Sunday, January 31, 2010

QKD Blog Hop - New Releases!

It's Monday so it is time for the QKD Monday blog hop, but it is also the FIRST Monday of the month so that means it is time for the NEW releases!!! I know!! I am so excited as well. So, you should have hopped here from Helene's blog, if you just stumbled upon my blog, then make sure you go back to the beginning at the QKD blog, so you do not miss anything.

This week, the Monday group had a great sketch to work with:

I loved the design of the sketch and almost used it exactly with my card:

Isn't that the cutest stamp set? It is one of the new releases called High Note and it will be available on Wednesday at the QKD store! But check out what is on the back of my card!

I love my new personalized stamp -- it is this design here but there are so many different styles to select from! Whether you want a personalized "made by" or a personalized Etsy store or personalized address stamp, Vicki can hook you up!!!

Okay, now it is time to hop to Kimme's blog! Kimme is one of the new QKD designers to be joining us and her work is FABULOUS!!!!

Don't forget to start back the QKD blog on Tuesday for the second group of hoppers and the store is the place to be on Wednesday!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Scrapbook Heaven Sketch Crop!

It's time for Jazzy January's Sketch Crop at Scrapbook Heaven.

There are some fun sketches and games for all!! And of course, don't forget prizes as well!!!

And you can even challenge the DT by creating your own sketch!!! So, come and join in on the fun!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday's Inspiration Blog Hop - Queen Kat Designs

It's Monday, so that means it is time again for the Queen Kat Designs Royal Monday blog hop. This week our challenge was an inspiration challenge; hopefully, you started at the beginning of our hop at the QKD blog and saw the inspiration photo there, if not, head back to the beginning so you do not miss a single project. You should have arrived here from Helene's blog.

Okay, here's my project. I loved how the walls were in the photo, so I used my bone folder to create lines in the cardstock and then I folded the cardstock on the lines and inked them. I thought it was easier to do this than to just draw lines spaced out across the paper. I used the Kitchen Goddess stamp set. I stamped the cute little kitty on three different papers, cut them, and then layered them to create the final project. A little matting and inking and I was finished.

Thanks for stopping by and now it is time to head off to Lara's blog and see her creation. Don't forget to stop by the store while it is still "Tuesday" everyday this week and reap the benefits of the sale:

Tuesday Twenty
It's gonna be Tuesday for the rest of the month!
Take 20% off everything!
That makes all clearance items 75% off
(Good today through 01/31/10)
use coupon code: TT20

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cookin Up Creations digi reveal

Okay, it just dawned on me that I had not posted my good news!!! I was asked by the wonderful Tammy to be the creative team coordinator at Cookin Up Creations. I am so stoked about this news!!! Each month, our digital creative team will get a kit to play with. For the month of January, we got to play with Designs by Krista's fabulous kit Valentine.

Here are my layouts that I did using this kit:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday QKD Blog Hop!

It's Monday again and time for the one, the only QKD blog hop!!! Woohoo!!! I love Mondays because of all of the wonderful creations that are revealed by the team. So, the basics, hopefully you have hopped here from Helene's blog, if not, head back to the beginning at the QKD blog.

The challenge this week was to focus on colors; the colors were red, black, and white and to try to use some of those stamps in our stash. I pulled out one of the vintage images from QKD. While the one I used has been retired, there are some fabulous ones you can add to your stash!

And while you are at the store, make sure you take advantage of the sale currently going on -- Tuesday Twenty. It's gonna be Tuesday for the rest of the month! Take 20% off everything! That makes all clearance items 75% off (Good through 01/31/10) use coupon code: TT20

Thanks for stopping by, and now it is time to head to Lara's blog to see her creation.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Welcome to the Cookin' Up Creations Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to the first ever Cookin' up Creations Winter Wonderland of Embellishments Blog Hop. You should have hopped here from Naureen's blog if not, head back to the Cookin' Up Creations Blog and start from the very beginning.

We at Cookin' up Creations thought it would be a great idea to focus on Embellishments this month, as we have had lots of generous "embellishment" sponsors ....and we want to share with you. Along the Hop, you'll come across Challenges, Questions, and even Tutorials on different ways to use embellishments.

If a blog requires you to complete a challenge, then please upload your completed challenge into the Embellishment Blog Hop Album before the end of the Blog Hop on January 22nd, 2010. All participating "blog hoppers" must be registered members in the gallery! The Cookin' up Creations Blog was your 1st stop and you are now at the 7th stop of the hop.

I have a challenge for you at this stop of the hop -- what I would like for you to do is combine two embellishments on your project -- sounds easy, and you can be as creative as you would like! Here I used a big brad (you know you have some of these in your stash as well) and acrylic stamps while also creating my own paper flower using coffee filters -- I just took several filters, and gradually cut them down one by one until they were all in varying sizes. Then I crinkled and distressed using some Tim Holtz distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you leave your comment on this post, to be entered to win. After you have visited all the blogs and made a comment on each one, be sure to go back to the Cookin' up Creations Blog and post when you are finished. Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Kimberly.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

QKD Monday Blog Hop

Last week featured the first set of new releases at Queen Kat Designs, and this week features set 2. So, let's get the hop started. You should have started at the QKD blog, if not, head back there for all the fun! If you hopped here from Helene's blog, then keep on hopping!

This week was another sketch challenge. I got to use the absolutely fabulous Forrest Pixies Stamp Set for my card.

Here's the sketch

and here's my card:

And now, it is time to head off to Wynneth's blog to see her wonderful mermaid creation!

Don't forget to head back to the QKD blog tomorrow for the next blog hop!!!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Queen Kat Designs Monday Blog Hop

It's a new year but more especially a new month at QKD so that means -- new releases!!! We are changing up the way we do the release hops, so make sure you get the dl --- the first two weeks of the month will focus on the new releases, but all of the releases will be available on the first Wednesday of the month! And where can you get these fabulous new stamps -- at the store of course!

So, now on to the hop! You should be hopping from Helenes' blog to mine. If you just stumbled upon my blog, thank so much, but make sure you go back and start from the QKD blog and see what you have missed! This week the Monday hop team had this sketch to work with.

And here is my take on the sketch:

I used some fun Valentine paper that I had in my stash - yes, I am so getting ready for Valentine's day and this set - Kitchen Goddess -- is too cute!! Of course, my daughter was so excited that I added some "pink frosting" to the beater -- of course, I was excited that she realized what I was doing! LOL

Now, it is time to head over to Wynneth's blog to see what wonderful mermaid she worked with this week.

Don't forget the sale going on right now at QKD

Make Your Own Sale
Take 10% off everything!
That makes all clearance items 65% off
(Good today through 01/10/10)
use coupon code: BL10

Friday, January 01, 2010