Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mama Elephant Stampede: Celebrating one big year!!!


Hello, hello, hello!  It's Mama Elephant Stampede time!  And it's not just any old stampede;)  This is the first year anniversary stampede!!!  What does that mean?  Two days of stampeding with a really awesome bunch with lots and lots of new product.  (When you see who's participating, you will flip!)  All of the new goodies are already available on the store  so you can stampede and shop at the same time;)   For this month's stampede, I'm working with the new set Merry Greetings which features all kinds of lovely holiday sayings with a bit of Kryssi's handwritten words mixed in!  


So my project turned out to be the card of Christmas past, lol!  Past Christmas stamp sets, that is;)  I took some stamps from the older sets, Believe in Magic and Polar Pals, and put them together with Merry Greetings to create a cheery and snowy holiday card!  I started by die cutting a panel using the new Stitched Rectangle die (one of two dies included in the Femme Frames set).  I inked up the background to create a clear winter sky and used a white pen for the snow detail. 

  
The sentiment is great alone, but I immediately thought about how great it would look with the bold Christmas sentiment from Believe in Magic.  Doesn't the red sentiment look great in the new ink?  The ink is Cherry for those taking notes;)  Speaking of new ink, the striped background was done in Mojito with stripes from Basic Borders.  I love how that little stripe detail balances the green from the snowman's hat.  It's the little things:)  Don't you love it when multiple sets play well together?  


That's it for me today!   Technically, I'm last in the stampede line up for Day 1 (just after the lovely and talented Ms. Amy Kolling), but for those of you who just popped in, start here at the Mama Elephant blog!  

To celebrate the new release, there are a number of special things going on.  First off, the sale and freebies:
  • Use code BIRTHDAY for 10% off your entire purchase (valid 10/15 - 10/16 EST only). 
  • You will receive a FREE Party Kit stamp set with $100 purchase (after discount 10/15 - 11/14 EST only or while supplies last)
  • You will receive a FREE Party Kit stamp set and matching Party Kit die set with $150 purchase (after discount 10/15 - 11/14 EST only or while supplies last)

There's also an awesome giveaway (actually giveaways!) planned too!  Mama Elephant is giving away a $10 gift certificate on every stop of the Stampede!  On top of that, there is one grand prize $50 gift certificate that will be awarded to one lucky winner!  (Winner will be chosen at random from all the blogs, so be sure you visit each Stampeder;)  You have 4 chances to win (leave a separate comment for each):

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  And remember, tomorrow is Day 2 of the stampede and after that we start the stamp highlights so you can get to know each set better!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

151 comments:

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  2. Pretty card, the little snowman is really cute and the background : perfect !!

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  3. Very inspiring!!! Clean and Simple and Adorable. Congrats!

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  4. a great card, I love the way you created dimension with the stripes in the background. :)

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  5. I love the font on this set! What a darling snowman card!!

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  6. Love the mix of fonts and the stamping of the green stripes is a great design feature.

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  7. Wow love this JJ! Your card is amazing!

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  8. Aww, I love the snowy background! Great combination of stamp sets! :)

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  9. All the different stamp sets look awesome together! Such a fun and happy card!!

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  10. Too cute! Love the Christmas sentiments so much - the script is beautiful! TFS!!

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  11. I love snowmen! Your card is adorable =)

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  12. Love the colors on this one! TFS!!!

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  13. I absolutely love the background and the green stripes. It draws your eye. Had to pin this one. Thanks for sharing and playing along.

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  14. Very cute--i like the snowy sky you created.

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  15. So love the coloring you did in the background. Love the snowman too, so cute

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  16. This is delightful! I love the little snowman and the sentiment pairing. The stripes really do add just the right touch. Fabulous work!

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  17. Fabulous card! Love everything about it, the background is so pretty!

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  18. Such a great card! Love that snowman!! :)

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  19. The green stripes make the card! Very clever . . .

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  20. Darling card! Love the snowman and sentiment!

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  21. Clean and Simple and super duper cute!

