Friday, July 31, 2009

Adornit's Blog Hop

Welcome welcome! Today QKD is participating in the Adornit Blog hop. You may see some of our wonderful Royal Court members along the way!! Be sure to leave comments on their blogs as 1 lucky commenter will receive a prize!!!

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

Fruity Sorbet

This Thursday finds me looking forward to the weekend. What about you?

This fun little cocktail glass can be found in the Beach Essentials set, perfect for all the summer months. I paired it up with some of my favorite SEI papers, so tropical and colorful.

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.

Have a very happy Thursday!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday

Hello again and welcome to Royal Kat Wednesday. Today's challenge from the Royal Court is to make a box. Make it, or alter it... It just has to be a box that something can fit in. Paper, cardstock, wood, paper mache.. Anything!

The royal court has prepared a fun blog hop today. Take it and get some inspiration. If you'd like to take the challenge with us then make your own box, link us to it on your blog and we'll enter you into a drawing. the entries will be taken until tuesday Aug 4th at 10 am mst. the winner will be announced on Wednesday which happens to be new release day for us!

1 entry per person per week. Prize for this week's challenge is ...

Ok, lets get this hop started.... Off to Shannon's blog you go. Have a great day!
Remember we are having a HUGE sale!! Stop in at the store and grab some clearance items for 55% off or some stamps which are on sale as well!
If you lose your way today come back here.. The hop order is:
Michelle: www.RandomCrafting.Blogspot.Com
Bev (SG)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dot From the Oven

I seriously love this oven stamp because I seriously love to bake and cook for my family and friends. I'm at my most happy when I'm creating food for people to enjoy. And now I can create adorable cards for people to enjoy while they are eating my food. Perfection.

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

Majestic Monday

Can you believe this rockin' image?!
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

Birthday Bear

Hope you are having a great Sunday!!
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!!!!!
Till Later!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sundays are for Stampin' - July 26th

Well, happy Sunday to ya! And welcome to another edition of Sundays are for Stampin' - it's a nearly undisputed fact! And guess who was born 45 years ago today?? She was in Speed, and a friend of mine tells me that she's great in The Proposal, along with my boyfriend Ryan Reynolds. Hubby and I just finished watching Definitely, Maybe, and Ryan's character in that movie could qualify for receipt of this card:

A friend of mine asked me to make this card for his dad, a handyman who enjoys watching sports on TV. I went with those tidbits when choosing masculine, sporty paper, grommets that I sanded, and eyelets that I sanded to a dull finish. The "#1 Dad" stamp is from QKD's "Dad Words" stamp set available in the QKD store.

Paper: Bazzill & Bazzill Bling; Junkitz Athlete collection; Artsy Collage textured papers
Ink: Brilliance Charcoal Black
Accessories: Marvy corner rounder; We R Memory Keepers grommets; Making Memories ribbon; Junkitz Twillz ribbon; Spellbinders Ribbon Tags

Thanks for reading and have a very blessed Sunday!!

Simple Saturday!

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!

Stampin' Saturday

I was reorganizing my craft room while thinking about how I was going to use this cute QKD Princess Carriage Stamp when it hit me! I had just picked up my Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Timeworks mask to put it away when I noticed the clock time was set at a few minutes past midnight (fairytale time)! And there it was! My concept of Cinderella, one classy lady, dashing away from the ball. Add the perfect sentiment from the QKD Sayings Mini Stamp Set, and you've got a card fit for a queen! Supplies: K&Company Remake Earth (recycled) card in green, with some green Ranger distress ink on top to make the clock background, leaf vine ribbon and some silk blossoms (too perfect for a pumpkin coach!), oval Nestabilities, a bit of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line, watercolor pencils, spiced marmalade Ranger distress ink, foam dots and glue dots. (The patterned paper I placed my card on for this photo shoot matches so well, it looks like part of the card! Could it be another coincidence in the craft room?) See you next Saturday! Helene

Friday, July 24, 2009

Time To Celebrate?!

I can't tell you how many times I have needed a "manly" stamp to make a card from! Does that happen to you?! Well, I needed one for my DH to tell him how proud I am of him for doing good on a test recently so I found myself in that "dilemma"! Then, it dawned on me..... I can use my "Kiss Me Frog" stamp! Now my DH is my prince and he's much better looking then a frog but, if I knew that when I went I went to kiss that frog I'd kiss him twice! LOL!

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'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 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

Need some coffee??

Goodness knows I do and apparently so does Joe the Monster! I just love the slightly frantic look on his face. I think his right eye is staring at that coffee cup tied to the ribbon.

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 Sunset

Looks like a really fun place to be, right?!

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

Royal Kat Wedneday

Welcome to another fun Royal Wednesday challenge and Royal Blog Hop. This week it's a fun inspiration challenge. Here is our inspiration:

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 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:'re here!

Prosperity Crane Card

Here's an easy Asian-themed card to make with the gorgeous Queen Kat Designs Prosperity Crane Stamp Set.

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

It's a blue Christmas

Well, the color blue anyway! :) I just can't get enough of this new Christmas set! The tree is such a great classic image you can really have fun doing any kind of card with it. I decided to use this gorgeous light navy with kraft cardstock for a simple, classy Christmas card. Love it!

