Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thinking of You

Here's one of the projects from last months Creation Station:

Featured items were Fun Flock, Stick 'Um Potion, Adirondack Pigment ink, and stamps from Hero Arts and Memory Box.

New projects will be up at the Creation Station beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5th.

Nope . . .

Still can't find my Muse. . . .but I did find these:
Cute, huh?? Yep . . .they'll be here soon!
And . . .the Big Brown Truck was kind enough to stop by and bring new goodies from American Art Stamp! Here's one:

Click here to see the rest.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I've Looked Everywhere . . .

. . . and I can't find it. I've opened every drawer . . .every cabinet . . .searched in every cubby in my craft room and I can't find my Muse.
Probably has something to do with the work being done around the house . . . . the master bath is completely torn apart . . . and once that's done, the guest bath will be completely torn apart . . .and in between those two projects, the windows will be replaced. All very exciting . . .but exhausting, too. Choosing tile was absolutely mind boggling . . .
Anywhooooo . . . onto the good stuff . . .

Since I can't find my Muse, I thought I'd post a few pictures of what will be coming in over the next few weeks.
How cute is this little guy??
And how yummy is this paper??
Stay tuned for a few more sneak peeks . . . soooooooo much more great stuff coming in . . .

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Winner Winner Winner!

The Random Number Generator chose Inkylin!

"Rearrange the name Holly Mabutas and you have Mollas Hut Bay. I too spent time on the Eat Cake Graphics website and realized the name was scrambled letters."

Congratulations Inkylin! You may choose any Eat Cake Graphics Stamp(s) from valued up to $10.00! Please email me with your choice(s) and address and I'll send it right out to you!

Thanks to everyone for playing along!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Frog!

Cute, cute, cute frog by Magenta!

Nope . . . I didn't make this one, either . . .the folks over at Magenta did.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Flight of Fancy Envelope

A few samples for your viewing pleasure:
First, is a birthday card:
Next, is a decorated envelope:

All stamps by Inkadinkado. . . . and I can't take credit for these projects. . . they were done by the folks at Inkadinkado.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Just Clowning Around

Here's a card I made while on vacation . . . yep, that was me, "Just Clowning Around"
What I used:

Sentiment by Rosie's Roadshow
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
Herbal Garden Dark, Suede Brown Dark, and Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
Patterned paper by 7 Gypsies
PrismaColor Colored Pencils

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cats & Bats . . .

. . .and bunches of other clear sets, too!
YIPPEEEE!! Winter Birds has arrived! Click here to go get 'em!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What I Did . . .

on my summer vacation:

Day 1: Went to the Grocery Store. Then, took an afternoon nap.
Day 2: Stayed in my jammies all day. (and ate birthday cake)
Day 3: Cleaned out my Craft Room.
Days 4 & 5: Played in my Craft Room.
Days 6 and 7: Absolutely not a whole lot (except spend some wonderful quality time with my hubby . . . okay, I did go to the store to ship out a few orders).
Day 8: More relaxing.
Day 9: Went to my sister's house to see her new bathroom . . . decided we're going to have both of our bathrooms remodeled.
Day 10: Dogs got skunked (btw: tomato juice doesn't work).
Day 11: Still trying to get rid of skunk smell . . .was supposed to go shopping for new tile.
Day 12: Went to lunch with some girlfriends (a lovely day indeed).

And that's what I did on vacation.

So, did you follow the Adventures of Auntie Pearl at Mollas Hut Bay? Here's a Blop Quiz: How did I come up with the name "Mollas Hut Bay?" You can find the answer here .

Once you figure it out, post a comment and you'll win a prize!

the fine print: answers must be posted here on the blog. answers must be posted by Wednesday, July 23rd. from the correct answers one winner will be chosen at random. winner will be announced on Thursday, July 24th. Good luck!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Kyle Floats

Ah yes . . .The Lazy Days of Summer indeed. Auntie Pearl snapped this picture of Kyle on the very last day of their vacation.

