Monday, December 29, 2008

Prayers needed...

Today we found out that my dad's cancer is not shrinking with the chemo it's getting worse. Please send up some prayers for him. He is the only man left in my family and I can't stand to lose him.. Not now.. Each day I pray that the cancer shrinks and goes away but it's not working. I need more prayers and love please help me.

Dad's Gift..

I made a small recipe book for my dad this year. I also made one for the realtor who helped us buy our new house and my best friend nikki. They are all different in little ways but here is the one I made dad...
On the back of each page, I stamped a journaling spot and wrote "Notes:" on it so he could write special notes about the recipe(s) on it.. like maybe.. add more sugar... or something.

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??

A Gift for Grannie...

For Christmas I made this gift for my grannie. The drawings are from her mother, my great grandmother. They were drawn in the 1930's with pen and colored with colored pencil. To make this, I took photos of the drawings and printed them out on my photo printer. They look almost exactly like the actual drawings. I used QKD background stamps and some cardstock with ribbon to complete the project and then framed it in an 11" X 11" shadow box.
Did you make anything special for someone this year?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just stopping in to wish all of you in blog land a very Merry Christmas. We are expecting a really bad snow storm here tomorrow so I'm not sure if I'll be able to have Christmas with my family as planned or not but I sure hope so! I have some fun pics to share with you after Christmas and after everyone has opened their gifts. :)

Take care and stay warm! Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day 11...

We are almost there! Only 1 more day of Royal Christmas creations and it will be Christmas day. But for now.. Lets savor the season and celebrate today with one last card from me. I made this card using a Shortie... I used stamps from the December Take 3 kit as well as from the Royal Kit from QKD.
For this card you will need:
patterned paper
3 cardstocks
dye ink
colored pencils
3 eyelets
card base
pop dots

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

Day 9...

my true love gave to me.... a sketch and card from Queen Kat. :) Haha.. Ok, so I can't write songs.. But I can make cards! :) Today I will share the best gift of all with you... a handmade greeting card...This card was so fun to make. I just love snowflakes... Except the kind that fall outside and make it soooo cold I can't stand it! (which BTW it's doing right now).

3 cardstocks
1 Ribbon
2 eyelets
Jumbo Scallop Scissors
Hole punch
pop dots
Dye ink pad
card base

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

Day 7...

is here! That's right!! We are already on Day 7. I can't believe how fast time is flying. Today I have 2 cards to share with you. They are little 3" X 3" gift cards. You can use them for little just a note cards, thank you cards, just because cards or gift tags.
To make these.. You will need :
Patterned paper
dye ink
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

Day 5...

Thanks for coming!! Today is Day 5 of our 12 Royal Days of Christmas. I am going to share a card with you today. I am in love with the December Royal Kit from QKD. It's sooooo pretty! I've made over 20 items with 1 6X6 kit and can still squeeze few more out of it! To see some of the other things I've made check out the gallery.For this card you will need:
1 Patterned paper
3 colors of cardstock
1 ribbon about 12" long to tie
pop dots
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.

Royal Wednesday

Hey everyone! It's Royal Wednesday over at QKD! There's a fun challenge up and a couple of awesome cards to go with it! Check it out here.

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

Day 3...

Welcome welcome! Today I'm going to share a fun ornament I made this year. These are fun to hang on Christmas trees.. But I also like to add them to gifts. Spice up that birthday or baby shower gift with a cute ornament. They can also be used in cars for mirror decor.
To make this cute simple, double sided ornament you will need:
Nestabilities- Round Scallop
QKD Stamps
Dye Ink Pad
5 different patterned papers
6" of ribbon
Stapler with staples
pop dots
paper piercer
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

ME? wow!

Another award... How fun is this? Thanks, Ashley. I really appreciate your thoughfulness.
Hey guys.. I was awarded this fun blogging badge from my friend Ash. She's a great gal. :)

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*

Juliet D
Penny H

Julie M
Irene T

Cheryl W

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day 1...

Welcome to the beginning of the Queen Kat Designs version of 12 royal days of Christmas. We will take you through Christmas Eve with fun and inspiring projects. Nikki and I have created 12 fun and exciting cards, tags and ornaments for you. Each of these projects can easily be transformed into other occasions, themes and colors. Make sure you print out the info we're about to share with you for your technique/idea folder. :) I will share 6 projects on my blog and Nikki will share 6 on hers. They will all be shared day by day on the QKD Blog!

