Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

I can't believe 2008 is over, time flies way too fast! I also can't believe my little ones are turning three in March! How does that happen?

Well, here is another edition of Royal Kat Wednesday for your New Years Eve. SO, I decided to make this week's challenge a "shortie" challenge. You need to make a shortie or a few and add them to your card. What is a shortie you may ask? Well you've heard of inchies, but those darn things are way too small. So shorties are a still small but a little bit bigger. Your shortie should measure 1.5" X 1.75" . My sample is a little sneak peek at what is to come during the January release, it's from the Home set.

Come play along for Royal Wednesday and post your awesome creations in our forum at Paper Craft Planet.

Let's get ready for an awesome 2009 and lots more fun with Royal Kat Wednesday and all the challenges with the Royal court and friends. Invite all your friends to come play.

A great way to collect Queen Kat stamps is to join one of the awesome kit clubs, that way you will get new stamps automatically each month. It's a no brainer go check it out in the store HERE I want to hear about what kit you sign up for!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Now through Dec 31!
You will also want to check out the Jan kits that are now available from Queen Kat Designs. This month Queen Kat takes you to the spa! Check them out here.

Take out the Trash Challenge

This week the scrapbook design team of Mothers & Daughters Creations is working on a challenge called "Take out the Trash". It is to use your scraps and random embellishments. I paired this challenge with Friday's sketch challenge at SCS.

Mine really came out random, I'm not sure yet what I think. All the paper I used was in my scrap pile of papers. I did not have to cut anything from a full regular sheet. The main title sentiment is by Daisy Bucket. The sentiment in the little tags on bottom are rub ons by Imaginisce. The pattern papers are by Imaginisce and Daisy Bucket. The pretty flower in the scallop circle is awesome delicate washi paper by Hanko Designs. I had this in my pile as well, I put it together a long time ago and never used it.

Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team cooked up. Also come check out our forum at Paper Craft Planet.

That's it for now. Till later.....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fun with Tags Challenge

Have you been playing along with the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza 2008 on Splitcoast? I was so psyched when Taylor asked me to host of on the challenges. I host challenges within the company forums but this is my first big challenge hosting on SCS.

Here are my details for the challenge:

I hope everyone is recovering from the holidays. Are you ready for the new year? Today's challenge is to use a tag on your card. I know so many of us make tags all the time. Now take a tag you have, or make a new one and incorporate it onto a card.


Please use keywordHCE09 when uploading.I hope that you like my challenge and play along.

So hop on over to play. My adorable image and background image is by Queen Kat Designs. My base is Mellow Moss by SU and the pattern paper is also by SU. I used Ranger distressed inks on my tag.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Sketch Time

I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday. I sure did, I'm still tired. Last week I missed Lauren's wonderful sketch but I'm back with this week's.

This week I pulled out my stamps by Queen Kat Designs. This great butterfly is from the Friends set.

I used pattern papers by Making Memories and solids by SU. I trimmed the butterfly using my yellow glitter spica pen. This was a super fun sketch to work with. I hope you will try it also. Don't forget to stop by the blogs of the other Saturday Sketch Girls as well.

Alicia Weimen
Dawn Easton
Kim Gasper
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder

You will also want to check out the Queen Kat store because now until Dec 31 all stamps are 25% off!!!

Well that's all I have for now.

Till later...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

It's the Christmas Eve edition of Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! This week the challenge is to "Glitter Up"! Pull out all that glitter you have been hoarding and get crackin.

For this I used my Mr. Robot from the Over the Moon set. I love this guy, but you may have noticed that. He has become "my thing" for the each holiday, you will see him again! :-) My background pattern paper is by DCWV and I used lots of STICKLES! I cut him out and adhered him on a piece cut using my rectangle nestablities.

Come play along and be sure to post your creations in the Paper Craft Planet forum.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Holiday Ornaments

For out Mothers & Daughters Creations challenge this week we were to make ornaments. That is definitely a fun thing to do.

