Monday, January 31, 2011

Queen Kat Designs - Triple Tiara Tuesday!

Today is the day for Triple Tiara Tuesday! As most of you know I post on the first week of the month along with two other amazing design team members of Queen Kat Designs! Their names are Shannon and Gretchen so don't forget to go visit their blogs today because they played along with this challenge also!

Today we were challenged to use embossing dry or heat! I choose dry. I made swiss dots (by using my cuttlebug folder) and added it to my background. This is also a little sneak peek of what's coming to Queen Kat Designs this month! The beautiful stamp is from the Fantasy Art of Maigan Lynn Collection.

If you would like to join us this week go on over to Queen Kat Designs for more info. on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget about Queen Kat Designs sales going on right now at the Queen Kat store >>> HERE!!! You don't want to miss this sale!

70% off Remaining Acrylic Stamps
35% off Rubber Stamps
10% off Most Everything Else!
Just surf around and find the great deals!
This includes all of our kits!

And one last thing! Tomorrow is a Queen Kat Designs big release and we are going to be having a big blog party over on besure to join us >>> HERE!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Close to my Heart - Find you Style

8x8 layout (me & my angel friend MaryJane

I'm so tired tonight had a wonderful day going out shopping with my hubby, my friend and her hubby today! I wanted to come on and post some cards before bedtime. I made the layout (above and the 4 cards below for my workshop last weekend...they were samples on what you can do with the January Stamp of the Month called "Find your Style". I'm LOVING this set and you can only purchase it until Monday, January 31st so don't forget to place your order with me before then if you don't want to miss out on this beautiful set! You can email me at

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Queen Kat Designs/Blog Hop - Samantha Nowak Princess Release!

Today is the day! Another awesome release from Queen Kat Designs! QKD is releasing a bunch of beautiful princesses by Samantha Nowak! Here is the beautiful princess named "Fairy Princess" that I was assigned to work with for today's release! Isn't she cute?!? To view all the princesses in the store click >>> HERE! On top of the new release all of the design team have been working on making beautiful projects/cards for a blog hop! So don't forget to check out all of their amazing work! The list is at the bottom of this post!

Here is the list now let's start hopping!

QKD blog (start here!)
QKD Store

Monday, January 24, 2011

Close to my Heart Valentine Workshop!

Hi! Yesterday, I had a Valentine workshop and these are the projects that we made. All supplies used are from Close to my Heart! If you are interested in ordering anything from the catalog or one of these beautiful kits with all of the 4 projects below let me know. You can email me at!

Love Banner
Papers used: Sweetheart kit kit includes: 1 My Acrylix Stamp Set, Level 2 paper packet, 1 Level 2 Assortment, 1 workshop guide. Other Stamp Sets used: Bohemian Alphabet & Card Chatter - Love.
Link how to make rosette

In are in My Thoughts Card
Supplies Used: Wings Level 2 Paper Packet, Mini Medley Accents Black Collection, spray pen, vineyard berry reinker, Create-A-Shade Paint, vineyard berry stamp pad, sweet leaf ink pad. Stamp Set Used: Rosy Regards

3x3 Valentine Card
Supplies Used: Spellbinder Hearts, Sweetheart Level 2 paper pack, Buttons Pink Assortment, Black Hemp. Stamp Set: Unity Video Tutorial on how to make the flower

Book Mark
Supplies Used: Wings Level 2 paper pack, maroon and brown ribbon
Stamps Used: January Stamp of the Month - Find your Style (purchase before Jan. 31st)

Friday, January 21, 2011

DZ Doodles New Release & Blog Hop!

You don't want to miss out on today's NEW release over at DZ Doodles! There are 6 new images and a fun blog hop with prizes to give away!

I made my card with one of the six new images that will be released today. Isn't he just too cute?!? I say that about all the images I use LOL! But it's only the truth! And there are 5 more of these cuties. You can purchase them as a group or individual today at the DZ Doodles store >>> HERE!

If you are here buzzing around and playing the blog hop which you want to bee..because you could win 3 of the new release images of your choice! This should be your very first stop if you started from the DZ Doodles blog >>> HERE! If so, your on the right track...All you need to do is collect the letters from each of the design team's blog and spell the "secret word". Then go to DZ Doodles blog and comment on the post about today's release/blog hop with the word you collected! If the word is correct you will be entered to win 3 NEW bee images of your choice! That simple! So let's get started...

Here is the letter that you want from my blog...

