Whimsical Wildflower Frame Wedding Card (Gina K. Designs)

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Summer is here and a rite of passage is coming for me in just a few weeks: one of my dearest friend’s has a daughter who is getting married. Hello middle age! No need to fret because it means creating a wedding card for the lovely young couple, and I was so geeked to get my hands on the new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhimsical Wildflower Frame Wedding Card (Gina K. Designs)

Studio Katia Turns Three Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to Day Two of the Studio Katia Turns Three blog hop! You should have arrived from Nina-Marie’s blog and Amy’s blog is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog! (To see the inspiration from Day 1, click here!) My card project today features three … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Turns Three Blog Hop

Pretty Pink Posh Hop

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh new release blog hop! Hopefully you have arrived here from Caly’s blog and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! My card project todays features simple Copic coloring and simple ink blending and features both the Tropical Birds stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the gorgeous Tropical … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Hop

Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

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Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Blog hop! First things first: Simon is offering a decidedly summery ink pad, free with any purchase if you use the code in the graphic above (CRL898) at checkout! (While supplies last.)  So there’s that, now for my card project… There are so many fun new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

Watercolor Shaker with Simple Scored Panel Window (Simon Says Stamp)

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Today I’m sharing a fun shaker card with a oldie but goodie technique (that is actually totally new to me!) that I learned from my friend Gina of Gina K. Designs. The technique? Creating your own patterns using the Scor-Buddy. Today is also the release day for the brand new Rest and Refresh release from Simon Says Stamp! Check out … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWatercolor Shaker with Simple Scored Panel Window (Simon Says Stamp)

Waffle Flower Coffee Cup Gift Holder Card

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Welcome to the Waffle Flower Stamps & Dies June product release blog hop! I’m so happy to be included in the hop today so if you’re new to my blog, welcome! If you are in need of a gift card (or cash!) holder card project, I have got one (or two, or three!) for you today! This clever Coffee Cup … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWaffle Flower Coffee Cup Gift Holder Card

Rainbow Watercolor Birthday Backgrounds

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Today’s card project features some cheery rainbow backgrounds for my die cuts using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am LOVING these markers right now for adding color to my cards. This card project is pretty clean and simple at its core, but using a Swiss Dot Embossing Folder gave my card panel some lovely, elegant texture. I used a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRainbow Watercolor Birthday Backgrounds

Kitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

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Today I’m a guest designer for Honey Bee Stamps and I’m sharing a fun little card project that was on its way to being less cute than it ended up being, until I solved a design problem I was facing. I had a tiny die cutting mishap, which happens, and I also had an orientation issue. Which also happens. Oh, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeKitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop + Amazing Giveaways

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Today I’m part of a special 3-day blog hop celebrating Hero Arts’ 45 years in the creative industry. 45 years. That doesn’t happen lightly in any industry, especially one built around crafting, small businesses and people seeking a creative outlet and the urge to create handmade things. Truly amazing. Hero Arts is also celebrating the release of their Summer Catalog, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop + Amazing Giveaways

Fun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

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I was recently inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire after watching this video when I realized, “HEY! I have the foil AND gel!” Then I watched this video from the uber talented Nina-Marie Trapani, and I decided it was time to stop watching videos and start making cards! (Thanks, ladies!) I have been a little shy when it comes to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel