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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything.

This week's challenge was to make a gift using this month's releases. So, using Little Miss Alice, I created this tag for a gift I wrapped in felt and some ribbon.


Here's a closeup of the tag with Little Miss Alice.



The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Don't forget......HUGE 40% off sale going on now at the QKD Shop until the 31st....that's tomorrow, so hurry up and get your goodies before they are gone.




Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Etsy Inspired #81 - Ponder and Stitch

Sorry girls....this should have been up yesterday....but between being sick and then not being home all day yesterday I just didn't get to it.

So, here's what Kerry posted on the Etsy Inspired blog....just so I don't miss something important this week in my cold medicine fog.

Are you ready for a new challenge?! I'm positive that this week's shop will inspire you in wonderful ways! This week our featured Etsy shop, Ponder and Stitch.

This week we also have a wonderful sponsor, Digi Stamp Characters by Heather Ellis. Her images are absolutely precious and a perfect compliment to our shop this week! Heather will be giving the lucky challenge winner 3 digital images.

Here's what you need to do for your chance to win!
- Visit Ponder and Stitch and find an item that inspires you
- Make your creation and post a link to it on Mr Linky by next Friday, April 2nd by noon Pacific time

Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC81. And PLEASE remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.

Now go be Etsy Inspired!

Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our February Guest Designers.....
Lisa Arana
Courtney Baker

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything.

This week's challenge was an inspiration challenge using this pic.


So, using Little Miss Alice, I created this card focusing on keeping Alice as the main focal point on the lower right corner and adding in a floral element. I also worked using a soft spring color palette.




The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Don't forget......HUGE 40% off sale going on now at the QKD Shop until the 31st.




Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Etsy #80 - Designs by Cathy

Happy, happy Saturday!!!!!! It's time for this week's Etsy Inspired challenge. And this week's shop is Designs by Cathy. She creates original hand stamped metal jewelry in all types!!!

I used this keepsake necklace as my inspiration for this piece. Since it's a keepsake necklace perfect for a new family I chose to use this very sweet image, Willow holding Baby, from Whiff of Joy.

Here's the full card pairing her with papers and ribbons from Stampin' Up!



To play along with our challenge, all you have to do is go to Designs By Cathy and pick any item to be inspired by. Make your creation and post a link to it on Mr Linky below by next Friday, Mar 26th by noon Pacific time. Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC80. And PLEASE remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.


Our wonderful sponsor this week is The Digi Kitty and they will be giving our winner the Easter Bundle which includes 8 great stamps! The Digi Kitty offers more than just digital stamps so be sure to check out their site for other unique products like German Dresdens!


Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our February Guest Designers.....
Lisa Arana
Courtney Baker

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything.

This week is a color challenge using green, yellow, black and white. So I picked up the "Flying High With You" set and got to work making a simple, masculine card.



The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

Don't forget......HUGE 40% off sale going on now at the QKD Shop.




Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Etsy Inspired #79 - 3 Dots Jewelry


Happy, happy Saturday!!!!!! It's time for this week's Etsy Inspired challenge. And this week's shop is 3 Dots Jewelry. She makes these very unique jewelry pieces out of wood and beads. Super cool!!!

I used this butterfly necklace as my inspiration piece this week. I used an image I had colored up from Linda's class up at Stamping Bella a while back....buzzy huggabugg. He's colored with Copics and paired up with a fun big flower and some Basic Grey paper.

To play along with our challenge, all you have to do is go to 3 Dots Jewelry and pick any item to be inspired by. Make your creation and post a link to it on Mr Linky at the Etsy Inspired Challenge blog by next Friday, Mar 19th by noon Pacific time. Everyone will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC79. And PLEASE remember to give credit to the shop that you found your inspiration from.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stretch N' Bubbles, a fun digital stamp site. Personally, I am in love with THIS little rocket image. Alison is generously giving away 4 prizes!!! So your odds of winning this week are great! :) The first winner will receive 4 free digital images and 3 runners up will receive one digital image of their choice from Stretch N' Bubbles.


Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our February Guest Designers.....
Lisa Arana
Courtney Baker

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Royal Court Contest......


There's a contest going on! If you're a new follower of our blogs, please let us know who sent ya. The royal court is having a contest. Comment here with the name of the person (that's me!!!!) who sent you an invite to join. The person with the most "team mates" at 12:00am MST on 3/20/10 will win a $20 QKD stamp shopping spree as will 1 team mate of theirs drawn by random.

This contest is also going to be running on the Castle message board, & all of the QKD blogs:
Whimsical Ink Sorority
Dark Ink Sorority


So make sure you follow them all. Each place you follow will be 1 chance to win for you & your team captain!!

Leave a comment here if you are now a follower via blogspot follow or Networked Blogs (1 entry only for this blog)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Royal Tuesday Blog Hop!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything. This week is the 2nd week of featuring the March release. And they are amazing!!!!! I've had the pleasure of working with Little Miss Alice and Queen of Hearts. And today I'm sharing this card using Queen of Hearts with you.

This week is an sketch challenge.....



And here's my sample using Queen of Hearts.

I colored her using Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS. I then paired some papers from Cosmo Cricket and some rhinestone bling. The sentiment is also from the Queen of Hearts set.


The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

All the stamps are available in the QKD Shop now.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Etsy Inspired #78 - Fantasy Art of Maigan Lynn

Happy, happy Saturday!!!!!! It's time for this week's Etsy Inspired challenge. And this week's shop is Fantasy Art of Maigan Lynn. OMG!!! I just adore her work. It was so hard to figure out which one of her girls to use for this week.....

So....I decided to go with one of the new releases for this month "Queen of Hearts". I just LOVE this lady!!!! And it's so fun to color her up in all sorts of different ways. For this version I decided to use Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS. I then paired her with some fun paper from Basic Grey and a big satin bow.

What do you win?! For one winner this week, you'll get to pick 3 4x6 prints from Maigan's shop. And this week's sponsor is Glue Dots so another winner will get a prize pack including GlueArts Tote Bag, Glue Glider Pro (GGP), GGP Repositionable tape refill, GGP High Tac tape refill, GGP Perma Squares tape refill, Wall Art Decor Adhesive, Adhesive Squares (roll), Ribbon Adhesive (roll).


How do you win? Just pick any item in the Fantasy Art of Maigan Lynn shop to be inspired by and make any creation that you wish. Link your creation back to the EtsyInspired #78 post on the EtsyInspired blog by next Friday Mar. 12th, noon Pacific time to be entered into a drawing to win. Please make sure you credit the shop where you got your inspiration and this challenge to be eligible to enter. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC78.

Swing by the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!!!


Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog -- Link your creation here
Ashley Newell
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Emily Niehaus
De Swanick
and our February Guest Designers.....
Lisa Arana
Courtney Baker

Happy Stamping,
Shannon

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Royal Tuesday Release Week Blog Hop!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today's QKD Royal hop starts at the QKD blog, so swing back over there so you don't miss anything. This week is the release week for the March stamps. And they are amazing!!!!! I've had the pleasure of working with Little Miss Alice and Queen of Hearts. And today I'm sharing this card using Little Miss Alice with you.

This week is an sketch challenge.....



And here's my sample using Little Alice.


I colored her with Copic Markers. I then paired it with some fun printed paper and metallic red paper.

The next stop on the hop is Alex's blog!!!

All the stamps will be available in the QKD Shop on Wednesday.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon