Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mama Elephant Grand Opening Stampede–Blog Hop Day 1!!

 

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*THIS POST CONTAINS LOTS OF STUFF, INCLUDING PRIZE INFORMATION, SO PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH!*

 

OH EM GEE!!  I have been keeping a secret that has been KILLING me!!  LOL  The amazingly talented  and adorable Kryssi Ng contacted me a while back and asked me to help her launch her brand new stamp line, Mama Elephant, and of course I HAD to do it – Kryssi’s my girl!!  To say that I was blown away when I saw the images is an understatement – I was rendered speechless when I saw them.  The images that she and her friend created together are so right up my alley, I nearly cried.  Clean, simple, graphic and amazing – be still my heart!!  So let’s get down to business, shall we?

First off, here’s a little bit of info about Mama Elephant:

Mama Elephant is owned and operated by two childhood friends from NYC. We are so happy to bring the collaboration of our aesthetics to Mama Elephant! Our stamps are designed with card makers and scrapbookers in mind! Our stamps are carefully curated to provide optimal versatility with a wide variety of styles - cute, whimsical, bold, graphic, and fun!

So today is the Grand Opening of Mama Elephant.  Kryssi has arranged an amazing blog hop for your inspiration and viewing pleasure. The hop begins at the Mama Elephant Blog.  You should start there so that you don’t miss a thing!  Hopefully you arrived here from Kalyn Kepner’s blog.  If not, please head back to the Mama Elephant Blog to get caught up (I believe that there are prizes involved!!)

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas

I seriously swooned when I saw the images contained in the Believe In Magic set – cityscapes, snowglobes, silhouettes . . . they took my breath away!  Believe In MagicTo create my sample, I cut out a circle using my Circle Nestabilities for the snow globe.  I then stamped the cityscape, some snow and stars, and the bubbles at the top (the detail in this set is amazing, I tell ya!) using gray pigment ink.  I stamped the reindeer silhouette using black dye ink.  The base of the snow globe was stamped in the gray pigment ink and then cut out by hand – easy sleazy!  The sentiments in this set are so perfectly unique and perfect for the season.  I know you’re going to love this set, as well as the other new releases, as much as I do!

PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Believe In Magic (Mama Elephant)
INK:  Provincial Gray (Fresh Ink), Black Dye (Memories/Hero Arts)
PAPER:  Going Gray CS (Stampin’ Up!), Lido Venetian Patterned CS (A Muse Studio), White Linen CS (Ellen Hutson Essentials), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  ScorTape (ScorPal), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up!), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), White Satin Ribbon (PTI)

 

Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop, I wanted to let you know that in celebration of the Grand Opening, Mama Elephant is offering a 10% discount on all of the new releases (there are 8 awesome new sets) for the next two days, so you want to be sure and place your order right away!  Please use the code GRANDOPEN when checking out for the 10% off!

Now hop on over to Jennifer McGuire’s blog.  I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll be blown away by her genius!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for participating in the Mama Elephant Grand Opening – I appreciate it more than you know!

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89 comments:

smahrty said...

your card is beautiful! The stamp set looks magical.

Jingle said...

Your card is STUNNING! What a great way to really make this set shine! I love it!

JJ Bolton said...

Ack! I love it! Totally loving the non-traditional Christmas colors!!

Annette said...

wow this stamp set is amazing...great new company. your card is adorable..

Piali said...

OOOOH!!! Love the card...yum yum yum colors!!
The stamp set is Gorgeous!!!

Samantha Mann said...

oh my goodness!!! there is a little, perfect scene within your snowglobe!! omg! i'm officially in aw! wow!!! gorgeous!

mtscrapgal said...

Your card is lovely. I like your non-traditional color combo. The details of the stamps set(bubbles for the snow globe). I like the bold type of the sentiments too. Thanks

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely fabulous, Karolyn! I love the cityscape inside the snow globe!

Kara said...

Great card!! Really beautiful! I think this is my favorite of the sets!!

Jessica ML said...

I love the mix of pattern on the background with the wonderful snow globe! An unusual Xmas card yet totally wonderful.

Ashley Harris said...

OH EM GEE! is right my friend! Such a fabulous card! LOVE IT!!!

Simone said...

Love that snowglobe! Such a cute card!

Kerry said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love the non-traditional colors!

Janet said...

A snowglobe! How cute!

Jana said...

so cute

sandra said...

Beautiful card Karolyn!

Rochelle said...

Snow globe cuteness! I love it!

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute...Love this just ordered that set!

Tracey said...

Oh my, your card is awesome! Love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card! Great color combination, love the light gray of the snowglobe!

Virginia L. said...

You sure rock with Kryssi's new stamps, Karolyn!! Love love the elegant Christmas card that you showcased!

Jackie Rockwell said...

BUSY, BUSY lady, you are! Super CUTE stamps!!! LOVE the subtle non-traditional color palette you used for your card.

Maeghan Magante said...

Loving the snowglobe set! TFS!

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
LOVE your snowglobe! Reindeer are my favorite!

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet! I love the non-traditional colors!

andie librandi. said...

