Category Archives: digital images

Li’l Donkey and Little Susie

Today it’s my turn to post a Stampavie project and this time I have 2 to share.

The first one is a card with Michelle’s Li’l Donkey, a sweet digi image drawn by Tina Wenke.  Click here to find out how you can download this image and at the same time, help raise money for Michelle.  We appreciate all of your help and support!  And also thanks to all of you who are posting on your own blogs to help us spread the word!


Is this Berry Sweet paper not fun?  I love it!  And this layout is great for using up scraps!

My second project is a corner bookmark.  The directions to make these can be found here on the Splitcoast website.

I used one of my Lelo Designs images called Little Susie.  Her dress is just perfect for paper piecing!


This is a great project for pulling out your punches!  They really add a lot to the finished project.

I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.  We are having hot, hot, hot weather!  Not good for trying to get projects done outside.  LOL.

Have a fabulous day…stay in and stamp!  🙂

Li’l Donkey card:

stamps- Michelle’s Li’l Donkey by Tina Wenke for Stampavie, words by Hero Arts; paper- white, Saffron, brown, K&Company Berry Sweet; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, buttons, thread, Stickles, Primas, Cuttlebug Vintage die.

Corner bookmark:

stamps- Lelo Designs Little Susie by Stampavie; paper- Bashful, white, Summer Sun, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and Garden Trellis punches, EK Success Retro Flower and small flower punches, Stickles.

“Kickin’ It” For Michelle with a digi download!

Hello friends,

In our efforts to support our dear friend, Michelle Oatman, Tina Wenke and Stampavie have worked together to provide the *cutest* little donkey image as a digital download. 

Please visit the Stampavie DT blog to find out how you can download this sweet image.  In return, Stampavie simply asks that you donate $3 or more to Michelle’s PayPal fund.  Thanks for your support!




Cookie Break

cookie-break-digi-diane-zechman.jpgHello all! 

I hope you are having a great weekend!  The sun is shining and the air is cool…a perfect fall day!

Over at All That Scraps, Christine has a few bonus images this month!  She has some super cute pilgrims and a bunch of Christmas images that will only be released in digital form. 

You can see the sneak peeks today and tomorrow on the ATS blog and the digis will be released on Monday.

Here I used the Santa image called Cookie Break.  I haven’t seen many Santas that are eating the cookies left for him so I thought this one was kinda unique…besides, you know I love cookies so I just had to print him out!  😉 

I used the largest Labels 8 Nestabilities die to cut the base of the card.  I loved how others did this and wanted to try it myself.  And it is hard to see in the photo, but I added a bunch of dots made with Stickles along the lines where the papers met.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

digital image- Cookie Break by C.C. Designs; paper- white, black, Olive, dp- Dream Street; accessories- Ovals and Labels 8 Nestabilities, ribbon, Prima, Martha Stewart Branch punch, cell phone bling, Stickles.

more Beachies!

beachies-ii-digi-diane-zechman.jpgTomorrow at All That Scraps, Christine will release 3 more Beachies…this time in digi.  The set is called Beachies II and they are adorable! 

Here’s a sample of one of the images.  To see all 3, check out the ATS blog and gallery!

I had my Emma all colored and then found some fun polka-dot paper to match.  Usually I color after I choose the paper, but sometimes I change it up.

I wanted to emboss the pink panel but I couldn’t find a Cuttlebug folder I was happy with.  Then I remembered the long-neglected Fiskars texture plates I have and found the perfect wave pattern!  These plates do not emboss as deep as the Cuttlebug folders, but if you lightly wet your cardstock before embossing it, the impression comes out much better!  I just wet my hand under the faucet and wipe my fingers over the paper to get it slightly moistened.

Some Cuttlebug diecuts and Primas were added for accents and I just had to add a tiny Prima to her hair.  ;0)

digi image- Beachies II by C.C. Designs; stamp- AmyR Beach Sentiments; paper- Regal, Turquoise, Kiwi, White, dp by Making Memories; ink- Palette Black, white craft; accessories- Copic markers, Primas, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Fiskars Ocean Texture Plate, Cuttlebug From The Sea, Stickles.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Tomorrow I’ll have a sample for the new Stampavie challenge.

Cookie Mouse is back!

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Today at All That Scraps, I have a mini mid-month release with 2 images that will be available in both digital form and rubber stamps!

Here’s a sample for you….


Cookie Mouse is back and this time he was caught in the cookie jar!

And to go along with him, there is a Cookie Tag which you can use to spread a little cookie sunshine!  :0)

Here’s some close-ups:

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These 2 images are perfect for giving your sweet cookies to a friend, relative, neighbor, etc.  I think they would even be perfect at Christmas time…just thinking ahead…LOL.

You can see more samples over at the ATS blog and gallery.  And these 2 images are available to order today in the ATS store.  :0)

stamps- Cookie Mouse and Cookie Tag by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Kraft, Not Quite Navy, white, Kraft dp; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, gel pen, pop dots, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sizzix Take-Out Box die, Making Memories colored wire, brads, ribbon.

Easter Blessings

easter-blessings-diane-zechman.jpgEek…I’m not sure why this photo didn’t turn out very good.  Sorry about that!

Just a quickie post tonight…Riley is begging for my attention!  I do have a few new photos of her…I’ll have to share those soon. 

This is a sample I made for Julie’s new digital set coming out tomorrow at All That Scraps.  If you are into digital images, you’ll have to check it out!

I think this is the 3rd project in a row that I’ve used these Martha Stewart butterflies punched from the Eggplant cardstock.  LOL.  But this was actually the card I started it all with….I’ve just had to wait to upload it. 