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
pop dots

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

12 Days of Christmas

QKD will be having a 12 days of Christmas celebration over at the blog. We will be showcasing 1 Christmas card or project each day beginning this Saturday through Christmas Eve! I'll leave you with some Christmas cards I've made this year. These are all made with the December 2008 Royal Kit from QKD.To see more of my cards, tags and recipes click here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The new year...

The new Get Inked! kit preview just hit the blog! You'll surely want to get your kit on order NOW!! They will sell out.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's crop time!

Let's get this party started!!! We have a chat room set up over at Etsy for you to interact with us on. Come and get in the party. The password to the room is: releaseparty

Grab your hot cocoa, stamps and stuff and settle in for a night of fun and stamping with Queen Kat Designs.

They're here!

So, you've been waiting half the day to see what we have up our sleeves for you, right? Well, they are here and in stock and ready to ship!!

What a fun collection! The Royal Court has been having a blast designing with these stamps! Stop by the gallery after you order your stamps to see all the fun, royal creations.

Coming up at 1:00, we will be spilling the cat nip about our newest stamp designer!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Stamp Release Party!

It's that time again! The December stamps are ready to come out and play! We have some fun and creative designs for you this month. We even have a new stamp designer. All the deets are sure to be leaked tomorrow! Check back and check often, as we unfold a month of stamping goodness! We will have an online crop tonight beginning at 6pm PST tomorrow Dec 1.(7pm MST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST) don't miss the fun, there will be challenges and prizes! All happening right here!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Camping 2008

So I finally had the camping pics printed!! and I even made a book! :) This is a gift for my all time bff.

That's what I made at the online crop last night. :) If you'd like to see more of the book.. Yep! There's a whole lot more!! Click here.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Online Crop Tonight!

Join the Royal Court for a fun online crop. We will be stampn' and chattn' it up over at our group on PCP. (Paper Craft Planet). There's sure to be lots of fun. We will have a live chat set up so you can interact with the croppers as you stamp the night away. So, heat up those left overs, grab a cup of Joe and come stamp with us tonight beginning at 7pm MST. (6pm PST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Birthday Challenge!

It's my hour to host a challenge for the QKD 2nd Birthday party! :) YAY! I'm doing a sketch challenge. Take the sketch below and create 1 card using it as inspiration. You must use at least 1 stamped image on your card the rest is up to you. Any products are ok even other stamp companies. BUT... if you use a QKD stamp, you'll get an extra entry into the drawing for the prizes. For full instructions on the party, please click here.
Here's your sketch...

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.

Happy Stamping!

Be sure to visit Penny's blog next.. She will host the next hour of the blog hop.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tomorrow's Blog Hop

Thank you for coming to our party!! We are having a blog hop tomorrow (Nov 19th) with the Royal Court. Below is the schedule of where we will be all day. All times are in the PST time zone.

6am-7am: QKD Kick off
7am-8am: Heather
8am-9amm: Maria
10am-11am: Jennifer
11am-12pm: Vicki
12pm-1pm: Penny
1pm-2pm: SG
2pm-3pm: Cheryl
3pm-4pm: SJ
4pm-5pm: Taylor
5pm-6pm: Jessica
6pm-7pm: Lara
7pm-8pm: Nikki
8pm-9pm: Jules
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

QKD's being featured!

Queen Kat Designs will be the featured company on all 3 of these blogs beginning on Monday this week. All of these blogs are excited to feature us as we embark on our 3rd year as a stamp company. We would like to invite you for the ride this week with our Birthday celebrations. The Challenge blogs will kick it all off for us.

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:
2 Sketches 4 You:
A Sheet Load of Cards:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas is coming!

I have no idea how many days but I am sooooo not ready. I'm one of those whacko's that is done with Christmas shopping in AUGUST.. Well with the things that have happend this year I just didn't have the money or energy to get it even started! But I officially started my handmade family projects last night! GO ME! It feels great...

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...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cards to share!

Phew! Saturday is over. It took 2 days to recover from all that partying! Since I didn't see many of you blogging friends there i guess I'll have to share my creations here... These were all made with the new releaes that we had on Saturday! There were 10 stamp sets in total. all with the animal theme. 4 sentiment sets and 6 image sets! That's a lotta stamps!

Have you ever seen a cuter monkey? I am having a blast with him and the palm tree! It's a build a palm it comes with the coconuts, 2 different sized leaves 4 in all and then the trunk! It's from our new stamp designer Lara O. The monkey is from who else? but our very own SJ!