Sunday, September 21, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Believe In Magic Creative Cuts + A Farewell



I'm on the Mama Elephant Blog today featuring the Believe In Magic Creative Cuts. Sadly, this is also my last post as a Mama Elephant Design Team Member. I'm scaling down my crafty commitments to do some emotional and physical healing after a miscarriage last month. Perhaps I'll be back someday. Many, many thanks to Kryssi and Angela for asking me to be a part of this outstanding team. ♥


I used the dome die from Believe In Magic (Creative Cuts) to create a shaker as the main focal point, which also serves as the background for the decorative elements - bear from Carnival Cupcakes (Creative Cuts), car from Carnival Toppers (Creative Cuts) and gift from Cozy Christmas (Creative Cuts).


When I make shaker cards, I have a habit of adding too many sequins so, this time, I kept it sparse by combining a few 6mm with mostly 4mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Now, the card has a ton of shake without obstruction or distraction. The striped border stamp that grounds the snow globe, bear, car and gift is from Remember December. I love that it looks like washi tape!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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33 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Super cute Emily!! TFS

Alanna said...

Super cute card. I'll miss seeing your ME cards but best wishes for healing. So sorry for your loss.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute Emily...so sorry to hear of your loss. Lee-Ann

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thinking of you.

Jessica H said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Best wishes and healing thoughts to you and your family as you recover both mentally and physically. You will be missed. You are one of my all-time favorite blogs to follow.

Jenny Colacicco said...

We will all miss you very much, your cards for ME are always amazing. So sorry for your loss xxxxxx

Valerie said...

Your cards are so inspiring. I sure will miss your talent on the ME blog. You are in my prayers and I'm so sorry about your lose. Lots of hugs to you

sarah.boirin said...

heal quickly and come back even stronger. sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with your family.x

Cornelie said...

Just a perfect Christmas card! Really beautifull!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Sending prayers and positive hugs your way!

Lindsey said...

Such a sweet Christmas card! Love the little silhouetted images in the shaker snow globe -- perfect backdrop for the other elements. Glad you are taking some time for yourself.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely sweet card, Emily :) I'm glad you're able to take some time for yourself to heal & nurture yourself. Sending you hugs and lots of love, sweets :)

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are not alone, especially in this big blog world. Love your card, just simply sweet and so adorable! Hugs.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card. I've just recently stumbled on to your blog so I have lots to catch up on. I'm terrible sorry for your recent loss. I know to well the pain you are going through. I still prayer for emotional healing for you and your family in my daily prayers. God bless.

SmilynStef said...

So sorry for your loss ... I've been there too, so I certainly understand ... love the greys with those Christmas colors.

joy said...

Emily, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Do take care of yourself and allow all of the emotions to run their course and your body to heal, however long it may take!

I always enjoy seeing your creativity come alive in your videos and cards. You will be missed!

Cam Grant said...

My condolences. Wishing you and your family time to heal.

Kat said...

Emily, i love your card, super cute. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Stay strong and hope you will be back to the crafty community soon.

lostinpaper said...

I don't know that there is such a thing as too many sequins, it's like saying that there is too much glitter, it's impossible lol. Your card is incredible as always and it truly is a sad day for ME, big hugs to you and all the very best, Therese x

Anja said...

What a sweet and adorable card, Emily!
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please take all the time needed for healing. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Sending big hugs, Anja

Gabi MeWi said...

cute little christmas bear...

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh Emily. I'm so very sorry for your loss and will miss you and your darling cards and videos. You take very good care of yourself... until next time, huge hugs...
=] Michele

paperella said...

I'm so sorry, Emily. You're doing the right thing focusing on healing, of that I'm sure. Your enormous talent will be waiting for you to be ready again. Sending a huge hug your way.

Noelle Reese said...

Oh E! I am so very sorry for your loss. I had no idea. Big hugs to you my friend! I know your pain! I wish I could hug your neck! Lots of love and prayers coming your way! Your card is darling!

Cindy C. said...

Very sorry for your loss Emily!! I'll be thinking about you. Sending hugs and sunny thoughts your way!!!!

Daša said...

amazing! I really adore your cards!

Wendy said...

Oh honey, this is darling!!! I love that you made him Xmasee!

Lynn said...

I understand your need for a break from crafting commitments. Take your time to heal emotionally and physically. I hope you will be back soon to share your artistic paper crafts and videos. I look forward to learning more from you. This shaker snow dome card is another Emily card for me to aspire towards.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your loss and hope in some small way all of your well wishers help to ease your pain.Wish you the very best for recovery both emotionally and physically. Take Good Care.

Larissa Heskett said...

SENDING SUPER HUGE HUGS your way for you and your Family!! I know from experience, that the loss is HARD for everyone especially the littles and they seem to have the hardest time explaining how the loss effects them!! Sending LOS of Sweet Prayers too!! You are an AMAZING Person inside and out and although it is hard to understand the reason for losses like these, it must have been Gods plan to have the baby share in his kingdom of glory and look over you and the family from Heaven!! HANKS for ALWAYS sharing such AMAZING Creations!! I have LOVED your Videos from day one and I know you'll continue to inspire!! Take the time you need to recover and just know you'll be in my THOUGHTS and PRAYERS!!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous sweet shaker card. Sympathy for your loss. Positive thoughts and hugz

mel ly said...

Love this... and i am So sorry to hear about your loss emily.. youll be in our prayers.. sending lots of hugs and love to you and your family from my little family. <3