I wanted to stay with a kind of natural feel, so I left it as is, but it would be gorgeous to put tiny blue jewels on the tree as well.
Hugs- Kelly

Monday, July 20, 2009

Majestic Monday

Stacking dolls always remind me of
family or friendship.
They always stay together.
(warm hearted smile)
I came up with this verse on my computer
to go with "Russian Dolls" by QKD.
Adorable, right?
Head on over to the store to get yours!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunny Sunday with some Lemonade!

Happy Sunday to you! Were you inspired to stamp from Anessa's awesome post? Arent the QKD robots super cool?!! Loved her card!

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!
Till Later!!

Sundays are for Stampin' - July 19th

Hello there, and welcome to another edition of Sundays are for Stampin'!! If you live anywhere near a U.S. national park that charges an entrance fee, hopefully after you do some Sunday stampin' you can go visit a national park FOR FREE!! There's only one more summer weekend left after today!

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

Lazy Saturdays

Oh, how I wish I could have been lazy today, but I was up and going early this morning, but I did want to pop in and share a card with you!

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!

Take a Journey This Stampin' Saturday

For this Stampin' Saturday, I'm swiping ink pads and spritzing water. Here's a pic of the supplies so that you can see how the tag went from plain to painted. I started with a craft stock tag. I swiped across it (as if you're making a rainbow) Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in faded jeans, spiced marmalade, and brushed corduroy. Then I spritzed the entire tag with water until I liked how the ink blended. I used a paper towel to dab off the excess water. After the tag dried, I spritzed it again with gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water to make it shimmer. By making several at the same time, I have ready made backgrounds for future projects.

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

News from QKD...

Hello and Happy Friday to you! I'm happy to share some news with you... We are having a HUGE sale next week. It will start on Wednesday and run through the end of the month! We are clearing out the store and need to make room for some fun new stamps coming August 5th!

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

A Thursday post

Good morning! Did you enjoy yesterday's blog hop? The QKD ladies certainly had a TON of beautiful projects. I mentioned it yesterday but I had a heck of a time with the challenge and remade my card 3 times. Here is the 2nd time...

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?

Paradise Found

Doesn't that look like a place you want to be?

Paradise Found is a really great set, perfect to take your thoughts to a "happy place." The beach is definitely my "happy place" and I find myself visiting in my mind quite often lately! LOL

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.

Masking is not one of my favorite techniques, but with the right stamps, it can really be a stand out. It was just the thing I needed to convey what I think is paradise. Hope you'll try masking on your next card or project. Be sure to link it up in the comments so we can take a look.

Have a fun Thursday!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

It's Wednesday again and it's time once again for a wonderful Queen Kat Designs Royal Blog hop.

Each week the Royal Court is presented with a fun new challenge and this week's challenge
is a great summer color challenge: Yellow, Red, Lime and Orange.

Here are some fun little sneak peeks as to what you will find in this fun hop!

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...

QKD- You're here!
Kelly B
Whimsical Ink Sorority

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lovely as a Bird

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

Teddy Tuesday!

I just LOVE the new Build a Teddy stamp set! How can you not? Too cute! Here's a little princess Teddy love:

Sooo fab with all the jewels! :) Make sure to check back Wednesday for a QKD bloghop!
Hugs- Kelly

Monday, July 13, 2009

Majestic Monday

Rock On is RIGHT, baby!
This "chic" really knows how to ROCK!
he he he...
I just love this playful image!
I couldn't help but give her a funky design.
Check out the store for "Rocker Bird"
and many other fun images
from Queen Kat Design.

Dear Vintage Lovers...

Hellllllo there!! Wasn't Jacquie's book off to an amazing start? I for one can not wait to see how it turns out!! I'm here today to tell you about a very special kit that we will debut on September 1st. We've been picking up and saving lots of vintage memorabilia that we are going to make a kit out of. It's going to be a bi-monthly treat in your mail box! We will have 1 month sales along with our usual 6 and 12 month subscriptions. Here's a small taste of what's to come.. By September 1st, you will have seen the entire kit right here on the QKD blog! So follow us and stalk us.. Just don't miss a peek of this kit!!!
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

A Vintage beginning!

Welcome to Queen Kat Blog!

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!

Sundays are for Stampin' - July 12th

Good day, everyone! And welcome to another edition of Sundays are for Stampin'! Today I have another project to show you from the "Dad Words" stamp set that was released on the first of this month. Although I haven't made each of my projects as something to give to my hubby, I did choose to design with this set because I am so in love with the man, my heart bursts a little just thinking about him. And I love how this SuperHero is pointing at the word Inspire:

This is a particularly fun card because, combined with some paper from the DCWV All About Boys stack, the "Man of the Year" sentiment conveyed precisely what I intended.

And then with the metal Inspire snap (as opposed to eyelet), this is one of my favorite creations.

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

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a great day full of well wishes from friends and family. I love going through my birthday cards; there are those that made me laugh and those that made me cry. Of course, my favorite cards are those that are made by hand. I love opening up the envelope and seeing a handmade card, so today I thought I would share a birthday card that I made with everyone:

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!


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