Mama Elephant~Everyday Greetings

Hello there! Today I’m up on the Mama Elephant blog sharing a fun card featuring the new Everyday Greetings stamp set. I really love this new set with it’s fabulous combination of handwritten and vintage looking typewriter fonts.Mama Elephant~Everyday GreetingsI also used the critters from the Up and Away stamp set as well as the balloons from the Good Times set.
Mama Elephant~Everyday GreetingsI have a VERY special video for you today. You are gonna bust your pants right open when you listen…enjoy:)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS March blog feature

Hi there! Today I’m up on the Simon Says Stamp blog sharing this fun Easter project using some of the new Spring release products.Simon Says StampI used the Balloon dies to create these cute Easter eggs, and the Medium Polka Dot stencil for the background.
Simon Says StampHere’s a video to show you how I did it.
Make sure and head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog and comment for a chance to win a special blog candy. Thanks so much for looking!

Happy Birthday Maria!

Today I have the great pleasure of wishing one of my blogging buddies, Maria, a very happy birthday. The lovely Shirley-Bee is hosting a little birthday linky-party in Maria’s honor. Maria is a sweetheart and has been so kind to send me some German treats on occasion. I’m so thankful that I’ve had the chance to get to know her a little bit. I think she has a fabulous, unique style and great sense of humor, too!
Paper SmoochesI thought it was the perfect time to share my Paper Smooches projects since they all happen to be birthday related. This first card uses the new Quotables dies as well as the Balloon dies and the Party Posse stamp set. Now if I lived closer to Maria, I’d bring her some of these little treats below, since party unicorns are Maria’s favorite. You love My Little Pony stuff, don’t ya Maria? That’s what I thought:) These are the new Spectrum stamps and coordinating dies.
Paper SmoochesThis final card uses the new Friend word die. I free-handed a little swoosh and heart under the word die and poked some holes to stitch the thread. The sentiment is from the Group Hug stamp set.
Paper SmoochesWish big, Maria!!! Make sure and head on over the Shirley-Bee’s blog to see all the birthday fun and feel free to jump on in and create a card for Maria’s birthday if you’d like! Thanks so much for stopping by! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Maria! We kinda like you a lot♥

SSS~Hello Line Stencil

Hello there! Today I’m just popping in to share a fun card that I made with the new Hello Line Stencil from Simon Says Stamp. This is one of the new Spring release products that I’ve been wanting to play with for a long time.SSS~Hello Line StencilI used post-it tape to mask off segments for blending ink over the stencil. I was so inspired by this gorgeous card by Julie Ebersole. I love everything she makes. Did you see her interview with Chaitali? Oh my gosh, best interview ever! Love her personality and especially getting a peek into her craft space.
SSS~Hello Line StencilI really love the colors you can get when you let the inks overlap. You can get seven colors for the price of four! We are currently on our third viewing of Frozen. I bought it yesterday for the kids as a spring break surprise. A few of them were happy at least. Emma nearly had a heart attack over it! It’s Friday and all that matters is that there will be pizza and there will be Coke and there will probably be another viewing of Frozen and I am happy about that. It’s the little things, isn’t it? Have a great weekend♥
I also have a winner to announce for my True Stamp event giveaway….congrats Julie Seagrave! I will be contacting you!

Mama Elephant~Make a Wish

Hi there! Today I’m back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Make a Wish stamp set.Mama Elephant~Make a WishFor my first card, I used the Trifects stamp set to create the background and the Make a Wish for the sentiment.
Mama Elephant~Make a WishFor this last card, I used the balloons from Party Kit and the Make a Wish for the sentiment. I think this Make a Wish stamp set has become a fan favorite for sure because of it’s gorgeous lettering. Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more of this new fabulous sentiment set. Thanks for looking!

Mama Elephant~Just Hatched

Hi there! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we highlight the new March release. Today we are featuring the new Just Hatched stamp set. Mama Elephant always comes up with the cutest images and this one is no exception.Mama Elephant~Just HatchedI created a layered tag using the Embellished tag die and Dainty Bow die. I masked off the Mama chick so that the baby could peek out from behind her. I’m cracking up at the Mama chick’s eyes. I colored her with Copics and then at the last minute I wanted to see how it would look if I took the colorless blender and went around her eyes. To me, it’s perfection. The look in her eyes is just what a new Mama…or old Mama looks like. If she could talk she’d say, “Somebody help me before I throw this little chick out the window. The thing hasn’t slept all night, and I’m about to pull what’s left of my two tiny feathers out of my head! Is that not what she would say? And look at that baby…totally adorable and oblivious to the pain that it inflicts on it’s Mama.
Mama Elephant~Just HatchedCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more of the Just Hatched stamp set. Thanks so much for looking!