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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Candy Flowers

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today I am sharing a blast from the past project with you. A cute little gift giving idea too :)

The little box was cut using my Silhouette Cameo and I attached a tag to the front and hand stitched it. The image is called (D362) Watering Can of Flowers and was colored using Copics. The cute little butterflies are called (A32) Flitting Butterflies. 
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Guest Designer: Patty Eifert

Good morning all. I'm a little late is sharing today's post. We are taking another look at all of the beautiful projects that our Guest Designer Patty shared with us during the month.

First up, is the card Patty created for our September Challenge. I love how she pulled the colors from our September Challenge Inspiration Photo. The heart embellishments draws the eye to the sentiment.

featuring ... G416 Rose Bouquet and D500 So Very Special Sentiment

Second, Patty created this a lovely holiday card. I love how she embossed the Poinsettias prior to coloring them. They just pop against the background.

featuring ... Poinsettias & Berry (K40)
and Elegant Merry Christmas Sentiment (F48)

And Patty's final card is an adorable Valentine. I really love that elephant!!!

featuring ... All a Flutter Lottie (F541)
and Would You Sentiment (E779)

It has been a pleasure having Patty join us to share her creations!

There is still time to play along with our current Great Impressions Challenge. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Special Thanks -- a Recap

Hello, fellow crafters.  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with a Friday Flashback post for you. I'm sharing one of my favorite cards I've made since being on the design team.

I created this card in the spring, but I think this stamp is wonderful anytime of year!



I love this big, bold rubber stamp that is both image and sentiment in one.  It is Great Impressions Stamps G364 Spring Special Thanks.  

I'm forever in need of thank you cards, and I believe the recipient of this one will enjoy it anytime of year!

You'll find this fantastic stamp, and many many more in the Great Impressions Stamps store

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whale

Good Wednesday to you! Leah from Paper Blossoms here. I have a cute card to share with you today! This image makes me smile :)

This image is aptly named (G373) Smiling Whale. I think it's super cute! The sentiment is (G483) Tags. I stamped the whale onto white cardstock and used Copic markers to color it. I did the same with the sentiment banner.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Kitty with Latte' ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share an adorable card featuring some of the NEW Stamps released in August by Great Impressions Stamps.


I love coffee images even though I'm not a coffee drinker. That being said, I really had to create a card featuring the adorable Kitty with Latte' (E901). Copic Markers were used to color this adorable Kitty. School is in session, and we all need Teacher Thank You cards so I used apple design paper for my design.


I added the Latte' Sentiment (C498) to the inside of my card, and brought the apple design paper to the inside.

Here is a closer look at Kitty with Latte' ...


The September Great Impressions Challenge is live so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Guest Designer: Patty Eifert

Good morning all. Our Guest Designer Patty made a super cute Valentine to share with us today.


She used the adorable All a Flutter Lottie (F541), which she colored and framed beautifully. The Would You Sentiment (E779) is a perfect match for this lovely image. 

I don't know about you, but I can see myself using the All a Flutter Lottie (F541) for many occasions ... birthday cards for kids, Anniversary card, or just for FUN to cheer a loved one up.

Patty did a beautiful job on her card. Make sure you hop on over to her Blog for all of the details on how she created her card, and don't forget to leave her some love!

There is still time to play along with our current Great Impressions Challenge. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Second Spring

Greetings, fellow stamp lovers.  Julie here today, sharing a sweet Fall card.

Autumn is my favorite season.  I love the cool, crisp weather, the earth colors, the vibrant leaves.  This adorable image and wonderful sentiment sum up the season for me:



This card uses Great Impressions Stamps F492 Fall Clean Up, and E550 Second Spring.

I colored F492 Fall Clean Up with Copic markers, using the colors from this month's Great Impressions Stamps Challenge inspiration board:

The challenge goes all month, ending September 30, so there's still plenty of time to join us.  Of course, we'd love to see a Great Impressions Stamps image, and there's incentive if you do!

Do some shopping in the Great Impressions Store, too.  You'll find these 2 wonderful stamps there, plus so much more!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Baby Blocks

Hi!Leah from Paper Blossoms here with you:) Today I have my challenge card to share with you for Great Impressions. I decided to use some cute baby stamps :)


The cute stamps are called (H132) Baby Blocks and (F525) Stars and Heart Border. I stamped them onto white cardstock and used Copics to color them. I added some patterned paper to mat the images and machine stitched around the whole panel. I wanted to keep this a gender neutral card.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Harvest Mouse ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share an adorable card featuring the Harvest Mouse (F169) and For Someone Special (A109) from Great Impressions Stamps.


I had so much fun coloring this adorable Harvest Mouse with my Copic  Markers, and cut the image out. I created a CAS background with some grass and popped the mouse on with 3D Foam Tape. Once done I added the For Someone Special sentiment.

