Friday, February 15, 2013

Mama Elephant February Stampede


Hey everyone!  Welcome to the Mama Elephant February Stampede!  The stampede is extra special for two reasons: our new DT gals are joining us for their first stampede and we have the uber talented and so sweet, Laura Bassen, joining us too!  Just like last month, you've already seen the first looks at the February release on the Mama Elephant blog, and went live on the site at midnight last night!

For the stampede, I created two CAS cards with the Springy new set called So Breezy!  The silhouette images in this set really lend themselves to clean and graphic cards:)


The sun spray background of this first card was created with just a scrap piece of paper and some Distress Ink.  At the bottom, I stamped 2 sentiments together and added a wee bit of sparkle with a glitter pen.  I love the fact that Kryssi and Angela design sentiments that you can fill in.  So versatile!


I have one more simple card to share before I go:)  The So Breezy set includes two silhouette stamps, one boy and one girl.  I couldn't resist using the little boy stamp because it reminds me so much of my boys when they were little (getting a little misty-eyed just thinking about it).  As you can see, I kept the stamps the focal point with only a bit of blending (clouds behind the little boy stamp) and a sprinkling of enamel dots.  Just a sweet little birthday card for a little one:)

Stamps: So Breezy, We Click, Good Times

Thanks for stopping by today!  The next stop on this stampede is my pal, the awesome Cheiron Brandon !  Here's the blog order if you get lost:)

JJ Bolton (you are here)

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20 each to 3 lucky people!  Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede.  Winners will be announced on the blog Monday, February 18th.  

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
1) Leave a comment on this blog post
2) Like/share us on Facebook
3) Follow/tweet about us on Twitter

Come back tomorrow for the start of the DT stamp highlights!  Can't wait to show you the new sets:)  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

79 comments:

  1. Gorgeous background on the first card, and such a cute little boy card!

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  2. Both cards are so pretty! I am in awe of your distress ink background - it is perfection!

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  3. beautiful cards!! i love the little bit of glitter added to the sentiment on the first card! and the second card is such a wonderful 'moment' in time! what beautiful cards!

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  4. These are both so gorgeous!!! Wow! Love them!

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  5. Great job on the sun but I really love those kids' silhouettes. You can feel the breeze. Super idea to Polaroid him.

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  6. JJ you are *such* a bad influence. I ended up ordering this set because of you. :-P Awesome projects, that sunshine card has me kinda giddy!!

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  7. love your little boy card - mine are now in their 30s with their own boys! sigh.

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  8. i LOVE the sunrays. SO beautiful. and the glitter coloring. gorgeous. and of course i love the instax frame, the kite and the enamel dots... :)

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  9. Wow! These cards are beautiful!

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  10. Love love love the sun burst card, and the sparkle you added. The second card is cute, but I think you need more enamel dots....JUST KIDDING!!! Seriously, very cute! Love the clouds/sky.

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  11. I follow ME on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/302471686786260992

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  12. Love the clouds behind the boy, and how the kite comes out-of-the-box! x

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  13. Love this sunny card and how you added the glittery effect to the word sunshine!

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  14. Your innking is redic on that sunshine card and the way you made the window for the silhouette is perfect!

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  15. I like on fb and shared the stampede

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  16. I also tweeted and started following on twitter

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love how you did the background on the sunshine card, and the boy's kite breaking out of the frame on the second one. :)

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  18. Great cards! Love the bright and cheery colors on the first card and that sweet silhouette and kite on the second!
    DeniseB

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  19. Hi JJ! I love the rays of sunshine...works perfectly with the sentiments! I also adore your second card...the little boy stamp fits perfectly in the polaroid...so sweet! :)

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  20. I love both your cards, JJ! You really did a great job with these stamps!

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  21. As always, your cards are absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  22. Oh...and I already liked ME on Facebook :-)

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  23. Love both of the cards. The sunshine one is my favorite!

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  24. Your cards are AMAZING!!!! I love the second one so much!

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  25. Love both cards but wow is the sunny card one I need! It's so bright and cheerful!

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  26. Boy did you nail these two cards....awesome.

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  27. Beautiful! I love the sunrays on the first card, and the cloud background on the second card is just sublime! Beautiful work!

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  28. LOVE your cards! Especially the sun rays!

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  29. These two cards are just brilliant.

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  30. Great cards---I like the sun rays on the first and the silhouette against the clouds on the second.

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  31. wow love the blending on the sun!!! I really like the picture coming to life in the second one. Beautiful work!

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  32. Love how you used the distressed inks on the first card. Also the pops of colour on the 2nd are perfect for the solid silhouettes.

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  33. I already like Mama Elephant on FB.

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  34. Great cards. Like the bright colours of the first one and the stamp image of the second is my fav set from this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. that sunshine card so fabulous!

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  36. I was not wanting to "like" any ME sets this month but what you've shown here has changed my mind JJ! Love that kite image soo much!

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  37. These are so bright and fresh, JJ! I love them!

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  38. Two great cards. I have the we click set and I love how you used elements of it it with the new set

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  39. wow! amazing inking on the first card and the second one is sooooo delightful! beautiful cards, JJ!!

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  40. Just love both cards - beautiful sunray background on card one and darling scene on card two!

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  41. Beautiful cards-love the warm sunny one esp!

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  42. These are both AMAZING! I just love that little guys with the kite!

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  43. love the sunshine card! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  44. What great cards!! both different, yet equally fabulous!!!

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  45. great cards! love the sun card - this technique gives great results - this is one of my favorite sets - love the sentiments!
    Sandra ltb

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  46. Both cards are so fun - great sparkle on the first and what a cute boy silhouette in the polaroid frame with the popped up banner. Where do you get your awesome ideas from??

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  47. gorgeous card and background. my favorite on the hop!

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  48. JJ, both cards just make me SO HAPPY! The glittery sunshine, and the happy boy flying a kit with the enamel dots ... huge smiles!

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  49. Such cool cards, JJ--you always amaze me! Love the 3D Polaroid and I feel the warmth from your awesome sunshine card!

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  50. Both cards are great! I love the sunny yellow card but, the Best Day Ever card is my favorite of the two.

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  51. Gorgeous backgrounds here JJ! They are the perfect background for the clean graphic sentiments and images.

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  52. ooo that burst of sunshine is gorgeous, love the glittery letters too. Love the silhouette boy in the polaroid, what a carefree card :0)
    jenny x

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  53. Beautiful cards, love the distress inking & enamel dots :)

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  54. I love how bright and cheery your sunshine card is, that touch of sparkle in the outline letters is perfect. This is going to sound silly, but I love the random sprinkling of those enamel dots (WHERE do you get THOSE?!!) on your second card, they really add so much!

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  55. I am already a FB fan and shared the news of the Stampede.

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  56. GORGEOUS. Totally gorgeous. The first card - so very full of sunshine & joy. The second - so very full of little-boy memories for me too :)

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  57. Tutorial please on that sunshine plz

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