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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Revisiting TuTu Chicks ...

Good morning! Today we are revisiting a card that was created by Julie Odil and features the adorable Tu Tu Chicks (G519) and TuTu You (D494) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


I love Julie's clean and simple design with her coloring of the TuTu Chicks.

There are 3-more days left to enter our Great Impressions March Challenge! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Revisiting Elegant Daffodils ...

Good morning! Today we are revisiting a card that was created by Leah Cornelius and features the lovely Elegant Daffodils (J115) and Easter Sunday Sentiment (E891) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


Leah did an awesome job coloring the Elegant Daffodils with her beautiful layout, and the perfect placement of the sentiment and crystals.

There are 4-more days left to enter our Great Impressions March Challenge! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bunny with Eggs ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share one of my older cards that I created featuring the adorable Bunny with Eggs (J124) and Bunny Loves You (D518) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


I had a blast making this card. One of my water-colored cards that turns out a LOT better than I expected.

There are 5-more days to enter our Great Impressions March Challenge! Hop on over for all of the details, and join in the FUN! We can't wait to see what you create this month!



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guest Designer: Neva Recap

Good morning! Today we are taking another look at all of the beautiful cards that our Guest Designer Neva Cole shared with us this month.

First up is the gorgeous card that Neva made for our March Color Challenge. I love how she used the colors and her design.

featuring H263 Springtime Louie and B246 Happy Everything Sentiment

Next, Neva did an amazing job with this beauty ... from her coloring to the embossed background she created.

featuring .. H284 Jelly Bean Time and E890 Life is Sweeter Sentiment

Neva's final card is so adorable. I love the design/fold that she used for this sweet image.

featuring ... G499 Sweet Chick

It has been a pleasure having Neva share her projects with us this month. 

You still have time to join in our Great Impressions Monthly Challenge! Hop on over for all of the details and join in the FUN!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Revisiting Sending You a Line ...

Good morning! Today we are revisiting a card that was created by Mynn Kitchen and features the lovely Clothes on Line (F550) and Sending You a Line Sentiment (D461) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


Mynn did an awesome job paper-piecing this Clothes on the Line, and filling in the background. The stitching is a beautiful touch.

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Revisiting Harry & Sunflower ...

Good morning! Today we are revisiting a card that was created by Leah Cornelius and features the lovely Harry & Sunflower (F591) and Hello Friend Sentiment (B152) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


I love the color combination, coloring and design of Julie's card. The stitching and sun is perfect for these stamps.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Revisiting Sunshine ...

Good morning! Today we are revisiting a card that was created by Leah Cornelius and features the lovely Sunshine Happiness Love (G484) and Flitting Butterflies (A32) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


Leah did a beautiful job showcasing these stamps. I just love her coloring and the clean and simple design of her card. She only used one of the butterflies and added the trail with a multi-liner pen.

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Revisiting Birthday Shaker Card ...

Good morning! As mentioned yesterday we are Revisiting Projects that were created by various Designers until April. Today's card was created by Kendra Sand and features the lovely Elegant Cupcake (D413) and Whimsical Happy Birthday Sentiment (E786) available at Great Impressions Stamps.


I love absolutely love the clean and simple feel to this beautiful shaker card. Her coloring and fussy cutting of the Elegant Cupcake is perfect. I really like how Kendra separated the sentiment to put the words next to each other vs. on top of each other. I'm a big fan of cutting my stamps to use them to their fullest capacity.

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a lovely Easter Tag featuring Great Impressions Stamps.


I made a Double Layered Tag for Easter to share instead of a card today. To start I pulled out a retired stamp (G282) and stamped it on Cream cardstock in two different colors. I then used my Bookmark/Tag Dies to cut out the large tag. Next I stamped the Spring is Here (D385) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink two times. I added the diagonal stripes on the egg with a Multi-Liner Black Pen, then proceeded to color the egg with my Copic Markers, and cut it out. I then colored the top part of the egg that lays on its side, along with the Chick with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut them out.

I stamped the Open Happy Easter Sentiment (D346) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it out with a smaller die, then colored in the sentiment. Using the same ink that I used for the circles I used a dauber to apply it around both tags. I cut some grass with my Grassland Border Die, and double layered it at the bottom of my tag. Using thin and thick 3D squares and 1/4" Scor-Tape I added the egg and chick in the grass. The final step was to pull pink ribbon between both tags.


