The Stamp Review Crew: This Little Piggy Edition

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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

This Little Piggy

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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 SkyWink 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.”

This Little Piggy

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.

This Little Piggy

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.

This Little Piggy

The moral of the story:  She believed she could, so she did.

This Little Piggy

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…

This Little Piggy

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…

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27 Comments

  1. Good bedtime story!! Great card from start to finish!! I love this set along with Bella and friends, and the kitty one. Just need to add to my stash.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Kay

  2. Love, love, love this ! Thank you !

  3. The effect of the emerging wings is just the cutest Ann! Love your use of this set…very creative! xx

  4. Love the piggies in this stamp set. I was hanging on every word of the story to see how it would end. Always fun visiting your blog.

  5. Love the added story with your amazing and oh so cute card! The sprouted wings just made me smile.

  6. Love the card, love the piggies, and the Abbey Road story. That was the first record album I ever got, from my uncle for Christmas.

  7. The story and the card are just too cute. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh, your creativity in card making AND story telling is awesome! Love, love, love it! (And that’s where they got All You Need is Love, LOL.)

  9. Oh my I just got a hug smile on my face when I saw this card. Then I read the story and began to laugh too. Thanks Ann for once again sharing an amazing card.

  10. I love the card and especially the story! I chuckled. I needed that today, thanks!

  11. I don’t know which I love more – the story or the card!! Genius – pure genius on all accounts!! Well done!!😂❤️😂

  12. She persevered and proved that pigs CAN fly! You are so creative! Very cute card!

  13. This is adorable, card and all. Very clever and fun, Anne!

  14. Bwahahaha! Lucy is a very lucky piggy! Fabulous card and story, Ann!

  15. Incredible coloring. You have me doing the pig jig!

  16. Ahaha! This card and the story behind it are so clever! Thanks for the fun inspiration this morning!

  17. This truly made my Monday morning!!

  18. Oh Ann thank you for that laugh that was priceless. I laughed out too and woke hubby up. Haha Great card I love all your details including the rhinestone on the butt. lol That was great!!

  19. Everyone needs a fairy pigmother. LOL! Darling card and I love all the little details.

  20. You made me smile, I loved the story and the piggies are beautiful🦋

  21. Super fun card Ann. Love the two tone one the Watercolour Wash background stamp and your little piggies are just gorgeous! Very clever to add the little wings to the second pig. Love it !

  22. Ann, you are great! LOL! Love the card and the imaginative story you gave. Lucy in the sky with diamonds!!! Wonderful!

  23. Jeena Huntzinger

    I think you had two callings in life: to make gorgeous cards and to be a great storyteller! You are a master at both!!

  24. Okay, Ann, I laughed out loud when I got to the end of this cute story! You are so clever! I love how you used all the pigs and the diamond on the porcine butt was the icing on the cake!

  25. I love your card. Such a cleaver idea. It’s wonderful and piggy’s story is delightful. And hay, I’m originally from Liverpool and so I know all about the magic of that song. If you don’t know the story behind how it came about it is well worth doing a search for it, just google it and I’m sure it will come up. Like your card it is delightful. Thank you so much for showing it and giving inspiration. Take care.

  26. Absolutely adorable from start to finish…story and card, Ann!

  27. Cute story. I love the way Lucy sprouted wings! Great card!

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