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Happier than a Pig In Mud

 

My team members get this card as my "thank you!"
You can get it too by joining my team this month!


This card is part of Kylie's International Highlights.  Please vote for me by clicking this button so that I can join in the Top Ten International Blog Hop.


The idea for this card actually popped into my head while I was enjoying a massage.  I know, I'm weird.  But I thought this would make a good "thank you" for those in our lives that really make us "happier than a pig in mud."

Here are the items used for the card.  It was simple to put together but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!! I am always happy to help.

Stampsets:
My Little Piggy (pig)

Dies and Embossing Folders:
Birthday Chick Dies (fence)

Paper:
Calypso Coral (base and accents)
Pansy Petals DSP
Cinnamon Cider (mud)
Soft Suede (fence)
Pale Papaya (pig)
Basic White

Inks and Markers:
Memento Black
Soft Suede (applied to mud with blending brush)
Light Polished Pink (ears and cheeks)

~Like so many cards that "pop" into my head, SU doesn't have a stamp that says what I need it to say.  No worries! I call these "hybrid" cards. I type the saying on my computer, print it out on cardstock and cut it. ***Someday I will reach the 1 million sales and will get to design my own stampset. I am already planning it out.***

It is always a great time to join my Stampin' Up!® team....you get $125 worth of products of your choice for just $99 on your start up order and free shipping!!  As a demonstrator, you will get to order from the new mini catalog in July before it goes live on August 3rd.  You can also pre-earn SALE-a-bration items. If selling is not for you, that is fine.... many become "hobby" demonstrators for the discount (20-25%) and the exclusives. 
For me???  I love to share what I love to do!!!!  (and I must support my habit- wink wink)
Above all, enjoy the journey and have fun. 


Meet Eeyore!!!!

 


I LOVE Eeyore and the first time that I saw the stamp set Darling Donkeys, I knew that this would be my challenge.  At this time, the stamp set is retired, but you can still find it! (E-mail me, I may still have one left!)

I just stamped the sitting donkey, colored it with Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose and Ivory).  I added the stitching and colored his mane using black Stampin' Write. 

Snip his ears and move them to the down position. I attached him using dimensionals and added a Rococo Rose bow from the Birthday Chick Dies.

I used the stamps from an old favorite Paper Pumpkin (No Matter the Weather) which you can now get as a kit!!!  (I have used the stamps in this set on so many cards that I can't imagine life without it.  A little dramatic, but real.)   Click here to order your No Matter the Weather kit now!

No Matter the Weather stamps


The puddle under Eeyore is from the host set Prince and Princess.

My upline taught me well and no card is finished without a beautiful inside (shout out to Betsy Crider)..... sooo here you go!!


I again used No Matter the Weather stamps and added the sun from the Sending Sunshine Paper Pumpkin stamps using the masking technique.

I think I have a few more Eeyore cards up my sleeve so check back.  I will add them below as they are completed!