Monday, March 31, 2014

The 12 Kits of Occasions March 2014

This month's kit was put together by Kelly, Gingham Girl!  The Easter and spring colors, images, and sentiments were so fun to work with. Kelly must have been die cutting for a year for our kits, though, because wow, there were a LOT of die cuts in there, and some of them were itsy bitsy! Thanks for the great kit, Kelly, it was a lot of fun to work with :)

12 Kits March 2014 1
12 Kits March 2014 2

12 Kits March 2014 3
12 Kits March 2014 4
12 KitsMarch 2014 5
Now that you've seen what I was able to create I hope that you will go check out the beautiful projects created by my talented friends!

Friday, February 28, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions February 2014

Hi everyone! This month Renee was our hostess, and oh my! This kit was so her :) I know that I tell you every month that I could have made more cards with the kit, but I am not kidding... Renee sent SOOO much! I had planned to make more, but it didn't happen, but I still got 3 :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions February 2014

Oh my how I loved this kit put together by Sharron! The colors were so soft and sweet, the images were even sweeter :) I actually had to order this Mama Elephant Angel set because I loved it ever so much :) I was able to get four cards made, but man on man do I have a lot more left over! I swear she gave us a whole pack of patterned paper! I've definitely got to find out where she got those adorable little elephants, too because they are too cute! Thanks for an awesome kit, Sharron :)
Now to see what the other gals created!

Monday, December 30, 2013

12 Kits of Occasions December 2013

Hi everyone! Guess what? This month was MY month to host the 12 Kits of Occasions! And I got my favorite occasion...Christmas :) This year I didn't do solely Paper Smooches like last year, but you know I couldn't go without some of the adorable characters and sentiments from my favorite company :) I also added in some Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn for a fun mix up. Sadly I just sat down to work on my cards yesterday so I didn't get as much done as I could have, but hey I've already got 5 Christmas cards done for next year! Make sure to scroll to the bottom for info on the PRIZE!! ;)
First off I couldn't resist making an "ugly" sweater, since those are so in trend. As a card this is pretty cute, though. I made it extra tacky with a huge corduroy button nose on the reindeer!
Do you like the word dies you see in this next card? Want a chance to WIN them?? Well that is this month's prize, so make sure to leave a comment ;)

Well that does it...for now! I save all my reminants from the kits and boy am I glad that I do because I was about 15 cards short this year, so I pulled out my leftovers and knocked those cards out in no time! So now I have plenty left over for next year's cards, too. Now for my supplies used:
Paper Smooches:
Warm Hearts
Christmas Sampler
Enchanted Elves
Christmas Words Die
Poinsettia Die
Lawn Fawn:
Peace, Joy, Love
Winter Bunny (and matching die)
Winter Owl (and matching die)
Winter Sparrows (and matching dies)
Mama Elephant:
Cozy Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Toy Shop
Patterned Paper:
Authentique "Crisp"
Allison Kreft Designs "Snapshots"
SEI Holiday Traditions "Houndstooth"
Allison Kreft Designs "Making Jam"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Stanley"
Allison Kreft Designs " Noteworthy"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Edward"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Franklin"
Embossing Folders:
Stampin' Up Chevron & Woodgrain
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Various Stampin' Up buttons, clips, flowers, brads, etc.
Pearls & Bling: Recollections
Twine: The Twinery
Cardstock: PTI
Sweater Die: PTI
Ink: Stampin' Up & Memento
Okay, I think that does it on the supplies, if I missed something that you are interested in, let me know!
Now I know you may be a bit interested in that prize I mentioned! Well, here's how to get it, go visit my friends' blogs and leave them a little love, I will randomly pick a winner on Thursday and announce it on the 12 Kits blog, so make sure to check there to see if you were a winner! Good luck, and have fun viewing all their gorgeous creations :)


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tracey's 25 Tags of Christmas

What an honor it was when I received an email from Tracey McNeely asking me if I would be a part of her 25 Days of Christmas Tags! Tracey is sooooo sweet and talented. I am truly lucky to be a part of the 12 Kits of Occasions group with her and to be able to call her my friend :) I'm also glad that she asked me because it forced me to get into my craft room (which still has dust on it from when our house was a construction zone!). This tag was fun to make and came together pretty easily. I know that some Christmas present this year will look really cute with this tag hanging off of it!
25 Tags of Christmas
The tag die is from PTI. The tag stamp is from Mama Elephant. The sentiment, birds, leaves, and hearts are from Lawn Fawn. The patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn. The ribbon is from PTI and the wooden snowflake is from Recollections. If you missed any of Tracey's tags you have missed out, so make sure to go back and check them out!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions November 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I love when our kits include Christmas supplies, especially this one! Kelly sent us an amazing kit with a chalkboard theme that I am totally loving. Who would have thought I'd create so many black and white Christmas cards? I really had an awesome time with this kit, thanks Kelly!
12 Kits Nov. 2013 4
12 Kits Nov. 2013 3
12 Kits Nov. 2013 2
12 Kits Nov. 2013 1

Ready to see what my partners in crime created? So am I!
I've been busily working on my kits as December is my month to host! You'll be seeing some Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, and maybe even some Paper Smooches ;) Make sure to stop by on the 30th to see what everyone makes!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions October 2013

Time for another installment of the 12 Kits of Occasions! This month Kara sent us the most gorgeous fall kit. I drooled over the fabulous colors, and I truly enjoyed getting to play with all the elements she sent us. Most of you know that October 2nd was a special day for me, the birth of my son! So I didn't actually start putting together any cards until yesterday (this has never happened with one of my 12 kits!) but let me tell you, I could have made so many more beautiful cards. I have part of another made, but I was just too tired to finish knowing that I also needed to do my blog post. I'm also too tired to figure out why my pictures aren't the same color when I edit them, but I figured you'd all understand! Oh but here is a funny little tidbit. When I got the kit I looked at everything right away. I also noticed that Kara sent candy in the kit. I thought oh what a great idea! So I ate the candy quite awhile ago (when I was still pregnant). It wasn't until later that I found out we were supposed to USE the candy in the kit...whoops!!

12 Kits October 2013 1
12 Kits October 2013 2

12 Kits October 2013 3

I just love those word dies (can you tell since I used one on every card? ;) I think the second is my favorite. Now I'm off to look at what all my other talented friends created, you should join, too :)