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 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

I just love the little snippets of life Alex creates. Spring is in the air and Mrs. McTwitter is out for a walk with her little dog Tootsie. Alex always adds so many details making her scenes so complete. She’s added little bugs flying around and would you believe actual leafy material (she said she got it from her dad’s train layout). I hope he’s not missing it!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1162-O Mrs. McTwitter and Tootsie out for a walk
3021-C Little Riley
5031-B Rolly poly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5060-B Firefly
7023-G Smiling sunshine
7047-W Tree hill


Have you ever made a slider card? I went to the scrapbook store and they had these new slider die cuts from Lawn Fawn. The set comes with a few dies and they are just the right size to create a no-fuss card.

I hope you don’t get tired of the lake images, but they are some of my favorites. I stamped the Lake Shoreline on the background card. I stamped the Boat House and then cut part of  it out. I used the slider die and with double stick foam tape put the card together.

This is the first time I’ve taken and posted a video from my iPhone. I’m hoping that it works for everyone. :)

And here’s the Lawn Fawn YouTube video showing the actual dies:

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3055-I Leaping Tucker
6030-K Boat house
6031-F Lake sign
7068-P Lake shoreline

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.

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup


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)

Lori Barnett - Skating on Ice

Here’s a wonderfully sweet little card by Lori Barnett. I love that she’s chosen to stamp the background in gray and little Lucy in black – it really makes her stand out. It’s also a great way to create a scallop card (I think I could add scallops to everything) but making it square so you can stand it up.

Here’s what Lori wrote:
Ice Skating is so much fun! I’m sure Lucy will be spinning around on her new skates in no time. What a fun day playing in the snow! It’s hard to see in the picture, but I used clear embossing powder to create a nice shinny and smooth bed of “ice” for Lucy to skate on. There’s also sparkly crystal glitter on the snow dots and patches of glitter under the trees. I used the masking technique to stamp the trees behind Lucy. Coloring was done with markers.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1186-F Lucy’s learning to skate
7074-F Snow dots
9052-C Tiny tree with dots

Alex Menzlewski bibbity bobbity

Here’s a magical card from Alex Menzlewski! Bibbity Bobbity Boo! Little Pixie Poppy is adding sparkle everywhere! I just love Alex’s choice of bright colors – I love hot pink and lime green as Christmas colors – not that this card couldn’t be used anytime of the year. And all that sparkly glitter – it’s just everywhere and is soooo cheery.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1153-G Pixie Poppy
7075-P Magical holiday flowers
8178-C Bibbity bobbity (text)

Lynne Jardine - Kitty on rocks

Look at this sweet little birthday card sent in by Lynne. I just love all the different layers and stitch marks she’s used. And little kitty and fish look oh so cute the way she’s colored them.

Here’s what Lynne writes:
I’ve coloured my image with watercolour pencils, and then added some Wink of Stella on my wee fishie for some sparkle.

I was delighted to find a wee snippet of this fish themed paper in my stash, I knew I was saving it for some reason ;)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2049-G Kitty on rocks

Diane Kaufman - Moose bag

A wonderful treat today from Diane. Who needs a present when there’s a bag as cute as this?! I love all the different greens she used in the trees. She used a hint of gray on the first mountain and gave it a sparkly snow capped top. She added a little tag with “Happy Trails” stamped out.

Diane Kaufman - Moose bag - details

Now if we’re quiet maybe the moose will stay just a little bit longer.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7068-P Lake shoreline

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