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6×6 pumpkin gingerbread

Good morning!

Just popping in with a 6×6 recipe card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy images.  Here I used the Rhubarb’s Gingerbread Man digital image plus some snowflakes from my Snowy Hello stamp set.

6x6 pumpkin gingerbread diane zechman

This is one of our favorite breads and I occasionally make it all winter…not just for the holiday!  I ran out of space on the front so I added the directions on the back.

6x6 pumpkin gingerbread back diane zechman

I hope you enjoy it too. Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rhubarb’s Gingerbread Man digital image and Snowy Hello stamp set; paper- white, kraft, red, Recollections- Noel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, Magnolia Doohickeys- Dream Tag, MFT Blueprints 20, Stickles.

dashing penguin

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using my Holiday Hugs stamp set.  I was inspired by a Partial Die Cutting technique by Jennifer McGuire.  I didn’t use any dies here, but trimmed around the bottom of the penguin image with scissors after cutting the sides with a paper trimmer.

holiday hugs dashing diane zechman

I layered a colored panel inside, as Jennifer did, with the sentiments.

holiday hugs dashing 2 diane zechman

Give this technique a try…it’s quite easy and fun! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Hugs; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and New Sprout, SU! Baja Breeze; accessories- Copics, Stickles.

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.