Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mama Elephant Project: Joy, Love, Happiness

Hi there! I'm over at the Mama Elephant blog today to share a layout made with the So Breezy stamp set. It's a layout created to highlight and store my wooden heart magnet wedding favors.

The awesome open sentiments from the So Breezy set are perfect for any layout. Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see how I created this layout.

More details on how I tucked away my wedding favors in a long policy envelope on the Mama Elephant blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spotlight on SEI: Our Vows

TGIF! Hope everyone is had a great week. Earlier this week, I was on the SEI blog sharing this layout using their January Card Kit.

Collections used: January Card Kit (Think of Me die-cut accents), Promise Me, Entrada Frames, Field Notes Stickers, Gold Glitter Stickers

Stop on by the SEI blog to read and see all the details!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Rustic Spring

Good morning! Here for another Mama Elephant highlight of Rustic Spring. It is a perfect set for tag or card making!

Spring is right around the corner and this set is perfect to welcome it. When I saw the set, I knew I had to create a cute little spring scene, including yellow birdies, a birdhouse, and fluffy green grass. The nest is a real bonus. Turn it different ways to create the look of grass!

Materials used: Mama Elephant Rustic SpringCopic Sketch MarkersMemento Tuxedo Black Ink PadClearsnap ColorBox Chalk Ink Padscallop square punch, Nestabilities Dies

Isn't this an awesome spring set? Love it!

Don't forget to see what the rest of the Mama Elephant Design Team created!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Modern Borders

Good morning! Mama Elephant's Modern Borders is here to brighten your Monday. I absolutely love the twist on the typical zig zag. I used the crosshatch zig zag stamp to create some fun swiss-dot-like chevrons in varying tones. To simply finish the card off, I added a stamped heart and the cute sentiment.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Modern Borders, Say WhatColorBox Cat's Eye Inksheart punch

You know you need this set:

Make sure you check out the Mama Elephant blog to see what the rest of the DT created!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Say What

Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday! Here for another Mama Elephant highlight of Say What. It is full of lovely sentiments. I made a friendship card using all these perfect sentiments from the set and I topped it off with the Gemini girls from Cosmic Stars.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Say What, Cosmic StarsCopic Sketch Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad, scallop square punch

To create the background, I put all of the sentiments on a large acrylic block and stamped it twice. To give this fairly monotone card, I gave the dresses an ombre design to give the card just a subtle pop of color. Finally, to give the card some additional dimension, I framed the image with a scallop mat and raised it with foam tape.

Tell me this isn't one of the best stamp sets everrrrr!

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Mama Elephant Design Team created!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: So Breezy

Hello! Hope you're having a super Saturday. I'm here today to highlight Mama Elephant's So Breezy stamp set. As soon as I saw the set, I knew I had to pair it with the U.S. map from Geotagged. Inspired by a pirate's secret map, I turned the plus sign into an X to mark the spot we're wishing joy and lots of confetti hearts to. The heart dashed line when stamped edge to edge gives it a perfect trail. To finish it off, I added the sentiment to follow the dashed line.

Materials used: Mama Elephant So Breezy, Geotagged, Midnight Letters; CTMH ink pads, ColorBox Cat's Eye Inks, heart punch

Head on over to the Mama Elephant store now to get this set:

And don't forget to see what the rest of the Mama Elephant DT created with So Breezy.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mama Elephant February Stampede

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

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each to 3 lucky people! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 18th.

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook
  3. Follow/tweet about Mama Elephant on Twitter
For my Mama Elephant February Stampede project, I created a layout. My husband and I pretty much text in pictures. The ME Say What stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking dialogue and conversations. I used a bevy of sentiments from the set and created a grid by sewing clear pockets to the layout.

Here's a closer look at the details:

I stamped the "Say What" sentiment and the arrow on a punched tab. The arrow is perfect here because when you flip the pocket, there's some hidden journaling appropriately hiding behind "Say What?"

I like keeping more personal thoughts and messages tucked away and keeping the layout clean with more of a focus on the photos and letting them speak for themselves.

For the "Heeeeyyyyy" banner trio, I clipped the super cute stamp, "Heeeeyyyyy Sexy Lady" and shaped it to the curves of the ribbon banners to create my layout title. The best thing is that I can put the stamp together just as easily when I want to use the entire sentiment. A perfect stamp set for all of your scrapbooking and card-making needs. Happy stamping!

Your next jump is the talented Alice Wertz!
Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spotlight on SEI: Happy Valentine's Day

Dropping in to say Happy Valentine's Day!

Check out this banner I created using lovely SEI From Your Secret Admirer Think of Me Die-Cuts.

My theory about Valentine's Day is that everyday should be Valentine's Day! So show your sweetheart and loved ones lots of love every single day! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl