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Friday, June 30, 2017

You Are My Sunshine

Hello, and happy Friday!  It's Julie with you today.  I love big, bold sentiment stamps that can be the focal point of a card.  I found this great one in the Great Impressions Stamps store, and fell in love with it. 

This is E876 My Sunshine.  All I did was ink it up, cut it out with a square die cut, back it with another die cut and centered it on the card.

It was a fun, easy card.

This is my last post for Great Impressions Stamps, and I want to thank Deone and Ruza for the wonderful experience!  I have loved every minute and will treasure each of my Great Impressions Stamps

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Daisy Thinking of You

Greetings, fellow stamp lovers!  It's Julie with you today, hoping you are enjoying some summertime weather where you live.

I have a simple, yet pretty card to share with you today using a Great Impressions Stamp.

This round card uses F326 Daisy Thinking of You, colored with Copic markers.    

Have you entered the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge yet?  You still have a few days.  The theme this month is Masculine. This is the final challenge, so I hope you can enter it!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hello Summer ...

Good morning! Today is my last post as a Designer for Great Impressions Stamps. I've had an amazing time being on the Design Team for the past 2-yrs, as a Designer and then the Design Team Coordinator. I've worked with many amazing designers while on the Design Team. Shouting out a BIG Thank You to all of the Designers and our awesome Owner Deone. It has been a blast being here and sharing my creations with all of you.

Mabel & Vera Beachin' (J118) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored with my Copic Markers. I also used a White Gelly Roll Pen for the swimsuits. Once colored I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and created the sand, water, and sky with a dauber. I then added the Hello Summer Sentiment (C366).

I will be back on Sunday, July 2nd, to announce the winner of our LAST Great Impressions ChallengeYou still have time to join in the FUN ... we are going Masculine this month! Hop on over for all of the details! We can't wait to see what you create for our FINAL Challenge!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Sis!

Happy Happy Friday!

Good morning everyone.   Hope you have had a wonderful week and now I have another Friday card for you.

Mable and Vera are off again on a wild adventure.  This stamp is Mable & Vera Cruzin' (J117) and it is paired with Wild! (C478).  This has been colored in Copic markers and placed on an embossed background.  I put that on a paper I made myself using ColorBurst powders and sequins with washi tape on the bottom.  Pop over to my blog for all the details.

I want to remind you there is still a few days to enter our June challenge with this as the prize
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Now some sad news.  This will be my last post for Great Impressions.   I have truly enjoyed the last six months and I just love our team and our leader Ruza.  I have even learned to stamp better as I have used mostly digis before.  I will miss being part of this team and designing for Great Impressions.
Thank you Deone, owner of Great Impressions, for having me on your team!
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

So Wonderful

It's been so much fun being on the Design Team for the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge.
Unfortunately, my 3 month term is all but over.  

For my last card, I've used the Daisy Flourish Stamp (E702)
 and the  So Wonderful Sentiment Stamp (E805).
Remember, the current Great Impressions Challenge is still open.
Have you linked up your masculine project, yet? 

Crafty hugs,

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! I'm re-sharing a masculine card today that I created last year that features Great Impressions Stamps.

My card features the adorable Seashore Buddies (G488) and Happy Birthday Sentiment (B247). I had an awesome time coloring up the Seashore Buddies with my Copic Markers, and did a bit of paper-piecing to add dimension to the stamped image. A bit of distress ink was applied behind the seagull which adds a bit more dimension to my stamped design.

Have you checked out our Great Impressions June Challenge yet ... we are going Masculine this month! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Flaming Birthday Card

It's Friday again!  Yea!

Today I am sharing the card I made for our June Challenge at Great Impressions.

The stamp I started with is "Flaming Truck" (G536).  It is colored with Copic markers and then glazed over with Glossy Accents brushed on the truck and Glastique for the windows.  I don't have any masculine papers so I made one.  The paper behind the truck is just a guy carrying a tool box and holding a wrench.
I made the base red so I wanted something between and chose silver.  I embossed this and put it all together.  I then stamped the sentiment "Becoming a Classic" (D390) and placed it under the truck.  
I do hope you will check out the June Challenge at Great Impressions and see all the DT has for you this month.  See you in the challenge!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One Cool Dog!

Hi, crafty people! 
Today is my day to tell you a little bit about my DT card featured a couple weeks ago when the June Great Impressions Stamp Challenge went live.  And, I made another card to share with you, as well.

First my DT card....
This was a relatively simple card to make.
I stamped the Dog Wearing Sunglasses(E896) Great Impressions Stamp with black ink and then added a bit of color to his spots with pencils.  A coating of clear drying glue was applied to the lenses of the dog's sunglasses and also his nose.  My cricut is responsible for the sunglasses border across the top of the card, the frame around the image, and also the letters.

And now....
Here's another super simple card I made using Great Impressions Stamps Handy Mouse(320S) and Happy Dad's Day(D389).  You will find additional info about this card here, on my blog.

Making a card/project for a guy?
Link it up before the end of June for a chance to win these two
Great Impressions stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.
See you next Wednesday.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Golf ...

Good morning! I'm re-sharing a masculine card today that I created last year that features Great Impressions Stamps.

