Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Happy!

Have a happy new year, everyone! See you soon!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blog Party Reminder...

On January 2, we will kick off the QKD Round Robin Blog Party! It will all start here and we will "blog hop" to each of the Royal Court Members' blogs throughout the month. There's fun and prizes so mark your calendar. The party will begin here on Jan 2 and will end on Feb 6 @ Amy's Blog. See the full schedule below. Each of the Royal Court members has fun things planned for you.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny
Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina
Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy
Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka
Feb 4-6: Amy

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Last Sale of the Year!

Check it! QKD is having a end of the year sale. 10% off everything in the store and more.. come check it out.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

A heart warming story...

I know I said I was taking a break.. but I was blog surfing and just found this.. Please take 5 minutes to read it. It will warm your heart and really make you think about what you could do.

Thanks, Donna for posting this!

Since I will not be able to spend Christmas with my nephew Tyler and I don't know if I will ever see him again due to current family situations, I have decided that I will take all of his gifts to the mission tomorrow and find a little boy to share my Christmas with. I hope you have a chance to help someone this holiday. My family has been blessed with miracles this year and I am so grateful for those who have spiritually helped us keep our spirits up. Thank you.

Have you helped someone this year?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mele Kalikimaka...

Mele Kalikimaka everyone! (That's Hawaiian for Merry Christmas) I probably won't be blogging between now and then, I have a scrapbook to finish for someone special so I'm going to be out working on it. Here's to hoping you are warm and safe this Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


The poor boys have to stay inside now cuz it's just too cold to play outside in the snow.. They aren't snow dogz! They are like their mommy.. give me a tropical place and a beach and I'm happy, make it cold and snowy and watch me turn into a Royal *B* in 20 seconds. Hehe..

Anyhow.. I felt sooo bad for them today they were just layin around and not acting like their usual rambuncious selves.. So I got out this snowman toy that I had since Bubba (the black one) was a baby and I started them playin.. oh man, although it lasted about 10 minutes it was a riot! Lucky (the brown one) was on the couches and bubba was on the floor they were pulling and tugging and growling it was hilarious! I just have to share some pics with you. I hope you enjoy!
This is where Lucky said, "I'm tired, Bubba! I want to eat the snowman now".. and that was my Q to take it away. This is the kat.. Tigger.. She's looking at them like WTH is going on?

Are your pets this crazy?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

QKD is looking for another DT member!

It's a very fast call.. so go now and get on it. :) check it out here on the official blog. Don't pass this up it's a great opportunity to design for an up and coming acrylic stamp company and kit club!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Selling some old stamps....

I have the following for sale. Shipping will be via USPS Priority mail and it's $4.60/ flat rate envelope. Paypal or CC only

Impressions Art Stamps:

Funky Sayings: $9 Brand new never used! Set of 10 stamps

Close To My Heart:

C1226 Floral Charms: $8, 12 stamps, all but 1 used and show pink stains Pic here:

Email me if interested. Thanks

*EDITED!* I deleted some sets that sold.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The current love of my life....

This is my nephew, Tyler.... He's just the cutest little thing in the world. He just turned 4 in September. We went camping this summer for my birthday and these are some pictures I took while we were there. I just wanted to share. I know they are late, but hey, better late than never. :) The little girl in some of the photos is my little sister (one of them) she turned 9 in October.

This was one that he just had to have taken. He kept telling me, "Get the camera out, get the camera, take a picture of me"... So, I had to get the camera out. :) He is so into posing for it. We we're "play fishing" in the weeds. He wanted grandpa to teach him how to fish that weekend but we didn't have the gear with us to do it so Auntie taught him how to "weed" fish. :)

This is a pic of Tyler and Alysha looking for bugs on the cliff of our camp site.
Here's one of Tyler and Alysha when we were gathering sticks for the fire. DH was telling them where to go to get some more sticks.
That's all the camping pics I have... but, here's one of Tyler at grandpa's house hanging out on the couch. It's a priceless grin!

Who's your someone special at the moment?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Special @ QKD!

Check it out! QKD just sent out a special email!
Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A gift...

Well.. A while ago, DH decided he wanted to get into N Scale trains... So we went and got a "starter kit" and he's since acquired some more cars and track for it, a little train depot and a gazebo kit I got him for his b-day.. He can't leave it out because of the ZOO we have around the house, the cats would knock it over and play with it and the dogs.. well, they'd just EAT it! So, he hasn't really been able to set it up properly. I've been trying to think of a way to cover a coffee table with a plexi-glass box and I figured that wouldn't give him enough room..

So, I have this corner in my stamp studio that has a table set up with a board on it that he's been using when he does pull out the train set. After Christmas I'm going to work on trying to enclose that for him. It's safer down there with only 1 cat who lives in the room and an occasional dog. :)

But I wanted to do something for Christmas for him in the "train relm" so I made this...

