Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend – and are ready for the week!

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! 🙂  If not, here’s the video to watch to see how to make today’s card!

I made a card to send to my friend who recently had surgery – and is having a rough time right now.  I hope this one, created with the This Little Piggy stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Count My Blessings stamp set – avail on 1 Sept in the 2017 Holiday Catalog – will bring her a little smile.  Take a look-see:

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All the card cuts are below and the process to make the “ocean” is in the video, so give that a watch!

I made the ocean with some Color Theory DSP paper in Dapper Denim that I cut with the scalloped die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also dry embossed each sheet in the Seaside TIEF.

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On my Whisper White card front, I painted a “sunset” in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and a touch of Flirty Flamingo with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some Pool Party clouds and the sentiment, from This Little Piggy, which is stamped in Dapper Denim.

I stamped two of the flying piggies in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and fussy cut them, then colored them in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo, again using the Clear Wink of Stella.

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I layered all the pieces onto my card front with Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse’d it to a Flirty Flamingo mat, then wrapped some Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  My bow is adhered with a Glue Dot (I show you how to make that on the video, too!)  As a final touch, I added a Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Shape to the middle of the bow.

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On the inside, I stamped the piggy again in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel and colored her again in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Over her, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the gorgeous sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (available 1 Sept) in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a few Pink Pirouette Enamel Shapes hearts.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another This Little Piggy piggy on the front…

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…and a piece of Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This (adorable) Little Piggy is cute enough to make anyone smile when they see her – but…two of them?!?  Diving and cavorting in the ocean?  Oh yea – I think it’s gonna work!  And how gorgeous is the font on that sentiment from the Count Your Blessings stamp set?  I hope you like! 🙂




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Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!


Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be next Thursday, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂

2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Still Available!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!

Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂

This is the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!

The Count My Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut piggies

Color Theory DSP:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (white bottom wave on stack – measured to top of scallop); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ ( next blue wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (next white wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ (“top” blue wave); envelope flap  


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn is a helper.

He helps the kitties get from one room to another.  Whether they want his help or not!

He helps me in the kitchen.

He helps his Dad in the….kitchen.

The other day we smoked a pork shoulder butt.

Wait – a “shoulder” “butt”?!?  What the heck is that!?

Regardless – we smoked it and then Wayne pulled it.

And – in the interest of ensuring that no pork would find it’s way to the floor, Finn helped!


I’m not sure the picture fully captures the intensity and focus.  He never blinked….



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

  1. What a cute card! I’m sure that it will put a smile on her face. Sorry that I missed your live event…one day I’ll get organized enough to be there AND be on time. 🙂 So glad that Finn is such a big help around the house…herding cats and ensuring that the kitchen floor is spotless are both big jobs! 😉

  2. This card is even more fantastic close up and personal. You did an amazing job and watching you make it was fun. Our dinner for tonight is the same, minus Finn and Wayne helping. I love pulled pork. I also make a sausage, shoulder butt to go with ziti. It’s yummy and a crock pot dish! Can’t wait to hear how much Donna loves your card.

    • Thanks much, Karen – glad you were on last night! Reading thru the comments it looks like everyone had a good time – which is the entire point of doing the videos!! 🙂 Your crock pot dish sounds really yummy!! 🙂

  3. Yes, I am sure your friend’s daughter will smile with this one, just too stinking cute! Fun watching you last night, usually I forget until it is over! Love the coloring with the Wink of Stella, I need to try that! I love the inside, too.

  4. Kate

    Blink??? OF course, NOT. You snooze, you lose.

  5. typical doggie help! Of course they don’t blink, might miss something! And, they are a GREAT help in keeping floors spotless. Herding cats is a pretty tough job. You ever try it?
    Love this card and so enjoyed the video.

    • I HAVE tried – and it IS hard! As is floor-keeping-clean! I know why he’s so tired at night, poor baby. The least we could do is drop something high-value!! Like a big ole chunka pork!! Thanks much, Julie! 🙂

  6. Mary Laffin

    Is it just me–I can’t see the link to the video. I did watch facebook live last night and it was great. Now I’d like to share this with a friend and get her into the Sunday night habit.

    • Thank you for that, Mary. So…click on the video and when it starts playing, there should be a bar across the bottom of the video window with some controls. One of them says “YouTube”. Click on that and when it opens in YouTube, you should see a Share button that opens the URL to copy and paste!! Hope to see you both on Sunday! 🙂

  7. Elisha Smith

    Lol! Such a cute card!! The little pig doing a backflip makes me laugh every time! Poor Finn the inspector – patio work, turnips and pulled pork! What next? 🤣

  8. JRGH

    Cute card, I’m sure she will love it. Finn is great at all his jobs, and in my corner of Arkansas i think we called them “Boston Butts” not sure why they don’t come from Boston!

    • Thanks! How are we supposed to follow recipes when the recipe calls for a cut and the grocery store calls it something completely different!?!? LOL! 🙂

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