I started out by stamping the Vintage Golf Bag (E503) three times. One I cut out with my Nestabilities Circle Die, colored the other two with my Copic Markers, did a bit of fussy cutting and layered the image together to add a bit of dimension. I layered the panel on my background and added a red pearl to the pocket on the bag. I then stamped the What Else is There Sentiment (D297), layered it on navy cardstock, and added it to the card with 3D Foam Square. The final step was to add some Glossy Accents to the golf ball and clubs.

Have you checked out our Great Impressions June Challenge yet ... we are going Masculine this month! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Butterfly Get Well

Hello All and Happy Friday!  
Robin here sharing another card made for Great Impressions.

I am a huge fan of butterflies so when I saw this stamp I just had to get it.  This is called "Delicate Butterflies" (C413).  I stamped it all over the card with Versamark and then embossed it with Super Fine Black.  The stamp is rather small and I wanted to make sure you could see the definition.  I used some distress inks to make them flying in the sky then colored them with Copic markers.
The sentiment is part of a set called "Sweet Sentiments" (E791).  It includes "Thinking of You" and "Happy Birthday" along with the "Get Well".  I really like the font for this.  I die cut the circle of butterflies and then stamped in the center.  It looked a little off so I stamped some butterflies there too.  I added ribbon and flowers to finish it off.
I also want to remind you of the June Challenge at Great Impressions.  Our challenge this month is "Masculine" and here is the prize you can win.
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I do hope to see you in the challenge this month!

I'm so happy you stopped by today!  Have a magnificent day!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Down on the Farm

Father's Day is less than two weeks away.  
Do you have your cards ready?  
If not, when you have one finished, we'd love to see it in this month's Masculine challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.  This happy Farm Tractor (F497) stamp is perfect for a guy card.   Pair it with the Happy Dad's Day(D389) sentiment stamp and you're in business.
Have a great and crafty day! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sailing Away ...

Good morning! I created a masculine card to share with you today featuring Sail Away (E418) from Great Impressions Stamps.

Using Marvey LePlumme II Markers I colored the image with three (3) different colors and stamped it on my panel. I then colored the image again with the same markers, and made each sail a little different. A combination of Distress Inks and Gelatos were used to create the sea and sky, and then applied Copic Opaque White with a brush to create the whitecaps. I then framed the scene with a Scalloped Frame Die, and layered it on my blue card. No sentiment was used, but you can always add it to the inside for any occasion.

The Great Impressions June Challenge went live yesterday! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 2017: Theme Challenge ...

Good morning! It is time for a NEW Monthly Challenge, and sadly I have to inform you that it will be our Final Monthly Challenge here at Great Impressions! We have had an amazing time inspiring you, and being inspired by all of your amazing projects! Our Designers will continue to share their amazing projects throughout the month of June, and the Final Winner will be announced on July 2nd.

Our Random Winner for the month of May is ...

Congratulations Karen. Please email Ruza
 at to claim your prize. 

Now for the "Top Picks"
#12 ~ Maria R.
#33 ~ Laura
#23 ~ Treebug

Congratulations! Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
All of you have made a GREAT IMPRESSION on us!


It's time to move on to our New Challenge.
 This month we have a Theme Challenge
 Masculine ~ 
There are many options to choose from ... Father's Day, 
Birthday, Graduation, Friendship, etc.

Here is the Prize you can win ...

Now it's time for a little Inspiration from our Designers ... 

featuring ... E497 Bar-B-Que Time
and C380 Father's Day Sentiment

featuring ... G536 Flaming Truck
and D390 Becoming a Classic Sentiment

featuring ... E896 Dog Wearing Sunglasses

featuring ... E896 Dog Wearing Sunglasses
and B213 Happy Summer Days Sentiment

Our Designer's would love to hear what you think of their projects.
Hop on over to their blogs to leave them a little love!

If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword GISMC in the Title, and then link it up below so we can find your project. This way we can also leave you a little love. If you don't have a Blog or Splitcoaststampers Gallery, please email Ruza at with the Subject line "GI Monthly Challenge Entry", and she will enter it for you.

As a bonus entry, if you use our stamps leave a comment on this post 
to let us know. You will have double the chance of winning 
this months Prize that is being offered.

You may link up a Maximum of 1-project per month.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Special Guest Designer: Patti J.

Hi everyone! Today is an exciting day! Patti J. is back as our Special Guest Designer! Here's what Patti has to share with us.

Great Impressions  was one of the very first stamps I purchased when I began stamping, in 2000.  It still makes me smile to use one of their products, and I've missed being a team member!  

The amazing Ruza asked me to create something 'For Him'. I didn't have too many masculine stamps, so here's what I decided to do ... A Double Z-Fold (Joy?) Card seemed like a fun manly-fold. 

Here is the card opened partially ...

Here is the card opened fully ...

And this little view shows the card from the end - double z's, right???

I used these Great Impressions Stamps: Old Fishing Chair (G331) and the Tags Sentiment (G483). This will go to a man at church who loves to fish and golf!

Thanks for dropping by today! Make sure you stop by this Sunday for our Great Impressions June Challenge!


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