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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hugs To You

Hello there! Sue here this lovely Saturday!  Are you up and around this morning (or are you surfing the web in your jammies like me!??).

The challenge this week for the DT is to make a bright creation, so here you go!

I think this is pretty colorful, but then most of my cards are bright, so this was an easy challenge for me! I used up a few strips of scraps on this card and added some fun buttons it was done!  I love it when cards are fast and easy! And Hey, this is the start of my Christmas creations!

If you are interested in joining our June  Monthly Challenge- click HERE.(today is the last day and then on to July!)
(you can win some Great Impressions stamps!)
To visit the Great Impressions blog-click HERE.
(lots of great inspiration posted daily)
To visit the Great Impressions website-click HERE.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Card details:
Stamps:  Hugs To You G273
Cardstock:MME 12 Days of Christmas, Real Red and Garden Green
Critters-C 1,2,3    E 31,33,34    E13,15,17   Y 26,28
Hat R24,27,39  G 6,9
Ground W 1, 3
Misc:Dimensionals,buttons, and twine, SU Red Satin ribbon, small dot punch

Friday, June 29, 2012

Design Team Call

Great Impressions Stamps Design Team Call!
Begins July 1st
Sorry, U.S. residents only at this time.

You heard right!  Great Impressions Stamps is having a Design Team call!
We are in need of ONE enthusiastic, friendly and talented stamper!

  • Have an active blog for at least 6 months.
  • Able to commit to a 5 month term.
  • Ability to take excellent photographs.
  • Enjoy posting comments.
  • Participate in our challenges and hops.
  • Post a project once a week on the Great Impressions Stamps Blog and your own blog.
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Free Great Impressions quality rubber stamps every month.
  • Your name, a link to your blog and photo will be displayed on the store website.
  • Opportunity to purchase stamps at wholesale prices for the duration of your term.
  • Plus, a great chance to work with a fun and friendly team!
Does this sound like something that would interest you?
If so, you must:
1.      Be/Become a follower of the Great Impressions Stamps Blog.
2.     Enter in our "Stay in the Lines" July Coloring Challenge beginning Sunday July 1st.  You do not need to use Great Impressions Stamps, but we would love it if you do!
3.     Email the following information to Jenny at with the words "Great Impressions Stamps DT Call" in the subject line: 
    • Full name, email address, blog link and any online galleries you may have (flickr, youtube, Splitcoast etc.)
    • Short bio including your design style.
    • Current design teams and terms.
    • Previous DT experience, if any.  Previous experience on a design team is NOT REQUIRED.
    • Mention if you have scrap booking and/or altered art experience (NOT REQUIRED).
    • Include your entry number of the July coloring challenge.
Deadline for submission is July 14th at 11:59 Central Time.
Please e-mail: with any questions
Before you submit your application

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet Birthday Wishes

This week I thought I was on top of stuff - finished my projects early and all I had to do was write up the posts...then I went to check the calendar to see what was next...oops! I designed my card using next week's theme.

Go figure. least my project's finished for next week!

So, say 'hello' to the pinch hitter...

This Skunk stamp is adorable, isn't it? Super easy to color with the new Summer Distress Inks and a water brush.

Clear embossing powder adds nice dimension without taking away from the image.

This Flourish Birthday Wish stamp has become a go-to stamp - love the swirls.

(The patterned paper was from my stash...I think it's a Bo Bunny Press paper...)

Okay...there's just a few days left to enter the monthly challenge...finish up your project & link it up!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Just dropping you a line....

I picked some bright summer colors and used one of my
favorite card layouts too.  It's called a flip flop or swing card.
It moves in the center when you open it.  The inside says:
Just dropping you a line...
I cut out the card with my Silhouette machine, but you can also 
cut it out with a ruler and craft knife.  There's a great tutorial
on the Splitcoast Stampers website under resources that shows you how.

Supplies used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Prismacolor Pencils:
Peach, Olive Green, Apple Green, Lt. Peach,
Spring Green, Lt Umber, Dk Umber, True Blue
Warm Grey 20%, Warm Grey 50%
Eraser to blend Prismacolors
Silhouette Machine
Silhouette Cutting File: 3d flip swing card C01828_20509
Ribbon, Button, Crochet Thread, Adhesive
Saying inside was computer printed

Congratulations April on the new home.  
Thanks for all your help.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank You

Hello There!

