april2013

Hi everyone.

I sent out a little newsletter last night but wanted to post this here too.

I’m here to announce a Spring Sale – YEAH! The sale is good from now until Friday, May 3rd and it’s 20% off of rubber stamps and quilt patterns (does not include gift certificates or wholesale orders).

Please use Discount Coupon code APRIL2013 when you checkout. The discount will show up at Step 3 of the checkout process. If you have any trouble, please let me know – Holly@eatcakegraphics.com

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: For reasons I haven’t figured out and am wondering if I ever will, my shopping cart does not like figuring both sales tax + a coupon. I will manually have to figure and usually fix your order – so please just be aware that the total may look strange. I do apologize in advance.

Toodles for now!
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christy-journal-happinessindarkChristy sent this in. Her vibrant flowers just burst against the dark background.

She says “This is an art journal page capturing the beauty we often overlook when going through difficult times.

“Just goes to show when we focus on the good even through the difficulties we just might find magical moments full of color that we would never experience in the daylight.”

The flowers were hand painted on a black acrylic background.  1153-G Pixie Poppy was stamped with embossing ink and coated with white powder.  The saying was pieced together by cutting words from old magazines.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1153-G Pixie Poppy

christy-altered-rolodex

Here’s another journal page from Christy. I agree – don’t worry, be happy! I love her doodle words and scallop.

Here’s how she did it:
Scrap papers and stamped images make the perfect supply list for altering cards in a Rolodex.  They can be altered with any theme including special dates, inspirational quotes, or compiling family memories in mini style.  My cards were altered for a Rolodex containing encouraging scriptures that I hope to give as a gift to a friend.  Check your local thrift shop for a discarded Rolodex.  1033-G Auntie Hyacinth in her flower dress was paper pieced and colored using watercolor paints.  She made looking for a rainbow look like fun.  The bird images paired together painted with blue watercolor paints made this altered card stunning.  A torn paper background and Martha Stewart punch brought this bird themed card to life.

eat cake graphics stamp used:
1033-G Auntie Hyacinth in her flower dress
5078-D Little birdie standing looking down
5080-C Little birdie lying down

marilyn-tree

Here’s a great card from Marilyn. She’s done a wonderful job surrounding the whimsical scene with such elegance. Layering the shapes with black really makes them stand out. And then adding the black bow and the jewel – just lovely.

Marilyn wrote:
“I added a little Aleenes Glitter Snow to the trees, Stickles Dry Fine Glitter for snow and used the Viva Pearl Pen for snowflakes.  Finally, a little Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink was rubbed into the sky.”

eat cake graphics stamp used:
8155-O Finding the right tree (scene)