Category Archives: cards, etc.

doves of peace

Good morning! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace stamp set. I also used Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope.

I thought the texture stamp on the first card would be a perfect background to mimic the water used in baptism.

The second card is a CAS Christmas card because we all need a little “quick & easy” during the holidays! Here I simply heat embossed the images in white and added a silver strip to the left.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace, Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope; paper- white, black, navy, silver, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Baja Breeze and Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- white embossing powder, rhinestones, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella.

Oh snap!

Good morning! How are we already a week into December? Yikes! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies and Sunshine Girl Alpha sets and the December Stamp of the Month: Wood Backgrounds set.

This wood slice background is a lot of fun! I already made 2 cards and have a few other ideas to try. Here I simply paired it with 2 images from Christmas Cookies. I used a white pen to “decorate” them.

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For my second card with the cookies, I stamped and colored the gingerbread man, then cut him out. I cut pieces off his arm and leg and glued some bits beside him. The sentiment uses Sunshine Girl Alpha.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Sunshine Girl Alpha and Wood Backgrounds; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, SU! Cumb Cake and Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, washi tape, MISTI, foam dots, twine, enamel dots.

winter wonderland

Good morning! Today is the last day of the Sweet ‘n Sassy sales for their 11th anniversary celebration. Be sure to check out the final special…


I have 2 cards to share today using the SNSS Winter Wonderland set. This set is so versatile with a ton of possibilities! I first used a snowflake patterned paper for the background, then stamped the tiny tree in the hand of the snowman.

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Next, I used the snow globe and placed the church inside. This one has bright, fun colors. Both cards have some Stickles added to sparkle.

winter w 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Wonderland; paper- white, black, Recollections- Be Merry, MME- Colorful Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 14 and 20, MFT Stitched Arch Stax, foam dimensionals, Stickles, Martha Stewart Polar punch, gemstone.

hearts filled with thanks

Hello! I needed a few thank you cards and today I will share the first one. I miss creating with my Art Impressions stamps while we are busy with our home reno so it was fun creating this! Ai has an “anything goes” challenge that just began so it’s a great time to get yours out to create something too!

Here I used one of my favorite Ai Windows to the World images, M3180-Farm Window. (And here’s a card I made with the same image last year).

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The Windows to the World images are fun to create with because you can die cut a window on the front of your card and place the image on the inside or simply place it on the outside as I did here.

It has been such a rainy summer and fall here this year. It’s hard to believe that winter is already upon us. I wanted to share one last fall card….December is just around the corner!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions M3180-Farm Window; paper- white, black, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Squares, Echo Park Thanks die, gemstones.

lift your voice

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy continues to celebrate their 11th anniversary all month long. There’s only a few days left so check out the site for their current specials. I have 2 cards today using one of the sets designed for their Creative Worship line. Here I used Women of Praise.

I found a few pieces of glossy cardstock that I had done the Smackin’ Acetate technique on many years ago. They worked great to stamp the silhouettes on. The word “and” here isn’t in the set. If you look closely, I turned the word “up” upside down and then added the “d”.

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For the second card, I omitted the “p” in praise to make the word “raise”.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Women of Praise; paper- glossy white, black, SU! Peach Parfait, Hello Honey, Flirty Flamingo, Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch, ribbon.

warm cocoa wishes

Hello! I have two more cards today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Cocoa’s Cups set. Don’t forget about the SNSS specials this month to go along with the November birthday release! Tonight is the last chance to take advantage of the Black Friday special!


I love this image of Cocoa Mouse in the holiday cup. So sweet!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cocoa’s Cups; paper- white, black, MME Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Arch Stax, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Stickles, gemstones.

giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to spend time with family today and reflect on all you are thankful for. I have two CAS thank you cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Don’t forget about the SNSS specials this month to go along with the November birthday release!

Here’s the current special:


Here I used Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha. I made one for fall…

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…and the second one for Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha; paper- white, red, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, ribbon, MFT Blueprints 15, foam dimensionals.

ghoul friends

Hello! I mentioned last week that we have been busy here with remodeling and I have a bunch of cards and projects that I’m a bit behind on sharing. Here’s one that I am way late with…or maybe really early for next year! ha! I love the Art Impression gals and this Halloween set is a cute one!

Here I used Ai Ghoul Friend Set.

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The glasses (wine and corrective eyewear!) all have Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

stamps- Art Impressions Ghoul Friend Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Tangelo Twist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, foam tape, Crystal Effects, enamel dots.

Cocoa’s Cups

Hello friends! We are in the midst of some home remodeling and I’ve neglected my blog the past two weeks but today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the November birthday release. SNSS has TWO special throwback sets this month. Here I used Cocoa’s Cups. They are also celebrating their 11th anniversary with various weekly specials. This week you can save 11% on the Creative Worship and digital products.


My first card has an open middle in the card front with my image panel bridging the top and bottom sections and holding the bottom in place. I was reminded of this design and inspired by a card Michelle Zindorf had recently done. On this card I also used the Texture Tiles 4 set to create the plaid backgrounds.

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The coffee cup was paper pieced with some coordinating paper scraps from my stash.

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A few flakes, gemstones, and enamel dots finish it off. This is such a fun card design!

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For my second card, I decided to create a shaker. Here I also used the Chunky Lowercase Alpha.

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I placed some various shapes of sequins inside.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cocoa’s Cups, Texture Tiles 4, and Chunky Lowercase Alpha; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Pink Pirouette, scrap designer papers; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Always Artichoke; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, foam tape, enamel dots, Martha Stewart Polar punch, gemstones, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames, acetate, sequins, Scor-Tape.


Hello! Halloween is only a day away but today I am sharing my last two Christmas cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.

The first card is CAS with some ink sponging on the background. Some snowflakes were stamped in black and others with blue ink.

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I stamped the tree line monochromatic on the second card and the deer were stamped over a scrap of plaid from Texture Tiles 4 which was left over from another project. Love those deer!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Real Red and Crumb Cake; accessories- Stickles, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch, twine.