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. ;)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Digital Stamp: What is Time?

Woohoo! Hello cropstars! I have created my first digi stamp. Cool right? Well, we will see how this goes.

I’m using to share the file and I have never done this before, so hopefully it works out alright. If you use this let me see what you create!

Okay, time to give a little love to a fellow crafter. Melissa Ward , a fellow crafter and new-ish blogger has had some bad news from her doctor. Go comment on some of her stuff and give her some e-love, ok? The link to her name goes to her blog, Cricut Crazy. :)

And here is my digi stamp :

Just click the image to download the file.

Remember….it’s good to be Queen.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Card: Cherry Blossom

UPDATE: I WON!!! I am super excited and cannot WAIT to receive these! This sweet! This just goes to show that you can't win if you don't play and I got that entry in at just the LAST minute.

So, there are still some great giveaways going on (all on my sidebars) and YOU just might win so go enter! Thanks iCopic Love!

Hello! Just posting a card for a challenge to win some Copic Markers! I am definitely getting it in at the last second, but I had to CLEAN the scraproom before I got going (what a mess!).

Here is the challenge: iCopic Love

So, the challenge was a card using the colors Ivory, Gold, and Chocolate Brown.

Here is my submission:


The picture DOES leave a bit to be desired but my dad has the good camera in Texas while he’s visiting family, so this is the best I could do. :)

Hope you like it! I plan on posting a page using my sketch so look for that!

P.S. There is another chance to win a Copic skin tone set or the Spica Glitter Set B Here at Sally's Creative Corner!

And remember…it’s good to be queen!


Hello!  I’m so excited that people are commenting on my posts!  Encouragement is as good as candy…well ALMOST.  So, I have to confess that I am a NOTORIOUS scraplifter of the highest degree.  I am trying to break myself of this, but have you SEEN some of the stuff going on in layout design lately?!?

(If you must scraplift, and let us be honest, I MUST, I am loving all the free ideas from Craft Gossip in their “Inspiration du Jour” posts.  The one in the link is called “Balance” – I love.)

ANYway, I decided to challenge myself to do some design sketches!  Yeay!  Okay, so this is my FIRST sketch and I want to know what you think.  Also, if you use this sketch PLEASE host it on ImageShack or on a blog and paste the link in a comment.  I want to see your beautiful creations!



<Those are 4x6 photos and the big square is an 8x8 square.>

It is pretty straight forward, but I didn’t want to go all crazy and create a bad sketch.  I’m going to try and do a page with this sketch and post it sometime tomorrow or Friday. Hope you like it and use it with abandon!

And remember…. it is so GOOD to be Queen. ;)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unfortunately I didn't win a Silhouette cutter. :(

BUT, if you would like an opportunity to win a Cosmo Cricket Crafting kit, a few handfuls of Prima loose flowers, or a kit to make a cute home decor bouquet, then go here.

All she's asking is a link back to her blog and a comment on each post!

Aren't they cute? Maybe this time one of us will get lucky!

Just's good to be Queen.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

*Crosses Fingers*

So, I'm trying to win a Silhouette cutter b/c...well, wouldn't YOU want to win one? Anyway, there are two great giveaways going on right now. One is at and the other is The Idea Room (both of which I'm SO glad I found, regardless of the giveaways!). Both contests are giving an extra entry to people who do some extra stuff - such as making a blog post and linking back to them!

So, here are the links to the two giveaways:

The Idea Room


Go visit! Join! Post! Be happy!

And's good to be queen!