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


Post 2: As many of you know I’m an animal person. With four cats and three dogs my house is full!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I love washi tape and used it to create the flag banner and there are little bits in the background. The letters I stamped, they were a set I picked up at Michaels. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. My pets make me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)


Post 1: For the next 6 posts I’ll be sharing a little book project. I was at the craft store quite awhile back and I don’t know about you but sometimes I purchase something because I love it and then it takes awhile to figure out what I’m going to do. Well such was the case with this little house book. I pulled it out a number of times but nothing came to me.

And then poof. I applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. I always have scraps of this and that and so I decided to use a few. The letters were cut with a die and the faint white doilies were rub-ons. Once everything was completely dry I added a little bit of pen work with a black marker. Home makes me very happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5078-D Little birdie standing looking down
5080-C Little birdie lying down

Holly - Christmas book - Page 7 - Dec 26

I included this page because, well, Santa is happy. Everything is done and he is happy.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 7 - Dec 26 - detail

The alphabet is by Purple Onion Designs. The numbers were a die from Sizzix, as was the garland along the top.

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1102-P Yahoo Santa!

Holly - Christmas book - Page 6 - To all a good night

Happy Christmas!!

Holly - Christmas book - Page 6 - To all a good night - detail

One more page to go…

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1201-M Good night (sleeping in bed)
8211-E All a good night (text)
9017-E Amanda’s Christmas sketches

Holly - Christmas book - Page 5 - In the air

It’s a little chilly out there! For this page I actually created the background and then glued doilies  down for the snowy hills. I then added some snow texture which ended up covering most of them.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 5 - In the air - detail

I glued down the little kids and then added more snow texture.

Next up…page 6!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1180-G Ethan & Oliver pup snowy saucer fun
1181-F Little Jeffrey in his saucer
1182-F Little Michele in her saucer
8213-G Feeling of Christmas (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 4 - Home for Holidays

For page 4 I decided to try something a little different. I knew I wanted the sleigh to stand out more, so I actually stamped the winter neighborhood on tissue paper and then put it on the background. I added a little bit of color on the houses and stamped some silver snowflakes.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 4 - Home for Holidays - detail

For the finishing touch I added some snow texture under the sleigh and some bling on the “Home for Holidays” sentiment.
Next up…page 5!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6021-S Winter neighborhood
8093-K Sleigh ride
8230-F Home for holidays (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 3 - Look like Christmas

On this page I knew I wanted to use some of these big snowflakes. I stamped everything on Bristol paper, colored and cut it out. I glued it all to the background.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 3 - Look like Christmas - detail

I added a little detail using glitter and some white enamel – I think it’s by Ranger and comes in black and white – that’s what those little dots are.
Next up…page 4!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6039-R City houses in winter
8189-D Look a lot like Christmas (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 2 - Sing Hey

Here’s page 2. The snowflake die cut along the top is from Memory Box (I just love their dies).

Holly - Christmas book - Page 2 - Sing Hey - detail

For this page I got one of those pens that looks like snow. You can kind of see it on Santa’s hat – I colored it with the white, let it dry and then took a heat gun to it. It fluffs up like snow. Well that’s the theory anyway. :)
Next up…page 3!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1143-J Santa and Mrs. Claus
8209-I Sing hey for Christmas day (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 1 - Let the Madness Begin

I made a little Christmas book and thought I would share it. Here is page one. The book itself is from Maya Road – just one of their chipboard books. I gesso’d each “page” in white and then added backgrounds with distress inks, paints, stamps – pretty much whatever caught my fancy. For all of the pages I stamped the images on white Bristol paper, added color and then cut them out.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 1 - Let the Madness Begin - Detail

For the final touch I added details with a black pen, crystals, some glitter and a wee bit of washi tape.
Next up…page 2!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1207-S Holiday shoppers
8228-D Holiday madness (text)
9063-K Tree background

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