linda-amanda-smLayers and stitching seem to follow Linda wherever she goes. I just love it!

She sent me this card, you may have seen it if you follow her blog, but it’s just too cute. What I really like is that even though there’s a LOT going on, layers, pattern and embellishments little Amanda doesn’t get lost. In fact I think one of the first things you see is those big white eyes.

I’m definitely going to be trying more layering in the new year. :)

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1095-G Amanda saw Santa Claus
8096-D He does exist (text)

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linda-toad2-smLinda is the Queen of Layering! And this card is no exception. After I see one of her cards I think oh, now I know what to do with all that paper I just bought at the scrapbook store!

linda-toad-detail-sm She said that she actually made this card before, but liked it so much that she did it again with a slightly different layout. I agree, this was definitely worth doing twice. :)

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The card on the left was the first version of “He didn’t mean to turn his sister into a toad”.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1188-K Toad sister
8194-E Toad sister (text)

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linda-beachykeen-smLinda sent this card in and I thought it was just too fun for words.

Her inspiration…her top ten ways to embarrass your children. She added a small disclaimer that she’s not responsible for any childhood therapy! She also says should giggle at your own risk. I might also add, make sure your bladder isn’t full! :)

Ok, the list:
10. The spit wash – licking your thumb and wiping dirt off their face. Hey, and if it’s chocolate, lick your thumb again and say Yum!

9. Ingratiating yourself with their friends by trying to talk teen slang. Groovy Dude!

8. Friend all their buds and post their baby pictures on your Facebook page. Bare Baby Butts.

7. Regale their friends with stories of cute little things your child said when they were little. Mispronounced words, like “pissgetti” and “Let’s get Farching,” will really crack them up and increase your child’s popularity.

6. Pick up your kids from school with black workout Spandex. If they give you too much grief, just change into the leopard print ones.

5. Yell at the refs while they’re playing ball. “What are you, Blind?!”

4. Give your husband a big ‘ole smooch. But, hey, keep it clean.

3. Serve cupcakes with blue icing for their birthday. Blue teeth for all.

2. Take them bra shopping with you. Try on the bra over your clothes while passers-by snicker at how absurd you look.

And the number one way to embarrass your children:

1. Shout loudly as you drive by their school: “Don’t forget to wipe properly, those stains will never come off.”

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1054-M The Parents

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linda-wheee2-smAn email came Linda and when I opened it up I just couldn’t help but giggle. I don’t know about you, but these days I’m with Linda in that a whole lot of skinny dippin’ isn’t happening here – only CHUNKY DUNKING!

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Her card is so cute – I love all the colors, layers and embellishments! And the flower on the swim cap she added because it reminded her of one that her mom used to wear. I remember seeing those swim caps and wondering how girls got all their hair under them!

She also sent me a link to this photo she’d posted on her blog awhile back. I hope she doesn’t mind me re-posting it here. :)

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1129-J Doris is Ready for Water
8173-F Chunky dunk

other supplies used:
Stamps – My Favorite Things Typewriter Alpha sets
Paper – Neenah; Stampin’ Up! designer paper and cardstock (Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue)
Color Mediums – Copic Markers, Signo White Gel Pen, Memento Ink, Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink (Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue)
Fibers – Stampin’ Up! gingham ribbon and May Arts
Tools– Nestabilities, EK Success 5/8″ circle punch, My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner and medium scallop Die-namics, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments – Making Memories metal flowers, Stampin’ Up! eyelets
Challenges – My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch (MFTWSC19), Splitcoast Stampers CAS118 (Banners)

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Oh what a lovely card. Linda sent this in and can’t you just feel the warmth of the sun.

I think her use of dimension is just perfect. Oh how it’d be so nice to stand in front of that window. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1141-M Trust

other supplies used:
Paper – Neenah, Cosmo Cricket
Color Mediums – Copics, Stampin’ Up! pastels
Fibers – Baker’s twine, ric rac ribbon, seam binding, DMC embroidery floss
Tools– Nestabilities
Embellishments – button from Mom’s button jar
Miscellaneous – transparency film and dimensional adhesives

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Well Linda has been BUSY AS EVER! Apparently she got really got carrot’ed away and just couldn’t help herself. :) I’m so glad she did. These little jellybean jars are just the cutest! And the carrots – just adorable!

She credits Mel Stampz and Clare’s Craftroom for giving her the inspiration (and instructions!) to make these yummy low-cal carrots.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
5037-F Carrot Top (bunny)

other supplies used:
Color Mediums – Memento, Copics, ColorBox chalk ink, Stampin’ Up! pastels
Other Mediums – Modge Podge
Fibers – burlap, ric rac ribbon, twill, quilting fabric
Tools– 1-3/8″ circle punch, Nestabilities
Embellishments – Stampin’ Up! Metal Tags

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linda-bunnyhop-sm Mr. MacIntire is singing a happy tune. He’s dressed up as a rabbit and is delivering Easter goodies.

Linda has certainly done it again! All of the layers are just wonderful – right down to the little bits of grass. I love the pleated frame behind Mr. MacIntire – really adds some extra fun to the card.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1089-J Mr. MacIntire’s Bunny Suit

other supplies used:
Pattern Paper – October Afternoon, Sassafras
Cardstock– Kraft, Bazzill, Neenah
Color Mediums – Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up! Pastels, ColorBox chalk ink (Yellow Ochre), Copic markers
Embellishments – Cosmo Cricket Buttons
Fibers – rickrack, DMC Floss, sheer dotted swiss ribbon, Stampin’ Up! grosgrain, Benzie Bazaar felt
Tools – My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart grass punch

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linda-puppylove-smAnd they call it puppy looooove. I think Linda found her inspiration from the 1970’s teenage heart-throb Donnie Osmond. :)

This card is so cute with all of it’s layers of color and pattern. (And I think those yummy cupcakes to the right are making my mouth water).

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1063-I Felicia and Sparky

other supplies used:
Cardstock – Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette and Crushed Curry
Pattern Paper – Basic Grey Nook and Pantry
Ink – Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tools – Square and scallop Nestabilities die cuts, Stampin’ Up! Jewely Tag punch
Embellishments – DeNami Designs button, Lemondrop Baker’s Twine, Creative Impressions beaded chain, Charm Me heart-shaped charm
Miscellaneous – Red Line tape, Be Creative two-sided adhesive sheet, Glitter Ritz Transparent Microfine Glitter

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linda-bigdog-smWas that a can opener Sparky heard? Hmmm…

Linda‘s card is so cute. She used a recipe theme to start with and layered the perfect papers. I love the stitching detail and the black scallop circle behind her focus circle really sets it apart from the card.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
3005-D Sparky’s a big dog
8035-D Was that a can opener (text)

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linda-feltcookies-smThis card from Linda was actually posted in January but she sent in another picture with some felt cookies she created! They are just so cute! I’ve already ordered a little felt myself and want to try and make some – and remember 0 calories, what could be better than that! :)

And if you’re looking for a great place to get felt I thought I’d share a nice little shop on Etsy. I’ve ordered from her in the past and the felt is really nice quality…BenzieBazaar.

Enjoy! And Happy Valentines Day to you all!

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