Cards featuring Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes Stamps

Hey y’all!

I’ve got another card post for you…told you I’m obsessed!

I recently ordered Mama Elephant’s Carnival Cupcakes clear stamp set from simonsaysstamp.com.  I love how you can mix and match the little critters and the cupcakes, or you can use the animals or the cupcakes by themselves!  The more versatile the stamps, the better!  You can use a variety of media for these stamps as well.  You can color them in with copic markers, water colors, color pencil…the possibilities are endless.  You can find this stamp set here: http://mamaelephant.com/collections/animals/products/carnival-cupcakes

Here are 4 cards that I created using these stamps.

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First up is a little shaker card, featuring the cute little lion!

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Supplies used:  Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp, Memento tuxedo black ink, Copic markers, Basic Grey capture 6×6 paper pad, Stephanie Bernard for Sizzix Happy Birthday stamp, Spellbinders circle dies, Studio Calico gold enamel dots and star wood veneer, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts & Stars Glitter Set, glossy accents, and sequins found at JoAnn.

Next up is a little bunny card:

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Supplies used:  Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp, Copic markers, Basic Grey capture 6×6 paper pad, Memento tuxedo black ink, Great Impressions Happy Birthday wooden stamp, American Crafts Zing clear embossing powder, Spellbinders circle dies, and sequins found at JoAnn.

Next is the little sheep card:

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Supplies used: Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp, Copic markers, older K & Co paper pad, Memento tuxedo black ink, Inkadinkado Happy Birthday wooden stamp, American Crafts Zing white embossing powder, Spellbinders square dies, Maggie Holmes bow, Tim Holtz water color paper, Tim Holtz distress inks.

Last, but not least, the teddy bear card:

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Supplies used: Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp, Copic markers, Basic Grey capture 6×6 paper pad, Memento tuxedo black ink, Teresa Collins happy birthday sticker and enamel dots, Sizzix tag dies, and Martha Stewart twine.

I ended up coloring in all my stamped images with Copic markers, and cutting them out by hand.  I absolutely adore this stamp set, and I’m obsessed with my new Sizzix die cutting machine and dies!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and upcoming week!  Let me know if you have any questions!  (This post is not sponsored, I just love the stamps.)

Happy Sunday!

my very first shaker card!

Hello!

I put together my first shaker card!  I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself!  As mentioned in the previous post, I have become obsessed with card making!  Shaker cards seem to be the fad right now, and I just had to give it a go!  It’s my first one, so I kept it pretty simple…die cut circle, some distress ink blending for the background, patterned paper, and a heat embossed sentiment.

Here it is!  A birthday card for a little girl who lives for dancing!

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And here is my supply list in photo form, since pictures speak louder than words.

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Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Monday!

3 simple cards

Hello!

Today, I’m sharing 3 simple cards that I made.  I recently got a Sizzix die cutting machine for my birthday, and I picked up some new Tim Holtz distress ink colors and some Tim Holtz ink blending tools.  I have also been super inspired by card-making geniuses Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.

Here are my 3:

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1.  Thanks so much:

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Supplies:  Tim Holtz distress inks in peacock feathers, picked raspberry, and spiced marmalade, Tim Holtz blending tool, the sentiment is my handwriting, and Studio Calico gold glitter stars.

2. Happy Birthday:

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Supplies:  Sizzix die cutting machine, Spellbinders circle dies, Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday” stamp, Versamark ink, American Crafts Zing embossing powder in gold, Tim Holtz distress inks in peacock feathers, picked raspberry, and spiced marmalade, Tim Holtz blending tool, and Heidi Swapp gold stars.

3. butterfly card:

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Supplies:  The paper studio butterfly punch, Sizzix die cutting machine, Spellbinders circle dies, Tim Holtz distress inks in peacock feathers, picked raspberry, and spiced marmalade, Tim Holtz blending tool, and Heidi Swapp color shine in gold.

I really loved working with these inks and the blending tool.  It’s such a cool effect the way the distress ink reacts to water droplets!

I am pretty new to card-making (besides the few that I’ve made for family), but I am quickly getting hooked.  I have already received an order from Simon Says Stamp with a few goodies, and I’m itching to place another order already!  Copic markers have also become quite an [expensive] obsession!  Stay tuned for more cards!  (…as if I needed another paper hobby!)

Happy Wednesday y’all!

2 Disney scrapbook layouts

I finally started scrapbooking our Disney trip.  I had included some pictures in my December Daily, but I wanted a few layouts in our normal albums as well.  I have 2 layouts to share so far.

The girls each had bibbidi bobbidi boutique appointments, and I wanted a layout highlighting their appointments for each of my girls’ albums.  Since the photos and subject matter were so similar, I used a lot of the same elements in both layouts.  I used my tried and true grid style layout so I could include lots of photos and lots of embellishments: pink, gold, hearts & stars…  I didn’t want the layouts to look exactly the same though, so I went with rectangles for E’s layout and circles for L’s layout.  I was also super excited to use some stamps that I bought specifically for Disney layouts: Kelly Purkey’s Simply Magic Stamp set found here:  http://www.kellypurkey.bigcartel.com/product/simply-magic-stamp-set.

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First up:  SPARKLE

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some products used:  heidi swapp, teresa collins, studio calico, crate paper, we R memory keepers, MAMBI, and kelly purkey.

Next:  lovely

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some products used:  american crafts, dear lizzy, heidi swapp, studio calico, we R memory keepers, and kelly purkey.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!  We are battling rainy dreary weather here in our neck of the woods.

Happy Monday!

February 2015 favorites

Hello all!  Another month has flown on by!

Continuing with my monthly favorites series, here are just a few things I have been loving in February.

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1.  First up are these label stickers that I got at JoAnn.  They have been awesome for scrapbooking, and for my new paper hobby planning.  They come in several color families, and I believe each pack (2 sheets) were only $1 or so.

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2.  Next up is a hair mask.  I have heard a lot of good things about the Macadamia deep repair masque, but it is a pretty pricey brand.  My hair has been super dry this winter, so when I saw it at TJ Maxx, I scooped up the 3.3 oz tube to try it out.  (I got this size for just under $10.  I have seen it at other stores for $17.)  Needless to say I loved it so much that I went back to get the 16.9 oz tub!  A little goes a long way, it smells really good, and my hair is super soft afterwards!

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3.  Finally, a snack.  It is a bad idea to go to Target, or any other store that has food for that matter, on a hungry stomach.  I was trying to refrain myself from grabbing the biggest classic Lays bags ever made, so I headed over to the snack/cracker isle.  The turquoise blue and simple packaging of the Simply balanced brand really caught my eye.  I decided on a box of the cranberry oat multigrain crisps, and immediately broke into them in the car.  YUM!!!  Imagine wheat bread with dried fruit, toasted, and then turned into croutons… that’s what these delicious bite-sized goodness are.  I finished this box by myself in 2 days.  On my behalf, there’s not TOO much in the bag.  (I have only seen this brand at Target…perhaps it’s an in-store brand?)

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That’s what I’ve been loving lately…  I would love to hear what your February favorites are!

Happy Sunday!