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Monday, July 6, 2015

Get Well Soon

Hi, friends!  I'm back today with another card using fabulous Great Impressions stamps!  Today I'm sharing a soft get well card with you all.  Take a peek...

I love the font of this sentiment, C470 Cursive Get Well.  Since it looks so feminine, I went with a very soft and feminine color scheme with pink and grays.  Oh, and POLKA DOTS! :)

The stamped portion of the panel was made using K93 Distressed Background, stamped in pink, and B191 Elegant Motif repeatedly stamped in gray over the distressed stamping.

I added some more fun polka dotted papers and some pink ribbon, plus pink liquid pearls, to finish this off.  I think it's pretty!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I also would love for you to come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

July Challenge: Use Your Favorite Stamp

Hi, friends!  Welcome to another monthly challenge here at Great Impressions!  Don't forget to  to link up all your Great Impressions creations in the CUSTOMER GALLERY, too!

We've got some NEW stamps to share~

Find them HERE in the store!

Before we get started, we've got some winners to announce!

The random winner from last month's challenge is~

Congratulations!  Please email Mynn at 
onastampageATyahooDOTcom to claim your prize!

Our Top Picks~

Mynn chose #70 Lovely Linda

Donna chose #60 Nannieflash

Ruza chose #27 Karen C

Toni chose #38 niki1

Congratulations!  Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
You've made a "GREAT IMPRESSION" on us!

And now, let's get to our July challenge!

Here's the challenge~
Use your favorite stamp--
and tell us WHY it's your fave!

And the prize you could win~

Here's some inspiration from the DT~

Our DT would love to hear what you think!
Give them a visit and leave a little comment love. :)

If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using keyword GISMC0715 in the title and then link it up below so we can find you and leave a little comment love. If you don't have a blog OR a Splitcoaststampers gallery, send your creation to Mynn at and she will enter it for you!

As a bonus, if you use our stamps leave us a comment 
on this post telling us, you will have a double chance
of winning the prize package we are offering this month!

To view all of our challenge rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above.  HUGS and happy stamping to all of you out there! :)


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Flip Flop State of Mind...

Happy 4th of July
from all of us
Great Impressions Stamps
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Hello, and happy Saturday!
It's my day to post a project for Great Impressions Stamps, and as it is also Independence Day, it was only fitting to use some red, white, and blue when creating today's fun card!

Mabel and Vera are back, and they are eager to show you their

flip flops, swim rings, shades, and hats!

For this card, I used:

Great Impressions J118-Mabel & Vera Beachin'
Great Impressions E872 Beach Sand
Great Impressions D506-State of Mind

This view shows the card flat for mailing.

Here is a shot of the easel card all propped up for display in a fun spot.

And finally, here is the sentiment on the inside of the card.
I love my flip-flops, and this sentiment makes me smile out loud!

Don't forget about our GI challenge!
The new challenge for July will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to check the Great Impressions Blog for the new theme!
You don't have to use GI stamps, but we'd love it if you did!
If you use GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery HERE. 

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store HERE and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Great Impressions is having a sale!
You have until the end of the day on July 5th to take advantage of saving
15% on your order!  Just be sure to enter the code when you are
checking out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Patriotic Pinwheels

Happy Friday everyone! Emily here with my very first post for Great Impressions and I'm so excited to be a designer here! I hope you've got some fun planned for your Fourth of July weekend if you're in the states. I've got a fun card to celebrate the occasion using one of this month's brand new stamps: F612 Pinwheel

With the stripes on this stamp I thought it was perfect for making little flag pinwheels, so I painted tiny x's for the "stars" on the center part. The 4th of July also makes me think of sparklers so I added the blue trim for a bit of pizazz.
...and of course any respectable pinwheel has to spin...

Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursdays with Toni

Hello!!!  Today marks my first post for Great Impressions! I'm very excited to be part of the design team!

Here I used G342 Frolicking Trio and C366 Hello Summer.  First I airbrushed the stencil sun then masked off the beams and airbrushed a larger circle because I wanted the girls to be completely within the sun.  I also wanted a sense of movement in the card so I went off the edge with the girls (thus, only 2 of 3 girls show up) and placed the sentiment where it looks like the lead girl is reaching for it.  Makes you want to frolic yourself, doesn't it?!

See you next week!  Toni  

Check out the sale going on through Sunday!
Don't forget about the upcoming GI monthly challenge!
You don't have to use GI stamps but it'd be totally awesome if you did!
Also, if you do use GI stamps, be sure to link up to the customer gallery to show us your fabulous work and for a chance to get a little year-end prize.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

4th of July Sale!!!

