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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Quiz

Can you guess what all these
 Great Impressions Stamps have in common?  
I'll give you a few seconds to think about it..............................

Okay....times up. (giggle!)

If you guessed this you are getting warmer....

It's a CD holder I purchased at Office Max
and turned into this...

With a little imagination, I now have my very own 
Great Impressions stamp organizer... with dividers
I created using only Great Impressions Stamps.
I love the retro circles on the side panel and
the fun fonts using just parts of Great Impressions sentiments.

I had a blast making this and
the box now has that shabby feel that I adore!
You can make this your own by
decorating it in your special style!

Isn't this packaging bright and cheery!
Makes it easy to find just the stamp I'm looking for.
I used the cardboard backs of paper pads topped with DP
and a fun punch to create the dividers.

Not Shown:  Webster's Pages - Bloomers; 
My Mind's Eye -  (Quite Contrary) paper scraps
Prima - paper scraps

I love that feeling of everything in it's place.
Doesn't happen too often around this busy house, but
at least my stamps now have a home!

Have a wonderful day!



Monday, July 30, 2012

Life's a Beach

How is everyones Monday starting off??? Mine is off to a great start. I got some new crafty goodies and learned a few new techniques and made a few more projects. I think I will start saying I had a great Shanna kind of weekend lol. Is everyone excited now that CHA is over and the newest goodies are starting to roll out???

Well it is almost August which means a new release and challenge is coming your way.

So here is a little peek from our last release. I couldn't resist doing another summer theme card as it is still in the 100's here when it is not raining.

I used Life's a Beach (e761) with some Fancy Pants or Echo Park paper. 

I didn't do too much just wanted something simple. I am working on my masculine ideas since I am due with a little man of my own at the end of the year. When your use to girlie boy is it hard. 
Well hope you have been inspired for a last minute reach at wanting some summer fun! 

Don't forget you still have time to enter our challenge for July!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Golf! What Else Is There?

 Welcome to my Great Impressions Saturday post!

 Happy Saturday Everyone!  Sue here today showing off this great golf sentiment . From the very first time I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it! I have two son-in-laws that are golfing fanatics and I knew this would be a great stamp to use on a "manly"gift for them!  They are playing in a golf tournament together this weekend, so I thought now would be a good time as any to finish these up and give as birthday presents.
 I added the golf sentiment to the little golf scene on the boxes I cut out with my silhouette.
 Inside are a few candies and some birthday $! (I have a few more pictures on my blog of the little box if you want to see how it closes up)-- Didn't want to bore you if you don't get as excited over little boxes as I do LOL! 
This was a fun birthday present to make up. Another "quick and easy" project. I hope you are not getting tired of these quick and easy projects. Seems everyone is so busy these days, it is nice to have a few quick projects on hand.

You can join our July  Great Impressions Monthly Challenge- HERE.(Theme-Color in the lines) Just a few days left!
(you can win some Great Impressions stamps!)

To visit the Great Impressions website-click HERE.

Have a great Saturday!

Card details:
 Stamp: What Else Is There?  from Great Impressions Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft ,  Garden Green, and  Summer Sun SU! cardstock
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: 1/4 inch circle punch for golf ball, dimensionals, cb embossing folder
Silhouette cuts:Putting Green and 3D box by Lori Whitlock-from Silhouette store


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Life's A Beach

Hey there, Crafters! I'm finally back home and getting unpacked. Spent a quick two weeks visiting friends and family and am looking forward to playing in the studio and getting inky!

Here's a fun card that reminds me of our vacation...even though we didn't make it to the beach this time, it sure was hot enough for some water fun!

The penguin is on a wire coil, so he wiggles when you open the card - my kids say he's doing the hula!

I used parts of images on some of the elements of this card. It was great being able to mix and match the designs. You can find the stamps I used in Great Impressions Stamps' Online Store:

I hope your summer has been fun in the sun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July

I've seen so many wonderful holiday cards lately on Christmas in July blog posts.
They have really inspired me to get started early on my holiday cards.
  I love this happy snowman holding his little birdie friend.
For my layout, I used a style called a Center Step Card.
I paper pieced the hat, scarf and buttons.
Then added a computer printed saying and some punched snowflakes.

Supplies used
Great Impressions Stamp:
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
White Cardstock
The Paper Studio - Snowflake Paper
Pink Dot Lettering Delight Paper  (for paper pieced items)
Prismacolor Pencils:
Yellowed Orange, Orange, Denim Blue
Light Cerulean Blue, Light Umber, Dark Umber
Makeup (powder blusher) and Q-tip to apply to cheeks
Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique (for hat and poms on scarf)
Silhouette Machine
Centered Step Card Cutting File is a free download from the
Silhouette Plus Forum.  File was designed by Very Crafty 2.
Saying is computer printed then cut out with Nestabilities.
Spellbinders Nestabilities: 
Petite Ovals
Long Classic Rectangles Small
Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Pearls, Pom Pom, Glue Dots, Adhesive

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An Announcement and a Card

Well Good Morning everyone!

How is everyone doing this fine Tuesday?

Things are bright and cheerful looking at Great Impressions Stamps!
We have a new design team member!
Her name is Mary Marsh and she is a sweetheart!
I've seen Mary's work before and fell in love with
her eclectic style.  Mary can take any style and make it her own.
She won me over with her contribution to our July coloring challenge.
You can view her challenge card and adorable blog here.

Welcome Mary we are excited to have you on our team!

Today I have a simple CAS card with a retro feel.
I love that you can use this stamp for any occasion
such as:
Thinking of You - on your birthday
  in your time of need
as you graduate
on your anniversary
and missing you

You get the idea (grin!)

Really an all around card to have on hand when you need one quick.
Just a little paper piecing, sponging and coloring.
With a bright gingham bow and sparkly gem to top it off I called it done.

Easy Peasy!

Not Shown:  Gingham Ribbon from Michaels; Green paper scrap;
SU - Retired Lavender Lilac Stamp Pad

Enjoy the day!




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