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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great Impressions~Get Well

Happy Saturday everyone! Yesterday was my day to post over at the Great Impressions blog. We have little challenges going on with the DT and the challenge was sentiment only. I thought this was going to be hard for me but I found a sentiment from GI ~Get Well Prayer that is pretty big so I didn't have to worry about how I was going to take up the rest of the space left on the card.
Great Impressions is having a 10% off sale right now if you use the code GIB212. This will end at the end of the month so hurry over and do some shopping while you can get a fabulous discount!
Also be sure to go by the blog so you can check out all the other DT creations from this past week!

I used the cricut for this card and got really lucky with the sizing being pretty perfect to fit the sentiment and the card size!
It wouldn't be me without some glitter so I used my stickles on some of the leaves on the DP. I "think" this DP is from DCWV but I can't be sure because this is from my scrap pile. I have been doing reallllly good with going through my scraps before getting new paper out so I can use up some of my huge pile!

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Products Used:
Sentiment~Great Impressions Get Well Prayer
DP~DCWV (I think)
Stamping Bella dots
SU! Ribbon
SU! Ink
Storybook cart.

Challenges Entered:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge~#57 More then Words use long sentiment
Phindy's Place Challenges#94 Get Well
Delightful Challenges~Use patterned paper
The paper Shelter~#52 use a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge Blog~#80 Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps~#24 Word Art

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Winter Fashion Marlee

Hey everyone! How's it going? Things here are going pretty good. Although...I am sooooo "off" lately. I can't seem to keep anything straight including my dates! Ugh!
Today is my day over at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to post so here is what I came up with.
I used Winter Fashion Marlee and decided to cut her out. I'm not great at cutting but I couldn't resist with this just seemed "right". I then popped her up a bit with some pop dots. Not too much else too it. Nice and simple!

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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions Winter Fashion Marlee
Sentiment~Inky Impressions
Big Shot
Loose pearls from Inky Impressions
Prima Flower
Corner Tabs that are bling (have no idea who these are made by)

Challenges Entered:
The Crazy Challenge~#107 use punch or die (used nesties dies)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog~#95 pretty in pink
CES Challenges~#73 spots and dots
The Pink Elephant~#136 print it

Friday, February 17, 2012

Great Impressions Friday

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a nice Friday! I am "suppose" to be getting ready to give my first Scentsy home party and I'm avoiding getting ready! I'm nervous. I haven't done this in a really long time! So instead I'm blogging!!!
Today is my day over at Great Impressions to post and I decided to use a silhouette image called Frolicking Trio. I don't use silhouette's much because I'm never sure "how" to use them besides to make them black so I remembered I had perfect pearls and got them out and this is what I came up with!
I also want to let you know that after many months of hard hard work the Great Impressions Website is now open for business and for the rest of this month you can get a 10% discount on your order. For more details on that visit the Great Impressions blog ;-)

So basically to use the perfect pearls I just inked up my image with my versamark (as if I'm going to emboss) and then daubed the perfect pearls on the image. After that to "set" the powder I just sprayed some water in the air and wafted the image under it (don't you love my terms This was my first time doing it and you can see some shadowing around the image that isn't suppose to be there but I don't think it looks too bad...almost like I meant to do it!

The flower is handmade and I also applied perfect pearls to it as well. See...I always have a way to get my sparkle on my cards!!!
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Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Frolicking Trio
DP~We are Memory Keepers
Perfect Pearls
Stickable butterflies

Challenges Entered:
PaperCrafting Journey~#3 Make it cute
Fab n' Funky Challenges~#108 Try something new (using the perfect pearls)
Anything Goes Challenges~#60 Bingo (make your own flowers, your choice, bling)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ice Skating Rachel

Good morning everyone! I am barely alive this morning so bare with me!! We just got home last night from a 5 day trip up to Pa. for a baby shower. It was surely worth the trip but that drive sucks even more each time we make it. But we did get really lucky and didn't hit any horrible traffic like we normally do.

Today a new challenge starts over at Inky Impressions! The challenge is to use punches or dies!
I used Ice Skating Rachel and you know...I have been digging into my scraps lately and all of this paper came from my huge pile!!

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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions Ice Skating Rachel
Distresser tool
Stamping Bella Dots
Martha Stewart border punch
Stamping Bella Ribbon
Charm from Inky Impressions store

Challenges Entered:
Anything Goes Challenges~#60 Bingo distress, your choice, ribbon or lace
My Craft Stop~#44 Girly Girl
Stamps R Us Challenges~Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Angelicas Sled

Good morning! I am trying to play catch-up and work in advance because I am outta here on Friday!!! I am going up north to Pa. for my BFF/cousin-in-law's baby shower! This is a HUGE deal! She has been through a lot and I am just soooo thankful that Jodus' having days off school and Rodney being on his 5 day break all landed at the same time as her baby shower! So it's going to be a busy couple of days but totally worth it. And honestly...I am ready to escape. Some times you just get fed up of everything and need that break to get your bearings back.

Today I worked with an Inky Impressions image called Angelica Sled's. This was the image that had drawn me to Inky in the first place. She's sooo cute!
While I'm talking about Inky Impressions I wanted to let you know a few things....1. They have a new FB group that can be found HERE
2. They have a PCP group that can be found HERE
3. They do weekly challenges and you can find this weeks HERE

Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions Angelica Sled's
Inky Impressions loose pearls
Pink sparkly ribbon
Brown sparkly DP
Martha Stewart border punch (I was trying to make a border but it wouldn't punch through the sparkly brown paper very well but I did get the snowflakes to come through so that is where they came from)

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly~Anything Goes
Pile it On~#6 For a Tween

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great Impressions~I'm so sorry!

How is everyone's weekend going? Saturday was a kinda...blah day and today was spent basically another blah a clean blah day!!! I know it's superbowl Sunday but I don't do the whole football thing so cleaning and trying to keep the kids from killing each other is what is on my agenda today.

Here is a card I made for my Great Impressions DT Friday! We have been waiting patiently for the store to open and it's almost time! Once it's open we plan on doing all kinds of great things over there including challenges!! I'm really excited for the DT to get to really be busy promoting Great Impressions.
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Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Daisy & Seeded Dandelions
Martha Stewart flowers
SU! Clip

Challenges Entered:
Paper Sundaes~#106 Clean and Simple
Cupcake Inspirations~#146...inspired with the use of flowers and the colors
The Crafty Pad~#156 Spring Colors