Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kids Making Cards!

Yesterday was a really fun day because my cousins Myscha and Myckenzie came over for my birthday party and they stayed the night.  We made cards together and I took some pictures.  Yey!!!

Here are the girls and their creations:





We had a lot of fun and I think the recipients of these cards are going to love them!

I’m very sick right now and I’m about to call in to work, but I’m glad i got to see some of my girls.  We had so much fun!

Later queenies!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My First ATC….Uuuum. Hmm…yeah.

So, whatever trait is in a person that makes them love making and exchanging ATCs…yeah, I don’t have it.

I found the ATC thing very frustrating.  I DID use an image I’ve been waiting to use though and he was just as easy-peasy as I thought he would be to color (you’ll probably be able to guess why).



I am too tired to put product details, but this is a Tiddly Inks image and I colored with Copics.


Entered in:

Tiddly Inks: Create an ATC


Yeah, I just….it’s so SMALL.  Jeesh!  As you can see, I made the image too big…so I strung some string through it and it will most likely become an ornament for this year’s Xmas tree. :)

Thanks for looking!

Night queenies!

Simply Betty Day 3: Card

Made for the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 3rd Day of Halloween.

My entry:


6x6 card


Image: Found on DeviantArt ( I canNOT find it again, so I just want to disown the image and make it clear that the line art is not mine but the coloring is) Coloring: Copics

Papers: Ravenhead Manor by Recollections

Rhinestones: Studio18

Flowers (accented with Smooch), brads and swirl:stash


Entered in:

Simply Betty Challenge: Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas (3rd Day of Halloween)

Paper Romance: Halloween ( I don’t have a Paper Romance stamp, but maybe after this challenge I will! lol)

Stamp Insanity: Trick or Treat!

Scrapbook Sisters: Full Moon (Thanks for the tip Julie!)

Thanks! Later queenies!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good/Bad Witch: Challenge Card

I’ve got to hurry! I only have a few minutes left to complete Simply Betty day 2!

So, here it is:



approx 8x6 (this is a BIG card!)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks

Coloring: Copics | Primacolor Pencils | Galaxy Marker

Cardstock: DCWV

Ribbon, Black frame, Black corners, Brads: Stash


Entered in:

Simply Betty: 2nd Day of Halloween (two favorite characters in costume!)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Miss You (Sarah Kay): Challenge Card

Another entry!

Here we go:


6x6 card


Image: Sarah Kay “Girl with Basket”

Coloring: Distress Inks | Copics

Patterned paper: Swiss dots by The Paper Studio | Pattern Paper Ribbon and Vintage flower (the heavily distressed one) by Anna Griffin

Dimensional embellishments: Anna Griffin

Handmade paper , cardbase, card matt: stash


Entered in:

Papertake Weekly: Anything from the Last 3 Years! (Well, I made this card for the last challenge and then forgot to enter it!  So, this is for last week’s sketch)

Sentimental Sundays: Autumn or Fall (just used fall/autumn colors) + a sentiment

Stamptacular Sunday: Pile It On! (at least 5 Layers)

Thanks!  I’m off to finish a card I started b4 work!  Hope to finish soon

Remember….well, you know!

Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun: Challenge Card

Another card today!  Something new and different for us!

I love the sparkly dress on this sassy GHOUL!


6x6 easel card


Dimensional Stickers: K&Co Bride of Franky, moon, bat | 7gypsies sentiment backed with grungeboard square.

Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio

Felt Flowers: Cut from 12” border by Felt Fusion

Embossing Folder: Quickcutz Borderz

Ink: StazOn

Ribbon, Cardstock, googly eyes: stash

Fussy and Fancy: Sketch

Secret Crafter Saturday: Easel Cards

Polycraft: Anything Goes

Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Any Challenge from the Last 3 Years! (For this one I chose “Frightful but Delightful” from Oct. 2008)

I’m trying this new thing where I make a different post for each card so I can enter one challenge more than one time with a valid entry.  For some reason InLinks won’t let you post the same URL twice – which makes sense for most things I guess.

Until…well I’ll be posting again in a few minutes so…until then queenies!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Double Double Toil and Trouble: Card

Hello!  I have been very busy, but I only have time for one card post right now.  I am NOT missing Tiddly Inks Challenge again this time so, here we go!


6x6 easel card


-Stamps: Tiddly Inks Book, Stack of Books, spiderweb(3) | Martha Stewart: Spider on a String (in rubber)

-Stickers: 7 gypsies sentiments | The Paper Studio La Petites spider, “It’s Halloween!”, small web

-Potion Bottles: Misc. Clipart (googled) | Labels freebie from Martha Stewart (2008)| Glossy Accents (to make them look like glass)

-Paper: My Mind’s Eye

-Cardstock and Twine: stash


Entered in:

Tiddly Inks: Diamond Glaze/Crackle Accent ( I used background crackle paper AND Glossy accents on my bottles)

Sew Many: Anything Goes

Lexi’s Creations: Spooky!


You have no idea how mad I was missing that TI challenge last week.  By MINUTES!

Alright, I’m over it.  Back to crafting!

Later queenies!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top Tip: Mini Pop Dots Made EASY.

Okay, well, since I missed the deadline for last week’s Top Tip by MINUTES – I’ll just have to post my idea for last week’s tip for THIS week!

Ok, have you ever gotten any of those TINY pop dots? At first you think, “GREAT! I can pop dot even SMALL things with these!”

Then reality hits and you realize that getting those dots out of that sheet is a lesson in frustration. Well….no more. :)

I have devised a way of extracting those tiny dots and –gasp- getting them on your project with relative ease.

A Preview:


Want the tutorial?

Go here.

(Just a reminder that you will be redirected to my now Wordpress (b/c Windows Live Spaces is gone now) account to view the tutorial. Please come back here to comment if you can!)


Have a good night queenies!

Want to Win a Silhouette? Of COURSE you do.

So, there are a total of 16 Silhouette giveaways (some of them have closed – there used to be 18!) going on right this VERY moment! 

There is a list on HowDoesShe? that lists all of the giveaways and links to their blog for your entering convenience! So I DID it!

Here is a list of the blogs giving away a Silhouette:

1.  HowDoesShe {{You better enter into this one!}}

2. Crafty Crow

3. Living Locurto

4. Our Best Bites

5.  Amy’s Finer Things

6.  Crafts By Amanda

7.  The Shopping Mama

8.  Kevin and Amanda

9.  Prudent baby

10.  Twig and Thistle

11.  BLue Cricket Design

12.  Somewhat Simple

13.  Cake Spy

14. The Hungry Mouse

15.  McMama

16.  Hip to Save

17.  Ruffled Blog

18.  Crafty Pod


( I believe that Hip2Save and Ruffled Blog are over!)

So, if you have a spare hour (or two!) head on over to these places and enter to win yourself a Silhouette!

Later queenies!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cards for Some Challenges.

I am so mad. I missed the deadline for Top Tip AND Tiddly Inks! Stupid work and stupid life getting in the way of my craft blogging time! Grrr. If you’ve had this happen go ahead and share with me! I’ll make a funny frustration badge for the best “delay of CRAFT” story! (Announced Friday)

Okay, well hopefully some of the challenges that I made these cards for will still be open.

Also, since I didn’t even SEE my house in the daylight today I’m back to late-night photo taking for this time. :(

Card 1:


6x6 card, Inside Sentiment: “But home is found in your HEART.”

Cardstock: Brown: DCWV, Orange: American Crafts, Trees & Stripe: K I Memories, Stamp: Tiddly Inks, Coloring: Copics, Squares: Grungeboard by Tim Holtz for Ranger, Brads and Ribbon: Stash

Entered in (NOT Tiddly Inks, grrr….)

iCopic: Orange, Yellow, and Brown

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamptacular Sunday: Fall Colors



6x6 card, Inside Sentiment: “I forgot your BIRTHDAY!”

Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Coloring: Copics, Number cardstock: K I Memories, Plaing cardstock and ribbon: stash

Entered in:

Oh, Alice!: Windows

Card 3:


6x6 Card

Stamp: Magnolia, Coloring: Copics, Embossing Powder (hard to see on snow flakes): Stampendous, Everything else: Stash.

Entered in:

Raise the Bar: Bundle Up

Secret Crafter: Purple and Silver

And last but not least:


A2 card

Cardstock: DCWV, Star stickers: The Paper Studio, Punch: Martha Stewart, Stamp: I can’t remember, Coloring: Copics, Sentiment created by me, Ribbon: Stash

Entered in:

Allsorts: Plain and Siimple

Paper Sundaes: Things with Wings

Flutter by Wednesday: All things Winged

Thank so much for looking!

And remember…it’s good to be queen (even when you are ROYALLY late for some challenges!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Early Christmas Giveaway!

There is an awesome giveaway going on over at Craft Gossip where you can win an early Christmas gift of ANYTHING YOU WANT (under $150 plus up to $20 shipping)!!!!

