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Christmas in July hop

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is having a Christmas in July blog hop!  You can start on the SNSS blog and follow the linkys to each designer’s blog for lots of Christmas inspiration.  Do you like to get a head start on your holiday cards? I do!  But this year I am way behind so today’s hop got me motivated to get a few done.

I made a set of cards with the Season of Love stamp set.

season of love 1 diane zechman

The main image and sentiments were heat embossed with black e.p. onto patterned papers and scraps of cardstock. The finished cards were embellished with gemstones.  Very simple and quick.

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Don’t forget to hop along with us! You will be able to find all of the team participant blogs at the end of this post. Simply click on their name and you will be taken to their blog. The list will be on each person’s blog, so no need to hit the back button. Just look for the next blog in the line-up and off you go! Please be sure to leave the girls some love along the way. We will be drawing a winner from all of the blog comments and that person will receive a FREE Christmas stamp set (in stock) of their choosing from our line!  (My blog doesn’t like the linkys so if it’s not there, hop back to the SNSS blog to continue!)

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Season of Love; paper- vanilla, black, SU! Always Artichoke, patterned paper scraps; ink- Versamark; accessories- black embossing powder, SU! Designer Label punch, heat tool, rhinestones, Prima flower, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch.

beachy scene

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Try-Folds and showing a different way to use them.  Here I used the Ai Beach TF set (4577) .

beach tf diane zechman pc

I started with some beachy colors and stamped 2 of the images tone on tone on the blue panel strip.  Then I highlighted the third image (beach chair) by stamping it in white, coloring, and layering it over the blue panel.  I thought it would add a little interest to cut the image on a slant.  The beach ball is popped with a foam dimensional and made sparkly with some clear Wink of Stella.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Beach TF set (4577) ; paper- white, SU! Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Coastal Cabana; accessories- Copics, foam tape, tracing wheel, clear Wink of Stella.

serve Him

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing 2 new stamp sets in their Bible Journaling line …My Creator and All Your Heart.  I made a card using the All Your Heart stamp set, along with Seek Him and butterflies from New Beginnings.

serve Him diane zechman

Although this set was designed for bible journaling, you can see that it works well for cardmaking and other projects!  Be sure to check out more samples on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy All Your Heart, Seek Him and New Beginnings; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy butterfly dies, Clear Wink of Stella.

time to celebrate

Hello friends!

Art Impressions is celebrating their 29th year in business… WOW…29!!  That is a great accomplishment but not surprising, as their images are top-notch FUN!  The Ai design team is celebrating with them and you can check out our cards today on the Ai blog.  We’d love for you to join us, too…the current Ai Challenge is “Anything Goes”!  On this card, I used the Ai Cheer Set (4547) .

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a close up…

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards…remember…Anything Goes!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Ai Cheer Set (4547), paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; accessories- Copics, white embossing powder, Prima Watercolor Confections- Tropicals, foam dots, pearls.

while you’re waiting

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Truth Quotes 1 stamp set, along with flowers from Bloom & Grow and butterflies from New Beginnings.

waiting diane zechman

The flowers were stamped all over the background and then the same ink was used with a stencil on 2 corners.  The butterflies are shimmery with some Wink of Stella added to the wings.

waiting close diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Truth Quotes 1, Bloom & Grow, New Beginnings; paper- white, SU! Bashful Blue; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Bashful Blue; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy butterfly dies, Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Clear Wink of Stella, pearls.

to be treated like The Queen

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai sets in the Hobby Lobby stores.  This one is called Pamper Yourself (AiCS31) .

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There’s another fun image and several humorous sentiments included in this set.  You can check it out here!

Who wouldn’t love to be pampered?!  The inside sentiment reads “It’s your birthday Pamper yourself”!  A great set for all your girlfriends!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby exclusive Pamper Yourself (AiCS31) ; paper- white, MME Moments; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, 1″ circle punch, gemstones.

happy fourth!

Good morning and happy 4th of July weekend!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Summer Fun Winnie stamp set released yesterday…just in time for the holiday weekend.

july fourth winnie diane zechman

Winnie has several images to choose from to place in her hands…perfect for your summertime cards!

I hope you have a happy (& safe) 4th!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Summer Fun Winnie; paper- white, red, Pebbles- Americana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stars dies, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles, rhinestones, button.

meow-tain of fun

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Slide On By” (use a hidden feature) AND we are featuring the NEW Stackers images and a fun Slider Die!  On this card, I used the Ai Cat Stackers (4739) and the Slider Die (4764).

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The new Stackers sets come with a tall image that fits inside the die plus a fun matching sentiment.  The Slider die is super easy to cut and fold. Just attach it over your Stackers image and then cut a slider piece to slip inside.

I attached mine so the opening is at the top and added a little string to pull the slider piece out.  Then I cut 2 tiny paw prints to attach to the ends of the string.

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When removed, you see the whole image.  I stamped the top kitty a second time and cut it out to accent the card front.

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A closer view of the kitties…

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…and the slider piece…

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards with a hidden feature!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Cat Stackers (4739), paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, DCWV The Pets Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gumball Green, Early Espresso; accessories- Copics, Ai Slider Die (4764), MFT Die-Namics Mix and Match Banners, Cuttlebug Cat die, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Fence and Grass dies.

watercolor gate

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Watercolor EZ Project A (4271) and my sentiment is Thought of You (3170) .

watercolor gate diane zechman

I wanted to use the watercolor stamps in another way so I’ve heat embossed the images with white embossing powder, then colored.  I clearly need more practice! lol. But it was fun using these images a bit differently.  I love a white on white card so that’s the direction I was going.

watercolor gate 2 diane zechman

When you have some free time, check out the Ai watercoloring videos that are posted to the blog each Wednesday.  Bonnie is amazing teaching the Ai way to easy watercoloring! You can also view the videos HERE on the Ai YouTube Channel.  Be sure to subscribe!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Watercolor EZ Project A (4271) and Thought of You (3170); paper- cream, watercolor; ink- Versamark, Versafine Black; accessories- MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Blueprints 20, white embossing powder, Prima Watercolor Confections- Classics, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Matelassé embossing folder.

I will not fear

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  Here I used one of the new bible journaling sets this month called Good Shepherd.

will not fear diane zechman

The image was totally paper pieced. I only used a little bit of Copic marker to highlight the lamb.  Here’s a closer view…

will not fear close diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Good Shepherd; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, MME Follow Your Heart- Be Amazing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- corner rounder, buttons.

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