I still want to use so many of the Christmas/So Snowy collection of stamps from Magnolia-licious! Since it's New Year's Eve I settled on this one! There are so many customs to bring you luck in the coming year. Having a pig is one sign of prosperity in the New Year. Now in the brief research I did there was more discussion on EATING pork to bring this prosperity, but who could consider eating this cute fella! With the small gathering we had for Christmas dinner, Dave and I have been eating pork all week anyway! I'm sick of it! I even cooked the ham bone in some bean soup! I've never done that before! The soup was delicious! By the way beans are another food of choice to get that New Year's luck!
This card is 4 1/2" by 5 1/2" and is top folded. I like this size when I want a bigger card that is not square. Sometimes a 6 x 6" is too much space for me to fill with my limited creativity when it comes to layout and embellishments! LOL!
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is called Signature greetings and I am so glad I bought it! All the sentiments are terrific.
This card fits a challenge that I saw on my friend, Lisa's blog, Kind Creations.
The challenge is to make a card which illustrates a New Year's resolution! Lisa's is to use up some of her dp! That's a great one for me too, and I've used some older MME papers on this card! I can't tell you how many sheets of these two patterns I bought- a lot!! Anyway, another resolution of mine is to use more sentiments on the front of my cards! Please check out Lisa's blog for the link to the Artful Inkables challenge blog!
Funny story! I had to do a tail transplant on the little pig! I tore it off as I was trying to get the image centered on the oval! I just stamped another, cut it out and used a glue dot to stick a portion of the piggie's butt under the image! It worked!
Before I list the colors, I have to say that I know our friend, Jacque, has done more research on the meaning of some of the Magnolia images. I'm sure you could jot her a note and she could link you to her post for further information! Rght, Jacque?
Irina of La-La Land Crafts has asked me to be one of her guest designers for January and February! I was delighted and there will be a blog hop to show her new images on January 6, 2010! Thanks, Irina!
there will be a Copic Creations Challenge post tomorrow that you won't want to miss! I promise NOT to be as long winded!
Here are the colors:
E000, E01 and R20 skin AND piglet
BG10, Bg72 and BG18 Aqua
YG21, YG25 greens
Y21, E99 and E39 for hair and bench
Have a wonderful day and evening! Stay safe! Wishing YOU a prosperous year!