This Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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A brand new release called Fresh Blooms is out today at Simon Says Stamp and I’m stoked to have a handful of new CZ Design stamps and dies as part of the release. I’ve got a bright and cheerful encouragement card project and video to share today, but first, here are the brand new CZ Design releases: Please click on … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThis Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

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This month I was invited to create a card for the Honey Bee Stamps blog, and I’m also sharing it here on my blog today! The card I am featuring takes one little stamp accessory from a large set (Mae the Mouse) and turns it into the focal point for the design. I love this idea because I think it … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

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!)

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

Cathy ZielskeBabe: Playing with Glimmer Paste & Distress Oxides

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

Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

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Today I’ve got a sweet yet calorie free card treat to share with you featuring a really fun wafer thin die set from Honey Bee Stamps called Cupcake Builder. Say it with me: oh, for cute! This little cupcake builder die set has so many possibilities! I kept it pretty simple, using some of my favorite Distress Oxides of late … Read More

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Valentines Two Ways: Simple & a Bit Stepped Up

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I’m challenging myself in 2019 to do more with the supplies I have and one way I can do this is to show multiple cards that are created with essentially the same products and supplies. I can’t promise you I’ll do this every time because holy crap, apparently it takes longer plan out and film two at a time. (Still … Read More

Cathy ZielskeValentines Two Ways: Simple & a Bit Stepped Up

Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop

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It’s a happy day indeed around these parts because I’m excited to share a few of my new products from Simon Says Stamp with you today as part of the You Are Loved release blog hop! And today’s card includes something I tend to always have lying around: cardstock scraps! My system for sorting scraps is super basic. Four shelves … Read More

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Pretty Pink Posh 5th Birthday Blog Hop

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Hey friends! Today I’m excited to be sharing my first card project of 2019 on behalf of Pretty Pink Posh and their 5th birthday celebration! There are some darling new releases out and I have two card projects to share, and one video tutorial covering this card project: You can’t go wrong with a simple monochromatic scheme, and a little … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh 5th Birthday Blog Hop