Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some Queen Kat Goodness!

Hey all- I have been a creating fool lately! :) Not only am I trying to get some ideas for what exactly I want to do as I head up the Cricut Cafe at the Colorful Creations site/group starting April 1st (my birthday!), but I have been playing around with some Queen Kat stamps. Have you heard of them??? They have some of the most fun and just plain KICK BUTT artists designing for them. I have not seen rubber stamps like the ones they have EVER! :) I am so in love with a few of their artists, but I have seriously found at least one stamp from every artist they have. Also, they're having a Royal Court Call (design team call)! The details are on Facebook (just click on the word: Facebook)

I actually started with just one set that my awesome friend, Jeanie, designed. I really wanted to support her and I know designing her own stamp line is a dream of hers. She has always supported me in my ventures, so it was time to return the favor! ;) Boy, am I glad I did! :)

I am almost at two a week for buying stamps there. I also follow them on Facebook and the owner, Vicki. She actually gets me and my quirkiness. I can be me when commenting on her posts and not worry about it. :)

I am gonna be showcasing 4 cards today....two from one of my faves Charlie Bristow! I will tell you that he makes the most beautifully feminine and sexy stamps ever. I feel sexy creating with them and most of the time I am creating in sweats folks! :) So without anymore lolly-gagging here are my two cards using Charlie's stamps.(By the way-just click on his name and it will take you to the store where you can see all of his work.)

Tiger Lily Stamp 

This is a thinking of you card using Charlie's Tiger Lily stamp. She was so fun to color and this card was so easy. :) I was able to do all of the card I am showing you tonight in about 20-30 minutes each. And that is with me trying to decide what colors and what not to use...if you know all of that it will probably be shorter for you. :)
What I used on Tiger Lily: Tiger Lily Rubber Stamp (Charles Bristow for Queen Cat stamps), CTMH cardstock and organdy ribbon, KI Memories frosted lace paper, Making Memories Rub-ons (thinking of you), bling from Michaels, colored pencils by Prismacolor, chalk for background from Pebbles, and stickles.

Frog Prince Rubber Stamp
This next one is one of my most favorite stamps. :) I know I will use her for ages to come. :) She has such an innocent look on her face as she is looking at Mr. Frog, but we all know that she is thinking, well maybe hoping that IF she kisses him he WILL be a prince....or that is a HUGE PARTY FOUL! LOL! Anyways- I chose to make this one a LOVE card because it does hit me in the heart when I look at it. :)

What I used: Frog Prince Rubber Stamp (Charles Bristow for Queen Cat Stamps), American Crafts Cardstock (black), Bazzill Bling (seafoam green), Spellbinders Dies (labels 10 nesting dies), LOVE metal word from Michael's, Recollections Bling, colored with Prismacolor pencils, stickles, chalked background with Pebbles chalks.

Greeting Tree Rubber Stamp Set
This next card is a Thank You card using Jeanie Dickinson's Stamp Set. This set is a good value...not only do you get a beautiful tree stamp (hand drawn by her!!), you get 10 Sentiments with it. :) This stamp means so much to me, because I had seen it at a retreat that Jeanie threw back here in Great Falls, Montana and when she asked me what she should make as her first stamp, without hesitation, I said, "Your TREE!". It just seemed so natural for her to have it as one of her first releases. :) Since then she has so many more stamps to choose from. :) Very talented woman and one of my best friends. :)

What I used: Greeting Tree Stamp Set (tree and thank you)(Jeanie Dickinson for Queen Kat Stamps), Georgia Pacific (white cardstock), Recollections (Kraft c/s), Jillibean Soup (brown twine), Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy mini brads, Silver Sugar Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Nik Bantok brown stamp pad, Webster's Pages (patterned paper).

Red Dragon Rubber Stamp
 This last card was made with a stamp that was designed by Christina Lynn. She has some of the most fun and fanciful stamps. :) I loved this little dragon be cause he is perfect for a sweet and quick card. :) I can also give a card with him on it to an adult or a child. :) He is perfect and has almost eyes like the little Precious Moments characters...they have such feeling in them. :)

What I used: Red Dragon Stamp (Christina Lynn for Queen Kat Stamps), Stampin' Up cardstock, Crate Paper (patterned paper), Memento dew drops ink pad (to stamp dragon), Prismacolor pencils, Pebbles chalks, Michael's bling, Making Memories Rub-ons.