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  22. Sweet card! Love the green stripes paired with the awesome blue sky.

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  23. Amy's right - you are amazing! I love the blustery light blue background you created behind this sweet snowman and the layout and combination of the words in contrasting fonts, styles and sizes for the perfect accompanying sentiment! A terrific card! I adore it!

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  24. That background is stunning JJ!! It totally makes the card!! Perfect pairing of all the older stamp sets with the new, and I love the sneak of the new ink in action!!

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  25. This is fantastic! I LOVE those green stripes behind the main panel!!! They really make the snowman's hat pop! :)

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  26. This is absolutely adorable, JJ! I love the green diagonal stripes and your snowy sky is gorgeous!

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  27. WOW!!! How beautiful Such gorgeous colors!!

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  28. Great use of color! One of my favorite cards!

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  29. Really liking the stitched card. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. The sentiments look fabulous even when used alone. Let's built a snowman with Mama Elephant stamps! :)

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  31. Totally cute card. I love how you did the sky. it looks so wintery and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Love the card. So playful and fun!

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  33. That's it I am sold! I am buying Mama Elephant Stamps!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful Cards!

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  34. Your card is so beautiful my goodness reading your recipe of what all you did to achieve your look is amazing. Thanks for sharing all the details. Girl you are really, really creative and talented.
    Happy Anniversary to: Mama Elephant

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  35. Thanks for sharing- beautiful card... I love those sayings in this stamp set.

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  36. Wonderful card...love the green lines on the corner, the sweet sentiments and cute snowman.

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  37. Love your card so much, J.J.! Your blended background is a perfect setting for that sweet snowman. I really like the sentiments in the "Merry Greetings".

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  38. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  39. Woop woop! What a stampede indeed! Happy birthday Mama Elephant!
    Fabulous card. I love that set! :)

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  40. What an adorable card! Love the sentiment style and that snowman rocks!

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  41. I'm so thrilled I discovered Mama Elephant last year when I started stamping. The four sets I bought last year are hands down the most frequently used stamps among everything I've accumulated. Happy Birthday Mama Elephant and thank you to JJ for sharing!

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  42. I can't wait to see what is next! Love your designs! Happy Birthday and Thanks!!!

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  43. Lovely card and I love the new stamp set too. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Very sweet card! Love the colours you used and the way you coloured the blue background. And the snowman is gorgeous!!

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  45. This card is fantastic! I love all the colors!

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  46. Love this card, can't wait to try these new inks!

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  47. Another great card JJ! The snowman is sooo cute!

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  48. That very fun framed die set may just have my name on it. :)

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  49. Love your card (I'm partial to snowmen)! Great new products. nlundeen at catt dot com

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  50. Beautiful card, JJ. I love how all the colors work so well together. It's great how you incorporated different stamp sets together. It's easy to forget that it's okay to mix and match when card making! :)

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  51. Oh I have had my eye on that Christmas set with the snowman for some time! I love what you did--just simply pairing the new words with a darling little image! Perfect!

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  52. Oh I have had my eye on that Christmas set with the snowman for some time! I love what you did--just simply pairing the new words with a darling little image! Perfect!

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  53. Really nice layering! I love the green stripes that tie in with the snowman's hat. The card is just perfect!

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  54. I love how you coordinated the new and old stamps :D

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  55. Great use of old and new. I can see how easy it is to add to my ME collection. Thanks :)

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  56. This just may be the most original Christmas greeting set I have ever seen. I simply love it!

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  57. Love this stamp set! Your card is adorable! Love that background & that cute snowman!

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  58. Great card JJ! Loving those new ink colors, the stripes in the corner on the base are such a great element and love the inking/blending for the sky!

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  59. I like ME on FB and shared about the stampede there.

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  60. I follow ME on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/390249501044137984

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  61. I love how you combined last year's and this year's holiday stamps. So nice!

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  62. What a pretty card - love the way you used stripes just in the corner

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  63. Sweet little snowman. Love the snowy background and your inking is perfect!

