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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diet.....?????.....what a dirty word!!!!!

Now this is the type of diet I can handle....

Isn't that the cutest pig meat you have ever seen.
Its a stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps!
                                  (click ^ there to purchase this one)
He's called Wheely pig....and its was designed by Mary Vogel Lozinak.
She has designed a lot of stamps for VLVS...so be sure to check out her
other designs while you're there.

A little bit about how I created this cutieeee..
I stamped the image on white card stock and colored it with 
color pencils and blended with OMS and a paper stump.
The saying was computer generated.  I used a new pennant punch from Creative Memories to create the border at the top.
An 'art deco' embossing folder was used on the orange-y layer.
Bakers twine was used for the tightrope.

I tried to create a "Circus Big Top" feel.

Here's a close up of the glitter gel pen I used for the wheel. 

here's how!!!!!

You all are invited to participate in all the fun too.
 All you have to do is create a project using
 any Mary Vogel Lozinak image from Viva Las Vegastamps! for a chance to win one of NINE coupons to Viva Las Vegastamps! We ask that you post the project to your own blog/facebook/flickr etc.. Make sure Viva Las Vegastamps is mentioned somewhere in your post/description.. and go HERE to link up your post!
 (In the link list at the bottom of the post) 
Be sure to visit EVERY link as there are some prizes hidden on certain blogs! 
Prizes up for grabs : 7 - $10 coupons to be given away to random comments on seven different blogs. 
1 - $25 coupon given randomly to one person who links a project up! and 
1 - $25 coupon to a random comment on the VLVS! blog.

Until later, piglets.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!



DeeDee said...

Oh Crystal!! WITTY!!! ^_^

Sheri said...

The card so so cute! :)

Molossus said...

Sooooooooo cute!

by belle said...

Very cute!! Gave me a chuckle!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a great card, Crystal. Love the pig, too. It does have a bit of a circus big top feel with the pennants across the top. The glitter pen adds a lot, too. TFS.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Now appearing on the high wire in the center ring "BACON-o-LIO" and his unicycle antics that will make you SQUEEL!!! Crystal your card is fantastic!! Love that pig on wheel!

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BurningRubber said...

That is so funny! Thanks for the laugh :)

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

Funny! ha-I love it.

Carly said...

snorting (LOL) with laughter here ... this is adorable and so funny!

xoxox Carly

VicR said...

Fun & Clever use of that cool pig with the baker's twine :)

Vicki said...

Love it! So cute how you used the image - Great job!

Katherine Clayton said...

Love the pig . . . he's (or she's) so cute!!!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

The little piggy is so cute..love your layout..adorable..but ..makes me want to eat him he's so cute...Me loves BACON..heehee

Squiddy said...

Oink Oink O...ink