Thursday, September 5, 2019

Two Challenges: Hogs & Kisses

I had two challenges pop out at me this week.  I saw them. I saw the card in my head.  You have to understand that I might be the slowest card maker ever.  The simplest card you see me from me is easily two hours beginning to end, often more. Luckily, I love the process - trying different stamps, different colors, different dies, then there's the choice of a sentiment!  I'm not a visualizer so everything comes out to try.  Those of you who hoard cardstock which cringe at my methods because at the end of every card, I just sweep the waste off of my desk into a trash can.

BUT - - I saw these two challenges, I mentally saw the card, and here it is!!

CtS TPP Hogs & Kisses

There's nothing fancy or new and unique on this card but I adore the images in the Tim Holtz Funny Farm set - they are quirky and wonderful.  I thought the stamp set would be perfect for cards to send off to my two college students when they (or I) are lonely or need encouragement.  I just took my last child off to college last week so I'm definitely focused on cards for my kids right now in all of the quiet time around the house!

Thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch!

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz) Funny Farm
Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Mat Circles, Taylored Expressions Heart Charm (a freebie with purchase)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Sage Shadow (do you remember back that far?!), My Favorite Things In the Buff
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft Base Coat Paper Pad


  1. I am with you on the card making, Kim - they take me forever! So many options to mull over and try out. I adore this card - great use of the sketch and I love that Tim Holtz piggy. Every time I see you use this set I was it even more!

  2. Love this card! It's playful yet still "grown-up" - perfect for older children as you mentioned. Great job!

  3. This is so...stinkin...cute!!! The image and sentiment are adorable, but the colors and papers you chose..well, I am glad you took your time, it was worth every minute! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week! ♥

  4. This is darling!! I LOVE the little pig and your use of that charm. I am a slow card maker as well and 2 hours is about what it takes me too. It isn't even coloring that does it but the arranging of things on the card!!

  5. Kim you are not alone in taking your time - it often takes me hours to create the simplest of cards! That's part of the fun though, right? It is great when you have a vision that gets straight onto the paper though and looks just as you envisioned it. Your sweet piggy is adorable and I love the woodgrain and heart motif too. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. I am with you Kim! I don't plan I just mix and match until I get what I imagine and then the mess to clean up is unreal! LOL! Love your little piggy and the paper you selected. The wood grain is perfect! Love your little heart, too! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  7. Oh, I like this Kim! What a CUTE card!

  8. I just love your card! Farm animals get me every time. :D


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