Monday, February 25, 2013

Hoppity Who

Here's an awesome Queen Kat stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called Hoppity Who?  This cutie is an owl who looks like he wants to be the easter bunny!  How adorable is that?  With March on the way, it's time to start making those Easter cards.  Here's the perfect stamp to do it.
Be sure and check out all of Sandra Caldwell's stamps when you drop by the Queen Kat store and you can also check out the stamps just for Easter which is just around the corner.
Cheers, Holley

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hi, guys!  Can you believe February is already almost over?  March is almost here, and I've got a great little St. Patrick's Day card to share today that features the new Celtic Fairy stamp by Kristie Silva.

I really love how Kristie's stamps lend themselves to more unusual cards than you usually see for a holiday.  I colored the stamped image with Prismacolor pencils and matted it on a bunch of Echo Park and Authentique papers.

I printed the sentiment on white cardstock and surrounded it with paper flowers and some green gems to make it shine.

Thanks so much for looking!  I'll see you next Sunday.

x Beth

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Love Birds

That describes me and my hubby of over 30 years, so what better to show him how much I love him by making a card featuring a Queen Kat Designs stamped image called Love Birds. the stamp is from artist Laura Macy, and I love to color this pair over and over!
Here I colored the birds with Copics and cut it out with my Nestabilities Die. I edged my card with my Creative Memories Border punch system (Lacy Scallops). Embellishments include a ribbon bow and some adhesive-backed pearls.
There are lots of stamps for sale at the Queen's Shoppe!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Party Animal

Jamie here with you again on a wonderful Friday.  Today I have a fun card to share that uses a new stamp called Dobs by stamp designer Che Gilson. This was such a fun stamp to work with.  I knew immediately what I was going to make.

I started by coloring the image with my Prismacolor pencils (as usual).  Then I started on the card background.  I layered my papers, added a bit of burlap ribbon, a chipboard arrow, and the sentiment.  Quick and simple, my favorite type of card. :)

And it is with a sad heart that I have to say this will be my last post for Queen Kat Designs.  I have enjoyed my time with the company and with the gals on the team, but family life and personal issues have taken over any spare time I've had.  I will truly miss working with the company.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone Janie here today to showcase another one of our designers over at the Whimsical Ink 2.0. Today i am featuring Maria and the Valentine she made using Maigan Lynn's Valentine Princ3ess. I love everything about this card the way it all comes together. I really must as her how she made the extra hearts on the dress so uniformly.

Isn't she lovely? If you want to see more of Maria's work then stop by the Whimsical Ink Sorority 2.0 and take the pledge with us.



Monday, February 18, 2013

Shamrock Sammie

Here's one of the newest stamps at Queen Kat.  It's just in time for St Patrick's day.  Designed by artist Sandra Caldwell, this image is called Shamrock Sammie.  Doesn't he look great with gold paper and gold embellishments?  I used warm grey and dark green copic markers to color him.
Be sure and check out all of the other wonderful stamps from artist Sandra Caldwell at Queen Kat. You can also go check out all the great St Patty's day stamps and get ready for March.

Have a wonderful week of stamping fun!!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Good morning, guys!  Beth here with a card featuring Dobs, a new stamp from Che Gilson. As usual, Che's design on this one is fantastic!

I colored the stamp with Prismacolor papers and layered it along with a bunch of BoBunny papers.

I used a BoBunny tag sticker for the sentiment, and added a gem brad, a leather ribbon, and some jute twine for texture and dimension.

That's it for me today!  I'll be back next Sunday with a card to get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit a little early.

See you then!

x Beth

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Laura Macy Lights Up My Life

We love to light candles for a romantic night at home together, but we are always forgetting to distinguish them before going to bed. So I bought some flameless tea candles and snagged a couple tall glass containers from Goodwill and made us some safe romantic lights for our next "night in".
I used a Queen Kat Designs February release stamp called Love Birds by artist Laura Macy. I stamped and embossed the image in purple onto vellum paper and cut the vellum to fit the glass jar. I adhered it to the outside of the glass and added some fiber and my project is finished. Very safe, very pretty, very simple.
For more of Laura Macy's stamps, as well as all the new QKD releases, check out the Shoppe.