So, all you have to do is post about what you want.

Well, I know, as much crafting as I do you might assume I have one of these already but you would be WRONG. I want a Slice Cordless Die-cut machine! Yeay!


The bundle featured here is on Overstock and has the embossing tip, writing pens, idea book, and a bunch of cardstock all in one with the machine. It ships for $2.95 everyday.

You also get another entry if you review the Christmas crafts section of the sponsor’s website Craftbits .

After looking at several of the tutorials my personal favorite is the “Birthday Card Candle” . It’s a really quick and fun way to preserve a flat embellishment from a card (especially a handmade one!) on the side of a candle! This tutorial has good directions and the project seems fast with great results.

A few more cool ones that would be really good for kids are:

Felt Tree Ornament

Magnetic Advent Calendar (SO cute!)

Go check them out.

And remember…it’s good to be queen.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A New Photographing Attempt

So, I have decided that, whenever possible I am going to photograph my projects outside. This has actually helped my photo quality immensely.



Approx. 4 x 8 1/2 Card

Stamp: Tilda with Mistletoe , Coloring: Copics, White Cardstock: The Paper Studio, red paper, striped paper, buttons, embroidery floss: stash.

Entered in:

Totally Tilda: Make Your Own Flowers

Fussy and Fancy: Christmas Colors

Alphabet Challenge: Unused Stash (never used my MANY colors of embroidery floss :)

Make 'It' Crafty: Anything Goes

Secret Crafter: Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes



5x7 Card

Stamps: Christmas Street by Motivet and a “Draw your World” window from the Einstein kid’s section of the American Museum of Natural History website, Coloring: Prang 16 watercolors and Copics, Sentiment: created by me in Paint, Papers and ribbon: VERY old scraps from stash

Entered in:

Fussy and Fancy: Christmas Colors

Making 'It' Crafty: Anything Goes

Secret Crafter: Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamp Something: Use a Digi (I used TWO!)



A2 sized Card

Squirrel and Nuts: The Paper studio, Rub on Sentiment: Memories Direct, Fiskars border punch, DCWV orange paper, Handmade wood grain paper and cardbase: OLD from stash

Entered in:

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Animal Magic

Polycraft Challenge: Cute and Cuddly

Whew! That was a lot of link-making! Hope you enjoy!

Till next time….enjoy being a queen!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Decorative Edge Scissors: So Easy!

So, there is one age-old scrapbooking tool that I simply LOVE – decorative edge scissors!

So, here is my tip for Top Tip Tuesday using one of my fav designs: the small scallop.

I always find that it is hard to cut a straight line with a deco edge scissor, so here is my simple tip to make that a lot easier.

Sneek Peek:


Go here. Hope you enjoy!

P.S. Just FYI, you will be redirected when you click the link to go to the tutorial. Please come back here to comment. Thanks!

Later Queenies!

Rainbow Connection Inspiration Card

Hello!  Just popping in to post a card:


A2 size card.

Card base: DCWV, Frog stamp and castle background: Tiddly Inks, Cloud stamp: OWH blog, Rainbow: The Crafty Nomad, Sentiment: Rainbow connection quote, Frame: Jillibean Soup stamp, Pearls: Reminisce, Coloring: Prang 16 watercolors & Metallic watercolors

So, in an unusual turn of events, I was not that inspired by the pet challenge at Tiddly Inks (of who’s challenges and digis I love).  So, I looked through my TI stamps trying to find one that spoke to me – and this little frog princess just HOPPED out at me, so I went looking for a sentiment that might inspire a card.  Lo and behold, the first thing that popped up was this Rainbow Connection quote by the most famous frog ever: Kermit.  BOOM, the stars collided and this card was born. :)

Hope you enjoy!

Entered in:

Tiddly Inks: Our Pets

I Did It! Creations: Keep is Simple (it’s pretty much all digis & was quick and simple to complete!)

Oh, Alice!: Crowns

And remember….it’s ok being princess - but why –when you could be queen?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

15th Birthday Card


5&1/2x7 card

Lil Lolita Digi stamp, colored with copic and metallic watercolors, The Paper Studio Cardstock and Pattern paper, mesh from K&Co, B&W swirl overlay from 3 Birds, Stampendous black embossing powder, glitter, ribbon, rhinestones from stash.

