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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Never Give Up!

This is it.  My final post for this term.   This is Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. I have so enjoyed the ride!

For my last post, I decided to share one of the cards I used when I applied for the team.  It uses 2 Great Impressions Stamps that I purchased long ago.  They still bring me great inspiration, and they are still 2 of my all-time favorite stamps from ANY stamp company. 



This card features 2 Great Impressions rubber stamps.  They are:  E795 - Tricycle and  A145 - Never Give Up.

I colored E795 - Tricycle with watercolor paints and a very tiny paint brush. 

This Tricycle and Never Give Up sentiment inspired me to try out for this design team.  I am so glad I did!  It has been one of the more outstanding creative experiences I have had!  Thanks to Deonne, Mynn, and the whole design team for a wonderful term.

You still have a few days to enter this month's Anything Goes Challenge.  If you haven't yet, what are you waiting for?  And, don't forget to shop in the Great Impressions Stamps store.  You'll find many wonderful stamps that will inspire you. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Look Back Week 2

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share some more favorite cards create by myself the last 3 months!!

We teamed up with CutCardStock back in April and I created this fun purse:

I just LOVE how it turned out!!!  I used Fun Flower (E788) and Hello Friend (B152) the sentiment!!

I also really admire this fun Flip-it card I created in April:

I love the sweet adorable Peeking Puppy (H264)!!

I also used the Hello Friend (B152) the sentiment, the beautiful Flower Bouquet (J110) and Butterflies and Hearts (E563) stamp!

May:

Such a gorgeous Mother's Day card!!
I used the beautiful Rose Trio (G454) stamp!  I just love this image!!

I also add the Happy Mother's Day (B150) sentiment!!

Next I picked this adorable Princess Birthday card:

I used the adorable F402 Princess Molly stamp, which actually was one of the stamps I recieved first when I started designing for GI a few years back!!

I also used the B240 Sweet Happy Birthday for the top of the card!
And the B192 Princess stamp at the bottom!

June:

I sometimes forget to used my stamps when scrapbooking!  So I was super excited to remember to used some awesome GI stamps on this layout of my daughter!!

I used the Sparkle (E880)  sentiment as my main focus!  
And stamped the  Queen Anne Lace (E807)  twice around the sentiment!

I look forward to sharing some more inspiring projects with you next term!!!

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Join in our monthly challeng!!
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

You're so Very Special to me ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a card that features the Elegant Butterflies (J119) and So Very Special Sentiment (D500), available at Great Impressions Stamps.


For today's card I inked up the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then used two different shades of pink dye ink on the butterflies and stamped them going up the panel. Next, I applied some Tumbled Distress Ink with a dauber around the butterflies. Final step was to layer the panel on two different shades of pink cardstock, and then my cardbase.

I love working with the Elegant Butterflies. Just by changing the color of the butterflies, you can use the Elegant Butterflies for any season.

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

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Buttercup

Hello! For this week and next we are re-visiting some of our favorite past cards. I think this one is one of my favorites because I used colors I don't usually reach for.I used the F599 Buttercup Flowers and the sentiment is B151 A Little Hello.


I watercolored the the buttercup flowers using my Tombow markers. I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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! 



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Look Back - -

Good Tuesday morning friends, this is Lorie with you today!  My term with the Great Impressions Stamps design team will be finished at the end of June so I thought it would be fun to share a couple of my favorite cards that I've made during my time using these fun stamps so today I'm sharing the card I made for our May Challenge which was blinged birthday...
I've used E840 Friendship Bees and C467 Treat Yourself for this card. And I added bling to the bees wings as well as with the jewels on the card.  I seriously love these sweet bees!
Well, that is what I have to share with you today though I hope you'll stop back next week to join me for my last post as a design team member with Great Impressions Stamps!  Thank you for stopping by and make sure you hop on over to the Great Impressions blog to check out and play along with our current challenge!
 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Tutu Recap

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope if you have Father's Day plans that they are wonderful.  Treasure the memories.   Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky FingersThe next 2 weeks, we're re-visiting some of our favorite Great Impressions Stamps creations. 

