Saturday, September 26, 2020

Nuts about you...

Happy Saturday friends!

I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog today with my first official blog post! New stamps are always exciting to add to our crafty stash. They bring with them new card ideas and fun new images to color. But I gotta say, the thing that gets me most excited whenever there is a new release is how I can 'mash up' my new stamps with older sets and breathe new life into those images. For my card today I really wanted to pair one of the darling fairies from the new Fairy Dance set with a happy squirrel from the older Oh Nuts set. This seated fairy was perfect because I knew she would look great resting on the branch watching her squirrel friend do a bit of a tight rope walk out there on the end of the limb.     

So I stamped them both first and masked them off before stamping the branch right over top. I also loaded up the branch with a bunch of acorns because I knew I wanted to use the Nuts About You sentiment from another classic Hello Bluebird set, Deer Friend. I placed all of that fairly high on my card front to help create the illusion that we are glimpsing them from up in a tree top. Then I stamped the ever versatile hillside from Storybook Friends in a lighter grey ink down towards the bottom of the card to help reinforce that perspective I was after. Once I pulled the masks away from the characters I was ready to color. Pretty fall hues of orange, brown and yellow accented with dusty blues and purples really captured the look of a lovely autumn afternoon. To finish off the card I framed the scene using the pinked edge of the Gallery Frame #3 die. I'm not sure why but pinked edges always remind me of fall as well so it seemed quite appropriate.

Alrighty then, enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay crafty my friends! 



Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #3 die
Sharpie extra fine white paint pen 
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
sky- BG0000, BG70, BG72, BG10, 0
mountains- BV20, BV23, V20
landscape- Y11, Y21, YR23, E33, E35, YR24, Y35, YR27, E59, Y02, E97, E09, E31, E33, E35, E55, E57, E79
branch/acorns- E31, E55, E57, Y11, Y02, YR21, YR14, YR27
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E35, E29
dress/wings- YR31, YR24, YR27, Y17, YR15, YR18, V20
squirrel- W0, W1, W2, W4, W6, R000, R00, E04

Pumpkin kisses...

Hello, hello!
 
I'm on the Bellarific Blog today with a new Scenic Saturday card to share. With October fast approaching it is time to start decorating for the season here at my house. A cornerstone of that seasonal decorating has always been the good ol' pumpkin. Big ones, small ones, orange ones, white ones, it just isn't Fall around here until there are some pumpkins on the porch. And I knew I had the perfect Bella stamp to capture this special time of year... Bundle Girl at the Pumpkin Patch has made the trip to her local farm and found the biggest and best pumpkin that she can carry. This little cutie seems bound and determined to get that perfect pumpkin back to her home so she can carve it up into a spooktacular jack o'lantern. 

Whenever I have a stamped image like this that is very obviously in motion, I like to stamp them closely to the edge of the card opposite the direction they are facing. By doing this, it creates plenty of space on the card for them to 'move into'. That empty space then becomes the perfect place for a bit of scene building to help tell the story and more importantly, the sentiment. If I were to stamp her in the center of the card or even closer to the right edge, the momentum her 'walking' eludes to would lead the viewers eye right off the edge of the card. So by placing her on the left, I can take advantage of that momentum and make it work in my favor design wise. Now the viewers eye is lead right to the Fall Sentiment, creating a more cohesive design. It's a small thing to think about when stamping that can make a big impact on your cards. :) 

Stay crafty my friends!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl at the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Sentiment set
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG95, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y26, E55, E57, E47, B00, B52
pumpkins- YR31, YR15, YR07, E39, E81, E84, E87, YG01, YG63, YG97
sky- BG000, B00, B52, YR30, 0
ground- E30, E41, E42, E43, E44, Y23, YR23
hedge/fence- E59, YR12, YR24, YR14, E31
 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

We go together like hocus and pocus...

TGIF! 

