Budget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials12 Comments

Today I’ve got a brand new template for sale at Designer Digitals designed to help you create a cool, graphic announcement on a budget! Four years ago, I spent, oh… just under $200 (and actually, I think it was more than that once I bought the envelopes!) on printing my daughter’s graduation announcements. True, they were lovely (as you’ll see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBudget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Know someone who is graduating? I have just the card for that

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads57 Comments


It’s that time of year again—the time when our high school seniors prepare to step into the next glorious phase of their lives and mothers, fathers and other caregivers from across the land curl up into fetal positions, wondering how they blinked and those seniors catapulted from Kindergarten to now. For the record, I’m glad I’m not a mama going through this again. Last … Read More

Cathy ZielskeKnow someone who is graduating? I have just the card for that

The day is here

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life42 Comments

Tonight she graduates from high school. I wanted to have something really touching and deep to post on this day, but right now I’m just going to let it sink in and write more about it next week. Today is not about me. What an amazing ride it’s been so far. It has exceeded all of my expectations. Every single … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe day is here

Planning a Senior Grad Party? I can help with that

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes41 Comments

Your first-born child is graduating from high school in just over three months. You: a) Ask your husband to have his vasectomy reversed and try for Number 3. b) Spend a few hours daily in the fetal position on the floor of said child’s room, softly moaning in pain as you rock back and forth. c) Stop the pity party … Read More

Cathy ZielskePlanning a Senior Grad Party? I can help with that

A project (or two) that I love

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life16 Comments


I’ve made no secret that I’m a huge fan of Artifact Uprising. I love their products. I love their aesthetic. I love their commitment to the environment. I love their mission of making these images of our lives tangible. I’ve made a handful of books with them (you can read a review I wrote here), and I feel like every … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA project (or two) that I love