Today we are highlighting Boutique Borders. It's another essential border set to make those fantastic backgrounds, borders and patterns. It is also a great addition to our Basic Borders set.

Elena created the cutest tag trio! She used the stripes from Boutique Borders and paired them with the adorable Alpine Carolers. We love how, with some selective inking, she totally customized the height of the mom and dad images!

Ashley created a cozy plaid background which matches perfectly with her Block Party Letters sentiment!

Nichol created her own "patterned paper" by stamping a plaid pattern on white cardstock using non-traditional colors. She toned down the design by layering a die cut vellum piece over the top and adding stamped and embossed imaged from Season's Greetings and Peace On Earth to the vellum.

boutique borders

Laura stamped the stripes using several of the fabulous new ink colors and then added a partially die cut window to frame her sentiment. She also used the new Happy Everything stamp set with the coordinating Happy Script word die.

Here's a video to show you how she created her card.



Today we are highlighting Peace on Earth, another one of Pauline Ibarra's handwritten beauties!  It allows you to make a quick holiday card with a bold statement!

Let's see our Design Team's creations!

Ashley created a colorful card with a bold sentiment, shimmering die cut embellishments and a trendy gold stamped background!

Elena used our new scallop border to create a beautifully textured tag. We love how she stamped and cut out the sentiment so that it would stand out!

Geralyn loved the large handlettered sentiment in Peace on Earth and decided to focus on its meaning by having two little penguins from Artic Penguins share an olive branch. How cute is that!

Laura did some masking and ink blending to create a serene feel on her card.

Nichol created a "merry & bright" card with colorful embossing on a black background.

Pamela splashed on some colours to create a trail for the bird for a simple card front. Head over to her blog to see how she decorated the inside!

Thanks all for joining us today! Tomorrow we will continue with Boutique Borders!



Today we are starting our Stamp Highlights with Arctic Penguins.  These lovable penguins are making their way to many of your homes! The sweet birds are packed with character and they are ready to make your holiday projects really fun! 

Arctic Penguins

Let's take a look at what these penguins are getting themselves into!

Ashley created a fun scene by combining the Arctic Penguins and Jolly and Merry stamp sets! She also used the new borders set to create some fun layering behind the scene!

Elena did some amazing selective inking to create one larger block of ice and then die-cut the penguin along with it as one unit. we love how he looks like he's drifting along in the ocean!

Laura made a little snowy scene using one of the Landscape Trio dies. Her penguins are love struck with a heart speech bubble & sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set.

Nichol created a winter scene with five ice-skating penguins all adorned with santa hats! The Landscape Trio Creative Cuts dies and large stitched rectangle Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die are the perfect "scene builders".

Pamela made a cute shaker card by combining several dies together for the skating penguin. The full sentiment is from Jolly and Merry and it is separated with the first half in front and the second half on the inside.

We would also like to highlight Jolly and Merry, a companion sentiment set to Arctic Penguins!

We love how Ashley double stamped the sentiment in two shades of each color to give more dimension and interest!

Elena created a stunning giant tag-shaped card and blended ink for a starry sky feel. The use of the starburst cover is incredible! And we love the embossed "Merry" and how the glowing lights emphasize "and bright."

Laura combined a few of the coordinating sentiments to go along with her skating penguin image.

The oversized tag in the Tags A Lot Creative Cuts Die Collection makes the perfect base for this sweet shaker card complete with an ice skating penguin and a big bold greeting. Nichol colored in the small areas on the greeting with Copic Markers and stamped the scripty word with Apple Ink for a title that definitely jolly!

Pamela made a fun Christmas tag with some distress ink blending. We love how she stamped the snowflake furries on a piece of acetate and layered it over the tag!

Thank you for joining us with day one of stamp highlights! Come back tomorrow for more!


Product Release Close Up

Hi everyone! Mama Elephant has partied hard these past several days! We thank you all for joining us with all the festivities! But the celebration doesn't end here! We still have the rest of the month and into November filled with Stamp Highlights, Design Series with our Design Team and inspiration from  our incredible Guest Designers! There will be oodles and oodles of fabulousness!

We would also like to take a moment to thank our dear friend Jennifer McGuire for doing a Product Close Up video with our latest release. Her videos are incredible and I personally have learned so much from them! She has been so supportive of Mama Elephant since DAY ONE and we are truly grateful to have her as a friend. You may find her video >>here<<

Don't forget that our "Happy Everything" Promotion is still going on until November 5th, 2014
(or until supplies last)!
Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the team with our Stamp Highlights!


October Stampede Giveaway Winners

I must say this has been one big awesome anniversary celebration with so much love poured into Mama Elephant! We are so grateful to all of our "Ele-fans" as Lorraine would say it. So thank you everyone!

Without further ado, here are the list of winners to the October Stampede!

*** Day 1 ***

Karolyn's Blog
Sara Smythe said...
Elegant and classy card. You hit the nail on the head!
- See more at: http://karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/2014/10/mama-elephant.html#sthash.M9e3GXn1.dpuf
Sara Smythe - October 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Elegant and classy card. You hit the nail on the head!

Kristina's Blog
Adorable card and awesome products!!

Mama Elephant's Blog
Kristina MacKeen - October 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new releases! Congrats on 2 years!

*** Day 2 ***

Julie's Blog
June Ramsamy - October 17th, 2014 at 4:01 AM
Love the splash of color… so simple but effective

Allene Frederick
Love the penguins! Love the idea of cutting off the skates to use the penguins in other scenes!
- See more at: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2014/10/video-shaker-window-stamping-blog-hop-giveaways.html#comments
Jennifer's Blog
Allene Frederick - October 19th, 2014 at 7:18PM
Love the penguins! Love the idea of cutting off the skates to use the penguins in other scenes! - See more at: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2014/10/video-shaker-window-stamping-blog-hop-giveaways.html#comments
Love the penguins! Love the idea of cutting off the skates to use the penguins in other scenes!

Mama Elephant's Blog
Lisa Petrella - October 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Such a fun and festive card! I love how you colored each letter's shadow a different color!

*** Day 3***

Laura's Blog
Karen Rice - October 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm
How perfectly and utterly darling–this card! I love the little scene and your coloring is fantastic!

Heather's Blog
Debbie Bauder - October 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Beautiful cards. I like the gold embossed doves on your 1st card. The second card is amazing. I love your choice of shimmery card stock, the sentiment is perfect over the cityscape & landscape dies.

Mama Elephant's Blog
Loly Borda-Towery - October 17, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Those carolers are adorable! Thanks for the chance!

Congratulations to all the winners! Please contact mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com within 3 days to claim your $25 gift certificates to use in our store!