Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy 5 th Birthday Queen Kat Designs!!!!

Today we are marking the first day in the 20 day celebration of QKD's 5 th Birthday... So to kick it all off we are having a blog hop. I am the last stop >on the hop I thank you all for coming by today and joining us.

Today i am going to show you some of my QKD cards I have made the stamps can be found at

So thank you for stopping by today and if you get lost here is the line up for the blog hop so you can go back and start over..

QKD Blog http://qkd.blogspot.com
Jan www.tweetybugshouse.blogspot.com
Maria http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Vicki http://qksc.blogspot.com
Kerry http://thestampingbug.blogspot.com
Penny http://penny-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Bonnie http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
Chris http://stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com/
Wynneth http://stampinggrandma.blogspot.com
Janie http://charisma3103.blogspot.com/ <----------------- YOU ARE HERE

Sunday, October 30, 2011

On Saturday October 29 it will mark 6 years since my son Alexander passed away.. I created a layout in honor of him. I used Gabrielle Pollacco's sketch for the Bo Bunny Layout Challenge. It's a beautiful Sketch and I did my own take on it using the Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection which was perfect to showcase my Angel Alex.

I also wrote a poem On the layout which is called " On An Angel's Wing"

I send you this plea. On an angel's wing take care of my precious boy. He was taken to soon before his heart could sing. On an angel's wing I send my love and tears. Please hear my plea. Alex I love and miss you more everyday. On an angel's wing you now soar. Not on earth with me anymore. I just want you to know you mean more to me than you will ever know. I love You Mom xoxoxo

I know it's been a long time since I posted on my blog and I do appologize.. Please forgive me. I have been working odd hours and haven't done alot on the blog but i am rectifying that now..

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy monday everyone .

I have a few projects to share with you. These are some of my June projects for Scraptastic Club using the Surf's Up Kit. I just love this kit all the goodies in it are fabulous. Here is a picture of the kit

Isn't that just yummy. I lovced playing with the Distress ink it was so much fun.. I used it on 2 of my layouts and I think it came out perfectly. It's so easy to use.

Here is my first layout using Surf's Up Called Summer Funn it features my youngest son playing in the sprinklers at the park

The second layout is called Keenan Sweet Baby. The story with this little guy is his mother is a friend of mine and my youngest son adores her he calls Theresa his girlfriend so when she got pregnant my 6 year old went around telling everyone he was going to be a daddy. Then keenan came along and Christopher ( my 6 year old) told everyone that Keenan was his baby but Shane ( the baby's father) helped. Is that to cute or what. Anyway keenan is a year old now and I scrapped his picture he is just to adorable.

Last but not least here is a card I made tonight featuring the Surf's Up Kit at Scraptastic Club but also a stamp from Queen Kat Designs called Nixie. I just love how both these items worked so well together.

Thanks for sticking with me this long. I will be hosting a challenge on the Scraptastic blog this week so stop by..



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday

Yeppers folks it's that time again here at the castle.. It's TTT time. You should have joined me via Maria's blog http://riacreations.blogspot.com/ Thanks for coming by

This week Linda, Maria and Myself had the please of a colour challenge taken from this photo as our inspiration

I decided to use Nixie by Maigan lynn for this challenge I tried to make her appear vintagey it didn't work I think she looks a little more ethereal, but I think it works.. I used my stash of Sassafras Lass goodies I won and i love the effect.

Without further ado here is Miss Nixie.. Enjoy

Make sure you head over to http://katstamps.com/ To get your stamps I believe there is a sale going on right now so go and take advantage while the sale is on I know I'm going to :)

Have an awesome Tuesday


Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Monday

Today I thought I would show you a card I made for my DT spot at QKD..

Happy monday everyone today I am going to show you another version of Edelwyn by Maigan Lynn. I love how pretty and delicate Edelwyn is..

I am so tempted to just cover her in lace she seems so fragile to me.. Anyway I used Sassafrass Lass papers and flowers with Edelwyn today. I am showing you two different photos of the same card one is with the flash one is without. Let me know which you prefer, Then I may tell you which one I prefer..

Have a great week Hugs


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hopefully you arrived here via Chris's Blog if not I will have the line up at the bottom of this post and you can start over

We are all celebrating a special day over at the castle today.. Can you guess?!??!?
Well it's our very own Queen Kat ( Vicki's) birthday and to celebrate the Royal Court has gotten together for an impromptu blog hop on her behalf...