Today I created a special card for our Design Team Coordinator, April.
Sadly, April will be leaving her position at the end of this month.
She will always have the distinction of being the first Coordinator
for the Great Impressions Stamps blog.  She dedicated 
many hours in putting this blog together.  
Her sunny disposition and words of encouragement will be missed!

April is putting her crafting on hold for a bit while she
gets all situated in her new home.
All of us on the DT wish April the best and hope
she pops in for a visit now and then!

Not Shown:  Ribbon Scrap

Wishing you a wonderful day!



Monday, June 25, 2012

Flip Flops

Happy Monday. I am a little sad this week. We are saying a goodbye to our team coordinator. She has been so wonderful getting us started off and getting this design team started. The challenges she got started were so fun as well.

I wish her the best in all that she is doing!

So today I have a fun card to share.

The stamps I am using are just fun and summery! 

I used a newer paper pad from Echo Park. Flip flops were perfect for the flip flop paper!

For the image I used Flip Flops in the Sand and colored them with copics. I cut the image out using the Deckled Rectangle Spellbinder die. I inked the edges using an orange ink and then used some Sparkle n Sprinkle Sparkling Sands sparkle n soft for sand!I love that stuff when doing beachy cards with sand!

For the sentiment I used A Walk in the Sand with Cayenne colored embossing powder and and cut it out using the Deckled Oval Spellbinder die. I also inked the edges with the orange ink. 

Hope you like the summery theme it sure is summer here in Vegas. 

Come back tomorrow to see a new post and our challenge is up so come play!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's Saturday again..Time for another Great Impressions creation from Sue! The first time I saw this cute little mind started planning this card...yes, it has been "in process" for quite a while.

The card base is a Silhouette cut. I used some cloud paper for the background. I had to 'borrow' some fishing line from a friend to attach my little parachuter to my card so that he would appear to be floating in the sky. Very fun, don't you think?

You can see how he is attached by fishing line here-if you look real close.
This is a fun 3D flying creation!

 Now-here's the scoop:

If you are interested in joining our June  Monthly Challenge- click HERE.
(you can win some Great Impressions stamps!)
To visit the Great Impressions website-click HERE.

Enjoy your weekend! 

Card details:
Stamps: Parachuting Mouse D423 and Sentiment is B139 Dropping In
Cardstock:Misc DP, Yellow and Orange from SU!
Copics: YR 16,18
BG 11,13
Mouse-C 1,2,3 and R12
Silhouette cut file: Shadow Box Birthday Card
Misc:Dimensionals, fishing line

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sing, Oh Sing!

Hello! This summer I've enjoyed birds hanging out in our trees: robins, sparrows and doves, to name a few, and, in case you haven't noticed, I love nature themed stamps! Lucky me, Great Impressions Stamps has quite a few and I just love this BIRD IN ROSES stamp, such an elegant image!

Distress Marker and Copic colored. Highlighted with Spicas.
Love using black and white patterned papers - so easy to add a color or two. I used paper from Bo Bunny's Enchanted. The 6x6 pads are fabulous - the patterns are sized just right for cards!

Found those little wooden letters in my stash!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've found a little inspiration and time this week to make a little something yourself...and if you do...considering entering our monthly challenge!

Inky hugs,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Have a micey nice day!

I love this adorable little mousey.  He always makes me smile.
 I stamped the image with Memento ink then colored with 
Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  Layered onto
 Quite Contrary designer paper, then added
the saying and button in the corner.

Great Impression Stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for Mousie
Versafine Onyx Black Ink for saying
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth White Cardstock
My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary Designer Paper
Nestabilities Standard Classic Circles
Prismacolor Pencils:  Light Umber, Dark Umber, 
Crimson Red, Grass Green
Copic Markers: C1, C2, C3, E 50
Crochet Thread, Button, Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Earth Delights

Good Morning Friends!

I'm trying to get back in my groove after a long out of town weekend of Little League Baseball.  How can there be so much laundry to do after a few short days?  And talk about filthy, have you ever seen what a 12 year old boy can do to his uniforms?  (lol!)

Today I'm showing a card I created with an adorable image and beautiful matching sentiment.  I went with Tim Holtz Distress Markers for a soft watercolor look.  Just color your stamps and stamp!  Great Impressions rubber is deeply etched and washes off like a breeze, so don't worry about ruining your stamps when coloring directly on them.

Not Shown: Decorative Edge Scissors

Have you joined in the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge yet this month?
We are half way through the month and thrilled with the response!
All of us here at Great Impressions Stamps appreciate your continued support!




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