Mama Elephant Anniversary Stampede!!


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Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Mama Elephant Anniversary Stampede! You should have arrived here from the awesomely talented and always hilarious, Julie Ebersole! How awesome is her card?!?

I am so excited to be a part of this awesome stampede to help Mama Elephant celebrate 2 years! I love love love their stamps and dies and use them often in my card designs! So fun to celebrate this awesome milestone with Kryssi and Angela!

For my card, I used the new Season's Greetings stamp set along with the Cityscape Creative Cuts to create a wintery night scene on my card.

I love the bold script sentiments and the snowflakes in this stamp set and decided to use them together. I first cut out a piece of white cardstock with the Femme Frames dies and then used to Distress inks to create the night sky. I used Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Dusty Concord.

Once I had the sky done and the ink was dry, I heat embossed the "Let It Snow' sentiment with white embossing powder and a bunch of the snowflakes with silver pearl embossing powder from Ranger. I also added some water droplets to the paper to lift off some of the ink and give it the look of texture.

Once I had the sky all done, I added the city skyline in dark grey and black cardstock to make them look like silhouettes in the night sky. I added some clear wink of stella glitter to the tops of the buildings and matted the whole piece onto a piece of glitter paper before adhering it to the card base.

To complete the card, I added some sparkling clear sequins and silver stickles all around the embossed snowflakes to look like snow falling in the sky. ;)

Giveaways

In addition to the awesome sale that Mama Elephant is having (details on the graphic above), they are also having some awesome giveaways!

They are giving away three $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede, for 9 winners total! So make sure to leave comments as you hop along each day for a chance to win!
They are also doing exclusive prize giveaways on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so make sure to follow them for a chance to win!

All winners will be chosen and announced on Monday October 20th on the Mama Elephant blog.

Now let's get hopping!
The next stop on the stampede is the amazing Ashley Marcu!
Have fun and good luck!

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SSS November Card Kit | Winter Jubilee

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The Winter Jubilee card kit from Simon Says Stamp was released yesterday and it is definitely a new favourite, but I guess I always say that lol!! ;) I love the colours, the holiday themed stamp set, and the Lawn Fawn patterned papers! Everything goes together so well!

For my card today, I decided to stay really simple and let the stamped and embossed trees be the focal point on the card.

I stamped the two different sized trees with Versamark ink on the white cardstock that comes in the kit and heat embossed them with Turquoise Antiquities embossing powder and Verdigris Antiquities embossing powder.

These embossing powders are the most amazing aqua and green colours with little specks of gold (in the Verdigris) and silver (in the Turquoise) that when embossed, leave an amazing colour and texture. I wish you could see how awesome they are in the photos.

I also used the snow stamp and stamped it all over the background and heat embossed it with Silver Pearl embossing powder. It leaves a great shimmery colour that isn't too bold but still stands out enough to appreciate it. ;)

I cut all of the trees out and then adhered them to the snowy background. I used foam adhesive on the middle tree to make it stand it out.

To complete the card, I stamped the Be Joyful sentiment on the bottom and added one of the enamel bows to the center tree for a pop of colour. I matted the finished piece onto a red piece of cardstock from the kit and then adhered it to the card base with foam adhesive.

You can pick up the November card kit here for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!

Giveaway

I have an extra November card kit to give away! Just leave a comment on this post by October 22, 2014 for a chance to win!

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Happy Thanksgiving + Giveaway!!

Hello!! Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, so to all of my Canadian friends and family out there - Happy Thanksgiving!! We're off later today for a big turkey dinner with family, but today we get to be lazy and just hang out! Love that! ;)

I have a card to share today that I thought was fitting for the holiday, since it's a great time to reflect on the people and things in your life that you're thankful for.


To create this card, I first diecut the tree trunk out of a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and then cut out the words thank you as well, so I could create a diecut inlay effect. Once I had those parts cut out, I also cut out the leaves of the tree and stamped on the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

I adhered the diecut piece to a scrap piece of typing paper that was completely covered in adhesive and then added all the pieces that I diecut from glitter paper back in. I coloured the tree trunk with Copic markers before adding it back in, to break up some of the glitter.


For the card base, I heat embossed the My Favorite Things Woodgrain background onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock with Silver Pearl embossing powder from Ranger. I also added a piece of Slate cardstock as a mat, to make the focal piece stand out from the background.

I finished the card with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Sequins and Silver Stickles - definitely my current addiction lol! ;)

Giveaway

I have an extra set of the My Favorite Things Many Thanks die-namics to giveaway!


Just a little way to say thank you to all of you for visiting my blog and always leaving such sweet comments! I appreciate it more than you know! ;)
Leave a comment on this post by October 18/14 for a chance to win! Good luck!

I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family!! ;)

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