Category Archives: baby

baby shower (a wee bit late)

Ok, so I am a little behind in sharing these pics. I can’t believe 2 years have flown by since we had a baby shower for my daughter! It’s late, but in cleaning up my photo files, I came upon these again so here we go. And now I realize I never shared the wedding projects!

I’m sure you will figure out…we sorta had a theme. Mostly elephants & pink.  I made some of the decorations, like this sweet little cradle using a Sizzix Cradle Die, some chipboard covered with brown cardstock, lace, pearls, felt flowers, etc.


I also made the banner with the baby’s name to hang at the shower. The banner flags were strung on tulle. I just hung it here for a photo.


The table centerpieces were jars with peanuts and the favors were little elephant boxes filled with chocolates.


Of course you need a cute cake! (I didn’t make that!)


I tied ribbons on the handle for a silverware/plate caddy and made some simple water bottle labels.


Gifts for the princess!


It’s wonderful to look back on these photos and think about how blessed we are now with an almost 2 year old! God is so good!

Have a great day!


Silas name frame

Good morning! Here’s another project from 2015. I was asked to make a name frame for a baby gift…with a jungle theme.

Silas name frame diane zechman

It’s always fun to create a name frame. They turn out so different each time and can be personalized for most any theme! I used a whole bunch of sets here…SU! Do The Hula, Bodacious Bouquet, Array of Sunshine, Wild About You, Monkey Business, Tall Tales Alphabet, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

Have a great day!

Top 10 Ai for 2017

Hello friends and happy Monday!

This week on the Ai blog we are sharing our top 10 favorites from 2017.  Again, I have to say that I love ALL the hilarious and heart-warming Ai images I have worked with throughout the year.  It is so difficult to narrow down my favorites to only 10!  Here’s a few of my faves from this year. Click on each pic for more info!

I love the black & white with a pop of pink using the now retired Twins. You can pop just about any Ai image in this fun layout!

twins diane zechman

Yoga Yolanda reminds me of a dear friend who I miss working with! Paired with favorite colors, I love this gal!

yoga yolanda 2b diane zechman

Next up are two projects for the sweet little ones! I loved getting “more bang for my buck” by using the birthday cow from the Udderly Fantastic Set for a baby card!

cow over moon diane zechman

And it was SO much fun using Little Sprout (also now retired) to make some cute onesies again!

little sprout onesies diane zechman

The new Wiggle Wobbles this year are soooo much fun! This guy from Cowboy Wiggle Wobble just makes me smile!

cowboy wiggle wobble diane zechman

Here’s a couple of Halloween projects. The first is a card with a battery operated tea light inside using Holiday Mansion and the Accessory Set.

CHA 6c diane zechman

Putting Glow-in-the-Dark paint on the Skeleton Wiggle Wobble brought him to a whole new dimension! So fun! Click on the pic to see the whole card.

skeleton WW 4 diane zechman

I loved making this wine tag (Old Bat Set) as much as I loved giving it to a friend!

old bat wine tag 2 diane zechman

This was my first time trying wood slice ornaments and I was pretty happy with the results. Here I used Singing Snowmen PopCard and Nativity MTF. Although they are SO CUTE as intended, the interactive card sets are not limited to making interactive cards!

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And last, but not least, I loved making this sweet Christmas tag using the Christmas Wonder Set.

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I also wanted to choose one of the new Mouthfuls cards but I already chose my limit. They are one of my new favorites!!  I’ve only shared 3 of the cards I made so far, so watch for more of this fun new line!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of our projects throughout the year on the Ai blog. Very soon we will share lots of fun cards in the new year! I’m looking forward to it!

Have a blessed Christmas and a great 2018!

Diane Signature Medium size

little sprout onesies

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a special project for your sweet little someone!  This week we are doing a product swap with Marvy and I’ve used a few of their markers, along with the sweet Ai 4317- Little Sprout set, to decorate some baby onesies.

I wanted to try the Marvy Deco Just Glitter Premium markers and I read on the package that they are ideal for fabrics.  Cool!  I remembered the baby t-shirts that I did about 7 years ago and wanted to try making them again, this time adding a bit of glitter!

little sprout onesies diane zechman

I made sure to pre-wash the onesies and then stamped them with black ink.  You can find info on how I do the onesies in the tutorial I previously did on my blog.

I received some great skin tone markers so I colored the baby girl’s skin with Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers, OR822- Pale Orange and R813- Blush Pink. The rest was colored with Copic markers and I finished by adding some purple glitter with the Marvy Deco Violet Just Glitter marker.

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These little t-shirts also look great hanging on a line to decorate at a baby shower.  You can customize them to the theme and colors!

Be sure to check the Ai blog all week for more inspiration!

Ai Marvy Swap

And don’t forget to enter the drawing!!

