very exciting news and blog candy!

Hello!   anim_vinkko.gif  I have been so excited to share some news with you all and today is the day!  Yay! 

On Tuesday, October 7, C.C. Designs will be releasing my very first stamp set!  Actually, there will be a stamp set and a big background stamp!  :0)  eeek!  I can hardly wait!    

I needed to come up with a name and I just couldn’t think of anything except to go with the “cookies” theme I started a long time ago.  So I decided on Cookie Crumbs.  And I want to thank Julie for surprising me with a logo….what do you think?  Isn’t it cute? 


When Christine asked, I jumped at the chance!  How fun this would be!  My first set is called Annabelle.  It includes two cow images, some fun accessories, and a bunch of cow related sayings.  Here’s one project that I made….a milk carton with a stack of Oreo cookies inside.  (Sorry…I only had Halloween Oreos when I took the photos!  LOL.)  This milk carton template was shared with me by Inge and can be found here.   Thanks, Inge!  


stamps- Annabelle by Cookie Crumbs

paper- white

ink- black

accessories- Copic markers, paper clip, ribbon, Marvy scalloped square punch, acetate, red line tape, Oreo cookies :0)

cownt-on-you-diane-zechman.jpgThis card previews the Cow Print background and another image of Annabelle.  Her purse and shoes are plain on the stamp but I thought it would be fun to color them with a matching cow print.  ;0)  I added the flowers in her hand and there are a few other images in the set that can be used as well.  The background was heat embossed with black embossing powder. 

stamps- Annabelle and Cow Print background by Cookie Crumbs

paper- Black, White, Saffron, Real Red

ink- Black, Versamark

accessories- Black EP, circle punches, Copic markers, ribbon, gel pen, SU! flower punches, button

This set and background will be available for purchase on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm.  You are welcome to join us for a pre-release chat on the message board at 8:00…I’d love to see you there! 

You can also visit these other DT members for more fun samples of Annabelle: 





And don’t forget to check out the ATS blog and the gallery for more info and samples. 

I am so glad to finally be able to share this with you!  I sure hope you like Annabelle!  How about if I offer some blog candy to celebrate?  Just leave me a comment on this post.  Monday the 6th I will pick a name to receive the Annabelle stamp set! 

Over the next few days I will share some more sneaks of Annabelle and also the other sets being released this month.  As usual, they are so cute!  Have a great Friday!!

187 responses to “very exciting news and blog candy!

  1. How cute! Love the name – my daughter is called Annabelle! 🙂

  2. Yahoo there she is, cute Annabelle. I think she is so funny and I would love to win this set, just because it is from you!

    Your card is wonderful and I really felt in love with your cute milk carton. How wonderful!

    Congratulations to your very first stamp set and I LOVE your name and banner!!!

    Jay Jay

  3. I love Annabelle- what a cute and versatile set!!

  4. I absolutely LOVE Annabelle. She is just too cute. My sister was LOVES cows and I would love to make her cards with this set 🙂 I can’t wait to see what other stamp sets “Cookie Crumbs” has instore!

  5. Annabelle is so cute!! Congrats!!

  6. I just love the logo. It’s perfect and love the bites out of the C’s.
    This Annabelle stamp set is just adorable. Love your projects you back. This is such a fun set and I would love to be the lucky stamper that wins. I will give it a loving home and feed them regularly with there favorite food…..INK INK INK and more INK.
    Thanks for a chance.

  7. I LOVEE the milk carton!! That is soo cool and teh card it too cute!


  8. A big congrats to you! Your style is always so fun it’s wonderful to see you have transferred that to your VERY FIRST STAMP SET!!! Hugs.

  9. She is very cute! Has a great name too (same as my daughter’s)!

  10. Very cute!! Great creations 🙂

  11. Woohoo — congrats, Diane!!! I’m just so thrilled for you! 🙂

    Love your project and card! Annabelle is lots of fun to work with!!!!

  12. This is so adorable! She reminds me of my 3rd grade teacher (who happened to own a family dairy farm as well!) So cute I love it!