I'm up on the TGF blog today and I really wanted to play with the Halloween Nite digi set again, this time taking some of the elements and combing them with the Porch and Porch 2 digi sets to create a front stoop all decked out for Halloween. Once again the larger slimline card size gave me enough room to tell the story that I envisioned without having to sacrifice any of the builder elements that I wanted to include. This time around the bats and ghosts become silly window clings creating an inviting environment for our little trick or treater... Hallo Bean. She's an oldie but a goodie and still one of my all time favorite TGF Halloween images. I paired her with a new favorite... the meowing kitty from the Build-a-Laundry set and together they are both ready and waiting for some candy!   

Alrighty, here's hoping your weekend is full of more treats than tricks!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Halloween Nite set, Hallo Sentiments set, Porch set, Porch 2 set, Build-a-Laundry Room set, Hallo Bean)
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E55
clothes- C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10, 100, Y02, Y17, V04, V15, V09, YG00, YG01, FYG2, YG09, G07YR04, YR18
porch floor/door mat- E30, E31, E34, E44, E74, E31, E35, YR24, E57
siding/window/door- W00, W0, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, N1, N3, N5, Y02, Y15, Y17
jack o'lanterns- YR15, YR07, E09, E84, E87, Y02, Y15, Y17, YR30, YR31, E31
hay bale/bushes- Y04, YR23, YR24, E37, YG25, YG95, YG97, YG99
kitty- C3, C4, C7, C8, R30, E04
lantern/kettle- T3, T6, T9, Y11, Y08, G20

Don't be a scaredy cat...

 

Hello!

I'm back with my second guest designer post for Whimsy Stamps. I mentioned last week that I couldn't wait to dive into a Halloween card so of course I went all out in the spooky cute department for my card today. This frightfully fun scene actually combines three newly released stamps from
Whimsy, Haunted Parlor, Spooky Kitties and Fuzzy Spiders. Black cats and Halloween just go hand in hand, or should I say hand in paw? LOL, anywho... so I stamped and masked this Spooky Kitty with the broom then stamped the Haunted Parlor right over top. Once the mask was pulled off it now looked like kitty was caught standing there red handed as he 'borrows' the witch's broom for a midnight ride all on his own. The parlor itself was decked out in traditional Halloween colors and the spider webs were added at the very end of the creative process to help push kitty back into the scene a bit more. That and the addition of a sentiment really helped pull this fun story all together. :)

Once again I would like to thank Whimsy Stamps for inviting me to join the fun this month and I can't wait to see what you have planned for Christmas!  
 

Stay crafty my friends!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps-
Whimsy Stamps (Spooky Kitties, Haunted Parlor and Fuzzy Spiders), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
walls- V12, V15, V17, BV13, BV04, BV17, BV29
floor/railing- E71, E74, E77, E79, E81, E84, E44, E49
couch- C00, C2, C4
painting/chair/clock- YR15, YR04, YR18, C2, C5, C7, 100, Y02, Y26, E23, E25, E27, E29
broom- YR23, YR24, E35, E39, E55, E57, E59
kitty- BG000, C1, 0, YG21, YG07, G09, G29, T3, T4, T5, T6, T8, 110, R30, E93, E04, RV95, E79
runner- YG01, YG07, G07, G29


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Happy Halloween...

Hey friends!

There is a special super mini release at Purple Onion Designs today with the new Pumpkin Charm stamp by Stacey Yacula. This completely adorable Halloween stamp shows a bunny and mouse working together to carve out a giant pumpkin in time for the holiday. Not only that but for a limited time POD is also running a FREE SHIPPING discount on all domestic orders over $75 (no code needed) and $7 off international orders over $75, making this the perfect time to fill up a cart with fun new stamps for this holiday card making season.

I wanted my pumpkin carving party to take place out in the woods so I paired them up with the older Birch Tree Background stamp and a few freehand tree silhouettes even further in the background. The colors in that sky are a bit more pastel than you see on most Halloween cards so I made sure to add a bit of traditional orange and black in the scarves the critters are wearing. The sentiment is from the Essential Happy Sentiment set and it is the perfect straight forward greeting that I needed to bring this darling card together. :)

Toodles!  


