INTRODUCING: Peonies in Bloom + Designers Announcement

Welcome to the last day of Intros!

The final Intro for is none other that this gorgeous peony set called Peonies in Bloom illustrated by the lovely Anna Oszvald! Peonies are my absolute favorite flowers of all, I was thrilled with the end result of these illustrations. Anna really captured the beauty of peonies!

Watch Rina's captivating project below!

[Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube]

ugh! These are so pretty! Rina did an amazing job! I love how the peonies are large and really stand out! Used in a bunch and set against that vintage woodgrain background - and they are just drop dead gorgeous!

I'm totally crushing on this card, Rina!!!

Whew! That wraps up the Introductions! Didn't Rina work her butt off and created such inspirational eye candy all week? Thank you , Rina! She's not quite done yet, she's got another one up her sleeve for the Stampede!

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Before we wrap up this post, I'm pleased to announce that Mette Witus is joining the ME Family full time! That's right, you'll get to see her innovative work with every release now! She has continually blown us away with what she does with our stamps and dies, so it was a no brainer that she joins us for good so she can continue to share with us wonderful new ideas and inspiration using Mama Elephant goodies! Make sure you check out Mette's Instagram feed, loads and loads of eye candy!

We are also pleased to announce the addition of Maria Peters as a contributing designer! Her work will mostly be graced on Instagram! We are blown away with how beautiful all her work is, and are so thrilled to have her join the Me Family as well!

Check out some of Maria's ME projects HEREHEREHERE, and HERE.

And a fond farewell....

We are teary-eyed to announce that this is Laura Bassen's last release with us. Laura has decided to step down for personal reasons. Laura has been with us for, more or less, 6 years. That's a long time, pretty much since ME was a baby elephant! We are absolutely grateful for all the fun rainbow magic and joy she's created these past 6 years. Laura's bright persona has always oozed onto her cards and we're gonna miss every bit of it, truly! We are so sad to see her go, but fear not, I'm sure she will make an appearance every now and then around here! Thank you again Laura for growing with us. We wish you everything good in the future, you'll always be part of the ME Family. Love you! XO!

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The release will go live tonight at 12 midnight EST! The Design Team Stampede will be happening right here tomorrow morning at 9AM EST!


  1. Beautiful flowers! :) Welcome new members and all the best Laura, I'm sure following your blog :)

  2. Love peonies. Had a large flower bed
    of them many years ago - such pretty
    colors and the ants loved to walk all
    over them. thanks for sharing

  3. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower of all times! Can’t wait to play with this set! So sad to hear Laura is leaving, wish her the best of luck!!

  4. These stamps are Gorgeous!!! Sorry to see Laura go but welcome new DT members!!!

  5. OmG all new products are so adorable, I can't decide which one is my favorite.
    So sorry that Laura is leaving, but welcome to Mette and Maria.♥

  6. Love the new Peonies in Bloom! Sorry to see Laura go. Welcome Mette and Maria!

  7. Gorgeous flowers!
    Welcome to the newest team members, and wishing Laura all the best!

  8. HOW GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the color combo you chose to use, Rina! ALONG WITH the Wood Grain Background Die! I AGREE with you on the lines of this image! BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOK at the center of these flowers too! I've not seen a floral image with SUCH DEFINED CENTERS! GORGEOUS!!! AND I LOVE TOO how you arched your sentiment!!!! FINALLY, a BIG WELCOME to Mette & Maria!!! AND tears for Laura leaving! Laura is the one who drew me to MaMa Elephant! ;) <3 HUGS LAURA!!!!<3

  9. WOW! Love the Peonies! Can't wait to see more from the design team and best of luck to Laura. :D

  10. Love the peonies....love love love em! Sorry to see you go, Laura, just love you and your creativity. Thanks for all the inspiration.