Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mama Elephant 4th Anniversary Stampede - Day 2!

 

Hello stampy friends!!

 

It’s Day 2 of the Mama Elephant 4th Anniversary Stampede!!  You should have arrived here from Keeway Tsao’s blog – one of my fave bloggers these days!!   If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  I’m so honored to be included among Mama Elephant’s friends who are joining the hop to celebrate four amazing years in business!  Kryssi and Angela are two of the sweetest and most talented people in the biz, so I couldn’t be happier for them and am thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion with them!  My projects appear after the hop details!

 


 
Welcome to the very special #celebrating4years with Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!
 
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Check out this year's promo!


 
 
From 10/15-10/17
Take 10% off the entire store.
In stock items only. No rain checks.
No coupon code needed. All prices as marked.
 
 
From 10/15-10/31
Spend min $100* - get a free 'Just a Note' 4x6 stamp set.
Spend min $150* - get a free 'Just a Note' 4x6 stamp set and 'Zipper' creative cut die.
 
Subtotal minimum amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
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Free item(s) valid only a single order. Orders cannot be combined.
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Free offer valid 10/15-10/31 or while supplies last!
 
 


To celebrate this mega anniversary release, up for grabs are three $25 gift certificate to the ME store! That's a total of 9 winners for 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/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

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

We have so many amazing guest designers joining for for this Stampede. It's a long list so we're breaking it up into 3 days so everyone gets some love.

Here are today's designers, make sure you 'stampede' your way through all of them and check out what they created with the newest products!

Mama Elephant
Kathy Racoosin
Keeway Tsao
Karolyn Loncon
Laura Bassen
Vera Rhuhay

Remember to come back tomorrow for MORE!

 

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My first project features two of the newly released products.  The Meowy Woofmas Stamp Set (and coordinating dies) and the Retro Holiday Labels Stamp Set are freakin’ amazing to play with!!  Now, I don’t know about your house, but our cat loves to climb into the Christmas tree almost as soon as it’s decorated!  The tree has never fallen over – YET!  But as she gets chubbier and chubbier, there’s a high likelihood that it will!  That’s what inspired this project.  I totally thought that funny little cat would look cute and hilarious in the tree!  I used the Columbus Circle Die and the Landscape Trio Dies to create this little scene.  The sentiment is from the Retro Holiday Labels Stamp Set!

 

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My second project again features the Retro Holiday Labels Stamp Set!!  These sentiments are super fun, very creative and uber versatile!  I used the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts to die cut the image panel.  My vision here was a holiday post card, and ultimately turned it into a card!  That’s my family in that little pic – each year we dress in our matching jammies and enjoy the holiday relaxing, eating, playing games, and just enjoying each other’s company.  I so love this tradition!

 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Laura Bassen, who no doubt will knock your socks off!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I sure do appreciate it, and hope you’ll come back again, soon!!

97 comments:

Christy Q said...

Both of your cards are delightful!! I loved the little story behind your first picture - I sure hope your tree this year doesn't fall over from your kitty. I loved the way you spotlighted the tree using the dies to keep the focal image in the center. Your second card is just so cool wth the border matching the print of your cozy PJs - love it and the holiday tradition behind it. The sentiment is so perfect for the card.

Sande said...

Your card are so sweet and each telling it's own story. My cats never toppled over are tree but I did one year. Home alone and trapped under a 8' fully decorated tree. The picture card of your family is adorable. My daughter's and I did the same thing we got new pajamas but never matching as all three of us are very different. Super job and thanks for sharing.

Sharna W. said...

Our cat used to climb outer tree too! I'm always worried it's going to fall over. He stopped a few years ago and now he just eats my ornaments. 😂 Very cute cards!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Ok. Those plaid pjs are the bomb!!!!

Annheidel said...

Love the cat in the tree and that plaid!

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards!

Kari V. said...

Oh that cat in the tree had me giggling so much! Fabulous cards and creativity!!

jamie vanskiver said...

The cat in the tree! Too fun! But I LOVE how you used the new vintage sentiments with your family photo! So awesome!

Coko Panda said...

Awesome!

stampwithsandy said...

I love the kitty card, adorable! Plaid jammies are awesome!

Megan Harp said...

Beautiful!! Love the plaid card, awesome idea!!

BunnyD said...

Great family stories! The kitty in the tree card is so beautifully framed with the scalloped circle. Just darling. Love how well you matched you background paper to the pj's and the Retro Holiday Label stamp really suits the photo! (Our cat used to eat the tinsel. Not pleasant after he ended up trailing strings of sparkly stuff behind himself. O_o )

cghundley said...

Wonderful cards,
so festive and
fun.
Carla from Utah

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful cards ! First one is so cute and second one immediately transfers one to Christmas mode. mood !! the plaid with matching photo... Awesome !

Apple Long said...

Oh man- the cat is too cute. Regretting not picking up that stamp set now with my order!

Deb said...

Awesome cards! I too worry about my cats and the Christmas tree! As for the Christmas card with the jammies, it's too adorable!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the circle die cuts.

Anonymous said...

I just love, love, love that second card with the pyjamas! So funny, and also very clever with the matching gingham background. I often use photos in my cards, so that one is a winner for me! -JohannaM-

Tami B. said...

Love the matching pj's card. You did a great job on both.

