Saturday, February 27, 2010

VSN Olympic Weekend

If you are looking for some challenges to play along with this weekend, head on over to SplitcoastStampers where you will find a new challenge posted every hour.

This is for the Feb VSN I to make a card following the given sketch, using music as a theme and completing the inside of the card as well.  I made this card for my brother who thinks he is a rock star.  I will eventually complete the inside with it saying something like "party like a rock star on your birthday...old timer."

Stamps: You Know You're Old When-GinaK
Ink: Black, Not Quite Navy Craft, Old Olive Craft, Copics
Paper: White, Old Olive, Rockstar Stack-DCWV

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fun FairyTale

Feb 26th   is Tell a Fairy Tale Day….so choose your favorite Fairy Tale and make a card based on it.  Show me your Princesses, Dragons, or anything Magical. 

I used these cute stamps from Never Ever by The Greeting Farm with images from Peter Pan.  The first time my girls saw these images they knew immediately who Peter Pan and Tinker Bell were, but insisted that the below image was Jane (Wendy's daughter) and not Wendy.  Yes, we know all these stories very well.

As I was working on this card it seemed cute enough, but before I put it all together it dawned on me that I could take this one step further.
Yup, Wendy (or Jane) slides out to be used as a bookmark.  I have magnets on the inside of the bookmark so that it wont slip out of the book, a trick I learned very early in my stamping days and have used ever since.  I don't know why all bookmarks aren't magnetic.    


Stamps:  Never Ever-The Greeting Farm
Paper: White, Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Sugar Rush-Basic Grey
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Memento, Copic Markers
Accessories: 1 1/4" Punch, 1 3/8" punch, Silver Ribbon, Magnet

Monday, February 22, 2010

Royal Kat Monday Inspiration Style

This week is Inspiration Challenge week for the blog hop.  We were given this picture and I was so excited to have the perfect paper and stamp for this challenge.  I also tried to use the inspiration piece to give me some guidance for the layout.



You should have hopped here from Steph, if not, you will want to start back at the beginning at the  NEXT, hop on over to Keely to see what she has in store for you.       


Stamps:  On A High Note - Queen Kat Designs
Paper:  Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Black Brads

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fun PURPLE

This week our Friday Fun Challenge is to make a card with purple as the main color.  I love purple so this was easy.  I also love these little ladies from Inky Antics.  Inky Antics is from Cleveland, OH, my home town, and these ladies remind me of so many of the people I knew growing up, purple eye shadow and all.


Stamps: Hitting the Town-Inky Antics
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, White, Old Olive, Cottage DSP
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Green Ribbon-Offray

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Au Revoir

Just a quick little card using Queen Kat Designs Bon Voyage set that was released earlier this month.  I will be away for a couple of days so this is kind of appropriate, although I wont be on a scooter ;)  Be sure to check out the three day long on-line crop at the castle ( this weekend. 


Stamps: Bon Voyage
Paper: White, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Sugar Rush-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Hero Arts Pearls, Ribbon-Offray

Monday, February 15, 2010

Royal Court Monday Blog Hop- I Still Love You

Welcome to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Kat Monday Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Steph's blog, if you have not been hopping along you can start back at the QKD blog so you don't miss a thing. The challenge for today is to use the colors red, aqua and chocolate brown.  I made this card as The Hubs Valentine, but he told me long ago not to make him cards because he knows he doesn't respect them properly, so instead I make him cards and just don't sign them.  That way he can see it and I can put it in the box to donate to Operation Write Home and then the card can be enjoyed by another soldier.  


Stamps: Huggable Lil Monsters, Greetings #1
Paper: White, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Lime Rickey-Basic Grey, Sugar Rush-Basic Grey
Ink:  Tuxedo Black-Memento, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Label Punch, Heart Brads, Stardust Gel Pen

Now hop on over to Keely's blog and don't forget to stop by the Queen Kat Designs Store .