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

While the Designers take a break until April, we'll be sharing projects from previous designers. I hope you enjoy the inspiration this week and next week.

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Guest Designer: Neva

Good morning all. Our March Guest Designer Neva Cole is joining us today with a super adorable Spring card.


Here's what Neva has to say ...

It has been delightful to be a Guest Designer for Great Impressions this month. This is my third project for the Spring Challenge. I used Sweet Chick (G499) and a Sizzix Framelit Step-ups to create a fun spring card ready to say hello! The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with a variety of Chameleon pens. The image is die cut and edged with Memento Angel Pink. Green and light pink DCWV cardstock is die cut with the Sizzix set. The green die cuts are pressure embossed with Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope embossing folder.  The embossed green sections and the “oh, hello” sentiment are adhered with Imagine On Point Glue. The Chick is adhered with thin dimensional adhesive.

Such an awesome card! From the design to the embossed background, with Neva's beautiful coloring! Make sure you stop by Neva's Blog to leave her some love!

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone!

I want to share my Easter card with you today.


This is the card created for our March challenge "Spring and/or Easter".  


For this I used Easter Lily (G452) along with the sentiment Wishing You a Happy Easter (B245).

I stamped the image twice so I could pop up the open flowers.  I also used Glastique and Stickles to make them shine and sparkle.  Finally a pearl in the center.

I do hope to see you in the challenge this month.  Here is the prize you could win.  Isn't this just so adorable!


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Challenge Reminder

Hello Everyone!

 I hope you're all doing well. I'm just popping in today to remind you about our Spring challenge still going on this month. We have a beautiful picture to help inspire your spring projects.


Here is a little reminder of the card I created for the challenge, using the Spring Floral Border stamp set and the Tags Rubber stamps stamp set


We have a great prize package for the winner of this month's challenge as well!


That is all for me today, I do hope you join us for our challenge this month. There are lots of Spring items available in the Great Impressions store as well! We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bunny in Egg Balloon ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a lovely Spring card featuring Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the lovely Bunny in Egg Balloon (F439). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink several times. Copic Markers were used to color the image, all except for the balloon which is yellow cardstock. Once I colored the bunny and basket, I fussy cut all the pieces and layered them back together.  I pulled out my cloud dies and inked the white clouds with a bit of distress ink along the bottom edge. Using my pierced dies I cut out a rectangle in white and applied distress ink to create a sky background. I then cut out a square in pink, and layered all of the pieces together to create my design.

I left off the sentiment since I'm not sure if I'll use this for Easter or a child's birthday card.


Our Great Impressions March Challenge is live! 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!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Guest Designer: Neva

Good morning all. Our March Guest Designer Neva Cole is joining us today with a super adorable Spring card.


Here's what Neva has to say ...

This is my second project for Great Impressions as the Guest Designer for March.  It is fun to work with these sweet images! Jelly Bean Time (H284) is combined with Life is Sweeter Sentiment (E890) and several layers to create a springy card.

Jelly Bean Time is stamped on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Chameleon Pens. The sentiment is stamped in Radiant Neon Electric Pink and the panel is die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles. Thin pastel pink ribbon is looped around the corners and a small bow is attached in one corner.  A second Stitched Rectangle is die cut from white cardstock and sponged with Radiant Neon Electric Blue.  The bottom layer is white cardstock brayered with Radiant Neon Electric Pink. Darice Plaid embossing folder is inked with Radiant Neon Electric blue and the layer is pressure embossed creating a blue and pink plaid pattern.  The embossed layer is attached to the card front, and the top two layers are adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  The inside of the card is embellished with the Border of Jelly Beans (B252).


Such an adorable card! I love the pastel colors and design of Neva's project. The embossed background looks amazing! Make sure you stop by Neva's Blog to leave her some love.

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rose Trio

HAPPY FRIDAY!  
Robin here.  I'm so glad it's Friday and I have a new card to share with you.


For this card I am using Rose Trio (G454) with the sentiment Happy Everything (B246).  I've done the image twice so that I could pop it up for extra dimension. The background is embossed with roses and I had to add some butterflies for the Spring experience too.

Our challenge this month is Spring and/or Easter.  I so hope to see you in the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Robin

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Dancing Penguins

Hello Everyone!

