Happy National Pig Day!

Hi friends!
Happy March!

According to the Vicky,  hostess for the month of March in the CCEE Stampers,
  today is National Pig Day!

And since today is my day to post over at Drive By Crafts DT blog,
I thought I'd showcase the new Avery Elle Critter Crew Birthday stamp
which features, among the cute animals, a pig!!

Here are some fun facts!
* Pigs are routinely listed as some of the world's smartest animals, with cognitive abilities on par with those of chimpanzees, dogs and dolphins.

* The gestation period of a pig is easy to remember at 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (for a total of 114 days).

* Pigs were first brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493, along with horses, dogs, cattle, chickens, sheep and goats.

* Pigs communicate primarily through vocalizations and can make more than 20 different sounds, including oinks, grunts and squeals.

Now my card with the cute little pig and his friends is from the new
line of Avery Elle stamps that arrived at Drive By Crafts.
I made my card using one of my favorite lines ~ doodlebug paper, 
and the fun shaker filling called Itty Bitty Shaker Fun.
After stamping out the Critter Crew onto heavy weight white cardstock
with momento tuxedo ink, I colored it with my prismacolor markers.

And here is the inside of my card ~ stamped with a matching sentiment
from the set and the image partially again.

 You can find more inspiration for cards at the Drive By Crafts blog
and of course, look around in the shop for stamping goodies!

Stop in to the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the DT 
made their cards today for National Pig Day ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. A fabulous card Kelly a great fun image.

    Sue xx

  2. Love all those piggy facts and your wonderful shaker card, complete with a pig and an owl!

  3. Fun and lovely card Kelly!! Love your coloring and those shaker elements!
    One of my friends have a piggy and he is sweet and fun! :)

  4. Gorgeous, festive card with great coloring and a lovely inside too.
    xxx Margreet

  5. Oh, your pig went to a partEE!! What fun little beads for your shaker card! Too, too cute, Kelly!

  6. This is so adorable! Love your little piggie and his friends! and the shaker element is wonderful with those bright colors to match your image. Such a darling card. Thanks for the fun facts too!

  7. Now THAT is a birthday box filled with fun!! I love these critters in their party hats. What an awesome birthday shaker design, Kelly!!

  8. this is so darn cute.. i totally love it

  9. What a fun card with the whole group of animals, Kelly! Terrific shaker!!

  10. Kelly, this fun shaker card will be "hoggy" all the attention today. Wow, this is the cutest!!

  11. What a super fun card, Kelly... shaker cards always delight! And your coloring does too! Loved reading the pig facts. Interesting!

  12. A fun shaker card. And thanks for the interesting pig facts!

  13. Happy National Pig Day to you, too, Kelly!! Who knew Porky and his friends had their own day of celebration :) I love, love this adorable card!! The shaker is fabulous!! The image is so sweet and you've colored it beautifully!! Love this, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. FABulous and FUN shaker card Kelly..such a happy bunch sitting in the box and I love your shaker beads..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Love the shaker card and the animals are all so cute. Great design. I have posted a card using one of the stamps you kindly sent me. I love it!! Have a great weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  16. Ohh what a FUN card - love the bright papers and the filling of the shaker card.


  17. This is such a cute card. The bold, bright sure make the image pop. I like that you gave us all those details about pigs. Who knew!

  18. Super bright card, love the colors, those beads look great,thanks for the Piggy fun facts.

  19. Happy National Pig Day (6 days late) Love your card. I love the MFT Critter stamps. Top Fact about me. My Husband is from the UK home of 'pork products' we both LOVE Pigs so much that my in-laws considered buying us a Pig as a wedding gift....Cx