Wednesday, November 19, 2008

QKD Birthday Blog Hop! Make It Pop Challenge

A birthday is nothing without balloons at my house, but I absolutely hate balloons. Of course, I guess I should say that I really hate hearing balloons pop! Well, QKD's birthday is nothing without a balloon and it is your job in this challenge to "make it pop."

Here are the requirements needed to meet this challenge!
You have to use a stamped image, and you have to POP it up with pop dots!
You may either do a card or a layout!

You have until Thursday morning at 10 am PST to post the link to your creation.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"But I found out that everybody's different--the same kind of different as me. We're all just regular folks walkin down the road God's done set in front of us. The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain't no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless--just workin our way toward home." -- Denver Moore Same Kind of Different as Me

Where to start? Has it been an easy week? No. Has it been a horrible week? No. Has it been the week that I would have liked? Not even close. But, it has been a week where I have been caught up in emotions that have ranged from anger to tears to laughter.

I get angry with the kids for something dumb that they have done, and then I stop to remember how blessed I am to have children. I worry about our financial situation, and then I stop to remember that we both are blessed with jobs. I try to control everything and try to make things work and then I remember that I am blessed with a Father who has the ultimate control and who will take of the things in His time, in the way that He wants them, not the way that I think they should be. All of these things are there to remind me that no matter what He has blessed me even though I feel so undeserving, even though I wonder why me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

QKD Birthday Celebration!!!

It is the beginning of the third year for Queen Kat Designs, and it is also the beginning of the QKD birthday week. And what better way to celebrate turning three than with being featured on three sketch blogs!!!!

Stamp Something:

2 Sketches 4 You:

A Sheet Load of Cards:

Queen Kat Designs will be the featured company on all 3 of these blogs beginning on Monday this week. All of these blogs are excited to feature us as we embark on our 3rd year as a stamp company. We would like to invite you for the ride this week with our Birthday celebrations. The Challenge blogs will kick it all off for us.

All of these blogs will have QKD blog candy for the taking. Making Memories ( has graciously shared some wonderful product with us for the prizes on these blogs for our birthday. A special thank you to MM for that birthday gift!

Another wonderful company that contributed to this week's goodies is Dream Street Papers ( They have donated some paper packs form their fun collections that we will give away with some QKD stamps on Wednesday! Thank you to DSP for your generous donation.

Be sure to check our Official Blog ( for more details on Monday morning. Hope to see you at the party!

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Yesterday I scrapped! I know that doesn't seem like too much but lately I just haven't felt it. I made six cards. I played with the November QKD Royal Card Kit and the Many Thanks Sentiment Stamp set.

QKD also had the fabulous release party!!! If you missed the party, mmmm, you missed out on some fun, but the challenges are still posted on Paper Craft Planet so you still have some time to play.

Also, make sure you check out the new releases from yesterday. I absolutely love them and am going to be so broke!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Christmas Cards

This year, I have decided to purchase some very special cards for Christmas; most of you know how much I love to make cards, but these are some that outshine any that I could ever make:

This year’s Cure Starts Now holiday cards were designed by three wonderful kids: Andrew Smith from Michigan, Ellie Willaert from Minnesota, and Caleb Spady from Oklahoma. All three kids are battling brain cancer and have put their heart and soul into designing truly unique cards to represent The Cure Starts Now. Proceeds go towards funding brain cancer research at hospitals like St Jude’s Research Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The holiday card pack contains 18 cards including a sampling of each of the 6 custom designed cards. The inside reads, “May the spirit of the holidays bring you hope and happiness.” Each card tells a little bit about the child who drew the picture and about the need to fund pediatric brain cancer research. Shipping will begin on November 12th and is $2.00 per pack.

Here is the link where you can purchase a set of cards - Cure Starts Now

Here is also a link to Ellie's Caring Bridge page to see the journey that she has been through.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

QKD Online Release Party

Queen Kat Designs is hosting an online release party at

Come and join in the fun!!!!

We will start at 7pm MST

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happenings at QKD!!!

2009 Line up for the New Get Inked! Kits
Instead of doing a theme each month for the Get Inked kits, we will switch to doing a color or color combo of the month. We will showcase lots of fun products. Here's the line up for the new year:

Jan: blue
Feb: Red
Mar: Green
Apr: Purple
May: Pink/White
June: Yellow
Jul: Teal/Turquoise
Aug: Lime/Bright Pink
Sept: Eggplant/Olive Green
Oct: Orange/Black
Nov: Rust/Gold
Dec: Burgundy/Hunter Green

Don't wait to subscribe.... The November and December kits for 2008 are AB-FAB!! Subscibe now and get in on the last of the kits for the year. They are sure to be crowd pleasers!

November Castle Deal...

The Castle Deal of the month is...

FREE Gift with kit (could be stamps, double the paper, double embellishments, or other funproducts from the QKD store.)

that means.... with any subscription to ANY of the 3 monthly Queen Kat Designs kits you will receive that deal for the entire length of your subscription! Includes Take 3, Royal Kit and Get Inked! Kit. This is for the month of November 2008 only.

Castle Deals change each month. But the month you subscribe in is the deal you get for your subscription term.