Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snort! Snort! Snort!

Stamps: Farm Critters By Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper:
retired SU! Basic Grey

Ink:
Memento Black; Chocolate Chip; Copics

Other:
MM Brads; Nestabilities Label 1; MS Valentine Lace border punch; Chocolate Grosgrain; CB Swiss Dot embossing Folder; Corner rounder; plain 4" sq coasters
; CTMH ric rac



Isn't this piggy CUTE?! This is my first Clear Dollar Stamps set. Me Likey! I also enjoy making these little origami boxes. This time I wanted to try the version that Sharon shared on her blog. I have oodles of plain white 4" coasters...(oops! my hoarding problem again. LOL!) I changed the measurements around that Sharon used though. I used a 9.5" sq piece of paper for the box and 4x 9.75 pieces of paper for the cover.

I started making this for my BFF, Kristen. She loves this pig image. And I thought it would be cute to use that "snort!" However, I thought that I would be a terrible friend to stamp that sentiment on the top then fill it with candy! Like those cookies jars that MOOOO when you open them! No fun. :( LOL! So I decided to stick post it notes in there. But maybe, I will just wait to give it to her and stick a gift card in it for her birthday. LOL! Post it notes are kind of boring. Better yet, maybe I will make Kristen a new one and give this one to my hubby....he definitely won't take offense to the snorting...you know men...no matter what they think they are lean mean sexy machines! LOL!!!!!!!!!

I took several pics of this so that you could see the dimension on his face. I popped up his head and again his snout.

Great news...we are expecting a foot of snow here today. The kids are most definitely home. Yippee. We just got a letter from the school yesterday that February school vacation has been cancelled due to all the snow days. The kids have to make up the school days. Now, I have lived here in Massachusetts my entire life and this is a first! At this rate though, they will have to take away April vacation too. Why does this not excite me? Declan goes to school in a different school district. He will still have his week off in February. It's tricky...If our district has a snow day he does not go due to poor driving conditions in our area. If the other district does not have school he does not go either. *sigh* Again, I love my kids....but too much of a good thing....LOL! Speaking of a good thing....I think I will bake some cookies with the girls today. Y'all know how much I {heart} cookies!!! That will cheer us all up! Snort! Snort! Snort! LMBO!

Wherever you are I hope that you have a Summery Day!!

52 comments:

Cindy Zirrillio said...

Oh this box is just adorable! I love love love it. The piggy is so cute and love the snort. I think chocolates would be cute in it too.

ScrappinMaMa said...

I love this box, so cute! Love how you poped pu his head too!

hello gorgeous said...

awww Kerry he is SO cute! :D Love this project but have yet to try it - need to build some confidence first! *ugh*

Love the idea of catching up on school days by cancelling holidays :D :D will have to recommend to our schools!!

Cookie's are a given in our house but have not yet found a decent receipe to home bake!

Have a good day! xxxx

Anonymous said...

Ok that pig is just too cute!!! Love that stamp!
Wendy A

Anonymous said...

Ok that pig is just too cute!!! Love that stamp!
Wendy A

ribenaruby said...

Love this idea, what a great make for a dear friend. I shall have to check it out and maybe try one. Love to hear you have snow but sorry that kids take up so much stamping time when they're home. Have fun in the snow!

Elenor said...

I love that stamp, but then I have been collecting pigs for 20 years now! =)
Great idea for the box, wish I had that stamp too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Danderella said...

Love the box! I've been seeing them all over the place. What a great idea for a Valentine gift for my kids. Love how you used the punch.

mamichelle said...

hehe, he is just too precious! Great job on the box. It's so pretty!

Scrappinangler said...

This is really cute! TFS!
~Tori

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

What a cute stamp and what a fabulous box! Love how you layered the face!

catt871 said...

Love that pig!!!!! And your boxes are adorable - I WILL seriously get to trying one soon!!!! Enjoy cookie baking!!!!

Danni said...

Oh my!! He is just too cute!! Love this!

Tamara said...

Love the box. So very cute.

Every time I read about someone having a snow day I just laugh. Snow days don't exist in Saskatchewan. We just put on some more layers, and brave the cold and the snow. It sucks to have a whole week of holidays taken away though. I am sure there are families that have travel plans that will miss that week anyways.

Have fun baking cookies!

marsha said...

