Monday, January 21, 2013

This Little Piggy!

I have had the loveliest weekend!  My school district took today off so I had a three day weekend.  My husband and son were both off also, which does not always translate to great for me, but this time it was very nice.  Dan and I went to Great Falls on Saturday and picked out a new reclining love seat to replace the extremely awful recliner that he now has.  (So awful that for the first time in my life I have covered it with a blanket to hide it!)  My very new living room is going to look great when it arrives!  And today I got to spend 5 whole uninterrupted hours in my craft room, whoopee!  Can't complain at all. 

I've started making Valentine's Day cards.  Here's the first, made with die cut from Lettering Delights Hogs and Kisses set:

And here is the second, made with the same file:

I chose to set the first pig slightly off center on the black background to give more contrast, but that wasn't necessary for the second.  I used gems rather than cutting the flowers because I just cannot do without some bling!  I cannot decide which card is my favorite, for once I like them both.  What a nice surprise.

Hope you have a great week!  I'm planning to enjoy mine, with a little more time to craft, hopefully.


Challenges I am entering these cards into:
Make It Monday #124
Created With Love #24
Lady Anne's Anything Goes Challenge #3


  1. Great cards! Your little piggy image is adorable! Glad you joined us at Created With Love Challenges.

  2. Love these cards, but then I'm fond of pigs, great die! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes at Lady Anne's challenges!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  3. I saw your cards on the Make It Monday challenge they are so cute love Linda

  4. Wonderful card. I love the sentiment...goes very well with the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Created With Love Challenges


  5. Wow that is cool two cards very different same image. Love the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  6. Arent these's just the cutiest!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

  7. GASP! A new living room, 5 hours of crafting AND two awesome piggy cards...seriously, could life be any better? I think not! I'm with you, I can't choose a favorite. They are both terrific in their own rights. Love that sentiment. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  8. Super cute cards, I love them both. So happy you had a great weekend and 5 uninterrupted hours of crafting is always a good thing!
    Hugs, Stacy

  9. I don't know how I missed this so I'm glad I was visiting your site. I bought that set too from letter delights. I have not used it and now I'm a little envious of your precious cards...I'll call them wonderful inspiration. My husband has a bad back and when he's better he agrees that we need a new sofa. So good for you and glad you had a great long weekend. I hope this one is just as great!

  10. OK, first - lol! I feel the same way about snow days for the family. Sometimes good, sometimes just not good for me! I totally adore that little hog, in both his incarnations :)

  11. What a cute card. Both cards are pretty but my fab is the 2nd one. TFS

  12. It sure sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Your cards are so cute, I love the ric rac on the first one!
    Thanks so much for your kind message on my blog it means do much :-)
    Love n hugs xx Cara xx

  13. Oh Gosh....I got this set and haven't had time to use it, but your card has got me itching to get started. They are adorable and someone or someones are going to be so tickled PINK to get them.


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