Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on May 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, May 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Julia Stainton is filling in for Emily and Kristina Werner is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in June!

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)

Okay, now for a sneak peek at the new release!! Yay! The new Clipboard Two stamp set has so many fun images. I used the large clip grab on to a few tags and dies. So fun!

I created the blue tag with Gift Tag 2 Dies and cut the star out with Stars Dies. The red piece is the bottom of the Bookmark Die. I used the Gift Tag 2 Dies again for the white tag with a sentiment from Smarty Pants (one of my all time favorite stamp sets!). The cluster was finished off with another star from Stars Dies and then I added a layer of patterned paper with a little washi, enamel dots and a sequin. :)

I think the large clip hold everything together perfectly and is a great focal point for this card.

I can't wait to hop along with you! Let's see what every one else created! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mama Elephant: Bella Letters

I love customizing cards. Mama Elephant's new Bella Letters stamp set is perfect for doing just that. This sweet baby card uses the banner from Bloomsies to frame the name I stamped with Bella Letters.

The grass was inked up with a mask I created from Grassy Trio. The adorable squirrel and star are from Woodland Gifts and the sentiment is from Shooting Star. I love how all of these dies and stamp sets work so effortlessly together. 

What stamps sets are on your wish list from this release?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mama Elephant: Small Talk

Did you know ants are adorable? Well, you will after you see this new stamp set from Mama Elephant. ;) I love how they are always thinkin' outside of the box. 

My card today has all sort of layers, inspired by my son's ant farm. :)

I build a little scene on a journaling card, die cut from Peek a Frame. One little joyous ant was stamped on top of a log from Woodland Gifts. I used Copics to color the log, ants and shade blue around the scene to make things pop. Next I put in some grass die cut with Grassy Trio and Landscape Trio. I inked in a "ground floor" with a mask made from Landscape Trio and stamped three more ants. Aren't they the best?!

The scene needed a little more color so I added a few layers of journaling cards, die cut with the same Peek a Frame die I used for the scene. I stamped the grey card stock with Zenith Borders to add a little interest. Finally, I mounted the whole thing on a card panel cut from Peek a Frame that was inked up to match the scene.

Now do you like ants? I like these ones for sure!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mama Elephant: Woodland Gifts

Hi! Welcome to Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight weekend. This release is awesome and I'm so excited to share the new Woodland Gifts stamp set today. This stamp set was illustrated by the super talented Elena Roussakis. I know you'll adore these animals just like I do!

For my card I started with a base cut from Sew Fancy. I knew I was going to frame out a scene but wanted to extend the scene beyond the frame so I added the tall grass cut with the new Grass Trio. Next I worked on the scene, starting with stamping, coloring and die cutting the animals from Woodland Gifts. Next I die cut a white background with Starburst Cover. I made sure my "sandwich" wasn't too tight so the stars would stay in, then lightly colored them with Copics. Finally I stamped the log and mushroom in Moonlight and shaded them in to create a soft background.

I mentioned in my last post that I LOVE making my own die cut frames. Today I have another combo for you (be sure to check out my last post if you haven't already). This time I used the smaller frame from Sew Fancy with the journaling card from Peek a Frame. My final touch for this card was tucking in a cloud, cut from Stitched Sky, at the top of my frame.

What is your favorite stamp set from this release?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mama Elephant May Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

The stamps sets being released this month are AMAZING! So many great stamp sets...dies...I love it all! Today I get to share Bella Letters with you. I also used Woodland Gifts (eeep, did someone say cute animals?!?!)

I'm finally putting my Favorite Prints board on Pinterest to work. I picked a fun saying and stamped it out using the Bella Letters!

The bunny, from Woodland Gifts, helps out by adding the "heart" to the saying. LOVE this bunny! To create the grass in the background I created a mask using the new grass dies coming out this month. 

Finally, I created a frame to surround my little scene. I enjoy mixing dies and using them in as many ways as possible. So here is my new favorite combo. I die cut the journaling card die from Peek a Frame with the polariod die from Instalove. It creates a trendy frame that I've seen a lot in the scrapbooking industry. It's always fun to DIY your own frames. :)

Don't forget there is a great giveaway.... check it out!

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!

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Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Now let's get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!