Simple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

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Today’s card project is all about these lovely liquid watercolors from Pinkfresh Studio. I’d been coveting them for a while, so I decided to order some and get started on a simple card project. This card also features one of the very first word dies I created for my line at Simon Says Stamp, Yays. I realized the other day … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

Did you know it’s Sweata Weatha?

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Please tell me you’ve seen any of the Bronx Beat skits from Saturday Night Live? Yes? No? My friend (and card making master) Laura Bassen just reminded me of these skits and I have fallen down a rabbit hole of watching them. Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler? National treasures. That is all. But there I go… rambling. Have you seen the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDid you know it’s Sweata Weatha?

Thankful Beyond Measure Card

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I recently purchased a gorgeous stamp set from Gina K Designs called Something Good, and the coolest stamp is this giant wood slice image. I thought it would pair well with some of my new releases, and it turns out it DOES! I learned how to create an embossed die cut from watching the master, Jennifer McGuire, and figured I’d … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Beyond Measure Card

When Mojo Gets Up and Goes

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I’m having a dry spell of creativity. Last weekend, I spent a lovely weekend around amazing, creative women at a retreat in the glorious state of Ohio. While I created precisely nothing at this retreat, it was cool to look over the shoulders of artists and makers and all-around good human beings, as they did a bit of this and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhen Mojo Gets Up and Goes

Reindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

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I’m just going to say it, because it’s what we say here in Minnesota: OH, for cuuuuuuute! That Dancing Reindeer die is just ridiculously awesome. It’s so simple. And minimal. I love that! (And it’s on reserve until Oct. 19!) But that Mod Trees Background Stamp (also on reserve until Oct. 20) is also so cool and I can see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeReindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

A card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

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I have a brand new stamp set out (and coordinating dies!) all designed with one thing in mind: to celebrate your bestie! I happen to have two besties (and yes, they are fully aware of each other!), and so I have much to be grateful for because of these remarkable women. This card project gave me a chance to break … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

Scrapbook Your Year Pages for August 2018 (plus save 30% on the e-course!)

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I played a little catch up over the weekend with my year long scrapbooking project that I call Scrapbook Your Year. This class is designed to teach you my approach to creating a manageable way to tackle a year-long album project. I like things to be fun and do-able where my crafty life is concerned. No anxiety should be part … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year Pages for August 2018 (plus save 30% on the e-course!)

Simple Rainbow Stenciling

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Ever since getting my new Life Changing Brushes, I’ve been more inclined to play with ink blending and today’s card features a new stencil from Simon Says Stamp that makes ink blending pretty simple. My card project also features a brand new word and shadow die set from my CZ Design line. Someone (and I cannot for the life of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Rainbow Stenciling

Simon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the fantastic new Fun & Festive release! I’m really happy with the card project I’m sharing today. I haven’t done a lot of scene builders and this one, Winter Scene, is kind of adorable. Plus, check out that smoooooth blue background, friends. Yes. I did that. Me. I have had … Read More

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Fun & Festive, a fabulous release from Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today I’m celebrating by sharing a card I created with my brand new Ornamental stamp set! This stamp set is designed to build ornaments, with an outline, the fill and all sorts of cute little images and text that fit inside the ornament, plus some larger holiday titles, too! I think … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun & Festive, a fabulous release from Simon Says Stamp!