What I used:
Stamps by Eat Cake Graphics
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmery
Woven, Classic Yellow, Baby Blue Dark, and Classic Orange cardstock by Prism
Super Jumbo Circle Punch
Mega Scalloped Circle Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Gingham Ribbon
Prismacolor Pencils: Blush Pink, Beige, Peach, Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Copenhagen Blue

Thanks for following the adventures at Mollas Hut Bay!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Here's Daphne!

Yes, Auntie Pearl is still taking pictures. This is Daphne on her Floaty Bear.
What I used:

Daphne stamp by Eat Cake Graphics
"Happy Summer" stamp by Impression Obsession
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Woven, Iced Teal, Frosted Teal, Intense Pink and Classic Yellow cardstock by Prism
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cloud Stencil
Yellow Ric Rac
Prismacolor pencils: Process Red, Hot Pink, Blush Pink, Beige, Peach, Sunburst Yellow, Cloudy Blue, Copenhagen Blue, and Violet Blue
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Lilly had the camera this time

Here's a picture of Auntie Pearl enjoying ice cream. She's standing in front of the huts for which Mollas Hut Bay was named after:

What I used:

Pearl Enjoys Ice Cream, Beach Sign, and Little Beach Huts stamps by Eat Cake Graphics
Woven and Majestic Purple Dark Cardstock by Prism
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Clear Glaze Pen (on the doors and ice cream)
Prismacolor pencils: Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, Copenhagen Blue, True Blue, Chartruese, Apple Green, True Green, Process Red, Magenta, Peach, Beige, Blush Pink, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Imperial Purple, Lavender, Sand, Jasmine, Dark Brown, and Cloudy Blue

I stamped Pearl first, created a mask, then stamped the Beach Huts. And . . .I pretty much CASE'd this idea from the Eat Cake gallery. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

May I Present . . .

Winter Birds . . . a new Clear Set from Inkadinkado.
Keep an eye on the website . . . it will be available for order very soon!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Baxter Goes Boing. . .

. . . right into the water. Auntie Pearl was so happy to get this snapshot! Baxter loves to go swimming.
What I used:

Baxter Goes Boing and Pier stamps by Eat Cake Graphics
Sun stamp by Penny Black
Woven, Classic Yellow, and Classic Orange cardstock by Prism
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Cloud stencil
Prismacolor Pencils: Sunburst Yellow, Spanish Orange, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Blush Pink, Chartruese, and Apple Green
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ryan Relaxes

Auntie Pearl was quite a shutterbug while on vacation. Here's Ryan enjoying the water . . . What I used:

Ryan Relaxes and Pier stamps by Eat Cake Graphics

Sun stamp by Penny Black
Fish and "Happy Summer" stamps by Impression Obsession
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Woven and Classic Yellow cardstock by Prism
Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmery & Jewel Tones
Cloud stencil
PrismaColor Pencils: Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Spanish Orange, Yellowed Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Yellow Chartruese, Spring Green, Blush Pink, Beige, Peach, Carmine Red, and Non-Photo Blue.

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Lilly Poses

This is Lilly. Her Auntie Pearl took this picture while they were on vacation at Mollas Hut Bay.

Stay tuned for more adventures at the Bay. . .

What I used:

Lilly and Pier stamps by Eat Cake Graphics
"Fun in the Sun" by American Art Stamp
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmery & Jewel Tones
Woven*, Classic Yellow, and Classic Orange cardstock by Prism
Cloud stencil
Prismacolor Pencils: Blush Pink, Peach, Beige, Burnt Ochre, Lilac, Lavender, Imperial Purple, Canary Yellow, and Sunburst Yellow

*I decided to use Woven cardstock for this card because of the very fine texture. The Pearlescent chalks "stick" to it nicely and blend very easily.

Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Yahoo for Inkadinkado!

Oh my goodness! The new fall and winter stamps from Inkadinkado have arrived!

Here's Trick or Treat Mouse:
And here's Silhouette Deer:
Click here to see all of them!