Monday, December 31, 2007

Counting Down to the Blog Party!

Just a few more days until the RRBP starts!!! Can't wait!

On January 2, QKD will kick off the Round Robin Blog Party! Here is the basic idea! It will start on the QKD Blog on Jan. 2 and then it will "blog hop" to each of the Royal Court Members' blogs throughout the month. There's fun and prizes so mark your calendar. See the full schedule below. Each of the Royal Court members has fun things planned for you.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny
Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina
Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy
Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka
Feb 4-6: Amy

Hope you all can come and join us!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

Okay, I decided that I would try the challenge at The Scrapdragons blog this time -- was a little hard for me, but here it what I came up with.

Here's the journaling: Coffee and chocolate are two of my guilty pleasures. I don't let a day go by without having one or both of them.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Inchies!

Okay, here they are -- yes, it is only three, but oh my! it is really hard to create on just a small canvas. Might work on some more later, but now, I am going to work on some of the fun challenges at the impromptu crop at A Scrappin Friendsy!

Inchies and Plus-Size Inchies

Today I want to scrap -- in fact -- I want to scrap/play with something new. I need to work on my Deck of Me (yeah, I should be finished with it this week, but I think I only have about 10 cards done! LOL!), but I want to try inchies and/or plus-sized inchies (PSI).

Okay, for those of you who think I have lost my mind and you are thinking -- what are inchies and PSI -- they are little bitty works of art. Inches are 1 inch square and PSI are 1 1/2 inch squares.

I have seen these done several ways, one is to do a larger square say 3 x 3 and then cut it into the smaller squares and another way is to just start with the smaller sizes and go from there.

So, I am off to create! I'll be back later on today to post what I came up with!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Queen Kat Designs Round Robin Blog Party!

On January 2, QKD will kick off the Round Robin Blog Party! Here is the basic idea! It will start on the QKD Blog on Jan. 2 and then it will "blog hop" to each of the Royal Court Members' blogs throughout the month. There's fun and prizes so mark your calendar. See the full schedule below. Each of the Royal Court members has fun things planned for you.

Jan 2: QKD Blog
Jan 3-5: Penny
Jan 7-9: Vicki
Jan 10-12: Nina
Jan 14-16: Tanis
Jan 17-19: Nancy
Jan 21-23: Bev
Jan 24-26: Anam
Jan 28-30: Jules
Jan 31- Feb 2: Pooka
Feb 4-6: Amy

Hope you all can come and join us!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Queen Kat Designs

Well, I have some exciting news to share! I have been asked to be the Royal Court Coordinator for Queen Kat Designs! What a great honor and I am really excited because it is such a wonderful company.

So, now there is a Royal Kit Kat Position Opening...

Queen Kat Designs Clear Stamps is looking for an active and exciting “Royal Court” member (design team member)! We are a 1 year old stamp company that’s looking to show our customers what our stamps can really do! We’re looking to add to our court with your help promoting our products as much as possible through your personal blog or any online galleries you may frequent.About this position: A “Royal Kit Kat” is responsible for creating projects with our monthly kit (every other month) & Queen Kat Designs clear stamps. Our stamps are high quality photopolymer stamps that produce great images. Every other month, you will receive 1 monthly kit to work with and the next month, you will be sent 1-2 stamp sets to work with.

Kit month responsibilities:
A miniumum of 8 cards will be expected with each kit you receive. You are encouraged to make more cards and or projects as supplies and time allow. Only the stamps and supplies in the kit are to be used each month. Our kits are fully loaded with supplies and more than enough to make at least 8 cards.

Stamp month responsibilities:
A minimum of 6 projects will be required for each set you receive. 3 of which must be greeting cards and the other 3 are up to you. Each project will need to feature the stamps you are working with to show others how they can be used. Samples are posted in the store for everyone to see, so best work is only accepted.

Monthly responsibilities:
Contribute to our newsletterPromote QKD when ever you see an opportunityParticipate in the design team discussionsSubmit your art using QKD stamps at least 2 times a month to various publications of your choice.

Other responsibilities may be assigned as the need arises

You will need the ability to post your work on our gallery. You will have your very own album to show off in. You may use a scanner or camera. Our Royal Court members are responsible for the up keep of their own blogs and are asked to display a little banner or blinkie linking to Queen Kat Designs on their blog.

If the above description is something that you are up for, please send an email to: you will be sent an application automatically. Do not send correspondance to that address, as your email will not get through to a real person.