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Pumpkin Charm, Birch Tree Background and Essential Happy Sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, london fog and tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
sky- YR30, YR31, R81, R83, V95, V99, YR02

trees- V93, V95, V99
pumpkin- Y15, YR02, YR15, YR07, E25, E81, E84, E87
grass- YG21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
ladder/stool- E43, E44, E47

bunny- E50, E81, E31, R30
mouse- N0, N1, N2, N4, R30
scarves- Y35, YR04, YR18, 100

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Autumn blessings...

Hello friends!

My Dreamerland stamps were calling to me yesterday and this pretty gal in particular was really wanting to get inky. She is called Thinking of You and I can't get over how lovely she is. With the wind so obviously blowing through her hair I knew she would look great in a fall scene with leaves blowing in that same breeze. So I paired Thinking with the much used Mix and Match Mailbox and Wall set as well as the Mix and Match Window and Gate set. The birch trees from the Mix and Match Trees and Leaves 01 set were then stamped in a lighter grey ink behind her so they would appear further off in the distance. Once all of that was mapped out it was a fairly quick and easy coloring session to create this lovely autumn day and I'm so happy with it!
 
Ok, I've gotta head into town today so time for me to get ready. Have a good one! 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Thinking of You, Mix and Match Mail Box and Wall, Mix and Match Window and Gate, Mix and Match Trees and Leaves 01), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, espresso truffle and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20 

hair- Y32, YR14, YR27, E29
clothes- YR30, E50, E31, RV25, RV29, E18, E19, YG23, YG95, YR16
wall- E42, E43, E44, E47, E81, E84, E31, E34, W2, W4, W5, E71, E74, T3, T5, C3, C5
ground- E30, E50, E31, E43, YG01, Y11, YG11, YG91, YG93, YG63, G94, G99
sky- BG10, BG11, BG53, C00, C1, 0
 
trees- W2, W3, W5, T6, Y11, Y15, Y26, Y28


 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Autumn Greetings...

 Good morning!

I received my order from the Purple Onion Designs anniversary sale last week and it was full of fall and Halloween cuteness that I've been quite eager to get my hands on. And I know I've told y'all about my fondness for adorable scarecrows and their black bird friends so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see that the first stamps to get inked are just that, LOL! I mean come on... aren't they a completely darling pair? For the background I grabbed another new stamp, the 2 Cornfields and stamped the larger field twice after masking off Mr. Scarecrow. Having those detailed stalks in the front allowed me to quickly fill in the space behind them with a bunch of vertical stripes in various brown and golden hues to effectively elude to the rows of drying corn stalks behind them. It's a simple scene but to me it really captures that feeling of fall. :)

 TTYL!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Scarecrow and 2 Cornfields), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Papertrey Ink Noted pinked edge die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
scarecrow- E50, E42, E81, E84, E08, E19, Y02, YR24, E39, E55, E57, E79, YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, E87, E89, E23, E25, E47

crow- C3, C4, C6, Y11, Y17
sky- BG0000, B000, B41, B32, 0, C00, C1
corn field- Y11, Y21, YR23, E44, E47, E39, YG93
dirt/grass- E31, E42, E43, E44, G24, YG93, YG95, YG97, G94

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Happy Howl-oween...

 

Hello again!

Yesterday Sweet November Stamps added two new clear sets to the shop, Falling Into Fairwees and A Little Hello-ween. We celebrated with a day full of Live coloring videos and these are the two resulting cards that I made with the suggestions and feedback of all the crafty gals who came to hang out with me.

This sweet Fairwee from the new Falling Into Fairwees set is balancing high on a bare branch overlooking the colorful autumn forest below. A crisp evening breeze has kicked up and is swirling playfully around her. The little inch worm included in the set is looking on as the leaves dance in the air.

In the afternoon we colored this cute Witchwee with her wee werewolf pal from the A Little Hello-ween set. I paired them with the Tree Silhouette background stamp from Whimsy to quickly add in a whole forest of bare trees behind them. This made for a super quick card that  still tells a sweet Halloween story. 