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4317- Little Sprout set; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Marvy Deco Just Glitter Premium markers and Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers, Copics, Gerber baby onesies, iron.

Hey, diddle, diddle

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set from the Funny Farm line.  The old Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Hey, diddle, diddle,” popped in my mind when I looked at this cow the other day.  So, I paired it with the moon image from the 4784 – Old Bat Set and a sentiment from 4852 – Welcome Little One MTF.  Voila… a baby card!

cow over moon diane zechman

I added a little Clear Wink of Stella to the balloons, moon, and waistband of the tutu to add a bit of sparkle.  The clouds were popped up with dimensionals.

It’s fun to look at your stamps and think a bit outside of the box to find ways to stretch your collection and use them creatively.  Take a fresh look at your stamps and see how you can use them in different ways!

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set, 4784 – Old Bat Set and 4852 – Welcome Little One MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Carta Bella Night Sky embossing folder, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals and Cloud Trio, foam dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella.

little man

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Showered With Love” (baby or bridal)… a perfect time to pull out a cute Ai baby image!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4321- Little Man Set.

little man diane zechman

I used a quilt die for the background with three patterned papers…then mixed them up to create three different cards.  The MFT quilt die I used doesn’t seem to be in stock now where I purchased it but there is a similar MFT one.

The panel with the quilt was popped up with a piece of craft foam and the baby was also popped up with some foam tape.

little man set diane zechman

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4321- Little Man; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, DCWV Nana’s Nursery- Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover-Up, white sheet of craft foam, Scor-Tape, adhesive pearls, foam tape.

welcome little one

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4852- Welcome Little One MTF.  This set is one of my absolute favorites…it is just adorable!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the crib here) goes on the outside of the card.

CHA 2a diane zechman

When the first fold is opened, it reveals the cute teddy and mobile.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet little sleeping baby.

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How precious…I wish they stayed this little forever!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4852- Welcome Little One MTF; paper- white, SU! Pixie Pink, Doodlebug- Kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, SU! Medium Jewelry Tag punch, oval punches, crochet thread, SU! small heart punch.

welcome sweet baby

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  I needed a couple of baby cards and pulled out the Sweet ‘n Sassy Little One stamp set.  I already had a baby boy card made with this same set but I also need a few for girls.  You can see the boy card I made previously here.

little one girl diane zechman

I also used the SNSS Majestic Monarchs dies to add a little accent to the main image.  It complements the tiny butterflies in the carriage nicely.  🙂  The baby rattle was popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Little One; paper- white, black, SU! Wisteria Wonder, DCWV Nana’s Nursey; ink- SU! Wisteria Wonder, Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Majestic Monarchs dies, MFT Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Circle Stax, rhinestones.

hello little sprout!

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Little People.  They are SO adorable!  I’ve used the Little Sprout (4317) image here…I love how she is peeking out of the pot!

hello little sprout diane zechman

I paper pieced the pot and used the Camouflaging Die Cuts technique with the “hello” die.  The bottom portion of the panel was first masked, sponged, and then spritzed with purple ink.

hello little sprout close diane zechman

I was going to add the “little sprout” words but I decided this image would also be cute as a general “hello” card, rather than just using it for a baby.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- Little Sprout (4317); paper- white, DCWV Nana’s Nursery- Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush; accessories- Copics, SU! Hello You Thinlits, rhinestones, Scor-Tape, glue pen, Inkworx Color Spritzer.

welcome sweet baby

Hello friends! Welcome to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August 2015 Release Blog Hop! We are super excited to be releasing not only three brand new stamp sets this month, but will also be adding a brand new illustrator to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps team. Give a warm welcome to Karla Dornacher!

Karla is an inspirational author, speaker and illustrator and will be designing stamp sets for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps that will be perfect for the popular trend of Bible journaling.  How great is that?

To create my card, I used the new sets called Little One and Baby Innies, along with the recently released Floral Pattern Background.

sweet baby boy diane zechman

What a sweet carriage!  I added two tiny rhinestones to the center of the wheels and then a few black ones to accent the circles.  And yes…I got my sewing machine out to stitch the border!

I also coordinated the inside with some tiny feet, hearts, and a sentiment from the Baby Innies.

sweet baby boy inside diane zechman

Now I need to make a baby girl card and then I’ll be all prepared for any sweet little ones to come along.  🙂

Blog Hop Giveaway!
What would a Blog Hop be without a giveaway, right? One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $20 Gift Code to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. You have until Thursday, August 20th at midnight EST to leave your comments. The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 21st!

To see all the awesome samples made by the Design Divas using the new stamp sets from the August Release, click on the links on the SNSS Blog! Don’t forget to leave a little love on each blog as you hop along to be eligible for the PRIZE!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Little One, Baby Innies, Floral Pattern Background; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Baja Breeze and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- ribbon, Bow-Easy, gemstones, sewing machine.