Saturday, May 30, 2009
Okay, here are three of my favs, and I haven't even made it out of the Animals section of the stamps!!!!
Who doesn't like owls? Hooters is such a fun set!!!
How about Mr. Froggie!!! Isn't he just adorable!!!
And the versatile Build a Bird set! This set can be used for so much more. Think about it, use the "wing" for petals for flowers, wings on a butterfly, etc.
So go and take a stroll in the shop and see what other great finds you can score today!!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Mmmmmm, oh wait you're back! LOL! Seriously don't these cupcakes look like they have mounds of yummy frosting on them?! Okay so I'm starving as I type this, well not really but if I had one of these in front of me I'd certainly be breaking my diet! LOL! The best thing about this set is that if you are one to prefer your cupcakes with a cherry on top, well there's a stamp for that! Need a birthday one, yep there's one for that, prefer yours with a little ice cream on the side...well guess what...there's an ice cream cone stamp in the set too! YEAH! I colored these using my Copic markers and matched the colors to my DP. The stamp is obviously just one stamp but, a little masking off and I can have as many as I want! Today, I wanted 3! I added a little Shimmerz to them to make them sparkle as if they had the bakers sugar on top as well. They're supposed to be chocolate but you could make them any flavor you wanted!! Okay, I think I need to go get my breakfast.....coffee?! He he he there's a stamp for that too! Why don't you visit Queen Kat's store and see what other "yummy" stamps she has to tempt your tastebuds....or your wallet! I'd suggest hurrying though her 40% off sale won't last long....yep that's right SALE AT QUEEN KAT'S STORE!! See ya there!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
It's ok to add your own doodling to an image as long as it doesn't detract from the stamp artist's design. This also brings some new life to a stamp in your arsenal and challenges you to use it in a different way. So experiment with it and have fun.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
We are welcoming some newbies to the castle and welcoming back some of our favorites as Senior Designers!
Juliet Diley aka Jules
She's been with me since day 1 of the company and I'm very excited to have her by my side.
Senior Court Members:
Beverly Douglas aka SierraGrannie.. She's the one who puts all the kits together here in the office and brings you some fresh stamp designs!
Penny Hartley.. She's been here almost as long as Jules!
Beverly Cole aka beestamper
Shannon Bracken aka tigerlily
Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious.. our wonderful Get Inked Kit Designer!
Maigan Lynn... Our Chapter President at the Whimsical Ink Sorority.
Royal Stamping Maids and Memory Makers:
Nina Patena aka cbpatena
Taylor Usry-- Newbie
Lara Badanes- Newbie
Jacquie Nordaune-- Newbie
Andrea Murdock-- Newbie
Anessa Shively-- Newbie
Victoria Smithson-- Newbie
Helene Huber- Newbie
Are you ready for a Royal Blog Hop? Let's get the party started.
Here is what I came up with for the stitching project. We recently went to the zoo where they have a butterfly garden and I took some really cool pictures. I decided to use one for my layout. The stamped butterfly is the awesome Flutterby image.
Now hop on over to the wonderful Tina to see what she cooked up for this fun challenge. I hope that you will play along with us.
Thanks for stopping.
I figured it was perfect for this photo of my son lost in a book with words such as "Create", "imagine" and "Escape".
Don't let the photo deceive you though. Although my son is, hopefully, on his way to becoming a bookworm like his parents, he still doesn't know how to read and is happy just staring at pictures of beetles all day long.
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I'd like to invite you on over to the QKD Gallery to see what else we have done with the June kit. and of course, come to the store and get your fun summer kit now! We don't have many this month so get it while it's there!
Don't forget the great sale going on! 40% off stamps in celebration of Memorial Day! WOW!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Also come by the Whimsical Ink Sorority and see what we are doing with the new QKD Fantasy Stamps!
Queen Kat Designs
always makes me feel FUN!
Notice how simple my layout is.
Card making doesn't have to be
time consuming or costly.
June Get Inked! Kit
This set of stamps is not available anywhere else because it's specifically designed for this kit. Have fun!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
So, while summer is here, I also have some time to craft and stamp away, so what are the perfect stamps for summer: THESE!!!
What about the Build a Palm Tree Set.
Here's a card that QKD did using this set plus the Monkey stamp.
But there are also some great camping words and stamps in the summer section of the store as well, so go and buy some stamps to use for your summer vacation.
Friday, May 22, 2009
How is your Friday going so far? Are you ready for a big holiday weekend (for all our US folks) OR are you just going to have a nice relaxing weekend to chill?
I think we are going to the movies on Saturday (gotta see Night at the Museum!) and then the rest of the weekend (including Monday!) we are going to just chill and do as little as possible). SO for me that means I get to play in my scrappin/stampin stuff!!! Woohooo!
To start the weekend I got my Geisha Girls Stamp Set #2 (just got them!! wooohooo!) and made up this quick little 'hello' card. Think I'll send it to a friend that is having a rough spot right now! Hopefully it will bring a smile to her day....
So....what are you guys gonna do for the weekend??? I wanna know! If you create something SHARE it with us! Can't wait to see what you did!
Juliet AKA Jules
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It's now up for pre-orders. Here's the link to it.
June Get Inked! Kit
Grab your kit while it's still there. Happy Creating!!
I used Tulip Puffy Paint for the frosting, in a bright green. Now, I know that's a cherry on top, but since there is no red in my papers, I made it a kumquat! For me, it's important to be matchy matchy. And one of the perks of being a stamper is that you have the artistic freedom to color your image however you choose! So, it's a kumquat, people....and I added Crystal Effects to it. Nice and shiny.
I challenge you to use unexpected colors for the image on your next project. Sometimes they turn out better than you expect.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here is a layout I made using buttons:
Are you ready to hop onto to the next member of the royal court in the blog hop? Well hop on over to KellyJean and see what she cooked up for this fun challenge.
So here are three backgrounds I've made using, basically, just ink, Queen Kat Designs stamps and cardstock.
This was just super easy to do. I used my cat's eye ink pad to "draw the circles. A little hippie love with Queen Kat Designs' Girlfriends Stamp. I colored in my stamped image with markers.
The square colors of ink should be very familiar to you. I just pressed my square ink pads and made a simple multi-colored background for my QKD Girlfriends Stamp. I also used the perfect sentiment from QKD's Friends Forever Stamp Set.
Hope this inspired you to have fun with your QKD stamps as well as make your own cool, funky backgrounds. Have an inky day!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Very simple and now I have a great little card for my youngest who is a big dinosaur lover and my little buddy! :)
Have a great day!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The kit features yummy Dream Street Papers and an exclusive stamp set from QKD. Check them out:
These papers are so pretty but masculine at the same time, check out the cards made using this kit.
First from the Queen herself --
Here are a couple by Jules! She even stamped on her ribbon using that fabulous music line. How cool is that! Can't you even see that being used as a border on a layout or even creating your own sheet music!
And finally one by me - Penny. I pulled in the Many Thanks set to use with my kit.
From cards to layouts to art journals to altered projects, this is a set and kit that can be used on it all. So, head over to the store and snatch up this great kit and see if you can make your work "note"worthy!