The September Great Impressions Challenge is live so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Guest Designer: Patty Eifert

Good morning all. Our Guest Designer Patty is getting a head start on her holiday cards, and she's sharing one with us today.


Patty used the beautiful Poinsettias & Berry stamp, which she cut out and popped up over the Elegant Merry Christmas Sentiment.

She did a beautiful job! Make sure you stop by Patty's Blog for all of the details on how she created today's card.

There is still time to play along with our current Great Impressions Challenge. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  I'm glad it's Friday, and glad I'm posting today for Great Impressions StampsThat always makes me happy.  So do these two friends!



This just brings a smile to my face! This witch rubber stamp from Great Impressions stamp is called F558 Double Trouble.  The sentiment is E811 Happy Halloween.

I colored F558 Double Trouble with Copic markers, then inked the edges with several colors of distress inks. 

There's a challenge going on at Great Impressions Stamps.  It's always Anything Goes, but there's an inspiration board if you need a jump start.

Also, for these great stamps, and many, many more, shop the Great Impressions Stamps Store


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mermaid

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today I have a fun card to share with you that would be a great card to give to anyone who loves mermaids. My daughter does!



This fun image is called (H182) Rachel in the Sea. The sentiment is from (G483) Tags.  I stamped the mermaid and sentiment onto watercolor paper and used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the image. Couldn't have a mermaid without watercolors! Some machine stitching and twine finish it off.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Fall ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share an adorable card featuring the Kitties in Pumpkins (H272) and Fall Kaboodle Sentiment (D510) from Great Impressions Stamps.


Aren't those Kitties in Pumpkins so adorable! I had an so much fun coloring them in with my Copic Markers, and fussy cutting a few of them to create a 3D effect. Those that were fussy cut, were layered on with 3D Foam Squares and regular adhesive. I added in some grass under the image using distress ink and a dauber, and then added the Fall Kaboodle Sentiment underneath. I matted the whole panel onto black cardstock, and then layered it on my orange card.

Here is a closer look at those adorable Kitties in Pumpkins ... 


A NEW Great Impressions Challenge started yesterday so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Wishing all of our American followers a Safe and Happy Labor Day.

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Challenge: Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another monthly Challenge here at Great Impressions!

Before we get started, we have some Winners to Announce! 

The Random Winner for the month of August is ...
#65 ~ Dori Shelton

Congratulations Robin. Please email Ruza
 at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and
the Guest Designer information. 

Now for our "Top Picks"
#16 ~ Joyce
#21 ~ Kuni
#48 ~ Donna T

Congratulations! Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
All of you have made a GREAT IMPRESSION on us!

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It's time to move on to our New Challenge.


Here is the Prize you can win ...


Let's give a BIG Welcome to our Guest Designer Patty Eifert
Patty will be sharing her creations during the Month of September will all of us.


I live in Ft. Wright Kentucky with my husband Paul. We've been married for 40 years now! I am a mother of three ... two girls, one boy. Grandmother to 10 (5 granddaughters and 5 grandsons, with #11 on the way ... another boy!). I am truly blessed, and just wish I had the energy to keep up with them all!! My daughter Elaine introduced me to scrapbooking through a Creative Memories home party a long, long time ago! I made scrapbooks for my three children, and then when I finished ... somehow got caught up with the whole crazy online crafty card making world and was hooked. I had a ton of scrapbooking accessories left and thought I could put them to use in card making. I try to always make my family event and holiday cards, but have so many supplies I thought I could possibly do more, so I create cards to donate to charities also. It's such a fun and relaxing hobby!!

Now let's see what Patty created to inspire you this month!

featuring ... G416 Rose Bouquet
and D500 So Very Special Sentiment

Patty did an amazing job! Make sure you head over to her blog and leave her some love.

Now it's time for a little Inspiration from our Designers ... 

Our Designer's would love to hear what you think of their projects.
Hop on over to their blogs to leave them a little love!

If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword GISMC in the Title, and then link it up below so we can find your project. This way we can also leave you a little love. If you don't have a Blog or Splitcoaststampers Gallery, please email Ruza at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com with the Subject line "GI Monthly Challenge Entry", and she will enter it for you.

As a bonus entry, if you use our stamps leave a comment on this post 
to let us know. You will have double the chance of winning 
this months Prize that is being offered.

You may link up a Maximum of 1-project per month.

To view all of our Challenge Rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above. Don't forget to link all of your Great Impressions Stamps projects in the Customer Gallery!

We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Friday, September 2, 2016

I've Missed You!

Here we are, the start of Labor Day weekend.  How did that happen, anyway?!?  This is Julie with you today, hoping you find time for whatever it is you enjoy!  I'm hoping to do some crafting, get on the Harley, and take some walks with the dog and my husband.  That is my idea of the perfect end-of-summer weekend!

