3.12.2014

First Look: Make a Wish + GIVEAWAY :)



Hola, super super super excited today! I'd like to introduce you to our very first commissioned artist, Pauline Ibarra! Number one has to be really, really good, right? And Pauline's work is nothing short of beautiful and charming -- way above the standard of 'good'! Make a Wish features her impeccable handlettering.

I have been a big fan of handlettering for a long time now and promised myself to one day perfect it as well, but in the meantime I'll leave it to the real pros. Pauline's work caught my eye right away, it's sweet and elegant at the same time. I love all the whimsical swirls she's incorporated. The large style is the perfect focus of any project. You know I'll be turning to these time and time again when I run into those "oh no, I need to make a card in 30 seconds" situations!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Please visit Pauline's blog Happy Hands Project and leave her tons of ME love, she is giving away a set of 'Make a Wish'!!!

Now let's get into today's cards using Make a Wish!

Love this festive card by Angela. The sentiments in Make a Wish are big, bold, and beautiful!! The balloons were die cut from our Party Kit die set. She also used the new Speech Trio set for the speech bubble border. Panda is from Pandamonium and cut with the new coordinating dies... which I think she's secretly addicted to, lol!


She also used the Wink of Stella glitter brush to give this some sparkle. We carry it now! :)

Okay, now here's my card. I used THIS watercolor cardstock that was sent to me by the sweet Ellen Hutson. I really like it as the back of the watercolor paper is smooth, which is perfect for stamping as supposed to the "real" side which has a toothy texture, more suitable for traditional watercoloring.




That's all from us today... see you back here manana!

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To enter for a chance to win Make a Wish, leave a comment on Pauline's blog:

48 comments:

  1. yay Congrats to Pauline.. your right her hand writing is gorgeous.. so excited to see her part of Mama Elephant..

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  2. Welcome to the ME Family, Pauline!! Wow, that is some beautiful lettering!! Speech Trio Set?! Yes Please! hehe

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  3. Congratulations to Pauline!
    Really nice cards and great Stamps!

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  5. I love the beautiful big sentiment set! They are so hard to find. And I am not-so-secretly-in-love with Pandamonium!

    Where did his little hat come from!?! SO cute!

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  6. Gorgeous! Welcome, Pauline! I love the look of the gray handlettering on the watercolour card!!

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  7. Welcome Pauline. Love the watercolor card.

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  8. So amazing. My wish for today would be to create something for someone that will truly be appreciated and heartfelt. To make someone else's day with something that is ordinary to me, but so significant for them.

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  9. love the watercolor card and the panda card is too cute!! great job...Welcome Pauline!!!!

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  10. Wow these are amazing and I wish I could write like Pauline incredible. Welcome Pauline.

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  11. Love this beautiful script. The swirls at the beginning and ending of the words is so elegant. The cards are fantastic. Love the watercolor background on the second card. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. A Big welcome to Pauline! Gorgeous new sentiments stamps!

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  13. Lovely that it is a nice big sentiment. Love the speech bubble border too!


    Penny

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  14. LOVE this script. Can't wait for the full reveal!

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  15. Really love this elegant script! GORGEOUS!

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  16. Congrats To Pauline! Her handwriting is gorgeous. This set is going on my list for sure.

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  17. Oh my, love her handwriting also!! I must get!

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  18. Great cards, love the sentiment stamps so pretty

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  19. Lovely calligraphy from Pauline. She's beautiful, too. Your cards today are lovely too. Nuts about the watercolored one.

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  20. Great handwriting, wish mine were better.......

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  21. Wow! Love the samples~ can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  22. Oh my goodness! These sentiments are FABULOUS!!!! Gorgeous hand lettering!!!!

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  23. That is awesome handwriting -- I thought it was a stamp--such talent.. Very nice cards.

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  24. Beautiful! What a great partnership!

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  25. I just came over from the online card class because I love this stamp set and this card is amazing!

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  26. The first card is adorable and the second card is very elegant I do agree with you that the hand writing is beautiful and I like how large it is love it!

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  27. Beautiful cards & a lovely new set :)

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  28. Just love these cards and the calligraphy. I am having trouble entering the giveaway, however. I do everthing asked for a keep getting a message that I need to enter an email address.........very frustrating.

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  29. What a beautiful card. Just love the colours. That writing is stunning and really finishes off that beautiful card.

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  30. Love this set so much! I will definitely be adding this one to my order ASAP! :)

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  31. So Very Pretty!!! What a lovely sentiment, a Must Haves!!!

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  32. The stamp set is amazing. Love the script writing.
    The cards are beautiful. Congratulations Pauline.

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  33. What a beautiful and gorgeous watercolor card!!

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  34. LOVE these sentiments! Must haves for sure!!!

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  35. Gorgeous card and loving the subtle design and colors so much!

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  36. Such a perfect collaboration, ladies...I love the scripty font on these sentiments...perfect with all of my Mama Elephant stamps!

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  38. I love all the caliigraphy! Wish I can start practicing and gets my juice going! I am into cardmaking and in my younger years into calligraphy..... Would love to win this stamp set!!!!!

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  39. Love the script. Can't wait to try.

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  40. Very nice handwriting...visited Paulines blog and said hello.

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  41. The calligraphy style on these sentiments is gorgeous.

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  42. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  43. Very nice cards!! I wanted to let you know that I saw you on the Today show and wanted to say congratulations for receiving that money. I have seen some of your stamps and the bunnies are so adorable. Good luck on your next trip to N.Y.

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