Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Good morning, stamping friends! I'm so excited about what I have to share with you today, because it's a card made with my first ever Peachy Keen Stamps!! WoooHooo! I'm so thrilled about being a part of this amazing team. I made this card with the Piggy Tubby Time stamp. I tell ya that there is nothing more adorable than little baby pigs, and these are the cutest of the cute. I decided to do this card as a tribute to my DH (Darling Husband...he always asks me what is a DH, and why am I one.;-). Why, you might ask am I dedicating this card to him? Well first and foremost, he is my biggest fan...heck...he's probably my ONLY fan, but at any rate, he is so supportive. I think he checks my blog and the comments more than I do, and he sure gets a kick out of many of them!! Secondly, my DH deals with piggies every day, and many times they are the cute little adorable piggies. The pretty shiny pink ones that are so adorable until they start getting much, much bigger. My dad owns a livestock trucking business, and Allen hauls little pigs from one farm to another, sometimes 1,200-1,500 of them at a time!! I guess you could say that Al has a true appreciation of just how cute a little pig can be, so this one's for you honey!

In deciding what colors I was going to use, it didn't take me long. Of course pink would be involved, becaue pink piggies are my favorite, then I though brown of course, becaue there's usually mud involved where pigs are concerned. No mud on these babies, though! They are clean as a whistle!!! I punched some circles, added some shading and glitter, and layered them around the piggies. I couldn't decide on ribbon, then remembered that I had a piece of lace that I had crocheted quite some time ago, so I pulled that out and it fit the bill perfectly! I added a few more bubbles here and there, and then went in search of a sentiment. When I found my PTI Green Thumb set with the "May the simple things in life be yours" sentiment, I knew that would be perfect for this. I deviated a little bit from the sketch, but tried to incorporate as much as I could into this card. I decided to do a 5x7 card to accomodate the larger image. I LOVE painting the larger images!

Here's a close up of the card, so you can see the dimension and glitter a little better. I'm not very good a close ups, so any advice would be appreciated. Be sure to hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, and sign up to be a follower. You'll be entered into a drawing for three gift certificates that will be given away, and followers of the blog will get the following special promotion:

You can redeem this coupon at www.peachykeenstamps.com at checkout! I have activated this code, and it is available until 12 midnight Central Standard Time June 30th. We are in the same time zone as Chicago if that helps at all. The code will save you 20% off your entire purchase with the exception of gift certificates and gamsol.
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Card Details

Paper: Pink Pirouette Textured Card stock, DCWV Garden Party DP, Canson Watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring, Chocolate Chip marker

Stamps: Piggy Tubby Time (Peachy Keen Stamps)

Accessories: Hand crocheted lace, circle punches, dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Black Marker, Aquapainter, Blender pen


I would also like to remind you that today is the farewell blog hope for Cindy, Faith, Lorie, Deb, and Sarah. Please log on to Sweet -n Sassy Stamps blog to start the hop, and wish them a fond farewell. These are some amazingly talented women, and I'm sad to see them go, but wish them well in all their endeavors. You can also find links to this hop in my sidebar. Tomorrow begins the blog hop for the new DT, and I know they would love your support as well. My day will be July 2nd, and I hope to see you all there hip hoppin' away!!

Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful day. I love that you have taken the time to spend just a little bit of your busy day here. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated, just as you are, and it is my hope that you've found some inspiration and uplifting thoughts. I hope you will come back soon! Have a glorious and blessed day, my wonderful stamping friends!

Love Ya!


Sandra MacLean said...

GORGEOUS card Miss Lorie!! It really is! Your coloring is outstanding and those bubbles are a brilliant idea! Do you have a macro setting on your camera (a little tulip/flower icon? If you do, use it for close ups. I also stand my cards in a large picture window to get as much shaded natural light as I can. That way I don't have any shadows, yellow light and I don't have to use a flash. Hope these tips help Lori! And congratulations again - the only way is UP girlfriend!!

Unknown said...

Stunning card Lorie! Super cute piglets and fabulous colouring.
I especially love those 'bubbles'.
VERY clever idea!
Hugs Viv xx

kadie said...

This is SO ADORABLE!! I love how you did the bubbles!! Congrats Again!! PK is soooo blessed to have YOU!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Another FABULOUS card! Now that you are the design team queen, what is next? I say you should be published. Your cards are WAY WAY better than those you see in the magazines.

Mary Giles said...

Wow! Look at that coloring and those bubbles. Your piggy bath tub looks so real with the way you did the shading. Absolutely too, too cute! So is your DH. Hi Allen and mwah(that's a kiss)! Shhh...don't tell Lorie. LOL.

Alexis Jurkofsky said...

I am a huge fan, don't let Pa take all the credit! And I am IN LOVE-IN LOVE-IN LOVE with the lil' piggies stamp. Pigs are my favorite animal, in case you didn't know! Love the card! Great work as usual Ma! See you this week-end!

Love you,

issy said...

Stunning card, I love the way you have highlighted the bubbles to make em look frothy.. such a clever idea.


Lauri said...

Lorie! What a great card!!! As usual your coloring is gorgeous as is your attention to detail! You are off to a great start!!

Brenda said...

Your card is so StINKin' Cute! Everything about it is perfect!

*Susan* said...

Lorie, I squealed with delight when I saw this card! So adorable! Your coloring is amazing and those sparkling bubbles are perfect! And I agree that piglets are the most adorable animal babies! (Well, and baby elephants too. And fawns.) {hug}