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!

watts & waterfront

Hello! Today I’m just popping in with two cards that I recently made. I am usually stamping for design teams, which is very enjoyable, but it is nice to have a chance to stamp just for fun! I was able to pull out some SU! sets this time.

I needed these rather quickly, though, so it was nice to look for inspiration for a starting point. I saw a couple cards that inspired me with these. Laura Allen posted some cards with the Watts of Occasions stamp set and this fun Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder that matches perfectly! Here’s my version with a different layout…I just had to get the embossing folder!

brilliant diane zechman

My second card was inspired by one done by Joyce Whitman using the Waterfront set. I loved her placement and colors of the images on a tall panel. I changed it up a bit with a banner die cut, different patterned paper (Etcetera pack), etc. I used some old Confetti Cream cardstock for a change from the usual white and finished with some Nuvo drops.

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Have a great Tuesday! ♥

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Letraset Y367 Flexmarker, MISTI tool, Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Blueprint 15 & 20.

stamps- SU! Waterfront; paper- SU! Confetti Cream, Night of Navy, Etcetera dsp; ink- SU! Pool Party, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight; accessories- SU! Banners Framelits, Scor-Tape, ribbon, foam tape, Midnight Blue Nuvo Drops.

hello beau-tea-ful!

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Valentine sets… but not for a valentine! Here I used 5005- Valentine Bears Set to make a sweet “hello” card.

beau tea ful diane zechman

This bear in a teacup image is so heart-warming! I found some teacup paper to match, then paired a die cut “hello” with the “beau-tea-ful” stamp on a hand-cut banner for my sentiment. I kept it clean & simple and let the bright pink circle draw the focus to the image.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 5005- Valentine Bears Set; paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Pink Pirouette, echo park- Petticoats & Pinstripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles and Blueprints 14, Echo Park Hello Winter die set, foam tape, crochet thread.

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.

the perfect duet

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Perfect Pastimes” and we are featuring the NEW Work & Play Release!

Here I used the 4999- Perfect Duet Set to create an anniversary card.

perfect duet diane zechman

I immediately knew I wanted to paper-piece the woman’s nightgown and her husband’s boxers! This set is perfect for that technique! I found a paper pad with prints small enough to work and drew my colors from there. What a fun image!

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Perfect Pastimes” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4999- Perfect Duet Set; paper- white, SU! Raspberry Ripple and Soft Sky, MME- Blush; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frames and Blueprints 20..

bunny with egg

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Easter sets. Here I used 4886- Easter Blessings.

Easter blessings bunny diane zechman
I found some cute paper with Easter eggs in my stash to go with this sweet bunny image. I really love him colored brown! I cut the patterned paper to my card front size, then cut it in half diagonally. This way I could get two cards from my patterned paper layer. :)  I used some scraps to cut a pink border.

Yes, I dug out a few old paper flowers…they’re just what I needed to finish it off!

Easter blessings bunny 2 diane zechman

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4886- Easter Blessings; paper- white, SU! Cool Caribbean, echo park- sunny days ahead; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Prima flowers, Stickles.

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!

3 skinnie minnie got cake diane zechman

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.

1 texture tiles thinking of you diane zechman

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.

laying an egg

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using some of the classic and funny Ai Bird Brains. Here I used 1834- Birdie, 1874- Chicken Wire, and 1865- Laying an Egg.

laying an egg diane zechman

I stamped Birdie and masked him off, then stamped over him with the chicken wire in gray ink. I found some bright papers to match his bright colors.

The sentiment was split between the outside & the inside.

laying an egg inside diane zechman

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 1834- Birdie, 1874- Chicken Wire, and 1865- Laying an Egg; paper- white, Colorbok- Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Nuvo Drops- Ripened Pumpkin and Dandelion Yellow.