faith

Good morning! I am sharing a card today using new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the July Release. Here I used Life in Jesus (faith) which is part of the Creative Worship line for bible journaling. I also used Poppies & Greetings and Texture Tiles 1.

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I colored my flowers and word with Copics, then sponged all for a distressed look.

Have a faith-filled day!

 stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life in Jesus, Poppies & Greetings, and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, brown, SU! Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, paper doily, SU! Modern Label punch, adhesive pearls.

free indeed

Hello! There’s only 2 more days left in June and we are creeping up on the 4th of July holiday so today I am sharing two cards I made earlier this month with a patriotic theme. I used the Free Indeed stamp set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release. I also used Brotherly Love and Scripty Thoughts on the second card.

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After I previously made a card with a camo hat on one of the guys, I decided to make another with a serviceman.

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Have a safe 4th!

 

you matter

Several months ago I noticed a headline for a link to an article in my email. I’m not sure if I ever clicked through to read that article but the heading really stuck in my mind… “Dear Me…You Matter”. I knew right away that I wanted to include it in my bible journaling. I’m sure you all have many ideas as well that tend to be “on the back burner” so you may understand how happy I was to get this page done. When I saw the Sweet ‘n Sassy Script Outline Alpha, I knew it would be perfect for what I had envisioned. I also used Itty Bitty Blossoms and the Girl Power Printable.

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Have you felt overwhelmed, exhausted, forgotten, and it seems like the world moves on without you? I think we all have…especially in the difficult times of our lives. There are times when we feel like we are just a face in the crowd. But we DO matter…we matter to God. He sees us and cares about us. He knows what we are going through. He cares about everything in our lives and His love is endless.

I chose Psalm 139:13-18 to journal these words. (Stop & reflect on the footnote!)

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 139:17 Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me

Have a blessed day!

great guys

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using a Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set, Brotherly Love, from the June Release. I also used Girl Power and Bitty Minnie Alpha. I paired the guys and girls on my first card to make a wedding card.

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There are a few different hats for the guys in the Brotherly Love set. I turned one into a camo hat on my second card since we have lots of hunters in our family.

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These sets are very versatile and although they were designed for bible journaling, you can see they are great for cards too.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Brotherly LoveGirl Power, and Bitty Minnie Alpha; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp Love die, QuicKutz Retro Diamonds embossing folder, pearls, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares and Scalloped Stitched Rectangles.

dare to be different

Just popping in with a card using a great flamingo set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release. Dare to be different…don’t follow the crowd…be unique…be YOU!

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Have an awesome day!

set free

Hello! Today I am sharing a bible journaling page that I did with a mix of brand new & previously released Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used Free Indeed, Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Note This.

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When I thought about these words, birds with a birdcage came to mind. I wanted the words to still reflect a little of a patriotic theme, though, so I tried to tie it all together. The verse I chose is Acts 13:38-39:

38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

I pulled out an old Sizzix bird cage die and distressed it with ink, then stamped the Texture Tile all over. I cut a little door to open and added some die cut leafy flourishes (MFT) which were also sponged and stamped with a different Texture Tile. One bird was stamped directly on the page and the other was stamped on white cardstock. After cutting it out, I was happy that it’s feet landed perfectly on the cage where I wanted him! The birds, flowers, and arrow were colored with Inktense pencils and a water brush.

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Have a blessed day!

sloth-some

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing my last “official” card for Art Impressions. As of the end of May I took a break and stepped down from the Ai team. You’ll see me posting some cards from time to time, though…I still love Ai!

The current Ai Challenge is “Odd Animals” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm Release! This is such a fun line. Here I used 5002- Sloth-some Set.

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When I saw this pack of paper at Hobby Lobby months ago, I knew it would be perfect for the sloths!

Now go break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Odd Animals” Challenge! Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 5002- Sloth-some Set; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Blueprints 14, SU! Designer Label punch, foam tape.

flamazing day

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the June Release. Here I used Be A Flamingo and Scripty Thoughts (from the May release).  This flamingo is so cute…a great set for card making and bible journaling. I couldn’t stop at just one card and I can’t wait to stamp it in my bible!

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Have a flamazing day!

 stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be A Flamingo and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, Echo Park- Summer Dreams, American Crafts- Welcome Spring; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Ovals, MFT Stitched Triple Peekaboo Window & Edge.

happy camper

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Door Openings” and we are featuring the NEW Mini TryFolds Release! Here I used 4969- Happy Camper MTF. This is such a cute camper and I decided to color it in fun, girly colors.

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The back of the camper is die cut for a window to open!

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What gal wouldn’t be a happy camper in a pink & yellow RV?

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Again, I made a card inside of the card to place the Tryfold images. My base (blue) is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2, scored @ 2 1/4. The insert (pink) is 5 1/4 x 8, scored @ 4.

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The seating area is also die cut to see the images inside.

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A little fox lays inside along a cozy scene.

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Do you know a camper to send this to?

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4969- Happy Camper MTF; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Echo Park- Summer Dreams; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Squares and Jumbo Ric Rac, BossKut Sun, PTI clouds, Gina Marie Grass die, LaLa Land Heart Banner, SU! Oval punch.

free hugs

Hello! Just sharing some free (prickly) hugs today. If you haven’t checked out the Sweet ‘n Sassy May Release yet, be sure you do. These sets were very popular and sold out more than once. Here I used Refresh My Soul and Bitty Minnie Alpha.

free hugs diane zechman

I did a variation of the Eclipse style card. The letters were die cut and removed. Then I sponged some yellow ink on the negative piece and stamped some cacti onto the letters, which were later raised with foam tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Refresh My Soul and Bitty Minnie Alpha; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- Copics, SU! Large Letters Framelits dies, foam tape.