I hope you all enjoyed my cards and stop by Queen Kat's Store and have a look around! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011


Hey all! Well the Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop is officially over! :) I am sorry I haven't been on my computer. I have been so sick this weekend that I thought I might just be dying! ;) LOL! Well, not really but it does sound like I am coughing up a lung! ;)
Anyways- You are probably wondering who is my winner for this hop. Well here we are:

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Again, I had to pick twice....always remember to put your info on your comment for me when I do blog candy so I don't have to pick again.
#62 was pennykitz who said: It is a pleasure to be one of your  followers!!!  and she also said: I know that I am around the 6o+ person who has told you that your project is amazing, but please here it from me that I think it is beyond is fantastic!!!

Penny has a really cute blog, so visit her and become a follower! :) I love our community of creative people! :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Hey all! :) Thanks for joining me as I take part in Tanya "Scrappy Scavenger's" Shimmering Shamrock Blog Hop! :) We are gonna have 6 days of BLOG HOPPING FUN! :) You probably got here from Letitia's Blog! So, if that is where you are coming from, then you are in the right place, my friend! :) BUT, if you are lost and you would like to start at the beginning just go to Tanya's Blog!

I will have a complete list of all the blogs that are participating in this hop towards the bottom of this post. I ALSO will have some pretty yummy BLOG CANDY towards the end of this post too. :) I will have some small rules to be eligible...they aren't too hard so don't fret. :)

For my project, I decided to do a paper wreath. I have been wanting to try these for a while and have never had a good reason to try one. I have a wreath for Christmas and a little thing I hang up for Valentine's Day. BUT....I like EVERY HOLIDAY and really don't need too many excuses for a trip to my craft area. This wreath was pretty cheap to make too.

Here is what you need: A ten inch wreath form. I got this from Dollar Tree for $1.
A 1 and 1/2 inch flower punch. I used a fiskars hibiscus flower squeeze punch for this project.
At least 4 pieces of 12x12 cardstock....I used 4 different patterns too.
Pearl top stick pins.
ribbon..I used two types.

The first thing you will want to do is punch the flowers out of the papers.

Once that is done, take a pen and put it in the middle of the flower and fold the flower up around it. This will shape the flowers for the wreath.

Then start pinning your flowers around the wreath form! :) You can't do this wrong! :) Lastly, make a bow and attach to the wreath! :)

Then hang it where you want to! :)

I really hope you try this. I am not quite sure what I was scared of. It is a fun little project! :)

Now, for my BLOG CANDY!!!!! To be eligible- just leave a comment and that will give you one chance to win! :) For two chances, BECOME A FOLLOWER! :) If you are already a follower or if you are a new follower....let me know in ANOTHER comment. :) ALSO--PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET A HOLD OF YOU IF YOU ARE PICKED. I HAVE HAD TWO TIMES THAT PEOPLE HAVE MISSED OUT BECAUSE I HAVE NO WAY TO GET A HOLD OF THEM! :(  So, here is what you can win! :)

You will get 4 pieces of Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper. Ribbon. Square brads from Recollections, Studio 18 glitter glue, felt topped clips from Making Memories, Green Bling.

Here is the list of other stops on this hop:

1. Tanya

2. Jen Roseman

3. Dianne Shiflett

4. Erin Spantastic

5. Pam Bray

6. Pink Cricut
7. Debbie

8. Jennifer Anderson

9. Faith

10. Letitia Lauer

11. Kathy Floen (ME!!)

12. Kathy Gillon

13. Teresa Harris

14. Anita Cannon

15. Teresa Hendrickson

16. Amy Harper
17. Chris Hurley

18. Kristi Bennett

19. Nancy Owen

20. Jennifer Brown

21. Shannon

Thanks for looking and hopping! :)