Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Again!

Wow, where has the week gone? If you are like me, it flew by and you still are trying to catch up!

So, here's a card for you today! It is one of my old ones, but one that I absolutely love. It is a spinner card; I made it for a QKD challenge and it was so much fun:

Don't forget to get ready for the Release party on Wednesday!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009


Guess what?? I'm releasing 3 new stamp sets today!! I just can't wait for the release party on March 4th... So consider these a teaser for what's coming then. Beverly, Ashley and I have been having so much fun playing with these stamps. How about some Geisha fun?
Come on over to the store to pick these up! There are 3 sets in all and they have 2 geisha's a piece! :)


It seems like the last few weeks (and a few more to go) alllllll I've done is run run run...go go go....plan plan plan....

So when I took a few minutes for myself today to sit and create something I decided I needed to remind myself of the sweetness of home....I pulled out the Sending Love Home set, such a sweet set! I took a few minutes to create a little card I will use while I'm on tour with our middle school choir in a few weeks to the 3 kiddos that will be still home.....Just reminding them that as much as I will be enjoying what I will be doing (going crazy with 220 6/7/8th graders and 50 other adults), I will be sending my love home too!

This set is so sweet and cute! It is a MUST for everyone's stamping stash!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Royal Court Call

The Queen Kat Designs Royal Court is looking for a new Royal Stamping Maid. This team receives new stamps each month. The term is 6 months for this round. (April 1, 2009-September 30, 2010).

We are accepting applications from February 16, 2009 through March 15, 2009. 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 Perks
Each month you will receive new stamps to work with and keep for your collection. Royal Court members receive generous discounts on QKD stamps and other products. 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
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Sneak Peek!

Oh my! Don't miss out on our new release party next Wednesday!!!! All the new images are so flippin' cute that I've already placed my order! Here is just a taste of what's to come! Look not only a new flower set, but fairies!!! Eeek are you getting excited yet? I am!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! This week the challenge is to use chipboard. You know you have lots of it in you stash so come on pull some out and get stamping.

For mine I made a page for a chipboard album and I also added a chipboard letter to it.

This next wonderful piece is by our wonderful Christy:

Our final chipboard sample is by Queen Kat herself, check out this beauty:

I hope that you will come and play along with us. Be sure to stop by the QKD board for more fun and games.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I just love this litte guy! Isn't he the cutest! I used several pieces of my Hawaiian dsp. I stamped Dino by Queen Kat Designs in stazon onto a striped piece, then used coordinating dsp for the half circle and rectangle panels, and solid colors for mats. I used my scallop edge punch on the rectangle panel and added brads to dino where he spots would normally be. I used my aquapainter with kiwi kiss and old olive ink for the grass, and to give dino some color. The ribbon is certainly celery grosgrain.

Head on over to the store to get your Dino & Gweedo set... this is a great set for boy cards and scrapbooking..

Additional Info
Paper: old olive, tangerine tango, chocolate chip, whisper white, Hawaiian Papaya dsp Ink: kiwi kiss, old olive, stazon
Accessories: brads, ribbon, ticket corner punch, scallop edge punch, friskars adjustable circle cutter

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Think Warm Weather

Oh how i wouldnt sacfrice every bone in my body to spend the week in Hawaii!!  But since that will never happen in the near future, I guess I am just going to have to bring Hawaii to me. 

The whole entire time I was making the card I was thinking how badly I wished it was 80 degrees outside with the sun beating down on my face, I know right? Keep deaming.  Anyways, I used an old Take 3 set from QKD to make this card.  Although the T3 Kits are no longer being offered, there are still many other awesome kits that are being offered.  Head over to the store to check them out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I love Saturday - no work, no real commitments (most of the time)and time to stamp. Here are two of my creations from today!

Here's a card that I did for one of the new challenges on the message board! Check out all the fun that is going on there!

And here is my shroomy card! I had been dying for this set, so I just broke down and got it and then gasp, I lost it! Well, it just got buried under the gargantuan pile of stuff on my table, so when I found it today, I just had to play with it! Even pulled out stickles! LOL!

Friday, February 20, 2009

On a diet???

