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
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"...
Love You a Latte cut set (SVG included)
Nancy's Party cut set (SVG included)