Now on to collect your next letter...Buzz on over to Rosalien's blog now and check out her awesome creation with another bee that's being released today! Don't forget to pick up your letter that she has for you! Have fun and good luck!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DZ Doodles Challenge #2

DZ Doodles bring you challenge #2. This week the design team was to make a Valentine goody with the cutest little freebie bear! Go on over HERE & check out the DT's projects and get details on the challenge and grab the freebie...he is a cutie! You can enter this challenge for a chance to win a DZ Doodles image of your choice from the store!

Here is my project that I made. It's a little round tin can. I'm going to use it and fill it with homemade chocolates (that I make every year) and give it to that special someone ;) I LOVE Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Queen Kat Designs - Dark Ink Sorority/Friday Post!

It's my turn again to post on Dark Ink Sorority! Today I'm posting a card using the NEW stamp called "Holding onto Hope" from yesterday's release from the Creepie Cutie Collection..if you missed the blog hop it's not to late. Down below this post is the blog hop list so go on and check all the cards out that the design team made up for the release! Then go on over to Queen Kat Designs store and shop till you many creepie cuties released you don't want to miss out! Click >>> HERE to shop!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queen Kat Designs - NEW RELEASE Creepie Cuties!

Today Queen Kat Designs is releasing some NEW images from Creepie Cuties! They are cuties that's for sure! The design team has been working hard to get this hop going and you need to visit all of their blogs to see all the new images being released today! These are the cards that I made just for the release! The first one is using the stamp called "Sugar Skull" and the second is called "Holding onto Hope". They are in the store right now for purchase!

So if you just hopped onto my blog and want to see all the design team's cards here is the list. You can start at the Queen Kat Design blog so you make sure you don't miss anyone.

One more thing before you start hopping! Don't forget Queen Kat Designs is having 70% off remaining stamps and also Myka Jelina has some amazing stamp sets at Queen Kat Designs and you can join the monthly club to get your stamps! Go on over to the store to find out more details!

Have a great day!

QKD Blog
Valerie (YOU ARE HERE!)
DIS Blog
QKD Store

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Myka Jelina Stamp Set!!!

You read correctly! Myka Jelina has come to Queen Kat Designs...isn't that so exciting?!? She's one of my favorite artists. When I heard she was coming to the store that I DESIGN for I almost fell off my seat! I have lots of her art in my craft room framed! She's amazing! So today was Friday and it's my turn to post on the Dark Ink Sorority blog for Queen Kat Designs so this is what I shared!

This is another card I made using the same stamp set.

So now to find out more on how to own this stamp set click on over >>> HERE!

I will have lots more Myka cards to share with you in the next week or two so stay tuned!

DZ Doodles Challenge #1

It's a New Year and DZ Doodles is doing it again! The design team over at DZ Doodles wants to challenge you to get organized! So I did the challenge and made a clipboard with post-it notes to keep track of what I need to do from day to day in my craft room! Come on over to DZ Doodles and join the challenge with all us design team ladies! We would love to see what you make and give us some ideas! So go on over to DZ Doodles blog >>> HERE and check out all the details!

The stamp that I used is a newbie that DZ Doodles has in store for you to purchase right now. Her name is Chloe and you can purchase her HERE! Also, don't forget to pick up your freebie on the DZ Doodles blog! It won't be free for long!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Queen Kat Design's Triple Tiara Tuesday

Hello and Happy New Year! I can't believe that I haven't been around to post since Dec. 23rd! It's crazy how time goes by so fast. Well worry no more I'm HERE!!! This year I plan to post lots and lots of my craftiness and hope to inspire you all! So please feel free to follow my blog and I hope to see lots of comments because I'd really LOVE to visit you back and leave you some love too!

So on with today's challenge! Queen Kat Design is going to be doing challenges every Tuesday called Triple Tiara Tuesday's! 3 of the design team members will be doing the challenges so make sure you visit the Queen Kat Blog...HERE! to get the list on Tuesday's of who is playing along so you can visit their blog. You can win an awesome prize! QKD will offer a $25 stamp gift certificate for the players to compete for each month. So if you enter a card each week for the month, you will have 4 chances to win the monthly prize of $25! Easy as that!

This week was my week to play along and try to inspire you with the this weeks challenge! We had to make a card using this sketch...

and here is the card I made...

The stamp I used is a little sneak peek of what's coming to Queen Kat Design's on Jan. 12th. More cuties to add to Creepie Cuties by Kristie Silva! Stay tuned here on my blog for more information on all the new Creepie Cuties on Jan. 12th.

Don't miss out on the sale that Queen Kat Design's is having right now over in the store. LOTS of sales so click on over to check them all out!