15 September 2018

Mama Elephant | 6th Anniversary Stampede | Day 1

Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! The wait is finally over! The release is now live and available for purchase in the shop!

To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!

I’m so happy to join this fabulous event and celebrate this anniversary as a guest! Happy Birthday Mama Elephant and thanks for having me in the lineup! For this celebration, I’ve created two cards using the newest Santa’s Sleigh stamp set. Here is what I came up with:

For the first card, I created a night sky scene with the sleigh and the reindeer that I stamped, colored and cut out with scissors (but there are coordinating dies for this stamp set too). The small envelope falling from Santa’s gift bag is from the Incoming Mail stamp set. I die cut a stitched panel from white cardstock using the All Prettied Up creative cuts. Next, I die cut a circle from scrap paper that I used as a mask. I fixed the circle die-cut to the stitched panel with removable tape and sponged the background with Distress inks. I then splattered tiny white splatters over it. Once it was dry, I removed the circle mask and glued the stitched panel to the front of a white top-folded card base. I stamped the sentiment onto white labels, drew three sparkly stars and adhered two red enamel dots to add more interest.   

For the second card, I used the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set (Santa, sign and sentiment) again but mixed it with a lot of formerly released stamp sets. The stairs are from the Meowy Woofmas set. The gifts are from the Whimsical Winter and the Alpine Carolers sets. The envelope from the Incoming Mail set. The super sweet tiny bird is from the Reindeer Games set. I did the background using Distress Oxide inks. I colored some gifts with Wink of Stella clear glitter.

I hope you've enjoyed my card inspirations showcasing products from the newest September release. And now all sale, promotion and giveaway details! YAY! 

From 9/15 - 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!

From 9/15 - 9/30
Spend $100* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set.
Spend $150* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set and 'Hilly THANKS' dies.
Spend $200* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set, 'Hilly THANKS' dies, and 'Hilly HELLO' dies.

Please read all the fine print carefully! :)

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

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

Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!

Make sure you come back tomorrow as another line up of designers are ready to rock the new release!

Thanks for visiting my blog and happy hopping!

 ♥ Francine

12 September 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #402

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge! Here is what I came up with:

Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. For this challenge, I decided to showcase the newest Wildflowers stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Friendly Raccoons set. To add more depth, I sponged the background with Distress ink.

Here is the sketch #402 for this week’s challenge:

Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch! 

For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



11 September 2018

MFT & Friends | September 2018 Release

Hi everyone! It’s time for the September My Favorite Things & Friends spot! Today, the MFT design team and special guests are taking a fresh look at the most recent release.

My project is a small DIY gift bag for sweets or chocolate:

Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I used the Friendly Raccoons stamp set and the For you sentiment from the Meant to Bee stamp set. The gift bag was created using the Scallop Cross-Stitch Bookmark and die cut from Tickled Pink cardstock. The grassy border is from the Spring Scene Builder Die-namics and was die cut from Sour Apple cardstock. The fence is from the same Die-namics set and was die cut from Kraft cardstock. The tiny heart is from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set and was die cut from Wild Cherry cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Sweet Celebration paper pack.

Here is a mini tutorial on how I created this gift bag. As I said before, I used the Scallop Cross-Stitch Bookmark Die-namics. I die cut it twice from Tickled pink cardstock. I then scored both pieces at 3 1/8 Inches and cut both at 4 9/16 Inches. I adhered both together with glue at the bottom and attached them with ribbon at the top.  

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team and our awesome guests!  

For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks for visiting my blog…



04 September 2018

MFT September Release | Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things September product launch! Today, you can see all new products and they are available right now on the MFT online store!

Here is my card featuring the newest Friendly Raccoons stamp set:

Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I created a scene on the top area of the card. I created the grass and the sky using the Grassy Edges and the Cloud stencils. I blended them using MFT dye inks (Berrylicious, Sour Apple and Jellybean inks). The balloons are from the Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants stamp set. I colored them and added Wink of Stella clear glitter. I also added enamel dots for a colorful and bright look.

Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!

For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!



01 September 2018

Birthday Shadow Box

Hi everyone! I have a new post to share with you today. I’ve created a Shadow Box card for a birthday celebration. Here is what I came up with:

I’ve used images from several Lawn Fawn sets. The cow and the barn are from the Hay There set. The bunny from the Upon a Star set. The squirrel from the Forest Feast set and the balloon from the Elphie Selfie set. The plane with the banner and the happy birthday sentiment are from the Plane and Simple set. The cake is from the Plan on it – Birthday set. The pine trees are from the Happy Trails set.

That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting!

♥ Francine