  13. That’s a great stamp set and I love what u did with it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. fabulous! congratulations, the stamps are so fun!!! I’d love to win them.

  15. I love the card!!! Cow theme is so cute!

  16. Love the stamp set. sooo cute. i would love to win them thanks for the chance

  17. love this cow ,so lovely.thanks for the chance to win them

  18. Very cute! Love the milk crate idea! Congrats on your new stamp set!
    Very cute design. I do enjoy punny sayings……so its right up my alley

  19. She is too cute – what a lovely rump! Congrats on your stamp line! :o)

  20. How wonderful! Love the name Annabelle……..hehehe as it’s my daughters name!

  21. I love this stamp!!! I really love the carton too Congrats on your first stamp set, I cant wait to see more!!!

  22. Congrats Diane! What a wonderful set! My sister loves cows, so this will be perfect to make some goodies for her.

  23. So cute! Congrats!

  24. This is darling stamp set…very cute images! Congratulations on your new adventure.

  25. A huge congrats girl! You rock!

  26. Nichole (Yakshma)

    Hi Diane!!! I AM SO EXCITED and HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! You go “cow” girl! 🙂 Love this set!!!!!

  27. Congratulations! Annabelle is so cute and I can’t wait to see what the whole set looks like.

  28. I once had a cow named Annabelle. So this stamp brings back some memories of when I was a kid and had cows.

  29. Annabelle is so UDDERly adorable! Who would think a cow could be so CUDdly? And the BG stamp is perfect. Congratulations on the release of such an aMOOsing first stamp set. 🙂

  30. OMG – Annabelle is too cute for words. Congratulations! I have a small love of Cow stamps, but never collected a great stash of them here in Canada, but it’s never pasture prime… thanks for the chance!

  31. Annabelle is so cute. Great cand, thanks for the chance to win!
    Many greetings from germany, Andrea

  32. Congrats Diane!! I just read this news on Kim’s blog & had to run right over!! Such cute images, I am so excited for you!!!!

  33. Oh my gosh!! I am going to buy that set. I love it…so many great ideas. I hope you create more…they are so fun!!

  34. Congratulations on your new stamp set … I can’t wait to see more! Just love the illustration of your cow!!!

  35. Love Annabelle, she is too cute!
    nice job.

  36. This is just darling! Love Annabelle and I’ve got just the person in mind for her. My namesake and best friend’s daughter has been collecting “cows” forever. She’s going to love this! You should be so proud of your creation. Congrats!

  37. Oh my goodness, Annabelle is absolutely adorable!

  38. OMG! I Have to have this set!!! I am a total cow~fanatic!!! THis set is looking way cute with all the previews I have seen so far!!!! Love those milk cartons you made too!!! I took my youngest daughter a little over a year ago to the Shamrock Dairy Farm we have in Arizona. It was a Blast!!!!! You get to feed baby cows even and pet them!!! So cute!!!! TFS! ~Heidi

  39. This set is so cute! I love cows. I already have some ideas for this stamp set when it comes out.

  40. Annabelle is so adorable! Love your logo and name too!

  41. Oh my gosh! Congrats Diane! I’m so happy for you!

  42. oh how cute is this set?! I love all the sayings you’ve come up with to go with the cow. There are so many fun puns for cows! I’d be thrilled to win this.

  43. Are you KIDDING ME!?! Oh my gosh girl!! CONGRATS!!!!!

  44. What a cute collection of stamps. Hope all goes well for you getting started. I’d love to have this set.

  45. Congrats Diane… I soooooo excited for you!! BTW, take me off the blog candy as I already had the honor to ink her up! I just wanted to come by and show some love and support for your new venture!

  46. I came by at exactly midnight last night…. I was so excited! I had to wait till this morning to see what you had for us! It was worth the wait.
    I just love the stamp set and the background is so very cool! Congrats!

  47. Adoooooorable! I love the little milk carton.

  48. I am so very excited about this set b/c my son’s 5th grade teacher absolutely loves cows. It will be so much fun to make her gifts throughout the year with these images. Thank you so much.