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  64. Sweet card.Love how you mixed the sentiments.

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  65. Yes, I love how the green stripes balance the green hat - pure perfection! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Just a cutie. Love the colors and sentiments!

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  67. Very cute card, very cute indeed! TFS!

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  68. Cute card, the snowman is just darling, and the colors are perfect!

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  69. JJ - Totally LOVE your card - so very sweet!

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  70. Cute card! Love these new stamp sets!

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  71. Great card! I must have this stamp set, sooo awesome!

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  72. Wonderful card, love how you created the snowy background. Great combo of stamp sets, too!

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  73. A beautiful card. Just love you're design and the colors used. Happy 1st anniversary Mama Elephant.

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  74. Adorable :) A year already?....where did time go?

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  75. Lovely card - the rectangle die is cool how it does the faux stitching! I love the greet stripes you added. I love how stamps from all the ME sets can be used together

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  76. I just love the font on this set and so cute with the snowman!

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  77. I love these sentiments and the font. I must get this set for my holiday cards!

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  78. Love the little snowman on the blue background. Very cute card.

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  80. very fun card! love the setniments.
    Sandra ltb

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  81. What a fun and pretty card, your snowy background is perfect!

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  82. Simply gorgeous! Happy birthday, Mama Elephant!!

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  83. So super cute! Love how you combined all the elements from different sets! Yes, I love it when they play well together!!

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  84. Ahhh JJ this is design perfection...... love that you mixed old and new sets too. Love the striped background corner.... thats the attention to detail you always put in..... super cool Christmas card :0)
    Jenny x

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  85. What a really cute card, it make me smile ;-)

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  86. I think I should try your technique of mixing fonts - it's a great look. Thanks for the inspiration. Your card is wonderful and wintery (is that even a word?). Happy Birthday to Mama Elephant.

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  87. Love the look of the mixed fonts and colours you have used, gorgeous.

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  88. I love that you put everything at the bottom of the card, your eye is drawn there with impact. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. What a sweet card!! I love the colors! Your card of Christmas past is awesome - The green stripes and cute cute cute snowman are so adorable!!! Love how all of mama elephant stamps work together!

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  90. Nice! Let's built a snowman when it snows. :)

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  91. What a cute card, he is so cute.

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  92. Great script on this set of stamps.

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  93. Cute card! Love these new stamp sets!

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  94. Such a cute card! I love the stripes just in one corner great design element!

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  95. Love the card and I love the font used in this stamp set!

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  96. I really like the bright colors you used on this card!

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  97. This is a great sentiment set. Love the one you used so well for your snowman. Cte card. Love the background, Thanks

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  98. wonderful words sentiment, love the bit of script to change it out!

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  99. Wonderful sentiments that can be used in lots of different ways.

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  100. LOVE everything about your card.

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  101. I'm a sucker for a snowman card and this is just one more TFS

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  102. I love how you used the different fonts in the sentiment and then the lovely colorful Christmas! Fabulous background and snowman, too! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  103. What an adorable card! I love this sentiment stamp set and I love the design of your card!!

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  104. Such a great card love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Your card is adorable, love the sentiments and the snowman.

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  106. i am a sucker for sentiment sets. and this this is a great one. love what you did with them.

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  107. This is a lovely stamp set, really liked how you used it on the card, love the background !!
    Happy Birthday Mama elephant !! gorgeous inspiration by the DTs !! Thanks for a chance !!
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  108. Great background for a cute stamp set

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  109. Adorable snowman set against you wonderful background.

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  110. Adorable card JJ. Love all the inking and the cuteness. TFS

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  111. Oh my goodness do I love that green stripe in the background! I will definitely try that one soon.

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  112. Very cute! Love the pop of red on the bottom!

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  113. Is a fantastic Snow man!!! so lovely!

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  114. What an adorable card. Thank you for sharing.

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  115. I love how you made snow and sky with the fading ink blending on your card! TFS =)

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