Monday, April 28, 2014

pretty pink posh blog hop

I'm excited to participate in Pretty Pink Posh's sequin shaker blog hop.  Paulina at PPP makes shaker cards look so easy, but I seriously struggled to get everything just right.

This card is for a proud mother to give to her son who is graduating from college.  She ordered a money lei from me so that her son could wear it in his graduation ceremony.  I threw in this card with her order to send my best wishes.

With graduation and wedding season coming up, I'm thinking I'll be making quite a few of these.  Good thing I enjoy it:)

Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Mama Elephant Sunny Skies; Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm
Inks: Hero Arts (cup o joe, mint julep); Versafine (onyx black)
Dies: Kelly Purkey Twentyfourteen; Lawn Fawn Say Cheese
Other: various sequins

Friday, April 4, 2014

mama elephant photo inspiration challenge

I'm so excited to be part of another Mama Elephant photo inspiration challenge, and I hope you'll play along with us.  The prize: a spot on the ME Challenge Team!!!  Seriously, how cool is that!

And, for our inspiration...

I was drawn to the warmth, light and airiness of this picture.  Having had such a cold winter in New York, I long for some sunshine.  My card reflects that hope for brighter days.

Can't see it very well, but I used watercolors on the sequins.  So fun to combine two trends in the crafting world...Definitely a first for me:)

Sometimes I think Mama Elephant is in my head.  Over a year ago, I was exploring the trims and notions stores in NYC's garment district, just salivating over all the sequins...and I remember thinking, why can't someone just design a sequin die?  Then I can make whatever color I want.  Well, thank you Mama Elephant for making my wish come true!

Come join the fun and play along with us.  You can find the rules below and then link up your fabulous creations on the Mama Elephant blog:

1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Challenge duration April 4 - May 5, 2014
3. No limit to how many entries, in other words, go buck wild!
4. Link up your projects using the InLinkz tool on the ME blog

Can't wait to see what ya'll create!

Stamps: Mama Elephant Lights Out
Dies: Mama Elephant Confetti