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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SSS-November Card Kit

Hi there! I’ve got a couple of projects to share using the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit.SSS-Apple of My PieThis card features the Apple of My Pie stamp set that is included in the November kit. Guess what I used to get such perfectly spaced, stamped and staggered banner stripes? I finally cracked and bought a MISTI. I got the new etched one, and she is purrty. I was such a sceptic, and didn’t think I needed it. I was dead wrong. This thing is awesomesauce! I kept my stamp in the same position on the MIST and just moved my paper using the grid lines to get perfectly consistent spacing. I was literally dancing a gig when I stamped this card.
SSS-Apple of My PieGuess what everyone’s getting on their Thanksgiving place setting this year? One of these cutie-patootie little boxes(with chocolate in it of course:)
SSS-November Card KitI used the pattern papers that come in the November kit and a box cut file on my Silhouette to whip these little puppies up. I punched a hole in the top of each box and threaded a small ribbon. to use as a pull. Saw this idea on Pinterest, of course:) I stamped a greeting on one and threaded it onto the ribbon.
SSS-November Card KitI’m thinking that a Lindor Truffle might just fit in there snug as a bug in a rug. Man those things go down easy, don’t they? They’re dangerous to have in my house! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches October Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Paper Smooches-EvergreensI’ve created two cards featuring the new Evergreen dies.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensFor my first card I created a snowy background by blending in Maliblue & High Dive ink and adding some white embossing paste with the Falling Snow stencil.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensThe trees were colored by blending in Jellybean & Lucky ink with a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set.Paper Smooches-EvergreensTo create the rainbow background on this card I smooshed some distress inks onto my craft mat and added water to create the most gorgeous watercolor palette. As long as you keep everything very wet and use watercolor cardstock, the inks will blend like magic. These are obviously my favorite colors on earth: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean.
Paper Smooches-EvergreensI also added a die cut sentiment using the new Let It Snow die by Paper Smooches. You can see how versatile these new Evergreen dies are. I love that you can get different looks by using either the positive or the negative parts. Enjoy the rest of your hop & have a fantastic day!

SSS-Lattice Grid & Holiday Poinsettia

Hello! I’m just popping in to share another project from the Create Joy release with Simon Says Stamp using the new Holiday Poinsettia die as well as the gorgeous Lattice Grid background stamp.SSS-Holiday PoinsettiaI’m pretty much in love with this Lattice Grid background stamp. It is such a fabulous geometric pattern that can be used for any and all occasions with a million different techniques. I embossed it in clear and blended some Jellybean & Lucky ink for a festive holiday background to my poinsettia. This gorgeous Holiday Poinsettia die paired perfectly with the Christmas word die, which I stacked up and coated with clear glitter. This is easy to do using the Stick It adhesive sheets. I colored the poinsettia with Copics and adhered it without the frame.
SSS-Holiday PoinsettiaI added just a few Sparkling Clear sequins and the rest is history! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Brushstrokes

Hi there! I have another Mama Elephant project to share with you using the new Brushstrokes stamp set along with the new Merry creative cut.Mama Elephant-BrushstrokesI stamped several brushstrokes using Mama Elephant’s pigment inks. Then I layered up four of the Merry creative cuts and added a sentiment from Jolly & Merry.
Mama Elephant-BrushstrokesI am in Columbus Ohio this weekend teaching a class with Kelly Alvarez from Lawn Fawn for the Simon Says Stamp Create event. There is an awesome shop set up on site that is open to the public with lots of live demos and make n’ takes. If you are nearby, please stop by and say howdy:) Simon Says Stamp will be sharing lots of photos on Instagram & fun videos on Periscope, too, if you can’t make it. Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more creations using this gorgeous new Brushstrokes stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant-Twinkle Towns

Hi there! I’m back with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Twinkle Towns stamp set with coordinating dies. This is a gorgeous and festive set, and the first thing I thought of when I saw it was “shaker ornament”. I couldn’t wait to try it.Mama Elephant-Twinkle TownsI did a little rock n’ roll stamping on my pine needles using Mojito & Lucky. Then I stamped the ornament and used on of the Nested Circle dies to die cut the inside of the ornament to create my shaker window. I filled it with some delicious Rainforest sequin mixes from Lucy’s Little Things shop. Finally I die cut several of the “oh joy” word dies and layered them up for thickness, inked them with Apple pigment ink & Lipstick Red and added a bit of clear Wink of Stella for holiday shimmer:) I drew the ornament line using my Multiliner pen and tied a teen bow with silk ribbon. Ever wonder how to get such a perfectly tiny bow? Use a fork (yes, of course I got the idea off of pinterest :)
Mama Elephant-Twinkle TownsCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects featuring this gorgeous new Twinkle Towns set. Thanks so much for looking!