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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hoppy Easter

Just received this adorable stamp in the mail and couldn't wait to ink it up.

Supplies used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Rectangles Small, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small
Bunnies Stamped - Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Colored with Memento Markers: New Sprout, Angel Pink
Marvy LePlume II Marker: Daffodil Yellow
Misc: Ric Rac, Button, Pom Poms, Crochet Thread, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Adhesive
Express Yourself Designer Paper Pack from Shabby Princess & White Cardstock
Border cut with a Silhouette SD Machine
Silhouette cutting file: Scalloped Border Set #C003187_31857

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Isn't this dump truck stickin' cute?

I know a few little boys that would love to see this truck on a birthday card or a party invite.  What I had in mind though since I first saw this stamp, was just a little bit different. (grin!)

One of my fave things to do is think up a sentiment to go with an image.
Something beyond the norm to get a little smile.
And who doesn't get dumped on every now and then?

My truck is colored with my trusty Copics and then "filled" with imitation sand.
Really, I used sand paper again.  Thinking I may need to replenish my DH's supply.
I tucked a ribbon beneath my truck panel and used 
October Afternoon's Sidewalks collection as my DP.

Some silver shiny brads are added to give my wheels some sparkle.
Then I popped up the truck and lower sentiment on dimensionals.

Not Shown:  Michael's Ribbon; Sentiment - Computer generated

I really enjoyed creating this little ditty for you!
Stop back tomorrow and see what Deloris 
has in store for you!



Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Quacks


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am pre-writing this post as my fiance will be getting in sometime early Saturday morning. I have no clue what I will be doing this weekend.

So I thought this card would be perfect to start the week off on a good note. 

I used 3 Ducks in a Row paired with Quack Me Up

Of course the image was colored with copics and the sentiment was punched out with a Stampin' Up punch. I cannot remember it for the life of me. I used some silver ribbon from a ribbon assortment I got a while ago. The paper pad is an older one from My Mind's Eye. 

I know this is a quick card to make. I made it knowing my fiance was coming home and thought this would be a good make someone laugh or smile card!

Have a great Monday and check back tomorrow to see what Jenny has for you.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday !

Hello and welcome to The Great Impression's 
This weeks is for the Design Team to use our Sentiment Stamp
So The Queen used Happy Birthday ...
CAS card just add cute stamp sentiment...

The Queen tied a sweet sheer ribbon bow

Inked around the sentiment with 
chalk inks to match the stamping ...

Used matching stock paper to boarder 
the designer paper...

The Queen used some really festive paper to 
match this sentiment stamp... pretty nice ...
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Fabulous Friday~Get Well

So I am actually sitting here in ADVANCE this week getting my post together! I dont' know what has been going on with me and I normally hate when someone procrastinates (my but for some reason it has been me lately waiting till the last minute to get my stuff done and it's driving me nuts.
As you have probably already seen...our DT challenge this week was a sentiment ONLY...and some of the girls (including myself) were finding that challenge a challenge for sure! Thankfully I have this nice big sentiment so I didn't have to try to figure out what to fill the space on  the card with!!!
I used Get Well Prayer and got out my cricut and did some cutting!!! I got lucky that I was able to make it just the right size so it fit the card and the sentiment! I don't do a lot of get well cards and people ask me all the time for them and I might do a few more with this just seems perfect!
Just in case you didn't notice...on the sidebar----------> you will find the discount code for the store and there are only a few days left in Feb. so hurry on over!!

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Products Used:
Sentiment~Great Impressions Get Well Prayer H92
Stamping Bella Dots
SU! Ribbon
Stickles ( know I don't do anything without adding glitz!!)
SU! Ink
Storybook Cart.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sew...what's new with YOU?

Hi, Everyone! Angi, here...with another failed attempt at a CAS (Clean and Simple) card! Don't doesn't really bother me. I have way too much fun playing with techniques and trying to figure out how to get the most out of my art stash - that includes my Great Impressions' stamps!

Have you used the special code (GIB212) to receive 10% off your Great Impressions Stamps online order, yet? Only a few days left...this code is only good till the end of February...

I have a lot going on this week and really did attempt a simpler design, but alas, the paint called my name and I answered! The 'Sentiment Only' Design Team Challenge was a difficult one for me...only a sentiment?!

No background stamping?
No fussy cutting?
No masking?!

What's a girl to do?

Why get out the embossing folders and sewing machine, of course! It all started with a plain piece of kraft cardstock, a few paper scraps...and the 'What's new?' (C420) stamp...

then an embossing folder, a dab or two of white paint and some stitching...with a little vintage lace (can one have too much tatted loveliness?) and the odd button, two or three thrown in for good measure!

Sew...what's new with you? We'd love to hear about the Great stamping you've been doing.

If you've taken the time to leave us a lovely comment - Thank you! We appreciate the feedback. Make sure to follow the Great Impressions' blog, so you don't miss a thing...and we don't miss you! I going to be in trouble if we ever really do a CAS challenge...hope you find some time this weekend to get your craft on!

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: patterned scraps from my paper stash
Tools: sewing machine, Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Plaid (657064)
Other: ribbon scraps, vintage lace, misc. buttons

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You're sew wonderful!

