Monday, May 31, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - A Recipe for Cute

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.  We are headed up to our local parade today which my kids all LOVE.  Nothing better then sitting outside watching the youngest scouts, high school bands and Veterans all marching together.

You should have hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if not you will want to go back to the Queen Kat Designs Blog so you can catch all the inspiration.  This week we were to make anything but a card.  I have had this idea floating in my head and finally took the time to make it.  I unmounted my rubber stamps this winter and saved all the wood blocks.  I used one of the larger blocks and turned it into a recipe card holder.  I have visions of using other blocks for photo holders.

Stamps: Cookie the Baker
Paper: Ava-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Wood block, Clothes Pin, White Spray Paint, Nesties Labels 4

Now hop on over to see what Keely has waiting for you.  Then hop on over to the Queen Kat Designs store  and get FREE Shipping Come over and order anything you'd like in any amount and get your order shipped for FREE. Use Coupon code: shipmem10 valid 5/31/10 only

Come back on Wednesday and see samples of the new release and grab up some new cuteness at the QKD store.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red White and Blue Thinking of You - Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Welcome to my little stop on this wonderful blog hop.  What a great way to celebrate our Veterans and Heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, while also celebrating such a fantastic organization like Operation Write Home which helps our current Heroes stay in touch with loved ones.  If you just happened upon my post here, you will want to go back to Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog and check out all the activities for today.  I'll wait.........

Welcome back. 

The following song seems to sum up Memorial Day to me.

Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus 

I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free

I can't forget the look in his eyes

Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me

All gave some and some gave all

And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

Now Sandy Kane is no longer here

But his words are oh so clear
As they echo through out our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man

Love your country and live with pride

And don't forget those who died America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all

And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me

Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all

I have been aware of Operation Write Home since they started, but only recently started sending my cards directly to them.  In the past I have contributed when groups I belong to were gathering cards to mail to OWH, but for some reason I just never sent any cards on my own.  When I saw that Dixie stated her shelves were bare a while back I went through my stash and sent 50 cards out right away.  I then hosted a card making day and sent another 285 earlier this month.  I now have a box on my desk that I can add cards to and when I have it filled up I will mail it off again.

Here are a few cards that will be in the next box:

Does that card look familiar?  I was honored when they asked me to make a sample for the Stars and Stamps Blog today.  How cool is that?

Love this Love Bug set from Unity Stamp Company.  Isn't that car great?  I recycled a pair of my husband's work jeans and free handed the images on it and was lucky enough to find the perfect ribbon to go with the feel of this card.  I used a bit of crystal effects on the window, lights and chrome areas of the car to make them really shiny and stand out a bit.

Did you know that OWH has challenges?  If you ever need inspiration for your card making they have several challenges through the week on the Stars and Stamps Blog:   Pretty cool huh?

Now hop on over to Ellen at  and see what kind of cute cute cute stuff she has created today.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fun - Congrats Chelsea

Today is the last day of high school for Chelsea (Kim's oldest daughter.)  In honor of this, make a card using her school colors.....yellow & blue (neutrals can be white, cream, &/or black)  I am again featuring the newest stamp line from Queen Kat Designs called Sin Bonnet Sue.  Here are my creations with Clicker Sue:


Hop on over to the QKD Store and you could get Free Stamps!!!  Here are 2 ways:

Would you like to get your ENTIRE STAMP order FREE?
Then place an order... any stamp order... any amount... any day this weekend beginning NOW!

Each order you place and pay for between now and Monday night at 11:59 PM PST will qualify as an entry into the FREE order giveaway!


For every $25 you spend at Queen Kat Designs now through Monday night at 11:59pm PST you will be entered to win a $25 Gift Certificate for rubber stamps!

Now, check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done with their challenge this week.  If you would like to play along please leave us a link to your card here in the comments.
One last thing.  Please be sure to come back tomorrow for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop.  It is a wonderful organization which helps spread joy around the world by providing hand made cards to our deployed heroes to write home.  It's amazing how one card can make so many people happy.  I am happy to make a card, the soldier is happy to be able to send something home, and the loved one at home is glad to hear from their hero.  So stop bye tomorrow and check things out. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - Art Deco

Happy Monday!  You should have hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if you are starting here you will want to go back to the beginning at the Queen Kat Designs Blog.

Here is my art deco inspired card. 
My card is based on this inspiration:
Art deco design is characterized by the use of chrome and symmetrical tiers.  On my card I used a metallic pink card stock in the back and I tiered my layers to mimic the design of the buildings in the art piece.  I love that the mother in this image is also reminiscent of that 1920's feel, which is when art deco design was in it's height. 

Stamps: Mommy 2
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, White, Green at Heart-BasicGrey, metallic pink
Ink:  Copic Markers

Now you need to hop on over to see what Keely has for you. 

Want some FREE stamps? Stop bye the  Queen Kat Designs Store before 11:59pm tonight and place an order and on Tuesday one person who placed an order this weekend will get a complete refund making their order 100% FREE!  Even if your order is not Free you can still get some great deals.  Everyone can get 10% off rubber stamps and 60% off any acrylic stamps still in stock.  

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Fun and a Sinful Blog Hop

Hi all!  This week I have a twofer for you.  It's a double hop, our regularly scheduled Friday Fun Challenge and a new line of stamps released from Queen Kat Designs called Sin Bonnet Sue. 

