Mama Elephant-August Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

My project features the adorable new Page Huggers stamp set with coordinating dies.

Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI used the Classic Stripe Cover die for the background and combined the Hello script die with a sentiment from Photo Bomb.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI left the critters loose so that you could remove that and use them for bookmarks.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersEmma fell in love with the little mouse and couldn’t wait to try it out it in her Dr.Suess book.
Mama Elephant-Page Huggers

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: «
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Anna Kossakovskaya
Melania Deasy

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Pretty Pink Posh-August Release blog hop

augustbloghopHi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for their August release blog hop.
PPP-Camping FriendsMy first card features the adorable Camping Friends stamp set with coordinating dies. How adorable are these images? I did some subtle ink blending in the background and colored all the images with Copics.
PPP-Camping FriendsMy second card features the cute Fox & Friends stamp set with coordinating dies.
PPP-Fox Friends & Rainy DayI used one of the Scallop Border dies for the grass. The Rainy Days & Rainy Day Additions sets were also used for the umbrellas, clouds & sentiment. I inked up the umbrellas & clouds with two colors each to give them a gradient look using Mama Elephant inks.
PPP-Fox Friends & Rainy Day
Pretty Pink Posh is giving away four $25 gift certificates. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 8/17/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Here’s the blog hop order:
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen←you are here!

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Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

Birthday Blog Hop-WEB
Hi there! Today I’m very excited to join Sunny Studio for a blog hop celebrating their 1st birthday…yay! Happy Birthday Sunny Studio!Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI’ve created two projects featuring the gorgeous Autumn Splendor stamp set.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorThis first card shows how fun this set is for multi-step layering. I stamped each solid leaf image and then stamped the half-leaf image in a darker color. This really looks awesome and using a MISTI makes it effortless.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI die cut an oval window to add a sentiment also included in the Autumn Splendor set.
Sunny Studio-Autumn Splendor
For this project I used the “highlight stamping technique” where you stamp the solid image in white first and then a second time in a darker color, a bit off set. This technique works perfectly with these solid images.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorGIVEAWAY!
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sunny Studio!

Sunny Studio will also be offering 15% off all purchases using the code “SUNNYBIRTHDAY” through Monday, August 15th at midnight PST.

Blog Hop Order:
Sunny Studio

SSS-Pineapple Party

Hi there! It’s a pineapple party up in here today! Pineapples are so trendy right now and I was so inspired by this gorgeous pineapple clutch HERESSS-Summertime AnimalsI used the pineapple image from the Summertime Animals stamp set and colored them in using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment features the Large Party Circle die and a coordinating sentiment from the Big U set.
SSS-Summertime AnimalsHere’s a video to show how I created my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Neat & Tangled-Making Waves

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Neat & Tangled blog featuring the Making Waves dies.Neat & Tangled-Making WavesI thought it would be fun to do some fancy schmancy ink masking & ink blending for the sunset, or is that a sunrise? I used post-it tape to mask off the rays and a 3/4″ circle punch and a post-it to mask off the sun.
Neat & Tangled-Making WavesI used a sentiment from the Succulent Journaling Card set. Stop by Neat & Tangled to see more fabulous projects featuring their new products. That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

My Monthly Hero August 2016

MMH_Logo_TBHi there! Today I’m joining Hero Arts as they launch their August My Monthly Hero Kit. This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme.
For my project I blended in distress inks and partially die cut a window using the oval border frame die included in the kit.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitI colored my fairy with Copics and added Wink of Stella to her dress & wings.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize! Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson