Coming Back Soon!!!
Please forgive us any inconvenience our absence has caused. Unforseen circumstances has kept Kim and Mel both away from duties with ED. But we will be back soon. We are working on revamping everything here at ED. We've missed everyone. See you all soon!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Projects

Ladies I apologize for not blogging like I should but our computer at home just got out of the hospital from getting rid of some horribe viruses (384 to be exact). Funny how fixing a computer is twice as much as a doctors visit. Anyway - enough about that. First of all I want to wish each of you a happy valentines day and I hope you are spoiled just as you all deserve to be. I am excited that I get to do nothing but stamp tomorrow. I have a major project that I am working on for a friend who wants me to make her wedding invites and she showed me what she wants and lets just say - I will be a genius and a majorly good friend if I can pull this off. I am going to make a sample for her to look at this weekend so I will share with you when I get it done. On to the projects that I have been working on. It is a series of different cards and ATC's using our amazing stamps. Your comments are welcome and your criticism is also. I am still getting used to my camera and trying to take pictures in the best light possible but in my house there is no such thing as a good area to take pictures. So bear with me ladies and I promise to have that problem fixed before long.

My first card uses the amazing Easter set "He Is Risen". I used the Mojo Monday sketch nmber 72 for this card. Let me just say I LOVE this sketch. You can find it here This card is 6 x 6. I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine in a zig zig stitch. I cut a strip of green card stock 6 x 2 1/2", layed a piece of designer paper 6 x 11/4" and then layered offray ribbon. Pulled a piece of ribbon through a button and tied a knot and adhered it to the strip with a glue dot. I cut a piece of brown background designer paper to 4 x 3", a piece of green designer paper 3 3/4 x 2 3/4" and sewed them together with my sewing machine. I LOVE MY SEWING MACHINE!! I cut a 3 inch scalloped oval with my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge. I punched an oval out of Canson watercolor paper. I stamped the wide cross from the "He is Risen" stamp set in brown Vivid dye ink I adhered the oval to the scallped oval with red line tape. I finished the inside with a 3 inch scalloped patterend paper oval with a 2 inch oval of Canson watercolor paper with the "He is Risen" sentiment from the stamp set stamped in the Brown Vivid dye ink. I thought this car turned out a lot better than I had it pictured in my head.

This is also a 6 x 6 card using the Mojo Monday sketch number 72. It has a yellow cardstock base. I stamped and embossed the rose from the "Mystic Fairy" stamp set (one of my favorite stamps) in Gold and colored with Twinkling H2O's. I loved the color combination of this card.
Can't you tell I love this sketch - Again Mojo Monday sketch number 72. I stamped the Swan from the "Mystic Fairy" stamp set and the small flourish in the corners of the brown are just stamped with watermark ink.

This is an ATC stamped using Brilliance inks and Memento inks and the "He is Risen" stamp set.

This is an ATC using the "Firecracker USA" stamp set with Vivid Dye Inks in red and blue.

This is a tea card using the "Friendship Tea" set. the card base is double sided card stock cut 6 x 12", scored at 4" and 8 inches. On the far right side measure 2" from the bottom and mark. Cut the cardstock from the mark to the first score at 4 inches at an angle. Fold the cardstock like an accordian, tape it down with red line tape and stamp. The tag is cut using a Sizzix die.
Well that is all the projects I have for right now. If you would like more information on these cards just let me know. I am going to be working on a video tutorial soon. Wish me luck on figuring that out.
Happy Valentines Day and happy Stamping.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


February 1st.....Wow....are we excited around here today. We have so many things to announce that you all have been waiting for all month. We have had the very difficult task of selecting our Founding Design Team (FDT)......we received so many wonderful submissions that this was such a difficult decision. We also had a Name That Set Contest that we have winners to announce. AND, our pre-order sale has begun. So please see below for all these announcements.

Founding Design Team Members
We are thrilled to be able to announce our FDT. We originally started out with 5 spots open. But after spot number 4 was decided we had 3 that were tied and there was no way to break that tie so we have expanded our FDT to a total of 7 members. They are listed below.....not in any particular order.
Jane Peters
Etha Shuette
Janine Blackwelder
Brenda Hauff
Samantha Star
Paula Goff
Dawn Knight

All entries were graded on the following criteria:
Eye Appeal/Attractiveness
Color Coordination
Use of Stamps
Difficulty Level
Previously Published
Attention to Detail
Crisp Stamped Images
Followed Directions for Submission

We received some fabulous name suggestions. And those that weren't selected for our initial sets will be kept on file for reference for future sets. We loved them all. Our initial sets will be named as follows:
Friendship Tea - Cyndi Evans
First Fruits - Company Determined
Coffee Cafe - Connie Piotter
He Is Risen - Karen Campbell
Create A Basket - Easter - Karen Campbell
Firecracker USA - Peggie Wilkins
Autumn Splendor - Company Determined
Mystic Fairy - Peggie Wilkins
Forest Fairies - Karen Campbell
Natural Wonders - Christina Davey

We are offering a Pre-Order Special on all of our initial sets of images.

Elemental Doodles is now taking pre-orders for their initial set release that is scheduled for March 2009.

The Pre-Order Sale is 25% off any orders of any size that uses the coupon code below:

Go to , click on Catalog in the left side navigation, click on Stamps in the body of the Catalog page, click on New Releases and then select the sets you want to add to your cart.

When you enter this code in the cart you MUST click the RECALCULATE button at the bottom so that the cart will apply the discount. Otherwise, the discount will not be applied. All orders will ship as soon as the first run is received (expected delivery date into the ED office is by the first week of March if not sooner).

Pre-Order Special will end on February 25th, 2009.

Thank you all for your participation in our DT Call, Name That Set Contest and your support through pre-order sales.

Kim & Mel