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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Ronald McDonald House Weekend Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to our charity Hop to benefit the families of The Ronald McDonald House!  We are so excited that you are here!  Are you ready to see some amazing cards and grab a chance to win some Great Impressions Stamps?

 The beautiful handmade cards you will see on this hop and many more created at craft classes around the country will be delivered to The Ronald McDonald House. These families will share the cards with the people that matter most in their lives during this difficult time.
I'm proud to say we have 19 designers waiting for you to have a peek at what they have created out of the goodness of their hearts.  Special thanks also to Technique Tuesday for sharing their time and talents! 

Alright, let's get this party started!  Please stop at each blog and leave some comment love.  Stampin' prizes are hidden in several of the blogs so you don't want to miss a one!  Finish the hop right here at The Great Impressions Blog.

Here are the links to all of our designers.  If you get lost along the way, no worries!  Each designer has a complete list of participants.

 2.  Dawn
 3.  Angi
 4.  Patti
 5.  Mary
 6. Teresa
 7.  Mia
 8.  Jenny
 9.  Mynnette
 10.  Shanna
 11.  Ellen
 12.  Katy
 13.  Erin  
 14.  Barbara
 15.  Peggy
 16.  Sue
 17.  Elizabeth
 18.  Tamra
 19.   Sue C.
 20.  Caroline

You have until Sunday at 11:59 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced here on Tuesday!

Thank you everyone for making this charity hop a success!  



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Simple Things

Happy, happy Thursday! Today, I've got a sweet card
featuring another adorable Great Impressions' image...

This is Harvest Mouse...didn't I tell you this is one adorable image?! I colored with Copics and then used clear glitter over the pumpkin and the leaf.

A few colorful, leaves cut out with my Sizzix eClips.
(Do you like my fall leaves? Stop by my blog next week for the tutorial!)

You may have seen this sentiment, Simple Things on a card I made last on this card, too!

I remembered to keep out the Copics I used this time...

 Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our Blog Hop - lots of inspiration and even prizes! You don't want to miss it... See you soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Elegant Motif

Good morning!

This week I wanted to use a very versatile, and elegant, little stamp to show how repeating an element can really finish off a card. 

(Supplies - Stamp: (Great Impressions StampsElegant Motif. Ink: (Fresh Ink) Capri Blue. Cardstock: (PTI) Soft Stone, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, White. Letter Stickers: BasicGrey. Ribbon: May Arts. Gems: Hero Arts. Impression Plate: (PTI) Linen and Canvas. Border die: (PTI) Small scalloped border.)

I used an acrylic block with a grid to line up my image. I stamped it 5 times, alternating sides, then trimmed the panel to 4.25 x 1.5 inches. The result is a fun focal point that I embellished with a few gems. To make the  stamped panel stand out even more, I die cut two scalloped borders from white cardstock and adhered them behind the soft stone cardstock. The white also created a visual triangle between the white crinkle ribbon, white scalloped border, and white letter stickers.

I am off to work on my card for the Ronald McDonald House Charities blog hop on Friday! I hope you all will join us to support a great cause. See you there! 


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spook - tacular!

Good Morning Peeps!

Today I want to get you in a 
spook-tacular mood (grin!)

I combined four of my spookiest
Halloween stamps from Great Impressions Stamps
for my card.  We have a huge selection of Fall,
Halloween and Thanksgiving Stamps.  
Hop on over to the store 
and check out all the options!

I'm in love with this background stamp!  I stamped it several times on my card base.  Then I heat embossed the delicate spider web,  fussy cut it out, and adhered it.  Then I stamped my sentiment and that scary tiny spider "dangling" from the web. (grin!)  


I want to remind everyone that The Great Impressions
Stamps Weekend Blog Hop starts this Friday.
All cards go to the families of The Ronald McDonald House.
Prizes will be awarded and a good time is promised!

I'm so grateful you stopped by for a visit today.
Be sure to pop on in tomorrow to see what
Erin has in store for you.



Monday, September 24, 2012


Welcome to a fun fall Monday. Did everyone have a good weekend?

Of course it is fall now and well winter in some places and still nice in sunny in others. 

Where I am at they started putting up the pumpkin patches. I cannot wait to get some. I think we will be doing a pumpkin a week in my house. I just love the smell and carving them is so fun!

So for my card this week I used the stamp

The papers are from the new Bo Bunny Apple Cider line. I love these papers. I also used some jute string. I used a small large scallop rectangle for my copic colored image. 

