Friday, July 31, 2009
If you've come for your daily QKD fix and have not seen all of the hop, please hop over to the Adornit web site.
We are so excited to have you today. I'm going to share a fun card made with the new Honolulu skyline stamp and the Paradise Found Stamp set. This card was soooo much fun. I got inky and made a total mess. I used this video to guide me through the process of making my background paper:
I used Worn lipstick and broken china distress inks for my colors. For the embossing on my black cardstock I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for my cuttlebug.
I hope you've enjoyed my project and I hope you'll check out Tim Holtz' video. It's pretty awesome.
Remember we are having a huge sale at QKD!! Save up to 55% off!
Now hop on over to Staci Julian's blog
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The image was colored with copics and then die cut using nestabilities. I added a touch of sparkle to the lime, unable to catch it on camera.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Bev (SG) http://getcreativesg.blogspot.com
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This card is a simple layout. I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I like how it turned out. I think it would be cool to have a turquoise oven like that.
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, WW
Stamp Sets: Oven, Baking is Love
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Extras: Oval Scallop punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Prismacolor pencils, OMS
Monday, July 27, 2009
I just think it's so stinkin' cute!
Visit Queen Kat Designs here...
to get your "Rocker Bird" today!
I'm having so much fun with her!
So the outside says, "Big chics don't cry..."
and the inside reads,
"unless it's absolutely neccessary
to get what we want!"
he he he...
Have a fun day!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Here is a card for a special little girl I know using Build a teddy! Isnt this set sooo cute!!
I used Girl Friday paper on pti white base.
Stamps Used: Build a Teddy-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: White, scarlett jewel-PTI, girl Friday dp-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: scarlett jewel-PTI
Accessories Used: Rhinestones
I am off with the family this weekend yet again, fun in the sun at a waterpark!
Dont forget about the sale!!!!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I wanted a clean card but one with a little pizazz at the same time. So, I pulled out AnnaBelle, one of the fairies from the Whimsical Ink line at QKD. I stamped the image on matte photo paper and then used my Prang pencil colors to color in select areas of the stamp. And little ribbon and done! A simple card with some pop!!
If you haven't heard of Whimsical Ink, then make sure check out the blog and join the sorority. The 2nd hazing event is underway. These stamps are fab!!! You definitely need to add one or two or five or six! or all of them to your stash while they are on sale!!! That's right!!! Don't forget the great sale going on at QKD as well!
Friday, July 24, 2009
So I used the "Kiss Me Frog" stamp for the image and I colored him with my Koh-I-Nor pencils and Gamsol, I used my Coluzzle to cut out the circles but those dots...how'd I do that?! Well, I used a plastic canvas circle!! Now how's that for an inexpensive crafting tool?! Easy to punch the circle and then cut or vice versus! Easy peasy!
Well, I hope you like my card but, before you rush off to get your frog stamp let me tell you the GOOD news....
SALES!!! YEAH!! The Queen has a huge sale going on right now!! Yep, that's right, I said that favorite 4 letter word.... SALE! Up to 55% off certain items AND, get this....my other favorite 4 letter word?! FREE!!! Yes, I said it, I said FREE!!! If you buy a certain amount you get a free grab bag of goodies! I love surprises so when I bought my first stamps from the Queen I got one of these too! It was packed FULL of good stuff! Now how can you resist a deal like that?! You can't so, now, whatcha waitin' for?!!
Have fun shopping......
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Joe the Monster is on sale 20% off until the 31st at the Queen Kat store. Don't you ant to take him home? I'm sure you have room for just one little monster. He just needs a place to sleep and a bit of coffee every morning.
Paradise Found is a stamp set that is staying on my table, I reach for it for super quick cards with lots of punch.
This time I stamped the trees with green dye ink and then airbrushed the background with Copics.
I tried to use rich colors reminiscent of the colors you would find in a traditional sunset. I simply placed a punched circle where I wanted the sun, perfect!
Have a happy Thursday!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This week there is a prize up for grabs. It involves a "hazing" event at the awesome Whimsical Ink Sorority.2 new word stamp sets to the winner.