Paper Pretties: Pearls, RHINESTONES, or Glitter dots, (I used rhinestones on my swirlies)

Sew Many Challenges: Wet/Dry Embossing (ROCKS is embossed as well as the squigly sentiment background)

365 Cards: A Happy Heart (my two things that make my heart happy are MUSIC which has opened up so many doors and introduced me to so many friends and my niece, Devon who is receiving this card in a few days for her 15th birthday. :)

Gingerloft Challenges: Anything Goes

Stamp Something: Use a Digi (I used one of my new Lil Lolita limited release digis – so excited!)

Paper Sundaes: Three types of embellishment (rhinestones, ribbon, mesh)

Thanks for looking! 

And remember….it’s good to be queen. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A challenge card for EWE!

Hahahaha…ok, it’s not that funny, but I’m amused. :)


The card:


Pollycraft: Autumn colors

Creative Card Crew: Autumn or Fall!

Stempel Magie: Autumn Colors

Allsorts: Colours of Autumn

Raise the Bar: Orange, Brown, Green

Midnight Madness Challenge: Sketch

ABC Challenge: D is for Distressing

That’s all for now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monkey Around!

OOoo....great contest at Odd Girl Digi Stamps:

Who is I...

Click on the BLINKIE and see if you could come up with the perfect name for this little guy!

My name: Max (Full name: Max A. Million)

Max means Greatest. This little guy is excited, curious, and other words, he IS The GREATEST!

Night, night queenies!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quick Challenge Entry (I’m late for WORK!)

Here is the entry: Mrs. Cute and Girly


I could NOT get a good picture no matter what I did!

Entry for:

Midnight Madness Challenge: Sketch

I am getting it in at the last minute!

Later queenies!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Border Punch Lace (Top Tip)

EDIT: I forgot to link Top Tip! For the great tips go here.

Hellooooo! (it’s been so long since my last post – NOT!)

Finally I am posting my Top Tip entry! I’ve had people ask me about this before and though the idea is not life-changing it’s good to have a definitive method.

I like to hide my longer posts so I don’t spam my followers, but since blogger doesn’t have that function and I don’t feel like messing with my blog’s html – I link it to my Windows Live Space where I have no one to spam. :)

Here’s a preview:


You like? Well the full tutorial is here.

Please note that you will be redirected and I’d love it if you’d come back here to comment!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Challenge Cards ! (I’m not predictable at ALL)

Here are two challenge cards that I’ve done.  Then I will get to work putting together my Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial (yeah!)

Card 1:


6x6 card

Cardstock: DCWV, Paper: The Paper Studio, Tilda with Gifts, Coloring: YR00, E95, Y15, Y17m G14, G12, B000, B02, R17, R22, E04, E57 (presents have some glitter pen by Martha Stewart), Small Holly: Jolee’s, Buttons: stash

Entered in:

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Anything other than standard A6 sized card.

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Sketch

Simon Says Stamp: Holiday Fun! (For the “Stamp” –tember hop!)

Card 2:


6x6 card

Cardstock: Basic Grey (“lemonade” patterns) DCWV (solid olive), Tiddly Inks: “Whoops” stamp, Coloring: Copic E04, E57, E95, YR00, B000, G14, R22, Flower embellishments: K & Company, Distressed green paper: My Mind’s Eye, Ribbon: stash

*the color overall is more pink in real life, but the ribbon just wouldn’t come out in the photo

Entered in:

Tiddly Inks Challenge: Birthday Card

Mojo Monday: Sketch

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Try Something NEW! (I have never paper pieced a stamped image before, but it was so fun! doesn’t she look good with her Basic Grey plaid dress?)

Sentimental Sundays: Recipe: 1 solid paper (card base), 2 patterned papers (Tee Time & Pretty Petals from Basic Grey), 3 embellishments (three K&Co. flowers)

Basic Grey Challenges: Paper Piecing (dress and ice cream scoops)


Whew! That was quite a few.  Let me know what you think!  Also, don’t give up on me – I WILL finish my first set of character digis soon.  Well – at LEAST in time for Christmas.

Uh…New Years?   We’ll just say SOON. :)

And remember…it’s good to be queen!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Challenge Card and Another Digi Preview!

Helloooooo, cropstars!  I’m here to quickly share another card and another digi preview! 

So, without further preamble, the card:


6x6 card

Cardstock: pattern-The Paper Studio, metallic-American Crafts, matte-stash, Stamp: Tilda (my first one!), Markers: Copic for coloring, White Galacy Marker, Staedtler triplus fineliners (stitching and sentiment), Ribbon and Buttons from stash.