Well, even if you are these are SWEETS you can have!!!!

How about some fun with the Cupcake Friends Stamp Set! It is one EVERYONE needs in their collection! Cupcakes are still hot and they will be around for a long time I'm sure, so HURRY and get your set today! Start playing with the sweets that cause NO weight gain!

Here is my little creation with this fun set:

I colored the 'base' with a great marker set that I have and then added some 'bling' to the top with the ole stickles!

Isn't it SWEET??? Have a great one!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jazz Up Your Pattern Paper with some Stamping

This is a technique that I've used in one of my recent layout. I've used the "harlequin" background stamp and the "heart" from the Romance stamp set in February's Get Inked! Kit in the process of jazzing up my pattern paper.

Here's what I've done.

1) Stamp the "harlequin" background stamp image on the area using clear embossing ink and pour some fine clear embossing powder over it. Tilt the excess and emboss it using a heating tool.

2) Ink the area using some lighter shade of distress ink.

3) Stamp the "heart" image on it using clear embossing ink and heat emboss it again with some fine clear embossing powder.

4) Ink over it with some darker shade of distress ink. Use as many shades of distress inks as you wish. Use a wet wipe to wipe off the distress ink on top of the heat embossed image.
5) Lastly, sprinkle some water onto it using your fingers to create a water distressing effect.
This is a very easy technique to add a little personal touch to your pattern paper. Try it!

It's that time again!!!

Time to show off some more GI fun!
Here is another sample I've just whipped together to show off the fabulous Queen Kat Designs Get Inked Club! I just adore this club!!! I love getting new stuff to play with each month. This card was made with the February kit which sold out uber fast, but if you sign up for a subscription you don't have to worry about missing out! It will automatically show up in your mailbox each month. I don't know about you, but I think that is one heck of a treat for yourself! I'm always bugging the Queen Kat herself to send my kits out early. Sure we will use trying to make some samples as an excuse, but just between you and me.... I just want to play with the new goodies! :D So reward yourself today and go sign up!
For this card I used an overhead transparency as the base. I painted on the Distress crackle paint that came with the kit. You are suppose to wait for the paint to completely dry but I've never been known for my patience. I stamped the bars of music in white ink onto a scallop black square and tore the bottom off. I stamped the heart, colored with copic markers, then added crystal lacquer and clear microbeads over top. I also stamped the lace onto white cardstock then inked it with charcoal ink. I glued all of this down, pop dotted the heart and added a bit of velvet ric rac! Easy as pie!
What do you think?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday!! This week I have a simple but fun one for you, it is to create a bookmark. Any type or size, whatever you like to use is perfect.

Be sure to swing by the Queen Kat message board for loads of fun including Royal Wednesday. We have other fun challenges, Bingo and more.

For my bookmark I used a robot from the Space Bots set and the sentiment from the Happy Frame Stamp Set.

Queen Kat made this Ribbon bookmark. She used the new Mini Sweets Stamp set and the Coffee Background. I hope that you will come and play along with us. Let's see your bookmarks!!

Till later...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lucky Day!

There is still one February Get Inked Kit left!!! If you missed out on January's and thought you missed February too... You are in luck!!! Take advantage quick of this great chance! The kit is awesome and you will love everything about it! Check out this card I made with the sweet stamps!

Hurry over to the store now and sign up for a subscription so you never have to worry about missing another kit again! Don't forget to tell them who sent you!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Isn't he just the cutest little dinosaur! I love him.. I am a little confused, I am not sure if he is Dino or Gweedo. There are two dinosaurs in this set and I just love both of them. I needed a boy birthday card for a neighbor and love how this turned out. I took a strip of old olive and used my scissors to cut tiny strips for a grassy look. I colored Dino with my aquapainter using my tangerine tango ink pad, then added some googlie eyes. The sentiment is computer generated and popped up. I used my slot punch and attached the black gingham ribbon.

Thanks for looking,

Additional Information
Stamps: Dino & Gweedo by Queen Kat Designs
Paper: whisper white, old olive
Ink: stazon, tangerine tango
Accessories: aquapainter, slot punch, black gingham ribbon, googlie eyes

Sunday, February 15, 2009

QKD has been invited!

