Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cafe Mojo BOM

The last Tuesday of each month is the Book of Me challenge at Cafe Mojo. Do you keep a Book of Me? It's a fun thing to do for yourself and something neat to make for your children.

This week the BOM challenge is "What is your favorite beverage?". Mine is coffee, I drink at least a pot of coffee a day! HA No joke. My favorite coffee on the go is Dunkin Donuts and at home I make Maxwell House.

Here is my BOM page for my favorite beverage:
My images are by The Paper Company Studio (a set that I recently picked up at AC Moore), with the exception for the word addiction which was part of a Unity Stamp.

Come on over to the Cafe Mojo blog and play along, we'd love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sneak Peeks....

The release party for Queen Kat Designs is this Wednesday April 1 in the SNR forum and on the QKD Blog. Lots of fun new designs coming out including a few that will be fantastic for scrapbooking.

Here is a little peek at a tag that is coming out this week:



Also a shout out to the new members of the Royal Court just announced today!

"Nina Patena will be a new Royal Memory Maker. She is being welcomed back after about a year's break with the Court.

Tina Hale

KellyJean Gettelfinger

Shannon Bracken

These wonderful gals are our new Royal Stamping Maids. You'll see lots of fun creations for them, I'm sure!!

Michelle Hale

Kelly Braund

These terrific ladies will be brining you classes of fun!"

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unity World Record Inspirational Blog Hop



Today is the day of the BIG HUGE Unity Blog Hop! This has to be the biggest hop ever! I hope you will try and make your way along the hop route, it might take awhile. If you came here first be sure to go to the start at the Unity Blog to begin your hopping journey.

Along the way you are sure to find some awesome Unity goodness from the customers addicts to the design team members. Lots of fun is sure to be had. Angela also asked us to share a favorite quote. I love reading quotes and finding them meaningful but never "keep" one that I love. This is one I found though :

“I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.“ - Unknown

Enough blabbing here are my Unity World Record Inspirational Blog Hop creations for your viewing pleasure, any questions feel free to ask.

This first creation uses the fabulous Unity Artist Lisa Hetrick's kit called Beach Days & Sun Rays.


This second layout is one from my twins 3rd birthday party. I used the awesome big cupcakes

Your next stop is the wonderful talented Lindsay . Lindsay also happens to be one of the Unity artists, how cool is that? NOW HOP ON OVER AND CHECK HER OUT NEXT!!!

Till later..


Friday, March 27, 2009

Queen Kat Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek at the April release for Queen Kat Designs.

Get ready because the release party is April 1 in the SNR forum. Come chat with us HERE...

Till later....



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday


Welcome to another Queen Kat Royal Wednesday. This week we are going to sparkle the challenge is use something that sparkles. For mine I used lots of stickles. I love that stuff!


Here is a close up of the butterflies on the page this is Flutterby.

Here is a close up of the fairy I used on the page. Be sure to swing on by our forum at SNR. I hope you will play along with us for Royal Kat Wednesday.

Be sure to swing by the QKD store for an awesome sale going on.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Creations

I'm a little late on some postings lately but here are some fun things I worked on. Each week the Mothers & Daughters Creations design team(s) have challenges. Last Thursday the MDC Card team had the challenge of making a bookmark. I love making bookmarks, a fun size to work with. I of course usually go pretty traditional with mine. Here is what I came up with:




Then today the scrapbook team challenge was to make an Easter decoration. I will admit this is a repeat as I was swamped with alot of family stuff this past weekend and last week my Copic class. This cute little basket I actually made last year but wanted to share it again. It is using a cute image from Imaginisce Stamps which Tamara of MDC carries in the store.



That's it for now.



Till later....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Copic Class, Birthday Party, Sketches and New releases OH MY!

This week has been a super busy week. I have not had much time to get too much stamping done so I'm a little behind.

Thursday I attended the Copic Certification class. IT ROCKED! Marianne Walker was our instructor and she is the Queen of Copics. She is sooo nice and can she color and draw. One woman in the class kept saying I want to be Marianne when I grow up and how true that is. It's amazing how she can color and the way it turns out and draw! The class was awesome and lots of fun, now to practice practice practice!

Today we are having a birthday celebration for my twins, they turn 3! I can't believe how fast time flies, it's amazing! They will go to preschool in the fall :-(
It is also Saturday so that means another fantastic sketch from Lauren which sadly I didn't get a chance to get a sample of. But here is the awesome sketch I hope that you can play.

This weekend Queen Kat Designs is having a special Vintage release. You must check it out HERE.....

So I will leave with a little something I made using Clear & Simple Stamps Dipolma Gents




That's it for now.

Till later....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! For anyone who is new to Royal Wednesday each week I toss out a new challenge for you and provide fun samples from the Queen Kat Royal Court. I hope you will come and play along.


This week we are making monochromatic cards. I decided to go green for St. Paddy's Day so here is what I came up with:



And here is a purple monochromatic card from Penny using one of the new awesome fairies:

Come stop by our message board at Scrapbook News & Review. There will be a thread for Queen Kat Royal Wednesday so you can share your creations with us. Be sure to swing by all the awesome fun Queen Kat discussions there as well.

Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St Paddy's Day everyone. I have a couple of cards that are in the spirit of things to share with you. All stamped images are from Clear & Simple Stamps and their new Easter release.




Sunday, March 15, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Easter Release



TODAY IS THE DAY FOR THE CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS EASTER RELEASE!


You won't want to miss the awesome sets that are being released.


Check out the CSS Store here.


Here are some more creations from the new release:





This month Clear & Simple Stamps is also the sponsor for the super fun challenge site CAFE MOJO.