Friday, February 15, 2013

You Are Beautiful

Welcome back to another fun Friday!  Jamie here, and today I've made a tag using the Celtic Fairy stamp by stamp designer Kristie Silva.  I simply love her facial expression.  So let's see how this tag was made.

First, I misted the background using several different colors of Dylusions inks.  Then, using a stencil and gold dimensional paint, I created the raised portion.  Then I simply layered on the punchinella, baker's twine, butterfly, and the sentiment.

The image itself was colored with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut.  Then I simply adhered it to the tag itself.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lenora Reflecting

Happy Valentine Day everyone! Here is card I created using a stamp created by Nora Blansett. She is sporting a feather in her hat and I used my favorite Prisma inks and pencils for color. The background is some special dsp that I created with distressed inks. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone Janie here today to showcase one of my fellow Sorority sisters and today I have chosen Miranda. Miranda has a unique style all her own and she brings such finesse to the Myka Jelina images she has. Today I am showing you her version of Katlyn by Myka Jelina.

I just love this piece the colors just ebb and flow and the flowers are truly awesome.

What a stunner this is I just love everything about this. Well done Miranda.. if you want to see more of Miranda's work or any other sorority sister please stop by the Whimsical Ink Sorority 2.0 and thake the pledge with us

Have an awesome week



Monday, February 11, 2013

Hoppity Whooo?

Here's a Easter bunny? Easter who? or should I say Easter hoot?  Well, certainly Easter cute, that's for sure. It's an Easter owl, who wants to be your Easter bunny.  I had this adorable image from Queen Kat artist Sandra Caldwell called Hoppity Who.  I used some wonderful papers from Paper Temptress to create this fun card as Easter is just around the corner.

So, the little owl above wants to ask whoooo? is going to be your valentine?  Then run off to the Queen Kat store and check out the adorable Easter themed stamps, esp the cuties from Sandra Caldwell like Hoppity Who!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snuggle Monster

Good morning, guys!  I've got a cute little Valentine's Day card to share today.  It was made using Kristie Silva's "Yeti" stamp.  I love love LOVE Kristie's designs, and this one is no exception!

How adorable is this little guy?  I mean, really.  Ahhhh-dorable.

I colored the stamped image with Prismacolor pencils and printed the sentiment using a font I downloaded just for this card.

I finished it all off with some layered ribbons and flowers.

I hope that you all have a great Valentine's Day!  See you next Sunday!

x Beth

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail...

Today I am hopping along with a February new Release from Queen Kat Designs called Vintage Easter Bunny by artist Laura Macy. I love this little guy in his jester outfit, hopping along the bunny trail, offering his friends a flower. I colored him with Copics and framed him with a circle, cut from cardstock and inked on its edges. The paper is leftover (as always) and has the beautifully shaped and colored edge. I inked its edge as well and added my image to it, then popped it onto a card base.
The stamped sentiment is also from QKD. For embellishments, I added a pastel bow and a bit of ric rac in springtime pink. You can't see in the photo but I added some Liquid Glass from CTMH for shine.
Easter is coming, and for some inspiration and new stamps, check out the Queen.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Today I have a stamp called Yeti by stamp designer Kristie Silva.  Is he not the cutest thing you've ever seen?  And hugging his little toy made it the perfect stamp for a Valentine's Day card.

I started by coloring the image with my Prismacolor pencils.  Next I inked the edges of the cardstock.  The card background was made by layering different patterned papers, adding a bit of baker's twine, a few black buttons, and a felt key.

It all comes together to make one super cute card perfect for that loved one.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Puzzled Heart

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! It is so good to talk to everyone today. I have a neat card for you that I created from a stamp made by Nora Blansett. Here take a look:
This is a great stamp to use for Valentine Day, Birthday or Anniversary. I used stampin up papers with the main card in textured cardstock,except the white which is stitched water color paper. Used glitter pens, markers and of course prisma pencils to complete my coloring. Used the circle cutter for the two circles. Applied a cluster of star bling. Please enjoy and see you next week. Sue.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone. I thought I would showcase Me today from the Whimsical Ink Sorority 2.0 :)  I am showing you Petals In the Wind By Maigan Lynn. I called it Kisses in the wind for my piece. I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw her she is to precious... She looks so lost in love.. I love the way her hair blows and everything..