Entered in:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge: Sketch

Alphabet Challenge: S is for Scallops

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Your Layers

Paper Cutz Challenge: Recipe – 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 colors (pink/red/white)

Papertake Weekly: Just One (ribbon)

iCopic Lover: Color Challenge (red/pink/white)


ALSO, last time I talked about some digi stamps that I’m super excited about, but have not had the time to finish the set yet.  So, here is another preview!



Hope you like her! If you use her leave a comment and a link!  Also, please link me if you post it please!

And remember….it’s good to be queen.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Challenge Card!


6x6 cards

DCWV cardstock, Digi: Tiddly Inks (colored with Prang watercolors), Bracket Stamp: Jillibean Soup, Other: OLD blue cardstock, clouds drawn with white chalk pencil and black gel pen, rub-on from dollar bin at Target. :)

Tiddly Inks Challenge: Goodbye to Summer (Quote is hard to see, it reads, “No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face. –John Donne. I love John Donne.)

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Clean and Simple

Also, I’ve been working on developing some really original digi stamps. I’ve drawn LOTS of things trying to find my own style and I think I’ve stumbled upon some real – characters. :)

Here is a sneak peek:


More to come – when I’m not so tired!

Let me know what you think!

And remember….it’s good to be queen.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

AWESOME Clipart Sale!

Head over to DigiScrapkits by Trina! They are having a $1 sale! I got about $30 worth of clipart for FIVE DOLLARS!


Awesome stuff!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Challenge Entries (Finally!)

Hola! Some challenge entries and some (BONUS!!) digi stamps!

Entry number one:


Isn’t it SOOO cute!?

This is my first card using a water colored image.

Entered in:

Tiddly Inks Challenge: Back to School

Papertake Weekly Challenge: 3 school-themed embellishments, 2 punched papers (scallop and circle), and 1 patterned paper

Charisma Cardz: Hot, Hot, Hot (Since my sentiment is a play on a normally naughty phrase :)

Entry number two!:


Here are some detail shots b/c I just couldn’t get an excellent shot of the full layout:

P1010852 P1010854 P1010855

Entered in:

Paper Cutz Challenge: Metal Embellishments (This page has TONS!)

Prairie Fairy Designs: Pearls and Lace (I used a metallic lace frame and…PERFECT PEARLS in gold!)

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything….Lord Tim of Holtz inspired

BONUS! Some Digi Stamps:

Hope you like them! If you use one (or all!) link back to me. Have a great weekend and hopefully I’ll be back soon. I’m going to, going TO, GOING TO do a tutorial soon. IDK what I’ll do but – I guess it will be a surprise for all of us!'s good to be queen!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stuff! All going on today!

So much stuff going on today!


There is a blog hop at Priarie Fairy Designs with LOTS of great candy to be eligible for.  Go over there are HOP to it now!

There is also a hop going on for a new book about coloring stamped images called Coloring Techniques for Card Making . You could win a free copy!  Go now!

There is a new challenge blog and the first challenge is going up tomorrow, but for the next two hours they are still taking submissions for a grand opening blog candy at Crafty Emma's Store Challenges

So get going!  Visit some blogs and I’ll be back with some challenge cards later today!

Remember…..Queendom – it’s a good thing!

Challenge Card

Hello! I got SO many comments from DT members on my challenge cards.  To all of you from all the blogs that commented – it made me so happy!  Thank you. :)

The card:


6x6 card

Swiss Pixie “Nora” digi stamp (C. C. Designs), The Paper Studio Holographic Butterfly stickers, Cricut Cartridges: Very Merry Tags and When It’s Cold Outside, Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Perfect Pearls jewel tone blue, gold, Stampendous embossing powder in Winter Wonderland Other: OLD scrapbooking paper: Blue, green/blue stripe, mint green, white cardstock, snowflake button, fine holographic glitter, Sentiment created by me in Paint.

Entered in:

Cupcake Craft Challenge: Blue and Green

ABC Challenge: B is for Blue

Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quote (From song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” )

Quixotic Challenge: Shiny Happy People (use glitter/shiny stuff)


P. S. Can’t wait for the Prairie Fairy blog hop tomorrow!  Hope I follow everything alright since this will be my first hop!  Got to go to bed now so I can wake up early enough!

And remember….it’s good to be queen!

Monday, August 23, 2010

More Challenge Cards!

Here are some challenge cards (and a bookmark!) I have made for a few challenges:


Entered in:

Midnight Madness at PriscillaStyles: Sketch

The Crafty Pad Challenges: 1 circle, 2 squares and 3 brads/buttons.

