Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Heart...

I recently came across this picture of my son.  It was one day he was goofing around with one of my headbands...and of course I had to snap a picture of his cute little face.  I tell ya...It is days like this one that reminds me how Thankful I am for the joy my family brings me everyday.

I created this layout with some Sassafras Lass that I had left over from a few other projects I have done.  It is such a Fun line to work with.

Here you can see a close-up of the little embellishments.

That's all I have for today.  Be sure to HUG your family today and get ready because Tomorrow is DEC1st!!

Thanks for stopping by, I love to hear from you.  JennK

Friday, November 26, 2010

Today I want to share a project I have been working on using the Yummy Creative Inspirations paints!  I was inspired by this weeks Inspiration challenge of spreading your wings.  Well, I absolutly ADORE butterflies and so this is the first thing that jumped into my head.  I also have been working on a Dec. Daily...So I incorporated the 2 together.  Who says butterflies can't be part of Christmas??  

First a Close up...

I used the paint and squish technique.  The What and Wha??  You say...  Let me explain.

First I cut out my butterfly.  Next I picked out the embossing folder and paint color I wanted to use.
Next I painted the paint onto my embossing folder.  Put a lot and you get a more of the paper covered.  A little less and less paper gets covered.  You get the idea..
Lastly place your paper into the folder and emboss...
This is a picture of the paper in the folder still.
Here you can see when I pulled the butterfly out...OHHH How lovely!
  So super easy and quick to achieve.  You could add more than one color too if you like.  Just be sure to wash your embossing folder and paint brush out immediately when done....otherwise you may not get all the paint off.

The paint that I used is Winter Frost..So fitting right?  Yeah!  I thought so too.  

Here you can see the butterfly on the project.....Don't these paints SHINE??!!

And now the complete Cover of my album for the Dec. daily.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have fun crafting!  


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A little Amy Brown

Hello...Are you all ready for your big Turkey Feast??  I know I mostly look forward to the Pumkin pie!!  YUM!  Until then I thought I would share a new Amy Brown stamp coming to the Queen Kat design store.  This beauty is called Waiting for Mischief.

Isn't she lovely??  I colored her up with Copic markers.  Cut her out and placed her onto a die cut background of Basic Grey paper (new Curio).  The die is by Spellbinders, it is the Fair Isle pendant set.  

Here is a close up of this pretty fairy.
She will be available in the Queen Kat store starting in Dec.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a Scrappy happy day!  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Monday!!

Hello, I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We have all been getting over some sort of cold/flu bug.  This time around momma started it, then little 1 and on to little 2...luckily daddy is the last man standing who has not gotten sick.  Not sure how he managed but I am sure Thankful! He has been a real life saver while momma bear was sick. Thanks Honey!!

  Anyway, I want to share a project today...Remember when I gave you a little sneak peek of a gift I was working on?  Well, I finally have some full pictures to share.  YAY!!

I have been working on this card box and I have to say I am very pleased by the finished product...What do you think??
This is the top of the box. I used the new Curio line by Basic Grey and some Prima flowers. I am loving the Curio collection..seriously it really is beautiful!
Here you can see the sides a bit....
And inside the box lid.  I created a pocket to hold a book of stamps. 

And the cards??  Here we go.....

I used the Curio collection on all of the cards.  The monogram letters were printed from my computer.  I used a download I purchased from Taylored Expressions.  There are 2 cards for each designs so 8 total cards in the box complete with envelopes to match.  

So what do you think??  I am now onto another card box...these really are a lot of fun.  How about a sneak of the next set I am creating??
Can't wait to share this set once I complete them....

