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Great Impression Stamps–Party Ducks

It’s Monday so that means it’s my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.     Actually, today is my last post on the blog.  Don’t worry, I’m not leaving the team!  I will still be a part of the Great Impressions Stamps design team but my projects will be posted on the Great Impressions Stamps Facebook page.   You will also still be able to see my projects on my blog too.  Be sure to like the Great Impressions Stamps Facebook page so you don’t miss out on anything.Today I have a birthday card using Party Ducks (G458) and Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions Stamps.   These ducks certainly look like they are having a good time.  Aren’t they cute?Have a great day!  Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps:  Party Ducks (G458) and Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions Stamps Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS,  Echo Park Sweet Day 6x6 paper pad Tools:  Fiskars edge punch, sewing machine, Copic markers …

Pumpkin Spice–You are my favorite

Oh my gosh!  I’m late!  This has been a bit of a crazy week and I lost track of the days.   I hope you don’t mind if I keep the post short and to the point.Once again I was playing around with some fun papers and chipboard from Pumpkin Spice.  I so love making cards like this now.  With a few extra added accents you have a fabulous card that is pretty fast to make.These beautiful papers and chipboard pieces are from the For the Record 2 – Documented collection from Echo Park.  I just love these colors.   For my card, I layered a couple of chipboard pieces to give it a bit of extra dimension.   To add a little something extra, I used liquid pearls to accent the center of the flower.Check out the 6x6 paper pads and coordinating chipboard and embellishments at Pumpkin Spice for great prices and fabulous customer service.Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Papers:   Bazzill Basics white, black, & kraft CS, Echo Park For the Record 2 Documented 6x6 paper padTools:  Big Shot, Papertrey c…

Great Impressions Stamps - Happy Birthday using Lace Doily

When I first started on the Great Impressions Stamps DT I warned you that I love the Lace Doily (J101) stamp and had a bunch of ideas on how to use it.    I shared a couple ideas with you but then I put it away so that I could give some of  my other new Great Impressions Stamps some attention.     Well, this week I am back to using the Lace Doily stamp.I stamped the doily four times using different colored inks.   Then I used square Nesties to cut out a portion of each doily and attached them to a panel.   I LOVE how this looks!This would look great in other combinations and could be used for any occasion.  I’m thinking about reds and greens.  Add a Christmas sentiment and you would have a beautiful card.  I think this is still my favorite Great Impressions stamp.  There are just so many beautiful ways you can use it.    If you would like to see some of my other projects using it, you can click HERE or HERE.  I’m going to put it away for awhile, but I know I will be pulling it out aga…

Catered Crop - Glitter Recipe Challenge

On my way home from work last night, I was thinking about my blog post and all the fun, witty things I had to say, especially about glitter.    I got home, made dinner, cleaned up, took care of my daughter, dog and parrot, threw in a load of laundry and FINALLY sat down to type up my post.    And guess what?   I can’t think of a single fun or witty thing to say.  So, I guess I’ll just get down to business.The current recipe swap at the Catered Crop is all about glitter.   Show us your beautiful, sparkly creations.  For my project, I covered Thickers alphabet stickers with red glitter.    I kept my card design pretty simple so that the glittery letters could really shine. (Pun intended!)Linda put together this beautiful board on Pinterest to give us all some glittery inspiration.  We would love to see your glitter project.  You can link up your glitter project and see the recipe details at the Catered Crop.Do you love glitter? I know some of my crafting friends love it. Or should I say…

Great Impressions Stamps–In the Dog House

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.    There is something about this little pup in his dog house that makes me smile.   I have had him for a while and I don’t know why I haven’t inked him up before now.   Well, I guess now is as good as a time as any.  I really love all the fun Polaroid frames that are out right now.   I have to admit, I am too cheap to buy one so I decided to experiment with creating my own Polaroid frame with supplies that I had on hand.  This one was created by using a square die and a rectangle die (both from Spellbinders).   If you don’t have the dies, I’m sure you could mark it off on the back side of the paper and cut it out using your paper trimmer.   Don’t forget you have time to join in the April challenge at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.  Our challenge is all about polka dots and/or pastel colors.  You can find the details on the post HERE.  I hope you have a fabulous week!  Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:St…

Shop Pumpkin Spice - Celebrate today

I have a new card using products from Pumpkin Spice to share with you today.  I love the pretty colors and patterns in Echo Park’s For The Record 2 – Tailored collection.As you probably have noticed, I now love making cards and projects using chipboard and stickers.   I can’t believe that I hardly ever used to use them in my crafting.    You can get this beautiful collection at Pumpkin Spice.  The 6x6 paper pad is only $4.19 and the layered chipboard is $2.79.Don’t forget to join in the weekly challenge at Pumpkin Spice.  This week we challenge you to incorporate eggs in your project.  You can link up your projects HERE.Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!Supplies:Papers:  Echo Park For the Record 2 Tailored 6x6 paper pad, Bazzill Basics CSTools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder, Fiskars edge punch, PaperTrey Layered Mat Stack #1 die Embellishments:  Echo Park For the Record 2 Tailored  Layered Chipboard, Liquid Pearls Fonts:  Charlie &…