BTW Vicki

Happy birthday to you.....Happy birthday to you........
Happy birthday Dear VICKI................
Happy birthday to you...............

I know I sing terribly... Enjoy your day hun and here is a card I made I revamped it a little

I thought using Nixie would be perfect for Vicki.... Thank you for coming your next stop is Jan..

1. Holley http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/

2. Chris http://stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com/

3. Janie http://charisma3103.blogspot.com/ <-------- You are Here

4. Jan http://tweetybugshouse.blogspot.com/

5. Jules http://julietds.blogspot.com/

6. Morag http://scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.com/

7. Linda http://suchislife-linda.blogspot.com/

8. Maria http://riacreations.blogspot.com/

9. Penny http://penny-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

10. Valerie http://pixiedreamdesigns.blogspot.com/

11. Kathy http://kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

12. Loretta http://www.msrhetta.blogspot.com/

13. Wynneth http://stampinggrandma.blogspot.com/

14. Gretchen http://www.happinessisus.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday...

Welcome to another addition of Triple Tiara Tuesday. This week the challenge was a sketch. Here is the sketch we were asked to use

And here is my take on the sketch I used Aquarius for the challenge I really like how it came out. I stamped one of the images on Black cardstock in white ink and left it didn't add anything else to it.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by Linda and Maria's blogs to see their inspiration. Also hit the QKD blog as well.

http://suchislife-linda.blogspot.com/ Linda's Blog

http://riacreations.blogspot.com/ Maria's blog

http://qkd.blogspot.com QKD Blog



Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Monday

Today i'm going to share with you my post at the Whimsical Ink Sorority which i am DT on you can find the Blog here ----> http://whimsicalinksorority.blogspot.com/

Happy monday everyone.. I hope you had an awesome weekend. I know I did.

Today I am showing you Libby by Maigan Lynn. She is such a versatile girl I really love how I was able to use her for this card I am about to show you.

I decided to make an Easel Card and go for a punk look with it. If you would like step by step intruction I will include them at the end of the post for you so you can try and make your own card.

The colours I chose for the card are dark byt I think you will agree it balances out in the end. So without further ado here is my card called Live Laugh Love.

Isn't she pretty I love how it all came together.

Products used:
Co'redinations Black Cardstock
Fancy Pants Designs It's The Little Things Four Birds
Fancy Pants Designs It's The Little Things Pecking Order
Fancy Pants Designs It's The Little Things Glitter Cuts
Pencil Crayons
Black Versa Mark Ink
Libby Stamp

Now for the instructions

1. ( depending how big of a card you want I'll tell you the dimensions of mine)
Cut a piece of card stocK 7 x 12. Measure at 3 inches and 6 inches and score these lines

2. Prefold all score lines.

3. Cut another piece of card stock at 7 x 6

4. Place the 7 x 6 piece on the first fold line. Line up the edges and adhere the pieces together.

5. Decorate the card front

To make the easel card stand up by itself, add an embellishment or an extra layer (for this sample, it's the punched layer) the inside of your card. This that will keep the card front from closing.

It is best to have that embellishment or layer at least 1/3" into the card from the bottom up.

You can Find Libby at http://katstamps.com

Have a great day...

Janie xoxox

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In The Hood

Happy Sunday everyone I know it's been a while since I have had any layouts on my blog but today i have one to show you... I used Scraptastic Club's May " In The Hood" kit. I love how versatile this kit is featuring Crate Paper's Neighborhood Collection. The embellishments and extras that Jessica put with this kit are phenomenal. So go over and check out her blog and website to see what kits she has available I guarentee you won't be disappointed. Here is the Website for you to check out the kits. http://www.scraptasticclub.com/

The layout I created is a play on the Kit Title my layout is called " The Boys In My Hood" I think the photo of my 3 youngest sons is gorgeous they just had school pictures done two weeks ago and these turned out beautifully don't you think? I must say I definately have gorgeous kids I know I'm prejudiced I am their mom after all :)

The first two pictures are to show you the dimension of the layout I created using Tombow Double-sided Foam adhesive tabsfrom the Craft Collection. I also used Tombow's Stamp Runner also from The Craft Collection.

The last Picture is the scanned layout so you really can't see the dimension the layout has

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ann Hsaio-Yen Howard:New Artist Release At QKD

Today we are featuring a new release by Ann Hsaio-Yen Howard a very talented lady. I got to work with her Spring image and I had lots of fun with it.

I am going to show you 2 different versions I made of this card the possibitlities are endless with this image.

