Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exciting new stamping news!!!

WOW I'm so excited about this!!!! I had a few surprises thrown my way this morning and they're fabulous so I thought I'd share! One surprise I DID know about and it's about the new monthly kit for the Whimsical Ink Sorority (Stamps based on my designs!). Queen Kat has come up with an AMAZING idea! Every month there will be a new design from me that comes with some sentiments and accessory stamps - this stamps will not be released to the general public for 4 months - if ever - so if you see a stamp you just HAVE to have in one of the kits, I suggest you snag it while it's still there. There are limited spots available. Also, you can sign up to receive just this months kit or you can subscribe to receive more monthly kits as well. The kit available at the moment is Cordelia! HOW EXCITING! To check out the kits you can go here: WIS kit club click on the option that best suits you and you're on your way!

The next surprise (and this was a surprise to me!) is the bundle that is now being offered at Queen Kat Stamps! I had a burst of creative genius and I started making a set of Snowmaids! They're SO cute! I was requested to make one with a palm tree and snow so I drew it out quickly, thinking I wouldn't make it in time to have it made into a stamp for this month but I DID!!! And now it's being offered in a fabulous bundle! And it's QUITE the deal! Regularly, to purchase each individual stamp you'd be paying over $30 U.S. but now they're being offered for only $23.97 U.s! HUGE savings! If you'd like to see them you can go here: Snowmaid Bundle

Today is also December's release day! So if you would like to see all the new stamps that have been released for this month at you can start here: QKD Blog and make your way through the hop to see all the neat ideas and all the new stamps! SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


This is the first time i'm attempting puzzles as my new merchandise and I think they will be a pretty fantastic hit at the shows! I'm hoping so anyway! I've got 2 in store right now - a third on the way of the Mad Hatted Mermaid. I LOVE this! The quality of them is so much better than I had anticipated! And they come in the cutest little box! They're in small enough boxes that they won't take up a whole lot of room and they house the puzzle pieces perfectly! They're 252 pieces each and I think they're either 9x14" or 11x14" when they're all put together. Here's some pictures to show you! These are "Erin" and "Cordelia" in puzzle form!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mermaids like display bins too!

I am not only artsy, I'm crafty too! :) I do a fair amount of art/craft shows these days and I'm always looking for new ways to display my items. I also work at a pet store and when I saw this little dandy about to be tossed to recycling I snagged it up and decided to alter it. Please note, I am, in no way, promoting Purina!!! It just happened to be the company on the display bin I saw potential in! :) So please disregard (on a side note, if you need some advice on pet foods, i'd be happy to share my opinions and knowledge with you! lol!)

So this is what the box USED to look like!

Step 1: When you're displaying colourful mermaid art and things you want a pretty and colourful display bin! So you firtst pick your colours. This is no surprise that I chose a variety of blues, purples, and greesn and of course made it sparkly!!! So, First I cut the purple sparkly paper and laid it on the backboard. And next, following the original layout of the box, I wanted a place to display some information as to what might be in the bin. So I chose a sparkly aqua polka dot paper and cut it to size.

Step 2: When you look INTO the box you also want it to be interesting. So I cut strips of the same aqua polka dot paper but found a beautiful GREEN polka dot paper to go with it. Now, when I was in elementary there was some kind of rhyme or other about blue and green only being seen in a washing machine....RUBBISH I say! :) And here's proof! They're lovely together!
Step 3: The sides. These were interesting pieces to cute! They're very awkwardly shaped but I did it! I felt the flaps on the inside didn't need anything really fancy so I picked out a lighter mauve colour. It's embossed with flowers but no sparkles. And I picked out the same aqua colour paper as before but with sparkly swirls to tie in to the top flap.
Step 4: I needed more stripes! I thought it would be neat and visually appealing to repeat the stripe design on the front of the box. I really love how this turned out!
Step 5: Adding my own personal logos! I mounted each of these different banners/logos on a piece of royal blue sparkly sticky-back foam to give them a bit of depth and pop! These look fabulous in person!
Step 6: Gluing the beads! These beads, if you can believe it WERE silver. They're silver Christmas tree garland beads. I didn't want silver - I didn't think they would add anything to the box. So I painted them with blue metallic acrylic paint! How, you ask?!? Well, I grabbed a sandwhich bag, poured a bit of the blue paint in, tossed in the beads, sealed, and smooshed it around until all the beads were covered! Then I took them out, hung them over the shower rod (protected by paper towel) and let them dry. And then I glued each individual bead to the box with hot glue! yeah...a bit time consuming but i'm meticulous!

And this is the finished product!!!!!! I LOVE it! I think it's just fabulous. I haven't decided 100% what i'm going to display IN the box and at this point I don't care! lol! I just think it's so pretty! I'm very excited to use it! Hope you like what I've done! :) Recycling is COOL!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How About a DISCOUNT CODE?!?