It is easy to participate.. all you have to do is:
1. Post the WIS badge on their blog linked to the WIS blog
2. Follow our blog.
3. Join our group over at PCP
4. Blog about the hazing event
Winner will be drawn at random.org on July 28th. Entries are welcome until July 27th at midnight PST. Each person must do all 4 steps to be entered into the drawing.
Your first stop on this Royal Court Blog Hop is to the amazing Shannon, I know that she will have something amazing cooked up for this fun summer challenge.Don't forget the HUGE Sweet Summer Sale @ Queen Kat Designs..
20% off of Past kits
20% off QKD stamps*
25% off Special Deals Section
35% off Grab Bags
35% of Acrylic Blocks
35% off Paper Packs
55% off Clearance Section
55% off Scrapbooking kits**
*Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers
**Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kits
EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last
Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!
We are blowing out everything to make room for some fun new stamps and kits.
Thanks for stopping by.
Here's the official hop list for today:
QKD: http://qkd.blogspot.com--You're here!
I just grabbed some origami paper, used black cardstock as lining, and then let the gorgeous stamp images take centerstage.
Have a prosperous day!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Hope everyone is having fun! it is a beautiful day in MN, love the sunshine and cooler weather, perfect weather to hang outside and have some BBQ and some lemonade! Speaking of lemonade I have made a card using the new Lemonade paper from BasicGrey for my QKD card!! Goes PERFECT with the Fantasy Mushrooms stamp!
I paper pieced the mushroom tops with lemonade dp. I white gel pen'd the dots and added crystal effects. I sponged around the edges of this panel and layered more dp and distressed the edges. Everything was placed on a lemon tart cardstock base. The sentiment is from Your my... set. The pink ribbon and yellow button complete my card.
Stamps Used: Fantasy Mushrooms, Your My...-Queen Kate Designs
Paper Used: Lemon tart, white-PTI, Lemonade dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: versafine black onyx, pretty in pink, mellow moss SU
Accessories Used: Crystal effects SU, sponge, pink ribbon-Taylored expressions, Yellow button-Foof-a-la, hemp twine
HUGE HUGE HUGE sale in 3 days!!!! Major blowout!! 55 percent off some stamps, TONS of stuff to find in the Queen Kat Designs store!! Are you EXCITED??!! Save up your pennies and grab some goodies for yourself!! Making way for some new stamps and FUN stuff coming soon!!! You wont want to miss it!!! So excited for the awesome things coming for Queen kat Designs, I love being a part of this great company!!
hope you enjoyed my card for you, have a wonderful day!
Today I want to share with you one of the cutest robots ever. He comes from the Over The Moon stamp set in the QKD store. I'm an alien and space fanatic (with a moniker like AlienAnessa and a blog entitled AlienAnessa's Planet, you would expect that from me, right?!), so this set was an absolute must-have! I sent this creation to Rhonda, a scrapping friend of mine, who asked me to make it for her nephew who recently had a robot-themed birthday party.
Paper: Bazzill Bling; GinaK Pure Luxury 120lb cardstock
Ink: Brilliance Charcoal Black; Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Nestabilities Curved Rectangles; Stickles; Sakura GellyRoll white pen; clear embossing powder; heat gun
Thanks for reading and have a very blessed Sunday!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I wanted a little bit funky background, so I took my versaink cube and just pressed it down on the paper and created my own background! Then I used the cutest stamp ever -- Girlfriends Stamp -- stamped it and colored it with my pencil colors, cut it out and then added it to my stamped background. The final touch was the sentiment from the Friends Forever stamp set. I love the vintage typewriter look to the font that is used!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
I'm using the QKD Paradise Found stamp set that was released this month. I stamped the palm trees across the bottom of the tag. I ripped out a calendar from an old appointment book, distressed it, stamped on it the take a journey sentiment, and stapled it to the tag. For a well-traveled look, distress the edges of the tag with scissors or a distress tool, then use some distress ink on a foam pad to soften the edges. A black foam airplane from American Crafts, a flower from a lei purchased at a dollar-type store layered with smaller flowers and a brad, and some ribbon complete the tag. I picture this tag on top of a bon voyage gift, as an element in a mini album, or as an embellishment on a scrapbook page layout. Have a great weekend. See you back here next Saturday. Helene
Friday, July 17, 2009
Also on next Wednesday, July 22nd, we will be releasing at least 2 new stamp sets! These are very special and coordinate well with the new Fantasy line of Mermaids and Fairies! They can also be used with any other QKD stamps. We will have a great blog hop for you on that day with some fun and prizes!
