Thursday, March 12, 2015

Potted Pretties, first look and giveaway.

Hi there!

Today is such a special day for me... the day I announce that I am not a one-hit-stamp-designing-wonder! ha!

I am pleased to give you the first look at the new set I illustrated for Mama Elephant, just in time for spring, called Potted Pretties.

potted pretties, first look.

I made a card set so I can show off the 4 plants and the sentiments that go with each one.

potted pretties, first look.

The giant strawberry is the best of the bunch! She comes without a face, but if you carefully wipe off the top of the round circle image, you can add in a face. And I always think images are cuter with a face on them!

potted pretties, first look.

The round face stamp is actually designed for the cactus. Isn't he cute? I wiped off the design on the inside of the pot so that I could stamp the sentiment inside to match the rest of the cards in my set.

potted pretties, first look.

These little flowers are playing peekaboo around the leaves. I love the "i've been missing you" sentiment! They look like they can't find each other.

potted pretties, first look.


The last image is the one that sparked the entire set. I found out both of my sisters were expecting babies this spring/summer and it sparked my imagination to doodle this image.

Here, I colored the flowers to match my own family's skin colors! I'm imagining my indian husband, my light greek skin tone and my kids with their beautiful mixed hues. hee hee.

I hope you like Potted Pretties so far! The generous girls of Mama Elephant are letting me run a special giveaway for this set. Leave me a comment here to tell me what you think and I'll announce the winner in my Stampede post (March 15th, 9am EST.)

♥.

132 comments:

  1. I'm enchanted -- so precise and whimsical -- designs put a smile on my face!

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  2. So sweet! I love this set! You did an amazing job with it!

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  3. Super cute and very versatile. I love it:)

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  4. I think these are so cute! I love that they all work with or without the cute faces!

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  5. I couldn't wait to see the whole set and you did not disappoint! All the images are fantastic and of course your cards are gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Congratulations on your second ME stamp set! It is such a super sweet set. I just love the one with the red striped border - so striking - going to have to give that a go myself. :)

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  7. I love your cards and this stamp set is adorable! Congrats!

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  8. Congrats on this set of gorgeous images, so sweet and whimsical. You did an amazing job, love it!!!

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  9. Fabulous Elena! Beautiful coloring and designing! Thanks for the chance to win your new set! Congrats on illustrating again for ME!

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  10. Love your sweet, whimsical style!

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  11. oh, love this set! and your cards are just gorgeous!

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  12. This stamp set is so super cute and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Congratulations for your design. I would love to see more of your creations. Big hugs.

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  13. Congrats on your new stamp set, Elena! You've done an amazing job creating these pretty images, and I love your cards!!!

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  14. congrats on another great set...I had no doubt you would be successful after seeing your cute digis from way back. I love this cute potted set. Such sweet cards too.

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  15. It must be exciting to see your artwork in a real live stamp form. I've been seeing more plant related stamps on the market - it must be SPRING. It is nice that you can add the faces to the plants but you can have them without them. I wish that I could draw but oh well that is why I buy stamps.

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  16. The set is beautiful and so is your work!

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  17. This Stamp Set is so cute, your Cards are awsome. You are so talented !
    Hugs, Jessica

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  18. This is by far one of my favorite sets to be released by Mama Elephant. I am in love with all the adorable images! Love your cards. So cute! Congrats!!

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  19. This is by far one of my favorite sets to be released by Mama Elephant. I am in love with all the adorable images! Love your cards. So cute! Congrats!!

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  20. Hi Elena ! I have just found your blog and I really love your style ! It's such a pleasure to look at your beautiful creations... So inspiring ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  21. Congrats on another fantastic set, Elena! It's super sweet, and your cards are so beautifully colored!

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  22. These little "Potted Pretties" really are so pretty. I love this stamp set and the sentiments included in the set. So great!

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  23. Very cute cards. Love the images. The sentiments work perfect with the stamps.

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  24. Oh, what a super sweet set, Elena! And those fonts are gorgeous, too! Congratulations!