YAY!!!!! SO Queen Kat herself has given her team members each their own blinkie to display on our blogs to give our members 10% off your entire order at !!! For FOREVER! There's no expiration date for this code! How fantastic is that?!? So if you're feeling like you need some stamps why not save yourself some money on some fantastic quality acrylic stamps! Click on the blinkie to the right ------------>
And you're on your way! :) Happy Stamping!!! (and you're welcome! :) )

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Queen Kat Stamps!!!

So this week, Queen Kat Stamps turns 3!!!! Can you believe it?!? 3!!! On the 19th to be exact! And there's a lot of celebrating to be done - an entire weeks worth! So here's the schedule for the week!

Royal Kat Monday Blog hop:
QKD Blog
Color Challenge:
QKD group at Paper Craft Planet

Sketch Challenge:
QKD group at Paper Craft Planet

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog hop:
QKD Blog
Inspiration Challenge:
QKD group at Paper Craft Planet

Royal Blog Hop:
QKD blog
"Crop" night at
QKD group on Paper Craft Planet

Thanksgiving Challenge:
QKD group on Paper Craft Planet

It's going to be TONS of fun and theres prizes too!!!! So keep checking back!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New listing on Ebay!

Hello!!! So I hadn't listed on Ebay for a while so I thought I'd send some mermaids thatta way. I had posted Cordelia and Peacock Princess but Cordelia was snagged almost immediately! So now there is only Peacock Princess! If you'd like to take a peekaboo click here: Peacock Princess on Ebay Thanks for looking! :) (Oh yes! And it's free shipping everywhere!!!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cordelia PAINTED!

YAY! She's painted!!! Isn't she pretty! So wintery and FUN! And I love her little Cardinal friend! And if you want to see what she looked like BEFORE she was painted, i have a post below this one to show you the line drawing! I think she turned out fantastic!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A new Doll!

Meet Cordelia! She's my latest lovely - still to be painted but I thought I would share the inking with you anyway! :) It's November now and we're pretty much just waiting around for the snow now up here in the North! Cordelia makes the snow not seem so bad!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Verona's Saturday Challenge at WIS!

Do you enjoy a challenge?!?!?!

Would you like to win a stamp?!?! Every Saturday the WIS throws out a challenge, to anyone interested in participating. It's really easy and you have a chance to win a very pretty stamp! This week you have a chance at winning my Nivia in stamp form! What do you have to do??? Create a paper craft (card, tag, layout etc) using something shiny, shimmery, or blingy! Easy enough! Submit your link to the Whimsical Ink Sorority before next Saturday and voila! You Don't HAVE to use a Queen Kats Design stamp but if you do you get 2 entries (bonus brownie points! :) ) What are you waiting for? Lets see what you've got! I CHALLENGE YOU! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Etsy Treasury and the newest Stamp Release!

YAY!!!! So yesterday was the first Wednesday in October which means the newest stamps have been release at Queen Kat Designs!!!!!! So exciting! There are 8 in total with my girls this month plus a bundle of all 8 at a discount price! - WOW! To check them out You can click on each name individually! :)

Guardian of Love without background
Guardian of Love with background
Whimsical Ink Bundle - this is all 8 stamps in one set for a cheaper price!

AND all the stamps are on sale right now! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!

Also, I wanted to share that my friend Monet has included me in an Etsy Treasury she made featuring some of her favorite mermaids! :) Can you take a guess at who's in there? lol Take a peek!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


HELLO!!!! So there are some more prints listed for sale on Etsy! Check them out! They're quite cute and I should be listing some more tonight! :) Click on the titles to bring you to the listings!

Monday, September 21, 2009

New listings for today!

Hello again!!! Just a quick pop in to let you know about some stuff I have listed/relisted on Ebay and Etsy!

I have two 4x6" auctions up on Ebay and they're starti
ng at a low starting price of $29.99 US! That's $20 less than normal! :) Snag em up quick!

And I've relisted some of my most popular 4x6" prints on Etsy! There should be some new stuff coming shortly as well! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Peacock Princess for sale!!!

Hello again! It's been a while since my last post - this tends to happen when I have an upcoming event! BUT I do have a finished piece and she's currently up for sale on Ebay! I will also show you my Work in Progress! How fun! AND click HERE if you want to head straight to the Ebay auction!
So, first up, the beginning sketch! I warn you....sketching is a messy process! As you can see in the first sketch I hadn't decided where exactly I wanted her tail to be so I drew it out two ways! lol!

Next I added her plume in! So pretty!

Now for the ink! It looks a little neater when it's all inked!

And then the background with ink!

AND now the finished piece!!!

I hope you Enjoy!!! :) Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I've had a gallery with now for quite some time and I JUST realised they have widgets so I'm about to share mine! Plus I've added a pretty little link box on my left hand side bar that will take you right to my gallery! :) Check it out!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Newest Ebay Listings!

