Friday, August 15, 2014

Mama Elephant August Stampede!

It's time for the Mama Elephant August Stampede!The new release is live and available for purchase in the store.

Just a quick note from me before we get all excited and I forget to say: I'm doing a half-release with Mama Elephant this month, so you will only see my face pop up for half of the stamp highlight days, while our family enjoys a few weeks of sun and sand in Virginia.

And now, what was I saying before? oh yeah, STAMPEDE:




I used the new set Carnival Cupcakes - it is the cutest thing ever, and designed by one of my favorite illustrators, Torico.  I have a few Birdie Brown digital stamps that I purchased through her Etsy store, when that was still in existence.  Seriously, she is amazing. I had the pleasure of working with another of her new stamp sets, while I was guesting for MFT this month.

I decided to pair the lion from Carnival Cupcakes with the ball image from Nursery Deco. He screamed circus to me - so I made it happen:


word up {mama elephant august stampede}



I masked the lion to be able to balance him onto the ball, and stuck a cupcake topper flag behind him (but here, it's a circus flag) so he could casually greet you... and he's a party lion, with his birthday hat. just because :) The stripes on the card base were painted on with the chisel tip of a red copic marker. I love that they are imperfect.

word up {mama elephant august stampede}


I hope you like him as much as I do! This stamp set is so versatile, and it goes beyond all the cute things you can do with cupcakes!  

As always, there's a giveaway!  To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away one of each of the new stamp sets released.  Winners will be chosen at random from the Stampeding blogs and will be announced on the last day of the stamp highlights. You have 3 chances to win, just leave a separate comment for each:
Leave a comment on this blog post,
Like/share Mama Elephant on facebook
Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on twitter

Now get to stampeding!  Here's the complete list:

Mama Elephant ♥ Emily Ashley 
Nichol Elena Geralyn Pamela Laura ♥ Torico 

167 comments:

  1. This is super duper cute! Love the CAS design and the lion.

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  2. Eeeeep! I love it! That bold red stripe looks awesome with your cute little lion! <3

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  3. such a cute design - your card is just lovely

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  4. Adorable card, Elena! I hope you guys are having fun at the beach!! :)

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  5. What? imperfect? I beg to differ, Elena... darling!!
    =] Michele

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  6. We should all strive for such imperfections. I think it's wonderful.

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  7. Wow, this is sooooo fun! Love how you used the cute stamps and the background is awesome!! So cool! :)

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  8. I'm a FB fan of Mama Elephant too! :)

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  9. I love the little animals in this set. They are really cute.

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  10. This is so adorable!! Really love the red stripes! :)

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  11. What a super cute card! Love the new release!

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  12. Ooooo...too cute! I love the new release.

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  13. WOW!!! this is brilliant card Elena!!

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  14. I liked/shared on Facebook (Amy Maddux Cooley)

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  15. The card made me smile! Very creative.

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  16. Being a Leo....the lion is adorable to me! Gonna go shopping asap!

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  17. SO cute Elena!! I love the "circus" feel you gave the stamps! Awesome job! TFS

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  18. Matching new stamp set with an existing stamp set works perfectly! Great idea!!

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  19. Oh my gosh. This card is awesome!! Love the balancing lion and the stripes in the background!!!

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  20. I already like Mama Elephant on Facebook!

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  21. I already follow Mama Elephant on Twitter!

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  22. Too cute. Love this new release.

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  23. Clever combination of the 2 sets. The lion is adorable!

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  24. Super cute lion! I love the bold striped background!!

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  25. Ohhh, this little circus lion card is sooo cute, just love your card :)

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  26. This little lion is so cute! I love it!

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  27. So creative! I just love everything about this card: the striped background, the little flag, and that adorable lion sitting on a ball!! Awesome.

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  28. Oh, this is one adorable card!

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  29. Just adorable..... love the red/aqua combo!

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  30. Oh what a cute card!
    Love the background
    and the lion is great!
    Carla from Utah

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  31. Super super cute. The lion is one of my favorite critters. And the circus theme is perfect!!!

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  32. eeeeek! this is circus spectacular! that lion...SOOOO CUTE!! i love the party hat, and the ball, and the striped background! just everything!! this is so sweet - and i swear, it could hang in a nursery flawlessly!! wow!!

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  33. I just love this circus card... the party hat is so cute. Love the striped background!

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  34. I love that little lion. Such a pretty card.

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  35. That lion...balanced on a ball...seriously, it doesn't get much cuter than this! Fabulous!
    ~c

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  36. Oh cool card and i love the lion =)

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  37. How utterly clever to use that ball from the Nursery set and pair it with the darling lion! Gorgeous card!

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  38. This is so adorable! I love the little lion on the ball!

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  39. Love this fun and colorful circus card

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  40. CUTEST. CARD. EVER. I wanted this stamp set, now I MUST have it!

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  41. I really like your card such a cute lion!

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  42. Adorable little lion. He looks lovely against the bold red stripes.

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  43. Hope you're having a great vacation! Fabulous card!

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  44. Love this little lion...great for a Leo birthday card. The striped background just is perfect.

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  45. Very creative placing the little lion on a ball! I like your style! The red makes him POP!

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  46. Love this card!--so, so cute! And I love those red stripes!

