Monday, December 29, 2008
When I arrived at his house on Saturday for our Christmas get together.. He was basting the Apple Dumplings!!! Yummy!! I snapped a pic of them as he was doing it.. I thought I'd show you what this last recipe looks like before you dive in and eat it. :)
Doesn't it make you hungry??
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Take care and stay warm! Merry Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For this card you will need:
Step 1: Cute a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to card base.
Step 2: Cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5" X 3.75" and adhere to right side of card.
Step 3: Cut a piece of light cardstock to 3.25" X 3.5" and random stamp it and adhere to the cardstock in step 2.
Step 4: Cut a piece of cardstock to 1.5" X 1.75" and stamp on it. This is your shortie. Mat and apply eyelets and adhere with pop dots.
Here's the sketch I used for this card. Check Nikki's blog tomorrow for your last tag from her. Thanks for coming!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Jumbo Scallop Scissors
Dye ink pad
Step #1: Cut a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to card
Step #2: Cut a strip of cardstock to 5.5" X 2" and trim one long edge with scallop scissors and punch holes in scallops. Adhere to card about 1/2" from edge.
Step #3: Cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5" X 2.75" and random stamp it. tie ribbon across bottom and adhere to card.
Step #4: Stamp sentiment onto cardstock trim and mat as seen in photo. Add eyelets and adhere with pop dots.
Fun, wasn't it? I'm really enjoying sharing these 12 days with you. I hope you're having fun with us. Visit Nikki tomorrow for an awesome tag!
Friday, December 19, 2008
To make these.. You will need :
card bases folded to 3"X3" (3" X 6" flat)
Stapler with staples
Basically it's all cutting and measuring to get things to fit. It will depend on the size of the stamps that you are using. I used the stamps from the December Take 3 Kit here at QKD. The stamped pieces of cardstock are also known as "Shorties". It's a new trend that trumps inchies any day! Shorties are 1.75" X 1.5". Just a little bit bigger and oh so fun! The Royal Court was challenged by Nikki to make shorties a few weeks ago. They really had a blast. Come to the gallery and check them out. Shorties can be used on cards, tags, gift cards, scrapbook pages and more! Have you made your shortie today?
How fun would one of these be made with the Princess Carriage and castle? fun!! Check out Nikki's blog tomorrow for another fun tag.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1 Patterned paper
3 colors of cardstock
1 ribbon about 12" long to tie
dye ink pad
versamark ink pad
1 Card base folded (4.25" X 5.5")
Step #1: Cut a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to the card base.
Step #2: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" X 5.25" and tie the ribbon around one end of it. Swipe the edges of the pp on an ink pad to give a distressed edge look. Adhere to card
Step #3: Cut a piece of cardstock to 2.25" X 4.25" and adhere to the right side of the card leaving about 1/2" on the right side.
Step #4: Cut a piece of cardstock to 2" X 4.25" and random stamp with versamark ink and stamps of your choice. Adhere to card.
Step #5: Stamp a sentiment on plain cardstock cut and mat as seen in photo. Adhere with a pop dot.
and Viola! you have a fast, simple, fun card!
Don't miss the fun tag from Nikki tomorrow at her blog. She's really on a roll with these. Thanks again for coming. We hope you are enjoying our 12 Royal Days of Christmas.
Each Wednesday the QKD Royal court is hosting a challenge and offering some kind of blog candy. Stop by and get your chance to win.
Monday, December 15, 2008
To make this cute simple, double sided ornament you will need:
Nestabilities- Round Scallop
Dye Ink Pad
5 different patterned papers
6" of ribbon
Stapler with staples
hole punch or crop-a-dile
Step #1: Cut the various circles needed:
2: 4" circles
2: 3.5" circles
2: 2.25" circles
Step #2: Stamp on the 2 top circles. You can use any stamps you want to. But I used the stamp set from the December Royal Kit and Get Inked! Kit at QKD.