We also had a couple chances to win the new stamp sets and the winners will be announced in the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook later this morning. Also, digi loving fans of the Witchwees need to be sure they are signed up to get the Sweet November monthly newsletter because there is going to be a little magic in there this month... hint, hint.  Not a subscriber yet? No worries, go to the bottom of the Sweet November Stamps home page and sign up now. :)  
 
 

Toodles!

Yay Fall supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (Falling Into Fairwees), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Howl-oween supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (A Little Hello-ween), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment), Whimsy Stamps (Tree Silhouette)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Saturday, September 19, 2020

New clear stamps from Sweet November!

 

Hello friends! 

Here we are with our second release of two clear sets at Sweet November Stamps! Once again, I don't want our digi fans to fret. Digital images aren't going anywhere as clear stamps will only be added to the line up sporadically. Because of the pressing process used to create stamps they do better with simpler images and line work, leaving us with plenty of the more detailed characters to enjoy as digital images that we can manipulate, play with sizing and all of that good stuff. Still, sometimes you just want that satisfaction of physically pressing ink to paper and that is where these little cuties come in. 

First up, the Fairwees are fluttering back on the scene in the new Falling Into Fairwees set. As the seasons begin to shift from the heat and hustle of summer to the slow cool down of autumn we have the tiny little Fairwees to thank for painting the leaves in their glorious new colors and helping them to fall, gently blanketing the ground below. This set includes four fall Fairwees, a ladybug, inchworm and bare branch for additional scene building possibilities.  


Next, the Witchwees are making a comeback just in time to help us celebrate their favorite holiday... Halloween! The A Little Hello-ween set includes four fabulous Witchwees, a sentiment, owl and bat friends for good measure. The Witchwees may be small in stature but they add big time magic and whimsy on every Halloween card they call home. 

Digi loving fans of the Witchwees I promise I didn't forget about you! Just be sure you are signed up to get the Sweet November monthly newsletter because there is going to be a little magic in there this month... hint, hint.  Not a subscriber yet? No worries, go to the bottom of the Sweet November Stamps home page and sign up now. :)

Now be sure to go check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Fairwee and Witchwee inspiration from Melissa, Tee and our very special guest designer... Faye Wynn Jones!   
You can also find us on Instagram @sweetnovemberstamps and don't forget to use the #sweetnovemberstamps any time you share a card or project using SN images so we can see all of your beautiful makes!   

Hello Fall supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (Falling Into Fairwees), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E21, E33, E25, R00, R20
hair- T3, T6, T9, 110
clothes/wings- YR21, YR14, YR27, E39, YG01, YG25, YG95, YG97, Y00, Y02
sky- BG70, B41, B32, Y000
branch- E70, E71, E43, E44, E47
leaf- Y11, YG00, YG01, Y21, Y26, E31, E35, E57

ladybug- R35, R29, E18, C4, C6, T7
background- Y00, Y11, Y02, YR82, YR65, YR14, B60, BV000, BV02, BV13, G21, YG01, YG63
trees- BV02, E77, Y15, Y26

Hey there pumpkin supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (A Little Hello-ween), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Catherine Pooler orange peel
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
sitting witch hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
sitting witch clothes- BV13, BV04, BV17, BV29, RV63, RV66, RV99, W5, W7, W10, C1, C3, C5, Y18
standing witch hair- E55, E57, E79
standing witch clothes- YG21, YG23, YG25, YG95, YG97, W5, W7, W10, C1, C3, Y35, YR04, YR18, Y02, Y18, V04, V09
pumpkins- YR15, YR04, YR24, YR27, YR18, Y17, E19, E81, E84, E87, Y02, FY1

mouse- N1, N2, N4, RV42
pumpkin guts/paper- Y13, YR15, Y17, C1, C2, E81, E84
floor- E31, E33, E34, E57

fireplace- C2, W2, W3, W6, W7, W8, W10, T4, T6, T8, 110
wall/sign- V12, V15, V17, YG21, YG93, E81, 0, E44

Friday, September 18, 2020

If the broom fits...