  49. I am so very excited about this set b/c my son’s 5th grade teacher absolutely loves cows. It will be so much fun to make her gifts throughout the year with these images. Thank you so much.

  50. Congrats on your first stamp set! I LOVE it! The milk carton is very cute!

  51. Very cute stamps! 🙂

  52. I love these they are too cool!

  53. SO CUTE!!! I love it!

  54. HOly COW!!! I love Annabelle! Maybe she could have a calf named tilly 🙂

  55. Annabelle is darling….. or should I say Moovalis…..Congrats on the new design….

  56. I love Annabelle and the milk carton set is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win the set. Ann Lind

  57. Annabelle is so cute…love all your creations…thanks for the chance at your candy..

  58. How cute is this?? Love cows so can’t wait.

  59. Since I live in dairy country this set would fit perfectly. I would love to stamp cow themed cards for all of my dairy friends.

  60. Congratulations on your very first stamp set!!! This is very exciting news. I can’t imagine having to keep this a secret for very long. I can’t wait to see the whole set. Annabelle just looks adorable. Thanks.

  61. Cute name with a cute set, Cookie Diane!!! I grew up in CNY cow country with my grandfather’s small farm right next door and about 4 other farms on our road. Ahhh….that country “fresh” air when the farmers were cleaning box stalls in the Spring….LOL!!! I still have one of my grandfather’s old milk cans before the days of tanker trucks. Anyway…LOVE the set and will HAVE to have it!

  62. OH..Annabelle is adorabull 🙂 She is a cutie patootie!

  63. these cows are just tooooo stinkin’ cute! i’m sure many of us have down-home on the farm memories, but i’ve never seen cows in dresses… well, there was that one time… too long a story! 🙂

    congrats on the new set. would love to win one for myself. TFS.

  64. HOW CUTE!!! Your name. logo and stamps are adorable I am looking forward to more.

  65. Annabelle is adorable! I love that background!
    Congrats on your design!

  66. Wow – These are so cute. Congratulations and good luck.

  67. OMG!! How wonderful! and she’s so cute!! I actually know a stamp designer! Big congrats Diane 😀

  68. I love her Diane!!!! What a fun set!

  69. Annabelle’s cow print shoes remind me of a pair I own. LOL! Count me in for the candy. Thanks for the chance.

  70. Oh my – I am soooooooooo in love with this stamp set. This is the cutest thing ever!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  71. I have always thought cows had lovely eyes and now you have some really cute cow stamps – love how you have used them.

  72. this set is so adorable – I love what you did with the cow print on her shoes and bag – hilarious! 🙂 And what a fab name for your collection

  73. My daughter is named AnneBelle and we both love your stamp set. It is sooo cute.

  74. Cheryl (Love2Craft)

    I just love the background stamp!!! Of course I love the cow’s too but the background just really sets this off. I love your logo too. Very country. I love country. Keep up the good work!!!!

  75. Diane,
    I am so excited for you! Your set looks wonderful! Congratulations!!!!

    LOVE the milk carton and card you created!
    Hugs, grins and happy dance!

  76. Wow!!!!! Your own stamp set!!! How cool, Diane! And it looks like an absolute cutie patootie, too! Your card is so dang cute! Love the way you colored the shoes and purse. I’m so excited! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set. Congratulations–way to go!!

  77. this new stamp set is adorable!!! I hope it becomes mine!!!!

  78. Congrats on the new stamp release! Annabelle is adorable!

  79. I haven’t seen a stamp set in a long time that has me this excited! I luv it! Smashing job!!! And congrats!!!

  80. I simply love this! I have a girlfriend who collects cows, I bet she’d like this too!

  81. Kari (norway76)

    Oh Diane, CONGRATS!! This was definately worth the wait…. can’t wait to play with this precious set!

