Thursday, February 27, 2014

Joy is a Flower that Blooms when You do...

It must be Thursday again!
Today I just couldn't resist making another "Black & White" themed card with the new "Black Calla" Maigan Lynne image I am working with this month!
Black & White is always so elegant and classy looking! I added some silver sparkle to her eyelids and some little diamantis along with the great sticker banner I have had in my stash for some time.
Remember there are always new images available at the QKD Store so keep checking in & there are always specials too!!!
See you next week with another new creation!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Warming Up to Spring

Today I'm trying to "think Spring."  The birds are slowly making their way back to the area, so I thought this pretty treat holder using Laura Macy's "Love Birds" was a good way to hurry the season along (especially when the treat is a packet of hot chocolate to warm up my insides).

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 lace 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 someone special this week as temps are supposed to drop to below zero yet again!!

Discover all the warm images QKD offers at the SHOP!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shopping Girl

Here's a great new stamp from Queen Kat, she's called Shopping Girl.  She's just too cute.  She's brand new this month and if you like her, there's several other fun girls that just came to the store. I did my card base here in a dark orange and added some pink Bazzill swiss paper to the sides, with white ink on them.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to do the sides of the stamped image and colored them with a pink ink.

I had to add a fun sentiment to her "Shop like it's your job!"  yep, I am guessing there's more than a few people who might take that job.  I don't really consider myself a shopaholic unless it comes to stamps! Then, yeah, I am!

Hope you love it and will check out all the new goodies over at the Queen Kat store.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fun New Stamp in the Store: Ribbon Girl!

It's almost time to welcome Spring and Summer!  At least we can hope for them.  I love this new stamp called "Ribbon Girl" from Queen Kat Designs.  Isn't she just adorable? The background of this card was made from a left over 6 x 4 card insert for the quick scrapbook pages.  I simply cut it down to fit the card front.  I love the colors so much.

Items used for this card:
1.  Ribbon Girl Stamp QKD
2.  Copic Markers
3.  Studio Calico Card
4.  Mistables paper for card background
5.  Bling (Pink) Queen and Co.
6.  Camera and Star - Freckled Fawn
7.  Dry, Liquid and dimensional adhesives.

Steps for this card:
1.  Color the stamp and fussy cut, set aside.
2.  Cut the card to the size you desire.
3.  Cut the background patterned paper to 4 by 5 1/4 inches adhere to the card blank.
4.  Adhere the wooden camera, star and bling using liquid adhesive
5.  Adhere the stamp using dimensional tape.

Remember that QKD is having a design team call right now!  Check out all the details on the store blog or here.  Hope to see your application for some fresh, creative, new members of the team!

~ Victoria

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Black Lily Lady....

I know I always say how much I love to work with Maigan's image and I will say it again today - I love her images LOL!!!
Here's a brand new design "Black Calla" - just beautiful and I couldn't resist simply sticking to a black & white theme for my card share today!
I printed the image on white shimmer card and added some very soft tones of colour to the image, some fancy lace design paper for the background. a glitzy buckle and silk ribbon and some diamantis to finish it all off.
I'm happy with the elegant feel of this card!
Check out all the new designs and specials at the QKD Store!!!
And follow us here for more new release inspiration from the DT!

PS Don't forget we have a DT Call click here for all the details!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Royal Court Call! Apply Now!

Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. ( announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members! We are a stamp manufacturer that makes laser etched rubber stamps and digital stamps. You must be a STAMPER and card maker to apply. We are looking for people who LOVE to stamp and can do so on a deadline!

