Tuesday, July 5, 2016

mermazing + kitty's favorite things {neat and tangled release week}

Today is my big day - both of the sets that I illustrated are being shown off on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning.

First up, Mermazing! This sweet little mermaid makes me smile every time I see her. I don't always feel that way about my illustrations, haha.

mermazing + kitty's favorite things {neat and tangled release week}


I took inspiration from The Little Mermaid, and colored her to look like Ariel. Bold red hair, purple top and green tail. Her little fishy friend (from Kitty's Favorite Things) has Flounder's coloring.

I just think they are....

mermazing + kitty's favorite things {neat and tangled release week}

Mermazing. ha.

Next up, Kitty's Favorite Things. (Side note, do you know how hard it is to come up with names for stamp sets? Dude.)

mermazing + kitty's favorite things {neat and tangled release week}


I did a no-line coloring on my cat, and overlapped the banner right in front. I also used the Journaling Alpha dies to create a fuller sentiment.

ps, did you see that Jennifer Mcguire did a product release video featuring Neat and Tangled products? She loves those alpha dies and so do I! They really are the perfect size.

mermazing + kitty's favorite things {neat and tangled release week}

Back to the kitty! He can hold any of the elements found in the set: the fish, the yarn, the milk... but all soft and fuzzily colored? He suited the heart best.

I hope you like the new sets!  Leave me a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a 25$ giveaway to the Neat and Tangled Store.

And, I am also giving away my own stamp set here! Lemme know which of these stamp sets you prefer and you could win it! I'll announce the winner by Friday morning.

Thanks for stopping by! Click over to the NT blog to see more.

47 comments:

  1. CUTE! Love both of your super adorable cards!

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  2. OH my goodness! Elena - these are both DARLING! I've been waiting to see the whole mermaid set since you first showed sneak peeks - and the kitty is darling too!!!

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  3. OMG!!!! I'm completely in love with your mermaid...it's my favourite mermaid stamp actually! Your cards are so lovely!
    Cristina
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  4. The mermaid seems to enjoy so much. She looks so adorable.

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  5. These are so cute! I love the kitty!

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  6. These are so cute! I love the kitty!

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  7. You rock!! Beautiful cards and beautiful stamps!!!

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  8. You amaze me every time a new release comes out! That kitty is cute but I love the mermaid!

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  9. They are both as sweet as can be, but I'm a kitty lover, so that would be the one I'd especially like! I love that he can hold all of his favorite things!! >^.^<

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  10. I love both of these sets! Too cute for words. The mermaid is my favorite, though my daughter would love cat!

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  11. Such sweet cards and great sets! Love them both but I think Mermazing wins by a bit for me!

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  12. Amazing cards!! So tough to choose, but think I'd go with the cat. : )

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  13. Congrats on the new sets... how exciting! I love that adorable mermaid and your pretty card! Awesome background and layers, and beautiful coloring!
    Love the no-line coloring of the kitty and the textures in the background! The Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set is my favorite! (But my cat, Coco, says I would have to color it Siamese-style to match her coloring!).

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  14. Amazing cards, Elena!! Too adorable!!

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  15. I always get excited to see what you've created for the new releases and you certainly didn't disappoint this month!! These are both adorable and its super hard to choose a favourite. As we have two cats in the house (and no mermaids) I will go with the sweet kitty!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  16. I like the soft sweet kitty! Sometimes kitties look too cartoonish for me, but this one is the cat's meow!

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  17. Terrific looking cards,
    full of fun! I love this
    kitten stamp set, lots of
    fun things for her to hold.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. These are such fun sets
    and your cards are super sweet!
    I like Mermazing the best-so fun :-)

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  19. Awesome cards! I really love the kitty, so cute. Love the sea star in the mermaid's hair.

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  20. wow
    wow
    wow!!!
    both cards are beyond cute!! both SETS are amazing!! the mermaid...eek!! it makes me weak in the knees!! totally LOOOOVE how you colored the starfish die cut! wow!!
    and the kitty - eeee!! that sentiment is PERFECTION!! we just watched mary poppins this weekend with my little menn!! how appropriate! :)

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  21. Such great cards Elena, your illustrations are just awesome!
    I love the Kitty's Favorite Things as I would use it the most but they are both precious!

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  22. Very cute. I like your coloring. My favorite is Kitty's Favorite Things.
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  23. I love your color choices that you use! so bright!!! And your layering is great!!

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  25. Such cute cards to show off your new sets! I particularly like Kitty's Favourite Things!

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  26. Both your cards are so adorable specially love the mermaid one. The coloring is just fabulous! Love both of them, but that Mermaid stamp just stole my heart :)
    Love the composition on your second card. That polka dot background and those big alphas are such a quirky touch!

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  27. Oh Elena, you did amazing with these new stamp set!! How cute is this little mermaid?!!!! (And I'm not even into mermaids usually! ;)) The cat is super cute as well and that wave die is genius!! LOVE!

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  28. Awww!!! Absolutely cute and adorable cards!!!! Love these new stamp sets!!!

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  29. Love the alpha journaling dies you used on the second card - so cool and I am putting them on my wish list immediately! The mermaid card looks fantastic and I love the colors you used as they truly make the card pop!

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  30. I love them both, it is really difficult to choose one!!!
    And you cards are MERMAZING as always!!!

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  31. Very cute cat. Looks just like mine.

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  32. Both cards are so cute! That mermaid is just adorable... and the kitty... I love love love.

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  33. SQUEAL!! CONGRATS!! I'm LOVING LOIVNG LOIVNG BOTH of your SWEET NEW Sets!! OMG!! I can ALREADY SEE ALL of the AMAZING Creations that are going to be created using both of these Sets!! =)I LOVE your Cards and the FUN Layering the you did!! THANKS for sharing and have a FAULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  34. Really sweet cards. I like the way you use the white on white die cut to further the sentiment with the cute kitty.

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  35. Cutest mermaid!! I love your cards! They make me smile...and that is something so priceless. You are so talented!

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  36. These are cards are so cute!

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  37. So cute cards Elena ! I love it ♥

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  38. So amazing and love your soft coloring.

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  39. Elena, you created the sweetest set! LOVE!

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  40. These are both adorable but my favourite is the kitty!

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  41. ELENA - you ROCK in every way - I love following you because you are so talented and clever!! Love these cards and I would LOVE to win the MER-Making set - so danged cute!!

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  42. Such cute stamps - I love them both - so hard to choose a favorite!

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  43. These are so cute, especially love the kitty!

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  44. Elena, your images and use of them is just Amazing! I feel like a broken record every time I'm here. LOL. Your Copic coloring is so soft and so perfect. Your no line coloring always has a painterly affect to it, that intrigues Me! Haha. I'm thinking how could you not be exicited to use all of your creations, but I get it. We are all a bit tough on ourselves when others would not be. Keep up the AMAZING work.
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