Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!

Welcome to the December pre-release day! I'm happy you could make it. I've got some very special releases for you today! Maigan had an burst of creativity to draw some "snowmaids". I just love them! I can't wait to color some more of them up. The first one I have here today is "Let It Snowmaid" She's so pretty.
Both of the mermaids I have here today were colored with my new tombow markers and blinged up with some $1 find stickles. I used some patterned papers from last year's SEI Christmas collection... I think it is called Glitzmas.. This next mermaid is "Happy Holidays Snowmaid". She's so fun and festive all dressed up in her pink shell bikini ready to hit the beach.

Oh.. Wait... Maybe that's ME that's ready to hit the beach.. Hmmm.. LOL. I am! I really am ready for the beach. Snow is not my favorite thing that's for sure. But these Snowmaids are awesome!! These new stamps will be in the QKD store on Wednesday!!

You're off to Kelly's blog next. Happy hoppin! Stop by here tomorrow as I kick off my 12 days of Christmas projects!

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Here's the hop order for the day.
QKD blog
Alex's blog
Vicki's blog
Kelly's blog
Helene's blog
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Linda's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Ashley's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The angels are coming...

Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving. :) I hope you are spending the day with someone you love. I get to have the family over tomorrow for the day. I can't wait to spend time with my dad!!! He's helping me rebuild the stamp machines. Both of them crapped out on me this week. :( But I think we are only missing 2 things for them so we are going to start working on them tomorrow.

I wanted to come by and show you what I've been working on. Most of you know I'm a total night owl and sleep rarely.. Well this is just the beginning of the heavenly creatures I will be making this year. I have put my love of making angels on hold for the past 7-8 years and I'm finally getting back into it.

Meet Anne Marie...
There are so many details that I've put into this angel I'm almost leaning to keeping her.. But I have sooo many right now. I think I counted 6 sitting around my living room. :) hehe. I think Anne Marie needs to be in a home with fewer angels so she can bless the family she lives with.
I've listed her for sale here in my Etsy shop.
The dress, coat and wings were all handmade. Even the cone and dress poof under her skirt were hand done. :) I don't like the angels at the big box stores they look cheap and don't have a real meaning since they likely weren't made with the love I add to my girls. So if you need some extra love in your holidays, come by and pick up Anne Marie.
Happy Turkey day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Royal Monday Blog Hop

Welcome!! I hope you had a great weekend. I've got a super fun card to share with you today. I used the Happy Holly Days Stamp set from QKD.
I have used this set over and over and over again and it still looks different each time I put ink on it and put it to paper. The snowflakes are so awesome. I used some patterned paper I had in my scrap drawer for this entire card. I cut no virgin papers for this baby! I'm going green and using my scraps.. lol. I random stamped the blue background with the 2 snowflakes in the set and then also random stamped the white circle.
The White "flower" on the left hand side of the card is a new product that I'm making for the QKD shop. They will be exclusives and only available in the store. They are organza fabric with a bling center. Soooo gorgeous. I can't wait to make more. I just had to try one out on this card.
I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the hop! Next up we have Kelly's blog don't miss out on her fun creation!
Yesterday, Queen Kat Designs introduced 2 Twilight inspired stamp sets! That's right!! more new stamps for this month and they are TWILIGHT!! Come n get em. Buy both and get a FREE "Team Bella" Stamp.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's here!! It's here!!

Happy Birthday to Queen Kat Designs!! Yahoo!! We made it 3 years!!! I'm so stoked. The big 3 has arrived. On to 4 baby! We are celebrating big today!! We are introducing some new stamps and a new designer. How fun is that??? Today I'm sharing my recipe card that I made with "Cookie: The baker" I love this stamp and I can't wait to use it some more.
I colored the image with my handy dandy trusty Tombow markers. The "recipe" was stamped with one of the new alphabet stamp sets from QKD. I am loving them! I random stamped the pink cardstock with the Cherries from the Ms. Piggie stamp set and added lots of sparkle to them with some pink stickles. The card is 6X6 and the recipe was written on a 3X5 card. I love making recipe cards, I hope you will try one.
Come by and pick up Cookie and her sister stamps today. We have a great bundle of stamps at a fantastic discount. And the free stamp month is still on! Buy any 2 stamp sets get 1 separate stamp free, buy any 3 separate stamps and get 1 free! See store for deets. Hop on over and get your stamps now.
I'm the last stop on the hop today. Please join us for the chat night here. It's from 8pm EST to 10pm EST or until everyone caves in from all the fun.

The hop list for the day is:
QKD Blog-- If you missed the start of the hop, come back here!
Vicki-- You're here

Sunday, November 15, 2009

RKM Blog Hop & Announcment

Welcome to this weeks edition of the Royal Kat Monday blog hop. I'm glad you came. Today I have a fun announcment and nice card to share.

This coming Thursday is Queen Kat Designs' 3rd Birthday!! We are going to celebrate all week long! Today I have some fun blog candy to offer up... Follow my blog and get an entry, leave a comment and get an entry. Easy peesie! :) Winner will be drawn on November 30th so there's still time to get in after this week. The blog candy is......

