Wednesday, February 27, 2008

QKD Wednesday & Blog Candy

I am extending the blog candy entry time until Friday @ noon. Good luck :)

So, I finally get to share some fun news I have been keeping from you. A few weeks ago I got an email from Vicki, owner and designer of Queen Kat Designs. She asked me if I would like to be one of her Guest designers for this month. Of course I said YES...because her designs are so fun and chic. So she sent me one of her March card kits to work with and these are the samples I came up with. I love how easy and quick it was to make these six cards because all the effort was already made for me. The kit includes stamps, paper, ribbon, and all embellishments. All I had to do is color in my stamped images and put everything together. QKD even has their own gallery where you can upload all your creations. So not only did she include a kit for me to work with she also was sweet enough to send a gift to give away to you. Yup, that means today is also a blog candy giveaway. All you have to do is let me know if you like the idea of card kits. I will draw a winner on Thursday morning @9am and announce it later on that afternoon.
Hugs,
Ana

P.S. There are still some March kits available so make sure to grab them before they are all gone :)

83 comments:

Heather F said...

I think card kits are a great idea. A lot of my customers think they have no creativity, but they love making the cards I design.

Cathy I. said...

I've never tried a card kit - I've purchased some of the cheapy Walmart ones figuring I would disect them and use the assorted embellies on other things but we all know what happens when the goods come home - in the cabinet, never to see light again!!!! But a stamping card kit would be COOL! Congrats on being Guest Designer - what a cool honor!!

Bethany Paull said...

I think card kits are a great idea for newer stampers who don't have a lot of supplies or experience grouping them together, or for those who don't have much time for stamping and just want to sit down and get it done. Personally, I like the feeling of accomplishment of "doing it all myself", silly as that may be.

Julie Masse said...

Your cards are awesome Ana!! Looks like a lot of great stuff and cute cute images! :)

Michelle said...

For sure! I like anything that makes my life easier!

Super fabulous cards Ana!

Pegg S said...

Congrats on being a Guest Designer! These cards are all beautiful. I like the idea of card kits, but have never tried them...

terri said...

I haven't really ever tried card kits so I am not sure - but I would like to give it a try

Shannon said...

These cards are great, like all your cards!!

I think card kits are a great idea especially if you are pressed for time. Just grab a kit, throw it together and your done. Its a homemade card and no one has to know you threw it together in a matter of seconds. And they are totally cute!!

Oh and congratulations on being a guest designer!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what beautiful cards. I love the idea of card kits, I did take many monthly scrapbooking kits, then found cards and let go of the kits. I am thinking I should look into some card kits.... Off to take a look!
MichelleO

Amy said...

A card kit sounds like a great idea to me. I like that it might even stretch you, if it includes elements that you might not have been immediately drawn to, yourself.

Congrats on being a guest designer and thanks for sharing!

Melissas said...

I think card kits are a great idea if you are short on stamping time! To only have to do the fun part of coloring and assembling would be great on those days of no time :) Thanks for sharing

CAKVD said...

Absolutely!!! I always have a hard time matching paper and embellishments and stamps. A card kit would make it so much easier for me! Love the idea!
Cheryl KVD

Anonymous said...

I think card kits are a great idea! Love you cards.

Kim M
New York

Melissa said...

I love the idea of card kits. Sometimes it would be great to have all the items already thought out for you and all you need to do is assemble them when you need them. These are really cute! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the news!

Mandiannie said...

I think card kits are a cool idea. Being a cardmaker I can see the potential of having what you need all in one convenient bundle.

Patty W said...

Absolutely ! Love the idea of card kits..."almost" takes the thinking out of it :) Sometimes I have a hard time picking out colors/coordinates, so prepicked is good!

thanks for the chance!

Linda SS said...

I think card kits are very helpful to new paper crafters, people who like to take the guess work out of coordinating color, or busy people that want to save time picking out supplies. They are so fast and easy:)

Jenna Z said...

I would love the idea of card kits if choosing all the elements and coordinating them weren't one of my favorite parts about making cards! Maybe if I was pressed for time and needed to make several similar cards, I would purchase a kit.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of card kits......great for when you don't have a lot of time to make cards, like me!! I would definitely purchase a card kit! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Cindy Coffman
cac1957@hotmail.com

toners said...

Ana - congrats on being part of QKD this month! Vicki ROCKS! :) As always, your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Sara said...

