Friday, October 31, 2008

Cupcakes anyone??

YUM-O as Rachel Ray would say. These little tid bits look so tasty. Nikki and I have had major fun playing with these stamps... They were designed by SJ... She still hasn't received her set to play with.. poor SJ.. It'll come soon, I promise! :) Anyhoo... After packing my 8th box of craft stuff tonight... (24"X12"12") BIG BOXES... I had to sit and make some cards. :)

I have figured out how to make my own home made shimmer paint... oh so pretty!! I only have 6 colors of acrylic paints that weren't packed when I got the bright idea so I made: Midnite sky, purple, sunflower yellow, bubblegum pink, dark berry and dark green... I used little containers I had left over from CTMH that eyelets come in... I just put some acrylic paint in... Then followed with some Iridescent medium from the watercolor aisle at M's. how much? who knows! I just kept adding until it shimmered! lol.. some chemist I'd be I tell yah! Here are a couple cards I came up with after mixing my paints.

I'm in love with these cupcakes! I want ice cream cones to match.. Hint hint, SJ! lol. These little guys are coming out tomorrow! November 1st as QKD kicks off a month of celebrating. We are proud and happy to announce our 2nd stamp line birthday. Come and join us for some fun.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just a peek

Queen Kat Designs is celebrating our 2nd stamp line birthday in November. There will be lots of new stamps coming out on November 1st. I was playing around while packing to move the other night and came up with this card. The stamp set I used is the Cat/Dog Tags. It will be in the Nov 1 release. It's a really fun stamp set and is purrrfect for those furbaby projects that you do. It's a huge stamp set... all the more to love. I know.. my card is kind of plain but hey, I AM packing to move. lol. Not too much to pick n pull to play with anymore. Well.... ok there IS but... I didn't have the mojo to make anything that night after packing. lol. Check the QKD blog for more peeks.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Cards

I think the theme of Fall is taking over my blog! :) Seems like that's what I'm into right now I suppose. :) Here are 3 cards that I made with the November Royal Kit at QKD. The kit is available for reservation right now! To reserve just email and tell us if you want 6X6 or 12X12. This kit is packed with awesomeness for November!Don't miss this kit!! And for that matter, subscribe and don't miss any of the up coming kits. They are real stunners. For peeks come to the gallery. We've uploaded the December kit peeks!

Fall Do Dads...

I was messin' around with some Versa Magic ink from the November Get Inked! kit @ Queen Kat Designs and this is what I came up with. I used a corkboard from the $1 store and a paint dauber from Tim Holtz to paint it. I just stamped all over the board and trimmed it with some ribbon from Cosmo Cricket and a couple of rhinestones. :) Then I got a candy jar from the craft store and stamped on it with the ink. It took a good 2 days for the ink to dry on it but it did. It's really cute. Come on over to the Gallery and see more of what I did. Nikki also made a cork board and I am in love with it! It's posted there as well.

Minimal Mojo!

Ok so the title doesn't totally say how I feel but it's close. :) I got to stamp again tonight. This darn pnemonia is kickin my butt and I can't sleep. It's 1:15am right now and I'm trying to go to sleep but can't stop coughing. So I've been stamping. I was on yahoo IM with Nikki tonight and she was feeding me color combos without knowing what stamp set I was using. :) and this is what we came up with. The first combo was Red and Cream...

For this card I used the Make Me Happy Stamp set and a new cupcake set that's coming out in November at Queen Kat Designs. I think it's so cute. I was blog surfing tonight and I saw some cards that were just goddy and over the top with stuff on them I tried to do minimalistic cards tonight as a challenge. That and taking Nik's color directions about killed me. lol. It's harder that it sounds to just take someone's color choices and make something if you have a particular set in mind and they have no idea. :) I did it to her last month and she created the coolest stuff!

The next Color combo she threw at me was navy and pink and I objected and pouted until she said monochromatic purples. :) Haha. Thanks Nik, i love yah! :)

For this card, I used the Harliquin Background stamp and another cupcake from the new set coming in November. The cardstock is Bazzill and I used the Scalloped Oval Nesters from Spellbinders. I love those things! They are coming out with some new shapes and of course I have my list ready when they hit stores! :) This was the last card we did color combos with as I needed to make a couple of other cards for the new releases in November @ QKD.

This card was made with some new Salt and Pepper shakers that we are releasing in November. They will be a new addition to our already fun and funky food section of the site.