  82. Awesomely (not a word, I know…) cute set!!! CC Stamps does it again with another awesome designer! Can’t wait to see the whole set!! lisa k in tx

  83. Wow Diane! Congrats! I will definately have to have this set – Annabelle is just too cute!

  84. These are adorable! Who doesn’t love cookies and milk!!

  85. OMG!!! I’m so psyched for you! How exciting. And to think I knew you when…
    I can’t wait to ink this beauty up!!!

  86. What a cute set! Congratulations on your new venture!

  87. I just loved the Annabelle set! What a beautiful work and idea.
    Carla Prediger – Brazil

  88. Oh Diane! HOW EXCITING! I’m sooo happy for you! What a great stamp set you’ve created!! Can’t wait to get myself some cookie crumbs! 😀

  89. The Other Diane

    OMG they are so cute. I thought you said you couldn’t draw! Well I think my Girl Scouts NEEDS the GOT COOKIES? stamp. Congrats and best of luck to ya.

  90. Super cute set! I love your little milk carton! Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on your first stamp creation!

  91. Congratulations Diane! Annabelle is adorale and I have had a great time working with her. Those saying are still cracking me up! -Molly B

  92. So cute and whimsical looking, love them, great job!
    Mandy K
    [email protected]

  93. I’m from Wisconsin, so liking this set goes without saying – too cute. Love the milk carton to go along with the theme. Very creative, very talented.

  94. this is just so adorable. love what I’m seeing and can’t wait to see more. Congrats to you on your new company. You must be so excited, I know I am excited for you! Thanks for a chance at winning such a great set. love it!

  95. Holy Cute COWS!!!! I love it. That backgrounder is also to die for and what great milk cartons. Im definitely making me some of those. Congrats on your first set, its a winner!!

  96. diane i know you secretly name her after me just had to disquise it with the belle!!!

    hugs sweety and i love her she is A-DOREABLE!!!

  97. Diane-
    Congrats on this awesome honor!!! LOVE THIS set, and I know so many stampers who would go COW-A-BUNGA over it!

  98. Very cute – I just happen to love cows!

  99. Annabelle is a hoot! I love her! The backgrounder is great. Congrats on your first release!

  100. I love your new stamps. Very cute and fun. I could do a lot with these.

  101. very cute…will have to get me Annabelle since I live in Wisconsin…dairyland

  102. Wow!
    How wonderful!
    I just love the stamp designs. The cows are just moo-valous!

  103. Diane congrats! You go girl! Love your adorable stamps.

  104. Congratulations!! Annabelle is the cutest! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  105. A HUGE congratulations on your new stamp set, Diane!! The images are SUPER cute!! You go, girl!!

  106. Wow! She is SUPER DUPER!! My Mama adores cows, so I will definitely have to purchase this new set to make her some cute stuff!! Congratulations!

  107. What lovely stamps. I love the card and the cookie cartons. I love it when people share their creations. Gives me ideas too. Thanks for the chance to win the set.

  108. The milk carton is sooo cute. Congratulations on your new stamp set.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  109. Katherine (beadfreak22)

    She’s really cute! Congratulations!!!

  110. OMG!!!! I just HAVE to have this stamp! I am a cow addict! I collect cows(Mary’s Moo MOOs). I stamp cows. My e-mail is even cow related ([email protected])! I would LOVE to win it! Pretty Please, or should I say “Please with a big Mooey on top!” Thanks for the chance to win, really!!!!

  111. these are super cute! Congrats on releasing your first stamp set! I would love to win it!

  112. I LOVE these stamps! Great job. My youngest daughter is totally MILK addicted… we get it fresh from the farm, and both my kids just love “their” cow!

  113. These stamps are different from what I have ever seen. Quite unique.

  114. Congrats on your first stamp set…way to go!! Cute milk carton, and what a fun set! Thanks for this chance to win!
    ~Brenda H.

  115. She is so cute. The milk carton filled with cookies is really funny. Congratulations to you on having your first set released!