Term Dates: April 15, 2014-Oct 14, 2014 (6 months)

*Must love to color!*
*Must be willing to try new techniques and use layers and embellishments in your projects.*
*Must be willing to participate on a company message board and interact with the general public to promote the stamps that Queen Kat Designs offers.*

Work Description:
*5-6 Hand stamped projects a month (photographs only, you keep your projects)
*1 Blog post a week on your personal blog (using 1 of the cards you made for your monthly quota)
*1 Blog post on the Queen Kat Designs Blog
*Participation on the QKD Facebook Fan page at least once a week (with a sample that you have made)
*Check in on the Court’s private message board at least 3 times a week to make sure you’re up to date
*Must be able to upload your monthly projects once a week to our gallery on

Perks of the team:
+Worldwide exposure to your work through our blog and Fan Page
+Free Digital or rubber stamps each month of your term (mostly digital)
+A very generous product discount on all rubber stamps and digital stamps we carry
+The Coveted Royal Court Blog Badge
+5 Free Digital stamps weekly, your choice!
+And more…

Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.

A.    Make 2 projects showcasing your best work and blog about them on your blog with a link to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Call.  (Cards must be new for this call and can use any stamps and products you want. Of course we are partial to QKD stamps but welcome submissions with any stamps.)
B.     Email us the link to your blog post to: with the following (all in 1 email please!)
C.     Include the following information in the body of your email: Your full name, blog or website address, email address.  Current bloggers only!  This call is open to anyone in the world.    

General Questions…
1. Would you say you are primarily a stamper, altered artist, or a scrapbooker?
2. How long have you been stamping/ scrapbooking? What techniques do you like to play with? What are your favorite products? Ie: Distress Inks, Dylusions Sprays, Masks, etc.
3. Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer), and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment. Please list the work load and the length of your commitments as well as names of companies.
4. What is your motivation for participating in our design team?
5. Are you able/ willing to make at least one post per week on your own blog to promote our products?
6. Are you able/ willing to commit to a 6 month term with QKD at this time? (Yes! We do extend terms if all goes well)
Applications are due by Mar 28 at 11:00 pm MST!
New Royal Court members will be contacted by March 30th via email.
Send everything in 1 email to:
Please put Royal Court Call in the Subject Line 

Floral Thank You card

Today I made a card using "Florophone," a QKD January new release.  I can't tell you how many times I have printed this up to make cards with.  Here, I colored my image with Copics, framed it with cardstock, and popped it onto some handmade paper I was given by a dear friend, Liz.  Thanks, Liz!
I attached my image onto embossed cardstock and embellished simply with a jeweled flourish that I cut apart for the two corners.  For more inspiration, check out the Queen Kat Designs Facebook page.  If you're interested in this cute image, go to the SHOP.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Super Cute Bridal Shower Tag

Once again, I am preparing for Spring and Summer festivities.  This time with a bridal shower gift tag.  I used one of the four images found on the Double Wedding Stamp set from Queen Kat Designs.  This time the image is colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.

Here are the tag "ingredients":

1. Large Tag
2.  Double Wedding Stamp Queen Kat Designs
3. Copic Markers in Cotton Candy and Hollyhock
4.  Vintage Lace
5. Love paper clip - Lawn Fawn
6. Flower and Skeleton Leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts
7.  Sentiment - Unknown
8. Patterned Paper Kaiser Kraft

I love these blissful bird images.  Isn't this the perfect tag for a bridal shower.  It went together so quickly.  I adhered the patterned paper to the front of the tag.  Next the lace was adhered using liquid adhesive.  Next the sentiment was layered over the lace and attached with liquid adhesive.  I added the colored bird image with dimensional tape.  Finally I added the skeleton leaves, the flower and the love paper clip.  I positioned the clip slightly behind the skeleton leaves to give the tag a totally airy and romantic feel.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from everyone at Queen Kat Designs!
Today a couple of the DT are sharing some Valentine inspired creations using new images from the QKD Store.
Victoria has made this gorgeous decorated gift bag - perfect for your Valentine's gift!
This vintage couple would have to be one of my favourites.
And I've made a page in my journal using a new Eiffel Tower image.
Images were printed onto tissue paper and "Modge Podged" onto the painted page.

Wishing you all a wonderfully romantic day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lucky in Love...

