beate-penguin
Beate sent in this cute winter scene. Isn’t it just fun! She said that she thought Elsa (the St. Bernard) offered some inspiration. Her face looks like she’s a bit astonished and I suppose who wouldn’t be if you saw a little snow race with an actual penguin going on.

Such a cute card.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1114-G Milo’s sled picking up speed
3019-E Elsa (St. bernard)
5075-D Sliding penguin

sheri-birds2
Here’s another card using the little birdies! This one was sent in by Sheri. The snowflakes background, rolling hills and snow are just the perfect touches.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
5078-D Little birdie standing looking down
5079-C Little birdie sitting
5080-C Little birdie lying down
6019-G Birdfeeder in winter
6020-L Winter fence

shari-birdie-told-me
I sent each of the design team members these three little birds and asked if they’d create something. Here’s Shari’s little birdie card. It’s so cute with the little blue birds!

eat cake graphics stamp used:
5078-D Little birdie standing looking down
5079-C Little birdie sitting
5080-C Little birdie lying down

christy-journal-countblessing
I think this is the first time I’ve posted a journal page from a design team member. Christy sent this in and I thought it was just terrific! Journaling is everywhere these days – I for one love creating pages and hope to post some too. I thought it was lovely post to save for Valentines because it is a day for counting blessings and those that love us.

Here’s what Christy writes about how she created her page: Using a discarded book from the thrift store has made the perfect foundation for creating meaningful art journal layouts.  The textured background and floral background paper created a mini garden for reflecting on my many blessings.  Title words were cut and given a 3D look by using foam squares and braided embroidery floss was perfect to dangle the fairy images.  This is a charming whimsical layout.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1091-D Little Sylvie (a wee one)

shari-ethanandoliver
Shari sent this in and I just love all the layers and embossing! The colors she chose – the brightness of Ethan and Oliver pup and the softness of the snow work so beautifully. She said the paper came from We R Memory Keepers – Winter Frost. She also mounted the image on an action wobbler so it actually wiggles and jiggles just as if they were saucering down a real snowy hill.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1180-G Ethan & Oliver pup snowy saucer fun

estella-milkandcookies2
Estella (Sandee’s Stamps) is at it again – I just love getting her emails. This time she’s used a stamp that was released as a Christmas stamp but the way she’s put this card together and the colors she’s chosen means it could be an “anytime” card. I just love the little scallops and the pop of blue she used. And how did she know I have a special place in my heart for orange kitties.=^..^=

eat cake graphics stamps used:
3058-M Where the milk and cookies go pets
8212-F Where the milk and cookies go (text)

kelly-snowman-assembledA wonderful Valentine’s card from Kelly. This little snowman is so cute holding a little “be my valentine” banner. Kelly does such a great job with embellishments – from the snowflakes and hearts to the little string holding the banner flags.

On a little side note, there’s a song titled “I Melt with You”. The version I love was actually on a GMC Acadia car commercial and was done by Nouvelle Vague. I told my husband I wanted the car just because of the commercial – good grief, talk about advertising at it’s best. Oh, I couldn’t afford the car, but I could afford the song on iTunes. :)

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1193-J Snowman (assembled)