Friday, May 19, 2017

Hog Heaven

I've been on a huge de-cluttering kick lately and while reorganizing my crafty goodies, I was embarrassed to find so many stamps and metal dies that I never used. In an attempt to change that bad habit, I'm going to start using all the stamps that I buy. I think it'll also help me remember what I already own so that I don't accidentally buy them again in the future (True story, I've bought duplicates before. Yikes!).

The Hog Heaven stamp set is one of many that I have bought from My Favorite Things. It is so cute! Even though I own (and love) my Brother Scan-and-Cut machine that I use primarily to scan and cut out stamped images (see my post about the cutter HERE), I couldn't resist buying the metal dies that coordinate with the Hog Heaven stamps too.


I have a good size collection of Copic markers but I realize that I don't have the colors that I wanted to use for these piggies. I ended up using the ShinHan TOUCH markers that I bought while I was visiting Taipei last Summer. The colors were exactly what I needed. Yay!


I might have gotten a little carried away but I ended up with quite a lot of colored piggies. Here are a couple of cards that I made with them. All the stamps and metal dies are by My Favorite Things.

Hope you like them!








Monday, May 8, 2017

Sorry I'm a little latte...


So, due to some unforeseen forces of the universe, (IOW, I spaced out), we didn't get to hand a gift to the 5th Grade teacher last week during Teachers' Appreciation. I had already bought a gift card for him and my 5th Grader was supposed to make him a card. Since we were late, I decided to give the kiddo a little help in the re-design of her card.

Using Silhouette Studio (DE), this is what I came up with:


The turtle SVG originally came with a party hat and a present on its back. Since I was gifting a Starbucks giftcard, I replaced the present with a coffee cup and I also removed the party hat. The greeting was my 8th grader's idea. I had written "Sorry I'm a little late..." but she suggested that I replace "late" with "latte". I love it! What a fun word play!

I cut out all the layers twice and further simplified the card by not including the shadow layers. I wanted my kid to make the card herself and so I assembled one card and had her use it as a sample to make her own.


She did a GREAT job in putting together her card! She was excited to go to school this morning to give it to Mr. H.

I hope he likes his card and treat. Even though it's a little "latte"...


Files used:
Love You a Latte cut set (SVG included)
Nancy's Party cut set (SVG included)

Thursday, May 4, 2017