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


Post 3: California hasn’t had any real rain in so long that I’d almost wondered what it looked like. But this year we’ve gotten LOTS!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. The little kids and their pets are actually from Christmas stamps. I stamped and cut them out and then added them to the windows. The droplets were made Glossy Accents and then I painted over them a bit with acrylic paint.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1104-J Billy and Sparky at window
1105-J Mary and Mr. Meow at window


A wonderful card for…well…really…anytime. Lynne created this lovely little card that could be used to brighten someone’s day. I love her use of white space, it really makes all her beautiful coloring stand out. For this card she used her watercolor pencils, added a bit of sparkle and a little clear gloss to Eloise’s handbag, hat ribbons and the bugs wings.

Speaking of happy…stay tuned for some upcoming posts featuring a little happy book. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1167-H Eloise (with her handbag)
5039-C Daisy Mouse
8166-E In her handbag
5060-B Firefly

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

I think this card is so happy. Alex put fairy wings on Gertie! I love all the purple- frames and text. She even added little white highlights on the letters.

I think Gertie probably loves her sparkly fairy wings. I’m sure she can fly. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1166-I Gertie (in her hat)
8051-L Wings (set of 2)

Lynne Jardine Auntie Daisy

Here’s an ever-so springy birthday card sent in by Lynne. I just love how happy it is!
Lynne wrote: The card is for a friend who is full of fun, and I think this image is just perfect for her! I coloured Daisy with watercolours and added some stickles to her flower centres. I chalked some clouds in the background, but they’re almost invisible in my photo :( I used some die cut sentiments – I double mounted the ’30’ and then added some clear gloss and glitter so that it really stood out.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1034-K Auntie Daisy enjoys freedom

Lynne Jardine - To the world

Lynne said, “I’ve always loved this sentiment, and simply adore the sweet little girl and dog.”

I really love what she did, not only with the wonderful sweet coloring but all the little details. She said that she colored it with her watercolor pencils and added a big of bling to the dog collar. She doodled a fun little border around the card (saying that she can’t draw a straight line so she usually breaks them up – what a grand idea). She used a little die cut heard border and added the little paw punch in the corner. Just soooooo sweet.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8033-K To the World (scene)

She was Happy Lori Barnett Watermarked

Here’s a wonderfully happy card from Lori. I love the red and aqua. And using the hint of aqua in the background, framing the main image, really shows off Herbert’s white shirt. Sweet!

Lori writes:
Someone looks twitterpated! HA! Mildred and Herbert make the cutest couple, don’t you think?! Cracks me up just thinking about all the captions that could be used for this image. I used a sentiment stamps you might not think to use with it. The full stamp says “In her handbag was chocolate. She was happy.”  I just inked up the part of I wanted…and wallah! It works! That’s a great way to get more miles out of a sentiment stamp. Easy cheesy! The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The hearts have glitter pen painted on, then topped with glossy accents. What a happy couple!

Here’s a close up:

She was happy Closeup Lori Barnett Watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1016-J Main Squeeze
8166-E In her handbag

Diane Kaufman - sending love

Here’s a fun card for just about anytime from Diane Kaufman. She started with the perfect little fluffy cloud and sunshine paper for her background. Stamping little Penelope and kitty Percy she then cut them out – that’s a bit of cutting if I do say so myself. I love how she added a wee bit of sparkle to the flying fish. The little banner flying behind is just so sweet – topping it off with just a few clear drops was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly

Paula Downs - holly and kitty woogs

Because of a holiday cold (good grief) I haven’t gotten as many posts written as I would have hoped. So today, this wonderful Christmas day, I’m sharing some incredible cards sent in by the talented Paula Downs.

Paula Downs - skating

Paula Downs - santa and kitties

Paula Downs - Paw humbug

Paula Downs - lulu and the tree

Happy Christmas everyone!!
Holly

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