Today is the sponsor challenge day and Nicki the owner of Clear & Simple picked a color challenge for everyone:

"COLOR CHALLENGE: To go along with the season and to celebrate some of our Irish roots, what would the month of March be without a St. Patrick's Day Challenge? Now here is the catch....you can only use green as an accent color. Make a monochromatic creation and use only green in your embellishments, meaning brads, staples, ribbon, etc. - you get the idea. Paper, stamped images and coloring must be done in shades of grey, black and white. Happy Stamping!"

Here is what I came up with:





My base is a light grey which I couldn't get to come out in the photo very well. I cut out the shamrock on glitter paper from template I got online.

Come and play along with this challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Clear & Simple Stamps. Check out the details on the Cafe Mojo challenge blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later...

That's it for now.

Till later.....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lauren's Weekly Challenge

As you may know each week Lauren Meader gives us an awesome sketch challenge to participate in. This week there is a sketch but we don't have to focus on the sketch necessarily. One of our fellow Saturday sketch team member, Alicia's son is very ill. My heart breaks for them. So this week we are making cards to send to her son Ethan.

I had this card in my stash for sometime, I think it was based on one of Lauren's previous sketches from back in October. But I always loved it and never used it. I think Dinosaurs are perfect for a little boy so I think I will send this to him.


If you are interested in sending something to Ethan let me know. Be sure to swing by Lauren's Blog for more inspiration and this week's "real" sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Want to be on a Design Team?

Queen Kat Designs currently has TWO design team calls underway check it out:


Do you stamp? Are you a stamping scrapbooker? Are you addicted to Clear stamps? Then apply now. Queen Kat Designs is looking for one or more Royal Memory Makers to bring some fun and excitement to the Royal Court. You will be responsible for making 4 samples a month along with blog posts and message board duties. You will coordinate with the other court members to help with different things that Queen Kat Designs is involved in.

You will receive 1 or more new stamp sets each month. You will be responsible for 4 samples per set you receive. This team has a 6 month term beginning May 1, 2009 and ending October 31, 2009.

To apply, simply send a blank email to: rmm@katstamps.com for an application
Do not send questions to this address. It is not manned and your email will go unanswered.Application Deadline is March 25th and winners will be notified via email by March 27th.

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The Queen Kat Designs Royal Court is looking for a new Royal Stamping Maid. This team receives new stamps each month. The term is 6 months for this round. (April 1, 2009-September 30, 2010).

We are accepting applications from February 16, 2009 through March 15, 2009. 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 Perks
Each month you will receive new stamps to work with and keep for your collection. Royal Court members receive generous discounts on QKD stamps and other products. 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
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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: info@katstamps.com

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

It's time for another Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! This week we are getting distressed. Distressing can be something so simple as tearing paper, anyone can do it. When I "distress" a project I'm usually tearing paper or roughing up the edges.


Here are some distressing sample from the design team:
Maria:



Nikki:

Beverly:


I can't wait to see what you do with distressing. Come join the fun and post your creations in the Queen Kat Message board HERE.

Till later....


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Blog Candy WINNER

Sorry for the last post today but the winner of the Glamour Darling set by Clear & Simple Stamps is.......


Judy Campbell Congrats Judy!!!


Check out the Clear & Simple Blog HERE for all the winners!


Here is another sneak peek at the Easter release:


Monday, March 9, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Sneak Peeks

Clear & Simple Stamps is gearing up for an awesome Spring release March 15. Here is another peek at what is coming:

This month there is a release of awesome Holiday Definitions.

Stay tuned for more CSS sneak peeks.

Till later...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Favorite Things April Guest Designer Call

This is my creation for the My Favorite Things Guest designer call for April. The challenge was to use buttons on your card.

I layered this card using papers by the new Citrus collection by DCWV. I cut out one of the sparkly flowers and used a pop dot to make a layer and added a button to it. A flower cutout from the same paper adorns the flower pot with a button. I used copics to color in and mounted it on a piece of red paper by Bazzill.





Some side views of the layers in my card:



That's it for now. Lot's of My Favorite Things this month but I had a blast with this and the idol audition so we'll see what happens. Hey you never know...

Thanks for swinging on by!

Till later...

My Favorite Things Idol Audition

My Favorite Things is holding a "MFT Idol" audition. I thought I would give it a go. I created this card from a invitation I received from a friend for her son's birthday (not a handmade card). It's sort of like flip flap kind of card.


Here is the front view:






Open view of the card:



Some more views of the side closed:




I liked how this turned out. I haven't seen this type before and I thought it was so cool when I got it in the mail I had to keep it as a template.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Maybe next week I'll have another idol creation for you, fingers crossed we'll see.

Till later...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS BLOG CANDY


You heard right BLOG CANDY! The awesome Clear & Simple Stamps Glamour Darling is up for grabs to one lucky winner! Check out this set HERE...

How can you win this awesome set? It's simple leave me a comment ON THIS POST BY answering this question: Which Clear & Simple Set is your favorite? Check out the store HERE... This contest runs until midnight Sunday night March 8.

A winner will be announced Tuesday March 10 here and on the Clear & Simple Blog HERE...


And now a Glamour Darling creation.


Good luck!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

I'm posting a few today! WOO HOO! I have a few Unity creations to share with you. I've been using my Unity stamps but have not been posting all of them. This week I thought it would be a good idea to particpate in Hip Hop Hangover!

The first few are from Unity Addicts Challenges which I host each week in the Unity Friends forum at SCS:







This layout is a Cafe Mojo challenge for today and the challenge is addictions (the "purse addictions" sentiment and the stamped purse are Unity images):


I think that covers it for today. Any questions let me know sorry for lack of details. Don't forget to check my previous post for some BLOG CANDY from Clear & Simple Stamps.

Till later......