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Neutral Hogs and Kisses

Wow!  I can't believe it has been months since I last posted to my blog.  Don't you hate when life gets in the way of your crafting?  Well, I am back and furiously making cards to replenish my stash and for the design team I joined - DRS Designs Rubber Stamps.  DRS Designs has a wide variety of rubber stamps and they focus on awesome sentiments and versatile images.  I am so in love with everything they offer!

The challenge this week is Put It In Neutral (#172).  The theme is the basic neutrals such as white, tan, ivory, kraft, brown, black and gray.  I ended up making a card with all those great colors plus a little yellow and green (but I went over those colors with a touch of tan).  My pig looks a bit pink, but he is really a weird shade of tan. 

To make this card, I look a scrap of a gray based tan paper and hand cut a heart.  Next I stamped my cute little Leonard stamp (Leonard Pig Rose Offering) then used the fun Splatter Background stamp to mimic mud splatters.  I stamped Leonard a few more times and popped him up and placed him inside as well.  Then I used one of my favorite sentiments, Hogs and Kisses, and the new Picket Fence image. I put it all on a piece of a box I had laying around because I so love to use cardboard on my cards so my husband has to pay extra to mail them! LOL!
This was a super fun card to make.  Hope you will join us in this challenge!  I promise to get around in the next few days and see what you all have been up to lately. 



  1. I came to visit you this morning and to apologize for not commenting only to find you have been MIA also, just like me. Just glad to see you back. Congrats on your DT position. They are very lucky to have you. I love this card and you made me laugh with your statement about the extra postage. LOL Wishing you a wonderful day. Now I have to get back to making cards and blogging now.

  2. This lil' piggy is so adorable, thinking he is lovable, even though he is covered with MUD! Congrats on the DT position, and looking forward to seeing lots more, now that you are BA-ACK!

  3. Happy to see you are back and congrats on the new team! Love your card, especially the clever background! Super cute pig too!

  4. WB to blogging and thanks for giving us a snort of a card to boot! This is really cute and so earthy and rustic too! Love the cardboard panel.........and shhhh..........I won't tell your hubby what you said :)

  5. Well hello there! Wondering where you went to!! :) Congrats on your new DT gig!! HUGS

  6. It's lovely to see you Nancy. Your card is fabulous, such a fun image lovely rustic feel.

  7. Really cute card!
    So good to see you posting again! I so missed you and your lovely cards!

  8. Nancy, We are so happy to have you on the team. And thank you for the visit to my blog. You card is adorable.

  9. Your card is sooo cute! Love those little pigs! I really love the way you used the corrugated stock as well! Fantastic job!
    PS, thanks for commenting on my blog post as well, that means a lot!

  10. That little pig is just too cute and love the corrugation! Live is crazy busy here too so I can relate. If not for DTs I'm not sure I would be posting.

  11. So cute. I love the flowers in piggy's mouth.

  12. Love this one too. These igs are so cute and the corrugated bg is perfect. Hugz

  13. Uhhhhh, that's supposed to be pigs. ROFL Hugz

  14. This one made me smile Nancy, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  15. This is such a fun card. Love your background and the image just makes me grin.


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