Thankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

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Today I’ve got a simple card featuring some brand new products from Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web. If you haven’t tried any of Gina’s products designed for the Stamp and Foil system, they really are fun and versatile and when you do that whole peel and reveal to see the shine, it never gets old. For this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

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Hello friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today! If you’re arriving here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire’s blog, I welcome you warmly to my corner of the internet. Fall is actually in the air here in the upper midwest that I call home, and this card is a way … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

Birthday Numbers (A STAMPtember Kick Off Online Party)

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Today we are kicking off a big online party to celebrate Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® month of exclusive products, ideas and inspiration! My card project for today features the brand new Birthday Numbers stamp set and coordinating dies and this 6 x 8 set is just so all purpose because: numbers. Whether you’re celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, dates—big numbers work for … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBirthday Numbers (A STAMPtember Kick Off Online Party)

Happy Birthday Floral Frame (a Neat & Tangled Blog hop)

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Hello and welcome to a fun blog hop celebrating Neat & Tangled’s 6th birthday! Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the Neat & Tangled blog and if you’re new to my little corner of the internet, welcome! My card for the hop features a wonderful new Floral Frame stamp set and coordinating dies. I love this floral design and feel like … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHappy Birthday Floral Frame (a Neat & Tangled Blog hop)

Monochromatic Cards: I heart you

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If you are ever stumped for color combinations for your cards, don’t overthink it, my crafty friends. Just go monochromatic! I have always loved doing this for my scrapbook pages and it turns out that it works for card, too! When I got my hands on this cute little Picture Book Crab die, I started playing with some ideas, but … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Cards: I heart you

Distress Ink Galaxy Card

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You know how sometimes you make a card in record time and everything comes together like clockwork? This is not one of those cards. That said, I freaking LOVE this card and how it turned out so I wanted to share my process today in a slightly longer video (just over 15 minutes) because  I like to keep it real, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDistress Ink Galaxy Card

Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the Friendly Frolic release! Today I have a card that is a little bit whimsical and little bit graphic. You should know I am not an expert of watercolor by any stretch, and so today I’m using Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color in a huge, sketchy flower and combining … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Blog Hop

Pixel to Page: Thanks, Stevie (hybrid scrapbook page)

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If you have followed my story in recent weeks, you’ll know that my beloved Subaru Forester, Stevie, recently went head to head with a deer and emerged victorious. My husband and daughter walked away with only bruises and I have been feeling extremely grateful for a safe car that did her job to protect them. As I am wont to … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Thanks, Stevie (hybrid scrapbook page)

Pixel to Page: Grad Hybrid Scrapbooking Layout

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High school is now part of the Zielske family’s collective past, as Coleman has checked that box off in the To Do list of his life and yes, you know it, I had to scrapbook it. True story: Cole was kind of done with high school before his senior year even started. He worked really hard during his junior year … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Grad Hybrid Scrapbooking Layout

Studio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

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  I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project. I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea