Tuesday, October 15, 2013

mama elephant anniversary stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant anniversary stampede! Thanks for coming from Nichol's blog and joining us as we celebrate the one year anniversary of one amazing stamp company. Not only are there several blog stops of inspiration, there are great new stamp and product releases, prizes to be won and birthday deals such as:

  • Use code BIRTHDAY for 10% off your entire purchase (valid 10/15-10/16 EST only). 
  • FREE Party Kit stamp set with $100 purchase (after discount 10/15-11/14 EST only or while supplies last)
  • FREE Party Kit stamp set and matching Party Kit die set with $150 purchase (after discount 10/15-11/14 EST only or while supplies last.)
Speaking of prizes...Mama Elephant is giving away a $10 gift certificate on EVERY stop of the stampede!  In addition, we are giving away a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner. You know you wanna win that. So be sure and comment on every stop and check out the Mama Elephant blog (the full order of the hop is at the bottom of this post in case you need it.)
I love a good christmasy stamp set. I love a good christmasy stamp set even more if it is versatile. Enter "remember december". If you like doing mini albums (I'm thinking dec. daily type) and/or project life, this stamp set is IT. I could totally see myself using this on layouts as well. I love how this set combines essentials, like journaling lines and borders, the card header rectangle, that great outlined number set, as well as a variety of typography sentiments: graphic circles, typewriter-ish and script. Such a good variety.
I choose to highlight the stamp set by making up some project life cards. These would be perfect for a December mini album or holiday-type project life spread.
I simply used the stamp set, simple grid cards, a few random embellishments and played around. A paper clip here, a bit of washi tape there. Combining bits and pieces with a stamp set helps make leftovers seem fresh. The cards came together quick and you could easily make up several in one sitting to have waiting for your next project.
I love the addition of the red thread to just highlight a few stamped sentiments.

I also made a few everyday type project life cards. Did I mention I like versatility? I like to be able to use a holiday stamp set beyond the holiday, to get the most bang for my buck so to speak. :)

You have 4 chances to win (leave a separate comment for each):

1. Leave a comment on this blog post.

2. Become a follower of our blog: http://tinyurl.com/mefollowers


3. Like/share us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mamaelephant

4. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: @HeyMamaElephant


Thanks for joining me today. Don't forget: Enter to win at every stop AND the hop continues tomorrow, so remember to head to the Mama Elephant blog for more chances to win today and tomorrow. Now head to Jenn's blog for more Mama Elephant inspiration!

Mama Elephant http://www.mamaelephantblog.com/
Kristina Werner http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/
Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/
Lexi Bridges (you are here)
Jenn Biederman http://createdbyjb.typepad.com/
Emily Leiphart http://leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
JJ Bolton http://www.jjbolton.org





145 comments:

  1. Very inspiring.... this stamps are really perfect for Project Life! Love it.

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  2. love your cards !! You make me want to do some of them for my PL, thanks

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  3. Very cool set! I love the way you used it!!

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  4. I don't do project life, but can appreciate the work that goes into it. The cards you made are adorable...

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  5. great way to use the stamp set! :) and as you said, it's versatile, it could be used for some other occasions as well.

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  6. Fun variety of PL cards you made!!

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  7. What great use of this stamp set! Your cards turned out so fun.

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  8. I love the idea of stamping your own PL cards! I don't do PL but I SMASH and I find myself trying to buy one-off PL cards--I'd love to make my own! I love the everyday type cards. :)

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  9. I just these cards! Perfect for DD.

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  10. You're right - this stamp set would be perfect for mini albums or even an art journal page. Love your examples. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I like how you used the stamps. Not a card but project life cards. Neat idea. I am glad I stopped by. Thanks for sharing and playing along.

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  12. Very fun PL cards with these stamps!

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  13. Great for project life, thx

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  14. Love the graphic look on these project life cards. Just so pretty

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  15. Wow! Fabulous PL cards! Great idea! TFS!

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  16. Such a great set for documenting the holiday season!

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  17. Great ideas for small note cards or gift tags. I love that stamp set.

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  18. Genius!!! I Love love love these!!

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  19. I love your creations! Lots of great details!

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  20. Inspiration galore! What a great release!

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  21. These are really cool PL cards - I have not started a PL scrapbook yet, it seems so intimidating for some reason for me, but I am so impressed with everyone's layouts! And I know your pretty cards will look terrific in one!

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  22. I have followed ME's blog before the store opened (I am a big elephant fan, the name drew me in, the cute images kept me coming back for more!) :)

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  23. I shared ME's anniversary celebration on FB as well! :)

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  24. What a GREAT idea! Love this!!! :)

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  25. So wonderful your project like cards - one is better than the next!

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  26. I just love your project life cards!!! I have't got into them yet but i sure am looking forward too!!!

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  27. I was wondering how people would use that stamp set. yours was a great idea. TFS! I LOVE Mama Elephant too. :)

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  28. What a great way to use a holiday set all year long, Lexi!

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  29. I was wondering about this set when I saw it. I couldn't quite get any ideas on what to do with it so thank you for the inspiration!

