Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer who has been working in the craft industry since 2002. Aside from her job as the art director for SCT magazine, she has an exclusive line of clear stamps and dies with Simon Says Stamp, she has a line of digital scrapbooking products, and she teaches online classes and blogs at She also films card and scrapbooking videos for her YouTube channel and encourages crafters to take a simple approach to both memory keeping and card making.

What is your go-to, must-have tool?

My MISTI stamp positioner. It has literally made stamping possible for me.

At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

So simple: the Apple Store.

When did you start papercrafting, and how did it come about?

I walked into an Archiver’s scrapbook store in 2002 and my life has never been the same. Literally. Had no idea I would adore this hobby, let alone build an entire career in and around it. The fact that not only am I a scrapbooker and card maker, but that I get to design a magazine on this very thing? Pretty much the best thing ever.

If you could have one super power, which would you choose?

I would love to be able to make people instantly feel calm and at ease, to help them forget their troubles in life, if only for a short time, so they could breathe deeply and feel truly relaxed and peaceful. Can you imagine how cool it would be to be able to do that for everyone around you? Didn’t that one vampire dude have that power in Twilight? I’m pretty sure it was Jasper. Am I right, vampire fans?