Time for another SALE over at the Great Impressions online store! This one runs all the way from today until Mondayand go grab the NEWEST STAMPS, shown below!  HUGS and happy SHOPPING, all!!!

New Team Welcome!

Hi, friends!  We had a Design Team call recently, and now it's time for us to announce our *NEW* design team members!  We are excited to have these ladies join us here at Great Impressions, and we hope you enjoy their work as much as we do!  And now, our new team will introduce themselves...

Hello!  I have always been a crafter, dabbling in creating stained glass ornaments and lots of beading and jewelry making.  I’ll try anything once!  I started my love affair with paper and card making a little over 5 years ago and most other crafts have been left far behind.  So may pretty papers, so little time!  I finally started my blog just over 2 years ago and find it a fun way to share my creations.

I have been married to a great guy for almost 27 years and we are both self-employed.  We live on Old Cape Cod and have for the past 15 years.  Our beautiful daughter will be getting married this fall at a Vineyard here on Cape Cod, a magical setting.

I was so pleased and honored to be invited to the Great Impressions Design Team!  I love the quality and the wonderful assortment of images and sentiments of these stamps, and hope to share some unique creations with you all.  I am very excited to get to know all of these very talented ladies on the Design Team… new online BFFs, if you will!  Happy Stamping!

Hi! I'm Emily- a thirty something single gal enjoying a simple, quiet life in the Midwest. I've been a card maker for about ten years. I started out in scrapbooking but decided a full page was just too much space to work with, and that's when I made the switch to cards. I also enjoy the practicality of it, and the chance it gives me to share my creativity with others. When I'm not making cards I like to spend time gardening, sewing, biking, hiking and birding.

I'm a stay-at-home mom to a very special young lady in Northern Illinois. I've been crafting since I was a young child, and when I became a "SAHM" I turned to crafting to stay busy. Creating cards, altering items, and just having fun with paper and Copic Markers is an amazing hobby that I truly love. I'm very grateful that I have a husband that supports me, that my son loves seeing my creations as well, and that my special young lady enjoys getting into my crafts (sometimes). I truly love the challenge of making something beautiful with the various products available in the crafting industry, and I look forward to sharing my love of crafting with Great Impressions amazing stamps.

Hi there!  My name is Toni and I live in the Pacific Northwest just outside of the Seattle area.  I've been here for nearly 15 years (when did that happen?!) but am a Midwest girl at heart, having spent many years in Indiana.  I have a wonderful partner who indulges my hobbies, two stepkids who are all grown up now and living in CA for school, and Frankie the cat who's as crafty as I am.  I've dabbled in various crafts my whole life and have explored about everything, including quilting, cross stitch, dyeing, jewelry-making, knitting, and currently card-making.  When Seattle weather permits, I like to be in the garden (think about it anyway--LOL).  Otherwise, when I'm not crafting or working, you'll likely find me lazing about on the sofa reading or watching a movie with cat at my side.

That's all for us today, friends.  We hope you take some time to visit our new gals and check out their beautiful blogs.  Stay tuned for some fabulous creations from these new gals!  We'll be back tomorrow with more crafty posts.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Green Tree....

Hello stamping friends. Well today is a bittersweet post as it is my last time posting for Great Impressions. I have so enjoyed my time on this fabulous DT and I hope I've brought some inspiration to you! For my last card I chose one of my favorite sentiment stamps from the store.

I love this image and knew it would pair perfectly with this sentiment. The image is called F517 Bird in Roses and the sentiment is called D465 Live There. I watercolored the image and added some borders and seqins. Thanks so much for my time on the GI DT!

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Elegant Wedding

Hi, all!  I'm back today with another card that uses a gorgeous sentiment stamp from the Great Impressions online store!  This card was made for my little sister, who was married last month.  Come and check it out...

The sentiment, E36 On Your Wedding Day, was stamped onto some glimmer cardstock and heat embossed in gold.  It is SO hard to photograph the shine, but it is so pretty!  

This amazing sentiment can stand on it's own, so all I did was layer some cardstock, glitter paper, and dry embossed glimmer cardstock onto the card base. Like I stated, the shine on this card is totally unreal!  SO elegant!

I'm pleased to say that my sister and new brother-in-law really loved this card!  Hopefully they keep it forever...they better! ;)  What do you think of it?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all for me today!  I'll be back next soon with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you join in our current challenge, and, if you use Great Impressions stamps, link them up in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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