Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Birthday QKD!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you've come for the QKD blog hop you're on the right track. If you've missed the hop, I'd like to invite you to start at the top of the hop and see what you're missing out on. :) Today QKD is celebrating 6 years as a stamp company. 

I am so excited to share with you one of our new monster stamps! 
Recently, I purchased some Spectrum Noir markers and I'm still riding the learning curve on how to use them. but I love how this one turned out. It's way better in person. I think I may send this out to my lil nephew who will celebrate his birthday on Christmas Eve. I think he'll get a kick out of it. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. It's a super simple self explanatory card. Please surf over to Maria's blog for the next stop on the hop today.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Too Cute!

 Hi friends!! Thanks for coming today! Today I have the cutest stamp by Coriander Shea Detwiler.. It's called The Cauldron Congregation. I had a lot of fun coloring this one. I used my trusty Prisma Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol. the background is Faded Jeans Distress Ink applied with an ink applicator. 

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Please stop by Janie's blog next! Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012



Pumpkin, pumpkin, who's got the punpkin?? Well, I don't know who's got THE pumpkin but I've got 3 of them! :) I have 3 cute lil punkies illustrated by Natalie VonRaven. you can get your stamp here

To make this card: Cut a piece of black and white patterned paper to fit the front of your purple card base. Cut strips of black and purple cardstock and layer. then tie some orange and black ribbon on it and adhere to the front of your card. Stamp and color 3 cute pumpkins. Adhere to card with pop dots and add stickles to the black areas for the "WOW!" factor. Next I took a piece of patterned paper and cut out "Monster Mash" from it matted it with purple then black and mounted it to the front of my card. 

Thanks for stopping by my pumpkin patch today! Please hop over to Sue's blog for your next stop.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spoooky Flowers!

Flowers.. Flowers.. Flowers.. I love making my own paper flowers! I had an empty frame and a post card sitting on my desk so I thought why not frame the post card and embellish with some hand made flowers?? then I thought.. hmm.... add some wings!  Then... I got the idea to use vellum for the wings but alas, after an hour of looking for just a scrap of vellum, I couldn't find ANY! Not 1 stinkin scrap! So, I had some thick frosted plastic... I said to myself "Why not?" And away I went! I pulled out the handy dandy Black Stazon ink and my Delicate Wings Stamps and went to work! I used some teeny tiny rhinestones to dress up the wings and viola! My framed art was finished.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please hop over to Beth's blog and see what she's got up her sleeves for you.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Moonlit Misery is Orange!

HI friends!!! How are you all doing today?? I hope you're having a fabulous Fall day! It's a bit chilly here but the day is off to a wonderful start! Our theme for today's hop is ORANGE! That was my grandpa's favorite color ya know! I hope I did him proud with my card today. :) The stamp I'm featuring today is my Micah Carmichael, it's titled Moonlit Misery

I love the combination of orange, green and purple! Don't you? 

To make this card: Cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the front of your card base. Stamp and color your image and mat with black cardstock. Next cut a piece of black cardstock the length of your image and about 1/2-3/4" thick and tie 3 pieces of orange ribbon around it. adhere the image and black strip to a rectangle of green pattern paper matted with black cardstock the the front of your card. 

Thank you for visiting me today!! I hope you enjoyed my simple and fun Orange themed card. Your next stop on the hop is Stephanie L! Have a great rest of the day!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ol' Bag O' Bones!

Hi friends!! It's skeletons/bones day here on our blog hop! I have a stamp from Natalie VonRaven to share with you today, it's called The Joker.

To make this card: cut a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to the front of your card base. Cut a triangle of pink patterned paper and adhere that to the front of your card (for this one I used the left over paper I had from yesterday's card!) 

Next, stamp and color your image and then use an ink applicator and Vintage Photo Distress ink to age the background of the image if desired. I sprayed the entire image with my home made glimmer mist to give it a nice shimmer. Mat the stamped image with black cardstock and green patterned paper and use a border punch on the green. 

For the bones embellishment, I used an arm for a skeleton I had left over from our Coffin contest and some ribbon. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please hop over to Janie's for your next stop!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Welcome to a spooky day at my blog!! I've got a great stamp to showcase today! My card features a stamp by Carissa Rose called Day of the Dead III
To make this card cut a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to the front of a card base. cut and mat pink and orange patterned cardstocks to the front of your card. (to do this I just cut rectangles of each color 4"X 5.25" and cut them diagonally) Next take a strip of black cardstock and use a border punch to make the banner points. adhere to your card front. 

Stamp and color your Day of the Dead girl image and mat with black cardstock. Adhere to front of card with pop dots. Apply rhinestones and crystal lacquer as desired!

