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12.17.2012

ME Color Challenge 01 + free digi stamp

Hi everyone! Let's dust off the cob webs because today I am happy to announce something fun that we've been planning for some time now! This blog is here to inspire and encourage you to use your stamps, and what way to get your mojo kicking than a good old fashioned challenge?! I've personally been on a few amazing Challenge Design Teams myself in the past, so I know how a challenge can really get you going in the right direction. 

So! Here we are, Mama Elephant's first challenge, and it's a color challenge perfect for this time of the year! Anyone else not done with their holiday cards yet? Yeah, me too! 

I decided to go with my one of my favorite color combos:


Red, aqua, white and glitter -- cause glitter is just awesome!

Here's how to play along:
  • Create a project with the challenge colors
  • You must use Mama Elephant stamps and/or the free digital stamp
  • Grab the challenge graphics for your post
  • Link to this Mama Elephant blog post
  • Deadline to enter is December 30, 3:00PM EST

What you're playing for:
  • One winner will be selected to be a Guest Designer for an upcoming release
  • One winner will be selected at random to receive a $15 gift certificate to our store


We want to make sure that everyone can play along so we are providing a freebie for you to download and use. You can right click to copy and save as on your computer or simply click HERE to download the free May You Be Merry digital stamp.

Here's a stack of cards I made with the May You Be Merry digital stamp:



I actually made a few different variations using the same elements, just moved things around. 



The triangle pattern is stamped with our Trifecta stamp set. You need this one, seriously. 

I've also got a little treat for you. As you know there are two Mama's in Mama Elephant -- myself and Angela. She got inky and did a great job on her debut card using Polar Pals


We are so fortunate to have so many talented and generous friends in this little stamping industry. I've managed to round up a few of my peeps to play alongside our Design Team! Let's take a look at rest the inspiration parade!

THX card by Alice Wertz


Party Like a Rockstar card by Ashley Marcu


Love card by Cheiron Brandon


Merry and Bright card by Cristina Kowalczyk


Party Like a Rockstar card by Donna Mikasa


We Click card by JJ Bolton


Merry card by Karolyn Loncon


Hello Sweet Baby card by Kelly Booth


Aim For My Heart card by Lea Lawson


Warm Holiday Wishes card by Mariana Grigsby


Believe in Magic tag by Pamela Ho


Warm Holiday Wishes card by Pearl Lui


Jingle Jingle Jingle card by Savannah O'Gwynn



Aren't they all sooo amazing? Thank you to all our friends for providing such amazing eye candy to inspire us!

Okay, now it's your turn! Please add your direct link below! 

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the cute freebie - hope to be able to play along!! :)

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  2. LOVE a challenge! It helps me play with my stamps:)

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  3. Ohhh! so fun!!
    Love these DT's projects!! Gorgeous!
    I would love to play along...my stamps are shipped,
    I hope they arrive one of these day!!
    Love the freebie!! Cute cute cute!

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  4. Oh dear. I keep getting a message that the files is either deleted or unavailable to me. *sob*

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    1. Jocelyn, the link is now fixed! Sorry about that! :)

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  5. Love your card and all the inspiration Kryssi! Thanks for letting me join in the fun!!!! :)

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  6. Super cute stuff ladies!! Thanks, Kryssi, for including me in the inaugural color challenge! I had a blast! Merry Christmas, chica! XOXO

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  7. SUPER SUPER cute creations!! I love love love your free digi and how you mass produced some Christmas cards with it! FAB! And hooooooray that Angela played along! Awesome card!!!

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  8. Great cards. I hope I get a chance to play in your first challenge.

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  9. Gorgeous Cards by your DT and Friends....Thanks so Much for Letting me Play with you All! Love the Cards you made and so Glad Angela Joined in! Merry Christmas to you my Friend!! xo

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  10. I love challenges, so excited. I downloaded the freebie so I can play until I have my own ME stamps! :)

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  11. Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous inspiration!

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  12. I just got in at the last minute with 3 entries! They are all in the same blog post, so I had to add the image URLs only for the second and third entries. I hope this is okay!!

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