For this tree ornament I used a wood tree shape I had in my stash. I covered it with awesome glitter paper by Best Creations. I added some fun Christmas presents to the bottom, this image is by Imagainisce.

Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog and blogs of the other DT members to see what they were up to with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mothers & Daughters Scrapbook Challenge

This week the challenge is to "cover it" or use Ribbons. So I decided to "cover it". I picked a piece of chip board by Imaginisce and covered it with some pattern paper. This is my piece on the bottom with the date. I know I kept this pretty simple but I also loved that great mouse image by Stampavie and wanted him to get a look on this page. I colored him in with Copics and added Stickles.

This was taken the other day. My little ones have been fascinated with the ornaments this year and they keep rearranging them. But over all they have been good about it.

Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT team cooked up for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SCS Holiday Extravaganza

Starting today through Jan 3 there will be extra challenges at SCS. Each day there will be a new host for the days challenge. I was asked to host how exciting. Come stop by and play take a break from the holiday madness and create! Hope to see you there!

Today is Saturday and that means a great sketch from Lauren. This week I was busy at night wrapping gifts for the kids so I ran short on time and a sample for this sketch. :-( Sorry Lauren. But I wanted to share the sketch with you maybe you will find time to play along with Lauren and the Saturday Sketch Team! You can find the sketch HERE, sorry I am having problems uploading.

Till later......

Friday, December 19, 2008

Unity Hip Hop Hangover

In the Unity forum at SCS, Angela is holding a little "contest". She is looking for ideas of make n takes for this winter CHA. I made this apron card as an idea for her. I used to make apron cards all the time. They can be so super simple or a bit more involved. I kept my simple for the purposes of the make n take which should be quick but cool. I tried to keep with the Unity colors and polka dot theme.

These apron cards are cool because they have a great pocket in the back. It's a great place for a business card, candy, tea bag, a Unity coupon perhaps for the make n take. The little card I stuck in there I made myself just for viewing purposes, it is not a "real" Unity business card.

What do you think, would it make a nice make n take?

That's it for now. Today we are expecting snow, great! I love looking at snow but it is a bit annoying. Oh well, we'll see how much we get.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

MDC Thursday Challenge

Sorry for the late post!

This week we have an awesome inspiration challenge for our Mothers & Daughters Creations challenge. Check out this amazing room! It's fit for a princess. Beautiful colors. When it comes to inspiration challenges I usually pull out the colors or patterns.

Here is my take on this beautiful photo. My tree image is by Imaginisce and the sentiment is by Serendipity. The pattern papers can also be found in the MDC store.

I know this is a quick post but I need to hop on out. Be sure to stop by the MDC store to check out the sales they have going on for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

It's Wednesday and that means it's QUEEN KAT ROYAL WEDNESDAY! Each Wed the QKD Design team will bring you a new challenge. So get those Queen Kat stamps inked up and ready to go, this week it's a sketch challenge. Vicki (Queen Kat herself) comes up with awesome sketches so I went through her sketches and picked this one for this week's challenge.

And here is what I came up with for this awesome challenge.
I used a bunch of glitter paper from a DCWV Christmas stack pack. I paper pieced the cupcake holder and used lots of stickles for the cupcake! Gotta love glitter!

C'mon check out QKD in the PCP forum. Come chat with us and find out what is going on. If you have time play along with our sketch challenge we would love to see what you come up with.

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cupcake Challenge

I was able to participate this week in Taylor's cupcake sketch challenge. I decided to use my Queen Kat cupcakes for it.

Here is the sketch

and my version of the sketch. I started with SU Blue Bayou and pulled out an old (from last year I think) DCWV winter stack pack for my pattern papers.

Be sure to swing by the Queen Kat blog each day for fun inspiration. And now until Christmas Eve Queen Kat is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Queen Kat's 12 Days of Christmas

Have you checked out Queen Kat's 12 Days of Christmas extravengaza? It's awesome. Every day up until Christmas Eve the Royal Court will share some fun and exciting projects for you. There will be a drawing for a super cool prize on Christmas Day!! How fun is that?