There's something about flamingos.  They just make me happy.  That's why I chose this card as one of my favorites.  How can you not smile when you see this delightful combination of image and sentiment, both from Great Impressions Stamps

This card uses H268 - TuTu Flamingo and C479 Happy Birthday Tutu.  I colored H268 - TuTu Flamingo with Copic markers. 

Fun for any age, sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face.  You'll find many Great Impressions Stamps that fit that description.  Do some shopping in the online store!

Have you entered the Great Impressions Stamps monthly challenge yet?  This month, it's Anything Goes, so what are you waiting for? 

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Look Back

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today!

The last two weeks of this current term we were told we could share some of our favorite projects from this term.  

So here goes!!  It's always so much fun to take a look back at your projects!!

So it has been a six month term since January, so I am going to look at the first three months and then look at the last three months next week. Going to pick 2 projects a month.

So for January:

I love the adorable F571 Heart Struck Elephant stamp!  Has always bee a favorite of mine for Valentin's Day!  I also really like this card layout I used!!


I love this bright and fun birthday card!  My daughter loves "flingos" and dancing, so I absolutely LOVE the H268 Tu Tu Flamingos stamp and C479 Happy Birthday Tu Tu sentiment!!

February:

The F622 Make History sentiment is so much fun!  What a great card for a girlfriend!! 

Being that February is the month of Love, I thought I should choose one of my Valentine cards this month:
The G531 Annabelle Sweet Mouse is just so sweet!! I also used the beautiful F626 Swirly Valentines!!

March:

The H283 Louise with Ducklings image is sure to put a smile on anyone's face!!

A look at this inside:

I used the cute E889 Just Ducky sentiment!  As well as the E856 Hello Louie image!! 

And lastly an Easter card:

I love the fun design of this card!  The acetate window makes it so fun!!

I used the sweet E783 Bunny Front image and D518 Bunny Loves You sentiment!!

So many fun cards!!!

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Join in our monthly challenge!!
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Father's Day ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Father's Day card with you that features the Seaside Lighthouse (G305) and Father's Day Sentiment (C350), available at the Great Impressions Stamps.


This week I pulled out my Copic Markers to color in the lovely Seaside Lighthouse, added some Distress Ink for the sky background, used a yellow color pencil to add the light coming out of the lighthouse, and layered all onto my CAS background. I then stamped the Father's Day Sentiment onto vellum, used some mini glue dots to adhere it over my image, and then added the navy enamel dots to cover the glue dots.

Here's a closer look ... 


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

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Baby

Hello! Today I have a sweet baby card for you.

I like to pair non-traditional images with sentiments that fit for baby cards. Here I used (G111) Birds and Roses. I colored the image with Copics and used a die to add the word baby.

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! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sweet and Grateful!

Good morning friends!  This is Lorie back for my Great Impressions Stamps post for the week.  This super sweet image is called F635 Dog and Cat Eating Watermelon.  I made this card to be super fun, bright, and cheerful so I used bright colors and, hopefully, made it full of warmth and gratefulness too.
I used a card sketch from SVG Cutting Files to make this card so I just placed my chosen cardstock on my Cameo mat, cut it on my Cameo, cut a couple of more fun elements with some dies and my Big Shot and then put it all together.

Well, that is what I have to share with you today!  Thank you for stopping by and make sure you hop on over to the Great Impressions blog to check out and play along with our current challenge!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Shabby Birdhouse


Hi, all!  I'm back today to share another card I made using stamps from Great Impressions.  I went soft and shabby this time around.  Take a peek...


I started by stamping and heat embossing K12 Floral Birdhouse on some gray cardstock. I fussy cut the image out and then added glitter for more texture and shine.  A few blue pearls accent the image and add some elegance.  A doily and polka dot ribbon tie in the polka dot paper with the image.