Happy release day everyone you should have arrived here from Kathy's blog here

Thank you for stopping by today now head on over to Valerie's blog http://pixiedreamdesigns.blogspot.com/ and see what sweet items she has for you

Also you can find all the stamps from the release here at http://katstamps.com



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Realease day Over at Queen Kat Designs

Welcome to release day you should be joining me today via Jan's blog here


Today I get to show you a card I made using the image from the very Talented Mitzi Wiuff. I got to play with her crimson Wings image.

I decided to try my hand at making an easel card I have never done it before and I love how it turned out it is super cute.

I decide to go with Turqoise and pinks when I made this card I used Bo Bunny Gabrielle line and Co'ordinations cardstock as well as American crafts Ribbon

Now head on Over to Holley's blog and see what she has come up with here


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jaz Higgin's Release Day

Today is release day at Queen Kat Designs and today we are featuring the stamps inspired by Jaz Higgins.

I got to play with My Blue Ringed friends and here is what I came up with. I made two cards. One is called Summer Lovin the other is called Splash. I really like how Splash turned out. I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one. I really don't like the colour purple and as you can see that is the colour I chose for this image.

So without futher ado here are the images of my cards... Thanks for coming by today and joing in our hop...

Make sure you stop by Maria's blog she will have something sweet to share with you as well

Thanks for stopping by Have an awesome day



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lighter Side Of Dark

Hello everyone and welcome to QKD release day are you excited I know I am excited today I get to show you to images for the knew Lighter Side Of Dark collection and let me tell you they are so cute....You should have arrived here from Bonnie's blog.. If you are lost you can always start at the beginning. The blog hop List will be down below so you can follow along.

So lets get started I got to play with the set called Thinking off you which features precious Mollie Mellencollie. I think she is just to adorable I created a Thinking of you card using Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection.

I used copics and distress inks and Glimmer mist on this image

My next card I want to show you is Called I Ruff You and it is darling

Isn't he absolutely adorable....
So thanks for coming by today and allowing me to show you my cards... Have fun with the hop..

QKD http://qkd.blogspot.com

Chris http://stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com/

Linda- http://suchislife-linda.blogspot.com/

Bonnie- http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com

Janie- http://charisma3103.blogspot.com/ <------------ You are here

Jan- www.tweetybugshouse.blogspot.com

Holley- http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/

Maria http://riacreations.blogspot.com/

Store http://katstamps.com/store

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday

Today I get to take part in my first TTT and I am excited this weeks inspiration comes from a pottery barn add shown here

Here is my take on the challenge

I decided I would use the colour pallet for inspiration on this challenge I used Maigan Lynn's stamp Sunset Mermaid for my project.. I also used Basic Grey's Two scoops line for my card and I think it turned out perfect. I used my copic and pencil crayons to create this beauty. I also used everyday thread for the string on the card.

Make sure you stop by Linda's blog


also Maria's Blog


To see what these ladies did with the challenge also don't forget to stop by



Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for coming by

Janie xoxox

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrapfest 2011

Aren't my guys adorable I had such a blast with them at Scrapfest. I did not do any make and takes this year as you can see from the photos it was more fun to watch them do the make and takes and guess what I get the rewards of their creativity :) I am glad I did the VIP package which means I got to go shopping the night before, before the general public was allowed in. If i had waited and tried to shop with the kids I would have been SOL...Enjoy the photos everyone



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today is a very bitter sweet and sad day

For me... Today is my beautiful angel Alexander's 19 th birthday.. Today I should be taking him out to the bar for his first legal drink. Today I should be celebrating.
But I can't my son passed away almost 6 years ago and I don't get to do these things with..

Today i just want to wish my beautiful son Alex a Happy Birthday and let him know how much I love him and to let him know he is never ever forgotten.

I miss you Alex I miss your beautiful smile and your beautiful eyes I miss you period... I hope your celebrating your birthday wherever you are..

Love you always and forever


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Skull Candy On A String

Welcome to my blog post if your here from the QKD blog hop the double welcome you are in the right place and you should have arrived here via Jeanie's blog


If not then You can always go back to the begining of the blog hop here http://qkd.blogspot.com/

Today we are featuring some new Stamps by Christina Lynn Meyers and I had the pleasure of working this little beauty call Skull Candy On A String and she is downright cute I think I created 2 cards with her and I hope you enjoy them.