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute cards love the idea of matching pjs.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Awesome cards

pcm said...

cute cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I have to say that kitty is absolutely adorable! Love the layering on your sweet card! And the plaid PJ card is so fun... love it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love both your cards. they are so fresh and inspirational:)

Alaska .Kris said...

Lol our cats always loved a tree in the house at Christmas too!

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Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the framing around the kitty.
The jammies card is darling.
thanks for sharing.

Debbie B said...

Your cards are too cute! Really awesome how you had that picture that matched your paper perfectly! Love those sentiments! TFS!

Preety said...

Such cute cards :) thanks for sharing

Oliev said...

Great cards:-)

Elise Smith said...

Cute cards! I love that you added your personal touch. The matching jammies are awesome!

Nora N. said...

Your first card is absolutely adorable. I ordered some stuff from Mama Elephant yesterday now I wish I had ordered that sentiment set too!! Your second card is FABULOUS!! I love the photo of the jammies and how you pulled it all together with the sentiment. GREAT design!!

Tracy Lustick said...

Both cards are precious !

Nikki said...

I'm loving this release!

Heather DePasquale said...

Very creative cards! Thanks for sharing!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Great cards. The first one is so cute.

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byAnnette said...

Cute!
Fun card with the flannel pants!

Barbara said...

Love your adorable card...beautiful layering and the photo card is just so cute and fun. Great idea.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two totally different cards and love their creativity!! Both so whimsically done and love your details!!!

Sue LD said...

Very cute with the scallop frame and love the pjs photo

Sue LD said...

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Andrea1702 said...

Love your cards and the stories behind them!

Nancee Purdum said...

Adorable! Love the photo card! So cute! :)

craftymochi said...

Enjoyed the stories behind your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Carey Nusbaum said...

I love your card Karolyn! Your second card gave me a chuckle! I love the picture! Adorable! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Liz O. said...

Great card Karolyn! Love the cute cat climbing or ether getting stuck on the tree and the fun retro look on the second card, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such fun cards! Love all those dies you used on the first and the photo on the second, so fun, what a great idea for a Christmas card!

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sammi said...

Such wonderfully festive cards and great story!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

My cat liked to play with the ornaments on the bottom branches. We couldn't put any down there because she would bat them with her paw. A lot of our ornaments are from my mom's parents, my grandparents, who are no longer with us so if my cat broke one I would have been so upset! My cat also loved the boxes under the tree. Once they were opened she would sit in them even if they had a sweater in them! I had more clothes with cat hair all over them because the cat sat in the box. She never climbed the tree though. My cat died in the 80's so this card will remind me of my white cat under the tree. How adorable is that card with the sentiments I ordered? Love it!
The second card doesn't seem as Christmasy as the first but I like it anyway because it uses my sentiments again. I can't wait to get them! Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards!

Sandra Anderson said...

LOL, the second card literally made me laugh .... just adorable how you we able to coordinate the patterns so perfectly. I know I couldn't. THS.

Abby said...

Fun cards.

Jenn Li said...

The jammies card is awesome!!

Renee said...

Haaaaa haaa what a great tradition!! LOVE your cards, well done!

starqueen said...

Oh what fun! We've had a few "kitten in the tree" incidents in the past...usually it's the ornaments that suffer!😏Love the Christmas PJ's and the cute card you made with it!👏🏻

Revital Zuckerstein said...

Greats cards, loved the story about your cat :)

Katrina said...

The two cards have very different style. Good works!

Memories by Manda said...

Neat Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

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Arianna Barbara said...

1. Wow! Amazing cards and release!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

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luvhymns said...

I grinned at both your cards. Such delight and fun insight to your family. Mama Elephant captivates our hearts through your work.

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards Karolyn!

Jean said...

Such wonderful cards and inspiration!

MajdaP said...

Amazing inspiration! Thank you so much!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the frame dies you used. Both cards are special. Thanks.

Lia Jessica said...

Love your idea of matching jammies and put the photo on the cards!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Sabrina said...

Both cards are absolutely amazing!!!

Geri said...

Love both cards! TOTALLY smitten with the plaid!

Heather M said...

Adorable little kitty!!

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Izzy Scrap said...

Very beautiful cards ! The first one is just too cute (reminds me so much my cat !) and the second one is very creative ! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Your cards are so cute. My cats have also toppled our tree. I have lost some precious ornaments, sadly. We now tie it up with rope or fishline. I love the card with the plaid. The picture is hilarious!!

Teresa Pires said...

Your cards are cute. My friend's cat does the same thing with the tree, lol. I love the family portrait card, nothing better then spending relaxing time with loved ones. I love the retro labels and can't wait to use them.

Kate B said...

What fun cards! We don't have a cat, but secure our tree because of the dog and our two toddlers!

CraftyPaws said...

So cute! Love both and that plaid one is the bomb! LOVE!!!

Kim Faucher said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards.

Janet D. said...

Great cards!

Karthikha said...

Pretty cards :)

Ericka Strange said...

Fun cards love the little lamb!

Shona Chambers said...

Your first card is beyond adorable, its so cute!! And I love your jammies photo for your second card, what a fantastic tradition!

D.Ann C said...

I love the fabulous snow in your background!

D.Ann C said...

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D.Ann C said...

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Rhonda Miller said...

These are both wonderful creations.

Anne Lewis said...

I love both cards, they look like Christmas. Thanks.