Step #3: Adhere the two largest circles together with mono adhesive. take care and don't get it on the scallops or you will gum up your hole puncher. Next, add the ribbon to the ornament. I used two staples in an X pattern to keep it in place.
Step #4: Punch holes in the large and medium scalloped pieces all around the edges in each scallop. And then take your paper piercer and pierce holes in the 2 small circles that you stamped on.
Step #5: Using pop dots layer your circles together and hang your new ornament. :)
I once made these with frogs on them. They were sooooo cute! The sky is the limit on the themes you use these for. Have fun with them they are addictive. Stay tuned for another tag from Nikki tomorrow at her blog..
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here is the deal for the Kreative Blogger Award:
The winner may put the logo on their blog.
Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
Nominate 5 blogs.
Put links to their blogs
My 5 nominees are.... *drum roll*
Saturday, December 13, 2008
So.. with out further adieu... Here's day 1's card for you. It was made by me..
For this card you will need:
1 card base (4.25" X 5.5" folded)
3 different patterned papers
1 plain cardstock
2 colors of dye ink pads
ribbon tied into a small knot
Nestabilities- Round Scallop (you can also use nested punches)
Die Cut Machine
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to 5.5" X 2.18" and adhere them to the card base vertically.
Step 2: Cut 3 circles with your nesties or punches. Stamp on the top circle. I used the snowflake stamps from the December kit of the month from QKD.
Step 3: Stamp a sentiment onto plain cardstock and mat with patterned paper.
Step 4: Using pop dots, adhere the circle and rectangle onto the card and add ribbon.
Below is the sketch I used for the idea on this card. Feel free to use the sketch over and over. :)
How easy was that?? I hope you've enjoyed this card. See you tomorrow @ Nikki's Blog.
Paper used on this card was Cosmo Cricket: Oh Joy Christmas paper from the QKD December Royal Kit.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Grab your hot cocoa, stamps and stuff and settle in for a night of fun and stamping with Queen Kat Designs.
Coming up at 1:00, we will be spilling the cat nip about our newest stamp designer!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here are some fun creations that the Royal Court came up with for this sketch...
This one is from Jules.
This one is from Heather.
To enter simply link me to your creations here on this post in the comment section. If your link don't work, you ain't entered.. Simple as that.
Be sure to visit Penny's blog next.. She will host the next hour of the blog hop.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6am-7am: QKD Kick off
9pm-10pm: QKD Ending
You will have until midnight PST tonight to enter all games/questions.. and you will have until midnight PST on November 21st to enter all creative challenges that you actually have to make something for.
How do you win? Everyone who enters one of your Royal Court blog hop games or challenges will have their name entered into a drawing for a prize. We have several prizes to give out. All winners will be announced at the QKD blog on November 22nd. Winners will have until November 26th to claim their prizes.
Have fun! and remember each hour we will have something new for you to enter.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
All of these blogs will have QKD blog candy for the taking. Making Memories has graciously shared some wonderful product with us for the prizes on these blogs for our birthday. A special thank you to MM for that birthday gift!
Another wonderful company that contributed to this week's goodies is Dream Street Papers they have donated some paper packs form their fun collections that we will give away with some QKD stamps on Wednesday! Thank you to DSP for your generous donation.
Be sure to check our Official Blog for more details on Monday morning. Hope to see you at the party!
Stamp Something: http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
2 Sketches 4 You: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/
A Sheet Load of Cards: http://sheetload.blogspot.com/
Thursday, November 13, 2008
But then I get a bomb dropped in my lap today that I do not in fact have 2 weeks to pack... I now have 1 day to finish packing 1700 sqf of house all by myself.. Well ok.. me and the dogs. But they are not helping much! And I'm moving this Saturday! I have moved like 16 boxes already into the new house but that's not even a DENT in what I have. I've been going through things since May when the *S* hit the fan and I'm soooo glad I did cuz I don't wanna move CRAP!
Anyhoooo.. Here's some Christmas cards to get you in the mood...