be rich in good deeds

Good morning! Just popping in with an art journaled page today.  This one I did 2 weeks ago using some of the images from my Snowy Hello stamp set.  I also used a few more Sweet ‘n Sassy Creative Worship stamp sets… Just Be, Love Ya Like a Sister Alpha, Shake it Off Lower Case Alpha, Classy Script Alpha, and The Lord is Risen.  I used watercolor pencils to color the image.

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I am behind on sharing these so I will have another one tomorrow that I just finished.  Also…be sure to check out SNSS’s 30% off sale!

Thanks for popping in!  Check out more inspiration on the Creative Worship Blog.  Have a great day!

valentine mailbox

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Spring Fling (use Spring colors)” and we are showcasing the NEW Art Impressions Valentine and Easter sets!  Both sets are adorable and wait until you see the rest of Ai’s new releases for Creativation (CHA) … I don’t know how Bonnie does it, but these sets keep getting better and better!

For today’s card I used one of the images from 4885- Nuts About You.

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I used some valentine papers in spring colors for my card.  Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the current Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, enamel dots.


Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai 1923- Twins stamp.  My sentiment is from the 4220- Fur-ever Set.  I never knew Art Impressions had this old lady in a fur coat holding her cat until a few months ago and when I saw it, I knew it was a must-have!   What a fun image!  They say owners and their pets look alike and this pair is no exception!

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I kept this one a simple black & white card with a pop of color and I kept wanting to add some more embellishments but I really liked it just the way it is.  Sometimes less is more!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 1923- Twins and 4220- Fur-ever Set; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Scallop Edges and Cross Stitch Circles, Bow-Easy, ribbon.

as high as the sky

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Stand Tall stamp set and a previously released favorite…Scribble Flowers and matching dies!  This giraffe set is very sweet and I wanted to go out of the norm and give it some equally sweet colors.  Pink giraffe? Yes, please!

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I pulled my colors for the giraffe and flower from the fun patterned papers.  The giraffe was colored with Copics and the flower and leaves were stamped with black ink onto colored cardstock.  I love the way this flower set looks when done this way!  I just added an enamel dot to the center of the flower. (This particular flower has a stem but I cut it off.)

Have a happy and blessed Sunday!  Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stand Tall, Scribble Flowers and matching dies; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz, American Crafts- Welcome Spring; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 14, enamel dot.

Luke 2 continued…

One evening last week I came home from dinner out with friends and I was wide awake and motivated to do some bible journaling.  I remembered a photo that someone shared back before Christmas which had a drawing of Linus on their page and they mentioned that Linus “knows who his real security is”. It really struck deep with me.  It seems like I’ve watched A Charlie Brown Christmas a hundred times but I never realized that he dropped his blanket while reciting the scriptures. Here’s the page that I have done.

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I didn’t prep my page. I started out very adamant that I wanted to prep, but about 4 pages in, I decided that I love it so much better not prepped.  I found a Peanuts font to trace the words “Fear Not”.

Here’s a video clip from You Tube of Linus explaining the true meaning of Christmas…and dropping his blanket!

Have a great day!
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Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Campers, which is now also available on the Ai site!  This card was made for one of my husband’s previous co-workers who recently retired. With all of the freeeeezing temps we’ve had lately, I’m sure he is looking forward to spending time at his camper by the lake this summer!

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Since I needed a masculine card, I pulled out some plaid papers and kept it clean & simple…no frills!  I stamped the little camper and a sentiment on the inside.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions His & Hers Campers; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, enamel dots.

hello sunshine kit

I had a little free time yesterday so I pulled out the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and worked on it a bit with a friend.  I stayed inside on this cold day and finished mine up today.

Three of the cards were done pretty much per the kit instructions and a few cards I came up with on my own.  A few other cards were copied or inspired by ones I saw done by Charlet Mallett, Dawn Olchefske, and Patty Bennett. I included them in my pics in case you missed their wonderful designs.

I used up most of the supplies and got 17 cards done (yay!) plus I have some leftover banners and sequins to use on future cards.  Here’s the ones I got done the past 2 days…

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paper pumpkin feb 2016 b diane zechman

paper pumpkin feb 2016 c diane zechman

In the latter part of 2016 I really tried to get some RAKs sent out and I plan to continue that now that the Christmas card time is over.  Thanks to the PP kits, I am off to a good start in getting a few ready to send out.

I am still way behind on my kits and I love when I get a chance to pull one out and create.  Hope you get some crafty time this weekend!


oh deer

Good morning! There’s some NEW stamp sets on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website today…check them out!  I used the As The Deer set for my card.  It was created for the Creative Worship line of stamps but can be used for cards and various other projects as well.

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I found some patterned paper in my stash that looked like it was water-colored so I used that for my background and stamped several images in green ink.  I love this fawn…one of the cutest deer, don’t you think?

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy As The Deer; paper- white, brown, Basic Grey Porcelain; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, adhesive pearls, Wink of Stella clear.


turning fabulous

Hello friends!  After a short holiday break, the Art Impressions DT is back on the blog and the current Ai Challenge is “Card Resolution” (practice a new technique for 2017!).

Here I used the Die Cut Gatefold technique with the Ai 4734 – Mini Cake Spinner Set.  I love the sentiment included with these images…so fun! Instead of making a second spinner with the hat, I’ve used it to accent my sentiment.

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I actually forgot to adhere the string between the card base and front layer before I glued it down. But no worries…I just added a die cut frame to the inside to cover the string and I kind-of like it this way!

mini cake spinner 1b diane zechman

Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the “Card Resolution- try a new technique” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4734 – Mini Cake Spinner Set; paper- white, black, doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Rounded Rectangles, and In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Scor-Tape, crochet thread, foam dimensionals, Stickles.

yoga Yolanda

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4209 – Yoga Yolanda Set. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? I don’t usually make resolutions…but a close friend of mine has become a yoga instructor and I do want to try to go to her classes.  It might be fun!  (My inner self still has a chocolate in each hand, though! lol)

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This gal is always fun to paper piece her clothing! This time I gave her a polka-dotted suit. :)  I also added some Stickles to her earring and shoes.  Who could resist sparkly pink shoes?!  (I think my resolution should be to buy sparkly pink shoes).

yoga yolanda 2b diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4209 – Yoga Yolanda Set; paper- white, black, doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals, Stickles, enamel dots.

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