Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's a hoot!

The October kits are here. Want a peek?
There yah go. :) This month we have chosen Paink Paislee's Vintage Moon papers. The stamps are soooooo cute! Between Nikki and I we came up with a fun and funky stamp set for our kit club this month. Want another peek?

Haha.. So I don't have a peek of the stamps for you. But aren't the papers fun? The white piece you see at the top of this photo is a velvet iron on from SEI. I found them on one of my trips up to their warehouse for our kits. Would you like to see a card made with one? This card was made by our very own Sierra Grannie.. aka Bev on the Royal Court. These iron ons are fun and easy to use. Maybe you'd like another peek of what's in the kit?

This last picture is what Nikki made with the folded Rusty Pickle album that comes in this kit.. How fun is that? It would be a nice gift for any friend for any occasion.

This month's Royal Kit is jam packed with tons of different manufacturers including: Queen Kat Designs, Rusty Pickle, SEI, Making Memories, Pebbles Inc., Imaginisce and Pink Paislee. A truely diverse kit, I'd say! Get your kit now. We've only got a few left.

It's just Brilliant!

What the heck are you talking about kat? *I know that's what's going through your mind*.... Well I'll tell you! The October Get Inked! kit is all about being BRILLIANT! We've featured the shimmery, shiny, metallic Brilliance ink pads for the October kit. We've got 2 full pages of what to do with the ink and how to do it. You don't want to miss this great kit. The stamps were designed by Sierra Grannie and made by Queen Kat Designs.. What a combination, I say!
Check it out. For this kit the colors we've chosen are Cosmic Copper, Poppy Red and Olive... These colors are purrrrfect for any Fall themed project you have going on. Get your kit today.

Nikki made this kool window card using the stamp set and the inks.

Check out our gallery for more ideas on how to use our fabulous kits.

New Stamps in stock now!

The past couple of months we really haven't released that many stamps because we've been preparing for the BEST releases yet in the coming months. Beginning with.... Build a Bot by SJ... Build a Snowman by Nikki... and Monster Heads by Nikki. They are all in the store now ready for purchase. Stock is limited on the Monster Heads for the year. Once they are gone they won't be seen for the rest of the season. So come n get em! Here are some cards I was able to make with the Build a bot and Monster heads...

Take 3- October

Go ahead.... ooogle over these great stamps! The designers have outdone anything they did in the past for this kit! I think that the October Take 3 kit is the best of all so far. I'm in love with the Oven from Tanis and the Pumpkin patch sign from SJ.. I see sooooo many possibilities with all of these stamps. And they can be yours for as low as $20 for all 3 sets! WHAT?? have I lost my mind? NOPE! That's the Take 3 club pricing. Get yours now before they sell out.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monsters, Monsters, Monsters...

It's time to get the Orange, purple and black cardstock out and make those Halloween cards! QKD just released it's 1 and only Halloween stamp set for the year. It's so cute... come and take a look. Here are some cards that I made yesterday with the stamp set... Get yours now and make your monster cards soon. Happy Hauntings.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

QKD Star of the Week!

We here at Queen Kat Designs love our stamps so much that we just want to show them off! So each week we will pick one of our fabulous stamp sets to be the "Star of the Week!" We will post the stamp with samples of what our desingers have come up with...AND we will put that stamp set on sale for one week only! (25% off) So check back often to see our newest Star of the Week!

This week: Joe Monster Set

I love joe he is so versatile! I adore his pajama pants, they can be colored to go with any theme! Next on my to do list is make a Christmas morning tag with him and his coffee. That is just so me when the kids are up at the crack of dawn!

Have you seen all of our monsters?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Anniversary News...

On November 19th, Queen Kat Designs stamp line will celebrate our 2nd anniversary! Don't miss your chance to win prizes and have some fun! Have you seen the web site lately? We have a new look... Visit our site to see the grand prize for the anniversary.

There is a collage on the home page that I made specifically for that page. It's about 5X7 or a little larger in real life. It's a 3D collage that's handstamped, hand colored and made with love. It will be signed and framed. There will be 1 lucky person who will own this picture on November 19th. More details to come. Don't miss this celebration as we turn 2.

Happy Stamping.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Announcement... Design that stamp contest...

We have opened this call up to everyone worldwide!!! and have extended the end date to October 5th. So.. all you international peeps, please come and submit your designs to us. Have a stampy day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


So.. I was playing with a NEW stamp set yesterday and I wanted to see how many variations I could come up with for making new robots... and I have 7 here to show you... There are so many more that you can make with the stamp set. Although I won't show you the set just yet... I will share my samples with you. Here's a card I made using the new Build a Bot stamp set...
Then... I wanted to color in the bots I made.. so I got out my Gamsol (paint thinner) and Prisma Pencils.. Yeah I finally poped for the largest set they sell.. what is it? 170 pencils or some obscene amount like that? lol. So here are the other 6 examples I have that I made with the new Build a Bot set...

The first one is done with 2 colors of blue.. The 2nd one is a metallic silver pencil and red, the 3rd is so cute in person. It's a Halloween Bot. I used lime, ornage, black and purple (that turned blue thanks to the flash on the camera)... The 4th is done with metallic gold, black and teal.. The next one is red & chocolate brown. the last one was so much fun. I used lime and hot pink and faded the two together for the feet. How stinkin cute is that?
Thanks to SJ, we have a great new stamp set! It will be released on October 1st so save your pennies and check back for more great ideas on new stamp sets to come.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chalk it Up!

Just a few supplies can create a simple, but stunning card!

