Category Archives: Sweet ‘n Sassy

CAS Mother’s Day card

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the beautiful Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set from this month’s release.

mother's day diane zechman

Sometimes a clean & simple card is just as pretty as one with many layers and embellishments and I really liked how the colors and design of this one turned out.  I inked just the center of the Floral Pattern Background stamp with a small Memento dew drop pad and left the edges un-inked. The flower was cut out and popped up with foam dimensionals.  Some Stickles in the flower center and a few sequins finished it off.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mason Jar Bouquet, Floral Pattern Background; paper- white; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black and New Sprout, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Stickles, sequins, glue dots.

case-ing hedgies

Sometimes a card or project that is shared just needs to be cased (copied)… just like this journaled page I did yesterday!  I loved the layout when I saw it a few months ago.  I changed a few small details but the main layout was cased from a page done by Andrea Wood of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Creative Worship team.

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The cute little hedgies and trees are from the As The Deer stamp set and the red lettering is the Chunky Alpha, stamped with Distress ink- Barn Door. The hedgies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, cut out and adhered to the page.  The trees were stamped onto scraps of patterned papers.

I love when I get a chance to spend time creating in God’s word…I hope you can do the same.  Have a great week!

Proverbs 31

Happy Saturday! Last night I did a bit of bible journaling. I have been wanting to journal 2 verses from Proverbs 31…verses 25 and 30.  Since they fall on the same page, I combined the two.  I am prepping for my May class and with Mother’s Day approaching, I decided on these verses. They also come to mind when I think of a dear friend who passed away 8 years ago in May…I still have her picture at my desk with verse 30 beside it.

Proverbs 31 diane zechman

The “Poppy Girl” image is by Unity and the rest is from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. The SNSS poppies from Precious Poppies match pretty well. I also used Shake it Off Lowercase, Skinny Lowercase, and Worthy King.

Images were stamped with Archival Black and water colored with Inktense pencils and watercolor pencils.  “She” was stamped with Distress ink- Barn Door.

Have a great weekend!

celebrate big

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Fly High stamp set from this month’s release.

celebrate big diane zechman

I decided to make a tall card with the balloons flying up and then I thought I’d add the elephant hanging off the bottom. The balloons were paper pieced and I added Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

This card measures 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 (start with 7 x 6 1/4) and fits into a regular No. 8 envelope.  Most of us have those lying around to pay an occasional bill so why not use them to make a different size card?

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fly High; paper- white, DCWV- the Spring Matstack; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Crystal Effects.

Matthew 28:6

I did a little bible journaling last night and with Easter soon upon us, I used my Sweet ‘n Sassy set called Jesus Paid It All.  I really wanted to try acrylic paints so I chose some “sunrise” colors to create my background. Many thanks to my friend Lisa at The Craft Shack for helping me out with some colors I didn’t have!  She also has a quatrefoil stencil that I used a bit on the page.

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Oh, and Lisa also helped me out with a few scraps of patterned paper when I decided to do a few mixed media layers on the “grass” at the bottom. I think I owe her a card! lol.

I scraped the paints on thin so the words can still be read.  Before I began this page, I had mostly planned it in my head…and I was concerned that I would mess up while stamping the solid crosses in a dark color. So my solution was to stamp them on acetate with Stazon ink and washi tape it in place as a sort of “tip in”.  It can be flipped to read the words underneath (bonus!).

Matthew 28 6 open diane zechman

Hope it inspires you to get creative!  Have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Jesus Paid It All; paper- Basic Grey- Sweet Threads, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- Stazon Black, Archival Black; accessories- acetate, acrylic paints- Americana- Bahama Blue, Adirondack- Lettuce, Butterscotch, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, The Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Mini Quatrefoil Reversed stencil, washi tape, We R Memory Keepers tab punch, Scor-Tape.

an anniversary card

Good afternoon!

Just popping in to share a card I recently made for an anniversary. The pretty flowers from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Floral Greetings set are perfect for the occasion!

floral greetings anniv diane zechman

I stamped one of the flowers a few times for the background and kept it black & white. Then I stamped, colored, and cut out a single flower from the cluster and popped it up with dimensionals. The center of the flower has some clear Wink of Stella and I added a few tiny drops of Pale Gold Nuvo Drops around it.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Floral Greetings; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, clear Wink of Stella, Pale Gold Nuvo Drops.

shout of His glory

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Sing Loud stamp set from the Creative Worship line.

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This little bird seemed to beg for some bright, fun patterned papers so I used up some scraps I had and layered them behind a leftover piece of black with a circle window in it. Sometimes those scraps come in handy!  The word Glory was also stamped on some scrap paper and cut out.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sing Loud; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, MME- Happy Day; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Circle Nestabilities, adhesive pearls.

Matthew 11:28

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a different project than I normally make with my Ai images. I started bible journaling a year ago and I’ve had Ai’s Madge (1549) in mind all year to use for the Matthew 11:28 verse…“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11 28 close diane zechman

Madge is perfect for this verse…she illustrates how we all, at times, feel.  We simply need to put our trust in Him.  He gives what no one else can give- rest from our daily problems and the burden of our sins.

I stamped Madge with Stazon Black ink (no page prep done) and colored her with Prismacolor pencils, blending them with Gamsol. She was stamped again onto patterned paper and I cut out her shirt to paper piece it. I also used a small scrap of the same paper to make a little “tab” at the top of the page.

Here’s my full page… I also used used the following Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets.

All Your Heart, Decorative Banners, Words of Life- Common Words 1, Words of Life- Collection 1, Perfect Faith, Message of Hope.

Matthew 11 28 diane zechman

I hope you liked this different Ai project today and it inspires you to try some bible journaling too!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Madge (1549), Sweet ‘n Sassy- All Your Heart, Decorative Banners, Words of Life- Common Words 1, Words of Life- Collection 1, Perfect Faith, and Message of Hope; paper- Basic Grey- Urban Prairie; ink- Stazon Black; accessories- Journaling Bible, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps.

hugs & prayers

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Peaceful Peonies stamp set from this month’s release.  I also used some butterflies from Floral Greetings.

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The flower was stamped onto the background and then stamped again onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, and layered over the tag.  The butterfly has only one wing attached so it flutters off the card a bit.  I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly and flower center.

Have a great day!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Peaceful Peonies and Floral Greetings; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Pool Party; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, SU! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, ribbon, baker’s twine.


Are you keeping warm? I am staying inside so far…doing some laundry and a little bible journaling on this cold, windy weekend.  A music video that was shown in the beginning of a recent worship service was the inspiration for today’s page.  This page was done with the song “Magnify” by We Are Messengers in mind on Psalm 119:18.

Psalm 119 18 diane zechman

I traced the detective from a Googled image and colored him with Inktense pencils.  The background was sponged with Distress inks and the words were printed with some detective-y fonts I found- Fingerprints Inside and Earwig Factory.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Worthy King, Sing Loud, and Music To My Ears stamp sets.

Have a great weekend!