Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday QKD!!

Thanks for stopping by on this leg of the 5th Birthday celebration blog hop for Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. The Royal Court is rocking it today, aren't they?

I'm still into playing with resists. :) This time I used the new Fall Seasonal inks from Tim Holtz.. the color is Seedless Preserves. I love this color! :)

The stamp on this card, YES! It's only 1 stamp. :) It's a new background stamp that's coming out tomorrow at our stamp release party. I think I'll name it falling stars. I originally thought of it for a Christmas stamp but I'm lovin how it turned out for a Birthday card! the silver is my silver sailor pen and the dots that look kinda black are actually purple rhinestones. The whole card just blings in real life! :)

The resist I used on this card was versamark. I used my VM pad to stamp my background stamp then applied the Seedless Preserve ink over it.

I hope you like my card and will come check out the 19 day birthday celebration we have going on. There's lots and lots of fun stuff! It's over on our Facebook Fan Page.

Your next hop stop is... Kerry!

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Changing It Up!

Oh Holey Cow! 2 posts in 1 day! I know.. right? You are all shocked huh? :) I'm having fun playing with resists! Well ok this isn't quite a resist. It's more of a "How to Change Patterned Paper" card. :) I call it Changing It Up.

So you have a bunch of old patterned paper you don't like.. But you can't bring yourself to get rid of it.. I say stamp it! I got this idea from Jennifer McGuire in her Inspiration Showcase class. I've done this quite a bit before and before I even knew about Jennifer or her class. But She reminded me of it. :) You know how it goes, you do something 1 time then you file it in the back of your head and need a nugde to pull out that "file" again? So.. here's how I made this card:

Take some patterned paper and use one of the new large background stamps from Queen Kat Designs. here's a link. I used Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped it onto some patterned paper and adhered it to my card front.

I then stamped another background and cut out part of the image, matted it and added it to the front of my card. Using a cuttlebug flower set I got about a year or so ago I made a little flower out of white cardstock and inked it with Wild honey distress ink. I added a rhinestone in the middle with some Glossy Accents and I punched the leaves out of the patterned paper (before it was stamped) Added ribbon and the flower to the front of the card and I was done! :)

Now you go try it! :)

Versamark Resist Card

Hi Stampy Friends!

It's been a really long time since I've blogged. So I thought I'd share a card with you that I just made. I'm playing with resist stamping this week and this is one of the cards that I came up with. So lets jump right in!

Supplies: black cardstock, 3 brads, adhesive, Versamark ink, Barn Door Distress Ink, soft cloth or towel, card base, and of course some stamps! I used a sentiment from Queen Kat Designs and a background stamp that will be released soon from QKD as well, Scissors, Black India Ink and an ink blending tool.


1. Ink the background stamp with versamark ink. I used Champagne in VM ink. Next lay your stamp face up on your craft mat or work surface. Lay your glossy cardstock face down onto the stamp and gently rub all over it with your hands to transfer your ink onto your cardstock. Heat dry with your heat tool.

2. Using barn door ink and a blending tool, apply the ink onto your glossy cardstock. I find you get a much richer color if you use a blending tool and rub it into the cardstock vs. the pad to paper method because unless you press your ink pad into your paper and rub the heck out of it you will not acheive the bright colors. and this way you won't have to do layer after layer as if you were using the direct to paper technique. ps.. moral of the story, using an ink blending tool will save ink in your ink pad and you won't be rubbing it off of the paper onto a towel. :) That's the cheap-o in me! After you have inked it, gently rub the excess ink off with your towel to help the resist show through.

3. Mat the resisted background onto black cardstock and then adhere to the front of your card. Set aside.

4. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with black india ink and using your ink blending tool, color the cardstock with Barn Door ink. Cut right edge into a "v" and mat onto black cardstock, add brads and adhere to the card.

How simple was that?? Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Royal Court Call

Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. ( announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members! You must be a STAMPER and card maker to apply. We are a stamp manufacturer that makes laser etched rubber stamps. We are looking for people who LOVE to stamp and can do so on a deadline with a smile

*Must love to color!*
*Must be able to do a minimum of 5 cards a month*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on your own blog*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on one of our company blogs*
*Must be able to participate on our Facebook Fan Page each week*
*Must be able to post your own creations to our online gallery*

Work Description:
*5-6 Hand stamped cards a month (photographs only, you keep your cards)
*1 Blog post a week on your personal blog (using 1 of the cards you made for your monthly quota)
*1 Blog post on one of the 2 Queen Kat Designs Blogs or the Fan Page ( Dark Ink Sorority or the QKD Company blog, you will be assigned to 1 of the blogs upon hire)
*Participation on the QKD Facebook Fan page at least three times a week
*Check in on the Court’s private message board at least 3 times a week to make sure you’re up to date