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  47. Eeek, so cute! I love the sentiment too!

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  48. Your card is adorable. We just went to the circus last week.

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  49. really cute card. thanks for sharing

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  50. Oh, my!...This is 'out of this world, ADORABLE!!! Love it!

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  51. terrific circus themed card - ME rocks!

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  52. Such a clever idea to create this circus themed card! Love these cute animals of the Carnival Cupcakes set!

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  53. This is such a creative way to use those cupcake toppers! I LOVE it!!!

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  54. So very cute and simple! thanks for sharing!

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  55. Such a cute card, Elena! I love how you colored the lion, and the striped background is perfect!

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  56. Your card is adorable. The design and colors make it memorable.

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  57. I follow Mama Elephant on Facebook.

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  58. I love this card it would be so cute for my son's one year old birthday in a couple of month's. Love the new release from Mama Elephant. <3

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  59. like the circus theme that you did for the lion!

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  60. Darling card! Love the new release!

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  61. Liked and shared on Facebook!!!

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  62. Love those stripes and the cute image!

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  63. I follow Mama Elephant on Facebook.

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  64. Love this card! Sper adorable, love the stripes!!!

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  65. I like how you made this a circus lion and the striped background.

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  66. What a cute image!!! Love the design of the card!

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  67. Oh, this is so sweet, Elena! I love it!

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  68. Your card is so cute Elena - the baby lion looks gorgeous on the ball! I love these new stamp sets!

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  69. I love the circus feel of this =) TFS!

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  70. I love the bold red lines! Those are just so fun and eye catching.

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  71. Already like and shared on FB!!

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  72. Already follow and shared on Twitter!

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  73. Oh my goodness, this is darling!

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  74. So soo cute! You ladies are showing how versatile this set is, another "must have"...

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  75. Love that you made more of a boys card! The stripes in the bg are so nice, beautiful card!

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  76. A great choice of image, given we're in Leo right now. :-) Adorable card!

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  78. Love this. Like the way you created the background and used all the elements to create the lion. He is cute.

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  79. Such a sweet card! I love your striped background! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  80. WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOW!! SO SWEET!! I LOVE the New Sets and your Card for today!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  81. A darling little lion-beautiful job!

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  82. Your card is just amazing, Elena. Love the way you have colored that cute party lion and love those background stripes with the red copic marker. Such an amazing idea it is!

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  83. Beautiful work, as usual. I love the coloring, but I'm totally intrigued by the stripes on the background and the layered look you achieved with them.

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  84. Your card is just too cute! Love the circus theme.

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  85. The images are so fun! I love how you put the lion on the circus ball and dressed him for a party!

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  86. This is such a happy card. I love how you combined the sets.

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  87. That lion is so cute! I also love the back ground, so circus!

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  88. That is adorable...love the cute image and how you embellished it with white dots . The striped background is great.

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  89. I follow Mama Elephant on Twetter @Heidicrisw
    Thanks for another chance!

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  90. I like Mama Elephant on Facebbok!

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  91. I already like Mama Elephant on FB

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  92. Elena, your circus lion is so cute! I love how you masked and paired it with other images from other sets. The stamps are all so cute!

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  93. So adorable. Love the product release and all the inspiration projects, so great as always

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  94. Wonderful card! Mama Elephant has wonderful images. I always leave a little something on the card that is not perfect, so I am loving the red stripes. Not having everything "perfect" helps me enjoy the process rather than sweat out the details. Thank you for sharing!

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  95. OMG - so darn cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  96. i really love this new set and your card is amazing! :)

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  97. Oh my cuteness! I love how simple your card is. And the sentiment is adorable!

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  98. I love a lion! Matching the background to the ball is so smart!

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  99. I think the background coloured up like a circus tent made the card! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Melitta
    PS If I'm lucky enough to win I do have a USA address to mail to so the shipping charges won't be crazy :)

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  100. very adorable circus theme card, cute for a baby b-day card!

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  101. I love your card!! The new ME release has adorable lil critters. I love your lion with your background...thanks! Gabbylou@live.com

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  102. I already follow Mama E on Facebook and left a comment on that page.

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  103. And I follow ME on Twitter and I tweeted. My username is Gabbynorth1...thanks

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  104. Great us of the image! The images in this set are good in combining with other stamp sets!

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  105. i think the card is very adorable.

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  106. Love the card, so adorable and going to be a fantastic new release!!

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  107. What a cute card - perfect for our young grandchildren!!

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  108. ADORABLE! Those stripes are the perfect backdrop for that cute little party lion!!!

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  109. How SWEET!! I love that little lion. The coloring is superb!!

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  110. Oh my this is such a cute card!

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  111. Very cute card. Fantastic masking. That little lion is just adorable. Like your pen stripes too

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  112. I really like the way you mixed stamp sets for this one. So cute.

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  113. So cute! I love the red stripes and the soft blue on the edges of the stitched mat. The sentiment is so fun!

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  114. I tweeted about the Stampede: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/501497735002873856

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  115. Adorable card. These sets are so versatile.

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  116. Super cute card! The more I hop the more I want these adorable stamps sets - like now ;)

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  117. Adorable! You're totally blowing me away with all of your projects for this release.

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