April Flickr Challenge

Today I am bearing some welcoming news to many! We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the super popular ME Challenges! We are introducing a new format that will be easier for us to maintain and retain some continuity for inspiration. While the Challenge Blog was cool and all, when it was time to move onto the next challenge, all the hard work and creativity for the previous challenges quickly became lost. With this new format, your work will be easily searchable and will serve as an inspiration gallery! As an added bonus, you will be able to connect with other ME fans all over the world! So come one, come all and STAMP WITH ME!


Here are some general tips to play along in the month long challenge:

1. Upload your project here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/mamaelephant/

2. Tag your project STAMPWITHMEApril2015 and mamaelephant

3. Tag your stamp set name if possible (i.e. pandamonium, threeamigos - no spaces)

4. At least one Mama Elephant product must be used.

5. Share the love and leave some comments for your fellow players!

We'll be highlighting our favorite entries when we announce next month's challenge!

Did you know there's a Discussion Board so you can chat?! Hmm, we can definitely build up our community on that part! I started a new discussion thread >> HERE << if you have any questions or just want to say hello!


Potted Pretties with Ashley

Hey everyone! Ashley here sharing a card created with the new stamp set Potted Pretties!  I just love this stamp set and knew I had to create something extra special. ;) My inspiration came from a recent trip to the garden store. When I was shopping for new spring plants, a few just stood out and those are the ones I picked to purchase. This card tries to copy that moment. 

To create my card I started by stamping all of the potted plants in Moonlight on a piece of white card stock that fit inside of the large polaroid from Polaroid Fun. Next I stamped, die cut and colored my focal potted plant. I put them all together with a light grey polaroid frame cut from Polaroid Fun. Next, I shaded the background potted plants with a light grey Copic marker. 

The polaroid picture was grounded to my card with a piece of washi tape. I stamped the sentiment that ties perfectly to the scene I created and added a few enamel dots and a sequin to finish my card.

This was such a fun card to create and I hope you picked up some inspiration to create a card of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!


Photo Bomb with Geralyn

Hi everyone! It's Geralyn here with a look into a card I made using the new Photo Bomb stamp set. Photo Bomb is perfect for those gifts that are from a whole group of people, and I wanted to create a large card (letter-sized paper folded in half) so that there would be plenty of room for everyone to write their message.

I started by stamping and coloring the cute gang of friends, then die-cutting some polaroid frames (with Polaroid Fun) for my card. I arranged the polaroids on my card and added some patterned paper in two of the frames, then washi tape so that the polaroids don't look like they're floating.

In the bottom polaroid, I chose a sentiment from Photo Bomb and added the smile script die-cut. The stamped confetti makes the card extra festive!

Here's a look at my finished card. Thanks for stopping by!


Magic Moments with Pamela

Hello everyone! It's Pamela here with a project for Mama Elephant using the stamp set Magic Moments. This stamp set is perfect for card making, scrapbooking and project life documentation. I decided to use the fun sentiments to dress up my project life spread. I stamped the "hello" banner on a piece of white cardstock and cut out the banner by hand. 

DS - Magic Moments - 4 

I stitched the banner in place on one of my photos. Hello gorgeous Starbucks taster card!

DS - Magic Moments - 2 

I used this "love this" stamp set and stamped it on another piece of white cardstock and cut it out by hand. I thought this sentiment was perfect for these beautiful Starbucks cards that I received in the mail!

DS - Magic Moments - 5 

I also used the banner for the pretty sleeve from Starbucks :) I love that sentiment of finding magic in our daily lives.

 DS - Magic Moments - 3 

Here's my complete spread with the magical sentiments from Mama Elephant to document my week using Project Life.

 DS - Magic Moments - 1 

Thanks for looking!


Ella & Friends with Laura

Hi there! Laura here and today I have a project to share using the Ella & Friends stamp set.

Mama Elephant-Ella & Friends 

I perched the bunny with the tiny umbrella on top of the elephant's trunk. Literally, can't handle the cuteness!!

 Mama Elephant-Ella & Friends 

I did some of my favorite "smooshing" on the background. Here's a little video to show you how I made it: 

And that' s wrap! Thanks so much for stopping by, friends♥