Head on over to the ATS blog to see more samples.  Christine will be adding more tomorrow too.

And did you catch the great new samples the DT made of my Mushroom Friends set?  I love ’em!  :0)  You can see those here.

digital image- Easter Blessings by Paper Pleasing; paper- White, Elegant Eggplant, Sage Shadow; accessories- SU! Ticket Corner punch, Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly punch, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Oval Nestablities, Liquid Pearls, gel pen.

ATS Wednesday challenge

sweetpea-cupid-1-diane-zechman.jpgThis week the ATS Wednesday challenge is “Brads Galore”.  The DT was asked to use lots of brads!  This sounded like a fun challenge and one that I needed. 

I love to use brads, but I hafta admit…I tend to use them sparingly.  Why?  I dunno!  LOL!  But I used 11 here…..hope that’s enough!  ;0)  There’s a flower brad in the center of the Prima and the rest are heart brads….3 at the top and 7 inside the cutouts made from the Martha Stewart Valentine Lace punch.

This *swweeeet* image is a digital image by C.C. Designs.  I love this Sweetpea Cupid, don’t you?!  I just had to add some Stickles to her wings!  And I used more of the fun My Mind’s Eye papers and Nestabilities dies.

Have a great Wednesday!

stamps- words from Hey Cupid! by C.C. Designs; digital image- Sweetpea Cupid by C.C. Designs; paper- White, Cranberry, dp- My Mind’s Eye; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, Scallop Hearts and Labels 1 Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Valentine Lace punch, heart and flower brads, gel pen, button, Prima, Stickles.  

flamingo kisses and hugs

flamingo-1-diane-zechman.jpgA few days ago C.C. Designs released this cute flamingo as a single digital image.  Isn’t it darling?  Christine also just released all of her previous images as digital, so go check them out!  And while you are there, check out the *sale*sale*sale* category….there’s still lots of great deals on Cuttlebug, papers, and more!

When I first printed the flamingo, I goofed a bit and it came out huge!  So I guess I’ll use that one to make a special bookmark for a flamingo lovin’ gal!  LOL.  But that’s the great thing about the digi images….you can make them any size you want!  :0)

I used some fun papers by My Mind’s Eye on this card.  I also made another card with these same papers that I’ll share on Wednesday, so be sure to check back!

Before I get to the card details, here’s another quick pic of Riley.  She loves to lay on this old sleeping bag!  LOL. 


stamps- words from Hey Cupid! by C.C. Designs; digital image- flamingo by C.C. Designs; paper- White, Black, Cranberry, dp- My Mind’s Eye; ink- Memento Black, White Craft; accessories- Copic markers, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, gel pen, SU! small oval punch, Martha Stewart mini-hearts punch, American Crafts ribbon.

rest in his grace

rest-in-his-grace-diane-zechman.jpgHappy Wednesday! 

Tomorrow at All That Scraps, Julie Buhler will be releasing her first set of digital images called Encouraging Verses.  They are all in a grayscale format but can be changed to the colors and size that suit your needs in your own computer program.

Here I paired one of the verses with one of Christine’s Gingersnap angels from her Hey Cupid! stamp set.  I thought they went together well!  And once again, I used some more of my DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies paper.  Love that paper! 

Before I colored my image with Copic markers, I stamped and cut out a mask.  Then I tried to make a blue “airbrush” effect around the angel.  My friend, Lesa, is an airbrush queen….I love how she airbrushes her projects with her Copic markers and an air compressor!  I don’t have a small compressor, though, and I am not about to trudge out to the garage and use DH’s large one!  LOL.  So I tried to make do with what I have….an Inkworx air art tool.  I got mine years ago…I can’t remember where.  Stampin’ Up! carried them for a while too.  Anyway, my Copic markers wouldn’t fit into the tool, so I grabbed my SU! Ballet Blue marker to make the background.  It’s not quite as nice as the Copics with the air tools but I think it will be fine with some more practice. 

stamps- Gingersnaps Hey Cupid! by C.C. Designs, Paper Pleasing Encouraging Verses digital image; paper- White, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies; ink- Memento Black, Ballet Blue; accessories- Inkworx Air Art tool, Copic markers, Nestabilities, pop dots, gel pen, Primas, Stickles. 

Sweetpea and Tiger

winter-sweetpea-1-diane-zechman.jpgTonight at 10:00 pm is the release of the C.C. Designs December stamps and digital images!  There are 3 wintery stamp sets by Christine and 2 single images by Stampin’ Spot Studio.  Also, 4 digital downloads will be available including the images I used here from the Winter Sweetpea and Tiger download.  The other downloads include images from the Winter Bear and Bear Hugs rubber stamp sets, plus reindeer from last year’s Reindeer Games stamp set.  All can be viewed later tonight at All That Scraps.

There’s lots of sparkle on this card that just doesn’t show up in the pic.  All of the snow and the fur on her hat and coat was painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz.  I also added Stickles to the diecut snowflakes.  The pink corners at the top were made with my Nestabilities.  First I cut the smallest Labels 1 shape and next I diecut the center of it with a square.  Then I cut my frame on the diagonal to get the 2 corners.  :0)

Head on over to ATS at 8 pm to chat before the release!

digital images- Winter Sweetpea & Tiger by C.C. Designs; paper- Celery, Pixie, White, dp- KI Memories; ink- printer; accessories- Copic markers, Shimmerz, Stickles, Cuttlebug Winter die, Nestabilities- Labels 1 & 2, Squares & Ovals.