No I haven't lost my mind. And you're not seeing things. :) This IS a beach card. SJ drew a new Beacher Bot and put together with Beachy Bot they make the purrrfect bot couple. Beacher is going to be the latest and greatest addition to the Seperates line @ QKD. I also used part of the Surfs up stamp set for this card. The blue background is embossed with the bubbles emb. folder for the cuttlebug and I inked the top with a teal ink to give more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my minimalist cards. i don't know if I'll stick with the theme but hey, can't say I have't tried it! :) Have you stamped lately?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wass up SHORTY?

LOL.. I sooo couldn't resist that title to go with this post! Nikki... my good friend is starting a new trend called SHORTIES... She decided that inchies are just too dang small!! And I couldn't agree more. So.. Shorties are 1.5" X 1.75" and are just the RIGHT size! Check them out.. I made 12 of these little monogram/shortie notebooks tonight with matching pens. I'll post some here and you can click here to see the rest.
All stamps are from Queen Kat Designs, Chipboard letters are from Prima, Flowers are from Prima & Imaginisce, Inks are Chalk and Tim Holtz Adirondak. (yeah big suprise no CTMH ink this time).. Paper on the "T" notebook is Dream Street Paper, Paper on the "I" notebook is I don't know who.. and the "S" is Sandylion.
Have you made a shortie today?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS

IN OCTOBER???? I'm sorry but there's something wrong with these pictures!This is my nice mountain view.... Obstructed by SNOW! :( IN OCTOBER...

Bubba actually thought I'd be stupid enough to stay outside with him and play football! In the snow!! IN OCTOBER.... Boy how wrong he was!
A good oh.... 6 inches at 9:30AM, October 12, 2008...

About 12-14 inches at 3:00pm, October 12, 2008.... And it's STILL going!!! I think Mother Nature is having her time of the month... And she doesn't know it's only OCTOBER!!!! They say it'll be 70 tomorrow I'm praying it will be and all this white crap will be gone.... YUCK!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We have a winner for the challenge from yesterday!! Drum roll please.... Contratulations to... zukesgirl for her winning entry. Please email me your mailing address:

A big thank you to everyone who participated! Your names have been entered into the 3 grand prize drawings over at the QKD Blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WCMD Challenge

Wowie!! It's time to PAR-TAY!!! Let's jam on it peeps! Here's my challenge to you...

Make 1 card using the colors: Purple, Orange, Black & White...
Use at least 1 stamped image
Theme MUST NOT be Halloween! (I know.. how messed up am I for giving you the Halloween colors and not letting you do a Halloween card? lol! Think outside of your box!)
Use at least 2 layers on your card
Use at least 3 embellishments (brads, eyelets, charms, ribbons, fibers, chipboard, grungeboard.. etc)

Here's a sample card that I made. I used the November 2008 Take 3 Stamps from QKD.
Link me to your creation by midnight tonight PST (if your link don't work, you ain't entered!)
1 entry per person
Winner will be drawn at random from a hat!

Winner will receive this stamp set

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

World Card Making Day

Wow! I can't believe it's OCTOBER already... Don't get me wrong I can't wait for this year to be over with!!!! I'm SOOOO done with 2008 it's not even funny. Anyhow..... I'm excited to tell you that Queen Kat Designs has teamed up with Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet to bring you a day full of challenges and lots of prizes!! You soooo don't want to miss out on this baby!

Where? Here!
When? October 4, 2008 (Saturday)
Time? Beginning at 6AM Pacific Standard Time

What? A ton of fun! We have been planning challenges for you like you would not believe. The Royal court has a day of fun planned. And together with Just Johanna it's going to be a total blast.

Here's the QKD Royal Court Schedule: (all times are set by PST)
• 6:00 am – 9:00 am-Heather
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - Penny
• 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm -QKD Blog
• 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm -Jules
• 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm -Vicki
• 9:00 pm – 12:00 am-Tanis
Since I just announced the new court today if some of the newbies want to host a challenge, I may add them to the list. Here's a list of prizes for the contests...

Grand Prize: $25 shopping spree @ Queen Kat Designs
1st Runner Up: 1 Get Inked! Kit (Month TBD)
2nd Runner Up: 1 Set of monster stamps (Diva, Buddy, Ms. Piggie and Joe)

All blog challenges will have 1 winner who will receive 1 stamp set from the store. These will be random stamp sets from our stock.

Stay tuned for more info! And get ready for a marathon day of challenges and fun!