of happy. At least it was until I was taking photos of it and there it was: a typo in the journaling.* But if you know me, you know … Read More

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