If you have a question after receiving the application, please email us at

Only complete applications will be accepted. Do not e-mail pictures to us. They must be uploaded in the gallery. We will not accept applications with attachments.

Terms are 6 months in length and will formally begin February 1, 2008. Applications will be taken until January 2, 2008 at 12pm MST. The new RC member will be contacted on or shortly after January 3, 2008.

Royal Kit Kat Perks:
50% discount on our line of clear stamps
3 Free Kits per term
3 Free Stamp sets per term
Each Court member will have their own album at the QKD Gallery
Discounted supplies and products

(U.S.A. Applicants only, all of our international slots have been filled)

This is for the monthly club kits, not including the new Get Inked! Kit.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Playing with QKD Stamps!

Okay, tonight I have been playing some with my new QKD Stamps! Love them!!!! Don't think I have met a set that I haven't loved (just ask my hubby!!!!) LOL

Make sure you go by the store and get some stamps of your own! You can get the doodled flower set now, but you will have to wait until January for the Girly Girl set! Well worth the wait! Don't forget to get the January kit also! There are only a couple left. And to make sure you can keep getting the kits -- sign up for a subscription. Get Inked kit for January is SOLD OUT!!! Oh my!!! So, if you want one of those fab kits, you had better sign up now for the February one!

Ready Set Go!

Okay, ready set go . . . just seems to explain this time of year. At times it feels like it is a race from one event to the next, with very little down time in between.

So, as you race around, remember to take time to enjoy the holidays and enjoy your families!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Crafts with the Kids

Okay, I am so much one of those people who doesn't want my kids being crafty because I hate the clean up that comes with it, but both of my kids love to create things. Give Alexis some paper and glue or paint or whatever else is available and she is so happy. Bryce prefers the "destruction" paper and scissors! LOL! Quite fun for them!

But, every year at Christmas, we always make a gingerbread house. I have a friend that makes them from scratch (would love to do that, but I am usually so short of time that I don't). But every year, we do get a gingerbread house kit; some years, we actually build the house with the gingerbread and I pray that it stays up long enough to get a couple of picts. But, some years, I buy the premade house where all you have to do is decorate. This year, I went with the premade house and it was still a blast watching them decorate and they had a great time as well.

If we have time this weekend, the kids and I are making some ornaments! More fun! Will have to post the pictures of that!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Scrappin Friendsy Design Team Call

A Scrappin Friendsy is searching for two new design team members. Could you be one of them? Each member will serve a six-month term on ASF.

- Newsletter - One layout or project per month, and a write up of the project that includes products used.
- Newsletter - select “Hot Picks” layouts and provide RAK prizes once during your six month term.
- Challenge Rotation with other DT members: create and post one challenge every six weeks.
- Challenge Rotation with other DT members: during our challenge weekends, at least one challenge (these will happen every three months).

All projects completed for ASF will be yours to keep; however, you will need to scan and upload your projects to a private album in your gallery by the deadline prior to newsletter release. When you upload your project, you need to post your project into the correct newsletter thread. You also need to have a small paragraph write-up to go with your layout, written in third person. If you have a question ask...good grammar is not required. That’s why we have an editor! Be prepared to be a TEAM. Ideas are ALWAYS welcome. As a matter of fact, they are DESIRED.

You must have an active gallery at ASF. An active gallery is considered one that has projects other than DT assignments.

You must maintain an active presence on the ASF boards.

- While you are a member of the ASF Design Team, you will receive a 20% discount at the store (online or brick and mortar). If you order product and choose to have it shipped with your assignment products, postage will be paid! Also, if you know product has been added to the B&M store but you don't see it uploaded to the online store, you are welcome to call the store and place your order!
- You will receive products free of charge to complete your Design Team assignments.
- You will be given recognition for all projects that are uploaded to the Design Team gallery. You will also be featured on our Design Team website with a photo and small informational section about you.
- Your layouts/projects will be yours to keep.
- Design Team members will also have input in the assignments and running of our online community.

If you are interested, come join the A Scrappin Friendsy forum at Upload a layout that best shows your style to the ’08 Design Team Call gallery. Then answer the following questions and send them to the moderator at

All applications are due by January 10. The new DT members will be notified by January 14.

