Friday, March 15, 2013

Mama Elephant March Stampede


Welcome to the Mama Elephant March Stampede! Our March release is now live and available for purchase in the store HERE.

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each to 3 lucky people! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, March 18th. Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):

1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Become a follower of our blog
3. Like/share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/mamaelephant
4. Tweet about us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/heymamaelephant

Ready to stampede? Here's the list of designer blogs you'll be visiting:

Mama Elephant Blog
Emily Leiphart (Guest Designer - me!)

I'm absolutely thrilled to be the guest designer for Mama Elephant's March release! I was so inspired by these stamps that I decided to make a layout of my son. I know, a layout! These stamps are amazing and so versatile. I knew exactly which photos I wanted to feature with them. All of the patterned papers are from BasicGrey's Hey You and Hey Boy collections. You can click on the photos if you want to see more of the details.


I remember this day clearly like it was yesterday. My son had just started smiling a couple of weeks prior and I wanted to capture it on camera. I got his attention and then made him smile. The smile turned into a big cheesy grin! It was so exciting and you can be sure there were lots of hugs and kisses afterwards. Heehee.


I used stamps from three of the March releases on this layout. Starting from the left side of the layout, the phrase over the top of the first photo was created by combining 'You Are' and 'My Favorite Guy' from Papa Love. The title and frame for the journalling are from Today Was. The stitched heart flourish is from one of last month's releases, So Breezy.


At the top of the right side of the layout, I used one of the speech bubbles from Hello. On the second line, I created another custom phrase 'Happy Boy' by using happy from 'And Be Happy', the b from 'Beyond Measure', the o from 'Oh Yes You Are!' and the y from 'And Be Happy'. All of this was easily done using washi tape to mask off portions of the stamps just like I demonstrated in one of my video tutorials. I used the same technique to create the layout title of 'So Happy', again using the words 'Happiness, Sunshine, Joy' from So Breezy. Finally, the 'Oh. Em. Gee' acronym, which I absolutely had to use, is from Good Times.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check the Mama Elephant Blog on Monday to see if you're one of the lucky winners. I'll be back tomorrow with another special post. :)

Next, you're off to Savannah O'Gwynn's blog! 

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66 comments:

Sandra said...

love your pages - the stamps work beautifully with scrapbooking!
Sandra ltb

Sandra said...

I follow the blog via google reader.
Sandra ltb

canadian_liner said...

Gosh your son was adorable (and I'm sure he still is). Love your lay-out (you should scrapbook more often!) and those stamp sentiments capture the event so well.
OH.EM.GEE. indeed.

Pam said...

Such a sweet layout, and moment captured!!!

cutiephinphin said...

Love your adorable layout! I love stamps that I can incorporate into my cards, layouts and PL. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Too cute! Love your little guys smile, your layout and use of these stamps.

Laura M. said...

Awesome layout & great use of the new stamps! ;D

Laura M. said...

Follow your blog.

Laura M. said...

Like/share on FB.

Laura M. said...

Follow & Tweeted.

Isha Gupta said...

Its just amazing Emily. The photos of little D are so cute and your LO is simply amazing!!!
Also love the CAS style of the LO. TFS

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!!!

Pamela said...

"Today was" is definitely my favorite set in this release!

Mary-Anne V said...

awww nyour son is so cute... love how you used your stamps on a layout.

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower of ME blog.

Mary-Anne V said...

I liked ME on FB.

Michele said...

I love how you stamped on patterned paper for some of your layout embellies, looks great!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

A layout! Yay! And it is so adorable! And the photos too!

Nancy L. said...

Adorable layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is adorable Emily! You clearly need to take up scrapbooking! I LOVE this layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

Already following the ME blog

Miriam Prantner said...

Already liked on FB and shared there

Miriam Prantner said...

Already following on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/312628661289357313

Jingle said...

Super cute layout, Emily!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, you did a beautiful job incorporating so many stamps! Love the layout. And your son is delightful - what a heart melting smile!

Kristie Goulet said...

Adorable layout!

Leigh said...

Adorable layout, Emily! Congratulations on being the guest designer!

Jennifer Grace said...

Fabulous layout! He has the cutest smile. I like how you used the 'today was' stamp set, I just commented how I'd love it for layouts and here it is! x

Lindsey said...

Since you say it on your layout... oh em gee, this is totally cute! Of course, you had the perfect subject, which has to help... :D Great use of the stamps to accentuate everything.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling page! Love the cute pics!

Denise Bryant said...

I already follow the ME blog!

Denise Bryant said...

I like ME on FB too!

frommycraftroom said...

Great layout - cute pics. Great use of the sets. TFS.

Lizzy C said...

Your son is just adorable! Love how you incorporated the new release stamps into your layout!

maria f. said...

That grin of his is a perfect match for some cheeky speech bubbles!

Samantha Mann said...

what a wonderful layout!! and such a cute and happy little boy!! eek! a perfect memory to capture!! love!

Kryssi said...

You need to do more layouts!! Your son is uber cute!!! Mixed babies!! <3 :)

Jessica Pascarella said...

Very cute layout! Lovin' the stamps!

Sue D said...

what a sweet layout!

Sue D said...

I follow the ME blog.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness... how cute is he?!?!?! Love the photos and the use of the stamp is genius!

Indy said...

How precious!

Karenladd said...

Love that you used the stamps on a layout, and what an adorable layout that is!!

Karenladd said...

Already a follower of the ME blog!

Karenladd said...

Liked and shared on FB!

Karenladd said...

tweeted too! https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/312757075216326656

Susan said...

These new stamps are wonderful for layouts! Yours are terrific. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sue Brailey

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Emily, your layout is awesome! And your li'l boy is such a cutie!!

Memories by Manda said...

I absolutely love how you used the stamps on your page. I thought you had used premade journaling paper until I realised it was the frame stamp from one of the sets. I love how you used the muted shades and patterns so they didn't compete with the bold colours and patterns in your photos.

Memories by Manda said...

I already follow mama elephant on Facebook

Memories by Manda said...

I already follow mama elephant's blog page .

Sarah said...

Fantastic page, Emily! And what a fantastic grin! I just love how well those stamps fit into a layout.

Kathy H said...

Cute layouts, great pictures!

Larissa Heskett said...

Amazing! Love the layout! Thanks for sharing the ideas!! =)

Michelle said...

What a sweet layout (and a super-cute subject), Emily!

m said...

Awwww. Your son is just too cute for words! Love your layout!

Brenda Smith said...

This is such a gorgeous layout and a wonderful use of the stamps. As a scrapbooker primarily, I sometimes struggle with getting the most mileage out of my stamps but I admire the way you've put them to use. And seriously, you have one cute little guy there!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is the cutest LO ever!!!!!!!! LOVE that you used that frame as a journaling spot-- I am totally doing that!!!! LOVE those pics of your little guy! HOW adorable is he??? Cute x100000!

So glad you joined in the fun with the ME team!!! <3

Sandi said...

Oh I love to see stamps used on layouts and you have perfected the art!

cardsbymo said...

Oh Em Gee is right! You layouts are always so cute and your son is so cute!

cardsbymo said...

I liked you on Facebook and I like you in real life too. LOL

cardsbymo said...

I am a follower of the ME blog

donna mikasa said...

What a great layout--your little guy is adorable!

Elena said...

Look at this sweet page layout!

Jessi Fogan said...

OH EM GEE you totally have the cutest boy ever! I love how many different phrases you included :)

Jenn Biederman said...

Such an adorable layout, Emily! Love it!