Kim is our hostess this month and has given us this picture to as an inspiration piece.

A very yummy picture.  I wanted to use the colors as inspiration and came up with this:
Do you see that ribbon?  I just got it this know how I like my ribbon and May Arts makes some great ribbons.

And another sample using TV Sue:

The Hubs was getting rid of some old work jeans and I decided to recycle them.  It really confused my kids why was I cutting up daddy's pants? hehe.  I think they look pretty good on this card.  I also used a small piece of the fabric to add some texture to the chair making it look like a nice worn denim chair. 

If you want to see more Sin Bonnet Sue samples (she is quite the character and gets herself in a lot of trouble ;) ) please check out the rest of Queen Kat blogs that are hopping today and then go to the store.  All rubber will be 10% off and acrylic stamps still in stock will be 60% off through Monday.

Queen Kat Designs
Kimme **You are Here**
QKD Store always we would love for you to play along with us on the Friday Fun Challenge.  Please leave a link with your creation in the comments.  And check out the other Friday Fun Chicks cards too.

Enjoy your weekend. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - I Have the Blues

Hi all.  I hope you came here from Wynneth's blog, if not, you will want to start back at the QKD blog so you don't miss any inspiration this week.  This week we were to make a monochromatic card. 

Stamps: Bon Voyage
Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, White, (unknown dsp)
Ink: Memneto Black, Copic Markers,
Accessories: Copic ABS, Blue Twill Tape, Buttons

Join us again on Friday for a special New Release peak.  Now hop on over to Keely's blog to see what she has created for you this week.  And you will want to stop by the Queen Kat Designs Store to pick up some acrylic stamps at 60% off.  Remember, we have gone to gray laser etched rubber now and the quality is incredible. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Fun Challenge- Buggin' Out

April Showers bring May Flowers...what do May Flowers bring?  Butterflies and bees!  Make a card with an insect on it. 

Here is my card this week.   
I couldn't find a butterfly I really wanted to use, so the "butterfly" I used is actually a flower from the Lotus Spellbinders Die.  I think by adding the pearls down the middle it works.  I also bought a yoyo maker last weekend and made these cute little fabric flowers, so I HAD to use them on my card as well.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Old Olive, White, Rich Razzelberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Purple sheer fabric, Flat pearls, Stardust Gel Pen,  Spellbinders-Lotus die

While I was pondering this card earlier this week, the twins happened to come home from school with this project on Wednesday.
I asked the other Friday Fun Chicks but they wouldn't let me use the twins beehives as my project this week, but I still wanted to show them off.  :)

Now go check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Royal Kat Monday-Monkeying Around

It is time for another Royal Kat Monday Blog Hop.  You should have hopped over from Lara's blog, if not then go back to the beginning at the QKD blog  for the full list of blogs so you don't miss a thing.  We each have such different projects every week.
Here is my project:

Based on this sketch:

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: Real Red, White, Luxe DSP
Ink: Black Ink, Copic Markers
Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Corner Rounder

Now head on over to see what Keely has done, then stop bye the Queen Kat Designs Store to snatch up these cute little monkeys.  Remember, any acrylic stamps are 50% off while still in stock, get them while you can!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Fun Challenge- Flowers for Mom

This week Kim challenged us to make handmade flowers.  No Prima's or store bought flowers on our projects. I had fun playing with this.  Here are a few of my prototype flowers:

I kind of winged it with the white flower and just twisted and turned until I had a little rose.  Pretty cool huh?

For my project I found this quote and had to make a card to go with it. "A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after."  ~Peter De Vries  My kids aren't quite to that stage yet, but I know it's coming.  I think this may be a cute card to give to some of my neighbors.
I think I am the last one to post today.  Please be sure to leave some love at all the other FFC Blogs. 
Check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girls:

We would love to see your hand made flowers too, so give us a link here in the comments.

Stamps: Minivan-a-Bella - Stamping Bella
Paper: Melon Mambo, White, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Jewel Brad

Monday, May 3, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - May is for Mothers

Royal Monday and it is quite a Monday.  You should have hopped here from Lara's blog, if not then you want to start at the beginning at the QKD blog to catch all the details.  There is so much to talk about today so bare with me.  First off there is a MAJOR sale.  All remaining QKD Acrylic stamps are 60% off through May 4th!! What's left is what you get.. That legacy of QKD is over and we are jumping head first into rubbah!

Yes, Queen Kat is now a RUBBER stamp company.  I look forward to seeing the details pop with the rubber in a way that may have been lost in the past.

Next, this weekend we are celebrating the move to rubber and the re-release of all the Queen Kat stamps with an on-line crop.  Join Vicki and the Design Team over at the Castle for a fun weekend of challenges and stamping and chatting. is the beginning of the month which means new releases!

Here is our sketch for today:
And here is my card:
 I moved the embellishment to the top of the circle, but otherwise left the sketch as it was.  I L-O-V-E this image.  How great for a new mom or for any mother.  This one will be mailed out to my mom right away for Mother's Day. 


Stamps:  Mommy #2
Paper: Rose Red, Rose Red DSP, White
Ink: Copics, Printer
Accessories: Green Satin Ribbon, Heart Button, White Ribbon, Nestabilities Circle, Scallop Circle, Fancy Tags

Now, hop on over to see Keely and don't forget to jump on over to the QKD Store so that you can take advantage of the big sale.