Thursday, June 25, 2009

Here I am...

Here I am & there you are, but in my heart we are not that far. That's the quote on this card I have to share with you today. Take a peek...I used the July Royal kit from QKD for this card. It's the Mimosa line of patterned papers from SEI. The paper is GORGEOUS!!!! If you haven't seen it, GET THE KIT!!! if you've seen it... GET THE KIT!! The papers are all different. Some are pearlized, some are glittered and some are foiled. OMG it's the prettiest paper I've seen in a very long time!!! Grab a kit or two and you can make this card.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop...

Welcome welcome! So glad you could be here today. Thanks for coming. If you've arrived from Jacquie's blog you're on the right track! If you've come out of the deep blue, please surf over to the QKD blog to start the hop over, you don't want to miss a beat with us.

Here's a card I made last weekend while camping.. That's right!! I take stamp stuff with me when I camp! I got 18 cards made.. What did YOU do last weekend?? :)
Maria sets our themes each week and this week was vintage... I chose this Basic Grey paper. It's got vintage looking flowers on it. I used 3 stamp sets to create this 1 4"X4" card! I used the Give me coffee set, Coffee Beans and the Coffee Stain stamp.

Recently I was at a craft store.. I can't for the life of me remember which one but.. I found this velvet ribbon that's scrunched and folded and looks soooo vintagey to me. It's a fun addition to this card. I hope you like it.

Next stop on the blog hop is Ms. Maria.. The wonderful coordinator of all of the Royal Kat Wednesday hops. Please remember the 35% off stamp sale at Queen Kat Designs. Maybe pick up some coffee stamps! :) Have a java filled day.

Here's the complete hop link list just in case you get lost you can come back here. :)
QKD Blog- you are HERE!
Whimsical Ink Sorority-

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Take a Sip...

I have a fun card for you today. It took me a while to figure out how to make the card base but I got it. I wish I'd made a template to share with you but I was so excited I got it that I put it together and I don't even have a template to make it over if I wanted. lol

I used some patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas with some cardstock out of my stash. I stamped the drink from the Beach Essentials stamp set from QKD onto textured cardstock and colored with prisma pencils and gamsol (yes I love to do that, lol).So, how'd I do? It's my first envelope card. :) and I didn't even use an envelope for the base! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

July Royal Kit

The Royal kit is here and it's fantastic!!!! Surf over to the QKD store and reserve yours now. It's HOT!! Here are a couple of cards that I made with the kit.
We have a new stamp Designer that will debut in July. Her name is Nichole Cottrell and she's fantastic! She designed all of the flower stamps for the Royal kit for July!

About the kit... We're featuring the Mimosa papers from SEI this month. Some of them are foil, some are glittered and some are pearled. This month we've added some embossed velvet papers for great backgrounds. We've combined both patterned paper and patterned cardstock for this kit. It's a very lush and tropical theme. Come and get yours now, you won't be sorry!

Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop...

It's Wednesday already!! Wow time is flying. If you've come from ...'s blog you're on the right track in the hop! If you've come to my blog out of the blue, thank you! but, We're in the middle of a blog hop, please surf over to the QKD Official Blog to start the hop over. There's lots of excitement happening over there.Today I have this Father's Day card to share with you. It's by far not my "normal" style so... brace yourself for some SERIOUS inking and painting fun!! I've been elbows deep in ink this week making this card.

I'm not sure I can even name all the products I used for this!! Let me try...

Library card pocket
King's Crown Stamp
Wings Stamps
Thanks Stamp
Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Skull grungeboard
key grungeboard
heart grungeboard
Walnut Stain Crackle Paint
Fired Brick Crackle Paint
Braided Rope
Rhinestones in 2 colors and 3 sizes
Walknut Stain Distress Ink
Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
Silver Wire
Chipboard letters "Dad"
Textured Cream Colored cardstock
Heat Gun
Patience.. Lots of it!
and... a couple Tim Holtz videos!

PHEW!!! I think I actually did it!
I painted almost everything on this card!! I love how it turned out and I can't wait to give it to my dad.

Thanks for stopping by! Please surf over to Shannon's blog now and continue the hop. AND... come by the store for 35% off all QKD stamps!

If you'd like to see the videos that helped me create this card here you go...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer themed blog hop at Queen Kat Designs. We're happy you're here. If you came here directly and not from the hop, please visit the QKD blog here to start the hop over.

This week we are celebrating everything summer! I wanted to make a really happy summery card. I used the new Star mermaid from the Whimsical Ink Sorority for this card. She's HOT!!! You have to pick this stamp up. She's part of the masquerade series that we've started.

I painted her with my new professional watercolor paints and highlighted parts of her with my white souffle' pen. She's a fun girl to use for lots of things. I can in vision birthday cards, thank you cards, invites and more with her. Try Star out for yourself!

Now, hop on over to the WIS sorority....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My goal...

Hi everyone!! I have a goal and I'd love your help. It's my 29th birthday on Monday (June 8) and I would love to hit 300 sales by that day in the Paradise Sunrise Etsy Store! I'm offering a free gift with each purchase. Free gifts can be a guest bar of soap, a bath bomb, a full size lip balm... the list goes on! So.. if you buy from the store, make sure you tell me that you came from the blog and I'll include a freebie for you!!

Now for the highlight of the week! I made Chocolate Mint Lip balm!! It's delicious smelling! check it out!!You can see more over at the PSE blog. Get over to the store for some yummy summer deals!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome to the QKD Blog Hop!

Hi!! Thanks for coming today. If you came here out of the blue, please start the hop over at the QKD blog. There's lots and lots to see today! I'm presenting Pearl for the Whimsical Ink Sorority today. She's a fabulous addition to the fantasy collection over at Queen Kat Designs.Thanks for coming to my blog! If you're not a follower, click to follow and leave me a comment and I'll enter you into a drawing for this card and the stamp! (drawing will be held June 8th (my birthday)

Hop on over to Victoria's Blog for your next stop in the hop.