Monday, February 28, 2011

Queen Kat Designs Release Week!

Here is a little sneak peek at a new Amy Brown Fairy being released this Wednesday!




And a close up of her glittery wings:



Be sure to come party with us on Facebook this Wednesday night at 9pm EST!

Till later....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just Us Girls Template Challenge




This week the Just Us Girls template challenge is to make an envelope gift box to hold a bulky card. Here's a link to the tutorial on SCS.

Here is what I came up with using a sneak peek at a cool image coming out from Queen Kat Designs in March:







Just Us Girls Design Team

Be sure to also stop and visit our Featured Designer for the month...



How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS73. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.
Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 3. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by.








Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Queen Kat Designs - Amy Brown Fantasy Images

It's great being back on the Royal Court at Queen Kat Designs and this time I'm working with the Amy Brown Fantasy images! These are fabulous fairy like images that rock. Every Wednesday I will be posting a new creation to the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog for Queen Kat Designs.

This week is a sneak peek at the Leaf Fairy coming out with the March release:






Here is a close up:


Be sure to swing on by the Store - QUEEN KAT DESIGNS as there is a huge warehouse sale going on! And while you are there be sure to check out all the fabulous stamp lines!

That's it for now!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fun with Queen Kat Designs

As I might have mentioned I'm a part of the Queen Kat Royal Court once again. I spent some time with them a while back and now after a leave I've returned! LOL! I will be working with the Amy Brown images and posting every Wednesday. I should be getting started with those images very soon but in the meantime I decided to pull out an older image from Queen Kat called Oriental Girl. Here is a fun card I made using her:


My background is a texutred embossing folder from Stampin Up. I love how it creates the perfect border. You may see this being used often! I colored using copics and layered the girl and the lantern on pop dots for dimension. Here is a close up:


Be sure to swing on by the QUEEN KAT DESIGNS store for some awesome deals. There is a huge warehouse sale going on right now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


The fabulous Taylor Usry has organized a fun Valentine Blog Hop! What a fun idea and way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I hope you have something nice planned!


Here is what I did for the hop using images from the Stamps of Life:




If at anytime you run into any trouble hopping through Taylor will also have a master list for you on her blog.

Here is the list of all participating:


Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/


Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Cindy Coutts - http://cindycoutts.com/
Cyndi Bundy - http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/
Angelique Nederpel - http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Cathy Wallington - http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Hays - http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Juanita Gillen - http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot.com/
Janelle Stollfus - http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/

Mary Collins - http://www.softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Gorka - http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fitzgerald - http://jkfitzgerald.blogspot.com/
Dee Morris - http://sprytebyrd.blogspot.com/
Darsie Bruno - http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/
Margie Cortina - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kathy Fronczak - http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Cat Darling - http://catscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille - http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Gudrun Loennecken- http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/
Mackenzie Bruckler - http://midnightscramper.blogspot.com/
Melissa (Pink Cat) - http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/
Patty Tanuz - http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart - http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jane Matsumoto - http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/
Kimme Leach - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry Kung - http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk - http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Lysa - http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer - http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Tina Kiehn - http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/
Sugar Whiting - http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/
Sunghee Chon - http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Tanis Palmer - http://tannyps-rubbish.blogspot.com/
Lindsey M-P - http://www.bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/
Kristi Parker Van Doren - http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Julie E - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Audrey E - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/
Laura Drahozal - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise Healy - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Lynell Harlow - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Terrece Siddoway - http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/

You have until Thursday Feb 17 to leave comments from all those participating for a chance to win! To view all the FABLOUS prizes Taylor has lined up check out her blog HERE.

There are MANY wonderful sponsors for this event:










Simply Betty Stamps


















Well that's it for now! I hope you enjoy this fun and fabulous hop and have a super fantastic Valentine's Day!!!!



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just Us Girls #71 - Spotlighting


This week the Just Us Girls challenge is a technique one and we are going to do some spotlighting. Andrea is our hostess this week and she picked a great technique. I haven't done this technique in so long that this was fun. I used a Unity stamp and this is what I came up with


The image is from the Unity January Kit of the Month and the flowers are Prima. The center one was a white flower and I used my Copic marker to color it purple.




Just Us Girls Design Team



February Featured Designer: Lori



How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of the JUST US GIRLS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS71. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.



Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, Feb 17. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


That's it for now!


Till later....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge

I played along again this week with the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Check out this awesome color combo:

When I first saw this I thought elegant card with fun rich colors. THEN I rec'd the new Stamps of Life set which is a cute set soo... I went with a cutesy card instead. This is perfect for a little one around springtime and Easter.


I couldn't decide if the second color was a purple shade, so I almost used a pomegranate but then saw some of the others who posted used purple so I went with it. Wanted to be sure to stay within the correct colors! I hope it works ok. LOL!

Well that's all I have for now.

Till later....



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge and Sponsor!

It's Saturday and time for another fun JUST US GIRLS challenge!!! This week is sketch week and we have a super fun sponsor, Want2Scrap !

Want2Scrap manufactures their own line of bling, acrylic and chipboard albums as well as laser designs and ribbon. They have also just announced a brand new product called Nestabling...bling that is specifically designed to work with your Spellbinder Nestabilities! Want2Scrap is generously offering a $25 gift certificate to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants this week!



Here is this week's sketch:


Here is what I came up with:
My stamped image is from Gina K Designs. I had some amazing bling bling and some super fun swirly chip board to work with from Want2Scrap. I used glimmer mist on the chipboard and added the bling around it.


This week we have two aweome members of the Want2Scrap DT Elise and Mimi:
Elise Durenberger

Mimi Leinbach


Just Us Girls Design Team

Lori Guest Designer for February!
Pam

Kathryn

Lisa



How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form in the Jugs post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS69.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, Feb 10. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New DT SPOT

Have you seen the news:



I spent some time on the Queen Kat royal court a while ago, then took a break but now I'm back as part of the Royal Court. Lots of cool and unique designs. Be sure to check it out QUEEN KAT DESIGNS.

Tonight is release night come by the facebook page to see what is up.


Thanks for stopping by!