Category Archives: cards, etc.

merry & bright

Good morning!  Today the Sweet ‘n Sassy DT is having a special Christmas blog hop…featuring some of our favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas sets.  Here’s a card I made with the beautiful Vintage Ornaments.

vintage ornaments Christmas hop diane zechman

Be sure to hop around and see what the other ladies created!  The links can be found HERE on the SNSS blog. I’m sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we’re inviting you to create your own Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery!  Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

I hope you find lots of inspiration for your holiday card making!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Ornaments; paper- SU! Always Artichoke, Kaiser Craft- December 25th; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Clear Wink of Stella, gemstones, tracing wheel.


perfect blend

Even though I’m not a fan of coffee, I just loved this SU! stamp set when it came out.  We all have lots of coffee drinking friends, don’t we?  Here’s another card I made for this past week’s sketch challenge on SCS.

SC510 perfect blend

Have a great day!  (and stay warm…it’s pretty chilly outside!)

stamps- SU! Perfect Blend; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, MME- Flair; ink- SU! Early Espresso, Versafine Black; accessories- adhesive pearls, tracing wheel.

flowers in bloom

I finally got a chance again to play along with one of the weekly SCS challenges.  Here’s a card I made for Wednesday’s Sketch challenge.

SC510 flowers in bloom diane zechman

The flowers are from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Flowers in Bloom stamp set.  I also used the NEW coordinating Flowers in Bloom die.  I should have taken another pic so you could see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush.  Also, the butterfly was stamped a second time, cut out, and popped up with foam dots.

I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous fall colors and beautiful weather we’ve been having.  This has been a great year for enjoying the beauty of the changing leaves!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Flowers in Bloom; paper- white, black, SU! Rich Razzleberry, Teresa Collins- Fabrications; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Flowers in Bloom die, Copics, foam dots, clear Wink of Stella, ribbon, adhesive pearls, tracing wheel.

It is well

It is my turn to share a card today on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  This card was actually made for a friend quite some time ago and was forgotten in my files.  I am glad that I just found it, though, because it prompted me to search for the hymn on YouTube and listen to it today.  Here’s the simple card I made…

thankful blooms sympathy diane zechman

The flower is from Thankful Blooms (along with it’s coordinating dies) and the verse and bridge are from Bridge of Hope.  Just a few select areas were colored and some Crystal Effects was applied to the water.

Listening to the hymn on YouTube and reading the story behind it (written in the video) has really touched my heart today.  Here’s the video if  you would like to watch it too.


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a new day

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun.  And we’d love to have you join us!  This month it is Kelli’s turn and her challenge is Fall Leaves & Trees (No Halloween)!

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Leaf Silhouettes, Leaf Silhouettes dies, Typewriter Text background, and God Is Bigger to create my card.

new day

I masked the edges of my main panel before stamping the text background. Then I lightly sponged the edges before removing the mask.

Please join us and create a card with fall leaves or trees… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXOCT14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Leaf Silhouettes, Leaf Silhouettes dies, Typewriter Text background, and God Is Bigger; paper- brown, white, SU! Lucky Limeade and Tangerine Tango; ink- SU! River Rock, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade and Tangerine Tango; accessories- SNSS Leaf Silhouettes dies, The Paper Studio Leaves embossing folder, Scor-Pal, foam dots, ribbon, adhesive pearls.

a Halloween box card

Wow…is it October already?  The leaves are getting gorgeous here in PA.  I wish we could have fall weather all year ’round!

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Fall/Halloween.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a fall or Halloween project!  I used the Pop Up Box Card tutorial on the Splitcoast website to make my card.  (I followed the measurements at the end for a horizontal A2 card).

Halloween box card diane zechman

These cards are so fun and pretty easy…I can’t believe it took me almost a year to try them.  I think they could be quite addicting!  (Thanks, Jeannette, for the little push you gave us to try them.)

Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for our new Challenge!

paper- SU! Tangerine Tango, K&Company dp; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, K&Company Layered Accents, Martha Stewart Mice and Graveyard punches.

beary happy fall

Hello friends!  The card I am sharing today uses Sweet ‘n Sassy’s new stamp set called Beary Bountiful Autumn.  I chose to use the image of the bear picking apples and colored it with Copics.

beary happy fall diane zechman

What a cute stamp set!  He looks like he is stocking up for the winter.  I am actually looking forward to apple picking season too.  We always make and freeze our own applesauce.  Last year I had a good idea and added some peaches to our apples for a peach applesauce.  It was SO good!  It quickly became our family’s favorite.  So this year I plan to open a few jars of our home canned peaches to add to the apples.  Yum!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Beary Bountiful Autumn; paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Bo Bunny Apple Cider; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, corner rounder, ribbon, foam dots.

falling leaves

Oh, how I love this time of year!  Warm, sunny days and the evening air is crisp and cool.  The leaves are slowly turning and we wait in anticipation for the glorious colors ahead.  Can’t wait!

Sweet ‘n Sassy’s stamps and dies released last week are perfect for your fall projects.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new stamp sets and dies released by SNSS this month, head on over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store to see what’s new!

I’ve used the new Falling Leaves set to create this fall card…

falling leaves diane zechman

For more gorgeous samples of the new release, just click on the links on the SNSS blog.

ALSO…If you have made a card using any of the new stamps and dies from the September Release feel free to add your card to the gallery.  We’d love to see your creations as well!  The Linky List will close on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Thanks so much for joining us today…we hope you’ve enjoyed your visit!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Falling Leaves; paper- white, black, SU! Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie; accessories- The Paper Studio Leaves embossing folder, gemstones.

SNSS September Release

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps just released (today!) several new stamp sets and a few die sets that coordinate with existing stamps.  This new release is perfect for all of your fall projects.  I have 2 cards today…the first using 2 of the new stamps, Skeleton Leaf Background and Falling Leaves.

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Isn’t that leaf background awesome?  I love it!

My second card uses the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set and NEW coordinating dies.  The sentiment is from a new set called So Grateful.

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Isn’t that a pretty sentiment?  There are several mix & match words in this set.

Did you see what’s new?

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What a fabulous release!  Check out the DT samples and release info on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog!  Thanks for joining us!

card 1:  stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Skeleton Leaf Background and Falling Leaves; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; ink- SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- circle punches, foam dots, adhesive pearls.

card 2:  stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Leaf Silhouettes and So Grateful; paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie; ink- SU! Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry; accessories- SNSS Leaf Silhouettes dies, The Paper Studio Leaves embossing folder, twine, gemstone.

autumn greetings

Hi friends!  We had a busy weekend- our daughter got married!  (I will share pics of that later).  For now, I have a card with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps that will be released tomorrow.  The weather is getting cooler and our thoughts are turning to fall…apple picking, fall leaves, and autumn flowers.  I can’t wait for pumpkins and hot apple cider!

autumn greetings diane zechman

This card was inspired by a blouse I saw in a clothing store recently.  The fabric had flowers in black and white on a yellow background.  We always color our stamped images and this time I thought it would be fun to color the background instead.

There will be more sneak peeks on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Facebook page tonight starting at 8 pm…come join us!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Mum Greetings; paper- white, black, SU Crushed Curry; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, tracing wheel.

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