It’s A Piggy Polaroid!!

Sometimes you work on a project and it just makes you happy.

That’s exactly how I felt working with this adorable little piggy from the My Favorite Things The Whole Herd stamp set.

In fact, I think I giggled the entire time.

My card~

Piggy Close

I simply stamped three of him on a sheet of Post It paper and cut them out to use as my mask.

Then I would stamp my pig, cover him with one of the masks and repeat until I had my entire Polaroid area filled with adorable piglets.

A close-up~

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This was a great way to play with various Copic pinks and practice blending them, since I wanted several different shades.

As an added bonus my little piggy polaroid was spotted and featured on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog!

And that makes me squeal with delight.

I used~

My Favorite Things The Whole Herd Stamp Set & Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts, Copics and Neenah Solar White Paper

I Like Big Mutts~

And I can not lie.

The family and I saw that phrase on an animal clinic sign the other day and laughed about it for the rest of the day.

Of course, I had to explain it and the song to the kids. Sigh.

It also meant I had to use it.

My card~

Mutt

I used the adorable two sided hanging puppy from the My Favorite Thing’s You Make My Tail Wag stamp and die set.

A close-up~

Mutts

Not only is my puppy peeking at us from the front, but when you open the card you see his big…

Mutts-Inside

He he.

And the sentiment~

Mutts-Sentiment

Silly I know, but it makes me laugh.

However, probably not my best idea since my five year old is now singing the song repeatedly. Sigh.

I used~

My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag Stamps and Dies, Simon Says Stitched Dies, Copics, DCWV The Basics Stack

Hello Friend~

So, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge is over.

For now.

But, I loved every minute of it.

Especially since I learned a few things.

Like different methods for masking your stamped images, so  you can add more stamps to your card or color backgrounds like I did here.

My card~

Hello-Friend

I stamped my little girl image, masked her with a simple additional cut out of her and stamped my sentiment.

After I colored her, I re-masked her and used my inks and sponge to color the background sky.

A close-up~

Hello Friend Close

In the future I’ll be brave enough to create a mask of my sentiment or perhaps get a tad bit closer to my little girl, but for now I’m good.

Remember I have the cutting skills of a five year old.

He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Shooting Star and Sunday Sentiment Stamps, Copics, My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Ink, Distress Ink Broken China, Black Enamel Accents

Happy Father’s Day!!

This little guy just makes me smile.

Meet Milton from Stampingbella.

My card~

Favorite

I colored him for Day 19 of the 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

For whatever reason I thought he’d be perfect for my Father’s Day card for my Dad.

A close-up~

Favorite-Close

Especially when paired with my sentiment.

The inside~

Favorite-Inside

Funny, right?

At least I think so.

My sister, Amy, might not agree.

I saw the phrase somewhere online Friday.

I think it might have even been a stamp, but I can’t remember where I saw it or even find it now.

So, I simply used Photoshop and my printer to create my version of it.

Underneath Milton is a printed paper from Simple Stories I Am collection which lists many of the qualities that I think my Dad instilled in me.

That makes my card a little sweet and a lot sassy.

Just like me.

I used~

Stampingbella Milton, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Copics, Signo White Pen, Fancy Pants Down By The Sea 6×6 Paper Pad, Simple Stories I Am 6×6 Paper Pad

Hello Graduate!!

I can hardly believe that our good friend’s daughter has graduated from High School.

Where has the time gone?

I can still remember the day she was born.

Aww…I’m getting all teary eyed just thinking about it.

My card~

Graduate

I used a Wryn Graduate digital stamp from Tiddly Inks that I colored to match Morgan’s actual gown and sash.

Luckily I had just watched a Sandy Allnock video on coloring white images.

A close-up~

Graduate-C

Not too bad I think.

Except for where I thought her hair was the stash and colored it blue.

Sigh.

Anyway blue hair or not I know that this graduate is going great places.

Just to note that it’s Day 20 of the 30 Day Color Challenge.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

Amazingly enough I’m keeping up.

Yippee!

I used~

Tiddly Inks Wryn Graduate Digital Stamp, Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiment, Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics

Happy 70th Birthday!!

Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?

Can you stand one more?

And then I’ll move on to something else.

I promise.

My card~

Happy-70th

Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.

And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.

Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?

A close-up~

Happy-70th-Close

I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.

After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.

Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?

That girl!

I used~

WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins

Happy Birthday….

Yeah….what they said.

I love these Three Amigos from Mama Elephant.

With their little signs you can make a card for any occasion.

Since May is full of birthdays in our family, it seems that’s all I’ve been making lately.

My card~

What-They-Said

I paired my little guys with paper from Basic Grey’s Hipster collection.

A close-up~

What-They-Said-Close

Which I thought was totally appropriate, because those little guys seem not only kind of hip but also a bit sassy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps & Dies, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics, White Gel Pen, Kraft Paper