Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Kids' Valentines

I always like to include a little candy in the kids' valentines for school.  This year, we were limited to Smarties and Dum Dums because some of my son's classmates have severe food allergies - so I had to get pretty creative. This year's valentines for the kids use punch art critters holding the candies.  I just love punch art!  All of the products used, except for some of the accessories, are Stampin' Up! 

The Products I Used Are:

Stamps: Grateful Greetings, Happy Heart Day, Wild About You, Unfrogettable
Paper: SAB Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Melon Mambo, Going Gray, Whisper White, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink,  White Gel Pen, Basic Black Marker, Regal Rose Marker
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Scallop Circle, Butterfly, Heart to Heart, Full Heart, Modern Label, 1 1/4" Square, Scallop Oval, 2" x 1 3/8" Oval, 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval, 1 3/8 x 5/8" Oval, 2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Accessories:  Google Eyes, Glue Dots, Smarties, Dum Dums

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Please Join Us at the April Classystampers' Stamp Camp

SAB Ice Cream Parlor Thanks Card

I am absolutely in love with the SAB Ice Cream Parlor paper, ribbon and buttons!  I used them for my take on this week's Saturday Challenge (CCMC OC2 Challenge) over at Create With Connie and Mary and also for the February Hearts Challenge at

Connie and Mary's sketch is below.  I changed it up just a little, but I am happy with the result. 

Products I used are:

Stamps:  Full of Life
Paper:  SAB Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ink:  Markers in Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Old Olive
Punches:  3 Heart Punch (to make the butterfly in the upper left corner), corner rounder, Boho Flower Punch, Scallop Edge punch.
Accessories: Top Note Die, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, SAB Ice Cream Parlor ribbon and buttons, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Silver Cording for butterfly antennas, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you like it!


Monday, February 7, 2011

My First Hybrid Scrapbook Page

Learning how to scrapbook digitally has been a fun, if somewhat confusing process.  I am really proud of this hybrid page, though, so I thought I would share it.  These are pictures of my son, Alex, and I when we got to go to Discovery Cove and participate in the Trainer for A Day program - it was so awesome!  

Products I used:

Digital Papers:  Squid Ink by Creations by Rachel
Digital Template:  Scrap That by Cherie Shields
Fonts:  Gigi and Kallinga
Ribbon Fibers - Stampin' Up!
Stickers - Michaels
I hope I am giving credit properly - please let me know if I am not.

Things I Love Card

 I designed this card for a Stamp Camp with some fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  All products are from Stampin' Up!

Set:  Things I Love
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Classic, Melon Mambo Classic
Embellishments:  Big Shot with Swiss Dots embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon in Espresso, Stampin' Dimensionals
Punches:  Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle

Welcome to The Paper Piggy

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. You may be asking yourself, why the title "The Paper Piggy"?  Well...I love paper, I love pigs (my maiden name is Bacon) and I have a tendency to be a bit of a pig with my paper and other creative materials (I sort of hog it all).  It occured to me that it might be a lot more fun to share what I do and who I am instead of keeping it all to myself.  So, here I am!

My name is Kim Anderson and I started scrapbooking in 1994.  I was instantly hooked and my passion for paper and crafting has been continuously evolving since.  I have worked with paper and stickers, stamps, chipboard, diecuts, vinyl, buttons, brads and other embellishments.  Among all of these, I have found that I have a special fondness for glitter or anything that sparkles.  I think I need a bumper sticker that says "I like Shiny Things!"  More recently, I have delved into the world of digital scrapbooking.  I find it especially challenging - I seem to be more of a tactile person and work better when I can touch the materials I am working with as opposed to only being able to see them.  I will share with you my love for papercrafting, along with some of my life adventures, and hope you enjoy - and are perhaps even inspired by - my journey as I strive to learn and grow.