Friday, June 26, 2015

Mama Elephant: Chance of Rain

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the new stamp set Chance of Rain. This set is super adorable with fun images and sentiments that perfectly match!

I created a scene with the child sheltering her little teddy bear. I colored the boots in bright colors and kept the raincoats neutral so that the boots would pop. The umbrella was also colored a fun bright color. 

I wanted to add a background to the card but kept it soft so the child and bear wouldn't be lost. To do this I lightly inked the cloud using a mask I created with Landscape Trio. Raindrops from Chance of Rain where added using the same ink color.

I added the ground using the same technique but with a different die from Landscape Trio. The final step was to add some glossy accents to the boots and add a little bit of coordinating patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Smooches: July Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on June 30th 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, June 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 29th 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. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in July!

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)

Today's cards used the new Bows dies. This die set is packed full with tons of adorable bows! So much fun! Here I added a bow the penguin from My Peeps. The sweet sentiment is from a new stamp set coming out this month too. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mama Elephant: Charmed

Hi Everyone! Ready for more Mama Elephant?!?!

Today's card features the new Charmed stamp set with coordinating dies. I started by stamping the wreath and using the dies to cut it out, Then I die cut an additional wreath from green cardstock. The two wreaths together make a fun statement. :) Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the wreath, banner and heart. I layered them all together and added a few embellishments. Ta da! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mama Elephant: Sunday Sentiments

Today, I'm sharing another card from the Mama Elephant release. :) I'd love to hear what you ordered or what is on your wish list. ;)

This card features the amazing sentiment set Sunday Sentiments. I have a thing for handwritten sentiments combined with simple fonts. The sentiments in the set are so thoughtful, unique and fresh. I paired these two sentiments with a dies cut wreath from Charmed Creative Cuts and a colored and die cut owl from Charmed.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mama Elephant: Sunday Stroll

Hi! The new Mama Elephant stamps are out and boy are they cute! This card uses two of the new sets and features Sunday Stroll.

This card started with a sentiment from Sunday Sentiments and then I build a scene on top of it using Sunday Stroll. The puppy is so sweet! This is one of those sets that I'll be reaching for a lot and using in so many different ways!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mama Elephant: June 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 new Charmed stamp set is over the top delightful! It is so fun to stamp!

My project started with the Lemongrass wreath. Then I layered in a Piggy Bank bow with a Rainwater banner. There are several sentiments that fit in the banner perfectly! The fox is adorable, especially with the added crown. :)

Ready for a giveaway and more inspiration

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 with our amazing designers!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Simon Says Stamp: The Color of Fun

Hey! Did you see the new Simon Says Stamp's coming! June 11th. I'll be shopping, will you?!?!! I recently was gifted one of the dies in the release. I sat down to create with it right away. Wanna see?

The new Relax die is so simple, trendy and spot on to what I LOVE working with! Beach themes are every where right now so I jumped right in with that in mind.

 I created my own wave mask and did a few varied layers with Sea Glass ink. It's very faint on camera but very cool in real life. Next, I used the die and mounted some patterned paper behind it from Crate Paper's Poolside collection

Finally, I layered more paper, cardstock shapes and a frame to complete my card.

This card is perfect for the summer. What a great sentiment for an end of the school year gift or to send someone off on an amazing vacation or to help someone feel better....

So, what do you think of the new relax die? Remember, if you want this die, or any new Simon Says Stamp product, it will be available June 11th.

Disclaimer: I was given this die but all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. :) As of the date of this post I am not a SSS affiliate. You click, you buy, I make nothing. ;)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mama Elephant: Playful Pups & Pop Up Trio

Hi! Today I'm over on the Mama Elephant blog sharing the new Playful Pups stamp set and Pop Up Trio dies. I've also thrown in another stamp set and die set because they are so much fun to combine!

I started with a sweet little puppy from Playful Pups, used the coordinating dies and colored it with Copics. Next, I used my ink blender and Lemongrass ink to lightly color white cardstock and cut out two layers of grass with the Grassy Trio

I love how the puppy can hid in the grass which ties in perfectly with the sentiment from Woodland Gifts.

The inside is what makes this card extra fun. Once the card reader opens the card the puppy, also from Playful Pups, is ready to play with the ball and the sentiment, from Woodland Gifts, continues. I used the Pop Up Trio to make the scene stand out.

Who wouldn't forgive these sweet dogs! I love them and I know you will too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Paper Smooches: You're an All Star!

I love when a new die or stamp makes you look at your "older" product in a new way. Paper Smooches new larger Flourishes 2 dies has done just that. 

I pulled out several stamp sets for this card including Party Posse, Noggin Toppers and My Guy. I built a little scene, using the Flourishes 2 die to add the idea of movement. Fun right?! The Polariod Die created the perfect frame (need more ideas for frames? check out my previous few posts) and grounded it all with some twine and washi tape.

The little slugger was colored with Copics. He is ready to celebrate for Father's Day or to encourage your favorite ball player. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!