Welcome to STAMPtember®! Let’s start it out with some Halloween releases from CZ Design!

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Hello STAMPtember®! I’m kicking off my month of card projects with one of my brand new stamp sets, My Zombie Boo, and the coordinating dies. Long a fan of The Walking Dead (though I stopped watching after what happened to Glen those few seasons back), I love all things zombie, as well as Halloween in general, and so this spooky, cheeky … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWelcome to STAMPtember®! Let’s start it out with some Halloween releases from CZ Design!

Free 3 x 4 cards: Trick or Treat Yo Self

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Y’all know how much I love Halloween, right? Yes, the Bee Dance has been a thing, but today I just wanted a share a little card file with you for your Halloween-loving pleasure. I’ve been on a bit of an Aziz Ansari kick of late (loving Master of None on Netflix), and figured I’d make this card to share. (Because … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree 3 x 4 cards: Trick or Treat Yo Self

I am a genius

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As you are well aware, Halloween is coming. I think I made that point perfectly clear with the 2015 Bee Dance. But there’s one problem I have with Halloween—the only problem I have, in fact—and that is this: the candy. What I have done every year on Halloween, regardless of whether I’m taking good care of myself or not, is … Read More

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Bee Dance 2015

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They said I couldn’t top last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that. They said you can’t catch lightning in a bottle four times. They also said Silence of the Lambs was too dark to ever win an academy award. What do they know anyway? Happy Halloween a few days early. Consider it my fun-sized gift to you. Cathy Zielske’s … Read More

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Without further ado, I present the 2014 Bee Dance

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First things first, I’m the realest. Thank you. Do you know the story behind the bee dance? Would you like to? It all started back when I was about 14 and my mother made me a bee costume for my job at the RollerFair Skate Deck in Everett, Washington.  She filled the suit with balloons, dropped me off at the rink and thusly a tradition … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWithout further ado, I present the 2014 Bee Dance

Hello Favorite Month of the Year

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Oh, October! How I adore you. Your beautiful Fall color. Your crisper, cooler temps. Your 31 glorious days, which include both Halloween and the 23-year anniversary of my marital union. But the thing I think I love most about you? You are, hands down, the most Instagram-worthy month of the year. Yep. I said it. You might be even better on Instagram than—GASP—Christmas. Okay, so I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello Favorite Month of the Year

Boo! + a free cut file for you

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October is in full swing at Chez Zielske, and you know what that means: the bee costume has come down from the attic. My daughter asked me the other day, “So when are you going to start wearing it?” I should state for the record, I only wear it on Halloween. I wake up. I shower. I put it on. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBoo! + a free cut file for you