Woot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

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Today’s card project features more new products from the brand new Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. Specifically, my brand new Woot word and shadow die and the Triangle Blast Stencil. I still find the whole masking process to be pretty dang magical. The peel and reveal part is just so cool! On this card, I masked off a heart … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop! If this is your first time visiting me, I welcome you warmly to my online home! Today I’m sharing a card featuring my brand new You Got This stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the very cool new Geometric Shape Builder stamp set. This encouragement card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

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!)

Pixel to Page: Blast from the Past Hybrid Scrapbook Page

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I have been starting the very initial stages of Marie Kondo-ing the crap out of my life. While I have only seen one episode of her new Netflix Series, it has inspired me to begin in a logical place: my closet. And let me tell you this: I have only just begun to clean. That said, one thing that lives … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Blast from the Past Hybrid Scrapbook Page

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

Scrapbook Your Year 2018, a walk-thru video of my finished album

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My year-long scrapbooking project, Scrapbook Your Year, has yielded another volume of memories and is now in printed form. It’s always so cool to get the 12 x 12 book in hand because for most of this project, it’s just me and layered templates and photos. There is such a joy in seeing it all come together in printed form. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year 2018, a walk-thru video of my finished album

Pixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)

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I’ve been feeling the scrapbooking groove of late, especially when finding ways to combine supplies I would normally use for card making on my scrapbook pages. Today’s said product: brand new Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim Holtz. Now if you know me, I’m not exactly know for splattering on my layouts, but cardmaking has emboldened me to try things I … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)

Pixel to Page: Currently (scrapbook page + process video)

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Two things are true: 1) I love scrapbooking, and 2) I hate proofreading. It’s been a while since I shared a new layout and today’s page is making me all kinds of happy. At least it was until I was taking photos of it and there it was: a typo in the journaling.* But if you know me, you know … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Currently (scrapbook page + process video)

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