Wednesday, May 1, 2013

the Royal Court needs YOU!


Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. (www.katstamps.com) announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members! You must be a STAMPER and card maker to apply. We are a stamp manufacturer that makes laser etched rubber stamps and digital stamps. We are looking for people who LOVE to stamp and can do so on a deadline with a smile!

Term Dates: June 1, 2013-Dec 31, 2013 (7 months)

*Must love to color!*
*Must be willing to try new techniques and use layers and embellishments in your projects.*
*Must be able to do a minimum of 5 projects a month*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on your own blog*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on our company blog*

Work Description:
*5-6 Hand stamped projects a month (photographs only, you keep your projects)
*1 Blog post a week on your personal blog (using 1 of the cards you made for your monthly quota)
*1 Blog post on the Queen Kat Designs Blog
*Participation on the QKD Facebook Fan page at least once a week (with a sample that you have made)
*Check in on the Court’s private message board at least 3 times a week to make sure you’re up to date
*Must be able to upload your monthly projects once a week to our gallery on Splitcoaststampers.com

Perks of the team:
+Worldwide exposure to your work through our blog and Fan Page
+Free Digital or rubber stamps each month of your term (mostly digital)
+A generous product discount on any stamps and digital stamps we carry
+The Coveted Royal Court Blog Badge
+And more…

Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.

A.    Make 3 projects showcasing your best work and blog about them on your blog with a link to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Call.  (Cards must be new for this call and can use any stamps and products you want. Of course we are partial to QKD stamps but welcome submissions with any stamps.)
B.     Email us the link to your blog post to: royalcall@katstamps.com with the following (all in 1 email please!)
C.     Include the following information in the body of your email: Your full name, mailing address, phone number, blog or website address, email address.  Current bloggers only!  This call is open to anyone in the world.
    
General Questions…
1. Would you say you are primarily a stamper, altered artist, or a scrapbooker?
2. How long have you been stamping/ scrapbooking? What techniques do you like to play with? What are your favorite products? Ie: Distress Inks, Dylusions Sprays, Masks, etc.
3. Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer), and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment. Please list the work load and the length of your commitments as well as names of companies.
4. What is your motivation for participating in our design team?
5. Do you currently own any Queen Kat Designs stamps? If not, why not? (Please be candid)
6. Are you able/ willing to make at least one post per week to promote our products?
7. Are you able/ willing to commit to a 7 month term with QKD at this time? (Yes! We do extend terms if all goes well)

Applications are due by May 17th at 10am MST!
New Royal Court members will be contacted by May 20th via email.
Send everything in 1 email to: royalcall@katstamps.com
Please put Royal Court Call in the Subject Line

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Birthday QKD!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you've come for the QKD blog hop you're on the right track. If you've missed the hop, I'd like to invite you to start at the top of the hop and see what you're missing out on. :) Today QKD is celebrating 6 years as a stamp company. 

I am so excited to share with you one of our new monster stamps! 
Recently, I purchased some Spectrum Noir markers and I'm still riding the learning curve on how to use them. but I love how this one turned out. It's way better in person. I think I may send this out to my lil nephew who will celebrate his birthday on Christmas Eve. I think he'll get a kick out of it. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. It's a super simple self explanatory card. Please surf over to Maria's blog for the next stop on the hop today.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Too Cute!


 Hi friends!! Thanks for coming today! Today I have the cutest stamp by Coriander Shea Detwiler.. It's called The Cauldron Congregation. I had a lot of fun coloring this one. I used my trusty Prisma Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol. the background is Faded Jeans Distress Ink applied with an ink applicator. 

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Please stop by Janie's blog next! Have a wonderful day! 













Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pumpkins!!!

