Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I am entered in the Cricut Gypsy 24 hr Design Challenge on Cricut.com. The grand prize winner gets a trip to New York for the Manhattan Michael's grand opening with a $2000 Michael's shopping spree! Second-Fifth place each win the full 50 cartridge library from Michael's! 50 Cricut cartridges for free!!! That's a $4000 value! I would be happy to get 5th place, but I know the votes are gonna be close for the top 5! I don't know if I even have a chance, but I would LOVE to win any place as I worked very hard on my project!

Please vote for me here:

Here's my project:


Hugs- Kelly

Monday, October 26, 2009

New QKD Monday Blog Hop!

We're switching it up at QKD! There will now be blog hops on Mon & Wed! I'll be sharing a project each Monday here on my blog- as well as my Tuesday posts at the QKD blog!

If you didn't come here from Vicki, well hop on back to the QKD blog to start from the beginning!
I wanted to share the CUTE card I did for a special QKD new release of these adorable new dragon stamps, in case you missed it on release day! This one is Thanksgiving Dragons:

I'm just so excited about this new artist & my son is a big fan of dragons so I can't wait to see more and more!

Now, hop on over to Helene!!! And when you're done with the hop...head on over to the QKD store!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop!

Time for the PTI holiday blog hop! I wanted to share tonight my favorite PTI holiday card that I've done so far this year. It's also the simplest, but gorgeous in it's simplicity (I think!) :)

The poinsettias are simply stamped in 3 different pti colors and than gold sticky back gems are added to the middles in a cluster. I added a strip of paper along the bottom using a scalloped border punch.
Thanks for stopping!

Hugs- Kelly

Unrelated- please vote for me for the Gypsy 24hr design challenge:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

QKD Royal Wednesday Blog Hop!

If you didn't arrive here from Maria, start back at the QKD blog so you don't miss a stop! :)

This week's challenge was a color challenge: white, black, orange & purple. I used that awesome Punk Boy stamp from the October new release to do a Halloween card:

The papers are from Basic Grey's Eerie collection (LOVE that!) and the border was punched with the MS spiderweb border punch.

Check out yesterday's post for some special releases & sales!

Now hop on over to the WIS blog!

Here's a list for the hop:

QKD blog

Shannon's blog

Jules' blog

Penny's blog

Vicki's blog

Maria's blog

Kelly's blog

WIS blog

Bev (SG's) blog

Andrea's blog

Victoria's blog

Lara's blog

Anessa's blog

Helene's blog

Nina's blog

Alex's blog

Meredith's blog

Linda's blog

Nancy's blog

Anita's blog

Sara's blog

Stephanie's blog

Ashley's blog

Katarina's blog

Queen Kat Designs Store

Hugs- Kelly

Monday, October 19, 2009

QKD Welcomes New Designer Melia!

Welcome to a Tuesday special release QKD blog hop! There is a new stamp designer in the house- Melia Newman! Fabulous! I'm thrilled to be part of this special release featuring her Thanksgiving Dragons!
You should have arrived here from Lara. If not, you can start back at the QKD blog so you don't miss anyone's creations! I decided to do an easel card because it was the technique challenge last week on Splitcoast and I didn't get a chance to play along then.
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the base layer of the card front to resemble the scales of the dragons. The image was colored with copics, the dragons dotted with the blender to make them look like they have scales. Are they cute or what!? For the base of the easel I die cut a pumpkin and used some twine thread to sew a button on.

Now here's some info straight from Queen Kat!
The two stamps that we are releasing today are on sale for 30% off as well as the two alphabet stamps that Queen Kat used on the card for the QKD blog today. This sale will last through Sunday. Please come over and join our yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/qkdstampco/ This is our new newsletter group. If you'd like to get the awesome sale info first, come and join our group!

Here's the blog list for today's special hop incase you lose your place!
QKD blog
Helene's blog
Lara's blog
Kelly's blog
Alex's blog
Meredith's blog
Penny's blog
Vicki's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store

Now hop on over to the fabulous Alex!!!

Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

QKD Royal Wednesday Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Maria, if not please start at the QKD blog so you don't miss a thing!
This weeks challenge was this sketch:

And here is my card (changed the sketch a little):

Isn't that bear adorable with it's little scarf!? I used the same velvet ribbon that's on the top as a scarf by cutting a piece in half to make it skinnier.

On the inside of the card I printed a sentiment with my computer "Wishing you a beary Merry Christmas".

Now, hop on over to the WIS blog!

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo!!!

This weekend i'll be working at the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in St.Paul, MN. If you're local, come on by! It's very resonable to get in, there's even a coupon on their website and there are fun free & low cost make'n'takes and lots of fun shopping! There is also giveaways every hour both days as well as a grand prize at the end of each day. I'll be helping out at the Rubbernecker booth this time and I'm sure it will be a great time!
Check out the show website HERE for more info!!!
And you can check out Rubbernecker at www.rubbernecker.com
Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

QKD New Release Blog Hop!!!!

You should have arrived here from Maria, if not head over to the QKD blog to start from the beginning!

I am sooo excited to see everyone's work today for the October new releases at Queen Kat Designs! Some cute stuff, fun stuff & amazingly drawn images! I got to play with one of these works of art "Punk Boy". You'll be seeing another card with him right here, Wed in 2 weeks! For today, I used some Basic Grey polka dot & plaid with him:

Is that image amazing or what!? It was so much fun to color him I did 2 cards right in a row! I cant wait to share the next one!

Here's some awesome release sales happening at the QKD shop!

27% off of all QKD stamps (excludes separates and customs)

15-20% off of all Past Kits (royal, get inked!, The findings and Take 3)

10% off of all paper packs

55% off of all clearance

10% off of all acrylic blocks

10% off of all grab bags

20% off of the scrapbooking kit section (does not include royal kits)

Now hop over to the WIS blog!!!

Hugs- Kelly

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DZ Doodles WCMD Challenge!

DZ Doodles had a WCMD Challenge to make a project using this free image, hope you like!They have some adorable new fall, winter & Christmas images including snowmen, elves & some beautiful bird images, so go and check em out!
DZ Doodles

Hugs- Kelly

Monday, October 5, 2009

PTI World Card Making Day Challenges!

In celebration of WCMD, Nicole Heady over at PTI put forth 4 challenges. Each one was to make a card inspired by a different part of the world! I decided to keep with Nicole's theme from the September PTI release and do some simple, one-layer Christmas cards. Here's what I came up with:

Classic Japan black & red. I used a fuzzy brad & 2 glittered brads.


I saw a lot of orange in the inspiration photos as well as the circle of the sombrero and the gorgeous floral embrodery (similar to this stocking).


The challenge for India was to use some bling (lots of jewels & gold in India inspiration). There are also a lot of gorgeous colors used together in India, so I choose to stamp in 3 different colors and than use simple gold dots in the center of each.


The challenge for Australia was both to use masking & white dot outlines. I masked the large poinsettia to stamp the dotted frame in white and than used a white pen to dot around the flower & leaves.

I hope everyone had a fabulous WCMD! Thanks for stoppin by! Lots of fun in store this week, so check on back!

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, October 2, 2009

Unity Friends With Flair Friday!!!

I've missed the cut off for a couple weeks for Friends with Flair Friday & finally made it for today! :) I did this layout that I just LOVE using a sketch from 52 sketches...52 weeks. I love the sketch and I love all the fall colors, the fun new Unity set of pumpkins with that great leafy swirl & the ribbons & rhinestones!

Here's the sketch I used:

And this is the fab Unity set I used, Simple Blessings:

I also used a Quickutz embossing folder to emboss the long strip on the right side of LO. I just punched the circles with 2 different size circle punches. I used the "Simple Blessings" stamp in place of the journaling along the left of photo and circled 2 sized rhinestones around the first circle.Sorry I couldn't get a great photo, but it hasn't stopped raining here in 2 days!

Thanks for stopping!

Hugs- Kelly