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Craftin'!!  JennK

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Playing with a Sketch

Hello!!  I am so happy I got a chance to play with the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You.  It has been quite a while since I have had a chance to play along with these ladies.  Of course the inspiration on the blog is wonderful.  Here is my take on the sketch...
I had fun playing with some papers from Nikki Sivilis.  A stamps set from Taylored expressions (Whimsical wishes) and a new stamp from Whimsey Stamps (Ticket sentiments). I am still lovin' pink and green together so why not for Christmas?!!  I am so glad I had that awesome pick polka dot ribbon...I think it just finishes this card perfectly.
A little closer view of the tree.  I gotta tell ya.  I stamped and embossed this little tree about 4 times.  The first few times the tree was stamped with white ink and embossed with sparkle powder.  But the tree did not show up the way I wanted.  So I went on to stamp this little tree with green ink....and then embossed with a few different powders.  I finally settled on this one.  It is very sparkley and it seemed to help the design of this stamp pop.  
And now onto the inside...nothing too exciting here, but I still wanted to show that it is finished inside as well.  *grins* 

Thanks so much for stopping by my little crafty place.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

The party Continues!!

Hello!  I hope you have been by to see all the Birthday Celebration project this week on the QKD blog.  Today is all about the After Party.   How do we Thank all those lovely guests?  With a fantastic Birthday card Thank you.  I created a card with Black Balloon.
Your challenge on the QKD is to make a thank you card using a cat stamped image and some kind of bling.. wether it's glitter, rhinestones or anything else shiney it's up to you! 

Photograph your card and blog about it.. use the inlinkz widget on the right hand side of the blog to link up your blog post and creation.

Each link to a different project will be entered once into the grand prize drawing to be held on Monday November 22. The grand prize will be a $50 stamp gift certificate to the Queen Kat Designs online shop. All entries into our challenges for this celebration will be entered into the one inlinkz widget and will compete for the grand prize.  

Entries for this challenge are due Monday November 22nd by 10 am MST

WOW!!  So what are ya waiting for?!!  We want to see your lovely creations.  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  JennK

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 3 of the Queen Kat birthday Celebration

Hello welcome to day 3 of the birthday celebration on QKD!!  I am excited to bring you a Party Favor for your next party. 

This is a book of post its I created with some chipboard and Basic Grey papers. Cupcake Friends stamp set was used.  The cupcake image is colored with Copics.  I added a little bit of Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Here is the inside with purple post it's even!!

Now create something and share it with us on QKD to be entered into the drawing. some ideas are:

candy boxes, bags or packets
mini baskets
covered journals with a pen
2011 calendars
wrapped and stamped candles
paper cake slices

anything is a go for this! make 1 item from the list using at least 1 stamped image and the color purple. 

Photograph your project and blog about it.. use the inlinkz widget on the right hand side of our blog here to link us to your blog post and creation.

Each link to a different project will be entered once into the grand prize drawing to be held on Monday November 22. The grand prize will be a $50 stamp gift certificate to the Queen Kat Designs online shop. All entries into our challenges for this celebration will be entered into the one inlinkz widget and will compete for the grand prize.  

Entries for this challenge are due Monday November 22nd by 10 am MST. 

Thanks for stopping by today, JennK

Friday, November 19, 2010

Queen Kat Designs turns 4 today!!

So we are having a PARTY all week!!  Join us today for a party Blog Hop Celebration.  To wish Queen Kat a Happy Birthday we are creating birthday cards.  I hope you have enjoyed all the awesome cards so far.  If you are starting here on this blog you will want to HOP on over to the Queen Kats (aka Vicki) blog to start the HOP.
Happy Birthday Queen Kat Designs!  To create this card I used the Happily Ever After set of stamps.  Colored them up with Copics and added a little rhinestone bling to the top layer.
Next you will want to hop on over to Jan's BLOG for her Happy Birthday treat!
Be sure to stop by the QKD blog daily this week for lots of Birthday celebration projects.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the Birthday Hop, JennK

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holidays are coming!

