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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hang in There Girl!

Greetings on this last day of January - it's amazing how quickly the month flew by!
Today, I am sharing another creation using some wonderful Great Impressions Stamps.
I think you will enjoy this sweet image and sentiment.
They were such a joy to work with! 

Great Impressions Stamps: C441 Hang in There Girl!, and F538 Kitty on Branch, Echo Park Summer Days Paper Pad, Hammermill 100# CS, Bazzill Basics CS, Button from Stash, Twine: Amuse Studio, Cloud Dies: Die-Namics Flat Bottom Clouds, Spellbinders Dies, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Broken China, Glossy Accents

Hope you are having a great week, and are looking forward to SuperBowl!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Frog

Good morning!

Today is a very exciting day for me and my family... we are signing the paperwork and purchasing our first home! Because of the move my card today is was a "limited supply challenge"... most of my cardstock, paper, ribbon, and stamps are all packed up and ready to move to the new house. But I managed to pull out some fun bright colors (the same colors as last week... I loved the green/pink combo!), a cute as a button frog stamp, and a few simple embellishments.

(Supplies - Stamps: (Great Impressions) Happy Frog. Ink: (Memento) Tuxedo Black. Cardstock: (PTI) Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Stampers Select White. Patterned Paper: (Papertrey Ink) Limeade Ice Patterns Pack. Ribbon: (Stampin' Up!) Whisper White Satin Ribbon. Dies: (Papertrey Ink) Mat Stack #4, Layerz #4, Mega Mat Stack #4, Heart Prints Die (smallest). Impression Plate: (Papertrey Ink) Linen and Canvas. Other: Copics, water mixed with perfect pearls and sprayed onto the heart dies.)

I didn't include a sentiment because the focal image and dies take up a lot of room, but I will add a sentiment to the inside of the card when I'm ready to mail it.

And don't forget about this month's challenge! It's a sketch challenge and one participant will be chosen to be a guest designer for Great Impressions Stamps! You can get all the details here

See you next week!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mushy Valentine

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Today I decided to get away from all the pinks and reds associated with
Valentines Day and create a more "manly" but yet cute Valentine.  (If there is such a thing) lol!

These mushrooms have just the right touch of whimsy for a puny card.
I've been into practicing with my Copics lately and these were super fun
to color up!  The sentiment is computer generated and totally gives me the giggles!

Not Shown:  Taylored Expressions Die, Wood button from stash

Just a few more days until our challenge is over for the month.
So get in while you can!  A new challenge will begin this Sunday.
And...don't forget about our sale going on at our store.
Check it out here.



Monday, January 28, 2013

Bicycle Built for Two

Hello!  This is Cheryl from Shestamps.

I’m “gearing” up for Valentine’s Day. Today I’m sharing a card I made using the stamp “Bike Built for Two” (E697) from Great Impressions Stamps.


2013-01-28 GI Bike_thumb[1]
I think I am going to give this to my DH on Valentine’s day. He loves to race mountain bikes, so I thought the bike theme might be perfect for him.

What do you think? Who would you like to ride a bike built for two with?

Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

I Luv You Blog Candy

I Luv You
I have a confession..............

Jammie Day Saturday!

Yes, I have a confession..........  I ordered these darling little stamps to give away for blog candy...and the longer I looked at them, the more I couldn't bear to part with them. Finally-I ripped open that package and stamped them up for this project!

But lucky for you- I have my sources LOL...I have another set of these darling stamps to offer as blog candy! Here's a tip---this little penguin stamps nicely with Versafine Black ink-you get a wonderful nice dark black penguin body with it. I carefully colored the feet and nose with a copic marker as Versafine can smear with copics.

I added the little penguins onto a colorful Heart Treat Box  that I cut with my Silhouette. Yep-just stuck them on with a pop dot along with the stamped sentiment tag too. Very simple. I like simple...and cute!

I also cut several easels with my Silhouette-making it easy to display them. Wouldn't it be fun to find one of these cuties on your desk on Valentines Day?

To win these cute stamps, just leave a comment  here and/or on my blog (yes you get two chances if you hit both places)  before next Saturday's Jammie Day Saturday!  Good Luck!!!

Please take a few minutes to check out our monthly challenge  !

There is a sale going on at Great Impressions Stamps-10% off and free shipping with purchase of $25 through February 14th.(coupon code Love)-don't miss out!!!

See You next week-who knows what next week will bring.............
 ♥ Sue 

card details
Penguin with Heart
I Luv You
Cardstock: Misc Valentine paper from Michaels
Ink: Versafine Black
Copics: YG07
Misc :misc red ribbon, pop dots
Silhouette cut files : Heart Treat Box   and 3d Easel

Friday, January 25, 2013

mouse with bubble hearts valentine

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Great impressions Blog. Hope you have some fun plans for the week-end. Depending on where you live it may be just to stay warm and out of the cold and snow. Sitting in front of a warm, cozy fire with some hot chocolate sounds great to me.!!

Valentines Day is fast approaching. If you still need a card idea, I have one for you today. I used this cute mouse with bubble hearts stamp (G46). There is a valentine special at the online store. You can get 10% off and free shipping if you spend $25. 

I colored him with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Then fussy cut just the mouse and added him to the floral oval die.  I stamped the hearts and colored them.

Layered the floral oval die over a lacy oval die. I like to layer dies for added interest on a card. Finished this one off with some grosgrain ribbon and bow with heart center. I use the Bow Easy to make my bows.

