Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Going Hog Wild

      There's no better time to go Hog Wild than on Valentine's Day, right?   This cutie of a hog is a Bugaboo Stamps image and I think he's adorable with his little gift of a spring flower for his special girl.  :-D  I kept the design fairly CAS although the background is dp instead of plain white but it has limited embellies and the focal point is clearly the image.


Colored w ProMarkers
Cut w CUTplorations stitched die
Papers are old ones from SU
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Heart 'buttons' from CTMH
    (puff stickers which I made into 
     buttons but adding 'holes' w gel pen)

     All last month I used only supplies from my stash and I've decided to continue that through this month as well.  I can't believe how much money I've saved by not buying new things I just "had to have!"  I really think I just didn't realize the depth and breadth of my stash.  I've found things I've had for 8 or 10 YEARS which go unused and, even worse, forgotten!  It's been fun (and a bit like Christmas morning all over again) discovering those things which have been hidden in drawers and on shelves and using them up.  

     I swear I must have 10,000 yards of ribbon!  And papers?  Oh, my!  When I jokingly say I have a "ton of papers," I may actually have that much.  Sheesh, talk about hoarding...

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug (1 ribbon/ 2 buttons/ 3 layers)

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

15 comments:

Suze said...

Great card NC. I like that you "made" buttons - clever idea. Your ribbon and paper stash sounds very much like mine. I made a committment several months ago not to buy any more ribbons and paper pads and so far I'm managing to stick to it. I suspect if I cave on either of them it will be the paper pads.

brenda said...

So very sweet, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Four Legged Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Daffodil Cards said...

This is so cute and wonderful too Connie, I love the pig and the pretty paper, the heart "buttons" are just adorable.
Faith x

D.L. Walls said...

This little Love Struck Pig is too cute! I, too, have been trying to use up my stash, I'm so tempted to purchase a monthly card kit...it's killing me! Thanks for playing along in the Saturday Weekly Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug! Donna, DT

Kathleen said...

A really cute image and a the papers match the image perfectly. Thank you for joining our 'Four legged friends' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts,
welcome again;-))m

Bonnie Lynn said...

Awwwww I love your little piggie card. He's so adorable and colored brilliantly too. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Pia S said...

Sooo cute! Creative idea turning stickers into buttons, nice coloring job too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us in this months challenge, hugs Debsxx

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute piggy and I love the heart buttons! Fun card, Connie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Ella's Design said...

What a fab card, Connie! Love the cute pig and pink polka dots - a perfect combination!
Thanks for playing along with our Dies and/or Punches challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

Cards By MI said...

A lovely card with wonderful colours. Thanks for playing with us over at Passion for Markers this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Jaydee said...

I love your little hog with his sweet spring flower! I also enjoyed visiting your furbabies. What a wonderful bunch! So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
jaydee

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 3 at Gem of a Challenge!

Nancy said...

A fun little piggie! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!