Thanks for visiting me today! Please surf over to Janie's blog for your next stop!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's a purple kinda day!!

It's PURPLE day!!!! My favorite color of all time!! I have a fun card with a NEW stamp to share today!! So lets jump into it! My card is a shaped card. Looks kind of like a tombstone. :) 

To make my card front I cut a piece of cardstock to fit. Stamped the sentiment in Orange CTMH Ink and matted it with some patterned cardstock from DCWV. I applied some brads and metallic thread/ twine. 

To make the inside of my card, I Just added some patterned cardstock on the edges that have been trimmed with scalloped scissors. I stamped the witch on white cardstock and colored her.. then I went hog wild with my jewel crusted embossing technique in this video from Michaels. After That, I thought.. hmm the witch needs to stand out more.. so I stamped and colored her one more time and used pop dots to put her on the top of the first witch. :)

I hope you like my purple themed card! It was so much fun to make!! :) Have a fun filled day!

Thanks for visiting me today. Please hop over to Sue's blog next! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Decorate a Coffin Contest and Blog Hop!!

Thanks for stopping at my blog today! We are hosting a contest beginning today to see who is the best coffin decorator! Do you think you have what it takes? Well lets find out! I am challenging you to a fun contest. Check out this awesome coffin that SierraGrannie did! (the green and black one above is my creation)

Here are the details:

Decorate a Coffin (can be wood or chipboard: handmade or store bought ie.. Michaels has wood ones for $1.00)
Use at least 1 stamped image somewhere in or on your coffin. The stamped image must be visible when the coffin is on display.. (Here's a close up of my stamped image. I used the Thorns Background stamp for my Coffin lining.)

Any stamps, colors, embellishments, themes, and textiles are ok! Use your skills, I know you have mad decorating skills! Lets see them! Here are more shots of Sierra Grannie's coffin... 

1st Place Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to Queen Kat Designs
2nd Place Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to Queen Kat Designs

When your coffin is finished, link me to it using the Mr. Linky below! Entries are due by October 20th. Public voting will open Oct 22nd and close Oct 26th! The winner will be announced on October 27th! You get 1 entry per person. 

Thank you for coming! Please hop over to Jamie's blog for the next stop on today's hop!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have a fun card to share with you. I used a new stamp by Natalie VonRaven from Queen Kat Designs it's called Evolution! Since our theme today for the blog hop is Steampunk I thought it would be fun to turn this stamp into a Halloween-ish one for the day. :)

To make this card:
Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the card front. Cut a piece of ledger patterned paper and stamp a QKD background stamp on it and adhere to a piece of black patterned paper. Using metallic thread, attach 1/2 of a snap.

Stamp and color the Evolution stamp on white cardstock, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and water in a mini mister create the background around the Evolution face. Spritz the entire piece with glimmer mist. I used my home made spray (hair spray with pearl ex).  Mat on black and bronze cardstock. Attach other half of snap with metallic thread. Using a brad, attach a game pointer to your Evolution image. Using your favorite adhesive put your card together.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I had a lot of fun making it. Please hop over to Janie's Blog for your next stop on our 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Creative Edges Blog Hop!

Hi guys!! It's me!!!! I'm back!!! Yes I know its been almost a year since I've blogged. I've been so busy! But I'm here now! :) I am on a blog hop with my fabulous Royal Court at Queen Kat Designs!! I have a fun card to show off today. It's a rocker chick! 

The stamps I used on this card are from the fun Sin Bonnet Sue Collection!

My card was pretty easy to make... I took a regular white card base that measured 5.5"x4.25" and adhered a piece of red cardstock to it then I cut the right egde free hand. I used a background stamp from the background basement at Queen Kat Designs to add some 3-d effect to the red cardstock. Then with the black patterned paper, I cut it freehand and applied the two eyelets on the left hand top and bottom then adhered that to the cardbase. 

Next, I stamped and colored my image, I swiped my egdes of my image with red ink and matted it with black. I stamped my saying with red ink on a scrap of white cardstock, matted it on some of the black patterned paper, then onto some red cardstock. (use your scraps!) I applied eyelets and a safety pin and used a pop dot to give it a 3-d effect on the card. then I layered up some silk and paper flowers, grunged them up with some acrylic paint and a brad and glued it to the front of the card with Glossy Accents. :) Add stickles here and there and there ya go! 

thank you so much for coming to our blog hop today! I'm glad you stopped by! 

the next stop on our hop today is Ms. Pat. Please hop over to her blog now to see her fabulous creative edged card! Thank you for coming!