Last but definitely not least.... our new FINDINGS KIT... It's due to debut on September 1st. YAY!! We can't wait to show you what we've been working on. I have sneak peek #2 for you today.. It's part of the stamp set... I'm going to leave you with a card that I made using the July Royal kit. There are still a couple 12X12 kits available. Get yours today so yo can play!Have a happy safe weekend.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
It actually grew on me over the last few days and I thought I would share it with everyone today. I just the May birds for this one, why don't you let me know what you think! Do you like it?
I was able to use a circle punch as a mask so that I could airbrush the sunset. Quite a nice effect without the hassle of sponges and ink. Although, I still somehow manage to get ink on my hands, but that's just fine with me.
Have a fun Thursday!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Each week the Royal Court is presented with a fun new challenge and this week's challenge
Now get ready and hop on along to the wonderful Kelly I'm sure she has something wonderful to start us off! Thanks for stopping by!
The Official Line up is as follows...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A soft, pretty, simple card today. I used a punched scalloped oval to mask off the center portion of the card. I then sponged around the edge of that with Regal Rose and Soft Suede. The gorgeous Peacock is stamped in Soft Suede. To finish it all off I added some Liquid Pearls and a collage Prima.
Cardstock: Naturals White
Stamp Set: Peacock
Inks: Soft Suede, Regal Rose
Extras: Liquid Pearls, sponge, Primas
Monday, July 13, 2009
Oh yes.... the QK sneek peeks are back!!!! haha. I'm such a tease. Until next time..... Come over to the store and grab some mermaids or even some of our new Christmas stamps!! They ROCK!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Hope you left some love for Anessa! LOVE her "sundays are for stampin"!!
I have been in a vintage mood, I have started a vintage chipboard album! It is starting slowly since the summer is in full effect here. I started with a luggage tag album from BasicGrey. I thought of what was something that spoke vintage to me and that was old books pages, yellow with age. So I used an old magazine and ripped 16 pages out and "aged" them. I used River rock, creamy caramel, more mustard and a bit of chocolate chip ink and a sponge and went at them!! :) I think they turned out really great, the mag pages are the base for all 16 sides of the pages. I have the cover done for now mostly. Knowing me I will add so much more before I feel it is completed!!
On the cover I have the aged magazine page, a ripped, aged piece of Wisteria dp from BasicGrey, three rhinestones, three buttons from Foof-a-la, A section of old lace curtains that I ripped and folded over and stuck to sticky strip and last but not least Aged Compass Stamp from no other than the Lovely Queen kat Designs!!!
I really love it so far, I hope to complete it before next sunday my post day but if not I will certainly show my progress as I go along!!
Stamps used: Aged Compass-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: magazine pages, Wisteria dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: River rock, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, more mustard SU
Accessories Used: lace, buttons-Foof-a-la, rhinestones SU, sponge, sticky strip
Enjoy your week!! Thank you SOOO much for visiting us here at the Queen Kat Designs blog! It means so much!!
Hugs and Till Later!
Paper: DCWV All About Boys stack; Bazzill Bling; Paper Studio sky
Ink: StazOn Azure; Cat's Eye
Sketch: Beary Box card sketch challenge #28
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers metal snap; Nestabilities Labels Two; Fiskars circle template; Spellbinders Labels Trio; Gutermann thread; Singer sewing machine feather stitch; clear embossing powder; heat gun
Thanks for reading and have a very blessed Sunday!!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I used the Birthday Cake Stamp Set. I love this stamp! It could be for weddings also!!!! I stamped on my cardstock and then used my tweezers to add beads to it as my cake decorations. I stamped the sentiment on a jeweler's tag and tied it on with my ribbon.
So, make some birthday cards to have on hand for the next birthday on your calendar!