Looove your colors! That set is awesome...and um...there is even a little "air bubble" for the snowglobe! How genious!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, love how the grey & black ink works together with the stamps :)

makingcardsisfun said...

Gorgeous card! The color combo is so pretty! I also love the stamps you used! :)

pamela said...

Oh I saw the snowglobe and I love the elements for building it! Love that reindeer... so many fun things to do with it!

Jojorenee said...

This is a pretty card love the snow globe!

Katie said...

Lovely card!

Kryssi said...

Ohhh my sweet friend and confidant, Karolyn!! You continue to WOW me and thank you so much for your sweet words! I'm truly blessed to call you my friend! :)

Tina said...

This is the set I wanted to see in action the most and I just love how you used it. Your card is so beautiful and the colors are great.

Nicole Maki said...

Your card is INCREDIBLE!

I was sure I didn't need any more Christmas stamps... until now!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your card!! This set is SO CUTE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

donna mikasa said...

so charming! love your snow globe!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing. I love the snow globe stamp.

Nina Yang said...

Getting ready to put in an order! lol Awesome sample, Karolyn!

Van Nguyen said...

What's chic looking holiday card! Love the city and farm scrapes in the stamp set!

Flo S. said...

This set is cute. I love what you have done with it and what else can be done too.

Sue D said...

Wow--great card and very versatile set!

*Alison* said...

this is so much fun.. perfect for the holiday's :)

Gina said...

oh this is cute!...thanks for the chance! :)

Billie A said...

Your card is stunning. I can see why you would fall in love with them. I love the details of the stamps and the way you put them together. Great work and fun set.

Dee in N.H. said...

LOVE! your card! How fun is that?!

Anonymous said...

very good!

Yeli said...

Great use of a beautiful and clever stamp set.

Alice Wertz said...

love the unconventional colors. beautiful card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Ohhh, the colors are beautiful!

Joy said...

Gorgeous, I love the design and the sheer elegance of this beautiful Christmas card..hugs

The Paper Parade said...

This is my favorite set of the release! I love the idea of the reindeer over the cityscape :) Love your color combo, too!

cheiron said...

LOVE this card...fabulous color too!

Theresa said...

That snow globe stamp set is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! So many ideas going through my head!! Congrats on the new business venture!

Andrene said...

Awesome card. Love all of Mama Elephant's stamps sets and have already ordered a few, including this one!! Will definitely give your card a try. TFS!!

pcm said...

I agree! that is one fantastic set. great card!

Lizzie T said...

Squeal!! I love snow globes! What a great card and stamp set!

Pam Brinsmead said...

I love creating cards using different elements, so your snow globe ticks all these boxes and more. Have a great day.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Very nice!!! Snow globes are my favorite :)

Carol said...

Your card is truly "Magical" - just love the way you put this together.

Sandra said...

I love this set too - lovely card!
Sandra ltb

Sandie said...

Hi Karyoly, I feel your excitement of being on the team. Well done.
Beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.
Luv Sandie

karenelr said...

Oh, I love this set Believe in Magic,too! I can't believe all the details, either! Great card, BTW! Thank you for sharing and I am so excited for this new company and love all the sets so far!

Kailash said...

Love the gorgeous color combo, a very unique and precious card!!

Memories by Manda said...

Awesome card! I like how you can choose which base you want for the snow globe. I love how you used non christmas paper for the background. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Fabulous card, I love the great color combo! TFS =)

Erika's Cupboard said...

Carolyn I am "swooning" too over this stamp set. I sooo love the reindeer in the snowglobe. Nice nice job on the card!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeousness!

susy said...

I think I want to buy all the sets, they're gorgeous

Amy Kolling said...

Oh i love the idea of a snow globe! Your layout is fabulous!

cassie said...

love you card - the colors are fabulous and the stamp set is great!

Angel Estes said...

I love it!! A sweet card with a sweet stamp set. Makes me giddy for Christmas!

~amy~ said...

Love your gorgeous card!!!

Jessica said...

what a pretty and elegant card! love the combination of papers and stamps! :)

Margie said...

Beautiful card and unique color combo!

Kathy H said...

Love that snowglobe!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow you are right...this stamp set does take your breath away... love the snow globe idea and the sky lines.

Bonnie said...

This stamp set is wonderful,so many ways to use the images separately or together. Your card is sweet!

Emily said...

What a great set! I can see using this year round.

Gabriele said...

believe in magic - the name of the set says it all - what a fun card!

Holly Saveur said...

Super stampset!

Beth Matson said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combo. Looks like a fun new set to use.

Geri said...

What a pleasant and unexpected Christmas color combo! Love it! Thanks for the info on Mama Elephant. Going to scoot right over there and check things out :)

Joyce said...

Such a cute card. Love the dashing reindeer.

Maureen Hayes said...

These cards are amazing and the stamp sets look awesome. I am so glad you told us about this new company and participated in the blog hop.

liberal sprinkles said...

great card, love the snow globe!
grace

Jayell said...

This set is so cute and I love the card you made

jordanbev5 said...

Love your card and this new set! Fun snow globe idea brings back such fond memories!

Jennifer S said...

I love the snowglobe.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that you used non-traditional colors...so pretty!

 
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