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10.20.2014

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!

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. And great cards, congrats on two years of making wonderful things. Happy Birthday Mama Elephant!

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  2. This sure looks like a lot of fun and those cards are great, great love them all. Thanks for sharing and once again happy 2th birthday mama elephant.

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  3. It was heartwarming to read about a business and the people who not only own it but the folks who love the products. Kudos to all of you and thanks for sharing.

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  4. I wish I could been in that party! Lovely cards for great inspiration, thanks! X♡X♡

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  5. It was very interesting to see all the party photos - wish I could be there :) and very lovely cards... can't wait for my stamps to arrive :)))

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  6. What a sweet post...so many nice things to say about ME! I loved the set of cards shown at the end.

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  7. Sounds you all had a great party going on this weekend. Thanks also for sharing these wonderful cards. I am definitely in love with those penguins.

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  8. It was NICE to see the party pics. I enjoyed reading about the people behind the small businesses in our communities. We all need to support those businesses whenever possible. I do, here in my hometown. Forget the big - box stores, support homegrown, homemade, the USA and your local stores.

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  9. This looks like so much fun. I want to go next year. I never really wanted to go to New York, but I will definitely go for this awesome party. Congrats on two years.

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  10. Looks like the party was loads of fun! I am a fairly new ele-fan but am looking forward to many happy hours creating with your products! TFS!

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  11. Wow...lots of great cards and fun pictures. Congrats to Mama Elephant on your two year anniversary and many more to come.

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  12. Wow! That looks like so much fun! congrats and happy anniversary!

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  13. Congrats and Happy Anniversary again, i was so happy to be able to be part of the event, it was my first time attending and indeed it was GREAT i love it. Wish it was longer though, it felt so short for me... AND i am in the picture on the first one with my boyfriend HA~

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  14. Lorraine - your cards are FABULOUS! All of them!!!! I had so much fun there! Hugs, Cornelia

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  15. seems like you had so much fun doing all this and by inviting and meeting all your friends

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  16. When we are thinking about the food at a birthday party, the first thing that comes to our mind is the birthday cake. St Patrick day coStumes

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