Mama Elephant-Lunar Animals

Hi there! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we begin highlighting the November release. My card features the adorable new Lunar Animals stamp set with coordinating dies.Mama Elephant-Lunar AnimalsI created a Christmas themed card clustering in the cute Lunar Animals in front of the tree & presents from Cozy Christmas. I also added a festive hats from Arctic Penguins. Honestly I don’t think anything can possible turn out bad with these Lunar Animals on it. I mean, seriously.
Mama Elephant-Lunar AnimalsHow about this gorgeous Spreading Holiday Cheer creative cut? I’m in love with it. I adhered three layers together using spray adhesive to give it some thickness. It really pops with that fantastic handwritten look. Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects from the design team using the Lunar Animals set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant November Stampede

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

My project features the adorable Mini Messages stamp set & Mini Tags creative cuts.
Mama Elephant-MINI MESSAGES + MINI TAGSI die cut a row of rainbow Mini Tags and embossed a sentiment from Mini Messages in white. I tucked the adorable kitty & monkey from the new Lunar Animals set and accessorized them with party hats from Carnival Toppers and a balloon from Tandem Extras. I also stamped the “birthday” sentiment from Happy Everything below the embossed tag.Mama Elephant-MINI MESSAGES + MINI TAGSI’m in love with so many things on this card…the rainbow of mini tags for starters, but the kitty & monkey with party hats on just pushes me right over the edge! Mama Elephant always knocks it outta the park in the to-die-for cute department.

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!

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Right at Home-Holiday Release

downloadHi there! Today I have a couple of project to share with you featuring some new stamps by Right at Home. Nicole was so kind to send me a few from her new Holiday Release and here’s what I came up with.Right at Home-Christmas CrittersI used a bit of masking on the snowman from the Christmas Critters stamp set and did some bokeh stamping using the solid circle images from the Poinsettia set. The sentiment is from the Christmas Sentiments set. Such fun sets that all work so well together.
Right at Home-Christmas CrittersThis next one-layer wonder uses the same subtle color scheme and more of that gorgeous generation stamping.Right at Home-Christmas CrittersHere’s a video to show you how I created my cards.
You can see more of these stamps over at the Right at Home shop. Thanks so much for stopping by!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

25Days2015Hello there! Today I’m joining my sweet & talented friend Tracy McNeely for her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. For Day 9 of the event we are featuring Paper Smooches products.
Paper Smooches- Foliage 2 DiesI created a wreath tag using the Ovals 1 dies, Foliage 2 dies & Holly dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Sampler stamp set. Not exactly sure why adding glossy accents to holly berries makes me so giddy.
Paper Smooches- Foliage 2 DiesI have a couple more Paper Smooches projects to share. This next little tag uses the new Gift Tags 3 dies as well as the Holly dies and a sentiment from Holiday Cheer. Again, more glossy accents on the holly berries:) The pattern paper is from the Sparkle & Shine paper pack.
Paper Smooches-Gift Tags 3 DiesThis next little lunchbox note features the Snow Dudes dies as well as the Notebook Basic die with a sentiment from Freezy Fellas. I colored the insides of the die cuts with Copics. This is what my kids need to hear all day long….”dude, chill!” We have such a dramatic household. I’m sure I’m not alone, right? Just go with it:)
Gift Tags 3 DiesThere’s lots of fun giveaways & challenges to celebrate the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. Check out Tracy’s blog here for more information on how to enter & play along. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inklipse 1000 Subscriber Blog Hop

Blog hop banner 2Hi there! Today I’m joining several talented designers in a celebration hop honoring Simon Hurley’s milestone of hitting over 1,000 youtube subscribers. Simon is 13 years old, and he is also one talented little “go-getter” if I do say so myself.SSS-BlessedThe theme of the hop is watercolor, so I created this plaid background pattern using my distress inks as watercolors. For the sentiment I  adhered several word die cuts using the Blessed die & embossed another sentiment in white using the Big Add On sentiment set by Simon Says Stamp.
SSS-BlessedHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.
Simon has five giveaways by some amazing sponsors including:
Create A Smile Stamps
Brutus Monroe
Ellen Hutson
Newtons Nook
Alley Stamp
You can leave a comment here as well as over on Simon’s blog to enter the giveaways.
Your next stop on the hop is Nicole Picadura.
Thanks for hopping by!

Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 1

SHK-badge-featuredHi there! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for the Share Handmade Kindness challenge that my talented, kind & tremendously generous friend Jennifer McGuire is hosting over on her blog. I was completely blown away when I received this amazing package from Jennifer. Her thoughtfulness and creativity is inspiring. I am excited to play along this week and send out some happy mail to my family & friends.Sharing Handmade Kindness 2015I couldn’t wait to play with this fun new Acts of Kindness stamp set by Hero Arts. I think it’s just awesome that Hero Arts is donating donating 25% of the profits from these stamps to the Kind Campaign to support their efforts in ending bullying.Hero Arts-Acts of KindnessI embossed the envelope images in clear and painted over them using distress inks.Hero Arts-Acts of KindnessHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.

As you can see, my family is excited to be a part of the challenge, too…well, most of them are excited, ha!Sharing Handmade Kindness 2015I hope you’ll join in sharing handmade kindness and make sure you link up your project over on Jennifer’s blog. She is giving away some awesome prizes, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Window Watching

Hi there! Just popping in to share a cute little card that is up on the Mama Elephant blog today featuring the new Window Watching creative cuts as well as the Festive Mice stamp set.Mama Elephant-Window WatchingI created my front panel using the Index Card creative cut. I stamped the little girl from In My Heart and the Christmas lights & tree from Festive Mice. Then I masked off the images and blended in Buttercup pigment ink. After removing the masks I colored the images with Copics. I popped up the window frame and awning over the images with foam tape and embossed a sentiment from In My Heart in white.Mama Elephant-Window WatchingHow sweet is that little girl just daydreaming out the window, missing her loved ones during the holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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