6x6 card

Colorbox ink, Martha Stewart stamps. Cardstock: American Crafts Pearl, Spare Parts brads Stampendous embossing powder , Other: Ribbon, Large white brad, purple cardstock, ephemera pattern paper

Card# 2:


3x2 7/8 card

Sentimental Sundays sentiment, Adornments fabric ribbon, fabric covered iTop brad, small, BasicGrey Origins patterned paper, BasicGrey Kioshi leaf stickers, Other: brown cardstock, grunge looking patterned paper.

Entered in:

All Sorts: Miniatures (something less than 3x3)

Sentimental Sunday: Words to inspire

Basic Grey Challenges: Fabric


And now, a bookmark!:


8x3 Bookmark

Patterned paper (dots) My Mind’s Eye, Word-y paper from Chatter Box, Dark pink paper American Crafts Pearl, Crown & Cupcake punches from Martha Stewart, We Are Memory Keepers’ gromlet, Other: Ribbon, bling brad, backing cardstock in white.

Entered in:

Simon Says Stamp Challenges: Make a Gift!

I Did It! Creations: Anything BUT a Card

Paper Cutz Challenge: Anything Goes

Gonna be working on challenges all day and see how many I can get into!  It’ll be so fun and everyone will be in on my progress b/c I’ll update this post with new projects as I complete them!

Thanks and comment if you like this or are inspired to participate in any of the challenges!

And remember…well, you know. :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Card For Some Challenges

I know I posted today already, but I just realized that a card I made yesterday for the Tiddly Inks challenge could also be entered into a few others!

Here is the Card:


Entered in:

Tiddly Inks Challenges: Movie Magic (13 going on 30 - sentiment)

iCopic Lover: Color Challenge (Super Mario Red, Blue, and Yellow)

Creative Card Crew: Sparkle and Shine (My ribbon is very shiny and though it’s hard to see, that yellow cardstock is glitter paper. See the glittery bits at the top? Imagine that all over. )

Cute Card Thursday:Sketch

Have a great week everyone!

And remember….it’s good to be queen!

Digital Stamps: Halloween Set

Hello!  A quick post before I have to get ready for work.  Yuck.  I hate working on the weekends.  But, it you are lucky to be home today you should give these a try!



Click to download Pumpkin!


Click to download Tree!


Click to download Witch Hat!


And if you make anything with them let me see!

Remember…it’s good to be queen!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First try with Copic!!!

Hey!  I just HAD to share this.  I received my Copic markers (that I won!) today in the mail.  I got right down to coloring with them and I wanted you to see the result! 




I will tell you that I have a LOT to learn about these little beauties but, for a first attempt (and no instruction) I feel very satisfied with the result. (And…I think I’m addicted, lol)

I used: YR00, E95, E04, E57, and 0 (colorless blender).

Now that my first image is done I know three things:

1- I am so super pleased with my prize.

2- I can’t wait to color more.

3- I will be owning many more of these babies. :)

Wanna win some of your own?

Go to iCopic Lover’s blog and enter challenge #2, inspired by Super Mario!

And remember…it’s GOOD to be queen.

Sketch 2: Based on “Chloe” Page

Hellooooo little queens!  Have a Sketch for you today that was inspired by a layout that I did with a picture of my cousin Chloe.



I’m pretty darn proud of this sketch.  It’s much more complicated than my last one. :)

Here is the original inspiration layout:



I was very happy with it.  The colors are more vivid in person.  Also, I created that background paper using Making Memories Scrapbook paint, some foam stamps and hot pink cardstock from I Don’t Remember. :)  Cool huh?

Ever make your own pattern paper?  No?  Well, either way, you should, and then go enter the resulting layout in the Creating Keepsakes Weekly challenge which is – you guessed it – creating your own patterned paper.

Have fun, and remember – it’s good to be queen. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Card: You and Me – Friends Forever

Hello cropstars!  This is just a little card that I wanted to share with you.  It is in a style I don’t normally do.  It’s sort of K & Co. meets Time Holtz. 

See what you think:




So, have you ever tried a technique or style of paper crafting that takes you out of your normal box?  If you have, go ahead and comment to let me know and link your example in your comment.  I would LOVE to see it.

BTW: Like my rose?  I made it with just ribbon, a scrap of cardstock and some high-tac adhesive.  You might just find a tutorial up in a few days. :)

Make art people.

And remember….it is good to be queen. ;)