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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beachy Chick

This beachy chick doesn't give a cluck about what anyone else does.
She is heading to the beach where the sun is at her back and the sand between her toes.
So wish that were me! (lol!)

This stylin' chick is colored, paper pieced and fussy cut.  Her arms were laden with beach I slid a life preserver on her tail feathers.  Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line gave this beach scene lotsa dimension with fun chip-board pieces.  For even more texture the beach is 
actually sand paper I snuck from my DH's workshop (grin).

Not Shown:  Coarse Sand Paper :)

Think I may have to send this to my mom when she heads to Arizona for a month.
So jealous!

Thanks for stopping by Great Impressions!



Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Monday Happy Monday. How many have been watching all the sneak peeks???? I have I have! I love it all. I cannot wait to start ordering some new products. I have started some wonderful projects. Some of those which I hope to be able to share with you soon. Even some new techniques I have been practicing.


So for today I just made a simple Valentine card using the image Love Chicks B189. I stamped them in Stampin' Up Ink Pretty In Pink. I then proceeded to use my my scalloped square spellbinder dies to cut out some white and pink cardstock.  I used some Bo Bunny papers and pink tissue paper along with ribbon and twine as well as some pearls and some Rosy Red Glitter. I also added a charm that was given to me as a gift so I have no clue who makes it sorry but who doesn't LOVE a little LOVE!

I hope you find inspiration in my card today and come back to see what else we have to show you this week.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My craft room

I've been asked what my craft room looks like so I thought I would share some photos of my work space and my storage system.

I started out using a small table, a lateral filing cabinet to hold my cardstock and paper, 3 rolling carts and a tall plastic cabinet. This wasn't working very well for me so my dear hubby went to Home Depot and bought some white cabinets, peg board and a counter top. I store my dies, embellishments by color in plastic containers, sewing stuff, envelopes etc in the upper cabinets and my 3 ring binders that hold my clear and ezmount rubber stamps in the tall white cabinet. Also store stamp sets in cd cases on the counter top and along side the tall white cabinet. Most of my ribbon is wrapped around spring type clothespins and stored in glass jars. My coloring supplies, watercolor paper, finished cards and ink pads/refills are stored in the tall tan plastic cabinet.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hugs & Kisses

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday...
The Queen want to send you all a Royal Hug & Kisses
so she created this adorable easel card using her Great Impression Stamps 
and her Spellbinders Dies...
Isn't this little girl stamp just the most 
adorable stamp you ever seen...
She called Dress Up Anne 
The Queen used Hugs & Kisses for
the adorable sentiment...
The Queen colored her with copic markers
How sweet this card just folds up very easy
and can fit in a sweet envelope ...
Make anyone day to receive this really cute hand stamp card..
Hugs & Kiss

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fabulous Fridays~I'm so Sorry

I am sooo sorry but my title represents the image that I am using today.....where is my image you ask???? very nice "expensive" camera is having some technical difficulties when I was trying to take my picture yesterday so I am having my DH look at it today and I'm praying it's just ME and not the camera. So....I do have a backup camera that I keep in my purse...well...I must have kept it on and it's dead....soooo dead that the lens is actually out in like "take picture mode" ugh...and I can't find the charger since I don't really use that one much. Soooooo today I am volunteering in my son's room and thank goodness his teacher and I are friends and she is going to let me take my pictures with her camera at school I will be back later this afternoon with my full post! I don't know why I don't work further in advance...this wouldn't be an issue if I did!!! Anyway...heading out the door to school be back later!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting Inked!

{Sorry for the delay in posting! Just realized that I didn't hit 'publish' you go! ~ Angi}

Welcome back! It's already Thursday and it's been a week of adorable projects, wouldn't you say? These last few days have been busy ones for me...looking forward to the weekend and getting a few more cards finished for Valentine's Day. Glad to have the Great Impressions' blog for some crafty inspiration in the meantime!

Have you gotten any of January's Stamp of the Month stamps, yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! I highly recommend them! I am finding all kinds of fun ways to use them...especially the Rose Banner (E744), 'Always Cherish Memories' (E745) and the Rose Intertwined Hearts (G450).

The Rose Banner reminds of those old fashioned valentines with the hearts and swags, so I couldn't resist (pun intended!) getting my heart inked up, dressed up...embossed, crackled and popped up!

This is one of those projects that I finish and then when I revisit later I find that there are a few things I'd like to on this card, I could send it as is, but I think I'm going to add a few things to this card...maybe a second ribbon on top of the red one...maybe a few pearls along the top edge...I try to keep my cards simple, but I don't usually succeed (have you noticed I like a lot of technique on my projects?)

Thanks for stopping by today! If you've left us some comment love - thanks! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing...

Have you created something fun with Great Impressions' stamps, too? Do tell...

Inky hugs,

Stamps: Great Impressions Rose Border (E744), Always Cherish Memories (E745), Rose Intertwined Hearts (G450)
Inks: Versamark Watermark
Tools: heat gun; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch; EK Success Heart Punch
Other: Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy; American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder Wave, Silver; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo; Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Pearl; Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Paper Roses

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just sitting here thinking about you!

I love this little kitty. Thought it would be fun to use with a flip flop style card that turns when you open the card.

Supplies used:
Great Impressions Stamp #E617
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Saying printed with Comic Sans MS #8
Paw print paper from Hobby Lobby
Copic markers: R35, R37, C1, C2, C3, E31, E33, E35
Gold Marvy Twinklette Marker
Cardstock: Red, White, Black
EK Success Circle Punches: 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4"
Ribbon, glue dots and adhesive
Here's a great tutorial for making the flip flop card:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Whatcha Doin'?

Whatcha doin' this fine Tuesday morning?

I've been busy inking up this cutie-pa-tootie
from Great Impressions Stamps!
Isn't she the sweetest?  

I paired her up with my Sidewalks stash from October Afternoon.
She is fussy cut and plopped into a field of grass.  I zipped around my circle Nestie and my grass die with my Janome Sew Mini.  Perfect machine for sewing on cards and small crafts.

For accents I added a flag to hold up my sentiment and a butterfly grazing in the flowers.
Tied things up with some twine and a button.

Doesn't she make you wish for Spring? will be a long time coming here I'm afraid.

For now, guess I will have to be content with putting a little Spring in my crafts. (lol!)

Not Shown:  Great Impressions Stamps - D227 Little Freckles; 
Paper Co. - Fern Cover (grass)

Have a great day!

Stop by tomorrow and see what the ubber crafty Deloris has in store for you!




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