I love, love, love the idea of card kits. I need all the help I can get sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sara

Catherine said...

All your cards are adorable. Never purchased any card kit but i think it's a great idea =)

Thanks for the chance!

Melanie said...

WOW, this kit is GORGEOUS, so yes, I like the idea. I've never bought one before, but as I have less time nowadays, anything that makes my life is easier is appealing!
Congrats of the DT spot!
Check out my blog for my own candy giveway http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/

WendyP said...

I haven't tried a card kit yet, but I love the idea. Everything is picked out for you, leaving out the guesswork of matching things. Congrats on GDT!

Maile said...

Love your cards and thanks for the chance to win! I think card kits are a great idea, having coordination supplies would make life easy when creating in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. I've never tried a card kit because I've got sooooo much paper already, but I imagine these kits would be great for stampers who don't have a lot of supplies already on hand.

Take care - Regina Davis

laurie serino said...

These are fabulous, love the vivid coloring !! Congrats on the guest designer position !
Laurie from http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

inkydiva cards said...

card kits are great! saves me from all the cutting! :)

stampin_melissa said...

Congrats Ana! Your art is beautiful! I like the idea of card kits, it is frustrating when you see a card you like but don't have everything you need for the card. It is also a great way for newbies to get a start on their "collection". ;D

Tracy said...

I love the idea of card kits. There are so few companies out there doing it now. Most are scrap kits and I just can't get into scrapbooking. Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alison said...

I love the idea of card kits. How easy that is -- just stamp, color and pop it all together?! Thanks for the candy op! BTW, I love the card that says "Scentsational" with the case... those hanging ribbons are too cute.

JenMarie said...

WOWSA ~ These are GORGEOUS!!
Card kits, I've never gotten any myself, but I do think they are a fabulous idea, especially for beginners.

Jenn D said...

I've never bought a card kit, but I've made them before.

These cards are great! I love the one with the ribbons dangling with the swirl clips. What a fantastic idea!

Congrats on being a guest designer!

kraftyscraps said...

I love kits and think that card kits are a great idea! Anything to make what little time I do have to craft more efficient!

Lisa K said...

I love the idea of card kits...I am totally addicted to scrapbook kits and get way too many coming...card kits are a great idea!!! lisa k

Toni W. said...

I like the idea of card kits. I especially like this color combo! Yummy.

Toni W.

Wendy said...

I love the idea of card kits! I've ordered many scrapbook kits that I end up chopping down into card kits and the idea of having everything ready to go for a card or small project is a great idea!

leenda said...

These look fantastic! I would consider a card kit w/papers & embellishments that look this fresh & fun.

Anita said...

Congrats on being guest designer! That's awesome. I love card kits - it makes it so easy if you're new or in a hurry, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/

A said...

Congrats!! How cool to be a guest designer. The kits would be so nice if you needed a card quick.

Allison said...

I think card kits are great! I think they can be altered enough for the advanced card-maker but are for beginners who may need a little help with how to get started. They are also nice if you are in a rush!

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Queen Kat said...

Beautiful cards Ana. QKD is proud to have you as our first ever Guest Royal Court member!

Karen said...

I love the idea of card kits. Of course, I can never justify purchasing any because of all the supplies I currently have. However, for a new stamper, I think it would be very beneficial to them.

Darlene said...

Card kits are the coolest because someone else has done the prep work. I really liked the card you had the purses on--how cute is that! Thanks for the blog candy opp. Darlene

Lori said...

I love the card kit idea because its something even beginning stampers can be creative with, without having to invest in a ton of supplies. Thanks!

Gerriann said...

These card kits are great! I have always steered clear as sometimes the cost of the kit seems a bit on the high side. These are wonderful cards though. I love the colors! Sometimes it is just getting started that is half the battle. Thanks for sharing!

Momsnack said...

great idea, especially for those cards that you have to do on short notice.
NancyS (momsnack)

Paula said...

I have never worked with a card kit. It looks like it would be alot of fun. Your cards look great.

Jayne said...

This sounds like fun. I've never had a card kit before, but I'm up for something new. Thanks for sharing.

The Crafty Chik said...

Fantastic! Card kits are a great idea for when you need a card FAST and are out of them! What a timesaver! If these are the kits they're awesome! TFS!!

stelladirame said...