Woohoo!! That's right! The winner of the blog candy will win my handmade Christmas Planner that I blogged about last week.

So... today's challenge is the color challenge. It was to use the QKD official colors: Pink, Purple, Grey and white. (yes that's mostly purple.. the light was way bad for pic taking!) I used the new word sets for this card (Who luvs yah?, Snug as a Bug, and Warm Fuzzies). I just spplied them randomly to an acrylic block, inked and stamped! It made a fun looking "background" type image. I used lots of layers and ribbon.. Added some flowers and poof, instant card. :) It was fun using these colors together! You should try it!

Thanks so much for coming. Please hop over to Kelly's blog for some more fun. and be sure to join us this Wednesday on the QKD blog for Royal Kat Wednesday and on Thursday we will have a very special release! :) More new stamps and even a new designer!! The blog hop order for the day is:

QKD blog

Alex's blog

Vicki's blog-- You're here with me. :)

Kelly's blog

Helene's blog

Penny's blog

Meredith's blog

Linda's blog

Anita's blog

Sara's blog

Ashley's blog

Queen Kat Designs Store

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Adornit's Make It Merry Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Adornit's Make it Merry Blog hop. I'm happy to be a part of it. Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas tag with you. I made it using the supplies in the Nov/Dec Findings Vintage kit from Queen Kat Designs. I used a plastic snowflake I had from somewhere (yeah one of those things you have and you don't know where it came from but it's useful at that moment :) ) and I layed it on to my tag, then I used my mini mister with water and denim ink mixed in it and spritzed the tag. After it dried, I random stamped the ornaments on it and used stickles to spruce them up. I stamped "Wishing you a happy christmas" on the tag.

The next thing I did was stamp two ornaments from the Findings stamp set on separate cardstock, color and cut them out. I used a metallic gold roller ball pen to color the centers of the large ornament. Then I added clear crystal lacquer to them to make them pop. For the small ornament, I added a button from the kit to make it more vintage like.

When the large ornament was dry, I used pop dots to affix both of them to the tag. I added the lace and some twine to the hold in the tag. Then tied two mini jingle bells from the kit to the ends of the twine.

I had a lot of fun with this kits. Come by and pick one up for yourself.

Have an awesome day. Please visit RhondaSue next.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Christmas Planner...

Hey there!! I'm baaaack! I have more of my Christmas Planner to share with you. Today I'll be sharing my Shopping list and Schedule pages.
For the Shopping list, I created the base page just like I did the front page with my paper bag and patterned paper. I added ribbon and rick rack over the seam. For the left side, I embossed with gold two ornaments like they are hanging on a Christmas tree.
The swirls on the left were so fun to make, I bought this glue at the craft store back in September thinking I could write with it and then glitter it.. Well I finally used it! It's the most awesome stuff. I'll have to blog it later. Please forgive me I don't have the name of it right now. Anyhoo.. I drew the swirlies in glue then glittered them up they sparkle just like the lights on a tree. I used the QKD alphabets for the "Shopping list on my tab.

Next I have the 3rd and final section of my planner, it's the Schedule...
I used the sheet music from the Findings kit on this page. It's so pretty I can't get enough of it so I also covered the back cover in it. :) This page was super easy. I random stamped "sparkle in the light of the tree" all over the paper bag end of the book and drew some scrolls on it with a metallic gold pen.

I embossed the small ornament from the set in gold along the bottom of the page just for some extra texture. Then I layered the flowers above and inked em up with me trusty Chestnut Roan ink pad, added a button and viola!

I'm so happy with how this project turned out. I can't wait to give it away next week! :) You'll have a chance to win it right here next Thursday!

Have a nice day and stay warm!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas Planner

Today I have a super fun project to share with you. It's a vintage Christmas Planner. It has 3 sections: Wish List, Shopping List, Schedule... To me these are the most important things we need to have lists for while we are getting ready for the holidays. You can use it to plan your meals, family gatherings and all kinds of things.

I used paper lunch sacks as my base along with the 3 "File tabs" that came in the Fall Into Christmas Vintage kit at QKD. They were the purrfect size to fit into the paper bags. What I did was I cut off the closed ends of the bags so I had the open frayed ends. I put about 3-4 inches of the bag onto the file tab and stapled them with decorative X's down the side. Then I applied my patterned paper over the left side.
I stamped it up with the Christmas Ornaments that come in the stamp set of the kit and I added some by using my alphabets from QKD. Those stamps come in handy with loads of things!! For the coloring on th ornaments, Iused my prisma pencils and gamsol. To get the text behind the ornaments on the left side of my book, I stamped them onto the novel pages that came in the kit.

For the large ornament seen above, I colored it then covered the whole thing with crystal lacquer.. Yeah that took a pretty minute to dry. :) ooo... I just remembered, I didn't color that one with pencils. I filled it in with stickles.. let them dry over night and then covered it with crystal lacquer. It is so shiny and sparkley it's gorgeous.

The little wooden star was inked with Chestnut roan chalk ink and I added gold stickles and also covered it with lacquer.

