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Hogs and Kisses, Baby!

Valentine’s Day is coming.

I’ve never bothered myself much with a day that dictates I should tell someone I love them. However, this year it feels right to brighten up the February drearies with a bit of colour. It’s been looking very grey and brown outside our house as the snow has melted a bit (but not enough to show the green lawn) and the sanding truck has left its mark. How about adding a spark of life in the home? I haven’t seen any Primrose plants in the grocery store yet, but I might grab a couple to put on my windowsill when they are available. The promise of spring.

What colours would spark some life in your house right now? Pinks and reds seem to be the traditional shades of love, but don’t let that stop you from showing off your own flair for colour with some fancy hearts of purple and teal. I just might add some of those myself. My project today is more on the traditional side. I don’t like pink much, so I’ve used the bright of white for my design base today with a flash of shining red.

I’m a designer for the As You See It Challenge Blog, but thought I would design a card that would also work with a couple other challenges that I’d like to play along with.

Just “spreading the love” – fitting, don’t you think?

I am playing along with the Global Design Project and their “love” theme. I’m also playing along with the Paper Players and their “clean and simple challenge”.

Here are the images for the As You See It Blog sketch and the challenges that I started with:

challenges collageI used the adorable and surprisingly versatile Barnyard Babies stamp set from Stampin’ Up for my clean and simple, love-themed card.

Hogs and Kisses #aysi120 by Amy Jasper www.inkingonthefly.comCan you see the shiny!!?

I started with the Thick Whisper White cardstock for my card base (I’m SO glad Stampin’ Up has this cardstock now! It’s awesome!) I used the Red Foil paper to matte another layer of regular Whisper White cardsock, then added the three stamped pieces with Stampin’ Up Dimensionals to pop them up off the page.

Hogs and Kisses by Amy Jasper www.inkingonthefly.comI had to stamp them first of course. For that, I used my trusty and very loved Stazon Jet Black ink with the Barnyard Babies stamp set. After stamping the images, I used Stampin’ Up Blender Pens with Blushing Bride classic ink to colour my three wee piggies.

Hogs and Kisses by Amy Jasper www.inkingonthefly.comI wanted to create a visual of the kisses that go along with my hogs.

Hogs and Kisses, Baby! That’s what it’s all about!

I used the Confetti Hearts Punch with more Red Foil paper and some Red Glimmer paper to punch out some pretty little kisses (hearts represent kisses, of course). The Fine-Tip Glue Pen from Stampin’ Up was just the ticket to glue these little sweet bits of love onto my card.

Hogs and Kisses #aysi120 by Amy Jasper with Barnyard BabiesI hope you like it. I look forward to making a couple more and giving them to my co-workers with a yummy chocolate to let them know I care. But maybe I will give it to them before Valentine’s Day – just to be clear that I don’t need a designated day to show my appreciation.


I encourage you to try the As You See It Challenge, but check out the others also, they have some great designers with fabulous ideas!

I’d love to hear how you get through the February drearies. Leave me a comment and share your wisdom!

Fleecy Caribou and Blog Candy

I’m curious about holiday traditions. Everywhere I go, I’m hearing about different traditions. Many I’ve heard of before, like chocolate advent calendars, touring the Christmas lights in town, or waiting in long lines to get photos with Santa in the mall.

I’d love to make it a tradition to shoot down all the tacky plastic Santa’s from people’s rooftops, but I’m pretty sure that’s illegal. Too bad. I think it would be very satisfying. Perhaps someone should add that to a rifle range somewhere… a tacky plastic Santa rifle range, lol!

More and more, I’m hearing about new traditions like wine advent calendars, or tea ones, or chocolate ones, or Lego ones! There’s Elf on the Shelf. Different movies, like Die Hard (yes, it is a Christmas movie) are enjoyed over the holidays. Some people don’t exchange gifts anymore, but give to people in need, instead.

I make Christmas crafts. Cards and decor. Gift wrap and gift tags.

Here’s one of my simple and quick Christmas cards using the Barnyard Babies stamp set in combination with the Wonderland Stamp set.

Fleecy Caribou card by Amy Jasper www.inkingonthefly.com - Barnyard Babies stamp set - Wonderland Stamp set - Jingle all the Way stamp setI love this little lamb with the caribou antlers. I created another card with him on a previous post here.

Did you know that caribou in North America are the same as the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh? Just a fun fact for you.

“You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Button,

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Mutton”

Fleecy Caribou card by Amy Jasper www.inkingonthefly.com The Season of Cheer patterned paper and the Red Foil paper from Stampin’ Up are so pretty and festive together! Don’t you think?

I added the stars on this card using Soft Sky ink and the Jingle All the Way stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I used the Sahara Sand Marker to give a slight shadow outline to my image, while adding a slight blue tone to my white fleecy caribou by “in-lining” the image with a Soft Sky Marker.

It’s your turn now.  In the comments on this post, tell me what your favourite holiday tradition is from when you were growing up and/or one new holiday tradition that you have started or would like to start with your family.

Your comment and information in the entry form will count as an entry into a draw for my *blog candy today!! Be sure to check back on Tuesday next week to see if you won!!

Christmas Tagables

*Enter to Win!

Christmas Tagables photopolymer stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

*You must be a Canadian resident to enter. Please fill out the entry form below AND leave a comment on my blog about your holiday traditions. Just one entry per person please. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 8th.

Fleece Navidad

I took a break last week. Basically, I ran out of time. I made a card for last week’s challenge, but … well … I did the wrong challenge.  I suppose I should have posted it anyway, but the wind was knocked out of my sails and my time was waning.

I might show it to you later.

Not much is different this week with the whole being short on time thing (when am I not?), but I did do the right challenge and I am posting it for you today. Phew!

Today, we have a sketch, whoohoo! Check out this fine design idea from the As You See It Challenge blog.

AYSIChallenge111-1024x1024Being short on time, I grabbed the first piece of pretty patterned paper in reach – the Season of Cheer Designer Series paper with the lovely painted poinsettias on it. Next to that, was the shiny and festive Real Red Foil paper. And so it began …

Fleece Navidad card created by Amy Jasper at www.inkingonthefly.com

I saw the CUTEST card designed with the Barnyard Babies stamp set (see card here). Of course, I had to buy this set for myself so I could make it, too. I was inspired!

With said stamp set now in my possession, I combined the little lamb stamp with the antlers from the Wonderland stamp set to create this holiday sheep. I’m not sure what I think about his Soft Suede ears, but he’s cute, none-the-less.

The card base is a sturdy Thick Whisper White cardstock, then you have the Red Foil matted under the Season of Cheer designer series paper. The diagonal striped patterned paper is also from the Season of Cheer paper package.

111closeCan you see the tiny wave detail on the Red Foil piece across the card front? I finally used my Tiny Wave cutting blade for the rotary trimmer attachment on my Stampin’ Up Paper Trimmer!  Yay me!

My “reinsheep” has a little red nose that was drawn in Real Red marker, then made to sparkle and shine with a dob of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I used my Sahara Sand marker to very thinly outline my reinsheep so he

(though, he could be a she as reindeer girls have antlers, too – bet you didn’t know that little tidbit of trivia!)

could have a little bit of depth. The Soft Sky marker was used around the inside of his body so he/she wouldn’t have boring, flat, white fleece.

And there you have it! How cute it THAT!!

Don’t forget to try this sketch for yourself. It’s a great way to get your creative mojo flowing and you can load it up and share it with us at the As You See It Challenge Blog, too!