Well that's it for me for this week. See you next Friday. Our January challenge is still going on and you might be our next guest designer. You can't win if you don't play!!

Mary Marsh

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You're Only as Strong...

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

As it's Thursday, it's my day to post, here at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog.
Today, I am sharing a couple of stamps from the December Stamps of the Month.
The first thing I do each morning, is stumble to the coffee pot, so this stamp really called out to me!
The 'coffee' was embellished with a bit of Glossy Accents, making it look a bit more realistic.

Great Impressions Stamps: E-777 Only as Strong, F537 Steaming Cups

Many of our friends have been through some pretty tough ordeals, and I hope
this sentiment brings them a smile or two!  I stamped the sentiment twice, 
putting one line on the front, and the rest on the inside.
Inside Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
You still have several days to  join in on the January Sketch Challenge!
Hope to see your card linked up there - you could win a spot as the next Guest Designer!

Patti J.

Supplies Used:
Great Impressions E777 "Only as Strong"
Great Impressions F537 "Steaming Cups"
Kraft Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Blush" 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Twine from 'The Stamp Pad' (Kimmswick, Mo.)
Crimper (no manufacturer info)
Circle Punches (Marvy)
Lace from local craft shop
Dimensional Foam
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Floral Bouquet

Good morning! I hope you all enjoyed hopping along to the Great Impressions Stamps and Paper Crafts Facebook pages yesterday. The Little Trailer stamp is so fun to stamp with! 

For today's card I used a new stamp by Great Impressions: Floral Bouquet. I used Copic markers to color the flowers and leaves, and I used a light gray Copic marker to outline the entire image. 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Great Impressions) Floral Bouquet, A Little Hello. Ink: (Memento) Tuxedo Black. (Ranger) Archival Ink Black. Cardstock: (Avery Elle) Celery, Raspberry, Fog, White. Patterned Paper: (Papertrey Ink) Limeade Ice Patterns Pack. Dies: Pinking Edger Die, Mat Stack #4 and Layerz Die, Turning a New Leaf. Ribbon: (Stampin' Up!) White Satin Ribbon. Gems: Hero Arts. Markers: Copic. Other: Vellum.)

I have a confession to make. I sketched this card out before making it (which I usually do), and I really wanted the flowers to be bright pink. I spent 10 minutes searching my office for my Copic markers when my hubby informed me that he already packed them up and put them in our POD for the move! I was so bummed.... I had a plan and my markers were gone! So I did what any reasonable paper crafter would do: I had my husband unpack them! He wasn't very happy with me, but my card turned out great so I think it was worth it. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FB Giveaway!

Hello My Friends!

Believe me when I say you are going to want to "Park it" right here and then
follow the path I set for you today.

forces today and tomorrow with a Facebook Giveaway!

You could win this travel trailer image and matching sentiment from
our latest release available on the web!

I created a gift card holder for a friend who is moving with this fun image.
I know she will get a kick out of this and appreciate the gift card to her local
home improvement store.

Here are all the deets to qualify for a chance to win!

Hop on over to the Papercrafts Magazine Facebook page.  Check out the photo Susan Opel posted with cards made from our very own designers Erin and Cheryl.  
Tell us what you think in a comment.  

Next stroll on over to the Great Impressions Stamps Facebook page, "Like" us and leave another comment. That's all there is to it!  
Three random winners will be chosen from comments left on both Facebook pages.  
You have all day today and tomorrow to qualify.  
Oh, and did I mention there may be a Sa-weet deal
 on our FB post just waiting for you?! (grin)

Not Shown:  Decorative clothespins 

There is still plenty of time to get inky with our monthly challenge.  Details are here.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you all over


Monday, January 21, 2013

A Cheery “Hï!”

Hi!  This is Cheryl from Shestamps.   Today I’m sharing a card that I made using Help From Your Friends (G78).  Aren’t these critters cute? 

2013-01-21 GI Friends WM

I decided to use some nice, warm colors  and move away from using red.  With Christmas and Valentine’s Day, I feel like I have been using red on almost every project lately. 

I couldn’t quite get the colors correct in the photo.  The mat, “Hi” and ribbon are all a warm grey that coordinates with the DP.    They look slightly olive on my screen.    I didn’t have quite the right color ribbon, so I colored it with my Copic markers so that it coordinated better. 

I hope this brightens your day a bit.  Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine Wishes...

Jammie Day Saturday!

Hello There....Welcome to Jammie Day Saturday-my favorite day of the week! I told you last week that I had another Valentine card to show you today-so here it is!

You know I love my Great Impressions meece-this one is having a great time blowing heart bubbles.

I cut a pretty heart border with my Silhouette (a freebie from Birds Cards) and added it to the top of the card with a silky red bow. Both the image and the sentiment are up on pop dots for a little added dimension.

Again-I used my pretty new Authentique Lovely DP . I love all the letters on the background paper-if you look real close you will find the hidden sentiments.

I do wish you all a most wonderful weekend!

♥ Sue 

Please take a few minutes to check out our monthly challenge on the Great Impressions blog ! See you again soon!

card details
Mouse with Bubble Hearts
Valentine Wishes
Cardstock: Real Red, Authentique Lovely 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Black
Copics: C 2,3,4,5
R 81,83
Misc: SU! Real Red ribbon, pop dots
Silhouette cut files : misc little hearts and banner for sentiment
Heart Border by Birds Cards


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