 

Pumpkin, pumpkin, who's got the punpkin?? Well, I don't know who's got THE pumpkin but I've got 3 of them! :) I have 3 cute lil punkies illustrated by Natalie VonRaven. you can get your stamp here


To make this card: Cut a piece of black and white patterned paper to fit the front of your purple card base. Cut strips of black and purple cardstock and layer. then tie some orange and black ribbon on it and adhere to the front of your card. Stamp and color 3 cute pumpkins. Adhere to card with pop dots and add stickles to the black areas for the "WOW!" factor. Next I took a piece of patterned paper and cut out "Monster Mash" from it matted it with purple then black and mounted it to the front of my card. 

Thanks for stopping by my pumpkin patch today! Please hop over to Sue's blog for your next stop.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spoooky Flowers!


Flowers.. Flowers.. Flowers.. I love making my own paper flowers! I had an empty frame and a post card sitting on my desk so I thought why not frame the post card and embellish with some hand made flowers?? then I thought.. hmm.... add some wings!  Then... I got the idea to use vellum for the wings but alas, after an hour of looking for just a scrap of vellum, I couldn't find ANY! Not 1 stinkin scrap! So, I had some thick frosted plastic... I said to myself "Why not?" And away I went! I pulled out the handy dandy Black Stazon ink and my Delicate Wings Stamps and went to work! I used some teeny tiny rhinestones to dress up the wings and viola! My framed art was finished.




Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please hop over to Beth's blog and see what she's got up her sleeves for you.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Moonlit Misery is Orange!

HI friends!!! How are you all doing today?? I hope you're having a fabulous Fall day! It's a bit chilly here but the day is off to a wonderful start! Our theme for today's hop is ORANGE! That was my grandpa's favorite color ya know! I hope I did him proud with my card today. :) The stamp I'm featuring today is my Micah Carmichael, it's titled Moonlit Misery

I love the combination of orange, green and purple! Don't you? 


To make this card: Cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the front of your card base. Stamp and color your image and mat with black cardstock. Next cut a piece of black cardstock the length of your image and about 1/2-3/4" thick and tie 3 pieces of orange ribbon around it. adhere the image and black strip to a rectangle of green pattern paper matted with black cardstock the the front of your card. 

Thank you for visiting me today!! I hope you enjoyed my simple and fun Orange themed card. Your next stop on the hop is Stephanie L! Have a great rest of the day!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ol' Bag O' Bones!

Hi friends!! It's skeletons/bones day here on our blog hop! I have a stamp from Natalie VonRaven to share with you today, it's called The Joker.

To make this card: cut a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to the front of your card base. Cut a triangle of pink patterned paper and adhere that to the front of your card (for this one I used the left over paper I had from yesterday's card!) 

Next, stamp and color your image and then use an ink applicator and Vintage Photo Distress ink to age the background of the image if desired. I sprayed the entire image with my home made glimmer mist to give it a nice shimmer. Mat the stamped image with black cardstock and green patterned paper and use a border punch on the green. 

For the bones embellishment, I used an arm for a skeleton I had left over from our Coffin contest and some ribbon. 


Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please hop over to Janie's for your next stop!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Welcome to a spooky day at my blog!! I've got a great stamp to showcase today! My card features a stamp by Carissa Rose called Day of the Dead III
To make this card cut a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to the front of a card base. cut and mat pink and orange patterned cardstocks to the front of your card. (to do this I just cut rectangles of each color 4"X 5.25" and cut them diagonally) Next take a strip of black cardstock and use a border punch to make the banner points. adhere to your card front. 

Stamp and color your Day of the Dead girl image and mat with black cardstock. Adhere to front of card with pop dots. Apply rhinestones and crystal lacquer as desired!


Thanks for visiting me today! Please surf over to Janie's blog for your next stop!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's a purple kinda day!!

It's PURPLE day!!!! My favorite color of all time!! I have a fun card with a NEW stamp to share today!! So lets jump into it! My card is a shaped card. Looks kind of like a tombstone. :) 

To make my card front I cut a piece of cardstock to fit. Stamped the sentiment in Orange CTMH Ink and matted it with some patterned cardstock from DCWV. I applied some brads and metallic thread/ twine. 