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the Queen Kat Designs 3 day Sweet Crop Friday, February 19-21 which will include a stamp release, live chat and challenges.  Come join us at the castle:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I made this Valentine banner a few weeks ago and have been saving it to show you all.   Nothing is stamped, I just used my Cricut to cut the letters and the scallops.  I added some White Gel Pen to make the letters pop more, a few packs of Valentine's Stickers to embellish with, old Large Heart eyelets from Stampin' Up! and strung it on Red polka dot ribbon.  I have plenty of extra ribbon there so I can hang it wherever I want.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Fun-Lincoln's Birthday

Sorry this is a little late in the day.  I have been snow bound all week, which you would think would mean more stamp time, but really it meant that I spent most of the last week either about to go out to shovel snow, shoveling snow, or resting after having just shoveled snow.   Add to that being cooped up with three munchkins and I didn't get much done at all.  Today is the first day in a week that I have not picked up a shovel yet (I will need to do so in order to widen the driveway before The Hubs gets home tonight,  but right now I am enjoying some time off.)

And now this week's Friday Fun

Happy Birthday Mr President!  In honor of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, we were to make a masculine birthday card.   I bet you thought it would be a Valentine theme this week.  Not with these Chickies!   


What a simple little fun card.  I used SCS Sketch Challenge #266 and used some buttons as the layers 4a and 4b.  I added the additional buttons just as a design element.  I like how the buttons scattered around the card mimic the confetti flying through the air.
Don't forget to check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done and post a link in the comments here if you get a chance to play along with us.


Stamps: Monkeys Celebrate-Inky Antics
Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Buttons

Monday, February 8, 2010

Royal Kat Monday-Ciao Baby

 It's another Royal Kat Monday blog hop for Queen Kat Designs.  Today we are featuring the Ciao set that was just released on Wednesday.  I love this set, it has so many fun images. 
Here is this weeks sketch:

And my card:

Stamps: Ciao-Queen Kat Designs
Paper: Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, White, Granola-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Copic ABS, Nylon Stitched Ribbon

If you have missed a stop here is the blog hop list.  You will not want to miss a single stop along the way. 

QKD blog
Kimme *You are Here*
Terri's Blog
 Be sure to stop at the store for 35% off this set and more.    
Queen Kat Designs Store

And remember that the rest of the court will be hopping tomorrow with more samples.  Be sure to check back.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Fun Back to Basics

Sherry is the hostess for February and has issued a real challenge for us this week.  
Back to Basics- Remember when you first started stamping and all you had was card stock, ink and stamps? it’s time to put away our fancy toys and patterned paper and make a card with the very basics. 
So for this challenge you are limited to the following:
Stamps: As many as you like
Ink: up to 3 colors (not counting black or brown)
Paper: up to 3 colors of card stock plus one neutral;  NO patterned paper. 
Coloring medium: You can use ONE coloring medium (markers, pastels, pencils, etc.)
Embellishments:  ONE kind.  You can use more than one of the same kind…(5 brads, two ribbons, etc.) but only ONE kind.
NO Nestabilities but punches are ok. 

Yikes!  I'm not sure I can make a card without patterned paper.  I decided to CASE an old card of mine which was a favorite.  I just changed up the colors a little and here we go.


Stamps: Balmy Breezes, Canvas
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Square Eyelets

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations by the other Friday Fun Chicks. 

We are expecting 20-30" of snow this weekend so this Palm Tree will make me think warm thoughts.  I hope to get a lot of stamping time in, but I think I will be spending a lot of time outside shoveling and sledding with the kids. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

My First Blog Hop

Today is my first Royal Kat Monday blog hop for Queen Kat Designs.  I am very excited to be part of the team.  This week we were given a sketch and are using the High Note stamp set that will be released on Wednesday.

Here is my card



Stamps: On a High Note - Queen Kat Designs
Paper: Kraft, Brocade Blue, White, Granola-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Blue Brads, Paper Piercer, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Now hop on over to see what Wynneth has created, or if you didn't start at the beginning go to the Queen Kat Design Blog to catch all the action.

Monday Hoppers:
QKD blog
** Kimme- You are here**
Queen Kat Designs Store