I'll show you the inside pages then leave you for today.. :) I'll be back Thursday with more of this book. Tomorrow I'll be here with Royal Kat Wednesday. I have a special guest's card to blog about. :)

So for the inside pages, I used the closed ends of the bags as my base alternating open end out and open end in so you can instert more lists, reciepts, tags or other things in the open ends for safe keeping. I cut a piece of notebook paper and affixed it to each page front and back. Then I stamped them with an ornament with Olive chalk ink. --ok so blogger isn't letting me add more pictures.. grrr. I'll try to insert it later. :)

Have a great day!! oh.. PS.. you'll have a chance to win this on November 19th!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Royal Kat Monday...

It's Monday!! Wake up everyone.. :) No more sleeping in.. It's a work day... I hope you all had a good one. We are here for the Monday edition of Royal Kat Days. If you haven't seen the first of the hop, please surf back to the QKD blog to start over. It's sketch week and you don't want to miss out.
This weekend I got to play with the new QKD Monster stamps. The one I used is from the "Furry Monster" collection and I used the new monster word stamp sets as well. (Snug as a bug, Warm Fuzzies, & Who Luvs Yah?)
I used my new tombow markers to color my little monster. He's so cute! Don't you just want to tickle his toes? The background is some new 6X6 corrogated paper that we will have in the QKD store this week. It's awesome. I've used it on a couple of different projects so far.
We are extending the free stamp week for this week where you buy 2 stamp sets and get 1 separate stamp free or buy 3 separate stamps get 1 free. Come by and take advantage of the savings. Hop over to Kelly's blog for some more sketchy fun. Have an awesome week!
Today's hop order will be:

Monday, November 2, 2009


All you have to do is "Believe and you will find Christmas"... I love these little "Brownie" guys. They are so dang cute. I have another card to share with you today that I made with the set.
I found a Cuttlebug folder I'd never seen before in a store so I snatched it up just for this card. :) It's got all kinds of ornaments on it. I used a thick (I mean THICK) piece of cardstock for this. It's red on one side and green on the other. I have NO clue where I got it from. It's the thickest CS I've ever seen and some how I ended up with like 10 sheets of it. lol. It's almost like it's 2 pieces glued together. hmm... anyhow...

I embossed it with my new cuttlebug folder and standed through the gree to hit the red. I could have sanded another 1/2 hour and still not reached total red. lol. so it's a "hint of red". I embossed my brownie guy with black pigment ink and clear powder then colored him with my new babies (tombow markers) I just love how the highlights came out in his hair.
Have you started your Christmas crafting?? You'll NEED this stamp set for your projects. trust you me. This is the cutest set ever. It will be available in the store tomorrow. So stop by and shop.
Have an awesome day!

I got an Award!

I got this awesome award from one of my awesome blog readers...Scrappin Kitty. Thank you so much for the thought. :) Amanda you rock!!

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Your hair? long
3. Your mother? hmmm
4. Your father? LOVE
5. Your favorite food? fish
6. Your dream last night? strange
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? #1
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? soap
11. Your fear? snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? hawaii
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. Something that you aren't? lazy
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? money
17. Where did you grow up? utah
18. Last thing you did? work
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? buttheads
22. Friends? #1
23. Your life? chaos
24. Your mood? bored
25. Missing Someone? grandpa
26. vehicle? LOVE
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? QKD
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Your best friend? Jamie
33. One place that I go to over and over? Starbucks
34. Facebook? sure
35. Favorite place to eat? kitchen
Ok.. now for my nominees...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Royal Kat Monday...

Welcome to the second edition of Royal Kat Monday with Queen Kat Designs. Today is the preview day for the new November releases on Wednesday! If you've hopped here from Alex's Blog you're on the right track. If you've missed the beginning of the hop, please feel free to visit the QKD blog and start from the beginning.Today I'm previewing my favorite new release with you! This is a little guy from a stamp set called Brownies. The set contains 3 different little brownies and 3 sute sayings. The set can be used year round!! but, I'm getting a jump on my Christmas cards so I colored him all up ready to hep put out the "cheese" for santa!
I just got a set of the Tombow water based markers.. And I LOVE THEM!!! I'd take them over Copic any day. There's only 96 of them so that means my marker budget is low and I dont have to store a ton of markers I'll probably never use. I think I got like 34 of them and so far I've used all of them lol. And I've only had them for about 32 hours. :)
*tip if you have the Tombow markers and you're having paper issues, try watercolor paper (the back side) it works like a charm and it's cheap too.
I wanted to show you how I did the edge of the card so I've photographed it up close.. It's the "Icicle" punch from EK success. I punched it out of double sided cardstock from Cosmo Cricket and then lightly wet the edge and used a bamboo skewer to "curl" the edge and inked it with Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. It's such a fun addition to this card. I hope you'll grab this stamp set for yourself It's so cute!!! The new release stamps will be available in the store on Wednesday!
Please remember, we have 2 blog hops a week now. This one on Monday's and then the regular Royal Court Wednesday hop. They both start at the QKD Blog.
For more preview fun, please hop over to Kelly's blog. Have an awesome day. I'll be back tomorrow with another preview if you'd like to stop by.

Today's hop order will be: