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Valentines hogs & kisses

Valentines hogs & kisses

Isn’t this little guy just the cutest? My nephew was commenting on him and I told him that his name was “PigWit” which he thought was a good name. Then he said but the saying is wrong. Hogs have tusks, and if his name is PigWit he isn’t a hog. Leave it to the nine year old that I have worked so hard on teaching the value of vocabulary and zoology to point out how my card isn’t correct. How can a moment both make you so proud and just all of a sudden realize that your hours of hard work are really strangely disappointing? I thought the saying was cute? It’s just a card…

An ice cream treat

An ice cream treat

If you have noticed me missing around here a bit more lately it is because summer has officially started. We watch our nephews and niece through out the summer, so I get in card making time when I can. The thing is even when I am not actively making cards I am still working on the designs in my head, so when I do get a chance I am ready to go. This card was one of those that I have been thinking about quite a bit. I knew I wanted the ice cream to be in the colors of spumoni, and the other decoration in the colors of Neapolitan ice cream. I was going to make this card for a summer solstice card, but realized that I was a bit to late. Oops!

Floral Pig

Floral Pig

I really do think this pig is just so very cute! It was extremely fun today to get out my new inks and work on using watercolor on him instead of colored pencil. For some reason the twist was confusing me today until I was halfway through my project and then I realized what it meant, well I guess I actually did that last time I made a card with this little guy, so I didn’t get the twist in this week.

Mother’s butterflys

Mother’s butterflys

I am not very good at math.  Well, let’s just say I am much better at a lot of other subjects.  I thought I was done with mother’s day cards because I had enough to send out, but I missed two in my count, and that didn’t give me any to put in my etsy store.  Sooo, I am still making some mother’s day cards.  My brain works against me sometimes, I blame it on MS.  I actually really love how these came out.  I guess I really like butterflies, this is one of the reasons I really like card making, I am finding a lot out about myself as I go along.  I mean, I still seem to be really liking pink?  In the past if it wasn’t blue, and possibly black or peach, I just didn’t think it was worth looking at.

Many thanks

Many thanks

This card fought me a bit.  That is just fine, because in the end I won and it is a beautiful card!  I think sometimes that is how you get the best results.  It reminds you that if it were all easy it wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding.  I think it is strange that I am not a huge fan of the color pink, but my cards lately have had a lot of pink in them and I have been really loving it.  This card is a perfect example!  It just seems to work.

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