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Luke 2

I finally got a Christmas page done for my Bible Journaling Class….if you are local and want to join us, call Lisa at The Craft Shack to sign up!  With the Christmas holiday and other conflicts, we decided to postpone our December class until January.

Luke 2 diane zechman

This was done with Stazon ink, Prismacolor pencils, and Gamsol.  No prep!  I used my Joy to the World and Poinsettias & Candles stamp sets.

And here’s another page I did in the fall…

Matthew 9 37 diane zechman

Several SNSS stamp sets were used here… mainly I used Harvest Blessings and a couple different alphabet sets.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

 

blessings ornament

Sooo…the big question this time of year is always… “Are you ready for Christmas?”.  Umm…No. We finally got our tree up Sunday night. I still have baking and shopping to do. But on Christmas Eve, I hope I can say “Yes, I’m ready.” ha.

I was playing around, though, with some salt dough ornaments using my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set and one of my Christmas cookie stamps.

salt dough ornament 4 diane zechman

salt dough ornament 3 diane zechman

I mixed my dough and rolled it out on freezer paper, then cut the hearts by hand.  I used 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup warm water but my mixture was sticky and needed more flour. Next time I’ll add more salt or less water. Use a toothpick or straw to make a hole.

salt dough ornament 1 diane zechman

The hearts were stamped with Versafine ink.

salt dough ornament 2 diane zechman

I baked them in a toaster oven at 200 degrees and flipped them a few times (not sure how long) but my toaster oven runs hot so next time I’ll use the regular oven.  The toaster oven browned them a bit…so I sponged some Distress Vintage Photo on to “age” them.

This might be my last post before the holiday so I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!

Christmas sled

At a gathering with friends last month, this was my card for the Christmas card swap.  I like the white on white with a pop of red!  What you can’t see is the sparkle of Stickles on the rooftops.

CAS sled diane zechman

The sentiment is from my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set and the background is an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.   The Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees and sledding die came from The Craft Shack. :)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles ; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 20 dies (banner), Impression Obsession sled (108-F) and Evergreen Trees (217-E), foam tape, twine, Stickles.

joy to you

Here’s another card I found playing catch-up. This one I made last year using a Paper Pumpkin kit. At the time, I thought the card needed something so I added an image from my Joy To The World stamp set.

PP Joy diane zechman

Hope you are having a great weekend!

dashing ATC

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this ATC (artist trading card) on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using my Holiday Hugs stamp set.  I made this for a recent trade with some of my stamping friends.

penguin ATC 1 diane zechman

Are you familiar with ATCs?  They are little pieces of artwork the size of a baseball card (2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) which are traded and collected.  They can also be layered onto a card front as a focal point or main image.  Be aware, though…they can be addicting!

Here I popped up one piece of cardstock over another piece the same size.  A channel was cut in the top layer and the penguin has another bit of foam tape under him that slides in the channel.  A penny is on the backside of the foam to give some weight.  He then can slide in the channel, as if he’s sledding.

penguin ATC 2 diane zechman

penguin ATC 3 diane zechman

Don’t forget that SNSS is having specials all month long.  Here’s a sale that ends tomorrow so be sure to check it out!

nov sale

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Hugs; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Soft Sky; accessories- Copics, Stickles, Lawn Fawn Slide on Over dies, a penny, foam tape.

she believed she could

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring the new Inspirational Word Art 2 stamp set from this month’s release.  Here I used a popular phrase from the set, along with my Sassy Cindy.

Sassy Cindy IWA2 diane zechman

It’s hard to see, but I gave her a pink streak in her hair.  :)  I thought she had a look of confidence, so I paired her with this sentiment.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2 and Sassy Cindy; paper- white, brown, Basic Grey- Sultry; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Melon Mambo; accessories- Copics, foam dots, gemstones.

holiday hugs

Just popping in quick with a card from my Holiday Hugs stamp set.  I used the prim snow angel to get a few holiday cards done.

holiday hugs 1 diane zechman

I added some Stickles and it didn’t show in the first pic…

holiday hugs 1 close diane zechman

Thanks for lookin’!  :)

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Hugs; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Love Nicole- season’s greetings; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa; accessories- Copics, paper doily, SNSS Scallop Border dies, Stickles, button, crochet thread.

peace & joy

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring two new stamp sets of mine that were released this month.  Here I used my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set on this mostly monochromatic card.  Check back tomorrow for a card I made with my other new set… Holiday Hugs.

peace & joy candles diane zechman

I mainly stayed in the blues with just a touch of yellow and gray.  The candles were cut out by hand and layered over a paper doily with some bits of ribbon and twine to accent.

The design team has been creating some fantastic samples with both of my new sets…check them out on the blog!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles; paper- white, unknown blue; ink- Versafine, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, baker’s twine, paper doily.

bible journaling

Good morning, friends!  Today I am sharing my first two pages of Bible art journaling.

I have to say that I struggled at first to get started with creating art in my Bible…even though I purchased one for this specific purpose.  What if I mess up?  After all, it is the Bible.  But.. Bible journaling is not about creating beautiful artwork… it’s about focusing on the scripture and connecting with God.  Now go back and read that last sentence again…and again.  Because that’s what I needed to remind myself.  It’s ok to mess up.  Really.

Then I struggled with whether I wanted to share it online.  Again, the focus is not to be on the artwork, but the scripture.  But I am so grateful for all who DO share their pages and give us plenty of inspiration.  I may not share every page, as some may be personal.  But here goes…

I am actually sharing my second page first.  There were plenty of patriotic pages for inspiration around the 4th and I didn’t want to let July slip by without doing a flag.  Especially with all that is going on in the world right now.  I decided to journal Galatians 5:13.

Galatians 5 13 diane zechman

I only prepped the side column with clear gesso before stamping the letters / words.  The flag was traced and colored with colored pencils (I just grabbed Crayola here).  “Serve” and “love” were also colored in with pencils.

On the flag page, I used the following Sweet ‘n Sassy sets- Cold Coffee Alpha, All Your Heart, Seek Him, and You’re A Star.

For my first page, I journaled Luke 15:6.  Here I prepped the whole page.  The grass, clouds and sky were sponged with a dye-based ink.  I hand drew and cut my own cloud template from cardstock.

Luke 15 6 diane zechman

On this page I used these Sweet ‘n Sassy sets- Prim Blessings, Decorative Banners, Just Be, and Common Words 1,

Thanks for popping in!  Be sure to check out more inspiration on the Creative Worship Blog.  Have a great day!

 

 

a cheerful giver

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using one of my newly released Digi images.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite snowmen…mostly because he is in the company of a sweet bunny who decided to share his carrot!  A snowman must have a carrot nose, right?

snowy hello digi diane zechman

One great thing about digi images is that you can make them any size you want.  I wanted to make this image big and keep it simple, with the focus staying on the gift.  As I printed it out, this verse came to mind…

2 Corinthians 9:6-7     The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

This was intended as a thank you card but I think it also conveys what we feel in our heart as we share God’s love.

If you are a fan of Digital images, go check them out in the SNSS store.  And if you’d rather work with stamps & ink… this is also available in the Snowy Hello stamp set!

Thanks for popping in…happy stamping!