To make the inside of my card, I Just added some patterned cardstock on the edges that have been trimmed with scalloped scissors. I stamped the witch on white cardstock and colored her.. then I went hog wild with my jewel crusted embossing technique in this video from Michaels. After That, I thought.. hmm the witch needs to stand out more.. so I stamped and colored her one more time and used pop dots to put her on the top of the first witch. :)


I hope you like my purple themed card! It was so much fun to make!! :) Have a fun filled day!

Thanks for visiting me today. Please hop over to Sue's blog next! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Decorate a Coffin Contest and Blog Hop!!



Thanks for stopping at my blog today! We are hosting a contest beginning today to see who is the best coffin decorator! Do you think you have what it takes? Well lets find out! I am challenging you to a fun contest. Check out this awesome coffin that SierraGrannie did! (the green and black one above is my creation)


Here are the details:

Decorate a Coffin (can be wood or chipboard: handmade or store bought ie.. Michaels has wood ones for $1.00)
Use at least 1 stamped image somewhere in or on your coffin. The stamped image must be visible when the coffin is on display.. (Here's a close up of my stamped image. I used the Thorns Background stamp for my Coffin lining.)


Any stamps, colors, embellishments, themes, and textiles are ok! Use your skills, I know you have mad decorating skills! Lets see them! Here are more shots of Sierra Grannie's coffin... 




1st Place Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to Queen Kat Designs
2nd Place Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to Queen Kat Designs

When your coffin is finished, link me to it using the Mr. Linky below! Entries are due by October 20th. Public voting will open Oct 22nd and close Oct 26th! The winner will be announced on October 27th! You get 1 entry per person. 






Thank you for coming! Please hop over to Jamie's blog for the next stop on today's hop!



Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have a fun card to share with you. I used a new stamp by Natalie VonRaven from Queen Kat Designs it's called Evolution! Since our theme today for the blog hop is Steampunk I thought it would be fun to turn this stamp into a Halloween-ish one for the day. :)


To make this card:
Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the card front. Cut a piece of ledger patterned paper and stamp a QKD background stamp on it and adhere to a piece of black patterned paper. Using metallic thread, attach 1/2 of a snap.

Stamp and color the Evolution stamp on white cardstock, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and water in a mini mister create the background around the Evolution face. Spritz the entire piece with glimmer mist. I used my home made spray (hair spray with pearl ex).  Mat on black and bronze cardstock. Attach other half of snap with metallic thread. Using a brad, attach a game pointer to your Evolution image. Using your favorite adhesive put your card together.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I had a lot of fun making it. Please hop over to Janie's Blog for your next stop on our 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Creative Edges Blog Hop!

Hi guys!! It's me!!!! I'm back!!! Yes I know its been almost a year since I've blogged. I've been so busy! But I'm here now! :) I am on a blog hop with my fabulous Royal Court at Queen Kat Designs!! I have a fun card to show off today. It's a rocker chick! 

The stamps I used on this card are from the fun Sin Bonnet Sue Collection!

My card was pretty easy to make... I took a regular white card base that measured 5.5"x4.25" and adhered a piece of red cardstock to it then I cut the right egde free hand. I used a background stamp from the background basement at Queen Kat Designs to add some 3-d effect to the red cardstock. Then with the black patterned paper, I cut it freehand and applied the two eyelets on the left hand top and bottom then adhered that to the cardbase. 

Next, I stamped and colored my image, I swiped my egdes of my image with red ink and matted it with black. I stamped my saying with red ink on a scrap of white cardstock, matted it on some of the black patterned paper, then onto some red cardstock. (use your scraps!) I applied eyelets and a safety pin and used a pop dot to give it a 3-d effect on the card. then I layered up some silk and paper flowers, grunged them up with some acrylic paint and a brad and glued it to the front of the card with Glossy Accents. :) Add stickles here and there and there ya go! 

thank you so much for coming to our blog hop today! I'm glad you stopped by! 

the next stop on our hop today is Ms. Pat. Please hop over to her blog now to see her fabulous creative edged card! Thank you for coming!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday QKD!!