I have two more listings up on Ebay for today! Two ORIGINALS! :) How exciting!

Guardian Of Love

Click the pics to bring you to the listings and don't forget to check out my other listings as well!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whimsical Ink Sister Call!

Do you enjoy stamping?!?! Creating cards, scrapbook pages, tags, boxes and all kinds of fun things?!?!? WELL!!! Do I have news for you! The Whimsical Ink Sorority is looking to recruit Design Team members to be creative with stamps! Check out what the Queen herself had to say!

"The Queen Kat Designs Royal Court ( is looking for some/a new Royal Stamping Maid(s) to specialize in our Whimsical Ink stamp collection ( This team receives new stamps each month. The term is 6 months for this round. (October 1, 2009-March 30, 2010).

We are accepting applications from August 12, 2009 through September 15, 2009. You are not required to use Queen Kat Designs images for this call but it’s a plus if you do. At this time we are only accepting applications from people with current blogs.

Queen Kat is looking for one or more very special person(s) to help with designing 4 special spectacular projects a month (must be at least 2 cards). Inspire others on online forums and through your blog. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to great stamped projects and someone who has lots of enthusiasm for Queen Kat Designs’ stamps & kits.

Can you color? Do you have writing ability? Can you provide fun, funky and creative cards? Do you have time for our design team? Do you want to be royalty? Can you play nice with others? If yes, Then fill out the application and send it in! Only serious applicants only please."

To see the rest of the information and more details visit the Whimsical Ink Sorority! Hope to see you there! Happy Stamping!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Art Show and Originals for sale!

YAY!!!!! I had another art show this past Saturday and it went REALLY well! I"m so excited! I made a lot of new and interesting contacts, gathered some interesting information and sold some prints! VERY successful! I had a BLAST!

I also have some original pieces of art up for sale on Ebay! If you've found yourself always wanting an original mermaid piece of art, nows your chance! :) I have 4 for today and there is more to come! :) If you click the pics it'll bring you to the listing!




Hibiscus Lagoon

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Challenge!

YAY! So, the Whimsical Ink Sorority team is at it again! They've come up with another FUN venture! Now, you have a chance to enter Verona's challenge every Saturday for your chance to win a stamp from QKD (one of my own designs!!!!) woooo hoooooo!!!!! Todays challenge is to create a card, tag, or scrapbook page using Shannon's Lani card for inspiration! You have to use the colours tan, blue, yellow, black, and green - I know it sounds strange but just LOOK at Shannon's card! IT's beautiful!!!! (And yes, that is a stamped image!!! can you believe it!)

To check out the oficial rules, please head on over to the WIS blog! The prize for this week is my Sweet Flamingo Love design in stamp form! :)

I LOVE this stamp!!!! Good luck to all who enter! :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Artisans in the Park art event!

YAY!!! So, this past weekend I had my very first art show. It ended up being small, but I had a good time nonetheless! Setting up and seeing my visions come into reality was a pretty cool thing in itself! I wanted to create a table with a fun atmosphere - and how could my girls NOT exude fun?!?
I picked fresh flowers from my own gardens, i used seshells and stones from my own wedding 2 years ago, made my own signs, had pamphlets and business cards - all of which were set up in a fun and cute way! I was so impressed!
Originally there were supposed to be more vendors but the first time the event was supposed to happen, it rained and was cancelled. So, this time around, not as many were available. It still made for a really good day though - the things that were there were incredible!

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure! :)

Me setting up at 7:30am!

The final setup! I was so impressed! :)

A view with my flowers (pink and yellow in the back) and my mailing list table with the stamps and pamphlets! :)

And a view of the right side, with my tote bags and paints in the background! I love the colours!
So, the next event is on August 8th at the Petawawa public library from 12-3! I'm super excited! I also have a potential event in October but that's a bit away yet - I will let you all know when we get closer to the date! :)

2nd Hazing event at WIS! Prizes to be won!

Hello everyone! So, the Whimsical Ink Sorority is holding their 2nd hazing event which means there are prizes to be won! What are the prizes, you may ask?!? Well, 2 brand new fantasy word sets with a few designs of my own incorporated! :) Take a peek!

To check out how you might win these stamp sets head on over to the WIS blog! (<--- click to check it out!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

QKD is having a SALE!!!!!

YAY! Who doesn't love a sale! QKD has all kinds of scrapbooking supplies and currently they're on sale! (Even my stamp designs!) So Scoop em up while you can!!! Here's the info!
20% off of Past kits20% off QKD stamps*
25% off Special Deals Section
35% off Grab Bags
35% of Acrylic Blocks
35% off Paper Packs
55% off Clearance Section
55% off Scrapbooking kits

***Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers*
*Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kits

EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last
Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!

We are blowing out everything to make room for some fun new stamps and kits.
We just added a bunch of scrapbooking kits with Carolee's products in them
So hurry and run over to !!!! You don't want to miss the sale!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009