  116. Melanie Muenchinger

    wow, Diane, what a talented illustrator you are!! So exicting, congrats and best of luck!! 🙂

  117. Congrats on your first release! That sounds like so much fun! Your stamp set is so adorable and the milk carton is so cute! My Dad is a milk hauler so I need to make some of these for him and that stamp would be so cool to win and make this fun present for my Dad!
    Hugs~ Kim

  118. This is so cute. The milk carton is my favorite. You did an awesome job. Congrats on your release. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp set. If I win (yeah right) here’s my email address [email protected]

  119. I just love these new stamps and the samples. ON my got to have list!

    Great job


  120. Wow!!!! You’re very own stamp set! What an honor and what a cute set! You did a “cowpendious” job designing this set. I look forward to stampin’ with it in the near, near future! Fingers crossed… Hehe 🙂

  121. Congrats!! Looks like this is definitely one to add to the want list. 🙂

    Alicia 🙂

  122. Sure would love to win this adorable set! Thanks so much for your generosity!


  123. My dad had a cattle ranch for many, many years but none of the cows were nearly as cute as your Annabell! 😉 Congratulations on your new stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  124. Wow this looks so great! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  125. Dianne!! This is wonderful! Huge congratulations to you! She is so cute and classy!
    Love the milk cartons you made!
    Way to go!!
    Cheryl R.

  126. OMG! That milk carton is so cute! I love Annabelle, Congrats on your new stamp line!

  127. I love this set and what a great name and log. Congrats.

  128. Very cool stamp. I see lots of possibilities. Congrats on your first stamp set! Do you think Chick-fil-a would like to have some???? I am from the home of Chick-fil-a and we are used to cows everywhere…..

  129. Diane, I am so excited for you and I adore your set. I can’t wait to see me. I can tell you that I be this set flies off the shelves. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  130. Cute,cute,cute, I would love to win this set!

  131. Peggy S. From Ohio

    I LOVE this Annabelle! I have a dairy farm, and right now have a calf I have named Annabelle Lee! This is SO CUTE and I love your samples, and what Lauren did w/the stamps! I really hope I win – I’d give them a good home!

  132. Annabelle is too cute! Can’t wait to see what other creations you come up with. Congratulations on your release!

  133. You are so talanted! This is just adorable! I make tray favors for our local hospital( we are country) and this would be a wonderful set to use! Thank you for the chance to win.

  134. congrats diane!!! i love the cookie crumbs logo and annabelle! can’t wait to see the rest of her accessories!

  135. Those are some of the cutest stamps EVER! I’m heading off to the other blogs and see what they did with them. Adorable!

  136. How adorable is that little Annabelle–too cute!

  137. Oh my Goodness Diane!! I just love what I’ve seen of your new Annabelle set! Too cute!
    Thanks for the blog candy chance! Annabelle is a MUST own set!!!

  138. Hi there from England. Annabelle is really cute. Congratulations on your release and very kind of you to offer to some lucky crafter.

  139. Oh, these stamps are fabulous for dutch girls like me.
    It would be great to win them!

  140. Congrats on your first release of your stamps. They are really cute and I love the name.:)


  141. How exciting! Looks like a super-cute set.

  142. OG! She’s so cute!
    Really love her behind! ;0))

  143. How cute! I especially love Annabelle’s dress with her bum and tail sticking out =)

    Congratulations on your release Diane ~ I’m sure it will be very popular.

  144. Cute – mil loves cows and these would make great cards for her.

  145. Cute! A whole new take on cows, fun!

  146. Such cute illustrations!!

  147. First of all, Annabelle is such a perfect name for a COW! I lover her. She’s darling… I can envision lots of accessories and fun fun fun!

  148. Love Annabelle. Cows are so cute anyway and she is adorable.

  149. love the cow and even more since we share the same name. LOL

  150. love her! can’t wait to see you on the 8th nov. w/ her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  151. Oh wow! How exciting for you! And your logo is fantastic – I love the ‘bites’ in the title!
    Your new stamps are brilliant – especially the bg one – I’ve been looking for a cow print for ages!