I am so excited with the upcoming holidays. I guess they are always more fun when you have kids because you want to bake and decorate and get into the spirit. 

So I hope this inspires you to get into the fall mood!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Country Setting

Saturday Morning✓


Oaties ✓

Blog surfing✓

I love a nice quiet, slow Saturday morning! Although kind of rare around here, they sure are relaxing, aren't they?

Today I am showing you the  Country Setting stamp .  Reminds me of my Troutlake family! (Hi there!) They have a wonderful farm up in Troutlake Washington-a beautiful place right at the base of Mt. Adams. And yes, they have a fruit tree in the front yard too!

I colored the image with my copics, matted it on red and added the rest of the elements on a kraft card. (yep, the other half of  yesterdays CAS krafty cardstock).

I hope you enjoy your Saturday Jammie day!

Don't forget next week you will see lots going on here on the blog! Great Impressions Ronald McDonald Hop with a Cause starts the 28th!

 Sue Kment ✓

Card details:
Country Setting-G344
A little hello.. B151  (I love this little stamp!)
Cardstock: Kraft, Red, Old Olive all SU!
Barn- R08,29  W3,5
Silo-T 3,5
Sun-Y 35,38
Grass and leaves- YG 93,95, 97
Misc: Twine, Dimensionals

Friday, September 21, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Together with Great Impressions Stamps!

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's not just any Friday here at the Great Impressions Blog.

Great Impressions Stamps is thrilled to be the sponsor
this week of CAS-ual Fridays latest challenge.
We will be giving away $25 in stamps to
one lucky winner!

Are you as excited as I am?
Those creative Gal Fridays will 
also be getting inky with our stamps 
on Facebook!  So if you haven't 
already "liked" them, hop on over to their Facebook
page here and check it out beginning tomorrow!

If you are wondering what "CAS" stands for...
it relates to a clean and simple style of design.
Sounds easy, but believe me it can
be challenging for many (me included:)  The 
Great Impressions DT gave it a shot
and here is what we came up with following
the theme of "Fall Fun."

I hope you head from here over to CAS-ual Fridays
and join in on the fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Halloween Special for You!

Good morning! Still playing with a few of my Great Impressions' Halloween stamps...

Add a Stampin' Up! embossing folder and Perfect Pearls powder...

And a few Distress Inks and you've got yourself a Halloween card!

There's still time to sign up for the charity hop...and enter the September Challenge!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Watering Can Bouquet

Hi everyone! 

Does anyone else have a type of stamp or stamps they gravitate toward, time and time again? For me, its flowers. I adore them. Sunflowers, peonies, lilacs, daisies, roses... I must have them all! I like line images that I can color (like today's stamp), and solid images that make an impact. When I saw this stamp in the Great Impressions catalog, I knew I had to have it! The image is very detailed, so I kept the papers and embellishments to a minimum. Just a few pieces of patterned paper, ribbon, and some buttons.

(Supplies - Stamp: (Great Impressions Stamps) Watering Can Bouquet, With Sympathy. Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Ribbon: Papertrey Ink. Other: Buttons, Stickles, Copics.)

After I colored each of the flowers, I used stickles to add glitter to the centers. Another one of my favorite products. :-) 

Have a great week!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

...just add water

Hi there!

My card today just gives me the giggles.  It reminds me of when
my kiddos were little and I always had tub toys on hand for baths.
I'd hand them some dried up looking spongy thing and they would
look at me like "yeah, right mom", until they placed it in the water and like
magic it would morph into some really neat-o creature.  Then they were all 
smiles and there was happy play time in tub land.

This was totally simple to make with some Halloween DP, a Deckled Nestie,
a bit of coloring with my Copics and a zip around the edges 
with my sewing machine.

Not Shown:  Button from Hobby Lobby

Circle this Friday on your calendar
as Great Impressions Stamps is ubber excited
to be sponsoring CAS-ual Fridays this week!
They will be having a wonderful challenge
and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate
You won't want to miss it!



Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest Cart

Hey everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Is it starting to cool off where you are?? It has cooled down just a bit here in Vegas and it is starting to slide into fall here. 
So for the fall season coming about here is a card I made using 

Of course as always the image is colored with copics. I used a piece of Bo Bunny paper and some gold ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I kept this card very simple with a great easy to do bow!

Hope you like and that my card has inspired you to go make something 



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