Speaking of summer and motorcycles, on a recent ride, we saw fields and fields of beautiful sunflowers, all tipping their lovely faces towards the sun.  That scene was the inspiration for today's card:



This uses 2 stamps from Great Impressions Stamps:  H232 - Sunflower Frame, and A121 - Missed You.   

I colored H232 - Sunflower Frame with Copic markers, using my mind's eye to get the color I remembered from that motorcycle ride!  Once I had the sunflower colored, I stamped my A121- Missed You sentiment in the middle of the frame.  Then, it was time to fussy cut the frame, and assemble the card.

Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring the AUD Sentiments blog this week, where the theme is Anything Goes with a Sentiment.  I'll be entering this card on the challenge, and I hope you'll join in, too!


There's a new challenge starting on the Great Impressions Stamps blog on Sunday.  Come join in the fun! 

Also, for these great stamps, and many, many more, shop the Great Impressions Stamps Store

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Aud Sentiments Sponsorship ...

Good morning. Great Impressions Stamps is the Sponsor for the new Aud Sentiments Challenge. The Theme for their Challenge #163 is Anything Goes with a Sentiment.

Here is a look at the Prize you can win.


Make sure you head on over to Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog for all the details on how you can WIN these awesome stamps.

We also have a NEW Great Impressions Challenge going live this coming Sunday. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cowboy Boots & Birthday Wishes ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share one of my favorite cards featuring the Hat & Boots (E829) from Great Impressions Stamps.


First step was to stamp the Hat & Boots (E829) several times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Kraft cardstock. I then pulled out my Copic Markers to color each piece, fussy cut them out, and layer it back together with 3D Foam Squares and Mini Glue Dots. I wanted to create a 3D effect with the Hat & Boots. It's a little hard to tell in the photo's but it looks truly awesome in person.

I pulled the colors from the boots for the background, including the faux stitching around the edges, added some distress ink around the image, and incorporated some wood DP.

That is all for me today. I will be back next week with another project featuring some amazing stamps from Great Impressions! I hope you will check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Follow Your Heart

Yea!  It's Friday!  And I'm so excited to be posting for Great Impressions Stamps! Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers

I was thinking of kids going back to school when I made this project.  What better way to head back to school than with a rad bookmark?  Do kids even need bookmarks anymore?





Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's still a few more days to enter!   I used this picture board for inspiration and thought you might like to, too!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Swimming Turtles

Hello! We are sponsoring over at the CRAFT challenge this week and the theme is back to school. 

Here's my card:

Great Impressions, Leah Cornelius, Swimming Turtles, watercolor

I decided to use this image for the back to school theme taking liberties with a nod to the movie Finding Nemo :) I can imagine these little turtles going off to turtle school... The image is called (F368) Swimming Turtles. I stamped them onto watercolor paper and watercolored them using Tombow markers.

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! 


Monday, August 22, 2016

Teacher Thank You ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Teacher Thank You card featuring the Being You Sentiment (D509) from Great Impressions Stamps.


Great Impressions Stamps will be Sponsoring this weeks C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, and today's card is a hint on what the theme will be for their upcoming challenge. 

I pulled out the Being You Sentiment, and inked up just the "Thank You" part of the sentiment for today's card. I made an apple using an apple die with the coordinating stem die, added some googly eyes and twine to add a smiley face to my apple. I layered the "Thank You" on my Bazzill Candy Apple Red cardbase which features school-lined cardstock, and used 3D foam tape to add the apple. To finish my card off I added 3 cherry enamel dots to the upper right hand corner.


Remember to hop on over to the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog on Thursday for all the details about their New Challenge.

There is still time to play along with our current Great Impressions Challenge. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello Friend

Yeehaw!  It's Friday!  Julie with you today to share a little inspiration and my love for Great Impressions Stamps

I did something a bit different for me, today, breaking out some vellum and a card topper. 

I love canning jars and canning jar stamps.  This one, from Great Impressions Stamps, is a joy to stamp and color!



This card uses F616 - Mason Jar,  colored with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils, then fussy cut, and sentiment stamp, B152 - Hello Friend.

Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's still plenty of time to enter!   I used this picture board for inspiration and thought you might like to, too!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps!  

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Stamps are in the Store ...

Good afternoon! Summer is flying by so quickly. School is in session in some areas, and starting soon for many more. This also gives some of us more time to get our craft on. Great Impressions Stamps has a great selection of NEW STAMPS perfect for your Fall crafting. 


Aren't these stamps AWESOME! So perfect for your Fall Crafting needs!

The Design Team will soon be sharing how these NEW Stamps inspired them!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cute Chick

Hi there! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today. I'm sharing my card for this month's challenge. I hope you'll play along with us this month!

Great Impressions, Leah Cornelius, Patterned Chick

The image I used is called (C443) Patterned Chick. Isn't it cute? I colored it Copic markers and added the (D374) Simple Things sentiment. Some sequins, twine and a strip of patterned paper finish it off. I hope you have a great day!

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! 



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