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  30. Thank you for showing the stamp set.

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  31. Great idea...to make the journaling cards at the same time as seasonal cards!

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  32. These are so fun I had to share them with my mom. She loves making the cards for her project life. These are great ideas for her.

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  33. I love your project life cards you sure got creative for these so thanks for sharing your awesome ideas. Happy anniversary to Mama Elephant

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  34. Thanks for this demonstration...I don't do scrapbooking or journaling- I just make cards, but some of these ideas could easily be incorporated and it's a neat stamp set!

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  35. Such a great way to use this stamp set...your cards are beautiful!!!

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  36. Love your project life cards, Lexi!

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  37. What a fun way to use these stamps...love those little journalling spots.

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  38. Great PL cards! Such a fun set :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Amazing cards----great for so many things!

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  40. simple and sweet. looks like it'll be great for my december daily!

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  41. Cute project life cards. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  42. Love your cards! This stamp set does look so versatile!

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  43. I like that you show the versatility of the holiday stamps-thanks.

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  44. Great use of the stamp...congrats to Mama Elephant!

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  45. Thanks for the inspiration! Whenever I look at stamp sets I always think of how versatile it can be with all my projects. Thanks for highlighting the versatility of this particular stamp set. :)

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  46. Love your PL cards and loving the new products.

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  47. What darling PL cards! They are are so simple yet attractive!

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  48. Ooh! I love how you decorated your journal cards!

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  49. "Remember December"

    I'm not much into doing mini albums, but I did get into Project Life this last year! Cute journaling cards!

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  50. Love your cards and love the versatility of this set!

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  51. What fun journaling cards! I really love all the fun details and combinations!

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  52. I also like ME on FB and shared about the stampede

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  53. And I follow ME on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/390249501044137984

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  54. I really have to start journaling! Your PL cards are so pretty.

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  55. I liked Mama Elephant's Facebook page.

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  56. wow these are amazing.. so awesome..

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  57. Love the project life cards - thanks for sharing.

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  58. You are so creative with all those PL cards! Love what you made with that awesome stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I love how you used the stamp set to create such a wide variety of PL cards. TFS!

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  60. These PL/DD cards are fabulous! Love this great set!

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  61. Cool idea. Love Mama E. Happy B-day!!

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  62. Wonderful, just wonderful. I'm loving everything I see on this hop! Thanks!

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  63. I still haven't jumped on the project life bandwagon, but this set just might make me start! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  64. Love your Project Life cards. Really nifty use of the stamps.

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  65. Thanks for sharing your great ideas Lexi!

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  66. I love your Project Life cards! What a quick and easy way to document Christmas and the holiday season.

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  67. Happy 1st anniversary MamaElephant. Love the stamps.

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  68. I love these cute ideas for project life cards. This set is a "must" buy!

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  69. I love the font on this set and such great cards!

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  70. Your project life cards are really cute. I like the clean, crisp lines.

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  71. I follow ME blog via Google friend connect.

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  72. Thanks for the multitude of ideas for using this stamp set & creating so many different journaling cards!! You make it look so simple ... it makes sense & makes me want to get busy & create. I am a huge fan of yours & always look forward to your project life videos!!
    Anita J

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  73. happy one-year-old mama elephant. i can't wait to get my hands on some of these new holiday products.

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  74. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I bought this set just for PL and I'm going to use some of your ideas!!

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  75. Wow! You've been busy! Nice work, too. Happy Birthday to Mama Elephant.

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  76. Great use of the stamps for Project Life!

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  77. I love this set, perfect for DD.

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  78. AMAZING PL cards!! wow!!! i love the simplicity and the depth of them!! each one has so much detail! hello!! what a perfect set!! (and LOVE that you made everyday ones too!! awesome!)

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  79. Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday.

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  80. What a great idea for these stamps! Thanks for sharing them.

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  81. What a great idea you had! Love the cards!

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  82. Neat project life cards. A Christmas album would be great with this set too. Thanks

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  83. I was going to say exactly what DBMM said...Great idea.

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  84. that stamp set is prefect for the project life or the December daily...thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. I really like the idea of using the stamps beyond the Christmas season. Thanks.

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  86. How very clever of you and I love getting the most out of my sets TFS

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  87. Great stamps. Lots of possible uses.

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  88. Wonderful PL cards! I love how you used the stamps to create fun and different elements! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  89. Even though I am not a Project Life gal, these cards are really super cute and very versatile, too!

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  90. Great project life cards you made!

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  91. How clever to use these stamps for making those great PL cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Great cards! I, too, love the ability to multi-task stamps.

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  93. I love this idea. I always try to do December daily albums. And thinking that I need this set :) thanks for the great ideas!!

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  94. Happy Birthday Mama elephant !! gorgeous inspiration by the DTs, love this project...so versatile !!
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  95. Perfect for Project Life, great and new ideas. TFS

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  96. Thanks for sharing love the cards

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  97. Love your PL cards. This set is just perfect for them.

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  98. So fun to see so many things you can do with this stampset! TFS =)

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  99. Cute ideas on how to use this set!!

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