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! 

Guest post by Lorraine Marasigan + party recap

Good morning, Kryssi here... today we welcome our good friend, Lorraine Marasigan to the blog. We met Lorraine at our 1st anniversary party last year along with her sister, Lynn. The two sisters are such amazing people and we are so lucky to call them friends. I asked Lorraine if she could do a recap post today and she said yes! I'm seeing all these awesome shots from our party for the first time too, so hope you enjoy them as much as I did! And keep reading because Lorraine is a pretty talented crafter as well! She created so many jaw dropping cards for us! Thanks, Lorraine, we ♥ you!

Hi all!  Its Lorraine here, sharing some wonderful memories of the party we had last weekend to celebrate Mama Elephant's 2nd anniversary as well as some cards I made using Mama Elephant's newest products.

The anniversary party took place at the Westbeth Artist Housing and Center for the Arts in the NYC, and folks braved the rain to be part of such a special event.  We had one "make and take" table, which was full of crafters before the party even officially started, and by one hour in, we had spilled over to 4 full tables.

We had a chance to play around with Mama Elephant's newest products.  It was lovely to see everyone's creations, from sparkly tags and holiday cards to neon backgrounds using Mama Elephants new ink pads.

In the house that day: cardmakers, scrapbookers, parents, children, folks who had traveled great distances, people new to crafting.  It didn't matter how long you had been crafting, the atmosphere was warm and friendly, and we all just had a great time together.

My friend, Gary, came to join the fun.  This was the first card he ever made.  I'm so proud of him:)

Some were even lucky and won raffle prizes: gift certificates to spend in the pop-up store that the Mama Elephant staff set up for us.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the mamas behind Mama Elephant are pretty incredible.  They are incredibly thoughtful with their product design and are committed to making quality products for their growing fan base (Mama Ele-fans?).  Stamp sets are compatible with each other and can be stretched for so many occasions, their aesthetic is cute, classy, and consistent, and there's just so much joy in their products.  More than that, Kryssi and Angela are two of the most fun, down to earth, talented, smart, and humble people I know.  When there are so many places where we can spend money, I chose to support a business where the people behind it respect and appreciate their customers and are just good people.

Congratulations to the mamas, Kryssi and Angela!  Happy 2nd Anniversary from your Mama Ele-fans!!!

We had a fantastic 3-day Stampede last week that showcased all of the new products in the most recent release.  But, you know we can never get enough of Mama Elephant goodness, right?!?  So, I put together some cards and would love to share with you.

Using Alpine Carolers (stamps and creative cuts) and Season's Greetings.

And, the last set of cards feature the "Happy Everything" stamp set and creative cut, free with purchase of over $100 (to get stamp set) or $150 (to get stamp set and creative cut).  

That's it for me!  Thank you for checking out this long blog of loads o' photos.  I hope you can see just how excited many of us are about Mama Elephant's anniversary and new release.  Congrats again, Kryssi and Angela.  To many more years of Mama Elephant goodness!


October Anniversary Stampede - DAY 3!

Welcome to day 3 of the Mama Elephant Anniversary Release stampede! We have been overwhelmed by all the love and support. We really, really appreciate you embracing our humble designs and products. We are so thrilled to make a small impact in this amazing community. Thank you for allowing us to do that.

Our newest anniversary release is now live and available for purchase in the store!


This includes 7 new stamp sets, 6 Creative Cuts die sets, and 16 brand new pigment ink colors!

All Promotional freebies will be manually added to your order. To qualify for the freebies, your order must total the amount AFTER any discount applied and before shipping/tax fees. While supplies last!

Today I'm using the new set  Alpine Carolers designed in collaboration with Elena Roussakis. Aren't these carolers just cute and festive?!

I also used one of the fantastic greetings from Peace on Earth which was designed in collaboration with Pauline Ibarra. It's a collaboration card kind of day!

This is very basic stamping, no fancy tricks or techniques... anyone can do this! Stamp, stamp, stamp and color to your heart's content!

Today is the final day of the Stampede, but don't fret we will be giving away THREE $25 gift certificates to our store!

Just leave a separate comment for each!

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Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers's blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone!

Also, make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, because there just might be exclusive giveaways in each too!

Now let's get on with the Stampede!