Thanks for stopping by on this leg of the 5th Birthday celebration blog hop for Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. The Royal Court is rocking it today, aren't they?



I'm still into playing with resists. :) This time I used the new Fall Seasonal inks from Tim Holtz.. the color is Seedless Preserves. I love this color! :)


The stamp on this card, YES! It's only 1 stamp. :) It's a new background stamp that's coming out tomorrow at our stamp release party. I think I'll name it falling stars. I originally thought of it for a Christmas stamp but I'm lovin how it turned out for a Birthday card! the silver is my silver sailor pen and the dots that look kinda black are actually purple rhinestones. The whole card just blings in real life! :)


The resist I used on this card was versamark. I used my VM pad to stamp my background stamp then applied the Seedless Preserve ink over it.


I hope you like my card and will come check out the 19 day birthday celebration we have going on. There's lots and lots of fun stuff! It's over on our Facebook Fan Page.


Your next hop stop is... Kerry!


Have a happy day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Changing It Up!

Oh Holey Cow! 2 posts in 1 day! I know.. right? You are all shocked huh? :) I'm having fun playing with resists! Well ok this isn't quite a resist. It's more of a "How to Change Patterned Paper" card. :) I call it Changing It Up.


So you have a bunch of old patterned paper you don't like.. But you can't bring yourself to get rid of it.. I say stamp it! I got this idea from Jennifer McGuire in her Inspiration Showcase class. I've done this quite a bit before and before I even knew about Jennifer or her class. But She reminded me of it. :) You know how it goes, you do something 1 time then you file it in the back of your head and need a nugde to pull out that "file" again? So.. here's how I made this card:



Take some patterned paper and use one of the new large background stamps from Queen Kat Designs. here's a link. I used Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped it onto some patterned paper and adhered it to my card front.


I then stamped another background and cut out part of the image, matted it and added it to the front of my card. Using a cuttlebug flower set I got about a year or so ago I made a little flower out of white cardstock and inked it with Wild honey distress ink. I added a rhinestone in the middle with some Glossy Accents and I punched the leaves out of the patterned paper (before it was stamped) Added ribbon and the flower to the front of the card and I was done! :)

Now you go try it! :)

Versamark Resist Card

Hi Stampy Friends!


It's been a really long time since I've blogged. So I thought I'd share a card with you that I just made. I'm playing with resist stamping this week and this is one of the cards that I came up with. So lets jump right in!


Supplies: black cardstock, 3 brads, adhesive, Versamark ink, Barn Door Distress Ink, soft cloth or towel, card base, and of course some stamps! I used a sentiment from Queen Kat Designs and a background stamp that will be released soon from QKD as well, Scissors, Black India Ink and an ink blending tool.



Directions:


1. Ink the background stamp with versamark ink. I used Champagne in VM ink. Next lay your stamp face up on your craft mat or work surface. Lay your glossy cardstock face down onto the stamp and gently rub all over it with your hands to transfer your ink onto your cardstock. Heat dry with your heat tool.



2. Using barn door ink and a blending tool, apply the ink onto your glossy cardstock. I find you get a much richer color if you use a blending tool and rub it into the cardstock vs. the pad to paper method because unless you press your ink pad into your paper and rub the heck out of it you will not acheive the bright colors. and this way you won't have to do layer after layer as if you were using the direct to paper technique. ps.. moral of the story, using an ink blending tool will save ink in your ink pad and you won't be rubbing it off of the paper onto a towel. :) That's the cheap-o in me! After you have inked it, gently rub the excess ink off with your towel to help the resist show through.

3. Mat the resisted background onto black cardstock and then adhere to the front of your card. Set aside.



4. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with black india ink and using your ink blending tool, color the cardstock with Barn Door ink. Cut right edge into a "v" and mat onto black cardstock, add brads and adhere to the card.



How simple was that?? Have a fabulous day!