Oink! It’s Rosie

Each day of our lives we make deposits
in the memory banks of our children.
  ~ Charles R. Swindoll

MFT Pure Innocence Piggy Bank

Early in my parent's marriage they started emptying their pocket change every night to feed Rosie, the piggy bank that sat on their dresser. When we kids were little, Dad handed us the coins and let us feed her. Yeah, I was easily entertained; I thought it was a treat. The tradition of Rosie's nightly feedings stuck even after all us kids grew up and out of the house.

Rosie Piggy Bank

Though he was definitely frugal in other ways, Dad made sure Rosie's coins were only used for fun, frivolous things. I still have her as a keepsake of all the fun adventures she gave us.

MFT Pure Innocence Piggy Bank

It makes kind of a weird wedding gift, but I like to give newlyweds their own Rosie with a note about her history. It's my way of wishing them nothing but sweetness, happiness, and fun, frivolous adventures!

Here's the inside of the card with a gift card pocket to help keep any Rosie well nourished.

Pure Innocence Piggy Bank


It's time for a new sketch challenge at My Favorite Things, and this one was perfect for my piggy bank card.


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Recipe Ribbon

My big circles are covered with fine, transparent glitter to resemble coins for Rosie. The coin in the little doll's hand is colored with a Copic Marker (W1) and then colored again with a clear Spica Glitter Pen. The little girl is Copic colored, paper pieced and fussy cut. I painted clear lacquer over her piggy bank to give it a porcelain look.

Here are the other My Favorite Things products I used.

The finished size is 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" and here are the other ingredients.

  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! pastels (chalk)
  • Paper: American Craft Dear Lizzy Neopolitan.
  • Accessories: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Buttons
  • Copic Markers: E00, E50 and E51 for skin; YR21 and YR24 for hair; W1 and Clear Spica for coin.
  • Misc.: Glitter Ritz Transparent Mirco Fine Cool Highlight glitter; Diamond Glaza dimensional adhesive; Sookwang adhesive sheet; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Piggy Bank

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Sweet Comments

  1. Cute card, inside and out! LOVE the story. Where do you get your new Rosey’s for gifting?

    • Glad you liked it, KellyRae. I can’t find any piggy banks just like the Rosie in the picture. So, I just keep an eye out for piggy banks whenever I’m at a cool gift store or even a flea market.
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      • My littles (aka grandkids) get a piggy bank for their first Christmas, but I never thought to do the same as a wedding gift. Thanks for the tip about searching out piggy banks at a flea market!

  2. What an adorable card. I love the story about Rosie too. So sweet.
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  3. Very cute card. Love the story and the pic of Rosie.

  4. Love how you pass on the tradition to newlyweds! Fab card- of course. :) I just got around to catching up on all the posts of your I missed over the holidays. HUGE congratulations on the MFT gig!!!! I drool over all your creations, especially your MFT ones. I am on pins and needles looking forward to all you will make!! You are a very inspiring gal. :) Happy New Year!

  5. Oh my goodness!! This is just so cute and sweet and a great story!!
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  6. Kristy Hansen says:

    What a sweet story. I have always kept a large jar that I got at junk store. We saved all winter to add coins. Then in the summer when we went to the pool we used that money to buy treats. It lasted us all summer. then we my 2 girls and I quit going to the pool because of age and activities and jobs. We kept adding to it. Then at Christmas we would cash it in and split it 3 ways to use for gifts. (Like a little Christmas club account. ) I still add to it and use it as needed for something needed. I like the idea of giving it to a couple for their future adventures. Do you put some coins in it to start them out?

  7. What a darling card!!! And I just LOVE your stories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. What a sweet Rosie story!! Your card is adorable!!!
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  9. I think as a newlywed, if I opened a gift that was a piggy bank, I’d think it slightly weird. However, after reading the story, I’d think what a great idea! 31 yrs after our wedding, I wish someone had given my husband and me a bank! (I do put spare change in a quart canning jar but a bank would be much prettier.)

    I love your card. That button (?) on the cloud is adorable.