Sunday, February 17, 2013

ME Stamp Highlight: Say What

Happy Sunday, all!  How has your weekend been so far?  We were pretty lazy yesterday, which was nice! Except...Josh made us the yummiest dinner!  It was SO good, and I have tons of leftovers for when he is gone this coming week.  We caught up on a bunch of our DVR'd shows, and then watched a movie called The Bang Bang Club.  It is graphic & gruesome, but a true story based on photojournalists in South Africa in the early 90's.  Obviously, it is something near to my heart, and I found it quite interesting, and heartbreaking, and redeeming in a way.  It is not a movie for everyone, but I am glad that I took the time to watch it.

Today we are showcasing the new Mama Elephant stamp set called "Say What".  This is a sassy little stamp set, full of super fun sentiments!  I just LOVE it!  I paired this stamp set with Glitz Design's "Color Me Happy" collection (which you can find at many stores now, including 2Peas, Simon Says Stamp, Scrapbook.com & A Cherry On Top to name just a few)...and they fit just perfectly!!  Here is what I created:
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from black cardstock.
2. Cut dotted paper slightly smaller, then adhere a woodgrain paper strip diagonally across the middle.
3. Cut off the excess, then add yellow sticker to the top left side.
4. Add washi tape strips to the top & bottom of the woodgrain strip.
5. Adhere the journal card to the front with foam adhesive, then accent with hearts & book paper.
6. Add a jeweled sticker tucked under the left side of card, then accent with a star sequin & jewels.
7. Stamp the sentiment to chalkboard paper, cut out and adhere to the bottom of the card.
8. Tie a double bow from twine, thread a button around the middle and adhere below the yellow sticker.
9. Finish the sentiment on the inside with teeny alphas.

Challenges:
-Sketchbook Saturday #89 - Sketch
-Fab N Funky #158 - Finish the Inside
-Crafty Creations #209 - Hearts
-Charisma Cardz #6 - Anything Goes










I know the other Mama Elephant designers have some amazing cards to share with you using the Say What set as well, so be sure to check them out!

Kryssi Ng / Mama Elephant http://www.mamaelephantblog.com/
Pearl Lui http://kraftypearl.blogspot.com/
Alice Wertz http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com/
Savannah O'Gwynn http://savannahland2.blogspot.com/
Mariana Grigsby http://marianagrigsby.wordpress.com/
Geralyn Sy http://inacreativebubble.blogspot.com/
JJ Bolton http://rgcards.blogspot.com/
Cheiron Brandon http://www.cheironbrandon.typepad.com/

I hope you enjoyed my sweet missing you card this morning!  Don't be afraid to customize your sentiments using all the amazing alpha stickers you might have in your stash.  It will make your card extra special, and your stamps more versatile!


Until later,
~L.

11 comments:

  1. Holy cow! This card is AWESOME, Lea! The inside sentiment is very clever. Your cards are always so stunning!

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  2. Love this cheerful new line, Glitz is going in the direction I truly love these days! Not that their heavy vintage stuff isn't yummy either! :)
    Fabulous card, Lea. I love it when you play with my sketches :)

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  3. Fun card! Love the way you used the sentiments and all the layers. Cute inside too!!

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  4. lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan
    xx

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  5. Brilliant card love the design and DP.
    Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Charisma Cardz.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  6. such a fun card. love the happy colors, too. must check out those paper!

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  7. This is so delightful, Lea. A great way to send some cheer to someone you haven't seen for a while. Love all your different elements - really interesting.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. Hope you'll be back again soon.

    Rachel x

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  8. Who wouldn't love to get this in the mail? The colors really pop against the dark card base. Love the mix of patterns and textures, too!

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