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

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

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

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Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set! The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

More customized grad cards

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I recently shared a high school graduation card I made for my niece using the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha dies. This die set has been a hard one to get ahold of but I wanted to share one more card project using the same set as I have more graduations coming and more customization in mind. I have a relative … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore customized grad cards

Celebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s Day 1 of a blog hop at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate our brand new release, aptly named, Celebrate You. Today I’m sharing a really fun die that features a lovely filigree design and includes a space to stamp a greeting. This card also features the brand new Tiny Words Birthday stamps, a collection of all purpose birthday greetings in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!