Category Archives: Sweet ‘n Sassy

rose banner x3

Hello! Yesterday I shared on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog a couple cards using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. This is the April Stamp of the Month set, called Rose Banner, and it’s free with your $75 purchase through 4/30/18!

For my first card, I stamped the top of the roses twice onto a strip of white cardstock, cut around the top of the roses, and layered them over an embossed panel. The roses were colored with Copics.

rose banner hello friend diane zechman

For my second card, I first scored a piece of tan cardstock diagonally every inch in both directions. Then I masked and sponged the squares to make a tiled or quilted look. Then I placed the rose stamp in my MISTI tool and inked it with Distress Chipped Sapphire. I had a few missed spots and an idea hit. lol.  Instead of re-inking and stamping with the same color, I inked it with Distress Peacock Feathers. This gave a nice two-toned image!

rose banner tiled diane zechman

My third card is a CAS one…again using my MISTI. Here I stamped it twice with 2 colors. The second time was stamped on a diecut panel and layered over the first one.

rose banner pink gray diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rose Banner and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers & Chipped Sapphire, SU! Smoky Slate & Strawberry Slush; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Scor-Pal, The Paper Studio Lattice Circles embossing folder, foam tape, rhinestones, pearl, twine, glue dots, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Rectangle Nestabilities, enamel dots.

be unique

Hello! I am sharing two cards today using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. Here I used Be Unique. This set will definitely be a favorite!

unicorn Rarity diane zechman

I really wanted to color my unicorn pink but when i stamped the sparkles on her, she reminded me of the My Little Pony Unicorns. lol. So I looked her up and colored her as she is supposed to be… her name is Rarity. :)

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For my second card, I went CAS. I had some die cut tags leftover from a previous project and it just sort-of fell together! Don’t ask me why I have purple clouds…I have no idea! lol. There’s a few dots of Stickles on the faint gems in the background.

shine on diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be Unique; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Making Memories- Meg; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, EK Success 1/2″ and 3/4″ circle punches, Recollections 5/8″ circle punch, button, Impression Obsession 140-D flower die, foam dots, MFT Blueprints 14 and Stitched Traditional Tags.

hoppy Easter

Just popping in with a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps card to wish you a “Hoppy Easter”! Here I used the Hoppy Easter stamp set.

hoppy Easter bunny diane zechman

I used a bunny on my card today but I encourage you to remember what Easter is really all about. :)  Have a great weekend! He is risen!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Hoppy Easter; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Crumb Cake, Doodlebug- Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, SU! Cloudy Day embossing folder, MFT Leafy Flourish and Cloud Trio, Taylored Espressions A Tisket A Tasket, foam dots.

well-watered garden

Good morning! I have been very lax in sharing my bible journaling pages but I am popping in quick with a page I did yesterday. In case you aren’t aware, I wanted to share with you that Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps now has Bible Journaling printables (which include a devotional)! There are currently 2 bundles available and another really sweet bundle coming in April!

Here I used the March bundle, Garden of Grace. I had in mind that I wanted to print a girl on a clear sticker and I’m not sure when I came across this verse but I knew it would be perfect for this printable.

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)  The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

Isaiah 58 11 diane zechman

The background was watercolored and I stamped the words with Versafine Black. I used Living Water, Texture Tiles 1, As the Deer (retired), and Common Words 1 (retired). I wanted to add some more journaling to the page but didn’t want it to become too busy. I’m not sure if I will add it later or leave it as is. But I’m happy with how it turned out.

Have a blessed day!

birds & blooms trio

Hello! I am sharing a few more cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the March release. Here I used Birds & Blooms, Skinny Minnie Alpha, and Texture Tiles 1.

I stamped the bird and branch on my first card, then the top portion plus the branch were masked. I lightly sponged with blue and stamped one of the Texture Tiles over top. The bird & branch were colored with Copics. A few images were stamped second generation on the top, along with some faint yellow dots with another Texture Tile. Half of a paper doily and some pearls finished it off.

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My second card is very CAS with a deep purple ink and more pearls.

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And my last card is another CAS one but this time in pink. The other half of the paper doily was added to the top and another pearl.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Skinny Minnie Alpha; paper- white, black, SU! Concord Crush, Pink Pirouette, and Regal Rose; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, and Regal Rose; accessories- Copics, staple, pearls, paper doily, ribbon, MISTI, SU! Banner punch.

got cake?

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the March release. This time I used the awesome new SNSS alphabet, Skinny Minnie Alpha, with an oldie but goodie… So Sweet Cocoa!

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I stamped Cocoa Mouse and the alpha letters by lining them up in the MISTI. Then I simply used a ruler to quickly draw some lines to “box him in”.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Skinny Minnie Alpha and So Sweet Cocoa; paper- white, black, SU! Gable Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MISTI, ruler, black pen.

Birds & Blooms

Hello! I am sharing a few cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the March release. For the first card, I used Birds & Blooms and Texture Tiles 1.

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I wanted to use two of the Texture stamps together, with two colors, but I didn’t like the combo I tried first so I ripped the bottom off and flipped it over. Sometimes those accidents make us get creative and the results are better than what we originally visualized! lol.

On my second card, I used Texture Tiles 1 and Long Stem Silhouettes. I kept the card to two colors and let most of the background show. A paper flower in my stash was the perfect color to match!

2 texture tiles birthday diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Long Stem Silhouettes; paper- white, black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, and Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- Copics, Oval Nestabilities, staple, rhinestones, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, paper flower, pearl, Stickles.

springtime blessings

Hello! I am sharing another card today using the Spring Blossoms set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps February release. This time I used the tulip.

springtime blessings diane zechman

Again, I used a paper doily for this springtime floral card. I love the look of these and need to use them more often! The flower has some yellow undertones that didn’t pick up well in the photo.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spring Blossoms; paper- white, black, MME In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, accessories- Copics, enamel dots, paper doily, 2 1/2″ circle punch.

birthday daffodil

Hello! I am sharing a birthday card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the February release. Here I used the daffodil from Spring Blossoms.

birthday daffodil diane zechman

I love to pair yellow with gray so I pulled out an old paper pad with those colors. I added half of a paper doily and it came together pretty easily. (I have another card with this set to share tomorrow!)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spring Blossoms; paper- white, black, MME Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, accessories- Copics, enamel dots, paper doily.

when I rise

Hello! Today I am sharing a card using the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp In The Morning from the February release.

in the morning diane zechman

I was thinking about what kind of background I wanted for the sentiment stamp when I remembered that I have some sample pieces I never used of various techniques that were made at least 10 years ago! lol. I know this because I made them sometime before a dear friend took ill. We both enjoyed trying new ideas. This is a simple, oldie but goodie…Smackin’ Acetate. I don’t remember if I used inkpads or markers but it worked well with this stamp. I just layered it, then added some washi and a flower with a button.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy In The Morning; paper- white, Teresa Collins- fabrications; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- corner rounder, washi tape, paper flower, button.