Wow! What a special treat and honor. Scrapbook News and Review has invited Queen Kat Designs and the Royal Court to be the first manufacturer on their NEW Card Universe forum. How exciting is that? It's a huge honor and We are very excited to share the site with you! Come on over and join now. We will have monthly special release sneak peek parties for you just on SNR! Jump on the group now and have some fun with us.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Party!

Okay, so DH and DS are headed off to a birthday party this afternoon for DH's stepsister. DD and I would go, but she has been super sick the last couple of days, but when I went to pull out a card to send with DH, I realized that I didn't have any adult cards. I have several made which are great for kids, but I needed something a little older.

So, I went with the best thing -- I used my Feb. Royal kit to make a card. Yes, I know that the kit is sold out! But, that should be more of a reason to get a subscription! Even better than a subscription to the Royal Kit, upsize to a Combo kit!

Just what is a combo kit you ask? The best of both worlds (sorry, DD has been watching some HM today!). But, really -- it is a subscription to both the Royal Kit and the Get Inked kit! You can choose between the 6 x 6 kit or the 12 x 12 kit for 6 months or 12 months.

Just think, fabulous stamping goodies delivered each month and you don't have to go out shopping! And when you get the combo kit, it is one payment for the month -- so if your DH says only "ONE KIT" you can say, but honey it is just one kit! LOL! He never has to know!!! So, email QKD at to sign up and tell them that Penny sent you and you got the info from the blog!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th! I'm NOT scared!

Actually, I'm thinking about SPRING!!!!

I am HOPING for it to get warm (notice warm, not hot) and STAYING warm soon! get us allll in the mood for spring I made up this card....

I used one of my most favorite (well...most favorite that I just got...ha ha ha) stamp sets the
Flower Patch Stamp Set AND the best part...IT IS ON SALE! You NEED this set!

So...HOP on over and get it NOW!

Have a great day, and think SPRING with me would ya?!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Think Zen"

This is what Irene told me last night when I asked her if she had any suggestions on what I should make with my January Get Inked stamp set. Well at the moment I was frazzled from a day with kids, had an extra work load added to my already busy deadline schedule, and seriously ticked off at Hubby, so Zen was the LAST thing on my mind!!! But since I knew I really wanted to make something fresh for the blog today I sat there, relaxed a bit and started to play. That is the great thing about stamping, you can make it all your own! You aren't stuck with predetermined color pallets, you can be free to create a look that is all you, and that's just what I did on this card. The colors and all the ink are just so me!

To create this card I rubbed my Peeled Paint Distress ink into my craft mat and dropped a few droplets of water onto it and laid a piece of water color paper over it. Walking over the back with my fingers I was able to push around the ink. I flipped it over and heat set it with my heat gun. I wanted more "spots" so I did this over and over until I was happy with the look of the panel. I also did this with the oval.

I then stamped the tree with Tim Holtz Embossing ink and added Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder to it, heated it and let it cool. Once cool, I rubbed the release crystals to get the right look. It was my first time playing with the distress embossing powder and it's hard to tell when it's melted because it doesn't get shiny like other powders, but I love the look after it's all done!

Next I layered the green panel onto a navy one and used an edge distresser around all four edges. (LOVE that thing by the way!!!)

I then Stamped the characters on kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain Distress ink and rubbed the ink pad around the edges, and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

For the oval I stamped "Dream" with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and inked the edges with the same color, and adhered it over my strip of kraft cardstock. It really is a very simple card but oh so me! I adore the Get Inked sets from QKD, right now January and February kits are completely sold out but you can pre-order March! So go hit the store and get your kit today!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday is Here!

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! This week I have a fun one for you and it's to create a "scene". That's right take some stamps mix it up and create a little fun scene on your card. Here is mine:

I used the Queen Kat Get Comfy Set and Mr. Froggie. I created my scene with the Get Comfy Set and colored with my Copic markers. I added Froggie with a pop dot to "sit" in the chair. I think Mr Froggie looks quite comfy in that chair. This next wonderful masterpiece is by Juliet. It looks like we were on the same wavelength and used Mr. Froggie. He really works well with anything don't you think?

