Thursday, October 29, 2015

Paper Smooches 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.  

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 I'm featuring the new Bookplates Dies and paired it with the new stamp set Sweet Escape! These stamps and dies are just a few of the awesome products in the November release! 

The bookplate die makes a perfect frame for the sentiment on this card. I love how it highlights the sentiment and adds a pop of color to this card. 

I can't wait to see what the rest of the team created for this release! 

Next up is Emily!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I'm Teaching!

Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to let you know that I'm teaching at Impress!

 Here is the class description...

Clear Stamps + Die Cutting = WOW!
Die cutting is such a fun trend! Come learn how to use die cuts with coordinating stamp images in traditional and unique ways. Ashley will introduce the basics of die cutting stamped images and show you the fun things they can do! You’ll enjoy making fun, trendy cards that will stretch your imagination and your supplies! This class will focus on products from Mama Elephant, Avery Elle and more! (32.00) 

Tukwila - 1:00 – 3:00 Sun. Nov 29 
UV - 6:30 – 8:30 Thurs. Nov 5

Contact the store if you'd like to sign up!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mama Elephant's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome to Mama Elephant's 3rd Anniversary Stampede! The new release is live and available for purchase in the shop ( right now!

I'm so excited to share a few of the new stamp sets! First up, is Blogging Buddies. This set is so fun! 

I created a fun background by putting large blobs of watercolor on my paper. Then I took a straw and blew the colors across the paper (inspired by Amy Tan). I flicked more color on with my paint brush and then finished up by blending on a little more ink.

The computer screen was stamped, die cut and colored the Copics. It's popped up on the background with foam adhesive.

Next up is the adorable Reindeer Games. This set will get a TON of use this holiday season! All the reindeer are adorable! 

I created the little one layer scene with several stamps for the Reindeer Games set on a tag from Tags a Lot. I colored the images with Copics and added a few sequins.

There is so much going on to celebrate Mama Elephant's 3rd anniversary! Check it out...

SALE - To celebrate this release, Mama Elephant is having a 3 day sale from October 15 through October 17 with discount code HAPPYTHREE for 10% off your entire purchase!

PROMOTION - Mama Elephant is having a fantastic promotion through October 31, 2015!!
* Get a free MINI MESSAGES 4x6 stamp set FREE for purchases over $100 
* Get both the MINI MESSAGES 4x6 stamp set and the MINI TAGS creative cuts die set FREE for purchases over $150 
(after discount applied, subtotal before tax/s&h, limit one free offer per customer/order). 

GIVEAWAY - Mama Elephant is also giving away three $25 gift certificates throughout all 3 days of the Stampede. To qualify to win, just leave a comment on this blog post! Winners will be selected and announced on the Mama Elephant blog on Monday, October 19th!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Alice

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Avery Elle: Think Pink Challenge

It's a new month and that means there is a new Avery Elle challenge! This month is...

The possiblities are endless! All you have to do is use pink! Fun, right?!

I stamped the girl and seal from Polar Pals, colored them with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I created the scene by layering a few banners from Scalloped Banners Elle-ments. 

I can't wait to see what you create! Enter the challenge HERE.