It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, we are a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways. This week we are featuring the This Little Piggy stamp set. I am Stop #2 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #1, the talented Rochelle Block! After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #3, the amazing Natalie Lapakko. Enjoy today’s hop!
This Little Piggy
Colors of the Day
Using this set in a new and unique way was a challenge for me. I put on my creative thinking cap, and came up with a way to use all three pig images – and a story behind the card.
Once upon a time, there was an adorable little Blushing Bride piggy named Lucy, who carried a beautiful Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Acrylic flower in her well-manicured piggy hoof. The day was warm, with only a few Embossing Paste clouds floating in the Soft Sky. Wink of Stella glistened on her little pork bottom as she traveled down the dusty Crumb Cake road on her way to the abbey. “If only I could fly, I could get there quickly”, thought Lucy. “But sadly, I have no wings.”
At that point, her Fairy Pigmother appeared. “Lucy, why are you so sad?” she asked.
“Fairy Pigmother, the road is dusty and the way is long. If only I could fly…”
“Lucy, you have the power within you to achieve great things. All you need to do is believe in yourself. Have faith, Lucy.”
At that point, two little wing buds sprouted from Lucy’s pork shoulders, and she began to take flight.
She floated effortlessly above the Pear Pizzazz meadow into the Soft Sky. By the time she reached the Embossing Paste clouds, she was sporting two full glorious Wink of Stella wings, and a beautiful diamond on her pork butt.
The moral of the story: She believed she could, so she did.
But wait, there’s another twist to the tale of our porcine friend. As fate would have it – on the day our little piggy took flight, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were walking down that same dusty Abbey Road. Yep – you guessed right. She was the inspiration behind the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. And there you have the rest of the story…
I hope you enjoyed today’s card made with the This Little Piggy set. Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #3, Natalie Lapakko, to see what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…