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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy

Hello Friend,

Who knew pigs could be so cute!  The This Little Piggy stamp set has so many adorable images.  The pig that I used today looks like she's skipping through life enjoying every moment.  Let's take a closer look.

This Little Piggy

Hogs & Kisses Card Tips 

There's even a stamp that has hog kisses which I stamped with Flirty Flamingo Ink.

I watercolored little miss piggy with a 2017-2019 In Color-Powder Pink.  After watercoloring my sweet little pig, I realized that Powder Pink can also be used as a flesh color.  It's a lovely peachy pink.

The Layering circles were cut with the Layering Circle Dies.  

And the lovely Daisy Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.

This Little Piggy

The This little Piggy stamp set is a set of 9 stamps, but.....for more flexibility try separating your words from your piggies by snipping them apart with your snips and suddenly you have a set of 13 stamps. 

This Little Piggy


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Have a fabulous day,



National Vascular Birthmark Day

My Heart Similes Thinking of You

Today, May 15th, is the first ever National Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day.  Which of course, means that it's time to make a card for the occasion, but more importantly, let's put heart shaped "birthmarks" on our cheeks for Vascular Birthmark Awareness.  I'll share details about the today's card in just a bit, but first let me share our story.

National Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day

Our precious grandson, Levi, was born almost 3 years ago with a Port Wine Birthmark on the left side of his face, but that has not  changed his sunny disposition in the least.  Levi with his ready smile is a little bundle of energy and mischief.  And he always brings a smile to my heart.  Life is beautiful!

Levi, Julie, Lincoln

Here's Levi, Julie (his Mama) and Lincoln (his brother) celebrating National Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day together.  I suspect that Dad is behind the camera, so he's celebrating too.  Lincoln has always been a bit jealous that Levi has a birthmark, so he was delighted to have a birthmark for a day.  

Love You Lots

Today's card gives one last hurray for the fabulous Love you Lots and Suite Sayings Stamp sets.  Both sets are on the Retirement List so their days are numbered.  The Love You Lots stamp set is a hostess set, so it is only available to order on orders over $150.  The little frog was stamped on a piece of the Eastern Palace designer paper and fussy cut.

Not everything is retiring.  The Scribbly heart is was cut with a die from the Sunshine Wishes Dies and the Soft Sky Stitched Square was cut with the Stitched Shapes dies.

And the fun Lemon Lime Twist Envelope was fashioned with the Envelope Punch Board.  The Lemon Lime Envelope should be a real stand out in the mailbox.

Freshly Made Sketches

This Card Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches gave me just the jump start that I needed for this morning.



Have a fabulous day,


You Are My Sunshine Quick & Simple Card

  Over the Rainbow Quick & Easy Card

Hello Friends,

Today's card is quick and simple to make.  Love the sweet little sunshine that looks as if it has been drawn by a child with crayons.  The sunshine stamp is a Retiring Stamp Set, Over the Rainbow.

You Are My Sunshine

Tips & Tricks

Keeping with the sunshine theme, I embossed my background with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Fold.  That's leaves lots of lovely white space with just a dab of texture.

Next up, stitches, string, lace, sequins and fun Washi Tape.  I cut around my sunshine with the Stitched Shapes Dies and added just a wee bit of glitz with one lone Frosted Sequin.  The Frosted Sequins are just 2 bucks on the Clearance Rack

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Freshly Made Sketches

A Big Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch. 




Have a fabulous day,