Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Claudi Designs - Autumn Deal

Check out this great deal from Claudi Designs and Inspiration Lane! I know I am a little biased since I have been selected to be on her Creative Team, but this is a great deal!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jules' Deck of Life

At ASF and 4SS (you can even find the details on her blog), Jules is posting a Deck of Life challenge! No, I haven't started yet, but yes, I am going to. In fact, when I finish this post, I am headed off to make mine.

So, with that slight ramble, join in on the fun!!!

DT Dare 9/21-9/27

Here's the new dare from ASF -- Jules posted it this week!

Well...this was Sara's week and with her being sooooo busy I'm going to post one....BUT I want it to be in HONOR of Sara!!!! To let her know that we love her and want her to hang with us and keep us up to date on what is going on with her!!!

So....Your DARE if you so want to take it is to SCRAPLIFT Sara!!!! We have loved and enjoyed her work and want to show her that love!

Here is a link to her Gallery

Make sure you share with us HER layout that you lifted too!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

QKD Royal Stamping Maid Call

The Queen Kat Designs Royal Court (www.katstamps.com) is looking for some new Royal Stamping Maids. This team receives new stamps each month that we have new releases (most months). The term is 7 months for this round. (November 2008 - May 2009).

We are accepting applications from September 20, 2008 through September 30, 2008. You are not required to use Queen Kat Designs images for this call but it’s a plus if you do. At this time we are only accepting applications from US residents and people with current blogs.

Royal Court Responsibilities
Royal Court members will create 4 original card designs per month. A document outlining assignment requirements will be provided if you are selected for the team. In addition, Royal Court members are expected to submit work for publication in print media and to post QKD projects regularly in online galleries and blogs. Designers must be able to submit their best work consistently and to meet regular deadlines. Royal Court term will end on May 31, 2009.

Royal Court Perks
Each month you will receive new stamps to work with and keep for your collection. At This time QKD does not require actual samples to be turned in, so that means you can keep whatever you make. Royal Court members receive generous discounts on QKD stamps and kits. Royal Court members will be given a discount code for Queen Kat Designs purchases that they are permitted to share with friends and family. And more…

Are you interested? Then send an email to inky@katstamps.com for the Royal Court Questionnaire. This is an automated system. So please do NOT email questions to this address as they will not be answered. If you have questions, please email them to: questions@katstamps.com

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Digi Layout

Was blog hopping the other day and found Autumn Time -- a great kit by Claudi Designs -- and I had to scrap with it! I love fall and all the colors and absolutely loved the realistic leaf cluster in it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Savings Anyone?

Check out the blinkie on the right hand side for a code to save 10% on QKD stamps!

Monday, September 15, 2008

In Thought

When I first started my blog and wanted to come up with a "neat" title, I couldn't think of one, so I realized that this was a place for those random thoughts that float around in my head and need to get out.

The last couple of days have been some of those "in thought" days --- something happened and my first thought was "oh well, no big deal" but the more I think about it and the more it sits on my mind -- the more it is not a little deal; you know it festers and the thing that shouldn't bother you (or the thing that you say doesn't) really does in the long run. DH and I talked about it and in his infinite wisdom told me to wait about a month until I can rationally look at the situation and see if I want to stay or go. So, taking a deep breath, waiting, and thinking.

Then my next 'in thought' moment came Saturday. That big green monster of jealous came out, and because of some things in the past that happened, all of those old wounds were made fresh all over again. I tried to explain to DH, but he tells me that there is nothing to be jealous over *especially not her he says, but how can I stop these feelings which are tearing me up so much inside.

Then, yes, a little deep in thought today, I need to meet with the twins' teacher about some issues, some questions that I have. I hope that the meeting can be soon, so I don't have to spend too much time in thought on it.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

DT Dare

Boy am I late posting this this week, but if you complete it and link to the ASF gallery and in the forums, let me know and I will send you a RAK just for playing along.

Laura's DT Dare -

With all of the craziness with Hurricanes and tropical Storms lately, it got me wondering about things that scare us....What is something that scares you? I know that everyone has something that they are frightened of.....spiders, snakes, storms, etc. So my challenge to you this week is to scrap about something that your afraid of, whether its insects, thunder storms or even a scary dream that you've had. Tell us ALL about it!!!!!
Have Fun ladies!!!!!!

Yeah, --- just today to get it up and done, anyone want to try with me.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Design that Stamp Contest!!!

Want to be a guest stamp designer?
Love to draw or doodle?
Have a fresh and funky flair?

Then Queen Kat Designs is looking for you! We are holding a guest stamp designer call from Sept 12th-Sept 30th. Send us your hand drawn stamp ideas and if we love your style, we will manufacturer your design into one of the highest quality acrylic stamps on the market.

QKD is known for their funky flair and quality stamps and we want to invite you to join the Royal Court for the month of January. The winner(s)* will be a guest designer for the entire month, we will send you a free stamp set of your design, and you will be expected to create three papercraft samples with that set and upload them to the QKD gallery.

*We will choose more than one winner if your artwork stands out from the crowd.

Please send the following information with your images: Full name, email address, title for your drawing(s) and a list of any design teams you are currently on.

You can send in as many sketches as you like but we ask that your images be no larger than 100K in file size. And they must be sent in 1 email. Do not send multiple emails throughout the month. Make your 1 email count.

Send all images to nikki@katstamps.com please have your name in the image name. Subject should read: Designers Contest Submission: (your name here)

Once you have submitted your art, please do not email us for the status of your submission. Emails will not be returned. If you question that we got your submission email it again. Do not submit more than 2 emails with the same art or your art will be discarded.

You cannot currently be designing stamps for any stamp company.

You must complete your samples and upload them to the QKD gallery by a set date TBD.

All designs submitted must be your own original art work. Art work will not be accepted if it is under copyright of another artist.

Only hand drawn artwork will be accepted. No computer generated art.

All art must be emailed to Nikki by 12pm PST on September 30, 2008. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

We apologize but at this time this call is only open for U.S. residents.

Current QKD employees and Royal Court members are not eligible to enter.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

We have a winner!!!!

Congrats to Silvia for winning the QKD Blogger challenge. Silvia, please email me your address so we can get your prize out to you.

phartley at dtvbb dot com

Monday, September 01, 2008

ASF Excitement!!!

Okay, some fun and exciting things at ASF right now -- first, it is my dare. HA HA! I know.

ASF DT Dare 8/31 - 9/6

Fun little challenge - for it is the challenge for no challenges. Time to get back to scrapping for the fun of it. So, my challenge is to create a layout or two cards just because.

Then the next exciting thing: ASF Olympics!! Check out all the details here