Great Impressions Stamps - Catch A Star

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Monday means it’s my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.  My project today uses Catch A Star (C334) & Catch A Falling Star (E482), both from Great Impressions Stamps.     I decided to use these plaid, blue and yellow papers so that it could be given to a boy.  I think it would make a cute birthday card.There are lots of fun things going on at Great Impressions.  Don’t forget to join our challenge, “Polka dots and/or pastels.”     Great Impressions has also added collections from Echo Park and My Mind’s Eye to their fabulous collection of rubber stamps.   Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week!Supplies:Stamps: Catch A Star (C334) & Catch A Falling Star (E482) from Great Impressions Stamps Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Bazzill kraft CS, Pebbles Family Ties 6x6 paper pad Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Die Namics stacking stars dies, Papertrey Super Star border die, Co…

Great Impressions Stamps–April Challenge

Hello!  Today we are kicking off the new, April challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.    Our new challenge is polka dots and/or pastel colors. For this challenge, I once again grabbed Spring Boots (E642).   I love this stamp!   I wish my rain boots were these pretty color.  And the little bird is so sweet.  This time I colored it to look like a blue bird.I hope you will join our April challenge.  Link up your polka dot and/or pastel color projects at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!Supplies:Stamps:  Spring Boots (E642) from Great Impression Stamps Inks:   Memento Tuxedo Black Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white cs, Papertrey kraft CS, Fancy Pants Time for Spring 6x6 paper pad Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box Whimsy Circle, Copic markers Embellishments:  Hug Snug Tulip Seam Binding, May Arts burlap twine, misc. button Challenges:Broken Box Stock – 2W, 3E, SIO  – Week 2 - Think SpringBrown Sugar – E2 –…

Pumpkin Spice Shop–April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the April Pumpkin Spice blog hop!   You should have hopped here from Heather’s blog.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning of the hop at June’s blog so you don’t miss out on any crafty goodness.The challenge at the Pumpkin Spice blog this week is EGGS!  Have fun, be creative, and incorporate eggs into your crafting project.For my project, I altered a plastic container to hold chocolate Easter eggs.   I used some pretty papers from the Fancy Pants Time for Spring 6x6 paper pad along with some recycled items.  (The plastic container, a chipboard coaster, and the corrugated papers are all recycled)    The little banner was cut out of the DP.    If you love these papers, you can get them from the Pumpkin Spice Shop for only $4.20.  Here is the the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way:Blog Hop Order:June: http://www.simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.comLezlye: http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/Missy:  www.quickchickdesigns.blogspot.comSaundra: http:/…

Whimsy & Stars Studio

I have a sad post to share with you today.  I decided to step down from the Whimsy & Stars Studio design team.   I have really enjoyed my time working with Mabelle and the team.    With my family responsibilities along with my new job, I find I have less and less time to craft.I wanted to share some of my favorite projects created using Whimsy and Stars Studio images.   (If all works as planned, you should be able to view them as a slide show.)My Favorite Whimsy & Stars Studio Projects VIEW SLIDE SHOWDOWNLOAD ALL I love working with all of Mabelle’s sweet images.   I know I will be stalking her blog and loving all of her new images.Thank you for stopping by!

Twine Love Recipe Swap at the Catered Crop

I’m so excited about the current Catered Crop recipe swap.  It’s TWINE!  You know how I love twine.  I was tossing around ideas in my head for my card when I found out that I needed a card for a baby shower.    That cinched it.  I immediately knew what I wanted to do.     Rarely does a card end up so similar to the idea that I had.  Yeah!  I had a spare piece of white CS that I covered with Scor-tape and then wrapped with twine.   I adhered it to the back of the main panel with the letters die cut out.  The entire piece is mounted to the card base using dimensional dots (Zots).    Of course I threw in some extra texture using my favorite embossing folders and adding stars cut from some spare Starbucks coffee sleeves.  Here is some additional twine love inspiration that Linda put together for you.   Click on the photo to go directly to the Catered Crop Twine Love inspiration board on Pinterest.I hope that this has inspired you to join the Twine Love recipe swap at the Catered Crop.  St…

Great Impressions–Framed Garden Bicycle

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.We finally had some warm weather here in Wisconsin.  I saw several people, including my DH, riding their bikes this past weekend.  It motivated me to ink up this stamp, Framed Garden Bicycle (F390), from Great Impressions Stamps.Isn’t this a cute stamp?  I love the basket of flowers.I hope you have a wonderful week!  Thank you for stopping by!Supplies:Stamps:  Framed Garden Bicycle (F390)  and  Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions Stamps Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Papers:  Bazzill Basics kraft CS, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, October Afternoon Farmhouse CS Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin up Corner punch, copic markers Embellishment: Kaiser pearls Challenges:613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional "Flowers") Amusing Challenges - 2E, No Digi - Anything Goes  Gingerloft - 2W - (2nd week) Kraft Paper Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, must have hand coloured imag…