This is just too cute! I love the pig and your creativity in this! Now...I would want my box filled with chocolate - for the "piggy" in me, LOL!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute Kerry - love the dimension on the cute piggy!

Lorie said...

That is SO cute! I think I must try to make one of those boxes!

Kristen said...

LOVE IT! isn't this pig so cute? I am loving Clear Dollar. Great job, I am a huge fan of yours, and your projects. Simply Stunning!

Jessica G. said...

Very cute pig -- it reminds me of the line in 'Christmas Story' where the mom tells her son to 'show me how the piggy eats'!

Sharon said...

OMG,just way too cute! Made me giggle.
Sharon

Ila said...

This Box is just the Cutest!! I love the way you decorated it and popped up the piggy's head!! Great idea making one for coasters!!....Have a Fun Snowday!!..Hugs, Ila

Diamond Doll said...

OOOh love the gorgeous box and 10/10 for the pig stamp it,s fab.
Trish (-;

Jacqueline said...

Cute cute cute!! Love this box!!!

Jacqueline said...

Cute cute cute!! Love this box!!!

Christina said...

This came out super cute we definatly need to find you a snort sound! Here in central texas we had ice everywhere and schools had delays left and right except of course killeen.

Jekka said...

This box and image brought an immediate smile to my face. What a great stamp!!!! We have 10 inches of snow here today, which is our first snow of the season.

I hope you have a warm and snuggly day with your kids.

kc_froglady said...

this is really adorable! What a great idea and I think the snort is funny :)

Melissa said...

I love the pig box! If DH doesn't like it, you can send it to me! LOL! No summery day here, I'm afraid. We are also scheduled for 10 inches of snow. Bah!

Mary C said...

What a cute box! I love the pig and so would Kristen!!! I am very tempted by that stamp set because all the animals are so cute.
Once again you have raised the bar for the rest of us to try to reach.

Olde Country Creations said...

You made me LOL about hubby......they are all the same in that aspect aren't they?! lol

LOVE your box, it turned out great and that little pig is so cute!

Have a great day with the kids and try to stay warm!

Tonya

Stressed Stamper said...

I am going to have to make a box...just love it, really nice way to send a gift!

Sarah

Kristine B. said...

soooo very cute, Kerry!! :) Love that piggy also!

redstamper7 said...

Oh.... he is soooo cute! Great job and I just want to make something cute now. Awesome!!

Becky T

Anna Banana said...

Kerry - This is the cutest piggy I have seen in a LONG time!! Where did you get the image (So I know where to head when I venture out of the house)

Great job with the box - I'm sure your friend will LOVE it - and if she doesn't , you can send it to me!
Anna Banana

nicky said...

OMG what a cute piggy! wonderful art! hugs nicky

Kathy W said...

really cute! I so stink at origami, so always impressed with others who can do it!

Sue said...

A real BFF would understand a box full of candy with Snort stamped on it! Stay warm! It is starting to warm here on the west coast, so it is coming your way!

Marie B. :) said...

Awwwww, too cute! If I were someone's BFF, I woulda loved this, lol!

Tracey said...

This is just fantastic Kerry!! Love the pig!

~Christina~ said...

So super CUTE!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

SWEET! - I wouldn't mind at all if the box was filled with goodies and had a snorting pig on the front. LOL

Oh I forgot to comment in my last post about how cute your card was.

Hugs

Amanda said...

I love this! So cute. I hope to get around to making one of those origami boxes. I've got the tutorial saved.

Sally said...

Have left a little something for you on my blog

leenda said...

toooooooooo cute!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very cute Kerry!

Elena said...

Very cute, Kerry! Piggy is so sweet!

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

You are TOO funny! I love the dimensions on the oh-so cute piggy face, and I agree -- "snort, snort" would probably have not been received too well. LMBO. :) Kel

Viviane said...

Oh, but this is toooo cute!!!!!
Vivi

Ashley Rv said...

Ok that is the cutest little piggy ever. I love this to tinkin cute!

nicky w. said...

You're right...that is a cute piggy... cute cute cute!

jennyv said...

This is a great idea. Love the details. Maybe one day I'll try to learn how to make it.I love post it, I use to for work all the time to take messages and also at home.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Snort indeed!!! That is simply adorable!!!!!


Vicki

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