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  25. Those stamps are just the cutest. thanks for the chance to win a set. I can't get my name to appear in the comment as button so I will just use unknown and check back when you post the winners in case I am lucky.

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  26. That's a really cute stamp set! I like the way you colored the flowers according to your family's skin color. My family is mixed too so it's a great idea for me to do too! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. You did an amazing job with this stamp set... It's adorable and I love all your samples ... Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  28. I love this stamp set and the sentiments included in the set.Love your cards also!!

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  29. Ooooo amazing job Elena! I love this set! The stamps are so cute, and the cards are adorable too!! Thanks for doing this giveaway! ;) can't wait to see what you design next!

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  30. Love hoe whimsical this stamp set is! It is the cutest!

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  31. These stamps are amazing!!! They are so sweet!!!!!!!! I lpbe tour cards toó!!

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  32. Absolutely love this stamp set! So cute and the card ideas are running through my head like crazy!

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  33. Oh, these are so cute and original ! Hope they'll be available in the UK soon ?

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  34. Each one of them is sooo cute!

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  35. So adorable and versatile! Love them :]

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  36. Oh my gosh these are all so darling!! And your pictures are phenomenal!!! <3

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  37. These little faces are irresistible! Just darling!

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  38. Super adorable stamp set! Love those little faces.

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  39. Elena, these are sooo cute!!

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  40. Hi Elena!
    Love this stamp set....it's so ADORABLE! :)

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  41. Adorable! Love those sweet faces. Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D

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  42. I think it's a very charming little set. You cards were darling.

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  43. I love thses little creations!! ;)

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  44. I love the stamp set. They are adorable and very charming. I would love to have a chance to make cards with them.

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  45. Such a fun set!!! Love what is showcased and those faces are adorable!!!

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  46. Awesome cards! Love this sweet set! Such adorable faces!

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  47. they are so so cute 😉 you are so creative !!!

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  48. Absolutely adorable. Love the cute babies. Congratulations!

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  49. Great job - love this new stamp set!

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  50. This set is awesome! I love your last card, very special!

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  51. This set is awesome! I love your last card, very special!

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  52. This stamp set is adorable! I love the lil faces and the plants are so sweet and pretty!

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  53. This is such a darling set, must have!

    Carolyn

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  54. How exciting and congratulations!! These are absolutely adorable and love all the different flowers, their faces are too cute!!

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  55. I loved this set from the moment I first saw it and now that I have seen your beautiful and supercute card I love it even more. I would love to win it - thanks for the chance.

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  56. I love this set!
    So bumbed!! it always happens, an awesome new release after I've made a large mama elephant order... love the card design too.

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  57. I love this set!
    So bumbed!! it always happens, an awesome new release after I've made a large mama elephant order... love the card design too.

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  58. You're "Family is growing is the best!" I love the way you did blended families. And I'm a sucker for strawberries. Mama Elephant has new and innovative ideas when it comes to the stamping/die world!

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  59. OMGosh this is just the cutest set and I'm loving your cards! I can see how much love was put into the design...it's definitely on my wish list!!!! Congrats Elena

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  60. How pretty! I love the set of cards you created, especially how the top layer is cut on a curve.

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  61. I really like the looks of this set, & am sure I need it! It looks versatile, & those tiny faces are just adorable! Adding to my list...

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  62. Elena this set is so precious (especially with the faces!) I love the strawberry but after reading your captions I can't help but to fall in love with the final family image. Thank you for designing such a sweet set!!!

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  63. OMG OMG OMG!!! The SWEETEST Set EVER!! I LOVE ALL of the CUTE Little Faces and how FUN it is going to be to Personalize them!! SO EXCITED to see MORE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  64. How beautiful and adorable. Compliments!

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  65. OMG, your cars are so funny and cute. I love your coloring !!

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  66. Love all the details on your pots. So cute.

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  67. They are so adorable Elena ! Another set on my wish list !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  68. I thought this was a really nice set when I first glanced at it but really fell in love with it when I realized the adorable faces were part of the set! Such a wonderful, versatile set! Great job!