Two different polka dot papers and the polka dot ribbon just make me SUPER happy!  I really adore this card--and it's perfect for any occasion.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  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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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Flowers of Summer

Happy Saturday!  Julie O here today with another post.  I love hanging out on the Great Impressions Stamps blog each Saturday! 

I hope you are enjoying the last days of spring.  Here in NW Wisconsin where I live, we are just beginning to get some summer heat in our days.  We've barely made it into the 70's and have yet to break 80.  But the heat and humidity are coming -- they always do!

I love many things about summer.  One of my favorite things is the flowers.  I love the bright colors and the endless varieties.

For today's card, I got out my watercolors and a water brush to create a watercolor effect.  Here's how it turned out:


I used 2 Great Impressions rubber stamps on this card, J09 - Garden Flowers, and C366 - Hello Summer.  J09 - Garden Flowers was stamped on a piece of watercolor paper. 

I used this month's challenge picture at Great Impressions Stamps for inspiration for this card.


The challenge runs all month, and it's anything goes, so I hope you join us!

Don't forget about all the other wonderful stamps in the Great Impressions Store.  You'll want to check them out!

See you next Saturday!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sparkle

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a layout with you!!

Today I am using two GI stamps to create a fun layout!


I absolutely LOVE the Sparkle (E880)  sentiment!  

When I got it I thought I would first create a shaker card with it, but then printed some photos and looking through them, I found these pictures of my daughter from last dance season, which I thought would work with perfectly with the sentiment!
  She literately leaves sparkles EVERYWHERE she goes when she is wearing her dance costumes!!  hehe

Close-up:
I stamped the Queen Anne Lace (E807)  twice around the sentiment in pearlescent ink, as well as inking the edges, so there is a pretty shimmer!  Perfect with the sentiment!!


I finished up the layout by adding some die cut stars and sequins!!!

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wishing you ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a card that features the Well Wishes ~ F447 stamp, available at the Great Impressions Stamps.


This week instead of using an ink pad for my stamp I applied different Marvy LePlume Markers directly to the stamp, huffed on it to reactivate the ink, and then I stamped the image onto Ranger White Watercolor paper. I then proceeded to use my pallet, paintbrush and water to color the image. Once done, I used a dauber to apply some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the image, and layered it on the background and cardbase.

Here is a closer look at Well Wishes ...


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

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Enjoy the Day

Hello! Leah here today and I have a cute card to share with you!


I decided to use this super cute image called (F631) Bear with Flowers. I stamped it onto watercolor paper and watercolored. Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment from (G483) Tags on the same panel. The little bit of glitter on the button was poured on while the glue was wet from adhering the twine.


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! 


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Flip Floppin' Fabulous!

Eek, here it is...Tuesday so this is Lorie with you today!  Today is the Tuesday before my youngest son's high school graduation and yes I'm still rushing to get things done...isn't that how it always works?  Here I am, though, sharing with you my Great Impressions Stamps project this week and  reminding you about the June challenge with Great Impressions...Anything Goes!!
For this card I used Floating Flamingo H287 and Flopping D520.  I used a super fun summer paper pack adding a sun and clouds for that perfect day on the water!

Well, that is what I have to share with you today! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Flamingo Birthday


Hi, all!  I'm back today to share more info about the card I made for the House of Cards blog hop and monthly challenge at Great Impressions.  It's fun and summery, and I hope you like it!  Take a peek...


I used H268 Tu Tu Flamingos as my image and colored it in with a mix of colored pencil, glitter gel pens, and Glaze gel pen. A few large pink rhinestones add some more sparkle and shine.  The sentiment is C479 Happy Birthday Tu Tu.  Some baker's twine keeps the two areas separate and add a bit more texture.


This focal panel was added to a fun patterned paper card base.  This card totally reminds me of summer, and I hope you agree!  I would 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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