Piggy Confidence

I returned from a FABULOUS trip to Charlotte for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  I was surrounded but a large group of Demonstrators who were all so thrilled to be there.  The weather was not too hard on us and fun was had!

We did a card swap in my group and I forgot to take a picture of the card I made.  However, I used the same basic card with my Stamp Club last week.  So I am sharing that version.  It is really the same, just different Designer Series Paper.  I will say that using different paper gives it a very different look.  I don’t know why that is.  Today’s version is very bright!


This Little Piggy, 143922


I adore This Little Piggy!  And am THRILLED to share with you that it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  WooHoo!!!  Seeing the catalog early, and let me tell you that it is AWESOME, is one of the best reasons to be a SU Demonstrator!

Back to the card!!  I stamped the piggy and colored her with the Stampin’ Blends.  You may not be able to see from the photograph, but I added Wink Of Stella to her wings.  Wings should sparkle!!  And that is pretty much it.  I have the measurements for the DSP listed below.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card.  It is a great way to use up scrap DSP, and the small pieces we cut off when trimming layers.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  I have also added a HOST CODE if you would like to place an order with me.  If you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator I would love to help you and if you will let me know, I will send you a new catalog next month when they become available.


  • Base layer is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Layer is 4 1/4 X 5 3/8
  • Dsp is 4 X 5 1/4, cut into 2 pieces of roughly 1/3 and 2/3 . I simply flipped over one piece for the two DSP you see.  You can always mix and match if you are doing multiples.
  • The strip is 1/2 X 4 of coordinating card stock, or you could use a strip of ribbon if you prefer.
  • Pig layers are 2 3/4 X 3 and 2 5/8 X 2 7/8



If you place an order with me, please use the April Host Code of 3KNKXJFH.  If your order is $75.00 (of product) or more, I will send you a small gift.  If it is over $150.00 (of product) I will send you a small gift, but DO NOT use the code. 150.00 is the minimum host rewards so you get the host rewards.


Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!


And here is a video showing the versatility!!






Additional quick pictures





Animal Expedition

I have been finishing my swap cards and 3D swaps for OnStage in Charlotte this weekend.  Whooo!! I have been really far behind on all of that.  But I am down to just putting the boxes together.  They will get worked on during the ride up there tomorrow.  I will share that project with you next week.

Before I get to  my card, I snapped a picture of my gorgeous azalea bush that has decided to pop out in the last couple of days.  Here it is.


For todays card I have a really quick and sweet card.  I have been using some Annual Catalog stamps this week and today continues that theme.  I went with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It is so adorable!  And the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the little sentiment.


The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.  The sweet animals were punched from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!!!  I paired it with another piece of DSP from the same package.  The base colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are both on the soon to be retiring list.  They are in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  So we have known they would be leaving us.  I really do wish the Lemon Lime Twist could stay.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will share my swaps next week.  Please Like my FaceBook page, Blue Line Stamping, and you may get to see some sneak peeks at new products coming soon.


Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!


And here is a video showing the versatility!!






Additional quick pictures





True Love for InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card definitely follows the “LOVE” theme.  Just not in the way you would expect maybe.  I adore all , well almost all, animals.  Especially dogs and cats.  So when looking through stamps for this Love project, I couldn’t help but give Happy Tails and Nine Lives a second look.  Since I couldn’t decide on one of the sets……….I chose to use both of them…….together!!  What better kind of LOVE!!


Stampin' Up!, Happy Tails, Nine Lives, Dog Punch, Cat Punch,Be Mine Framelits, Wood DSP, Jackie Beers

Happy Tails Bundle, 150631


I tried to not get too fancy with the colors of the animals.  That can be a bit tricky sometimes.  I went with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, which pairs beautifully with the Flirty Flamingo.  The Wood Textures DSP was a great find, which led to the stitched heart “cut out” of the fence behind them.   I do love the Be Mine Framelits and the fact that some do not cut out pieces but embellish them.

The sentiment is from the Nine Lives stamp set and is so true!!  In case you were not aware, the Nine Lives stamp set pairs with our Cat Punch from the Annual Catalog.  And isn’t it perfect that Stampin’ Up! designed the two so they face each other?  A match made in heaven, at least to me.

As always, I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of the post.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at InkPaperSequins. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts


    For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

    • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
    • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
    • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
    • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
    • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
    • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
    • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
    • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
    • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.


    Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

    • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.


    • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

    (I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

    Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

    Additional quick pictures



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