I'm here today to share a fun birthday card I've made using Party Penguins and Your Birthday. I really wanted to use some bright, fun colors to make this card, so I decided to use pink, green, orange, yellow, aqua blue and white  I used a curved edge die for the yellow piece to add a little bit of interest for the front of the card.



I used an embossing folder to add some texture to the green background piece. I stamped the penguins in blank ink and used various Copic markers to color them in. I stamped the sentiment in orange ink before layering it on a piece of aqua card stock. I added some white stitching lines along with white sequins and silver stickles for some final touches.

That is all for today, I hope you have a great day and I'll see you all again soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Spring ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a lovely Spring card featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the lovely Happy Spring Tulip (E442). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Copic Markers were used to color the image. I masked off the area and applied Distress Ink around the image. I stamped a couple extra copies of the image, color the tulip and leaf and paper-pieced them on my design to give my card some dimension. I then added a couple of enamel dots around the image.

We have a NEW Challenge that started yesterday. Stop by for all of the details and then join in the FUN for a chance to win an awesome prize, and for a chance to be our Guest Designer in April.

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 2017: Theme Challenge

Good morning! Welcome to another monthly Challenge here at Great Impressions! 

Before we get started, we have some Winners to Announce! 

The Random Winner for the month of February is ...
#6 ~ Janice M.

Congratulations Janice. Please email Ruza
 at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and
the Guest Designer information. 

Now for the "Top Picks"
#9 ~ Bella
#11 ~ Heidi@MLSB
#3 ~ Joanna M.

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

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It's time to move on to our New Challenge.
 This month we have a Theme Challenge
 ~ Create a Spring and/or Easter project using the photo as inspiration ~
There are so many options ... from the colors, flowers, vase, eggs, etc.


Here is the Prize you can win ...

Let's give a BIG Welcome to our Guest Designer Neva Cole
 Neva will be sharing her creations during the Month of March with all of us.


Hello, I live in Central Oregon on a mini-farm full of fun critters with my loving husband, two sons, and college-aged daughter in the summer.  We raise German Shepherds and currently have four that call us their humans.  I’ve been crafting my entire life and settled in on paper crafting about 24 years ago.  I stamp and create cards, scrapbook, and make home d├ęcor items.  I enjoy playing with ink, stamps, paper, dies, embossing folders, and mixed media.  I am excited to be Guest Designing with Great Impressions in March, thank you for having me!

Now let's see what  Neva created to inspire you!
 Neva did an amazing job with our Theme this month! Her coloring and design makes an awesome Spring card. Make sure you head over to  Neva's Blog to see how she put this beautiful card together. Don't forget to leave her some love while you are there. 

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

featuring ... F436 Celebrating Spring

Dori
featuring ... H228 Spring Floral Border
and G483 Tags Sentiment

Robin
featuring ... G452 Easter Lily
and B245 Wishing you a Happy Easter 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 greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com 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, March 3, 2017

A Birthday Card

Happy March All!

It's Robin here. I'm in the Midwest and our storms have just begun.  Hope you are fairing well in all this.  On Sunday we will begin our March Challenge.  I can't wait to see all of your wonderful projects!  I love to be inspired by y'all.  

I have a birthday card to share with you today.  With it being March I thought I would start out with some March Daffodils (G411).


I have made this with a lot of things you can feel as it has been made for a lady that happens to be blind.  She feels to see so it had to have a lot she can feel.  Tomorrow is her birthday so I am using Happy Birthday (E367) embossed with some glitter embossing powder.  You can see these and many other beauties at the Great Impressions store.

Hope you all have a blessed day!

Robin


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy Easter Tulips

Good Morning Everyone!

I know some of you are still in the deep freeze of winter; but try to hold on...Spring is coming! I thought it would be a great idea to share a card to remind us that bright blue skies and sunny days are on their way! What better way to do that than to get a bit of a jump start on Easter cards.


For my card today, I chose a purple, green, grey and white color palette because I thought purple would be a perfect color for the "Tall Tulips" stamp set. I stamped the tulips in black ink and then colored them in with some Prismacolor pencils and blended with some oil and a blending stump. I stamped the "Happy Easter" sentiment in Wilted Violet distress ink and added it at the bottom. There are so many great Easter and Spring stamps in the Great Impressions store! Go have a look and be inspired!

That is all for me today, however. Have a fabulous day and I will see you all again soon!

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