Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

Here’s an incredible project from Alex. Have you the travel mugs you can customize? I think people usually put pictures in them, but look what Alex made! She stamped and colored the sweetest little scene, taking extra precaution she laminated it and then slipped it in the travel mug AND she actually sent it to me! I’m doing a happy dance and enjoying a hot cocoa. Good thing it has a lid, otherwise beverages and dancing about don’t usually go together. :)

She also sent me some candy called “White Teds” that were white marshmallow gummy bears with different flavors inside. I believe I need a case of these because they were YUMMY!White Teds

Thank you Alex!!!

Oh, and here’s some pictures of the mug put together.

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)
7045-E Mushrooms
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
5011-B Buzzle bee
5031-B Rolly poly
5060-B Firefly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

Here’s a scene from Alex. Helen and Stuart are spending a lazy day looking at all the things in the woods. Alex actually used part of a stamp for the sentiment…The Lazy Days – she took off the word “summer” which means this card could be for any time. As always she does any incredible job putting these together and choosing color.

And if you look just below you can see the detail of the tree’s leaves!! Amazing!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
8109-F Lazy days (text)
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
1132-I Stuart the bug-ologist
1133-G Helen’s catching fireflies
5008-B Dragonfly
7047-W Tree hill

Here’s a hilarious scene from Alex. Apparently Selma is not happy and is demanding an answer! I think Mr. Knickerbocker must be an entomologist! Alex has stamped bugs everywhere – although hopefully not INSIDE the house. :) She’s done a wonderful job putting this scene together! She’s made sure each bug shows, even adding some sparkly wings to the flying ones.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1041-J Mr. Knickerbocker doesn’t know
1064-G Selma Sedgwick with her hand on her hip
5008-B Dragonfly
5030-B Ladybug (side)
5060-B Firefly
5031-B Rolly poly
6002-Y Front porch

 

Kim Klinkovsky Magical Flowers

Here’s a great card for Spring that Kim made. She says “April showers bring May flowers and these magical flowers are buzzing with activity”. I couldn’t agree more! I love Kim’s background technique – I’m going to have to try this.

Here’s what Kim did:
The background was created by inking directly to a large acrylic block with several ink pads, spritz with water, and stamp on watercolor paper to create a mottled effect. Once dry, I stamped the flowers twice with Versamark clear ink, sprinkled with green embossing powder, and heat set the images. Then I went over some of the branches and leaves with a green glitter pen for sparkle. I added Flower Soft to a few of the blossoms and added a touch of glitter glue and gems for sparkle. I stamped the bee, grasshopper, and ladybug separately, colored them with glitter pens for more sparkle, cut them out, and adhered to the spring scene.

Here’s a close up of the Flower Soft Kim added.

Kim Klinkovsky Magical Flowers detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5011-B Buzzle bee
5028-B Grasshopper
8030-B Ladybug (side)
7041-J Magical flowers (left small)

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Oh my goodness I just love Alex’s little scenes, don’t you?! Absolutely WONDERFUL! Although I guess technically this scene isn’t little. To give some perspective, the front porch stamp is 7 1/2 inches tall!

Alex lives in Germany and apparently they’ve had some terrible weather. Storm , rain, sunshine, storm again, hail, sunshine, hailstorm, snow… She said this is why she had to make this card. She thinks little Amanda standing on the porch is asking the same question.

She did an amazing job putting this together. And take a closer look at the tree!

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She said she used leaves from a model train from her father. Oh my goodness that takes some sort of patience.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1095-G Amanda saw Santa Claus
5008-B Dragonfly
5011-B Buzzle Bee
5030-B Ladybug (side)
5031-B RollyPoly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5060-B Firefly
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6002-Y Front porch
7047-W Tree Hill

Lori Barnett Grasshopper FunI wanted to announce that Lori Barnett has agreed to continue sharing her works as part of the design team. Wheeeee!! or better yet, Wahooo!

She sent in this card, although it’s taken me just a little bit so some of you may have already seen it. I just love how cheery this is! The bright greens just pop – as does the added dimension of the layered leaves and little grasshopper. What a great idea to just layer a few pieces.

I wanted to be sure to include what Lori wrote as well:
What fun these cute little grasshoppers are having! I just love creating little scenes with my Eat Cake Graphics stamps. The possibilities are absolutely endless. This card shows you how easy it is. For added dimension, I stamped the plant again on a scrap, then colored and fussy cut a few of the leaves to pop up on top. I did the same for the grasshopper that’s in the air. It’s soooo worth the little extra time!  All the coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers. The clouds were made by hand-cutting a piece of scratch cardstock in the form of clouds, then sponging blue ink while holding it in place. Such a simple technique – and it really pulled the scene together. The single die-cut cloud was lightly sponged around the top with the blue ink, then popped up with foam adhesive. I couldn’t resist adding some sparkle and shine with colored glitter and a clear glaze pen. Oh happy day!

Lori Barnett Grasshopper Fun Closeup

Thanks Lori!!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5028-B Grasshopper
7004-C Baby’s breath (left)
7003-C Baby’s breath (right)
7020-D Row of grass
7031-I Plant

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I’m so excited to finally share the new design team! Please welcome (in alphabetical order):

I’m on pins and needles with anticipation of what they will dream up.

I actually already have a few cards to post, including the one in this announcement sent in by Alex. I thought it fit so perfectly – “Happy”. I just love her colors and if you click on the picture you’ll see a larger version and really be able to look at all the detail – the little white highlights in the grass, the sparkle she added on the firefly wings and the kite – just wonderful. Isn’t it such a cheery scene? I sure think so.

Thank you Alex, Diane, Donna, Kim and Lynne for saying yes to being part of the design team.

Until the next post.
Toodles.
Holly =^..^=

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1134-K Simon and his kite
5060-B Firefly
6018-P 31 Maple Lane (house)
7048-D Rocks

stephanie-butterfliesAbsolutely adorable! Stephanie made this card and I love the gingham paper. All of her layers are so sweet – they really showcase the little girl, kitty and butterflies. I love that she framed them with the yellow and added stitching and buttons.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1135-M Abundance (MMM-butterflies)

christy-snailchristy-snail2Christy says, “We often think of creating the perfect card to send along to our friends and family, but what about creating a beautiful envelope for everyone to admire as it journeys through the mail system?

The snail carrying mail is perfect for creating a smile!  In the age of technology a hand written letter is almost unheard of so this altered envelope will be the perfect presentation of something special. The envelope was colored lightly with a yellow water color crayon and painted over with a wet paint brush.  Tissue paper tape was added to the top and bottom and colored with a turquoise water color crayon and painted over with a wet brush.  The red scallop make a happy pop of color and whimsy.  The snail was stamped and paper pieced with designer cardstock. Doodling rectangles make it east to insert an address and a return address.”

I think this is so cute and Christy is right, who wouldn’t want to receive such a lovely envelope. I don’t think I’d even mind if there was nothing inside. :)

You can click on any of the pictures to get larger views, and here’s a detail of the front:
christy-snail-detail

eat cake graphics stamp used:
5002-D Speedy snail delivers the mail