 TGIF!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to ink up a new stamp from the CC Designs order that was still sitting on my desk waiting for some love. Yes, yes... I still have a tendency to collect stamps faster than I can get them on a card but that is why it feels so good when I do get to play with them quickly. This amazingly cute little witch is part of the new Witchy Way set by Roberto's Rascals. She absolutely had me at hello, probably because in another Halloween life I would be her... short, round but still super eager and excited to play with magic and maybe even cause some mischief LOL! I can just see her defying our expectations of one so short and levitating up to the window sill before taking off on her broom into that spooky green sky, gleefully giggling the entire time. Speaking of that window, I created it by die cutting the arch shape out of a large piece of transparency and laying it down over the masked witch. This blocked everything but the inner arch shape when I then stamped the large Tree Silhouette background stamp from Whimsy over top. Which in turn gave me the general guide lines for coloring in the stone wall around it. I gotta say, this was another fun one from start to finish. ;)

 Alrighty then, I will be back tomorrow to celebrate the brand new CLEAR STAMP release from Sweet November Stamps and I will be coloring LIVE twice over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page! So mark you calendar for 11am PST and 3pm PST as I continue to celebrate the fall and Halloween season with even more cuteness!

Toodles! 


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Witchy Way set), Whimsy Stamps (Tree Silhouette)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R30

hair- YR15, YR27, E99, E29
clothes- C0, C2, C4, C5, C7, C9, C10, YG0000, YG00, FYG1, RV63, RV66, RV99, BV13, BV17, BV29, YG23, YG99, BG10, 
sign- E30, E31, E34, R71, E74, E47, C3
floor- E30, E31, E42, E43, E44, E49

wall- W0, W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, W9, T4
sky/glow- YG00, YG01, FYG1, FYG2, G00, G02, G05, G07, G29, YG11
broom- Y11, YR23, YR24, E37, E31, E43, E44, YG00

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Bundles of hugs...

 

Hello crafty friends!

I'm just tickled pink to be joining Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer once again this year! And I gotta admit, this is a favorite time to be joining the fun because we are right in the thick of crafting for the upcoming holidays and
Whimsy always has amazing stamps for those special occasions. I thought about jumping right in with a Halloween card but when I saw these amazingly cute squirrels in the new Bundles of Hugs set I couldn't let the fall season pass without inking them up. When thinking about how to put the scene together using all three of the squirrels I had to come up with ways to get them on three different levels so that the overall design would be more active and dynamic. That's when I remembered the tree stump that comes in the PDP Harley stamp set... it's the perfect lift for the acorn balancing squirrel! I also grabbed the little fairy door that comes in the PDP Raden set and added it to the stump to create a home for these squirrels to hibernate in once they are done foraging and showing off, LOL! I stamped the third squirrel with the sunflower nice and high on the card then simply colored in a wooden fence for him to be standing on. Because there was so much brown going on between the fence, tree stump and bushel of apples, I decided to make my squirrels grey so they would really stand out against the warmer tones. I'm so pleased with the cheeky story this scene tells and how animated and alive these little cuties appear to be.  :)
 

Well that's it from me today, later gators!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Bundles of Hugs, Polka Dot Pals Harley and Polka Dot Pals Raden)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico ice ice baby
Trinity Stamps stitched slimline die
Copic markers:
fence- E30, E31, E34, E71, E74, E47, C3
sky- B21, B000, B60, C00, C1, 0
tree stump- E31, E34, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E55, E81, E84, B41, C4, W3, W6, YR21, YR16
grass- YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y21
bushel of apples- E30, E31, E53, E43, E44, E33, E35, C0, C1, C4, YG03, YG63, G99, Y15, Y18, YG21, R22, R35, R46, R89, E18
acorns- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
sunflower- Y13, Y15, Y35, Y26, YR27, E35, E29, YG25, YG17, G99
leaves- Y13, Y17, YR14, R59/YR65, R43, R56, E18/YG01, YG21, Y13, Y18, E15
squirrels- E40, E41, E43, W0, N0, N2, N4, R30, E04
water/rocks- B0000, B00, B12, B23, C1, T3, W6
scarf- YR31, YR15, YR27, R14, R29, E18

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Who glows there...

