The first one is done by me (Maria) using Tilda with Puppy stamp. She's colored with prisma pencils and blended with gamsol. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the paper is from DCWV. I used Nesties and Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I love this sentiment!
Card number two started as the CPS sketch challenge for this week, but I couldn't get it to look how I wanted it, so I abandoned the sketch challenge and went off on my own. But...I had a "guest" artist in the house....my mom Lois! She colored in the stamp as I put the card together! Didn't she do a great job! The stamp is from Lockhart, the sentiment from Autumn Leaves, Happy Birthday paper from DCWV and I used Nesties and Cuttlebug circles embossing folder.
Lastly...but definitely NOT LEAST....is a GORGEOUS "Garden Cake" made by my cousin Carl in Washington DC. Isn't it awesome? He actually held a "bake sale" at his desk at work as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and he raised $750.00!! I'm so proud of him and I just LOVE looking at (and eating) his creations!! Great job Carl!!! (Make sure to click on the picture for an up close shot of all the veggies on the cake!)