Username at ASF:
Other usernames:

1. Describe your scrapbooking style and list your favorite products and techniques.
2. Tell us a little about yourself (interests, family, favorites, etc.). We'd like to get to know you!
3. Please provide a link to the online gallery where you are most active. Please include your username at that site.
4. Are you currently, or have you in the past, served on another design team? If so, when and where?
5. What will you contribute to our DT and, more importantly, to our site and store?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rick Rack Challenge at Caardvarks!

From now until the end of the month, there is a rick rack challenge at Caardvarks!!! I am so excited to have two of my cards featured as part of the Queen Kat Designs Design Team.

Go by and check it out!!!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Introducing the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court!

Queen Kat Designs 2008 Royal Court

Queen Kat Designs, a proudly USA-made acrylic stamp manufacturer, warmly welcomes the newest additions to their 2008 Royal Court Design Team:

Tanis Giesbrecht
Nancy Grant
Nina PateƱa
Jennifer Pohl

They will join the current Royal Court Design Team composed of:

Vicki Beland or Queen Kat
Juliet Diley
Bev Douglas
Penny Hartley
Suzeanne Peak
Anam Stubbington

QKD is an acrylic stamp manufacturer who makes their own stamps, using only the highest quality photopolymer.

Check out the online store, monthly cardmakers’ kit club, monthly scrapbookers’ kit club, and monthly Get Inked! kit club. New designs of unique, gorgeous and affordable stamps will be released each month in 2008 by their four wonderful designers.

QKD also features an informative blog and holds contests from time to time.

Head on over to the site for some guaranteed fun!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Kit Krazy!

Are you as "krazy" about kits like I am? Well, Queen Kat Designs has a fabulous card kit for January. Make sure you get this one!!! We have only a limited number of kits available this month! When they are sold out, that's it. So, why not assure yourself a kit each month and subscribe? For a limited time, we are offering a free stamp set with each month of kits when you subscribe to the 12 month club. You get to pick the stamp set! Who else offers that? No one I know of, and I know that no one offers you QKD stamps!! Come n get em!

Okay, so, not only is the card kit to die for, check out the new "Get Inked" kit! OH MY!!!!!

This is a new concept in kit design!! This is for the stamper at heart. QKD has come up with an awesome kit that will please every palette from beginners to advanced inkers (stampers.) Each month, you will receive a kit that has a different kind(s) of ink, a tool or two and techniques on how to use your kit. Below is the list of what we have in store for the next 12 months!

January: Heat Embossing
February: All about Versamark
March: Learn how to Distress
April: Add some sparkle
May: All about Chalk Inks
June: Learn to use Re-Inkers
July: Stamping w/ markers
August: Resist Stamping
September: Paint Stamping
October: Brilliance Ink
November: Versa Magic
December: Memory Mist w/ chalk ink

(subject to change at our discretion)

Each month, we will feature an EXCLUSIVE stamp set from Queen Kat Designs that has been designed just for the Get Inked! Kit that month. The stamps are not available any where else!

January's kit will feature embossing powders of all kinds.. Here's what you'll get in the first installment of Get Inked!.

1 Stamp Set
1 Full Size Embossing Ink Pad
1/2 oz. Black Embossing Powder
1/2 oz. Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder
1/2 oz. Worn Lipstick Distress Embossing Powder from Tim Holtz
1 Technique News Sheet written especially for the Get Inked! kit

And a bonus! Everyone who purchases a Get Inked! kit will have access to a free download that has more embossing techniques in it. Each month, we will have a new download with additional techniques for you to try and keep. Access to this feature will run from the 1st of the month through the 31st. You will receive an email on the 1st with a link to the download.

Kits ship on the 10th of the month if not before. If you sign up for a monthly subscription, your card will be billed between the 1st and the 10th of each month. Also, if you subscribe to our monthly kit club AND the Get Inked! kit, BOTH of your kits will ship on the 8th of each month of before! Get your Ink on even faster by subscribing to both kits!

For a limited time, if you subscribe to a 12 month card kit or scrapbooking kit and a 6 or 12 month subscription of the Get Inked! kit, you'll get 10% off your subscription each month of the Get Inked! kit.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Queen Kat Designs

Have you checked out all the wonderful things happening at Queen Kat Designs lately? Some great new stamps and a wonderful December kit -- which sold out! So, make sure you go in and get your January kit now!!!!! Check out these yummy papers and stamps.

Another great thing going on at QKD is the newsletter; here is the subscribe link:


And if you missed the December newsletter; here is a link for it as well.

December Newsletter