If you have not done so already come by the Queen Kat Message boards and chat with everyone. There is alot of fun and games.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will play along, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Lara's Birthday today!!

Happy Birthday hun!!!
I hope you had a great day, and didn't have to work too hard! hehe
Here is a virtual card just for you!

I used DCWV cardstock and pp. I grabbed y cuttlebug and embossing folder to create the background of numbers. Then I took a sanding block to help highlight the bg. I used a square punch for the 3 green squares and stamped the image on them. The threading water border punch was used on the big green piece. I inked all the edges with purple cat's eye chalk ink, and viola! A beautiful, girly birthday card!

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

QKD News

Hi everyone!!! How's it going today? I'm writing today to remind everyone that QKD puts out a twice monthly newsletter. It's always full of fun creations, info and sales!! Sometimes we add special coupons too! If you'd like to subscribe to our newsletter, please send an email to:

and I'll add you to the list. Have a great day!

SImple Card

Looking for a simple card to let some know that they are in your thoughts? Then this is the card for you.   The greeting is from The Greeting #3 set, head over to the QKD Store and get it! While your there check out the other greetings.  Now on to the card...please bear with me, I can't seem to find my camera...its MIA... 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Layout Time!

So today instead of putting up a card, I thought I would share a fun layout that I did.

I used one of the new Queen Kat Designs background stamps -- the Tire Track Background. This is such a versatile stamp. I stamped it twice and then cut down the middle and added it like a patterned paper strip. Love this stamp!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Play Bingo!


We are starting a new bingo game on the message board! Join in for a chance to win a QKD Gift Certificate!

Birthday in Blue

Do you struggle like I do with masculine birthday cards??? Sometimes they are just hard, BUT if you got this month's (February) Royal Kit you will have NO problem pumping out a 'boy' card! The colors are perfect and the stamp set is to DIE for....I know, I is sold out and here I go bragging on that durn kit NEEEEED to go on and sign up for your kit so you will get it automatically and NEVER miss another one!!!!

Here is the link to sign up for the kit! There are different options to fit EVERY budget! Oh, and tell Vicki that Jules sent ya! Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Little Get Inked Flair!

After the crazy month of January I was finally able to sit down and create last night. I recently joined the Get Inked kit club from Queen Kat Designs, not only does a friend of mine design all the stamps (Irene Tan AKA Scrapperlicious) but each kit comes with awesome designs and instructions from her, along with some great goodies!

For example in the January kit I received an Asian stamp set, a Midnight Colorbox ink pad, UTEE, and a bottle of blue Liquid Applique, and all that for under $20. I'm so geeked about this kit club, I can't wait to get February's! Here is where you can find info on the kit if you are interested. January and February kits are sold out, but March kits are available now for preorder. Here is a sneak peak at the stamp set for March! Isn't it just to die for!

If you do order it, please tell Vicki Nikki sent you!
Anyhoo back to my card! I have been having fun making what I call Timmy Sprays lol. Well the first batch I made were all water based for all those great water coloring type techniques, but last night I made some with a rubbing alcohol base (Thanks Spanky!) and I love them! With the alcohol base your glimmer spray dries much faster without having to sit there with a heat gun! Yay for someone as impatient as me! So here is a basic rundown of what I did on this card, Lots of inspiration from the samples and instructions that came with the kit!

I took watercolor paper and sprayed it with Broken China Timmy Mist and then added a bit of Faded Jean Timmy Mist towards the edges. I used Versafine onyx black ink to stamp the flowers, then I created a mask with a post-it and then used the same ink for the Asian writing. I then inked the edges with the Midnight Colorbox ink that came with the kit. I used a bit of white crayon to color in the flowers (Irene's suggestion) then went over the entire panel with some Vintage Photo ink, I wiped the crayon areas off so they were white again. I then added some gold marker to the flowers and a red rhinestone to each.