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  69. Very sweet set and I like the faces.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  70. What a very sweet and whimsical Stamp and Die (yeah I love a matching Die) Set. I am so touched, and impressed, with why you colored the last image differently. I also feel that this last image is the Focal Point, and the reason, for your Stamp Set. Your Sisters are blessed to have you and you them!

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  71. Such a beautiful and cute stamp set, love your coloring. This set is going on my wish list.

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  72. Love this potted pretties stamp set. Its so adorable! I can't wait to get this set!

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  73. Just popping over from the ME blog to congratulate you on your stamp set. The images are adorable and I love that you can choose whether or not to use the faces. Also love the design of your set of cards. So pretty!

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  74. your spring cards are so cute and sweet!

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  75. Love your cards, they are so cute!

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  76. Adorable! I'm pretty sure all the plants are talking to one another. Great set, good for many occasions.

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  77. Adorable! I'm pretty sure all the plants are talking to one another. Great set, good for many occasions.

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  78. You're cards are just absolutely beautiful. I just love you're designs and coloring. Beautiful stamp set! Those lil face flowers are just adorable. They make me smile.

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  79. Your cards are just too cute!!!!!!!!! The stamp set is awesome.

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  80. The cards are darling and the stamps are so cute. Because of the way you designed them, I could easily make pop-up cards with them. Well done.

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  81. Your designs are so lovely!!! I adore each and every one!!!

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  82. Omg! Soooo cute! You're such a great artist!

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  83. So cute! Glad I passed on the other cactus/succulent stamps sets that have come out lately... this is the one for me.
    (never thought you'd be a one hit wonder anyway)

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  84. Congratulations Elena on creating another FAB set!

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  85. These cards are amazing! I love the bright coloring and that amazing spattering in the background!

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  86. These cards are amazing! I love the bright coloring and that amazing spattering in the background!

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  87. Oh my goodness, these are so adorable and I love having the faces peeking out.

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  88. These are adorable!!! I love the little faces. Your coloring is amazing!!

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  89. I can't even take how cute these little plants are! Love your designs! I have the alpine carolers and would love this one also! Can't wait for more from you!

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  90. Simply adorable, love your designs and coloring!

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  91. Such an adorable set and the cards you've made are just so sweet!

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  92. Such cute stamp sets...love your cards...

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  93. Cute Stamps ! and i love how you just changed the flower pots but stayed classy at the same

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  94. Congrats on another wonderful stamp set! These whimsical flower images just make me smile! So excited to get them!!! Thanks! :)

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  95. That Potted Pretties stamp set is way too cute for words!

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  96. Your set of cards is soo cute. My favorite is the strawberry one as I love strawberries!

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  97. These are so adorable. Love your cards!

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  98. They are fantastic, I'm looking a while for some mama elephant stamps, but in normal craft shops they're really hard to find... this would be a great chance to start my collection :-) And by the way, what a lovely and funny story about your familie skin colors, which you made a stamp of ;-) Luna

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  99. These are adorable. I hope I win a set. Your cards are super cute!

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  100. Love love love this cute set. Cute cards. TFS

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  101. It's such a sweet set, Elena! Congrats! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  102. I have now become a succulent fan & these cards are adorable!!!

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  103. Oh my gosh these are way too cute!!!

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  104. Awww this is just the cutest thing ever! Thank you so much for your generosity as well! Hugs~ Alicia

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  105. Congrats on your first stamp set! I love their darling little faces!

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  106. How darling and unique! This is sure to be a hit!

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  107. love these ....... how creative....... thank you

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  108. Lovely images! Congratulations on your new set. I agree - faces make them even cuter!

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  109. Congratulations!!! I love the new little faces and their pots!

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  110. Congratulations on such a gorgeous stamp set. Your card samples are beautiful too.

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  111. Adorable cards. Very cute. Would love to get the set of stamps.

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  112. These little note cards are just precious! Each one is a work of art!

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