Today will be a great day! And you can bet on it with the Mama Elephant Today Was stamp set. It's perfect for everyday journaling or Project Life pages, but it's also perfect for card making!
I used the Today Was chevron frame to create a glitter pocket. The pocket consists of a Hambly overlay and an old dictionary page with glitter and sequins in between. I then created a tag with the sentiment "smiling's my favorite" and layered some gold heart confetti to finish off the card.
Hello, hello! Do I have a Hello for you! I'm happy to share with you Mama Elephant's Hello stamp set. All puns intended. :)
Look at these prefect speech bubbles to say hello. I love the beautiful penmanship and how you can change pretty much include whatever you want to say in the open area. I made a card with spring in mind to say "hello" and "how you doin'"?
Materials used: Mama Elephant Hello, SEI Think of Me puff stickers, Hambly overlay
Speech bubbles with interchangeable sentiments or write your own! A real must have set:
Make sure you have a look at the rest of the Design Team's projects on the Mama Elephant blog!
Happy St. Patty's Day! Here to announce the randomly selected Pay It Forward: Lucky March Madness commenter. I know I said I'd pick just one random commenter, but I looked at my stash again and I think I can certainly spare another package. So I randomly picked 2 commenters instead:
Randomly selected commenter #1 -- Miriam Prantner
Randomly selected commenter #2 -- Tammy B.
Miriam and Tammy, please contact me via email (lower left side bar) with your email address, mailing address, and blog address. I will be shipping out roughly 14 items to each of you.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to tell me about their stamp supplies storage system! And thank you Miriam and Tammy B. for taking some supplies off my hands. All I ask in return is that the randomly selected commenters enjoy the supplies, give them a new home, and make something incredible with them to brighten someone else's day.
Happy Sunday! Although, it's only March and Father's Day seem months away. But it'll be here before you know it! Mama Elephant's Papa Love is perfect for those special guys in your life, husband, father, grandfathers, and brothers.
Can doilies be masculine or be used to create a masculine card? I'm so into the Knot & Bow gold doily that I had to try. It seemed like a perfect challenge. A mustache trio + gold doily for my dad. I incorporated the gold doily in an abstract way so it'd appear like a king's crown and cloak. How'd it turn out?
Good morning! Hope you're having a lovely Saturday. Today, Mum's the word with Mama Elephant's Lovely Mums set. I created a card with some ombre stamping on the solid bloom. I find ColorBox Cat's Eye Queue Inks have been easiest to handle and achieve the soft ombre results. I then added a label-like strip, cradled the flower with a gold doily from Knot & Bow, and finished it off by stamping "Mum" in a similar pink, and sprinkled some sequins. Mother's Day is right around the corner and I'm looking forward to handing this card to my mum.
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, March 18th.
Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
For my Mama Elephant March Stampede project, I created a layout documenting my work desk on Valentine's Day. My husband sends me the loveliest floral arrangements every year. In our effort to reduce waste, he sent potted blooms the last two Valentine's Days. I love this photo because it shows last year's orchids which bloomed again along with this year's overflowing kalanchoe and ivy arrangement. Today Was and Lovely Mums is the perfect combination to highlight this photo.
Hi there! At the beginning of the year, I read several Facebook and blog posts about random acts of kindness to "pay it forward." My initial thought was that I'd love to participate as someone paying it forward.
Welp, with spring near, and Zen in mind, paying it forward starts now. I'd like to start living a simpler life with less "things" and more space. I started clearing out my craft supplies collection first, since that seems to take up the most space (next to my overflowing closet). I've accumulated so much unused or lightly used supplies that I don't see myself using in the near future, so instead of boxing it all away into storage, I'd like to pay it forward.
Here's what I'm thinking: Tell me how you store your stamp supplies by commenting on this post. Feel free to even share a link to a blog post about your stamp storage solution in your comment so that I may learn from you.
Here's how it'll work: I will randomly select a commenter on St. Patty's Day (March 17th, noon ET), and post the name of the randomly selected commenter on my blog. The randomly selected commenter will need to email me their name and shipping address. I will put together a package of at least seven brand new and lightly used supply items ranging from clear stamps to embellishments and ship it out via USPS. Because I love connecting with folks all over the world, I'd be more than happy to ship internationally too. So this is open to anyone in the world with a physical mailing address. Shipping is on me!
The package received by the randomly selected commenter will contain at least seven items. The photo below is only a representation of the goodies in my "pay it forward" stash and may not include the items shown here.
What else? All I ask in return is that the randomly selected commenter enjoy the supplies, give them a new home, and make something incredible with them to brighten someone else's day. And of course, I thank them for helping me towards clutter-free living.
Hi! While we had a bit of snow dumped in the north east just the other day, the warm temperatures immediately after are a sure sign that spring is right around the corner. I shared a card on the SEI blog the other day inspired by spring.
Light, airy, crisp, and spots of bright colors, using SEI puff stickers and label stickers, plus a cute sentiment from one of my favorite Mama Elephant sets, Smitten. Check out the SEI blog for more details.