After that I took a gold leaf pen (By Krylon I get mine at Michaels) and outlined the edge of the panel, and matted it on an inked (with Vintage Photo again) red panel, then onto a black panel that I too edged in gold leaf pen. I used a small hole punch to create two grooves one on bottom and one on top. I strung a few seed beads and tied the thread on the front of the card. I didn't have any gold paper I'm a silver girl myself so I colored a piece of cardstock with the same gold pen, once dry I used a regular sized hole punch to create a postage stamped edge, and matted all of that on an inked blue card base.

Sooooooooooooooo what do you think. Not my usual style of stamps so it's going to take some playing with but I love them. I adore Irene's style I call her my scrapbook goddess, so I'm always excited to get the next kit in the mail! Hope you like my card, go check out the QKD store for info and don't forget to hit up Irene's blog for more sneaks and sample photos!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

March's Get Inked! Kit

Come and PRE-ORDER your kit now!!
March's kit is all about the green! You'll get a Peeled Paint Distress Ink pad by Tim Holtz and a Bottle of Stickles from Ranger!! The stamps this month are FANTASTIC!!!! If you're any kind of vintage, key lover.. You'll have to have this set!!! Irene has designed some cute stamps this month!! and her creations will be just as great! Run to the store to pre-order your kit now! Kits will ship on or before March 10th. All February kits are sold out. Don't miss your chance for the March kit!

Did someone ask for more??

Well you are in luck!!! We do have more for you!!
Wanna see?? Ok, ok... we'll show you!

YepYep!!! A second bundle!! You get all 8 of these adorable stamps for 35% off their retail price for the next 10 days!!! Don't waste any time!
Visit the store here for more details!

The new stamps are here!!

Hi there!!!! We are sooo excited to be finally sharing our new releases with you!! Check out this great background bundle deal we are running for the next 10 days!!!

Yep! That's right! ALL 8 new backgrounds on sale for 35% off their total retail price!!
This sale is only on from Feb 4th- Feb 14th!
Hurry and get your hands on this awesome deal while supplies last!
Visit the store here!

New sales at the castle!

For 10 days only!!!!

All QKD stamps will be 20% off!!!
Hurry!! Pick up those ones you have been wanting for soo long!!

Feb 4th-Feb 14th

Make sure to come check out the party going on over at the new message board!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Release Party

Boy have we got a day of fun planned for you tomorrow!!! Make sure you come and join us as we release a TON of new stamps and sets!! There are at LEAST 10 new ones to be released!! And... you have to come party with us to get your chance to win this fun little mini kit!!
The more people who come to play, the BIGGER this kit will get throughout the day!!! So, make sure you are a member of the new message board here so you don't miss a beat of the party tomorrow!!

V-day is soon!

I don't know about you, but I love Valentine's Day because it's the one day of the year when hubby will be super romantic and mushy! Not that he isn't all year long, but for some reason this day brings out a little more in him! I made him this special card to celebrate our first Valentine's day as a married couple! hehe

I used the Doodled Holiday Words and Checkered background (releasing tomorrow) stamps to create this fun card along with some prima flowers, ribbon, a "lips" punch, and stickles!

Happy Tuesday all!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Big Secret...

Wooo hooo!! I've been keeping a secret from you. :) Haha... It's a big secret!! Wanna know what it is??? Then come to this link and see the new message board for Queen Kat Designs.
That's right.... a real place to par-tay!!!!

We have lots of fun stuff planned for you to participate in and get in on. There's going to be parties, challenges, swaps, games and even BINGO!! That's right!! BINGO!! Crafty bingo is back at QKD! We have a great new host who will be introduced today and lots of fun things happening over there already. Penny has posted a challenge for you to do and there's lots of excitment to take in! What are you waiting for??? Get over there and sign up!!

Happy chatting!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

For the Man

To many times when I make a birthday card, they are girlie and pretty, and mostly pink.  With my brothers birthday coming up, I was bound and determined to make him a more manly card.  Here is my attmept.
Head on over to the store and get the awesome cupcake stamps, (yes I know, I am a little late to the party on these). And while your at it, get some sentiments to wish them a Happy Birthday as well.  

Happy Sunday everyone, Hope you have a great week!


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