For the second card i used one of my very favourite paper lines Creative Imaginations Caution Girl line I love this line so much it just brings out the wicked side in me :) I also used my copics and stickles to highlight both images and I think the effect is really nice.

I like to thank you for stopping by today now I will send you off to Chris who has some fabulous projects to show you as well


Here is the blog list incase you get lost along the way

QKD- http://qkd.blogspot.com

Jan- www.tweetybugshouse.blogspot.com

DIS- http://darkinksorority.blogspot.com/

Penny- http://penny-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Vicki- http://qksc.blogspot.com

Jeanie- http://jeaniesdesigns.blogspot.com

Janie- http://charisma3103.blogspot.com/ <-------------- You Are here

Chris- http://stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com/

Store http://katstamps.com/store/

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping by



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scraptastic Club's Lucky Blog Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day may the luck of the Irish be with you today and drink lots of green beer..
Thanks for stopping by today and taking part in our"LUCKY" blog hop at Scraptastic Club. Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs there is a $10 GC up for grabs to Scraptastic Club.

I hope you had as much fun looking at our creations and being inspired as we did making them.. So without futher ado her is my creation. I used The Old School Kit from Scraptastic Club..The photo is of my son Alex as a baby touching a Starfish at the Baltimore Aquarium.

Here is the current kit at Scraptstic club it's called Princess For A Day

Here is the blog line up incase you get lost


Juliann http://scrappylife.blogspot.com

Heather http://miraclesmommadesigns.blogspot.com/

Amy http://moonsplashdesigns.blogspot.com/

Janie http://charisma3103.blogspot.com/ <------------- You Are Here


And Back to http://scraptasticclub.blogspot.com/

Have fun and enjoy the blog hope and have a very Happy and LUCKY St. Patrick's Day


Monday, March 14, 2011

I thought I would share some cards I made

Today I would like to share with you 3 cards I made using stamps. I have created these cards for the Royal Court Call going on over at Queen kat designs you can find all the info here about the DT call.


The first card I would like to show you features a stamp that you will find at Queen Kat Designs here



I chose to use Aquamarine for this card she is perfect in every way.I also used Fairie Tales Rubber Stamp Set
The products I used for this card were

6 x 12 black Bazzill
6 x 6 Black Market Soceity Papers Lucky n Love
Copic Marker E37 Sepia

Copic Marker V06 Lavender
Copic Marker YG41 Pale Colbalt Green
Copic Marker BG34 Horizon Green
Copic Marker RV02 Sugared Almond Pink
Copic Marker YR00 Powder Pink
Smooch Ink Azure
Marvy Brush Marker NO. 57 Rose Pink
Ranger Stickles Eucalyptus
The Craft Collection Tombow Stamp Runner
The Craft Collection Tombow Foam Tabs Small

I folded the bazzill in half, I cut the Black market Paper into 3 different sizes they were pretty random. I then attached the paper using my Tombow Stamp Runner adhesive. I faux stiched using my white gel pen around the edges. I took a scrap piece of the BM paper and Stamped my sentiment on it I adhered it to the card using The Craft Collection Tombow Foam Tabs, I did the same thing dfor the Aquamarine image as well.

Here are 2 more cards I created as well All three cards have Tombow 3-D Foam Tabs on them.

Thanks for coming by and have an awesome day



Friday, March 11, 2011

Everything is Coming up Rosey!!!!

I am so excited and honoured to announce that I have been asked to be a Guest Design Team member for Tombow USA I never thought I had a chance but low and behold I received an email this morning asking me to be part of the team I am so happy..
I told my husband this morning when i got the email and he told me he was proud of me and excited for me.. He never does that so you know this is a big deal...

I will post a project I made for my hubby later, it was our 10th wedding anniversary on Wednesday so I made a layout to show him what he means to me...



Monday, March 7, 2011

I am soooooooo EXCITED!!!

I am happy to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the flock at Flamingo Scraps wahoooooo..

I am part of a group of 8 very talented women I cannot wait to get to work with these ladies. I am already on a DT with Heather Landry, I am so thrilled to work with her agaain.

Can't wait to staret creating have a great week everyone

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Here are more February Layouts using ScraptasitcClub Boys will be Boys Kit

These are my lastest creations using my Kit from Scraptastic Club I am happy to report Jessica is sold out of this kit and who can resist this kit is to die for... I think I will be making another layout or 2 before the end of the month using this line it is awesom love Echo Park....

MUUAAHH! Kissy Face

Baby Blue

Sweet Boys

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by..