It's the official Queen Kat Designs Freight car!! I appologise for the HORRIBLE picture. My camera is not working properly. It just started taking shotty pictures. I painted it purple with some model paint and then used AMM letter rub ons for the QKD and I used some 3 bugs in a Rug rub ons for the flowers. Then I added some bling with mini pink rhinestones. :)

I've been telling him since he got the set that I was going to do this and he didn't believe me! HA he's gonna die laughing when he sees it. I'm just gonna smile and say, "I told you I would". I can't wait for it's first travel down the tracks.

I hope you enjoyed my quirky Christmas gift. I'm almost done with handmade items and am most certainly done shopping! My bank is broke down, they closed their doors cuz I spent too much, again. LOL!

Merry Christmas! What did you do for your loved one this year?

It's a party!!

Queen Kat Designs is happy to announce it's first ever Round Robin Blog Party or RRBP. It will begin on Jan 2nd at the Queen Kat Designs Official Blog for a day of fun and stamping. Each blog after that will have 3 days to party!Each of the 10 Royal Court Members will host 3 challenges during their mini crop. You'll have a chance to win a mini stamp set on each of their blogs. So, make sure you play through the month and win a set!

Below is the list of when and where for our party. Come and join us to celebrate the new year and the next 12 months of new stamp designs.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny

Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina

Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy

Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka

Feb 4-6: Amy

Visit our blogs to see what we have going on right now. We love comments so feel free to leave some love. Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas from Queen Kat Designs.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bloggers Club

The Queen Kat Designs Bloggers Club is looking for you! We are featuring 1 person per day through the rest of the year. We hope to continue our features in the new year. We are looking for stamping, scrapbooking, altering and paper crafting bloggers. If you'd like to be featured, email Nina and I at or come visit us here.

Happy Blogging!

I joined, have you?

The Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers.. What a fun idea!! If you haven't joined, go now and get in my group! I'm in group 5 and it's still open to sisters!

A bit about me for my new sisters:
My name is Vicki aka Queen Kat or QK. I'm an avid stamper who owns her own stamp line and store. I reside in Utah but travel all over. I'm from California and hope to move back some day, it's just tooooo cold here! I have no kids, just DH, 7 cats and 2 big dogs named Lucky and Bubba. Lucky is a chocolate lab and Bubba is a black one. :)

I design and make clear stamps. I love to create with freshly made stamps, there's no better treat than to make a stamp and ink it up freshly made! I really don't have a "style" I stamp and what ever is made is what my style is. :) Right now I have to say I'm in love with paisleys and my flourish stamps they are so fun and versitile.

I'm looking forward to getting to know my new sisters.

My Rick Rack Cards...

Yesterday I scrambled around to make some cards for the Caardvarks challenge. I had no clue what I was going to do. So I took some patterned paper from the January kit @ QKD and started pulling stamps from my CD cases and these are what I came up with. Not too shabby for an impromptu mini card day. :)

This card was made with the "Between Friends" stamp set and the "Fancy Paisleys". I added some red rick rack and prima sprites to give it some flair and topped them off with a crystal brad to add bling! The ink was CTMH Breeze and Cranberry.
This card was made using The "Between Friends" stamp set and a crown that will be coming out very soon at QKD! There's some beige rick rack under the crown it got covered up by the squares.
This card was made using the new "Feeling Blocks" that are coming out in February @ QKD! Along with the "Fancy Paisley" stamp set.

Have you rick racked today?

Rick Rack Challenge @ Caardvarks!

Come on over to Caardvarks! We are sponsoring a challenge that involves lots of fun!! And even a prize! You have a chance to WIN the last Get Inked! kit for January!! The challenge began today and will run through Dec 31st. Make sure to stop by and see what Jen and the girls are up to.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Oh brother...

Your Elf Name Is...

Furry Cartwheels

Need I say more??

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New things around the store...

Well, it's been a very busy day!! I started out putting together the DT kit for January so we could get some samples made... Before I could even get that done, grannie was calling to say "Let's take dad lunch"... So we took dad lunch... and over stayed the welcome... We helped hang insulation in the new garage and move everything from one end to the other so they can fit the machines in there tomorrow. Man, the things that go into a machine shop are NOT LITE!! My back's killing me and I'm itchy from the fiber glass.
Anyhoo... I came home and finished the kit and then cut a batch of stamps I made yesterday so the girls in MS can stamp their hearts out! :) I just now finished uploading the pics of the January kit as well as the new GET INKED! kit to the store. I thought I'd share them here too. The first kit of the Get Inked! subscription is going to ROCK!! Make sure you get one. There's only 5 left right now! Here's the January 08 kit.. and below it is the Get Inked! Kit... Have you inked today?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Check it out!

Queen Kat Designs has the best newsletter out there! We bring you soooo much to read and take in. It's incredible what the design team does. We've got QKD kit corner, product reviews, poems, quotes, techniques, color combos and lots more. Each month's news is jam packed with great stuff! This month we announced a new kit coming out. How fantastic is that?

Here's the link to subscribe or click here to read the December news!

Have you read the latest from Sierra Grannie?