  152. Hi! I love those cows. I can’t wait to make a card for my mother in law with this stamps. Cause when she’s looking outside (doesn’t mind which side of the house), she’ll see cows 😉 Thanks for making my cookie crumble some more (that’s why my hubby calls me ‘kruimeltje’ (something like ‘little crumblemaker’).
    Bye, Diane

  153. VERY cute stamp set – congratulations! That’s VERY exciting!!!

  154. Diane, congrats on your first set, and is it ever awesome! I hope it sells like wildfire!!

  155. A big Congrats on your first stamp set. Your Annabelle looks like a winner and a darling female ‘cow’. I can just imagine what’s in the future for Annabelle and gang. Am looking forward to all your future creations.

  156. Jenn from CNY(silver1sx)

    This set is sooo adorable!! Congratulations Diane!!!! I would love to win this!!

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  158. The cows are just so cute I think they would love to live with me in Denmark 🙂

  159. What a fabulous stamp set! Those cows are so cute. 🙂
    I got immediately some ideas for cards with these stamps so I’ll cross my fingers for being the lucky girl tomorrow.

    Have a nice Sunday!

  160. These stamps are so so cute!!! love the whole milk carton ideas so neat to give little gifts

  161. Such a cutie! Great job with this set and congrats! Cannot wait to see the rest of the set and your future projects! LOVE your card too! : )

  162. So cute! They are “MOO-riffic!” – Mandy

  163. I just love Annabelle and those cartons are too cool! TFS

  164. Annabelle is so cute and I love the background stamp! Congratulations and good luck!

  165. The set is great and the cows are so cute! Great work!! Maya

  166. I love your Annabelle! She so darn cute! I see endless possibilities with these.

  167. Hi there, I fell in love a few minutes ago…. I simply LOVE these cute stamps. I Look forward to working with them and already have great ideas for cards. These designs are so funny and versatile! THanks a lot!

  168. I love the little milk carton. And the stamps are so adorable.

  169. Congrats, how exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. Great job on your first stamp set. She is too cute. kim

  171. Congratulations! What a cute set you’ve designed.

  172. Congratulations on your first stamp set, Diane — Annabelle is SOOO cute!!

  173. Congratulations! May this be the start of many wonderful Cookie Crumbs stamp sets! I love cows and Annabelle is such a cute set.

    Thank you for the chance to win your awesome new set!


  174. Debbi (aka stampinCPA)

    Congratulations on your new Annabelle stamps! Very very cute. The logo with the bite taken out is adorable! Can’t wait to see more from your line.

  175. Diane, how incredibly exciting for you!!! Congratulations! Annabelle is precious!! (Gee, it sounds like you just had a baby!!)

  176. Your new Annabelle stamps are beyond adorable and love the milk cartons…such a perfect project!

  177. That is so cute and I love the milk box you made. Such a cute idea!
    Best regards, Nadine

  178. The cow is so cute! That box is such a cute idea!

  179. I think this set is adorable! The “friends for heifer” just cracked me up! My daughter thought I was crazy, sitting in front of the computer laughing. Plus I love the cow background. Great job! Hope to see more new ideas from you soon. You are very talented.

  180. Oh, I’d sure love to have Annabelle. She is sooooo cute and you’ve done adorable things with her. I have a granddaughter who collects cows so this will be perfect to use for her.

  181. What an adorable lovely cow have you come up with! I would really love to have her!

    Hugs, Wilma

  182. Diane – Congratulations!! Now I can say, I knew her when!!

  183. These stamps are just too cute!!! I love them. Great idea & thanks for the chance.

  184. How cute! I have just the friends who would love cards with this set!

  185. Congrats on your new stamp set…I’ve been seeing her around! Annabelle is a fine looking cow in my books! Way to go!

  186. WOOHOO, Diane!!!! I’m pretty late to the party (so sorry…I haven’t had much time for blog-hopping). LOVE your new set! It’s adorable!!! BEST of luck!

  187. Thanks for the milk box template!
    Lovely idea.
    I put your link in my blog.
    Regards from Tuscany

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