Come check out all the details at QUEEN KAT'S BLOG and play along! Also swing by the forum at Paper Craft Planet for more fun and chatting!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Sketch Challenge

It's Saturday again and time for another sketch challenge from Lauren. Check out this week's awesome sketch.

I used some Unity stamps for this challenge. I used the little flowers from Ginormous Cupcakes. And the little flower in the top scallop is from the kit Fanciful Dots. I cut the scalloped edge on the bottom using the Fiskars scallop punch and I embossed it with my Cuttlebug. All the cool flowers are heat embossed with my Ranger "stream" embossing powder.

I hope that you enjoyed my take on this week's sketch. Be sure to swing by the blogs of the other sketch girls as I know they will have something great to show you for some Saturday inspiration.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Till later.....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover

It's Friday and that means a hangover from the Unity Hip Hop yesterday. Did you check it out? Angela did a live hip hop chat, very cool! Once again I did a layout for hip hop hangover. Of course I'm into Unity Scrapbooking lately! Here is the layout I came up with.

I used multiple Unity kits on this layout. My little Kaitlyn's favorite color is pink, of course. So I used shades of pink. I also added stickles to the deer and the flowers. Gotta love those stickles!

Well that's it for now.

Thanks for stopping in.

MDC Thursday Challenge

This week is a simple sketch challenge card.

I decided for my image to use this awesome Penguin trio by Serendipity stamps. I stamped them on acetate, colored a bit with copics and added stickles for the ice. The pattern paper is by Daisy Bucket.
Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog to see what the design team cooked up for this challenge.

Well that's it for now.

Till Later..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

Sorry I'm a little late today! But it's Wednesday and that means another day of Royalty. It's Queen Kat Royal Wednesday. This week the challenge is to make an ornament. With Christmas around the corner this is a great challenge. Fill your trees with some Queen Kat!

Here is my creation for this challenge. I just love this robot from the Over the Moon set. I have been and will continue to use him often! I started this with a unfinished wooden shape from Michael's. Covered it with DCWV papers. Stamped the robot and paper pieced him, added the rest of the color using Copics. Very simple and I think he looks great! :-)

Come on over to the QKD forum on PCP and play along with us. There will be a random drawing from those who come and play along.

That's it for now.

Till Later.....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Scrapbook Challenge Monday

It's Monday and another scrapbook challenge with Mothers & Daughters Creations. Today's challenge was to pick your favorite Christmas carol and use that as your inspiration. I picked Jingle Bells because my daughter sounds so cute when she says it!
This is very simple but I wanted to showcase the awesome glitter paper by Best Creations on my layout!
Sorry to be so quick but I've been running all day and have to jump again. Be sure to swing by the MDC challenge blog and blogs of the DT members for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

An award and a Sketch challenge

I have been given the awesome Kreativ Blogger Award by Lisa Hetrick . How cool is that, thank you Lisa! She is one of the awesome stamp designers for Unity Stamp Co.

Here are deets for the Kreative Blogger Award:

The winner may put the logo on their blog.
Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
Nominate 5 blogs.
Put links to their blogs
Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are my nominees for this award all five of these ladies are super fun to hang out in the forums or in chat rooms with as well as working with:

Cyndi -
Nikki -
Jimmi -
Ashley -
Taylor -

Thanks so much Lisa for thinking of me!

Next up is Lauren's weekly sketch challenge:
Here is this week's installment of Lauren's weekly sketch challenge. This is the awesome sketch and here is what I did with it. I decided to flip it. I used Build a Snowman by Queen Kat Designs. My papers are from a glitter stack pack by DCWV. I thought it would be funky to stamp the snowman right on the snowflake paper and cut him out. The "create" sentiment is from the QKD set called Friends Forever. I punched out the snowflake using the Fiskars snowflake punch and adding a glittery dot to it.

Be sure to stop by Lauren's weekly sketch team to see what they cooked up for this week's sketch.