Good morning!

I gotta tell you, I have had the general idea for this card stuck in my head ever since I first got my hands on the darling Frightful Little Bits set from Hello Bluebird. I love, love, love this wee little ghostie decked out in specs and toting a lantern. I could just picture him floating through a dark wood at night, lighting the way as he goes... both with the lantern and his own glowing body. The only real shift in design came when I added the new Gallery Frame #5 die to my collection and I decided to use it and break up the scene into three separate little vignettes. I really like the additional space this gave me for the scene and how it kind of looks like a comic strip now. A good mix of Halloween and non-Halloween stamp sets went into creating this scene... the trees from the Picked For You set and the distant hill from Storybook Friends are both fantastic for a number of different kinds of scenes. Pumpkin Time and Leaf Play are both more general fall type sets but all those little extra builder images work great for Halloween scenes too. I wanted the 'who glows there' sentiment to look like it was glowing too so I used white embossing powder and heat set it. But because I also left the area around it rather light the sentiment is kinda hard to read in this photo. It's a bit better in person but live and learn, right? ;) 

Have a good one my friends! 




Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #5 die
Sharpie extra fine white paint pen 
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
sky/land- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV23, BV25, BV29
pumpkins- Y00, YR31, YR23, YR27, E39, E84, E87
leaves- Y21, Y26, Y28, YR14, E25, E29
acorns- E33, E35, E55, E57, E49
road- E30, E42, E43, E44
trees/mushrooms- E81, E84, E87, YR27, YR18, R89
lantern-100, Y0000, Y00, Y02
ghost- G000, BG0000, BG01, C1, FYG1

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Celebrating 8 Years with Mama Elephant!




Welcome to a very special Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! It's been a whirlwind of a year and we thank you for all your continued support! This month we are celebrating 8 years with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends!

So join us with some free goodies and our annual sale! 



You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!

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That's not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day 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: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/leave a comment for us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)


Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Jennifer Rustioni » www.armieritagli.com
Keeway Tsao » www.kiwikoncepts.com
Kathy Racoosin » www.thedailymarker.com
Mama Elephant » www.mamaelephantblog.com

 
Hi friends and welcome!
 
I can't tell you how excited I've been to be asked to join Mama Elephant today and help them celebrate 8 amazing years! That is a huge milestone and reading the info posted above you can see that they are going big with not only a super sized holiday release but also a store wide sale with free shipping and gifts, what's not to love about that? 
 
I immediately fell head over heels with the stamp sets I was sent to create with, some full of that classic Mama Elephant charm as well as a new artist that I think brings a whole new level of cuteness to their already adorable offerings. That particular set is called Best Gift Ever  and it includes four cute kiddos wearing their Christmas pajamas, their faithful pup and a handful of sentiments. Right away an early Christmas morning scene popped into my head with these siblings gathered around the Christmas tree, gifts from Santa in hand.
 
Next we have the Sincerely Yours set full of adorable bunnies writing letters. While I stuck with the Christmas theme for this card the set actually includes a couple sentiments that make these sweet stamps versatile beyond holiday crafting. Though I'm a sucker for a good letter writing campaign trying to convince Santa you've been good all year, so for this first time inking them up it just had to be in that holiday spirit. ;)

 
Finally, the Let it Snow set takes us out into a cold and blustery winter day. This set includes all of my favorite things, cute snowmen, a darling penguin, pretty script sentiment and a birch tree... one can never have too many birch tree stamps in my opinion, LOL! That sweet little penguin looks like he is leaning in trying to find some warmth with his snow pal there. I don't know how well that will work out for him but at least they can enjoy each other's company. 
 
Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to the amazing Miss Kathy Rac's blog for the next stop on this first day of the Stampede!