Did someone say cake!?! card
Isn’t this just the cutest little birthday card. Great customer Stacy sent this to me and I just had to post it. She said she just loves these images and never tires of using them.

I just love the all the little scallops she used to frame Cupcake the dog and the sentiment. And the party hat paper – it looks like it was just made for Cupcake. :)

Thanks so much Stacy for sharing your work.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3038-I Cupcake the dog
8042-D Did someone say cake!?! (text)


I really love the Magical Flowers stamp. It’s not only pretty, but of course there’s a bit of whimsy in the floating leaves, stars and butterfly. For this card I stamped the flowers twice – once on the card and then another on a separate piece of cardstock so I could add some dimension by cutting out the flowers. I stamped Callie on a separate piece of paper too and propped her up on dimensional dots – just like the flowers – so that she would stand out.

I really like playing around with texture – especially where backgrounds are concerned. I added some splashes in the background and actually used a stencil and carefully watercolored the dots through it. Here’s a closeup.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3025-E Callie’s looking forward
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)


Post 6: Don’tcha just love to be silly ever now and again (and maybe even more). For me this page reminds me that life is serious enough and that laughing or doing something silly breaks up all that seriousness.

For this last page I stuck with my circle stencil again. My favorite kind of clouds are those randomly cut from pieces of book paper. A little shading of color, some black pen work and then white scribbles on top. I also love adding little banners. They are just so cheery. For this one I cut little bits of this and that, used a pen to define everything and then added a bit of Glossy Accents for shine.

I hope you all find what makes you happy and try to incorporate it daily.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2045-L Leap frog


Post 5: I love the crispness of winter. For me it evokes the winding down of the year, being inside a little more, snuggling under blankets and fires in the fireplace. I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about, but it does make me happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7068-P Lake shoreline


Post 4: Summer’s can be hot – and I don’t like hot. :) But there’s nothing better than a cool breeze wafting through the leaves on the trees, bringing the smell of fresh cut grass or just the stirring of all that is summer. It makes me so happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1059-G Jessica holds a flower
7047-W Tree hill


Post 3: California hasn’t had any real rain in so long that I’d almost wondered what it looked like. But this year we’ve gotten LOTS!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. The little kids and their pets are actually from Christmas stamps. I stamped and cut them out and then added them to the windows. The droplets were made Glossy Accents and then I painted over them a bit with acrylic paint.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1104-J Billy and Sparky at window
1105-J Mary and Mr. Meow at window


Post 2: As many of you know I’m an animal person. With four cats and three dogs my house is full!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I love washi tape and used it to create the flag banner and there are little bits in the background. The letters I stamped, they were a set I picked up at Michaels. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. My pets make me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)


Post 1: For the next 6 posts I’ll be sharing a little book project. I was at the craft store quite awhile back and I don’t know about you but sometimes I purchase something because I love it and then it takes awhile to figure out what I’m going to do. Well such was the case with this little house book. I pulled it out a number of times but nothing came to me.

And then poof. I applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I always have scraps of this and that and so I decided to use a few. The letters were cut with a die and the faint white doilies were rub-ons. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. Home makes me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5078-D Little birdie standing looking down
5080-C Little birdie lying down


A wonderful card for…well…really…anytime. Lynne created this lovely little card that could be used to brighten someone’s day. I love her use of white space, it really makes all her beautiful coloring stand out. For this card she used her watercolor pencils, added a bit of sparkle and a little clear gloss to Eloise’s handbag, hat ribbons and the bugs wings.

Speaking of happy…stay tuned for some upcoming posts featuring a little happy book. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1167-H Eloise (with her handbag)
5039-C Daisy Mouse
8166-E In her handbag
5060-B Firefly


Lynne decided to do this really colorful background using a bit of Brushos. Have you heard of these? They are dry powered paints that you sprinkle on and then wet with a squirt of water. You never know exactly what it will look like which is part of the beauty. She stamped the Row of pine trees over the color background and used her watercolor pencils. She stamped Webster separately and used dimensional to pop him off the background. A few enamel dots and the card was complete.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3015-F Webster’s tilting his head
7078-I Row of pine trees

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