Alicia Weimen
Dawn Easton
Kim Gasper
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later....

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover - Scrapbook Layouts

It's Friday and that means it Hip Hop Hangover! What does that mean you ask? Well, every Thursday all day and all night everyone is "hip hopping" in the Unity Forum at SCS. Unity offers lots of prizes for games and challenges throughout hthe day as well as super specials.

Then on Friday when everyone is hip hop hungover we post our Unity creations. This week I am posting two layouts. They both use all Unity images and SU solids.
The monkey paper on this first layout I'm not sure who makes that one. I made this cute monkey layout for this Wednesday Unity Addicts Challenge in the SCS forum. It was to simply make a layout! What fun this was to make. I used the SCS Scrapbook sketch #166.

My second one I just went with and didn't follow a challenge or a sketch. But I think it came out pretty cool. I used SU Solids and DCWV paper. Of course all the images are Unity.

Well that's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

MDC Thursday Challenge

This week the Mothers & Daughters Creations challenge was to make a holiday themed shaped card. What fun! As I was thinking about what to make I saw this wooden unfinished ornament in Micheal's. I do hord these things to decorate.
I thought how cute would this be as a little gift card! Sooooo, I used it as a template and this is what I came up with. That adorable image is by Imaginisce stamps. I colored in a bit and used stickles on his hands and liquid pearls on his hat to look like snow. The awesome pattern paper is by My Little Yellow Bicycle.

Be sure to swing on by the MDC Challenge blog to see what the design team was up to. And check out the individual blogs of the DT here...

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Queen Kat Royal Kits


Do you love stamps? Do you love Queen Kat? Run on over to the Queen Kat site to check out the awesome monthly kits they offer. There is the Royal Kit, which contains everything you need to make a card with lots of yummy supplies. Next check out the Get Inked kits. These are super cool because each month there will be a different type of ink in the kit, a tool and a technique page. For example November was Versa Magic and December Memory Mist w/ chalk ink. Then the Take 3 Stamp Club. This is great it contains 3 stamps sets that are exclusive to this club.

Hop on over to the Queen Kat site and check it out. Let me know if you sign up I'd love to see what you create. Let them know I sent ya!

Queen Kat Royal Wednesdays is here!!!

It's here Queen Kat Royal Wednesdays!! Every Wednesday the Queen Kat Royal Court will be participating in a fun challenge. Are you ready?

Our first fun challenge - The Royal Ribbon Challenge is to use 2 different types of ribbon on your card, very cool and easy enough. I pulled out Build a Sweet set for this challenge and I built cupcakes!
My pattern papers are by Basic Grey and the center cupcake I paper pieced. I colored the cupcakes with Copics and used some Cotton Candy Stickles in the heart of the middle one. Pops dots were used to adhere them as well as the panel they sit on. My cool ribbons are by American Crafts. I did this based on SCS 204, gotta love those sketches!

Be sure to come and play along with the DT for Royal Kat Wednesdays a prize will be offered. Stop by the Queen Kat PCP forum to show off your creations and a winner will be picked on Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Clear & Simple Stamps - A Christmas Challenge

Who is ready for a Challenge? Recently Clear & Simple Stamps has joined Paper Craft Planet and the challenges have begun. Come join us in the forum for some chatting and fun. The design team will have some fun eye candy for you.

Our first challenge was to make a Christmas card using one of your Clear & Simple Darlings. I picked Gossip Girl and this is what I came up with.
Do you want to win some blog candy? Just head on over the the Clear & Simple site and tell me which Darlings you have or what is on your wishlist and I will enter you to win this card as well as a few little goodies from me. Come play with us on this challenge if you do I will enter you twice for a chance to win! Please link your wonderful creations to the PCP Clear & Simple forum. I will pick a winner this Sunday.

Also Clear & Simple is having a cool sale right now, 25% off the entire store. Stop by the forum for all the fantastic details on this amazing sale.

I hope you play along!
Thanks for stopping by.

Till later.....

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