Grab chalks, cotton balls, a scrap piece of paper, card stock, a folded card, some ink, and the QKD stamp of your choice. Plus any embellishments you would like!

Take your scrap piece of paper and use it as a mask. I tore mine to give it some texture. Apply chalk to the cardstock using the mask to cover and then gradually moving down for successive layers, until you are finished. Gently blow on the cardstock to remove any loose chalk. I inked the edges of my chalked page
Then stamp your image. You may emboss the image if you would like, but it is not necessary. Embellish as desired!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Royal Stamping Maid Call

The Queen Kat Designs Royal Court (www.katstamps.com) is looking for some new Royal Stamping Maids. This team receives new stamps each month that we have new releases (most months). The term is 7 months for this round. (November 2008 - May 2009).

We are accepting applications from September 20, 2008 through September 30, 2008. You are not required to use Queen Kat Designs images for this call but it’s a plus if you do. At this time we are only accepting applications from US residents and people with current blogs.

Royal Court Responsibilities
Royal Court members will create 4 original card designs per month. A document outlining assignment requirements will be provided if you are selected for the team. In addition, Royal Court members are expected to submit work for publication in print media and to post QKD projects regularly in online galleries and blogs. Designers must be able to submit their best work consistently and to meet regular deadlines. Royal Court term will end on May 31, 2009.

Royal Court Perks
Each month you will receive new stamps to work with and keep for your collection. At This time QKD does not require actual samples to be turned in, so that means you can keep whatever you make. Royal Court members receive generous discounts on QKD stamps and kits. Royal Court members will be given a discount code for Queen Kat Designs purchases that they are permitted to share with friends and family. And more…

Are you interested? Then send an email to inky@katstamps.com for the Royal Court Questionnaire. This is an automated system. So please do NOT email questions to this address as they will not be answered. If you have questions, please email them to: questions@katstamps.com

We're looking for U!

Queen Kat Designs will begin the application process for new Royal Court members in the next couple of days. So prepare your projects using stamps and get ready to apply. We will be choosing for sure 2-3 new people to design for Queen Kat Designs. More info to come!

NEW Get Inked! Club

That's RIGHT! You read the title right. NEW Get Inked! Club. :) Beginning in January 2009, the Get Inked! kits will be done by COLOR instead of KIND of ink. That means that each month of the year, we will choose a color and theme our kit around it. So in any given month you can get 2-3 different KINDS of ink but with 1 COLOR or 2-3 varitions of that 1 COLOR.... Here's an example...

Say the color for January was Blue.. You may receive a Blue Chalk Ink, Blue Embossing Ink and Blue Brilliance.. included in the kit will still be the exclusive stamp set for the Get Inked! Kit and a technique sheet.

The techniques will be a mix each month instead of focusing on just 1 kind of ink, you will get more of a mixture and your ink collection will grow by leaps and bounds! We are having a fun time putting these kits together and if you've enjoyed using them leave us some love or email us to let us know. info@ katstamps. com (take spaces out).

Queen Kat Designs and the Inky Jesters are very excited about this change and can't wait for the new year!! Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Design That Stamp Contest....

Want to be a guest stamp designer?
Love to draw or doodle?
Have a fresh and funky flair?

Then Queen Kat Designs is looking for you! We are holding a guest stamp designer call from Sept 12th-Sept 30th. Send us your hand drawn stamp ideas and if we love your style, we will manufacturer your design into one of the highest quality acrylic stamps on the market.

QKD is known for their funky flair and quality stamps and we want to invite you to join the Royal Court for the month of January. The winner(s)* will be a guest designer for the entire month, we will send you a free stamp set of your design, and you will be expected to create three papercraft samples with that set and upload them to the QKD gallery.

*We will choose more than one winner if your artwork stands out from the crowd.

Please send the following information with your images: Full name, email address, title for your drawing(s) and a list of any design teams you are currently on.

You can send in as many sketches as you like but we ask that your images be no larger than 100K in file size. And they must be sent in 1 email. Do not send multiple emails throughout the month. Make your 1 email count.

Send all images to nikki@katstamps.com please have your name in the image name. Subject should read: Designers Contest Submission: (your name here)

Once you have submitted your art, please do not email us for the status of your submission. Emails will not be returned. If you question that we got your submission email it again. Do not submit more than 2 emails with the same art or your art will be discarded.

You can not currently be designing stamps for any stamp company.

You must complete your samples and upload them to the QKD gallery by a set date TBD.

All designs submitted must be your own original art work. Art work will not be accepted if it is under copyright of another artist.

Only hand drawn artwork will be accepted. No computer generated art.

All art must be emailed to Nikki by 12pm PST on September 30, 2008. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

We apologize but at this time this call is only open for U.S. residents.

Current QKD employees and Royal Court members are not eligible to enter.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day of Silence 9-11-08

Queen Kat Designs is observing a day of silence in honor and in memory of those who lost their lives and those who aided in the long rescue efforts of the 9-11-01 attack on the United States of America.

Please join us on September 11, 2008 and take a moment to reflect on what freedom really means and thank those who lost their lives in the name of freedom.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September Kits are in!

Check it!

Royal Kit for September

Get Inked! September 2008
Take 3 Stamp Kit for September 2008
Come on over to the store to get your kits now. AND... All previous kits that we have left are 10% off as well. AND they all have free shipping!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Congrats to the winners of the 2 drawings we held at the end of the month for telling us what your favorite stamp sets are...

Drawing #1

Drawing #2

Please email us your mailing address and what drawing you won by Sept 5th.

Thank you.

info @ katstamps . com


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