Simon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials3 Comments

I would venture to say a lot of us are making the most of our craft supplies right now. And today, Simon Says Stamp is hosting a big old blog party featuring many products from the past few years and if you are looking for some ideas for crafting, we got you! Like many small crafty companies, Simon Says Stamp … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

Learn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking, Tutorials6 Comments

In my column for the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, I focused on telling stories without the perfect photos to accompany your words. I have always been a proponent of the idea that you really don’t need perfect shots to tell a story. The photo and the story together are the thing, you know? Context, friends. That is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLearn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

Virtual Happy Hour Card Project

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials6 Comments

I started designing products for Simon Says Stamp back in 2017. One of the first sets I ever created was called Happy Hour. Someone DM’d me on Instagram a few days again, saying “This stamp is giving me life today!” and I looked at her photo and it was the “Wanna Skype for Happy Hour?” sentiment. I guess no one … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVirtual Happy Hour Card Project

Pumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials8 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I was looking for a little distraction this weekend and decided to pull out some new stamps and make something simple. I would like to say to all of you blog readers I hope you’re all doing your best and not letting the news of the day overwhelm you. I personally have a tendency … Read More

Cathy ZielskePumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

Overlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials5 Comments

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Today’s card project was inspired by this card by the one and only Kristina Werner. I had been eyeing the Heart to Heart Background Stamp ever since I saw her video and decided to go ahead and order it for myself. I am really happy with the results, and it was good to play with my watercolors. Here’s my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOverlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

CZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Sponsor Giveaways, Tutorials654 Comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed as of Noon CST Central Time. I will be drawing winners and posting the winners by 4 p.m. CST. And comments left after Noon CST time will not be included in the giveaway. Today is my 54th birthday and if you’ve followed me over these many years you know one of my most guiding … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials206 Comments

It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil. FIRST THINGS FIRST: While supplies last, take your pick of either an adorable 3 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Meet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

Cathy ZielskeCards, Products & Classes, Tutorials10 Comments

It is new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today we are happy to present the Lucky to Know You release. My products involve some Easter goodness and a brand new addition to my Clean Line stamp series. I created a few new products for crafters/cardmakers of faith and I really love how they turned out. I may have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMeet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

More fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials6 Comments

I hadn’t played with my Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder in a while, so I decided to use it with a stamp that wasn’t necessarily designed for the wreath builder, but as will many, many stamps out there, where there is a will, there’s a cute card project waiting. This cute little heart envelope is actually part of the A … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

Pieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking, Tutorials10 Comments

Today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout plus some free downloads that were inspired by Ali Edwards’ recent Pieces of Us Self Portrait challenge. First things first: I created some free cut files using Ali’s digital art that you can use for page titles. Get them on her blog by clicking here. I have two files to share with you, as … Read More

Cathy ZielskePieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)