Today I am sharing a vintage collage style card using one of the great new designs available at the QKD Store!
This "I Love You" image was perfect for my card - it has a bit of a vintage look with the font style of the wording and the smudgy look!
Background "Bingo" Card Collage image is from Gecko Galz and the cute little couple was a freebie image I got a very long time ago from Lisa Vollrath.
Valentine's Day is not far away now!! Are you ready??
There is still time to pop over to the store and grab some new images to make your loved one a Valentine's Card!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Endless Love

Here's a fun stamp from Queen Kat stamps called Endless Love. It just makes me think of a couple who spent their whole lives together and died in each other's arms.  I colored up the roses on this image in yellow and then added some yellow flowers.  I am using background paper from Carta Bella.

I hope you love this stamp, be sure to check out all of the new stamps from Queen Kat this month!  Can't you just imagine this as a Valentine?  Perfect for that sweetheart (who likes skulls like me) plus the one that you will be with forever.
Have a great week and a Very Happy Valentine's!
Cheers, Holley

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Double Wedding Stamp

It is hard to be thinking of Spring weddings when the ground hog and the Oregon Zoo's hedgehog both predicted, successfully, more winter!  But I definitely need to hop to since there are several weddings of friends in the future.  This card contains the "sister" images of the Double Wedding Stamp.
Here are the card "ingredients":

1.  White card blank with embossed floral pattern
2.  Double Wedding Stamp Queen Kat Designs
3. Spica pens in lavender and blossom
4.  Purple 1/8 inch satin ribbon Offray
5. Love sentiment - Kaiser Kraft
6. dimensional adhesive

I love these blissful bird images.  They are cute and feminine, but not too much, in case you are a friend of the groom and looking for something that isn't too frilly.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Don't Feel Blue in Paris...

I am loving creating with the new release designs from the Queen Kat Store!
Have you been busy creating for Valentine's Day?
I don't usually create with blue but I really love the soft tones of these patterned digital papers from Gidget Designs Etsy Store - they have a "Parisian" feel to them which is perfect for the image!
I love to make cards with layers - always looks effective. I added some ribbon to this card along with some beaded hat pins that I threw together to add a it of "bling" to this card!
See you all again same time next week!
PS. Make sure you check out all the specials at the store and get creating with some of the new designs! And please remember to share your creations at our Facebook Page!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Florophone from Queen Kat Designs

I have an altered art piece to show you today using the QKD digi image "Florophone."   I started with a cardboard container that had held Brie cheese.  After painting it, I used distress inks on a paper doily and added it to the top of my container.
I colored Florophone with Copics, adding a little sparkle with Stickles and Liquid Glass.  I used my circle cutting system from CM to cut out a frame for my image, allowing the flowers and butterfly to "escape" its frame.  Backing it with black cardstock, I attached my image to the container and the fun began.
A spray of mixed flowers adorns my art piece, while a cardstock sentiment finishes off the top.
To finish off the sides, I attached lace and pearls.   I haven't decided what to put into my altered container yet.  The possibilities include a set of altered round coasters, as well as circle-shaped note cards.  Any other ideas?  The container is about four inches wide.
Meanwhile, check out the STORE for more lovely images as well as some awesome inspiration!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Meet Mary

Here's a gorgeous Vintage Lady stamp named  Mary from Queen Kat artist Beverly Cowan.  Queen Kat has just started to show a set of vintage stamps again.  This sentiment is actually among a whole set of sayings that are a digi-set freebie that you can get when you make an order from them, to see it, click here.

I added some embossed embellishment and some fun ribbon from K&Co and used some gorgeous Bazzill Swiss polka dotted paper.  I hope you have been enjoying all the vintage stamps you have been seeing on the blog lately!

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Designs.....

Some great new release designs from the Queen Kat Designs Store
by artist Mary Ellen Smith!

Aren't these just perfect for Spring? 
Or maybe even Easter which will be here before we know it!
More designs available at the store!

Make sure you stay up to date with new releases and great inspiration from the DT by becoming a follower of our blog!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.



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