Hello friends!  WOW!  I just took a peek at the calendar and can't believe that Thanksgiving is just right around the corner!!  We all know how fast the downhill slide is after the big Feast when Christmas rolls around then before ya know it BAM!!  We are in a NEW YEAR!!  Sheesh!!  So I have been franticly working away on some Christmas presents.  I recently bought some of the Perfect Package Card boxes from Taylored expression.  I gotta say I am LOVIN' the quality of these boxes and having a blast decorating them up for their recipients.  So today I would love to share a little peek at one of the boxes I have been working on.  I want to come back soon and show the entire box with it's contents when I am finished.  But, I just couldn't wait to share a little Here goes.
I am using the new Curio collection from Basic Grey!!  I AM IN LOVE!!  So pretty, so vintage, just so scrumptious!
 I can't wait to show you all the rest.   Be back soon with some more projects.  
Now back to creating!  Thanks for stopping by!  JennK

Friday, November 12, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paint

This week on the Creative Inspirations paint blog the theme is inspired by LEAVES.  So I created a card with leaves and the yummy Creative Inspirations paint to share with you today.

This stamp is from the Sept. KOM from Unity.
Here you can see the awesome amount of shimmer that these paints have.  LOVE IT!  
The colors I used are Evergreen, Burnt Clay and Burnt Sienna.
You still have time to play along with us this week.  We would love to see your creation. Just link up your project on the Creative Inspirations paint blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Craftin', JennK

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Amy Brown Blog Hop Release!!

WOW!!  The day has finally arrived and I can share my project that I created with one of the awesome new Amy Brown stamps!  Oh, how I love her art.  When I was given the opportunity to create some art with her new stamps...well, let me just tell you I was over the moon!  If you are starting here on my blog you might want to hop on over to the Queen Kat blog where the blog hop starts, then continue on from there so you can see all the new images.

For my project today I am looking ahead a little to the Christmas season.  I decided to create a wall hanging.
I just love this stamp!!  I colored the image with Copics and then added some bling to her wings with Creative Inspirations paints.  The papers are from the new Basic Grey line.  The ribbon I actually found clearanced at a local discount store! I also embossed the chipboard with the large dots from Sizzix and added some Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
Here you can see the shimmer of her wings better.  

Next you will want to pop on over to Vicki's BLOG to see another wonderful project!  
Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Hopping, JennK

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hello friends!  I am excited to say that I recently accepted an offer to be part of the Queen Kat design team!  I am really excited about this.  There are so many fun and exciting things coming soon so be sure to check back often.  Today for my debut I would love to share a sneak peek of a project I just created with one of the new Amy Brown stamps getting ready to be released!  SO COOL!  I LOVE it!

I will be showing this entire project on Nov. 10th!  We will be having a release blog hop and you will be able to see the entire new release.....The whole collection is beautiful!  I hope you will stop by and take a peek, I know you will love them all.  

Thanks for stopping by today, JennK

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where has the time gone??

Wow, this week sure has flown by!  I have been working on several projects over the past few days and can't wait till I can share them with you.  I also am getting some ideas about possible gifts I can make for the upcoming holiday season.  So far I have seen some really great gift cards and hair clips that are on my radar.  I am looking for a few more things.  Have you seen anything really great yet?  If you have share it with me please.  I enjoy making a few gifts to give each year.

I also have a blog hop coming up next week with a new design team I will be designing for soon!!  I am excited for that to begin and some of those projects I mentioned earlier are part of that big announcement, so be on the lookout for that really SOON!

Until then I have a few pictures of the kidos from Halloween.  The boys got a ton of candy even though my youngest pooped out pretty quick.  It was windy and cold that night and he was ready to go home and cuddle under a warm blanket and dive into his candy pile!

JUMP!!  Mario, JUMP!!
Gimme all your CANDY!!
We are ready MOM!!  Let's get this picture shoot over and get some CANDY!!

HEHEEE!!  I hope you enjoyed the pics and I will be back really soon with some crafty stuff to share.
Thanks for stopping by, JennK