Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mama Elephant January Stampede



Hi everyone! Today, I'm thrilled to be stampeding with Mama Elephant! (As winner of their Colour Challenge 01, I also won the opportunity to be their guest designer this month!)

A few things you should know about the Stampede....

The January stamps that the designers are showcasing are available in the Mama Elephant store now. Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each - just leave a comment here on my blog (& on the blogs of the other designers) to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede & will be announced on the Mama Elephant blog on Monday, January 21st. AND, there will be a surprise giveaway on Mama Elephant's Facebook Page, so you'll want to stop by there as well! 

I decided to create a layout for the stampede using some stamps from the new Smitten stamp set. This set is well named, because I was totally smitten with it the first time I saw it, knowing it would be perfect for creating cards and layouts for/about my loved ones! The subject of today's layout is my daughter, Sage.


In addition to the Mama Elephant Smitten stamp set, I also used some My Mind's Eye patterned paper, washi tape and decorative brads. I cut my title out of white cardstock and MME patterned paper on my Silhouette Portrait.  The little "I ♥ this" is a Smitten stamp-- love that one!


I used four more stamps from this set on my layout, creating a grid in which to house each stamp:



Thanks so much for stopping by! If you're working your way through today's blog hop from the beginning, you should have arrived from Cheiron Brandon's blog. The next stop on this stampede is JJ Bolton. If you've just jumped into this stampede, don't worry! Just start at the Mama Elephant blog and you won't miss a thing!

Blog hop order:

Leigh Penner (you are here)

Thanks for looking!

63 comments:

Melissa said...

So pretty, Leigh! Love all those sweet sentiments! Congrats again!

Elena said...

you did so great, Leigh! love all of the different ME stamps you incorporated into your LO.

Ted said...

I love this layout! You're becoming a pro on the Portrait, Leigh! :)

anya said...

Such a fabulous layout! I love the way you've incorporated all the fabulous sentiments from the Smitten set. The colors are amazing, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the soft muted tones of your layout, really lovely! Congrats on being guest designer this month!

craftmates said...

Beautiful layout Leigh! Those stamped images are gorgeous. sage looks so adorable- Irma

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you made a layout for the stampede! Great design, and those sentiments are wonderful!

Audrey said...

What a great layout! I love the color combo you chose and how you used the stamps. So pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow gorgeous work and congrats on being a GD can't wait to see more!
Lisa

Samantha Mann said...

Your layout is amazing! I am so inspired ! The mama elephant stamps are a perfect addition!

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful layout - love those new stamps!

Maeghan Magante said...

Loving your creative use of the sentiments in the Smitten set!

Crystal said...

I love how you used so many stamps from one set on this LO. I love the name "Mama Elephant" - it sounds so warm and welcoming :) Thanks for sharing!

Ale Vargas said...

Esta muy padre me gustomucho lacombinacion y tu estilo felicidades por ser lainvitada del mes saludos!!

Christi said...

love the way you worked the sentiments into the layout as embellishment/accents!

Shay said...

Lovely layout! I love how you used all of the stamps.

Jeanne J said...

So many beautiful details on your layout! The stamps really add so much color and depth!

Jocelyn said...

My goodness your kid is cute! And so is your layout ^_~

karenelr said...

Fabulous use of the stamps on a layout! I love what you did! Thanks for sharing!

Chark said...

love this lo!!

Mary-Anne V said...

beautiful layout...love how you used the stamps.

Kara said...

awesome!! love ME!

Memories by Manda said...

Congrats on winning a guest spot! Your layout is lovely & I love how you used a saying on each block. I'm smitten with this set too.

frommycraftroom said...

Congratulations. Love your layout. Great way to use this set. Thanks.

Anita Rex said...

What a layout Leigh! I love how you used the stamps! :> Stunning!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous layout!!!

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Linda said...

I freaking love it when stamps work well on cards as well as layouts, and this prices they do!! Gorgeous gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

Your layouts are just delightful!

LEG Studios said...

Great job, Leigh! Your layout is perfect. Congratulations on the guest spot too - so excited for you!

Sue D said...

Very sweet layout!

Amy Kolling said...

Leigh, I'm so happy that you won this guest spot because you did an INCREDIBLE job with this layout! The blocked areas were perfect to showcase the stamps and I LOVE how you stamped the feather over the word COLOR! Congrats Leigh!

Carla said...

How pretty! And great use of the stamps, really like your grid idea.
Carla from Utah

SueB said...

great scrapbook page; I'm lovin' the Smitten set too! thanx for the inspiration!

Joyce said...

Just beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake you are creating for Sage.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful layout! TFS =)

Lalo said...

OMGosh...way to use this set in an unexpected and amazing way...LOVE this LO and what a beautiful face too!!!

Terri E. said...

Neat layout.

Teri E.

Jennifer said...

Love your LO and use of stamps...too cute!

Cristina said...

Gorgeous design! I love your page!

Jen McD said...

Fantastic way to incorporate stamps on a layout. Seamless!! (And speaking of seams, I'm jealous of the super-straight one on your layout!)

Margie said...

This is beautiful-love seeing the stamps on a LO!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW!! This is a FABULOUS LO! I love love love the papers and the design! Great job using stamps on a page!!! LOOOOOOOVE!

Jennifer K said...

Congrats, Leigh on being asked to stampede with Mama Elephant. Love the little saying in the boxes - super cute way to use them.

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL layout and such a GREAT use of those adorable sentiment stamps!!! CONGRATS on your Guest Designer spot!!!

Katherine said...

Love the layout! Great colors and fun photos. :)

Marla said...

A beauitful layout and great way to add stamps to your work!! TFS

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so VERY lovely!!! I am loving your "so daring" post as well!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great layout. TFS

Jessica said...

What a beautiful LO!

Kendra K said...

Great LO with my fav stamp set. I love how you used the feather!

JJ Bolton said...

Such a lovely layout Leigh! The sentiments worked so beautifully on each panel:) And of course, your daughter is just too adorable too!

Rose A said...

What a cool layout!! Your always good at incorporating stamps into your layouts, and this is no exception!! These ME stamps look really great on your layout, live that little grid!

Rose A said...

Love this layout and the little grid of sentiments!! You always do such a good job Incorporating stamps in your layouts and this is no exception!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This layout is just stunning! I love the color combo and the beautiful picture!

pamela said...

This month's releases are so pretty :)

bjmartin said...

Congrats Leigh on your guest spot! Love the layout with the sentiment grid - awesome!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

You did such a great job with your first guest post Leigh!!! I really love how you incorporated the stamps onto the 4 smaller panels!! Beautiful!!

Jingle said...

Absolutely beautiful layout!

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful job. I love the layout and the colors. Just gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is such a pretty layout, your daughter is beautiful. I really like how the cut out words look on this page as well.

Sabine said...

Such an adorable layout. Beautiful!

maria f. said...

Totally sweet. I agree with you - that little banner stamp is precious.

KRAFTY pearl said...

Beautiful layout! I love the soft sweet colors and of course what you did with the ME stamps!