I used Bazzill Basics Miss Teagan Sue papers on this and some Prima roses to make the card pop. I
am so pleased at how well this piece turned out. There is a lady at work who adored this image when I was coloring her she made sure the whole floor new the card was hers heheheh.

If you want to see more of my work or any other sorority sister please stop by and take the pledge with us. I appreciate you stopping bu today and I hope you have an awesome week.



Monday, February 4, 2013

Shamrock Sammi

Here's a wonderful Queen Kat stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell named Shamrock Sammi.  Isn't he cute?  I used some wonderful textured paper and punched out the bottom edge then added some flocked brads.  He's just perfect for all those St Patty's Day cards you want to make

Be sure and check out all the Sandra Caldwell stamps at the Queen Kat store.  I just love her Americana style stamps.  So adorable!

Cheers all, Holley

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dream A Little Dream

Good morning, guys!  Beth here, with a card that features a great new stamp called "Moon Girl" by Laura Macy.

I just love working with Laura's designs!  I colored Ms. Moon Girl with Prismacolor pencils, and then covered her dress with Stickles.  There are also some little Stickle "stars" added around her for some extra shimmer.

I made the sentiment using white card stock in my printer.  After it was printed, I used a little bit of Distress Ink to tone down the bright white of the paper and make it more closely match the colors in the background papers.

Of course, I couldn't resist adding just a few little gems here and there!

That's all for today.  Have a great week, everyone, and I'll see you next Sunday!

x Beth

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Love Birds by Laura Macy

It's so hard to keep warm in the winter time, especially if you live in the Northern half of the world (or southern half if you're below the equator).  When I saw this new February release from Laura Macy, I thought that their love would warm up my afternoon, so I colored them with my trusty Copics.
I didn't feel in the mood to make a card though.  So, since Valentine's Day is coming up and I'm a busy little crafter before each holiday, I decided to make a treat box.  This one is called a "Pull Treat Card" and I first made one a long time ago at a stamp party.

I cut a piece of cardstock 8.5x5.75" and scored and folded at 2-1/2" and 6-1/2".  I popped my colored image onto a piece of patterned paper after punching the corners.  I did a little distressing with my blender tool and some distress ink.  I added lace on the top and bottom and placed it on the center part of my folded cardstock.'Then I adhered the back flaps together and punched a hole at the top through it all.

If you thread a piece of ribbon (or lace like I used) from the front to the back, you can then add a treat, like a pack of gum, a candy bar, or a packet of hot cocoa on top of the ribbon inside the card.  Push it down until it meets the bottom edge of the card, then tie it at the top.

When you pull on the bow at the top, the treat comes up out of its card:
So my treat card with the Love Birds stamped image (as well as the hot cocoa) will warm anyone's Valentine's Day!!

QKD has a lot of new releases for February, so check out the Shop for some inspiration!!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Happy Friday everyone today I am going to show you a beautiful tag by one of our designers Miranda from Whimsical Ink Sorority 2.0. She made the tag with the fabulous image Seika by Myka Jelina and I love what she has done with this piece. Look at all the gorgeous blues and purples in this tag and the music paper she used as well it really makes the image pop.

Now isn't this just breathtaking?!?!?!?! Well done Miranda. If you want to see anymore of Miranda's or any of our other Sorority Sisters works please come by the Whimsical Ink Sorority 2.0 and take the pledge with us..

Have an awesome weekend



Jamie here with you on this wonderful Friday morning.  Can you believe we're already into the second month of the year?  So today I have a fun stamp to share, Moon Girl by stamp designer Laura Macy.

This is such an adorable image!  I had the image colored and the card made in about 30 minutes.  I love it when a stamped image "speaks" to me.  :) But it really does make the creative process so much easier when it happens that way.

The image was fully colored with Prismacolor pencils, then simply mounted on cardstock and layered on the card.  A simple acrylic star was added to completed the card.  Quick and simple, and totally adorable!

Thanks for stopping in today!


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