Perks of the team:
+Worldwide exposure to your work through our blogs and online idea gallery
+Free rubber stamps each month of your term
+30% off any rubber stamps in our online store for your term (this also includes fabric blocks and iron on transfers)
+40% off any rubber stamps in our online store on the 15th of each month for your term
+And more…

Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.
1. Make 3 cards showcasing your best work and blog about them on your blog with a link to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Call. (Cards must be new for this call and can use any stamps and products you want. Of course we are partial to QKD stamps but welcome submissions with any stamps.)
b. Email us the link to your blog post to: with the following (all in 1 email please!)
d. Include the following information in the body of your email: Your full name, mailing address, phone number, blog or website address, email address. Current bloggers only! This call is open to anyone in the USA and Canada.
e. Provide one paragraph about yourself telling us about you and make sure your personality shines through.

General Questions…
1. Would you say you are primarily a stamper or a scrap booker?
2. How long have you been stamping/ scrapbooking?
3. Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer, for kit company), and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment. Please list the work load and the length of your commitments as well as names of companies.
4. What is your motivation for participating in our design team? (Be candid)
5. Do you currently own any Queen Kat Designs stamps? If not, why not? (Please be candid)
6. Are you able/ willing to make at least one post per week to promote our products?
7. Are you able/ willing to commit to a 6 month term with QKD at this time?

Applications are due by August 30th at 10am MST!
New Royal Court members will be contacted by September 1st via email.
Send everything in 1 email to:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

CTMH Stamps for Sale

All MUST go! These are ALL Close To My Heart (CTMH) My Acrylix Stamps!

$3 each:

A1041 Hip Hip Horray (used many times)

A1042 Live Life Well (a couple stamps used 1-2 times rest are new)

B1011 Tropical Vacation (well used)

A1058 Funky Chunky (new)

A1057 Funky Confetti (1-2 stamps used 1 time rest are new)

A1011 Spice (used)

$5 each:

B1026 Meow (most stamps are new)

B1157 BBQ (3 out of 6 stamps new)

B1170 Fairy Dust (used)

B1174 Flower Fairies (used)

B1162 Aloha (used a couple times)

C1043 Citrus Set (used)

C1008 Top O' The Morning (well used)

B1095 Thanksgiving Day (well used)

$8 each:

C1218 Bold Borders (brand spankin new!)

C1171 Campin' out (I can't remember using these but 1 or two stamps look used 1 time)

$10 each:

D1114 Create a File (1 stamp used 1 time the rest is new)

D1115 Princess (about 1/2 new and 1/2 used 1 time)

D1012 Confetti & Favors (used 1 time)

D1086 Birthday Bash (used)

If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these please send an email to info @ katstamps . com and tell me what stamps you want, what your mailing address is and your paypal address.

1-3 sets will ship USPS first class rate will be whatever it costs me to mail them

4 sets and up will go in a USPS flat rate envelope for $5 unless I can't fit them in there, then it'll ship in a priority box and rate will be what it costs to mail them.

I will post the photos of the stamps in a blog post BELOW this one so you can see what you're buying.

CTMH stamps for sale

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carrie Hawks!

Hey there!! It's new artist day at QKD!!! I'm here with a special peek.. Well.. more of a clue for one of the giveaways tonight on the Facebook Fan Page!
So.. Make sure you study this image and find out as much as you can about it today! Come over to our fan page at 7pm PST for the fun! :) The stamps will be released at that time. :)

Please jump over to Bonnie's blog for your next stop. :)

See you tonight! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wind It Up

Good Morning, friends! Thanks for coming. I'm here today with a new release from Christina Lynn Myers. My stamp that I got to play with is called Wind It Up. For my card, I tried to focus on the girl and keep the background plain. I stamped her in Black India Ink and colored her with my prisma pencils and gamsol. Then I added crystal lacquer to her eyes, lips, heart and clock. Then I accented the gear on her stomach with my Sailor Silver Metallic Pen.
Join us tonight on the Facebook Fan page for a release party. The fun starts at 7pm PST and lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. There will be some giveaways and lots of fun.
Please hop over to Jeanie's blog for her creation. Thanks for coming.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's almost Easter, right?

Ok so maybe not for a while... But I had to make this card!! I just had to. The stamp was calling to me. Her name is Carrot Bunnie. She's illustrated by Che Gilson over at Queen Kat Designs.
I used some hinges I've had forever! I mean... like.. oh.. maybe 5-6 years or so.. and some fun star brads to attach them to the card. This is one hefty card by the time I layered all the cardstock and added the metals.. I bet it weighs 1/2 a pound. lol
The hinges are actually functioning and the panel with the bunny open up. Under it I hand wrote "Happy Easter" and I still have the entire inside of the card to write to the person I send it to. I have someone in mind for this and I think her lil 12 year old heart will love it. :)

I used my Prisma pencils with gamsol to color the image and then touched up some parts with a Sailor metallic silver pen. It really adds some bling.

