Happy Birthday to the Queen!!!

QKD_BirthdayBlogHop_tbuIt’s Vicki’s birthday today, so we all thought we’d get together and do a birthday blog hop for her! Thanks to everyone who joined me from Nina’s blog! Now, if you’ll join me for a rousing rendition:

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday , dear Vicki,

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

We sounded great, didn’t we? Ok, I may have been a little off key, but I tried hard, lol! I made this card for Vicki’s birthday because the crown is what she wears (She is Queen Kat after all) and she is a wonderful person 🙂 Mean as heck if you make her mad, but truly one of the sweetest people I know! Be sure to head on over to Tina’s Blog for some more Birthday Hop goodness, check the QKD Blog for more fun shenanigans, and go to the store for an amazing sale!

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Cheers!

PAD_Cheers_tbuI totally adore this coffe cup ring image! It is from Queen Kat Designs. I paired it with a tiny circular Studio G stamp that says “Cheers”, which I got at Pez-a-Doodle Designs. I stamped both images using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, and then used Tea Stain and Frayed Burlap to sponge around the edges.I used the Inkssentials Foam Ink Blending Tool to do my sponging – I love that thing! And just for fun I added some Pez-a-Doodle Pez-a-Blings embellies, just to finish it off. They sell in single color packs, as well as multi color packs. The color I used here is Brown Patina Sparkle 🙂

I went monochromatic on this card – it just seemed appropriate. It reminds me of being in a coffee shop!

QKD is Blog Hoppin’!

QKD_You'remyperson_tbuQKD is blog hoppin’ today, in anticipation of the new releases coming up tonight! My card uss two of my favorite sets — Get Comfy and You’re My Person. I think that is the sweetest sentiment in the world!!!!

I popped the chair up on dimensionals and used a Copic marker to highlight parts of it. Now, I’m sure I’ve done something wrong with this post, like used a set I wasn’t supposed to — but with all I’ve got going on, I’m just thrilled to have made a card, lol! I can’t seem to get good images of the new releases I’ve made – they all come out blurry. So I’ll try again tomorrow when the light is better!

Go to the QKD Blog for more deets on the blog hop!

Plain and Simple

QKD_OnMyMind_tbuGuess what other exciting news I’ve got? I have rejoined Queen Kat’s Royal Court, which makes me an official stamping maid, lol! She has such fun acrylic stamps in her store, and she just released over twenty new ones! You should head over there to check it out.

This is a plain and simple card I made using Funky Trees and Greetings #3. It is for a fien who is going through a rough spot, so I left it as plain and simple as I could. Plus, it won’t cost any extra to mail it, so that is good!!

I’m really excited to be back working with the talented ladies at QKD – this is going to be so much fun!

Pretty Floral Crown

qkd_prettyfloralcrown_tbu1I love this Basic Grey Gypsy paper – what a fabulous birthday present! My good friend Patricia gave it to me for my birthday, and slacker that I am I have yet to send her a thank you note. *shakes my head in shame*

This adorable crown image is a new release over at Queen Kat Designs. It’s called King’s Crown – although I tend to girly it up because that’s what I do! So at my house, the stamp has been renamed Queen’s Crown, lol. I’ve used this layout before – I really love it.

Stamps: QKD King’s Crown
Paper: Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Craft Green Galore, Classic Pretty in Pink
Accessories: ribbon, loopy eyelet, white opal liquid pearls

There are some big things going on at QKD, too. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Hot Chocolate and Good Friends!

lad_warmmugscoaster_tbu1I have two exciting things to show you today! What a way to start the week, right? Since it is the first of the month, the Lizzie Anne Designs newsletter comes out today! Also, fun new projects of the month are uploaded to the site. I adore this little coaster – I made it for my daughter to hang wherever she wanted to — currently it is on the door to her room.

Stamps: Little Bits Christmas in the City
Other supplies: 4″x4″ chipboard coaster, Jet Black Stazon ink, Encore Silver ink, Pink Shimmerz paint, brown marker, eyelet setter, silver jumbo eyelets, silver ribbon

Directions:
1) Stamp mug images on coaster with Black Stazon
2) Use brown marker to color the hot cocoa inside the cup
3) Paint each cup with Shimmerz paint
4) Stamp snowflakes in Encore Silver randomly around coaster
5) Use the silver ink pad to apply ink directly to the edges and sides of the coaster
6) Punch two holes at the top and set the silver jumbo eyelets
7) Thread silver ribbon through each hole, tying a knot in the back

This coaster would make an adorable gift paired with a tin of your favorite hot chocolate! Also, be sure to take advantage of this awesome offer: Free Shipping on orders over $35! Use the coupon code santalovesme in the Lizzie Anne Designs online shopping cart and get free shipping on your order over $35! Free shipping code applies to orders placed in the U.S. and expires on Dec. 24th, 2008.

Now, on to fun sample number two! Today is also new release day over at Queen Kat Designs. She has so many cute stamps to debut today, so be sure to check the blog so you don’t miss anything!qkd_friendshiptree_tbu

This is the card I’m showing you for the new releases today. It uses a sentiment from the new set called Friends Forever – how fab is the font?? I paired it with the tree from the November Take 3 stamp kit. If you don’t know about that monthly club, check it out here. Awesome stamps, I’m telling you!

Stamps: QKD Friends Forever, November Take 3
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Dasiy D’s dp
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut and Tea Stain
Accessories: Button, hemp twine, sponge, distresser
Techniques: sponging, distressing

Certainly Crowned

qkd_certainlycrwoned_tbuI love this layout. It started out as something completely different, and totally went it’s own way until it ended up like this. That happens to me quite often – but it is really fantastic when I *love* how it turns out!

The color scheme for this card came from a color combo challenge on Splitcoast. I used stamps from Queen Kat Designs – the crown is a single called King’s Crown (and I believe it is available as of Dec. 1st) and the sentiment is from a set called Crowning Moments. It is retired, and not available any more – bummer, I know. I love the size of the sentiment!

I went a little nuts with the white gel pen, but I love the end result! I started out just putting them on the small blue panel, and I just kind of didn’t stop!

Stamps: QKD King’s Crown, Crowning Moments
Paper: Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Craft Certainly Celery
Accessories: gg ribbon, white gel pen