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Monday, August 3, 2015

Bumble Bear

Hello again, friends!  It's Monday, so that means I get to share another creation with you that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I'm sharing a fun card using one of the *NEWEST* images, and it is darling!  Take a peek...

I started by stamping the image, G526 Bear With Bumblebees, then coloring it with a mix of glitter gel pen and colored pencil.  Isn't he darling?!

I thought this sentiment, A147 Buzzing By, was the PERFECT one to go with the image, don't you agree?  I also shaped a paper flower, using my same color scheme, to use as an accent.

The last thing to add was the ribbon, then it was all layered onto the card base!  I think this is just so sweet, don't you?  I can't wait to read what you think 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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Project supplies: 8408 - Buzzing By Rubber Stamp - SKU: A147

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Challenge: Add A Sentiment

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 #14 J. Atterbury Creations

Patti chose #12 Joni52

Donna chose #21 StempleFrida

Toni chose #9 Lis-M

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 August challenge!

Here's the challenge~
As long as it has a sentiment, link it up!

And the prize you could win~

Here's some inspiration from the DT~

Using D498 On My Mind.

Using E878 Happy.

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 GISMC0815 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, August 1, 2015

Great Impressions + Paper Sweeties + Many More!

Hello, friends!  We are SO excited to share with you that the Great Impressions online store is joining in a multi-company blog hop with Paper Sweeties and many others to celebrate Paper Sweeties turning THREE!!!  There is some SCRUMPTIOUSLY SWEET inspiration for this hop/challenge, along with many chances to win, so hop over to the Paper Sweeties blog to play along!


We've got some beautiful work from our design team to get you inspired and showcase some of the stamps that you could win from the Great Impressions online store.  Take a peek...

Using E846 Flag Banner and H257 Someone Like You.

Using  H257 Someone Like You.

Using E790 Cupcake Trio and E791 Sweet Sentiments.

Using E773 Whimsical Wish.

Using K98 Decorative Frames, C340 Happy Birthday,
and J119 Elegant Butterflies.

Using E842 Happy Day.

Make sure to hop over to these gals' blogs to leave them some comment love, then join the fun on the Paper Sweeties blog!  If so, here's one of the prizes you could win...

We will be back with more inspiration using Great Impressions stamps tomorrow with our monthly challenge--and don't forget to link up all of your Great Impressions creations in our Customer Gallery, too, for a chance to win stamps later this year!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Hedgehog with Flowers

I hope you all had a nice week. Can you believe it's already the last day of July? Summer sure seems short! My card today features Harry with Flowers F598. I borrowed some dies from a dear stamping friend for this one. She also happens to love hedgehogs so this card got sent to her!
I used watercolor pencils for coloring, and a bit of a glitter pen.
For the green part I layered some vellum over patterned paper just give it a more muted look. 
The sentiment is computer generated.
Now go enjoy the last hours of July, and take a minute to soak in the beauty of summer!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday with Toni

Hello!  Time for another Great Impressions card for you.  I absolutely love the F252 Life is Not Measured sentiment I used.  Love, love, love.  I wanted the sentiment to take center stage so I did a simple background watercolor wash to represent a beautiful sunrise.  Doesn't the sentiment just capture that feeling so well?  I have filed this card in my any occasion section but will keep it in mind for sympathy too.  Such a versatile sentiment.

See you next week with another GI designToni 

Don't forget about the 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 29, 2015

Monogram Stationary ...

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! Ruza here to share another project featuring the awesome Great Impressions Stamps.

I really enjoy making personal stationary for friends and family, and decided to make some for myself using the Monogram Flourish "R" (E607). For this set of 3-1/2" x 5" note cards I stamped the monogram with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it a bit, and went over the flourish with my Copic 0.3 Multi-Liner Pens. Each monogram was cut out with one of my dies, and popped onto my airbrushed background with 3D foam tape. These were quick and easy to make.

I picked up some Gold Deco Foil for another project I'm working on, and decided to make another card featuring the Monogram Flourish "R" (E607). I stamped the monogram with watermark ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and then rubbed the Gold Deco Foil over the monogram. Mind you, it sounds easier that it was. I had to used a lot of arm strength for the foil to adhere to the monogram. I'll have to pick up some gold embossing powder for next time. The stripes were easier to create. I used 1/8" double-sided tape, and then rubbed on the foil. I really love how elegant this card turned out.

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!


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