If you don't have any metallic pens, I suggest the Sailor brand. they come in a metal shaft with a shaker ball inside to really mix up the color. The tips are metal and once the paint is flowing it just glides on. I have both silver and gold.. well worth the money.

Ok... So that's my blog post for the day. Wow 2 days in a roll! I'm proud. :)

Take care and stay warm!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's a Foxy Day!

Today we are welcoming Diana Vick to our stamp designer roster at Queen Kat Designs. You've probably seen some of her stamps already but today is a big release of her images! We are proud to have Diana with us. This is my card that I made with Phillea.. I chose to work with her because I LOVE hot air balloons. :) Isn't she the cutest thing? I had fun coloring her. I made this card and one other that can be seen in the QKD gallery. On this one I just had to color her "white" fur purple! She just screamed to be a punk, steampunk fox. :) I used some shimmery silver cardstock for the mat on the image and it just sparkles and shines. I had some mini pearls on a string left over from a Findings kit and strung them on the right side of the card. It's a simple card but really cute.

Thanks for coming to my blog. Please continue the hop over at Chris' blog.

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Welcome Ash!

I am here to debut a new stamp line for Queen Kat Designs today. Have you seen the whole hop? If not, jump back to the QKD blog for more fun! I'm introducing "Chessie" to you today. He is Ash's take on the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. I love him!! I had fun making this card. It never ended. I took a sketch from my sketch gallery and went with it. I can not find the exact sketch online.. so I can't link you. I think it was one that got deleted when our gallery went down last year. :( but it's an easy card to make.

I stamped the kitty and saying in Wild Plum ink.. I believe that's the name of it anyway. It is from Tim Holtz' Adirondack line. I colored his eyes green with prisma pencils and then added diamond glaze to them. The patterned paper is really old.. It's from Cherry Arte... I made the flower using one of the cuttlebug Quilling sets and added a rhinestone in the middle. They are super fun to make.

I hope you enjoy my card. Please hop over to Penny's blog for her release.

Please join us tonight at 7pm PST on the QKD Fan Page.. We will have some giveaways as we release the stamps in the store.

Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hawai'i here we come!

Hi friends!! Thanks for coming to my blog today. I hope your enjoying some nice hot cocoa or coffee, perhaps a nice Starbucks drink. :) I'm bringing some sunshine and Aloha to my blog today... We are welcoming a new stamp designer at the Castle today named Samantha Nowak. If you have not seen the whole hop, please stop by the QKD blog and go through it. I promise you're guarenteed to smile. :)

Today I am sharing the Hawaiian Princess with you. She's full of sunshine, hula and all things Hawaiian!! She is my absolute favorite of the princesses that we are releasing today.

Super simple card!! Lots of layers of cardstock and paper.. 2 stamped images, some flowers, brads and stickles. I even added Rock Candy Stickles to my flowers on her hairpiece and Lei. The image was colored with prisma pencils and gamsol. Super fun and super simple!

Please jump over to Valerie's blog now for her fun creation.

Mahalo for coming.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday

Hi Hi! Welcome to my part of the Triple Tiara Tuesday challenge this week. We have a super fun challenge this week. I was happy to learn a new technique and try something new with supplies I haven't used in forever.

The Chalkboard Technique is so much fun... I used black cardstock, Yellow and Pink chalks, white pigment ink and a Thank You stamp from the Studio 77 Collection at QKD.
I made a video that shows how to do the technique. In it I used a Flame stamp from the Boyz Toyz Collection and a pretty butterfly from an old Royal Kit.

Take the challenge and link your project to the inlinkz think on the right hand side of the QKD Blog. This is the last challenge for January. The winner will get a $25 rubber stamp gift certificate to QKD!

Take care and thanks for coming! Be sure to visit Wynneth and the QKD blog for the official rules.

Here's a video I made of this technique.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year and Happy T3!

Been a while since I've last updated so... Happy New Year!! I hope your holidays were all you wanted and more. Today I'm here with the second week of Triple Tiara Tuesday from Queen Kat Designs.

Our challenge for this week was to create a card using White as the main color. So... I used the Butterfly Fairy from the Creepie Cutie collection that's coming out tomorrow at our Re-Launch of the line! You could say it's a preview of what's to come tomorrow from Kristie. :)

Super super simple card!! Just stamp your image onto some white cardstock and color. Layer onto some purple cardstock, add flowers and use pop dots to adhere the image to the front of your card. Stamp Hello in the bottom right and add some clear crystal lacquer or glossy accents to the skulls and eyes on the image. :) top with a large purple brad on the flower centers and you're golden!! See, what'd I tell you? Easy card, right?

I'm the last top of the triple tiaras today so please jump back to the QKD blog, read over the specs again and make your card! Submit it in the contest for your chance to win $25 in stamps from QKD!

Happy Stamping!