The Great Impressions Design Team is making cards this week with the theme "Sentiments only".
  I have several friends that like to sew and thought this would make a nice thank you card.

Supplies used:

Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink

The Linen Closet Stack from DCWV

Confetti tan and off white cardstock

Sewing machine and off white thread

Spellbinders Nestabilities:

Standard Classic Circles Small

Classic Scalloped Circles Large

Silhouette SD machine

Silhouette cutting file: Embroidery hoop C00146_27174

Cut out the spool of thread with scissors

Adhesive, glue dots, pop dots

Lace and buttons


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Welcome Little One

Good Morning Friends!

I had a request for a unisex baby card, so I thought I would kill two birds and combine my card with the challenge for this week. Yes, I know the Design Team challenge is sentiment only, but really challenges are all about getting your Mojo going and finding inspiration.  So...I did use the 
January SOM - Lace Background as sort of a back drop to my sentiment.  

I could not believe how fast this card came together!
Just be sure your background stamp is dry before applying the sentiment stamp.
I love how soft and pretty it turned out.
Hope it brings a smile to the mom-to-be!

Not Shown:  Ivory Ribbon from Michael's

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Have a wonderful day!



Monday, February 20, 2012

Cozy Wishes

Welcome to the beginning of a new week. I hope everyone had a fun and loving Valentine's day. I was all by myself with my little sicko. But let's not talk about that.

Have you been by to check out the store and do some fun shopping?
It's open now so hurry and go see!

I hope your getting ready for March's Stamp of the Month. Some fun images are about to come out. For now I have a cute and simple card for you.

I used plaid ribbon, spellbinder scalloped squarered apple embossing powder, and Lily Bee papers.

I used stamp E671 - Take It Easy

Come by and see us tomorrow.

Don't forget to make a Great Impression.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just Thinking of You...

Happy Saturday Everyone 
Today is The Scrapbooking Queen's Post Day 
their store is up and running now and it looks awesome
Here The Queen used 2 of there adorable stamps on a sweet card...

Now who wouldn't want to see this sweet mouse in 
the house... or in your mail box...
He has a flower for someone special 

The Queen colored this with Copic Markers
and highlighted with her Royal White Gel Pen 

This sweet image was placed on My Minds Eye
designer paper... 
Just Thinking of You Sentiment is just 
one of the wonderful stamps to express your thoughts

You can get your own stamp at 
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Fabulous Friday~Frolicking Trio

Good morning!! Happy Friday to all of you!!! Have you seen the other posts from this week? If not then you are in for a treat today! We are soooo very excited to announce that the online store for Great Impressions is now OPEN!!! It has been a lot of hard work for the GI team but all that work has now paid off and it's up and running! You really need to take some time to go by and browse the site as there is a LOT of really great stuff to look at (besides all the fabulous stamps)
And because we want you all to do some shopping with us and we appreciate each and every one of our followers we are giving you 10% off of your entire order this month (Feb.) your code is GIB212

Today I worked with Frolicking Trio...this is one of the first stamps I got because I loved the image but I don't work very much with silhouette's so I was a bit out of my comfort zone. Then I remembered I had perfect pearls and decided to see what I could do with them!

I inked up my image first with my versamark pad and then got out my perfect pearls and paint brush and went to town using 3 different colors. For my first try at this I think it came out pretty well although you can see a bit of a shadow around some of the girls and it wasn't suppose to look like that but if your not a might think I was "trying" to make a!
Also the flower in the corner I made and then added perfect pearls to it as well. See....I find a way to add sparkle to everything!!! :-)

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Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Frolicking Trio G342
DP~We R Memory Keepers
Perfect Pearls

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bathing with Friends

Okay...just in case you haven't been by our blog this week...the Great Impressions Online Store is officially OPEN! (Just click HERE to order your favorite Great Impressions Stamps!)

Want to receive a 10% discount on your entire order? Use Promotion Code: GIB212 (This Promotion is only good through February - so don't wait...finish reading this post then head on over to the online store with your list!)

Simple. Unadorned. No frills. No matter my intentions, I have a difficult time creating simple cards. Today's card is no exception!

Now that Valentine's Day is over I can start thinking ahead to more Spring themed cards...lucky me that February's Stamp of the Month stamps made this an easy shift! The two stamps I used on this project are Spring Bird Bath (F519) and Friends (E748).

I wanted this bird bath to be a little vintage, a little worn and well loved, so out came the Copics and the Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy (again, yes, I know - I love this stuff!)

Here's a close up of the bird bath...

Basically, I stamped the image 4 times (once on scraps for the birds), cut parts out of 3 and layered them to give the image more depth. These birds are so darn cute! Frolicking comes to mind...don't you think?

Okay...don't want to keep you too long today...get comfortable, click on over and take a look won't be disappointed - there's even a wish list feature you can use once you sign up!

Thanks for stopping by today...

Inky hugs,

Stamps: Great Impressions Spring Bird Bath (F519)Friends (E748)
Inks: Versamark Watermark; Archival Ink Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Wild Plum
Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Gardens - Dew Drops
Tools: heat gun; Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Distress; detail scissors; sewing machine
Other: Copics; Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy; Glossy Accents; Wild Orchid Crafts (roses)


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