Your cards are really really beautyful...they are coloured, and perfect...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Ana on being a guest designer.Never really tried a card kit but you did a great job. Your cards are beautiful!

Melissa

mochamama said...

I love the idea of card kits, especially when you need a card in a hurry!

Nikki Bond said...

I think a card kit is an awesome idea! What could be better than to have all the supplies and ideas at your fingertips!?! Thanks for the chance!!! {SMILEs}

Nancy said...

Wow Ana! Those are sweet!I have never tried a card kit but considering how short I am on "playing "time these would be great for me. Love the coloring. Thank you for the chance at blog candy, maybe today is my lucky day LOL!

Tiffany said...

Congrats!! I think the idea of card kits is great, it makes it easy and quick if you are in a pinch..
Hugs,
Tiffany :)

Alyssa said...

card kits are great in a pinch. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Card kits are fun and nice when you need something fast.

Pam Cole

Trese said...

I think the idea is great! It helps new stampers not to be overwhelmed!!

Trese
tdolan1027@att.net

Dorothy said...

Great idea! I know how hard it is to "get started". I remember I ordered all this "stuff" and it just sat there for a really long time because I felt overwhelmed when I looked at it. Just try and keep the kit priced reasonable to make it tempting! Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog!
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

card kits are a fun way to create, a group of us make a card then send each other a card kit to make the same or similar design , you come out with some fun designs
Selina
email: got2_stamp@yahoo.ca

Christine Ousley said...

Card kits are a great idea escpecially for those who have limited time or have trouble coming up with ideas of their own. The papers and embellishments in the March kit are awesome. I love the cards that you made. This is a great value.

gemma_anslow said...

Card kits are a fab idea and so useful if you've got crafting block! everything co-ordinates - the hardest thing is deciding which bits to use first or parting with the really yummy bits!

Jessica Smith said...

I think cads kits are a great idea. I love how everything matches.

Mary Jane D. said...

I think the idea of card kits is great. Especially for those times when you either need a quick card or you can't find coordinating supplies. The kit does everything for you.

Gina Wrona said...

Absolutely a fabulous idea!
Thanks for the chance at the candy!
(((((((hugs))))))))))))

liannallama said...

I think the kits look fun because everything matches and it is all in one pack! your cards are fab--I especially love the purses one!

holly said...

HI thanks for the chance to win. Your cards are beautiful as always.

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Great idea, as a newbie in stamping it makes everything easier for me to start making a card.

Janet said...

Yippee! I love blog candy. As for the card kits, I have been a member of several card kit group in the past. I love it! My problem right now is finding enough time to make them! I am trying to use up some of my stash right now. I think they are excellent for new stampers who have limited supplies.

Anonymous said...

Love all your cards and i'm not just starting to stamps and i've purchased some cards kits before and loved it!

Toni M.

Noel said...

Congrats!! Your cards are always so great. I love your work!! And it's too late for me to get the March kits. Crossing my fingers and wish me luck here.

Thanks for sharing.

Noel said...

Forgot to say. I also love how you use your copic pens. I really have no ideas how to start with them.

Renee said...

I've never used a card kit, but I could see how some folks might like them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love that one with the hangy swirl clips! I think kits are great for new stampers. I'm not sure how much I would use them... Have tons of paper and embellies... But then again they're already coordinated so it mightbe nice to have on hand for quick cards! Thanks for offering the blog candy, too!
Sherri aka sherristampsalot

Tami said...

Awesome job! QKD stamps are so fun. And these card, they would make a great gift set, the all coordinate so well.

TFS!

Cori Smith said...

Thanks so much for offering us such a great chance to play! They look beautiful!

sheila said...

Love the cards. As for card kits...I've never tried one. I'm not sure if I would like it or not. I like the whole idea of creating it myself and picking papers, colors, and stamps. But come to think of it, I have a hard time picking papers, colors, and stamps. This might just be what I need.

Marsha said...

I have never purchased one but I think it might be nice especially for quick cards.

Inkylin said...

I have never worked with card kits but I would surely like to give them a try. What better way to find out if I like them then to win one. Thanks for the chance to do just that.

-*Linda*-
inkylin at new dot rr dot com

Anna said...

Your cards are beautiful as always.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Wow, those cards are wonderful! Great job!! I will certainly check out the link. I make card kits for my neice and nephew and they love doing them.