go with faith canvas

Earlier this year I made a 4″ coaster for the magnetic frame that hangs by my desk and I planned to make a few more to switch out once in a while. All the tiles I have for my frame are square or round coasters and this time I wanted to try a 4×4 canvas panel.

For my canvas, I used Go God’s Way and Life in Jesus from the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps July Release. I also used Go With, Texture Tiles 1, and the Girl Power Printable.

faith canvas diane zechman

The background was done with a spritz of water added to acrylic paints. Then the words and bike were stamped with Archival Black and some texture was stamped on the grass with Archival Chartreuse. I colored with Inktense pencils and water with a brush. Normally the Inktense pencils would be permanent after wetting them but they were still workable since they were applied over acrylics so I sprayed the canvas with Krylon Workable Fixatif. Next I adhered the printed girl and covered the whole piece with decoupage glue. Some paper flowers were added last. It was fun creating on the canvas surface…I’ll be doing more of these for sure.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way, Life in Jesus, Go With, Texture Tiles 1, and Girl Power Printable; paper- white; ink- Archival Black and Chartreuse; accessories- 4×4 canvas, magnet, acrylic paints, decoupage glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Inktense pencils, brush, glue dots, paper flowers.

go with grace

Have you seen the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps July Release? Here are 2 cards using the new set called Go God’s Way (there’s also a matching printable!). I also used an older set, Go With. I think they pair great together!

I kept the first card CAS and I love how it came together in simplicity.

go with grace diane zechman

A sweet friend of mine has a pink “bug” and a heart that follows the Lord so I made my second card in her honor. :)

pink bug diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way and Go With; paper- white, black, SU! Barely Banana and Certainly Celery, Doodlebug kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry and Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, colored pencils, rhinestones, corner rounder.

6×6 Bruschetta Burgers

Hello! Just popping in quick with a 6×6 recipe card I made. This was for a recipe card class that I taught last night at my friend’s store, The Craft Shack. My husband and I enjoy these burgers which are served open-faced and I thought it would be good for a summer recipe class.

I used my Altenew Bold Alphabet for the word burger (love that alpha!). My friend, Lisa, had the super cute die set for the cow in her store and she had some suede paper to create him which totally added to the cuteness factor. lol. Instead of die cutting his eyes, I used some teeny tiny 1/8″ googlie eyes.

6x6 bruschetta burgers diane zechman

The original recipe only had 3 ingredients for the bruschetta which I figured would taste very bland so I threw a bunch of extra ingredients in there and came up with my own!

6x6 bruschetta burgers back diane zechman

Enjoy!

faith

Good morning! I am sharing a card today using new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the July Release. Here I used Life in Jesus (faith) which is part of the Creative Worship line for bible journaling. I also used Poppies & Greetings and Texture Tiles 1.

faith poppies diane zechman

I colored my flowers and word with Copics, then sponged all for a distressed look.

Have a faith-filled day!

 stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life in Jesus, Poppies & Greetings, and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, brown, SU! Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, paper doily, SU! Modern Label punch, adhesive pearls.

free indeed

Hello! There’s only 2 more days left in June and we are creeping up on the 4th of July holiday so today I am sharing two cards I made earlier this month with a patriotic theme. I used the Free Indeed stamp set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release. I also used Brotherly Love and Scripty Thoughts on the second card.

free diane zechman

After I previously made a card with a camo hat on one of the guys, I decided to make another with a serviceman.

troop thanks diane zechman

Have a safe 4th!

 

you matter

Several months ago I noticed a headline for a link to an article in my email. I’m not sure if I ever clicked through to read that article but the heading really stuck in my mind… “Dear Me…You Matter”. I knew right away that I wanted to include it in my bible journaling. I’m sure you all have many ideas as well that tend to be “on the back burner” so you may understand how happy I was to get this page done. When I saw the Sweet ‘n Sassy Script Outline Alpha, I knew it would be perfect for what I had envisioned. I also used Itty Bitty Blossoms and the Girl Power Printable.

Psalm 139 13-18 diane zechman

Have you felt overwhelmed, exhausted, forgotten, and it seems like the world moves on without you? I think we all have…especially in the difficult times of our lives. There are times when we feel like we are just a face in the crowd. But we DO matter…we matter to God. He sees us and cares about us. He knows what we are going through. He cares about everything in our lives and His love is endless.

I chose Psalm 139:13-18 to journal these words. (Stop & reflect on the footnote!)

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 139:17 Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me

Have a blessed day!

great guys

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using a Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set, Brotherly Love, from the June Release. I also used Girl Power and Bitty Minnie Alpha. I paired the guys and girls on my first card to make a wedding card.

bride and groom diane zechman

There are a few different hats for the guys in the Brotherly Love set. I turned one into a camo hat on my second card since we have lots of hunters in our family.

great guy diane zechman

These sets are very versatile and although they were designed for bible journaling, you can see they are great for cards too.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Brotherly LoveGirl Power, and Bitty Minnie Alpha; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp Love die, QuicKutz Retro Diamonds embossing folder, pearls, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares and Scalloped Stitched Rectangles.

dare to be different

Just popping in with a card using a great flamingo set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release. Dare to be different…don’t follow the crowd…be unique…be YOU!

dare to be diff diane zechman

Have an awesome day!

set free

Hello! Today I am sharing a bible journaling page that I did with a mix of brand new & previously released Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used Free Indeed, Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Note This.

Acts 13 38-39 diane zechman

When I thought about these words, birds with a birdcage came to mind. I wanted the words to still reflect a little of a patriotic theme, though, so I tried to tie it all together. The verse I chose is Acts 13:38-39:

38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

I pulled out an old Sizzix bird cage die and distressed it with ink, then stamped the Texture Tile all over. I cut a little door to open and added some die cut leafy flourishes (MFT) which were also sponged and stamped with a different Texture Tile. One bird was stamped directly on the page and the other was stamped on white cardstock. After cutting it out, I was happy that it’s feet landed perfectly on the cage where I wanted him! The birds, flowers, and arrow were colored with Inktense pencils and a water brush.

Acts 13 38-39 close diane zechman

Have a blessed day!

sloth-some

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing my last “official” card for Art Impressions. As of the end of May I took a break and stepped down from the Ai team. You’ll see me posting some cards from time to time, though…I still love Ai!

The current Ai Challenge is “Odd Animals” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm Release! This is such a fun line. Here I used 5002- Sloth-some Set.

slothsome diane zechman

When I saw this pack of paper at Hobby Lobby months ago, I knew it would be perfect for the sloths!

Now go break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Odd Animals” Challenge! Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 5002- Sloth-some Set; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Blueprints 14, SU! Designer Label punch, foam tape.